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Common Writing Errors - 20 top grammatical writing errors - rules, correct usage and short tasks

Common Writing Errors - 20 top grammatical writing errors - rules, correct usage and short tasks

Contents This resource contains rules, examples, and short challenges for commonly confused words and grammatical errors. It is fully editable so that you can change examples to suit your audience if you wish. It covers the following: 1. There, Their, They’re 2. To, Two, Too 3. Accept vs Except 4. Your vs. You’re 5. A lot vs alot vs allot 6. Lose vs Loose 7. Its vs It’s 8. No vs know 9. Threw vs through 10. Correct use of semi-colon (;) 11. Affect vs Effect 12. Assure, Ensure, Insure 13. Proper use of Commas 14. Using ‘s’ to show plural and possessive (the difference) 15. Passed vs past 16. Weather vs whether 17. A vs An 18. Capitalisation in Sentences 19. Farther vs further 20. Compliment vs complement   How to Use this Resource This resource contains 20 rules and example cards that can be used in the following ways: 1. As a revision e-book for anyone that needs a quick refresh on the most common writing errors. 2. As a group or pair activity for learners to practice and test each other in various ways. Instructions / Ideas for Group Activities Activity 1 – Group or pair competition 1. Print out the rules that you would like your learners to work on. (Laminate to keep them fresh, if you want). 2. Hand out 1 card to each pair or group. Have them read it and complete the short challenge. (Check to see if they have it correct – an answer sheet is provided) 3. Learners then present their task to the rest of the groups to complete (on whiteboard). This can be timed. 4. Groups get 1 point for each task that is correct. 5. Groups then brainstorm ideas to remember the associated rules. 6. Points are tallied up and the winner is announced. Activity 2 – Group discussion and trouble shoot session 1. Learners select a card and read it to the group 2. They complete the task themselves first of all writing up sentence and answer on whiteboard. 3. Group members state whether they agree or not with the answer and share their thoughts 4. The correct answer is revealed by the teacher 5. Groups brainstorm ideas to remember the rules. Activity 3 – Individual work 1. Print out the resource in its entirety, or print out parts that you’d like to work on. 2. Learners complete by themselves, and then check their answers in pairs. 3. Answers revealed by teacher and corrected if necessary. Activity 4 – As a Warm Up Activity 1. Select one card at the beginning of the session 2. Group discuss and agree the answer for the task. 3. In pairs or individually think up more tasks to challenge the rest of the group.
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The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry Adapted Text and Literature Activities

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry Adapted Text and Literature Activities

Use this adapted, readable version of the original tale with older elementary, middle school, or ESL students of all ages. The vocabulary, reading, character trait, and suffix activities will engage your students as they interact with this wonderful story about love in the face of adversity. You Get: • Four Page Original Adapted Version of the O. Henry Short Story • Focus Vocabulary Interactive Graphic Organizer o Focus Vocabulary: despondent, purchase, rapid, sacrifice, selfless, wise • Identify Synonym/Antonym Focus Vocabulary Activity • Cloze Sentences Using Focus Vocabulary • Vocabulary Graphic Organizer • Focus Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle • Character Trait Graphic Organizer • 6 Short Response Text Dependent Questions • Extended Response Question • Using the suffix –less Activity
nortonr
Year 3 - 6 weeks SPaG

Year 3 - 6 weeks SPaG

Autumn 1 covers the following: week 1 Spellings- contracted words Grammar- use of a and an Week 2 Spellings- adding suffix ing Grammar - inverted commas Week 3 Spellings-suffix ly Grammar- expressing time, place and cause using conjunctions Week 4 Spellings- homophones Grammar -expressing time, place and cause using adverbs Week 5 Spellings from the year 3 & 4 list Grammar -expressing time, place and cause using prepositions Week 6 Spellings- dictation assessment Grammar- assessment
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Hysterical Halloween Sentences Activity

