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English Example Texts

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.
Lighting it up workbook

Lighting it up workbook

A workbook to make a nightlight for a child. Prints easily onto A4 to create a back-to-back A5 booklet. Design Technology key stage 2 project It includes all of the following stages: Product investigation Success criteria to evaluate Planning the nightligh Designing a circuit Product evaluation and self-assessment Can be adapted to suit a different light project
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Measuring snozzcumbers activity

Measuring snozzcumbers activity

A worksheet with drawing of snozzcumbers from Roald Dahl’s The BFG. Students can measure the snozzcumbers to rehearse their measuring skills with a ruler. Answers are in cm and mm.
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Correcting the BFG's grammar

Correcting the BFG's grammar

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.
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Roald Dahl measuring activity

Roald Dahl measuring activity

Worksheet to practise accurate measuring. Drawings of objects from Roald Dahl books - the BFG’s table and Boggis’ chicken house. Each side is labelled - students should use this to accurately measure and draw their own versions.
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WW1 kit list Maths problems

WW1 kit list Maths problems

Three differentiated Maths problem solving worksheets about the kit list required for WW1 soldiers. The majority of the problems are addition and subtraction based.
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Causes of WW1 diamond 9 activity

Causes of WW1 diamond 9 activity

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
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Women during World War Two

Women during World War Two

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.
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Nuclear power balanced arguments

Nuclear power balanced arguments

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
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Argument against nuclear power Talk 4 Writing picture map

Argument against nuclear power Talk 4 Writing picture map

A persuasive paragraph arguing against 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.
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Argument for nuclear power Talk 4 Writing picture map

Argument for nuclear power Talk 4 Writing picture map

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.
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Persuasive model text - best vegetable

Persuasive model text - best vegetable

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.
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Francis Drake diary model text

Francis Drake diary model text

Model text / example text / WAGOLL A diary entry written “by Francis Drake” as he finally discovers land aboard the Golden Hind.
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World War Two play script

World War Two play script

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.
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