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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.
Explanation model text - how do I care for a pet dog?
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Explanation model text - how do I care for a pet dog?

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Explanation writing model / example / WAGOLL text “How do I care for a pet dog?” Includes introductory paragraph, sequenced paragraphs and a conclusion. Use as a model text and children can then follow up with writing their own version for a different pet. A planning grid for this is also included. Text includes conjunctions, sequencing openers and technical vocabulary Could also be used for Instruction writing.
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).
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.
Short Story based on The Hodgeheg
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Short Story based on The Hodgeheg

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A model text / example text / WAGOLL. Short story following a five party story mountain - opening, build up, problem, solution, ending. The story is based on the opening of The Hodgeheg, but using a different character (a young duck). It includes a lot of similar sentence structure and phrasing, but is possible for KS2 children to replicate. Includes: Paragraphs A wide range of sentence openers (including adverbs, fronted adverbials and action verbs) Emotion, comma sentences Range of sentence types, including complex and compound sentences, relative clauses and short sentences for effect Speech Repetition of phrases for effect
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
Full biography of Queen Victoria - model text/example text
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Full biography of Queen Victoria - model text/example text

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Biography of Queen Victoria Synopsis, early life, life as a young queen, later life and legacy covered in paragraphs, with relevant subtitles. Grammar focus - embedded relative clauses and sentence openers (fronted adverbials included) Three versions included - the original and then two with the different grammar focuses highlighted. Editable in order to allow you to add images.
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.
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.
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.
Argument for nuclear power Talk 4 Writing picture map
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Argument for nuclear power Talk 4 Writing picture map

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A persuasive paragraph arguing for the use of nuclear power. Each word has been matched to a picture or symbol in the Talk 4 Writing style. This activity is great for visual learners when familiarizing them with a text and can also be used in the innovation phase of a Talk 4 Writing lesson.
Short stories based on Where The Wild Things Are (model text)
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Short stories based on Where The Wild Things Are (model text)

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This is a short story based on Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. The original story is great for stories in imaginary settings, but doesn’t involve much in the way of punctuation. This story is 1 A4 side, so perfect for a model text or WAGOLL. It takes the story of Max and uses lots of the phrases from the story but adapts it. This time, Max argues with his brother, which is why he is sent to his room. A mountain grows in his room, which he climbs and then finds the Wild Things. Instead of making him a king, they throw him in prison. Will Max escape? Language features include: fronted adverbials, 2ED sentences, adjectives and adverbs, use of speech, Suitable for KS2
Biography of Queen Victoria (model text)
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Biography of Queen Victoria (model text)

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A full biography of Queen Victoria, covering early life, life as a young queen, later life and legacy. Biography format including synopsis, subheadings, past tense and formal tone. Also includes examples of embedded relative clauses and fronted adverbials. Editable version.