Hysterical Halloween Sentences Activity

With a Mad Libs style, this card game is such a fun way to engage kids as they learn to build sophisticated sentences and move away from the ordinary. With vivid verbs to add to Halloween themed subjects and prepositional phrases, they can create a myriad of mix and match. The rigour is increased with the task of identifying their subject and predicate within their created sentences, together with ensuring that the subject and verb matches. Have fun this Halloween season or any season with this hysterical activity perfect for literacy centres, guided reading and independent work. Great fun for 3rd-5th grades. Included in this printable packet: •16 subject/noun cards •16 adverb cards •24 verbs/action cards •20 prepositional phrases •Recording sheets •Gravestone shaped recording sheets for synonyms •Instructions for creating the gravestone craftivity If you like this, you may also be interested in my other literacy activities. Halloween and Thanksgiving Cause and Effect The Best Challenging Game of Guess the Character Traits and many more in my store. Enjoy! Susan Powers
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PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES WORKSHEETS WITH ANSWERS

PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES WORKSHEETS WITH ANSWERS

A resource that contains 9 worksheets with answers on Prepositional Phrases. It includes worksheets on structure and properties of prepositional phrases. Teachers can use these to enhance the sentence construction skills of the learners when it comes to writing.
john421969
Bury Those Boring Words! Halloween Synonyms Activity

Bury Those Boring Words! Halloween Synonyms Activity

Bury the boring words and put them to rest! This is a fun printable packet that includes engaging games and craftivities to build upon the skills of improving vocabulary and identifying synonyms. The crafts are easy to print, complete and glue together. They can be used at anytime but are perfectly suited for around Halloween with the graveyard and spider web theme. The card game can be played as a Memory type of game or as matching game of snap. The vocabulary is suited to 2nd grade and up. These activities are a fun addition to literacy centres, guided reading or in pairs. Help to increase your students vocabulary and encourage them to use more interesting words and bury the overused words, once and for all. Included: 2 different synonyms craftivities- a graveyard and a spider web. 32 cards with synonyms Teachers instructions Card game instructions. If you like this, you may also be interested in my other literacy activities. Halloween and Thanksgiving Cause and Effect The Best Challenging Game of Guess the Character Traits and many more Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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The Identity Collection

The Identity Collection

The Identity Collection A collection of lessons based on or around the theme of identity. Click on the lesson links to find out more! Great value download. Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish (Credits: Cooltext.com)
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Aesop's Fable: The Golden Egg

Aesop's Fable: The Golden Egg

The Golden Egg is an excellent lesson that aims to make the students not only acquire basic literary but also encourage high order thinking skills.
ahamid
2018 KS2 Writing Electronic Analysis Tool  With new enhanced pupil reporting

2018 KS2 Writing Electronic Analysis Tool With new enhanced pupil reporting

This is a new tool intended to help leaders, teachers, children and parents organise, inform and plan for future learning. Due to the complexity of the current assessment system (and if you are used to using the PrimaryTools Tests Analysis Tools), there are a few things to be aware of using this tool. Firstly, if you are confident a pupil has already met the Working Towards criteria (W/T), we recommend filling in the '1s' on the data input tab for Working Towards rather than leave them blank (not assessed), and likewise for those working at a Greater Depth (G/D). Most children will be working within and towards the Expected standard, and this tool focuses on them. Many of the tables and charts will only be based on the Expected Criteria (the headings will make this clear). We cannot stress enough that this should be used in conjunction with the Frameworks. The criteria have been derived from them as closely as possible, but do not match exactly with them. Criteria starting with 'e.g.' are examples and not necessarily required to meet the expected standard, however this tool will treat those criteria as required. Use this as a tool to inform and read the frameworks! We hope you will like the enhanced Pupil Reports. There is a second page with a thorough break down of what a pupil needs to focus on. Send us an email if there is something you are not sure of, we would very much love your feedback too! info@primarytools.co.uk.
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Looking for a job

Looking for a job

Reading comprehension exercises about jobs; past simple vs. present perfect; future with will and going to; adjectives+prepositions; writing about the students´ ideal workplace.
Olynj
Looking for a job

Looking for a job

Reading comprehension exercises about jobs; past simple vs. present perfect; future with will and going to; adjectives+prepositions; writing about the students´ ideal workplace.
Olynj