Primary English language learning resources: non fiction

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Escape from Alcatraz Comprehension

Escape from Alcatraz Comprehension

A newspaper article and questions based on the event of the Escape from Alcatraz. Designed for GCSE students, studying 9-1 GCSE, the non-fiction element. Answers are included also.

By Sazo123

Explanation text template - How to operate a UFO

Explanation text template - How to operate a UFO

I read 'Aquila' by Ian Norriss with my Year 5 class and they loved it! While looking at explanation texts, I created these templates for the children to explain how they would operate their very own UFO. The children were very creative and loved this lesson.

By juliannebritton

Stone Age to Iron Age Reading Comprehension Bundle

Stone Age to Iron Age Reading Comprehension Bundle

New Tes accounts can get this resource for free using code CRAFTY at checkout! Return users get 20% off this resource using code HAPPYSHOPPER at checkout! This Stone Age to Iron Age Reading Comprehension Bundle contains 3 reading comprehension activities designed for lower KS2. They can be used for guided reading, whole class reading, homework activities or individual comprehension based on the Stone Age topic. This topics covered are: 1. Iron Age Hill Forts Recount 2. Skara Brae (A Stone Age settlement) 3. Stone, Bronze & Iron Ages - Information Text Each pack contains the text, two pages of questions, an additional challenge and an answer key.

By KS2History

Characterization Comprehension Passage

Characterization Comprehension Passage

This comprehension passage I wrote, is entertaining, as well as inferential. It could be used to teach characterization, inferences, or problem & solution, among many others. It is easy reading and has comprehension questions at the end to test students understanding of character traits.

By Butterfly242

Summer Holiday Reading Bingo!

Summer Holiday Reading Bingo!

Give your pupils a reading challenge over the holidays with this new Summer Reading Bingo, created in partnership with the booksfortopics.com team. Instructions 1. Print out the bingo cards for pupils to take home over the summer holidays. 2. When pupils return to school after the holidays you can award prizes, housepoints or certificates for a completed line or for a full house!

By KS2History

The Romans Book - a comprehensive reference resource!

The Romans Book - a comprehensive reference resource!

This child-friendly 48 page eBook covers all aspects of Roman life. Use it as a whole class teaching tool by showing the PDF on a large display (e.g. an interactive whiteboard), print it for children to read independently, let your pupils access it on a mobile device for research purposes, or use it to learn about the Romans during your guided reading sessions. Chapters in the ebook include: * Who were the Ancient Romans? * Romans families, * Roman children, * Roman fashion, * Roman food and drink, * Roman jobs, * Roman houses and towns, * Roman entertainment, * Roman religion * The Roman army. A comprehensive glossary is also included at the end of the book. Find other related resources in our Romans Pack at https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/the-romans-pack/

By teachingideas

The Plants Book - A quality reference resource for children

The Plants Book - A quality reference resource for children

Discover the wonderful world of plants with this child-friendly guide to plant growth, pollination, photosynthesis, classification, adaptation and much more! Chapters inside the book include: * What are plants? * Types of plants, * Parts of a plant, * Making food, * Plant reproduction, * Seed dispersal, * Non-flowering plants, * Life in extreme conditions, * Plant protection, * Humans and plants, * Animals and plants, * Common British plants. A comprehensive glossary is also included on the final page of the PDF. Find other related resources in our popular Plants Pack at https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/the-plants-pack/

By teachingideas

End of Year!

End of Year!

End of year activities for primary! A bundle of three of our popular end of term activities! 1. End of term iPhone activity booklet. 2. Fidget Spinner All About Me activities (end of term/transition). 3. All About Me time capsules - fill these in at the end of term and pass on to the next teacher to be opened in a year's time! 3 great activities to have up your sleeve for the end of term! BONUS FREEBIE: Summer Holiday Bingo!

By KS2History

The history of Halloween - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

The history of Halloween - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the origins of Halloween and explains how some of our modern day Halloween traditions came to be. The text also gives an account of how this ancient holiday is celebrated around the world in our modern day and time. After carefully reading a text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises, gap filling exercises and a fun word search. The text can also be used for vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.

By MariaPht

Exploring London

Exploring London

Lesson plan using a virtual tour in London. Students have to find information about popular London attractions, complete a True/False task and then design a route using Google maps.

By effiekka76

20 WRITING, READING, SPEAKING HANDOUTS: BUNDLE

20 WRITING, READING, SPEAKING HANDOUTS: BUNDLE

This Bundle Includes: 1. Writing Handouts - * Argumentation * Article Writing * Biography Writing * Creative Writing * Dialogue Writing * Formal Letter Writing * Imaginative writing * Informal Letter Writing * Paragraphing * Report Writing * Reviews * Setting and Plot * Summarizing 2. Language Learning Handouts - * Comparison Devices * Literary Analysis * Personification * Prefixes and Suffixes 3. Speaking Handouts - * Classroom Debate 4. Reading Handouts - * Guided Reading * Skim, Scan, and Read

By john421969