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'Twas the Night Before Christmas: Comprehension and Vocabulary Activities

'Twas the Night Before Christmas: Comprehension and Vocabulary Activities

This is a Key Stage 2 reading SAT style comprehension based on the poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore. It also includes the answers which follow the format of the SATs answer booklet, identifying the content domain for each question, possible answers and the number of marks available. There is also a crossword included in the pack which is differentiated 3 ways and allows pupils to practise identifying the meaning of the word from the context and is a useful fun way of preparing them for the find and copy type questions. I have also included a wordsearch, to help expose pupils more to the vocabulary used in the poem. This again is differentiated 3 ways and includes the solutions to each of the problems. The activities included in the pack are suitable for Key Stage 2.
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Big Limericks Bundle!

Big Limericks Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS THE ENTIRE ANIMAL LIMERICKS ANTHOLOGY, THE COMPREHENSION TASKS, THE LUDICROUS LIMERICKS LESSON AND THE COMPARING POEMS LESSON! These engaging, original and detailed resources are designed to help students gain an understanding of how to analyse and create imaginative limerick poems. Made up of interesting and exciting lessons, exceptional original examples, and fun tasks, students will complete this series of learning having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of haikus and limericks, understanding the writer's ideas within poems, understanding and using creative language and structural devices, and conjuring and developing imaginative content. 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 resources are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Activity resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
TandLGuru
Haiku Poem - Christmas

Haiku Poem - Christmas

This worksheet was created by www.primaryleap.co.uk A Haiku poem consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables and can be written on many themes. Students write their own poem based on the theme: Christmas.
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Informational Texts - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Bundle

Informational Texts - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Bundle

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore different concepts, influential people and historical events. After carefully reading each informational text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
'Neutral Tones'/'My Last Duchess' Teaching and Comparison Bundle

'Neutral Tones'/'My Last Duchess' Teaching and Comparison Bundle

This bundle includes fully differentiated and engaging lessons on both of these poems separately together with a third lesson that takes students through the 'STILT' process for writing a comparison. The price of this bundle is discounted to ensure that anyone who has bought one of these resources already is not out of pocket. More comparison bundles will be put up soon, however, if you are looking for a specific combination please message me here or on Twitter @jomarsh1 to request a similar bespoke bundle.
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Poetry Comparison: 'Neutral Tones' V 'My Last Duchess'

Poetry Comparison: 'Neutral Tones' V 'My Last Duchess'

This lesson teaches students the STILT(s) acronym for poetry comparison, this could be used to teach comparison skills as well as teaching specific comparison points on these two poems from the Edexcel Relationship Collection. The lesson is challenging and aims to take students grades to the top levels. It includes engaging 'thunks', activities, guidance, exemplar paragraphs and guided questions and processes that could be applied to other pairs of poems. More comparison lessons to follow shortly, so if you like this follow me here or on Twitter @jomarsh1.
joannammarsh
Unseen Poetry Scheme for KS4 / Poppies / Remains / Checking Out my History / War Photographer

Unseen Poetry Scheme for KS4 / Poppies / Remains / Checking Out my History / War Photographer

Here is a fantastic 8-10 lesson scheme on Unseen Poetry covering a wide range of poems for KS4 (Year 10/11) from the Unseen Poetry spec. The scheme covers the main themes in each of the poems: Poppies, Remains, Checking Out my History and War Photographer, and has a range of tasks in them to link to each other, looking at key language and phrases in the poem. Students are encouraged to look in detail at certain phrases in each of the poems and the significance of the themes of power and conflict throughout the scheme. Each lesson contains developed learning objectives, key word foci, starter tasks and periodical assessment, exam practice and homework. Each lesson lasts around 1 hour in length and can be easily adapted to suit a range of abilities if needed. This is an ideal scheme for one half term to look at with Y10 as a first teach and Y11 as a review of Unseen poetry. No resources required, just download and go!
teachsureenglish
The Raven, Gothic Poetry and Creative Writing (2 Lessons) for KS2/KS3/ESL/EAL Learners

The Raven, Gothic Poetry and Creative Writing (2 Lessons) for KS2/KS3/ESL/EAL Learners

This is a fantastic 2-3 Lesson long short scheme on the Poem, The Raven. Each Lesson has detailed learning objectives, differentiated activities and a key word foci. Students will look in detail at the key themes of the poem, give initial impressions, work on key words/phrases and then complete creative reading and writing tasks. There are also optional homework tasks for students to complete, and each lessons will take at least 60 minutes, so can be adapted, shortened and lengthened as needed.
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La Belle Dame Sans Merci V She Walks in Beauty: Poetry Comparison

La Belle Dame Sans Merci V She Walks in Beauty: Poetry Comparison

This lesson teaches students the STILT(s) acronym for poetry comparison, this could be used to teach comparison skills as well as teaching specific comparison points on these two poems from the Edexcel Relationship Collection. The lesson is challenging and aims to take students grades to the top levels. It includes engaging 'thunks', activities, guidance, exemplar paragraphs and guided questions and processes that could be applied to other pairs of poems. More comparison lessons to follow shortly, so if you like this follow me here or on Twitter @jomarsh1.
joannammarsh
'i wanna be yours' by John Cooper Clarke: Edexcel Relationship Poetry

'i wanna be yours' by John Cooper Clarke: Edexcel Relationship Poetry

This powerpoint is thorough, engaging and fully differentiated, overtly drawing on the mark scheme to ensure that students understand how to develop their responses and improve on their grades. The tasks are varied and traverse individual, paired and group tasks to ensure all students are supported. Visual imagery has been used throughout to aid comprehension. This powerpoint also includes slides on suitable comparison poems and how to structure a written comparison before concluding with a written task for completion in class for homework. This lesson is likely to take 3 hours teach and includes everything you would need to cover this poem. This is a FREE resource, the remaining 14 poems can be found in my TES shop at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/joannammarsh Examples of individual poems can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/neutral-tones-by-thomas-hardy-11597028 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/relationship-poetry-1st-date-she-1st-date-he-by-wendy-cope-11715073 Or the entire collection can be be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/relationships-poetry-bundle-11607210 If you like this resource please leave a review and follow me on Twitter @jomarsh1 to find out when the comparison companion will be available, new resources marking services and sales.
joannammarsh
Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy (Edexcel Relationship Poetry)

Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy (Edexcel Relationship Poetry)

These resources offer a fully differentiated lesson on this classic poem and engages students by drawing on contemporary tasks involving music and technology. This lesson introduces complex technical vocabulary in a way that makes it enjoyable for all during the learning process. The lesson is cyclical in nature and returns to the starter activity to evidence progression and engagement. This lesson is available individually or as part of a bundle on the link below. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/relationships-poetry-bundle-11607210 If, however, you would like a bespoke bundle, follow me on twitter @jomarsh1 and message me there...other bundles can be provided on request.
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