Fact And Fiction Reading Questions For Any Book

Fact And Fiction Reading Questions For Any Book

A selection of fiction and non-fiction reading questions that will fit any text or book. The answers can be written by the pupils or the questions can be asked verbally by any other person. This could be teaching, support staff or other pupils in lessons or parents/carers at home. These questions mean that any book can be used as a teaching resource or an assessment tool and that you no longer have to find or prepare activities to fit such a wide variety of texts. Since you can select any text you wish, you can choose books that fit both the pupils reading level and their interests. Each question has four stages of difficulty so this can also be used as an assessment tool.
bbunwise
Macbeth Key Quote Posters

Macbeth Key Quote Posters

A collection of 22 Macbeth key quote posters that I designed for my YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6FWr2lNsng. They are all quotes from Macbeth the character or about Macbeth throughout the whole play. These could be useful for student revision or for display purposes in the classroom.
Lead_Practitioner
Generic Factual Reading Questions For Any Book

Generic Factual Reading Questions For Any Book

A selection of reading questions for use with any factual text or book. Each question has four stages of difficulty so they can be used as an assessment tool. The questions can be used in reading sessions or at home. The pupils can write the answers or the questions can be verbally asked by anybody. These questions mean that pupils can choose to read any book and you will be able to provide them with differentiated questions that suit.
bbunwise
Excerpt from Barrio Boy Novel by Ernesto Galarza Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis Test

Excerpt from Barrio Boy Novel by Ernesto Galarza Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis Test

This 28-question multiple-choice reading analysis/comprehension test on an excerpt from Barrio Boy novel by Ernesto Galarza has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). Excerpt summary: Ernesto is enrolled at a new school where he learns English with his new teacher, Miss Ryan (see linked excerpt below). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the selection, plot development, characterization, author’s purpose, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, literary devices, and figurative language. 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
A Midsummer Night's Dream Scene by Scene Multiple Choice Quizzes and Tests

A Midsummer Night's Dream Scene by Scene Multiple Choice Quizzes and Tests

Midsummer Night’s Dream Scene by Scene Quizzes of between 10 and 20 multiple choice questions. All are available as printouts and ppt presentations with one question per slide to aid feedback or so quizzes can easily be turned into a class competition. A full answer key is provided and everything is printable and editable. A quiz on the opening scene which asks for short written responses. This can be used with any age group though it is probably better suited to 14 years old and upwards, GCSE and A Level or similar age curriculums.
elaine253
Generic Fiction Reading Questions For Any Book

Generic Fiction Reading Questions For Any Book

A selection of reading questions that will fit any fiction book or story. There are 4 stages of difficulty for each question so they can be used as an assessment tool. They can also be used effectively in a reading session meaning that pupils have a greater choice of reading materials since you will not have to prepare different tasks on every possible book they may wish to read. They can be answered on paper by the pupil or be asked verbally by any member of staff or by parents/carers at home. Inference questions are included.
bbunwise
Gangsta Granny KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Gangsta Granny KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of David Walliams’ ‘Gangsta Granny.’ Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the upper KS2 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as 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 children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: ‘An Interview with Granny’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;’ ‘Walliams’ Description’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Explain meanings of words that they know and ask the meaning of new words. Link the meaning of new words to words that they already know;’ ‘Mr Parker Character Profile!’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;’ ‘Figurative Language in Gangsta Granny’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, to create an impact on the reader.’ Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is 21 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).
TandLGuru
Essay Questions, Thesis Statements and Ideas for A Midsummer Night's Dream

