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Hello! My teaching experience includes teaching students at the Primary and the Middle school levels. I find each teaching experience so unique and a scaffold for further teaching and learning. As learning is eclectic, I focus on creating resources that are not just practical and meaningful but also fun. So connect with me to motivate, inspire, and empower. Laurane @For the love of kids

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Hello! My teaching experience includes teaching students at the Primary and the Middle school levels. I find each teaching experience so unique and a scaffold for further teaching and learning. As learning is eclectic, I focus on creating resources that are not just practical and meaningful but also fun. So connect with me to motivate, inspire, and empower. Laurane @For the love of kids
NARRATIVE WRITING: SIZZLING STARTS AND BACKFILL
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NARRATIVE WRITING: SIZZLING STARTS AND BACKFILL

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It’s the start of an essay that needs to grab the reader’s attention and this mini unit will scaffold the writing of sizzling starts and the technique of Backfill for the narrative writing genre. The sample sizzling starts, backfills, organisers. integration of technology and media involving the use of QR Codes and a short animated movie will facilitate your students to write their own impressive starters. WHAT’S INCLUDED: Cover Sheet x 2 (if compiling pages into a booklet) sample sizzling starts/leads for students to identify sample sizzling starts/leads for students to identify (QR Code Option) sample sizzling starts/leads for students to analyse sample backfill for students to analyse writing backfills for given starts matching each start to its backfill (sheet) matching each start to its backfill (puzzle option) writing starts and backfills referring to given samples and visuals graphic organisers to assist in writing starts and backfills completing a start given a word or phrase (QR Code option included) writing sizzling starts after viewing a short animated movie by Pixar (scaffolded – referring to samples of each start type) writing starts and backfills for 10 practice prompts (QR Code option included) writing starts and backfills for 3 visual prompts organisers to brainstorm story ideas and their starters Teacher Reference file: selected sample of completed sheets
NARRATIVE WRITING: THE PLOT
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NARRATIVE WRITING: THE PLOT

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Scaffold the writing of the parts of a narrative that include the elements of a plot (exposition, inciting incident, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution) with this comprehensive pack comprising of 40 editable Power Point presentation slides, student guided interactive notes, sample texts, self-editing and peer-editing checklists and marking rubric. Overview of Items Included: 1.40 editable and animated Power Point slides. 2.17 guided note-taking sheets. 3.Cover sheet to collate all note pages into a booklet. 4.Teacher reference notes to use along with the presentation. 5.Sample narrative text for each element of the plot: exposition, inciting incident, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution 6.Plot diagram to be filled in by student for each element of the plot as it is covered. 7.10 Review/assessment questions on the plot. 8.Picture narrative writing prompt: third-person fictional or personal. 9.Narrative writing prompt: student’s choice 10.Plot diagram for organising story events. 11.Student check-list: self-editing 12.Peer-editing check-list. 13. Teacher marking rubric. 14. Snapshot of all 40 (colour) slides on a sheet for both student (glue in notebooks) and teacher reference. Prints fine in black and white. LESSON ACTIVITY: Collate all guided note sheets (except the story maps) into a booklet. Staple together with cover sheet. Use the story map sheet in conjunction with the guided notes. Students will document content from the presentation. They will highlight key evidence in the sample text and fill up each part of the story map for each element of the plot as it is presented. Keep a separate copy of the story map on hand for each student. This way students don’t have to keep going back and forth through their notes to refer to the story map. Elicit response prior to presenting each slide to gauge students’ prior knowledge or to make them think constructively. Refer to the Teacher Guide as you present. The slides are editable so you will be able to edit content or change spellings. Some text that is locked in with the clip art is not editable; this is in keeping with the artist’s terms of use. EVIDENCE OF LEARNING: Have students practice writing a personal or third-person fictional narrative on the provided picture-writing prompt or on a topic of choice. They use the story map to plan and organise the story events. Students self-edit and peer edit using the self-editing and peer-editing checklist. Use the Teacher Marking Rubric to provide an assessment score. This resource has greatly helped my students to structure their narratives and I hope it will help your students too.
READING STRATEGIES: GRAPHIC ORGANISERS
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READING STRATEGIES: GRAPHIC ORGANISERS

