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Create-A-Word! Vocabulary Activities - Environment Theme

Create-A-Word! Vocabulary Activities - Environment Theme

A multi-sensory, word-creating exercise which is perfect for morning literacy activity, literacy circles, group activity time, home school, or special education. Each student approaches a make-a-word exercise in their own preferred way. There are many strategies which students can use to increase the number of words they make, and a dozen different phonics tips for word-making are included in this resource. Alphabet letter sets are included with this pack, so that students can move the cut-out letters around if needed, to help them form words. The longest word in each set is an environmental term, but dozens to hundreds of smaller words can be created with each set of letters. All word answers are included in the resource. Word exercises such as this one enable students to find new words they may not have heard or seen before, and also help them to recall words which are stored in memory - and thus practice their vocabulary skills. Synthetic phonics skills and word decoding skills are both developed in word creation activities. Students could work in groups, and aim to make the largest number of words. They could also try to create the word with the most letters, in addition to the target word in each set. Students can use the resource to create individual "words of the day", when previously unknown words are found. Each student in turn could share the new words they make with others in the class. If no-one in the class knows the meaning, the words can be added to a weekly chart, and students can take turns writing the dictionary meaning next to each word, throughout the day or week. Students can also work in groups to try and make the largest number of new words which no-one in their group has heard or seen before, and then check dictionary meanings. First group to reach 10 words with meanings could win a prize. Each group could play a word challenge game, finding words with a minimum number of letters (e.g. 4, or 5), working within a time limit. Students could look for the hidden animal words. One or more animal words can be made from each letter set. The target multi-syllable word in each set could be used as a basis for a research report, or a creative writing piece.
janinetes
Make-a-Poem Kit for Middle & Upper Primary

Make-a-Poem Kit for Middle & Upper Primary

Fives sets (12 pages) of adjectives, verbs, and nouns (animals / places / things / abstract), each set using one of the 5 long vowel sounds. These words can be combined by students in thousands of different ways, to make repeat sound poems of any line length. Several short examples are included, but the poetic possibilities are limitless! A creative exercise in poetry writing, literary assonance, and phonics. A great resource for writing nonsense poems too, and short stories! This can be an individual 'write-it-yourself' activity for students, or teachers may assist students with sentence construction, including word choice, grammar and punctuation. Students could also look up unfamiliar words in a dictionary or encyclopedia, including names of animals they have never heard of before (thereby adding 5 minutes of biology to the session!) The students' poems could be cut out and showcased on a class pin board, or made into a poetry book, which can be shared with other classes. This resource is a bundle of the separate long vowel sound poetry kits in my store. I have used this resource in tutoring, and students can produce wonderful results, even after only a few minutes effort in combining words. Hoping your students have fun with it, and I'd love to read some of their poems in the feedback section!
janinetes
An Inspector Calls - 100 randomly generated questions

An Inspector Calls - 100 randomly generated questions

This is an interactive random question generator for GCSE English Literature students who have studied An Inspector Calls. Ideal for a starter or plenary activity, it develops students' recall skills in preparation for their Literature exams. Simply click to generate 5 questions about the play. Click again to reveal the answers. Questions cover key quotations, plot details and general knowledge relevant to each topic. Questions can be edited if you wish to add your own. If you like this format I do have two other versions available for purchase. One version is fully loaded with additional questions on Macbeth, Jekyll and Hyde and Conflict Poetry. The second version can be edited for any topic of your choice!
Bizziebee
An Inspector Calls Week 8 lessons

An Inspector Calls Week 8 lessons

Part 8 of an eight week scheme of work to accompany students' first reading of the play in preparation for their AQA English Literature examination. There is a PowerPoint presentation for each week with details of all activities as well as accompanying resources. Resources include worksheets, handouts and quizzes. An overview of the whole scheme is included in the Week 1 resource which can be downloaded for free - additional weeks and accompanying resources can be purchased separately or as a bundle.
Bizziebee
An Inspector Calls Week 7 lessons

An Inspector Calls Week 7 lessons

Part 7 of an eight week scheme of work to accompany students' first reading of the play in preparation for their AQA English Literature examination. There is a PowerPoint presentation for each week with details of all activities as well as accompanying resources. Resources include worksheets, handouts and quizzes. An overview of the whole scheme is included in the Week 1 resource which can be downloaded for free - additional weeks and accompanying resources can be purchased separately or as a bundle.
Bizziebee
Reading Workshop Bundle for Years 5 & 6

Reading Workshop Bundle for Years 5 & 6

This bundle combines different resources related to Reading Workshop, including writing, reading, and listening. Included resources: Guided Reading Story Starters Ted-Ed Listen & Write FREEBIE Listening to Classic Fiction with QR Codes FREEBIE Guided Reading Questions for Comprehension Grammar Dice for Years 5 & 6 Punctuation Dice for Years 5 & 6 Reading Workshop Tracker for Years 5 & 6
erinbrasington
Reading Workshop Bundle for Years 3 & 4

Reading Workshop Bundle for Years 3 & 4

This bundle combines different resources related to Reading Workshop, including writing, reading, and listening. Included resources: Punctuation Dice for Years 3 & 4 Grammar Dice for Years 3 & 4 Guided Reading Questions for Comprehension Guided Reading Story Starters Reading Workshop Tracker for Years 3 & 4
erinbrasington
Cosmic Guided Reading Plans

Cosmic Guided Reading Plans

This pack includes guided reading plans for the following text: Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Years 5/6) In total there are 18 guided reading lesson plans, covering each of the sections in the book. Each plan contains a 'reading and responding to the text' activity which is designed to be completed with the class teacher with the reading group. There are then follow up independent activities which the children can then complete during the remainder of the week. All of these activities are closely linked to the new National Curriculum objectives and these are listed at the beginning of each plan. Each plan also has a list of difficult words which the children can check the meaning of before the teacher led session, space to list the names of the children who are working on the text and a space for a teacher notes and evaluation. The plans have been written by an experienced primary school teacher and have been tried and tested in the classroom.
ResourceCentre
Alphabet in English Poster

Alphabet in English Poster

All 26 letters with picture on one page. Uses the same pictures as I have on my set of posters with one letter per page.
jer520
Year 3 and 4 comprehension - Christmas in Australia

Year 3 and 4 comprehension - Christmas in Australia

This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for lower key stage 2, perfect for using in the run up to Christmas. There are three differentiated fact sheets on Christmas in Australia, with differentiated questions. It is based on a mixture of the KS1 and KS2 SATs reading papers. There are a range of 'what, ' 'when,' 'how' and 'why' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.
blossomingminds