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
VCOP - A basic introduction

VCOP - A basic introduction

A 14-slide presentation illustrating how to use VCOP (Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers, Punctuation) in your classroom to enhance learning. Also included is a useful writing mat and 4 VCOP display triangles.
Lresources4teachers
The Tempest - Key Quotations

The Tempest - Key Quotations

A booklet composed of the key key quotes that students should take time to commit to memory! This summary quote booklet should become rehearsed daily ;)
Badgerdog2
Of Mice and Men: seventeen chronological lessons tracking the journey of George and Lennie.

Of Mice and Men: seventeen chronological lessons tracking the journey of George and Lennie.

Seventeen complete lessons with work sheets embedded into the PowerPoint slides and ready to print off. Each lesson tracks through the novel as you read it with your class. All lessons are differentiated with support and challenge tasks. Lessons include interactive activities, pair/group work, independent tasks for thoughtful responses and all are aimed at making pupils increasingly independent as the lessons progress. This SOW was used to teach Year 8 Set 2 and 3. The pages references relate to the Penguin Red Classics 2006 edition of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.
A-S00010764
War Photographer

War Photographer

Complete lesson on ‘War Photographer’ with a variety of carefully chosen images to support lower ability.
hw371
The Emigrée

The Emigrée

Complete lesson on ‘The Emigrée’ with a variety of carefully chosen images to support lower ability.
hw371
Never Let Me Go - The Human Cloning Debate!

Never Let Me Go - The Human Cloning Debate!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to explore and consider the ideas and perspectives regarding human cloning in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. In particular, students research and understand the key factors in the human cloning debate, interpret and analyse how Ishiguro applies these concepts throughout Never Let Me Go, and then use these influences to argue their own viewpoint on the human cloning debate. . The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Understanding and further researching the key factors in the human cloning debate; Linking their understanding of the human cloning debate to what they read in the novel;’ Answering comprehension questions about human cloning in Never Let Me Go; Analysing Ishiguro’s key intentions in his depiction of life for clones in the novel; Applying their understanding of human cloning to their own writing to argue piece; Debating as a class whether human cloning should be allowed using their research notes and argument points; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts; Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Guided research template Selected extracts (from chapters 7, 12, 14 and 22); Writing to Argue Structure Strip; Writing to Argue Helpsheet; 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
Checking out me History

Checking out me History

Targetted questioning for each line of the poem supported by key images. Suitable for middle to higher abililty.
hw371
Bayonet Charge

Bayonet Charge

Suitable for middle ability. Use of clear images throughout to support less confident students. Designed to build students’ knowledge and skills leading up to their GCSE.
hw371
Superhero bookmarks

Superhero bookmarks

These were designed by me on an app. They are back to back and work best when printed on one sheet. Give out as bookmarks for rewards or to promote reading.
matt544
Great Expectations Bargain Pack!

Great Expectations Bargain Pack!

Contains: 75 detailed Quote Analysis cards Character Guide - Estella Character Guide - Pip Character Guide - Magwitch Character Guide - Miss Havisham Chapter Summary Overall Novel Guide (Structure, Form, Context, Themes) Buying these resources as a pack will save you 58% (£7.50)
SarahStubington
Pip Grade 9 Study Guide (Great Expectations)

Pip Grade 9 Study Guide (Great Expectations)

This is a 10 page study guide for Pip structured into sections of: Initial Impression, Character Development and Nuances, Final Impression, Relationships and Interactions and Purpose with a quote section at the bottom and key quotes in speech bubbles along the side. There is also a character summary and key chapter summary box at the top, specific to Pip. The aim of this resource is to provide easy revision that is tailored to the kind of questions that will come up in the exam, as it is structured to show the development of the character or their relationship with other characters. The quote section will also help students in closed book exams as they are all carefully selected to be applicable to a wide range of topics. The purpose section will be useful for students aiming for higher grades.
SarahStubington
Of Mice and Men Bundle

Of Mice and Men Bundle

A collection of Of Mice and Men lessons that are fully differentiated and resourced. Keep checking back as I add more and more resources to this collection. This bundle includes lessons on: Introduction and Historical Context Chapter One
Lead_Practitioner
Of Mice and Men - Chapter One

Of Mice and Men - Chapter One

We look at Of Mice and Men and Chapter One, with a focus on the relationship between Lennie and George and how John Steinbeck uses his language to get across their relationship and their personalities to the reader at the beginning of the novella. Additionally, we look at how Steinbeck uses foreshadowing to hint at the rest of the plot. A really useful lesson for students preparing for Literature exams but easily adaptable for younger students as well. Fully differentiated and resourced.
Lead_Practitioner
The Sign of Four Chapter 1 extract analysis support sheets

