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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

Dinosaur fact cards

Dinosaur fact cards

Designed as non-fiction fact cards for Literacy activities, but could be used to research similarities and differences in dinosaurs or also as Top Trump cards. Contains information on how many legs the dinosaur walked on, which period of the Mesozoic era and approx how many million years ago they lived, diet, habitat, length, height, weight and what the name means.

By choralsongster

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Three differentiated worksheets, suitable for Year 1 & 2 pupils. 1 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and lines underneath for able writers to write each part of the story.2 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and parts of the story with gaps for pupils to fill in.3 - Complete storyboard in the wrong order for less able pupils to cut out and sequence.

By spursfan1983

Writing Spring Sentences, Questions and Answers.

Writing Spring Sentences, Questions and Answers.

This PDF file is for KS1 and EYFS.To improve writing the children must write sentences, questions and answers. Spring Theme of over 20 slides, some are colour, some black and white6 SPAG displays for working wallvariety of pupil worksheets about weather, animals, plants3 vocabulary sheetsA SPAG Tick Checklist

By teachercellar

Book 3 See Sam Early Reading Book Plus Guided Reading Questions and Reading Certificate SWRL

Book 3 See Sam Early Reading Book Plus Guided Reading Questions and Reading Certificate SWRL

As well as the book, you should also always use these highly motivational reading certificates. In my experience, children enjoy reading and collecting these certificates. It is also a nice way of showing their parents that their students have become active readers!For more I see Sam TES Teaching resources, please visit my dedicated site at http://www.ISeeSam.onlineSee Sam is the third book in the series of beginning readers. The students start to read a longer story. Sam falls down a hole and Mat rescues him. I think this would be perfect for anyone wanting to do role playing with the class.New Word in Book 3:amPhonics sounds explored: short /a/, /m/, /s/, long /i/, long /e/The books should be read in order, because the sounds and words in each book build upon those learned in previous books. It is important that students master each book before moving on to the next.Each new word throughout the program is repeated at least 5 times in the book in which it first appears and 5 more times in the next 10 books.Story Summary:Sam the Lion is reading a book while walking towards a hole. He ignores his friend Mat the Rat, who is trying to warn him. Sam disappears. Mat is not sure what has happened and yells for Sam. Sam yells back from down in the bottom of the hole. Finally, Mat rescues Sam with a lowered shovel.

By peterfogarty

Book 2 Sam  of 52 in the 'I See Sam' SWRL range. Early Reader Scheme + Questions.

Book 2 Sam of 52 in the 'I See Sam' SWRL range. Early Reader Scheme + Questions.

After buying and reading the book, or using a free version of the book, you can reward your budding readers with a free reading certificate. This rewards them for their efforts. The moment my song realised that reading resulted in a certificate, his motivation and determination to complete every book rocketed! If it works for my son, I am sure it will work for most other readers to!Please visit my dedicated TES resources website at http://www.ISeeSam.Online for all the resources I make for this range.Book 2 Sam is the second book in the series of beginning readers out of a total of 52 books.This is just the start of an exciting, growing reading scheme. If you click here, you can buy my I can see Sam flashcards and display board - it is a great of way of filling a whole wall with both their favourite I can see Sam characters, along with all the different words they will be covering in the series.Reviewed Sounds in Book 2/a/, /m/, /s/, long /e/, long /i/Review WordsI, see, SamStory Summary:Mat the Rat gives Sam the Lion a cape and a crown. When Sam wears them, he thinks he can do anything he wants. He sees a calf and decides to play “bullfighter.” It is Sam, however, who gets caught in the cape. Mat helps untangle Sam, and Sam once more is king of the jungle.The books should be read in order, because the sounds and words in each book build upon those learned in previous books. It is important that students master each book before moving on to the next.Each new word throughout the program is repeated at least 5 times in the book in which it first appears and 5 more times in the next 10 books.The original book was in the public domain, but I have worked incredibly hard to clean the images and make the teaching resources relevant to modern students.

By peterfogarty

Book 1 I see Sam - from 52 book series - Early Reading Book With Questions (SWRL)

Book 1 I see Sam - from 52 book series - Early Reading Book With Questions (SWRL)

Book 1 I See Sam is the first book in a 52 book series from . We offer a range of different version of this book (Book 1 I see Sam), so that everyone can make full use of these fabulous books. I have a long list of different teaching resources I could add to make this series really exciting for kids. I am planning to provide lots of free resources, as well as some paid-for items. If you like my resources, please share them with others.For more of my TES I see Sam resources, please visit my dedicated website at http://www.ISeeSam.OnlineStory Summary:In his encyclopedia, Mat the Rat discovers a picture of a real lion and learns many things about lions. Mat sees what a real lion looks like, where he lives and what he eats. Mat is so excited that he wants his friend Sam, who is a lion, to read about the lions too.New Sounds in Book 1/a/ /m/ /s/ /ee/New WordsI, seeSamThe books should be read in order, because the sounds and words in each book build upon those learned in previous books. It is important that students master each book before moving on to the next.Each new word throughout the program is repeated at least 5 times in Book 1 I see Sam in which it first appears and 5 more times in the next 10 books.Book 1 I see Sam has questions at the end to help students to deepen their knowledge about the story. In addition, as I was experimenting with my own son, I discovered by creating simple certificates for every book he successfully read, he became a wonderfully motivated reader.Of course, what works well for my son, might also work for your child, and so I thought I would add the same certificates to each reading pack to help motivate every child to reach their real potential.

