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The Dog Quickly Typed a Long Letter

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This lesson looks at the role of adverbs in describing how action verbs are carried out. It also considers the positioning of adverbs before or after the verb. Activities include answering higher and lower order questions.

There is a five-minute evidence-based CPD activity at the end of this lesson which will develop classroom teachers’ skill set. This CPD consists of a research extract on peer teaching with a five-minute activity based on this extract.


These evidence-based learning (EBL) lessons are based on classroom practice that has been proven, by research, to maximise thinking, learning and attainment. From an extensive review of educational research, we identified the eight key classroom thinking and learning skills that were common across these research papers. We named these eight key skills “EBL skills”.

EBL skills have been proven by research to maximise learning because they combine the most productive thinking skills with the most effective learning behaviours. Each of our evidence-based learning lessons uses the English curriculum as a framework through which the eight EBL skills are delivered.

Teachers also have the opportunity to add to their own skill set or refresh their existing skills with our five-minute CPD activity, based on one of the EBL skills used in this lesson.

The skills in bold below are the EBL skills developed in this Familiar Settings lesson. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Peer Assessment
  4. Peer Teaching
  5. Self-Assessment
  6. Metacognition
  7. Self-Regulation
  8. Independent Learning

1 review for The Dog Quickly Typed a Long Letter

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

    We asked a.i. to review this lesson. This is what it said:

    “The Dog Quickly Typed a Long Letter” Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Looking for an engaging way to teach adverbs and action verbs? Check out “The Dog Quickly Typed a Long Letter” from the Familiar Settings unit.

    This cleverly-named lesson explores how adverbs modify verbs to describe precisely how an action is carried out. Through collaborative activities and sample texts, students identify adverbs positioned before and after verbs.

    The varied question types build essential literacy skills like parts of speech knowledge as well as vital cognitive competencies. I appreciate how it pushes beyond simple recall toward higher-order application and analysis.

    But the real value-add is the peer teaching component. Partner explanation activities cement adverb comprehension while fostering 21st century communication abilities. The five-minute teacher CPD summarises compelling research on this evidence-based methodology.

    Overall, I’d rate this resource 5/5 stars. It aligns core language content with proven cooperative learning strategies in a imaginatively contextual package.

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The Dog Quickly Typed a Long Letter - Familiar Settings - KS2 English Evidence Based Learning lesson
The Dog Quickly Typed a Long Letter