Spooky Graveyard  word mat & plans for creative writing with teachers' tv

Spooky Graveyard word mat & plans for creative writing with teachers' tv

A spooky graveyard vocabulary mat in ppt which can be shown to the whole class or printed out to use individually. It is also provided in Smartboard format. This was initially designed to go with short film clip - 'Teachers TV: Writing a Ghost Story: Graveyard', which is a great clip for helping to create an eerie atmosphere and to teach children how to build up the tension in their stories. Ideas for lesson plans are included, with a link to the film clip, as well as a story planning sheet for the children. There is also a slightly easier vocabulary mat. All fully editable. Feedback and suggestions welcomed. For further resources see my shop - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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Paragraphs 2 fiction / story writing

Paragraphs 2 fiction / story writing

An introductory ppt explains what paragraphs are. A further ppt explains how we use them in fiction / story writing. There are several activities including deciding why a new paragraph is needed. Children then have to sort a description of a ghostly house into two paragraphs. They use this as a story opening and continue the story, starting a new paragraph when appropriate. The activities on the ppt are also provided as worksheets, as well as an easier version. Fully editable. Feedback and suggestions welcomed! For further resources see - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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Possessive apostrophe practice sheets -singular and plural

Possessive apostrophe practice sheets -singular and plural

Two apostrophe practice sheets on PPT pages. The children use the pictures to generate their own sentences, using apostrophes. One page is singular apostrophes, the other plural. These can be shown to the whole class, but can also be printed out and laminated or photocopied. They can be used by children independently in small groups (such as in group reading time) to practise using apostrophes once they have been taught them. They are fully editable. For further resources see - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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How to Train your Dragon - Non-fiction - 20 resources inc Instructions, Adverts, Information texts

How to Train your Dragon - Non-fiction - 20 resources inc Instructions, Adverts, Information texts

Great value - Plans for 4 weeks of lessons. Originally made for lower primary (years 3 and 4), this is a great book to study and lends itself well to non-fiction work. Presentations in PPT or Smart notebook. Loads of ideas for activities - Instructions on How to make a Chinese Dragon, map directions, recipe for a Cursed Curry, ideas from Pie Corbett - How to Trap a Dragon etc. Also analysing an advert, writing an advert for an Island Holiday and a poster for a Pet show. Plus 2 differentiated comprehensions and making trading cards, and more! This will last you at least 4 weeks and has lots of resources included! Everything is differentiated and fully editable for you to change to suit your class. Feedback and suggestions welcomed. For more resources see my shop: www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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Paddington Bear Writing based on film clips, Year 2, 4 lessons.

Paddington Bear Writing based on film clips, Year 2, 4 lessons.

Lesson 1- Children describe Paddington Bear using expanded noun phrases. Lesson 2 - Children watch clip where PB meets the Brown family. They write sentences about this using connectives. Lesson 3 - Children watch the clip where PB eats in the station cafe. They write sentences using a question and an exclamation, as well as connectives. Lesson 4 - Children watch the clip of PB in the bathroom. Again, they write sentences using a question and an exclamation, as well as connectives. The PPT (or alternatively Notebook file) provides teaching and practice activities. Learning objectives and checklists are also provided for each lesson. Everything is fully editable so you can change it to suit the needs of your class. Objectives: Write narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real and fictional); planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about; proofreading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation; Sentence structure: I can use expanded noun phrases for description; I can use co-ordination (using or, and, but); I can use Subordination (using when, if, that, because); Punctuation: I use capital letters for names; I use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences Please take the time to review this resource and to offer any suggestions. Thank you. More resources can be found in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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Non-chronological reports - space themed - plans, presentations, checklists, 2 report examples

Non-chronological reports - space themed - plans, presentations, checklists, 2 report examples

