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Instruction Writing – Invent A Game
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Instruction Writing – Invent A Game

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Inventing an outdoor game is a great way for your class to develop their instruction writing skills as part of your non-fiction topic. They’ll first look at an example set of instructions in the form of a memory game, studying the different features of instruction writing before planning and writing a set of instructions for their own game that they can test out on their friends. **Contents: ** Teacher Guide Instruction Writing Checklist Instruction Example (Memory Game) Differentiated Mind maps Differentiated Writing Templates Please don’t forget to rate this resource to let us know your thoughts. Also, be sure to visit my store and FOLLOW ME to see my new products and hear about upcoming sales!
Story Writing / Telling Game
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Story Writing / Telling Game

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Children will get lost in their imagination and creativity with this fun and engaging story telling / writing activity. It is a great way to practise creating exciting stories, thinking carefully about describing characters and settings. The children must select one of each card (character, lives, problem, & solution) and base their stories around each of the cards. The children will absolutely love it! We have used this very successfully for a few days worth of lessons. The children spend the first lesson playing with the cards and enjoying telling stories. They then choose four cards, stick them in their books, and do a big write based on those cards they have chosen. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have! ------------------------ Please don’t forget to rate this resource if you enjoyed it. Also be sure to visit my store and FOLLOW ME to see my new products and hear about upcoming sales!
Literacy Games PowerPoint
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Literacy Games PowerPoint

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A big set of literacy games that are perfect for a mid lesson brain break or as some fun lesson starters to get your classes minds in gear! Each game is designed to help improve literacy skills, from reading to spelling and writing, they have it all! Contents - Slides 1 – 15: The Riddle Challenge - Slides 16 – 34: Amazing Anagrams - Slides 35 – 41: Describe The Picture - Slides 42 – 47: The Persuasion Game - Slides 48 – 55: The Alphabet Game - Slides 56 – 60: Compare And Contrast - Slides 61 – 66: Complete The Sentence ------------------------ Enjoy! :)
Figurative Language PowerPoint and Quiz
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Figurative Language PowerPoint and Quiz

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A 53 slide interactive PowerPoint and quiz on figurative language that looks at similes, metaphors, personification, and alliteration. Perfect for a lesson introduction or recap. TOP TIP: Make the quiz interactive by getting the children to write their answers on whiteboards. Contents - Slides 1 - 4: Introduction - Slides 5 - 10: Similes - Slides 11 - 15: Metaphors - Slides 16 - 19: Alliteration - Slides 20 - 23: Personification - Slides 24 - 52: Quiz - Slide 53: Conclusion ------------------------ If you like this resources, please give us a good rating! Thank you! Also be sure to visit my store and FOLLOW ME to see my new products and hear about upcoming sales!
Poetry Introduction PowerPoint
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Poetry Introduction PowerPoint

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A fun interactive PowerPoint designed to give your class an introduction into the wonderful world of poetry. This PowerPoint will teach your children the technical vocabulary, creative language used, and different poetry forms. Contents: - Slides 1 - 4: What is poetry - Slides 5 – 7: Vocabulary - Slides 8 – 26: Simile, personification, or metaphor game - Slides 27 – 36: Poetry forms - Slide 37 – Scrapbook follow up This PowerPoint goes hand in hand with our Poetry Scrap book. Check it out in our store or via the link in our preview. ------------------------
Adverb PowerPoint Game
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Adverb PowerPoint Game

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This game is a fantastic and fun way to introduce or recap adverbs for your class. It consists of two interactive and entertaining games where the children will discover what an adverb is and why they are important, learning to recognize them within sentences. Contents: - Slide 1 – 4: Introduction to the game / adverbs - Slide 5 – 40: Game 1 – Deciding whether the given words are adverbs or not - Slide 41 – 54: Game 2 – Finding adverbs within the sentence We hope you enjoy!
Space Themed Fact or Opinion Cut and Stick Activity
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Space Themed Fact or Opinion Cut and Stick Activity

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This space themed activity gets your children thinking carefully about the difference between facts and opinions and is perfect for this non-fiction text topic. This is a no-prep cut and stick activity where students will read the statement, decide if it’s a fact or opinion, and stick it in the correct column. This pack has a fun space theme with graphics for each statement. Please don’t forget to rate this resource to let us know what you think. Also be sure to visit my store and FOLLOW ME to see my new products and hear about upcoming sales!
Adverb Acting Game
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Adverb Acting Game

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This fun and entertaining activity (for both the teacher and children!) is played like charades. It is an exciting and a practical way for children to learn that adverbs modify verbs. There are 30 adverb cards (mostly of manner ending in 'ly') with each card containing ideas as to how they could act out the adverb. This game can be played in groups, pairs or as a whole class. Contents: - 4 x Box Decorations - 30 x Adverb Cards - 2 x Differentiated Record Sheets My children absolutely love this game and are always asking to play it!
Adjective Acting Game
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Adjective Acting Game

