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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 5 SPAG PPT: Cohesion

Year 5 SPAG PPT: Cohesion

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.
karenmoncrieffe
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 Bundle

Eal Starter Pack Bundle

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!
karenmoncrieffe
Year 5 SPAG PPT: Parenthesis

Year 5 SPAG PPT: Parenthesis

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.
karenmoncrieffe
The Lake Isle of Innisfree: PPT, poem and worksheets

The Lake Isle of Innisfree: PPT, poem and worksheets

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.
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 4 SPAG PPT lesson: Expanded Noun Phrases

Year 4 SPAG PPT lesson: Expanded Noun Phrases

A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 4 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand ‘noun phrases expanded by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and preposition phrases.’ The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
karenmoncrieffe
Describe the Picture Sentence Builder Pack

Describe the Picture Sentence Builder Pack

* Contains 20 worksheets each featuring a picture and phrases to help pupils form sentences. * Ideal for EAL pupils who are ready to begin writing first sentences. * Also suitable for early / SEN writers requiring structured support with sentence building.
karenmoncrieffe
Year 4 SPAG Bundle

Year 4 SPAG Bundle

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.
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
Year 3 SPAG: Prepositions of time, place and cause

Year 3 SPAG: Prepositions of time, place and cause

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.
karenmoncrieffe
The Tyger:  PPT, poem and worksheets for KS2

The Tyger: PPT, poem and worksheets for KS2

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.
karenmoncrieffe
Guided Reading Resources - non fiction

Guided Reading Resources - non fiction

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.
karenmoncrieffe
Daffodils by William Wordsworth: PPT, poem and worksheets

Daffodils by William Wordsworth: PPT, poem and worksheets

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.
karenmoncrieffe
Year 3 SPAG PPT:  Adverbs of time, place and cause

Year 3 SPAG PPT: Adverbs of time, place and cause

A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand ‘expressing time, place and cause using adverbs. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
karenmoncrieffe
Vocabulary Word Mats

Vocabulary Word Mats

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.
karenmoncrieffe
Leisure by W.H.Davies: PPT, poem and worksheets

Leisure by W.H.Davies: PPT, poem and worksheets

Ideas for using the poem 'Leisure’ by W.H.Davies with KS2 pupils. Ideal for teachers studying classic poetry with their pupils or exploring poetry about nature. 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 exploring the poet's use of language and opinion.
karenmoncrieffe
Year 5 SPAG Bundle

Year 5 SPAG Bundle

A pack of eight Power Points linked to the specific national curriculum objectives for year 5 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.
karenmoncrieffe
Guided Reading Resources - fiction

Guided Reading Resources - fiction

A bank of generic questions linked 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
karenmoncrieffe