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Primary Texts provides resources to help support the teaching of reading, writing and speaking and listening at primary level. Resources are flexible, adaptable, easy to use and meet the requirements of the National Curriculum.

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Primary Texts provides resources to help support the teaching of reading, writing and speaking and listening at primary level. Resources are flexible, adaptable, easy to use and meet the requirements of the National Curriculum.
The Tyger Poem: PPT, Worksheets and Activities for KS2
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The Tyger Poem: PPT, Worksheets and Activities for KS2

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A complete poetry lesson for KS2 based on the poem ‘The Tyger’ by William Blake. Includes a PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. Also includes guidance for two follow-up writing activities. Ideal for exploring classic poetry or as a part of a topic on rainforests or predators. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. The 14 slide PPT contains: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poem and poet • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up activities. The resource also includes: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight. • Two differentiated comprehension 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.
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae: PPT, poem and worksheets
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In Flanders Fields by John McCrae: PPT, poem and worksheets

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A complete lesson based on the poem 'In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae with PPT presentation, comprehension tasks and follow-up speaking and writing activities. Ideal for studying classic poetry, Remembrance Day or World War One. Suitable for KS2. The PPT could easily be adapted for use in an assembly. The 11 slide PPT contains: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poet and poem • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up activities. The resource also includes: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, 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.
In the Dark, Dark Wood Poem: PPT, Worksheets and Activities
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In the Dark, Dark Wood Poem: PPT, Worksheets and Activities

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A complete lesson based on the poem ‘In the Dark, Dark Wood’ with PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. This fun spooky poem is ideal for teachers exploring scary poetry with their pupils. Great for Halloween! Useful for reading sessions or literacy lessons. Also includes guidance for two follow-up writing activities. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. Suitable for KS1. The PPT contains: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poem • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up activities. The resource also includes: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight. • Two differentiated comprehension 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 PPT:  Adverbs of time, place and cause
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Year 3 SPAG PPT: Adverbs of time, place and cause

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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.
Year 4 SPAG PPT Plural and Possessive s
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Year 4 SPAG PPT Plural and Possessive s

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 4 word objective requiring pupils to understand ‘plural and possessive s’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 3 SPAG: Prepositions of time, place and cause
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Year 3 SPAG: Prepositions of time, place and cause

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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.
Year 5 SPAG PPT: Parenthesis
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Year 5 SPAG PPT: Parenthesis

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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.
The Lake Isle of Innisfree Poem: PPT, Worksheets and Activities
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The Lake Isle of Innisfree Poem: PPT, Worksheets and Activities

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A complete lesson based on the poem ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’ by W.B.Yeats. Includes a PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. Also includes guidance for two follow-up writing activities. Ideal for studying classic poetry or contrasting localities A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. Suitable for KS2. The 11 slide PPT contains: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poet and poem • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up activities. The resource also includes: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, 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.
Jabberwocky : PPT, Poem and Worksheets
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Jabberwocky : PPT, Poem and Worksheets

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A complete poetry lesson for KS2 based on the poem ‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll. Includes PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. Ideal for exploring classic and nonsense poetry. Great for vocabulary work and encouraging students to decipher word meanings through context. Also includes guidance for three follow-up activities. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. The 16 slide PPT contains: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poet and poem • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up poetry perfomance and writing activities The resource also includes: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight. • Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains straightforward literal questions 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 a task requiring students to summarise part of the poem.
Year 3 SPAG: Conjunctions of time, place and cause
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Year 3 SPAG: Conjunctions of time, place and cause

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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 4 SPAG PPT: Pronouns and Cohesion
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Year 4 SPAG PPT: Pronouns and Cohesion

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 4 text objective requiring pupils to understand ‘Appropriate choice of pronoun or noun within and across sentences to aid cohesion and avoid repetition’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 6 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Layout Devices
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Year 6 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Layout Devices

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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. In addition, a short assessment test containing five SATs style questions linked to the objective is included with an accompanying answer sheet.
Spooky Poetry Lessons for KS1
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Spooky Poetry Lessons for KS1

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Contains two complete poetry lessons based on the fun spooky poems: ‘The Hairy Toe’, and ‘In the Dark, Dark Wood’ with PPT presentations and comprehension tasks. Suitable for KS1. Ideal for teachers exploring scary poetry with their pupils. Great for Halloween! Useful for reading sessions, literacy lessons and topic work. Each lesson also includes guidance for two follow-up writing activities. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into two short units of work. The PPT provided for each lesson includes: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poet and poem • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up activities. Also included for each lesson: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight. • Two differentiated comprehension worksheets.
Bonfire Night Poem - Remember, remember the 5th of November: PPT, poem and worksheets
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Bonfire Night Poem - Remember, remember the 5th of November: PPT, poem and worksheets

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A complete lesson based on the traditional poem ‘Remember, remember the 5th of November’ with a PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. Ideal for studying Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes, The Gunpowder Plot or as part of a topic on The Stuarts. Also includes guidance for two follow-up writing activities. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. Suitable for KS2. The 11 slide PPT contains: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poet and poem • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up activities. The resource also includes: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight. • Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains straightforward literal questions and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains questions linked to summarising and expressing opinion.
Year 4 SPAG PPT: Determiners
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Year 4 SPAG PPT: Determiners

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 4 terminology objective requiring pupils to recognise and understand determiners. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 5 SPAG PPT: Modals
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Year 5 SPAG PPT: Modals

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 5 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand the use of modal verbs. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Higher Level Vocabulary Word Mats
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Higher Level Vocabulary Word Mats

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Word mats containing a selection of vocabulary organised into catergories, suitable for higher ability children in key stage 2. The mats could be laminated and given to individual pupils to support fiction/non-fiction writing and encourage the use of adventurous vocabulary. More free resources are available on my website
Guided Reading Resources - non fiction
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Guided Reading Resources - non fiction

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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.