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Literary Devices Display

Literary Devices Display

Intended to be printed and laminated for a wall display on literary devices. Uses examples from a lot of modern films (lots of Harry Potter!) to make explanations clear and relevant to pupils. I hope it comes in handy.

By ameliapeelia

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KS1 Writing Instructions - Pizza

KS1 Writing Instructions - Pizza

Children loved making pizzas at our Italian pizza class. Resources have been exported from an Activ-primary flip-chart. (Which also includes Italian Pizzeria style music.) Fun to play when the children are making their pizzas or working. If you would like original please message me.Check out my other resources at - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/jreadshaw

By jreadshaw

An Introduction to Dystopian Literature

An Introduction to Dystopian Literature

Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to AS students, but also suitable for GCSE or KS3 students. Designed to lead to a comparative essay on 'The Road' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' but easily adaptable for your choice of novels or to stand alone as a study of the four short stories included.

By archev

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AQA New 2017 Specification: English Language, Paper 2 Section A: Nonfiction Reading

AQA New 2017 Specification: English Language, Paper 2 Section A: Nonfiction Reading

10 fully resourced lessons to prepare students for the AQA English Language Paper 2, Section A exam: 'Writer's Viewpoints and Perspectives'.This resource bundle includes:Two powerpoint presentations totalling 142 slides.A full lesson by lesson scheme of work including clear learning objectives and outlining assessment opportunities.Eight different extracts to use with students from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Each lesson is clearly structured with learning objectives, learning start activities, learning review activities and opportunities for students to demonstrate and assess their learning in a number of ways. The lessons aim to develop a common approach for tackling each question to build students' confidence. There are a number of opportunities for students to tackle the different question types and the presentations provide clear steps and guidance to support students during the assessment process. Model answers and assessment sheets also included.Extracts included:'American Sniper', Chris Kyle'The Charge of the Light Brigade', William Howard Russell'Letter to My Mother', Wilfred Owen'A Beautiful Job', Gunner William Towers (WW1)'The Death of Lord Nelson', William Beatty'We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches', Winston Churchill'Surrender Speech', Chief Joseph (taken from the AQA Reading Support Booklet)'The Gettysburg Address', Abraham LincolnIn addition to this, the presentations also include some optional Paper 2, Section B questions that link to the extracts and aim to develop students' nonfiction writing skills.The lessons and extracts are focused around the theme of war so they can be linked with the 'Power and Conflict' AQA poetry anthology to develop students' contextual understanding for the English Literature exam.Any feedback on the resource would be greatly appreciated!

By RojoResources

Library Challenge Cards

Library Challenge Cards

These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library. There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.

By sh2810

Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts

Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts

Product DescriptionToday’s students are the problem-solvers of the future. If they are taught factual knowledge only, they tend to respond with conventionally correct answers rather than exploring creative solutions. All students can learn to think critically and creatively.Students need to be able to judge, analyse and think critically in order to participate fully in a democratic and technological society. This can be achieved if the teacher recognises the value of thinking skills and provides opportunities for the thinking processes to be modelled and developed.This ‘Think Outside of the Box’ series provides teachers with straightforward ideas and activities to help students develop these skills.In this pack you will find 80 quick start task cards – 4 cards per page. I have provided 3 options for printing.These ‘quick starts’ are ideal warm-up activities for the beginning of a lesson. They should be used flexibly and can be used in any order at any time. As these task cards are intended for repeated use, I would suggest laminating them for durability.When to use: (10-15 minutes group/class)• at the beginning of a lesson• during circle timeCONTENT• Cover; Teacher Notes• Brainstorm Task Cards x 8• How Could You? Task Cards x 8• It Won't Happen Task Cards x 8• How Do You Do It? Task Cards x 8• What If? Task Cards x 8• What's The Same? Task Cards x 8• How Many Ways? Task Cards x 8• Recycle Task Cards x 8• What's The Connection? Task Cards x 8• Crazy Combinations Task Cards x 4• Predict The Future Task Cards x 4• TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 101

By teacherstoolkitUK

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

A variety of Literacy TasksWord mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing promptsSimple Drawing TasksLabel a PirateSentence StripsMapping TaskA great additional resource for a pirates topic. I would be delighted to receive feedback.

