1. Resources Home
  2. Whole School
  3. Languages
  4. English language learning
  5. Texts
  6. Non-fiction
Malcolm X - His life and Work - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

Malcolm X - His life and Work - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

This 3 pages Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet studies the life and work of American activist Malcolm X. Introduce your students to the history of the Civil Rights Movement and how Malcolm X helped to shape the fight. Ideal for higher elementary and advanced native and EFL/ESL students it is complete with two reading comprehension exercises to assess understanding. There is also a vocabulary exercise engaging students with advanced key words and their definitions. The worksheet can be completed in class or assigned as homework.
kntonia
Who Was Galileo Galilei? -  Reading Comprehension - Informational Text

Who Was Galileo Galilei? - 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 Italian astronomer, mathematician, physicist, philosopher and professor Galileo Galilei. Galileo Galilei is most famous for his pioneering observations of nature and astronomy, his invention of the telescope and his support of the Copernican theory. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a definitions match, and a crossword. This worksheet can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
GCSE English Language, Paper 1 Question 5, AQA - writing Haiku's

GCSE English Language, Paper 1 Question 5, AQA - writing Haiku's

This is a fun, lively student centered lesson which revolves around team work activities and allowing the students to push their creativity and imagination. Many students struggle with imagination when it comes to question 5 and many panic, especially as it holds so many marks. This lesson uses images to inspire a range of vocabulary, language features and ideas for a storyline all within the planning of a haiku, therefore underpinning some of the essential skills needed to answer this question. This is quick paced session with a range of 10 minute activities which encourage independent learning and team work. I found that many students created a range of fantastic haiku’s which I made into a booklet for the students to take away with them. This sort of thing also scores brownie points with the managers and Ofsted but also helps to develop a sense of achievement and self confidence in English, which many students lack. It is also great for the students to know their work in English has a use other than for passing an exam and many feel pride in that. This lesson covers: planning for written work, synonyms, metaphors, similes, personification, hyperbole, long short sentences, imagination but can be adapted to cover much more if so desired. It ends with a peer marking assessment based on the Facebook liking system using emoticons and a chance to act like an examiner and identify language features. There is a homework task, which if desired, could be turned into a in class task other than homework. Hope it helps
namerased
How to make pancakes.

How to make pancakes.

CCW cursive script required. Procedural writing in a sequence frame for promoting fine motor and writing skills with helping word and picture cards, count and find the hidden picture, find the extra word and write a story exercise.
butterbeans65
St. Patrick's Day - Reading Comprehension Worksheets Bundle (x3)

St. Patrick's Day - Reading Comprehension Worksheets Bundle (x3)

This Reading Comprehension worksheets are suitable for beginner to proficient ESL learners. The texts describes the story of Saint Patrick and explore some cummon Irish customs and traditions associated with March 17. After carefully reading eachtext, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, True or False exercises, definitions match, crosswords and word search exercises. These worksheet can also be used for related vocabulary building purposes. Eachhandout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
Who was Saint Patrick? - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text

Who was Saint Patrick? - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for beginner to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the story of Saint Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a definitions match, a crossword and a word search exercise. This worksheet can also be used for vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, it could be used on or near Saint Patrick's Day. A full answr key is included.
MariaPht
Daily Reading boosters for SATs

Daily Reading boosters for SATs

8 different texts with main text and LA (lower ability) differentiated texts. These have been fantastic in boosting up my class' SATs reading scores. If this receives good reviews, many more will be uploaded!
essexboy
Harry Potter Reading Comprehension Texts Bundle / Novel Summaries

Harry Potter Reading Comprehension Texts Bundle / Novel Summaries

This Reading Comprehension bundle includes a number of worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners, that provide summaries and comprehension exercises on the popular Harry Potter book series by J.K Rowling. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False exercises, characters match,definitions match exercises, crosswords, word searches and word scrambles. The vocabulary used in these worksheets text is rather advanced and can also be used for vocabulary building purposes. Full Answer Keys are included.
MariaPht
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Reading Comprehension Text

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Reading Comprehension Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives a summary of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" by J.K Rowling, the thirdnovel in the Harry Potter series. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False exercises, a characters match, a definitions match and a fun word scramble. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for vocabulary building purposes. A full Answer Key is included.
MariaPht
The Life and Work of Charles Darwin - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Informational Text

The Life and Work of Charles Darwin - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Informational Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the life and work of the great naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False exercises and a definitions match. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE and TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. A full Answer Key is included.
MariaPht
Where Do Easter Eggs Come From -  Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

Where Do Easter Eggs Come From - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension handout is best suited for upper elementary to higher intermediate ESL learners or native English speakers. The text explores the origins of Easter eggs from ancient Messopotamia to modern day Europe. After carefully reading the text the students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False and a definitions match. The text can also be used for vocabulary building purposes. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht