An easier and harder hunt activity for teaching agreement between subjects and verbs. Covers using is/are/were/was and other common and less common subject verb combinations. Children have to choose the correct word from a pair to make the sentences grammatically correct.
A set of sentences which ca be used in different ways. Can be used as a spinner game, where different types of punctuation are put on the spinner and children have to keep spinning until they have punctuated the sentence correctly. Or can be used as a game where children have to complete the missing punctuation and then run/bounce back to the teacher with their answer.
A powerpoint which focuses on using the common prefixes: re, mis, dis, un, im, in and anti. Starts by recapping what a prefix is. Includes slides where children are asked to choose a suitable prefix to make a new word and use dictionaries to look up what prefixes mean.
A set of sentences that can be easily adapted to make a worksheet or can be used as a runaround game to teach how to use I or me correctly in a sentence. Could be used in a hall where children have to run to the correct side of the room or hoops to show I or me. Or answers can be removed and it can be used as an assessment worksheet. Can be easily extended by asking children to come up with their own similar sentences to show how I and me are used correctly.
A set of singular nouns ending in y. Can be made into cards of shrunk into a worksheet. Useful for teaching children to apply the rule for pluralising nouns ending in consonant and y. Can also be used as a sorting activity for those where you would take off y and add ies and those where you would just add an s.
A set of cards which can be used in lots of different ways. Can be cut up and made into cards to play snap. Can be made into a feely box game where children pick a card and write another homophone. Can be used as a game where children have to describe to each other what they word means and then their partner has to write the homophone etc.
A set of sentences with prefixes missing and a set of labels which can be used on a spinner, dice or adapted and put into a feely-box or hoops. children to pick a sentence and then try and match the correct prefix missing form the sentence to make the sentence make sense.
A set of sentences for children to decide whether to use it's or its. Can be shrunk easily to make a worksheet or made into a hunt, feely box, dice or spinner game. No other punctuation is included so can be used to recap on basic punctuation too.
A set of sentences for children to read and identify whether they are statements, questions or commands. Also the punctuation is missing, so it can be used as an assessment tool for children to rewrite the sentences with correct punctuation and identify the type of sentence. Include polite commands and commands which do not start with imperative verbs. Alongside this there are also sentences which are questions that don't start with question words. Can be easily shrunk to make a worksheet or made into cards.
A set of words which can be paired together with a hyphen to make a new word. Can be printed out to make a match up game or used on an interactive whiteboard to show the children one of the pair of words and get them to decide on a word which could pair with it to make a hyphenated word.
A set of sentences as a worksheet with missing hyphens. Can be used as a homework assessment or class GaPS lesson. Has an extension activity for compound adjectives and can be further extended by children thinking up other compound adjectives.
A paragraph for children to demarcate with appropriate punctuation and a correctly punctuated answer sheet on page 2, which can be used as a self-checking exercise. Useful for assessing which punctuation children can apply independently.
A set of sentences with either whose or who's missing for children to identify which homophone is correct. Can be easily shrunk to make a worksheet or made into cards for a spinner/dice activity. Can also be used as a whole class activity form an interactive whiteboard.
A set of more unusual homophone pairs suitable for Year 5 and . Can be used in lots of different ways e.g. write a sentence to show the meaning, read a sentence aloud and the children to identify which of the pair is the correct card, homophone snap, choose a card from feely box and spell its homophone pair, look up the homophone meaning in a dictionary etc.
2 resources. One set of sentences with missing contractions, which can be used for children to choose a suitable contraction to fit in the gap. The second resource is a list of contracted words which can be used as spelling cards, put onto a spinner or dice to make a match it game with the sentences or be used to write the oner form of the contraction or fit the contraction into a sentence of the children's own choice.
A set of sentences with missing possessive apostrophes for both plural and singular possession. Also contains a sentence with the collective noun children to teach where to place the apostrophe when the noun is plural. Can easily be extended into children writing their own sentences or exploring other plural nouns. Sentences can be made into cards or shrunk easily to make a worksheet.
A set of simple sentences (with no punctuation included) for children to uplevel by adding a clause. Also useful for recapping basic punctuation as well as teaching children to focus on commas for subordination.
A set of sentences with all punctuation missing for children to revisit basic punctuation and focus on how to use commas in listed sentences for clarity. Can be used on an interactive whiteboard, shrunk to make a worksheet or made into a hunt/feel box activity.