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I am a part time primary teacher and aspiring children's writer who has a particular interest in key stage 2 English. I have been a literacy coordinator for ten years and have a sound understanding of grammar and punctuation. I include resources that help explain grammatical rules. I have written many plays over the years and have included scripts useful for class assemblies or complete end of year shows. There are also example texts ideal for modelling or comprehensions. ALL TRIED AND TESTED!

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I am a part time primary teacher and aspiring children's writer who has a particular interest in key stage 2 English. I have been a literacy coordinator for ten years and have a sound understanding of grammar and punctuation. I include resources that help explain grammatical rules. I have written many plays over the years and have included scripts useful for class assemblies or complete end of year shows. There are also example texts ideal for modelling or comprehensions. ALL TRIED AND TESTED!
Comprehension Questions on Street Child by Berlie Doherty
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Comprehension Questions on Street Child by Berlie Doherty

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A range of question types on each of the chapters - beginning to the end of 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty Ideal for KS children - Year 4/5 Suitable for Guided reading sessions or English reading assessment Covers inference, retrieval, prediction, evaluation, justification, language, structure and summarising. Differentiated for two different abilities. 15 separate Microsoft word documents to access.
Converting text to past tense and identifying past tense forms
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Converting text to past tense and identifying past tense forms

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Activity 1 - to convert a present tense paragraph into past tense - linked to topic 'Come fly with me'. Activity 2 - to identify the four forms of past tense verbs - past simple, past progressive, past perfect and past perfect progressive forms in their own converted paragraph. Ideal for KS 2/ 3 Microsoft Word Document that can be edited and changed on the computer or I pad by the children.
Letter, diary and postcard modelled examples
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Letter, diary and postcard modelled examples

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Three modelled texts on a letter, diary and postcard written from Holiday destinations in America Links to travel, holidays and around the world topics. Ideal for whole class exposition or guided groups Useful as an example of how to write a particular genre Tasks and questions attached for independent or guided work Can be used as comprehension material. Suitable for KS 2/3 children Microsoft word documents that can be modified to suit the class. Useful for grammar lessons – to identify words classes/ punctuation/ clauses/ figurative language etc.….
Subject- verb agreement worksheet
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Subject- verb agreement worksheet

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A worksheet with ten sentences that do not have subject/ verb agreement. children need to identify the errors and rewrite the sentences correctly. Ideal for lower KS 2 grammar. A Microsoft Word document that can be edited.
Inverted commas worksheets
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Inverted commas worksheets

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Differentiated worksheets on adding speech punctuation to conversations and sentences. 2 Microsoft Word documents that can be edited and amended. 6 sentences to add inverted commas and other speech punctuation to. A conversation between father and daughter to punctuate - could be used to convert into a play-script. Suitable for KS 2 children. Focuses on using speech punctuation correctly including commas, and to identify different speakers amongst the narrative.
Relative Clauses
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Relative Clauses

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A worksheet on relative clauses with 4 differentiated tasks. A Microsoft Word document. Ideal for KS 2 children - particularly year 5 and 6. Task 1 - identify relative clauses in sentences. Task 2 - add your own relative clauses to the main clauses. Task 3 - add your own main clauses to the relative clauses provided. Task 4 - write your own sentences using the relative pronouns.
Identify the structure of complex sentences
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Identify the structure of complex sentences

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A worksheet with 4 separate tasks linked to subordinate conjunctions and complex sentence structures. A Microsoft word document that can be edited. Task 1: Identify and underline the main clause. Highlight the key subject and verb in both the main and subordinate clauses. Circle the subordinator. Task 2: to add a main clause to the subordinate clause and make sentences that make sense. Task 3: to use a different conjunction in each sentence - linked to school or current topic. Task 3: Challenge: to use as many conjunctions as possible from list in a paragraph of writing about school/ topic. Ideal for KS 2 children as guided or independent work with differentiated tasks.
Adding punctuation
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Adding punctuation

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Two paragraphs of different genres and styles that are missing all forms of punctuation. The Activities are on a Microsoft Word document. The resource is suitable for KS 1/2. Focuses on the need for capital letters, full stops and commas.
What a Welcome!!! Christmas Nativity playscript
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What a Welcome!!! Christmas Nativity playscript

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A play-script on the nativity story. Written in rhyming prose. Suggestions for traditional carols. A simple but effective way to tell the Christmas story. Suitable for KS 1/2 3-page script on Microsoft word. Approximately 10 – 15 minutes’ long. Links to RE, Poetry, English, Drama, Music.
The Worst Witch guided reading unit of work and comprehension pack.
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The Worst Witch guided reading unit of work and comprehension pack.

