Preparing students for Naplan

Support students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 as they prepare for the upcoming Naplan tests with these handpicked literacy and numeracy resources

Nicola Davison

Naplan, Tests, Australia, Preparation, Resources, Reading, Writing, Language, Maths, Persuasive, Narrative, Year 3, Year 5, Year 7, Year 9

Take the stress out of revising for the Naplan tests with these specially tailored literacy and numeracy resources

Ensuring that your pupils are ready for Naplan is no mean feat. Unlike traditional end-of-term tests, the aim of Naplan is to assess skills that have been continuously developed throughout the year. As such, it can be harder to get your head around what classifies as good preparation.

Thankfully, the Tes community have made it easy for you. They’ve been hard at work producing top-quality resources to not only make planning for revision easier, but also to ensure that learners remain engaged and on track right up until the last minute. But don’t take our word for it! Why not have a look and see for yourself?

Year 3 resources

Guided Reading task cards
liz_alston2004

Guided Reading task cards

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A set of tasks for non-fiction and fiction texts that can be used to follow up on a guided reading session or help prepare for the next one. I have these laminated in sets in my folders so I can easily set my groups doing different tasks. Topics also included; non-fiction.
Persuasive writing     Introduction shuffle 
nturv

Persuasive writing Introduction shuffle 

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This is a card shuffle/sort that children can do to introduce them to the different types of 'hooks' they can use when beginning a persuasive text. They match each type of hook to it's example, discuss its effectiveness and then come up with their own hooks based on their own topics.
The Compete NAPLAN Y3 Money Bundle
wilkieway

The Compete NAPLAN Y3 Money Bundle

8 Resources
All lessons and worksheets, with plenty of practice questions with the overview plan for integrating work with money into a mathematics programme. From recognising coins to solving word problems using a variety of language structures. Great resource for differentiated teaching.
Endless Editable Spelling Games
LittleLeapsofLearning

Endless Editable Spelling Games

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Editable spelling games, perfect for literacy activities, or phonics/spelling groups. Type your word list once and let the auto filling magic do its work! These editable files use a clever formatting trick, where you type your words into PDF form fields and they duplicate throughout the fi...

Year 5 resources

Persuasive Speech
Smudge78

Persuasive Speech

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Document to structure speech ideas. Students come up with the main idea and then are able to develop with relevant sub-points.
Brightpath Narrative Teacher's Ruler
Brightpath

Brightpath Narrative Teacher's Ruler

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Here's a ruler to help you understand and assess development in students' narrative writing. Teachers love this poster as it helps them share their success criteria with their students and to differentiate their teaching. Print the poster to A3 colour, cut it out and paste it together and you w...

Year 7 resources

Persuasive Writing Diagnostic
Smudge78

Persuasive Writing Diagnostic

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This is something I use in my first lesson with students to better understand where they are in terms of their persuasive writing ability. Students are given little prompting when discussing the persuasive techniques, in order to gain a clear understanding. Please leave feedback :)

Year 9 resources

'Class win or fail' revision game. Suitable for everything!!
Boosteration

'Class win or fail' revision game. Suitable for everything!!

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Hi, This is a creative and engaging game. There are 15 timed questions - they are all linked to the main slide. The purpose - if the class get 12 or more correct, they win the reward. If they get less than 12, they get the punishment! Be careful - each questions has a countdown t...
Creative Writing Activity
Resources You Want

Creative Writing Activity

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Students are provided with 4 stimuli to respond to creatively about the concept of belonging. CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Resourcesyouwant CHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN: I am a ...
NAPLAN: Year 9 Interactive Notebook for Spelling & Vocabulary
MyResourcesGalore

NAPLAN: Year 9 Interactive Notebook for Spelling & Vocabulary

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Here is a great resource for developing English spelling and vocabulary skills in Year 9 students. It includes a set of 15 spelling and vocabulary exercises out of which, the last one adds a creative flair to writing. The words are carefully chosen based on ACARA-NAPLAN requirements and students nee...