I adapted an example of a resource to improve reading skills created by Rachael Hawkes. The text created will also serve as a guide/model for students as their end of year writing task is about an outing.
This set of30 A5 'cards' can be used as follows:
1.to improve vocabulary and spelling. The pages could be printed as worksheet for the children to fill in or they could be laminated and cut into A5 size cards for use during literacy lessons.
2. As a worksheet they are useful for homework to improve spelling and vocabulary.
3. I have used them with older (Year 4 – 6 ESL) pupils to build their vocabulary in one to one sessions. They are useful because all the key vocabulary has a matching picture so that the pupils can see what the word means.
I made this to help the children understand the types of questions that were coming up in optional SATs questions (deduction, inference etc...) and I wanted to explain that they required different skills from each child. This helped them a great deal.
This is a 3 week unit plan for 3rd grade on the thinking strategy, monitor comprehension, also known as monitoring for meaning. It includes lesson 1 from the Comprehension Toolkit, by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis, which is also available on the website I included. Lesson 2 and 3 would have to be purchased and cannot be posted due to copyright issues. Additional lessons are also attached and can be found on the WRSD website that I included. Assessments are also not included due to copyright laws. Aligned to Common Core State Standard: RL.3.10
a range of resources designed to explore what makes Roald Dahl's work so loved by millions of children, exploring character, language features, words etc. Starting project now, will add to as i continue.
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.
This scheme takes the group step by step through the stages of how to write a story. It is adapted from the government initiative 'Improving Childrens Writing' getting children from level 3 to level 4. I have changed it a little, so that it is also suitable for level 2 and 3 as well. Some resources you will have to get from the government published folder 'improving childrens writing'.