Essay Questions, Thesis Statements and Ideas for A Midsummer Night's Dream

15 A Midsummer Night’s Dream critical thinking essay question cards, indicative content and marking sheets. Best for A Level or extending GCSE students, or any curriculum ages 14+. All resources are printable and editable. Each has a challenging and engaging central essay question, with the remainder of the page given over to a number of thought provoking and sophisticated thesis statements or ideas which students can extend to form a complete essay. Questions focus on: love, power, characterization, the influence of setting, narrative methods, justice and morality, reality and illusion, the conventions of Shakespearen comedy, argument and conflict, plays and acting roles, rebellion and dissent, transformation and personal identity, the value a society places on free will, the consequences of argument and conflict, the interplay of states of order and chaos. Essay focuses are concerned with enabling comment on the human condition and the structures of the world around us. Samuel Pepys’ Review Essay Task: a highly engaging essay task asking students to respond to a 17th century negative review of the play. The task is presented in a 4 page hand out which provides step by step tuition in how to form sophisticated, convincing response ideas, source textual evidence and write engaging, analytical and perceptive paragraphs. An additional 2 page resource consists of exemplar paragraphs and a short essay are provided with a list of useful vocabulary and perceptive ideas for students to adapt and use. This is available in 2 alternative formats for teacher choice. A graphic organiser to assist students in forming specific, complex ideas is included as are two Marking Rubrics.
elaine253
Using Similes in Poetry; Complete Lesson  – Gangsta Granny

Using Similes in Poetry; Complete Lesson – Gangsta Granny

This download includes a complete, English lesson on the twenty-fifth chapter of the book Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. The lesson focuses on how to use similes and create poetry. The lesson uses the events in the chapter as a base. Children will read and discuss the chapter. There is a detailed PowerPoint to ensure children understand similes and look in detail at a short poem. The class will write a simile poem together and then the children will use writing frames and cloze sheets to create their own. There is also a short chapter summary sheet for children to complete to reflect on the chapter read. 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 Complete lesson PowerPoint Poem prompt sheet Example anchor chart Cloze sheet and answers Chapter review sheets This is the twenty-fifth 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
Robert Frost CCEA A Level Poetry Analysis

Robert Frost CCEA A Level Poetry Analysis

This bundle contains PowerPoints on every Seamus Heaney poem in the current CCEA AS Specification. These PowerPoints have been designed to promote student success in their exam response to Seamus Heaney’s poetry, and each one contains the following: Detailed, line-by-line analysis of poetic devices and language for each poem (AO2) Contextual information on Heaney and specific context on each poem (AO3) Questions on the relevant themes of each poem to assist with the thematic connections with Frost’s poetry (AO4) Detailed stanza-by-stanza/line-by-line questions to prompt critical analysis from pupils (AO2) Pre-reading tasks and post-analysis questions to consolidate understanding of the poem Included poems- Into My Own, Mowing, Going For Water, Mending Wall, After Apple-Picking, The Road Not Taken, Birches, “Out, Out-”, For Once Then Something, Gathering Leaves, Acquainted With The Night, Desert Places.
mcrossan92
Birches by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

Birches by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

This detailed 19 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Frost’s “Birches” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Robert Frost(AO3) -Context on “Birches” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Themes of Childhood Experiences, Self-Discovery and Nature
mcrossan92
Functional Skills Reading Tips + Practice Papers

Functional Skills Reading Tips + Practice Papers

This document provides tips for finding the answers to Functional Skills reading questions. It then gives 3 example reading tests where these tips are put into practice. The final text is written in made-up language, but the pupils will still be able to find the answers using the reading tips that they have learned. This is a great tool for introducing pupils to Functional Skills reading and to increasing pupil confidence.
bbunwise
AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2, Section A Revision Lessons - June 2018 Paper

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2, Section A Revision Lessons - June 2018 Paper

A 33 slide lesson presentation taking students through Paper 2 Section A of the June 2018 paper. The presentation walks students through each question on Section A and provides opportunity for self assessment and reflection. Model answers and a generic mark scheme for each question provided. I have not uploaded the sources due to copyright restrictions but they are available to download from the AQA GCSE English Language page under ‘assessment resources’. This would be an excellent resource to teach or revise the skills for Paper 2 Section A or to use after students have completed a mock using the 2018 paper to walk them through the strengths and weaknesses of their response.
RojoResources
KS3 English. 'Holes' by Louis Sachar

KS3 English. 'Holes' by Louis Sachar

KS 3 Unit of work on Holes. Eduqas Assessment Objectives are used but resources and activities can used for AQA spec also. Twenty two lessons included with accompanying worksheets, starters, activities, games, writing and group discussion tasks. Unit has two assessments- one peer-assessed; one summative assessment based on the comparison of texts. Covers the assessment objectives: AO1: Identify and interpret information and ideas • identify information from across the text to show my understanding. • make deductions drawn from close reading of the text, eg the writer starts his sentences with verbs to give instructions to the reader. AO2: Analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers • make detailed comments on some of the writer’s choices (Sentences, paragraphs, punctuation and vocabulary), eg the repetition of ‘Do you care?’ makes the reader feel guilty for ignoring the problem of animals. AO3: Compare writers’ ideas and perspectives across two or more texts • make more developed comments on similarities/differences between texts A04: Evaluate texts and support this with appropriate textual references.
Yomama1234
Fry's First 100 Sight Words QR Codes

