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

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

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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?
Real life literacy mistakes for the students to spot:88 mistakes &  answers! (15/3/2017)
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Real life literacy mistakes for the students to spot:88 mistakes & answers! (15/3/2017)

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Now includes 88 photographs (10 new slides added 15/3/17) 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! Useful starters 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 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? * 10 new slides added on 15/3/2017. By encouraging students to spot adult's literacy mistakes they might start noticing their own! Copyright: all images are the author's own.
Descriptive writing : bring match day alive!
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Descriptive writing : bring match day alive!

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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!
Narrative writing: ks3... "Who let the dogs out?"
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Narrative writing: ks3... "Who let the dogs out?"

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A narrative writing exercise - for a series of lessons ? - based on a photo-story presentation. Includes your own furry characters, sentence starters, model openings and discussion points. Has worked particularly well with weak 7s and 8s. Inspire their imaginations... All images are sadly my own.
Writing to describe...a very different approach! (KS3 & KS4)
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Writing to describe...a very different approach! (KS3 & KS4)

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Each power point presentation will focus on a certain topic or subject and include a photographic "story", model paragraphs, points to debate, planning ideas, sentence starters and specific criteria to impress. Suitable for ks3 and ks4. Some of the ppts may be "gender specific" but experience has shown that they work with mixed gender classes! Each ppt can be taught over two or three lessons. * Make sure your students read their work out, share their descriptions and observations and please ensure they..."avoid clichés like the plague." (ALL images, model paragraphs and sentence starters are the author's own.) 1) A day in the motorbike workshop. 2) Match day at a premiership game. 3) The building site. 4) The English countryside at its best. Want an idea for a starter? Select an exciting image (landscapes work well) and describe it to your students - who have to draw said image without asking any questions - of course the drawing produced will not really reflect the image chosen...the lesson being that the students appreciate the value of writing to describe in specific detail. Teach them to be exact with their adjectives, imagery, literary techniques used, oh, and their adverbs...
End of term quizzes and activities - to help you make it to the end
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End of term quizzes and activities - to help you make it to the end

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Two end of term PPT quizzes: photographic real life literacy mistakes to spot , grammatical errors to correct, poetic conundrums, correct use of there, their or they're? Unscramble Shakespearian characters, word games, general knowledge quizzes, extension tasks focusing on inference, mini sagas and the greatest horror opening ever! Two whole lessons worth. Of course you can also use the slides as one off starters for your lessons. PPT focusing on inference. A one off lesson with model paragraphs, ideas, discussion points and criteria to improve. Enjoy the holiday when it arrives!
SPaG alert! Teach your students how to use a variety of punctuation marks...properly!
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SPaG alert! Teach your students how to use a variety of punctuation marks...properly!

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x5 ppts to help your students - all levels - to gain confidence using punctuation to aid both understanding and to impress upon them to think about having a greater impact on their readers. With stem sentences, model answers and more... Employ as starters for your lessons or as refresher resources to return to...time and time...again!
Narrative writing for all: overcoming the start, muddle and end conundrum.
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Narrative writing for all: overcoming the start, muddle and end conundrum.

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Powerpoints focusing on story writing - to include "getting started", discussion points, help with planning, photomontage stories to help with idea generating, model paragraphs and techniques to help impress the reader/examiner. To include ppts looking at the mini saga to help build confidence and writing stamina - useful as starters and fun activities The photomontage resources could easily be employed to produce a GCSE level narrative in readiness for the exams (I know...I know...) Powerpoints include, model writing and criteria for ease of understanding and progression. All images are author's own.
Just to help with the first day back- a practical lesson or two- to help relieve the sense of dread!
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Just to help with the first day back- a practical lesson or two- to help relieve the sense of dread!

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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.
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.
Writing to describe: A day at the breaker's yard...
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Writing to describe: A day at the breaker's yard...

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A photo- story of day at a breaker's yard. Unique and esoteric. A slide show of sculptural cars discarded and neglected but still with a "story" to tell. Powerpoint contains a number of photographic slides, an inspiring starter, criteria, discussion points for oral work, examples & model paragraphs 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. Worked a treat with my "bottom set group" (why does everyone insist on calling them that?) - I've included challenging and urbane language - to encourage my students to experiment with a more sophisticated argot. How are they going to improve otherwise Mary? All images are author's own.
Describe a day at the seaside, encourage your students to experiment...all images are author's own!
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Describe a day at the seaside, encourage your students to experiment...all images are author's own!

