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Social Media Blog Writing Template
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Social Media Blog Writing Template

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This writing resource is perfect for use in literacy/writing lessons across the curriculum. Bright, colourful, and realistic, this resource enriches students' writing experiences whilst enabling them to showcase the skills and knowledge that they have picked up throughout their learning. This lesson is also available as a part of a larger multi-media writing template bundle from TandLGuru that includes: Facebook page template, email template, messenger template, tabloid template, broadsheet template, and a postcard template. Most are easily editable and visually stimulating for students.
Writing to Describe Helpsheet/ Poster
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Writing to Describe Helpsheet/ Poster

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A handy resource to aid your students when they are writing to describe. It can be blown up to A2/A3 and used as a poster, given to the students as a prompt sheet when they complete writing tasks, or laminated and used as a writing mat. The resource gives students a range of information, including: - How do I write like this? - What am I aiming to do? - A short example of writing in this style; - Key language, words, and sentence starters; - A challenge task. A resource bundle is also available from TandLGuru that contains sheets in this style for writing to: inform, explain, persuade, argue, instruct, evaluate, and analyse.
Informal Letter Writing Structure Strips!
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Informal Letter Writing Structure Strips!

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These creative writing structure strips are designed to help children with formulating their own informal letters. They are tried and tested in the classroom - they are loved by teachers and students, and have helped to enable some incredible compositions! Each strip contains key information about how to construct the content of the letter, alongside differentiated language targets that should run throughout. These structure strips were initially designed for KS2/KS3 children. Provided in both PDF (to prevent formatting issues between computers) and Word (to allow for easy editing). Each A4 page contains 4 structure strips. Hope that they prove useful for you too. Please also take a look at the full ‘Informal Letter Writing’ lesson, which a range of interesting activities and explanations to aid the children in creating imaginative and appropriate informal letters for audience and purpose -thank you!
Creating Engaging Starters Checklist
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Creating Engaging Starters Checklist

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This checklist provides teachers with a clear yet effective tool for planning engaging starter activities. (A full CPD on Engaging Starters, including this resource, a full visually-engaging presentation, and further resources is also available from TandLGuru.) It breaks down the four key components of 'Meaningful Engaged Learning:' - Environment; - Motivation; - Experience; - Meaning. This gives teachers and support staff a clear platform upon which they can devise and facilitate truly inspiring, motivating, differentiated, and relevant starter activities, and hence promote student engagement in learning.
Roman Numerals 1-1000 Helpsheet!
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Roman Numerals 1-1000 Helpsheet!

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A quick and easy helpsheet to aid students with deciphering Roman Numerals between 1-1000, written in the style of a Roman script! Includes both a Word and PDF version.
Informal Letter Writing Helpsheet!
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Informal Letter Writing Helpsheet!

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A learning mat/ helpsheet to aid children when writing informal letters. Includes how to structure an informal letter, a model example, plus features of content and language to include. Included in PDF (to prevent formatting issues between computers) and Word (so that you can edit it if you need to). Please also take a look at my ‘Informal Letter Writing’ lesson, which utilises this resources alongside many others. Thank you!
Animal Limericks and Comprehension Activity!
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Animal Limericks and Comprehension Activity!

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Two free, original, child-friendly limericks - one about an extremely timid brown bear, and the other about the most mischievous chimp in the jungle! Both sheets contain a few comprehension questions. Perfect if you're looking to help your children get to grips with the form and structure of limerick poems. These limericks are a part of a wider collection of limericks found in the 'Ludicrous Limericks' lesson pack (for 2 pounds) or with an anthology of 20 other animal limericks and comprehension activities in the 'Crazy Animal Limericks' (3 pounds). Many Thanks!
Determiners Writing Mat!
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Determiners Writing Mat!

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This colourful writing mat categorises, defines, and exemplifies the different types of determiners. I found it really useful when teaching determiners to both KS1 and KS2 children. Hope that you also find useful! Note: This mat works well with the 'Delightful Determiners' lesson, available at just 2 pounds.
Year 1 Writing Curriculum Coverage Checklist!
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Year 1 Writing Curriculum Coverage Checklist!