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This fun and entertaining activity (for both the teacher and children!) is played like charades. It is an exciting and a practical way for children to learn to recognise and use adjectives to improve their writing. There are 24 simile cards with each card containing ideas as to how they could act out the adjective. This game can be played in groups, pairs or as a whole class. Content - 1 x Instruction Sheet - 24 x Adjective Cards - 2 x Differentiated Record Sheets My children absolutely love this game and are always asking to play it! Best of all, they now use adjectives effectively in their writing! ----------------------------------- Have fun!
Simile Acting Game Flash Cards
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Simile Acting Game Flash Cards

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This fun and entertaining activity (for both the teacher and children!) is played like charades. It is an exciting and a practical way for children to learn to recognise and use similes to improve their writing. There are 24 simile cards with each card containing ideas as to how they could act out the simile. This game can be played in groups, pairs or as a whole class. Contents: - 1 x Instruction Sheet - 24 x Simile Cards - 2 x Differentiated Record Sheets My children absolutely love this game and are always asking to play it! Best of all, they now use similes effectively in their writing! ----------------------------------- Thank you! Don't forget to leave us feedback. :)
Outdoor Writing Big Bundle
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Outdoor Writing Big Bundle

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It’s time to get outside while teaching English! This outdoor literacy bundle covers instruction writing, persuasive writing, diary / recount, and poetry through fun, engaging, and practical activities. It is the perfect pack to help teach a large chunk of your English curriculum in the great outdoors.
Outdoor Adjective Tag Activity - Descriptive Writing - Reading
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Outdoor Adjective Tag Activity - Descriptive Writing - Reading

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This activity gets your class thinking carefully about adjectives and things that they could describe by placing the cards next to items they can find outside that match the adjective. For example, they might place ‘big’ next to a big tree. As an extension, they could then go on to use the card and the item they have found to write a sentence containing the adjective. This activity is differentiated by the support given and the amount of input before the lesson. It may help to put your students in mixed ability groups, or for small groups to complete the activity with an adult. Contents Teacher’s guide 18 x adjective cards (British + American spellings) Sentence worksheet Please don’t forget to rate this resource if you enjoyed it. Also be sure to visit my store and FOLLOW ME to see my new products and hear about upcoming sales!
Setting Description Writing - Where Am I Game
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Setting Description Writing - Where Am I Game

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Encourage your students to use all of their senses to help develop their descriptive writing. For this activity your class need to be in pairs, where one will be blind folded and the other will safely lead them to an area in your school grounds or outdoor space (this activity is most effective when you have a variety of different places available for students to go). The blindfolded student will then begin to describe what they can hear, smell, and touch while the other partner records what they are saying. The blind folded student will then be asked to guess where they think they are before removing the blindfold. Both students will then work together to describe and record what they can see. Once they have finished, they can swap roles and do that activity again. Encourage students to think carefully about powerful descriptive language as they are describing the settings they have been taken to. Please don’t forget to rate this resource if you en Also be sure to visit my store and FOLLOW ME to see my new products and hear about upcoming sales!
Facts And Opinions Outdoor Writing Activity
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Facts And Opinions Outdoor Writing Activity

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This outdoor ‘facts and opinions’ activity is great as a starter or main activity for your non-fiction texts lesson. It will encourage them to think carefully about the differences between facts and opinions as they produce their own statements with about your outdoor area. Students will go to your outdoor area (this can also be done inside) and complete the table by writing facts in the left column and opinions in the right column about the area you are using. This activity is great when done both in pairs and individually. Please don’t forget to rate this resource to let us know what you think. Also, be sure to visit my store and FOLLOW ME to see my new products and hear about upcoming sales!
Christmas Literacy Games PowerPoint
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Christmas Literacy Games PowerPoint

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A set of 5 Christmas themed literacy games that your class will love as we head towards this festive season. This PowerPoint is perfect for fun starter activities, as quick brain breaks, or just for some Christmas literacy fun! This PowerPoint contains the following games: - Christmas Jokes and Riddles - Christmas Anagrams - The Alphabet Game - Class Debate - Picture ‘Odd One Out’ ------------------------ Please don’t forget to rate this resource if you enjoyed it. Thank you! Also be sure to visit my store and FOLLOW ME to see my new products and hear about upcoming sales!
Instruction Writing: Outdoor Magic Potions
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Instruction Writing: Outdoor Magic Potions

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It’s time to get messy writing instructions for and making potions! This fun activity is sure it be a hit with your class while the learn about the key features in instruction writing such as imperative verbs and time connectives. At the end of it all they will have their own set of instructions for their very own magic potion using natural materials. Our teaching structure: 1: Show examples of instructions and highlight the features 2: Get the children to go outside to think about which natural resources they may want to use. 3: Fill in the planning sheet 4: Write the instructions 5: Swap the instructions and make the potions! Contents - Teacher’s Guide - Instructions Checklist - Potion Instructions Example - Planning Sheet - Differentiated Instructions Template We hope you have as much fun as our class did! ------------------------ Please don’t forget to leave feedback if you enjoyed this resource. Also be sure to visit my store and FOLLOW ME to see my new products and hear about upcoming sales!
Contractions Worksheets and Activities
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Contractions Worksheets and Activities

