High School Phonics and spelling lesson plans and activities

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

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing Lesson (and bingo)

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing Lesson (and bingo)

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing LessonTaking advantage of the new movie release, this light lesson focuses on the show, not tell, technique in descriptive writing.The complete lesson includes:• Sentence improvement starter• Plot slide of Beauty and the Beast• Trailer clips• Lesson objectives• Show not tell technique explained + video clip• Additional writing tips• Two images for students to describe and relate back to the class• Beauty and the Beast bingo plenary, with 30 individual bingo cards and caller’s cardAn easy, but engaging lesson students should enjoy – especially fans of Beauty and the Beast!Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: Youtube trailer of Beauty and the Beast, Cooltext.com, myfreebingo.com, IMDB and Wikipedia)

By EngageinEnglish

SATS revision : spelling, punctuation and grammar quiz

SATS revision : spelling, punctuation and grammar quiz

This Power Point tests knowledge of plurals, contractions, commas, using prefixes to form opposites, verbs and adverbs and much more besides. There is a weirdly worded passage for pupils to decipher and put their spelling skills into action. This is one in a series of quizzes which can be found in my shop. Used on the run up to SATS and assessment weeks, these quizzes will test knowledge and understanding of all aspects of spelling, punctuation and grammar.Answers are provided.Suitable for ages 10+

By jlimb

KS3 and KS4 Baseline test to determine 1-9 levels. Based on extracts from Edexcel GCSE Lang papers.

KS3 and KS4 Baseline test to determine 1-9 levels. Based on extracts from Edexcel GCSE Lang papers.

A clear and easy to follow baseline for pupils in KS3 and KS4. Features a short extract from 'The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas' and 3 comprehension activities designed to text student ability to retrieve information, identify language features and discuss the effect of individual words and phrases on the reader. There is then the choice of two imaginative writing tasks.The paper is essentially a miniature and more widely accessible version of the GCSE English Language paper pupils will sit at the end of KS4.

By PhilippaBrooks

Standardistaion of marking sheet

Standardistaion of marking sheet

This resource is placed in learners books' at the first opportunity. It needs to be explained to them, but it helps them to understand what I am asking of them when I mark their English work. As my colleagues use the same system, all students are aware of the marking from all tutors! It provides clarity and consistency.

By Sunny1972

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The Striving To Improve Series: Writing Book 2

The Striving To Improve Series: Writing Book 2

The Striving to Improve Series targets students who, for whatever reason, are struggling to keep up with their peers. The activities in the books are designed to prevent students from regressing any further at school. The tasks are based on a modified curriculum so that students can work at their own pace and without constant supervision from the teacher.The children who you teach may be struggling with their school work because they have been diagnosed with learning difficulties such as ADHD or dyslexia. They may be struggling because of social factors which have resulted in them missing a lot of school. Whatever the reason, this book, Writing Book 2, will help students begin to write more clearly, accurately and confidently.Activities in this book link to relevant and appropriate curriculums for Years 5 and 6, so children feel that what is being asked of them is actually achievable. To make the tasks more manageable, they have been broken down into small parts which gives each student the opportunity to process one idea at a time. Time limits have been either abandoned or made flexible for students so success becomes a habit rather than a rarity.This is a Photocopy Master ebook (48 pages) and activity pages may be photocopied for use in the classroom. Our ebooks are in pdf format.Edubooks is an imprint of Ready-Ed Publications.Editor: Lindsay Marsh

By edubooks

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Full week of lessons KS2

Full week of lessons KS2

An emergency lesson pack for those busy times of year, which contains up to 18 separate lessons. This is ideal for a report writing or parents' evening week, when you may have less time to organise and prepare your regular teaching. I have used the lessons in Years 4 & 5, but they can be adapted to other ages too. Each lesson is fully resourced and differentiated with teacher PowerPoints, independent tasks and full planning provided. Answer sheets are also included, as is a set of maths column addition homework sheets. The bundle includes: *Up to 5 English lessons (creative writing) *4 maths lessons (written addition and multiplication methods) *2 science lessons (Edward Jenner and the human eye) *1 history lesson (famous women in history) * A set of 5 mental maths lessons *1 E-safety lesson about digital footprints Please see the Goldtopfox for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox

By goldtopfox

London terror attack: PM - We are not afraid

London terror attack: PM - We are not afraid

London on Wednesday saw a terror attack unfold in the heart of Westminster. Four people were killed in the attack that took place outside the Houses of Parliament. One of the killed was a police officer. A Foreign Office Minister performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on him in the grounds of parliament. Witnesses said that the attacker initially struck a number of people with a 4x4 vehicle, including three French schoolchildren, on the nearby Westminster Bridge. Other eyewitnesses said at least 12 people were injured. Many of them were children. People were jumping off the bridge into the river Thames, as that was their only hope of survival. People were seen fleeing the area.

By NewsFlashEnglish

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Macbeth GCSE WJEC Preparation

Macbeth GCSE WJEC Preparation

This bundle includes:A Macbeth introduction booklet (made with AQA in mind, and includes their mark schemes, but generic for any board)Some Macbeth extracts, activities and exam questions.

