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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...

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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...
Teaching inference?
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Teaching inference?

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(Power point presentation includes a starter focusing on modal verbs and the agreement between words.) Whole group questions that can be undertaken orally or as a written response on whiteboards/ or in the back of books. A number of tasks for the students to have fun and to really think about how inference works for the writer and why it is a useful tool in the writer's tool box! So if they can use inference they will begin to see how writers , poets and playwrights use inference....this can only make our jobs easier! This resource has worked well with ks3 and yes lower ability ks4 students. (I was observed earlier in the year and this ppt was singled out for specific praise.) (Contains model examples written by myself and a yr. 7 student.)
Literacy quiz - a whole lesson's worth - with answers.  Ideal for the end of term!
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Literacy quiz - a whole lesson's worth - with answers. Ideal for the end of term!

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

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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.
SPaG alert-  teach your students how to use a variety of punctuation...for greater effect!
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SPaG alert- teach your students how to use a variety of punctuation...for greater effect!

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FIVE PRESENTATIONS to encourage your students - both ks3 and ks4 - to experiment with a greater variety of punctuation. Five presentations focusing on the single dash, paired dashes, comma bracketing, the semi-colon and the colon: for greater effect. Offering student-friendly definitions, examples, sentence starters and extension work. If your students can write using more sophisticated punctuation in year7- just what could they achieve? - in their GCSEs and adult life? Obviously, you could use the presentations as starters or in the main development of your lesson plans. You can also return to the presentations time and time again!
Images of real life literacy mistakes: 3 of 3 - spag alert!
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Images of real life literacy mistakes: 3 of 3 - spag alert!

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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.
Writing to describe for nature lovers: x4 whole lessons to get them started! (KS3/KS4)
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Writing to describe for nature lovers: x4 whole lessons to get them started! (KS3/KS4)

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Power point presentations for nature lovers. Presentations will include a series of photographic images, brainstorming ideas and model paragraphs to act as a stimulus for your students; ppts will inspire your students to think carefully about their creative writing. I have employed with ks3 and KS4 students. With discussion points and sentence starters to ensure you galvanise even the most challenged of students. There is a slide for the criteria to remind your students how to impress both you and the exam board. Why not employ the ppt over a number of lessons and ensure the students take some pride in their writing? Make sure they read their work aloud, so they learn from each other! 1) Swan feeding time. 2) A barn owl hunting 3) A walk around the lakes. 4) A winter's morning. Images and model paragraphs are author's own.
Narrative writing...made just that litte bit more accessible..."a start, a muddle and an end!"
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Narrative writing...made just that litte bit more accessible..."a start, a muddle and an end!"

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Various power point presentations included that will allow your students a spingboard to write their own creative stories: for an end of term assessment or coursework perhaps? Ppts to include "photographic stories" to galvanise their imaginations,narrative ideas for their stories, sentence starters, model paragraphs, planning techniques, structural devices and task specific criteria. Not only have these sold well in the past but I know from personal experience that they work. All ppts can be used over a period of two or three lessons. To include: 1) How doe this exciting car chase/crash end? (ks4/stronger ks3) 2) Just what have Molly and Gerry been up to? Fun in the neighbourhood! (ks3) 3) Using a famous artist's work- who is following whom? - for what reason? (ks3/weaker ks4) I have included three presentations for "mini sagas" that can be used as warm-up sessions/ writing workshops or even starters if you are feeling ambitious? "Now, starting at the start and beginning at the beginning, as I so often do, the best place to be is down by the fire with the storyteller..." All images, sentence starters and model responses are author's own.
Descriptive writing: Just a carrot or a popular orange vegetable?
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Descriptive writing: Just a carrot or a popular orange vegetable?

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(All images are author's own) Encourage your students to describe, capture and elucidate that moment in time. To include photographic "stories" to help even the most unimaginative students; I know because I have used the resources with my most challenging students. Resources include: Match day, country walks, building sites(sic) a winter's day, motorbike work shops and fishing in the lakes! Resources include, ideas banks, help with planning, sentence starters, model paragraphs, appealing to the senses and criteria to aid understanding and help with progression.
Start of term literacy/English language quiz... with answers and model paragraphs. All new!
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Start of term literacy/English language quiz... with answers and model paragraphs. All new!

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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.
Comparing and contrasting for the unconvinced...
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Comparing and contrasting for the unconvinced...

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Struggling to get your students to learn not only the difference between contrasting and comparing but getting them to apply the particular skill? Then starting off visually may be the answer! Included presentations help the students to spot the difference/similarities between photographic images and then to transfer these skills to extracts of literature. All valuable skills that teachers of English can appreciate... *Included is a top seller of mine focusing on inference - another valuable skill required in English! For both ks3 and Ks4. All images are author's own.
Writing to describe - for those that want to work with engines.
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Writing to describe - for those that want to work with engines.

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Task: Describe a day at the local garage. Photographic narrative, with criteria crib sheet, example paragraphs and model answers. I have no wish to be gender specific - but I have a group of lads that have loved this resource. This resource will help your classes produce a piece of coursework with the minimum of effort. Other similar format presentations are available - focusing on accessible subjects and themes - from scenic walks in the countryside to match day at Old Trafford. Author owns copyright on all images.
Comma- bracketing for the unsure!
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Comma- bracketing for the unsure!

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Presentation to offer slides with definitions, examples, sentence starters and extension work. Give your students a head-start in the Spag stakes!
Starters, quizzes, competitions and real-life literacy mistakes...
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Starters, quizzes, competitions and real-life literacy mistakes...

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

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

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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.
Real life literacy mistakes #2 - a useful starter.
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Real life literacy mistakes #2 - a useful starter.

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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.