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Teach your students 20 essential reading strategies. The 30 graphic organisers (colour and blackline) will help your students practise key reading strategies with any text they read. Each graphic organiser provides an explanation of the reading strategy in focus. Students will be able to successfully document their findings via the writing prompts. The eye-catching graphics and student-friendly organisation will surely motivate the most reluctant. ITEMS INCLUDED ✅ 30 BLACK AND WHITE graphic organisers to document the application of the reading strategies ✅ 30 COLOUR graphic organisers to document the application of the reading strategies ✅ 1 cover sheet (featuring name and grade) to compile all organisers into a booklet ✅ 2 page writing template The reading strategies in focus are: ⭐ Author’s Purpose ⭐ Asking Questions ⭐ Cause and Effect ⭐ Characterisation ⭐ Compare and Contrast ⭐ Context Clues ⭐ Determining Importance ⭐ Drawing Conclusions ⭐ Fact and Opinion ⭐ Main Idea and Details ⭐ Making Connections ⭐ Making Inferences ⭐ Making Predictions ⭐ Problem and Solution ⭐ Setting ⭐ Sequencing ⭐ Story Elements ⭐ Summarising ⭐ Synthesising ⭐ Visualising SUGGESTED USE: Focus on one reading strategy at a time. Have students record their responses on the specific graphic organiser as they read. Use the writing templates if you would like students to write a paragraph/page from information documented in the organiser. This resource will also be very useful to teach, review and apply the reading strategies in preparation for Naplan. THIS RESOURCE IS INCLUDED IN THE BUNDLE:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/reading-strategies-bundle-11614333
PERSUASIVE WRITING: SCAFFOLDING STRUTURE
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PERSUASIVE WRITING: SCAFFOLDING STRUTURE

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This writing unit will help you scaffold the structural components of an persuasive essay and facilitate your students to write persuasively on given topics. There are four lessons that will scaffold writing at every stage of the persuasive essay on a given topic. Each lesson features a booklet cover. All the individual lessons can also be combined into one whole booklet with a general cover. ITEMS INCLUDED: 1. Posters on Persuasive Writing x 3: definition, key points, structure 2. Sample Text: All lessons revolve around this sample text. Students will colour code the parts of the text as the lessons are delivered. 3. Sample Text: targeting differentiation for higher ability students 4. Mini Lessons x 4: Deconstructing the Introduction, Deconstructing the Body, Deconstructing the Conclusion 5.Peer-editing checklist 6.Self-editing checklist 7.Teacher Marking Rubric 8.Six posters on Persuasive Writing Signal Words 9.Blank Writing Sheets on a topic of choice 10.Two page mini booklet featuring the sample text. Have students refer to this booklet when attempting lesson 1 on deconstructing structure. Assembly instructions included in file. ABOUT MINI LESSONS: LESSON 1: DECONSTRUCTING STRUCTURE 20 questions that target the key components in terms of structure, language, and vocabulary of a persuasive piece of writing. LESSON 2: DECONSTRUCTING THE INTRODUCTION: HOOK, OPINION, THESIS Focus on two major hooks: strong statement, hypothetical question. Students will write their own hooks, opinions and thesis statements on given topics based on sample. LESSON 3: DECONSTRUCTING THE BODY: TOPIC SENTENCE, DETAILS, CONCLUDING SENTENCE A sample body paragraph is provided for students to colour code the topic sentence, supporting details and the concluding sentence. A graphic organiser enables students to brainstorm their ideas of body paragraphs on a given topic. These ideas are then written out in succeeding organisers marked: first body paragraph, second body paragraph and third body paragraph. This is an opportunity for students to also make revisions and edit their work as they write. LESSON 4: DECONSTRUCTING THE CONCLUSION A sample concluding paragraph is provided for students to colour code the parts of a conclusion: summary statement, brief restatement of three reasons given in body, and a call to action.
DIGITAL BUDGETING: FINANCIAL PLANNING: GOOGLE DRIVE:GOOGLE SLIDES (EDITABLE)
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DIGITAL BUDGETING: FINANCIAL PLANNING: GOOGLE DRIVE:GOOGLE SLIDES (EDITABLE)

