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Introduction to disciplinary literacy using UTV technique

As a school we had worked on DEAR but it simply wasn't working, teachers were scared of teaching reading or students were allowed to simply stare at a book for 20 minutes. This is not about readi... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy

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KS3 Progression Map of key skills in English

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Writing

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ORGAN DONATION LAW - Functional Skills resources

A selection of resources for Functional Skills L1 and L2, comprising Reading sources and comprehensions, a SPaG exercise, vocab development and Writing/S+L exercises. See the PP teacher slides for ful... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Writing

Exam/Board: City and Guilds

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Hero Rats - a variety of resources for Functional Skills classes

Some resources I put together on the Apopo rats, who sniff out landmines and disease. My students really enjoyed this topic. Lots of information can be found on the Apopo site. This topic covered 2-3... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

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Fake News - a selection of activities for Functional Skills L1 and L2

Many of these materials are for blended/interactive use on my Google Classroom, and I have attempted to convert them to paper based for easier sharing.This is the first FS topic I am uploading. I'm no... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

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Focus on Punctuation- Writing

Variety of tasks designed to help students understand the impact of punctuation on writing and meaning.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

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Form Time Activities - Inference Images - Communication

This file contains a whole pack of Form Time Activities for years 7-10 which link to 'Communication' or Literacy. It is rather large. It holds a folder for each year group 7-10. Then, in eac... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy

Exam/Board: AQA

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Weekly Form Time Literacy Booklet - Word of the Week - Spellings - Punctuation Rules

Weekly slides covering a word of the week, spelling pattern and punctuation rule! We have 30 minute form periods - could be stretched to a 45/50 minute Literacy lesson with reading!Accompanying s... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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5-a-day KS3 Start Activity 2

Another 5-a-day starter activity Power Point with numerous slides. This is for Autumn 1 for year 8. The template was taken from TES, but I can't remember who from apologies.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Weekly Literacy Lesson

Apologies for not being able to give credit where it is due for the resources I've compiled. If you recognise any of it, could you let me know so that I can credit the authors?I was asked to produce a... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy

Exam/Board: AQA

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Sequencing doc for students for yr 7 to 10

An example of the sequencing doc for Yr 7 to 10 for students. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Course: GCSE Literature

Unit: Novels, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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Literacy - Apostrophes PPT and Worksheet

Any feedback appreciated - difficult to give them the tools and terminology to understand why they are doing what they are doing but also to avoid over-complicated things for students with vast Litera... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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KS3 AO Map/Grid Y7-Y9

6 'layers' from Y7-Y9 showing overlapping 'layers'. We use 'thresholds'.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Writing

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Display - Famous first words

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

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Non-fiction tier 2 and 3 vocabulary worksheets

Three worksheets which contain lists of tier 2 and tier 3 vocabulary for non-fiction writing. The worksheets are aimed at increasing students' vocabulary and can be used for home learning or homework. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing

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Improving poetry vocabulary

Three vocabulary worksheets aimed at year 7 to improve their tier 2 and tier 3 vocabulary for poetry. The sheets can be used for distance learning, or for a homework.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary

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Literacy skills support and self-check strips: grammar, spelling, punctuation, clauses and apostrophes

Another thing I'm trying to help pupils retain these skills! The plan would be to use a Literacy starter, conduct the lesson and complete a matching Literacy check strip during any development writing... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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Literacy Focus Margin Strip - Subordinate Clauses and Main Clauses

This goes alongside my Literacy focus workshop on clauses to help pupils to retain the workshop learning (hopefully)! VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Course: GCSE Language

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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KS3 Gothic reading and writing unit

A KS3 Gothic reading and writing unit. A range of gothic extracts are explored from texts including 'Frankenstein', 'Dracula', The Tell-tale Heart', 'Porphyria's lover' etc. Enjoy! VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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KS3 Gothic reading and writing unit

A KS3 Gothic reading and writing unit. A range of gothic extracts are explored from texts including 'Frankenstein', 'Dracula', The Tell-tale Heart', 'Porphyria's lover' etc. Enjoy! VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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KS3 Gothic reading and writing unit

A KS3 Gothic reading and writing unit. A range of gothic extracts are explored from texts including 'Frankenstein', 'Dracula', The Tell-tale Heart', 'Porphyria's lover' etc. Enjoy! VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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KS3 Gothic reading and writing unit

A KS3 Gothic reading and writing unit. A range of gothic extracts are explored from texts including 'Frankenstein', 'Dracula', The Tell-tale Heart', 'Porphyria's lover' etc. Enjoy! VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Badger Literacy Resources

Badger Literacy Resources for Years 7-9 VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Unit

Fully resourced SoL aimed at mid-high ability Y7.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Plays, Poetry, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Speaking & Listening Project

Aimed as a link unit for Y9 at the end of the summer term to prep for GCSE. Could form basis for Sp&L assessment for some groups or serve as a practice.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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The Tempest SoL

Aimed at Y9, fully resourced. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Plays, Poetry, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Northern Lights SoL