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This large time saving resource is ideal for lower key stage 2 children. It contains a very comprehensive PowerPoint presentation that takes the teacher through the lesson in place of a guided reading plan. There are twenty five sessions around 40 minutes each with starters, whole class tasks and independent differentiated activities for children to complete. The questions are linked to all the reading skills - inference, retrieval, prediction, comparison, lanugage in context and summary etc… There are five comprehension tasks throughout the book that reflect test style questions such as multiply choice. All the lessons have been tried and tested and work well. The tasks are ready to print off and use, you just need copies of the text The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy.
An Assembly on culture and diversity - Extra- Ordinary
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An Assembly on culture and diversity - Extra- Ordinary

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An assembly on the themes of culture, diversity, respect and acceptance. It is a whole school assembly with an original story called ‘Extra-Ordinary’ exploring the lives of a boy called Sam and an alien. Script and prayer included. Ideal for KS1 and 2 Approximately 25 minutes long. 6-page script on Microsoft word. Links to PSHE, Citizenship, English and RE
Alien Invasion! Hoax or Horror? Example news report and comprehension questions
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Alien Invasion! Hoax or Horror? Example news report and comprehension questions

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An example news report on an alien sighting. Useful resource to explain style and tone of a news report. Examples of direct and indirect speech. Suitable for guided reading - fact or opinion? Can be used as a writing model in teacher exposition. written on Microsoft Publisher. Includes a comprehension worksheet covering inference, retrieval, structure and purpose. Ideal for KS 2 children.
A guided reading comprehension resource pack of 7 lessons on 'The Magic Finger' by Roald Dahl
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A guided reading comprehension resource pack of 7 lessons on 'The Magic Finger' by Roald Dahl

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This comprehension resource pack is ideal for year 3 /4 whole class guided reading sessions. It includes a set of lesson plans, starter activities, activity worksheets and a PowerPoint to navigate the sessions. There are 7 lessons all together with SATS style questions on the different strands of guided reading. This resource covers 2a) language, 2d) inference, 2b) retrieval, 2c) summarising and 2h) comparisons. It is ready to pick up and use alongside your own copies of the text ‘The Magic Finger’. A tried and tested resource that will make your life easy!
'What About Me?' short story with comprehension
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'What About Me?' short story with comprehension

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A comprehension based on a short story in first person. 6 literal retrieval questions 5 inference and deduction questions 3 prediction questions 2 summarising questions 3 language questions 3 structure questions 6 evaluative questions. A Microsoft Word Document easy to edit. This text can also be used as an example first person account for modelling in class. Ideal for KS 2 children - specifically year 4.
King George’s soldier’s account of events from ‘The Highwayman’
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King George’s soldier’s account of events from ‘The Highwayman’

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A first person account of the death of 'The Highwayman' from a solider's perspective with tasks attached. Directly linked to the narrative poem 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes. A modelled example of how to write of the events in the poem from a different viewpoint. Ideal as an example text for teacher exposition. Suitable for a guided reading text. Writing and reading tasks attached. Aimed at KS 2/ 3 children. A Microsoft Word Document.
Victorian Assembly - What was it like for Children in Victorian Britain?
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Victorian Assembly - What was it like for Children in Victorian Britain?

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An assembly that focuses on life as a poor and rich Victorian child compared to life as a child of today. A play-script that takes Thomas (and you) on a journey into the past with Sid, to learn about the various jobs and lives Victorian children had in order to survive. Full of historical facts. Tried and tested. Suitable for KS2 children A nine-page script on Microsoft word Cross curricula – dance, drama, speaking and listening, history, English.
Comprehension on 'The Butterfly Lion' By Michael Morpurgo
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Comprehension on 'The Butterfly Lion' By Michael Morpurgo

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60 questions on the text 'The Butterfly Lion' by Micheal Morpurgo. A selection of question types for each chapter. Covers inference, literal retrieval, evaluation, language and prediction questions. Suitable for KS 2 7 pages of questions written on Microsoft word. Suitable for guided reading sessions or English reading assessments.
A Poetry show
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A Poetry show

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A class assembly on Poetry in its many forms. Written in rhyming prose. 9 pages long in Microsoft Word format Suitable for KS1/2 children Approximately 15 - 20 minutes long. Four original poems included. Cross curricula link with English, Speaking and listening, music, drama and dance Includes references to rhyme, nonsense poems, figurative language and performance poetry. To accompany the assembly; a PowerPoint with thirteen colourful and informative slides . Could also be used as a teaching tool for English.