Plans for 4 lessons and 9 resources included. Using the presentation, (in either ppt or Smart notebook format) children establish what a non-chronological report is, it's purpose and where they might find one. They then read an example of one as a class - about the planet Mars. After that, they plan and write their own report about a fictional planet e.g. Planet Zog. In further lessons, they read another report example - Pie Corbett's about a Frost Unicorn. Again, they use their check-lists to find the main features. Next they draw a newly discovered alien from Planet Zog and plan a NC report about it on their 'spidergram' planning sheets. Finally, they write their own reports. All fully editable. Originally designed for Year 4 - Discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar. Please leave feedback if you have found these resources useful. For further resources see https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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Lauren Child - Charlie and Lola - 12 Lesson Plans - PPTs, worksheets, differentiation, activities

Lauren Child - Charlie and Lola - 12 Lesson Plans - PPTs, worksheets, differentiation, activities

Made for Year 2 based on 2 books - 'I am not sleepy and I will not go to bed' and 'I will not ever never eat a tomato'. Includes plans with differentiation; PPTs on punctuation, contractions, commas in lists and planning a story; differentiated worksheets on all these as well as on adding 'ing' to verbs ending in 'e'. Plus 2 story writing opportunities and making a party invitation. Everything is fully editable so you can tailor it to suit the needs of your class. Please take the time to review this resource and to offer any suggestions. More resources can be found in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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2 Punctuation PPTS with animations - Practice / Lesson Starters

2 Punctuation PPTS with animations - Practice / Lesson Starters

2 PPTs with animations. Children supply the correct punctuation mark for statements, questions, exclamations and commands. Can use punctuation mark fans or write answers on white boards. Useful as lesson starters or for practice or for a plenary activity when learning or revising punctuation. Fully editable. For more resources see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel Comments and suggestions welcomed.
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Adjectives / Expanded noun phrases and Adverbs PPTs with animations

Adjectives / Expanded noun phrases and Adverbs PPTs with animations

Two power points 1. Adjectives (expanded noun phrases). Children improve the sentences by adding an adjective. 2. Adverbs. Children improve the sentences by adding an an adverb, and later an adjective as well. Useful as lesson starters or just for more practice. Fully editable so you can tailor it to suit the needs of your class. Please take the time to review this resource and to offer any suggestions. More resources can be found in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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French day - loads of ideas for games, PE, parachute activities, maths, geography, art, DT, singing

French day - loads of ideas for games, PE, parachute activities, maths, geography, art, DT, singing

Loads of activities for the whole school which can be used for a French day or for added cultural understanding. Children learn a language by hearing first, so there are lots of games included where they have to listen to instructions and then act on them. There is a whole sheet of these which can be used outside for PE or in the hall or some around a table in the classroom. There are also parachute games included plus ideas for art, maths, geography and DT on a French theme. Everything fully editable. Please take the time to review this resource and to offer any suggestions. More resources can be found in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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Sing French colours to Frere Jacques

Sing French colours to Frere Jacques

Display PPT with colours. Sing through first line and children echo back. Words are displayed. Repeat with no words. Continue with another verse in the same way. Children can then go on to writing their own verses for the class to sing. Fully editable. Please take the time to review this resource and to offer any suggestions. More resources can be found in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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King Arthur - English plan for 3 weeks  - lots of activities, worksheets, differentiation etc.

King Arthur - English plan for 3 weeks - lots of activities, worksheets, differentiation etc.

King Arthur - Stories with historical settings - made for year 4 - based on the 2 books shown. Choice of PPTs or Smartboard presentation included. Everything is fully editable so you can tailor it to your own children's needs. Objectives: Writing a long story - Knight’s Quest - over 3 wks (Could make into a class book of knights) - discussing and recording ideas - composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures; proofread for spelling and punctuation errors etc. Using paragraphs to organise ideas around a theme; linking ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time and place. Using description – creating expanded noun phrases by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and preposition phrases; I can use fronted adverbials; I can use commas after fronted adverbials. Recognising word families based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning; use of homophones. For more lesson plans and resources for this age group and others please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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Adjectives - Expanded noun phrases  2 - More Practice - PPT & 3 diff worksheets

