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Interview - self evaluation sheet.

Interview - self evaluation sheet.

The year 5 children have been writing their own interviews, this is a differentiated self-evaluation sheet to check what they have included. The first grid is for LA, providing them with more that they needed to include, but giving them room to choose their own too. The second is for MA, again giving them examples and also giving them space to include their own. The last is for HA, this is blank so the children can add what they need to check they have used.
shaunnarae
What happened in Chernobyl - Reading Comprehension Text #GoogleExpeditions

What happened in Chernobyl - Reading Comprehension Text #GoogleExpeditions

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives an account of all the tragic events that took place during the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: True or False exercises, a definitions match exercise, a fill-in-the-gaps exercise, a fun crossword and engage in an in class discussion over nuclear energy, radiation and it’s effects on human health. 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. Ideally, this handout could be used along a #GoogleExpeditions NASA virtual reality trip! A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
A Brief History of NASA - Reading Comprehension Text #GoogleExpeditions

A Brief History of NASA - Reading Comprehension Text #GoogleExpeditions

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text describes in the history of NASA from the Cold War to organizing the first colonies in Mars. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, a matching 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. Ideally, this handout could be used along a #GoogleExpeditions NASA virtual reality trip!
MariaPht
Connecting words display/poster/workbook helper

Connecting words display/poster/workbook helper

This is a little display I made for my students’ planner, to help them use connecting words appropriately. It could be used as a poster, but the format is quite small, so it might be easier to print it out and stick it in the students’ workbooks.
gudrunbjorg
IGCSE ESL - English Writing Checklist

IGCSE ESL - English Writing Checklist

I designed this short PowerPoint to be used by students when peer assessing each other’s writing (mainly based on Exercise 6 & 7) towards the end of the IGCSE ESL course of study. The second slide can be printed a used repeatedly by students when reading their peers’ work. This resources proved very helpful in my classes and helped to highlight any areas that needed further study/revision.
badbuzz88
The Life and Work of Charlotte Bronte  - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text / Biography

The Life and Work of Charlotte Bronte - 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 mid-1800s English writer Charlotte Bronte. 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 wordsearch 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
The Life Cycle Of A Star - Reading Comprehension Text

The Life Cycle Of A Star - Reading Comprehension Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes what scientist currently believe to be the life circle of stars from heat clashing nebulas to massive supernovae. After carefully reading a text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a definitions match 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.
MariaPht
Comprehension Dojo - Romans

Comprehension Dojo - Romans

To the The Comprehension Dojo by Vocabulary Ninja! Much like a standard Dojo, The Comprehension Dojo is a place where reading skills can be acquired, practised, and in time…mastered! This time with a fabulous short text about The Romans! https://www.vocabularyninja.co.uk/comprehension-dojo.html to check out the sample and see what you are getting! We all know it is nearly impossible to fit in everything we need to in a school day, and reading often ends up becoming the poor relation in terms of time spent. The Comprehension Dojo will help schools embed reading skills into foundation subject and topic subjects, as well as increase topic subject knowledge. Win, Win! Comprehension Dojo packs have been created to give pupils opportunities to learn and master essential reading retrieval skills that they will encounter in KS1 and KS2 SATs. Questions have been designed to closely match SATs questions. In the packs you will find a high-quality non fiction or fiction text and 8 different reading retrieval activities, based on the 8 core comprehension skills. These can all be printed and easily turned into a handy booklet. All answers have been provided too, reducing teacher workload! Eight Essential Comprehension skills: Matching Sequencing Fill in the Gap Find and Copy Multiple Choice Underline Label True or False
VocabularyNinja
The fascinating life of Elon Musk - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text

The fascinating life of Elon Musk - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for beginner to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the life and work of one of the most influential bussinessmen of the 21st century, Elon Musk. After carefully reading the text / bio, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a definitions match, a fill-in-the-gaps 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
The extraordinary story of Stephen Hawking - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text

The extraordinary story of Stephen Hawking - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for beginner to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the life and work of the most influential scientist, professor and author of the 21st century, Stephen Hawking . After carefully reading the text / bio, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a definitions match, a fill-in-the-gaps 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
Leonardo Da Vinci's Life and Work - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text

Leonardo Da Vinci's Life and Work - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for beginner to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the life and work of the most influential artist of Renaissance history. After carefully reading the text / bio, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a fill-in-the-gaps 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
The history of the doughnut - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

The history of the doughnut - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

