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If you need a spark of inspiration, but get frustrated when you can't find the right topic for you, then these resources are what you are looking for. We specialize in literacy resources that are perfectly adaptable to any text and topic. You won't just use them once and they will be a useful addition to your teaching toolkit.

If you need a spark of inspiration, but get frustrated when you can't find the right topic for you, then these resources are what you are looking for. We specialize in literacy resources that are perfectly adaptable to any text and topic. You won't just use them once and they will be a useful addition to your teaching toolkit.
Story Volcano + Lesson Plan
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Story Volcano + Lesson Plan

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This is a planning tool for stories that imagines them as volcanoes to encourage more exciting writing! This resource is part of lesson 12 of my Adaptabubble Unit – three weeks of lessons that can be adapted to any text or theme. The included lesson plan contains suggestions for starters, a child-friendly explanation of the lesson, differentiation and plenary. The full unit will probably be available from Easter 2021. Stories start by introducing normality, then increasing tension and conflict until the big climax when the characters are facing the biggest problem of their lives! This requires a clever solution and then the characters can have a happy or sad ending. It may not be the subtlest of metaphors but a volcanic eruption excites young writers to make their climaxes to be really powerful. Like a story mountain, the height of the slope indicates how tension is rising and falling on either side of the climax. However, the image of lava bubbling up and exploding can help the tension run through your story. The smoke, falling debris and dribbles of lava can introduce the advanced concept of foreshadowing as ominous signs of future problems. The resource is available in full colour but I recommend the black and white version for printing purposes. I hope to make this fully editable in the future. Please contact me for further ideas at adaptabubble@gmail.com.
Publishing Posters
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Publishing Posters

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These resources are for students to publish a report or other learning in a fun way. You can either print off some lined paper with boxes for different areas or use a blank one. There are also letters-in-envelopes, lift the flaps, banners and post-its. This is a resource you can use time and time again. I have a tray with lots of envelopes, little letters and lift-the-flaps that students can access at any time to present their learning in the best light. It allows more information to fit on one page and creates excitement about reading (and for you when you mark) it! The idea came from The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg but lots of my students have tried to recreate it over the years. Once they have used these resources a few times, they will become more independent and creative about adding their own lift-the-flaps and other interactive ideas. Unlike my other resources, this doesn’t come with a lesson plan because it can be used in so many different ways. It does link to Lesson 15 of my Adaptabubble Unit – three weeks of lessons that can be adapted to any text or theme. The full unit will probably be available from Easter 2021. I aim in the future to make this resource editable online. Feel free to email adaptabubble@gmail.com with any queries.
Toolkit Maker + Lesson Plan!
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Toolkit Maker + Lesson Plan!

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This is a step-by-step guide to creating a toolkit for a particular text type. It encourages students to understand why each feature is used - vital for answering 3 mark reading questions. This is lesson 11 of my Adaptabubble Unit – three weeks of lessons that can be adapted to any text or theme. The included lesson plan contains suggestions for starters, a child-friendly explanation of the lesson, differentiation and plenary. The full unit will probably be available from Easter 2021. It works incredibly well after a lesson of analysing different sample texts where students have spotted similarities and patterns. Then they will have the awareness to choose features that are relevant from those that are unsuitable. Possible text types to teach with this tool: adventure stories, newspaper articles, non-chronological reports, folktales, World War 2 diaries. I hope to make it fully editable in the future. You can contact me for further ideas at adaptabubble@gmail.com,
Guides for Shared and Independent Poetry + Lesson Plan!
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Guides for Shared and Independent Poetry + Lesson Plan!

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This resource will teach your class to write three different styles of poetry: sensory, oncoming and E.N.P. poems. This is lesson 5 of my Adaptabubble Unit – three weeks of lessons that can be adapted to any text or theme. The included lesson plan contains suggestions for starters, a child-friendly explanation of the lesson, differentiation and plenary. The full unit will probably be available from Easter 2021. There are 11 pages in this resource pack. There are Landscape pages to demonstrate poetry writing with the whole class or small groups and Portrait writing frames with guidance for your children to write independently. Combined with the planning guides I’ve already published, you’ll have everything you need to do Shared Writing and Independent Writing in your class. The poetry styles can be instantly adapted to run alongside any book or literacy text type. In the future, I hope to make these resources fully customisable. Please email adaptabubble@gmail.com for suggestions of how to use them.
How to Divide Guide
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How to Divide Guide

