KS3 SPaG, Starters and Games

Handy starters, games and SPaG activities to help students master key skills in grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and spelling.

2023 Christmas Quiz for KS3 and KS4

The Great Big 2023 Christmas Quiz for KS3 and KS4   Our ever-popular Christmas quiz is...

Abstract Nouns - KS3

Abstract Nouns is a 12-slide PowerPoint resource (with 2 worksheets) designed to help KS3 students...

Active and Passive Voice - KS3

Active and Passive Voice - KS3 (9-slide editable PowerPoint presentation with 2 worksheets)  Active and...

Activity Timer

FREE Teaching Aid: Activity Timer This free teaching aid can be used in starter activities...

Adding Adverbs - KS3

Adding Adverbs - KS3   This KS3 Essential English Skills resource is a great little lesson...

Adjectives - KS3

Adjectives – KS3 English Essentials   (a 16-slide fully editable PowerPoint presentation with 3 worksheets) Our...

Adjectives in Stories

Adjectives in Stories  (10-slide editable PowerPoint with worksheet) Adjectives in Stories is a handy PowerPoint...

Adverbs

Adverbs Writing - SPaG This resource explains how to use effective adverbs to develop sentence...

All About Me

All About Me - Back to School English teaching resource ‘All About Me’ is a...

Amazing Adjectives - KS3

Amazing Adjectives - KS3 Essential English Skills (8-slide editable PowerPoint lesson with one worksheet) Amazing...

Amazing Adverbs - KS3

Amazing Adverbs - KS3 Essential English Skills (7-slide editable PowerPoint lesson with one worksheet) Amazing...

Apostrophes - KS3

Apostrophes - KS3 Essential English Skills (18-slide editable PowerPoint lesson with one worksheet) Apostrophes -...

Autumn - New Year, New Leaf

Autumn - New Year, New Leaf   For many young people a new school year can...

Avoiding Comma Splicing - KS3

Avoiding Comma Splicing In this KS3 resource, learners recap the rules regarding comma splicing and...

Back to School Activities

Back to School Activities This handy back to school starter activity resource is full of...

Back to School Starter Activities

Back to School Starter Activities Our ‘Back to School Starter Activities’ resource is ideal for...

Blockbusters

Blockbusters teaching resource   5 slide editable PowerPoint presentation   Blockbusters is a fully editable...

Bonfire Night Word Games

Bonfire Night Word Games Bonfire Night Word Games is an English teaching resource full of...

Capital Letters for KS3

Capital Letters for KS3  (18-slide PowerPoint teaching resource with 4 differentiated worksheets)  This lesson is...

Causal Conjunctions - KS3

Causal Conjunctions - KS3 Essential English Skills (13-slide editable PowerPoint and 3 differentiated worksheets)   ...

Christmas Dingbats

Christmas Dingbats Activity Christmas Dingbats provides twenty more delightful dingbats – all with a special...

Christmas Grammar Games

Christmas Grammar Games   (47-slide editable PowerPoint presentation and 13 worksheets) ‘Christmas Grammar Games’ is a...

Christmas Word Games

Christmas Word Games 63 slide fully editable PowerPoint presentation 15 worksheets Christmas Word Games is...

Christmas Word Search

English Teaching Resources: Christmas Word Search 'Christmas Word Search' is a FREE animated activity that...

Clauses and Phrases - KS3

Clauses and Phrases - Year 7 English Essentials   Our ‘KS3 English Essential Skills’ resources are...

Colons - KS3

Colons - KS3 Essential English Skills (19-slide editable PowerPoint lesson with one worksheet) Colons -...

Colons and Semi-Colons - KS3

Colons and Semi-Colons – Year 7/8 English Essentials   (a 43-slide fully editable PowerPoint presentation with...

Comma Splicing - KS3

Comma Splicing – KS3   'Comma Splices – KS3' helps students avoid making mistakes when using...

Comma Splicing and Run-ons - KS3

Comma Splicing and Run-ons   Comma Splices and Run-ons is a handy PowerPoint teaching resource designed...

Commas - KS3

Commas - KS3 English Essential Skills   (20-slide PowerPoint lesson and one worksheet) Commas - KS3...

Complex Sentences - KS3

Complex Sentences - KS3  (16-slide PowerPoint and 4 worksheets)  Complex Sentences - KS3 is a...

Compound Sentences - KS3

Compound Sentences - KS3  (21-slide PowerPoint lesson with 5 worksheets)  Our ‘KS3 English Essentials’ resources...

Determiners - KS3

Determiners - KS3   (8-slide PowerPoint lesson with worksheet) Determiners - KS3 is an 8-slide PowerPoint-based...

Developing Inference - KS3

Developing Inference - KS3  Our ‘KS3 English Essentials’ resources are designed to help KS3 learners...