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Have your students go digital with this fun unit on budgeting that features interactive activities to enable students to plan a budget taking into account earned income, expenses, and a short-term spending goal. This resource is completely editable giving you the flexibility to modify it to suit your students’ needs. You will be able to change spellings, currency format and other written content by overwriting sample content. All clipart is secured in accordance with the artists’ terms of use. Content Students will work digitally on the following 4 main activities: Four tasks that facilitate an understanding of what it means to budget wisely. a. My Lucky Week Planning expenses with no relation to income. Students get a feel of expenses and work with whole and decimal numbers to calculate total cost. b. On a Budget Planning expenses in relation to a stipulated income. Students need to determine how to best budget to keep their expenses less than the given income. c. Reaching My Goal Planning expenses in relation to a given income and achieving a short term goal. Students work out a spending plan to achieve a short-term goal. d. My Personal Budget Drawing up a personal budget plan on the basis of personal income received and wants. students determine the feasibility of a budget plan through constructed reflection. ** Also included is a booklet cover if you would like to print students’ work and compile and task sheets, posters (colour and blackline) in an editable Power Point file. Other Activities Creation of Bar Graphs to show differences and comparisons in expenditure for the budgeting activities. Graphs are linked to charts in Google sheets. Students will be able to input their data to automatically reflect graph creation. Instructions are in the slide notes pane. Making wise choices from the Dream Collection Catalogue to achieve a short term goal. Constructive reflection on a budget plan with emphasis on spending patterns. Self-assessment, peer assessment, and teacher assessment using rubrics as a tool. SETUP AND USEAGE INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED IN FILE.
PLANETS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM EDITABLE FLIPBOOK
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PLANETS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM EDITABLE FLIPBOOK

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Your students will have as much fun as mine did in assembling this flipbook featuring the nine planets of the solar system. What’s Included: Flipbook templates in blackline to print. Flipbook templates in colour to print. Checklists and Marking Rubric Vocabulary Cards How to assemble flipbook: You can choose either of the three options. Print out the templates in blackline. Cut around each template and assemble from smallest template to largest template or as per order of planets. Have students colour in planets and lettering. Staple at the top. Print out the templates on cardstock (different colors). Cut around each template and assemble. Students may colour in planets and lettering. Staple at the top. Print out the coloured templates. Cut around each template and assemble. Staple at the top. Interactive Notebook Glue the last template ‘Pluto’ in notebook. Then glue the other templates (descending order) just at the top tab. Suggested Use: Have students refer to books, websites, and videos on the planets to record information. List information that you want students to include in their report on the board, for example, planet’s distance from the sun, average temperature, number of moons (refer to rubric). Versatility The flipbook-style templates would make research on the planets more fun and engaging for students. The templates feature a visual of each of the nine planets and ample lines for students to write sufficient information.
LIFE CYCLE WHEELS: ANIMALS
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LIFE CYCLE WHEELS: ANIMALS

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Use this fun hands-on spinner wheels pack to document the life cycles of 8 animals. Both black and white and coloured wheel templates included. There are 3 different base templates to accompany each black and white and coloured wheel cover template. with labels of the life-cycle stages and images with just images for students to label the stages with just images and blank lines for students to label and write a brief overview of each stage in the animal’s life cycle The wheels turn easily anti-clockwise and feature the life cycles of the following animals: Bat Frog Platypus Rabbit Sea Turtle Cow Mouse Sheep Please note these wheel templates do not feature detailed information on the life cycle of the above animals, but are a tool to document student’s findings on the life cycles from books, videos and/or the internet.
NARRATIVE WRITING: TIGHTENING TENSION
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NARRATIVE WRITING: TIGHTENING TENSION

