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

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

This short story - The Glass Eye - 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
11+ Maths and English Worksheet Pack

11+ Maths and English Worksheet Pack

A wide variety of fantastic 11+ worksheets that are sure to sharpen the minds of young students preparing for their exam or simply wishing to do some extra work that is challenging but possible! SAVE 77% PLUS SHOP DISCOUNT ON THIS BUNDLE WORTH £30!
kriss_tutor
Superhero Features

Superhero Features

Contains a PowerPoint which guides children through the different features of a superhero and helps them to create their own superhero. Uses examples and video links throughout the presentation to aid the children. Also contains 2 Superhero templates: a male and a female one. Perfect for introducing a topic on superheroes and as part of an art lesson.
HollywoodR95
KS2 - KS4 Individual Student Tracker - English Language

KS2 - KS4 Individual Student Tracker - English Language

This tracker lists all the skills that need to be taught in English Language throughout KS3 and KS4 on a handy tracker for either whole class or individual student use. The list of skills that need to be taught are linked to the GCSE spec, and has also designed to build on skills at KS2 (the writing grid incorporates the 'I Can' statements at KS2). Simply by covering the skills on this tracker, you can be sure that your students are receiving an adequate diet of English Language skills right from year 7 that builds upon their prior knowledge.
LindseyTill
"The Lady and the Spider" Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

"The Lady and the Spider" Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

This 13-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on Robert Fulghum's "The Lady and the Spider" has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised) along with a story-writing assignment with lined paper to familiarize students with the format of standardized testing. It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the story, characterization, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, and literary devices. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests). Includes link to text of the selection. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: --it allows you to become a facilitator! --happier teachers! --happier students! --happier administrators!
learningisawesomewithmrsalinas
Year 7 Assessment: 'The Island at the End of Everything'

Year 7 Assessment: 'The Island at the End of Everything'

This assessment effectively bridges the KS2 and KS4 styles of questions and averts the Year 7/8 dip. Did you know, for example, that KS2 students are not required to comment on the effect of language or structure in their SATs tests? Nor are they required to evaluate texts. It is therefore unsurprising that students often perform badly in KS3 tests that are based solely on GCSE papers. My assessment paper takes elements of the KS2 paper that students are familiar with and works in aspects of the KS4 paper at an appropriate level. The grade boundaries are on the front of the paper and have been based upon 2017 threshold levels (AQA). This is one of the first of a set papers that aims to encourage students to become increasingly independent through their secondary school career and has been designed through a careful investigation into KS2 papers and an in-depth knowledge of GCSE papers. Please follow me if you find this useful and keep a look out for future bundles of assessment papers. Copyright acknowledgement to the author of this extract, who has circulated this first chapter as a free resource. Please do bu her book if you enjoy it.
LindseyTill
My Peaceful Place  - A collection of pictures and images to comfort and heal

My Peaceful Place - A collection of pictures and images to comfort and heal

This 144-page book contains nine original short stories and many more images to comfort and heal the tired teacher's soul. It is the perfect go-to escape after a long day. Envision yourself in the many places I have depicted in images and words. Or, keep this book in your desk drawer for a ten-minute trip to a different environment. You might even share these stories with your students. See if they can develop a different story for the pictures, or a different ending for the story I have written. My Peaceful Place is also perfect as a gift for a hospitalized friend or a grandparent in a nursing home... anyone who is unable to get out into the world and enjoy all that nature has to offer. ​Research shows that the healing effects of natural scenes are increasingly being understood as helpful in stressful environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, and even remote military sites. Simply seeing nature is important to people and is an effective means of relieving stress and improving well-being. Apparently, it is not necessary to actually experience nature, simply looking at it even remotely, provides a calming effect. Go to My Peaceful Place and I'm sure it will become YOUR PEACEFUL PLACE, too! Go to my primary website, www.reneeheissart.com for a sample story!
renee2181
Bridge to Terabithia Novel Study

Bridge to Terabithia Novel Study

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. It has been designed in alignment with the 2014 National Curriculum of England’s English objectives for Reading and Writing - curriculum links are available on the pages set before the activities. They are outlined on the different activities to provide focus for assessment. There are questions to be done with a Guided Reading group that is working with the support of a teacher or teaching assistant (largely comprehension-based), as well as follow-up activities for the children to do in a writing station of Reading Workshop (fiction and non-fiction) independently. A digital copy of the pack is available for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw available with download.
erinbrasington
Visual and Verbal Story Starters

Visual and Verbal Story Starters

This set of 40 story starters will keep your young authors busy all year long with a variety of topics to explore and develop. Either play the PowerPoint and project a different image each day, or print out a page from the .pdf for individual students or groups. Each picture caries a minimal question so your students can use their imaginations to develop their stories. Suggestions for writing the stories appear in the beginning. Post this on Monday and collect wonderful stories on Friday. I have included a variety of images to attract every interest.
renee2181
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Full scheme of work comprising eleven lessons on the original novel of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, aimed at GCSE students. Each lesson on this one hundred and eighty slide powerpoint contains a starter, main and plenary.
brahma