The Sign of Four Chapter 1 extract analysis support sheets

A series of work sheets designed to support students with their understanding and confidence with the text and develop their critical understanding of the context, language and content. Ideal for GCSE preparation or independent revision. I made this with the AQA literature specification in mind. Sheets are formatted to be printed on A3 I hope this supports your students as much as it has helped mine.
lizziedc92
Easy Peasy Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol

Easy Peasy Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol

A dyslexia-friendly, easy to read version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens condensed into 19 pages. This simple version could also be used with primary school children. Priority is given to plot, providing a starting point to exploring the original text.
ldnorris
KS3 English Language: Dracula

KS3 English Language: Dracula

KS3 Dracula Unit of work 20 lessons. KS3 English Literature Reading and Writing exercises for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’. Entire unit of work including 20 lessons based on the classical graphic novel published by Classical Comics. The resources can be used as an accompaniment to the original text too. The resources included allow for students to debate motives and themes in the novel and to respond to key sections of the novel commenting upon Stoker’s use of language, use of technique and the intended effect upon the audience. Plot and narrative devices are considered closely too. Writing aspects of the unit encourage students to use the conventions of gothic literature and the introduction to the unit helps students to recognise and replicate the elements of what defines and is typical of the gothic genre. The unit ends with the chilling inevitability of an assessed section from the text with support with modelling responses atypical with KS4 English responses to texts.
Yomama1234
Year 4 Planning Complete Year's Planning Numeracy Literacy KS2 & Aesop Cloze Worksheets Bundle

Year 4 Planning Complete Year's Planning Numeracy Literacy KS2 & Aesop Cloze Worksheets Bundle

Great mega bundle. A complete year’s planning. Plus great Aesop cloze worksheets. Incredible value. Please look at my shop for individual details. Below is one as an example: Planning for the Autumn term for year 4. You get 160 mb of material so good value imo. I taught mainly in Catholic schools so has a Catholic bent. But as we live in a multicultural society, this should be no problem. You get planning for: creative curriculum Literacy Numeracy P.E. (some) Science (some) R.E. (Advent etc) Loads of great lessons to ease your Sunday afternoons. Just cut and paste into your school template.
auntieannie
KS 3 English: Frankenstein

KS 3 English: Frankenstein

KS3 English Literature Reading and Writing exercises for Mary Shelly’s ‘Frankenstein’. Entire unit of work including 20 lessons based on the classical graphic novel published by Classical Comics. The resources can be used as an accompaniment to the original text too. The resources included allow for students to debate motives and themes in the novel and to respond to key sections of the novel commenting upon Shelly’s use of language, use of technique and the intended effect upon the audience. Plot and narrative devices are considered closely too. Writing aspects of the unit encourage students to use the conventions of gothic literature and the introduction to the unit helps students to recognise and replicate the elements of what defines and is typical of the gothic genre. The unit ends with the chilling inevitability of an assessed section from the text with support with modelling responses atypical with KS4 English responses to texts.
Yomama1234
Year 4 Summer term Planning Numeracy Literacy KS2

Year 4 Summer term Planning Numeracy Literacy KS2

Important! If you’d like to buy the whole year’s planning (Autumn, Spring and Summer) you’d be better off buying my bundle. Planning for the Summer term for year 4. You get 114 mb of material so good value imo. I taught mainly in Catholic schools so has a Catholic bent. But as we live in a multicultural society, this should be no problem. You get planning for: creative curriculum Literacy (Stories that raise issues, Poetry etc) Numeracy (Fractions and Decimals etc) P.E. (some) Science (some) R.E. ( Easter, Pentecost etc) Loads of great lessons to ease your Sunday afternoons. Just cut and paste into your school template.
auntieannie
Year 4 Planning Spring Term Numeracy Literacy KS2

Year 4 Planning Spring Term Numeracy Literacy KS2

Important! If you’d like to buy the whole year’s planning (Autumn, Spring and Summer) you’d be better off buying my bundle. Planning for the Spring term for year 4. You get 160 mb of material so good value imo. I taught mainly in Catholic schools so has a Catholic bent. But as we live in a multicultural society, this should be no problem. You get planning for: creative curriculum Literacy Numeracy P.E. (some) Science (some) R.E. (Christmas, Lent etc) Loads of great lessons to ease your Sunday afternoons. Just cut and paste into your school template.
auntieannie
KS3 KS4 Fiction Writer's Methods Angela Carter "Bloody Chamber" 'Mr Lyon' CRR Comprehension HW Cover