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These bookmarks provide a helpful guide for young people to understand and remember how to divide with remainders. If you are a parent or an educator trying to remotely teach this difficult skill, this resource is for you. **Warning: ** The guides use the following mathematical terms for the numbers in a division: dividend, divisor, quotient and remainder. These words can intimidate learners and teachers at first, but enable clearer discussions in the long run. The blue side is for beginners who will learn to understand the tricky concept of division by using objects (interlocking cubes are best but anything will do) to make groups and count remainders. The golden side is for learners who are more confident with their multiplication tables. Eventually, using objects becomes time-consuming and students spot shortcuts by counting in multiples. The concept may still need reinforcing over time. The pdf has 3 copies of each side. They are ideal when printed out double-sided and laminated. It is really helpful for learners to be able to progress and revisit their understanding at will. A laminated bookmark is more durable and can be written on with wipeable pens.
Poetry Planning Lesson + Planning Sheets
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Poetry Planning Lesson + Planning Sheets

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These planning sheets offer three different approaches to writing poetry and learning to describe and utilise powerful new language. This is lesson 4 of my Adaptabubble Unit – three weeks of lessons that can be adapted to any text or theme. The included lesson plan contains suggestions for starters, a child-friendly explanation of the lesson, differentiation and plenary. The full unit will probably be available from Easter 2021. Discovering the power of words is one of the most rewarding benefits of poetry. It should be a part of every literacy unit and this resource will help you do just that. The plans can be instantly adapted to explore the setting, character or objects in any book. There are three different formats: A Sensory Poem using sight, sound, smell and feelings to explore any setting. An Oncoming Poem looking at one object or character from three different perspectives. A ENP Poem using 4 expanded noun phrases to describe 4 related objects. Each one features questions, explanations and tips to help your students be independent with each type. You will be able to understand each one quickly, even if poetry is not yet your favourite genre. I hope to make this resource fully customisable in the future. Please email adaptabubble@gmail.com for any ideas about how to use it.
Mark the Teacher! GPS editing activity + Lesson Plan
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Mark the Teacher! GPS editing activity + Lesson Plan

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This resource involves training your students to mark and correct mistakes in your writing so they will be more comfortable and skilled at applying it in their own. This is lesson 6 of my Adaptabubble Unit – three weeks of lessons that can be adapted to any text or theme. The included lesson plan contains suggestions for starters, a child-friendly explanation of the lesson, differentiation and plenary. The full unit will probably be available from Easter 2021. It can be adapted for any text in minutes. All you need to do is add sentences or text with grammar, punctuation or spelling mistakes. Your students can spend the lesson pretending to be teachers or editors for publishing companies who are hoping to catch every error. It transforms children who are anxious and self-conscious or who get bored at the thought of dry grammar lessons. Fear not if you are worried about generating super critical students! Both pages of the resource come with the slogan: making mistakes is part of being human, but learning from mistakes is part of being amazing! This growth mindset promotes the positive criticism is a healthy springboard for making progress and dismisses nit-picking as a negative behaviour. As always, I hope to make this resource fully customisable in the future. Please contact me at adaptabubble@gmail.com for ideas or further details. Please note: the text shown in the Cover Image is for illustrative purposes only. It was adapted from the Varjak Paw by S.F. Said and it is not included in the resource that you can download.
Applying Grammar Worksheet + Lesson Plan
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Applying Grammar Worksheet + Lesson Plan

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When you have been teaching a grammar skill for a few lessons and want to see if the students can apply, the Write Right sheet is for you. It has three levels of activity, encouraging reluctant writers and challenging advanced students. It can be adapted for any grammar skill in seconds as the activities are suitable for every skill in the curriculum and the wording is neutral. They can be laminated and reused whenever you need them. This is lesson 7 of my Adaptabubble Unit – three weeks of lessons that can be adapted to any text or theme. The included lesson plan contains suggestions for starters, a child-friendly explanation of the lesson, differentiation and plenary. The full unit will probably be available from Easter 2021. I hope to make this resource customisable online in the future. Please contact adaptabubble@gmail.com with any queries.
The Actor's Desk + Lesson Plan!
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The Actor's Desk + Lesson Plan!

