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WRITING



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“Students write texts to record and communicate thoughts, ideas, and information for a variety of personal, social and instructional purposes.”
Literacy Learning Progressions. Ministry of Education NZL.

WRITING resources include Language, Literacy and Literature content. The resources are grouped into THE PROCESS, TEXT STRUCTURE, LANGUAGE FEATURES, WRITING PROMPTS, and LITERATURE.

Student learning is engaged through a variety of activities: visual writing prompts, inquiry-based writing and higher order thinking challenges. Learning progressions and management ideas are included in the resources.


 

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Explanation Writing | Text Structure | Self-Reflection | Fluent Writer

Explanation Writing | Text Structure | Self-Reflection | Fluent Writer

SMART RESOURCE | The resource supports the student’s completed explanation writing; the time when they reflect upon their work. Here are two suggestions for the use of this resource: 1. Students evaluate their writing against the set Self-Reflection success criteria sheet; or 2. Students select the success criteria from the Self-Reflection sheet that they have been focusing on in their writing, record it on the template, and then complete the self-assessment. Finally, the student is asked to think about and record the next step to further improve their explanation writing. The resource also includes a certificate to celebrate the student’s work.
AUD $2.40
Exposition (Argument) Writing | Text Structure | Self-Reflection | Fluent Writer

Exposition (Argument) Writing | Text Structure | Self-Reflection | Fluent Writer

SMART RESOURCE | The resource supports the student’s completed exposition writing; the time when they reflect upon their work. Here are two suggestions for the use of this resource: 1. Students evaluate their writing against the set Self-Reflection success criteria sheet; or 2. Students select the success criteria from the Self-Reflection sheet that they have been focusing on in their writing, record it on the template, and then complete the self-assessment. Finally, the student is asked to think about and record the next step to further improve their exposition writing. The resource also includes a certificate to celebrate the student’s work.
AUD $2.40
Discussion Writing | Text Structure | Self-Reflection | Fluent Writer

Discussion Writing | Text Structure | Self-Reflection | Fluent Writer

SMART RESOURCE | The resource supports the student’s completed discussion writing; the time when they reflect upon their work. Here are two suggestions for the use of this resource: 1. Students evaluate their writing against the set Self-Reflection success criteria sheet; or 2. Students select the success criteria from the Self-Reflection sheet that they have been focusing on in their writing, record it on the template, and then complete the self-assessment. Finally, the student is asked to think about and record the next step to further improve their discussion writing. The resource also includes a certificate to celebrate the student’s work.
AUD $2.40
Advertisement | Text Structure | Charts

Advertisement | Text Structure | Charts

SMART RESOURCE | The four persuasive text posters explain the structure and organisation of writing an advertisement. An excellent learning tool.
AUD $2.00
Advertisement | Critical & Creative Thinking  | Writing Prompt

Advertisement | Critical & Creative Thinking | Writing Prompt

SMART RESOURCE | Nine creative thinking writing ideas for students to innovate their knowledge of advertising. The resource offers fun independent, pair or group writing activities. An excellent resource to link with Visual Language.
AUD $2.00
Advertisement | Visual Language | Inquiry

Advertisement | Visual Language | Inquiry

SMART RESOURCE | A variety of visual language advertisement illustrations. This resource makes a colourful classroom display while creating an engaging reference for student inquiry learning.
AUD $2.40
Narrative Themes | Reading & Writing

Narrative Themes | Reading & Writing

SMART RESOURCE | A set of eleven story themes with explanation cards. An ideal resource for students to use as a motivation for their narrative writing or for a response to narrative reading.
AUD $2.40
Describe | A Moment in Time | Friends | Visual Writing Prompts

Describe | A Moment in Time | Friends | Visual Writing Prompts

PREMIUM RESOURCE | Twelve visual writing prompt images illustrate the theme of friendship. The students choose and view a photo. They are prompted to describe the moment in time the image shows. They describe the scene using details such as body language, facial expressions, clothing and details from the rest of the image.
AUD $2.60
Chinese Zodiac Signs | Page Borders

Chinese Zodiac Signs | Page Borders

FREE | The resource features page borders of the twelve Chinese Zodiac Signs and a Chinese New Year poster. A great resource for writing or drawing. Each sign has a duplicate page- one blank and one with the title of the Animal of the Year.
AUD $0.00
What did you say? | Speech Bubbles | Direct Speech

