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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...
Micro-novel: Creative writing made more accessible.
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Micro-novel: Creative writing made more accessible.

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Encourage your students to experiment with their writing. Galvanise them to write a 50 word mini-novel. Photographic stimuli, sentence starters, ideas bank and model micro-novels included. Why not get them to write a 100 word version as extension work. Set the task up as homework. ( Let's be honest - marking 50 words -makes life easier for all world weary teachers of English.) Other versions available. Author owns copyright on all images.
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.
Free Sampler...a little snapshot to help prove my point!
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Free Sampler...a little snapshot to help prove my point!

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Please feel free to download my sampler - I believe that the few slides offered up by TES as a taster, do not at times, do justice to my resources - hence, free access to more slides from three of my resources. All of the ppts offered have been employed in the classroom and tweaked accordingly if necessary. The writing "springboards" include marking criteria, photo-stories, examples,ideas, techniques, structural devices and planning materials. Ideal for both GCSE and KS3. ALL of the photographs 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!
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.
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.
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.
An English countryside walk: descriptive writing.
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An English countryside walk: descriptive writing.

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Presentation of inspiring slides that capture a very idyllic image of England's countryside. Images of rolling hills and undulating dales to galvanise your students into writing a descriptive piece of writing. Also, sentence starters, discussion points, model paragraphs and a criteria checklist. Has proved useful with ks3 students and less able kss4 pupils. Stephen Fry said: "That there is nothing more beautiful than nature." Which is apt, as he went to school not far from where these photos were taken, and used to steal sweets from our local post office. I have also used this presentation to great effect with inner city kids..."I ain't never seen a field Sir." All images are my own and taken in Laurie Lee's heartland.
Writing to describe: in detail describe a winter's day.
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Writing to describe: in detail describe a winter's day.

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Encourage your students to explore their ability to describe. Power Point presentation contains photographic stimuli, criteria crib sheet, model responses, discussion points and sentence starters to get you and your students started. Suitable for GCSE coursework prep or capable KS3 students. Could be employed over a lesson or two... Author owns copyright to all images.
The mini saga revisited: creative writing for the unsure.
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The mini saga revisited: creative writing for the unsure.

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All you need for a one off lesson - suitable for end of term? with all you need to achieve! Ideas, examples, model sagas, criteria and the omnipresent photographic nuggets to seduce and inspire in equal measure. Enjoy. (I dedicate this resource to Candy for her patience and sense of humour.) Author owns copyright to all images.
Micro novels: Encourage your students to write creatively.
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Micro novels: Encourage your students to write creatively.

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Encourage your students to write creatively...albeit in a small way to begin with. Presentation to include, examples,photographic inspiration to galvanize, model mini sagas, criteria, extension work and possible homework ideas? Take a spark of an idea and create a roaring blaze of enthusiasm...
Creative writing: The micro novel in full!
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Creative writing: The micro novel in full!

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Take your students through the presentation and with the aid of photographic inspirations, model stories, suggestions, discussion points and extension work your students can access - quite easily - their inner author. They become addictive...so be careful. Why not use the task for homework and create a display in your room? "Yes, yes you can illustrate them!" Author owns the copyright to all images.
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.
Descriptive writing: feed their imaginations! (C/D borderliners)
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Descriptive writing: feed their imaginations! (C/D borderliners)

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Photo montage of the local building site: with ideas, suggestions, model paragraphs, discussion points and a criteria check list to help you judge how they have done! Get them describing a situation they will understand and appreciate. Without wishing to generalize I have a group of lads that are going to love this...perhaps employ over a series of lessons? Author owns copyright to all images.
Descriptive writing: A country walk - release the inner poet!
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Descriptive writing: A country walk - release the inner poet!

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Descriptive writing for the reluctant. Using a photo montage take your students on a very British walk through our countryside without leaving their seats. To include discussion points, criteria, suggestions, sentence starters and model paragraphs throughout the presentation. They can and will achieve...employ over a series of lessons perhaps? Author owns copyright to 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!