By peterfogarty

10 REFERENCE TOOLS FOR A DIGITAL TEACHER

10 REFERENCE TOOLS FOR A DIGITAL TEACHER

A presentation on 10 reference digital tools which show promise to support word learning, review, and play with language. 1. Lingro2. Lexipedia3. Shahi4. Snappy Words5. Visual Dictionary Online6. Word Hippo7. Wordnik8. Your Dictionary9. Math Words10. Math Dictionary

By john421969

10 LITERACY RESOURCES FOR A DIGITAL TEACHER

10 LITERACY RESOURCES FOR A DIGITAL TEACHER

A presentation on 10 LITERACY digital RESOURCES which show promise to support word learning, review, and play with language.1. Wardle2. Tagxedo3. Flashcard Stash4. Vocabulary Games5. Vocabulary Spelling City6. VocabAhead7. Free Rice8. Padlet9. Thing Link10. Track Star

By john421969

Castle - differentiated wordsearch (features of a castle)

Castle - differentiated wordsearch (features of a castle)

This is a really fun and engaging activity. Children can be set the challenge to find as many features of a castle as they can with these wonderful worksheets. Want to save paper, why not print some for a group activity and laminate them so that you can use them time and time again. You could even give children a blank grid and challenge them to make their castle word search.

By Mandem2014

Full Stops - 40 Slide PowerPoint Lesson and Set of 14 Differentiated Worksheets

Full Stops - 40 Slide PowerPoint Lesson and Set of 14 Differentiated Worksheets

This resource contains1. A colourful, highly interactive and engaging 40 slide PowerPoint lesson presented by the punctuation character - the 'Full Stop' who explains how and when to use the full stop and why it is important to place it accurately in writing. The PowerPoint clearly demonstrates that a capital letter is needed at the start of a sentence. Ample opportunities are provided throughout the PowerPoint for pupils to decide where the full stops and capital letters should go.2. An accompanying set of 14 differentiated worksheets on using full stops to demarcate sentences.Tasks include- Placing full stops at the end of simple sentences- Placing full stops in writing containing several sentences- Placing full stops in short paragraphs- Composing own sentences- Correcting sentences in which the full stops have been incorrectly placedCorrection key included.These resources are available to purchase separatelyFull Stops - 40 Slide PowerPoint LessonFull Stops - Set of 14 Differentiated WorksheetsSave money by buying both resources together at a discounted rate.These resources are appropriate for Year 2- 6 pupils and older SEN / ASL / Entry Level students who may find sentence demarcation challenging and have yet to master the basics of punctuation in writing. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate

By Krazikas

Full Stops - Set of 14 Differentiated Worksheets

Full Stops - Set of 14 Differentiated Worksheets

This resource contains a set of 14 differentiated worksheets on using full stops to demarcate sentences.Tasks include- Placing full stops at the end of simple sentences- Placing full stops in writing containing several sentences- Placing full stops in short paragraphs- Composing own sentences- Correcting sentences in which the full stops have been incorrectly placedThese resources are appropriate for primary aged pupils and older SEN students who have yet to master the basics in punctuation.Correction key included.Other Full Stop ResourcesFull Stops - 40 Slide PowerPoint LessonThis colourful, highly interactive and engaging 40 slide PowerPoint lesson is presented by the punctuation character - the 'Full Stop' who explains how and when to use the full stop and why it is important to place it accurately in writing. The PowerPoint clearly demonstrates that a capital letter is needed at the start of a sentence. Ample opportunities are provided throughout the PowerPoint for pupils to decide where the full stops and capital letters should go.For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate

By Krazikas

Full Stops and Capital Letters- 40 Slide PowerPoint Lesson

Full Stops and Capital Letters- 40 Slide PowerPoint Lesson

This resource contains a colourful, highly interactive and engaging 40 slide PowerPoint lesson presented by the punctuation character - the 'Full Stop' explaining how and when to use the full stop and why it is important to place it accurately in writing. It also clearly demonstrates that a capital letter is needed at the start of a sentence. Ample opportunities are provided throughout the PowerPoint for pupils to decide where the full stops and capital letters should go.An accompanying set of 14 differentiated worksheets is also available.Full Stops - Set of 14 Differentiated WorksheetsThis resource contains a set of 14 differentiated worksheets on using full stops to demarcate sentences.Tasks include- Placing full stops at the end of simple sentences- Placing full stops in writing containing several sentences- Placing full stops in short paragraphs- Composing own sentences- Correcting sentences in which the full stops have been incorrectly placedCorrection key included.This resource is appropriate for Year 2- 6 pupils and older SEN / ASL / Entry Level students who may find sentence demarcation challenging and have yet to master the basics of punctuation in writing. Similar resources for the possessive apostrophe, apostrophe for omission, comma, speech marks, question and exclamation marks are also available - visit Inspire and Educate