What did you say? | Speech Bubbles | Direct Speech

SMART RESOURCE |The resource includes fifteen animal photographs with speech bubbles. Students fill in the speech bubbles to show only the words the animal has spoken. A follow up activity is to rewrite the words in the speech bubble as direct speech and insert punctuation as needed. The resource includes an example sheet and fifteen sheets for each animal to complete this task. A concluding activity is write a conversation by pairing the animal cards together! This time students use the words with the speech bubbles to write sentences to show the animals in conversation. A first-rate resource for students to master direct speech and punctuation that is needed in their personal writing.
AUD $3.90
Language Feature | Onomatopoeia | Chart and Cards

Language Feature | Onomatopoeia | Chart and Cards

FREE | Onomatopoeia or sound words add interest and excitement to writing. This resource has seventeen brightly illustrated onomatopoeia flashcards. They make a brilliant visual writing reference display.
AUD $0.00
Sea Creatures | Inquiry | Research Links

Sea Creatures | Inquiry | Research Links

PREMIUM RESOURCE | The resource includes A-Z Sea Creatures with photo and two video links to assist students with their Inquiry-based research. The links give a media based resource for students to gather information about their chosen Sea Creature. Also included is Vertebrate and Invertebrate links to assist students understanding of the scientific terms mentioned in A-Z Sea Creature puzzle resource. Ref: 3-00212
AUD $2.40
Verbs For Speaking | Words Better Than ‘SAID’ | Chart 1

Verbs For Speaking | Words Better Than ‘SAID’ | Chart 1

FREE | A resource with two posters about alternative words to ‘said’, the learning intention, success criteria and a student reflection question. An excellent resource to support Level 1 (Year 1 & 2) writing.
AUD $0.00
Verbs For Speaking | Words Better Than ‘SAID’ | Chart 2

Verbs For Speaking | Words Better Than ‘SAID’ | Chart 2

FREE | A resource with two posters about alternative words to ‘said’, the learning intention, success criteria and a student reflection question. An excellent resource to support Level 2 (Year 3 & 4) writing.
AUD $0.00
Writing | Text Types For Fluent Writers | PACKAGE

Writing | Text Types For Fluent Writers | PACKAGE

PREMIUM RESOURCE | An outstanding resource for teaching the nine writing text types: Narrative, Poetry, Plays, Recount, Procedure, Report, Explanation, Exposition and Discussion. A comprehensive package which includes an explanation of the text structure, writing planner (graphic organiser), student learning intentions- (structure, language features, editing and proofreading) self-reflection sheet and achievement certificate. This is an excellent resource to support your writing programme throughout the year. It gives a clear process for students to follow for each text type and the resource will assist with your literacy curriculum planning.
AUD $12.90
ENGLISH CURRICULUM | Planning Templates | Foundation – Year 3

ENGLISH CURRICULUM | Planning Templates | Foundation – Year 3

PREMIUM RESOURCE | English Curriculum planning sheets and templates for reading and writing are ready for you to complete. Most of the recording is done for you. Simply highlight the Curriculum Aims, General Capabilities and English Structure: Language, Literature, Literacy. Next complete your class planning: Content Description – Elaborations; Learning Experiences and Assessment Tasks. On completion a Unit Evaluation is available to support ongoing learning. A SAMPLE Recount Writing plan is included using the theme Wheels for a Year 1 class. The Unit has Learning Experiences, Assessment Tasks, Vocabulary, Management and Resources. The Evaluation may be completed daily or on the completion of the writing task.
AUD $4.00
Australia | Reading & Writing | Activities | Year 3-4

Australia | Reading & Writing | Activities | Year 3-4

SMART RESOURCE | The Australian Inquiry resource is based on researching, writing, reading and designing about Australia. There are eight activities with three supporting templates. An ideal independent classroom or Home Learning task or a ‘back to school’ Australia Day activity. Landscape black and white format.
AUD $2.60
Writing Template | Sheets | 8mm Lines

Writing Template | Sheets | 8mm Lines

FREE: Full Page 8 mm line sheets with colourful border and image. Suitable for writing and publishing.
AUD $0.00
Exposition | Persuade | Visual Writing Prompts

Exposition | Persuade | Visual Writing Prompts

PREMIUM RESOURCE | Eight images focus on currrent issues for students to explore. Students are required to develop arguments around each issue from different points of view. They are prompted to write an exposition (argument) to give their opinion. This resource links with Exposition Writing resource Ref: 6-00037 (Text structure - Formative Assessment)
AUD $2.90
Story Starters | Writing Prompt | Cards

Story Starters | Writing Prompt | Cards

SMART RESOURCE | A set of eighteen varied sentence starters for story writing. This resource is suitable for early writers.
AUD $2.00

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