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This checklist provides an academic overview of the writing curriculum content to be covered in Year 1. I offered this to teachers, who marked it off as they covered individual elements of the curriculum (their aim was to ‘tick’ each element twice over an academic year). They have found it extremely useful, as it offers a useful breakdown of the curriculum statements into individual components, which are not always self-explanatory. It is broken down into Composition, Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation, Spelling, and Handwriting sections. Please note that the spellings listed are indicative of the patterns to be learnt - it is not the exhaustive list. Furthermore, the composition section details our interpretation of what needs to be covered over a year, some schools vary from this. For this reason, the document is provided in Word, for easy editing. It is also provided as a PDF, to prevent formatting issues between computers. Hope that this proves helpful to you too!
Year 6 Writing Curriculum Coverage Checklist!
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Year 6 Writing Curriculum Coverage Checklist!

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This checklist provides an academic overview of the writing curriculum content to be covered in Year 6. I offered this to teachers, who marked it off as they covered individual elements of the curriculum (their aim was to ‘tick’ each element twice over an academic year). They have found it extremely useful, as it offers a useful breakdown of the curriculum statements into individual components, which are not always self-explanatory. It is broken down into Composition, Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation, Spelling, and Handwriting sections. Please note that the spellings listed are indicative of the patterns to be learnt - it is not the exhaustive list. Furthermore, the composition section details our interpretation of what needs to be covered over a year, some schools vary from this. For this reason, the document is provided in Word, for easy editing. It is also provided as a PDF, to prevent formatting issues between computers. Hope that this proves helpful to you too!
Theseus and the Minotaur Creative Writing Structure Strips!
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Theseus and the Minotaur Creative Writing Structure Strips!

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These creative writing structure strips are designed to help children with formulating creative writing pieces based on Theseus and the Minotaur. They are tried and tested in the classroom - they are loved by teachers and students, and have helped to enable some incredible compositions! These structure strips were initially designed for KS2 children, however (perhaps with a tweak here and there) they could be used for lower KS3 or upper KS1. Provided in both PDF (to prevent formatting issues between computers) and Word (to allow for easy editing). Each A4 page contains 4 structure strips. Hope that they prove useful for you too - Enjoy!
Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth and Darcy's Relationship Graph Task!
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Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth and Darcy's Relationship Graph Task!

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This interesting task provides students with an opportunity to track Elizabeth and Darcy's relationship throughout 'Pride and Prejudice.' Students first rate Elizabeth and Darcy's feelings for one another at different points in the text on a 1-10 scale, plotting their rating on the graph. They then justify the rating with an explanation and textual evidence, in the table beneath. It's great for helping them to see how the relationship develops over the course of the text, and also offers a novel cross-curricular link with maths. Shameless plug - if you like this resource, please take a look at my paid 'Pride and Prejudice' resources, available as single lessons or in the lesson bundle. Thanks!
Literacy Writing Mat (Openers, Vocabulary, Connectives, Punctuation, Common Mistakes)
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Literacy Writing Mat (Openers, Vocabulary, Connectives, Punctuation, Common Mistakes)

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This is the perfect resource for teachers looking to build students writing skills across the curriculum. Aiding students in the four key areas of their writing (Openers, Vocabulary, Connectives, and Punctuation) and also addressing a few common writing mistakes, my students now ask for this whenever they are asked to complete writing tasks, in any of their subjects. It is extremely visually engaging, and can also be used as a poster. Nothing needs to be done to this resource. It is already in A3. Simply print off and laminate. Alternatively, you can buy the Descriptive Writing Big Bundle (All descriptive devices lessons, structuring and organising writing lesson, capturing the readers attention lesson, and the literacy writing mat) for £4.
Pointless Game - Macbeth Edition
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Pointless Game - Macbeth Edition

