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Goldilocks and the Three Bears Create-a-Story Template

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Create-a-Story Template

Let your students practice writing their own Goldilocks and the Three Bears story by illustrating this simple one! Included are two templates for the Goldilocks story, one with the words of the story written for them and the other with blank primary-grade lines for the student to write their own words as well as draw the pictures. Your students will learn what it takes to create a story, including learning about authors and illustrators and their roles in a text, sequencing a story, telling a story through illustrations and/or words improving a story for clarity, and (if you share with one another) getting feedback on how to make their illustrations more clear.

By Rebecca-Reid

Of Mice and Men Huge Bundle!

Of Mice and Men Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE OF MICE AND MEN LESSONS, THE COMPREHENSION BOOKLET AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, identifying the traits of key characters, settings, and themes, and relating the text to its social and historical context. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows a logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided. There is also a fun 'Pointless' Game included, to test your students' knowledge of the text!

By TandLGuru

Goldilocks Language Arts Lesson Plan

Goldilocks Language Arts Lesson Plan

This picture book literature lesson plan provides ideas for using some of the many re-tellings of Goldilocks and the Three Bears in a classroom to help children understand setting, context, story, possible outcomes, and so forth, as well as providing language arts worksheets for extension. I include an annotated book list with numerous picture books to use with a class or homeschool setting, along with possible extension activities for each book. I also have created worksheets to correlate to kindergarten or first grade language arts as children practice opposites and synonyms, critical thinking about literature, and much more. This is so much fun! Included: Annotated book list and lesson plan ideas (7 pages) Teacher-directed discussion questions for three key books: Jan Brett’s, Byron Barton’s, and James Marshall’s versions (3 pages) ELA worksheets and charts (8, each in color and black line) A rhyming practice self-correcting puzzle game (color only)

By Rebecca-Reid

ALADDIN STORY TEACHING RESOURCES EYFS KS1-2 ENGLISH LITERACY GENIE LAMP

ALADDIN STORY TEACHING RESOURCES EYFS KS1-2 ENGLISH LITERACY GENIE LAMP

Resources included are as follows: 50 PDF files for you to print. Title page for introduction, story sack tag, folder cover, spine labels etc. Display borders; patterned and plain, backing paper, character picture flashcards to use as display or props, character name flashcards, book synopsis poster, long banner to head wall display, large lettering to spell story title, letters bunting, colourful buntings. Character description pages, writing pages, can/have/are worksheet, door hanger to draw, draw a new world task, flow chart to complete of story events, draw a new lamp task, anagrams worksheet, questions writing sheet, redesign a book cover, well done cards, story question sheet to test understand of story, borders and frames, bingo game, number square, matching pairs card game, retell the story for another point of view, write a conversation, list story elements, reward charts, describe favourite part of the story, speech bubbles worksheets, fill in the missing words, hand puppets for role play or retelling the story, colouring pages, wishes writing task, make a mobile, story board, I like this story because…, learning objective tracker, work booklet cover for project work, word search.

By hayleyhill

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

Macbeth Huge Bundle!

Macbeth Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE MACBETH LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION ACTIVITY BOOKLET, AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Shakespeare's language devices. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

By TandLGuru

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Diary Activity

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Diary Activity

This diary is great used alongside the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. Great to be used with EYFS, Special Needs pupils or pupils with EAL Group activity and worksheets included!! The pack includes: 2 Diary front cover options Group Diary - 5 diary pages: day of the week, foods tried, comment on how it tasted. Also hidden caterpillars on each page! Individual Diary - to allow children to draw/write what they practiced as a group. All of the foods found in the story! A TEACCH task great for independent work! Just print, cut, laminate and velcro! Great bound as a book! Great for speaking and listening, days of the week, commenting, group participation and encouraging those with restrictive diets to explore new foods! The TEACCH task is a lovely activity to help build independence!

By theautismplayground

Reading Comprehension Strategy - Visualising

Reading Comprehension Strategy - Visualising

Two whole class activities for teaching the reading comprehension strategy - visualising. The first activity looks that the importance a title plays in creating a visual in our minds ahead of reading. Choose from 20 different titles as drawing prompts. Drawing template provided. The second lesson allow children to become more aware of the layering of ideas and understanding that occur as we are reading. A playful lesson that has children guessing 'What I am?' a clue at a time. More than 30 different drawing prompts are included along with the drawing template.

By clevermonkey

A Reading Bundle KS1

A Reading Bundle KS1

Save yourself time buy this selection of 10 workbooks to be used with class novels or for guided reading with upper KS1 classes. Books include, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and The Giant Peach, The Day the Crayons Quit, The Enormous Crocodile, Charlotte's Web, The Magic Finger, The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me and The Twits. Also included are guided reading activity cards and Mini-beast booklet. Each workbook includes comprehension activities, character traits, drawing and writing activities. This is a super bargain.

By teachercellar

FANTASY THEMED READING SIGNPOST - DISPLAY TEACHING RESOURCES ENGLISH MYTH

FANTASY THEMED READING SIGNPOST - DISPLAY TEACHING RESOURCES ENGLISH MYTH

Resources included on the disc are as follows: PDF files for you to print. A great signpost to display around your classroom or school. All the areas shown on the picture are included – 25 in total. All signs are based around fantasy theme and can accompany this topic in literacy. Also a picture of wood grain is included to allow you to make the sign as small or large as you wish. Chose to display just a few signs or all of them. You could make one signpost or several depending on the display area. Each sign is half an A4 in size landscape. You can print smaller by selecting options on the printer screen or photocopy them larger.

By hayleyhill

ABC book & ABC rap

ABC book & ABC rap

An ABC book for learning/practising the English alphabet. The words taught include: apple, bear, cat, dog, egg, fish, garden, hat, Indian, jungle, kite, lion, monkey, name, o’clock, pen, queen, rat, socks, tiger, umbrella, van, water, x-ray, yo-yo, zebra. If these are the words you want to teach your class, then... Bingo! Each letter is taught and practised in two pages: the first one presents the letter as well as one word that starts with the letter. The second page offers space for handwriting practice as well as two frames for the learners to draw their own pictures of words that start with the letter taught. The book is accompanied by a video where students can rap their ABCs in a fun way that makes them learn and remember the letters, their sounds and the words better. I showed this video to my class on the interactive whiteboard, and when each letter appeared on the screen, we used to rap like this (first the name of the letter, then the word, then the sound twice, then the word again): [eɪ] APPLE /a/ /a/ APPLE [biː] BEAR /b/ /b/ BEAR and so on … I’ m sure you can rap, too!

By nan_dia