Full scheme aimed at AQA P1 skills with resources.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Novels, Poetry, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Butterfly Lion SoW

Full SoL for lower ability Y7 VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Novels, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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A Christmas Carol Full SoL

A full scheme, complete with resources for a half term unit to teach ACC to Yr9/low ability Y10 VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Homework, Novels, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Gothic SoW

Full Scheme - suitable for low ability KS3. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Homework, Novels, Poetry, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Narrative Writing Unit

Complete unit for narrative writing based around producing a piece for a year wide and class wide competition. Fully resourced. Aimed at Y7. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Literacy Games

A variety of games to play in class with a literacy focus. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Tiered Starter/Settler blank slides

A series of tiered or differentiated blank slides for starter or settler tasks. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Homework, Novels, Plays, Poetry, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Feedback Sheet

A sheet I use to help prompt meaningful feedback and peer-marking. I laminate and place on desks, 1 between 2.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Homework, Novels, Plays, Poetry, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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PLC target grade sheets

Individually highlighted target grade PLC sheets for grades 3-7.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Homework, Poetry, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Grammar For Writing (Transition)

A Year 7 scheme of work based on the idea of writing a formal letter to the Head teacher regarding transition. It reviews and builds on grammar work from Year 6 covering basic English grammar, active... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Writing

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English Skills Booklet

'English Skills Booklet' containing examples, tips and tasks to do. It starts really easy with very simple spelling activities but becomes more challenging as it moves into direct speech, paragraphing... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

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Homework Booklets Book 1

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Writing

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Year 9 skills builder booklet

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

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Year 8 skills builder booklet

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

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Year 7 skills builder booklet

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

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Spelling Booklets

Spelling test booklets for Y7, 8 and 9. Each test is differentiated into three different levels of difficulty. The idea is that students select the level of challenge suitable to them and only le... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

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Question literacy mat

Literacy Support for how to respond to a range of questions. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy

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Year 7 Literacy Work books

5 Literacy booklets with a range of task, devised for each half term. Can't locate book 1 at the moment! Suitaable across range of abilities and good for starter tasks or homeworks.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy

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Punctuation Treasure Hunt

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

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Year 6 to 7 Summer Tasks Transition Booklet

The English section of a whole school summer tasks booklet.Students self or peer mark answers in lessons.Teachers have slides with answers to share. Not prescribed how teachers use it. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing

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Restaurant Review

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing

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Travel writing conventions

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing

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Conventions of non-fiction writing/language and grammar

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Writing

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Creative writing - Creating a superhero a short SOW

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Gothic fiction SOW complete

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Wonder FULL SOW

Full SOW for Y7 studying Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Focus on reading and transformational writing. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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Comma splices

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy

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Target and Task Marking Feedback WWW and EBI Sheets

Marking and feedback sheets for all skills. Printable tick sheets which can be either printed for LA or displayed for HA. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Novels, Plays, Poetry, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Narrative Writing Planning Sheet

The attached narrative writing planning template worked quite well with my college resit students and I managed to get 1 to 1.5 pages of writing out of most of them on the first attempt.  VIEW

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing, Paper 1, SPAG, Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Language

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Quick Word Class Knowledge Checker

Adapted from a very basic primary resource. I use it to check basic knowledge of word class.I print A5 size and make Ss stick in books and refer back to it.Very revealing in terms of student prior kno... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

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'Lost and Found' Benchmark Writing Mini SOW

This file includes four fully-resourced lessons and a GCSE-style descriptive/narrative writing question. It has been designed as a start of year benchmark assessment for Year 8, however it would b... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Gothic Genre Word Bank

A selection of words (split into word classes and sub-sections) related to the Gothic genre. Supports pupils with extended their vocabulary, choosing precise language, and demonstrating correct sp... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Sentence Starter Lesson

KS3 lesson on sentence starters to add variety to writing.Dracular themed. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Writing

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Etymology booklet- can be used with Year 7s

Great resource to use in class or for homework.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

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Accompanies the Mini SPaG Tasks Booklet: Task instructions and answers for self-marking

The slides go with the intervention tasks booklet.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy

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Literacy and SPaG mini tasks booklet

I made this to be used in form time for Year 7. It was a cross-curricular Humanities' based intervention so has texts drawn from History, RE and Geography as well as English. There is a ppt with... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy

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Literacy - Using Semi-Colons (Full Lesson)

A fully-resourced lesson with a choice of two starter tasks based on pupils' exisiting knowledge. Suitable for both KS3 and KS4. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Writing

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Technical Accuracy Marking Slips

Designed to support pupils in understanding rules for common SPAG/technical marking errors. Typically I will print a set, cut them into slips, and stick them into books as I am marking if a pupil demo... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy

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SPaG mat to support accurate DIRT responses

This is a basic reference tool to enable students to read and respond to questions about inaccuracies in SPaG for DIRT lessons, or in grammar teaching.  I use it with a writing target bank based... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Course: GCSE Language

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy, SPAG, Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Writing

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