Ramona Koval interview with Richard Flanagan

Ramona Koval interview with Richard Flanagan

Ramona Koval interview with Richard Flanagan, author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Flanagan discusses the influence of his POW father, Keith Flanagan, the central character of Dorrigo Evans who is based on his father, research he carried out in Thailand and in Japan with former prison guards, the theme of fraternal and erotic love and the difficulties he had in writing the novel. This resource includes the YouTube video and worksheet to accompany the video. It is designed to be part of the unit of work on Stage 6 English, Close study of a novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
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Wordsearch puzzle for Hamlet - William Shakespeare (30 words)

Wordsearch puzzle for Hamlet - William Shakespeare (30 words)

This is a preview of the Shakespeare wordsearch pack up for sale on the Kids’ Printouts account. This is a 30-word wordsearch and like wordsearches in general, is a great task to include in children’s learning to help them recall information about the story, reinforce spellings, encourage discussion, and to prepare them for a comprehension activity. It’s also great for pattern recognition and drawing lines too!
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Literacy: Simple Read, Question, Answer

Literacy: Simple Read, Question, Answer

A simple story followed by 5 questions. Designed to improve analytical skills, as well as give understanding to story. Part of answer is provided to encourage and promote sentence structure answers. Also improves punctuation and grammar. Designed for KS1.
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“A Crippled Boy” A Vietnamese Folk Tale by My-Van Tran Multiple-Choice Reading Test

“A Crippled Boy” A Vietnamese Folk Tale by My-Van Tran Multiple-Choice Reading Test

This 26-question multiple-choice reading analysis/comprehension test/quiz “A Crippled Boy” A Vietnamese Folk Tale by My-Van Tran has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the selection, plot development, characterization, author’s purpose, point of view, making inferences, and vocabulary. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) to familiarize students with the structure and vocabulary of standardized test questions. Questions are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Includes link to free file of the text so each student can get their own copy to annotate. Answer key included. Editable MS Word Doc. You can use this product for years and years! Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Objectives/US Standards (SUGGESTED) (From Corestandards.com): Students are expected to: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Editable MS Word Doc. You can use this product for years and years! This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
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Pandora (KS2, Sci-Fi, film) - planning ideas for a creative literacy unit

Pandora (KS2, Sci-Fi, film) - planning ideas for a creative literacy unit

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for the film ‘Pandora*’, featured in the blockbuster sci-fi movie Avatar by James Cameron. This film is available on the Literacy Shed. Suitable for Key Stage 2. Story synopsis: The strange planet of Pandora is a world newly discovered by humans. Although the pioneers prize it for its rich mineral content, Pandora’s real treasure is the stunning and beautiful creatures, plants and people who live there. It contains tried and tested ideas for: engaging your class in thought provoking discussion about what objects say about us and alien world building applying their ideas to a write a ‘factional’ account of a new planet developing their ideas through art by creating alien landscapes with collage This ‘Have you Tried?’ resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. NB: This is not a set of lesson plans, but ideas to inspire your planning. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk *Please note this is not a complete set of lesson plans but there are many ideas in this resource that can form the basis of a unit of work. It has been designed in this way intentionally so you can adapt it to your class and school.
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Love and Relationships - Eden Rock

Love and Relationships - Eden Rock

A fully differentiated lesson on Eden Rock by Charles Causley that analyses how the narrator thinks of his parents and the imaginary or heavenly place and situation he describes within the poem Includes key words, key quotes, differentiated activities and visually engaging and interesting resources for students preparing for AQA English Literature Paper 2 at KS4, but can also be easily adapted for KS3 students as well.
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War Horse: Corporal Perkins Chapter 5

War Horse: Corporal Perkins Chapter 5

This lesson is designed for KS3, guiding them through chapter 5 and their first encounter with Cpl Perkins. It encourages close analysis of language in a structured methodical was as well as encouraging students to justify their opinions. Ideal for KS3 with a view to doing AQA specifications in the future.
lizziedc92
Using Metaphors and Similes.

Using Metaphors and Similes.