By AimeeWoonton

PROVE IT! 20 year 3 and 4 spelling pattern reasoning cards

PROVE IT! 20 year 3 and 4 spelling pattern reasoning cards

PROVE IT! 20 year 3-4 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

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

Homophones Word Mat

Homophones Word Mat

This is a word mat I have made for use in my class. A Homophone is a word that has the same sound as another but different meanings and or different spelling.

By mrichmond

Contractions List

Contractions List

Here is a list of all the common contractions that I made for my class when they struggled to spell some of them. This is a great resource for children who struggle with contractions.

By mrichmond

Homonyms Word Mat

Homonyms Word Mat

This is a word mat for Homonyms that I use with my class. A Homonym is a word that has the same spelling or pronunciation as another word but a different meaning or origin.

By mrichmond

Homograph Word Mat

Homograph Word Mat

This is a word mat for Homographs which are words that have the same spelling as another word, but a different meaning.

By mrichmond

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Homograph, Homonyms & Homophones Display

Homograph, Homonyms & Homophones Display

This is a simple display that gives examples of the three different types of words. I use this on my working wall as pupils can get easily confused by the different terms. It also includes a list of each types of words which can also be used as word mats.

By mrichmond

10 English Vocabulary Building Starter Games

10 English Vocabulary Building Starter Games

A range of games and activities to make students work on their vocabulary. These work fantastically with any group from EAL KS3 to KS5. They can all be done independently, in pairs or in teams and most have a competitive element. I use these as starters in English lessons, but my school used to have a Literacy Form Time every Monday when we would play one of these. Most don't require any printing but can be adapted into a more physical resource if this suits your group.These always make fun and engaging links into creative writing lessons or literacy lessons. My students love them! I even caught some of my year 7s playing the Alphabet Game at lunch! I hope your students enjoy them just as much.

By Best_Newcomer_2009

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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

Animal Farm Mini Bundle

Animal Farm Mini Bundle

Three fully differentiated and resourced 1hr lessons (3 hours total) for KS3 and KS4 students studying Animal Farm by George Orwell.Lessons include activities on language analysis, summary skills and writing analytical paragraphs. I will be adding to this bundle in the near future, so keep checking your downloads.

By Lead_Practitioner

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AQA AS Level English Language Revision Booklet

AQA AS Level English Language Revision Booklet

I created this booklet for my Y12 students and they are finding it incredibly helpful in their revision, as it gives them one central place from which they can get all of their key terminology, theorists, AOs, exam overview information, and practice questions. The booklet is designed to address the new specification, and all of the exam information and practice questions fall in line with this.Please note, I have not included the 'exam questions and answers' as mentioned in the booklet, as these are not mine. However, they are easily accessed from the AQA website - they are the exam and answer papers in the specimen assessment materials.

By kathrynallen29

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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WJEC GCSE English Language Reading exam SOW, Lessons and Lecturer podcasts (Unit 1)

WJEC GCSE English Language Reading exam SOW, Lessons and Lecturer podcasts (Unit 1)

A huge number of PowerPoints (over 30) on the WJEC GCSE Reading exam (Unit 1). All PowerPoints have a lecturer podcast with it. There are lessons and videos on the following questions:Information retrievalThe 'HOW' questionThe 'THOUGHTS and FEELINGS' questionThe 'IMPRESSIONS' questionThe 'COMPARE AND CONTRAST' question Advice on an unexpected question.This is not for the 9-1 exam.

By SteveNoyce1

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Grammar Word Mats for Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions & Synonyms

Grammar Word Mats for Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions & Synonyms

There are over 1500 different words in these word mats which include:• Adjectives (137 different words)• Adverbs (over 800 different words)• Conjunctions (over 350 different words)• Synonyms (240 different words)Th conjunctions types are:• Causal • Comparative• Coordinating• Explaining• Listing• Opposing• Subordinating• Time

By mrichmond

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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

Shades of meaning display and templates

Shades of meaning display and templates

This is a shades of meaning display I made for synonyms of good, bad, said, scared and walked. I have also include blank versions in green, orange, red, purple and blue so you can create your own.

By mrichmond

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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

Synonym Word Mat (240 in total)

Synonym Word Mat (240 in total)

This is a word mat with synonyms for:• Good• Bad• Happy• Sad• Fast• SlowEach word has 40 different synonyms which allows pupils to build their vocabulary as these are commonly used words.

By mrichmond

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Literacy Activities. A huge collection of form time activities or starters. Contains modules on: Speaking and listening, reading skills, spelling and writing skills

Literacy Activities. A huge collection of form time activities or starters. Contains modules on: Speaking and listening, reading skills, spelling and writing skills

A huge collection of literacy activities. These are designed to be used as form time activities, but can be used as lesson starters. Fun and engaging games and activities, designed to get pupils interested in literacy and actively improving their literacy. Get organised in form-time with the whole bundle. Bundle includes 2 full terms worth of literacy form time activities! Visit my shop for more useful resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PhilippaBrooks

By PhilippaBrooks