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Book recommendation bookmarks

Book recommendation bookmarks

A fun way to get children to write book reviews - I got them to write a review, then leave it in the book as a book mark so the next reader could look for books with the book marks in and it could help them decide whether to choose that book. Good extension activity for a quiet reading session.
rexinstead
Our Nature Stories

Our Nature Stories

Children will listen to stories outside and to identify features of these stories that can be found in their outdoor learning space. They will then create their own stories based on the natural features observed and discussed. This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning. This activity is designed to be taught outside. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, children are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.
TheTeachersFriend
Nature's Songs

Nature's Songs

Children observe animals in nature, identifying and naming what they see. They then listen to and/or create songs based on what they have observed. This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning. This activity is designed to be taught outside. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, children are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.
TheTeachersFriend
Growing Stories

Growing Stories

Children investigate a range of natural features of the yard by thinking about, talking about and describing how these things grow. They will look at parts of plants and explore where they come from and how they grow, engaging in role play and creating and making activities to develop and represent their knowledge. This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning. It is designed to be taught outside. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, children are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.
TheTeachersFriend
ABC Order 60 Worksheets Alphabetical Order UK spelling

ABC Order 60 Worksheets Alphabetical Order UK spelling

This new teaching resource contains 60 practice pages to help students with alphabetical order. The resource includes two fun types of worksheets (coloring worksheets and cut-and-paste worksheets). Students practice ordering words to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd letter. This resource is divided into the following thematic sections: animals, food & snacks, beach, jobs, Halloween, Christmas, adjectives, adverbs, verbs and nouns. http://mrmattie.com
MrMattie
ABC Order 60 Worksheets Alphabetical Order US spelling

ABC Order 60 Worksheets Alphabetical Order US spelling

This new teaching resource contains 60 practice pages to help students with alphabetical order. The resource includes two fun types of worksheets (coloring worksheets and cut-and-paste worksheets). Students practice ordering words to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd letter. This resource is divided into the following thematic sections: animals, food & snacks, beach, jobs, Halloween, Christmas, adjectives, adverbs, verbs and nouns. http://mrmattie.com
MrMattie
Achieving, creating, building Greater depth in persuasive writing KS2 Year 3, 4, 5

Achieving, creating, building Greater depth in persuasive writing KS2 Year 3, 4, 5

This resource structures persuasive writing for your whole class. In the past I have used this a whole lesson and written each sentence as a class to really create an in depth piece of writing. I would ask the children for their ideas and they would collaboratively come up with ideas and then write down after sharing them with whole class. I have also cut the sentence strips out and allowed my higher attaining pupils to play around with the structure. This resource allows the lowers a structure to follow and the opportunity to write without worrying about content and structure. I hope that you enjoy using this resource and that your children’s writing is wonderful! Many thanks
Chesholivia
The Story of Beowulf - GCSE Reading Comprehension / Text

The Story of Beowulf - GCSE Reading Comprehension / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives a summary of Beowulf. After carefully reading the summary of the novel, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: True or False exercises, ca fill in the gaps, a character match, a fill in the gaps exercise and a fun word search . The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
PHONICS: VOWEL GRAPHEMES (LONG VOWEL SOUNDS) SET 2

PHONICS: VOWEL GRAPHEMES (LONG VOWEL SOUNDS) SET 2

Sheets to help children to learn to read and spell words containing the long vowel graphemes ‘ea’, ‘ou’, ‘ay’, ‘oy’, ‘aw’, ‘ew’, ‘ir’, ‘ear’ and ‘air’. Designed to accompany the Froggy Match-it phonics app, but can be used by any children learning phonics. Froggy Match-it is a graded, interactive phonics game for use on a tablet or phone. It is meant for beginner readers who know most of the single letter sounds and is designed to fit in with the phonics schemes used in schools. Froggy Match-it is ideal for use in school and at home. Try the free version now! App Store Google Play www.froggy-match-it.co.uk
bellalettice
Jolly Phonics Phase 2 Sound and Tricky Word Mat

Jolly Phonics Phase 2 Sound and Tricky Word Mat

Homemade Jolly Phonics Phase 2 sound mat that includes print/cursive formation and tricky words. We printed and laminated these for use in the classroom to support children’s writing and physical development. Also available, phase 3.
laurawoods90
Jolly Phonics Cursive Rhymes

