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STORIES4SCHOOLS Planning & Resource Pack
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STORIES4SCHOOLS Planning & Resource Pack

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Registration, planning & resources for schools involved (or planning to be) with stories4schools. Children at your school can create a professionally published illustrated story book to share with others. Sell copies to parents and the local community to cover the costs and to generate funds to enable your book to be shared to those that will benefit from it. Further details can be found at www.thinky.xyz
Punctuation Personality Posters
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Punctuation Personality Posters

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Set of 19 posters featuring the punctuation monsters and a description of their personality (based on their corresponding punctuation mark). A fun way to introduce punctuation marks and their shapes. Includes versions for US-English and British-English
The Letter Thief - Fully Illustrated Punctuation Story
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The Letter Thief - Fully Illustrated Punctuation Story

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An Adventure in Punctuation! This illustrated story follows three Punctuation Monsters who find themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of letters from local signposts. Children can try to guess what each of the missing letters are and have a go at spotting the different types of punctuation marks used to create the illustrations (look closely). The story features: – Period (Full Stop in the British-English version) – Question Mark – Hyphen – Apostrophe Includes versions for US-English and British-English
Punctuation Bingo
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Punctuation Bingo

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A fun activity for thinking about punctuation. Fold up the questions and then select one at random. Players work out which punctuation mark applies to the question and then check their bingo sheet to see if they have it. Play for a line and a full house! Includes versions for US-English and British-English
Interactive Phonics Display - Wizard's Washing Line
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Interactive Phonics Display - Wizard's Washing Line

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Interactive phonics display activity. Add the phonemes that children learn each week to the line and let them have a go at forming them into words. Can be used to complement the Word Line and Sentence Line activities as featured in the Word Wizard Phonics scheme.
Handwriting Fine Motor Monitoring Sheets
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Handwriting Fine Motor Monitoring Sheets

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Introducing & Monitoring Fine Motor Pencil Skills Use the five different sheets to introduce children to basic writing shapes. The sheets can be revisited at a later stage to monitor children’s progress. Useful as an initial introduction to pencil skills for all children and for additional support and interventions.
Punctuation: How to Write Sentences: Colons & Commas in Lists
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Punctuation: How to Write Sentences: Colons & Commas in Lists

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Using Colons & Commas in Simple Lists The Punctuation Monsters help you learn to use colons and commas in sentences with simple lists. Featuring easy to understand step-by-step guidance including: how to write a colon how to write a comma where to place a colon when introducing a list where to place a comma to separate items in a list how to structure a list as a sentence *If you wish to use a serial comma use the US-English version. * Both the US-English and British-English versions are included with this resource. Have a go at forming sentences with the editable challenges including unpunctuated sentences to rewrite. Complete the 5 page writing workbook featuring sentence writing challenges, cut and paste sentences and draw your own punctuation monsters. Design your own punctuation monster. Includes the Level 4 Sentence Writing certificate.
Punctuation: How to Write Sentences: Speech Marks
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Punctuation: How to Write Sentences: Speech Marks

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Using Inverted Commas The Punctuation Monsters help you learn to use inverted commas for direct speech in sentences. Featuring easy to understand **step-by-step guidance **including: how to write inverted commas different names for inverted commas using other punctuation with inverted commas ideas for alternatives to using the word ‘said’ Advanced learning (for more able children): understanding direct and indirect speech reporting clauses using alternative closing punctuation using quotes within inverted commas Have a go at forming sentences with the **editable challenges **including unpunctuated sentences to rewrite. Complete the writing workbook featuring sentence writing challenges, cut and paste sentences and draw your own punctuation monsters. Design your own punctuation monster. Includes the Level 6 Sentence Writing certificate.
High Frequency Exception Words  (Foundation Stage) Learn to Read by Understanding
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High Frequency Exception Words (Foundation Stage) Learn to Read by Understanding

