Generic Factual Reading Questions For Any Book

Generic Factual Reading Questions For Any Book

A selection of reading questions for use with any factual text or book. Each question has four stages of difficulty so they can be used as an assessment tool. The questions can be used in reading sessions or at home. The pupils can write the answers or the questions can be verbally asked by anybody. These questions mean that pupils can choose to read any book and you will be able to provide them with differentiated questions that suit.
bbunwise
Generic Fiction Reading Questions For Any Book

Generic Fiction Reading Questions For Any Book

A selection of reading questions that will fit any fiction book or story. There are 4 stages of difficulty for each question so they can be used as an assessment tool. They can also be used effectively in a reading session meaning that pupils have a greater choice of reading materials since you will not have to prepare different tasks on every possible book they may wish to read. They can be answered on paper by the pupil or be asked verbally by any member of staff or by parents/carers at home. Inference questions are included.
bbunwise
Gangsta Granny KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Gangsta Granny KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of David Walliams’ ‘Gangsta Granny.’ Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the upper KS2 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: ‘An Interview with Granny’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;’ ‘Walliams’ Description’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Explain meanings of words that they know and ask the meaning of new words. Link the meaning of new words to words that they already know;’ ‘Mr Parker Character Profile!’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;’ ‘Figurative Language in Gangsta Granny’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, to create an impact on the reader.’ Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is 21 pages in length!) I’ve also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Year 4 Planning Complete Year's Planning Numeracy Literacy KS2 & Aesop Cloze Worksheets Bundle

Year 4 Planning Complete Year's Planning Numeracy Literacy KS2 & Aesop Cloze Worksheets Bundle

Great mega bundle. A complete year’s planning. Plus great Aesop cloze worksheets. Incredible value. Please look at my shop for individual details. Below is one as an example: Planning for the Autumn term for year 4. You get 160 mb of material so good value imo. I taught mainly in Catholic schools so has a Catholic bent. But as we live in a multicultural society, this should be no problem. You get planning for: creative curriculum Literacy Numeracy P.E. (some) Science (some) R.E. (Advent etc) Loads of great lessons to ease your Sunday afternoons. Just cut and paste into your school template.
auntieannie
PAST TENSE: BUNDLE

PAST TENSE: BUNDLE

A bundle of 4 resources on past tense. This bundle includes: Handouts: Vocabulary, Structure, Usage, Word-Bank, Rubrics Worksheets, Exercises, and Task Cards Lesson Plan with Resources Ready to use PowerPoint Presentation Teachers can use these ready-made resources to enhance the vocabulary, language, grammar, and writing skills of the learners. ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ Here are some other possible uses for these in your classroom: ✿ To challenge early finishers ✿ For effective tutoring ✿ As ESL stations and sub tubs ✿ As holiday work and homework ✿ For small group collaborations ✿ For an end of unit assessments ✿ For reinforcement and enrichment
john421969
Kensuke's Kingdom KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Kensuke's Kingdom KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Michael Morpugo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom.’ Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the upper KS2 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: ‘An Interview with Michael’s Parents’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;’ ‘Morpugo’s Description’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Explain meanings of words that they know and ask the meaning of new words. Link the meaning of new words to words that they already know;’ ‘Michael’ and ‘Kensuke!’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;’ ‘Figurative Language in Kensuke’s Kingdom’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, to create an impact on the reader.’ Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is over 20 pages in length!) I’ve also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
FUTURE TENSE: BUNDLE

FUTURE TENSE: BUNDLE

A bundle of 4 resources on direct and indirect speech. This bundle includes: Handouts: Vocabulary, Rules, Rubrics Worksheets, Exercises, and Task Cards Lesson Plan with Resources Ready to use PowerPoint Presentation Teachers can use these ready-made resources to enhance the vocabulary, language, grammar, and writing skills of the learners. ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ Here are some other possible uses for these in your classroom: ✿ To challenge early finishers ✿ For effective tutoring ✿ As ESL stations and sub tubs ✿ As holiday work and homework ✿ For small group collaborations ✿ For an end of unit assessments ✿ For reinforcement and enrichment
john421969
Refugee Boy KS3 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Refugee Boy KS3 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Benjamin Zephaniah’s ‘Refugee Boy.’ Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the KS3 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: ‘Context: Eritrean-Ethiopian War’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Know the purpose, audience and context of the writing and drawing on this knowledge to support comprehension.’ ‘Zephaniah’s Description’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Know how language, including figurative language, vocabulary choice, grammar, text structure and organisational features, present meaning.’ ‘Mr and Mrs Fitzgerald Character Profile’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Study setting, plot, and characterisation, and the effects of these.’ ‘Vocabulary Inspector’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Learn new vocabulary, relating it explicitly to known vocabulary and understanding it with the help of context and dictionaries.’ Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is 23 pages in length!) I’ve also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Why is Africa building a Great Green Wall? - Reading Comprehension

