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Poetry, creative writing, vocabulary, all-round literacy - popular topics combined. Ages 3-11. Published children's poet. POETRY WORKSHOPS: https://poemsforfun.wordpress.com/workshops/ Contributor to this gem: https://soundcloud.com/rhodri-williams-wandoch/its-the-little-things?utm_source=cards-frame.twitter.com&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=widget&utm_content=https%253A%252F%252Fsoundcloud.com%252Frhodri-williams-wandoch%252Fits-the-little-things

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Poetry, creative writing, vocabulary, all-round literacy - popular topics combined. Ages 3-11. Published children's poet. POETRY WORKSHOPS: https://poemsforfun.wordpress.com/workshops/ Contributor to this gem: https://soundcloud.com/rhodri-williams-wandoch/its-the-little-things?utm_source=cards-frame.twitter.com&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=widget&utm_content=https%253A%252F%252Fsoundcloud.com%252Frhodri-williams-wandoch%252Fits-the-little-things
RHYMING COUPLETS - 4 themed rhyme banks + more
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RHYMING COUPLETS - 4 themed rhyme banks + more

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Rhyme banks for Space, Dragons, Castle Characters + Ocean (sailors, pirates, more), with Examples for all, PLUS Seabed Rhymes to complete. Fun for whole class, together, in groups or pairs, or individually. Literacy made fun! Themed information, topic study, & creativity scope incorporated. Huge discount!
Dragon Literacy Fun Galore
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Dragon Literacy Fun Galore

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Writing, rhyming, colouring, gap-filling, alliteration menu-writing, similes, haiku… and funny, exciting pictures to inspire - for whole school literacy! Plus great Dragon Topic support. Also PSHE friendly, with scope for personal expression. Build class poems of your own to perform in assembly, from the Colourful Dragon Rhymes. Also teach colours, stretch vocabulary, introduce rhyming phonics, and more!
Rhyme Bank for Dragon Verses, with Examples
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Rhyme Bank for Dragon Verses, with Examples

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This large and varied list of rhyming words will provide the backing you need for class dragon poems. Select your favourite words, or those best suited to your group, and read out some of the example verses on the next page, to build your class poem, or help children concoct their own, in pairs or individually. These words and examples offer funny, exciting, mysterious and crazy possibilities, opening up the potential for inspired creativity. Your pupils will love this activity. Watch your reluctant writers and hesitant speakers come alive as the activity takes off! With young children, make up your own, leaving a word gap for contributions, or concoct a simple couplet together. Clap the beat to ensure a punchy rhythm. Now, how about some illustrations?
Dragon Writing Fun Bundle - KS2
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Dragon Writing Fun Bundle - KS2

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Dragons abound in this great array of fun and exciting literacy activities. There are rhymes to chant, enact and develop, a rhyme bank for concocting more, a dragon’s crazy menu to complete (with alliteration), a dragon word-building sheet, dragon similes to write, and six lively, colourful dragon sketches to fire ideas and enthusiasm. Children love this theme! Resources tried and tested - with great results.
CASTLE Writing
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CASTLE Writing

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This rich assortment of castle-themed literacy resources includes poetry frames for all ages, rhyme and word banks, rhymes to clap and enact, an atmospheric picture to inspire, and fascinating illustrations, plus handy teacher tips. Similes, acrostics, descriptive writing and writing confidence are supported, while giving insights into castle life long ago.
SPACE POETRY
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SPACE POETRY

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5 space writing activities and support resources: funny rhymes, acrostics, slotting words into a space picture, space rhyme bank, and a simile poem to write - IN a planet! Guide notes provided where handy. Approx. Y3-6.
PLANET Acrostic Poem Frames (Easier/Harder) + Examples
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PLANET Acrostic Poem Frames (Easier/Harder) + Examples

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Space studies and writing practice are both brought to life with these fun, child-friendly acrostic poem frames. Give the easier, shorter-line version to younger/less able writers, and the long-line version for confident writers. With the first, ask for a single describing word to tie in with each letter down the page; for the second, ask for a phrase or sentence on each line, again tying in with the letters down the page. See Examples sheet for ideas to prompt for - supplied for each version. There’s space for an extra letter below each. Perhaps suggest making PLANET into PLANETS, for a line starting with S, or suggest they give their planet a letter name, e.g. Planet G or Planet H. Then they can think of a word/phrase starting with that letter too. Space is provided on each version for student’s own illustration. Supports Literacy (vocabulary, phonics, creative writing, poetry, hand-writing and presentation), and Space studies.
CASTLE acrostic poem frames - short/long - with examples
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CASTLE acrostic poem frames - short/long - with examples

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Literacy and castle studies are brought alive by these attractive sheets and their fascinating writing opportunities. There are two versions of this illustrated “CASTLE” acrostic frame, one with short lines for single words (describing words recommended), and one with longer lines for phrases, sentences or extended descriptions and similes. The Examples sheet provides suggestions to prompt for, for each version. Perhaps read some out to fire other ideas. The sheets allow room for a castle sketch below. Suitable for all juniors, with support as needed.
Jungle Monkey + Jungle Flowers display pictures (2)
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Jungle Monkey + Jungle Flowers display pictures (2)