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Contractions Bundle (Worksheets, Pair Cards, Activities, Display Posters): Our contraction pack is everything you could need to teach contractions all in one place. From differentiated worksheets to practical activities and displays, we have it all in this 54-page pack. We hope you enjoy teaching this unit as much as we did! For the individual resources please visit our store. Contents: 55 pages in total 1 x differentiated cut and stick activity 2 x differentiated worksheets 1 x board game 1 x set of pairs cards + activity ideas 6 x sets of contraction dominoes train Display resources
Jungle Animals Student Research Booklet
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Jungle Animals Student Research Booklet

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This jungle animals student booklet is a great project for students to carry out research and record facts on all their favorite jungle animals. They’ll create a page for each animal with space for a picture along with a front and back cover page. It’s perfect as a personal project or extension activity if you’re doing a jungle topic. This pack comes in both color and black and white as well as a blank template. To create the booklet, cut each A4 page in half, hole punch the top corner, and use some string or treasury tags to hold them together. Animals included: DART FROG ELEPHANT GORILLA GREEN ANACONDA JAGUAR ORAGUTAN SCARLET MACAW THREE-TOED SLOTH TIGER LEOPARD Please don’t forget to rate this resource to let us know what you think. Also, be sure to visit my store and FOLLOW ME to see my new products and hear about upcoming sales!
Spring Poetry Scrapbook, Help Cards, and PowerPoint Bundle
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Spring Poetry Scrapbook, Help Cards, and PowerPoint Bundle

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This poetry bundle is a refreshing way to teach poetry through the outdoors. It is designed to get your children into the outdoors exploring poetry through their senses while encouraging a rich use of language. It contains the following products: Spring Poetry Scrapbook This poetry scrapbook is the perfect way to get your class exploring the outdoors while letting their creative juices flow in the form of poetry. They each get their own personal scrapbook where they are required to think about what language they can use to describe specific things before putting their thoughts into a poem. This scrapbook gives the children the opportunity to write acrostic, quatrain, and couplet poems along with another, which they can choose. I have used this pack with great success in spring and summer where we would spend Friday afternoons going out to write poetry, however I am excited to have a go at it in winter too! It is very therapeutic for both the children and the teacher. Contents: - Scrapbook cover - Blank scrapbook cover (where they can draw their own) - ‘Beautiful Birds’ language ideas - ‘Beautiful Birds’ acrostic poem sheet - ‘Magical Mini-Beasts’ language ideas - ‘Magical Mini-Beats’ quatrain poem sheet (aabb rhyming pattern) - ‘Vibrant Views’ language ideas - ‘Vibrant Views’ quatrain poem sheet (abab rhyming pattern) - ‘Wonderful Weather’ language ideas - ‘Wonderful Weather’ couplet poem sheet - Free poem sheet (the children choose the form and subject for their poem) ----------------------------------- Poetry Introduction PowerPoint A fun interactive PowerPoint designed to give your class an introduction into the wonderful world of poetry. This PowerPoint will teach your children the technical vocabulary, creative language used, and different poetry forms. Contents: - Slides 1 - 4: What is poetry - Slides 5 – 7: Vocabulary - Slides 8 – 26: Simile, personification, or metaphor game - Slides 27 – 36: Poetry forms - Slide 37 – Scrapbook follow up ------------------------ Poetry Help Cards Six poetry scheme help cards that explain what the scheme is and then gives an example. They are great to have available to your children for them to use when writing poems or as a way to differentiate. Poetry rhyming schemes: - Acrostic - Couplet - Quatrain (aaaa) - Quatrain (aabb) - Quatrain (abab) - Quatrain (abca) ------------------------
Instruction Writing - Treasure Hunt
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Instruction Writing - Treasure Hunt

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For this instructions writing activity students will create a treasure hunt for their partner to follow. They will hide an object (name tag, stone with their initials on, etc.) and create a set of instructions to guide their partner to their object from a designated starting point. Teaching structure: Share different examples of instructions with your students. Get them to spot any key features. You may want to do a lesson on imperative verbs before this session. Explain that they are going to hide an object and create a set of instructions for to get from the designated starting point (that you can decide) to their object. Once they’ve written their instructions they can swap with their partner and see if they can follow them to find the hidden treasure. This activity is perfect for introducing instruction writing, but can also be a great activity to link in with your measuring math topic. Please don’t forget to rate this resource to let us know what you think. Also be sure to visit my store and FOLLOW ME to see my new products and hear about upcoming sales!