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Dracula A 7 Week Homework Booklet

Dracula A 7 Week Homework Booklet

A 7 week homework booklet of differentiated cross curricular tasks for KS3/4 students to complete based on the Oxford classical play scripts. Dracula adapted by David Calcutt. This can be used either as a complete booklet or given out as separate class sheets each week as appropriate. Included within the booklet is a homework ‘tracker’ and evaluation page. Also included is a separate teacher answer booklet.

By allen.t

Great Fire Of London Story

Great Fire Of London Story

The story that I have written is aimed at UKS1 (though older children would still find it interesting) and I have based it on a character called Willow Goodchild. Willow likes school and has great friends but he has a tendency to daydream. His daydreams take him and his friends to different periods in history/different areas of the globe depending on the topic his teacher is talking about. The story attached is based on ‘The Great Fire of London’. My idea is that each story in the series follows a particular pattern: Willow’s teacher asks him a question that he partially hears as he slips into a daydream, he and his friends explore and learn about a certain topic, Willow slips back into reality and astounds his teacher with a detailed answer of his question. I have experienced this phenomenon first-hand many times in class and have always wondered how children answer questions with such detail, even though I thought they were daydreaming! Hopefully this story will unlock the mystery! In my own daydream, other stories might include: ‘Willow and The Romans’, ‘Willow and The Greeks’, ‘Willow and The Great Volcano’, ‘Willow and the Kings’, ‘Willow and the Space Race’. The possibilities for this resource are vast and could include: English-Children to write themselves into certain daydream scenarios in history, write a diary entry, write an alternative ending etc. Art-drawing accompanying illustrations to the page, illustrating characters etc. History-Researching the events on each page (possible group activity), researching the aftermath of the fire, how London recovered etc. Geography-Map work or Google Earth locating the area of London. PSHE-Describing the feeling of the baker, the people of London etc. P4C-How should the baker be treated by Londoners? Talk about forgiveness. Technology-Design and make a new safer bakery to replace the Pudding Lane bakery. Any feedback and comments would be most welcomed.

By jro2305

Pride and Prejudice Huge Bundle!

Pride and Prejudice Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE PRIDE AND PREJUDICE 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 Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.' 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 Austen's use of language. 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. Whole-lesson PowerPoints, activity resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

By TandLGuru

Pride and Prejudice Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Pride and Prejudice Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the KS4 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'Context: Regency England' - to aid students with 'Drawing on knowledge of the purpose, audience for and context of the writing, including its social, historical and cultural context and the literary tradition to which it belongs, to inform evaluation;' - 'Austen's Description - to aid students with 'Analysing a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features, and evaluating their effectiveness and impact;' - 'Mr Darcy' - to aid students with 'Seeking evidence in the text to support a point of view, including justifying inferences with evidence;' - 'Editing the Novel' - to aid students with 'Making an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is almost 30 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).

By TandLGuru

Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth and Darcy's Relationship Graph Task!

Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth and Darcy's Relationship Graph Task!

This interesting task provides students with an opportunity to track Elizabeth and Darcy's relationship throughout 'Pride and Prejudice.' Students first rate Elizabeth and Darcy's feelings for one another at different points in the text on a 1-10 scale, plotting their rating on the graph. They then justify the rating with an explanation and textual evidence, in the table beneath. It's great for helping them to see how the relationship develops over the course of the text, and also offers a novel cross-curricular link with maths. Shameless plug - if you like this resource, please take a look at my paid 'Pride and Prejudice' resources, available as single lessons or in the lesson bundle. Thanks!

By TandLGuru

The Hobbit - KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

The Hobbit - KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of J.R.R Tolkien's 'The Hobbit.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the upper KS2 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'An Interview with Gandalf!' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;' - 'Tolkien's Description' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Explain meanings of words that they know and ask the meaning of new words. Link the meaning of new words to words that they already know;' - 'Hobbits!' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;' - 'Figurative Language in 'The Hobbit' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, to create an impact on the reader.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is 21 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).

By TandLGuru

Pride and Prejudice Lesson Bundle!

Pride and Prejudice Lesson Bundle!

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.' 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 Austen's use of language. 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. Whole-lesson PowerPoints, activity resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

By TandLGuru

We All Fall Down by Eric Walters (Reed Novel Studies)

We All Fall Down by Eric Walters (Reed Novel Studies)

We All Fall Down is a complete 74 page novel study guide based on the popular novel by Eric Walters. The guide is presented chapter-by-chapter and includes the following distinct sections: Before You Read, Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions (including many higher-level thinking questions); Activities. The novel study includes everything needed to teach the novel including the following concepts / activities: setting, literary devices, research assignments, cloze activities, creative writing assignments, character studies, parts of speech, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, crossword and word search puzzles, studies in conflict, constructing a storyboard and sequence chart. It also contains a complete Answer Key. Many Links with the Common Core Standards (U.S.) You may wish to check out Island of the Blue Dolphins – a free offering on TES done by the author in the same format as this novel study. The writer of this novel study has had more than 60 curriculum units published. These are available in such outlets as Chapters and Staples and most stores for teachers.

By reednovelstudies