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My shop provides resources to help support the teaching of reading, writing and speaking and listening at primary level. I am an educational author and an experienced primary school teacher. I aim to produce flexible, adaptable, easy to use resources which meet the requirements of the national curriculum and help pupils to develop their literacy skills.

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My shop provides resources to help support the teaching of reading, writing and speaking and listening at primary level. I am an educational author and an experienced primary school teacher. I aim to produce flexible, adaptable, easy to use resources which meet the requirements of the national curriculum and help pupils to develop their literacy skills.
EAL Starter Pack 1: School

EAL Starter Pack 1: School

This pack contains a selection of EAL resources suitable for newly arrived KS1 and KS2 pupils with little or no English. The focus for this pack is to help EAL beginners to learn key vocabulary associated with school. The pack almost 50 worksheets with activities linked to more than 60 words. Activities include: Handwriting Drawing Matching pictures and words Multiple choice Simple sentence work The pack also contains a pupil information sheet, a phonics check sheet, pictures of all the referenced vocabulary (which could be enlarged and made into flashcards) and an assessment sheet to help monitor pupil's understanding. The pack is designed to be used flexibly. Teachers can select worksheets as needed to support EAL lessons. Alternatively, teachers could combine all the sheets in the pack to create a workbook of materials which would allow newly arrived EAL learners to work fairly independently with some teacher support and guidance.
karenmoncrieffe
EAL Starter Pack 2: Home

EAL Starter Pack 2: Home

This pack contains a selection of EAL resources suitable for newly arrived KS1 and KS2 pupils with little or no English. The focus for this pack is to help EAL beginners to learn key vocabulary associated with home. The pack almost 50 worksheets with activities linked to more than 60 words. Activities include: Handwriting Drawing Matching pictures and words Multiple choice Simple sentence work The pack also contains a pupil information sheet, a phonics check sheet, pictures of all the referenced vocabulary (which could be enlarged and made into flashcards) and an assessment sheet to help monitor pupil's understanding. The pack is designed to be used flexibly. Teachers can select worksheets as needed to support EAL lessons. Alternatively, teachers could combine all the sheets in the pack to create a workbook of materials which would allow newly arrived EAL learners to work fairly independently with some teacher support and guidance.
karenmoncrieffe
EAL Starter Pack 3: Out and About

EAL Starter Pack 3: Out and About

This pack contains a selection of EAL resources suitable for newly arrived KS1 and KS2 pupils with little or no English. The focus for this pack is to help EAL beginners to learn key vocabulary.The pack approximately 50 worksheets with activities linked to more than 60 words. Activities include: Handwriting Drawing Matching pictures and words Multiple choice Simple sentence work The pack also contains a pupil information sheet, a phonics check sheet, pictures of all the referenced vocabulary (which could be enlarged and made into flashcards) and an assessment sheet to help monitor pupil's understanding. The pack is designed to be used flexibly. Teachers can select worksheets as needed to support EAL lessons. Alternatively, teachers could combine all the sheets in the pack to create a workbook of materials which would allow newly arrived EAL learners to work fairly independently with some teacher support and guidance.
karenmoncrieffe
Year 2 SPAG PPT: Subordination and Co-ordination

Year 2 SPAG PPT: Subordination and Co-ordination

A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 2 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand subordination (using when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (using or, and, but). The PPT contains a variety of examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
karenmoncrieffe
Year 2 SPAG PPT: Expanded noun phrases

Year 2 SPAG PPT: Expanded noun phrases

A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 2 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand the use of expanded noun phrases for description and specification. The PPT contains explanation, examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
karenmoncrieffe
Year 1 SPAG PPT Bundle

Year 1 SPAG PPT Bundle

A pack of eight PowerPoints linked to the specific national curriculum objectives for year 1 vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. Each PowerPoint contains content which could cover one or two lessons. PowerPoints include: • Explanations of terminology • Texts containing examples linked to vocabulary, grammar or punctuation objectives. • Exercises for pupils to complete. • Opportunities for pupils to discuss and reflect on what they have learnt.
karenmoncrieffe
Year 1 PPT Lesson: Demarcating sentences

Year 1 PPT Lesson: Demarcating sentences

A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 1 punctuation objective requiring that pupils be introduced to capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences. The PPT contains explanation, examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
karenmoncrieffe
Year 1 SPAG PPT Lesson: The un- prefix

Year 1 SPAG PPT Lesson: The un- prefix

A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 1 word objective requiring pupils to understand how the prefix un– changes the meaning of verbs and adjectives. The PPT contains explanation, examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
karenmoncrieffe
Overheard on a Saltmarsh: PPT, poem and worksheets

Overheard on a Saltmarsh: PPT, poem and worksheets

Ideas for using the poem 'Overheard on a Saltmarsh’ by Harold Monro with KS2 pupils. Ideal for teachers exploring classic poetry with their pupils. Great for whole class guided reading sessions. The content is suitable for one or two lessons. The resource contains: A useful PPT which contains: the poem; supporting visual images; background information about the poem and the poet; ideas for independent work, discussion and follow-up activities. A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to make annotations or highlight. Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains a straightforward literal task and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains tasks linked to the poet’s use of language, prediction and writing in the style of the poet.
karenmoncrieffe
Year 6 SPAG Bundle

Year 6 SPAG Bundle

A pack of nine PowerPoints linked to the specific national curriculum objectives for year 6 vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. Each PowerPoint contains a whole lesson which includes: an explanation of the terminology a text containing examples linked to the vocabulary, grammar or punctuation objective. an exercise for pupils to complete. opportunities for pupils to discuss and reflect on what they have learnt.
karenmoncrieffe
Year 6 SPAG PPT: Layout Devices

Year 6 SPAG PPT: Layout Devices

A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 6 text objective requiring pupils to understand the use of layout devices. The PPT contains explanation, examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
karenmoncrieffe
Year 6 PPT: Cohesive devices

Year 6 PPT: Cohesive devices

A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 6 text objective requiring pupils to understand how ideas may be linked across paragraphs using a range of cohesive devices. The PPT contains explanation, examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
karenmoncrieffe
EAL Flashcards: School

EAL Flashcards: School

A set of flashcards containing vocabulary linked to school. Suitable for newly arrived pupils who are in the beginning stages of learning English as a second language.This flashcard set can be used to help pupils memorise over 60 key words. To increase versatility, the set contains separate cards featuring both pictures and words. Cards are colour coded enabling them to be organised into sets. Pages containing empty 2 by 2 grids are included which can be used to help organise flashcards for a fun game of bingo.
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Year 6 SPAG PPT: Formal and Informal Sentence Structure

Year 6 SPAG PPT: Formal and Informal Sentence Structure

A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 6 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand the difference between structures typical of informal speech and structures appropriate for formal speech and writing [for example, the use of subjunctive forms and question tags). The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
karenmoncrieffe
Year 6 PPT: Synonyms and Antonyms

Year 6 PPT: Synonyms and Antonyms

A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 6 word objective requiring pupils to understand how words are related by meaning as synonyms and antonyms. The PPT contains explanation, examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
karenmoncrieffe
Year 6 SPAG PPT: Formal and Informal Vocabulary

Year 6 SPAG PPT: Formal and Informal Vocabulary

A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 6 word objective requiring pupils to understand the difference between vocabulary typical of informal speech and vocabulary appropriate for formal speech and writing. The PPT contains explanation, examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
karenmoncrieffe