High School Handwriting lesson plans and activities

Resources and ideas for Handwriting, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Linguistics in Literature

Linguistics in Literature

Targeted at developing KS4 and A-Level pupils' clarity of analysis and explanations of language, this comprehensive resource demonstrates how teachers can educate students about how language reflects gender, occupation and social class. In teaching pupils the sociolinguistic perspectives, pupils are more capable to analyse and explain how literary writer's such as Shakespeare and Dickens use language in order to reinforce stereotypes and create characterisation, relationships and plot progression.

By deepavali_sehgal1

KS1 Year 2 literacy Enchanted Woods topic. IWB Lesson starters and writing activities.

KS1 Year 2 literacy Enchanted Woods topic. IWB Lesson starters and writing activities.

This is my main IWB smartboard resource that I used to sequence my literacy lessons together during an 'Enchanted Woods' topic. I read the story to my class whilst I was using this resource and they produced some of their most imaginitive writing to date. I have included 2 IWB resources:Main Enchanted Woods- many lesson starters and plenary activities (28 pages)- Developing and describing enchanted story settings- Writing postcards from the settings- Story planning (magic objects, characters, settings and plots)- Writing a structured beginning, middle and end of story. - Writing a blurb for the books. - Writing a diary entry from the enchanted woods.- Writing a blurb for their own enchanted stories. It also contains a 'Instructional Writing' IWB resource to help children design their own enchanted creature trap, make their trap and write instructions to use their trap.I have included a few writing templates and success criteria strips that I used during the lessons also. This resource will definitely set you off to a great start in an Enchanted Stories type of topic, KS1 or lower KS2. Enjoy!

By Jordanleybourne

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Whole School Literacy Newsletters

Whole School Literacy Newsletters

This bundle includes four teaching and learning newsletters that contain practical strategies and recent research to improve the standards of literacy and written accuracy.

By johnleehough

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Improving Whole School Written Accuracy- OFSTED Area for Improvement

Improving Whole School Written Accuracy- OFSTED Area for Improvement

This bundle of resources is for school leaders, departments or lead practitioners looking to improve whole school written accuracy. Created by the lead teacher of whole school written accuracy and presentation. The bundle includes;- 4 Literacy newsletters to provide practical strategies and reflection points.-Whole school marking stickers for all subjects to improve standards of written accuracy in the books. -Etymology worksheet to improve standards of spelling whole school. -History specific resources act as a department example of how to improve academic writing within a subject. -Historical book review worksheet to extend reading and scholarship beyond English Literature.

By johnleehough

Descriptive Writing (4 weeks) unit based on The Wolves in Walls by Neil Gaiman

Descriptive Writing (4 weeks) unit based on The Wolves in Walls by Neil Gaiman

This is a 4 week unit of work that is based around Neil Gaiman's 'The Wolves in the Walls' book. This is a challenging text, as it covers the issue of nightmares but it really engages the boys in my class. Neil Gaiman has a fantastic story telling ability (he also wrote Coraline). The end piece is designed to be a descriptive nightmare where the child experienced it learns what to do in their life after they wake up. This unit of work is targeted best at Year 4 - 6 pupils. I have included all the resources you need to start teaching this tomorrow. Below are all the learning objectives and resources included for the unit:• To write a letter to a character in a book• To create a fantasy world• To select and retrieve key information• To discuss philosophical ideas• To find the meaning of words• To find the key features descriptive writing • To write sentences using conjunctions• To find near synonyms• To write produce internally coherent paragraphs• To write sentences with embedded clauses• To write about all 5 senses• To use a fronted adverbial to explain how, when or where something took place• To write expanded noun phrases• To plan my writing by discussing and recording ideas• To plan and organise my ideas to effectively support my writing• To revise, edit evaluate and improve my writing• To revise, edit evaluate and improve my writing• To create illustrations for a piece of writing• To read my story to another pupilResources Include:• 1 - Postcard from Lucy• 3 - Animals in Dreams • 3 - Animals in Dreams Reading Comprehension • 4 - Philosophical Questions• 5 – Wolves Word Mat• 6 - Key Features of Descriptive Writing• 8 – Shades of meaning• 10 - Embedded clauses• 11 - 5 Senses• 11 - Fantasy Pictures• 12 - Fronted Adverbials WT• 13 - Monk & Monkey Photos• 14 – Storyboard• 16 - Success CriteriaThis unit of work uses the 3 stage planning process of:Stimulate and generate = This usually starts with a hook to interest the class where the class realise who they are going to write for so they have a clear purpose and audience. Acticitives can include reading excellent model texts, drama or researching more about the author or the content of the book.Capture, sift and sort = This is the part of the unit where pupils look at key features, practise skills they will need in order to complete the final piece or new learning for objectives they have not learnt yet.Create, refine, evaluate = This is where you bring all you have learnt together and plan the final piece before you write it and then edit it to improve the piece. This can include self, peer or teacher led reviewing.

