UPDATED FOR 2018 TEACHER ASSESSMENT EXEMPLIFICATION These are margin sized checklists for children to include various Year 2 writing skills into any piece of writing. The children can tick off each one as they include them into letters, fact files, diary entries, etc. They can be suited to almost any type of writing and ensure that children evidence the essential skills needed to show Expected Standard or Greater Depth for end of KS1 assessment. I’ve represented each skill with a symbol or words such as ‘bright, spotty butterfly’ for adjectives / an expanded noun phrase. There are examples of coordination/ subordination to include, tricky words, contractions, etc. The Greater Depth margin is differentiated by including joins, Year 2 suffixes and all of the punctuation taught so far inc possessive apostrophes. This is a great resource that has pushed my class to show more skills within their writing and they really enjoy ticking each thing off with whiteboard pens. Just print, laminate, cut and enjoy!
2 fun games that can be edited to suit the phonics sound or word type that you are currently teaching. 1st game has footballs with different words on that the children can flick (interactively) into the goals. 2nd game has 3 cups per page with different words on. The children must read the word on the cup to try and find where the toy bear is hiding. Can also be changed to suit your current sound.