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Reading Comprehension - Halloween

Reading Comprehension - Halloween

This reading comprehension includes a short passage with some interesting facts about Halloween. Children read the text and then answer the questions that follow. This worksheet was created by www.primaryleap.co.uk
PrimaryLeap
James And The Giant Peach - by Roald Dahl - Reading Comprehension Text

James And The Giant Peach - by Roald Dahl - Reading Comprehension Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text is a summary/ short story based on Roald Dahl's famous children's story "James and the Giane Peach". After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, matching and True or False exercises and a fun word-search. The text can be used for vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.This worksheet can also be used for vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
Cirque Du Soleil, Crystal Palace , Millennium Dome - Paper 2 question 3 and 4 AQA English Lan 8700

Cirque Du Soleil, Crystal Palace , Millennium Dome - Paper 2 question 3 and 4 AQA English Lan 8700

This is a full, interactive, quick paced lesson which covers a lot of ground as this lesson has enough material to cover a 3 hour class, however it can easily be broken into 3 separate lessons if needs be as there is a lot of information in this session. The lesson warms up the students by using vocabulary building activities and by looking at Cirque Du Soleil to practice the skills needed for paper 2 question 3. The lesson then moves on to an older piece of writing covering the Great Exhibition in 1851, developing the skills needed for P2:Q3 but also preparing the students for a piece of 19th century writing. The last phase of the lesson then compares the Great Exhibition to a piece of writing covering the Millennium Dome Exhibition in 2000. The lesson is broken up with 3 videos, worksheets and has lots of room for interactive paired and group activities and also includes practice exam answer tasks which involve deeper thinking skills. Students support and learn from one another with peer assessment and a short self assessment plenary which encourages independent learning whilst slides and worksheets include starter sentences to support the weaker students. Hope it helps
namerased
School Subjects for ESL / EFL Students

School Subjects for ESL / EFL Students

This resource introduces 15 school subjects with many fun practice activities. It introduces questions and answers about likes and dislikes as well as opinions/ reasons. It goes on to introduce and practise phrases connected to being good/ bad at subjects as well as talking about favourite subjects. There are pair work speaking activities, reading activities and writing activities. The reading activities include texts with true/false exercises as well as activities with open-ended questions. There is a school timetable that students could replicate and questions to answer about the timetable they see. Answers for all activities appear on the PowerPoint. By the end of the PowerPoint (70 slides) pupils will be able to write a paragraph about their school subjects (likes/dislikes, opinions and so on), either by using a given template or by prompts. There is a lengthy worksheet, which accompanies the activities on the PowerPoint and a separate word search document.
cgazzal
Thanksgiving English Cultural Reading - (Pilgrims, Mayflower)

Thanksgiving English Cultural Reading - (Pilgrims, Mayflower)

This English language cultural reading describes the history and meaning behind the holiday of Thanksgiving as celebrated in Canada and the US. It talks about the history of the first Thanksgiving in the United States in the 1620s and also its cultural significance today. Reading is followed by 8 true/false reading comprehension questions.
ninatutor
Lilly Allen - writers bias and gender stereotypes discussion

Lilly Allen - writers bias and gender stereotypes discussion

This resource looks at writers use of language to reflect opinion and bias in journalism. It can be used in relation to the AQA GCSE English Language exam (8700) for questions 3 and 4 from paper 2 but can also be used in the delivery of L1 and L2 Functional Skills. This resource includes an article with some read and obtain questions which range from simple retrieval of information to questions which require deeper thought and inference, which helps those teachers with mixed ability classes. It also includes a discussion element which looks at gender stereotypes and roles of women and motherhood, which the article touches upon. I have personally found that by including these deeper social and stereotypical elements into my classes helps students to navigate their own thoughts and feelings on certain topics, but also allows them to have their ideas challenged and to work towards accepting diversity. Female stereotypes and sexism is very topical at the moment in the light of the Weinstein scandal and so this is a resource which could be expanded upon. Hope it helps
namerased
Summarising non fiction text and articles - Powerpoint and Worksheets

Summarising non fiction text and articles - Powerpoint and Worksheets

This 15 slide powerpoint training presentation shows learners show to summarise text. This is an essential skill that takes practice to master. The resource also contains worksheets that complement the presentation. Files are available in pdf and ppt editable format. Presentation Content: What does summarising mean? Strategies to use when summarising – Nutshell method What Not to Summarise Task 1 – Write a summary about yourself Task 2 – Summarise a passage – example answer provided Task 3 – Group Activity – summarise an article
biowriterab
Black History Month Reading Comprehensions

Black History Month Reading Comprehensions

A bundle of reading comprehensions related to famous people that links to any work around Black History Month, focussing on significant figures and their lives whilst also developing comprehension abilities.
krisgreg30
The Sign of Four - Doyle's Use of Language

The Sign of Four - Doyle's Use of Language

In this engaging and informative lesson, students make clear and insightful interpretations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s use of language throughout 'The Sign of Four.' In particular, students analyse how Doyle uses metaphor, alliteration and pathetic fallacy to describe the journey Holmes and Watson take across the dreary streets of London in Chapter 3. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Define and exemplify a range of language devices, including pathetic fallacy; - Reading and understanding chapters 3 and 4, in which Holmes, Watson, and Miss Marston travel across London to meet Mr Thaddeus Sholto; - Identifying and analysing the language techniques used by Doyle in describing the London streets; - Analysing Doyle's intentions in using each of the language features, and considering the effect that these have upon the reader; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole Lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Paper Copies of Chapters 3 and 4; - Cards for the Card-Sorting Activity; - Language Techniques Worksheet (and Teacher Answer Sheet); - Essay Template; - Detailed Lesson Plan There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. These resources were originally taught to GCSE students, but with subtle adaptations they have also been used with both younger and older (up to A Level) students. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Gothic Literature- Language analysis- Dracula, Frankenstein and Jekyll & Hyde

Gothic Literature- Language analysis- Dracula, Frankenstein and Jekyll & Hyde

4 lessons for approximately 10 hours of teaching this topic. The lessons explore the use of setting, context, language and structure in three of the most famous Gothic Literature works of English History. Can be paid individually or save by buying as a bundle. -Frankenstein: The use of sympathy for the monster with creative writing. - Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde: 2 lessons on the use of diary entries and first person. -Dracula: The use of description and setting -The Castle of Otranto: The use of structure and tension. Enjoy and please take the time to review!
kirstygemmell2809