Winter Literacy Tasks & Activities

Winter Literacy Tasks & Activities

Two presentations that contain a variety of literacy tasks based on a Winter/ Arctic theme. The first presentation contains: winter word walls, winter handwriting, winter writing tasks, winter drawing and labelling tasks, winter key words task ( mini whiteboards), 'Jack Frost' poem , drawing and writing task, winter weather cut and stick task, winter clothes drawing and labelling task, The second presentation has literacy tasks based on animals of the Arctic. It contains: factual passages about 4 Arctic creatures - Snowy Owl, Arctic Fox, Polar Bear and Arctic Wolf, grammar tasks about each creature, writing tasks about each creature. All of these resources are ideal for a winter themed topic. I have included simple tasks for learners who need more support as well as more demanding tasks for learners that enjoy challenge.
Alice K
Position, Direction and Movement Lesson Pack

Position, Direction and Movement Lesson Pack

Four bright , colourful presentations that deal with Position and Movement: a) Early Position ( Revision or Introduction) b) Compass and Rotation c) Position and Direction d) Following Directions Includes active tasks that promote understanding , partner games and revision of positional words.
Alice K
Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

A Variety of Literacy Tasks based on a Pirate Theme. Word mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks. Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics Island Setting for a Pirate Adventure with further writing prompts Simple Drawing Tasks Label a Pirate Sentence Strips Mapping Task Pirate Spelling - Whiteboard Tasks A great additional resource to support and enhance a pirate topic. I would be delighted to receive feedback.
Alice K
Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth

Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth

PowerPoint presentation which details a simple instruction writing model - 'How to Clean Your Teeth' with a clear and concise layout. Each slide is colourful and engaging and allows a teacher to explain the instruction genre. Also included are sequencing, cut and stick flashcards. Children may assemble the instructions as a paired activity cutting and pasting sequentially onto sugar paper. This task is ideal for reinforcement and will support less secure learners in an active way. I have also included a set of cut and stick labels, phrases and instructions for an individual independent task. I have provided an assessment pro forma- cover plus writing assessment form. This can be used and easily adapted for other simple instruction models- e.g. How to Make a Sandwich These resources promote an active approach to writing instructions. They complement other resources within my shop - 'Writing Instructions- Introducing the Genre in an Active Manner' and Writing Instructions - 'How to Build a Snowman' which has additional literacy tasks included. I have included several slides within the preview to allow teachers to peruse the resource more comprehensively. Hope your earners enjoy the lesson and tasks. Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com
Alice K
Rainforest Poetry

Rainforest Poetry

'Who lives here?' PowerPoint introduces a 'conversation' poem about the creatures and habitat of the rainforest. It provides a structured step by step lesson to support composition. It also allows reinforcement of parts of speech particularly verbs and prepositions. Extended poetry task also provided for variety and possible differentiation. Several verse examples are provided for clarity. Rainforest booklet is provided for children to write their final draft for display or poetry portfolio. 'Rainforest List Poem' PowerPoint continues with a poetic theme and uses a simple format to motivate composition. This clear, concise and colourful presentation leads the learners step by step through the composition of a list poem based on a 'rainforest' theme. There is a grammar element throughout with an emphasis on nouns, adjectives and 'ing' verbs. I have found a poetry context an effective way to embed incidental grammar teaching. Although the outcome is a simple list poem, it can easily be differentiated for older learners. This would involve extending each line using e.g. adverbs or an additional clause. Children are encouraged to compose an opening line, closing line and' list' lines inbetween.
Alice K
Introduction to the Rainforest

Introduction to the Rainforest

A simple introduction to the topic Rainforests. Photos to support simple text to encourage and promote discussion about this environment. Ideal as a start to the topic - Rainforests.
Alice K
Traditional Tale PowerPoint & Writer's Craft

Traditional Tale PowerPoint & Writer's Craft

Traditional Tale Powerpoint Presentation- Initial ppt. used to familiarise children with initial passage and to explore several possible continuations. Provides questions for discussion & opportunities to discuss writer's style, choice of vocabulary and structure. 'Sentence Stems' scaffold the continuation task for pupils. Further questions can extend task for extension work.
Alice K
The Magic Box by Kit Wright Poetry Pack

