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A Walker has worked as an LEA Literacy Consultant, an Expert Leading Literacy Teacher, a primary school teacher, an author and was responsible for teaching and learning at one of the UK’s leading Independent Prep schools. She is an author of educational materials used in schools for Cambridge University Press, Pearson, Rising Stars and Cambridge Hitachi and is an experienced KS2 & KS3 English teacher.

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A Walker has worked as an LEA Literacy Consultant, an Expert Leading Literacy Teacher, a primary school teacher, an author and was responsible for teaching and learning at one of the UK’s leading Independent Prep schools. She is an author of educational materials used in schools for Cambridge University Press, Pearson, Rising Stars and Cambridge Hitachi and is an experienced KS2 & KS3 English teacher.
Minion vehicle - fun, supported writing task that gets good writing results

Minion vehicle - fun, supported writing task that gets good writing results

Children draw and write an explanation of how their minion vehicle works supported by an ideas bank, scaffold frame and teaching notes. There is a list of ultimate spy vehicle features for discussion and teaching notes and scaffold frame to ensure you get good explanation text writing results. There are examples of a Year 4s work to give an idea of the end product. There is also an optional extension task included.
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Bundle  -fun advert, persuasive texts PowerPoint, scaffold, teaching notes and learning mat

Bundle -fun advert, persuasive texts PowerPoint, scaffold, teaching notes and learning mat

This is a fun resource pack that will deliver great writing and make children able to read and write adverts. There is a theme park advert model text, purposely written to show persuasive techniques with a writing scaffold & teaching notes explaining the genre features to get great writing results. There is also a fun adverts PowerPoint that uses animation, so pupils remember persuasive techniques. In addition, there are guided reading learning mats for persuasive texts to structure discussion to de-construct adverts and brochures. It gives pupils a new set of glasses with which they can "read" adverts being used in the World around them. Pupils learn adverts are constructed and they build the skills and strategies to de-construct adverts and to write persuasively themselves.
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Explanations - fun explanatory text learning unit that children will enjoy

Explanations - fun explanatory text learning unit that children will enjoy

Meet Petobot - a voice activated robot toy. Pupils read an explanatory text of the toy, written to demonstrate the features of an explanatory text. Children are then asked to draw a design for a robot toy with any features they want. There are detailed teaching notes and both a scaffold frame and a SEN sheet to offer support so that children can write an explanation for how their robot toy works. There is a model text and also an annotated text showing text features.
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Report Writing Comments Bank - general attitude, effort & contribution comments for reports

Report Writing Comments Bank - general attitude, effort & contribution comments for reports

I hope this makes report writing easier for someone. Please review. This is a Report Writing Comments Bank for general contribution, effort and attitude comments, for example, 'He has the ability and commitment to excel in many subjects.' 'He consistently and actively contributes knowledge, opinions, and skills to a group.' 'He is a charming and helpful member of the class who can always be relied upon to carry out any task conscientiously.' 'He is an open-minded and flexible thinker.' 'He needs encouragement to take a more active part in class discussion.' The statements start with general report starter comments and attributes that could be commented on in general reports. Next, statements about attitude and contribution are grouped from very positive and positive to less positive comments.
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Explanations - fun explanatory text learning unit that children will enjoy

Explanations - fun explanatory text learning unit that children will enjoy

Meet Petobot - a voice activated robot toy. Pupils read an explanatory text of the toy, written to demonstrate the features of an explanatory text. Children are then asked to draw a design for a robot toy with any features they want. There are detailed teaching notes and both a scaffold frame and a SEN sheet to offer support so that children can write an explanation for how their robot toy works. There is a model text and also an annotated text showing text features.
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Wed Wabbit - book discussion ideas

Wed Wabbit - book discussion ideas

These are just some book discussion ideas used to challenge Upper KS2. The book talk looked for evidence that the book is a comedy, evidence that the book is about a tryanny and evidence of themes. We also discussed our likes and dislikes and words we felt described the book. We also looked at words used by reviewers to describe Wed Wabbit and decided if we did, or did not agree with their opinion . There are examples of the response to the topics by a child included as a model. There are also blank sheets for pupils to fill in their own discussion ideas. The words that have been used by critics to describe the book to promote discussion is also included.
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Task to get great writing - Egypt holiday tour - examples, planners, images and scaffolds

Task to get great writing - Egypt holiday tour - examples, planners, images and scaffolds