By mrichmond

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PROVE IT! 20 year 5 and 6 spelling pattern reasoning cards

PROVE IT! 20 year 5 and 6 spelling pattern reasoning cards

PROVE IT! 20 year 5 and yer6 spelling pattern reasoning cards Use for interventions, morning tasks, starters, debates, extensions, paired work, homework and more! master the new curriculum through reasoning activities. Get the children thinking and explaining deeply! subscribe to all resources here: www.uniqueclassrooms.com

By erylands

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SPAG MAT BUNDLE

SPAG MAT BUNDLE

SPAG MAT PACKMATS INCLUDE:NOUN TYPESADVERBSADVERBIALSSPELLING PATTERNS FOR YEAR 2,3,4,5,6SUBORDINATING AND CO-ORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS.

By erylands

Eduqas GCSE English Language Non Fiction Component 2 A4 question

Eduqas GCSE English Language Non Fiction Component 2 A4 question

This PPT was used with a mid-high set year 10 focusing solely on the answering of question A4 only (19th Century Non-Fiction 10 mark question). Goes through examiner advice, how to achieve 10 marks through model examples, mark scheme and independent investigation of the article 'The American Frugal Housewife'

By mratcliffe88

Eduqas GCSE English Language Non Fiction Component 2 A2 question

Eduqas GCSE English Language Non Fiction Component 2 A2 question

This PPT was used with a mid-high set year 10 focusing solely on the answering of question A2 only (21st Century Non-Fiction 10 mark question). Goes through examiner advice, how to achieve 10 marks through model examples, mark scheme and independent investigation of the article 'Waste not...'

By mratcliffe88

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Literacy Newsletter to improve whole school written accuracy (Issue3)

Literacy Newsletter to improve whole school written accuracy (Issue3)

This resource is for school leaders, departments or lead practitioners looking to improve whole school written accuracy. Created by the lead teacher of whole school written accuracy and presentation. This issue includes discussion points to reflect on and practical strategies to implement to improve whole school written accuracy.

By johnleehough

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day

A great resource for World Poetry Day on 21st March. Save 35% when you buy this bundle.6 workbooks Analysing poems, poetry anthologies, Summer poetry, Autumn poetryand comprehension.

By teachercellar

Whole school selection of resources providing a simple overview of social media

Whole school selection of resources providing a simple overview of social media

These resources can be used as quick and simple activities for more able or older students or can be used as part of a complete ESOL session on the topic of social media. (I found my adult ESOL classes took 2 x 2.50 hour sessions to complete the activities along with discussions.)There is a starter activity (Social Media Countdown where the students make as many words as possible from the title letters), which can be followed by the crossword (with or without a word bank for differentiation). The crossword provides the word bank for the gap-fill 'Social Media apps' unit of work which is an overview of various sites. The SM Vocabulary Word-search includes a section to put the verbs and nouns into boxes. The LinkedIn sheet prompts dictionary work and discussion. Finally, there are some colourful clip art pages to read and discuss.

By AlysonGrayHMPS

3 x Comprehension worksheets on the King Arthur legend

3 x Comprehension worksheets on the King Arthur legend

3 x 2 page comprehension worksheets on:Chapter 1 (how King Arthur becomes King);Chapter 2 (how King Arthur gets the sword Excalibur);the King Uther background story - all taken from the King Arthur legends. This may be used along with an abridged version of the text such as by Maude Radford Warren.

By biggles1230

Complete Phonics Assessment Pack: Foundation Stage

Complete Phonics Assessment Pack: Foundation Stage

Phonics Assessment Pack: Complete Foundation Stage147 words including:- High Frequency Words- First Phonemes- Long Vowels- R-Controlled Phonemes- Consonant Digraphs (Advanced, from Year 1 curriculum)high frequency words, first phonemes,digraphs and trigraphs and initial words from the Year 1 curriculumIncludes:- Tracking sheet including every phoneme and word for the Foundation Stage including high frequency words and a selection of words from Year 1 for more-able children- Assessment sheets ideal for interventions with space for adding notes. Includes sheets for high frequency words, first phonemes, digraphs and trigraphs - Flashcards for every phoneme and word- Practice sheets for every phoneme and word- Spelling and Pronunciation guide with supporting material for staff trainingUses the Magic Sounds phonics word list. The full index for Magic Sounds phonics resources can be found here or the Complete Set for the Foundation Stage can be ordered here (includes these assessment resources).