Developing Reading Skills - Prefixes

Developing Reading Skills - Prefixes English SPaG Teaching Resource with Worksheets This English vocabulary teaching...

Developing Reading Skills - Suffixes

Developing Reading Skills - Suffixes Our ‘Developing Reading Skills - Suffixes’ teaching resource is designed...

Developing Vocabulary Skills

Developing Vocabulary Skills   (30-slide editable PowerPoint and 11 accompanying worksheets) Developing Vocabulary Skills has been...

Dingbats

English Teaching Resources – Dingbats   Reading skills Dingbats teaching resource 25 slide editable PowerPoint presentation...

Dingbats 2

Dingbats 2 follows on where the original Dingbats resource left off with more fun dingbats...

Dingbats 3

Dingbats 3 Dingbats 3 follows on where the original Dingbats and Dingbats 2 resources left...

Direct and Reported Speech

Direct and Reported Speech ‘Direct and Reported Speech’ teaching resource is designed to help students...

Double Negatives

FREE English Grammar Teaching Resource: Double Negatives This ‘Double Negatives’ teaching resource is designed to...

Drafting

‘Drafting’ is a 12 slide PowerPoint teaching resource with 3 accompanying worksheets designed to help...

Easily Confused Words - Its and It's

Easily Confused Words - Its and It's 'Easily Confused Words - Its and It's' is...

Easily Confused Words - Of and Off

Easily Confused Words - Of and Off 'Easily Confused Words - Of and Off' is...

Easily Confused Words - Quite and Quiet

Easily Confused Words - Quite and Quiet 'Easily Confused Words - Quite and Quiet' is...

Easily Confused Words - There, Their and They're

FREE RESOURCE Easily Confused Words - There, Their and They're This PowerPoint lesson explains the...

Easily Confused Words - Two, Too and To

Easily Confused Words - Two, Too and To This PowerPoint lesson explains the difference between...

Easily Confused Words - Were, We're and Where

Easily Confused Words - Were, We're and Where 'Easily Confused Words - Were, We're and...

Exclamation Marks

Exclamation Marks English SPaG Teaching Resource 'Exclamation Marks' is a handy punctuation teaching resource covering...

Expanded Noun Phrases - KS3

Expanded Noun Phrases – Year 7/8 English Essentials   (a 44-slide fully editable PowerPoint presentation with...

Fronted Adverbials - KS3

Fronted Adverbials - Year 7 (15-slide editable PowerPoint-based lesson with 4 worksheets)  Our ‘KS3 Essential...

Grammar and Punctuation Posters

Grammar and Punctuation Poster This handy set of posters can be used on-screen or can...

Guess Who Starter Activity

Guess Who Starter Activity FREE Teaching Resource 'Guess Who Starter Activity' is a fun starter...

Halloween Adjectives

English Teaching Resources – Halloween Adjectives   KS2 > SPAG > Grammar Halloween Adjectives teaching...

Halloween Word Games

Halloween Word Games This cute Halloween themed English teaching resource contains fun word activities with...

Halloween Word Search

Halloween Word Search   This editable teaching resource provides students with a chance to practise...

Halloween Word Search 2

English Teaching Resources – Halloween Word Search 2  A Halloween themed animated word search activity...

Hot Potato Starter Activity

Hot Potato Starter Activity This starter activity is designed to help pupils revise or recap...

Hyphens and Brackets

English Teaching Resources – Hyphens and Brackets  Hyphens and Brackets is a 10 slide PowerPoint...

Hyphens to Avoid Ambiguity - KS3

Hyphens to Avoid Ambiguity - Year 7 English Essentials   Our ‘KS3 English Essential Skills’ resources...

i before e except after c

i before e except after c This English spelling teaching resource explains the general rule...

Icebreaker Activities

Icebreaker Activities 'Icebreaker Activities' is an editable PowerPoint teaching resource (with 2 worksheets) which is...

Identifying Parts of Speech

Identifying Parts of Speech English SPaG Teaching Resource 'Identifying Parts of Speech' is an English...

Improving Vocabulary

Improving Vocabulary English SPaG Teaching Resource This handy teaching resource focuses on word choice and...

Just A Minute Starter Activity

Just A Minute Starter Activity This fun starter or plenary activity will help children recap...

KS3 Christmas Bundle

Our KS3 Christmas Bundle includes 7 teaching resources ideal for the final weeks of the...

Metaphors

Metaphors  Our ‘Metaphors’ teaching resource helps pupils identify metaphors in reading and explains how to...

Non-verbal Communication Starter Activities

Non-verbal Communication Starter Activities Starter Activities with Worksheet 'Non-verbal Communication Starter Activities' is a starter/warm-up...