There is an example of a holiday brochure tour of Egypt to demonstrate persuasive techniques, including the use of Imperative verbs and adjectives. Children then use the text and the planning worksheet to write their own holiday tour of Egypt. Pupils can use their own knowledge of places from their work on Ancient Egypt, but they don't need to, because places are mentioned in the example holiday brochure for them to use. Extension task - there is an example of an Egyptian holiday brochure, again written to demonstrate genre features and persuasive techniques. There is a scaffold frame, so pupils can produce their own realistic hotel brochures. There are also images included for pupils to add images to make their persuasive holiday work look authentic.
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National Poetry Day 'The Sea is a hungry dog...'  poem by Reeves comprehension,word mat & extension

National Poetry Day 'The Sea is a hungry dog...' poem by Reeves comprehension,word mat & extension

A structured comprehension on 'The Sea' by James Reeve and a word mat to prompt discussion of any poem. Suitable for upper KS2 and KS3. For differentiation, you can select which questions children complete, or for group discussion you can use the poetry word mat. The session started by discussing the poem and finding examples of poetic techniques, such as rhyme, alliteration, onomatopoeia, assonance and sibilant sounds. We discussed the change in the three verses. For extension, pupils could either write a river metaphor (see river metaphor poem ), or alternatively find points of comparison between the river and a different things (see worksheet).
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ICT task -  Ancient Egyptian Museum visit story - to improve writing  by adding suspense

ICT task - Ancient Egyptian Museum visit story - to improve writing by adding suspense

This is a suspense story about being locked in the Egyptian Gallery of a museum over night. This is a word document, so can be used as an ICT text for pupils. The pupils are instructed to improve and finish the story, using techniques (such as, adding description of the character's feelings, describing sounds and setting). There is a self assessment worksheet ( that proves far more effective than success criteria) and also detailed teaching notes.
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Matilda imagery - Dahl's Trunchbull &Miss Honey comprehension + images, ext task, wksht & bookmark

Matilda imagery - Dahl's Trunchbull &Miss Honey comprehension + images, ext task, wksht & bookmark

A structured comprehension task grid, for Upper KS2, showing pupils how to find evidence of the character of Miss Trunchbull and Miss Honey from Dahl's Matilda. Pupils find quotations from the text to make the character points and then fill in an explanation of how the quote proves the point. There is also an extension task with a different character text, a worksheet recapping how to find evidence of character and a bookmark reminding pupils how to write about characters. There are also images for discussing the similes.
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Improve writing & marking  -differentiated tools so pupils assess & improve their narrative writing

Improve writing & marking -differentiated tools so pupils assess & improve their narrative writing

I find these so useful, because they make children self assess. The work because they make pupils notice the features that will improve their descriptive writing and story writing. I find these a much more effective tool than success criteria. Children don't always take ownership of targets or success criteria, but this encourages them to reflect critically on their writing and make progress. The self assessment worksheets are differentiated.
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Great suspense story writing unit  'Shark!',  differentiated & linked to Horowitz's Skeleton Key

Great suspense story writing unit 'Shark!', differentiated & linked to Horowitz's Skeleton Key

This delivers great short story writing results for upper KS2, because this photo story includes a scaffold frame to support weaker writers to get good story writing results. It also includes a popular visual stimulus and a story start. It also includes a vocabulary building sheet to develop the vocabulary of the most able. I started the task by watching Steve Backshall's Shark Bites - very short CBBC programmes on sharks, including the Great White. Next, I read the extract from Anthony Horowitz's Skeleton Key where Alex Rider came in contact with a shark and discussed how the writer uses description of the character's feelings as well as description of the shark to build suspense. The worksheet of vocabulary can be used to model an effective noun phrase and sentence to describe the shark as a speaking and listening, or guided writing task. The story starts with a diver swimming next to a tiger shark and everything is calm. Next, he notices the shadow of a great white approaching. The pupils need to finish this story start. I suggested that the story ends with the diver getting away from the shark. The children that need more support could work with the scaffold frame for guided story writing to structure their work and show how feelings and description are required to build suspense. We also listened to 'Jaws' music from John Williams.
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ICT differentiated Secret Garden Mary Lennox character task using PEE, point, evidence and explain

ICT differentiated Secret Garden Mary Lennox character task using PEE, point, evidence and explain

Pupils are given the opening of Secret Garden and a grid giving clues to techniques used to show character. An example of the grid is below: Point - We find out about Mary Lennox’s character from what the narrator tells us directly about her. Evidence – I know this because it says… Explanation – This shows that… Working with the word document, pupils have to copy quotations from the text that prove the character points listed and paste them into the grid table. Next they fill in the table by explaining how their quotation proves the point. There are three sheets, differentiated for different abilities, requiring children who need more support to just fill in the section explaining how their quotation proves their point. There is a worksheet to show pupils how to work out clues to a character and an explanation of PEE (point, evidence, explain) the task can also be done on paper without a computer using the text. I asked the children to use three colours for the point, evidence, explanation.
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