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Quite often when students write, they 'let the cat out of the bag' and give away the plot too quickly. This mini writing unit models how to build suspense by tightening tension in a narrative to make details more vivid and interesting. This technique can be applied to both personal and fictional narratives. WHAT’S INCLUDED: ✓ A Cover Page featuring a quote. Use this if you are compiling all sheets in this unit into a booklet. ✓ Sample personal narrative, ‘Water, water – Everywhere’ featuring figurative language devices to build suspense and tighten tension. ✓ 21 constructive questions to analyse the text for meaning, figurative devices and language style. Answer key included. ✓ One page cut and paste activity to focus on sequencing events via a short sample text. ✓ Identifying tightening tension via a movie extract. Students scan the QR codes to watch the videos and record details pertaining to sight, sound and feeling. Links included. Please note that this is a youtube video. You can download the QR Code scanner 'i-nigma' for free via google search. ✓ Writing a tightening tension scene. Students will use graphic organisers first to brainstorm details. ✓ Graphic organisers x 9 to write the moment of action for given topics, story ideas and writing on topics of choice. ✓ Writing a tension scene on a given picture prompt as a collaborative class activity. I hope your students will be able to better understand the technique of tightening tension to build suspense with this unit as much as my students did. All the best!
DIWALI SCAVENGER HUNT
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DIWALI SCAVENGER HUNT

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Why is Diwali celebrated? Why are diyas lit? What do you say to greet someone a Happy Diwali ? Your students will enjoy knowing the answers to these and many more interesting questions with this 32 Scavenger Hunt Fun Facts pack on the Indian festival Diwali. WHAT’S INCLUDED ✓ 32 Fact Cards on Diwali ✓ 4 response sheets ✓ Answer Key ✓ Banner reading 'Happy Diwali' ACTIVITY ♦ Place the 32 fact cards on Diwali around the classroom. Students can work individually, in pairs, or in small groups to find the answers to all 32 questions on their response sheets. They must read the fact card to find the answer for each corresponding fact question on their response sheets. ♦ Early finishers who complete the Scavenger Hunt can design their writing posters. Wrap-up the activity by getting students together and asking them to share the facts they found the most interesting. They may refer to their recording sheets and posters. EVIDENCE OF LEARNING After the entire class has finished the Scavenger Hunt, you can display these cards on the interactive whiteboard and discuss answers. This way students can reflect on their responses while referring to the questions again. ** NOTE: you can select any number of cards (1- 18) or (19-32) depending upon time available. Print out recording sheets accordingly.
NARRATIVE WRITING: THE ORIENTATION
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NARRATIVE WRITING: THE ORIENTATION

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This resource focuses on teaching the orientation in a narrative. Use the 24 presentation slides in conjunction with the student guided notes that is in booklet form. Students record information as you present. The slides are editable so you will be able to edit content. Some text that is locked in with the clip art is not editable; this is in keeping with the artist’s terms of use. A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF ITEMS INCLUDED: EDITABLE POWER POINT AND 15 PAGE GUIDED NOTES BOOKLET 1.Note on Narrative Writing, a Personal Narrative and a Fictional Narrative. 2.The Orientation: characters and setting. 3.Five types of openings: action, dialogue, description on character, description on setting, sound effect. 4.Five sample extracts from literature to model the orientation. 5.Four picture prompts for students to practise writing an orientation. 6.Two reference sheets featuring the 24 (colour) slides to be placed in students’ portfolios. May be printed in black and white. SUGGESTED USE: With the slideshow, elicit responses from students prior to playing out the animations on each slide. For example, for slide 1, ask the question, what is a narrative – prior to revealing that a narrative is a story of real or imagined events. Refer to this guide as you present. This gives the opportunity for students to think constructively prior to recording the words that fill in the blanks.
LIFE CYCLE WHEELS: INSECTS
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LIFE CYCLE WHEELS: INSECTS

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Use this fun hands-on spinner wheels pack to document the life cycles of 10 insects. Both black and white and coloured wheel templates included. There are 3 different base templates to accompany each black and white and coloured wheel cover template. with labels of the life-cycle stages and images with just images for students to label the stages with just images and blank lines for students to label and write a brief overview of each stage in the animal’s life cycle The wheels feature the life cycles of the following insects: Ant Butterfly Cricket Dragonfly Dung Beetle Firefly Honey Bee Ladybug Mosquito Stag Beetle Please note these wheel templates do not feature detailed information on the life cycle of the above insects, but are a tool to document students’ findings on the life cycles from books, videos and/or the internet.
Fractions: Wholes and Fifths
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Fractions: Wholes and Fifths