By Alice K

Spring  and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter PoemsPowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse.Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform. Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition . In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication.I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively.Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems.Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com

By Alice K

Teacher Excel Markbook

Teacher Excel Markbook

This excel spreadsheet can be used to record student's grades. Using a 1-10 system you can record their marks and it will automatically average the grade. If you enter J, K or L in capitals (which is converted into a smiley face) in the effort column it will also average their effort grade. This provides formative feedback and allows progress to be monitored. This is a concept and could easily be adapted for specific use, i.e. Assessment without levels, BTEC etc.

By InformingEducation

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Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

A bumper set of resources initially used in the year 4 topic of: Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors. Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted involving describing a beach setting with similes and metaphors. I recently adapted this in this for a year 6 class I took. There is also quite a few poems I have written using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop.I have continually updated this resource due to its popularity and quality.Please check my other resources out here...https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dave_orritt

By dave_orritt

An Introduction to Gothic Literature

An Introduction to Gothic Literature

An introduction to gothic literature, originally aimed at A2 students preparing for OCR's 'Texts in Time' coursework but suitable for GCSE and KS3, if AOs changed.Includes conventions and extracts of key texts as well as suggestions for assessment titles.

By archev

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Travel Writing: 8 lessons focusing on non-fiction text analysis and improving persuasive and descriptive writing skills.

Travel Writing: 8 lessons focusing on non-fiction text analysis and improving persuasive and descriptive writing skills.

A series of 8 lessons. 5 Lessons focusing on improving pupils descriptive writing.Lesson 1 focuses on increasing pupils use of adjectives.Lesson 2-3 focus on increasing pupils use of sensory imagery.Lesson 4 focuses on figurative language.Lesson 5 focuses on using effective punctuation and sentence structures.3 lessons focusing on the format of Non-Fiction texts. 1 / 2- Letters and reviews3 -Adverts.All lessons vary tasks and activities to create fun, engaging and well-paced lessons.All lessons use the 1-9 criteria and focus on A05 and A06.

By PhilippaBrooks

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William Blake's 'London' Power and Conflict Poetry

William Blake's 'London' Power and Conflict Poetry

This PowerPoint presentation takes students on a journey through the contextual elements of the poem, Blake's life and how he came to create a poetic critique of 18th Century London. This lesson also talks students through the French Revolution, and how Blake alludes to this throughout his poem - allowing the students to create a broad range of contextual paragraphs in relation to the language used throughout the poem. As well as allowing students to focus on context, this presentation also breaks down the language used in particular stanzas in the poem, providing students with in depth annotations, whilst modeling to them which sections of language to look at, and how to break language down and apply this to detailed paragraphs. Suitable for both KS3 and KS4 poetry lessons - pitched to mid ability students, so the lesson is able to be differentiated both up and down in terms of ability.

By 051091

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 11 ow (as in slow)

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 11 ow (as in slow)

Words with the long vowel sound 'ow' (as in 'slow')Includes:Guide to English Spelling: Including a short history of English spelling to explain the quirks of the English language and a pronunciation guide for the relevant sounds along with interesting spelling related factsFlashcards: for each spelling (A5 size)Sentence Maker: cut out the words to experiment with arranging them into different sentencesSentence Maker Powerpoint: as above but suitable for use on whiteboards/computers/tablets. Simply drag the words to create sentencesSound Speller sheets: Attempt to draw and write things with the soundWord Wizard sheets: Traceable words with different letter forms to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes (and their variations). Includes space to write themselves in freeformPre-cursive, cursive, serif, sans-serif and ornamental typefaces are used in these resources to help students develop familiarity with letters across different media.- Cursive (and pre-cursive) writing supports the development of handwriting.- Serif typefaces are designed to be easily read on media with reflected light (like books and newspapers) and are often used for lengthy texts.- Sans-serif typefaces are designed to be comfortable to read on backlit screens (like computers).

