What is this Word Called Impeachment?(An Internet Activity)

What is this Word Called Impeachment?(An Internet Activity)

You may have heard the word IMPEACHMENT being used in the news. Some people are talking about impeachment and the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. What exactly is impeachment? In U.S. History, only two presidents have had charges of impeachment. Use this webquest to learn more about how the founding fathers determined the use of impeachment in the U.S. Constitution and the history of impeachment. There are 10 web questions on this topic(including the Order of Succession and the Checks and Balances between the three branches of government). There is also a short Did You Know? section and several comprehension questions. The Teacher Page includes the key and several extension activities,
gailhennessey
Inauguration Day! A History(Webquest)

Inauguration Day! A History(Webquest)

What is this event in the USA called an “Inauguration”? Taking the oath of office, a big parade and evening balls, Inauguration Day is a very busy day for the incoming President! There are 10 web questions, a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions and extension activities. This resource would be a great activity for around Inauguration Day to learn all about the history and festivities surrounding our country’s inauguration procedures. It could be used as a Friday activity or when you are studying US Government and for Presidents’ Weekend.
gailhennessey
Renaissance Secret Puzzler: Review Activity

Renaissance Secret Puzzler: Review Activity

Want a fun activity to review vocabulary terms for a unit on the Renaissance? Looking for an enrichment activity in history? Try my Renaissance Secret Message Review activity. The activity involves students working individually or in groups to review vocabulary terms/famous people of the Renaissance. Then,a following direction activity is next where students place letters from the different terms into boxes found at the end of the activity page. Once all the boxes are filled, a “secret message” about the Renaissance is revealed! The teacher page includes additional information to share about the “secret message”.
gailhennessey
Medieval Puzzler: Secret  Message Review Activity

Medieval Puzzler: Secret Message Review Activity

Want a fun activity to review vocabulary terms for a unit of study on the Middle Ages?Looking for an enrichment activity in history? Try my Medieval Puzzler: Secret Message Review Activity. The activity involves students working individually or in groups to review vocabulary terms connected with Medieval Times. Then,a following direction activity is next where students place letters from the different terms into boxes found at the end of the activity page. Once all the boxes are filled, a “secret message” about the Middle Ages is revealed! The teacher page includes additional information to share about the “secret message”. It’s a fun way to reinforce important vocabulary for a unit of study on the Middle Ages! If you prefer to offer a vocabulary box, I have included this as well.
gailhennessey
Lady Bird Johnson: First Lady(Environmentalist!)

Lady Bird Johnson: First Lady(Environmentalist!)

Need a quick fun Friday(or day before a vacation activity)? Teaching American History and want to introduce your students to First Ladies of the United States? Try this fun and information play based on the Mark Goodson Production To Tell the Truth Game Show on Lady Bird Johnson. To Tell the Truth was a popular television show which has returned with host Anthony Anderson(of Blackish). Three guests all claim to be the real guest being interviewed by a panel. The real guest must tell the truth where the other impostors do not have to do so. Kids must be “truth detectives” to determine just who is the REAL Lady Bird Johnson. Students in grades 4 and up will have fun acting out their parts and learning some interesting facts about First Lady Lady Bird Johnson,called one of Washington’s first environmentalists! Discussion questions,comprehension questions and activities are also included.
gailhennessey
Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln

Teaching American History and want to introduce your students to First Ladies of the United States? Try this fun and information play based on the Mark Goodson Production To Tell the Truth Game Show on Mary Todd Lincoln. To Tell the Truth was a popular television show which has returned with host Anthony Anderson(of Blackish). Three guests all claim to be the real guest being interviewed by a panel. The real guest must tell the truth where the other impostors do not have to do so. Kids must be “truth detectives” to determine just who is the REAL Mary Todd Lincoln. Students in grades 4 and up will have fun acting out their parts and learning some interesting facts about First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. Discussion questions,comprehension questions and activities are also included.
gailhennessey
Nuclear Energy - Reading Comprehension Texts / Handouts (SAVE 50%)

Nuclear Energy - Reading Comprehension Texts / Handouts (SAVE 50%)

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore nuclear energy, nuclear accidents and the effects they can have on human health. After carefully reading each informational text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, definitions matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. Full answer keys are included. Some of these handouts can be used in combination with a corresponding #GoogleExpeditions virtual trip.
MariaPht
What Really Happened at Fukushima? -  Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

What Really Happened at Fukushima? - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text explores the events that occurred before and after the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear accident. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, a true or false exercise, a fill in the gaps exercise, an in class discussion and a fun crossword. The text can be used for IGCSE and TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key included. Ideally this handout can be used with a #Google Expedition virtual reality trip.
MariaPht
What Nuclear Radiation Does To Your Body  - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

