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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 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.
EAL Starter Pack 2: Home
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EAL Starter Pack 2: Home

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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.
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.
Year 3 SPAG bundle
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Year 3 SPAG bundle

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A pack of eight Power Points linked to the specific national curriculum objectives for year 3 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.
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.
Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment:  Past and present tense including the progressive form
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Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Past and present tense including the progressive form

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 2 text objectives requiring pupils to understand: • the correct choice and consistent use of present tense and past tense throughout writing • use of the progressive form of verbs in the present and past tense to mark actions in progress 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 3 SPAG: Forming nouns using prefixes
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Year 3 SPAG: Forming nouns using prefixes

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 word objective requiring pupils to understand the ‘formation of nouns using a range of prefixes’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 6 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Semi-colons, colons and dashes to mark independent clauses
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Year 6 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Semi-colons, colons and dashes to mark independent clauses

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 6 punctuation objectives requiring pupils to understand the use of semi-colons, colons and dashes to mark independent clauses. 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.
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 Hairy Toe: PPT, poem and worksheets
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The Hairy Toe: PPT, poem and worksheets

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Ideas for using the traditional poem ‘The Hairy Toe’ 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 inference.
Year 5 SPAG PPT: Suffixes
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Year 5 SPAG PPT: Suffixes

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 5 word objective exploring ‘converting nouns or adjectives into verbs using suffixes’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 5 SPAG PPT: Relative Clauses
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Year 5 SPAG PPT: Relative Clauses

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 5 sentence objective requiring pupils to explore the use of relative clauses. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
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.
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.