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Homecoming by Bruce Dawe PPT

Homecoming by Bruce Dawe PPT

Students were asked to write an essay about how Bruce Dawe's poem 'Homecoming' presented social issues of the day. This 14 page PPT gives details from the poem for students to use to answer this type of essay question. Created for Years 9 and 10

By teen91113

Literacy Mats

Literacy Mats

Four detailed mats targeting the skills of accuracy, vocabulary choice, sentence structures and literature analysis. Handy for both KS3 and KS4 and suitable for targeting English work or whole-school dissemination.

By lboumeester

Opinion Writing and Opinion Reading DIGITAL Tablets vs. Textbooks - Google Drive

Opinion Writing and Opinion Reading DIGITAL Tablets vs. Textbooks - Google Drive

Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive Compatible Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. This digital file contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether tablets should replace textbooks in schools. Multiple skills are covered, including reading, close reading, reading comprehension, analyzing two texts on the same topic, vocabulary, summarizing, and opinion writing. CCSS aligned. Answer keys included in teacher file. Includes Google Drive teacher and student instructions and Microsoft OneDrive instructions. For the PRINT version of this product, click here: Opinion Reading and Writing - Tablets vs. Textbooks No prep! Perfect substitute lesson plan. Included: Google Drive Teacher Instructions Google Drive Student Instructions Microsoft One Drive Instructions Teacher file with all pages including answer keys Student file with all applicable pages Two non-fiction articles, one pro and one con The reading level is advanced fourth grade through sixth grade. Two versions of each reading are included, one with bolded vocabulary words and one with no bolded words. Three vocabulary sheets One contains the vocabulary words with definitions to use as a handout. One contains the words only if you want to have the students look up the definitions. The third is a worksheet that helps students practice the vocabulary in context. A pro and con chart for group work A “My Opinion” worksheet This worksheet allows students to agree with one of the authors, and display close reading skills, using evidence from the text to support their opinions. Bonus pages: If you decide to assign an essay using these readings or topic, I’ve included: An outline template Essay assignment sheet Grading Rubrics CCSS standards included on rubrics for 5th and 6th grades, or use the generic rubrics You might also like: Opinion Reading and Writing DIGITAL - Should Animals be Kept in Zoos? Opinion Reading and Writing DIGITAL - Should Schools Discipline Cyberbullies?

By LauraTorresELA

Opinion Writing & Opinion Reading DIGITAL - Should Animals be Kept in Zoos?

Opinion Writing & Opinion Reading DIGITAL - Should Animals be Kept in Zoos?

For Google Drive and Google Classroom. Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive Compatible Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should animals be kept in zoos? This digital file contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether animals should be kept in zoos. Multiple skills are covered, including reading, close reading, reading comprehension, analyzing two texts on the same topic, vocabulary, summarizing, and opinion writing. CCSS aligned. Answer keys included in teacher file. Includes Google Drive teacher and student instructions and Microsoft OneDrive instructions. For the PRINT version of this product, click here: Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Animals be Kept in Zoos? No prep! Perfect substitute lesson plan. Included: Google Drive Teacher Instructions Google Drive Student Instructions Microsoft One Drive Instructions Teacher file with all pages including answer keys Student file with all applicable pages Two non-fiction articles, one pro and one con The reading level is fifth grade through sixth grade. Two versions of each reading are included, one with bolded vocabulary words and one with no bolded words. Three vocabulary sheets One contains the vocabulary words with definitions to use as a handout. One contains the words only if you want to have the students look up the definitions. The third is a worksheet that helps students practice the vocabulary in context. A pro and con chart for group work A “My Opinion” worksheet This worksheet allows students to agree with one of the authors, and display close reading skills, using evidence from the text to support their opinions. Bonus pages: If you decide to assign an essay using these readings or topic, I’ve included: An outline template Essay assignment sheet Grading Rubrics CCSS standards included on rubrics for 5th and 6th grades, or use the generic rubrics You might also like: Opinion Reading and Writing DIGITAL – Driverless Cars? Opinion Reading and Writing DIGITAL - Fidget Spinners in the Classroom?

