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As a" jobbing" teacher of English I KNOW what my students need to improve their literacy skills, comprehend what is required of them as regards reading criteria and what will inspire them to write to describe, argue or to help forge a narrative...and this knowledge is distilled into my resources! The photo-slides, model paragraphs, sentence stems, along with planning ideas, all compliment each other and as a jobbing teacher of English I can return to the resources time and time again...

As a" jobbing" teacher of English I KNOW what my students need to improve their literacy skills, comprehend what is required of them as regards reading criteria and what will inspire them to write to describe, argue or to help forge a narrative...and this knowledge is distilled into my resources! The photo-slides, model paragraphs, sentence stems, along with planning ideas, all compliment each other and as a jobbing teacher of English I can return to the resources time and time again...
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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Descriptive writing : bring match day alive!

Descriptive writing : bring match day alive!

A photo-story capturing a day at a premiership match..."from the home of Manchester United!" Encourage your students to experiment with descriptive writing: with photos of football fans, hot dog sellers, "Fred the Red", the thin blue line, terraces (both full and empty to contrast) players, stadium and images from match day you perhaps wouldn't expect - to galvanise and inspire their creativity. To include sentence starters, discussion points, word banks, model paragraphs and criteria crib sheet. Why not download a soundtrack from an actual football match and play in the background at the start of your lesson? Useful for ks3 or weaker ks4 perhaps? All images are the author's own!
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Literacy quiz - a whole lesson's worth - with answers.  Ideal for the end of term!

Literacy quiz - a whole lesson's worth - with answers. Ideal for the end of term!

An enjoyable, challenging and educational quiz. To include the correct choice of they're, their and there? Spot the poetic device? Correct the literacy howlers - from photographs - of real-life grammatical and literacy mistakes. There are various rounds of relevant and valuable questions, plus extension tasks. Enjoy! Of course you can use each question/section of the quiz as a one-off starter for your lessons.
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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.
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Useful starter: Images of real life literacy mistakes - for students to spot - SPaG alert!

Useful starter: Images of real life literacy mistakes - for students to spot - SPaG alert!

15 photographs of real life literacy mistakes that I have taken myself - with answers. Some real howlers here! 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! By encouraging students to spot adult's literacy mistakes they might start noticing their own! Copyright: all images are the author's own.
burfo
Start of term literacy/English language quiz... with answers and model paragraphs. All new!

Start of term literacy/English language quiz... with answers and model paragraphs. All new!

An enjoyable, challenging and educational quiz. Can ewe spot the incorrect homophone usage and correct them? Can you write your own similes? Correct the grammatical errors to achieve! Unscramble the Shakespearian characters to progress! With a few word games along the way. To include general knowledge rounds and brainteasers. Correct the literacy howlers - from photographs - of real-life grammatical and literacy mistakes. There are various rounds of relevant and valuable questions, plus extension tasks. Enjoy! Of course you can use certain questions/sections of the quiz as a one-off starter for your lessons. A whole lesson's worth of power point slides with answers and extension tasks. Suitable for ks3 and lower ability ks4 students.
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Images of real life literacy mistakes: 3 of 3 - spag alert!

Images of real life literacy mistakes: 3 of 3 - spag alert!

15 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. By encouraging students to spot adult's literacy mistakes they might start noticing their own! Copyright: all images are the author's own.
burfo
Real life literacy mistakes #2 - a useful starter.

Real life literacy mistakes #2 - a useful starter.

15 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. By encouraging students to spot adult's literacy mistakes they might start noticing their own! Copyright: all images are the author's own.
burfo
All new real-life literacy mistakes for starters, quizzes and displays...23 slides with answers!

All new real-life literacy mistakes for starters, quizzes and displays...23 slides with answers!

Collection of real mistakes spotted and captured in and around market stalls, shops, supermarkets, doorways, TV and...well, just about anywhere really. The students love spotting the mistakes and hopefully this will impact on their own work: "Please go through your work and edit carefully." 23 slides available - so a whole week's worth of starters - and ideal for that all important observed lesson. Slides can also be printed off and turned into a display for the classroom or corridor. Whole school literacy focus? Why not get your students to photograph mistakes on their phones for homework? Another version with these 23 slides and another 55 slides available for £3.00 in my shop. All photographs are author's own.
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Just to help with the first day back- a practical lesson or two- to help relieve the sense of dread!

Just to help with the first day back- a practical lesson or two- to help relieve the sense of dread!

Power point to help you on the first day back. A number of quizzes, real life literacy mistakes, competitions, tasks and a few ground rules to establish you new classes. A main writing to describe task, including examples, model responses, criteria, sentence starters and stem sentences. Several tasks help to inform your planning...don't know what a topic sentence is? Then back to the drawing board! Don't know how to use the semi-colon correctly? Then you had better explain. Get to know your class better...suitable for 7s, 8s and perhaps weaker 9s and 10s. Of course, certain elements could be used as starters or one-off tasks, to help with other classes and lessons. I've even been more than a little inspirational! All photos are author's own.
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Writing to describe: describe a sunrise or sunset.

Writing to describe: describe a sunrise or sunset.

Starter: various power point slides to help you inspire your students to undertake descriptive writing. Power point offered contains a number of photographic slides, an inspiring idea or two, "GCSE criteria", discussion points for oral work, and stem sentences to encourage your students to write -with fire and skill! Resource to be employed to help your yr.9s and KS 4 students get to grips with capturing that moment...descriptively. The original idea inspiring this starter was to make descriptive writing - for the first time? - as accessible as possible. "Even you could make these work Mary!" All photographs are author's own (sic).
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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.
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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 - 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?
burfo
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 - 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?
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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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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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