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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
All About Me: Question Cards and Worksheet - PSHE Link

All About Me: Question Cards and Worksheet - PSHE Link

This product is on the topic of All About Me. Aimed at: Reception/Year1 and Year 2. Use for ESL/EFL students for speaking about themselves and about other people. <strong>Content:</strong> • Teacher Notes (2 pages) • 42 Question Cards (colour and plain background) – Laminate and cut out • Rules for whole class activities using the question cards • Digit cards 1 – 32 (patterned and plain): Laminate and cut out • Worksheet (1 page) • Blank question and digit cards for your use **The question cards can be used in various ways. ** This is option 2. Arrange students in a semi-circle. Whole class activity – Laminate and cut out the flashcard numbers and randomly hand them out to the students. Print, laminate and cut out the question cards and place a selection in the centre. You select a question card and then to choose a student to answer the question, say ‘I want whoever has number 7 to answer the question.’ The student that has card number 7 answers the question. If you would like other students to answer the same question, then just say e.g. ‘I want whoever has card number, e.g. 23, to answer the same question.’ Depending on timing, you can decide on how many questions to select from the pack. Working in Pairs or small groups Students shuffle some question cards and lay them face down on the table. They take turns to turn over a card and ask each other questions. Worksheet – All About Me This is a single worksheet for students to complete. Activities on the worksheet: Draw a picture of themselves; write their name Age Birth date Write the colour of their hair and colour in the picture Write the colour of their eyes and colour in the eye picture Complete the six boxes. The 42 question cards are also on PowerPoint and editable. Extra blank cards - Askt students to write their own questions for others to answer. You might be interested in: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/all-about-me-pshe-presentations-and-question-name-generator-activity-sheets-question-cards-11354873
Ro_Milli0110
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
Emotions sentence building - writing using colourful semantics

Emotions sentence building - writing using colourful semantics

Develop writing and composition skills, by building sentences to say what people are feeling. 3 levels of worksheets: Level 1: 1 key word sentence - What emotion? (e.g “sad”) Level 2: 2 Key word sentence .- who? + what emotion? (e.g "the boy is sad" Level 3: 3 Key work sentence - who? + what doing + what emotion? (e.g “The boy is feeling sad” 4 picture cards at each level 32 picture cards in total. Full colour and white background worksheets and symbols. Worksheets are accessible for writers and non-writers Includes information on how to use the Colourful Semantics system.
ASpecialKindOfEnglish
The Quest - KS3 Creative Writing

The Quest - KS3 Creative Writing

An engaging creative writing scheme of work for KS3 (used for mixed ability). Students learn a range of key writing skills as they write their own adventure story called The Quest. Students focus on a range of different writing forms for each chapter. Full LTP included with each lesson numbered with a ppt. and linked resources.
ZoeMay26
ADJECTIVE PHRASE; BUNDLE

ADJECTIVE PHRASE; BUNDLE

A bundle of 4 resources on adjective phrases. This bundle includes: Handouts: Vocabulary, Types, Structure, Word-Bank, Rubrics Worksheets, Exercises, and Task Cards Lesson Plan with Resources Ready to use PowerPoint Presentation Teachers can use these ready-made resources to enhance the vocabulary, language, grammar, and writing skills of the learners. ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ Here are some other possible uses for these in your classroom: ✿ To challenge early finishers ✿ For effective tutoring ✿ As ESL stations and sub tubs ✿ As holiday work and homework ✿ For small group collaborations ✿ For an end of unit assessments ✿ For reinforcement and enrichment
john421969
Writing Goals Poster and Stickers to Raise Standards in Writing

Writing Goals Poster and Stickers to Raise Standards in Writing

This poster has been used from EYFS to Year 4 as a way to raise attainment and encourage self-assessment and it has proven to be very effective. It has been particularly effective in EYFS. The poster is printed and displayed in the classroom and used each time children participate in writing activities to help them understand the features of their writing. When completing independent writing, these images are stuck into children’s books to remind them of their aims and also to self-assess their work at the end. We use Tickled Pink and Green for Growth but any system will work. Children then get a stick to match each target they have achieved. This pack includes A complete writing poster A simplified writing poster for younger children/less able. Ready to print stickers for each target Editable WALT and WILF with images to stick in children’s books If you would like the editable version of the poster, let me know once purchased and I can send it to you.
nikkijmullen
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
Oracy CPD - PPT and resources

