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Here you will find high quality texts that can be used in English lessons together with worksheets, presentations and lesson ideas.

Here you will find high quality texts that can be used in English lessons together with worksheets, presentations and lesson ideas.
How dragons catch their prey - explanation example text and lesson ideas
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How dragons catch their prey - explanation example text and lesson ideas

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A bit grisly, admittedly, but my pupils relished the task of inventing methods for their dragons to catch prey! Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of an explanation with a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of explanation writing - rewrite the explanation using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write an explanation in the style of the author This text will be enjoyed by fans of 'How To Train Your Dragon', 'Eragon', 'The Hobbit' and 'Dragon Rider'.
Diary of a Superhero - example text and lesson ideas
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Diary of a Superhero - example text and lesson ideas

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Everyone loves a superhero! But what happens when they lose their powers with their evil nemesis on the loose?! Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of a diary with a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of diary writing - rewrite the diary using their own language or by borrowing phrases - extend the diary example with what happens next - write a diary in the style of the author
Why our school should keep a pet dragon - persuasive text example and lesson ideas
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Why our school should keep a pet dragon - persuasive text example and lesson ideas

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Clearly every school should have one! Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of a persuasive argument - a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of persuasive arguments - rewrite the text using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write a persuasive argument in the style of the author This text will be enjoyed by fans of ‘How To Train Your Dragon’, ‘Eragon’, ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Dragon Rider’.
Diary Word Mat
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Diary Word Mat

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Hopefully, your pupils will find this useful when writing diaries and including thoughts, feelings and informal phrases. If you need some diary examples then have a look in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/egtexts You'll find: A Diary from Mars and The Diary of a Superhero. Both texts come with presentations, lesson ideas and text analyses.
Instructions - How To Get Through a Haunted House
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Instructions - How To Get Through a Haunted House

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One of the most popular texts I have used with my pupils: what a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing.
How to care for dragon eggs - an example of 'instructions' and lesson ideas
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How to care for dragon eggs - an example of 'instructions' and lesson ideas

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My pupils loved innovating with this text and altering the instructions for how how to care for dragon eggs. Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of a set of instructions with a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of instruction writing - rewrite the instructions using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write a set of instructions in the style of the author This text will be enjoyed by fans of ‘How To Train Your Dragon’, ‘Eragon’, ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Dragon Rider’.
Dragon Writing - Instructions, Explanations and Persuasion
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Dragon Writing - Instructions, Explanations and Persuasion

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Thrilling, deadly and original text exemplars with worksheets, presentations and lesson ideas. These texts encourage pupils to talk, innovate and then write. Each resource in the bundle contains 4 resources which can be used for Big Writing and are ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL).
Formal letter from the Head of a school of magic - example text and lesson ideas
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Formal letter from the Head of a school of magic - example text and lesson ideas

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Uh oh! You’ve finally got your place at Wizard School and then you discover you’re about to be expelled! My pupils relished innovating with this text and inventing new ways to justify the expulsion! Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Pupils will love the similarity to Harry Potter and Hogwarts. Download includes: - the text of a formal letter - a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of formal letters - rewrite the letter using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write a formal letter in the style of the author
The Dandini family of inventors - an example of a non-chronological report with lesson ideas
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The Dandini family of inventors - an example of a non-chronological report with lesson ideas

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My pupils loved innovating with this exemplar text by changing all the wacky inventions of this bizarre family. Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of a non-chronological report - a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of non-chronological reports - rewrite the text using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write a non-chronological report in the style of the author These texts are probably most suited to pupils in years 5 or above.
Informal letter about a secret time machine
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Informal letter about a secret time machine

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My pupils adored the lessons based on this informal letter idea: what a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing.
Examples of diaries for lower KS2 (Halloween)
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Examples of diaries for lower KS2 (Halloween)

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Suitable for Halloween! Two examples of diaries for KS2 English lessons. WAGOLL The first text is the diary of a ghost whose house has suddenly been invaded by a new family. The second text is the diary of a witch's cat who is fed up with the hopelessness of his witch. Both diaries contain an analysis of the language features to include in the pupils' own diaries. These example texts can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of diary writing - rewrite the diaries using their own language or by borrowing phrases - extend the diary examples with what happens next - write a diary in the style of the author These diaries are probably most suited to pupils in years 3 or 4.
House Monsters - example of a non-chronological report with lesson ideas
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House Monsters - example of a non-chronological report with lesson ideas

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Be very afraid! My pupils loved inventing their own House Monsters and innovating the mischievous deeds they get up to! Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of a non-chronological report - a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of non-chronological reports - rewrite the text using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write a non-chronological report in the style of the author
Diary from Mars - example text and lesson ideas
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Diary from Mars - example text and lesson ideas

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An exciting and mysterious series of diary entries from a teenager trapped on Mars. Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of a diary with a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features. The diary is 3 pages long and is a suitable length for pupils to read multiple times and create their own versions - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of diary writing - rewrite the diary using their own language or by borrowing phrases - extend the diary example with what happens next - write a diary in the style of the author
Why we should go on a school trip to Mars - persuasive text example and lesson ideas
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Why we should go on a school trip to Mars - persuasive text example and lesson ideas

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An exciting and engaging persuasive text that requires no previous knowledge or learning. Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of a persuasive argument - a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of persuasive arguments - rewrite the text using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write a persuasive argument in the style of the author
Pirate Creative Writing Pack
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Pirate Creative Writing Pack

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Instructions, letters and non-chronological reports: what a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Text exemplars with worksheets, presentations and lesson ideas. These 4 original and exciting texts encourage pupils to talk, innovate and then write. They can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar texts are ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing.
Explanations and Instructions for Writing
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Explanations and Instructions for Writing

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Lively and original text exemplars for instruction and explanation writing with worksheets, presentations and lesson ideas. These texts encourage pupils to talk, innovate and then write. Each resource in the bundle contains 4 resources which can be used for Big Writing and are ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL).
Letters for Writing
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Letters for Writing

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Formal and informal letters. Exciting and original exemplars with worksheets, presentations and lesson ideas. These texts encourage pupils to talk, innovate and then write. Each resource in the bundle contains 4 resources which can be used for Big Writing and are ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL).
Boy, 11, survives deadly spider bite - newspaper example and lesson ideas
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Boy, 11, survives deadly spider bite - newspaper example and lesson ideas

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Exciting and original newspaper article. My pupils loved the poisonous spider bite! Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of a newspaper article - a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of newspaper articles - rewrite the text using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write a newspaper article in the style of the author These texts are probably most suited to pupils in years 5 or above.
An apology from an unruly pupil
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An apology from an unruly pupil

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This formal letter example is ideal for Year 6 pupils about to change schools. what a good one looks like (WAGOLL). This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas can be found in my TES shop. See ‘An apology from an unruly pupil’ - full pack. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/egtexts
Newspaper templates
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Newspaper templates

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Three newspaper templates. The children can write directly onto the PDF version - this has a second page. Or - they can edit directly into the Word document. The Word template contains columns rather than text boxes so the text and pictures should not leap around all over the place as the pupils edit it. Examples of newspaper stories with presentations, language analyses and lesson ideas can be found in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/egtexts