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New Zealand Essential Spelling Words – Lists 5-8 Word Searches

New Zealand Essential Spelling Words – Lists 5-8 Word Searches

Sixteen Word Searches for Lists 5-8 of the NZ Essential Spelling Words. Included: ♦ 16 word searches in lower case letters. ♦ 16 word searches in capital letters. ♦ 16 answer sheets. ♦ Blank template – for your students to create their own word search. Features: ♦ 15 words per word search. One has 20 words. ♦ List words are written in alphabetical order. ♦ 15x15 grid. ♦ A space for your students to write their name. No more unclaimed work lying scattered on the floor! ♦ Words are written in one of eight directions. Arrow symbols provided on each sheet. ♦ Tick boxes next to the word lists to enable your students to complete another activity with these words once they’re finished the word search. Eg. turn the sheet over and write the words in a sentence. (The tick boxes mean the words are not crossed out and unreadable). ♦ Simple graphic included on each sheet. ♦ List number written on each sheet. ♦ Calibri font. ♦ Select the best format for your students – capital or lower case letters. ♦ Large A4 size. Still great when reduced to A5 size. 3 x List 5 5 x List 6 4 x List 7 4 x List 8 Word Searches for Lists 1-4 are also available in my store. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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New Zealand Sight Words - Activity Sheets - Magenta, Red, Yellow

New Zealand Sight Words - Activity Sheets - Magenta, Red, Yellow

84 activity sheets for words from the Magenta, Red and Yellow levels of the colour wheel. 8 activities on each sheet: ♦ Read it ♦ Colour it ♦ Trace it ♦ Write it ♦ Clap it (how many syllables?) ♦ Spell it (write it in the ‘letter boxes’) ♦ Connect it (draw a line to connect the letters) ♦ Find it (find the word written 4 times) There is also space on the top of each sheet for your students to write their name. The font: The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. New challenges: The sheets are all the same format however there are a couple of new challenges as the levels progress. ♦ At the Magenta and Red levels, the ‘connect it’ letters are all joined either vertically, diagonally or horizontally in a left to right manner. At the Yellow level the letters may also be joined in a ‘backwards’ manner (ie, right to left direction). ♦ At the Magenta level all of the ‘find it’ words are written with the NZ basic script font. At the red level there are 8 different easy-to-read fonts used, and at the Yellow level 8 more different fonts are introduced that are slightly more decorative/complex. (see examples of all 3 levels on the thumbnail images above) Words Used: Magenta (25 words): I like going is mum look the am said to at went in me here my on dad a and come up can sat for Red (28 words): we get put with go no they today was where you she he this are will as too not but likes down big it little see so looked Yellow (31 words): when came one it’s make an all back day into oh out play ran do take that then there him saw his got looking of yes mother from her baby father Word List Acknowledgement: www.tkp.school.nz/files/530877945427c642/folders/1/Highfrequencyhomewordlists%20(2).pdf Made on A4 size paper ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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New Zealand Sight Words - Graphs

New Zealand Sight Words - Graphs

47 graph templates using NZ sight words from the Magenta to Orange levels. Students circle the words, colour the graph and write the number in the circle below. A great way to cover literacy and numeracy at the same time. The graphs progress in difficulty: At the Magenta level students are only working with a few words on a simple 5x4 graph. By the time they get to Orange, the task has become more challenging with the number of words that they need to plot on a 6x6 graph. For example: ♦ Magenta – 4 different words to graph. 15 words to circle and graph. A maximum number of 5. ♦ Orange - 6 different words to graph. 25 words to circle and graph. A maximum number of 6. Included: ♦ Magenta – 7 graphs ♦ Red – 6 graphs ♦ Yellow – 7 graphs ♦ Blue - 7 graphs ♦ Green – 9 graphs ♦ Orange – 11 graphs ♦ 2 blank templates to make your own activity. (Magenta and Orange templates). The thumbnail images above show a graph for Magenta, Yellow and Orange. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter/number shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. Words Used: Magenta: I like going is mum look the am said to at went in me here my on dad a and come up can sat for Red: we get put with go no they today was where you she he this are will as too not but likes down big it little see so looked Yellow: when came one it’s make an all back day into oh out play ran do take that then there him saw his got looking of yes mother from her baby father Blue: have help here’s home let need again laugh soon talked could had find end making under very were your walk girl about don’t last what now goes because next than fun bag coming did or cake run Green: always good walked know please them use want feel just left best house old their right over love still took thank you school much brother sister round another myself new some asked called made people children away water how Mrs if I’m Mr who didn’t can’t after our time most Orange: man think long things wanted eat everyone two thought dog well more I’ll tree shouted us other food through way been stop must red door sea these began boy animals never work first lots that’s gave something bed may found live say night small three head town I’ve around every garden fast only many laughed let’s suddenly told word forgot better bring push Word List Acknowledgement: www.tkp.school.nz/files/530877945427c642/folders/1/Highfrequencyhomewordlists%20(2).pdf ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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New Zealand Sight Words – Colour by Code – Magenta and Red