Use this four page, fun and educating worksheet to teach your students the history of the doughnut (or donut) - one of the most cherished sweet delicacies in the world. Your students will discover a lot of fun facts and they will enrich their lexicon with baking related vocabulary and other useful words and phrases. This worksheet is suitable for elementary, higher elementary and advanced learners and it can be used both for native students and ESL/EFL students. Reading Comprehension is evaluated through two exercises (answer questions and TRUE/FALSE) while vocabulary acquisition is tested through three exercises which include a crossword puzzle, word match and sentence completion activities. Additionally, the worksheet is completely customizable to give you the ability to adapt it to your class’s needs.
kntonia
Animal Farm  - by George Orwell - GCSE Reading Comprehension

Animal Farm - by George Orwell - GCSE Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives a summary of George Orwell’s dystopian novel “Animal Farm”. After carefully reading the summary of the novel, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises, discussion prompts 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
Food Sentence Boards

Food Sentence Boards

10 mats each with a different sentence and picture about food offering an opportunity to read, match, cut, stick and color. (fonts: CCW Cursive Outline 1 required).
butterbeans65
A Brief History Of Theatre - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

A Brief History Of Theatre - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the history of theater / drama from the ancient Greek Dionysian rituals till the establishment of London’s theater houses. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a fill-in-the-gaps exercise, and a fun crossword . The text can also be used for IGCSE or TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included
MariaPht
Child Beauty Pageants: What Are We Teaching Our Girls? -  Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

Child Beauty Pageants: What Are We Teaching Our Girls? - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text explores the controversial world of child beauty pageants and the effects of the child star lifestyle on adult development. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions a True or False exercise, a fill-in-the-gaps exercise and a fun crossword. The text can be used for vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
Edexcel HUGE Revision Bundle English Language and Literature

Edexcel HUGE Revision Bundle English Language and Literature

This bundle is an absolute bargain! It includes questions and papers on both of the Language papers and both of the Literature papers (play text is Blood Brothers) plus questions on the Love and Relationships Poetry collection. The Grade Booster Reading Advice Guide has been included FREE here along with a 50% discount on the revision resources…Perfect for teachers, tutors, cover, supply and parents…Follow me for more of the same coming very soon! Bespoke requests to @jomarsh1 on Twitter.
joannammarsh
STORY WRITING PRESENTATIONS: BUNDLE

STORY WRITING PRESENTATIONS: BUNDLE

A bundle of five presentations on Story Writing. This bundle includes presentations on: Alternative Ending Story Fictional Story Narrative Story Picture Story Digital Story
john421969
NARRATIVE STORY WRITING: READY TO USE LESSON PRESENTATION

NARRATIVE STORY WRITING: READY TO USE LESSON PRESENTATION

A Lesson Presentation that presents Teaching Resources in Narrative Story Writing. This presentation presents perfect teaching resources that will help the teachers to walk into the classroom with ready to teach confidence as it covers all that a teacher and a student need for a Story Writing lesson. This Presentation Includes: Engaging and Creative Lesson Starter – Story Elements Well Formulated, Measurable, SMART Objectives and Outcomes Overview of Vocabulary used for a Story Writing Lesson - Story Terms Real Life Application and Career Options of Story Writing Flipped Lesson Part - 3 Videos - Telling a Story, Write a Narrative Story Collaborative Group Task – Pair-Share, Shared Writing Space for Peer Teaching - Story Guide Mini-Plenary with Critical Thinking Questions – 3 Quizzes on Narrative Story Scaffolded Notes to Support the Learners - Story Starters Assessment Criteria for Outcome Expectations - Rubrics Differentiated Activities for Level Learners - 4 Task Cards Extensions to Challenge the High Achievers - 3 Prompts Plenary to Assesses Learning Outcomes - PGP: Praise-Question-Polish Success Criteria for Self Evaluation - My Narrative Story Sketch Home Learning for Reinforcement - Online Stories Common Core Standards - ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.3/3.abde/5/10 Skills to be addressed during the Lesson - Social and Cognitive Educational Tools and Resources - Connectives, Adjectives, Adverbs, Verbs Teachers can use this presentation to give a complete knowledge and understanding of Narrative Story Writing to the learners, thereby helping them to enhance their creative writing skills.
john421969
Sorting boards for play vet's surgery

Sorting boards for play vet's surgery

Sort and select suitable labels for headings on pretend information leaflets on the vet’s surgery bulletin board. Alternatively make simple notices for a blank board and then list some rules for caring for a pet.
butterbeans65
Gothic Literature- Dracula for lower ability and SEN.

Gothic Literature- Dracula for lower ability and SEN.

A set of 3 lessons that last approximately 5 hours (depending on ability) Originally created for a group of year 8 and 9 foundation learners to help them explore Gothic literature. The lessons link to the original Bram Stoker’s Dracula, including descriptive writing, analytical writing and peer assessment. This could also be simply differentiated for younger years.
kirstygemmell2809
AQA- Language Paper 2- Q1 and Q2

AQA- Language Paper 2- Q1 and Q2

Looking at the AQA Language paper 2- Greenwich Fair and Glastonbury extract. This lesson walks students through the AQA model examples and markschemes. All abilities catered for- a great preparation lesson when focusing on the Q2 Summary.
kirstygemmell2809
POINT-EVIDENCE-EXPLAIN (PEE) TECHNIQUE FOR TEXT ANALYSIS: PRESENTATION

POINT-EVIDENCE-EXPLAIN (PEE) TECHNIQUE FOR TEXT ANALYSIS: PRESENTATION

A Lesson Presentation that presents Teaching Resources on how to use Point-Evidence-Explain (PEE) technique for text analysis. This presentation presents perfect teaching resources that will help the teachers to walk into the classroom with ready to teach confidence as it covers all that a teacher and a student need for a Text Analysis lesson. This Presentation Includes: Well Formulated, Measurable, SMART Objectives and Outcomes Engaging and Creative Lesson Starter – Spot PEE Overview of Vocabulary used for a PEE Lesson Flipped Lesson Part - Video-Prezi-SlideShare: Language Analysis, PEE Paragraph Space for Peer Teaching - PEE Technique Scaffolded Notes to Support the Learners - Sample, Template, Prompts Collaborative Group Task – Think-Share, Pair-Share, Shared Writing Mini-Plenary – Online Quizzes - Report Types, Evidence, PEE Technique Assessment Criteria for Outcome Expectations - Rubrics Differentiated Activities for Level Learners - 4 Task Cards Extensions to Challenge the High Achievers - Completing PEE Paragraph Plenary to Assesses Learning Outcomes - PQP - Praise-Question-Polish Success Criteria for Self Evaluation - PEE Checklist Home Learning for Reinforcement - Online Exercises on PEED and PEE Common Core Standards - ELA.LIT.8.RL.1/8.RI.8/8.W.2b/8.SL.1a/L.8.4a Skills to be addressed during the Lesson - Social and Cognitive Educational Tools and Resources - Connectives, Adjectives, Adverbs, Verbs Teachers can use this presentation to give a complete knowledge and understanding of PEE Technique for Language Analysis to the learners, thereby helping them to enhance their reading, comprehension, and language skills.
john421969
The London Eye Mystery  - by Siobhan Dowd - GCSE Reading Comprehension

The London Eye Mystery - by Siobhan Dowd - GCSE Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives a summary of Siobhan Dowd’s novel “The London Eye Mystery”. After carefully reading the summary of the novel, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False 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
The history of Earth Day - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

The history of Earth Day - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the origins of Earth Day and how the day has managed to become the biggest secular observance in the world. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a definitions match exercise, and a fun word search. The text can also be used for IGCSE or TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
Edexcel Pick n Mix English GCSE Revision Bundle

Edexcel Pick n Mix English GCSE Revision Bundle

This bundle comprises 3 revision papers for the Edexcel specification. All papers are original. The English Language Paper 1 includes indicative content for responses, so is particularly useful for non specialists. If you would like a different ‘pick n mix’ bundle just let me know on my Twitter account and I can make one up for you. (@jomarsh1).
joannammarsh
Edexcel  'Pick n Mix': Revision Questions Literature Paper 1 - Blood Brothers

Edexcel 'Pick n Mix': Revision Questions Literature Paper 1 - Blood Brothers

This resource includes 3 separate exam style questions on Blood Brothers, all original questions, written with the higher challenge of the new (9-1) exams in mind. This also includes the Edexcel mark scheme. This resource is available as an individual resource or at a 50% discount as part of a bundle. This resource would be perfect for final revision lessons, use by parents to keep their children motivated over holidays, tutors and homeschooled learners alike. Follow me to see more along these lines over the next few weeks.
joannammarsh
Idiomatic language activities

Idiomatic language activities

This resource contains a list of commonly used idioms and expressions that can be used for a variety of activities. The list of words can be used for either Actionary or Pictionary (so the paper can be cut up and students draw out of a hat for example), or drawn out of a hat and used for a spontaneous roleplay activity using the prompts on page 3. The prompts can also be used for a writing activity or an individual oral presentation activity. The Calvin and Hobbes comic strips can then be used for extended writing activities, or each frame can be assigned an idiom, or students could even make up their own idioms. In short, a versatile resource that can be used for differentiation, for a sit-down lesson or a more active lesson for a variety of year groups and abilities.
gudrunbjorg
OCR Revision Bundle: Romeo and Juliet, Inspector Calls plus Language Paper 1: Section A

