Resources


Includes: a timeline at two levels and an exemplar

Focus: retelling the main events in a story

Includes: an inferring activity template and exemplar

Focus: inferring about a character’s feelings at different points in a story

Includes: a three page resource containing activities for using the Question dice and Detail dice. 

Focus: questioning and identifying evidence in texts, and adding detail to writing

Includes: a template and an exemplar

Focus: creating meaning using a selection of random words

Focus: providing opportunities for students to practise speaking and listening skills in the context of an everyday conversation

Using funny animal images to warm students up for writing

Focus: generating ideas, sentences, words, spelling, punctuation, editing

A fluency phone, also referred to as a whisper phone or phonics phone, is a self-amplifying device.

Focus: using a fluency phone to support students during writing self-checks

Developing general knowledge and providing ideas for writing through non-fiction video clips

Focus: using current events and themes to motivate students for writing  

Focus: using a TED-Ed clip to support students to generate ideas for writing, using a range of text types

Includes: a writing lesson plan, YouTube video link and two video talk strips (for juniors and seniors)

Focus: describing an event from the perspective of a character

Using a video to motivate students for writing

Focus: to develop word consciousness, write a factual description, develop note-taking skills or write a report

Drawing inspiration from unexpected visitors

Focus: using photos of unexpected visitors to develop a Quick Write activity or a narrative writing lesson

Includes: a lesson plan, YouTube video link, student planning sheet and exemplar

Focus: structuring and ordering events in a narrative (story)

Includes: a lesson plan, two exemplars (written and published)

Focus: activating memories and writing descriptively

Includes: a writing template, a completed example and a follow-up Quick Write lesson plan

Focus: labelling and writing an explanation

Includes: two templates (for planning and writing) and a completed example

Focus: labelling and writing an explanation

Includes: two versions of the conversation prompt chart presented in The Oral Language Book and The Reading Book

Focus: to support whole-class, group or partner discussions

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