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A "photo- story" of time spent at the seaside. Accessible and thought provoking. Some rather obvious images and some more dramatic ones so the students have the opportunity to describe a warm summer's day or a wild wind lashed coast. Powerpoint contains a number of photographic slides, an inspiring starter, criteria, opportunity to get them out of their seats, discussion points for oral work, 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 will your students to achieve. Worked a treat with my "bottom set group" (why does everyone insist on calling them that?) - I've included challenging and urbane language - to encourage my students to experiment with a more sophisticated language. All images are author's own.
Writing to describe: A day in the life of a builder, appealing to the senses....
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Writing to describe: A day in the life of a builder, appealing to the senses....

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A photo- story of a day in a builder's life. Quirky and idiosyncratic. A slide show of a house stripped and gutted but with the capacity to fire the imaginations of those that want to work with their hands. Powerpoint contains a number of photographic slides, a starter, criteria, discussion points for oral work, examples & model paragraphs 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. Worked a treat with my "bottom set group" (why does everyone insist on calling them that?) - I've included challenging and urbane language - to encourage my students to experiment with a more sophisticated argot. All images are author's own.
10 all new literacy mistakes for students to spot! (Great starter for that observed lesson.)
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10 all new literacy mistakes for students to spot! (Great starter for that observed lesson.)

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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.
Writing to describe - various resources to galvanise and inspire...
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Writing to describe - various resources to galvanise and inspire...

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Various power points to help you inspire your students to undertake descriptive writing. Unique and esoteric. Power points offered contain a number of photographic slides, an inspiring starter or two, GCSE criteria, discussion points for oral work, examples & model paragraphs, an opportunity to get them out of their seats and stem sentences to encourage your students to write -with fire and skill! Resources could be employed over two lessons (and homework) to ensure that your yr.9s and KS 4 students get to grips with capturing that moment...descriptively. Worked a treat with my "bottom set group" (why does everyone insist on calling them that?) - I've included challenging and urbane language - to encourage my students to experiment with a more sophisticated argot. Even you could make these work Mary! To include: 1) Capture a moment at the beach 2) The builders are in... 3) Describe the local salvage yard... All images are author's own.
Literacy gaffs - great starter  - make sure your observed lesson stands out! (24/4/17)
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Literacy gaffs - great starter - make sure your observed lesson stands out! (24/4/17)

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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.
Celebrate the every day: describe a  trip to a supermarket!
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Celebrate the every day: describe a trip to a supermarket!

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Various power point slides to help you inspire your students to undertake descriptive writing. Unique and esoteric. Power point offered contains a number of photographic slides, an inspiring starter, GCSE criteria, discussion points for oral work, examples & sample model paragraphs and stem sentences to encourage your students to write -with fire and skill! Resource could be employed over two lessons (and homework) to ensure that your yr.9s and KS 4 students get to grips with capturing that moment...descriptively. Worked a treat with my "bottom set group" (why does everyone insist on calling them that?) - I've included challenging and urbane language - to encourage my students to experiment with a more sophisticated argot. Even you could make these work Mary! Just think, not one student can say that they don't know what a super market is like. All photographs are author's own.
Romance is dead - inspire their writing - with this powerpoint!
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Romance is dead - inspire their writing - with this powerpoint!

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Can be used as a starter or for a whole lesson. Geared towards Ks3 students focusing on their creative writing. Includes photographic slides, sentence starters, stem sentences, oral work and a model 50 words story to galvanise your young charges. Works well with less able. All photos are author's own.
Contrasting made easier...both visual and literary!
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Contrasting made easier...both visual and literary!

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Whole lesson idea for improving student's contrasting skills. Starting with a number of visual stimulants and moving onto a suitable literary activity. Using two established WW1 poems ("Fall-in" and "Dulce...") for your students to contrast and analyse. Just take them through the presentation as quickly or as slowly as necessary. Includes oral work, photographic slides, stem sentences and model paragraph.) Suitable for Ks3 and weaker Ks4. Author owns copyright to all images.