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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

Macbeth Huge Bundle!

Macbeth Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE MACBETH LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION ACTIVITY BOOKLET, AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Shakespeare's language devices. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

By TandLGuru

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Huge Bundle!

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION ACTIVITY BOOKLET, AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Stevenson's language devices. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

By TandLGuru

Talk for Learning - T4L - Display

Talk for Learning - T4L - Display

TALK FOR LEARNING - T4L Encourage deep and meaningful conversations between your students to aid their leaning with this attractive and clear display. You can choose which way children will discuss and share the information depending on which T4L strategy you specify. This display is available in blue, orange and red versions to help fit into any classroom.

By lukepadley

An Introduction to Travel Writing

An Introduction to Travel Writing

Key ideas: growth mindset, Socratic thinking; self assessment; independent learning. This presentation would be suitable for one or two lessons. It details some of the key features of travel writing and asks students to use these features in their own writing. It offers examples and success criteria to help scaffold students understanding.

By havetocomment

Figurative Language Write an Original Rap or Song

Figurative Language Write an Original Rap or Song

This fun, engaging group activity combines figurative language with poetry's rhyme schemes. Your students will write their own original raps or songs using specific types of figurative language - simile, metaphor, personification and onomatopoeia. Students will create four verses and a chorus. Your students will then perform these masterpieces! *Google Classroom Link Included

By sarah_mcnamara43

Dickens' A Christmas Carol Stave 1: Looking at Language

Dickens' A Christmas Carol Stave 1: Looking at Language

Key Ideas: Growth Mind Set, Socratic Thinking, Independent Learning, Self-Assessment, Language Analysis, Paragraph Construction. This presentation asks student to explore the language of the opening of Stave 1 of Dickens' novella, A Christmas Carol. It forms a complete lesson and offers opportunity for further independent study.

By havetocomment

The Jolly Postman learning resource (licensed by Penguin Random House) (EYFS/KS1/2)

The Jolly Postman learning resource (licensed by Penguin Random House) (EYFS/KS1/2)

Free downloadable learning resource for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. The resource is licensed by Penguin Random House and endorsed by the National Literacy Trust. From over the hills and far away, help The Jolly Postman deliver his letters today. This popular children's book by Janet and Allan Alhberg is brought to life in this imaginative learning resource. The resource makes links between the fictional narrative of The Jolly Postman and the real history of the postal service revealed through The Postal Museum' s collections. The Jolly Postman resource can support literacy learning across the curriculum and includes: • Teachers’ Notes • Activity ideas • Templates • Interactive PowerPoints Curriculum links: EYFS: Literacy, Maths, Understanding the world, Communication and Language KS1/2: Literacy, Geography, History, Maths, Art and Design The Jolly Postman learning programme at The Postal Museum Schools visiting The Postal Museum can book The Jolly Postman learning programme to bring the enchanting story to life for your pupils. To find out more, or to book a visit: postalmuseum.org/for-schools

By ThePostalMuseum

Social Skills Task Cards for Developing a Positive Mindset

Social Skills Task Cards for Developing a Positive Mindset

Encourage a growth mindset by helping children to think positively, be flexible and provide them with problem-solving strategies and solutions that help them to cope with the myriad of situations and emotions that life presents, with these fun task cards. These printable task cards are a terrific way to actively practise the growth mindset directly within the IB PYP social skills. The task cards can be used in a variety of ways that encourage the children to reflect and think positively of themselves and others in various social settings that are easily relatable to them. They are asked to reflect on social situations that present doubt, possible antagonism, confidence issues and other difficulties. As you help the children with these social skills in a safe, familiar environment, it will greatly benefit them throughout school and particularly as they approach the IB PYP Exhibition. A great review activity! Differentiated for 3rd-5th grade. The pink cards are more challenging text. UK and USA spelling. Suggestions: Whole class - sitting in circle, each child will have a card to read aloud and then share their opinion. These can be discussed as you go around the circle. Small groups- Place a pile of cards face down in the middle of the group. Each person will take a turn to read a card, act out or offer their opinion and then those can be discussed within the group. Independent work - Each child can work with a few cards and write or draw how they would solve the social problems presented on the task cards. You will find 32 task cards ready to print and go. You can find many more tools for implementing the IB PYP within my store and on my blog. You may like my posters explaining the Transdisciplinary Skills . There are separate sets for big kids and also for younger kids. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com

By susanpowers09

Pride and Prejudice Huge Bundle!

Pride and Prejudice Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE PRIDE AND PREJUDICE LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION ACTIVITY BOOKLET, AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Austen's use of language. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Whole-lesson PowerPoints, activity resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

By TandLGuru