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The Ship

The Ship

This is the fifth of five short stories that have been written using the first 500 high frequency words in the English language. This story uses the first 500 words with illustrations for additional words. There are 5 worksheets to accompany the story. These are gapfill exercises to test students understanding of each word. The first story of 100 words is free if you would like to sample this activity.

By gmb65

Year 3 and 4 comprehension - Mince Pie Recipe

Year 3 and 4 comprehension - Mince Pie Recipe

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 sets of instructions on how to make mince pies, with differentiated questions. It is based on a mixture of the KS1 and KS2 SATs reading papers. There are a range of 'what, ' 'where,' 'who,' '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.

By blossomingminds

A School Day Out

A School Day Out

This is the fourth of five short stories that have been written using the first 500 high frequency words in the English language. This story uses the first 400 words with illustrations for additional words. There are 5 worksheets to accompany the story. These are gapfill exercises to test students understanding of each word. The first story of 100 words is free if you would like to sample this activity.

By gmb65

At the Seaside

At the Seaside

This is the third of five short stories that have been written using the first 500 high frequency words in the English language. This story uses the first 300 words with illustrations for additional words. There are 5 worksheets to accompany the story. These are gapfill exercises to test students understanding of each word. The first story of 100 words is free if you would like to sample this activity.

By gmb65

School

School

This is the second of five short stories that have been written using the first 500 high frequency words in the English language. This story uses the first 200 words with illustrations for additional words. There are 5 worksheets to accompany the story. These are gapfill exercises to test students understanding of each word. The first story of 100 words is free if you would like to sample this activity.

By gmb65

High Interest Guided Reading Passages - Extreme Sports

High Interest Guided Reading Passages - Extreme Sports

Vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, grammar, spelling, and sequencing activities for each passage. These HIGH INTEREST reading passages are geared toward grade level students and older students reading at a lower level. They are sure to engage students in the reading process. Perfect for small group reading and special education students. There are 10 reading passages that are 3 pages each. Each reading passage includes a vocabulary interactive notebook, vocabulary matching page, grammar, a spelling sort, timeline, and comprehension questions. Activities are aligned to Common Core standards. Answer keys are included. 155 page download. All reading passages include real pictures to further engage students. Also included is a main idea graphic organizer, KWL chart, and Venn Diagram that can be used with all of the passages. The 10 extreme sports included are: Skateboarding Mountain Biking BMX In-line skating Surfing Snowboarding Kayaking Scuba Diving Skydiving BASE Jumping

By ashleybrennan

High Interest Reading Passages Guided Reading - Famous Failures Edition

High Interest Reading Passages Guided Reading - Famous Failures Edition

Vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, grammar, spelling, and sequencing activities for each passage. These HIGH INTEREST reading passages are geared toward grade level students and older students reading at a lower level. They are sure to engage students in the reading process. Perfect for small group reading and special education students. There are 10 reading passages that are 3 pages each. Each reading passage includes a vocabulary interactive notebook, vocabulary matching page, grammar, a spelling sort, timeline, and comprehension questions. Activities are aligned to Common Core standards. Answer keys are included. 190 page download. Check preview file for a SHORT SAMPLE of what comes with each reading passage. All reading passages include real pictures to further engage students. Also included is a main idea graphic organizer, KWL chart, and Venn Diagram that can be used with all of the passages. The 10 Famous Failures included are: Michael Jordan Oprah Winfrey J.K. Rowling Walt Disney Albert Einstein Dr. Seuss Babe Ruth Bill Gates Steve Jobs Lionel Messi

By ashleybrennan

The Jolly Postman learning resource (licensed by Penguin Random House) (EYFS/KS1/2)

The Jolly Postman learning resource (licensed by Penguin Random House) (EYFS/KS1/2)

Free downloadable learning resource for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. The resource is licensed by Penguin Random House and endorsed by the National Literacy Trust. From over the hills and far away, help The Jolly Postman deliver his letters today. This popular children's book by Janet and Allan Alhberg is brought to life in this imaginative learning resource. The resource makes links between the fictional narrative of The Jolly Postman and the real history of the postal service revealed through The Postal Museum' s collections. The Jolly Postman resource can support literacy learning across the curriculum and includes: • Teachers’ Notes • Activity ideas • Templates • Interactive PowerPoints Curriculum links: EYFS: Literacy, Maths, Understanding the world, Communication and Language KS1/2: Literacy, Geography, History, Maths, Art and Design The Jolly Postman learning programme at The Postal Museum Schools visiting The Postal Museum can book The Jolly Postman learning programme to bring the enchanting story to life for your pupils. To find out more, or to book a visit: postalmuseum.org/for-schools

By ThePostalMuseum

Scattegories starter activity

Scattegories starter activity

Worksheet for start activity in which learners must pick a letter as a class and try and answer all the categories on the sheet with an answer starting with the chosen letter.

By rkristina

alphabet Bingo

alphabet Bingo

Alphabet BINGO. Students have a bingo sheet and the teacher/ or a student calls out letters of the alphabet, students mark the letters on their sheets or plave counters. Don't forget to shout Bingo when your chart is full! If laminated, these can be used more ofter, with either counters or dry erase markers. Learn the alphabet and the letter names in English.

By kuknunn

My alphabet, words that I like.

My alphabet, words that I like.

Alphabet learning worksheets for early years and ESL. Students find a word for each letter of the alphabet. They can use classroom posters, books, dictionaries, etc to find a word that they like and associate with each letter. Students may colour the words that are in their name in a different colour. What is your favourite letter and which word begins with it? English as a foreign language, Early Years.

By kuknunn