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VIDEO-BASED CREATIVE WRITING

VIDEO-BASED CREATIVE WRITING

This four-page creative writing activity based on BBC's short video, 'The Supporting Act' is ideal both for ELA and ESL students. It includes two graphic organizers to scaffold writing a summary, before the creative writing activity. Play the video until 00:59 and ask your students to predict the rest of it. At the end of the creative writing project, you can also show this video https://vimeo.com/82282346 to your students for fun.
aysinalp58
The Haunted Past

The Haunted Past

Stories by children for children. The first short story 'The Haunted Past' is by a young writer 13 year old, Violet A.C. Its a great story you can share with young children and gives lots of opportunities for you to discuss the plot, punctuation and descriptive language. Older children may be given the task of improving the story by correcting punctuation errors and sentence structure.
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Year 3 & 4 Guided Reading Text - Infection

Year 3 & 4 Guided Reading Text - Infection

In a scientific laboratory a young and eager scientist is developing a threatening virus for the army, but what happens if the virus escapes before it is ready? This document has the following features: → An individually, purpose wrote text, specifically tailored for years 3 & 4 → Frequent use of exception words from the National Curriculum years 3 & 4 → A range of questions specifically taken from across the content domains → An appropriate range of questions designed to test children's knowledge of retrieval, inference and comparison in line with the National Curriculum requirements → Promotes the use of dictionaries to identify meanings of words → Requires children to use evidence and quotes from the text to back up their arguments → Requires children to summarise information from the text → Answers to the questions are provided within the same document → Beautifully hand-drawn watercolour images to bring the text to life ​ We have worked hard to analyse the content domains and the percentage coverage of these in end of year assessment papers from a range of assessment companies and has tailored the questions for this text to reflect those percentages children will face in assessment papers giving them the opportunity to practise answering questions of a similar nature. ​ All text, images and documents belong to Primary Pros and cannot be reproduced without express permission from the author. Explore our other Year 3 & 4 Guided Reading Texts: Anxious In Antarctica Roaring Rockets Are We Alone? Night Flight Tiger Stripes Shiver Me Timbers The School Cauldron Bubble Infection
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone KS3 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 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 J.K Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.' 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: Magic' - 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.' - 'J.K Rowling's Description of Harry' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Know how language, including figurative language, vocabulary choice, grammar, text structure and organisational features, present meaning.' - 'Severus Snape' and 'Ron Weasley' - 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 24 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
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 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 J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.' 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 Dumbledore' - 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;' - 'Rowling'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;' - 'Severus Snape!' and 'Ron Weasley!' - 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 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' - 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 22 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
Reading Comprehension Spin It Game

Reading Comprehension Spin It Game

Do fidget spinners have your students going in circles? Use them to increase reading comprehension skills instead. Before and after reading spinners stimulate discussion and thought prior to reading a selection and help to increase comprehension after reading. They are a great reading center and reading group activity. Spinner questions make great writing prompts. Spinners encourage students to ask questions, make predictions, identify main idea and details, make connections, sequence ideas, and more. These games also promote taking turns, listening, speech, vocabulary, problem-solving, organization and critical thinking skills. No fidget spinners in your class? No problem, a variety of paper spinner templates are included. It can also be used with any spinner, such as a pencil and paperclip. (Note: fidget spinners are available from many local retailers and on Amazon. Fidget spinner apps are also available on Google Play and iTunes. No spinners are included with this purchase.) What’s Included: 4 Game Boards in Color and Black and White Recording/Journal Sheets Instructions Paper Spinner Templates ★You may also like Fast & Fabulous Fact Review Games. See them at my store ★Spin It – Math Facts Practice, Spin It – Getting to Know You, and Spin It – Vocabulary Practice
Tammys-Toolbox
Vocabulary Spin It Game

Vocabulary Spin It Game

Do fidget spinners have your students going in circles? Use them to practice vocabulary and spelling in a fun, interactive activity. This activity provides multisensory methods for learning any set of vocabulary words. It can be easily differentiated based on your students level, making it great for special education at all grade levels. This can be used as a center, group, individual, or homework activity. A graphic organizer/word map is also included. Points can be awarded for activities completed. Have a fun activity ready to use with vocabulary from any subject. ★ Bonus: 15 Fun Ways to Learn Vocabulary Poster ★ No fidget spinners in your class? No problem, a variety of paper spinner templates are included. It can also be used with any spinner, such as a pencil and paperclip. (Note: fidget spinners are available from many local retailers and on Amazon. Fidget spinner apps are also available on Google Play and iTunes. No spinners are included with this purchase.) What’s Included: Game Board in Color and Black and White Graphic Organizer/Word Map Instructions Paper Spinner Templates Vocabulary Poster ★You may also like Fast & Fabulous Fact Review Games. See them at my store. ★Spin It – Back to School, Spin It – Reading Comprehension, and Spin It – Vocabulary Practice
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Reading Strategies Bookmark and Anchor Charts