New Zealand Sight Words – Colour by Code – Magenta and Red

A set of 10 activity sheets for students working at the Magenta and Red levels on the NZ reading colour wheel. Colour the words according to the code to reveal a mystery picture. Included: ♦ 5 x magenta activity sheets ♦ 5 x red activity sheets ♦ 10 x answer sheets ♦ Colour chart to help your students read the colour words Each worksheet has a space for your students to write their name. A ‘colour swatch’ box is included next to the colour word to help your students work on this activity with independence. Magenta Pictures: ♦ flowers (8 words) ♦ octopus (7 words) ♦ pig (6 words) ♦ umbrella (7 words) ♦ tractor (8 words) Red Pictures: ♦ duck (8 words) ♦ fish (7 words) ♦ train (9 words) ♦ sun (5 words) ♦ elephant (6 words) Also available: ♦ YELLOW & BLUE colour by code (view in my store) ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc  (Design B)

Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc (Design B)

A super-fun art project for your students when celebrating special days such as: ♦ ANZAC Day ♦ Remembrance Day ♦ Memorial Day ♦ Armistice Day This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template, to create poppy inspired art work. This is Design B (cross). Included: ♦ Template ♦ Example – black/white and colour ♦ Instructions Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (even the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment Needed: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The artwork measures approximately 17cm x 17cm. Designed on A4 size paper. Other designs are also available (in my store): * Design A - wreath * Design C - medal * Design D - poppy © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc   (Design C)

Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc (Design C)

A super-fun art project for your students when celebrating special days such as: ♦ ANZAC Day ♦ Remembrance Day ♦ Memorial Day ♦ Armistice Day This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template, to create poppy inspired art work. This is Design C (medal). Included: ♦ Template ♦ Example – black/white and colour ♦ Instructions Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (even the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment Needed: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The artwork measures approximately 17cm x 17cm. Designed on A4 size paper. This is Design C (medal). Other designs are also available in my store: Design A - wreath Design B - cross Design D - poppy Keywords: string art, parabolic curves, math, geometry, patterns, war, symbolism, veteran ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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New Zealand Essential Spelling Words – Lists 1-4 – Cut, Glue, Trace & Write

New Zealand Essential Spelling Words – Lists 1-4 – Cut, Glue, Trace & Write

Activity sheets for lists 1-4 of the NZCER Essential Words. A great way to reinforce spelling and handwriting at the same time! 110 activity sheets in total. A5 size (two of the same activity sheet on each A4 size page). Activities: ♦ write your name at the top of the sheet. ♦ read the word. ♦ cut the letter tiles out and decide which ones you need to keep. ♦ glue the letter tiles in the empty boxes. ♦ trace the word written in the light grey font. ♦ write the word independently. The lines for writing are 14mm high with a 7mm dashed line. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. List 1 – 10 words List 2 – 20 words List 3 – 30 words List 4 – 50 words Also available in my store: Lists 5-6. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Star Art - using parabolic curves