What Nuclear Radiation Does To Your Body - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text explores the long term and short term effects of ionizing radiation on human health. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, a true or false exercise, a fill in the gaps exercise and a fun crossword. The text can be used for IGCSE and TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key included.
MariaPht
Love and Relationships - Climbing My Grandfather

Love and Relationships - Climbing My Grandfather

A fully differentiated lesson that analyses the use of language within Climbing My Grandfather by Andrew Waterhouse. We look at how mountains can be used as metaphors for life, before focusing on the descriptions of the grandfather, Includes an analytical paragraph scaffold, differentiated activities and questions and engaging resources that will prepare KS4 students for AQA English Literature Paper 2. This lesson is also easily adaptable for KS3 students as well.
Lead_Practitioner
Love and Relationships - Singh Song

Love and Relationships - Singh Song

A fully differentiated lesson on Singh Song by Daljit Nagra that analyses how the narrator sees himself, his wife and his relationship to his parents and how they fit into his sense of identity. 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
Love and Relationships - Before You Were Mine

Love and Relationships - Before You Were Mine

A fully differentiated lesson on Before You Were Mine by Carol Ann Duffy that analyses how the narrator sees her relationship with her mother, and how she feels her mother may have changed since she was born and the mother became ‘mine’. 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
'London' for SEN AQA GCSE Power and conflict - De-coding poetry

'London' for SEN AQA GCSE Power and conflict - De-coding poetry

De-coding poetry ‘London’ by William Blake AQA GCSE Power and conflict anthology resources for SEN/learning support or home schooling. Designed to make understanding the poem easier. A comprehensive pack of resources including - Learning outcomes What did you say? handout Narrative handout List task activity Fill in the missing words task Opening and closing lines handout Voice and form handout Themes handout Important quotes handout True/false quiz Answer sheets Write a postcard activity Context handout Wordsearch handout
flissthecat
FS English Level 1 & 2: 'Artificial Intelligence'

FS English Level 1 & 2: 'Artificial Intelligence'

A comprehension exercise and a creative, writing-a-magazine-article task about artificial intelligence, particularly in the medical field. Suitable for Functional Skills Level 1 & 2 (and Key Stage 3 students). An increasingly relevant topic that will get students thinking and talking about the future.
willstevensuk
The Hunger Games Lesson Bundle!

The Hunger Games 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 Suzanne Collins’ ‘The Hunger Games.’ 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: Description of District 12; Katniss Everdeen; Collins’ Key Messages; Race to the Cornucopia (Descriptive Writing Lesson). 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
The Hunger Games Huge Bundle!

The Hunger Games Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE HUNGE GAMES LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO BOTH OF THE COMPREHENSION BOOKLETS, THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Suzanne Collins’ ‘The Hunger Games.’ Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer’s ideas within the text, identifying the traits of key characters, settings, and themes, understanding dramatic and language devices, and relating the text to its social and historical context. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: Engaging Defining/ Understanding Identifying/Remembering Analysing/ Creating Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
TandLGuru
The Hunger Games - Race to the Cornucopia! (Descriptive Writing Lesson)

The Hunger Games - Race to the Cornucopia! (Descriptive Writing Lesson)

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to compose sophisticated, imaginative creative writing, through producing a first person account about competing in the opening stages of The Hunger Games. In order to do so, students first analyse the descriptive writing devices and sentence structures used by Suzanne Collins in Chapter 11 of The Hunger Games - the section in which the Hunger Games commence – before applying what they have learnt to their own compositions. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Defining each of the different types of descriptive devices, through playing a fun, interactive bingo game; Reading an extract from Chapter 11 of the text (provided) which describes the moments immediately before and after the Hunger Games commence; Identifying the language techniques used in the extract to paint an image of place in the minds of the readers, and to create the desired atmosphere; Analysing the effectiveness of each of Collins’ descriptive devices; Analysing the sentence structures and lengths employed by Collins in the extract; Creating their own first-person description of the horrific moments at the Cornucopia, before and after the Hunger Games begin; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Bingo Cards for the starter activity (and host instructions/ questions);’ Extract from Chapter 11 of The Hunger Games; Structure strips to support the descriptive writing; Writing to Describe Helpsheet to support the descriptive writing; 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. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Prologue from The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis & Comprehension Test

Prologue from The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis & Comprehension Test

This 34-question multiple-choice reading analysis/comprehension test/quiz on the prologue from The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera 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, 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. 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 Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah - Assessment Bundle (Set of 4 Quizzes, Unit Test & Keys)

