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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.

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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.
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.
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.
WW2 Air Raid Shelters comparison activity
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WW2 Air Raid Shelters comparison activity

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A table for comparing Anderson shelters, Morrison shelters and Public shelters like London Underground stations. A great task to set for homework (research can easily be done on the Primary Homework Help page on WW2 shelters).
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.
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.
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.
Women during World War Two
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Women during World War Two

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A worksheet to compare the role of women before and after WW2, to encourage students to think about the way women dressed and their daily lives.
Nuclear power balanced arguments
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Nuclear power balanced arguments

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A series of lesson plans and resources for a unit on balanced arguments, based on nuclear power. This plan takes a Talk 4 Writing approach, using a quality example text that is studied through creating actions and using picture maps. Over four lessons, the students will study the introduction, initial paragraph and contrasting paragraph of a balanced argument about nuclear power and will learn to how to write their own version about solar power. This pack contains the following: A detailed lesson plan including differentiation for four lessons introducing balanced arguments A high-quality example text including the introduction, initial paragraph and contrasting paragraph Picture text maps for the initial paragraph and contrasting paragraph Worksheets to accompany lessons where needed Suitable for upper Key Stage 2