Access thousands of brilliant resources to help your child be the best they can be. Brush up on your own literacy skills, clear up homework confusion and understand exactly what your child is learning at school by reading our basic definitions with links to more detailed explanations, teachers' tips and examples. You'll find basic definitions of important primary-school literacy terms below.
Fox The story revolves around a, tricky, clever fox named Mr. Fox who lives underground beside a tree with his wife and four children.
A series of introductions to Shakespeare for the junior reader, which convey the beauty and power of the original plays.
Playscripts KS2 Overview Read and discuss stories with the children, identifying the different characters and voices by using dramatised reading and puppets.
Small groups or pairs add their own speech bubbles to pictures from scenes in a story or photographs of the children acting out familiar scenes. Identify features and conventions of written dialogue and model how to write dialogue. With the children, compare the dialogue from a narrative with a play based on the same story noting features such as punctuation, layout and stage directions then list the features and conventions for writing a playscript.
Following modelling of writing a playscript on a familiar story, the children continue to write and perform subsequent scenes referring to the class list of text type features.
Plays are mainly people talking, and doing things.
However, the setting is important and can affect the action e. In a play, there are no speech marks. In a story, you can write about what someone is thinking. In a play, this is difficult, though a good actor can suggest a lot, e.
No wonder witches look a bit pasty More on Witches More on the Tudors Evolution and Inheritance How fossils and finches beaks, iguanas and inheritance, God and the Galapagos all add up to the meaning of life More on Display PacksTwo players take it in turns to roll two cubes customised with the numbers 5 to 10 and 7 to 12 and multiply both numbers together.
If the total matches one of the numbers inside their pre-chosen ‘Splatz’ diagram, a counter is placed on the relevant number. Transform your KS2 students into little Shakespeares with our amazing range of Play Script writing resources.
Including displays, worksheets, resource packs and planning materials on features of a play script, stage directions, character development, dialogue and more!
Your children can write their own play scripts with this lovely writing frame, great for literacy lessons or even your role play area!
Save for Later KS2 Hanukkah Play Script Writing Activity Sheet.
Topic Webs - new resource for teachers! More schools are delivering the curriculum creatively using topic related planning.
Teacher, Catherine Seward, has created Topic Webs based on my books. There's one for the Big Red Bath showing how it can be used to teach Maths, Art, Literacy and lots more subjects.
An assembly to explore and learn about Sportsmanship and we can all be better sports. KS2 English lesson plan and worksheets on arguments.