Hero image

Primary Texts

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.

96Uploads

245k+Views

375k+Downloads

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.
Year 5 SPAG PPT: Parenthesis
karenmoncrieffe

Year 5 SPAG PPT: Parenthesis

(0)
A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 5 punctuation objective requiring pupils to explore the use of ‘brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 6 PPT: Cohesive devices
karenmoncrieffe

Year 6 PPT: Cohesive devices

(0)
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.
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae: PPT, poem and worksheets
karenmoncrieffe

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae: PPT, poem and worksheets

(0)
Ideas for using the poem 'In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae with KS2 pupils. Ideal for teachers exploring classic poetry with their pupils or studying Remembrance Day. Great for whole class guided reading sessions or topic work linked to World War One. The content is suitable for one or two lessons. The PPT could easily be adapted for use in an assembly. 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 exploring viewpoint, the poet’s use of language and finding evidence.
EAL Starter Pack 1: School
karenmoncrieffe

EAL Starter Pack 1: School

(1)
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.
EAL Starter Pack 2: Home
karenmoncrieffe

EAL Starter Pack 2: Home

(1)
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.
In the Dark, Dark Woods: PPT, poem and worksheets
karenmoncrieffe

In the Dark, Dark Woods: PPT, poem and worksheets

(0)
Ideas for using the traditional poem ‘In the Dark, Dark Wood’ with KS1 pupils. This fun spooky poem is ideal for teachers exploring scary poetry with their pupils. Great for Halloween! Useful for whole class guided reading sessions, literacy lessons or topic work. 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; 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 task to explore pupils’ basic understanding and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains tasks linked to language and expressing opinion.
Year 3 SPAG: Conjunctions of time, place and cause
karenmoncrieffe

Year 3 SPAG: Conjunctions of time, place and cause

(0)
A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand ‘expressing time, place and cause using conjunctions’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 5 SPAG PPT: Cohesion
karenmoncrieffe

Year 5 SPAG PPT: Cohesion

(0)
A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 5 text objective requiring pupils to explore the use of ‘devices to build cohesion within a paragraph’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 5 SPAG PPT: Relative Clauses
karenmoncrieffe

Year 5 SPAG PPT: Relative Clauses

(0)
A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 5 sentence objective requiring pupils to explore the use of relative clauses. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 6 PPT: Synonyms and Antonyms
karenmoncrieffe

Year 6 PPT: Synonyms and Antonyms

(0)
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.
Year 3 SPAG: Prepositions of time, place and cause
karenmoncrieffe

Year 3 SPAG: Prepositions of time, place and cause

(0)
A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand ‘Expressing time, place and cause using prepositions’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Guided Reading Resources - non fiction
karenmoncrieffe

Guided Reading Resources - non fiction

(3)
A bank of generic questions which link to the assessment focuses for reading, plus a poster explaining the AFs in child speak and a reading record sheet. For more free resources see my website www.primarytexts.co.uk.
Vocabulary Word Mats
karenmoncrieffe

Vocabulary Word Mats

(1)
Word mats containing a selection of vocabulary organized into categories. The mats could be laminated and given to individual students to support fiction/non-fiction writing and encourage the use of adventurous vocabulary.
Year 4 SPAG Bundle
karenmoncrieffe

Year 4 SPAG Bundle

9 Resources
A pack of nine Power Points linked to the specific national curriculum objectives for year 4 vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. Each Power Point contains: * an explanation of the terminology * a text containing examples linked to the vocabulary, grammar or punctuation objective. * a short exercise for pupils to complete. * opportunities for pupils to discuss and reflect on what they have learnt.
Eal Starter Pack Bundle
karenmoncrieffe

Eal Starter Pack Bundle

3 Resources
Three packs containing a selection of worksheets to help familiarise new English learners pupils with over 150 key words. Packs include vocabulary linked to school, home and the environment. Over 100 worksheets included!
The Lake Isle of Innisfree: PPT, poem and worksheets
karenmoncrieffe

The Lake Isle of Innisfree: PPT, poem and worksheets

(0)
Ideas for using the poem 'The Lake of Innisfree' by W.B. Yeats with KS2 pupils. Ideal for teachers studying classic poetry with their pupils or looking for a poem involving contrasting locations. The content is suitable for one or two lessons. The resource contains: * A useful PPT which contains: the poem; an accompanying glossary; 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 questions linked to the author's opinion and use of language.
Daffodils by William Wordsworth: PPT, poem and worksheets
karenmoncrieffe

Daffodils by William Wordsworth: PPT, poem and worksheets

(0)
Ideas for using the poem 'Daffodils' by William Wordsworth with KS2 pupils. Ideal for teachers studying classic poetry with their pupils or looking for a spring poem. The content is suitable for one or two lessons. The resource contains: * A useful PPT which contains: the poem; an accompanying glossary; 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 questions linked to the author's opinion and use of language.
The Tyger:  PPT, poem and worksheets for KS2
karenmoncrieffe

The Tyger: PPT, poem and worksheets for KS2

(0)
Ideas for using the poem 'The Tyger' by William Blake with KS2 pupils. Ideal for teachers studying classic poetry with their pupils. The content is suitable for one or two lessons. The resource contains: * A useful PPT which contains: the poem; an accompanying glossary; background information about the poem and the poet; ideas for independent work, discussion questions 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 questions linked to the poet's use of language and requires pupils to express their opinion.