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah - Assessment Bundle (Set of 4 Quizzes, Unit Test & Keys)

This bundle of four constructed response quizzes measures comprehension, encourages thoughtful discussion, and holds students accountable for reading A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah. Each individual resource is editable and includes an answer key. The breakdown of each assessment follows. Chapters 1-9. This is a 10-question constructed response quiz. Questions pertain to the following: ♦ An imminent threat ♦ Rap music’s role in helping Ishmael learn English ♦ The reason for an early dismissal from school ♦ Devastating sights to behold in the village of Kabati ♦ Siaka Steven’s return to power ♦ Ishmael’s nightmares ♦ Evidence of the rebels’ desire to be welcomed ♦ An attack in Kamator ♦ A painful punishment exacted upon the boys ♦ The significance of cassette tapes falling out of the boys’ pockets Chapters 10-14. This is a 9-question constructed response quiz. Questions pertain to the following: ♦ The psychological impact of witnessing violent, violating acts ♦ An unlikely source of food ♦ The cause of Saidu’s “fainting” spell ♦ A discovery about the boys’ families ♦ Expository information on Ngor Gasemu ♦ The cause of Ishmael’s anger toward Ngor Gasemu ♦ Techniques used by authority figures to convince boys to join the army ♦ How Ishmael rationalizes killing a man during his first experience on the front lines ♦ The influence of drugs and movies on boy soldiers Chapters 15-16. This is a 12-question constructed response quiz. Questions pertain to the following: ♦ A contest involving the slaughter of POWs ♦ A life-changing opportunity brought on by UNICEF ♦ A fundamental misunderstanding of how army boys and rebels would interact with in a different environment ♦ Benin Home, a rehabilitation center ♦ The cause of the boys’ violent behaviors ♦ A visit with a nurse ♦ Ishmael’s second hospitalization in a single day ♦ The boys’ actions involving books ♦ The boys’ motivation to attend school regularly ♦ A nightmarish recollection of forcing prisoners to dig their own graves before being buried alive ♦ Ishmael’s reaction to injury Chapters 17-21. This is a 13-question constructed response quiz. Questions pertain to the following: ♦ Nurse Esther’s nurturing demeanor and its effect on Ishmael ♦ Ishmael’s recollection of having life-threatening injuries and his reaction ♦ The dream Ishmael tells Esther about ♦ Uncle Tommy’s effect on Ishmael ♦ Mambu’s tragic circumstances ♦ The United Nations Conference in New York City ♦ Ishmael’s difficulty in acquiring a passport and Visa ♦ Laura Simms’ background ♦ The radio announcement ♦ The death of Uncle Tommy ♦ Ishmael’s escape ♦ The novel’s resolution The summative unit assessment measures reading comprehension of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah. It also assesses the ability to write claims in an analysis of the text and its characters using valid reasoning and sufficient evidence. An answer key is included, as well as a holistic rubric for evaluating the essay portion of the test. For a breakdown of each individual section of the test, continue reading. Part 1 - Character Identification & Plot. Twenty-seven multiple choice questions. Questions pertain to the following: ♦ Ishmael Beah ♦ Junior ♦ Laura Simms ♦ Leslie ♦ Esther ♦ Mohamed ♦ Saidu ♦ Uncle Tommy ♦ Lieutenant Jabati ♦ Alhaji ♦ Mambu ♦ Siaka Stevens ♦ Ngor Gasemu ♦ Poppay ♦ UNICEF ♦ RUF ♦ CAW Part 2 - True/False. Nine true/false questions. Questions pertain to the following: ♦ Siaka Stevens’ return to power ♦ Ishmael’s education ♦ Ishmael’s fighting background ♦ Ishmael’s history with and interest in music ♦ Ishmael’s treatment of Esther ♦ UNICEF’s mistake pairing army boys and rebel boys Part 3 - Short Answer. Seven constructed response questions. Questions pertain to the following: ♦ The boys’ separation from their families ♦ What led to the boys becoming barefoot ♦ Ishmael’s anger toward Gasemu ♦ The cause of Saidu’s apparent depression ♦ What helped Ishmael learn English ♦ How movies motivated the boys ♦ What motivated Ishmael Beah to write the novel Part 4 - Essay. One question. A holistic rubric modeled after the 6 Traits + 1 Writing Model is included. Question pertains to the following: ♦ Determining which character demonstrates the trait of perseverance ♦ Identifying representative situations (textual evidence) that support claims ♦ Analyzing the character’s motivation to overcome his/her challenges ♦ Evaluating whether the character is better or worse for enduring their obstacles.
inquiringmind44
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah: Chapters 17-21 Quiz & Key

