This is a reading comprehension resources for Roald Dahl’s Boy. It covers chapter 6 ‘Mrs Pratchett’s Revenge’ and includes a series of questions to check student understanding of the chapter. No copyright infringement intended by including the text extract.
English lesson used as an introduction to Morris Gleitzman’s ‘Once’.
This lesson helps students practice their note taking skills to complete a newspaper article about the Holocaust. There are some distressing images in the videos so please, use discretion for the students in your care if necessary.
Table resource for who, what, where, when, why and how is included to help students when taking notes on the key information.
This SPAG lesson is suitable for KS3 and KS4 and looks at punctuation and how it can be used for dramatic effect. The lesson hinges on quotation/speech marks, ellipsis and exclamation marks.
Great as an introduction to each of the punctuation forms before moving on to more in depth study. Please see my other resource ‘Can I learn how to use a range of punctuation accurately?’ as a precursor to this lesson.
Punctuation table activity that works great as a starter and at the beginning of a SPAG module to check current knowledge and understanding.
The first copy of the table was used for year 7 and suitable for all abilities.
The second copy has been adapted for KS2 middle ability. There are two follow up paragraphs that need punctuating for students in KS2 to practice.
This is a lesson I made for my interview at a Primary school. The lesson was aimed at year 5 but would work for higher ability year 4 and upwards. This resource could also be adapted for a number of different year groups across KS2.
The lesson begins by using maths reasoning skills to answer a series of sometimes, always, never questions as a starter (answers on whiteboards). It then transitions into teaching how to complete number pyramids using addition and subtraction and has a chili challenge to differentiate for all abilities (this went particularly well). For those who complete the work quickly or want an extra challenge, there is a super spicy pyramid for higher ability students that includes decimals.
Resource sheets and answer sheets are included, students to self mark.
Introductory lesson to SPAG for year 7. Included is a punctuation chart (this resource is £1 sold separately on my shop) to asses current knowledge and any blanks can be filled in at the end of the lesson.
This PowerPoint will typically take multiple lessons to complete depending on ability level and can be adapted for use in KS2.
The lesson covers commas, apostrophes, brackets/parenthesis, colons and semi-colons with practice for each piece of punctuation included.
Once the activities are completed, students need to write a description of their classroom using a range of punctuation.