Is it a noun or is it a verb? Do I spell it with a “C” or with an “S”? Most adults won’t be able to tell you the answer. This resource focuses on the words advice/advise, licence/license, practice/practise and prophecy/prophesy. It contains 10 pages of material to display in the classroom to teach pupils when to use each of these words and how to tell the difference. [click to continue…]
This literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils. It is made up of cloze sentences with one word missing in the middle. The missing words are all verbs. The pack contains a base board, the missing words and sixteen sentence strips. The pupil has to decide which of the sixteen words best completes the sentence. [click to continue…]
“George Speaks”, a novel by Dick King Smith (author of “The Sheep Pig” and “The Hodgeheg”), is about a baby called George, sister to Laura and son to Mum and Dad. However, George is no ordinary small baby. He does all the usual baby things like sleep a lot, drink milk, wear nappies – however George, very early in life, discovers he can speak. He first divulges the secret to his sister Laura, and later to his parents.
The story of the novel, told in eight chapters, concerns the first year of George’s life [click to continue…]
This resource is aimed at pupils starting off on the road to writing. It consists of a really basic vocabulary to get them writing some basic sentences about any topic. It contains a general list of 44 words that they might need to write a basic story. It also includes [click to continue…]
Children’s creative writing can sometimes be littered with the word “said” when using direct speech. Many pupils have little awareness that there are so many other words that can be used instead of the word “said”, depending on the context of the story and who is speaking. [click to continue…]