By MagicSounds

Used To versus Would Always Board Game

Used To versus Would Always Board Game

This is a game to practice used to versus would always. Students move around the board and fill in the blanks with used to or would always. If students give the correct answer they can remain on their spot until their next turn. If students give the incorrect answer they must go back to their previous spot and wait until their next turn to try again. The student that reaches the "finish" square first or is the farthest in the game when their time is up Wins!Visit our Website for Individual Game Previews, Free Samples, Special Savings and Online English Classes: eslfungames.com

By eslfungames

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 13 ar (as in bark)

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 13 ar (as in bark)

Words with the r-controlled vowel 'ar' (as in 'bark')Includes:Guide to English Spelling: Including a short history of English spelling to explain the quirks of the English language and a pronunciation guide for the relevant sounds along with interesting spelling related factsFlashcards: for each spelling (A5 size)Sentence Maker: cut out the words to experiment with arranging them into different sentencesSentence Maker Powerpoint: as above but suitable for use on whiteboards/computers/tablets. Simply drag the words to create sentencesSound Speller sheets: Attempt to draw and write things with the soundWord Wizard sheets: Traceable words with different letter forms to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes (and their variations). Includes space to write themselves in freeformPre-cursive, cursive, serif, sans-serif and ornamental typefaces are used in these resources to help students develop familiarity with letters across different media.- Cursive (and pre-cursive) writing supports the development of handwriting.- Serif typefaces are designed to be easily read on media with reflected light (like books and newspapers) and are often used for lengthy texts.- Sans-serif typefaces are designed to be comfortable to read on backlit screens (like computers).

By MagicSounds

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Ben and Me - (Reed Novel Studies)

Ben and Me - (Reed Novel Studies)

'Ben and Me' is a complete 65 page novel study guide. The guide is presented chapter-by-chapter and includes the following distinct sections: Before You Read, Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions (including many higher-level thinking questions); Activities. The novel study includes everything needed to teach the novel including the following concepts / activities: setting, literary devices, research assignments, cloze activities, creative writing assignments, character studies, parts of speech, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, crossword and word search puzzles, studies in conflict, constructing a storyboard and sequence chart. It also contains a complete Answer Key.Many Links with the Common Core Standards (U.S.)You may wish to check out Island of the Blue Dolphins – a free offering on Teachers Pay Teachers done by the author in the same format as this novel study.The writer of this novel study has had more than 60 curriculum units published. These are available in such outlets as Chapters and Staples and most stores for teachers.

By reednovelstudies

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History/World Wars Bundle

History/World Wars Bundle

History/World Wars BundlePowerPoint presentations; quizzes, and task sheets covering:• Battle of the Somme - 100 years on• D Day• VE and VJ Day• Remembrance Day• The Holocaust• The Russian Revolution• The Berlin Olympics

By tinpot

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 12 oo (as in loop)

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 12 oo (as in loop)

Words with the vowel digraph 'oo' (as in 'loop') (long vowel /uː/)Note: The short vowel 'oo' as in 'look' is initially introduced in Set 6A dedicated resource to words spelled 'oo' with the short vowel /uː/ sound as in 'hook' is available in Set 59Includes:Guide to English Spelling: Including a short history of English spelling to explain the quirks of the English language and a pronunciation guide for the relevant sounds along with interesting spelling related factsFlashcards: for each spelling (A5 size)Sentence Maker: cut out the words to experiment with arranging them into different sentencesSentence Maker Powerpoint: as above but suitable for use on whiteboards/computers/tablets. Simply drag the words to create sentencesSound Speller sheets: Attempt to draw and write things with the soundWord Wizard sheets: Traceable words with different letter forms to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes (and their variations). Includes space to write themselves in freeformPre-cursive, cursive, serif, sans-serif and ornamental typefaces are used in these resources to help students develop familiarity with letters across different media.- Cursive (and pre-cursive) writing supports the development of handwriting.- Serif typefaces are designed to be easily read on media with reflected light (like books and newspapers) and are often used for lengthy texts.- Sans-serif typefaces are designed to be comfortable to read on backlit screens (like computers).

