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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.