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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 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Commas in lists
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Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Commas in lists

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 2 punctuation objective requiring pupils to understand commas to separate items in a list. 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: 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.
Reading Tasks linked to Assessment Focuses
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Reading Tasks linked to Assessment Focuses

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These tasks can be selected by the teacher for use during individual, guided or shared reading sessions. They can be used as follow up activities or to help assess the children's strengths and weaknesses in different areas.
EAL / ESL Beginners PPT Book Set
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EAL / ESL Beginners PPT Book Set

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A selection of ten PowerPoint books which are designed to introduce EAL newcomers to basic vocabulary and sentence structures. These books are suitable for new arrivals or pupils who are in the early stages of learning English. The books are designed to help new starters develop basic word recognition and explore patterns of language. The PPT book titles are: • At the Farm • Colours • Feelings • Fruit • Greetings • In the Jungle • Pets • Things we do at School • Things we use at School • Vegetables These books may be shared within a group or used on a 1 to 1 basis.
Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Expanded noun phrases
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Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Expanded noun phrases

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 2 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand the use of expanded noun phrases for description and specification. 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.
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
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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Ideas for using the traditional poem ‘Remember, remember the 5th of November. Ideal for studying Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes, The Gunpowder Plot UK traditions or as part of a topic on The Stuarts. 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 ; 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 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.
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.
EAL Starter Flashcards: School
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EAL Starter Flashcards: School

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A set of flashcards containing vocabulary linked to school. Suitable for EAL /ESL beginners who are in the early stages of learning English as a second language.This flashcard set can be used to help newcomers memorise over 60 key words. To increase versatility, the set contains separate cards featuring both pictures and words. Cards are colour coded enabling them to be grouped so that teachers can focus on one set of words at a time. Pages containing empty 2 by 2 grids are included which can be used to help organise flashcards for a fun game of bingo.
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