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Year 2 comprehension - Mince pie recipe

Year 2 comprehension - Mince pie recipe

This resource is a comprehension activity for year 2, perfect for using in the run up to Christmas. There are three differentiated sets of instructions on how to make mince pies, with differentiated questions. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. There are a range of 'what, ' 'who' and 'how' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. PDF file format and editable Microsoft Word format included in the price.

By blossomingminds

Year 2 comprehension - Roald Dahl character descriptions

Year 2 comprehension - Roald Dahl character descriptions

This resource is a comprehension activity for year 2. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. The booklet is Roald Dahl themed and includes character descriptions for some of Dahl's most-loved characters. The characters covered are from The Twits, The Enormous Crocodile and Fantastic Mr Fox, which are all suitable for KS1. There are a range of 'what,' and 'who,' 'which' and 'how' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

By blossomingminds

Silhouette Bingo Carousel2

Silhouette Bingo Carousel2

Silent k, br, ch, ff, ing, pp, qu, sh, th, wh. This pack consists of 10 sets of four mats with each set consisting of a 3x3 silhouette grid mat, corresponding b&w image mat, combined pic and word mat and word only card mats. Pupils engage with up to 90 images and words if used in a carousel fashion. Ideal for both individual and station work. Guide notes included. Can be used in a variety of ways.

By butterbeans65

cvc Silhouette Bingo Carousel

cvc Silhouette Bingo Carousel

4cvc mats; 2cvcc mats; 1 double t mat; 2mixed double letters mats; 1mixed mat; This pack consists of 10 sets of 4 mats with each set consisting of a 3x3 silhouette grid mat, corresponding b&w image mat, combined pic and word mat and word only card mats. Pupils engage with up to 90 images as none of the mats have repetitions. Ideal for both individual and station work. Guide notes included. Can be used in a variety of ways.

By butterbeans65

An Inspector Calls Comprehension Activities Booklet!

An Inspector Calls Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of J.B. Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in exam revision, comprehension tasks, or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of students towards meeting the KS4 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework - this makes the tasks suitable for all examining bodies. Students have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that students gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'Context: Pre-War Britain' - to aid students with 'Drawing on knowledge of the purpose, audience and context of the writing, including its social, historical and cultural context and the literary tradition to which it belongs, to inform evaluation;' - 'Priestley's Description' - to aid students with 'Analysing a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features, and evaluating their effectiveness and impact;' - 'The Inspector' - to aid students with 'Seeking evidence in the text to support a point of view, including justifying inferences with evidence;' - 'Editing the Play' - to aid students with 'Making an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is around 30 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).

By TandLGuru

Halloween Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Super Bundle!

Halloween Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Super Bundle!

This Halloween themed bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for upper-intermediate to advanced ESL learners. After carefully reading each story/text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, definition matching exercises, crosswords, word searches and engage in in-depth class discussions on topics around the texts

By MariaPht

The Ship

The Ship

This is the fifth of five short stories that have been written using the first 500 high frequency words in the English language. This story uses the first 500 words with illustrations for additional words. There are 5 worksheets to accompany the story. These are gapfill exercises to test students understanding of each word. The first story of 100 words is free if you would like to sample this activity.

By gmb65

A School Day Out

A School Day Out

This is the fourth of five short stories that have been written using the first 500 high frequency words in the English language. This story uses the first 400 words with illustrations for additional words. There are 5 worksheets to accompany the story. These are gapfill exercises to test students understanding of each word. The first story of 100 words is free if you would like to sample this activity.

By gmb65

At the Seaside

At the Seaside

This is the third of five short stories that have been written using the first 500 high frequency words in the English language. This story uses the first 300 words with illustrations for additional words. There are 5 worksheets to accompany the story. These are gapfill exercises to test students understanding of each word. The first story of 100 words is free if you would like to sample this activity.

By gmb65

School

School

This is the second of five short stories that have been written using the first 500 high frequency words in the English language. This story uses the first 200 words with illustrations for additional words. There are 5 worksheets to accompany the story. These are gapfill exercises to test students understanding of each word. The first story of 100 words is free if you would like to sample this activity.

By gmb65

KS1 Tiny Seed Reading comprehension sheet

KS1 Tiny Seed Reading comprehension sheet

A practise reading comprehension for able readers in KS1 with a short extract from The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. A short extract from text followed by questions with a space to write answers. Across 2 pages.

By LazyEva

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