Why is Africa building a Great Green Wall? - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text explores Africa’s “Great Green Wall” initiative. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a true or false exercise, comprehension questions, an in class discussion and a fun crossword. The text can be used for IGCSE and TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key included.
MariaPht
SEQUENCING STORIES BOOK 3

SEQUENCING STORIES BOOK 3

Stories to improve sequencing and text comprehension, each with a five-part text to put in order. Each story has two versions: one with simpler text and more limited vocabulary, which is useful for less-confident readers. Suitable for KS2 plus older pupils with less-developed literacy skills. Previously available through Easylearn. Two more books available.
bellalettice
SEQUENCING STORIES BOOK 2

SEQUENCING STORIES BOOK 2

Stories to improve sequencing and text comprehension, each with a four-part text to put in order. Each story has two versions: one with simpler text and more limited vocabulary, which is useful for less-confident readers. Suitable for KS1-mid KS2 plus older pupils with less-developed literacy skills. Previously available through Easylearn. Two more books available.
bellalettice
SEQUENCING STORIES BOOK 1

SEQUENCING STORIES BOOK 1

Stories to improve sequencing and text comprehension, each with a three-part text to put in order. Each story has two versions: one with simpler text and more limited vocabulary, which is useful for less-confident readers. Suitable for KS1 plus older pupils with less-developed literacy skills. Previously available through Easylearn. Two more books available.
bellalettice
To Kill a Mockingbird Huge Bundle!

To Kill a Mockingbird Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE ‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD’ LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER, THE 30-PAGE COMPREHENSION BOOKLET, AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Harper Lee’s novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the novel, understanding the writer’s ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Lee’s language devices. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: Engaging Defining/ Understanding Identifying/Remembering Analysing/ Creating Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
TandLGuru
The Deadliest Wars in Human History - Reading Comprehension

The Deadliest Wars in Human History - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text enumerates the deadliest wars in the history of humankind. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a true or false exercise, comprehension questions, a fill in the gaps exercise and a fun crossword. The text can be used for IGCSE and TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key included.
MariaPht
Comparison of adjectives for young learners, ESL - have fun with the ice cream game plus worksheets

Comparison of adjectives for young learners, ESL - have fun with the ice cream game plus worksheets

❤️ COMPARISON of ADJECTIVES - ice cream game ❤️ Enjoy this yummy ice cream game! CONTENT: 6 pages with 21 adjectives both coloured and b/w Just laminate the cones and scoops and use them again and again. 2 pages worksheet with adjective given - learners write comparative and superlative onto scoops 2 pages fun reading and gap filling worksheet 4 pages including blank templates for you to print out and be creative a little bonus colouring picture for your kids ❤️ About me ❤️ Hi there 👋🏼! I´m Cindy from Leipzig, Germany. I have been a German and English teacher for more than 12 years now. And I love coffee breaks ☕️. Coffee is just great. Over the years I have realized how much my students benefit most from lessons where THEY are the leaders, where THEY are encouraged to be proactive and learn from each other. Handing over the reins to my students doesn’t make me weaker as a teacher. It makes them responsible for their own learning and is highly motivating. I don’t want my students to be sailors. I want them to be CAPTAINS! (And I want coffee!) My teaching resources are all designed to enable students to USE the language. This is why you will always find the communicative approach in my resources - even simple crosswords come with ideas for speaking activities. All of my resources have been tested in class and will be updated regularly. Please rate my resources to help me build a reputation among millions of resources. Thanks for working with me ☺️ Cindy ❤️ Please see my other resources, too: [https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/CindyKuehne]
CindyKuehne
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising George Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four.’ It contains comprehensive sections on: Context; Chapter by Chapter Summary (with quotes); Main Characters; Themes; Orwell’s Language Devices; Features of Dystopian Novels Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
The worst man-made disasters in history - Reading Comprehension

The worst man-made disasters in history - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text enumerates the greatest man-made disasters in the history of human kind. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a true or false exercise, a title match, comprehension questions and a fun crossword. The text can be used for IGCSE and TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key included.
MariaPht
To Kill A Mockingbird Pointless Game!