OCR Revision Bundle: Romeo and Juliet, Inspector Calls plus Language Paper 1: Section A

This bundle comprises three of the pick ‘n’ mix resources for revision of the OCR paper. These are perfect for use by teachers, tutors, parents or supply for a one stop task that is wholly exam focused. If you would like a different combination, or resources on different texts, message me @jomarsh1 on Twitter. I’m midst creating a wealth of these resources so if this is useful make sure you follow me!
joannammarsh
Theseus and the Minotaur: Audio Story + Questions

Theseus and the Minotaur: Audio Story + Questions

Tale Time re-tells the classic Greek Myth: Theseus and the Minotaur, plenty of atmosphere but told with a little Tale Time fun . Synopsis A terrible thing happens in Athens every year… fourteen children are sent to Crete and sacrificed to the Minotaur, a beast with the body of a man and the head of a bull. When the young Prince Theseus hears of this, he is determined to kill the Minotaur. But Theseus must face the minotaur inside the Labyrinth, a maze of darkness: once he’s killed the creature, how will he find his way out? Activity This resource comes with a set of Listening and Thinking Questions and answers. Use the Listening Questions for a straightforward listening task. The Thinking Questions delve a little deeper and test reading comprehension and understanding. This KS2 resource is perfect for a whole class or small group listening activity. The story is just over ten minutes (10.47). We hope you enjoy - your feedback is most welcome.
TaleTimeStories
Audio Story + Word Fill: Theseus & the Minotaur

Audio Story + Word Fill: Theseus & the Minotaur

Tale Time re-tells the classic Greek Myth: Theseus and the Minotaur, plenty of atmosphere but told with a little Tale Time fun . Synopsis A terrible thing happens in Athens every year… fourteen children are sent to Crete and sacrificed to the Minotaur, a beast with the body of a man and the head of a bull. When the young Prince Theseus hears of this, he is determined to kill the Minotaur. But Theseus must face the minotaur inside the Labyrinth, a maze of darkness: once he’s killed the creature, how will he find his way out? Activity This resource comes with a Word Fill activity -differentiated three ways, with answers and a how to use sheet for teachers. This KS2 resource is perfect for a whole class or small group listening activity. The story is just over ten minutes (10.47). We hope you enjoy - your feedback is most welcome.
TaleTimeStories
Audio Story Collection: Rumpelstiltskin and Other Stories

Audio Story Collection: Rumpelstiltskin and Other Stories

Tale Time’s **Rumpelstiltskin and Other Stories **includes five captivating audio stories handpicked by Tale Time from the great treasure trove of world folklore, myth and legend. These stories are a great listening task for KS1 and KS2, perfect for Storytime. They are: Rumpelstiltskin - the classic tale from Brother’s Grimm When a girl’s father boasts of her skills, the girl finds herself at the mercy of a greedy King who wants her to turn straw into gold. With no other choice, the girl accepts the help of a magical imp. But as the King keeps demanding more gold, the imp’s price rises and the girl finds herself locked into a deal she will one day regret. Can she guess the imp’s name and save herself and her baby? Length: 10.31 minutes Monkey and the Crocodile - an Indian folktale from the Panchantantra Monkey loves to hang out near the river, he’s not worried about crocodiles, in fact he makes friends with one… they love to chat about food. One day Crocodile is excited, he has some of monkey’s favourite food… if monkey will just jump on his back, they can go and get it. This is a classic trickster tale of but will monkey or crocodile get what they want? Length: 7 minutes Theseus and the Minotaur - favourite Greek myth Every year the King of Athens sends children to be sacrificed to the Minotaur (a monster with the body of a man and the head of a bull). When the young prince learns of their fate, he determines to kill the Minotaur. Travelling to Crete, Theseus must enter the Labyrinth and fight the Minotaur. But once the Minotaur is killed, will Theseus be able to find his way out? Length: 10.47 minutes The Stonecutter - folktale from Japan An unhappy Stonecutter sees a Lord Mayor and wishes for the Lord Mayor’s life, through the magic of stories his wish is granted. But he is soon unhappy again and wishes to be King, then the Sun, then a Cloud, then a Mountain and finally a Stonecutter, bringing him back to where he started. A lovely circular tale with a wise and memorable life lesson. Length: 7.24 minutes The Three Princes - story from Arabian nights. The Queen sets a tasks three brothers to find the best gift for her kingdom, whoever brings her the greatest gift will become her Queen. The brothers each set out, one finds a magic rug, another a magic tube and the third a magic apple. The brothers are all convinced that their gift is the greatest, but when the Queen is sick, they discover by working together they can save her. Length: 11.15 minutes
TaleTimeStories
The Stonecutter: Audio Story + Word Fill

