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High-quality, value for money teaching resources covering English language and literature; literacy; history; media and Spanish. With twenty-seven years' teaching experience I know what works in the classroom. Engaging, thorough and fun, your students will love these lessons.

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High-quality, value for money teaching resources covering English language and literature; literacy; history; media and Spanish. With twenty-seven years' teaching experience I know what works in the classroom. Engaging, thorough and fun, your students will love these lessons.
Limerick Writing
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Limerick Writing

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Students love writing limericks and this fun lesson contains a fully adaptable thirty-two slide powerpoint that gives some interesting background to the life of Edward Lear and then provides lots of examples of limericks for students to analyse. Next students have to guess the missing words in three limericks. Thirdly students complete the remaining three lines of limericks after being given the first two lines. By this time they will have mastered the rhyme scheme and the rhythm of the form, so they are then left to complete their own completely original limerick, which they they re-draft and illustrate for display. A fun lesson for second language learners also.
Multi-Clause Complex Sentences
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Multi-Clause Complex Sentences

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Teach your students to become master writers with this powerpoint on creating multi-clause complex sentences. Students are given the elements of a sentence, which they have to incorporate into a grammatical complex sentence. Ten sentences in total build to create an action-packed adventure story that you write together as a class. In the second activity, students analyse how Robert Louis Stevenson uses this type of sentence to describe Long John Silver. Students are then tasked with writing a description of Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes using the same construction. This should cover two separate lessons.
Homophones
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Homophones

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Help your students to learn their homophones with fun activities. Two worksheets packed full of sentences and activities to help them learn the differences, followed by a powerpoint with varied activities, such as creating a homophones educational poster; a quiz; plus a list of pairs of homophones for students to create a worksheet themselves for their classmates. Over three lessons worth of material.
The Four Types of Sentences
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The Four Types of Sentences

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A twenty-eight slide presentation explaining the four types of sentences, with exercises for students to complete and answers.
Spelling: Suffix -Ful/-Fully
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Spelling: Suffix -Ful/-Fully

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Adding the suffixes -ful and -fully to the ends of words can be tricky because if the word ends in y, then you change the y to an i. This rule is explained and then there are twenty sentences that students have to complete with key words, either ending in -ful or -fully. Cartoon graphics are included to help second language speakers. All answers provided, so students mark their own work. A workheet is provided to consolidated the learning either at home or in class. A free suffix worksheet is thrown in for good measure too.
Simple and Compound Sentences
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Simple and Compound Sentences

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With an activity to create compound sentences, this powerpoint also helps students to identify the effects of using both simple and compound sentences. First of all students add a conjunction to a sentence to create compound sentences. Then students change a passage of description just using compound sentences in to a combination of simple and compound, considering the effect. Finally students write a set of instructions using both simple and compound sentences.
Spelling: Plurals Ending in O
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Spelling: Plurals Ending in O

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Do you add -s or -es to the end of words ending in o in the plural? Students are introduced to the spelling rule, then given a worksheet to help them learn the spellings. The powerpoint gives a clue and a graphic and the students have to spell eighteen words ending in o. The graphics will help students for whom English is a second language. All answers provided.
Christmas Poem
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Christmas Poem

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Using Levi Tafari’s poem “Caribbean Christmas”, students read the poem as a class, then take a verse each to practice and perform. Finally students write their own poem about what Christmas is like in the region where they live. Tafari’s poem is great fun as it includes several “Call and response” verses that students love interacting with. Festive fun for all the class with a multi-cultural element. Don’t be all bah humbug this Christmas. Have some fun with your students! Folder includes powerpoint and hard copy of poem.
British and American English
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British and American English

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Have fun learning to speak like an American with this quiz on the difference between British and American English. In teams students guess the American equivalent of thirty British English nouns. Cartoon graphics make this accessible to second language speakers. All answers are provided and the activity culminates by challenging students to talk like Americans, making up a script that uses as many of the thirty words that they have guessed as they can. Give extra points for those who can add the accent! A worksheet embeds the learning and could be completed in class or for homework.
Daffodils and Personification
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Daffodils and Personification