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Includes 37 of the most commonly used words with unusual spellings or sounds. Commonly known as sight words, exception words, tricky words and high frequency words. Learning these words at an early stage greatly assists children’s ability to read. Ideal for use in foundation stage and the beginning of year 1. Help them learn each word by exploring and understanding the word and what makes it unusual. By doing so you can help children to better remember the words and understand the written language with knowledge they can transfer to similar words. Includes: 37 illustrated slides with sound symbols and example sentences Teacher guidance for each word Word Line cards (have children get themselves in the order of each word) Word Maker sheets (develop fine motor control by cutting out the letters and pasting into place, then have a go at tracing and writing the word) Flashcards Words included: I, as, you, the, my, is, his, of, so, no, go, to, do, into, said, they, was, have, like, when, what, there, all, are, here, were, some, come, one, little, he, she, be, we, me, out, her
Punctuation: How to Write Sentences: Apostrophes
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Punctuation: How to Write Sentences: Apostrophes

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Using Apostrophes The Punctuation Monsters help you learn to use apostrophes in sentences. Featuring easy to understand step-by-step guidance including: how to use an apostrophe for missing letters (omission) how to use an apostrophe for singular possession how to use an apostrophe for plural possession Have a go at forming sentences with the editable challenges including unpunctuated sentences to rewrite. Complete the 16 page writing workbook featuring sentence writing challenges, cut and paste sentences and draw your own punctuation monsters. Design your own punctuation monster. Includes the** Level 5 Sentence Writing certificate.**
Punctuation: How to Write Sentences: Question Marks
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Punctuation: How to Write Sentences: Question Marks

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Introducing Sentences with Simple Questions The Punctuation Monsters help you learn to write questions with easy to understand step-by-step guidance including: how to write a question mark where to place a question mark using words like ‘where’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ to begin questions writing sentences with subject-verb inversion Have a go at forming sentences with the editable challenges including unpunctuated sentences to rewrite. Complete the 15 page writing workbook featuring sentence writing challenges, cut and paste sentences and draw your own punctuation monsters. Cut out the Sentence Line sheets, choose a word or punctuation mark and then have a go at organising yourselves into the order of a sentence. Design your own punctuation monster. Includes the Level 2 Sentence Writing certificate. Includes versions for US-English and British-English
Pencil Grip Control & Strengthening
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Pencil Grip Control & Strengthening

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Make a Word Wand and learn the Magic Grip position to master the pencil grip. Develop grip strength and technique with vertical tracing activities. Follow the animated shapes with your Word Wand. Make a smaller wand to play Leaping Lizards and to help your Wizard find their way home. Test pencil control with the pencil control sheets.
Punctuation: How to Write Sentences: Capital Letters & Full Stops
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Punctuation: How to Write Sentences: Capital Letters & Full Stops

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Monster Punctuation Level 1 Sentence Writing: Demarcating Sentences Introducing Written Sentences The Punctuation Monsters help you understand written sentences with easy to understand step-by-step guidance including: the role of space (finger spacing) forming complete sentences (and ordering words within them) using punctuation to mark the beginning and end of sentences and additional guidance for: writing multiple sentences capital letters for the personal pronoun ‘I’ capital letters for names capital letters for place names capital letters for days and months Have a go at forming sentences with the editable challenges including unpunctuated sentences to rewrite. Complete the 30 page writing workbook featuring sentence writing challenges, cut and paste sentences and draw your own punctuation monsters. Cut out the Sentence Line sheets, choose a word or punctuation mark and then have a go at organising yourselves into the order of a sentence. Design your own punctuation monster. Includes the** Level 1 Sentence Writing certificate**. Includes versions for US-English and British-English
Punctuation: How to Write Sentences: Exclamations!
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Punctuation: How to Write Sentences: Exclamations!