By MagicSounds

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Sentence Builder - English Activity -Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Sentence Builder - English Activity -Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to read a sentence and choose the correct word to fit! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels!**Check my store for my Split Digraphs Bundle & get 6 resources for the price of 4!**Product includes:*6 sentences per vowel (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e)*Corresponding words to match the sentences. --------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Multiple Choice - English Activity - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Multiple Choice - English Activity - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to look at each picture and choose the correct word that matches! This could be a peg clipped on, or a circle drawn with a whiteboard marker! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels!**Check my store for my Split Digraphs Bundle & get 6 resources for the price of 4!**Product includes:*8 multiple choice cards per vowel (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e)--------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

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Split Digraphs - Magic E - BUNDLE - 6 Activities - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - BUNDLE - 6 Activities - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels! These activities can be used as an introduction, teaching activity or consolidation. You could focus on one split digraph, or mix the packs to work on all five! I created this as I found it was something my children needed lots of revision on, to allow them to apply it in their daily reading and writing! Save 33% by buying the bundle!*Check my store if you'd prefer to buy the resources individually!*Product includes:*Board Games - 12 board games (6 picture, 6 word - one per vowel plus mixed)*Long and Short Vowel sorting - 16 cards per vowel (8 long, 8 short) and header cards. *Match, Trace & Write - 8 word cards, 8 picture cards per vowel with a template cards for children to use (space for picture card, tracing card and writing guidelines)*Picture & Word Match - 16 puzzles per vowel, choose a picture, find the matching word! *Sentence Builder - 6 sentences per vowel with corresponding missing words*Multiple Choice - 16 cards per vowel, three words, pick the correct word! --------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2 - Lady Macbeth's character

Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2 - Lady Macbeth's character

Attached is a power point, going through the scene, highlighting important key words, quote match up from the previous important scene (Act 1)It includes a clue slide, where students guess what the scene is going to be about. Then the students are required to read the extract, watch the clip (noting down 5 key words about Lady Macbeth.They are then asked to answer the BIG question. Resources provided for the activity.Attached is also a dice game, whereby the students work in pairs. They roll the dice twice, on number across the top and one up the side - which allows them to find a box. Whatever word is in the box, students need to find a quote from Macbeth to support it.

By Jamiecalcutt

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 14 or (as in horn)

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 14 or (as in horn)

Words with the r-controlled vowel 'or' (as in 'horn')Includes:Guide to English Spelling: Including a short history of English spelling to explain the quirks of the English language and a pronunciation guide for the relevant sounds along with interesting spelling related factsFlashcards: for each spelling (A5 size)Sentence Maker: cut out the words to experiment with arranging them into different sentencesSentence Maker Powerpoint: as above but suitable for use on whiteboards/computers/tablets. Simply drag the words to create sentencesSound Speller sheets: Attempt to draw and write things with the soundWord Wizard sheets: Traceable words with different letter forms to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes (and their variations). Includes space to write themselves in freeformPre-cursive, cursive, serif, sans-serif and ornamental typefaces are used in these resources to help students develop familiarity with letters across different media.- Cursive (and pre-cursive) writing supports the development of handwriting.- Serif typefaces are designed to be easily read on media with reflected light (like books and newspapers) and are often used for lengthy texts.- Sans-serif typefaces are designed to be comfortable to read on backlit screens (like computers).

By MagicSounds

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 15 air

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 15 air

Words with the r-controlled vowel 'air'Includes:Guide to English Spelling: Including a short history of English spelling to explain the quirks of the English language and a pronunciation guide for the relevant sounds along with interesting spelling related factsFlashcards: for each spelling (A5 size)Sentence Maker: cut out the words to experiment with arranging them into different sentencesSentence Maker Powerpoint: as above but suitable for use on whiteboards/computers/tablets. Simply drag the words to create sentencesSound Speller sheets: Attempt to draw and write things with the soundWord Wizard sheets: Traceable words with different letter forms to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes (and their variations). Includes space to write themselves in freeformPre-cursive, cursive, serif, sans-serif and ornamental typefaces are used in these resources to help students develop familiarity with letters across different media.- Cursive (and pre-cursive) writing supports the development of handwriting.- Serif typefaces are designed to be easily read on media with reflected light (like books and newspapers) and are often used for lengthy texts.- Sans-serif typefaces are designed to be comfortable to read on backlit screens (like computers).

By MagicSounds