Reading Strategies Bookmark and Anchor Charts

Reading strategies bookmarks provide help for students who struggle to decode and focus while reading. This bookmark with movable highlighter window and set of anchor charts provide students with visual clues to remember key reading strategies. Let Chunky Monkey, Flippy Dolphin, Skippy Frog, and friends show kids how to figure out unknown words. Anchor charts can be placed around the room or made into a book for the reading center. They also make a great bulletin board. This set is perfect for reading groups, tutoring, and homeschools. The bookmarks let kids have clues to the strategies at their fingertips. It also acts as a movable highlighter to help kids track print and find words. This is one of my favorite things to use with struggling readers, but all kids love using this. The dark edge and arrow help kids follow what they are reading and is a great tool for those who skip lines or lose their place while reading. It can also be used to find answers to comprehension questions or other text you want to focus on. The cutout rectangle at the top is a great way to hunt for words or parts of words. This bookmark helps kids focus and improves visual tracking. To make the bookmark even more fun, add a piece of transparent colored plastic to the back of the bookmark to create a see-through highlighter. Directions and cutting templates are included. The bookmark can be used with or without the colored plastic. Colored plastic sheets are not included. This set is great for special education, beginning readers, and any student who struggles with focusing on text.
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AQA November 2017 LANG Paper 2 Writers' Viewpoints "The Ragged School"  etc Support Resources

AQA November 2017 LANG Paper 2 Writers' Viewpoints "The Ragged School" etc Support Resources

These resources support the AQA Paper 2 Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives exam paper from November 2017. They include a detailed support PowerPoint with model answers/tips etc and support posters with further detail/annotated extracts/more model answers/suggestions etc. This would be an ideal resource should you want to use this AQA Paper as a MOCK resource prior to the exams in the summer. It is part of a package of resources that I've created to support the Summer and November LANGUAGE and LITERATURE exams (Lang and Lit in summer 2017. and Lang in November 2017). Other similar resources are in my Big Cat Bundles in my shop! Please have a look at my shop and my web site - details are at the shop site, plus lots of other free resources. I offer big value bundles and large scale resources to cover a complete topic. I provide a range of Big Cat Bundles that offer massive price reductions and offer lots of resources in one place. I also have a range of resources to support A Level teaching, particularly relate to TRAGEDY and CRIME. Many of the resources are handmade in order to provide a more personal, original touch. Many are designed for Interactive White Board presentation, or they can be copied into revision booklets etc. Another option is to download onto a school site, like Sharepoint, and allow students to view on their computers etc. If you like what you find, please offer feedback. Thank you and good luck with your teaching
tallybarnett
Who Let the Gods Out? Chapter 18 Whole Class Guided Reading Comprehension

Who Let the Gods Out? Chapter 18 Whole Class Guided Reading Comprehension

This whole class guided reading pack is for Year 5 and Year 6 based on Who Let the Gods Out? chapter eighteen by Maz Evans. The pack includes a teacher guide for the chapter, differentiated comprehension questions and follow-up work to practise further reading, and grammar and punctuation skills. For more Whole Class Guided Reading resources, visit: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/search/?fwp_topic=whole-class-guided-reading
ClassroomSecrets
Imaginative Writing SOW - The Supernatural, Sinister and the Downright Scary Unit - 20 Lessons!

Imaginative Writing SOW - The Supernatural, Sinister and the Downright Scary Unit - 20 Lessons!

This is a 20-lesson unit on imaginative writing, originally designed for Year 9 students. It contains a full Scheme of Work, plus homework menu and accompanying anthology of short stories. Each lesson is complete with PowerPoint and any necessary resources. This is a highly differentiated and organised resource with focus on extending the links between reading and writing. There are two assessment points (baseline and final) plus various extended writing opportunities throughout. This has been incredibly successful at my school and has achieved fantastic results in improving students' writing. I hope you enjoy teaching it as much as I enjoyed making it!
BreathingSpace
Lesson 19 Imaginative Writing: Assessment

Lesson 19 Imaginative Writing: Assessment

This lesson is part of an Imaginative Writing Scheme of Work focused on Science-Fiction and Dystopian short stories. This is the assessment task for this unit. It includes a checklist to focus on that covers all of the learning from the SOW. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to download my FREE short story anthology for use with this lesson.
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