Star Art - using parabolic curves

Fun With Lines. Templates to create 4, 5, 6 and 8 point stars. Draw straight lines connecting the dots on the templates and curves will magically appear … such fun! (Parabolic Curves). Included: ♦ 4x student templates – 4, 5, 6 and 8 point stars ♦ Example stars ♦ Easy-to-follow instructions (with images) The Process: ♦ Draw the lines. ♦ Colour your artwork. ♦ Cut the artwork out around the circle. ♦ Display the stars. The Instructions: I have provided 7 steps to complete the artwork. Each step is on one page with concise instructions and an image. Print them out or display via a data projector – a great way for your students to self-check and manage their own learning. (Plus it will save you from having to answer millions of “Is this right?” questions!) The Practise Part: At the bottom of each template there is a section to practise ruling the lines and getting the hang of making parabolic curves before attempting it on the actual template. The artwork looks tricky …. but it is actually very simple! Skill enhancement: ruling straight lines with precision. Keywords: parabolic curves, string art, line art, geometry, math, ruler, straight lines, star, space, galaxy, © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Poppy Art – Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, Anzac Day.

Poppy Art – Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, Anzac Day.

A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ art project for your students to complete leading up to Remembrance Day / Memorial Day / Armistice Day / Anzac Day. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template, to create a poppy. Your students could write something in the petals before colouring (eg facts, opinons, a 4 line poem, etc). Display them together to make a 'poppy patchwork quilt'. Included: ♦ Template – black dots ♦ Template – light grey dots ♦ Example – black/white ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher notes Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The design looks more complicated than it actually is. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. A pattern is repeated 8 times. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The artwork measures approximately 17cm x 17cm. Designed on A4 size paper. Keywords: string art, parabolic curves, math, geometry, patterns, war, symbolism, veteran, © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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MATARIKI – Flip Flap Booklet

MATARIKI – Flip Flap Booklet

A fun booklet for your students to make when celebrating and learning about the Māori New Year. Various templates to suit your students. Each booklet is made from one piece of A4 paper. Write, colour, cut and staple. Option A - with text: This template has text with 24 missing words. Each of the missing words shows the first letter. For example: 'Matariki is a c_______ of s______" (cluster/stars). Answers are included. The pages include information about: ♦ WHAT - what is Matariki? ♦ WHO - who celebrates Matariki? ♦ WHEN - when is Matariki celebrated? ♦ WHERE - where is the Matariki star cluster? ♦ WHY - why is Matariki celebrated? (past and present) Option B - write your own text: This template is blank for your students to write their own information. There are 2 sets of templates – lined and unlined pages. The only page with writing on it is the cover page. Cover Pages There are 12 different cover pages for each set of templates. ♦ 5 female images. ♦ 5 male images. ♦ Māori pattern. ♦ Plain (No picture, just the word ‘Matariki’ and a space to write your name) Included: ♦ Teacher notes ♦ 12 templates – with text (fill in the missing words) ♦ Answer page ♦ 12 templates – blank with lines for writing ♦ 12 templates – blank with no lines ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Sentence Work – capital letters, full stops and question marks.

Sentence Work – capital letters, full stops and question marks.

