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Poetry Day Resources

by admin on 22/04/2017

Poetry Day Ireland, a national celebration of poetry and poets, takes place this Thursday 27th April. With the theme of “Poetry Connects“, schools are encouraged to get pupils reading, performing and composing poetry.

Seomra Ranga has some poetry resources to help get pupils composing their own poetry on the day: [click to continue…]

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Poetry Day Ireland

by admin on 20/04/2017

Poetry Day Ireland is a major one-day festival of Irish poets and poetry at home and abroad. This year Poetry Day Ireland takes place on Thursday 27 April and the theme for the 2017 event is “Poetry Connects“. Events will be taking place all over the country on this day to celebrate poets and poetry. [click to continue…]

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Noun or Verb?

by admin on 06/01/2017

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…]

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Cloze Sentences 03

by admin on 20/11/2016

cloze_sentences_03This 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…]

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george_speaks_novel“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…]

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Story Word List 01

April 18, 2016

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

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“Said” Word Mat

February 16, 2016

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.

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Peg Cloze 01

January 24, 2016

This peg literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils. It is made up of cloze sentences with one word missing. The pack contains 20 cards – on the left hand side of each card is a cat-themed sentence with a word missing. The pupil has to use a clothes peg […]

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Find the Word 03

July 13, 2015

This literacy resource focuses on positional language which can pose some difficulties for younger pupils and SEN pupils. This pack includes five worksheets based on vegetables for pupils to practise these essential skills. The worksheets include language like first, last, after, under, above, to the right of, to the left of.

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Sentence Builder 13

April 22, 2015

These sentence builder activities are great for infant/junior pupils as well as pupils with learning difficulties or special educational needs. They help to develop vocabulary, sentence structure and left to right orientation. They feature five-word sentences with a “farmer”theme with a sentence structure “The farmer has a ….”.

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Peg Grammar 01

April 21, 2015

This peg literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils. It is based on the identification of parts of grammar in a sentence – noun, verb, adjective, adverb. The pack contains 20 cards – on the left hand side of each card is a sentence with a word coloured red and […]

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Find the Word 02

April 18, 2015

This literacy resource focuses on positional language which can pose some difficulties for younger pupils and SEN pupils. This pack includes five worksheets based on fruit for pupils to practise these essential skills. The worksheets include language like first, last, after, under, above, to the right of, to the left of.

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Contractions Word Mat

March 31, 2015

If pupils are confused about the meanings of common contractions, this resource may be of help to them. It contains forty of the most common contractions and their meanings on one word mat, for easy reference.

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Peg Match the Letters 04

March 25, 2015

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or SEN pupils at the beginning of literacy work on letter recognition. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into twenty-six separate cards. Pupils should firstly look at the lower case letter at the top of the card. They should then try to […]

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Peg Match the Letters 03

March 23, 2015

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or SEN pupils at the beginning of literacy work on letter recognition. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into twenty-six separate cards. Pupils should firstly look at the upper case letter at the top of the card. They should then try to […]

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