Parts of Speech Bundle

Developing knowledge of the nine parts of speech is incredibly important. It helps students to understand sentence construction and how language works. When students have this understanding, they are able to focus on specific aspects of their written work in order to improve it. Without this understanding, teacher comments such as 'Try adding adjectives.', 'Use powerful verbs.', etc. are meaningless!

The bundle above contains teaching PPTs for five parts of speech: nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives and adverbs. Each PPT contains explanation and a range of practice exercises. All PPTs are also available to download individually. Find this resource on TES by clicking here.

If you are looking for a unique way to quickly revise all the parts of speech, you might like this fun freebie - a PPT containing a traditional poem devised to help students learn the parts of speech with activities plus a copy of the poem. Press here to download this free PPT.


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Rosa Parks PPT Lesson

This PPT lesson explores the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The lesson will help students understand who Rosa Parks was and her role in the Civil Rights Movement. Students will learn how this strong and quietly determined woman changed history, fought inequality and helped make our world a better place. Great for Black History Month, studying inequality, racial discrimination, civil rights, significant woman or important historical figures. The PPT is accompanied by two guidance for activities. To find this resource on TES press here. To find this resource on Teachers Pay Teachers  press here.

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Twas the Night Before Christmas Poem: PPT, Activities and Worksheets

Christmas is fast approaching! If you are already thinking about which Christmas resources to use this year, consider sharing this magical traditional poem with your students. This popular poem, also known as 'A Visit from  St Nicholas', tells of Santa's arrival on  a snowy Christmas Eve described by an unknown observer. This flexible easy-to-use resource is suitable for older KS1 pupils and Key Stage 2.  Included is a PPT containing the following: the poem and visual images;  speaking and listening activities; writing activities; plus information about the poet and the poem. In addition, there is also a copy of the poem and differentiated comprehension worksheets. Find this resource on TES by clicking here.

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In Flanders Fields KS2 Resources: Poem, PPT and activities

In Flanders Fields is a moving poem which is often associated with Remembrance and Memorial Day, It was written by John McCrae, a Canadian physician and a poet, who served as a soldier during World War 1.  He wrote his poem after noticing how quickly poppies grew around the makeshift graves of the fallen soldiers.  Because of his poem, the poppy soon became known as the flower of remembrance: a symbol to remember soldiers who have died. This resource contains a PPT with the poem, supporting visual images and activities which will help pupils think more deeply about those who lost their lives in war. The PPT is also accompanied by differentiated worksheets and a copy of the poem. Press here to view resource on TES.

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Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot KS2 Resource

Despite the fact that we will be unable to attend traditional Bonfire Night gatherings this year, you may still be looking for a resource to teach children about the reason we traditionally celebrate November the 5th with bonfires and fireworks. This resource explores the story of behind the saying ‘Remember, remember the 5th of November’ through analysis of the associated poem providing detail about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot. The lesson pack contains a copy of the poem; a PPT with the poem, visual images, a glossary and suggested writing activities; plus differentiated worksheets. Press here to view resource details on TES.

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Two Sides Books for Teenage Reluctant Readers

I am proud to have written three books for the Two Sides series published by Badger Learning. These short books  are suitable for teenagers who are reluctant readers. The books explore challenging experiences such as racism, homelessness and mental health from two different perspectives. They are available from

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Classic Poetry about Landscapes Bundle

 Ks2 resources for three classic poems about landscapes:The Lake Isle of Innisfree by W.B.Yeats, My Heart’s in the Highlands by Robert Burns and Daffodils by William Wordsworth. Includes PPTs. differentiated worksheets and copies of the poems. Available for purchase  from the Primary Texts shop on TES, Visit Shop

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New SPAG Resources for Year 4

I have now added a range of PPTs to aid teaching of the National Curriculum year 4 vocabulary, grammar and punctuation objectives to my TES shop. Some of these objectives are quite tricky and controversial! Nevertheless, regardless of our opinions on ‘fronted adverbials’, or the necessity of requiring pupils to recognise determiners, the expectation that this content is taught is explicit.  The content is labelled as statutory and pupils will be required to demonstrate understanding of such terms when they take their SPAG test in year 6.  View shop

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Fun Halloween Resources for Key Stage 1!

Two great poems suitable for Key Stage 1 are ‘In the Dark, Dark Woods’ and ‘The Hairy Toe’. These fun scary poems are great to use all year round, but are particularly good for Halloween themed work. I have created resource packs containing the poems, PPTs, worksheets and follow up activities. These packs are available for purchase in my TES shop. Visit shop

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Young Adult Reluctant Readers

I generally write and create resources for the primary sector, but I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to write a book for Badger Learning’s YA Reads. The aim of this series of books is to provide young adults who struggle with reading, or who are reluctant readers, with engaging materials which are appropriate for them in terms of level and content.

My book is part of the visually stunning Badger Learning’s YA Reads II series which is featured below:

My book ‘Wasted’ is about perils of teenage drinking, friendship and change. The main character Layla finds that her relationship with her best friend Jade begins to change after Jade discovers alcohol.


Visit  Badger Learning’s YA Reads II website page  if you’d like to find out more about my book or the YA Reads series.


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