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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.
Get great school trip recount writing - PowerPoint , scaffold frame planners & recount learning mat
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Get great school trip recount writing - PowerPoint , scaffold frame planners & recount learning mat

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The PowerPoint uses simple animations to ensure pupils are clear about how to write a school trip recount. There is also a Minion learning mat to display for additional support and to ensure children understand the success criteria. There are planning scaffolds to help pupils that need additional support to plan and write a recount. This PowerPoint uses the fishbone method to teach pupils how to write a recount on a school trip.
SPaG - Speech Punctuation Powerpoint  & Charlie and the Chocolate Factory speech investigation task
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SPaG - Speech Punctuation Powerpoint & Charlie and the Chocolate Factory speech investigation task

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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 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 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 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, or used as a stand alone grammar group, or individual activity. There are more free resources available at www.angelawalker.co.uk
KS3  Literacy Fun Bundle
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KS3 Literacy Fun Bundle

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There are some funny grammar worksheets, a fun summer holiday advert task and a reading challenge with certificate . Fun activities that should suit the end of term.
Harry Potter punctuating speech investigation task & SPaG PowerPoint on punctuating dialogue
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Harry Potter punctuating speech investigation task & SPaG PowerPoint on punctuating dialogue

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A PowerPoint presentation setting out the rules of punctuating dalogue punctuating speech investigation task using Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. 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 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, or used as a grammar group, or individual activity. There are more free resources available at www.angelawalker.co.uk
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 English tasks  KS3 - lots of resources
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Fun English tasks KS3 - lots of resources

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Funny grammar worksheets and advert for beach holiday and instructions and advert for ice cream that deliver good writing results. There are lots of resources - worksheet, model text, word bank, PowerPoint, teaching notes, scaffold frame. Please review.
Bundle  -fun advert, persuasive texts PowerPoint, scaffold, teaching notes and learning mat
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Bundle -fun advert, persuasive texts PowerPoint, scaffold, teaching notes and learning mat

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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.
Fun instructions and advert - ice cream tasks, with wordbank, Powerpoint & instructions guide
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Fun instructions and advert - ice cream tasks, with wordbank, Powerpoint & instructions guide

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Fun task for summer and pupils can produce good written work! Pupils write instructions for a favourite ice cream and an advert for an ice cream or ice cream shop. There is a wordbank to support pupils who need support, taken from collecting ideas of favourite flavours and toppings from pupils. There are also instructions establishing how to write instructions to make an ice cream sundae. Next, there is a PowerPoint about how to write an ice cream advert. There is a worksheet for children requiring additional support on naming and adding adjectives to ice creams. Children can produce their own advert (either for an ice cream cafe or an individual ice cream) and there are a choice of sheets with a pictures of ice cream provided, if you want to use that for pupils to present their work.
Wed Wabbit - book discussion ideas
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Wed Wabbit - book discussion ideas

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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.
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.
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
Guide to descriptive  writing  - show don't tell
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Guide to descriptive writing - show don't tell

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The worksheet shows common ways that the body responds to fear. Children are then asked to write descriptive sentences, using the ideas to show rather than tell that a character is scared. For example, 'His colour was ashen.' There are more free resources available at www.angelawalker.co.uk
Report Writing Comments Bank - general attitude, effort & contribution comments for reports
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Report Writing Comments Bank - general attitude, effort & contribution comments for reports

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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.
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.
Car advert to demo persuasive techniques, scaffold frame, KS3lesson notes, car names & slogan wk
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Car advert to demo persuasive techniques, scaffold frame, KS3lesson notes, car names & slogan wk

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This is a sports car advert written to demonstrate persuasive techniques, such as, blinding with science and deliberate ambiguity. There are detailed teaching notes on the text and on the 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 a connotations worksheet, looking at the use of animal names with powerful connotations used for car names. There is also a list of demonstration slogans from car companies. There are seven resources in all, including the advert written with a white background for improved printing. It is a comprehensive and fun way to teach persuasive writing.
Explanations - fun explanatory text learning unit that children will enjoy
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Explanations - fun explanatory text learning unit that children will enjoy

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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.