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Introducing Sentences with Exclamations The Punctuation Monsters help you learn to write questions with easy to understand step-by-step guidance including: how to write an exclamation mark where to place an exclamation mark using exclamations in sentences to express surprise, strong emotions, pain and amusement writing exclamative sentences (beginning with ‘what’ or ‘how’) using exclamations with statements using exclamations with strong emotions using exclamations with command sentences Have a go at forming sentences with the **editable challenges **including: unpunctuated sentences to rewrite. Complete the 20 page writing workbook featuring sentence writing challenges, cut and paste sentences and draw your own punctuation monsters. Cut out the** Sentence Line sheets**, choose a word or punctuation mark and then have a go at organising yourselves into the order of a sentence. Design your own punctuation monster. Have a go at creating an Exclamation Comic! Includes the Level 3 Sentence Writing certificate. Includes versions for US-English and British-English
Literacy Monitoring & Assessment Pack: Basic Phonics
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Literacy Monitoring & Assessment Pack: Basic Phonics

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Easily assess progress for individual children and the entire class. Suitable for children at the beginning stages of learning to read and write through to Grade 1. Use the resources at the beginning of children’s learning to identify a baseline and then repeat periodically to monitor progress. Records are provided for individual progress including a Personal Progress sheet for children and parents. Copy date to the Class Tracking Sheet to identify learning gaps for the class. Includes: Read Sheet: Quickly cover every phoneme and word on a single sheet Individual Child Progress Sheet Class Tracking Sheets Personal writing book Personal Progress Record Flashcards for all assessment phonemes and words
Word Wizard Handwriting Boost Sheets
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Word Wizard Handwriting Boost Sheets

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Boost handwriting with these simple to use handwriting sheets featuring animated paths of motion for every letter. Ideal for consolidation for after children have first learned their letters and perfect for a refresher after the school holidays. Includes: lowercase letters UPPERCASE letters numbers Each sheet features: deconstructed letter shapes combined shapes into letter forms mouth shape for the letter sound printed version of the letter tracing letters tracing phonetic words Word Wizard Writing uses a handwritten style rather than computer generated letters to help children develop a natural, fluid style of handwriting. When viewed as slides each worksheet features an animated version of the letter. Letters are ordered into five subsets. Select the relevant slides for each set and copy them into a new file to send to parents and/or print them off for children to put into their person writing workbooks.
Punctuation: Intermediate Punctuation & Sentence Writing
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Punctuation: Intermediate Punctuation & Sentence Writing

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Learn to write sentences with the Punctuation Monsters! Includes: Level 4: writing sentences with **colons & commas **in Lists Level 5: writing sentences with apostrophes Level 6: writing sentences with inverted commas Usage of apostrophes includes: how to use an apostrophe for missing letters (omission) how to use an apostrophe for singular possession how to use an apostrophe for plural possession Each level includes: step-by-step guidance with editable challenges a writing workbook featuring sentence writing challenges, cut and paste sentences and draw your own punctuation monsters Design a punctuation monster A sentence writing certificate Includes: 29 illustrated writing challenges (as individual activity sheets and editable class powerpoints) 5 step-by-step introductory powerpoints certificates and additional activities. Includes versions for US-English and British-English. A bundle for beginner sentences is available here.
Punctuation: Beginner Punctuation & Sentence Writing
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Punctuation: Beginner Punctuation & Sentence Writing

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Learn to write sentences with the Punctuation Monsters! Includes: Level 1: Writing sentences with capital letters and full stops (periods) Level 2: Writing sentences with question marks Level 3: Writing sentences with exclamations Each level includes: step-by-step guidance with editable challenges a writing workbook featuring sentence writing challenges, cut and paste sentences and draw your own punctuation monsters Sentence Line activity sheets, choose a word or punctuation mark and then have a go at organising yourselves into the order of a sentence Design a punctuation monster A sentence writing certificate Includes: 65 illustrated writing challenges (as individual activity sheets and editable class powerpoints) 4 step-by-step introductory powerpoints 3 sets of Sentence Line activities along with certificates and additional activities. Includes versions for US-English and British-English A bundle for intermediate sentences is available here.