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SIGHT WORDS - FRY'S FIRST 100 - Sentences - Transition from reading to writing with these TASK CARDS

SIGHT WORDS - FRY'S FIRST 100 - Sentences - Transition from reading to writing with these TASK CARDS

These Task Cards have been developed to consolidate the first 100 FRY'S SIGHT WORDS which comprise approximately 50% of words in print. The Task Cards complement my FRY'S STARTER BUNDLE which is an ideal way to identify ability groups and begin an Intervention Program. Alternatively, you could use the Task Cards for the transition from instant recall to writing. I prefer to make this transition with sentences rather than individual words. I have used a multi-sensory approach because I find most of my intervention students are still at this developmental stage. I have also developed a Word Bingo bundle that contains four sets of games focussing on each of the 25 words in the first hundred. They can be played with a whole class for both consolidation and lots of fun. Each set contains a blank board for individualisation. It is essential that learners are confident with sight words to ensure a balanced approach to literacy and steady progress in reading. These Task Cards can also be used for intervention or as a group activity in Reading Rotations. I would even add them to a Literacy Centre once students knew how to complete each card.
learning-solutions
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone KS3 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone KS3 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of J.K Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the KS3 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'Context: Magic' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Know the purpose, audience and context of the writing and drawing on this knowledge to support comprehension.' - 'J.K Rowling's Description of Harry' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Know how language, including figurative language, vocabulary choice, grammar, text structure and organisational features, present meaning.' - 'Severus Snape' and 'Ron Weasley' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Study setting, plot, and characterisation, and the effects of these.' - 'Vocabulary Inspector' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Learn new vocabulary, relating it explicitly to known vocabulary and understanding it with the help of context and dictionaries.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is 24 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the upper KS2 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'An Interview with Dumbledore' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;' - 'Rowling's Description' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Explain meanings of words that they know and ask the meaning of new words. Link the meaning of new words to words that they already know;' - 'Severus Snape!' and 'Ron Weasley!' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;' - 'Figurative Language in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, to create an impact on the reader.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is 22 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Adjective Word Banks Pack

Adjective Word Banks Pack

A bright and colourful pack of lists of adjectives. Designed to cover your needs for many English units. You can use on a display, in a writer's toolkit, as part of a PowerPoint or simply printed on tables in order to expand vocabulary. Words are clearly grouped under synonyms so all ability children can benefit from these. All reviews welcome.
teachallenjoy
A word game POWERPOINT - STARTER

A word game POWERPOINT - STARTER

Each slide is shown for 6 seconds while your students think of each section of a sentence. Intended for students who find it difficult to motivate themselves this PowerPoint proves that a lot gan be achieved if tackled in small amounts... 'one brick at a time'. Can also be used just as a fun lesson starter.
DionneDawsonAuthor
Long vowel o-e

Long vowel o-e

1. The Power Point exposes students to the long vowel sound o-e. First there is a presentation of 22 slides which show words with this vowel sound. The word is shown first so that students can say the word without the help of pictures. Then the picture appears. In the last two slides there is a short story to read. 2. Worksheet. In this worksheet there is a list of words to read. Then there is an exercise. Students need to complete the sentences by writing words to match the pictures shown.
qronfla
Writing a Book Review

Writing a Book Review

PowerPoint format to save on photocopying, this presentation takes your class through writing a review in stages, with opportunities for discussion and for class interaction. Probably a 30-45minute task, depending on the enthusiasm of your class. A handy first lesson after the holidays lesson for key stage 2/3.
misswright2
ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING - A READY TO USE LESSON PRESENTATION

ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING - A READY TO USE LESSON PRESENTATION

A Lesson Presentation that presents Teaching Resources in Argumentative Writing. This presentation presents perfect teaching resources that will help the teachers to walk into the classroom with ready to teach confidence as it covers all that a teacher and a student need for an Argumentative Writing lesson. This Presentation Includes: 1. Engaging and Creative Lesson Starter – Decide on an Argument/Fight/Debate 2. Well Formulated, Measurable, SMART Objectives and Outcomes 3. Overview of Vocabulary used for an Argumentation Lesson 4. Real Life Application and Cross-Curriculum Links 5. Flipped Lesson Part - Video - Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format, Examples 6. Collaborative Group Task – Pair-Share - Argument and Reason 7. Space for Peer Teaching - Basic Argumentative Paragraph Format 8. Mini-Plenary with Critical Thinking Questions – Quiz 9. Scaffolded Notes to Support the Learners - Samples and Template 10. Assessment Criteria and Rubrics to state Outcome Expectations 11. Differentiated Activities for Level Learners - 4 Task Cards 12. Extensions to Challenge the High Achievers - Persuasion Map, Prompts 13. Plenary to Assesses Learning Outcomes - PEEL - Point-Evidence-Explain-Link 14. Success Criteria for Self Evaluation - My Argumentation Sketch 15. Home Learning for Reinforcement - Argumentative Writing Prompts 16. Common Core Standards - ELA-LIT.W.6-8.1.a-e/W.6-8.4/W.6-8.5/W.6-8.10 17. Skills to be addressed during the Lesson - Social and Cognitive 18. Educational Tools and Resources to Scaffold the Low Achievers Teachers can use this presentation to give a complete knowledge and understanding of Argumentation to the learners, thereby helping them to enhance their writing skills.
john421969
Figurative Language: Idioms - Drawing using Shapes in PowerPoint or Slides

Figurative Language: Idioms - Drawing using Shapes in PowerPoint or Slides

This unit connects learning with technology to English Language Arts/Reading. This lesson teaches students about idioms and guides them through using shapes and other graphic features in Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides to create an idiom. The lesson includes links to sites with information about kid-friendly idioms as well as other related resources. Also included are a PowerPoint presentation to introduce the lesson, a step-by-step tutorial of the features of Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides needed to create the project, and a sample project. This lesson is great for English/Language Arts classes, art classes or technology classes. It was created for middle school (grades 6-8), but could be used successfully in upper elementary classes as well. Files Included with this Lesson • Teacher Notes and Resources • Introduction to Idioms PowerPoint presentation (editable) • Step-by-Step tutorial covering MS PowerPoint basics, shapes and graphics • Step-by-Step tutorial covering Google Slides basics, shapes and graphics • Student project expectations and grading rubric • Sample project
innovationsintechnology
AQA November 2017 LANG Paper 2 Writers' Viewpoints "The Ragged School"  etc Support Resources

AQA November 2017 LANG Paper 2 Writers' Viewpoints "The Ragged School" etc Support Resources

These resources support the AQA Paper 2 Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives exam paper from November 2017. They include a detailed support PowerPoint with model answers/tips etc and support posters with further detail/annotated extracts/more model answers/suggestions etc. This would be an ideal resource should you want to use this AQA Paper as a MOCK resource prior to the exams in the summer. It is part of a package of resources that I've created to support the Summer and November LANGUAGE and LITERATURE exams (Lang and Lit in summer 2017. and Lang in November 2017). Other similar resources are in my Big Cat Bundles in my shop! Please have a look at my shop and my web site - details are at the shop site, plus lots of other free resources. I offer big value bundles and large scale resources to cover a complete topic. I provide a range of Big Cat Bundles that offer massive price reductions and offer lots of resources in one place. I also have a range of resources to support A Level teaching, particularly relate to TRAGEDY and CRIME. Many of the resources are handmade in order to provide a more personal, original touch. Many are designed for Interactive White Board presentation, or they can be copied into revision booklets etc. Another option is to download onto a school site, like Sharepoint, and allow students to view on their computers etc. If you like what you find, please offer feedback. Thank you and good luck with your teaching
tallybarnett