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
Year 2 Instruction WAGOLLs (example/model text) - differentiated 3 ways

Year 2 Instruction WAGOLLs (example/model text) - differentiated 3 ways

These texts are Year 2 Instruction WAGOLLs - each text type is differentiated 3-ways, with an accompanying, differentiated success criteria - to save you even more time! Kick starting a new English writing cycle with a WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like) is common in most primary schools. Writing a high-quality success criteria and model text to expose the children to the standard and quantity expected of them when they finally write is often the most time consuming element of planning. These resources will save you hours of valuable time and we are certain that you will be happy with the quality of the texts. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please spread the word if you are happy with your purchase! Thank you!
PrimaryWAGOLL
The 'oi' Phonics Games Pack (Pahse 3)

The 'oi' Phonics Games Pack (Pahse 3)

A set of printable resources that can be laminated and used to support teaching and learning the ‘oi’ vowel digraph (Letters and Sounds Phase 3, Read Write Inc. Set 3). Great for one-to-one and intervention as well as group and class use. Includes: ♦ Bingo (calling card + 32 game cards) ♦ Race to the Moon (track-based dice game) ♦ Rocket ‘n’ Roll (single or multi-player grid-based dice game) ♦ Loop Cards (32 ‘I have… / Who has…’ cards) ♦ Jigsaw Puzzle (match the pictures with the words) ♦ Tarsia (join the triangles so that the words are alongside the correct pictures) ♦ Falling Star Four in a Row (2-player, read the words and try to get four in a row) ♦ Moon Mountain (2-player, leave the last word to win) ♦ Nebular Noughts & Crosses (phonics-based tic tac toe game) ♦ Planetary Pick-Up (2-player roll around the board collecting things/aliens) ♦ Solar Squares (phonics-based boxes game) ♦ Starlight Sudoku (phonics-based selection of 4 by 4 Sudoku puzzles) ♦ Battleships (phonics-based variation of the traditional game) Most of the resources contain a pre-cursive font similar to that used in the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.
First School Years
Dictionary Work Lesson – Gangsta Granny

Dictionary Work Lesson – Gangsta Granny

Complete Lesson on Dictionary Work Related to Gangsta Granny This download includes a complete lesson on dictionary work, using the twenty-third chapter of the book Gangsta Granny. Children will read and discuss the chapter, there is a PowerPoint to explain ordering alphabetically to the class and some sample questions to practice together, before they try to answer questions independently. There is also a short chapter summary sheet for children to complete to reflect on the chapter read. You will need a copy of the book Gangsta Granny; everything else needed is included in this download. Please note the page numbers referenced refer to the paperback version, although the page needed is indicated as clearly as possible to avoid any confusion. This download includes: Full and detailed lesson plan PowerPoint slides for the lesson Question sheets (3 differentiated) Complete answer keys Chapter review sheets This is the twenty-third chapter in my Gangsta Granny series of lessons, the first is here Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here ** Some of my other products: ** ** Big Science Bundle Pack** ** Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook ** Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit
TheGingerTeacher
The Emigree

The Emigree

A PowerPoint that enables an exploration of ‘The Emigree’ by Carol Rumens. Learners begin with an entry task that encourages them to think about some relevant vocabulary and then explore the poem’s context in terms of Rumens’ interest in the poetry of Anna Akhmatova and Osip Mandelstam. A series of questions are provided to prompt annotation of the poem - this could be done in small groups or pairs. Learners should them complete the comparison table, thinking about how ‘The Emigree’ shares similar ideas with ‘Kamikaze’. There is an opportunity to explore a related poem as an unseen poetry task. For this, you will need copies of ‘I am not one who left their land’ by Anna Akhmatova. This lesson is aimed at upper ability learners and is likely to take about two hours approx.
shd132
Phonics phase 2, 3, 5 certificates completion

Phonics phase 2, 3, 5 certificates completion

A perfect way to celebrate when a child has achieved a phase in Letters and Sounds phonics. Contains: Phase 2 phonics completion certificate Phase 3 phonics completion certificate Phase 5 phonics completion certificate An editable copy of the certificate to change as necessary Enjoy!
EJH95
"Resistance" by Owen Sheers Summary and Analysis