KS3 KS4 Fiction Writer's Methods Angela Carter "Bloody Chamber" 'Mr Lyon' CRR Comprehension HW Cover

Created for a KS3 class as a homework activity to build the skills that will be assessed at GCSE, this would also work at KS4 for a homework or cover activity. It uses the end of “The Courtship of Mr Lyon” from Angela Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber” and there are 16 questions, most on the effect of the writer’s methods but one or two on vocabulary. This could also be used to structure a guided reading session with a small group. Accessible because it’s a re-telling of “Beauty and the Beast”; challenging and rewarding because it’s written by Angela Carter.
knapster
Year 4 Planning Autumn Term Literacy Numeracy KS2

Year 4 Planning Autumn Term Literacy Numeracy KS2

Important! If you’d like to buy the whole year’s planning (Autumn, Spring and Summer) you’d be better off buying my bundle. Planning for the Autumn term for year 4. You get 160 mb of material so good value imo. I taught mainly in Catholic schools so has a Catholic bent. But as we live in a multicultural society, this should be no problem. You get planning for: creative curriculum Literacy Numeracy P.E. (some) Science (some) R.E. (Advent, Abraham, Judaism etc) Loads of great lessons to ease your Sunday afternoons. Just cut and paste into your school template.
auntieannie
“mk” Short Story by Jean Fritz Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis & Comprehension Test

“mk” Short Story by Jean Fritz Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis & Comprehension Test

This 39-question multiple-choice reading analysis/comprehension test on the short story “mk” by Jean Fritz 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
Never Let Me Go - The Theme of Life and Death!

Never Let Me Go - The Theme of Life and Death!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make clear, detailed and well-informed interpretations of the theme of life and death in ‘Never Let Me Go.’ In particular, students develop their understanding of how this theme is introduced and developed, drawing on a varied range of textual evidence from across the novel, before demonstrating their understanding of how the theme is used to get across Ishiguro’s key ideas. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Reading an extract detailing the introduction to the theme of life and death in the novel, and answering comprehension questions to demonstrate understanding; Tracking and analysing the development of the theme of life and death throughout the novel, through a interesting timeline task; Understanding how the theme of life and death is used to portray Ishiguro’s key meanings and ideas; Using their deep understanding of the theme of life and death to answer an exam-style question; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Novel TImeline Template; Selected extract (from chapter 7); Essay 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
Africa Year 2 Unit TAF

Africa Year 2 Unit TAF

Africa Year 2 unit about stories in a cultural setting. If you are looking for a new unit of work with excitement, culture, story, film, art links and research, - then look no further. This is a 3 week unit of work to link with a topic on Africa (or it can be taught stand alone). The planning included opportunities to learn an exemplar rewritten and condensed text using the ‘Masai and I’ story as inspiration. Children have the opportunity to imitate and innovate and then invent their own text. The resources included have excellent visuals to research from. Suitable links to real life Masai have been given as short film extracts to take notes about the cultural lifestyle, food, pets, schools of this tribe. This is an excellent and interesting unit to engage boys. Other links such as art have been made clear - whereby children learn about Kente cloth as worn by people in Kenya, create a traditional necklace and paint Masai dancers. As well as this, a guided reading text has been included in the unit to support reading for ‘working at’. There are also some additional resources called writing targets that can be edited to suit class needs. Enjoy and please leave a review.
rehanafazil
How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

I created this resource to help children with exploring and identifying figurative language. Suitable for Lower and Upper Key Stage 2 as it can be adapted. It can also be used with other stories and poems.
jacquiweb
Robot Girl

Robot Girl

I created these plans for my Year 5 class in order to build their discussion and inferential skills along with collaborative working.
jacquiweb
AQA Power and Conflict Anthology Cluster SOW- All 15 Poems- New Spec

AQA Power and Conflict Anthology Cluster SOW- All 15 Poems- New Spec

A full set of lessons covering all 15 poems from the AQA anthology- power and conflict. The learning journey is linked to the AQA assessment objectives and develops students’ analytical skills. The lessons comprise of activities such as: Starter activity linked to the idea of viewpoints/types of war/representation Links to video clips to enhance understanding A first impression grid for students to use Modeled annotations with questions to scaffold annotation Contextual information Linking grids Sample essay questions with success criteria linked to AO’s Modelled paragraphs Comparison paragraphs Updated lessons based on examiner reports on the examination. This lessons are planned for a year 10 middle/high ability group and can be easily differentiated to suit the personalised needs of your students. Yellow lightbulbs on slides mark out stretch and challenge questions that have been included. Each lesson is between 15-22 slides.
F-J-O
Homework Mat- Lord of the Flies

