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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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! :->
A sentence builder on the theme of mountains. Great for extending complex sentences. Speech included as well as contents page and graphics. Speak it, Say, Write it!
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.
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! :->
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.
A PowerPoint that draws children's attention to some of the 'Sats Traps' that can cause them to lose marks during the maths test. It could mean those extra few marks that they need to achieve the status of 'secondary school ready'. :-)
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.
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.
Test the children's punctuation and grammar with 'The Cat Sat on the Mat'; or use it as a teaching tool. 50 slides all incorporating grammar and punctuation and of course 'a cat and a mat'. Click on the green rectangle to reveal. Includes the deep voice for added explanations :-); Great for teaching Grammar.
A teaching or 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.
This came about because I used to tell children that they had crashed 'the writing car'. This was when they had started well but finished badly. I remind them of it every now and again. It begins with them strapping on their punctuation seat belt'.