Starters, quizzes, competitions and real-life literacy mistakes...

Starters, quizzes, competitions and real-life literacy mistakes...

All of my best selling start/end of term quizzes and competitions in one bundle. Idea for starters and "fun" lessons when the end of term is in sight - or you are just feeling lazy. The real-life literacy mistakes can easily be made into displays and whole school competitions. Of course you can use these resources time and time again. (Why not employ one of the resources for that special observed lesson?) All of the images are the author's own.
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Literacy gaffs - great starter  - make sure your observed lesson stands out! (24/4/17)

Literacy gaffs - great starter - make sure your observed lesson stands out! (24/4/17)

Photographs of real life literacy mistakes that I have taken myself - with answers. Some real howlers here for the students to spot. ! The students love catching adults out - as we did! A useful starter for years 6 through to low ability 11s. Why not make that observed lesson stand out for the right reasons? Literacy co-ordinators...you could print them off and produce a classroom or corridor display. Why not up-load a slide and put it on all the screen savers around school? * For homework you could ask the students to take photographs on their phones of any literacy howlers that they spot! Of course you can use the presentation again and again to reinforce the point; you could also expand on the starter and produce an activity. Also includes a tie-breaker and answers. By encouraging students to spot adult's literacy mistakes they might start noticing their own! Copyright: all images are the author's own.
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10 all new literacy mistakes for students to spot! (Great starter for that observed lesson.)

10 all new literacy mistakes for students to spot! (Great starter for that observed lesson.)

author avatar You’re buying this resource from burfo (1) 10 photographs of real life literacy mistakes that I have taken myself - with answers. Some real howlers here for the students to spot ! The students love catching adults out - as we did! Why not make that observed lesson stand out for the right reasons? Literacy co-ordinators...you could print them off and produce a classroom or corridor display! Why not upload a slide and put it on all the screen savers around school? * For homework you could ask the students to take photographs on their phones of any literacy howlers that they spot! Of course you can use the presentations again and again to reinforce the point; you could also expand on the starters and produce an activity. Why not have a whole school literacy focus and use one of the slides - positioned all round school - to reinforce the foci? By encouraging students to spot adult's literacy mistakes they might start noticing their own! Copyright: all images are the author's own.
burfo
For revision or as an introduction - "Baggy Trousers" - real life poetry!

For revision or as an introduction - "Baggy Trousers" - real life poetry!

Inspire your student's love of poetry by studying a very real poem: Baggy Trousers! This presentation has worked well with both ks3 and ks4. To Include: - Copy of the song's lyrics to hand out. - Starter - Guidance with initial analysis -Sentence starters -Discussion points - Main task - Model paragraph(s) -Homework ideas Why not play them the song or better still show them the video as you explore this grand literary opus?
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For revision or as an introduction - "Brick in the Wall" - real life poetry!

For revision or as an introduction - "Brick in the Wall" - real life poetry!

Inspire your student's love of poetry by studying a very real poem: Brick in the Wall! This presentation has worked well with both ks3 and ks4. "Right then kids, write down everything you hate about school!...then we can continue." To Include: - Copy of the song's lyrics to hand out. - Starter - Guidance with initial analysis -Sentence starters -Discussion points - Main task - planning and writing an essay. - Model paragraph(s) -Homework ideas Why not play them the song or better still show them the video as you explore this grand literary opus?
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For revision or as an introduction - School's Out - real life poetry!

For revision or as an introduction - School's Out - real life poetry!

Inspire your student's love of poetry by studying a very real poem: School's out by Alice Cooper! This presentation has worked well with both ks3 and ks4. "Right then kids, write down everything you hate about school...then we can continue!" To Include: - Copy of the song's lyrics to hand out. - Starter - Guidance with initial analysis -Sentence starters -Discussion points - Main task - planning and writing an essay. - Model paragraph(s) -Ideas for Homework Why not play them the song or better still show them the video as you explore this grand literary opus?
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For revision or as an Introduction...real life poetry!