Whole lesson given over to the use of metaphor and simile in creative writing. The following aspects are required to be evidenced over the course of this hour long lesson. Use the 5 senses Describe the details of the setting (natural & human environment) Describe the people (character, appearance, movement, speech, thoughts & emotions) Use ambitious vocabulary Use a variety of sentence structures including complex sentences Use paragraphs appropriately Include dialogue to help describe characters (using correct punctuation & spelling throughout) Use devices (similes/metaphors/alliteration/personification) to effect
Yomama1234
Summer Reading Challenge - Library - Reading for Pleasure KS3 and KS4

Summer Reading Challenge - Library - Reading for Pleasure KS3 and KS4

This is a clearly presented, generic reading challenge to ensure your students keep on reading! Sometimes it is easier to make it a fun challenge, especially by something like finding a book to read where the main character is not human. It is one thing to tell children what to read, and this should be avoided, as ownership is key. But it is entirely acceptable to give choices and let children self-select with some guidelines. There are many reading challenges available online, but I wanted to create one which was just clear, and uncluttered, with enough choice to appeal, hopefully, to everyone.
WardyWardster
Book Review, Book Review Format, Book Review Spinner, Book Review Display

Book Review, Book Review Format, Book Review Spinner, Book Review Display

Book Review, Book Review Format, Book Review Spinner, Book Review Display This is a fun way for your pupils to review the books they read. You can use this resource in all sorts of ways - print out and give for homework; make available in the reading corner for independent work or use as an English activity. Includes 2 A4 PDF sheets. To make the spinner you’ll also need scissors and a paper fastener. Happy reviewing!
MissPepperPot
Read Aloud Lesson Plan and Activities Bundle (Mentor Text Mania Unit 5)

Read Aloud Lesson Plan and Activities Bundle (Mentor Text Mania Unit 5)

This product is JAM-PACKED with interactive read aloud lesson plans, activities, anchor chart ideas, and writing prompts for 10 of your favorite picture book mentor texts! (See the complete list below) 10 weeks of Comprehensive Literacy Language Workshop lessons. The plans include teacher scripts with strategic stopping points and questions for students and anchor chart ideas. It also includes prompts for student responses through discussion or in writing or thoughtful logs. WHAT’S INCLUDED? Activities cover skills such as: Using evidence to describe, infer, and draw conclusions Summarizing Identifying and supporting author’s message / lesson Identifying and supporting character traits Explaining figurative language Identifying emotions, feelings, and vivid language Supporting opinions Comparing characters Comparing texts to other texts Defining words using context clues …and more! There are also multiple writing prompts for every book that are text-dependent and require using text evidence to explain. Activities are for the following books: -Blackout by John Rocco -I Will Not Read This Book by Cece Meng -Ish by Peter Reynolds -Lon Po Po by Ed Young -Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown -Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe -Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson -The Dark by Lemony Snicket -The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires -The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles If you don’t own all these books, I encourage you to take advantage of your library! They are all wonderful texts to share with your students! Copyright © Josh Teaches Everything
rageth
Figurative Language Posters, 20 Figurative Language Posters

Figurative Language Posters, 20 Figurative Language Posters

Figurative Language Posters, 20 Figurative Language Posters Brighten up your classroom walls quickly and effectively with these beautiful Figurative Language Posters! These posters will help your students understand and use various figurative language techniques. Includes 20 posters (A4 PDF) - Alliteration Allusion Anaphora Assonance Consonance Euphemism Hyperbole Idiom Imagery Irony Litotes Metaphor Onomatopoeia Oxymoron Paradox Personification Pun Simile Synecdoche Tautology
MissPepperPot
The Hunger Games - Pointless Game!

The Hunger Games - Pointless Game!

Based on the popular game show ‘Pointless’, this resource is perfect for use as a whole lesson resource, enrichment option, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. (I’ve also added a blank template so that you can make your own games from scratch). Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of characters, plot, and themes in ‘The Hunger Games.’ Round 1. The characters in The Hunger Games Round 2. Quotations from the text Round 3. Settings and Objects Round 4. Themes in The Hunger Games The nature of this game ensures that the resource can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
TandLGuru
Fact and Opinion Worksheet III (25 Questions) (Key Included)

Fact and Opinion Worksheet III (25 Questions) (Key Included)

This product contains 25 sentences. The student will indicate whether each statement is a FACT or an OPINION. Next, the student is asked to write an explanation for each response. Key is included Enjoy!! Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support. Image Source: Activity Source: https://goo.gl/TuJQ3s
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Year 5 Shakespeare Flipchart

