50 Settlers and Starters
A pack of 50 progressive activity sheets, developing students' understanding and skills, and covering such topics as:
Punctuation and Sentences - proper nouns, apostrophes, punctuation of speech, commas, sentence structure, main and subordinate clauses, embedded clauses, etc.
Spelling Outburst - consonant digraphs, vowel / consonant digraphs, split digraphs, consonant doubling, common errors such as their/ there/ they're, prefixes and suffixes, homophones etc.
Grammar Slammer - nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, modal verbs, past tense and present tense, past progressive, present progressive etc.
Vocab Lab - a new word for every lesson.
Great for settling students down at the beginning of the lesson with focused, meaningful SPaG work, building the contexts for SPaG over a period of time.
The resource also enables teachers to pick up any problems as the series progresses, and will ensure that there is a reference to clear accurate English at the beginning of every lesson.
Avoiding Common Errors
A series of twelve starter activities covering some of the most common errors that we, as teachers, see in our students' writing.
Each starter begins with an 'error' slide, where students are asked to spot the error that the slide illustrates.
There follows an explanation of the error and how to correct it, the penultimate slide in each starter unit being designed so that it can be laminated for permanent classroom display.
Each presentation is supported by activities in the accompanying workbook, for individual, pair or group work.
A series of fifteen starter activities designed to give students opportunities in experimenting with a variety of sentence forms in a variety of contexts.
For instance, students may be asked to begin sentences with adverbs, participles, imperative verbs or abstract nouns; they may be asked to use rhetorical questions, repetition or rule of three within their sentences; they may be required to write a sentence in 15-20 words, or only five words, or end the sentence with an exclamation.
Crucially though, students are asked to experiment with their sentence types in the context of different pieces of writing, such as an extract from a thriller, from a romantic novel, or a horror story; other contexts offered are advertisements, letters of complaint, diaries, reviews, instructions, etc.
Spellpics 1 and 2
This comprises 20 spelling activities that are great fun, while at the same time providing a learning structure to enable students to develop their understanding of spelling strategies.
Each activity provides 5 PowerPoint game slides - sixteen pictures linked to sixteen words focusing on different spelling rules, such as the 'i before e' rule, split digraph rule, 'tion' suffix rule, etc.
Each game is supported by an extension activity to underline and embed the learning strategy, and the final slide of each game displays the key learning points of the game, that can be laminated for classroom display.