Tag Archives: SPaG

Idea 262: FREE Poem Resource for Teaching ‘Mother/Brother/Other’ Spelling Pattern

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This poem features lots of examples of the Year 2 spelling pattern of words where the ‘uh’ sound (like in ‘cut’) is spelt with an ‘o’. Suggested ideas for use: -Have children read the poem and … Continue reading

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Idea 258: FREE Poem Resource for Teaching Contractions: ‘In Trouble’

  After seeing how (unexpectedly!) popular my last poetry resource was, I’ve put together this poem to help with teaching apostophes for contractions (Working at Expected Level in Year 2!).   Ideas for using this resource include: -Have children read … Continue reading

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Idea 250: SPaG Lesson on Questions: FREE Resources!

This would work well as a ‘refresher’ lesson for Year 2 (questions are one of the four question types Year 2 are supposed to be using) and makes sure children get chance to see the unusual word order found in … Continue reading

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Idea 248: SPaG Lesson on Capital Letters, FREE 4-way Differentiated Worksheets

These resources are great for a standalone ‘review’ lesson to reinforce the need to ABC: ‘Always Be Checking’! It seems that right the way through primary school, even the most capable of writers will continue to forget to put in … Continue reading

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Idea 246: Fun ‘Word Type’ Poetry Activity with FREE Downloadable Worksheet

This is a lesson I did based on a Pie Corbett idea. We’d already introduced nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs to the children but I felt they could use a lesson where they got to practise their knowledge. In this … Continue reading

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Idea 244: Adverbs with ‘ly’ suffix challenge sheet

I taught a lesson introducing adverbs and began by focussing on adverbs with the ‘ly’ suffix, such as ‘gently’ or ‘slowly’, as this is one of the suffixes children are supposed to be using in Year 2. My lesson outline … Continue reading

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Idea 207: Noun, Verb, Adjectives Register Review

A lovely simple idea I’ve been using to review word types. I introduced the class to nouns in a short grammar lesson, then to make sure we keep revisiting the term I asked the children to choose one noun to … Continue reading

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Idea 203: Kung Fu Punctuation

After attending a course on the new SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) test for Year 2, I had a look around for some fun ways to introduce my class to the various types of punctuation they needed to learn. That’s … Continue reading

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Idea 170: Structure for Beginner Poetry

This is a scaffold to allow pupils who are just discovering poetry to get into the swing of things. I often find that the problem with creative tasks is that children don’t know where to begin, as there are just … Continue reading

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