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5 Comprehension Lessons on Predicting when Reading

5 Comprehension Lessons on Predicting when Reading

A week's plan, powerpoint and resources for year 5 reading focusing on the comprehension skill of understanding and identifying themes. Easily adaptable for all other KS2 classes. Engaging and relevant starters, main activities and plenaries planned for everyday. Differentiated resources and activities for four groups of children (green LA, yellow M/LA, blue MA, red HA). Questions prompting higher order thinking and activities designed to develop comprehension skills and enhance reading assessment results. Each lesson builds and expands on the previous one. All texts provided, a range of interesting genres and styles with modelled answers to comprehension assessment questions.

By marich

5 Comprehension Lessons on Identifying Themes when Reading

5 Comprehension Lessons on Identifying Themes when Reading

A week's plan, powerpoint and resources for year 5 reading focusing on the comprehension skill of understanding and identifying themes. Easily adaptable for all other KS2 classes. Engaging and relevant starters, main activities and plenaries planned for everyday. Differentiated resources and activities for four groups of children (green LA, yellow M/LA, blue MA, red HA). Questions prompting higher order thinking and activities designed to develop comprehension skills and enhance reading assessment results. Each lesson builds and expands on the previous one. All texts provided, a range of interesting genres and styles with modelled answers to comprehension assessment questions.

By marich

5 Comprehension Lessons on Scanning for Facts and Opinions

5 Comprehension Lessons on Scanning for Facts and Opinions

A week's plan, powerpoint and resources for year 5 reading focusing on the comprehension skill of scanning. Easily adaptable for all other KS2 classes. Engaging and relevant starters, main activities and plenaries planned for everyday. Differentiated resources and activities for four groups of children (green LA, yellow M/LA, blue MA, red HA). Questions prompting higher order thinking and activities designed to develop comprehension skills and enhance reading assessment results. Each lesson builds and expands on the previous one. All texts provided on powerpoint, a range of interesting topics and styles with clear instructions throughout.

By marich

KS1 & 2 Writing Flipchart

KS1 & 2 Writing Flipchart

This 23 page Flipchart is designed to support KS1 and 2 students with their written classwork and homework in the National Curriculum. With 20 pages including: punctuation, parts of a sentence, nouns, adjectives for characters and settings, verbs, adverbs, synonyms for overused words, conjunctions, reading comprehension questions for parents and teachers, plus a writing checklist for children to self assess. Each page has clear examples for how to use the Punctuation, Grammar and Vocabulary. This resource can be printed and bound as a Flipchart or a Book. Children can focus on one target or several. If their target is to use more adverbs in their writing they use the contents page to find out what page the adverbs are on and flick to that page. Then they can choose a suitable and more interesting adverb to put into their writing. Though this resource was originally intended to support KS1 students, after I researched all the vocabulary and tested it with several of my KS2 students they also found it very helpful therefore I recommend it for KS2, especially lower abilities. The Font is OpenDyslexic which has bottom heavy letters to support those students that are visually impaired or have Dyslexia.

By richardflook9

The World News Crossword (August 20th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (August 20th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (August 20th, 2017) is a simple resource made up of a crossword (with answers) based on last week's news events - and THREE bonus crosswords. This week's bonus puzzles focus on Argentina, China, and New Zealand. The World News Crossword is reasonably simple to complete because its purpose is to engage students with their world and some of the many events that affect them. A two-week-old wildfire in Greenland. A terror attack in Barcelona. A baby dolphin killed because of tourists' curiosity. Venezuela went from bad to worse. 3000 Syrians returned home from Lebanon. Saudi Arabia negotiated to rebuild Iraq's cities. The US president used Twitter, again. Floods affected millions of people in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. A tortoise escaped in Japan. But it's less about what happened last week than why and hopefully, if students work in groups to solve these puzzles, they'll chat among themselves about the stories in the puzzle. Why did Rwandans vote their president back for a third term? Why should Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe escape prosecution for assaulting a model in a hotel in South Africa? Why is the US investigating China's intellectual property policies? And what's so wrong with an Australian politician holding dual-citizenship?

By BFP

Greek Mythology Creative Project: god and goddess Bumper Stickers

Greek Mythology Creative Project: god and goddess Bumper Stickers

Students create "bumper stickers" using various literary devices to make their chosen god or goddess memorable. When I do this project, I simply cut cardstock in half and give it to students to decorate and write on. Example include: "Got Wheat?" (for Demeter), "Mighty Aphrodite!", "Are you Ridin' the waves with Poseidon?" This document includes project details, an easily modified grading rubric, and a practice section focusing on the use of literary devices in real world bumper stickers.

By carolinemariehopkins

Inference Writing with pictures and graphic organizers

Inference Writing with pictures and graphic organizers

This inference writing activity comes with a teacher powerpoint to display. Teach inference in steps with real life pictures. Students write what they know from a picture and then infer what happened before, during, and after the picture was taken using a graphic organizer. Students then use this to sequence a story based on the picture. Venn Diagram for students to compare and contrast inferences they made about the same photo. Pages of download: 1- Cover 2- For the teacher 3-What is inference? Poster 4-7- Introduction to activity and class example 8- instructions to turn inferences into a written story 9- writing sheet 10 - Venn Diagram to compare and contrast with other student inferences 11 - Instructions for individualized writing 12-21 - 10 different real life pictures with graphic organizers following the same inferencing and writing steps 22- student writing sheet 23 - Venn Diagram 24-26 - Credits and Terms of Use

By ashleybrennan

K-2 The Writing Process Folder, Classroom Posters, and Writing Sheets

K-2 The Writing Process Folder, Classroom Posters, and Writing Sheets

This writing folder is the perfect way for students to keep track of where they are in the writing process. By combining two folders, students who work at different paces, can place their work in the section of the folder that correlates where they are in the writing process. This also reinforces the process overall. This download includes directions for assembling the folder using two 2-pocket folders, student brainstorming sheet and several writing sheets, and classroom posters.

By ashleybrennan

Grammar Cube

Grammar Cube

A 3D aid for teaching verbs and tenses. This resource pack contains materials and instructions for making a paper model of a Grammar Cube. It also contains complete "turn-key" set for a busy teacher on how to use Grammar Cube in class (lesson plan, class activities with Grammar Cube, handout texts for students). • Do you want to feel like a rock-star? • Do you want to become a celebrity-teacher of your class/school? • Do you want to change grammar perception of your students forever? … then have your Grammar Cube and do a 3D Grammar Show in your class! Included in this pack are the following: 1) Grammar Cube to print out and stick together 2) Detailed instructions on how to build the grammar cube 3) Two sample documents (one in colour and one in black and white 4) Lesson plan and activities Check out our interactive cube by clicking here - https://sketchfab.com/models/99c4cd9dd79447139e7baad0ca4cf880

By ResourceCentre