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This useful pack on fractions will help your students to identify and work with wholes and fifths. Included are anchor charts and printables to reinforce conceptual content. All printables may be collated into a booklet for reference. WHAT’S INCLUDED: Student Cover for Booklet Anchor Charts x 8 on Wholes and Fifths Finding Fifths: circling shapes that show fifths Identifying Halves, Fourths, Thirds and Fifths Colouring a fifth of a shape Colouring fifths of shapes to represent the fractions Colouring fifth of groups Colouring visuals to represent the fractions Drawing Fifths: cutting shapes into 5 equal parts Cut and glue fraction visuals to match fractions Equal Shares: fifths (cut and glue) Spinning Fifths and colouring to show fifths spun Showing fifths via cross-sections Identifying visuals of Fifths and writing the fraction Writing fifths as fractions for given visuals Interpreting ‘Fraction of’ problem: fifths
Poetry:TYPES OF POEMS
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Poetry:TYPES OF POEMS

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Structure the writing of 15 poem types with this 72 page resource pack that includes posters/anchor charts and an editable PowerPoint file. WHAT’S INCLUDED: * Posters/Anchor Charts featuring 15 poem types * Coloured and blackline version of posters./anchor charts * Lined sheets * Editable PowerPoint slide of 15 sample poems * Teacher Marking Rubric * Performance Rubric * Student Self-Reflection * Centre Checklist * Poem Table of Contents * Anthology Cover Sheet * ELA Common Core Standards SUGGESTED USE: POSTERS/ANCHOR CHARTS (Colour) Use the colour version of posters/anchor charts in your literacy centres. Students can refer to the sample poem types to write their own poems on the lined sheets provided. Simply keep the laminated posters, lined sheets, and copies of the checklist in a folder for easy access. POSTERS/ANCHOR CHARTS (Blackline) Students can glue the blackline posters of poem types in their notebooks to refer to when composing their own poems. EDITABLE POWERPOINT Use the editable PowerPoint to edit poem content. Type in the textboxes to record students’ responses for each poem type in a whole class/small group instruction session. Use the Teacher Marking Rubric to grade written poems. A performance rubric is also included with no scoring, but just criteria. The fifteen poem types included are: A Simile Poem ‘About Me’ ‘I Am’ Poem ‘With My Senses’ Poem 5 W’s Poem Bio Poem ‘About Me’ Haiku Cinquain Antonym Diamante ‘I Don’t Understand’ Poem ‘Just Because’ Poem Limerick Concrete Poem Creature Alliteration Poem Acrostic Poem Parts of Speech Poem *********************************************************************** I generally have students write initial drafts of the poems in their notebooks first, and after self-editing, peer-editing and teacher checking they can publish their drafts on the provided lined sheets. Use the ‘My Anthology of Poems’ cover sheet to compile each student’s poems into a poetry anthology. This will definitely make a memorable keepsake for your students to cherish.
NARRATIVE: POINT OF VIEW
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NARRATIVE: POINT OF VIEW

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Prior to requiring students to write a narrative, it is imperative that they know its structural components. This mini unit will help your students understand the purpose of the three main points of view: First Person, Third Person Limited and Third Person Omniscient. WHAT’S INCLUDED: ✓ Cover Sheet for Booklet. ✓ Anchor Chart (colour and blackline) outlining Point of View. ✓ First Person and Third Person Writing Sample. ✓ Venn Diagram to Compare and Contrast First Person Point of View and Third Person Point of View. ✓ Switching from Third Person point of view to First Person point of view for given prompts. ✓ Switching from First Person point of view to Third Person point of view for given dialogues. ✓ Switching a story extract from the Third Person point of view to the First Person point of view. ✓ Switching a story extract from the First Person point of view to the Third Person point of view. ✓ Writing on a given scenario from two different points of view. ✓ Picture Prompts (x 3): writing from the First person and the Third Person point of view. ✓ Summing Up: 11 multiple-choice questions on understanding the effectiveness of Points of View in writing.
READING STRATEGIES: TASK CARDS: QR CODES
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READING STRATEGIES: TASK CARDS: QR CODES

