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I am a part time 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 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!
An Assembly on culture and diversity - Extra- Ordinary

An Assembly on culture and diversity - Extra- Ordinary

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
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Modelled writing -  Contrasting settings with tasks

Modelled writing - Contrasting settings with tasks

A modelled text on descriptive writing. One paragraph on a calm peaceful seaside setting and one on a stormy beach. Ideal for starter activities, 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 1/2 children A Microsoft word document that can be modified to suit the class. Useful for grammar lessons – to identify words classes/ punctuation/ clauses/ figurative language etc.….
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Comprehension Questions on Street Child by Berlie Doherty

Comprehension Questions on Street Child by Berlie Doherty

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.
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Converting text to past tense and identifying past tense forms

Converting text to past tense and identifying past tense forms

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.
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A guided readng comprehension resource pack of 7 lessons on 'The Magic Finger' by Roald Dahl

A guided readng comprehension resource pack of 7 lessons on 'The Magic Finger' by Roald Dahl

This comprehension resource pack is ideal for year 3 /4 whole class guided reading sessions. It includes a set of lesson plans, starter activities 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 language, inference, retrieval, summarising and 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!
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Relative Clauses

Relative Clauses

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.
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Comprehension Questions on Street Child by Berlie Doherty

Comprehension Questions on Street Child by Berlie Doherty

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.
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Inverted commas worksheets

Inverted commas worksheets

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.
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Victorian Assembly - What was it like for Children in Victorian Britain?

Victorian Assembly - What was it like for Children in Victorian Britain?

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.
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A PowerPoint presentation on word classes with Quiz,  worksheets, activity and plan

A PowerPoint presentation on word classes with Quiz, worksheets, activity and plan

A PowerPoint presentation on the various word classes - nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, pronouns, conjunctions and determiners. Ideal for KS1 and 2. Includes activities and a Quiz on word classes. The slides could be printed as a visual display. Two work sheets on Microsoft word differentiated on word classes. A lesson plan to help teach the activities. A set of large words to organise into a sentence.
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Letter, diary and postcard modelled examples

Letter, diary and postcard modelled examples

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.….
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Comprehension on 'The Butterfly Lion' By Michael Morpurgo

Comprehension on 'The Butterfly Lion' By Michael Morpurgo

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.
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Dilemma cards for P.S.H.E lessons

Dilemma cards for P.S.H.E lessons

7 Moral dilemmas to discuss in pairs or groups with prompt card. Problems that relate to everyday life for many children from bullying to temptations. An activity that encourages children and young people to consider their moral compass and make decisions based on consequences and what is right and wrong. A Microsoft Word document that can be easily edited. Ideal for upper KS 2 and 3 children.
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Verb openers worksheets

Verb openers worksheets

2 worksheets on verb openers. Inserting a comma after verb openers - 8 sentences to amend and explain the rule. Adding verb openers to main clauses - 6 clauses to extend. 2 Microsoft Word documents Suitable for lower key stage 2 especially, though applicable to both key stages.
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'What About Me?' short story with comprehension

'What About Me?' short story with comprehension

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.
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An Assembly on culture and diversity - Extra- Ordinary

An Assembly on culture and diversity - Extra- Ordinary

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
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Large sentence cards to rearrange

Large sentence cards to rearrange

An activity with three colour coded sentence structures, with each word printed on Microsoft Word documents individually. Ideal for hands on grammar lessons in guided or group work. Children have to sort cards into word classes, create sentences and rearrange sentences by identifying phrases and clauses. A challenge activity suitable for KS 2 or more able KS 1 children.
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15 drama lesson ideas and activity resouces

15 drama lesson ideas and activity resouces

15 drama lesson ideas and activities 8 Resource packs included. Ideal for primary or secondary children KS 1/2/3 suitable for after school drama clubs or to be used in English drama lessons. Builds confidence and expression.
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What a Welcome!!! Christmas Nativity playscript

What a Welcome!!! Christmas Nativity playscript

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.
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King George’s soldier’s account of events from ‘The Highwayman’

King George’s soldier’s account of events from ‘The Highwayman’

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.
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Make Some Noise! Anti-bullying assembly

Make Some Noise! Anti-bullying assembly

A class assembly on anti-bullying. Suitable for KS2 and KS3 children Approximately 15 minutes long. Eleven pages in Microsoft word format. Four original poems included. Explores the feelings of the victims and the bully. Delivers the message: Make some noise and stand up to bullying! Cross curricula link with PSHE, English, Dance, Drama, Citizenship, Speaking & Listening Includes a PowerPoint with 14 colourful and informative slides that can be used as a backdrop for the assembly or as a teaching tool.
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A word classes quiz

A word classes quiz

A PowerPoint with 10 quiz questions on word classes. Multiple choice with the correct answer revealed at a click. covers verbs, adjectives, prepositions, nouns, similes, coordinators and subordinators etc... Suitable for KS 1 or lower KS 2 children. Ideal for starter activities or plenaries.
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