Noughts and Crosses Starter Activity

Noughts and Crosses Starter Activity Noughts and Crosses Starter Activity is a fully editable PowerPoint...

One Word Story Starter Activity

One Word Story Starter Activity In this resource the class create an oral story. Each...

Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia English SPaG Teaching Resource  This English vocabulary teaching resource explores the use of onomatopoeia...

Parts of Speech - Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs and Adverbs

Parts of Speech - Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs and Adverbs Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation  This resource...

Personal Pronouns - KS2

Personal Pronouns - KS2 FREE English SPaG Teaching PowerPoint Resource with worksheets 'Personal Pronouns -...

Pick a Number - Activity Template

Pick a Number - Activity Template 'Pick a Number - Activity Template' is an animated...

Point, Evidence, Explain

FREE English Teaching Resources – Point, Evidence, Explain   KS3 Reading - Understanding Texts Critically  Point,...

Proper Nouns

Proper Nouns is a PowerPoint teaching resource designed to help children develop their knowledge and...

Punctuating Speech

Punctuating Speech English Teaching Resources: Punctuating Speech teaches pupils how to use speech marks /...

Punctuation Perfection

Punctuation Perfection  This English punctuation teaching resource is designed to help pupils consolidate their knowledge...

Question Marks - KS3

Question Marks - KS3  (12-slide PowerPoint lesson with 2 worksheets)  This resource explains how to...

Quickfire Questions Starter Activity

Quickfire Questions Starter Activity – FREE Teaching Resource This FREE starter activity provides an engaging...

Roald Dahl Day Activities and Games

Roald Dahl Day Activities and Game 'Roald Dahl Day Activities and Games' is a brilliant...

Self-assessment Tool

Self-assessment Tool This handy little resource is designed to help students self-assess their work.  Content...

Show Not Tell

Show Not Tell Our ‘Show Not Tell’ teaching resource explains how to use show sentences...

Similes

Similes 'Similes' teaches pupils how to identify similes in their reading and how to use...

Simple Sentences - KS3

Simple Sentences – KS3 English Essentials  (a 14-slide fully editable PowerPoint presentation with 3 worksheets) ...

Starter Activities Bundle

This Starter Activities Bundle contains 13 diverse starter activities including Blockbusters, All About Me, Noughts...

Stop the Express Starter Activity

Stop the Express Starter Activity This starter (or possible plenary) activity will help children consolidate...

Subject - Verb Agreement - KS3

Subject - Verb Agreement - KS3   Subject - Verb agreement - KS3 is a 33-slide...

Syllables

Syllables   Writing - Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation This ‘Syllables’ teaching resource is designed to help...

Synonyms - KS3

Synonyms - KS3  (17-slide editable PowerPoint with 4 worksheets)  This lesson is aimed at middle...

The Main Clause

The Main Clause English SPaG Teaching Resource 'The Main Clause' explores how to identify the...

The Subjunctive Form - KS3

The Subjunctive Form – KS3 English Essentials   (35-slide fully editable PowerPoint teaching resource with 2...

The Subordinate Clause

The Subordinate Clause The Subordinate Clause is a PowerPoint teaching resource with two accompanying worksheets...

Time Conjunctions - KS3

Time Conjunctions - Year 7 Essential English Skills   Our ‘KS3 English Essential Skills’ resources are...

Types of Nouns

Types of Nouns English SPaG Teaching Resource In 'Types of Nouns' pupils practise recognising common...

Understanding Complex Sentences

Understanding Complex Sentences Our ‘Understanding Complex Sentences ’ teaching resource is designed to help pupils...

Using a Dictionary

Using a Dictionary Writing - transcription Our ‘Using a Dictionary’ teaching resource is designed to...

Using a Thesaurus

'Using a Thesaurus' is a 10-slide PowerPoint presentation focusing on how to use a thesaurus...

Using Commas Correctly

Using Commas Correctly English SPaG Teaching Resource 'Using Commas Correctly' covers the correct use of...

Using Full Stops - KS3

Using Full Stops - KS3  (19-slide PowerPoint and 4 worksheets) This Essential English Skills lesson...

Using Paragraphs - KS3

Using Paragraphs - KS3  (30-slide PowerPoint and 3 worksheets)  Using Paragraphs - KS3 is a...

Using Pronouns to Avoid Repetition - KS3

Using Pronouns to Avoid Repetition - KS3: Essential English Skills Our ‘KS3 Essential English Skills’...

Using the Apostrophe

Using the Apostrophe English SPaG Teaching PowerPoint Resource with worksheets 'Using the Apostrophe' is a...

Verbs

Verbs English Grammar Teaching Resource ‘Verbs’ teaches pupils how to use verbs effectively to develop...

Words Instead of Said - KS3

Words Instead of Said - KS3 KS3 English Programme of Study - Writing and grammar...

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