Oracy CPD - PPT and resources

A complete hour long CPD on oracy, what it is, why it’s important and some simple, non-subject-specific activities that can help to promote and develop oracy in the classroom.
amydunkley1
Year 2 information text, 3 week non-fiction unit, planned and fully resourced, tourist attraction

Year 2 information text, 3 week non-fiction unit, planned and fully resourced, tourist attraction

Talk! Drama! Reading skills! Grammar skills! Games! Writing an information text! In this three week non-fiction writing unit, children look at an information text (a poster about the now destroyed Brighton Chain Pier). Then they play with the text and create new sentences of their own, developing key Year 2 grammar skills. Finally they create an information text of their own (Brighton Palace Pier), applying the skills taught in the previous two weeks. Every resource is included and most are resources are differentiated 3 ways - there’s a lot of work here! You could easily swap the model for an attraction local to you. You could also swap the outcome to an attraction near you - the skills in this unit are all transferable. Here are the objectives covered thoroughly across the three weeks: This unit revisits Y1 grammar: I can make up sentences. I can join my ideas using ‘and’. This unit introduces new Y2 grammar concepts: I can use commas for lists. I can use questions, statements, exclamation and commands. I can use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify [for example, ‘the polished stones’]. I can add a chunk (clause) using ‘and’ (coordination) This unit introduces the following Y2 terminology: noun, noun phrase, statement, exclamation, command, adjective, verb, comma This unit introduces these Y2 composition objectives: I can write an information poster. I can plan or say out loud what I am going to write about. I can use new words (vocabulary). I can write my ideas in sentences (continued from Y1). I can make improvements and changes with the teacher or with my friends. I can re-read to check that my writing makes sense. I can proof-read to check my spelling and punctuation [Are the ends of my sentences punctuated correctly?] I can read aloud what I have written clearly and with expression. Reading skills : I can spot meaning breakdown. I can repair a meaning breakdown. Enjoy!
extra golden-time
Language Features Wall Display

Language Features Wall Display

Language features documents that can be used as small posters. Language features include: ⦁ 5 Senses ⦁ Alliteration ⦁ Assonance ⦁ Direct Address ⦁ Emotive language ⦁ Hyperbole ⦁ Imagery ⦁ Metaphor ⦁ Onomatopoeia ⦁ Oxymoron ⦁ Personification ⦁ Rhetorical question ⦁ Sibilance ⦁ Symbolism ⦁ Triplet
connie-91
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
Hawk Roosting by Ted Hughes

Hawk Roosting by Ted Hughes

Designed for students studying the EDUQAS GCSE, this resource explores Ted Hughes’ iconic poem about a hawk surveying all it could kill. Video links to hawks in action and images of a hawk mid hunt begin the lesson. Background information and a selection of interpretations of this poem are offered along with a full annotation. One resource with everything you need to teach this poem.
SIKLessons
Grammar Year 5 Fronted Adverbials Autumn Block 1 Step 3 Lesson Pack

Grammar Year 5 Fronted Adverbials Autumn Block 1 Step 3 Lesson Pack

This Year 5 Fronted Adverbials lesson pack includes a teaching PowerPoint and differentiated varied fluency, and application and reasoning questions. The varied fluency resource is differentiated in three ways and includes a selection of different questions types. The application and reasoning resource is differentiated in three ways and includes two application questions and one reasoning question types. You can find more resources which follow our GPS scheme of work here.
ClassroomSecrets
Romeo and Juliet KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

Romeo and Juliet KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with the play Romeo and Juliet in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
podmc002
Poetry from Other Cultures KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

Poetry from Other Cultures KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

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

Of Mice and Men KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

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

Me Myself and I KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

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

Macbeth KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with the play Macbeth in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
podmc002
Literary Extracts and Creative Writing KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

Literary Extracts and Creative Writing KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with literary extracts and creative writing in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
podmc002
Gothic Literature KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

Gothic Literature KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

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

Dystopian Literature KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with the Dystopian genre in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
podmc002
The Witches - Creative Writing