Homework Mat- Lord of the Flies

A half term’s worth of tasks to accompany a Lord of the Flies module. There are 7 tasks in total. All the tasks are included on a mat that can be stuck in the students books at the beginning of the module- there is space left for students to add a due date for each. Each activity then includes a slide that gives more information about the task set. I tend to use these as a plenary task before setting the homework so all students are clear on the task. Each task also includes an extra ‘challenge’ task to help stretch and challenge the more able. The ppt is fully editable so you can amend the tasks to suit your own groups. I have used versions of this with high, middle and low ability students from years 9-11. As a school we have found these help increase homework completion as both parents and students are clear about what will be set across the half term. Also enables students to catch up easily with homework tasks even if they have missed the lesson where it was set. Lord of the Flies SOW also available in my shop.
F-J-O
The Bomber Dog WW2 English Medium Term Planning 24 lessons

The Bomber Dog WW2 English Medium Term Planning 24 lessons

The Bomber Dog WW2 Medium Term Planning for English lessons. Includes 24 lessons (4 days per week consisting of 6 weeks). Consisting of diary entries, newspaper articles, hot seating, character descriptions, Evacuee day party and poems. (Resources not included) Specifically designed for KS2 (Year 4 but can be adapted for any KS2 year group). Fantastic book by Megan Rix focusing on WW2 through the eyes of a dog.
Tinyp164
Meerkat Mail Medium Term Planning KS1/2 (24 lesson included + resources)

Meerkat Mail Medium Term Planning KS1/2 (24 lesson included + resources)

Meerkat Mail Medium Term Planning for KS2 (Specifically aimed at Year 4 however will be good to use from Year 2- Year 4). Includes Medium Term Planning covering 6 weeks of 4 lessons, therefore 24 lessons included with some resources. Links to the National Curriculum; English and SPaG links. Tried and tested with some great outcomes! Great resource, very easy to follow, all ready to go, print and teach!
Tinyp164
Room 13 English Medium Term Planning KS2 (inc. 7 weeks worth of planning/ 28 lessons)

Room 13 English Medium Term Planning KS2 (inc. 7 weeks worth of planning/ 28 lessons)

Room 13 English Planning with SPaG links. Aimed at KS2 National Curriculum- I designed it for Year 4, although is extremely adaptable for all KS2/3 Year groups. Also includes differentiation for LA and HA pupils. Curriculum links include; English: Diary entry writing, Letter writing, Non-fiction leaflet, Newspaper article and writing a Missing chapter. Using a range of skills including, looking at comprehension, prediction and inference and meanings. As well as, creating drama and hot seating scenes. Geography: Local Geography knowledge (as Room 13 is based in Whitby) and looking at the land use. This links well to the Twinkl topic of ‘What’s it link in Whitby’. It really is a great book to be able to plan from and linking it with the Geography topic really made the scenes come to life. The Medium Term Planning includes 7 weeks worth and with 4 days coverage each week so 28 lessons. As well as, some resources that match the planning. It really is all ready to go, print and teach!!
Tinyp164
EDUCAS Year 7 A Christmas Carol. Reading and Writing.

EDUCAS Year 7 A Christmas Carol. Reading and Writing.

Year 7 Reading and Writing Activities for ‘A Christmas Carol’ This collection of resources is an entire unit of work which use the EDUCAS assessment criteria for written responses on literature. The lessons focus on ability to read and respond to the text stave-by-stave and is intended to improve vocabulary and guide reading. There is a summative assessment with this six week unit which is designed to help students shape their responses to a GCSE Standard text.
Yomama1234
A Christmas Carol: Unit of Work KS 3

A Christmas Carol: Unit of Work KS 3

This Pack includes: Scheme of Learning with ideas about delivery and information on assessment objectives covered. Unit of Learning with 24 lessons Differentiated Lessons Range of accompanying activities, games, puzzles and quizzes Summative assessment materials and tasks. Extra Lessons on language techniques.
Yomama1234
5 comprehensions from The Tell Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe

5 comprehensions from The Tell Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe

Taken chronologically from this great short story, these comprehensions are good preparation for the 9-1 GCSE. There are a range of questions: vocabulary, information recall, language analysis etc, with suggested marks. Thus would also be useful revision if the story was being studied in a Gothic or horror scheme.
Walbere