By LauraTorresELA

Opinion Reading and Writing DIGITAL- Should Schools Discipline Cyberbullies? For Google Drive

Opinion Reading and Writing DIGITAL- Should Schools Discipline Cyberbullies? For Google Drive

For Google Drive and Google Classroom. Go Paperless! Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should schools discipline cyberbullies? This digital file contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether schools should be responsible for discipline cyberbullies when it happens off campus. Multiple skills are covered, including reading, close reading, reading comprehension, analyzing two texts on the same topic, vocabulary, summarizing, and opinion writing. CCSS aligned. Answer keys included in teacher file. Includes Google Drive teacher and student instructions and Microsoft OneDrive instructions. For the PRINT version of this product, click here: Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Schools Discipline Cyberbullies? No prep! Perfect substitute lesson plan. Included: Google Drive Teacher Instructions Google Drive Student Instructions Microsoft One Drive Instructions Teacher file with all pages including answer keys Student file with all applicable pages Two non-fiction articles, one pro and one con The reading level is fifth grade through sixth grade. Two versions of each reading are included, one with bolded vocabulary words and one with no bolded words. Three vocabulary sheets One contains the vocabulary words with definitions to use as a handout. One contains the words only if you want to have the students look up the definitions. The third is a worksheet that helps students practice the vocabulary in context. A pro and con chart for group work A “My Opinion” worksheet This worksheet allows students to agree with one of the authors, and display close reading skills, using evidence from the text to support their opinions. Bonus pages: If you decide to assign an essay using these readings or topic, I’ve included: An outline template Essay assignment sheet Grading Rubrics CCSS standards included on rubrics for 5th and 6th grades, or use the generic rubrics You might also like: Opinion Reading and Writing DIGITAL – Fidget Spinners in the Classroom? Opinion Reading and Writing DIGITAL - Driverless Cars?

By LauraTorresELA

Opinion Writing & Opinion Reading DIGITAL - Should America Switch to Metrics?

Opinion Writing & Opinion Reading DIGITAL - Should America Switch to Metrics?

For Google Drive and Google Classroom. Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive Compatible Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should America Switch to the Metric System? This digital file contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether the U.S. should switch to the metric system. Multiple skills are covered, including reading, close reading, reading comprehension, analyzing two texts on the same topic, vocabulary, summarizing, and opinion writing. CCSS aligned. Answer keys included in teacher file. Includes Google Drive teacher and student instructions and Microsoft OneDrive instructions. For the PRINT version of this product, click here: Opinion Reading and Writing - Should America Switch to the Metric System? No prep! Perfect substitute lesson plan. Included: Google Drive Teacher Instructions Google Drive Student Instructions Microsoft One Drive Instructions Teacher file with all pages including answer keys Student file with all applicable pages Two non-fiction articles, one pro and one con The reading level is advanced fourth grade through sixth grade. Two versions of each reading are included, one with bolded vocabulary words and one with no bolded words. Three vocabulary sheets One contains the vocabulary words with definitions to use as a handout. One contains the words only if you want to have the students look up the definitions. The third is a worksheet that helps students practice the vocabulary in context. A pro and con chart for group work A “My Opinion” worksheet This worksheet allows students to agree with one of the authors, and display close reading skills, using evidence from the text to support their opinions. Bonus pages: If you decide to assign an essay using these readings or topic, I’ve included: An outline template Essay assignment sheet Grading Rubrics CCSS standards included on rubrics for 5th and 6th grades, or use the generic rubrics You might also like: Opinion Reading and Writing DIGITAL – Tablets vs. Textbooks?

By LauraTorresELA

A-grade Higher English essay John McGrath's The Cheviot, The Stag And The Black, Black Oil play

A-grade Higher English essay John McGrath's The Cheviot, The Stag And The Black, Black Oil play

A-grade Higher English critical essay on John McGrath's The Cheviot, The Stag And The Black, Black Oil play. The essay question chosen was: "Choose from a play a scene in which an important truth is revealed. Briefly explain what the important truth is and assess the significance of its revelation to your understanding of theme or character". The essay is around 1200 words.

By biggles1230

Blog Writing: Letter to Sixteen-Year-Old self

Blog Writing: Letter to Sixteen-Year-Old self

A second lesson in a sequence of lessons looking at writing letters to ourselves from the future. Engaging and pupils came up with really effective pieces of non-fiction. Includes: Matching techniques with examples. Blog from Huffington Post Self/ Peer and teacher marking ladder.

By lhowellpratt

Blog Writing: Analysis of Blog

Blog Writing: Analysis of Blog

An engaging resource looking at blog-writing and a letter to sixteen-year-old-self. Pupils are asked to analyse the language in the blogpost before writing their own.

By lhowellpratt

Persuasive writing features

Persuasive writing features

A persuasive writing worksheet, with features to cut out and match within the sample text. Also included is a frame to help lower attaining children when writing their own text.

By jamesappleby