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I am sharing my English resources here. Feel free to check my YouTube channel for further grammar resources.

I am sharing my English resources here. Feel free to check my YouTube channel for further grammar resources.
Charles Dickens Quotes Display for Writing
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Charles Dickens Quotes Display for Writing

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These are quotes that I highlighted while reading David Copperfield and The Old Curiosity Shop because I wanted to use them with my Year 5 and 6 class in order to aid their writing (especially greater depth), however, everyone benefited from them. This resource would work Year 5+ including secondary. I edited only a couple of the quotes in order to highlight the areas we were learning (i.e. colons) or to make it slightly easier to process (i.e. breaking them into two sentences rather than one). Most of them are unabridged. They are extremely useful for setting and character descriptions, as well as inner voices of characters in narratives, which increases the quality of writing immensely. Here are a couple of examples from our class work in Y5: (Writing a Diary Entry as Liam in the book ‘Cosmic’ – after Liam receives the phone call that invites him on a father & daughter adventure). You can see how the child adapted the quote from Charles Dickens to fit in her writing. — When I received the phone call from Dr Drax, all the cogs in my brain started turning. New thoughts and hopes were whirling through my mind. This was my only opportunity to go on the greatest adventure: all the colours of my life were about the change. All I needed was a daughter! — This one below is a narrative (flashback) as the ‘Foreigner’ in the book ‘The Island’. It is a character who is a refugee arriving at an unfamiliar island. The children were asked to describe their background/past lives using flashbacks throughout the narrative they were writing. — My childhood wasn’t very exciting as we didn’t have as much as other people did. As a child of the poor, I knew but few pleasures: even the cheap delights of my childhood had to be bought and paid for. Since my family didn’t have much to spend on these childhood ‘delights’, I didn’t get to experience many of them. In fact, I had to sit and watch other children and their simple delights of their fortunate lives. These are works of more able writers in my class who adapted the author’s style in their work. Many of the other children used quotes as they are in their writing, which immediately challenged their thinking as they needed to adapt their work to make it coherent. There are 19 pages in total. There are two A4 PDF versions of the same pages: one with colour background and the other is plain. I attached some samples in the previews.
Creative Writing Quote Posters (Kiran Millwood Hargrave)
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Creative Writing Quote Posters (Kiran Millwood Hargrave)

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These are quotes that I highlighted while reading various Kiran Millwood Hargrave books because I wanted to use them with my Year 5 class in order to aid their writing (especially greater depth), however, everyone benefited from them. This resource would work Year 5+ including secondary. Quotes are mostly descriptive and unedited. They are extremely useful for setting and character descriptions, as well as inner voices of characters in narratives, which increases the quality of writing immensely. There are a couple of examples below. This one is from our writing in response to Hamlet. We were writing a monologue as Hamlet to reflect his inner thoughts after he was told that his father had been murdered. — As soon as my father’s ghost revealed the unfortunate news, my head was spinning. The threads of problems dangled in front of me, and I tried to think of a plan to weave them into a solution, so that I could prove that my uncle was a devious murderer. He wasn’t worthy of the sinful crown that he carried. — This one below is from our work with ‘Macbeth’. It is a diary entry where Macbeth is talking about Lady Macbeth’s dark side. — I never expected these evil thoughts to be injected in me by my wife! It is hard, isn’t it? Describing a person in words, when they can hold a whole different universe of wickedness in them! — There are 11 posters in total. There are two A4 PDF versions of the same pages: one with colour background and the other is plain. I attached some samples in the previews.
43 Different Critical Thinking Writing Activities for Wonder (by R J Palacio)
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43 Different Critical Thinking Writing Activities for Wonder (by R J Palacio)

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These are various written activities to be used as homework or in lessons. They are based on Bloom’s Taxonomy question styles, which encourage deeper thinking, thus understanding of the text studied. There are 43 different activities. First 10 activities can be used by just reading the first 56 pages of the book. The first few can even be used within the first 14 pages! On top of each page, it indicates what pages must be read in order to be able to work with that activity. The majority are whole book activities. You will receive a PDF file with 43 different activities. Second half of the PDF file (page 45+) repeats the same activities in a white background (see screenshots). I have used these with my more able readers and writers to great effects. I have also used them as assessments and/or homework with some year groups. You can either encourage using the lines provided within the worksheets or just cut/trim the white boxes to be stuck in pupil books. I hope you find them as useful as I have for your writing sessions.
David Walliams Quote Posters  (25pages)
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David Walliams Quote Posters (25pages)

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25 x A4 David Walliams Quote Posters (coloured version as well as plain background ones). Each page is a new quote from a book along with an accompanying picture. You can edit its print size and/or cut off the pictures if you’d like to make them smaller. I use them around the classroom for children (especially for my Greater Depth writers) to adapt and use in their writing (stories, character / setting descriptions etc).
Quote Posters Bundle (D Walliams, C Dickens & K M Hargrave)
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Quote Posters Bundle (D Walliams, C Dickens & K M Hargrave)

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Charles Dickens and Kiran Millwood Hargrave Bundle There are 19 PDF A4 posters in Charles Dickens pack, 24 in David Walliams and 11 posters in Kiran M Hargrave pack. You will get a colour version as well as a plain background version of each pack. These are quote poster packs that I made while reading Charles Dickens (David Copperfield and The Old Curiosity Shop) and Kiran Millwood Hargrave books, because I wanted to use them with my Year 5 and 6 class in order to aid their writing (especially greater depth), however, everyone benefited from them. They would work Year 5+ including secondary. I edited only a couple of the quotes in order to highlight the areas we were learning (i.e. colons) or to make it slightly easier to process (i.e. breaking them into two sentences rather than one). Most of them are unabridged. They are extremely useful for setting and character descriptions, as well as inner voices of characters in narratives, which increases the quality of writing immensely. Here are a couple of examples how these can be used in writing. (Writing a Diary Entry as Liam in the book ‘Cosmic’ – after Liam receives the phone call that invites him on a father & daughter adventure). Adapted the quote from Charles Dickens to fit in writing. — When I received the phone call from Dr Drax, all the cogs in my brain started turning. New thoughts and hopes were whirling through my mind. This was my only opportunity to go on the greatest adventure: all the colours of my life were about the change. All I needed was a daughter! — This one below is a narrative (flashback) as the ‘Foreigner’ in the book ‘The Island’. It is a character who is a refugee arriving at an unfamiliar island. Describing the foreigner’s background/past lives using flashbacks throughout the narrative. — My childhood wasn’t very exciting as we didn’t have as much as other people did. As a child of the poor, I knew but few pleasures: even the cheap delights of my childhood had to be bought and paid for. Since my family didn’t have much to spend on these childhood ‘delights’, I didn’t get to experience many of them. In fact, I had to sit and watch other children and their simple delights of their fortunate lives. This one is for Hamlet. A monologue as Hamlet to reflect his inner thoughts after he was told that his father had been murdered. — As soon as my father’s ghost revealed the unfortunate news, my head was spinning. The threads of problems dangled in front of me, and I tried to think of a plan to weave them into a solution, so that I could prove that my uncle was a devious murderer. He wasn’t worthy of the sinful crown that he carried. — This one below is from ‘Macbeth’. It is a diary entry where Macbeth is talking about Lady Macbeth’s dark side. — I never expected these evil thoughts to be injected in me by my wife! It is hard, isn’t it? Describing a person in words, when they can hold a whole different universe of wickedness in them! — These can be adapted by greater depth writers or can be used as they are for effect.