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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.
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.
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
EAL Starter Pack 1: School
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EAL Starter Pack 1: School

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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 school. 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 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.
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.
EAL Starter Pack 3: Out and About
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EAL Starter Pack 3: Out and About

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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.The pack approximately 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.
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.
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.
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.
My Heart's in the Highlands by Robert Burns: PPT, poem and worksheets
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My Heart's in the Highlands by Robert Burns: PPT, poem and worksheets

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Ideas for using the poem 'My Heart’s in the Highlands' by Robert Burns with KS2 pupils. Ideal for teachers studying classic poetry with their pupils; looking at poetry about landscapes; introducing primary pupils to the work of Robert Burns; and discussing the celebration known as Burns Night.The content is suitable for one or two lessons. The resource contains: * A useful PPT which contains: the poem; an accompanying glossary with 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 finding textual evidence.
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.
Eal Starter Pack Bundle
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Eal Starter Pack Bundle

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Three packs containing a selection of worksheets to help familiarise new English learners pupils with over 150 key words. Packs include vocabulary linked to school, home and the environment. Over 100 worksheets included!
Classic Poetry about Landscapes Bundle
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Classic Poetry about Landscapes Bundle

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Ks2 resources for three classic poems about landscapes: The Lake Isle of Innisfree by W.B.Yeats My Heart's in the Highlands by Robert Burns Daffodils by William Wordsworth Includes PPTs. differentiated worksheets and copies of the poems
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae: PPT, poem and worksheets
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In Flanders Fields by John McCrae: PPT, poem and worksheets

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Ideas for using the poem 'In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae with KS2 pupils. Ideal for teachers exploring classic poetry with their pupils or studying Remembrance Day. Great for whole class guided reading sessions or topic work linked to World War One. The content is suitable for one or two lessons. The PPT could easily be adapted for use in an assembly. 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 viewpoint, the poet’s use of language and finding evidence.
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.