Explanation writing, causal connectives, fun dice activity, 'Explain yourself', warm ups, models

Explanation writing, causal connectives, fun dice activity, 'Explain yourself', warm ups, models

Explanation writing is one of the trickier non-fiction genres in the primary curriculum. Although we rarely explain sequences using formal language, we often explain things in every day terms. How do you complete that level of the game? How do you do that magic trick? How did you solve that problem? There is a group of words and phrases that can help explain cause and effect more precisely. These can be called ‘causal connectives’. This is not a strictly defined group of words – more collection of conjunctions, adverbs and other cohesive devices that can be useful for this genre of writing. Try the dice activity ‘Explain yourself’ and watch your class get comfortable using these connectives aloud as they explain diverse subjects including ‘how to take the perfect selfie’ and ‘how the digestive system works’. When they are ready, they can write some of their favourite explanations, using causal connectives with accuracy. NEW! I have now added 4 simple oral warm up activities. These encourage to children to rehearse useful vocabulary (consequently, as a result of this, so, so that, therefore, however) and add brackets to explanation sentences. Try that tricky language aloud before you get into any writing! I have also added 7 model explanations to give some ideas of things to write about.
extra golden-time
300 generic activities.  Create lessons in seconds!

300 generic activities. Create lessons in seconds!

Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks (This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers - it's the most useful planning tool ever!) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there! Many thanks Copyright T.Taylor NOTE: Following its success in the summer sale, I have decided to keep the sale price - so grab a bargain! Used to be £5. Many thanks.
whizzbangbang
300 generic lesson activities and 50 marking time-busters. Make life easy!!

300 generic lesson activities and 50 marking time-busters. Make life easy!!

BUNDLE: Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks (This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers - it's the most useful planning tool ever!) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there! There are also 50 marking ideas that will bust your marking-time - some ingenious stuff! These are my two most popular files, bundled together to save you money and hassle! Many thanks Copyright T.Taylor
whizzbangbang
Marking time-buster. 50 ideas

Marking time-buster. 50 ideas

You will save countless hours of marking time with these ingenious ideas. INSTEAD OF......(common mistake), try................(new time saving solution!) These are highly praised and have been adopted at whole-school levels. 50 great ideas with scanned examples (If you search '300 lesson activities - you will see that my products are popular here on TES. This product is just as good!).
whizzbangbang
Citizenship: British Values: Prevent: Tolerance; respect and people

Citizenship: British Values: Prevent: Tolerance; respect and people

Contents of pack: PowerPoint presentation that includes: Aims:  Understand that we are all unique, we share some similarities but we are also different  Understand that different personalities and skills are important to help us work together as a team and community Learning outcomes:  Define and match key words  Identify and tally people’s differences and similarities  Identify features or people and community  Match people and skills  Work together to make and play a game  Evaluate the game you made and played Plus: • Task sheets • Fact or opinion activity • Writing task • Tolerance and respect word search
CollEd
TO DO LIST

TO DO LIST

Over the years, I have perfected how to manage a huge workload. The key is to have a good to-do-list template. Follow my personal template and follow the simple 9 instructions to lighten your workload. You will find that you hardly ever feel stressed about workload again. Your capacity for work will also increase. You will never carry anything in your head again. You can leave work without taking anything home in your head!
Boosteration
Name randomiser with extras...

Name randomiser with extras...

This randomises your class so a random pupil will be asked a question. It also randomises what question they will answer. It will also determine if they get a reward!
Boosteration
Wimbledon,Rio,Euro 2016 - Literacy and fun

Wimbledon,Rio,Euro 2016 - Literacy and fun

Make a workbook, give for homework or to early finishers. A set of fifteen sporting word searches to celebrate a summer of sport- Euro 2016, Rio Olympics, Wimbledon, plus one acrostic poem template. Perfect for fillers and fun homework. (KS2 upwards)
LearnersLabyrinth
1 semester course outline for grade 5 fully packed with resources

1 semester course outline for grade 5 fully packed with resources

This course outline contains the following topics: outdoor activities land and sea animals physical appearance and clothing sports and activities occupations places around town vacation Each topic is provided with resources in the indicated links. The resources and teaching materials are flashcards, PowerPoint presentation, chants, songs, videos, games, cards, crossword, etc. Enjoy teaching!
krulynn
Sports Jigsaw Reading Exercise

Sports Jigsaw Reading Exercise

This is a jigsaw reading exercise which was really created for teaching the technique to a group of EFL teachers in Sweden. You divide the class into four groups (or multiples of four groups), giving each group one of the texts about the history of different sports. I usually hand out one between two, so that the pairs work better together. The first part of the task involves the group working out which of the jumbled-up questions they *can* answer from their input material. Then one member of the group is selected (by the teacher or by the group) as a 'messenger' who'll go to the other groups in turn and tell them what the answers are to her group's questions. I usually insist that the messengers change group at the same time, to avoid chaos in the classroom! When the messenger comes 'home', she knows 5 of the answers, but her home group knows all of them, so the last stage is to have the home group tell her the answers to the other questions. A variant on the exercise is to use a text from your textbook (particularly if it's a bit boring) and supplement it with [three] other bits of input material. You can see to it too that if you've got stronger and weaker pupils in your class the weaker group might have easier input material and the stronger group more difficult material. No-one can tell from the questions which input material was easier or more difficult.
david_richardson3