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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!
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.
'Christmas Truths' - Christmas production
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'Christmas Truths' - Christmas production

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An extended comedy play-script A class of children await their stressed-out teacher and decide to discuss the question ‘What is the meaning of Christmas?’ Ideal for an alternative Christmas production Aimed at KS2/3 19-page script with music suggestions Cross curricula link to RE, Drama, English and Citizenship
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
15 drama lesson ideas and activity resouces
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15 drama lesson ideas and activity resouces

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

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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Verb openers worksheets
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Verb openers worksheets

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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.
Example story openers and tasks
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Example story openers and tasks

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8 various story openers covering the different genres. Tasks linked to the openers for children to complete in guided work or independently. Ideal for KS 2 children. Microsoft Word Document Focus on language and sentence effects.
A plan and extract on creating mood in writing.
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A plan and extract on creating mood in writing.

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An extract for whole class teacher exposition on Microsoft Word that can be easily edited or highlighted on the white board. A plan on how to develop tension and mood within writing - effective punctuation, short sentences, repetition, varied sentence openers. Ideal for KS 2 particularly year 5 and 6