By Krazikas

Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth

Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth

PowerPoint presentation which details a simple instruction writing model - 'How to Clean Your Teeth' with a clear and concise layout.Each slide is colourful and engaging and allows a teacher to explain the instruction genre.Also included are sequencing, cut and stick flashcards. Children may assemble the instructions as a paired activity cutting and pasting sequentially onto sugar paper. This task is ideal for reinforcement and will support less secure learners in an active way.This can be used and easily adapted for other simple instruction models- e.g. How to make a sandwich These resources promote an active approach to writing instructions. They complement other resources within my shop - 'Writing Instructions- Introducing the Genre in an Active Manner' and Writing Instructions - 'How to Build a Snowman' which has additional literacy tasks included.I have included several slides within the preview to allow teachers to peruse the resource more comprehensively. Hope your earners enjoy the lesson and tasks.Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com

By Alice K

CVC First Words - Word building activity - Phonics/Literacy/EYFS/SEN/CVC words

CVC First Words - Word building activity - Phonics/Literacy/EYFS/SEN/CVC words

This listing is for a pdf document that contains a cvc word building activity. *1 A4 Mat/board* 24 CVC word cards* 26 small letter cardsIdeal to cut out and laminate and reuse.Helps children decode, read and write CVC words.Children need to pick one of the word cards and place it into the first box at the top, they need to read the word, then make the word using the small letter cards, lastly they need to write the word at the bottom.

By imoosepa

Valentine's Day Preschool and PreK Vocabulary Cards (Classified Cards)

Valentine's Day Preschool and PreK Vocabulary Cards (Classified Cards)

These Valentine's Day inspired three part cards are a great addition to a theme on love or Valentine's Day for Preschool and Pre-K. Based on Montessori Nomenclature cards, this can be used to learn new vocabulary.Inside you will find:7 card sets in color****************************************************************This item is included in the Valentine's Day Preschool and PreK Activity Bundle!

By PrimaryCreations

Valentine's Day Alphabet Tracing Mats for Preschool and PreK

Valentine's Day Alphabet Tracing Mats for Preschool and PreK

Use this Valentine's Day Preschool and PreK literacy (ELA) activity to reinforce letter formation. The cute love birds will be enough to melt the heart of even the most reluctant writer!! Simply print, laminate and provide a dry wipe pen! This is also part of my Valentine's Day bundle. ****************************************************************************Inside this download you will find:Uppercase alphabet mats (Color) Lowercase alphabet mats (Color)

By PrimaryCreations

Valentine's Day Preschool and PreK Alphabet Matching Activity

Valentine's Day Preschool and PreK Alphabet Matching Activity

This Valentine's Day inspired activity will encourage Preschool and PreK learners to match uppercase to lowercase letters. Use it with clothes pegs to also further develop fine motor skills!Inside this you will find:26 cards from A to Z (color)****************************************************************This item is included in the Valentine's Day Preschool and PreK Activity Bundle!

By PrimaryCreations

Kindergarten Writing Resources

Kindergarten Writing Resources

This bundle contains a selection of resources to equip kindergarten teachers to teach writing. It cotains content as well as assessment resources and will provide inspiration for teachers to create their own Kindergarten writing resources.

By martinesmith81

Thirty One: Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

Thirty One: Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

A colouring activity to help students learn the names of numbers. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Students learning other foreign languages could use the sheets to write the new words under the familiar number name. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

Thirty Two: Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

Thirty Two: Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

A colouring activity to help students learn the names of numbers. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Students learning other foreign languages could use the sheets to write the new words under the familiar number name. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

Thirty Eight:  Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

Thirty Eight: Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

A colouring activity to help students learn the names of numbers. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Students learning other foreign languages could use the sheets to write the new words under the familiar number name. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

Thirty Nine:  Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

Thirty Nine: Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

A colouring activity to help students learn the names of numbers. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Students learning other foreign languages could use the sheets to write the new words under the familiar number name. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

Thirty: Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

Thirty: Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

A colouring activity to help students learn the names of numbers. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Students learning other foreign languages could use the sheets to write the new words under the familiar number name. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

Thirty Seven:  Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

Thirty Seven: Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

A colouring activity to help students learn the names of numbers. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Students learning other foreign languages could use the sheets to write the new words under the familiar number name. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

Thirty Six:  Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

Thirty Six: Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

A colouring activity to help students learn the names of numbers. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Students learning other foreign languages could use the sheets to write the new words under the familiar number name. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

Thirty Five:  Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

Thirty Five: Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

A colouring activity to help students learn the names of numbers. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Students learning other foreign languages could use the sheets to write the new words under the familiar number name. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277