Every time we teach and do either a formative or summative assessment, we peer or teacher assess.
However, sometimes it is understandbly difficult to create a new set of assessment criteria or success criteria per task - let's face it, there just aren't enough hours in the day or PPA time in the world!
So, in an effore to combat this, our Peer Assessment Pack is now available on our TES page. It's a series of five different peer assessment grids: Reading (Comprehension), Reading (Analysis), Essay Writing, Creative Writing (Fiction), Creative Writing (Non-Fiction). It's a simple checklist allowing peers to say yes or no to success criteria as appropriate (just cross out what you don't need!) and then has a summative comment section for What Went Well and Even Better If...
Hope they're helpful - every teacher loves a timesaver!
Following on from writing comedy and horror, today we bring you how to write fantasy!
In the same manner as the other worksheet activities, this takes pupils through key writing methods, example texts, an opportunity to write themselve before a handy peer assessment grid for feedback.
You can find our fantasy worksheet on our TES page - enjoy and let us know what your stars produce!
Tonight, a revision activity based on learning the rules of different forms of poetry. The sheets contain one example each of haiku, limerick, ballad, free verse, blank verse and sonnet poems from a variety of authors.
Take the time to teach your stars about different types of text, seeing which they enjoy and want to learn more about, as well as allowing them to try different writing styles once they've got the rules cracked.
Resource available on our TES page.
A quick and handy card sort activity for features of explaining, describing and informing - just cut them up and off you go! Useful as a page in exercise books to remind pupils of what they should do/act as a checklist.
More writing purposes to follow but for now - enjoy!
A simple one but still a good'un - get your pupils to understand how to lay out the classic letter. Yes, in the wake of emails and texts it seems archaic, but it's still vital in formal situations so worth the teaching time!
Easy activity - cut the pieces on page two out and put them in the right place - an easy way to remember the basics! If you want a bigger challenge, forgo the page with the orange guides on and get them to do it freehand!
More text types coming soon...!
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