Jolly Phonics Cursive Rhymes

Homemade unjoined cursive formation rhymes that link with corresponding Jolly Phonics song. This supports the teaching of early cursive formation in Reception/Year 1 alongside existing phonics scheme. The file provides PDF posters of all rhymes from A-Z with pictures. (please note, F does not link to ‘floating fish’ but instead a mermaid to stick with the sea theme) For example: d = "Whoosh in, around the drum and raise the stick, down it goes with a flick" e = “Whoosh in, lift up the top and scoop out the egg”
laurawoods90
Phase 2 Phonics Blending Game - CVC Words

Phase 2 Phonics Blending Game - CVC Words

**Teach your class to read consonant-vowel-consonant words with this fun pack! Children should say the sounds as they drive their car past the trees and then blend them together to read the word. Road mats with the following words are provided (one word per mat): Middle ‘a’ sound: dad, bag, jam, fan, cat Middle ‘e’ sound: bed, leg, hen, ten, net Middle ‘i’ sound: lid, pig, him, fin, sit Middle ‘o’ sound: job, rod, dog, mop, hot Middle ‘u’ sound: cub, bug, sum, run, nut Each word is also written on a car flashcard (colour copy and B&W copy). These could be used for assessment purposes or children could match them to the correct road mats.**
noworksheetsallowed
I love the sea, Yr 2 writing sheet, 2 levels.

I love the sea, Yr 2 writing sheet, 2 levels.

Able KS1 children will enjoy stretching their creative writing skills with either the simpler or harder version of this seaside writing frame. The easier one includes a simile (The sea is as sparkly as - ); the harder one lets the child choose their simile (as - as -), inviting another one for a sandcastle, and more description all through. (Children at lower writing levels will enjoy my easier resource, ‘I love the sea’, also provided at 2 levels.) A great addition to seaside studies.
katewilliams_poetry
My shell is - writing sheet, 4 differentiated grades, Rec-Y2

My shell is - writing sheet, 4 differentiated grades, Rec-Y2

The real-life shell image and attractive sheet will inspire children to think up words to say and write about it. The 4 graded variations are: (1) My shell is. (2) My shell is [- and -]. It is [-]. (3) + It is as curly as [-]. (4) + extra word gaps + It lives by the [- -] sea. Supports language and linguistics, creative writing, poetic concepts, handwriting, phonics, reading and spelling, also stimulating the imagination and promoting understanding of the natural world. A great resource for seaside topics. Prompt ideas: twisty, curly, stripy, hard, pink, pretty, snappy, delicate, whirly, hollow, humming, singing, wet, shiny, light, smooth. Curly as hair, pasta twists, ribbon, a wave, a swiss roll, a pancake. It lives by the spashy, blue, fresh, wavy, smooth, beautiful sea.
katewilliams_poetry
I love the sea - writing frame, 2 grades, EY/KS1

I love the sea - writing frame, 2 grades, EY/KS1

The inspiring sea-and-sand photo on this sheet will motivate young children to think up describing words to write (or have a go at) below. There’s a simpler and harder version, the harder one also inviting words for the sand, with gaps for two ideas for each.
katewilliams_poetry
ORT Stage 1+ Stories

ORT Stage 1+ Stories

A selection of comprehension worksheets to go alongside the teaching of the following Oxford Reading Tree Stage 1+ Floppy’s Phonics and Fireflies Non-Fiction Books; Breakfast, Hello Grandma, This Is Me, Wheels, Dogs, Maya’s Family. The following worksheets can be used as a follow up to a guided reading session and have been used previously with a focus on the skills outlined in the Reflective Reading programme.
steviereid17
Pirates

Pirates

Pirate activites including labelling a pirate, questions and statements with display and worksheet. PIrate display lettering and wanted poster with other writing prompts.
ejlo
ORT Stage 1+ Snapdragons

ORT Stage 1+ Snapdragons

A selection of comprehension worksheets to go alongside the teaching of the following Oxford Reading Tree Stage 1+ Snapdragons Books; I Can, The Dog Tag, Cat In A Bag, The Red Hen and Tip Top. The following worksheets can be used as a follow up to a guided reading session and have been used previously with a focus on the skills outlined in the Reflective Reading programme.
steviereid17
ORT Stage 1 First Sentences