For revision or as an Introduction...real life poetry!

Inspire your student's love of poetry by studying four very real poems: Baggy Trousers, Brick in the Wall, School's Out and That's Entertainment. This presentation has worked well with both ks3 and ks4. Make sure you develop those skills before the exam... "These poems are alright Sir, they make sense" - Charlie To Include: - Copy of the song's lyrics to hand out. - Starter(s) - Guidance with initial analysis -Sentence starters -Discussion points - Main task - planning and writing an essay. - Model paragraph(s) -Homework ideas Why not play them the song or better still show them the video as you explore this grand literary opus?
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For revision or as an introduction - That's Entertainmant - real life poetry!

For revision or as an introduction - That's Entertainmant - real life poetry!

Inspire your student's love of poetry by studying a very real poem: That's Entertainment by P. Weller. This presentation has worked well with both ks3 and ks4. "Hey Sir, is this a song? As my Dad sings this all the time." To Include: - Copy of the song's lyrics to hand out. - Starter - Guidance with initial analysis -Sentence starters -Discussion points - Main task - planning and writing an essay. - Model paragraph(s) -Homework ideas Why not play them the song or better still show them the video as you explore this grand literary opus?
burfo
Describe a day at a car boot sale...

Describe a day at a car boot sale...

A photo-story capturing a day at a car boot sale... encourage your students to experiment with descriptive writing: with photos of stalls, sellers and buyers, hot dog sellers, high-end junk, flowers, furniture and furry toys to galvanise their creativity. Includes sentence starters, smaller "feeder" tasks, discussion points, model paragraphs, (GCSE) criteria crib sheet, and techniques to enhance their writing. Useful for ks3 or ks4 students? All images are author's own,
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GCSE revision time...skills and writing resources to help you out!

GCSE revision time...skills and writing resources to help you out!

Just to help with your student's GCSE revision. Presentations focusing on relevant skills: comparing & contrasting and the ability to infer. Also presentations focusing on the ability to write to argue and describe. To include: starters, visual stimuli, model responses, criteria, sentence starters and discussion points for oral work. I have included one of my quizzes for use as starter(s). I have spent hours producing these so you don't have to - all for less than the price of a pint - not the only bench mark, I know - but gives a sense of perspective! (I feel a sense of humour is so important, don't you Mary?) ALL images are author's own.
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Helping you to teach inference...develop those important skills!

Helping you to teach inference...develop those important skills!

Another presentation to help your students to not only understand inference but help them develop their ability to infer. Starting with visual stimuli and progressing to a written text - quality literature Maggi! - to apply their new found ability to infer. Presentation includes starter, visual stimuli, model paragraphs, extension work, homework, sentence starters and discussion points for oral work- a whole lesson's worth. ALL photographic image are the author's own.
burfo
Teaching inference to your students? These resources will help!

Teaching inference to your students? These resources will help!

A number of presentations - offering an accessible visual approach before progressing to a more literary approach - make sure your students understand that the ability to infer is important. All resources are tried and tested. To include: visual stimuli, starters, model responses, texts to study, sentence starters and discussion points. I have included a visual starter that I used this year to reinforce the idea of inference before we progressed on the other presentations/lessons. ALL images are author's own.
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Narrative writing...with more than one eye on that GCSE exam!

Narrative writing...with more than one eye on that GCSE exam!

13 resources to inspire your students to write imaginatively and creatively! Resources to galvanise and improve their writing skills...to include visual stories, planning techniques, using a greater variety of punctuation, starters, criteria, one off lessons and resources geared to two lessons or more. Resources included cater for a wide spectrum of abilities. All resources are tried and tested by myself. ALL photographic images are author's own.
burfo
Writing to describe- relevant and accessible themes- improve their writing!

Writing to describe- relevant and accessible themes- improve their writing!

