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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.
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: Cohesion
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Year 5 SPAG PPT: Cohesion

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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 6 PPT and Assessment: Synonyms and Antonyms
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Year 6 PPT and Assessment: Synonyms and Antonyms

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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. In addition, a short assessment test containing five SATs style questions linked to the objective is included with an accompanying answer sheet.
Year 4 SPAG Bundle
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Year 4 SPAG Bundle

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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.
Year 3 SPAG: Inverted Commas
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Year 3 SPAG: Inverted Commas

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 punctuation objective requiring pupils to have an ‘introduction to inverted commas to punctuate direct speech’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Overheard on a Saltmarsh: PPT, poem and worksheets
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Overheard on a Saltmarsh: PPT, poem and worksheets

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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.
Year 6 PPT and Assessment: Cohesive devices
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Year 6 PPT and Assessment: Cohesive devices

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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 addition, a short assessment test containing five SATs style questions linked to the objective is included with an accompanying answer sheet.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Vocabulary Word Mats
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Vocabulary Word Mats

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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.
Guided Reading Resources - fiction
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Guided Reading Resources - fiction

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

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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.
Year 3 SPAG: Present Perfect and Simple Past
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Year 3 SPAG: Present Perfect and Simple Past

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 text objective requiring pupils to understand ‘Use of the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past’ The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 3 SPAG PPT lesson: Word Families
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Year 3 SPAG PPT lesson: Word Families

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 word objective requiring pupils to understand ‘Word families based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
In the Dark, Dark Woods: PPT, poem and worksheets
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In the Dark, Dark Woods: PPT, poem and worksheets

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

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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.
YEAR 5 SPAG PPT: Commas
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YEAR 5 SPAG PPT: Commas

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 5 punctuation objective requiring pupils to explore the use of ‘commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.