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Building Suspense in Short Stories
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Building Suspense in Short Stories

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Follows a simple formula of how to build up suspense in a story by gradually moving from safe to unsafe situations. Includes a simple story that slowly builds up the tension, leading to absolute terror. Great model for teaching the building up of fear in ghost stories.
Mountain Literacy Non-Fiction Texts
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Mountain Literacy Non-Fiction Texts

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A whole range of non-fiction texts which can be used during a topic on mountains: persuasive letter, newspaper, diary journal, explanation, non-chronological report, discussion text, advert place, advert object, instructions, biography
History of Toys - Teaching Chronology
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History of Toys - Teaching Chronology

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Pictures of toys throughout history with a built in timeline to give children a greater understanding of the chronology of time. Includes last 50 years in addition to Victorian, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian. Great as a refresher for older children or ideal for teaching younger children of how things change over decades.
Describing Settings - Wild West Theme
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Describing Settings - Wild West Theme

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A presentation that takes the children through how to expand nouns with adjectives through to writing a quality description of a Wild West setting. Includes work on 'phrases', 'similes' and how to drive around the scene using prepositions and noun starters.
Speaking SPaG Punctuation and Grammar
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Speaking SPaG Punctuation and Grammar

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50 slides that teach 'Grammar and Punctuation skills'. It includes a range of examples of each type with the use of two quirky voices to hold attention and help with memorizing the more abstract words.
Space -Writing Quality Setting Descriptions
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Space -Writing Quality Setting Descriptions

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A unit of work that helps write a quality description of a setting. It takes the writer through creating short phrases to driving around the setting writing quality sentences. noun phrases, expanded noun phrase with a preposition, expanded noun phrase using ‘with’, expanded noun phrase using a simile. preposition starters, adjective starters , noun starters, verb personification starters, planning a journey through the setting It includes lots of word banks and examples of quality descriptions. (VOICE is for added for extra interest)
Rhyming Grammar Poem
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Rhyming Grammar Poem

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A poem to teach the word meanings of grammar. Get them on their feet reciting and chanting :-> Voice included to help with teaching the rhythm. Common nouns are all around, just go and take a look, a table, chair, a coat, a bag, or empty writing book.
Adverts - Poster, Radio and Places
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Adverts - Poster, Radio and Places

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How to write adverts in different formats using persuasive techniques . Includes a number examples of poster, radio and place adverts. Watch out for the sarcastic school advert - the children don't always spot it!
Show Don't Tell Emotion
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Show Don't Tell Emotion

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Phrases that show how the body behaves when displaying emotion. It will get the children showing the emotion in their writing rather than saying it. e.g. He breathed deeply, leaned forward and began banging his fists on the table.
Victorians Through Writing Genres
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Victorians Through Writing Genres

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A range of example texts about the Victorians including newspapers, adverts, diaries, explanations and reports. Also included is a timeline, a few sample texts from Oliver Twist and a section on child chimney sweeps.
Similes, Metaphors, Personification Poetry
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Similes, Metaphors, Personification Poetry

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Over 40 slides giving an explanation of similes, metaphors and personification followed by poems that use imagery. Includes poetry ideas and templates that can be used by children to create their own poems. Poems have added audio to allow them to be read out from the board.
Space Adventure Through Writing Genres
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Space Adventure Through Writing Genres

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A revision unit on writing genres. Take a trip into space to visit another planet. All through different writing genres. (radio adverts, reports, newspapers, explanations, arguments, complaint letters, instructions etc) Sound included.
Shamus and Wotsits Victorian Detectives
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Shamus and Wotsits Victorian Detectives

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Write a Victorian Detective Story with the help of Shamus and Wotsits; step by step from start to finish. It begins with background on Sherlock Holmes and Victorian Britain and then tackles the detective mystery story. Parts 3 contains a sentence builder on Shamus and part 4 has non-fiction texts that can be used to enhance the story. The children love it! All with added speech and text examples for them to listen to.
Persuasive Arguments and Discussions
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Persuasive Arguments and Discussions

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Several persuasive argument and discussion texts all using Point, Explain, Evidence. Some are broken down into sections for easy teaching. The use of the deep voice helps children remember how to create their own. Watch as they all start repeating what the deep voice says! Makes teaching arguments and discussion texts very easy. I hope you find them useful.
Space Complex Sentence Builder
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Space Complex Sentence Builder

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Lots of sentence openers which can be used to practise sentence building. Great for practising how a sentence sounds or to revise them once learnt; all on the theme of space. Sound is added to each page to help the children get the rhythm of the sentence. Adjectives, Verb Starter, Adverb verb starter, Time – slow time, Time – fast time, 3 for Description, 3 for Action, Preposition Starter, Noun starters, Adjective Starters, Double Adverb, Subordinate Clause, Having done something, With its, soon, easily, Although, As, Unless, The more, the more, Rather than, Despite, Whenever, Verb, Simile, Personification, On, …, Whereas, Point, Evidence, Explain
Wild West Cowboy Story - Comedy
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Wild West Cowboy Story - Comedy

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The Candy Kid takes on Sheriff Dobs in the Wild West. The 'Kid's been stealing all the candy and the Sheriff has to step in and save the day with help from his trusty horse Dobbin and Sweet Clara his girlfriend. It's a rather corny story but the kids loved it and we got some excellent drama and writing from it. Enjoy! :->
Christmas Carol - Literacy Activities
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Christmas Carol - Literacy Activities

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A unit of work covering a whole range of literacy activities centred around 'Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens: Playscripts, Diaries, Viewpoints, Biography, Narrative. Goes really well with the movie. Enjoy! :->
Narrative Flashbacks - Replay Animation
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Narrative Flashbacks - Replay Animation

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A series of slides and printouts to accompany the replay animation. (available on various sites). Included in the pack are printouts that the children can write the narrative on to accompany the story. These can be recorded at the end for dramatic effect.