The Witches - Creative Writing

Three lessons about Roald Dahl’s The Witches suitable for KS3. One lesson is creative writing, the second is drama and the third compares two extracts about witches (fiction and non-fiction.) Differentiated resource.
Stacey1981
Rosa Lesson Plans & Activities Package, Fourth Grade (CCSS)

Rosa Lesson Plans & Activities Package, Fourth Grade (CCSS)

This set of lesson plans, resources, and activities is for use with “Rosa” by Nikki Giovanni. It can be used for whole group, small group, and independent instruction – which makes these resources a smart choice for literacy centers or Reader’s Workshop. Here’s What You’ll Get and Why: My goal was to make it easy to teach readers how to think about “Rosa” using a variety of comprehension strategies. That’s why I’ve included page by page lesson plans, guided practice worksheets, and text specific reader’s notebook prompts for the following strategies: Retelling and Summarizing Making Connections Making Predictions Visualizing Understanding Text Structure I also created an Extension Activity for early finishers. Next, I find that vocabulary instruction works best when it’s done within the context of books that students are already reading. That’s why I’ve included the following vocabulary resources: Vocabulary Word List Flash Cards (match words to definitions) Interactive Vocabulary Notebook Cards Vocabulary Word Games Printable Personal Vocabulary Word Bookmark I’ve also included a word study lesson plan and set of activities, because, much like vocabulary, I find that word study works best within context. As a result, I have identified word patterns within trade books and have developed lesson plans and resources based on the word study that can be done with specific books. The lesson plan and set of resources for “Rosa” focuses on suffix -ed and includes the following: Lesson Plan Interactive Activity Practice Page Independent Word Work This set of resources also includes the following: Running Record Assessment Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment Answer Keys Common Core State Standard Alignment Spanish translation of the comprehension strategy practice pages, reader’s notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core “I Can” statements), and extension activities for use with Rosa BONUS: Surprise Sample Resource I hope that you will enjoy using my resources along with your copy or copies of “Rosa” by Nikki Giovanni. If you have any questions about the resources included in this set please email me at AmyMackenzie@BookPagez.com. It will be my pleasure to reply and help you in any way I can.
BookPagez
I can spell words ending –el, -al, -le, fun dice game

I can spell words ending –el, -al, -le, fun dice game

Lesson plan and 3 differentiated versions of a fun game to practise spelling words ending words ending –el, -al, -le. Assessment focus I can spell words ending –el, -al, -le Explanation ’Towel’, critical’ and ‘apple’ all have the same pronunciation at the end. So how do people know which spelling to use? Most words end –le (-al and -el endings are far less common). Also –le endings tend to follow letters with ascenders or descenders. There are no rules that work every time! –el, -al, -le game You will need: a 1-6 dice per pair, a word bank per pair, a recording sheet each
extra golden-time
AQA Paper 2 Literary-Non Fiction 8700 Resource Booklet (4 pairs of texts)

AQA Paper 2 Literary-Non Fiction 8700 Resource Booklet (4 pairs of texts)

This is a resource to support the teaching of AQA English Language (8700) Paper 2 Skills. I’ve provided it as summer reading for my GCSE class next year, and as the clusters are thematically linked, it would be quite straightforward to create practise papers with them (if there’s any demand, i’ll happily do this).
clorsmith
AQA An Inspector Calls: Eva Smith

AQA An Inspector Calls: Eva Smith

A lesson designed to examine the character of Eva Smith from J.B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls, a text on the AQA literature paper 1. The lesson has all resources attached including in the model paragraph discussing how Eva Smith is presented throughout the novel. The lesson was successfully delivered to mixed ability KS4.
lewisdbmitchell
Richard II Study Booklet (A-Level)

Richard II Study Booklet (A-Level)

Study booklet for Richard II, includes: Family tree of key characters Backstory (by Mya Lixian Gosling) Map of locations Summary of each scene (Sparknotes summary condensed by myself) Study questions and tasks for each scene Essay questions on the play (collected) Designed to support AQA English Literature Specification B (Tragedy). Word document, can be edited. Material from Sparknotes and Cliffsnotes used.
fossywright