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Fiction Reading Comprehension: About a Boy

Fiction Reading Comprehension: About a Boy

An extract from ‘About a Boy’. You could show students the clip for extra engagement! Can be used as cover or to enable students to focus on their reading comprehension and fully understand what they’re reading. Includes comprehension questions, inference, language and ‘evaluate’ questions leading nicely to Language Paper 1 (AQA) and Component 1 (Eduqas) Includes sentence starters for support and challenges to stretch and challenge.
lhowellpratt
Fiction Reading Comprehension Task

Fiction Reading Comprehension Task

An extract from James Bond: Goldfinger. You could show students the clip for extra engagement! Can be used as cover or to enable students to focus on their reading comprehension and fully understand what they’re reading. Includes comprehension questions, inference, language and ‘evaluate’ questions leading nicely to Language Paper 1 (AQA) and Component 1 (Eduqas) Includes sentence starters for support and challenges to stretch and challenge.
lhowellpratt
Contemporary Novel KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

Contemporary Novel KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with the text Contemporary Novel in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
podmc002
Writing a Plan Complete Lesson – Gangsta Granny

Writing a Plan Complete Lesson – Gangsta Granny

** Writing a Plan Complete Lesson – Gangsta Granny** ** Complete Lesson on Writing a Plan, related to Gangsta Granny by David Walliams** This download includes a complete, KS2, English study lesson on the seventeenth chapter of the book Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. Teachers will get full resources and plans for teaching school children about writing plans in the classroom. Children will read and discuss the chapter. There is a PowerPoint to explain the activity and then practice independently. There is also a short chapter summary sheet for kids to complete to reflect on the chapter read and share their ideas. You will need a copy of the book Gangsta Granny; everything else needed is included in this download. This download includes: Full and detailed lesson plan PowerPoint slides for the lesson Example shared write Writing frame Chapter review sheets Planning sheet This is the seventeenth chapter in my Gangsta Granny series of lessons, the first is here Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here ** Some of my other products: ** ** Big Science Bundle Pack** ** Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook ** Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit
TheGingerTeacher
Blood Brothers KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

Blood Brothers KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with the text Blood Brothers in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
podmc002
Persuasive Writing: Analysis and Scenario Revision

Persuasive Writing: Analysis and Scenario Revision

Students really enjoyed this lesson! Said it was one of the funnest persuasive writing revision lessons they had ever done. An engaging starter exploring historical context. A starter selling a run-down house with persasive devices. An analysis of MLK speech (with differentiated questions). 3 (funny) scenarios whereby pupils must create short ‘talks’ and include specific success criteria focusing on purpose, audience, format and tone. A peer assessment plenary.
lhowellpratt
Introduction to Shakespeare KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

Introduction to Shakespeare KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with the text Introduction to Shakespeare in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
podmc002
An Inspector Calls KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

An Inspector Calls KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with the text An Inspector Calls in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
podmc002
A Christmas Carol KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

A Christmas Carol KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with the text A Christmas Carol in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
podmc002
The Hunger Games - Collins' Key Messages!

The Hunger Games - Collins' Key Messages!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to understand the key messages communicated by Suzanne Collins throughout ‘The Hunger Games.’ Students gain knowledge about Collins’ life, influences, and beliefs, in addition to developing their understanding of the other contextual features of the novel. They link this knowledge to what they read in several extracts from the text. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Gaining knowledge Suzanne Collins’ life in order to understand her influences in writing the novel; Researching features of social and cultural context; Linking their knowledge about Collins’ life and their understanding of context to what they read in extracts from the text (extracts from Chapters 1, 18, and 27); Determining Collins’ key messages in writing the text; Arguing the extent to which they agree with Collins’ key ideas; Self assessing their learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive;’ Extracts from The Hunger Games (from Chapters 1, 18, and 27); Research template; Essay template for the writing to argue piece; Writing to argue helpsheet; A comprehensive lesson plan; All resources are provided in Word (for easy editing) and PDF (to ensure formatting remains fixed between different computers). There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 8 classes, however colleagues have used them for between years 5 and 10 with some adaptations. Please note that students will need internet access for the introductory research task. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
To Autumn: Keats Analysis and Guided questions

