Here is a two-handed narration you may want to use for an assembly, especially with Easter coming up. I use two narrators – one speaking the bold words and the other the normal print. The bold or normal has no … Continue reading An assembly drama (esp. Lent & Easter)
On a similar theme to An aging teacher in a modern world: These may help you ensure Mason carves out a career, Tiler gets to the top and Taylor learns to embroider prose, instead of yelling, “It’s a stitch-up!” every … Continue reading Poems & phonics to use and enjoy
Can I say, right off – that a combination of Alan Peat and Ros Wilson techniques qualifies for the title of ‘dream-team,’ in terms of teaching pupils to write. Use Ros Wilson as your spine and then enhance content with … Continue reading Ros Wilson, Alan Peat – and chiefly – yourselves.
A more basic piece of writing that the children enjoy is writing a precis – but you do have to engineer the text. Beneath, I reproduce a passage that you can use and then set the challenge of re-writing it … Continue reading A simple, underused technique
Lesson on new stories, same plot Copy and paste this story for small groups or pairs of pupils – best if they collaborate and discuss, not just write alone. – If working on paper, double space at least, so … Continue reading Lesson on new stories, same plot.