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READING STRATEGIES: TASK CARDS: QR CODES Teach your students 20 essential reading strategies. The 20 task cards with or without QR codes will help your students practise key reading strategies with any text they read. Each card has an explanation of the strategy and 2-3 tasks that requires the application of that strategy. Each reading task card has the option of a QR Code. Students will be able to use their I-pads/tablets to see a video explaining the strategy in focus prior to attempting the task card activity. You will need a QR Code Reader like i-nigma (free download) or similar to access this feature. Please note that the QR Code links provide access to YouTube videos and you may need to seek permission from your IT department to gain access.You will need a QR Code Reader like i-nigma (free download) or similar to access this feature. Links are provided in case your school does not have access to I-pads. ITEMS INCLUDED ✅ 20 reading activity task cards (colour) with a focus on the reading strategies ✅ 20 task cards (colour) with a focus on the reading strategies with QR Codes ✅ PDF file with links to reading strategy videos The reading strategies in focus are: ⭐ Author’s Purpose ⭐ Asking Questions ⭐ Cause and Effect ⭐ Characterisation ⭐ Compare and Contrast ⭐ Context Clues ⭐ Determining Importance ⭐ Drawing Conclusions ⭐ Fact and Opinion ⭐ Main Idea and Details ⭐ Making Connections ⭐ Making Inferences ⭐ Making Predictions ⭐ Problem and Solution ⭐ Setting ⭐ Sequencing ⭐ Story Elements ⭐ Summarising ⭐ Synthesising ⭐ Visualising SUGGESTED USE: Focus on one reading strategy at a time. Use the reading task card as a follow-up activity. Students have the option to access the video via the QR Code Card (on each task card) as review prior to attempting the reading activity. Have students record their responses in their journals, Graphic Organisers or Interactive Notebook templates . This resource will also be very useful to teach, review and apply the reading strategies in preparation for Reading Assessments. THIS RESOURCE IS INCLUDED IN THE BUNDLE:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/reading-strategies-bundle-11614333
BIOGRAPHY: EDITABLE FLIPBOOK ORGANISER
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BIOGRAPHY: EDITABLE FLIPBOOK ORGANISER

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THIS RESOURCE IS INCLUDED IN THE BUNDLE: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/writing-a-biography-interactive-notebook-flipbook-qr-codes-11583174 ********************************************************* Scaffold the structure of a Biography with this useful flipbook that features guiding prompts for each component of the genre. Your students will be able to write out their draft in this structured flipbook, self-edit, peer-edit and finally publish their masterpiece. ► WHAT’S INCLUDED: → Blackline flipbook templates (editable) → Posters/Anchor Charts on the structural components of a Biography → Lined sheets for publishing written content → Self and peer-editing Checklist → Teacher Grading Rubric EDITABLE FLIPBOOK PARTS: Edit text in text box → Cover Template X 7: edit student details and quote → The Writing Prompt: instructions to access the given website and collect information on any one person’s biographical information → The Introduction: Name of subject, time period and place, what the subject is known for and how has the subject made a difference in the lives of others or to society. → The Body: key information on the subject’s family, childhood, and major achievements, accomplishments, and obstacles. → The Conclusion: current place of residence of subject or date, year, and place of death if applicable, importance of subject, contributions to society and famous quote. ► HOW TO ASSEMBLE: FLIPBOOK You can choose either of the two options. Print out the templates in blackline. Cut around each template and assemble from smallest template to largest template. Have students colour in image and lettering. Staple/glue at the top. Print out the templates on cardstock (different colours). Cut around each template and assemble. Students may colour in image and lettering. Staple/glue at the top. ► SUGGESTED USE: Project the PDF file on the interactive whiteboard to teach the structure via the posters/anchor charts. Also show students the flipbook templates and completed sample. Discuss the requirements for each template. Have students fill in the templates. This could also serve as their draft where they could use the self-editing and peer-editing checklists to edit. Finally have students publish on given writing sheets or type out content from draft observing corrections. ► HOW TO ASSEMBLE: INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK Cut around templates. Assemble smallest to largest. Glue down largest template (conclusion) in notebook. Paste other templates at the top tab one above the other from largest to smallest. Photo of completed sample included. ► PREPARATION Have students compile all sections of the flipbook prior to research and writing. This flipbook is sure to make the entire experience of writing, not just enjoyable, but more meaningful.
CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD
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CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