To Autumn: Keats Analysis and Guided questions

An engaging, informative lesson. GUiding pupils through guided annotations using the ‘SMILE’ acroynym and featuring a goldfish, dog and elephant plenary. Differentiated with a plenty of ‘challenge’ opportunities throughout.
lhowellpratt
Storytelling and Writing Station Centre Spin-a-Story Set 3

Storytelling and Writing Station Centre Spin-a-Story Set 3

This storytelling and writing centre will enable students to tell and write humorous, creative stories, either on their own, with a partner or small group. Deciding on what to write in a story is often the hardest part for young writers. This resource helps eliminate that problem for students. These fun and engaging prompts will have your students excited to spin/throw and write their own stories! The cards provide endless combinations of characters, settings, props and wow! words, to entertain, have fun and get creative! Students can use this storytelling and writing centre over and over throughout the entire year, as the possibilities are endless! CONTENT • Cover • Table of Contents • Teacher Notes/Instructions • Centre Layout • Spinner • Cube • Character Cards x 6 • Settings Cards x 6 • Props Cards x 6 • Wow Words x 6 • Writing pages (various sizes) • Writing Help Mat • TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 32 Storytelling and Writing Station Centre Spin-a-Story Set 1 Storytelling and Writing Station Centre Spin-a-Story Set 2
TeachersToolkit
Love and Relationships - Follower

Love and Relationships - Follower

A fully differentiated lesson on Follower by Seamus Heaney that analyses how the narrator sees his relationship with his father, as his father works as a farmer and he is the awkward nuisance as a child that follows him around. 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.
Lead_Practitioner
Amulet poetry - explore and create poetry with patterns - four sessions - expanded noun phrases

Amulet poetry - explore and create poetry with patterns - four sessions - expanded noun phrases

I love using ‘Amulet’ by the amazing Ted Hughes as a model for children’s poetry writing. Here are four sessions that explore this rich and powerful poem in creative ways. By the end of session 4, children will have created powerful poems of their own. Suitable for Key Stage 2. Objectives covered: Part 1 Understanding a poem I can discuss a poem in a group, listen carefully to others and build on my own ideas. I can explore the meaning of tricky words and phrases. I can infer what the poet may have been thinking. Part 2 Reciting a poem I can read using intonation to add meaning I can visualise a poem I can recite a poem from memory Part 3 Exploring nouns and noun phrases and gathering ideas I understand the terms noun and noun phrase I can use precise nouns and rich descriptive language Part 4 Creating poems of our own I can create a magical poem with patterns Your class will love creating poems in the style of Ted Hughes!
extra golden-time
Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms and Antonyms

Suitable for Key Stage 2 students to encourage them to develop their vocabulary by using more interesting synonyms and antonyms.
lf299
Sentence Worksheets

Sentence Worksheets

A small collection of worksheets working through what a sentence is, simple, compound and complex sentences and how to use semi-colons/how not to comma splice. We use these as starters once a week.
rustyfeathers
English KS3 Takeaway Homework Menus

English KS3 Takeaway Homework Menus

16 KS3 takeaway homework menus specifically for KS3 schemes of learning. Each menu has a different takeaway restaurant from Mcdonalds to Subway and starts with “extra mild” through to “extra hot” to reach those high achievers. See below for the list of work schemes covered: A Christmas Carol An Inspector Calls Beginning the Bard (Introduction to Shakespeare) Blood Brothers Contemporary Novel Dystopian Literature Gothic Literature Literary Extracts and Creative Writing Macbeth KS3 Me Myself and I (Autobiographical) Of Mice and Men Poetry from Other Cultures Romeo and Juliet KS3 Unseen Poetry KS3 War Literature War Language
podmc002
Quiz Bundle: 5 Quizzes - Ideal  for End of Year / End of Term

Quiz Bundle: 5 Quizzes - Ideal for End of Year / End of Term

This bundle contains five one-hundred question quizzes. Ideal for end of year / end of term. Contents include End of Year 2018 Quiz Eggheads Summer Quiz Post Football World Cup Quiz Book Quiz Biology Quiz Click on the individual links for further details. All the quizzes are fully editable. Each quiz contains 100 questions, most contain multiple choice answers, with varying degrees of challenge. They can be administered in a variety of ways - to individuals or teams. The answers can be found by clicking on the image on the bottom right-hand corner of each slide. Answers can be given either as you go through the quiz or at the end. An answer sheet is provided to allow individuals/teams to record their answers. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this ‘must have’ step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!
Krazikas
Accountable Talk Discussion Rubric/Checklist (Bonus Accountable Talk Stems)

