Oral task prompt for discussion / revision of life in Occupied France in class or with assistant. Sheet gives instructions for students and historical roles to play; the boxes can be used for notemaking and / or cut out to make role cards.
Resource to help students identify and evaluate factors prompting the French to join the resistance in WWII. Page 1 has picture prompts representing key events / figures for students to identify. Page 2 has identification, description and evaluation (rate importance) tasks. Page 3 is a worked example of completed outcome.
I often get asked by parents for writing activities as extra homework. These 5 tasks are suitable for home learning or homework and will encourage pupils to practice their writing by choosing topics which they are interests in to write about .
DESCRIPTION - Improving writing worksheet pack - Creative word, sentence and text activities.
The majority of the worksheets in this 47 PAGE pack are differentiated.
Task sheet a is aimed at more able pupils
Task sheet b offers more support for pupils.
Suitable for (upper) Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.
SECTION A – WORD AND SENTENCE IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES
Section A contains worksheets which start with identification of parts of speech and then require pupils to write their own sentences using these language features. This provides the teacher with an opportunity to Assess Pupils’ Progress on discrete elements.
These worksheets focus on identifying and explaining writers’ word choice to inform pupils’ own writing. Creative and adventurous word choice is promoted through the activities to encourage pupils to experiment with language and produce compositions of a high quality.
1. Inferring meaning
2. Analysing word choice
3. Expressive Adjectives
4. Interesting Adverbs
5. Precise Nouns
6. Powerful Verbs
7. Similes and Metaphors
SECTION B - DRAWING IT ALL TOGETHER
Section B contains activities to put the sentence level work into practice within written compositions. The worksheets focus on using a range of vocabulary and expressive parts of speech in sentences, paragraphs and short texts. This provides the teacher with an opportunity to Assess Pupils’ Progress using vocabulary expressively and creatively within a text.
9. Drawing it all together – sentences
10. Drawing it all together – paragraphs – character description
11. Drawing it all together – paragraphs – scene description
12. Drawing it all together – paragraphs – description of action
13. Drawing it all together - text composition
14. Drawing it all together – finish the story
15. Drawing it all together – whole story
These worksheets will support pupils in their writing of a character portrait of Macbeth. There are example paragraphs to aid the less able. There are prompts to encourage the more able to explain further and find quotes to support their answers. There are references to different act and scenes to encourage pupils to be precise in their descriptions and find suitable quotes. Suitable for Year 6 or KS3 or Less able KS4.
Included are two documents. One is a diary entry which I have written from Macbeth's point of view. The activity suggested is to find the ambitious vocabulary and similes used in the diary entry. The second word document is a homework prompt asking pupils' to write their own diary entry from Macbeth's point of view.
Suitable for Year 6, KS3 or less able KS4.
Five differentiated division sheets for Year 4, Spring 1 - Block 1 - Division - White Rose Hub. Less able pupils can use the pre-drawn grids to share out place value counters. All sheets are differentiated 2 ways. There are also sheets with answers involving remainders. Answers provided.
Story writing from extracts.
Finish these stories.
This document contain short story extracts which will prompt pupils to write exciting, imaginative stories. The story extract is a few sentences / paragraph long and can go at the beginning or in the middle of the pupils' own story.
The extracts are from the following genres:
• mystery stories, (Tasks 1- 4)
• adventure stories (Tasks 5-9)
• dramatic stories (Tasks 10 - 12)
For each extract a grid is given to prompt children to plan their stories and think about what grammar, punctuation and vocabulary they will use to make it interesting.
This resource can be used for story writing practice. It can also be used for exam preparation for example for end of Key Stage 2 writing, entrance exams to Grammar or Independent schools etc.. They can be used in lessons or for homework.
A frame to help pupils write a character portrait of Macbeth using descriptive adjectives and quotes from the original play. Choose adjectives from the boxes and complete the sentences to describe Macbeth. Then choose quotes from the original play to back up your description. All the information needed is on the worksheet. Suitable for Less Able KS3 or KS4 or more able Year 6.
A pack of sheets to guide pupils when writing character profiles of the main characters in War Horse by Micheal Morporgo.
1. The first sheet encourages the pupils to write short pen portraits (tweets) describing each character in the story. There are answers for the teacher which could be used as examples to guide less able pupils in what is expected. This is a good introductory activity after reading all of War Horse.
2. Next I have included thorough paragraph planners for detailed character profiles of Joey (a more able and less able version) and Albert. You could re-read sections of the novel or watch clips to gather ideas e.g. watch/read the section when Albert has to give Joey to Captain Nichols.
3. Finally, there is a writing frame to help children gather ideas about Friedrich. This could then be used to write a text about Friedrich.