Adjectives - Expanded noun phrases 2 - More Practice - PPT & 3 diff worksheets

A presentation in either ppt or smart notebook explaining expanded noun phrases and prepositional phrases. Children are encouraged to make their own expanded noun phrases, using picture prompts, and prepositional phrases using 'with'. They then move on to using a variety of different prepositions. Three differentiated worksheets are included. Fully editable. This is the second of 2 similar resources to give children more practice. For further resources including the other similar lesson see - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel Feedback greatly appreciated!
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J, v, w, x, y revision - choosing story - Using sounds to scribe simple words.

J, v, w, x, y revision - choosing story - Using sounds to scribe simple words.

Children revise these letters by writing a story. They look at the pictures together on the PPT or Smart notebook and talk about them. What are the children doing? Why? Whose birthday is it? etc. What is this? A red van etc. Children then write their own stories using the given writing frame, choosing what is in the box delivered etc. They cut out pictures and stick them in the appropriate places and write in the missing words. Each of their stories will be different, or you can just do it on the whiteboard or individual boards as a revision lesson. Originally made for a small group children who needed more help. Choice of PPT or Smart notebook. Feedback would be appreciated. See more resources in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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The Witch's Tears -Narrative, Mystery 4 wk unit -plans,  PPTs,  creative writing, grammar exercises

The Witch's Tears -Narrative, Mystery 4 wk unit -plans, PPTs, creative writing, grammar exercises

Four week unit using this lovely mystery book for lower juniors. The children learn how an author builds up a spooky atmosphere and they write a long mystery story of their own over the weeks. They 'discuss writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar'. Grammar exercises on adjectives, plurals, speech punctuation, apostrophes and similes. Other activities include writing a witchy recipe, a book review and designing a book jacket. Everything is differentiated with support for lower ability children and it is all fully editable for you to adapt for your class. If you download this and find it useful, please write a review - or if it needs improving. More of my resources can be found in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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Shakespeare's The Tempest - Plans for 2 weeks with presentations & lots of different activities

Shakespeare's The Tempest - Plans for 2 weeks with presentations & lots of different activities

Before reading the play, the children research into WS on the Internet and make a fact file. After reading the opening scene the children describe the storm at sea created by the wizard. A storm word mat is included. Other activities include changing speech to play script format, looking up words in the dictionary, writing a message in a bottle and a newspaper article and describing their favourite foods. At the end of the unit, they write a book review and design their own book jacket. Originally designed for lower juniors as an introduction to WS, but could easily be adapted. I used children's versions - 'The Tempest' by Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross, Orchard Classics, plus 'Mr William Shakespeare's Plays' by Marcia Williams. Everything is fully editable so you can change it to suit your own children's writing needs. If you find these resources useful, I would love to have your feedback and also any suggestions for improvements. For more of my resources see: www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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Alien Planet Story mats to aid creative writing

Alien Planet Story mats to aid creative writing

These 2 story mats are designed to improve children's vocabulary and to help them to write more independently. They are on PPT so you can display them for the whole class or print them off to be used individually. The first one is to help children to describe an alien planet. There are many different ideas for landscapes and features that they could encounter. The second is an aid to describing an alien. I would suggest that you get the children to draw their own alien first, thinking about how it moves, what is sounds like, smells like (!) and what it eats etc. Obviously they can use the mat to give them ideas. Then they will be ready to write this part of their story. The mats are fully editable so you can change them to suit your children. For more of my resources, including story mats, see my shop - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel Feedback would be lovely!
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Combining words to make sentences & sentences to  form short narratives - a walk in the woods

Combining words to make sentences & sentences to form short narratives - a walk in the woods