To Kill A Mockingbird Pointless Game!

Based on the popular game show ‘Pointless’, this resource is perfect for use as a whole lesson resource, enrichment option, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. (I’ve also added a blank template so that you can make your own games from scratch). Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of characters, plot, and themes in ‘To Kill A Mockingbird.’ Round 1. The characters in To Kill A Mockingbird Round 2. Quotations from the text Round 3. Settings and Objects Round 4. Themes in To Kill A Mockingbird The nature of this game ensures that the resource can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
TandLGuru
War Horse Lesson Bundle!

War Horse Lesson Bundle!

These engaging, varied, and informative lessons have been designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of the plot, characters, language, and key messages in Michael Morpugo’s ‘Private Peaceful.’ All of the resources that you need to teach are included in the bundle: Whole lesson step-by-step PowerPoint presentations, informative and engaging , worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. Contained in the bundle are lessons based on: Historical Context: World War I Morpugo’s Descriptive Language Joey’s Journey (lesson on the structure of the novel). Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: Engaging Defining/ Understanding Identifying/Remembering Analysing/ Creating Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging.
TandLGuru
War Horse Big Bundle!

War Horse Big Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE WAR HORSE LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION BOOKLET, THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Michael Morpugo’s’ ‘War Horse.’ Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer’s ideas within the text, identifying the traits of key characters, settings, and themes, understanding dramatic and language devices, and relating the text to its social and historical context. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: Engaging Defining/ Understanding Identifying/Remembering Analysing/ Creating Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Activity resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
TandLGuru
War Horse - Joey's Journey!

War Horse - Joey's Journey!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to understand the structural features used by Michael Morpugo to plot the narrative and engage the reader in War Horse. In particular, students analyse the effectiveness of his first person perspective and narrative structure, before creating their own well-structured story plans. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Understanding the benefits of Morpugo’s first person narration from Joey’s viewpoint; Defining and exemplifying the different stages of narrative structure; Applying this understanding to ‘War Horse’, considering why each stage of narrative structure is vital to the novel. Analysing the effectiveness of Morpugo’s structural devices, considering the effect on the reader; Creating plans for the structure of their own WW1 narratives, utilising the structural components discussed over the lesson ; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts; Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Narrative Structure Graph Template; Storyboard Template; Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 7 and 8 classes, however colleagues have used them for between years 4 and 9 with minimal adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
The Taming of the Shrew  - Reading Comprehension

The Taming of the Shrew - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives a summary of The Taming of the Shrew based on William Shakespeare’s famous play / comedy. After carefully reading a text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False, a character match exercise, a multiple choice exercise, a fill in the gaps exercise and a fun crossword. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
War Horse - Morpugo's Descriptive Language!

War Horse - Morpugo's Descriptive Language!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to understand the language features used by Michael Morpugo to depict the horrors of war in War Horse. In particular, students analyse the effectiveness of his similes, metaphors and personification (amongst other devices) before creating their own descriptive device-filled writing about going ‘over the top!’ The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Defining and exemplifying range of different descriptive techniques; Identifying the descriptive language techniques in use in an extract from War Horse (chapter 8, in which Joey and the cavalry charge over no man’s land towards the enemy); Analysing the effectiveness of Morpugo’s descriptive language, considering the effect on the reader; Creating their own first person descriptive passages about going ‘over the top’, using each of the descriptive language devices effectively; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts; Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Cards for the card-sorting activity; Descriptive language structure strip; Extract from War Horsel; Writing to describe helpsheet; Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 7 and 8 classes, however colleagues have used them for between years 4 and 9 with minimal adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
War Horse - Historical Context: World War One!