The Magic Box by Kit Wright Poetry Pack

The imaginative poem 'The Magic Box' by Kit Weight provides a wonderful opportunity to appreciate perform and compose a fantasy poem. These resources are presented beautifully to also evoke an individual written response from the learners. THE LEARNING INTENTIONS INCLUDE: to read, appreciate and perform a fantasy poem to compose verses based on the model poem to include descriptive and imaginative vocabulary within their verses Within the pack: Presentation A which provides an initial starting point to read, appreciate and perform the poem. It leads the learners through each verse and encourages them to appreciate the rich language of the poet. A web link is provided for learners to see and hear the original poet perform the poem. It also provides visuals to help the learners understand and analyse the composition. The initial written task is to compose 3 verses based on the model - learners concentrate on feelings, creatures, the natural world - What would they put in their box? Presentation B provides an opportunity to concentrate on the final 3 verses of the model poem - the 'impossible things' verse, what their box is made of and where they will travel in their box. I have provided opportunities for children to work with their talking partners to support their composition. The final result should be very individual poems structured on the original poem. A word mat is also provided to aid composition , a separate copy of the poem for annotation as well as a planning sheet. Within this presentation, there are slides that the teacher can use with interactive pens for shared writing to further support differentiation and an assessment checklist. I have also provided a simple comprehension task which can be used to aid comprehension of the model poem if required. There are many opportunities for incidental learning e.g. grammar and word choice particularly adjectives, powerful verbs, similes and alliteration. Additional tip : Print off nets of cubes and cuboids ( photocopiable card ) and ask children to decorate their magic boxes then assemble them. I hope your learners enjoy the poem and activities and would be delighted if you left feedback. N.B. Ideally these resources should be used over several days
Alice K
Summer Literacy  5 Sentence Challenge and Summer Spellings

Summer Literacy 5 Sentence Challenge and Summer Spellings

There are 3 colourful, clear and concise PowerPoint presentations included in this pack. Presentation A - The 5 Sentence Challenge presents summer visual prompts with added vocabulary. The learning intentions are to compose 5 sentence paragraphs with an emphasis on: crafting short/long sentences descriptive language choices including a question to the reader using sentences with exclamation marks Presentation B & C- Seashore and Outdoors Spelling Whiteboard Tasks The learning intentions are to study, cover and write specific 'summer' vocabulary. To compose a 'seashore' word wall and an 'outdoors' word wall for sentence and/or short burst writing tasks.
Alice K
Maths Place Value Numeracy Pack

Maths Place Value Numeracy Pack

The pack contains eight colourful presentations that provide clear direction and practice with: Place Value - H T U Place Value-Th H T U Place Value - Using Dienes Material Multiplying by 10 Multiplying by 100 Dividing by 10 Dividing by 100 Writing Numbers - Notation All of the presentations invite the learners to participate fully with whiteboard active tasks. I have included several follow up worksheets. These resources are ideal for introducing ,consolidating place value or as a complete revision pack.
Alice K
Amazing Adjectives and Super Similes

Amazing Adjectives and Super Similes

This pack contains 3 colourful , clear and concise PowerPoint presentations that deal with: introduction to similes silly similes writing a simile poem more challenging similes and adjectives with visual prompts There are several follow up tasks: completing similes colour matching similes choosing the best simile ending choosing the best simile adjective silly similes This pack of resources are a valuable addition to basic core materials. I would be delighted to receive feedback.
Alice K
Position, Direction and Movement Lesson Pack

Position, Direction and Movement Lesson Pack

Four bright , colourful presentations that deal with Position and Movement: a) Early Position ( Revision or Introduction) b) Compass and Rotation c) Position and Direction d) Following Directions Includes active tasks that promote understanding , partner games and revision of positional words.
Alice K
Summer Literacy Bundle: Writing Instructions, Senses Poetry and Literacy Tasks