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Based on the popular game show 'Pointless', this resource is perfect for use as a starter activity, plenary, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build learning of Macbeth: 1. The characters in Macbeth 2. Quotations from the text 3. Settings, themes, and character titles 4. Murders in Macbeth The nature of the game ensures that this resource can challenge students of all levels. NOTE: You can buy this resource alone, or in a bundle of 8 Pointless games, for only £1 more!
Writing Purposes - Helpsheets/Posters for Literacy and English
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Writing Purposes - Helpsheets/Posters for Literacy and English

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These handy helpsheets have been employed by teachers across the curriculum to aid students completing extended writing tasks for a particular purpose. There are helpsheets for: - Informing - Describing - Analysing - Arguing - Explaining - Evaluating - Persuading - Instructing Each helpsheet defines the aim of the writing purpose, details the key writing features to be used, offers sentence starters, and gives a short example of the writing purpose, alongside other hints and tips. These helpsheets have also been blown up to A3 or A2 size to become engaging and interactive literacy across the curriculum posters.
Pointless - Of Mice and Men Edition
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Pointless - Of Mice and Men Edition

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Based on the popular game show 'Pointless', this resource is perfect for use as a starter activity, plenary, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build learning of Of Mice and Men: 1. The characters in Of Mice and Men 2. Quotations from the text 3. Settings, themes, and objects 4. Animals in Of Mice and Men The nature of the game ensures that this resource can challenge students of all levels.
Templates for Writing Forms (Social Media, Messaging, Newspapers and more!)
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Templates for Writing Forms (Social Media, Messaging, Newspapers and more!)

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Perfect for enhancing writing tasks, these writing forms templates are perfect for helping to relate to students using a variety of writing forms that they are familiar with. Visually engaging and accurate, these templates can be used across the curriculum, enriching students' writing experiences whilst simultaneously proving their knowledge of texts, characters, key skills, and other learning. Included: - Social media page template - Tabloid newspaper template - Broadsheet newspaper template - Online blogger template - Email template - Whatsapp/messenger template - Postcard template. Most of these documents can be easily edited to suit your students' needs. Please note: All pictures are licensed for commercial use, details of authors can be provided upon the request.
Observation & Learning Walk Performance Grid
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Observation & Learning Walk Performance Grid

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For use alongside lesson observations and learning walks, this succinct performance grid enables observers to gauge and categorise teaching and learning sessions using OFSTED guidance for effective teaching. The first page of the document provides descriptors of 'outstanding', 'good', 'requires improvement' and 'inadequate' teaching within appropriately considered focus areas, for example: Questioning, Planning, Use of Additional Adults, etc. Schools that already employ this tool often opt to highlight the descriptors on this page as they observe, thus creating a bigger picture of the strengths and areas for improvement in the teaching and learning observed. Schools who still grade individual lessons have noted that this is a helpful aid in arriving at an overall judgement. The second page allows observers to further pinpoint and describe the 'www' (what went well) and 'ebi' (even better if) aspects of the lesson, in order to make feedback to teachers more clear.
Media Key Concepts - Help-sheets/Posters
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Media Key Concepts - Help-sheets/Posters

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These handy help-sheets have been employed by Media Studies teachers and teachers of literacy across the curriculum in order to build students' vocabularies, and assist their Media Studies analysis. There are help-sheets for each of the main concepts of Media: - Representations - Audience - Media Language and Forms - Institutions Each help-sheet defines what the key concept is (and gives examples), details the key terms and ideas to consider when looking at this area, and offers key questions for students to contemplate and kick-start their analysis. There is also a short example of analysis for each key concept in order to model some of the language, in addition to a variety of other hints and tips. These help-sheets have also been blown up to A3 or A2 size to become engaging and interactive media classroom or literacy across the curriculum posters.
Pointless - Building Adjectives Edition
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Pointless - Building Adjectives Edition

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Based on the popular game show 'Pointless', this resource is perfect for use as a starter activity, plenary, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change the questions/answers. Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build students' understanding of adjectives, including: 1. Finding synonyms of dull adjectives 2. Defining adjectives 3. Unscrambling anagrams of adjectives 4. Finding the most complex and interesting adjectives. The nature of the game ensures that this resource can challenge students of all levels. NOTE: You can buy this resource alone, or in a bundle of 8 Pointless games, for only £1 more!