ORT Stage 1 First Sentences

A selection of comprehension worksheets to go alongside the teaching of the following Oxford Reading Tree Stage 1 First Sentences Books; Hide and Seek, Big Feet, Presents For Dad, Top Dog, and Look After Me. The following worksheets can be used as a follow up to a guided reading session and have been used previously with a focus on the skills outlined in the Reflective Reading programme.
steviereid17
Oxford Reading Tree - Stage 6 Stories

Oxford Reading Tree - Stage 6 Stories

A selection of comprehension worksheets to go alongside the teaching of the following Oxford Reading Tree Stage 6 Books; Kipper & The Giant, The Outing, Land of the Dinosaurs, Robin Hood and The Treasure Chest. The following worksheets can be used as a follow up to a guided reading session and have been used previously with a focus on the skills outlined in the Reflective Reading programme.
steviereid17
ORT - Stage 1 First Words

ORT - Stage 1 First Words

A selection of comprehension worksheets to go alongside the teaching of the following Oxford Reading Tree Stage 1 First Words Books; Who Is It?, Floppy Floppy, A Good Trick, Fun At The Beach, The Pancake. The following worksheets can be used as a follow up to a guided reading session and have been used previously with a focus on the skills outlined in the Reflective Reading programme.
steviereid17
ORT - Stage 2 Floppy's Phonics

ORT - Stage 2 Floppy's Phonics

A selection of comprehension worksheets to go alongside the teaching of the following Oxford Reading Tree Stage 2 Floppy’s Phonics Books; The Fizz Buzz, Less Mess, Shops, The Sing Song, Such A Fuss and The Backpack. The following worksheets can be used as a follow up to a guided reading session and have been used previously with a focus on the skills outlined in the Reflective Reading programme.
steviereid17
Oxford Reading Tree - Stage 4 Stories

Oxford Reading Tree - Stage 4 Stories

A selection of comprehension worksheets to go alongside the teaching of the following Oxford Reading Tree Stage 4 Books; The Secret Room, The Storm, The Weather Vane, Poor Old Mum! and The Camcorder. The following worksheets can be used as a follow up to a guided reading session and have been used previously with a focus on the skills outlined in the Reflective Reading programme.
steviereid17
ORT - Stage 3 Floppy's Phonics

ORT - Stage 3 Floppy's Phonics

A selection of comprehension worksheets to go alongside the teaching of the following Oxford Reading Tree Stage 3 Books; The Moon Jet, The Red Coat, The Rook and the Ring, Presents for Baby and Quick, Quick. The following worksheets can be used as a follow up to a guided reading session and have been used previously with a focus on the skills outlined in the Reflective Reading programme.
steviereid17
The hodgeheg sequencing

The hodgeheg sequencing

Sequencing activity for the book The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith. Sentences with pictures for the key parts of this story for children to put in order
chatter_box18
Under the Sea - Pairs/Matching Game - English (UK)

Under the Sea - Pairs/Matching Game - English (UK)

A pairs/matching activity in English (UK). Ideal for young learners. This free support material has been produced to use alongside Peg and Pog, the “highly recommended” educational app for young kids. Peg and Pog is a digital play adventure that helps children build early vocabulary and become familiar with the world around them. It is available worldwide on the App Store. Just visit www.appstore.com/pegandpog on your device. PEG AND POG Journey into space, dress up in adorable clothes, swim in the ocean, and much more. Learn new words and how they sound, as you build beautiful, animated scenes full of characters, animals, and objects. Pretend play with over 170 words and a choice of 5 languages. CREATE Bring to life 8 beautiful scenes full of sounds, words and animations. Play along with Peg, Pog and their adorable cat, Cosmo. Build and interact with each scene by dragging and dropping characters, animals and objects. EXPLORE & PLAY Play dress up, go shopping and fly in a hot air balloon. Explore the ocean, go on a sleigh ride and meet a helpful penguin. Travel into space, tidy the bedroom and go to a birthday party with a rather special guest DJ. DISCOVER Observe, ask questions and make guesses about the characters, animals and objects in a scene. Is Pog happy or sad? Does Peg like the hat? LEARN WORDS & SOUNDS Learn how to read and say words in a choice of 5 different spoken languages. Tap on a character, animal or object to listen to the word and hear its sound. Each scene has a slide-show where kids can see the objects and how they are spelled and sound. FEATURES Adorable interactive characters. 8 beautifully illustrated scenes. Play dress up with hundreds of possible outfits! Over 170 different spoken words in 5 languages. Original audio in English (US), English (UK), French, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese. Safe, easy-to-use, and kid-friendly. Perfect for young learners. Play in peace! No in-app purchases or 3rd party advertising. Play wherever! No Wi-Fi or Internet required. ABOUT KENIKENI Kenikeni is an independent studio. We are artists, engineers and educators. We create beautiful, fun and immersive digital play experiences that stimulate the imagination and encourage children to discover and engage with the world around them. Visit us: kenikeni.com Believe in the magic of play.
Kenikeni
Leaf Picture Writing Frame, KS1-Y3, guided with Lesson Plan