Fry's First 100 Sight Words QR Codes

Help students to learn to read sight words from the Fry First 100 list with these fun QR codes. Once scanned students will be able to listen, watch and sing along with nearly 120 songs and activities based around these early words. The words covered include the following 73 Fry First 100 Words … the, of, and, a, to, in, is, you, that, it, was, for, on, are, as, with, his, they, I, at, be, this, have, one, had, by, but, not, what, all, were, we, can, said, there, an, she, do, their, if, up, about, out, many, her, make, like, him, into, look, two, go, see, no, could, my, been, who, am, down, did, get, come. Great for word work or daily 5 stations. Can be used individually, in small groups or with the class. Great for independent work and learning.
MrsHsRoom
Early Sight Word QR Codes

Early Sight Word QR Codes

Help students learn to read sight words. The words covered include … I, am, to, is, the, go, on, up, look, here, said, it, in, at, come, we, went, can, see, my, are, for, shouted, thank you, away, where, as, if, and, an, no, you, there, like, after, big, little, her, she, not, with, play, get, have, who, make. These beginning words are from Magenta, Red, Yellow and Blue reading levels (NZ). Once QR codes are scanned students will be able to listen, watch and sing along with more than 100 songs and activities based around these early words. Great for word work or daily 5 stations. Can be used individually, in small groups or with the class. Great for independent work and learning.
MrsHsRoom
'm' Sound Phonics Bundle 36 Pages | Phonics Resources | Phonics Worksheets | CVC Words | EYFS

'm' Sound Phonics Bundle 36 Pages | Phonics Resources | Phonics Worksheets | CVC Words | EYFS

Teach the ‘m’ sound with 15 pages of no prep phonics worksheets. Available in color and in eco friendly black and white. Use each resource individually or print out the whole sound book for each student to work through. RESOURCES INCLUDED Find the ‘m’ sound Picture matching (cvc words) Sentence starters Be an ‘m’ sound detective Handwriting using the ‘m’ sound Spelling using the ‘m’ sound Real and alien words using the ‘m’ sound ‘m’ sound word comprehension Word list quiz (cvc) The ideal way to teach the ‘m’ phonics sound. Take a look at my website www.readwithphonics.com for interactive phonics games!
PhonicsSophie
Reading Pick a Path

Reading Pick a Path

Help reduce the dreaded holiday reading slump! Students choose from a range of fun reading and writing activities as they move their way from the start to the end of the map. Colour each square once completed. Works for a variety of levels and a range of texts. 4 different Reading Pick a Paths included! Also great if students are having time off during term time for any reason. Similar to reading bingo.
MrsHsRoom
100 common words flash cards

100 common words flash cards

Separate sections for difficulty groups are 20, 30 and 50. Based off the most common words in text. Useful for all readers including ESL to improve identifying words in text.
natashalukic92
Never Let Me Go Lesson Bundle!

Never Let Me Go Lesson Bundle!

These engaging, varied, and informative lessons have been designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of the plot, characters, language, and key messages in Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel ‘Never Let Me Go.’ The lessons enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key features of content, language, and structure, in addition to considering Ishiguro’s key intentions in writing the novel. All of the resources that you need to teach are included in the bundle: Whole lesson step-by-step PowerPoint presentations, informative and engaging , worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. Contained in the bundle are lessons based on: Characterisation of Tommy, Ishiguro’s Use of Language, Ruth, The Dystopian Novel, The Human Cloning Debate, and The Theme of Life and Death. 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.
TandLGuru
Never Let Me Go Huge Bundle!

Never Let Me Go Huge Bundle!