Themes to include: match day OT), country walks, trip to the supermarket (sic), trip to the seaside, building site , favourite meal, sun set and sun rise, a winter's day etc... Ppt presentations for all abilities - focusing on their written skills and their ability to describe. Photo stories, model paragraphs, planning ideas, resources focusing on punctuation and a whole host of themes to satisfy the most surly and unimaginative of students...bargain! Make sure they are ready for that up and coming exam. " Beats handing out a hastily photocopied worksheet Debs!" ALL images are author's own.
burfo
Help with GCSE revision...analytical skills and writing ability.

Help with GCSE revision...analytical skills and writing ability.

Just to help with your student's GCSE revision. Presentations focusing on relevant skills: comparing & contrasting and the ability to infer. Also includes presentations focusing on creative and descriptive writing. To include: starters, visual stimuli, model responses, criteria, sentence starters and discussion points for oral work. I have included one of my quizzes for use as starter(s). I have spent hours producing these so you don't have to - all for less than the price of a pint - not the only bench mark, I know...but gives a sense of perspective! ALL images are author's own.
burfo
Teaching inference? -  a visual and "literary" aid-make sure your students develop important skills.

Teaching inference? - a visual and "literary" aid-make sure your students develop important skills.

A presentation to help your students to not only understand inference but help them develop their ability to infer. Starting with visual stimuli and progressing to written texts to apply their new found ability to infer. Presentation includes starter, model paragraphs, extension work, homework, sentence starters and discussion points for oral work- a whole lesson's worth. ALL photographic image are the author's own.
burfo
Focusing on inference, using lifestyle and diet choices to help you!

Focusing on inference, using lifestyle and diet choices to help you!

A presentation to help your students to not only understand inference but help them develop their ability to infer. Starting with visual stimuli and progressing to written texts to apply their new found ability to infer. Presentation includes starter, visual stimuli, model paragraphs, extension work, homework, sentence starters and discussion points for oral work- a whole lesson's worth. ALL photographic image are the author's own.
burfo
Writing to describe...describe your school!

Writing to describe...describe your school!

Presentation worked well with less able Ks4 students, that struggled with concept of writing to describe, so I focused on a subject that they knew and felt strongly about. Get them up out of their seats and thinking about criteria that will help them write to describe. To include oral work, main task, model paragraphs and discussion points...
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Writing to describe...describe your favourite meal!

Writing to describe...describe your favourite meal!

As we know writing to describe can be tricky for some students, however one way in fro me was to get my students to describe one of their favourite meals. (Apart from the student that wrote himself into a corner writing about hash browns.) Some rather obvious images and some less obvious ones so the students gain inspiration to describe their favourite meal. Powerpoint contains a number of photographic slides, a starter, criteria, discussion points for oral work, plenty of model paragraphs, ideas for planning and stem sentences to encourage your students to write: with fire and skill! Resource could be employed over two lessons to ensure that your yr.9s and KS 4 students get to grips with capturing that moment...descriptively. Of course we all have one eye on the GCSE criteria and this presentation will help your students to achieve. Worked a treat with both my bottom set (why does everyone insist on calling them that?) and my more able KS3 students - I've included challenging and urbane language - to encourage my students to experiment with a more sophisticated language. (See what I did there Maggi?) I thoroughly enjoyed the research for this presentation but please don't judge me on my eating habits! All images are author's own.
burfo
"Creating your own character with my character bible..."

"Creating your own character with my character bible..."

Powerpoint that allows your students to write a convincing and believable character..."showing not telling! " To include, discussion points, starters, model characters (both good and bad to prove my point) and success criteria. Make their creative writing a little more convincing with a an idea or two about character writing. Obviously you can return to the presentation again and again...as I have! "Staring into the screen and blinking myopically at the characters on the shimmering tablet of light, his slumped shoulders and constant sighing hinted at the inner turmoil..."
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