The Stonecutter: Audio Story + Word Fill

Tale Time re-tells this classic Japanese folktale. Great for lower and upper KS2 whole class listening or small group listening. Could be used as a guided reading task, or a nice listening lesson. This download comes with a word fill exercise, differentiated three ways with answer sheets for ease of marking and a How To Use This Resource for Teachers. Synopsis This traditional tale from Asia tells of a Stonecutter who, unhappy with his lot, wishes to be the Mayor. Through the magic of story, his wish comes true. But the Stonecutter is never satisfied, he then wants to be King and when he sees the Sun has power over him, he sets his sights higher. The Stonecutter becomes the sun, a cloud, then a mountain and finally ends up right back where he started. The Stonecutter audio story for children is just over seven minutes in length. Why not… This circular story could be a great starter for a philosophy lesson, or a circle time discussion on desire and happiness. Or why not use it to start a drama lesson? Tale Time audio stories are a fun way to bring more storytelling into the classroom. We’d love to hear how you used this story and what you thought about it and we’re always keen to improve our resources, please do feedback.
TaleTimeStories
The life and work of Stephen Hawking - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

The life and work of Stephen Hawking - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

Students can be introduced to the life and work of one of the most innovative and inspiring scientists, Stephen Hawking. This four page worksheet is suitable for higher intermediate and advanced students. It is also ideal for ESL/EFL classes and it can also be used for IGCSE, IELTS, TOEFL exams practice. The students will learn about the life and work of the scientist and this informational text could serve as an introduction and onset for further scientific study of the cosmos. The text is followed by two reading comprehension exercises and three vocabulary exercises which evaluate and solidify understanding and lexicon expansion. Moreover, students are introduced to some basic cosmological terminology. The worksheet can be completed in-class or handed out as homework.
kntonia
Shakespeare - Plays and Biography Worksheets

Shakespeare - Plays and Biography Worksheets

This bundle includes three worksheets related to the life and work of one of the greatest writers of all time, William Shakespeare. The bundle includes Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheets for Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. It is completed with a worksheet studying the life and work of the great playwright and sonnet writer. The worksheets are suitable for upper intermediate and advanced learners and can also be integrated into ESL/EFL classrooms especially for exam preparation such as KET, PET, IGCSE, IELTS, TOEFL.
kntonia
Editing a story for Ks2 and above

Editing a story for Ks2 and above

This resource consists of the following: a) Introduction to editing vs writing b) Types of editing / revising a story c) Detailed breakdown of structural editing with examples d) Detailed breakdown of detailed editing with examples e) A printable checklist to use for each student As an author of many books and short stories, when I visit schools, I show children my work in progress and they often are surprised that my first draft doesn’t get published. You can extend this resource in class by focussing on specific topics - adverbs, adjectives, writing stories, writing narratives, fiction and non-fiction, planning a story, writing dialogue, writing descriptions, writing specific nouns and active verbs etc.
csoundar
The Stonecutter: Audio Story +  Questions

The Stonecutter: Audio Story + Questions

Tale Time re-tells this classic Japanese folktale. Great for lower and upper KS2 whole class listening or small group listening. Could be used as a guided reading task, or a nice listening lesson. This download comes with a set of listening questions - for a straightforward listening task, and a set of open questions for deeper level thinking - fantastic for stretching your students and getting them to engage with the text. Synopsis This traditional tale from Asia tells of a Stonecutter who, unhappy with his lot, wishes to be the Mayor. Through the magic of story, his wish comes true. But the Stonecutter is never satisfied, he then wants to be King and when he sees the Sun has power over him, he sets his sights higher. The Stonecutter becomes the sun, a cloud, then a mountain and finally ends up right back where he started. The Stonecutter audio story for children is just over seven minutes in length. Why not… This circular story could be a great starter for a philosophy lesson, or a circle time discussion on desire and happiness. Or why not use it to start a drama lesson? Tale Time audio stories are a fun way to bring more storytelling into the classroom. We’d love to hear how you used this story and what you thought about it and we’re always keen to improve our resources, please do feedback.
TaleTimeStories
World’s Greatest Scientists - Reading Comprehension Bundle- Informational Texts (SAVE 55%)

World’s Greatest Scientists - Reading Comprehension Bundle- Informational Texts (SAVE 55%)

This Reading Comprehension worksheets bundle is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The texts narrate the life and work of a number of notable scientists and inventors. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, gap filling exercises, True or False, character match and definitions matching exercises, word searches and crosswords. 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. Full answer keys are included.
MariaPht