This bundle contains all of the Never Let Me Go lessons, the comprehension activities booklet, the knowledge organiser and the Pointless game! These engaging, varied, and informative lessons have been designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of the plot, characters, language, and key messages in Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel ‘Never Let Me Go.’ The lessons enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key features of content, language, and structure, in addition to considering Ishiguro’s key intentions in writing the novel. All of the resources that you need to teach are included in the bundle: Whole lesson step-by-step PowerPoint presentations, informative and engaging , worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. Contained in the bundle are lessons based on: Characterisation of Tommy; Ishiguro’s Use of Language; Ruth; The Dystopian Novel; The Human Cloning Debate The Theme of Life and Death Plus the 30-page comprehension booklet, the knowledge organiser and the Lord of the Flies Pointless Game! 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.
TandLGuru
Never Let Me Go - The Dystopian Novel!

Never Let Me Go - The Dystopian Novel!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to understand how ‘Never Let Me Go’ fits the form of a dystopian novel. In particular, students develop their understanding of the key features of dystopian texts, before identifying and explaining where these are prevalent in the novel. Subsequent to this, they consider the messages that Ishiguro aims to get across through his dystopian features, before designing their own dystopian story plans. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Defining utopias and dystopias, and gaining an understanding of their key features; Finding the features of dystopias within the text, using relevant and precise textual evidence; Reflecting on Ishiguro’s key meanings and ideas behind his dystopia, through watching and reading his interviews, and answering comprehension questions; Using their deep understanding of dystopian texts to create their own dystopian story plan; Peer assessing each others’ learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; ‘Features of Dystopia in Never Let Me Go’ worksheet; Interviews with Kazuo Ishiguro (video link and printed extract); Dystopian story plan template Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 9 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
“The Luckiest Time of All” Short Story by Lucille Clifton Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis Test

“The Luckiest Time of All” Short Story by Lucille Clifton Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis Test

This 28-question multiple-choice reading analysis/comprehension test on the short story “The Luckiest Time of All” by Lucille Clifton 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, vocabulary, literary devices, and figurative language. 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
Of Mice and Men Complete SoW Bundle

Of Mice and Men Complete SoW Bundle

22 PowerPoints covering analysis of the entire text. All handouts included. A range of activities, including close textual analysis, creative writing, speaking and listening tasks and assessment preparation for two different GCSE style questions. Designed for a mixed ability Year 9 class.
emmaclee
Of Mice and Men, Chapters 5 and 6

Of Mice and Men, Chapters 5 and 6

5 PowerPoints plus handouts focused on Chapters 5 and 6 of the text. A variety of tasks, including close textual analysis, creative writing and assessment preparation with sample responses. Designed for a mixed ability Year 9 group.
emmaclee
The Listeners - A complete Literacy Unit for Y6

The Listeners - A complete Literacy Unit for Y6

This is a complete literacy unit of 15 lessons aimed at Year 6 based on the poem The Listeners by Walter de la Mare. This is an amazingly rich piece of poetry and lends itself to some fantastic thinking, discussion, drama activities and creative writing. The resource contains a three week set of outline lessons plans learning objectives success criteria key teaching points to establish. lesson resources additional suggestions for cross curricular working. This will be of interest to you if you are teaching in Year 6 or in a mixed year 5 / 6 class, are new to Year 6 or are homeschooling your children.
TeachingRainbows
Desert Places by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

Desert Places by Robert Frost- Poetry Analysis (A Level)

This detailed 18 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Frost’s “Desert Places” to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Robert Frost(AO3) -Context on “Desert Places” (AO3) -Pre-reading tasks -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Theme of Grief and Loss
mcrossan92
Writing Story Settings Lesson – Gangsta Granny

Writing Story Settings Lesson – Gangsta Granny

** Complete Lesson on Writing Settings Related to Gangsta Granny by David Walliams** This download includes a complete, lesson on writing story settings based on the twenty-fourth chapter of the book Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. Children will read and discuss the chapter. There is a PowerPoint to explain good settings with examples and the elements broken down. Children can then plan and write their own settings independently. There is also a short chapter summary sheet for children to complete to reflect on the chapter read. You will need a copy of the book Gangsta Granny; everything else needed is included in this download. Please note the page numbers referenced refer to the paperback version, although the page needed is indicated as clearly as possible to avoid any confusion. This download includes: Full and detailed lesson plan PowerPoint slides for the lesson Mind Map sheets LA Cloze sheets MA / HA writing frames Description word mats Chapter review sheets This is the twenty-fourth 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
NEW Bundle - 2018 Key Stage 1 SATs Question Level Analysis (QLA) - Maths, Reading and SPaG

