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I am an English Coordinator in an international school. I specialise in high quality example texts featuring carefully constructed success criteria.

I am an English Coordinator in an international school. I specialise in high quality example texts featuring carefully constructed success criteria.
Biography of Sgt Stubby example/model text
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Biography of Sgt Stubby example/model text

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WAGOLL / example text / model text of a biography. The subject is Sgt Stubby, who was a popular mascot during WWI. Features of the text include: Past tense, chronological order, fronted adverbials, use of brackets and semi-colons, conjunctions
WW1 kit list Maths problems
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WW1 kit list Maths problems

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Three differentiated Maths problem solving worksheets about the kit list required for WW1 soldiers. The majority of the problems are addition and subtraction based.
Persuasive model text - best vegetable
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Persuasive model text - best vegetable

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A great resource for persuasive writing linked to healthy eating. This high-quality model text argues that cauliflower is the best fruit or vegetable, using a range of persuasive writing techniques. Once the example text has been studied, students can use the structure to write their own version, arguing for their favourite fruit or vegetable.
Wind power persuasive model/example text
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Wind power persuasive model/example text

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A persuasive text discussing the benefits of wind power that can be used as a WAGOLL / model text / example text. Includes introduction, persuasive sentence openers, use of colons, rhetorical questions, statistics and a contrasting paragraph at the end.
How does the respiratory system work? Explanation model text
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How does the respiratory system work? Explanation model text

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This is a WAGOLL / example text / model text that explains how the respiratory system works. It includes sequential paragraphing, fronted adverbials, causal conjunctions and an introductory and summary paragraph. As a follow up, my learners used the structure to write an explanation of a different body system.
Adding adverbial phrases to an explanation text
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Adding adverbial phrases to an explanation text

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This is an explanation text about how rainbows form with all of the adverbial phrases blanked out. Use as a cloze procedure activity to encourage students to think about the most appropriate fronted adverbial to fill the blank.
Correcting the BFG's grammar
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Correcting the BFG's grammar

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Short sentences written in the style of Roald Dahl’s the BFG with grammatical errors (e.g. “I is hungry”) Two differentiated levels for students to correct.
Explanation model text - What does an optometrist do?
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Explanation model text - What does an optometrist do?

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Use this as a WAGOLL / model text / example text. It is an explanation text titled "What does an optometrist do?" Features include: introductory and summary paragraph, questions as heading and subheadings, a list, fronted adverbials. As a follow up, my students researched a job they were interested in and wrote their own explanation texts about that.
Biography synopses active reading
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Biography synopses active reading

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Introduce the elements of what makes a good introduction / synopsis for a biography with this activity. The children should read each synopsis of the mystery celebrities (ranging from Ed Sheeran and Ronaldo to Mozart). Some are very detailed and accurate; some are very deliberately very vague. Use this activity to discuss what made a GOOD synopsis and create meaningful success criteria with you class. Includes 7 mystery synopses, a guess sheet and the answers.
2014 NC reading skills tracker for Years 5 and 6
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2014 NC reading skills tracker for Years 5 and 6

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All of the skills from the 2014 NC reading programme of study divided into Emerging, Expected and Exceeding bands for Upper Key Stage 2. The skills are spread across six themes. Perfect for tracking Guided Reading or for assessing reading skills.
2014 Reading curriculum skills tracker Years 3 and 4
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2014 Reading curriculum skills tracker Years 3 and 4

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All of the skills from the 2014 NC reading programme of study divided into Emerging, Expected and Exceeding bands for Lower Key Stage 2. The skills are spread across six themes. Perfect for tracking Guided Reading or for assessing reading skills.
World War Two play script
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World War Two play script

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This is an original play script written for Key Stage 2 but could also be used in Key Stage 3. There are speaking parts for at least 25 children, as well as non-speaking parts, but extra speaking roles can easily be added. There are recommendations for suitable songs to go with each scene, although these would need to be bought/downloaded separately. It is based on four modern day school children who go back in time to discover more about life during the war. It includes scenes about evacuation, rationing, the homeguard and other aspects of everyday life.
Causes of WW1 diamond 9 activity
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Causes of WW1 diamond 9 activity

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Nine different causes of WW1 The purpose of the activity is to facilitate discussion about which were the most important causes by creating a 'diamond 9’ There is no “right answer” - the aim is to debate as much as possible