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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.
Roald Dahl measuring activity
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Roald Dahl measuring activity

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Measuring snozzcumbers activity
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Measuring snozzcumbers activity

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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.
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.
Lighting it up workbook
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Lighting it up workbook

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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
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.
Argument against nuclear power Talk 4 Writing picture map
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Argument against nuclear power Talk 4 Writing picture map

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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.
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