I used these writing prompts/guiding questions in Guided Reading sessions, with children working through the activities in their groups while reading the text. Questions based on the Diary of the Killer Cat by Anne Fine.
I’m the English Coordinator at a small little school and I took on the task last year of developing a guided reading programme for KS2 as I noticed this was missing from the school.
I have included:
-the recording sheet I use (not entirely mine as I found this somewhere and made some changes)
-a sheet of individual pupil questions that they glue into their Reading Response journals after reading a chapter with the teacher (again not entirely mine as I found some questions here and there). It will save lots of paper as I got 8 sets of questions per page.
I am sharing this guided reading resource with you in the hopes that it will save you some bit of time and enhance your guided reading lesson. I know I lose countless hours looking up resources, creating resources and copying resources myself, so if this helps you in any way, then I count that as a small victory for our educating community.
Other resources available:
Guided Reading: Sheep-Pig, Hodgeheg, Diary of a Killer Cat, Bill’s New Frock, Butterfly Lion, The Iron Man, James and the Giant Peach
Upper KS2 Guided Reading: Reading Assessment Focus tasks linked to Bloom’s Taxonomy, Indian in the Cupboard, Wreck of the Zanzibar, Carrie’s War, Artemis Fowl
Comments I have collected over the years all in one place.
I cannot take credit for them at all - they are just ones I have found on the internet and copied onto a word document.
Very helpful when writing reports!
These can be printed and laminated and used in circle times. One or all cards can be used at any time. I have used them with my class and they loved it. Any suggestions for other cards are gratefully received.
- have added suggestions, thank you
I think maybe people are having trouble with downloads because the font is Ginn Reception and is not on all comps? Apologies x (Aug 2013)
I used this poem for an assembly, not sure where I got it from, was not written by me so certainly cannot take the credit!! I have also added the posters that children can hold up. Topcis also included: classroom display.
A Full scheme of work covering writing objectives using various of Roald Dahl's works (including Matilda and The BFG). It is easy to differentiate for KS 2 (7-11 year olds) and KS3 (11-14 year olds)and contains many worksheets for activities including vocabulary and punctuation use as well as descriptive and creative writing techniques.
These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library.
There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.
Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to AS students, but also suitable for GCSE or KS3 students. Designed to lead to a comparative essay on 'The Road' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' but easily adaptable for your choice of novels or to stand alone as a study of the four short stories included.
A variety of Literacy Tasks
Word mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.
Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics
Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing prompts
Simple Drawing Tasks
Label a Pirate
A great additional resource for a pirates topic.