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Reading Comprehensions SET 2 (KS2) - With Mark Schemes

Reading Comprehensions SET 2 (KS2) - With Mark Schemes

Three fantastic reading comprehensions based on four of the best fantasy texts for children. Each contains comprehension questions with question stems from the 2016 and 2017 SATs assessments and a detailed mark scheme, and an audio version of the story. 1. Black Beauty - Anna Sewell 2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum 3. The Hare and the Tortoise/ The Fox and the Stork - Aesop Perfect for guided reading, whole class text dissection or homework. Tried and tested with great results.
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To Kill A Mockingbird Dramatic Foils Activity

To Kill A Mockingbird Dramatic Foils Activity

This worksheet explains the concept of dramatic foils and gives a model explanation of one pairs of foils in the novel - Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra. The students then fill in an explanation for each of the other pairs of foils given - Atticus and Bob Ewell; Boo Radley and Nathan Radley; Maudie Atkinson and Stephanie Crawford. The aim is to encourage students to think about characters at a symbolic and functional level. This would make a good class activity or homework.
lornakate
To Kill A Mockingbird Practice Exam Questions

To Kill A Mockingbird Practice Exam Questions

Sixteen practice exam questions for To Kill A Mockingbird GCSE, organised by character and theme. This has been done in preparation for new the Edexcel IGCSE Literature exam which is first examined in 2018 - the two sample questions provided by the board are in purple and the other questions that I generated for my students are in pink. This makes a useful schedule for practice essays, in class or for students to complete independently.
lornakate
To Kill A Mockingbird Introductory Lesson - Fact-Finding Mission

To Kill A Mockingbird Introductory Lesson - Fact-Finding Mission

A carousel-based, independent learning lesson designed to introduce students to key facts and context for To Kill A Mockingbird. There are six stations on the carousel which focus on: the main character, Scout's Family, The Great Depression, Tom Robinson, Setting (including The Great Depression), Racism and Harper Lee. The slides provide the material for the carousel and should be printed. Students move around the carousels working in groups to answer the questions in the 3-page accompanying handout. This activity requires students to engage independently with key information about the novel and makes an effective introduction. Groups can be differentiated to support less-skilled students. You many choose to use a timer at each station.
lornakate
'Mockingbirds' Activity in To Kill A Mockingbird

'Mockingbirds' Activity in To Kill A Mockingbird

This activity is designed to get students thinking about all the different characters who are 'mockingbirds' in the novel, i.e. symbols of vulnerability and innocence. There are two versions of the handout included - the first has blank space for students to write in their own ideas about each character and the second is the 'teacher' version which is filled in with an explanation of how each character is a mockingbird. The characters covered are: Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, Dill, Walter Cunningham, Atticus, Scout, Jem, Helen Robinson, Tim Johnson (the dog) and Mayella Ewell. I found that the blank version was a useful activity to get students thinking independently first and the 'teacher' version then provided them with all the details they require for revision and essay-writing.
lornakate
Symbols & Symbolism in To Kill A Mockingbird

Symbols & Symbolism in To Kill A Mockingbird

A 2-page resource which explains the keys symbols in To Kill A Mockingbird, and their meaning. The symbols covered are: - The Mockingbird - The Snowman - Flowers - Miss Maudie's Burning House - The Mad Dog - Gothic symbolism, the Southern Gothic and The Radley Place. Images are used for each symbol to make the resource visually appealing. This resource is ideal for revision or for first-teaching when introducing symbolism.
lornakate
Fun fronted adverbials dice game: 'First on the scene', newspaper reports

Fun fronted adverbials dice game: 'First on the scene', newspaper reports

In this fun 'fronted adverbials' game, children are journalists, working for rival newspapers. Bitter rivals! Players want to be the first to the big news stories before their rival scoops them. Only the ‘First on the scene’ will get the story in their paper. The first player to finish their newspaper is the winner! Assessment focus I can use fronted adverbials to say ‘How?’ ‘When?’ ‘Where?’ events happen I know that fronted adverbials come ‘first’ in a sentence Explanation If you’ve been teaching for as long as I have (don’t ask!), you’ll have heard adverbs referred to as ‘roving reporters’. ‘Roving’ because they have more freedom to move around the sentence than other groups of words and ‘reporters’ because they often tell us more about the action and how/when/where it happens. • Slowly, he entered the room. • He slowly entered the room. • He entered the room slowly. Fronted adverbials aren’t ‘roving’ because they always open the sentence. You could think of these words and phrases as reporters (journalists), chasing big news stories and wanting to be ‘first on the scene’ to tell us more about the action as it happens. That’s why I created the game ‘First on the scene’ to encourage young writers to open sentences with adverbials.
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To Kill A Mockingbird Context Revision Sheet

To Kill A Mockingbird Context Revision Sheet

A context-on-a-page resource for To Kill A Mockingbird which is ideal for revision or introducing context when first teaching the novel. Designed for GCSE students studying for the Edexcel IGCSE but could be used with any classes studying the novel. The resource is broken down into the following sections: - Harper Lee (biographical facts) - Racism - The Great Depression
lornakate
A WHOLE YEAR OF SHARED READING PLANNING

A WHOLE YEAR OF SHARED READING PLANNING

A shared reading bundle that will either last your a whole year or keep you going for a considerably part of it. Quality assured, evidence based, regularly downloaded shared reading lesson plans, resources and activities based on Doug Lemov's Reading Reconsidered. Get your hands on this whopping 25 weeks bundle of upper key stage 2 Shared Reading planning now! Save a whopping 25% off the individual prices.
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AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 5 model answer

AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 5 model answer

This is a model answer that I have written for AQA English Language Paper 1, Question 5. It is based on an image of polar bears wandering in front of a mountain. It models to pupils how to use many different language features: different sentence types, similes, metaphors, personification, the senses, adjectives, adverbs, pathetic fallacy and how to use these to create a narrative using the image. I used this in the lesson by asking pupils to highlight and label the language features used, thinking about the effect that they have, and also to model how to progress the narrative whilst including description.
srmw
Year 6 SATs Reading Revision

Year 6 SATs Reading Revision

This powerpoint can be used for Year 6 Sats reading revision. You must have the CGP Pack One- reading booklet B. The powerpoint has a range of questions to the section on earthquakes focuses on retrieval, inference, writer's choice and find the word. A good revision tool for year 6 !
sparkle1978
A View from the Bridge Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

A View from the Bridge Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising Arthur Miller's 'A View from the Bridge.' It contains comprehensive sections on: - Context; - Scene by Scene Summary (with quotes); - Main Characters; - Themes; - Miller's Dramatic Devices; - The Features of Tragedy. Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru