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The materials within Focus English help teachers to plan
and deliver English teaching and learning in a purposeful
and engaging way, placing English and literature at the
heart of the curriculum.

Aligned with end of year curriculum expectations,
Focus English is based on the use of high-quality texts,
including poetry, which provide the driver for each unit.

Separate Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and individual year
group products are also available.

For more information PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Improving Spelling by Ros Ferrara (Code: 0242) e-mail share icon

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Price £25.00 plus VAT

Spelling needs to be taught rigorously and systematically, but
teaching also needs to engage children and show them that
accurate spelling matters.  This resource offers some guidance
and suggestions as to the development of an effective spelling
programme and strategies to raise the profile of spelling
across the curriculum.


Supplied in both PowerPoint and pdf formats.
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Teaching Vocabulary by Ros Ferrara (Code: 0351) e-mail share icon

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Price £35.00 plus VAT

Vocabulary development is a current focus for most schools and
is increasingly understood as a key area in raising standards not
only in English, but also across the curriculum.  This resource
examines the research and different approaches to developing
vocabulary and offers effective practical approaches to the
teaching of vocabulary.

This resource is supplied in both PowerPoint and pdf formats.

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Writing at Greater Depth by Ros Ferrara (Code: 0243) e-mail share icon

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Providing a pathway for able writers

Working with and developing children who show potential as
greater depth writers is challenging.  This resource takes a
close look at how to recognise these children in each year
group, discusses a writing sample and offers suggestions to
ensure progress and deep learning.  The requirements for the
end of KS2 are reviewed in detail with practical suggestions
and resources to meet them.

Supplied in both PowerPoint and pdf formats.
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Planning Through Quality Texts - Whole School by Ros Ferrara (Code: 0244) e-mail share icon

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These resources are intended to support the planning of
effective literacy units based on high quality books.
They are not intended to be lesson plans, but offer a menu of
possible ideas for teachers to use as starting points to plan for
purposeful learning and give pupils reasons for writing, as well
as the skills they need to write with impact on their reader.

For separate KS1, KS2 and Early Years versions
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books covered
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Writing Continuums by Liz Greensides (Code: 0238) e-mail share icon

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Price £30.00 plus VAT

The Writing Continuums take different elements of the writing
curriculum, and order them into a sensible and logical sequence
of learning...and teaching...year by year across the primary
school.  They take the end of year objectives and unravel them
into small and steady steps for learning.  This gives continuity
and cohesion in planning, teaching and learning.

Along with the Writing Continuums themselves, there is a
PowerPoint presentation to be used for staff training.





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Rainbow Writing by Liz Greensides (Code: 0160) e-mail share icon

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Rainbow Writing: using Bloom's Continuum to teach
writing across the primary school.


This practical resource considers a refreshing way of teaching
writing in all its elements - from vocabulary to punctuation,
from poetry to story writing - for children of all ages and all
abilities.  It offers challenge to the most able and supports
those who have difficulty with the basic key skills of writing.
It sets out the 'Rainbow Continuum of Skills' in writing.

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planning for skills progression within the new National Curriculum

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The Rainbow Continuum + Rainbow Writing SPECIAL OFFER by Liz Greensides
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Successful Writers: Checklists for Writing by Simon Camby (Code: 0061) e-mail share icon

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Price £25.00 plus VAT

This resource is designed to save class teachers time when
planning for writing.  It includes ready-made checklists which
children can use to self-evaluate their writing.  The simple
format provides a space for the teacher to give their feedback
and prompts for improvement.
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Judging Year 2 and Year 6 Writing by Ros Ferrara (Code: 0215) e-mail share icon

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Only available in digital format from Not As We Know It Limited,
this concise resource provides practical support for teachers of
Year 2 and Year 6 and to English and assessment leaders.
It can be printed out on A4 or (handy!) A5 size paper.

The resource supports teachers' judgements by focusing on the
National Curriculum requirements and differentiates between
writing that is not yet at the National Standard, writing at the
National Standard and writing at greater depth within the
National Standard.

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Judging Year 1, 3, 4 and 5 Writing by Ros Ferrara (Code: 0264) e-mail share icon

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Only available in digital format from Not As We Know It Limited,
this concise resource provides practical support for teachers of
Year 1, 3, 4 and 5 and to English and assessment leaders.
It can be printed out on A4 or (handy!) A5 size paper.

The resource supports teachers' judgements by focusing on the
National Curriculum requirements and differentiates between
writing that is not yet at the National Standard, writing at the
National Standard and writing at greater depth within the
National Standard.

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Progression in Writing: Model Texts for Teacher and Pupils by Martin Gregory
(Code: 0237)
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These examples of writing have been put together to assist
teachers in supporting pupils in the planning, writing and
evaluation of their work within the National Curriculum
requirements for writing in English.

The annotations are visible in the 'Showing Markup' mode in
Microsoft Word, but the examples can be printed without them.



See samples below:
Sample 1 - with annotation
Sample 2 - no annotation

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Exemplification of Standards in Writing: Working at Greater Depth within the
Expected Standard
by Ros Ferrara (Code: 0192)
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Looking at samples of children's writing over the course of the
year from Year 1 to Year 6, this resource provides
exemplification of progress in writing within each year group
and of writing when pupils meet year group expectations, or
master them.

Samples are included with and without annotations so they can
be used as CPD opportunities to develop understanding of year
group expectations and how to identify progress across the
year as well as making standards explicit at the end of year.

Package includes editable PowerPoint and full colour versions.

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Grammar Writing Right by Ros Ferrara (Code: 0060) e-mail share icon

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This resource considers the key issues in ensuring that the
teaching of grammar is effective in not only giving children
the skills they need, but also in making them effective,
confident writers.
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Grammar Games by Ros Ferrara (Code: 0125) e-mail share icon

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This resource demonstrates explicitly how grammar games can
be used as an effective teaching tool to ensure that children
understand the statutory grammar requirements, know and use
the correct terminology and can experiment with grammatical
features to create effects.
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Grammar and Punctuation Subject Knowledge by Ros Ferrara (Code: 0058) e-mail share icon

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This resource is a clear and quick guide to the key terminology
and essential subject knowledge for all adults working in primary
schools.  In addition to explaining the terminology, it gives
clear examples to illustrate the application of grammatical rules
and features.
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Progression in Grammar and Punctuation by Ros Ferrara (Code: 0059) e-mail share icon

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This resource provides an overview of the essential expectations
for each year group and progression across the Primary school
to support the consistent and effective teaching of grammar and
punctuation.
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Developing Reasoning and Depth in Reading: Leading to Mastery of Reading Skills
by Clive Davies (Code: 0186)
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This resource provides support for teachers and school leaders
who are looking at ways of developing pupils' deeper learning
skills in reading.

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and does not, attempt to do.

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The Place of Guided Reading in the New English Curriculum by Ros Ferrara
(Code: 0118)
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This resource considers the rationale for guided reading and
different teaching models, strategies and approaches.  It also
provides tables in which links between the new objectives from
the 2014 curriculum and the former assessment focuses are
made, enabling teachers to continue to use approaches and
resources based on the focuses as well as planning and
assessing effectively.

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Support and Challenge in Guided Reading: Exemplar Units for Yr1-Yr6
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by Ros Ferrara (Code: 0182)
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Support and Challenge in Guided Reading: Exemplar Units for Yr1-Yr6
by Ros Ferrara (Code: 0133)
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Do you need some fresh ideas to make guided reading
effective for all children?

This resource offers six (from Yr1 to Yr6) guided reading teaching
sequences based on quality texts:

Scaredy Squirrel
The Tunnel
The Firework-Maker's Daughter
Iron Man
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
The Nightingale and the Rose

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Support and Challenge in Guided Reading: More Exemplar Units for Yr1-Yr6
by Ros Ferrara (Code: 0181)
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More ideas to make guided reading effective for all children

This resource offers six (from Yr1 to Yr6) guided reading teaching
sequences based on quality texts:

Dogger
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
KrindleKrax
Cool
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Lady of Shalott

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Teaching Poetry by Ros Ferrara (Code: 0116) e-mail share icon

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Are you confident with the poetry focus in the new curriculum?

This resource offers a practical guide to different forms of
poetry and the key terminology needed as well as suggestions
for creating a poetry ethos in schools.  It looks in detail, with
practical examples, at responding to and discussing poetry
and performing it.  It includes games, approaches, strategies
and models for the writing of poetry.  It also supports teacher
subject knowledge.

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Non-Negotiables: Embedding the Basics by Simon Camby (Code: 0068) e-mail share icon

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Since the Non-Negotiables publication was first released in
2010, hundreds of schools have used the principle and content
as a basis for ensuring a rigorous focus on basic skills.
This fully revised resource keeps the central premise that
schools need a clear map of the basic skills to be taught in
each year group.
The content has been revised to take account of the draft
National Curriculum which will be statutory from 2014.
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