Accountable Talk Discussion Rubric/Checklist (Bonus Accountable Talk Stems)

This product contains an Accountable Talk Rubric and Checklist that I made for my students within group discussions and/or collaborative activities. There is a bonus list of Accountable Talk stems that the students can use as a guide . Source Source:https://goo.gl/fAw3Dh Image Source:https://goo.gl/HQykjj Enjoy!! Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support!!
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Dr. Mengele: Angel of Death (Cloze and Context Clue Activity) (Videos and Key Included!!)

Dr. Mengele: Angel of Death (Cloze and Context Clue Activity) (Videos and Key Included!!)

Context Clues and Word Elimination (Cloze Method) strategies have been proven to enhance the comprehension of higher level texts. Due to this finding, I have used these methods with my middle school students. First, I copied and pasted the entire article, *The Road to the Nuremberg Trials*, onto a Google Doc. Then, I chunked each paragraph or separate passage within the text. Secondly, I placed engaging visuals that directly aligned with the text within the text. Thirdly, I read through the passages again to denote Tier 2 and 3 terms that I knew that my students may not know and eliminated them. I placed a line or blank line in its place. I checked to ensure that there were definitive words/phrases around the missing word that could verify or prove the term's meaning within its context. Fourthly, I created multiple choice terms: Three (3) are icorrect and one (1) was the missing term. Fifth, I added an EXPLANATION box where the students are to explain why their answer choice was correct using EVIDENCE from the text. ** NOTE: During the process, the students must go through the following steps: 1. Read the passage. 2. Read the terms. 3. Think about what word would LOGICALLY fit in the missing blank based upon the sentences and terms within the text. 4. Indicate your word choice. 5. Turn and Talk with your group members to explain your thinking. 6. Explain your findings in COMPLETE SENTENCES using EVIDENCE FROM the TEXT to JUSTIFY your answer choice. ** This process is first scaffolded by me using Think-Alouds and annotations several times as I gradually release the level of responsibilityy to the students. **Activity Key** For demonstration purposes, I have included a key for the activity. The responses are based on the proficient and advanced levels (3 and 4). Please feel free to modify it as you deem necessary. ** Bonus Video** I have included two videos based upon the **Context Clue and Cloze methods.** ** Best Practices: High School Reading Strategies Instructor: Mary Katherine Keeting and Robert Seebring** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y00Oe-cODw&t=82s **Cloze Procedure by Andrea Powell** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz8v7bffUTY&t=4s Note: The documents are in PDF. Please feel free to use DocHub or other program to allow you and your students to write in the activity using a computer. Image Resource: Information Resource: https://goo.gl/eAVEhD Enjoy!
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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!
kidsprintouts
“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!
learningisawesomewithmrsalinas
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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Dirt Diary (Dedicated Independent Reflection Time)

Dirt Diary (Dedicated Independent Reflection Time)

This is a resource for English and as a whole school initiative. Students learn 10 words from across the curriculum and reflect on what they’ve learnt that week. This is really useful as an exercise for form tutors and to improve both literacy and reflective writing.
matthewcoe
Idiom Quiz II (15 MC Questions) (Key Included)

Idiom Quiz II (15 MC Questions) (Key Included)

This product includes an Idiom activity. It has 15 multiple choice questions. Each question has a short passage that uses the idiom in context. Enjoy!! Key is included. Imaage Source: Activity Source: Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support.
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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.
academytutoringnul
Guided Reading Stickers

Guided Reading Stickers

Stickers set to print correctly on A4 16 sticker pages. Great to stick into home/school diaries to let parents know they have been part of a guided reading session and who with.
Kayleighp92
Context Clue Quiz (4 MC Questions) (Key Included)

Context Clue Quiz (4 MC Questions) (Key Included)

Context Clue quiz. The students read a sentence with a highlighted term. Based on how the term is used in the sentence, or in its context, the students will determine the proper definition from four answer choices. Key included Image Source: https://goo.gl/gdvNzF 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
rageth