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Two lively, colourful jungle pictures, hand-sketched and coloured, to bring a lesson to life. It could be a lesson about jungles, animals, seasons, countries, adventure, travel, danger, colour, plants, saving the world, or just a creative writing trigger. I use them for the last.
Acrostic Frames
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Acrostic Frames

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Planets, Castles, Active Lifestyles and Healthy Eating feature in this collection of acrostic poem frames, with easy and hard versions and examples for teachers. Great for National Poetry Day, World Book Day, and your school’s poetry week - and for literacy boosts and fun fillers any time! For higher/abler Juniors.
Fish in sea - Writing + Colouring Sheet + Ideas Sheet
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Fish in sea - Writing + Colouring Sheet + Ideas Sheet

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This attractive ocean picture and simple phrase-starter will inspire young children to get writing and colouring. The Ideas Sheet offers suggestions for warm-up, word-prompting, similes and further development from this simple resource. See also my Phonics in the Sea - 10 big, bright words to read on a seaside photo: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/phonics-in-the-sea-10-words-to-read-12112315
8 Inspirational Colour Sketches
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8 Inspirational Colour Sketches

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These 8 lively, colourful pictures offer inspiration for story-writing, poetry-crafting, newspaper report inventing, and enhancement of the topics they reflect, which include: wild woods, migrating birds, ocean, sunset, jungle, wild animals (British and tropical), dragons, magic carpet rides, transport, myths and more. NB: I sketched and coloured the pictures by hand, adjusting them slightly with basic computer software, so expect spontaneity rather than professional artwork or machine neatness. I use them for all primary classes.
Animal Writing + Colouring - Simple
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Animal Writing + Colouring - Simple

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Sixteen animal writing & colouring sheets for young children, supporting phonic and letter recognition, handwriting, spelling, animal name learning, animal and nature appreciation, colouring control, colour differentiation, and lots of fun! Animals: dogs, cats, rabbit, frog, robin, hen, hedgehog, squirrel, fish, fox, bats, pigs, butterfly and snail. Save 54% with this big bundle!
Haiku Writing Guides
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Haiku Writing Guides

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Haiku poetry frames and guidance for a range of topics. Trees, butterflies, oceans, birds and dragons feature in this bundle. The haiku’s 3-line, 17-syllable format is more tricky to use than it looks, but it offers an engaging challenge that older children enjoy trying and sharing, with syllable-counting and a bit of adding up, as well as ideas and language to select. These frames, starter lines, prompts and warm-up recommendations will ensure constructive fun for all.
Spellings Bank - Same but Different
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Spellings Bank - Same but Different

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Fifty word pairs (and threes) that sound the same or similar but are spelt differently, e.g. bear / bare, here / hear and wait / weight, divided into ‘Easy’, ‘Intermediate’ and ‘Hard’ categories. Useful teaching resource for selected spelling focus and testing. NB: word definitions are not given. This is a straightforward bank of same-sounding words for flexible use. Older children will be able to check the word meanings themselves. See also my ‘Which is Witch?’ spelling games: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/spelling-grammar-games-yrs-4-6-11913259 and other word banks and assorted writing resources.
Seaside Reading + Writing
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Seaside Reading + Writing

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7 activities (1 free) combining seaside and literacy, featuring shells, sea and under the sea. The attractive, illustrated sheets offer phonics and reading practice, creative writing opportunities and environmental learning. Shells and fish sheets have accompanying suggestions for teachers.
POETRY - Dragon Haiku, guided
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POETRY - Dragon Haiku, guided

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Haiku poems are fun to write. This 2-page haiku-writing guide is dragon-themed, for open-ended creativity. It contains an introductory guide - for teacher, pupils or both - and a sheet of partly written haiku with gaps to complete. Your class will then be ready to compose their own, in groups, pairs or individually. Dragons can be whatever the writers likes - fierce, brave, crazy, funny, mysterious… Share ideas first. They can move in a myriad different ways too - prowling, pouncing, leaping, flying, dancing… The scope for dragon imagery is boundless too, but fitting a concept into a 17-syllable haiku can be tricky!
Phonic "iy" reading card, illustrated
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Phonic "iy" reading card, illustrated

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Beginner readers will enjoy sounding out the words in this question - “Do you like these nice, white mice?” and pointing to the picture. Adult support may be needed, both for sounding out the sentence and for identifying the “iy” sounds. How many are there? Discuss mice and their characteristics with the reader, using the picture as a talking point, developing speaking and listening skills too.
Rhyme Banks + Frames - Mixed Topics
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Rhyme Banks + Frames - Mixed Topics

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Rhyme fun! 4 topic-based rhyme banks + a rhyming couplet frame sheet - featuring aliens, dragons, castle characters and more. These rhymes-made-easy will spur your whole class into action, getting them waxing lyrical before they know it, and sharpening up their literacy skills all-round.