War Horse - Historical Context: World War One!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to understand the key features of the historical context of World War I, in order to gain a clearer of understanding of Michael Morpugo’s War Horse. In particular, students learn about the key features of World War I (including the role of horses) before linking their understanding of historical context to different extracts from the text. Finally, they analyse Morpugo’s key intentions/messages in including such ideas within his novel. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Researching and understanding key information about World War I, including how it was initiated, the role of horses, life in the trenches, and going ‘over the top;’ Linking the key features of context to sections of the text; Reading selected extracts from the text, in order to link ideas regarding context and text together; Analysing Morpugo’s key messages and ideas in through his depiction of the historical context; Creating their own anti-war propaganda posters, detailing what war was really like for young soldiers; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts; Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Research Template; Selected extracts (from chapters 2, 4, 7 and 8); Essay template Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 7 and 8 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 4 (advanced) and year 9 with minimal adaptations. Please note that students will need internet access for the research introduction task. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Australia Cultural lesson

Australia Cultural lesson

Here is my cultural lesson on Australia, including: Some brands (starter) Famous Australians Typical Food Aussie Rules (with a worksheet to do based on a video on the basics of this sport) Poster for homework Any other cultural elements not included are in my other lessons (such as didgeridoo, boomerang, Australia Day)
kpjf
What is Dystopia and how Is it Used in Literature? - Reading Comprehension

What is Dystopia and how Is it Used in Literature? - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text explores dystopia and its use in contemporary film & literature. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a true or false exercise, a definitions match and comprehension questions. The text can be used for IGCSE and TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key included.
MariaPht
Top 10 natural disasters ever recorded   - Reading Comprehension

Top 10 natural disasters ever recorded - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes history’s top 10 natural disasters. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a true or false exercise, a definitions match, a date’s match, a word search and a fun crossword. The text can be used for IGCSE and TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key included.
MariaPht
War Horse Pointless Game!

War Horse Pointless Game!

Based on the popular game show ‘Pointless’, this resource is perfect for use as a whole lesson resource, enrichment option, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. (I’ve also added a blank template so that you can make your own games from scratch). Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of characters, plot, and themes in ‘War Horse.’ Round 1. The characters in War Horse Round 2. Quotations from the text Round 3. Settings and Objects Round 4. Themes in War Horse The nature of this game ensures that the resource can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
TandLGuru
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Comprehension Activities Booklet!

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Sue Townsend’s ‘The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4.’ Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the KS3 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: ‘Context: 1980s Britain - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Know the purpose, audience and context of the writing and drawing on this knowledge to support comprehension.’ ‘Townsend’s Language Devices’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Know how language, including figurative language, vocabulary choice, grammar, text structure and organisational features, present meaning.’ ‘Bert Baxter Character Profile’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Study setting, plot, and characterisation, and the effects of these.’ ‘Vocabulary Inspector’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Learn new vocabulary, relating it explicitly to known vocabulary and understanding it with the help of context and dictionaries.’ Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is 23 pages in length!) I’ve also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Aborigines - an introduction

Aborigines - an introduction

Lesson 7: Aborigines This is a simple introduction to the Aborigines, their culture and beliefs. -Information, such as their origins, population -Dreamtime - their religion -No vote -Stolen children -Poor health: Alcohol & tobacco addiction Included: Powerpoint for teacher Powerpoint for students (print version with fewer slides) Comprehension text Class test on Ayers Rock + Aborigines My Scheme of Work on Australia (all can be purchased from my shop) Lesson 1: The Commonwealth Lesson 2: Australia The Beginnings Lesson 3: Australia The Beginnings part 2 Lesson 4: Sydney Lesson 5: Sydney Opera House Lesson 6: Ayers Rock / Uluru Lesson 7: Aborigines Lesson 8: General cultural lesson Lesson 9: The Great Barrier Reef Lesson 10: Animals general lesson Lesson 11: Snakes and spiders Lesson 12: Koalas and kangaroos
kpjf
Uluru / Ayers Rock guide

Uluru / Ayers Rock guide

Lesson no.6 on my series on Australia: Ayers Rock/Uluru Included: Powerpoint for teacher Powerpoint for students with fewer slides (optional) Please don’t climb poster Uluru comparison poster Uluru comprehension text Class test on Uluru and Aborigines (you can also purchase my Aborigines lesson)
kpjf
The Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House