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Wouldn’t your students love to know how Christmas is celebrated all over the world? Well, this Christmas Around the World bundle could be just the answer. What with all the Scavenger Hunts for facts, poster design templates and flipbook sheets to record information - learning couldn’t be more fun. Display students' work from a choice of two colourful banners too! → This is a 1010 page mega bundle of facts and activities related to how Christmas is celebrated in 13 countries. Each Hunt can also be purchased individually . Get more than 50% off with the purchase of this bundle. → Each Christmas Around the World Scavenger Hunt includes 16 fact cards on the country in focus, 2 page Recording Sheets, Answer Keys, poster design templates, flipbook sheets. A plain and decorated banner reading 'Merry Christmas' is also included to display students' work below and make an impressive classroom display. PARTS OF THE FLIPBOOK/INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK for each hunt ♥ Cover (5-8 options):Student details (students pick any one) ♥ Country in focus: flag, population, capital city, currency, national symbols, Christmas greeting ♥ Festive Food: food specific to country. ♥ Custom and Tradition: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Post Christmas → * photographs of sample parts of completed flipbook included with assembly instructions. These can be shown on an interactive whiteboard to students to model compilation. → * Picture prompts help students to recall facts from the Scavenger Hunt, alternatively they can refer to responses on recording sheets. ******************************************** ACTIVITY FOR EACH HUNT Place the 16 fact cards on a specific Hunt around the classroom. Students can work individually, in pairs, or in small groups to find the answers to all 16 questions on their response sheets. They must read the fact card to find the answer for each corresponding fact question on their recording sheets. Early finishers who complete the Scavenger Hunt can design their posters and work on their flipbooks. ******************************************** It would also be fun for groups of 2-3 students to work on a country of choice, that way you can have the entire class completing information on all 13 countries to share with each other. The flipbooks and posters would also make an impressive classroom display. Display them under the colourful banner.
LINE GRAPH FREEBIE: PIZZA SALES
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LINE GRAPH FREEBIE: PIZZA SALES

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Students will use card visuals to record pizza sales over a given period of time. They will plot and interpret data on a line graph. ► Items Included: ✓ File folder cover (2 options): if placing all items in a file at a centre ✓ Single large task card (colour and blackline) on a sheet outlining the task ✓ Two small task cards (colour and blackline) on a sheet outlining the task ✓ ine graph sheet to plot data (single- large and two small on a sheet) ✓ esponse Sheet to interpret data (single- large and two small on a sheet) ✓ visual data cards featuring number of pizzas sold ✓ ample Response /Answer Key (single- large and two small on a sheet) ✓ poster defining a Line Graph ►Activity: Students will follow the instructions on the task card to collect data and plot it on the line graph. They will then interpret data collected by answering questions. To save on paper, you have the option to print two templates on a single sheet for all printables in this pack.
BAR GRAPH FREEBIE: MATHS IN THE OUTDOORS
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BAR GRAPH FREEBIE: MATHS IN THE OUTDOORS

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Get your students out of the four walls of the classroom and into the outdoors with this fun activity. Students will have the opportunity to use tally marks to collect data to construct a bar graph. A set of questions also requires students to interpret the constructed bar graph. Not only will learning be more realistic but also it will be a welcome change, perhaps from the daily routine. See more bar graphs in the Mega Graphs Bundle. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/graphs-mega-bundle-11602681
Happy Australia Day
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Happy Australia Day

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Celebrate Australia Day in your classroom with this bright bunting banner reading, ‘Happy Australia Day ’. PREPARATION Cut out each bunting flag and laminate for durability. Staple to a ribbon or display on a bulletin board.