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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 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.
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
Year 4 SPAG: Inverted Commas
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Year 4 SPAG: Inverted Commas

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 4 punctuation objective requiring pupils to understand the ‘use of inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech.’ The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment Pack: Suffixes
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Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment Pack: Suffixes

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Three PPT based lessons linked to the statutory Year 2 word objectives requiring pupils to understand: Formation of nouns using suffixes such as –ness, –er Formation of adjectives using suffixes such as –ful, –less Use of the suffixes –er, –est in adjectives and the use of –ly to turn adjectives into adverbs The PPTs contain explanation, examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion. In addition, short assessment tests containing five SATs style questions linked to each objective are included with accompanying answer sheets.
Year 1 PPT Lesson: Demarcating sentences
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Year 1 PPT Lesson: Demarcating sentences

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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.
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.
Spooky Poems for KS1 Pack
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Spooky Poems for KS1 Pack

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Ideas for using two traditional poems ‘The Hairy Toe’, and ‘In the Dark, Dark Wood’ with KS1. These fun spooky poems are 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 pack contains: * Useful PPTs which contain: the poems; supporting visual images; background information about the poems; ideas for independent work; discussion and follow-up activities. * Copies of the poems. Useful for pupils to make annotations or highlight. * Two differentiated worksheets to accompany each poem.
Year 6 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Formal and Informal Vocabulary
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Year 6 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Formal and Informal Vocabulary

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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. In addition, a short assessment test containing five SATs style questions linked to the objective is included with an accompanying answer sheet.
Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Subordination and Co-ordination
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Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Subordination and Co-ordination

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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. In addition, a short assessment test containing five SATs style questions linked to the objective is included with an accompanying answer sheet.
Year 3 SPAG PPT: Using A or An
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Year 3 SPAG PPT: Using A or An

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 word objective requiring pupils to understand ‘Use of the forms a or an according to whether the next word begins with a consonant or a vowel’. The PPT contains an explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Sentence Types
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Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Sentence Types

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 2 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand how the grammatical patterns in a sentence indicate its function as a statement, question, exclamation or command. 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.
Twas the Night Before Christmas PPT, poem and worksheets
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Twas the Night Before Christmas PPT, poem and worksheets

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Ideas for using the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’. Ideal for teachers exploring Christmas themed poetry with their pupils, or discussing Christmas traditions. 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 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 expressing opinion.
Leisure by W.H.Davies: PPT, poem and worksheets
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Leisure by W.H.Davies: PPT, poem and worksheets

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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.
Year 6 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Formal and Informal Sentence Structure
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Year 6 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Formal and Informal Sentence Structure

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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. In addition, a short assessment test containing five SATs style questions linked to the objective is included with an accompanying answer sheet.
Year 3 and 4 Spelling Rules PPT
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Year 3 and 4 Spelling Rules PPT

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The spelling rules from English appendix 1 for years 3 and 4 transferred to a PPT. Useful for whole class exploration and discussion. A blank ‘Look Cover Write Check’ sheet is also provided for pupils to practise spellings as needed.