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Using Wordsworth’s classic poem ‘Daffodils’, student learn to identify his use of personification. Then they personify an element from nature that they have chosen and write a poem personifying it. Students are given questions to help them consider the world from the point of view of the element and an example of a poem personifying a lake. Worksheet and copy of poem included with powerpoint.
Numbers 1-100 in Spanish
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Numbers 1-100 in Spanish

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Teach your students numbers from 1 - 100 in Spanish with this 110 slide Powerpoint. First numbers 1 - 10 are introduced and then practised. Next numbers 21 -30. After numbers 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100. Students repeat the numbers after their teacher and then there are ample opportunities for memorisation and practice. A worksheet to embed the learning is included in the folder.
Capital Letters
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Capital Letters

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Do you ever feel frustrated that your students have simply stopped using capital letters? This twenty-seven slide powerpoint reviews the rules in a fun and interactive way, then explains the difference between use of capital letters for common nouns and proper nouns. There are copious amounts of exercises to correct, which can be done on the board as a class or can be printed off for homework. If you want to embed the use of capital letters, this is the lesson for you. To complete all activities would take over one hour.
Homophones : Allowed and Aloud
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Homophones : Allowed and Aloud

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Starter activity on the homophones allowed and aloud. Afer the explanation, students fill in the correct word in ten sentences, followed by answers, so students mark their own work.
Eponyms
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Eponyms

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A fun lesson on how many objects in the English language have been named after people. The powerpoint includes an explanation of the meaning of the term and then students complete a worksheet with clues to fifteen eponyms. The powerpoint then gives the answers with visually stimulating cartoons. Finally students are asked to create an educational poster for younger students to embed the learning. This is an enlightening and enjoyable lesson, ideal for when your students need a diverting break.
Punctuating Speech
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Punctuating Speech

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This powerpoint contains three separate lessons on punctuating speech. First of all students revise the rules and then complete two exercises - adding punctuation to a dialogue, then using picture stimuli to write their own original dialogue. The second lesson covers speech tags and the three places tags can be positioned with exercises. The third lesson helps students to make writing dialogue more interesting using adverbs and character description. The lessons culminate in students creating their own dialogue from a scenario, all designed to support increasing independence with punctuating speech
The Difference between Phrases and Clauses
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The Difference between Phrases and Clauses

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This powerpoint explains the difference between phrases and clauses and provides plenty of activities with answers to help students to create sentences. Intended as a precursor to multi-clause complex sentences, this will leave your students in no doubt about how to build complex and interesting sentences of their own.
Pimp Your Sentences: Use  Subordinating Conjunctions
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Pimp Your Sentences: Use Subordinating Conjunctions

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With two activities to help students create sentences using subordinating conjunctions and an activity to identify subordinating conjunctions, this slideshow will help your students to become more sophisticated writers. A fun quiz at the end consolidates the learning.
Latin and Greek Prefixes
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Latin and Greek Prefixes

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Did you know that sixty percent of English words are derived from Latin and Greek? This forty-nine slide Powerpoint contains clues to twenty-two prefixes either related to place or time from Greek or Latin. Students receive the prefix and clues to at least two English words. Designed as a quiz, students can work independently or in groups. Answers are provided at the end and there is a final slide with a table of all the prefixes for students to fill in to consolidate the learning. Extend your students' vocabularies and understanding of the English language with this Powerpoint.
Words from Dutch
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Words from Dutch

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We’ve been hearing a lot about the word ‘furlough’ recently. Did you know that the word originates from Dutch? Even more interesting - did you know that an estimated one percent of words in English are from Dutch? If not, why not download this FREE worksheet which gives clues to 15 words in English that have come to us from the Netherlands? (The answers are provided also)). Extend the learning by getting your child to use as many of the words as they can in a silly story. It doesn’t matter, as long as they are writing, using their imaginations and having fun. An activity suitable for both individuals or groups and a thank you to all my customers during the lockdown. I hope that together, you have some fun with your language!
Numbers in Spanish Worksheet
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Numbers in Spanish Worksheet

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A colourful Word worksheet for students to stick in their books to help them remember numbers in Spanish from one to one million.