"Resistance" by Owen Sheers Summary and Analysis

For A - Level component 03 of OCR’s syllabus but is suitable for all exam boards. This resource is a chapter by chapter summary with analysis. I compared this with R.C. Sherrfiff’s “Journey’s End”. The page numbers refer to the Faber and Faber edition - see front cover for the specific copy.
Jennie45
phonics phase 2 board game x 2

phonics phase 2 board game x 2

A board game including the sounds from phase 2 phonics. Children to play in small teams, each with a counter. They will need to roll and dice and move that amount of spaces. If they land on a grapheme, they need to say it correctly (their team members must agree with their pronunciation). If they land on an instruction, they need to follow the instruction. Instructions include: Go forward __ spaces Go backwards __ spaces Go back to the start Miss a turn First player to the ‘finish’ is the winner!
EJH95
Phonics phase 3 board game

Phonics phase 3 board game

A board game including the sounds from phase 3 phonics. Children to play in small teams, each with a counter. They will need to roll and dice and move that amount of spaces. If they land on a grapheme, they need to say it correctly (their team members must agree with their pronunciation). If they land on an instruction, they need to follow the instruction. Instructions include: Go forward __ spaces Go backwards __ spaces Go back to the start Miss a turn First player to the ‘finish’ is the winner!
EJH95
Phonics phase 3 single sounds board game

Phonics phase 3 single sounds board game

A board game including the single sounds from phase 3 phonics. Children to play in small teams, each with a counter. They will need to roll and dice and move that amount of spaces. If they land on a grapheme, they need to say it correctly (their team members must agree with their pronunciation). If they land on an instruction, they need to follow the instruction. Instructions include: Go forward __ spaces Go backwards __ spaces Go back to the start Miss a turn First player to the ‘finish’ is the winner!
EJH95
Phase 5 phonics board game recapping phonemes

Phase 5 phonics board game recapping phonemes

A board game including the sounds from phase 5 phonics. Children to play in small teams, each with a counter. They will need to roll and dice and move that amount of spaces. If they land on a grapheme, they need to say it correctly (their team members must agree with their pronunciation). If they land on an instruction, they need to follow the instruction. Instructions include: Go forward __ spaces Go backwards __ spaces Go back to the start Miss a turn First player to the ‘finish’ is the winner!
EJH95
After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

This detailed 21 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Frost’s “After Apple-Picking” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Robert Frost(AO3) -Context on “After Apple-Picking” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes Rural Life and Poetic Inspiration
mcrossan92
Library loyalty cards and book review

Library loyalty cards and book review

A way of getting children into reading - once a child has read a book they will collect a sticker for each one they read. When they reach 8 stickers they will recieve a small prize (I have a box with scented pens ,glitter pencils, stickers, funky rubbers etc. in for the children to chose from). The book reviews are used to prevent children just saying they have read a book when they may not have, so they have to think about the story line, whether they may recommend the book to a friend and who their favourite character was! Enjoy :)
adaywithmissh
Grammar Year 3 Apostrophes 2 Autumn Block 1 Step 8 Lesson Pack

Grammar Year 3 Apostrophes 2 Autumn Block 1 Step 8 Lesson Pack

This Year 3 Apostrophes 2 lesson pack includes a teaching PowerPoint and differentiated varied fluency, and application and reasoning questions. The varied fluency resource is differentiated in three ways and includes a selection of different questions types. The application and reasoning resource is differentiated in three ways and includes one reasoning question and two application question types. You can find more resources which follow our GPS scheme of work here.
ClassroomSecrets
Phonics CVC Flashcards | Phonics Resources | EYFS | Year 1 | 10 Pages

Phonics CVC Flashcards | Phonics Resources | EYFS | Year 1 | 10 Pages

Phonics CVC word flashcards with pictures! Great to use again and again after laminating. CVC words are with pictures. Can be used with the whole class or copied and laminated for groups to play with. Words on flashcards: -can -cab -bus -cap -cup -hut -cot -win -mug -ham -jog -fin -leg -hen -jam -man -sun -six -map -net -yes -ten -web -zip -rat -van -tin -mat -dog -wax -run -lip -pig -box -bag -bat -pin -nut sad -peg Take a look at my website for great online phonics games www.readwithphonics.com FREE FOR TEACHERS!
PhonicsSophie
Grammar Year 6 Commas Autumn Block 1 Step 6 Lesson Pack

Grammar Year 6 Commas Autumn Block 1 Step 6 Lesson Pack

This Year 6 Commas lesson pack includes a teaching PowerPoint and differentiated varied fluency, and application and reasoning questions. The varied fluency resource is differentiated in three ways and includes a selection of different questions types. The application and reasoning resource is differentiated in three ways and includes two reasoning question and one application question types. You can find more resources which follow our GPS scheme of work here.
ClassroomSecrets
Tricky Words Wordmat Year 3/4