Leaf Picture Writing Frame, KS1-Y3, guided with Lesson Plan

Children love the freedom of jotting down their leaf ideas all over a picture of one! This fun, relaxed writing stimulant will inspire everyone to have a go, especially with a relaxed, free-and-easy atmosphere, and some preliminary exploration and discussion of real leaves. Also an ideal way to help children connect with nature and seasons. The lesson plan involves going outside to look at trees and leaves, promoting physical wellbeing, too.
katewilliams_poetry
Yr 1 Phonics in the Sea

Yr 1 Phonics in the Sea

Ten splashy describing words for young children to sound out, all about the sea, on a picture of it! The big, bright, highlighted words are appealing to look at and straight forward to sound out. They are: wet, cool, fun, wavy, splashy, sandy, bubbly, shallow, calm, fresh. A handy resource for practice and quick assessment, suitable for emergent readers from Early Years to Year 2. Also supports seaside and related topics.
katewilliams_poetry
Play doh therapy -  complete programme

Play doh therapy - complete programme

This is a complete programme of activities for children from yr 1 to yr 7. The activities cover a range of skills including speech and language, communication, social, fine motor and more. The programme is split into 5 stages and can be delivered 1:1 or in small groups. The programme is not linear and different stages can be used at different times depending on the age and the ability of the children it is being used with. Staff using the programme can set their own time frame for the length of each session and the duration of the programme. A full description of each activity is included and extension activities are also included as is an assessment sheet. Time will, initially, be needed to set up your play doh therapy pack ( printing and laminating ) but once a pack is created it can be used over and over again. A considerable amount of time has gone into this resource and I would be grateful if my work is acknowledged when used.
mbefc
Speed Sounds Set 2 (Read Write Inc) Word Frames

Speed Sounds Set 2 (Read Write Inc) Word Frames

I have developed these for my SEN class to reinforce vowel digraphs and trigraphs, but could easily be used for mainstream Key Stage 1 to reinforce phonics. I introduce them during our (adapted) Read Write Inc sessions and then the children work on them independently in their Bays as a TEACCH task. The base cards can be presented to the children separately or laminated and put together as a Folder Task. As the first stage I printed the word frames with just the vowel di/trigraphs missing then when the children were confident filling them in I presented them with the frames with all the letters missing and the different sounds on separate laminated cards. As an extension the children could be given the blank frames to write the letters in themselves. If the sheets are laminated they can use a white board pen and the cards used over and over again.
cannebates
Phonics fun racing board game. Year 1 EYFS Early reading au oi  ear ea & ar sounds Key Stage 1

Phonics fun racing board game. Year 1 EYFS Early reading au oi ear ea & ar sounds Key Stage 1

This resource includes 5 game boards and the sounds au, oi, ear /ur pronunciation of ear, ar and ea. There is a mixture of nonsense and real words on each board. For best results print A3! I have asked children to select their playing piece from a basket of cars and used a large foam die! just to add a twist and gimmick to it. I have used these with a class of 20 plus but found they are great for use in interventions and 1:2:1 teaching. Each board takes roughly 20 mins to play with 3 players. In the past I’ve held small competitions to see who won overall. Hope your class love this game! Thanks
Chesholivia
English (US) Labelling Activity - Under the Sea

