A log sheet with activities for children to work through independently during guided reading.
Worked very well with my year 6 class!
Can be modified for younger children by removing/changing activities.
With the New Curriculum in force and Levels gone I have taken it upon myself to create a new assessment grid for Science. It works the same way as an APP grid. It also includes the Working Scientifically criteria. Like the New Curriculum, each assessment grid has been grouped into age ranges, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2. Rather than Levels, which I know OFSTED are dead against, I have gone with 'Stages' which admittedly is essentially the same thing as Levels, but by a different name, Having tested these myself I know that these grids are handy assessment tools, with simple highlighting needed, with dates, to show how well each child has done.
These 10 worksheets all have short stories (c.100 words each) with the full stops missing. Designed for repeated practice to help children who find it hard to accurately add full stops to their writing, whatever age or key stage whilst also improving reading comprehension skills and the ability to check their work for errors.<br />
Stories contain full colour images and are designed to be interesting to children and spark discussion regarding where a full stop goes and how the end of a sentence is identified. <br />
Extension would be to check, peer assess and add capital letters or to continue the story with accurate sentence boundary demarcation. All images sourced from openclipart.com<br />
Revision tool which regenerates new questions and self marks! For use on pupil shared areas, all questions modeled on past SATs. <br />
Great alternative to use alongside practice papers, all answers will turn green when correct giving immediate feedback, hence also saves on printing/photocopying and marking. <br />
This can also be put on as many machines as you like, once downloaded put on your school network for pupils to work on-screen (no complex installation just copy to the shared area) and generate a new set of questions with one click! (Just click 'calculate now' and a new set will be generated each time.) This will also be good practice for the use of on-screen tests.<br />
Differentiated! - There is a support page, middle ability page and an extension page. On the last page are corresponding target lists which can be used for self assessment, tracking or to focus intervention. <br />
Great for revising multiple topics whilst improving fluency and mental maths skills, and also includes a times tables booster! <br />
(NB: Requires Microsoft Excel- Please read the instructions!!- check in settings that automatic calculations are switched off- just click formulas- calculation options- tick manual) (read only version to prevent pupils from saving any changes, just select yes when opening)<br />
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Designed to meet the new 2014 curriculum, this engaging yet challenging complete lesson comes with: starter activity, fun and thorough lesson input and 2 fun plenary activities to choose from (a game and peer-assessment) all on the included PowerPoint. The enjoyable yet challenging learning activities have 3 levels of differentiation and are simply explained in the full teachers' notes, which also include answers for peer-assessment. This fantastic lesson teaches children what modal verbs are and how to use them in writing and has been created with enjoyment and challenge in equal measures. A brilliant way to easily teach a difficult learning objective.
This unit of work is presented as an illustrated booklet that follows each chapter of David Walliams book - Gangsta Granny. It has been designed to help developing readers engage with and extend their comprehension of the story through a range of activities including; finding answers to set questions, word search, poetry, creative and report writing and drawing. It looks sensitively at the exploration of an eleven year old boy's emotions as he experiences the love and loss of a close relative. It also gives us a humorous glimpse into the shady realms of 'cat burglary'. It is one of a series of my David Walliams booklets. Good for guided reading and extended reading homework. Illustrations used are by 'Openclipart'. There is also an original poem about a child's Granny - can be used to encourage pupils to create their own.
Are you studying the Vikings. Are you looking for photos of different objects the Vikings owned? Here is a pack of 30 different photos, drawings and paintings about the Vikings. These are a great way of getting students thinking more deeply about the lives of Vikings, and prompting them to discover more on their own.<br />
You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different materials and activities being shown in each of photos and drawings.<br />
You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about life of the Vikings.<br />
The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different sorts of Viking pictures and activities. The students can then discuss how the pictures show how Vikings lived. <br />
The photos could also be used as prompts for creative or descriptive writing.
Sets of clues for children to work in teams to find the missing information. Quite hard. Teaches children to be systematic - start with what you know to find out what you don't.<br /><br />
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HA and MA versions differentiated.<br /><br />
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Lesson plan and Promethean flip-chart included.<br /><br />
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Area and perimeter knowledge required.
I use these in guided reading sessions. As children read the story they plot the feelings of the character writing a note next to each point. Nice activity to do individually and then compare at the end of a session.
A rota and resources for what I use every guided reading time.Split the children into small groups (identified by colour).Activities included:-Noughts and Crosses- pinched off somebody on here- thank you. Children have these printed off and they select their own activity.-Listening Station- Audio cds.-Non-Fiction Text- children select their own non-fiction text and complete the booklet (again needs to be printed off for them each)-Activity Cards- Children pick one of these out of a feely bag at the beginning of each session and complete.-Book Review- Complete sheet provided ( I print off a pack and leave them in a tray for them to help themselves)-Free Reading- children can pick any of the previous activities or just read quietly. They somehow think this is a real treat!Hope this saves somebody their weekend!
This is a whopping 95 page word doc. containing all 30 of my grammar games. This represents a fair few evenings and weekends (I know - get a life!). All of these games have been tested in class and adjusted if needed - they have a real impact on learning.
For each grammar skill there is:
a child friendly explanation of the grammar concept; printable rules and resources for a lively dice game; suggestions to challenge or support learners; suggestions for application of the skill in written work.
For some grammar games there is also a lesson plan and a presentation.
Here are some of the skills covered:
commands, questions and statements/ simple and compound sentences/ adverbs/ proper nouns/ classifying nouns/ contractions/ pronouns/ prepositions/prepositional phrases/ apostrophes/ adjectives/ sentence variety/ parentheses/semi-colons/ discussion/ persuasion/ complex sentences / causal connectives/ fronted adverbials/ speech/ relative clauses/ modal verbs