Tricky Words Wordmat Year 3/4

A word mat displaying the tricky words outlined by the National Curriculum for Years 3 and 4. Can be laminated and used as a table resource or stuck to the wall to track learning.
lorelyse
Year 3 Spelling Lists - Covering full Y3 curriculum

Year 3 Spelling Lists - Covering full Y3 curriculum

30 spelling lists for year 3. Well organised. Each spelling list covers a specific rule from the year 3 curriculum. Note, as the spelling curriculum for year 3 is merged with year 4, I have separated the spellings into two separate year groups. Each spelling has space for children to find out what it means and then use the word in a sentence, so as they learn more about the word than just the spelling. Easy to use in class and can be used easily alongside other resources for learning spellings. Also useful to help you identify spelling rules to teach. Sheets can be sent home to help children with learning their spellings. These have also been used for recap work in years 4/5. Children may need to recap the spelling work from year 2.
Squelch1
Phonics CVC Flashcards Sample | Phonics Resources| EYFS | Year 1 | 9 Pages

Phonics CVC Flashcards Sample | Phonics Resources| EYFS | Year 1 | 9 Pages

Phonics CVC word flashcards with and without pictures! Great to use again and again after laminating. CVC words are with and without pictures. Can be used with the whole class or copied and laminated for groups to play with. This is a sample pack including over 9 pages of flashcards with and without pictures! If you like this resource, take a look at my full set of flashcards! Take a look at my website for great online phonics games www.readwithphonics.com FREE FOR TEACHERS!
PhonicsSophie
'a' Sound Phonics Bundle | Phonics Resources | Phonics Worksheets | CVC Words | EYFS

'a' Sound Phonics Bundle | Phonics Resources | Phonics Worksheets | CVC Words | EYFS

Teach the ‘a’ sound with 16 pages of no prep phonics worksheets. Available in color and in eco friendly black and white. Use each resource individually or print out the whole sound book for each student to work through. RESOURCES INCLUDED Find the ‘a’ sound Picture matching (cvc words) Sentence starters Be an ‘a’ sound detective Handwriting using the ‘a’ sound Spelling using the ‘a’ sound Real and alien words using the ‘a’ sound ‘a’ sound word comprehension Word list quiz (cvc) The ideal way to teach the ‘a’ phonics sound. Take a look at my website for great online phonics games www.readwithphonics.com FREE FOR TEACHERS!
PhonicsSophie
't' Sound Phonics Bundle 36 Pages | Phonics Resources | Phonics Worksheets | CVC Words | EYFS

't' Sound Phonics Bundle 36 Pages | Phonics Resources | Phonics Worksheets | CVC Words | EYFS

Teach the ‘t’ sound with 16 pages of no prep phonics worksheets. Available in color and in eco friendly black and white. Use each resource individually or print out the whole sound book for each student to work through. RESOURCES INCLUDED Find the ‘t’ sound Picture matching (cvc words) Sentence starters Be an ‘t’ sound detective Handwriting using the ‘t’ sound Spelling using the ‘t’ sound Real and alien words using the ‘t’ sound ‘t’ sound word comprehension Word list quiz (cvc) The ideal way to teach the ‘t’ phonics sound. Take a look at my website for great online phonics games www.readwithphonics.com
PhonicsSophie
Robinson Crusoe | The Wild Life Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (PG - 2016)

Robinson Crusoe | The Wild Life Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (PG - 2016)

The Robinson Crusoe | The Wild Life Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (PG - 2016) helps students analyze this kid friendly adaptation of the 1719 novel by Daniel Defoe from the animals’ perspective. Challenge your students to think critically about why Crusoe and the animals are initially scared of each other and how anthropomorphism is used to bring the animals and their personalities to life. Note: The original international title is Robinson Crusoe 2016, the exact same movie was released under the title The Wild Life 2016 in North America. This resource consists of 11 high-level, short answer reflection and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information. This product .zip file includes: A student movie guide, PDF print version (4 pages) A student movie guide, PDF digital fillable form version (4 pages) *An answer key is included with this movie guide, however many answers will vary as students are encouraged to construct their own meaning from the characters’ dialogue and behavior. See the preview for samples. Is this movie guide worth it? Download two of my movie guides for free below: The Lightning Thief Kung Fu Panda 3 For more product images, sample questions and teacher reviews and ratings, please visit my TPT site at TeacherTravis : ) Your support, feedback, and follows are appreciated: Follow me on Pinterest | teachertrav Like my Facebook page | K12MovieGuides Visit my website | K12MovieGuides Follow me on Instagram | TeacherTravis Follow me on Twitter | K12MovieGuides
travis82
's' Sound Phonics Bundle 36 Pages | Phonics Resources | Phonics Worksheets | CVC Words | EYFS