By thinky

Knights Templar cave discovered behind rabbit hole

Knights Templar cave discovered behind rabbit hole

There are many legends about the Knights Templar. The secretive religious sect have left behind many mysterious mysteries. They once held great power across Europe. So much so, that King Philip IV of France, who was in debt to them, and in fear of their power, literally forced them underground, having burnt many of their prominent members at the stake.So it is interesting to hear about a mysterious 700-year-old cave that may have been used by the famous Knights Templar. The fascinating cave was discovered, a while back, behind a rabbit hole, in a field in Shropshire, England. Could this cave be a Holy Grail site? Did the Knights Templar really meet here, in secret?

By NewsFlashEnglish

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Creative Writing - Message in a Bottle

Creative Writing - Message in a Bottle

Engaging lesson on creative writing in which the students create a message in a bottle. Includes snippets of other writing to analyse for linguistic/structural techniques used for effect and to engage a reader.Includes interesting adjectives list and model written piece with questions for students to analyse.Suitable for KS2-KS3!

By MissCResources

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Creative Writing - Becoming a Wizard

Creative Writing - Becoming a Wizard

Engaging lesson on creative writing in which the students develop magical powers. Includes snippets of other writing to analyse for linguistic/structural techniques used for effect and to engage a reader.Includes interesting adjectives list and model written piece with questions for students to analyse.Suitable for KS2-KS3!

By MissCResources

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Creative Writing - A Camping Adventure

Creative Writing - A Camping Adventure

Engaging lesson on creative writing in which the students describe the experience of going camping Includes snippets of other writing to analyse for linguistic/structural techniques used for effect and to engage a reader.Includes interesting adjectives list and model written piece with questions for students to analyse.Suitable for KS2-KS3!

By MissCResources

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Creative Writing Bundle

Creative Writing Bundle

A collection of 5 engaging tasks for creative writing at KS2/KS3! Includes exciting vocabulary, model writing, key questions, success criteria and engaging PowerPoints. (Easily adapted for different age groups)Fun and engaging for all!Includes: A Camping AdventureBecoming a WizardMessage in a BottleSpace The Storm

By MissCResources

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Descriptive writing - for students who need to vary their sentence constructions.

Descriptive writing - for students who need to vary their sentence constructions.

This ideal one page resource gives eight different ways to start a sentence and is really useful with weaker Key Stage 3/4 students, as well as those who continually start a sentence with the subject of the verb. Ideas for use: simply as an aide memoir, a revision tool, descriptive writing homework or to help with descriptive writing. Has been invaluable with my year seven and eight students!

By Teaching_Tips

Zombie City Outbreak - Complete Lesson

Zombie City Outbreak - Complete Lesson

Zombie City Outbreak - Complete LessonHighly engaging zombie apocalypse creative writing lesson guaranteed to motive.The scenario:Trapped in a city surrounded by zombies, you and a small group of friends must scavenge resources and find shelter to survive…as long as you can. You manage to raid a supermarket and grab food, medical supplies and water. You make it out alive, but one of your party gets caught and bitten. You flee for your lives. You make it out alive, but one of your party gets caught and bitten. You flee for your lives. Fortunately, you escape and as luck would have it, you find a gun shop and grab as much as you can. However, you look out of the window and before you, you see hordes of undead. Can you survive? Where will you go?Highly attractive Power Point includes:* Full lesson scenario* Starter task* Survival objectives* Planning sheet* Writing and discussion prompts* Interactive ‘zombie bingo’ with callers card and 30 individual bingo cards (from myfreebingo.com)Fantastic lesson!!You may also be interested in my other zombie apocalypse lesson or the first dystopian bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dystopian-and-horror-bundle-11219710For more great resources and lessons, see my page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: copyright free images used in this lesson. Main zombie image copyright free: http://www.playbuzz.com/josedaniele10/how-would-you-die-in-a-zombie-apocalypse. Other image is taken from youtube.)

By EngageinEnglish

The Ultimate Bumper Quiz Pack

The Ultimate Bumper Quiz Pack

The Ultimate Bumper Quiz PackFantastic download of over 100 Powerpoint pages of quizzes and starters. Hours and hours of material for just £2.50!For more great resources see my page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

Motorcycle Match-up Activity for Boys

Motorcycle Match-up Activity for Boys

Motorcycle Match-up Activity for BoysA fun and handy match-up activity, especially good for dis-engaged boys or smaller groups.Pack includes seven different motorcycles for students to match with seven descriptions and an extension activity. The activity works students close reading skills and attention to detail, as they have to correctly identify key words in the description in order to arrive at the correct solution. It is also easy to encourage an extension questioning session by asking what students would prefer and how they think that reflects their personalities.For more great resources and complete lesson, have a look at my page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglishPhoto credits from Flickr: Brad Lauster, Motorcycle Explore, Costel Slincu, Ronald Saunders, Gullevk, Hugo Cardoso and public domain images at google – publicdomatinimages.com.

By EngageinEnglish