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

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

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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).
Fun advert for zoo - pupils' brochure to deliver great writing, model text, scaffold,wksht,TN
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Fun advert for zoo - pupils' brochure to deliver great writing, model text, scaffold,wksht,TN

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This task delivers great writing results with KS1 and KS2 pupils, because there is a model text of a zoo brochure advert, written specifically to demonstrate simple genre features, worksheets to aid writing and simple teaching notes to make a zoo brochure. There's a brochure for pupils to fill in their own zoo advert with pictures of animals. There is also worksheets offering additional support.The notes make suggestions for how to do zoo brochure writing and the scaffold frame offers additional support. The scaffold results in great writing and the pupils enjoy the reason to write.
Writing a fun advert - dream beach hotel model text, scaffold & teachers notes get great writing
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Writing a fun advert - dream beach hotel model text, scaffold & teachers notes get great writing

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Children will be excited by designing their dream beach hotel advert, with features like scuba diving and pools. There is a model text of a beach holiday brochure advert for a hotel, written to demonstrate genre features and to highlight the use of persuasive techniques. The comprehensive teaching notes explain the genre features to inform and to persuade. The notes draw attention to features of the model text, like fact and opinion and the use of a variety of sentence starts. The notes make suggestions for guided and independent writing and the scaffold frame offers additional support. The scaffold results in great writing and the pupils get a clear understanding of the features of the text type.
Car advert written to show persuasive techniques, a writing scaffold & upper KS1/ KS2 lesson notes
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Car advert written to show persuasive techniques, a writing scaffold & upper KS1/ KS2 lesson notes

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This is a fun family car advert for the X1 Super Penguin written to demonstrate persuasive techniques, such as, rhetorical questions. There are detailed teaching notes on the text and a follow up writing task. There is scaffold frame to support pupils with independent writing and a blank template for pupils to produce their own car advert, having discussed the advert provided. There is also a list of demonstration slogans from car companies. There are five resources in all. The car advert text is written to teach advertising techniques in persuasive writing.
SPaG speech punctuation rules PowerPoint & How to Train Your Dragon speech punctuation investigation
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SPaG speech punctuation rules PowerPoint & How to Train Your Dragon speech punctuation investigation

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This is a PowerPoint presentation discovering through questions and examples the rules for punctuating dialogue and a speech punctuation investigation task using How to Train Your Dragon The presentation also shows how to punctuate and use speech tags and includes alternative words for the speech verb, ‘said’.This task gets children to discover the rules of punctuating direct speech for themselves without being told, and thus leads to deeper understanding. There are teaching notes showing the grammar essentials children need to understand to be able to use direct speech accurately. The work can be linked to class study of How To Train Your Dragon, or used as a stand alone grammar group, or individual activity. There are more free resources available at www.angelawalker.co.uk
SPaG How to Punctuate Speech PowerPoint & also investigation task using Harry Potter (Azkaban)
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SPaG How to Punctuate Speech PowerPoint & also investigation task using Harry Potter (Azkaban)

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A PowerPoint presentation setting out the rules of punctuating dalogue and a task that gets children to discover the rules of punctuating direct speech for themselves without being told, and thus leads to deeper understanding. There are teaching notes showing the grammar essentials children need to understand to be able to use direct speech accurately. The work can be linked to class study of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkhaban, or used as a grammar group, or individual activity. There are more free resources available at www.angelawalker.co.uk
Great motivation to write with Harry Potter persuasive task - scaffold, model text, brochure & notes
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Great motivation to write with Harry Potter persuasive task - scaffold, model text, brochure & notes

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This is a persuasive brochure for Hogwarts Castle Theme Park, written to demonstrate persuasive techniques. There are detailed teaching notes and a scaffold frame for children to write their own theme park brochure: a blank brochure with theme park pictures is also provided, if required. There is also an extension task to develop further ideas for the theme park website, which could be done as an individual, or group, speaking and listening or writing task. There are support planning worksheets, if required, to help pupils requiring more support.
Anglo-Saxons Sutton Hoo Newspaper (template and facts)
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Anglo-Saxons Sutton Hoo Newspaper (template and facts)

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This activity gives pupils a clear structure for writing a newspaper about Mrs Pretty’s donation of the Sutton Hoo finds to the British Museum. It also provides all the facts they need to write a really good newspaper article. A task for able upperKS2, and KS3 historians.
Fun persuasive task that delivers great writing results - model text, scaffold, & teaching notes
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Fun persuasive task that delivers great writing results - model text, scaffold, & teaching notes

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It's a task that appeals, so pupils enjoy writing and because of the model text and scaffold frame, pupils are able to get excellent writing results. Pupils decide upon their dream theme park, with any features they want. There is a model text of a theme park advert written to demonstrate genre features and to highlight the use of persuasive techniques. The comprehensive teaching notes explain the genre features used to persuade, so the pupils include the techniques in their texts. The notes make suggestions for speaking and listening, guided and independent writing and the scaffold frame offers additional support. The scaffold results in great writing and the pupils get a clear understanding of the features of the persuasive text. There is a simplified worksheet for pupils needing more support and a simplified planner worksheet for children requiring more support.
Use 'Show Don't Tell' to describe a setting
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Use 'Show Don't Tell' to describe a setting

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The worksheet shows how to describe setting by describing weather and emotions. The task requires children to write descriptive sentences to show how different weather affects people, places or things. For example, the task requires children to change statements that tell the weather, e.g. 'it is foggy,' to statements that show the affect of the weather, e.g. 'As the fog wrapped itself around her like a scarf, Amy shivered.' It also requires children to show rather than tell emotions in a similar way. There are more free resources available at www.angelawalker.co.uk
Be more precise - KS2 activity to build a precise descriptive vocabulary for writing.
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Be more precise - KS2 activity to build a precise descriptive vocabulary for writing.

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This is a cut up and do task for children to complete in groups. It matches 'very' words, e.g. 'very exciting' to more precise synonyms, 'exhilarating' . Words can be selected to suit the ability of the children. It includes some words to offer challenge. Examples of words include - 'very clean' - 'spotless', 'very smelly' - 'pungent.' More free resources are available at www.angelawalker.co.uk
Recount booklet on an outing
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Recount booklet on an outing

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This is a DfES recount booklet on a school trip. Please check out my other recount school trip resources at the AWalkerEducation shop. Resource was produced by the Department for Education and Skills Extracts from this material may be reproduced for non-commercial or training purposes only and on condition that the source is acknowledged.