NEW Bundle - 2018 Key Stage 1 SATs Question Level Analysis (QLA) - Maths, Reading and SPaG

Includes: KS1 2018 Maths SATs QLA KS1 2018 Reading SATs QLA KS1 2018 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar SATs QLA Easy to use Excel Spreadsheets to analyse the above SATs test scores using Question Level Analysis (QLA). All papers are analysed and will highlight students’ areas of strength and weaknesses in key maths (number, calculation, problem solving, handling data, shape and measurement), reading (drawing on knowledge of vocabulary to understand texts; identifying and explaining key aspects of fiction and non-fiction texts, such as characters, events, titles and information; identifying and explaining the sequence of events in texts; and making inferences from texts) and SPaG (grammatical terms/word classes; functions of sentences; combining words, phrases and clauses; verb tenses and consistency; punctuation; vocabulary; and spelling) areas. Simply add the students’ name and their score and the spreadsheet will update and produce graphs based on their answers.
hgj11myu
NEW - Key Stage 1 Reading 2018 SATs Question Level Analysis (QLA)

NEW - Key Stage 1 Reading 2018 SATs Question Level Analysis (QLA)

An easy to use Excel Spreadsheet to analyse the reading test scores from the 2018 KS1 SATs though Question Level Analysis (QLA). Both Papers 1 and 2 are analysed. Will highlight students’ areas of strength and weaknesses in key reading areas including: drawing on knowledge of vocabulary to understand texts; identifying and explaining key aspects of fiction and non-fiction texts, such as characters, events, titles and information; identifying and explaining the sequence of events in texts; and making inferences from texts. Simply add the students’ names and their scores and the spreadsheet will update and produce graphs.
hgj11myu
Context Clues

Context Clues

Short comprehension activity based on finding context clues. Questions about: prefixes, root words, synonyms and antonyms. Designed for Autumn Year 3.
bacau
Context Clues

Context Clues

A short comprehension activity based on finding context clues. I planned this for the start of the year for Year 3. It helps the children to always refer to the text when answering a question and back up their ideas with evidence.
bacau
Never Let Me Go - Ruth!

Never Let Me Go - Ruth!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make clear, detailed and well-informed interpretations of the character of Ruth in ‘Never Let Me Go.’ In particular, students develop their understanding of how the character is introduced and developed, drawing on a varied range of textual evidence from across the novel, before demonstrating their understanding of how the character through writing a letter from her viewpoint. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Reading an extract detailing Ruth’s introduction in the novel and answering comprehension questions about the initial portrayal of her character; Finding quotations in order to back up ideas about how her character is developed over the course of the novel; Understanding how Ruth reflects Ishiguro’s key meanings and ideas; Using their deep understanding of Ruth’s character to write a letter from her perspective; Peer assessing each others’ learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Quote Detectives Worksheet; Selected extract (from chapter 5); Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 9 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Excerpt from An American Childhood by Annie Dillard Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis & Comprehension

Excerpt from An American Childhood by Annie Dillard Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis & Comprehension

This 26-question multiple-choice reading analysis/comprehension test on this excerpt from An American Childhood by Annie Dillard has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). Summary of selection: Annie plays football and baseball with the local boys then they hit a car with snowballs and the driver chases her and another boy down and only says, “You stupid kids”. It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the selection, plot development, characterization, author’s purpose, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, literary devices, and figurative language. 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
Books We've Read: Reading Display

Books We've Read: Reading Display

Needing some inspiration for my reading corner, I created this display in order to show case the children’s reading books. The idea behind it is that the book templates will be printed out for children to fill in whenever they complete a book. They can draw the front cover and fill in the blurb on the back and the teacher can laminate the books and hang them from a string underneath the heading. It’s a super cute idea to show off all the books that you’re class have read and let’s face it, it looks really colorful in your reading area. Included: *The display name: “Books we’ve Read” *Book templates to print out. (See cover photo for a clearer idea).
TheIrishTeacher