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This is a desk-mat to support students who are rehearsing a short text to perform. Whether your students are nervous about speaking in public or always producing the same performance style, this is the resource for you. It contains instructions, a list of different vocal effects and space for noting the definitions of tricky words. The microphone graphic and brown leather background make the whole thing more engaging and realistic. As you know, speaking and learning quality texts by heart is a part of the curriculum, but being able to speak in public is also linked with building confidence and the ability to manage stress, which are indicators for future success. It works best with a poem or a paragraph of fifty words that is printed with double line spacing. It can really support comprehension of a difficult passage as part of a wider study of a text. This pack contains a colour edition and a printer-friendly black and white one as well. This is lesson 2 of my Adaptabubble Unit – three weeks of lessons that can be adapted to any text or theme. The included lesson plan contains suggestions for starters, a child-friendly explanation of the lesson, differentiation and plenary. The full unit will probably be available from Easter 2021. I am hoping to make this resource fully customisable in the future. Please contact me at adaptabubble@gmail.com for an example of how it can be used.
Text Predicting Poster + Lesson Plan!
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Text Predicting Poster + Lesson Plan!

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This poster is the perfect start to any literacy unit and gives students a format to explore ideas about the new text that they will study. This is lesson 1 of my Adaptabubble Unit – three weeks of lessons that can be adapted to any text or theme. The included lesson plan contains suggestions for starters, a child-friendly explanation of the lesson, differentiation and plenary. The full unit will probably be available from Easter 2021. Students are always keen to predict what happens in the stories we read at school - it gets them engaged and interested to see if they were right. But their predictions can be vague or unexplored. This poster has sections for children to predict events, settings, characters and even mood. By exploring the different sections, we can think like writers do. This gives students much deeper expectations for the text and this will helpfully feed into their future writing. This is a lesson that can be adapted for any text in 5 minutes. Just print 15 copies on A3 and provide a photo of the coverpage/blurb then your class can complete it in pairs. Alternatively, use it as a prototype/WAGOLL to inspire your students to be more creative in presenting their predictions in their own way. I hope in the future to make this resource fully customisable. Please contact me for further ideas at adaptabubble@gmail.com.
Target Board for Boosting Vocabulary + Lesson Plan!
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Target Board for Boosting Vocabulary + Lesson Plan!

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This is a dartboard to help students choose the best words for their writing. This is lesson 3 of my Adaptabubble Unit – three weeks of lessons that can be adapted to any text or theme. The included lesson plan contains suggestions for starters, a child-friendly explanation of the lesson, differentiation and plenary. The full unit will probably be available from Easter 2021. Ideally suited to the planning phase of a writing project, this activity allows you to help your students explore and evaluate a range of words. It can be completed independently but could be printed on A3 to encourage collaborative discussions among pairs or groups. One version is richly coloured so that the words could be cut and stuck. The second is an ink-saver and is suitable for both writing and sticking. (Update: I’ve also added a one page version which is much easier for sending out for home learning). You can choose the words (or contact me for some recommendations) and the resource contains a page of 6 blank tables for 20 words. Please note that the Preview and Cover images show an example of how the activity could be adapted for a text such as Varjak Paw by SF Said. The resources that you download are blank and ready for you to adapt in your own way. I aim in the future to make this resource editable online. Feel free to email adaptabubble@gmail.com
Aspire To Write + lesson plan
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Aspire To Write + lesson plan

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In this lesson, you will teach your students how the experts write. They will have a brilliant text to rehearse and learn and will be able to reproduce it in future lessons. They can internalise very complicated techniques and themes this way. It will take time to find or write a 200 word aspirational text but the beauty is that you can include any grammar features or vocabulary you want the class to be able to use. The resource presents the text in an attractive way and uses the imagery of a surfer contemplating a huge wave as a metaphor for seeing difficult things as challenges to accomplish. This is lesson 8 of my Adaptabubble Unit – three weeks of lessons that can be adapted to any text or theme. The included lesson plan contains suggestions for starters, a child-friendly explanation of the lesson, differentiation and plenary. The full unit will probably be available from Easter 2021. To memorise the text, I recommend textmapping and frequent retelling (as a whole class, in groups, in partners). However, if it’s the first time the simplest way is by printing 10-15 images that they can sequence as a text map with codes and symbols for the trickiest words or phrases. Please be advised: the preview contains a very short adaptation of Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman as an illustration of how it will look in your lessons. The resource for sale is blank so you can adapt it to any text type or theme. I aim in the future to make this resource editable online. Feel free to email adaptabubble@gmail.com with any queries.