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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.
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 1 SPAG PPT Lesson: The un- prefix
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Year 1 SPAG PPT Lesson: The un- prefix

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 1 word objective requiring pupils to understand how the prefix un– changes the meaning of verbs and adjectives. The PPT contains explanation, examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rules PPT
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Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rules PPT

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The spelling rules from the National Curriculum in English Appendix 1 for years 5 and 6 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Limericks by Edward Lear: PPT, poem and worksheets
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Limericks by Edward Lear: PPT, poem and worksheets

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Ideas for studying Edward Lear's limericks with KS2 pupils. Ideal for teachers exploring classic poetry with their pupils or looking at humorous poems. The content is suitable for one or two lessons. The resource contains: * A useful PPT which contains: a selection of Limericks by Edward Lear; background information about the limericks and the poet; ideas for independent work, discussion and follow-up activities. * Copies of some of limericks referred to in the PPT. 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 and create an illustration for a limerick. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains questions requiring pupils to consider the meaning of vocabulary and express their opinion.
The Tyger:  PPT, poem and worksheets for KS2
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The Tyger: PPT, poem and worksheets for KS2

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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.
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.
Describe the Picture Sentence Builder Pack
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Describe the Picture Sentence Builder Pack

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* 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.
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.
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 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 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.
Assessing Reading in the New Curriculum - Yr 5/6
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Assessing Reading in the New Curriculum - Yr 5/6

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Reading objectives based on those in the New Curriculum for English have been organised into a chart format. This enables teachers to keep a record of when pupils demonstrate the specified skills, and develop an evidence base. Suitable for Upper Key Stage 2. Could be used for guided reading.