English (US) Labelling Activity - Under the Sea

A sea themed labelling activity in English (US). Ideal for young learners. This free support material has been produced to use alongside Peg and Pog, the “highly recommended” educational app for young kids. Peg and Pog is a digital play adventure that helps children build early vocabulary and become familiar with the world around them. It is available worldwide on the App Store. Just visit www.appstore.com/pegandpog on your device. PEG AND POG Journey into space, dress up in adorable clothes, swim in the ocean, and much more. Learn new words and how they sound, as you build beautiful, animated scenes full of characters, animals, and objects. Pretend play with over 170 words and a choice of 5 languages. CREATE Bring to life 8 beautiful scenes full of sounds, words and animations. Play along with Peg, Pog and their adorable cat, Cosmo. Build and interact with each scene by dragging and dropping characters, animals and objects. EXPLORE & PLAY Play dress up, go shopping and fly in a hot air balloon. Explore the ocean, go on a sleigh ride and meet a helpful penguin. Travel into space, tidy the bedroom and go to a birthday party with a rather special guest DJ. DISCOVER Observe, ask questions and make guesses about the characters, animals and objects in a scene. Is Pog happy or sad? Does Peg like the hat? LEARN WORDS & SOUNDS Learn how to read and say words in a choice of 5 different spoken languages. Tap on a character, animal or object to listen to the word and hear its sound. Each scene has a slide-show where kids can see the objects and how they are spelled and sound. FEATURES Adorable interactive characters. 8 beautifully illustrated scenes. Play dress up with hundreds of possible outfits! Over 170 different spoken words in 5 languages. Original audio in English (US), English (UK), French, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese. Safe, easy-to-use, and kid-friendly. Perfect for young learners. Play in peace! No in-app purchases or 3rd party advertising. Play wherever! No Wi-Fi or Internet required. ABOUT KENIKENI Kenikeni is an independent studio. We are artists, engineers and educators. We create beautiful, fun and immersive digital play experiences that stimulate the imagination and encourage children to discover and engage with the world around them. Visit us: kenikeni.com Believe in the magic of play.
Kenikeni
English (UK) Labelling Activity - Under the Sea

English (UK) Labelling Activity - Under the Sea

A sea themed labelling activity in English (UK). Ideal for young learners. This free support material has been produced to use alongside Peg and Pog, the “highly recommended” educational app for young kids. Peg and Pog is a digital play adventure that helps children build early vocabulary and become familiar with the world around them. It is available worldwide on the App Store. Just visit www.appstore.com/pegandpog on your device. PEG AND POG Journey into space, dress up in adorable clothes, swim in the ocean, and much more. Learn new words and how they sound, as you build beautiful, animated scenes full of characters, animals, and objects. Pretend play with over 170 words and a choice of 5 languages. CREATE Bring to life 8 beautiful scenes full of sounds, words and animations. Play along with Peg, Pog and their adorable cat, Cosmo. Build and interact with each scene by dragging and dropping characters, animals and objects. EXPLORE & PLAY Play dress up, go shopping and fly in a hot air balloon. Explore the ocean, go on a sleigh ride and meet a helpful penguin. Travel into space, tidy the bedroom and go to a birthday party with a rather special guest DJ. DISCOVER Observe, ask questions and make guesses about the characters, animals and objects in a scene. Is Pog happy or sad? Does Peg like the hat? LEARN WORDS & SOUNDS Learn how to read and say words in a choice of 5 different spoken languages. Tap on a character, animal or object to listen to the word and hear its sound. Each scene has a slide-show where kids can see the objects and how they are spelled and sound. FEATURES Adorable interactive characters. 8 beautifully illustrated scenes. Play dress up with hundreds of possible outfits! Over 170 different spoken words in 5 languages. Original audio in English (US), English (UK), French, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese. Safe, easy-to-use, and kid-friendly. Perfect for young learners. Play in peace! No in-app purchases or 3rd party advertising. Play wherever! No Wi-Fi or Internet required. ABOUT KENIKENI Kenikeni is an independent studio. We are artists, engineers and educators. We create beautiful, fun and immersive digital play experiences that stimulate the imagination and encourage children to discover and engage with the world around them. Visit us: kenikeni.com Believe in the magic of play.
Kenikeni