Lesson no.5 on Australia: The Sydney Opera House This is a guide on The Sydney Opera House and some of the problems when building it. There are some short clips to watch on Youtube talking about the engineering problems. My students found it interesting. Included: -Powerpoint for teacher -Powerpoint to be printed for students (optional). I usually print 4 slides on each page, so there are 12 slides on the print edition, thus it will fit on 3 pages. -Class Test (this includes material from Sydney in general but if you want you can simply delete that first part and focus on The Sydney Opera House. -Also optional is a running dictation activity, then after students can read the text together, then watch the video. The running dictation and subsequent article is created by me based on a video I found on Youtube. The video link is natually included. My Scheme of Work on Australia (all can be purchased from my shop) Lesson 1: The Commonwealth Lesson 2: Australia The Beginnings Lesson 3: Australia The Beginnings part 2 Lesson 4: Sydney Lesson 5: Sydney Opera House Lesson 6: Ayers Rock / Uluru Lesson 7: Aborigines Lesson 8: General cultural lesson Lesson 9: The Great Barrier Reef Lesson 10: Animals general lesson Lesson 11: Snakes and spiders Lesson 12: Koalas and kangaroos
kpjf
The life and work of Vincent Van Gogh - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text / Biography

The life and work of Vincent Van Gogh - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text / Biography

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for beginner to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the life and work of the post-impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh, After carefully reading the text / biography, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including rue or False exercises, a fill-in-the-gaps exercise, a match the painting exercise and a fun crossword. This worksheet can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë - GCSE Reading Comprehension / Text

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë - GCSE Reading Comprehension / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives a summary of Charlotte Brontë’S “Jane Eyre”. After carefully reading the summary of the novel, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: True or False exercises, comprehension questions, a character match, a fill in the gaps exercise and a fun crossword . The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
Northern Lights Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Northern Lights Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Philip Pullman’s ‘Northern Lights.’ Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the KS3 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: ‘Context: Religion’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Know the purpose, audience and context of the writing and drawing on this knowledge to support comprehension.’ ‘Pullman’s Description’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Know how language, including figurative language, vocabulary choice, grammar, text structure and organisational features, present meaning.’ ‘Lyra’s Character Profile’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Study setting, plot, and characterisation, and the effects of these.’ ‘Vocabulary Inspector’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Learn new vocabulary, relating it explicitly to known vocabulary and understanding it with the help of context and dictionaries.’ Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is 23 pages in length!) I’ve also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Private Peaceful Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

Private Peaceful Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising Michael Morpugo’s ‘Private Peaceful.’ It contains comprehensive sections on: Context; Chapter by Chapter Summary (with quotes); Main Characters; Themes; Morpugo’s Language Devices; Influences on the Writer. Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
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Australia - The Beginnings

Australia - The Beginnings

This is the second and third lesson for my Australia scheme of work. But it all depends how long your classes are. This time it’s not a powerpoint but flipchart. If you don’t have it Activinspire can be easily downloaded but if you have problems with this please contact me and I can send you a converted pdf edition. This is to go alongside this article: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-13-year-old-girl-sent-on-a-day-trip-to-australia-11943247 Topics covered: General information on Australia (population, capital city, landmarks etc) Origins as a penal colony Discovery of gold Children sent to Australia A land of opportunities - immigration to Australia
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War Horse Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

War Horse Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising Michael Morpugo’s ‘War Horse.��� It contains comprehensive sections on: Context; Chapter by Chapter Summary (with quotes); Main Characters; Themes; Morpugo’s Language Devices; Influences on the Writer. Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
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War Horse KS3 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

War Horse KS3 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Michael Morpugo’s ‘War Horse.’ Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the KS3 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: ‘Context: World War I’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Know the purpose, audience and context of the writing and drawing on this knowledge to support comprehension.’ ‘Morpugo’s Description’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Know how language, including figurative language, vocabulary choice, grammar, text structure and organisational features, present meaning.’ ‘Captain Nicholls Character Profile’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Study setting, plot, and characterisation, and the effects of these.’ ‘Vocabulary Inspector’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Learn new vocabulary, relating it explicitly to known vocabulary and understanding it with the help of context and dictionaries.’ Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is 23 pages in length!) I’ve also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Word of the Day Summer 2018

Word of the Day Summer 2018

The Summer term’s Words of the Day have been brought together in one handy pack! 128 Words! 64 Grasshopper level and 64 Shinobi level! Great for embedding daily vocabulary, energetic lesson starters and much more!
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Swing of Change Vocabulary Pack

Swing of Change Vocabulary Pack

A crammed vocabulary pack to support the teaching of the Swing of Change video as seen on The Literacy Shed. Lists of words linked to the main characters and environments. Plus a full page of associated verbs, nouns and adjectives. All designed to improve pupil independence when writing. Other resources include synonym sections where pupils explore up-leveled vocabulary. Perfect to support your teaching of this video unit.
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