Year 5 Shakespeare Flipchart

This ActivInspire Flipchart has weeks worth of lessons including WALTs, starters, activities, website links and modelled examples etc for a unit on Shakespeare. Find out more information about Shakespeare. Learn about Romeo and Juliet: the language used, write dialogue for a scene, grammar exercises. Macbeth: features of playscripts, re-write and perform scenes, subjuctive form of verbs, PSHE on characters feelings and actions, debate on topic and persuasive writing opportunities.
Kayleighp92
Power and Conflict Poetry: The Emigree

Power and Conflict Poetry: The Emigree

Challenge your students with the emotive lesson looking at The Emigree. Perfect for KS4 with opportunities to develop personalised responses and critical thinking. Tailored to the AQA Power and Conflict GCSE Unit
lizziedc92
Focus Worksheets Story Opening Extract Structure Analysis GCSE English

Focus Worksheets Story Opening Extract Structure Analysis GCSE English

1 x Identifying Focus worksheet - ideal for introducing and explaining focus to students. Includes answer sheet. 1 x Focus worksheet - includes the opening paragraphs of a story. Students are asked to identify focus and answer questions as a way to prompt analysis of focus. An answer sheet is included for this worksheet. 1 x Copy of the story extract with no questions or tasks so that you can add your own tasks or use for analysis. Created for GCSE / High School students - specifically students who struggle with answering questions on structure.
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100 Words to Tell a Story: Worksheet for Independent Work

100 Words to Tell a Story: Worksheet for Independent Work

Top set KS3+ due to comprehension skills needed 4 x 100 word stories. Objectives: To be able to read and assess writer’s skills To be able to describe/explain/analyse writer’s techniques To be able to use techniques to create own piece of fictional writing Differentiation This work can be done individually or in pairs or in small groups Answers to effects and opinion can be given verbally or collated by group scribe Stories can be swapped out depending on group/individual levels
SBob
Bloody Chamber SoW - OCR A2 Lit Spec

Bloody Chamber SoW - OCR A2 Lit Spec

A SoW spanning 13 75min lessons. Includes an intro to Gothic, a breakdown of each tale with reading prompts, context links to original fairytales and two assessment lessons (A01, A03 and A05)
jeni2x
Vocabulary Quiz from Inside Out and Back Again (Key Included)

Vocabulary Quiz from Inside Out and Back Again (Key Included)

Here is a nine (9) multiple choice question vocabulary quiz from the Inside Out and Back Again novel. The terms are as follows: 1. immmigrant 2. refugees 3. discriminated 4. integrated 5. hurdle 6. spectrum 7. resent 8. push factor 9. pull factor Each question has a visual. Key is included Image Source: Enjoy!! Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support!
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Read Aloud Lesson Plan and Activities Bundle (Mentor Text Mania Unit 4)

Read Aloud Lesson Plan and Activities Bundle (Mentor Text Mania Unit 4)

This product is JAM-PACKED with Common Core aligned lesson plans, activities, anchor chart ideas, and writing prompts for 11 of your favorite picture book mentor texts! (See the complete list below) 11 weeks of Comprehensive Literacy Language Workshop lessons. The plans include teacher scripts with strategic stopping points and questions for students and anchor chart ideas. It also includes prompts for student responses through discussion or in writing or thoughtful logs. WHAT’S INCLUDED? Activities cover skills such as: Using evidence to describe, infer, and draw conclusions Summarizing Identifying and supporting author’s message / lesson Identifying and supporting character traits Explaining figurative language Identifying emotions, feelings, and vivid language Supporting opinions Comparing characters Comparing texts to other texts Defining words using context clues …and more! There are also multiple writing prompts for every book that are text-dependent and require using text evidence to explain. Activities are for the following books: -What Do You Do With An Idea by Kobi Yamada -What Do You Do With A Problem by Kobi Yamada -Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet -Papa’s Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming -A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts -Jack’s Worry by Sam Zuppardi -Let Me Finish by Minh Le -Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett -Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson -The Wednesday Surprise by Patricia Polacco -Weekend With Wendell by Kevin Henkes If you don’t own all these books, I encourage you to take advantage of your library! They are all wonderful texts to share with your students! Copyright © Josh Teaches Everything
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