Activity sheets for learning about capital letters, full stops and question marks. The sentences contain high frequency sight words so they are suitable for junior students (early readers). Activities: ♦ READ the text. ♦ EDIT the text (capital letters, full stops, question marks). ♦ WRITE the edited text on the lines. ♦ DRAW a picture in the empty box. Four Levels: ♦ 1 sentence ♦ 1 sentence (questions) ♦ 2 sentences ♦ 2 sentences (with questions) Two Formats: ♦ A4 size paper (with NZ/AU/UK spelling) ♦ Letter size paper (with US spelling - mom) Each level contains 5 different activity sheets. This resource contains a total of 20 worksheets. Each set of worksheets has a different ‘bee’ picture. What needs editing? ♦ Punctuation - full stops and question marks. ♦ Capital Letters – beginning of sentences, I, proper nouns. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. The lines are 14mm high with a 7mm dashed line. A helpful resource for literacy stations, focused writing lessons or homework. THE SENTENCES: Level A – 1 sentence Look at the little bird in the big tree. Mum and Dad looked for my reading book. I like to play on the slide when I go to the park. I have a black cat and his name is Fluffy. We are going to China with Grandma on Monday. Level B – 1 sentence (question) What would you like to eat for dinner? Could you please help me look for my red ball? When can I take the little puppy for a walk? Would you like to play with Sam after school? Where is my book about Mickey Mouse? Level C – 2 sentences Look at the pink pig. It is so happy in the mud. I like Mr Brown’s car. It is long and black. Dan put the book in his bag. He took it to school. I saw Amanda run away. She is over there. I can’t find Mum. I think I am lost. Level D – 2 sentences (with questions) Where is my bat? Will you help me look for it? We like to skip and jump. Can I jump higher than Kim? Was that a little mouse? I think it ran under the bed. I saw Tom on the bus. Where is he going? How fast can you ride your bike? I can go faster than Dad. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki Star Domains - Reference Cards

Matariki Star Domains - Reference Cards

A set of 9 reference cards about the stars in the Matariki cluster. Each card shows the name of the star and the area of the environment that it holds dominion over. Please note that the domains may vary between iwi. 2 reference cards per A4 sheet of paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Anzac Day Craft and Quiz

Anzac Day Craft and Quiz

A craft activity and a quiz in all one! Quiz questions are written on the ‘poppy petal fold’ template. Lift each petal up to write your answer. Great for students with access to the internet so they can research the answers independently. Glue the template onto a blank piece of paper or a page in an exercise book. Two Options: ♦ Use the template with the quiz questions. ♦ Use the blank template. Students write their own quiz questions. Included: ♦ Teacher notes (instructions). ♦ Template – with quiz questions. ♦ Answers to the quiz questions. ♦ Template – blank (write your own quiz). The Quiz Questions: ♦ What does each letter in the word ANZAC stand for? ♦ When did World War One start and finish? ♦ The last surviving ANZAC soldier died on 16 May 2002. What was his name? ♦ What is the name of the man who became famous for using a donkey to transport injured men from the battle field to the beach at Anzac Cove? ♦ What is the 35th word in the ‘Ode of Remembrance’? ♦ Apart from the poppy, what other plant is associated with remembering those that have fought for our country? Answers are included. Suitable for classrooms in Australian and New Zealand. Made on A4 size paper. Approximate size: 18cm wide and 20cm high. Display suggestion: make a giant class wreath with the poppy quizzes that your students make. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Rotational Symmetry – Art activity – Maths (Geometry)

Rotational Symmetry – Art activity – Maths (Geometry)

Rotational Symmetry Art Activity. This fun activity produces fantastic designs that your students will be super proud of. Each template has rotational symmetry of order 6 and is on isometric dot paper. Your students simply add more lines (ensuring each line is done 6 times to keep it symmetrical), using the dots to maintain accuracy. When your students are happy with their final design they can colour it in using symmetrical colouring. Afterwards, your students may wish to cut their design out and use it in another piece of artwork. For example, adding a stem and leaves to turn it into a flower. Plain isometric dot paper has also been provided as a basis for your students to create their own rotational symmetry design from scratch. Provided as two separate files – A4 paper size and Letter paper size. What you get: • 30 templates on isometric dot paper • Poster explaining rotational symmetry • Isometric dot paper (plain) • Teacher notes © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki – Haiku Poetry Writing – Make a feather korowai

Matariki – Haiku Poetry Writing – Make a feather korowai

Celebrate the Māori New Year with this writing/art activity. Write a haiku poem on the feather template. Add colour and cut it out. Join the class feathers together to make a korowai (Māori cloak). Included: ♦ Haiku framework chart ♦ Example poem ♦ Feather template – with lines for writing ♦ Feather template – without lines Please note that information/instructions are not included for the making of the korowai. To see examples, please do an image search online (Matariki feather cloaks). The Haiku Poem: The haiku poem is a simple, 3-line poem that involves counting syllables. The framework is: 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. Early finishers can use the feather template without the lines to create additional decorative feathers that can then be interspersed between the haiku feathers. Made on A4 size paper. Two feathers per sheet. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki Star Domains - Matching Cards and Activity Sheet