's' Sound Phonics Bundle 36 Pages | Phonics Resources | Phonics Worksheets | CVC Words | EYFS

Teach the ‘s’ sound with 16 pages of no prep phonics worksheets. Available in color and in eco friendly black and white = 36 pages! Use each resource individually or print out the whole sound book for each student to work through. RESOURCES INCLUDED Find the ‘s’ sound Picture matching (cvc words) Sentence starters Be an ‘a’ sound detective Handwriting using the ‘s’ sound Spelling using the ‘s’ sound Real and alien words using the ‘s’ sound ‘s’ sound word comprehension Word list quiz (cvc) The ideal way to teach the ‘s’ phonics sound. Take a look at my website for greta online phonics games www.readwithphonics.com
PhonicsSophie
Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 20-Pack

Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 20-Pack

This bundle contains twenty short stories (along with suitable questions and suggested answers) written to appeal to children of Year 6. The stories are used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government’s expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. Each story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author’s school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
BerylliumBaboon
Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 10-Pack (B)

Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 10-Pack (B)

This bundle contains another ten short stories (along with suitable questions and suggested answers) written to appeal to children of Year 6. The stories are used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government’s expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. Each story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author’s school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
BerylliumBaboon
Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 5-Pack (D)

Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 5-Pack (D)

This bundle contains 5 short stories (along with suitable questions and suggested answers) written to appeal to children of Year 6. The stories are used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government’s expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. Each story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author’s school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
BerylliumBaboon
The Volcano - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

The Volcano - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

This short story - The Volcano - was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government’s expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author’s school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
BerylliumBaboon
Firework Poem aids

Firework Poem aids

Firework poem aids. Examples of alliteration, similies and onomatopoeia. Examples of poems are included to help aid children’s learning.
neefiz
KS 3 Romeo and Juliet. Unit of Work.

KS 3 Romeo and Juliet. Unit of Work.

Entire Unit of Work on Romeo and Juliet for Key Stage Three English. To understand some of the contexts for Shakespeare’s plays. To fill in the notes page during the lesson and answer all of the questions correctly. To be able to comment in detail on some of the play’s main characters & their situation. To understand the ways in Shakespeare’s use of language & form suggest certain interpretations of the play and its ideas. To analyse the language used and how it directs the plot at this pivotal point in the play. To complete a piece of writing to reinforce student understanding of the plot & characters. To complete Shakespeare Assessment Part One on ‘Romeo & Juliet’. Scheme included for delivery. All resources and and assessment folders included.
Yomama1234
The Broken Shore - Analysis of film scenes

The Broken Shore - Analysis of film scenes

Analysis of 4 scenes from the film version of The Broken Shore. The scenes are analysed for poses, gaze and gestures, placement in foreground/background, atmosphere, subtle messages, costuming as visual cues and the use of light/darkness. This resource is part of a unit of work on Peter Temple’s novel, The Broken Shore.
WayneWoods
Year 3 Narrative Lessons

Year 3 Narrative Lessons

Generic narrative literacy lesson plans for when you are using ICT in the literacy lesson such as word processors, presenation software or telling stories with images using MS Photostory.
ictesolutionsau
Close reading workbook

Close reading workbook

This resource helps students develop their close reading skills. Included are four different texts: The opening of ‘1984’, ‘Dreams’ by Langston Hughes, the opening of ‘On the Road’ and ‘The Pig’ by Roald Dahl. Each text comes with a worksheet that asks students to analyse what they have just read. Worksheets guide students through using reading strategies and examining figurative language. This workbook would fit nicely into a wider reading unit.
Ashleighf4
'The Pig' by Roald Dahl

'The Pig' by Roald Dahl

This resource guides students through the Roald Dahl poem ‘the Pig’ using reading comprehension skills. Students need to summarize, ask questions, make predictions and clarify their understanding. This resource would be a useful part of a wider reading program.
Ashleighf4