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah: Chapters 17-21 Quiz & Key

This 13-question constructed response quiz measures comprehension, encourages thoughtful discussion, and holds students accountable for reading A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah (chapters 17-21). The resource is editable, and an answer key is provided. Questions pertain to the following: ♦ Nurse Esther’s nurturing demeanor and its effect on Ishmael ♦ Ishmael’s recollection of having life-threatening injuries and his reaction ♦ The dream Ishmael tells Esther about ♦ Uncle Tommy’s effect on Ishmael ♦ Mambu’s tragic circumstances ♦ The United Nations Conference in New York City ♦ Ishmael’s difficulty in acquiring a passport and Visa ♦ Laura Simms’ background ♦ The radio announcement ♦ The death of Uncle Tommy ♦ Ishmael’s escape ♦ The novel’s resolution
inquiringmind44
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah: Chapters 15-16 Quiz & Key

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah: Chapters 15-16 Quiz & Key

This 12-question constructed response quiz measures comprehension, encourages thoughtful discussion, and holds students accountable for reading A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah (chapters 15-16). The resource is editable, and an answer key is provided. Questions pertain to the following: ♦ A contest involving the slaughter of POWs ♦ A life-changing opportunity brought on by UNICEF ♦ A fundamental misunderstanding of how army boys and rebels would interact with in a different environment ♦ Benin Home, a rehabilitation center ♦ The cause of the boys’ violent behaviors ♦ A visit with a nurse ♦ Ishmael’s second hospitalization in a single day ♦ The boys’ actions involving books ♦ The boys’ motivation to attend school regularly ♦ A nightmarish recollection of forcing prisoners to dig their own graves before being buried alive ♦ Ishmael’s reaction to injury
inquiringmind44
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah: Chapters 10-14 Quiz & Key

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah: Chapters 10-14 Quiz & Key

This 9-question constructed response quiz measures comprehension, encourages thoughtful discussion, and holds students accountable for reading A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah (chapters 10-14). The resource is editable, and an answer key is provided. Questions pertain to the following: ♦ The psychological impact of witnessing violent, violating acts ♦ An unlikely source of food ♦ The cause of Saidu’s “fainting” spell ♦ A discovery about the boys’ families ♦ Expository information on Ngor Gasemu ♦ The cause of Ishmael’s anger toward Ngor Gasemu ♦ Techniques used by authority figures to convince boys to join the army ♦ How Ishmael rationalizes killing a man during his first experience on the front lines ♦ The influence of drugs and movies on boy soldiers
inquiringmind44
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah: Chapters 1-9 Quiz & Key

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah: Chapters 1-9 Quiz & Key

This 10-question constructed response quiz measures comprehension, encourages thoughtful discussion, and holds students accountable for reading A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah (chapters 1-9). The resource is editable, and an answer key is provided. Questions pertain to the following: ♦ An imminent threat ♦ Rap music’s role in helping Ishmael learn English ♦ The reason for an early dismissal from school ♦ Devastating sights to behold in the village of Kabati ♦ Siaka Steven’s return to power ♦ Ishmael’s nightmares ♦ Evidence of the rebels’ desire to be welcomed ♦ An attack in Kamator ♦ A painful punishment exacted upon the boys ♦ The significance of cassette tapes falling out of the boys’ pockets
inquiringmind44
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah - Test & Key

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah - Test & Key

This summative assessment measures reading comprehension of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah. It also assesses the ability to write claims in an analysis of the text and its characters using valid reasoning and sufficient evidence. An answer key is included, as well as a holistic rubric for evaluating the essay portion of the test. For a breakdown of each individual section of the test, continue reading. Part 1 - Character Identification & Plot. Twenty-seven multiple choice questions. Questions pertain to the following: ♦ Ishmael Beah ♦ Junior ♦ Laura Simms ♦ Leslie ♦ Esther ♦ Mohamed ♦ Saidu ♦ Uncle Tommy ♦ Lieutenant Jabati ♦ Alhaji ♦ Mambu ♦ Siaka Stevens ♦ Ngor Gasemu ♦ Poppay ♦ UNICEF ♦ RUF ♦ CAW Part 2 - True/False. Nine true/false questions. Questions pertain to the following: ♦ Siaka Stevens’ return to power ♦ Ishmael’s education ♦ Ishmael’s fighting background ♦ Ishmael’s history with and interest in music ♦ Ishmael’s treatment of Esther ♦ UNICEF’s mistake pairing army boys and rebel boys Part 3 - Short Answer. Seven constructed response questions. Questions pertain to the following: ♦ The boys’ separation from their families ♦ What led to the boys becoming barefoot ♦ Ishmael’s anger toward Gasemu ♦ The cause of Saidu’s apparent depression ♦ What helped Ishmael learn English ♦ How movies motivated the boys ♦ What motivated Ishmael Beah to write the novel Part 4 - Essay. One question. A holistic rubric modeled after the 6 Traits + 1 Writing Model is included. Question pertains to the following: ♦ Determining which character demonstrates the trait of perseverance ♦ Identifying representative situations (textual evidence) that support claims ♦ Analyzing the character’s motivation to overcome his/her challenges ♦ Evaluating whether the character is better or worse for enduring their obstacles.
inquiringmind44
The Grapes of Wrath Test & Key