Matariki Star Domains - Matching Cards and Activity Sheet

This resource is designed to help students learn the names of the stars in the Matariki cluster and their associations (domains). Included: ♦ Matching cards - black and white ♦ Matching cards - coloured border ♦ Activity sheet - cut, match and paste ♦ Answer sheet The matching cards can be used to play 'Memory'. Place all of the cards face down and take turns at flipping two cards over. If they match, you keep the cards. If they don't match, you flip them back over. The winner is the person with the most cards at the end. Please note that the domains may vary between iwi. Designed on A4 paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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War Remembrance – Wall Balls

War Remembrance – Wall Balls

These ‘wall balls’ look great displayed on the classroom wall. They can be used for war remembrance days such as: ♦ Anzac Day ♦ Remembrance Day ♦ Memorial Day ♦ Veterans Day ♦ Armistice Day Colour, cut and display on the wall. A blank circle (same size) is also provided as an optional additional activity. Your students can draw or write something in the circle and then attach it behind the poppy circle. Lift the flap to view what is underneath. Two templates are included – completely blank; with lines for writing. There are 8 Different Sets of Templates: ♦ We Will Remember Them ♦ Lest We Forget ♦ Remembrance Day ♦ Memorial Day ♦ Veterans Day ♦ Armistice Day ♦ Anzac Day (NZ/AU classrooms) ♦ Gallipoli (NZ/AU classrooms) There are 5 different poppy images in each set. Approximate size of circle: 18 cm in diameter. Provided in 2 paper sizes: ♦ A4 paper size ♦ Letter paper size ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Poppy Quilt - Anzac Day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day

Poppy Quilt - Anzac Day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day

Make a collaborative poppy quilt with these poppy squares. Great for war remembrance days such as: ♦ Anzac Day ♦ Remembrance Day ♦ Veterans Day ♦ Armistice Day ♦ Memorial Day There are 10 different styles of poppies. Plenty of choice for everyone! 2 poppy squares on each page. Each square is approximately 13cm x 13cm. Also included are quilt squares with the words: * We will remember them. * Lest we forget. Simply colour, cut and place together to make a quilt. Made on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Anzac Day, Armistice Day, Remembrance Day - Acrostic Poetry Writing (Bunting)

Anzac Day, Armistice Day, Remembrance Day - Acrostic Poetry Writing (Bunting)

A poetry writing activity for your students that can be used for war remembrance days such as: ♦ Anzac Day ♦ Remembrance Day ♦ Armistice Day ♦ Memorial Day ♦ Veterans Day Write the acrostic poem, add colour, cut and display as bunting. Simply trim the flap off if you don’t want to display it as bunting. There are 5 different styles of poppy headers for each of the words listed below. (80 different templates altogether). The 16 Words: SOLDIER PLATOON BATTLE REMEMBER POPPIES SACRIFICE MILITARY CONFLICT TRENCHES WEAPONRY VETERAN FREEDOM WAR PEACE ANZAC DAY (for NZ and Australian classrooms) GALLIPOLI (for NZ and Australian classrooms) Provided in 2 Paper Sizes: ♦ A4 paper size ♦ Letter paper size ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Anzac Day, Armistice Day, Remembrance Day  -  Diamante Poetry Writing

Anzac Day, Armistice Day, Remembrance Day - Diamante Poetry Writing

A poetry writing activity for your students that can be used for war remembrance days such as: ♦ Anzac Day ♦ Remembrance Day ♦ Armistice Day ♦ Veterans Day The Diamante Poem looks at nouns, verbs, adjectives and synonyms/antonyms. This resource contains 2 different frameworks for your students to use. Included in this Resource: ♦ 2x framework charts ♦ Example poems for both of the frameworks ♦ 15 different publishing templates. Provided in 2 Paper Sizes: ♦ A4 size paper ♦ Letter size paper ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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