Summer Literacy Bundle: Writing Instructions, Senses Poetry and Literacy Tasks

This bundle contains summer themed literacy lessons: 1) Writing Instructions - A Recipe for a Sensational Summer This presentation models instructional writing i.e. recipe. It details the 'signposts of this genre : 1) ' lively' title 2) ingredients list 3) method 4) temporal 'time' words - First, Next... 5) recipe amounts - pinch, heap, dash... 6) numbered clear , precise language 7) closing line The theme is a sensational summer which encourages the children to think about what ingredients make a wonderful summer for them. I have included a publisher document which has a recipe layout. This allows children to record their individual recipe in a booklet form. 1a) A further differentiated presentation which could be a stand alone lesson to use with learners who need a simpler approach for instructional writing. It also includes a simple editing checklist. 2) Sense Poetry - Summer Senses 3) A Variety of Summer Literacy Tasks to support a summer topic The writing presentations 1 and 2 are colourful, engaging and provide step by step lessons to scaffold writing. The 3rd presentation provides a variety of activities: matching topic words and pictures sentence construction and punctuation alphabetical order paragraph writing summer definitions comprehension questions I have uploaded several jpg images to allow teachers to peruse the resources more comprehensively. I hope that your learners enjoy the variety of tasks and would be delighted if you leave some feedback. Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com
Alice K
Super Sentences and Perfect Punctuation - Step by Step

Super Sentences and Perfect Punctuation - Step by Step

Presentation 1 - Super Sentences, Super Questions and Exciting Sentences Using full stops, question marks and exclamation marks in simple sentences. The initial presentation allows reading, writing and basic punctuation to be taught in parallel. It promotes and provides opportunities for the teaching of handwriting, spelling and punctuation as component skills of text composition. The simple , colourful and concise way the text is presented to the learners engages them from the onset. The teacher can simply 'share' the sentence composition as it naturally happens. Additionally, learners can 'share the pen' with the teacher by writing words on the large smart board. A simple but effective way to direct teach, revise and reinforce sentence construction, punctuation and formation of letters. This unit of work can easily be delivered together as revision or taught as single units discreetly: a) composing super sentences with capitals and full stops b) composing super questions with capitals and question marks c) composing exciting sentences with capitals and exclamation marks Presentations 2, 3 and 4 'hand the task over' to the learners after the initial teaching is complete. Each presentation is comprehensive and asks the children to compose sentences or questions with pictorial clues. The learners can compose on mini whiteboards, on paper, on the sheets provided or as a 'cut and stick' activity. Each presentation offers 10 slides with 4 pictorial prompts on each slide. There are 40 sentence tasks for each presentation - 120 in all. The writing process is complex but these resources will encourage your learners’ early attempts at writing. I have included some thumbnails as part of the resource upload to show some of the activities. Enjoy! Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com/
Alice K
Candlelight  Poetry Powerpoint

Candlelight Poetry Powerpoint

Poem is annotated to illustrate the poetic techniques used such as - alliteration, metaphor and simile. It provides an easy to follow guide for the teacher to discuss the poem . The children go on to compose about this subject or other subjects using the exemplar as their guide.
Alice K
Fractions Made Simple - A Sequence of Lessons - Halves and Quarters

Fractions Made Simple - A Sequence of Lessons - Halves and Quarters

I have provided a comprehensive sequence of lessons to introduce, reinforce and consolidate simple fractions - halves and quarters. There are 7 PowerPoints plus 4 word documents. This allows consolidation and reinforcement of the basic concepts of fractions. Each presentation is clear, colourful and informs and engages the learners. These presentations on fractions provide a step-by-step introduction through a visual and conceptual approach. Learners will learn the relationship between the part and the whole with shaded circles, rectangles as well as other fun shapes. They will gain a basic understanding of fractions as they proceed through the lesson sequences. Learners are introduced to different ways to divide shapes, determine which shapes are divided into fractions, and complete the fractions of simple drawings. There are opportunities to count in sequences with halves as well as finding halves and quarters of simple and more complex numbers. Most importantly the learners engage with the presentations in an active manner as they record answers on mini whiteboards. I have provided some activities as follow on tasks after the lessons. There are some online links provided on the slides. I have provided some jpg files so teachers can peruse the resources more comprehensively. I would be delighted if you would provide feedback. Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com
Alice K
Maths Count On / Count Back Oral Activities / Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Whiteboard Tasks

Maths Count On / Count Back Oral Activities / Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Whiteboard Tasks