The Grapes of Wrath Test & Key

This editable unit test on The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck measures reading comprehension and features a range of basic recall questions to higher order thinking questions. Question types include matching, multiple choice, true/false, and short answer. The test is 7 pages in length and offers 52 questions. An answer key is provided. For a breakdown of content, read on:
inquiringmind44
Love and Relationships - Mother any distance

Love and Relationships - Mother any distance

A fully differentiated lesson on Mother any distance by Simon Armitage that analyses how the narrator sees his relationship with his mother, and how he reflects on his relationship as he prepares to leave home. 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
The Graveyard Book Novel Study

The Graveyard Book Novel Study

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. About the Novel: A perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal. Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he’s the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians’ time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association’s “Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book,” a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year. About the Resource: The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core Reading Standards for Grade 7. The pack has been designed to cover five weeks, with assigned pages for reading, comprehension tasks and quotation and structure analysis. A link to an editable digital copy of the file on Google Slides for completing without printing is available with download.
erinbrasington
The Complete Romeo and Juliet - All acts and all scenes (16 individual lessons)

The Complete Romeo and Juliet - All acts and all scenes (16 individual lessons)

Shakespeare’s timeless text is presented here through a series of beautifully illustrated slides, each with varying degrees of challenge. I have taught this text for the last seventeen years and can honestly say that these resources have been tried, tested and refined many times. I have used these particular power point lessons to lead my teaching in class, as homework assignments and even as tools of revision. All have worked well for the students. There are 16 individual lessons in this bundle covering all scenes and acts. Each presentation includes, a starter activity, a previous learning slide, a key words’ slide, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task and a homework. Everything is done for you. Enjoy! This is a complete resource.
MFLYNN-Teacher
Sentence Types Display

Sentence Types Display

Grammar posters to explain sentence types. can be used as starter activities or displays. Also available as a bundle with text types and homophones.
Stacyjoannewilson
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
The White Rose and the Swastika play summary and activities

The White Rose and the Swastika play summary and activities

The resource includes: • a detailed summary of the play with images to support comprehension • a structured sentence writing activity about the characters • a sequencing activity • an activity to re-write the key sentences in the past tense • structured character studies on Hans and Robert Scholl, using quotations • a structured leaflet-writing activity. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students ( early stage and more advanced learners) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Individual students who need to catch up • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
clas3
A simplified version of My Polish Teacher’s Tie from Telling Tales, the GCSE anthology

A simplified version of My Polish Teacher’s Tie from Telling Tales, the GCSE anthology

A simplified, illustrated version of the story with comprehension, writing and language activities to support learning. It is aimed at EAL students needing to access the story. It could also be used for revision and with SEN and lower ability students and late arrivals to schools. Some of the key quotes from the story are incorporated in underlined italics so that students can start to learn them in preparation for the exam, and perform tasks in which they begin to analyse them. The whole resource is presented in pdf form; there is also a separate version of the activities in Word to allow them to be modified as desired.
clas3
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
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
Frankenstein Graphic Novel Study

Frankenstein Graphic Novel Study

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Frankenstein by Gris Grimly. About the Graphic Novel: Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein is a twisted, fresh, and utterly original** full-length, full-color graphic-novel adaptation of Mary Shelley’s original text, brought to life by acclaimed illustrator Gris Grimly**. The first fully illustrated version to use the original 1818 text, this handsome volume is destined to capture the imagination of those new to the story as well as those who know it well. New York Times bestselling illustrator Gris Grimly has long considered Frankenstein to be one of his chief inspirations. From the bones and flesh of the original, he has cut and stitched Mary Shelley’s text to his own artwork, creating something entirely new: a stunningly original remix, both classic and contemporary, sinister and seductive, heart-stopping and heartbreaking. About the Resource: The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core Reading Standards for Grade 7. The pack has been designed to cover five weeks, with assigned pages for reading, comprehension tasks and quotation and structure analysis. A link to an editable digital copy of the file on Google Slides for completing without printing is available with download.
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