KS3 SPaG, Starters and Games

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

2021 Christmas Quiz for KS3 and KS4

The Great Big 2021 Christmas Quiz for KS3 and KS4   Our ever-popular Christmas quiz is...

51 Grammar and Punctuation Posters

This handy set of posters can be used on-screen or can be printed and displayed...

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   (35-slide editable PowerPoint and 6 worksheets) This KS3 Essential English Skills...

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

English Teaching Resources: Adverbs   11 slide PowerPoint presentation and 3 accompanying worksheet Writing -...

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...

Blockbusters

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

Bonfire Night Word Games

English Teaching Resources   SPaG > Starter Activities and Plenaries  Bonfire Night Word Games teaching...

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 Games

English Teaching Resources – Christmas Games   KS2 > SPAG Christmas Games teaching resource 39...

Christmas Grammar Games

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

Christmas Word Search

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

Classic Christmas Word Games

English Teaching Resources - Classic Christmas Word Games 23 slide fully editable PowerPoint presentation 6...

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...

Comparatives and Superlatives

English Teaching Resources – Comparatives and Superlatives   10-slide fully editable PowerPoint presentation with 2 worksheets...

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 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...

Direct and Reported Speech

Direct and Reported Speech (PowerPoint and worksheets)   Our ‘Direct and Reported Speech’ teaching resource is...

Double Negatives

Double Negatives (13-slide PowerPoint teaching resource with accompanying worksheet)   This ‘Double Negatives’ teaching resource is...

Doubling the Consonants

Doubling the Consonants (PowerPoint and worksheets)   Our ‘Doubling the Consonants’ 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 - 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 is an 8 slide PowerPoint presentation with 2 worksheets focusing on how to...

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...

Guess Who

Guess Who? - Starter / Plenary Activity   Guess Who is a fun starter or plenary...

Halloween Adjectives

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

Halloween Games

English Teaching Resources – Halloween Word Games   KS2 > SPAG  Halloween Word Games teaching...

Halloween Word Search

English Teaching Resources – Halloween Word Search   KS2 > Reading > SPaG Halloween Word...

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...

How to Use Pronouns to Avoid Repetition - KS3

How to Use Pronouns to Avoid Repetition - KS3 Essential English Skills (14-slide editable PowerPoint...

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...

Icebreakers

Icebreakers teaching resource   Icebreakers is a 21-slide editable PowerPoint teaching resource (with 2 worksheets) which...

Improving Vocabulary

English Teaching Resources – Improving Vocabulary Writing > Transcription > Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation Improving...

Just a Minute

Just a Minute   This fun starter or plenary activity will help children recap prior learning...

KS3 Christmas Bundle

Our KS3 Christmas Bundle includes 8 teaching resources ideal for the final weeks of the...

Metaphors

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

More Complex Sentences

English Teaching Resources: Complex Sentences   Our ‘More Complex Sentences’ teaching resource is designed to help...

Non verbal Communication Starter Activities

English Teaching Resources – Non-verbal Communication Starters Starter Activities 20 slide fully editable PowerPoint presentation...

Noughts and Crosses

Noughts and Crosses Plenary/Starter Activity is a fully editable 5 slide PowerPoint presentation which can...

Nouns

English Teaching Resources – Nouns Reading > Word Reading Nouns teaching resource 10 slide editable...

One Word Story

One Word Story   In this resource the class create an oral story. Each person is...

Onomatopoeia

KS2/3 English Teaching Resources – Onomatopoeia   This onomatopoeia teaching resource explores how authors use onomatopoeia...

Parts of Speech

English Teaching Resources – Parts of Speech   Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation  Parts of Speech teaching...

Personal Pronouns

FREE RESOURCES - Personal Pronouns explains how to use personal pronouns when writing sentences. This...

Pick a Number

Pick a Number Plenary/Starter Activity is a fully editable 11 slide PowerPoint presentation which can...

Prefixes

Improve spelling and vocabulary with these KS2 & KS3 Prefixes activities and teaching ideas. This...

Prepositions

FREE RESOURCES - Prepositions is a 22 slide PowerPoint resource (with 2 accompanying worksheets) designed...

Proper Nouns

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

Punctuating Speech

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

Punctuation Perfection

Punctuation Perfection   (12-slide PowerPoint teaching resource)   This ‘Punctuation Perfection’ teaching resource is designed to help...

Question Marks - KS3

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

Quickfire Questions

Quickfire Questions – FREE starter activity   This FREE starter activity provides an engaging start to...

Quiet and Quite - KS3

Quiet and Quite  (10-slide editable PowerPoint lesson)  Our ‘KS3 English Essentials’ resources are designed to...

Roald Dahl Day - Activities and Games to Celebrate

Roald Dahl Day - Activities and Games to Celebrate (35 slide editable PowerPoint presentation with...

Self Assessment Tool

English Teaching Resources: Self Assessment Tool.  This handy little resource is designed to help students...

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) ...

Spelling Rules

English Teaching Resources: Spelling Rules is a 23 slide PowerPoint resource designed to help children...

Starter Activities Bundle

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

Stop the Express

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

Subject - Verb Agreement - KS3

Subject - Verb Agreement - KS3   (33-slide PowerPoint lesson with 3 worksheets) Subject - Verb...

Suffixes

Suffixes (PowerPoint and worksheets)   Our ‘Suffixes’ teaching resource is designed to help KS2 children develop...

Syllables

Syllables   (10-slide PowerPoint teaching resource with 2 worksheets)   This ‘Syllables’ teaching resource is designed to...

Synonyms - KS3

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

The Main Clause

The Main Clause is an 8 slide PowerPoint presentation with an accompanying worksheet focusing on...

The Subjunctive Form - KS3

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

The Subordinate Clause

English Teaching Resources – The Subordinate Clause SPaG > Grammar The Subordinate Clause teaching resource...

Time Conjunctions - KS3

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

Using a Dictionary

English Teaching Resources: Using a Dictionary  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

English Teaching Resources - Using Commas teaches pupils how and when to use commas when...

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 the Apostrophe

Using the Apostrophe is a 10 slide PowerPoint presentation focusing on punctuation skills.  This Powerpoint...

Verbs

‘Verbs’ teaches pupils how to use verbs effectively to develop vocabulary and improve written work. ...

Words Instead of Said - KS3

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

Writing Using Paragraphs

Writing Using Paragraphs teaching resource (16 slide PowerPoint and 2 worksheets)  Our 'Writing Using Paragraphs'...

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