There are 6 PowerPoint presentations which provide active maths tasks. All 6 are ideal starters or plenaries and provide reinforcement and consolidation in an active and engaging manner. Both of the 'Counting On' and 'Counting Back' presentations encourage and support carousel oral counting within a maths group or class. They ensure that children practise oral counting on and back from different start numbers. Both presentations can be edited easily with different starting numbers, Both of the 'Tens and Units Adding and Subtracting' presentations provide quick fire whiteboard activities with answers so that children can immediately correct. Both of the 'Hundreds,Tens and Units Multiplying and Dividing' presentations provide quick fire whiteboard activities with answers so that children can immediately correct. All of the activities present an active approach to learning number facts. These rehearsal activities are designed for use with children to help them to memorise essential number facts and practise their number skills. I have found these activities invaluable as they allow incidental assessment and can be delivered to groups /a class with ease. The children are engaged and motivated and enjoy them as starters and plenaries. I have uploaded several jpg files so teachers can peruse the resources more comprehensively. I hope that your children enjoy these active tasks. I would be delighted if feedback was provided. Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com/
Alice K
Functional Writing - Letter of Complaint

Functional Writing - Letter of Complaint

Humorous letter from teacher about 'unbelievable' homework excuses, cut and stick activity for sequencing, Letter starts for scaffolding pupils&' replies and pro - forma for 2nd draft or display purposes.
Alice K
Halloween/Autumn Topic Bundle

Halloween/Autumn Topic Bundle

The focus of this pack is to provide the learners with authentic and relevant purposes for using language. Based on Autumn/Halloween, these resources/activities and suggested learning experiences have been planned to help the learners develop language through writing forms, grammar and structure. This topic provides opportunities to explore various writing forms within a supportive climate. There are 8 PowerPoint presentations that deal with the topic and provide an introduction to the topic , developing writing activities as well as assessment. I have included some topic based maths , topic based handwriting as well as a simple art task. This cross curricular approach ensures that children enjoy and engage in interdisciplinary learning. The presentations include: Seasons : A simple introduction to place the learning into context Writing an Autumn Report ( Non -chronological report) A Week in Autumn ( Poetry with a Grammar Focus) Halloween - A Revolting Recipe - writing instructions Halloween Literacy Bundle - variety of language tasks Autumn Handwriting ( to be used with interactive board for modelling handwriting) Autumn Maths ( number, handling data and some area activities) with answer slides Scarecrow Art There are also some online links provided within the presentations to engage the learners. This pack will provide a substantial amount of resources for this topic - Autumn/ Halloween as literacy, science, maths and art are woven into the learning experiences. I have added in several jpg files so teachers can peruse the range of resources that are offered within the pack. The complete pack is contained within the zipped file. However, I have now added on a new updated Halloween Descriptive Writing (as an individual PowerPoint presentation )as I have now included some differentiated slides for the writing tasks to help support learners. I hope that your children enjoy the variety of tasks and would be delighted if you provided feedback. Many thanks for the clipart provided by www.clipartlord.com
Alice K
A Spectacular Fireworks Night: Recipe / Instruction Writing -Step by Step

A Spectacular Fireworks Night: Recipe / Instruction Writing -Step by Step

This colourful set of resources include: 1. ‘A Spectacular Fireworks Night’ writing model presented in a clear and attractive way within a PowerPoint presentation. It is set out so a teacher can clearly outline the 'signposts' of the recipe genre. Also the children can read, enjoy and analyse the layout, word choices and style of instructions before attempting to write a recipe as a shared or independent task. I have included flashcards that detail the ‘signposts’ of this writing genre such as: title, numbered instructions etc. I have provided a word mat to aid composition and provide support as well as the Learning Objective and Success Criteria. The additional resources include: a booklet for the children to redraft their recipe writing for display or a writing portfolio with opportunities for illustration ( Microsoft Publisher format) a recipe pro forma with opportunities for illustration( Microsoft Word format) This seasonal writing opportunity will be enjoyed by the learners and allows incidental learning to take place e.g. onomatopoeia - whoosh, whizz / 'ing' verbs - shimmering, crackling as well as basic punctuation. I have included some additional thumbnails as part of the resources upload to give fellow teachers a better idea of the resource pack. Many thanks for the clip art provided from http://www.clipartlord.com
Alice K