This includes a presentation - either PPT or Smart notebook, plans for 2 lessons and checklists for the children. It is for children who are beginning to put sentences together. A picture of animals they might find in the garden are displayed first. Children can spell them (robin, rabbit ant, bee etc.). Then they describe them using given sentence openers. In a second lesson, they imagine one of these animals went for a walk in the woods. What might they see? Different animals are revealed one by one and the children describe them. They use given time words to link the sentences together. Everything is fully editable. Feedback and suggestions welcomed. Aim: to help young children to write with more confidence Objectives: Combining words to make sentences; separation of words with spaces; intro to caps, full stops, qn marks, exclam marks; using expanded noun phrases for description; sequencing sentences to form short narratives. For more resources like this see my shop: www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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Evil character description double word mat plus plans

Evil character description double word mat plus plans

Word mats are in PPT format so they can be displayed to the whole class or printed out for individual use. The first is for using expanded noun phrases and the second for powerful verbs and adverbs. There is another PPT included with a lesson about improving a disjointed character description using connectives and modifiers. There is also a plan and some printouts linked to this. Aim: to improve vocabulary and to help children to write more independently. Everything is fully editable. Feedback and suggestions welcomed! For more resources see my shop - www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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Bundle- 3 Double Story Mats - Stormy, Spooky & Pirate

Bundle- 3 Double Story Mats - Stormy, Spooky & Pirate

3 story mats to improve children's vocabulary and to help them to write with more independence. All fully editable. Some plans etc also included. Feedback and suggestions welcomed. See more in my shop: www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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Bundle - Sentences and narratives

Bundle - Sentences and narratives

4 different resources to help young children to join sentences into short narratives. Lots of visuals to help them with descriptions, moving on to using simple time words to create stories. All fully editable. Feedback and suggestions welcomed. For more resources see my shop: www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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Adverbs, Conjunctions, & Fronted Adverbials with Mr Bean - 2 complete lessons

Adverbs, Conjunctions, & Fronted Adverbials with Mr Bean - 2 complete lessons

First lesson is on adverbs with lesson starter activity to sort words into classes - verbs, adverbs or prepositions. Children are reminded what adverbs are. They look at pictures of Mr Bean then act out some things he does. Others to supply an adverb to match the mime. They then write up sentences about Mr Bean using adverbs. The second lesson has a similar starter activity, sorting conjunctions, adjectives and adverbs. They then look at the sentences they wrote previously about Mr Bean using adverbs. How could they extend these to make them more interesting? Could use conjunctions to make them longer. Children to try some out. Could also use fronted adverbials at the beginning. Examples are given. The children then choose some of their sentences to improve in this way. All resources are fully editable. For more of my resources, e.g. on Fronted Adverbials, see my shop www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel Feedback would be lovely!
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Connectives -co-ordination and subordination - 2 complete lessons - 'because' and others.

Connectives -co-ordination and subordination - 2 complete lessons - 'because' and others.

Lesson 1: Use of connectives concentrating on 'because'. Includes mnemonic which could be printed out for display. Show faces of 'Harry' with different emotions. Why is he feeling like this. Orally think of sentences - Harry was feeling happy because... Next children write sentences about children on their own table in a similar way. Lesson 2: This time children are shown pictures of places - London, the moon, the zoo etc. They write similar sentences about other children but this time use more connectives, e.g. Maria went to the zoo when it was her birthday. The Presentations are either in Smart notebook or PPT. Everything is fully editable. Detailed plans are provided. Feedback would be lovely! For more resources see my shop - www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
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Combine words to make sentences & sequence sentences to form narratives - The Water Park

Combine words to make sentences & sequence sentences to form narratives - The Water Park

This is for children learning to write sentences and to sequence them. It meets these criteria: Combining words to make sentences; separation of words with spaces; intro to caps, full stops, qn marks, exclam marks; caps for names & I; sequencing sentences & time words. In the first lesson the children describe the water park orally, then match the adjectives to the different slides. They then use the adjectives to write full sentences. In the next lesson they describe what they did when they went to the water park, using time words. Titles and checklists are also included. Everything is fully editable. Check out my shop for more sentence resources - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel Feedback would be lovely!
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