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
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!
burfo
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.
burfo
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).
burfo
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 - "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?
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?
burfo
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 - 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,
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
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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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
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? -  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
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.
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.
burfo
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