Cross-curricular topics teaching resources: Myths, legends and beliefs

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Myth Legend from Sth Africa Text & Task Cards Make Connections & Close Questions

Myth Legend from Sth Africa Text & Task Cards Make Connections & Close Questions

This is a myth from South Africa, another culture. The cultural tale and Task Cards with close questions, ask students to make connections and think as they read.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.This is a great resource for your reading center. If students use all 20 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 4 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a traditional tale that I have retold. This is a tale from Sth Africa, called "CROCODILE'S TREASON."3.The tale comes with its own set of 20 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 20 Task Cards, many of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.I have included a black ink version of the tale, for you to copy.8.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.This is part of my second set of Myths and legends, and is also available in this BUNDLE.

By mareehenderson21

Myth Legend RUMPELSTILTSKIN Text & Task Cards Make Connections & Close Questions

Myth Legend RUMPELSTILTSKIN Text & Task Cards Make Connections & Close Questions

This is a myth from another culture, Germany. The cultural tale and Task Cards with close questions, ask students to make connections and think as they read.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.This is a great resource for your reading center. If students use all 20 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 4 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a famous story that I have retold, called "RUMPELSTILTSKIN."3.The tale comes with its own set of 20 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 20 Task Cards, many of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.I have included a black ink version of the tale, for you to copy.8.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.This is part of my second set of Myths and legends, and is also available in this BUNDLE.

By mareehenderson21

Myth Legend Chinese GOLDEN BEETLE Text & Task Cards Connections Close Questions

Myth Legend Chinese GOLDEN BEETLE Text & Task Cards Connections Close Questions

This is a myth from another culture, China. The cultural tale and Task Cards with close questions, ask students to make connections and think as they read.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.This is a great resource for your reading center. If students use all 20 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 4 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a famous story that I have retold, called "THE GOLDEN BEETLE."3.The tale comes with its own set of 20 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 20 Task Cards, many of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.I have included a black ink version of the tale, for you to copy.8.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.This is part of my second set of Myths and legends, and is also available in a BUNDLE.

By mareehenderson21

Myth Legend Greek PANDORA'S BOX Text & Task Cards Connections & Close Questions

Myth Legend Greek PANDORA'S BOX Text & Task Cards Connections & Close Questions

This is a myth from Ancient Greece. The cultural tale and Task Cards with close questions, ask students to make connections and think as they read.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.This is a great resource for your reading center. If students use all 20 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 4 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a famous Greek myth that I have retold, called "PANDORA."3.The tale comes with its own set of 20 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 20 Task Cards, many of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.I have included a black ink version of the tale, for you to copy.8.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.This is part of my second set of Myths and legends, and is also available in this BUNDLE

By mareehenderson21

Myth Legend Irish 12 WILD GEESE Text & Task Cards Connections Close Questions

Myth Legend Irish 12 WILD GEESE Text & Task Cards Connections Close Questions

This is an Irish Legend or Myth, TWELVE WILD GEESE. The cultural tale and Task Cards with close questions, ask students to make connections and think as they read.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.This is a great resource for your reading center. If students use all 20 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 4 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a famous story that I have retold, called "TWELVE WILD GEESE"3.The tale comes with its own set of 20 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 20 Task Cards, many of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.I have included a black ink version of the tale, for you to copy.8.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.This is part of my second set of Myths and legends, and is also available in a BUNDLE.

By mareehenderson21

Myth Legend THOR Text & Task Cards Connections Close Question

Myth Legend THOR Text & Task Cards Connections Close Question

This is a Norse Legend or Myth, THOR'S JOURNEY. The cultural tale and Task Cards with close questions, ask students to make connections and think as they read.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.This is a great resource for your reading center. If students use all 20 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 4 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a famous story that I have retold, called "THOR'S JOURNEY."3.The tale comes with its own set of 20 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 20 Task Cards, many of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.I have included a black ink version of the tale, for you to copy.8.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.This is part of my second set of Myths and legends, and is also available in a BUNDLE.

By mareehenderson21

Myths Legends BUNDLE  Cultural Text & Tasks Make Connections & Close Questions

Myths Legends BUNDLE Cultural Text & Tasks Make Connections & Close Questions

Traditional Myths and Legends from different cultures. 6 stories from China, South Africa, Ancient Greece, Ireland, Germany and Scandinavia (Norse tale) to read and 120 Task Cards Bundle with close, deep thinking questions, plus more!These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self;Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.This is a great resource for your reading center. If students use all 20 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 4 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.They are all traditional tales that I have retold. The tales come from different countries.3.Each story comes with its own set of 20 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 20 Task Cards, all of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.I have included a black ink version of the tale, for you to copy.8.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.This is my second such bundle of myths legend.These are also available as individual units.

By mareehenderson21

The Gorgons Head Lesson Plan and Guided Reading Script and Quiz

The Gorgons Head Lesson Plan and Guided Reading Script and Quiz

The Gorgons Head Lesson Plan and Guided Reading Script and QuizEach 'package' consists of lesson plan plus guided reading script (6 speakers) plus quiz/reading comprehension. Lesson Plan (Around 20 – 30 minutes)The lesson time can be reduced to 20 minutes by e.g. omission of quiz/discussion.The script takes around 5 minutes reading time. The quiz takes around 5 – 10 minutes.These resources accommodate both small group and all class engagement. As explained in the lesson plan, whilst a group of six speakers read the script, the rest of the class (divided into teams) follows in order to answer questions that follow. There are also some ideas for follow up discussion, time permitting.Time allowance is flexible - from 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how much of the package is used.This script, along with four others (Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus and the Cyclops, Pandora's Box and The Tale of Two Spinners) is available as one product - The Ancient Greek Myths Guided Reading Scripts Sample TextPolydectus: Women! Nothing but trouble!Perseus: I’d be careful what you say, if I were you! I think we’re a bit out- numbered here today!Medusa: Correct! I, Medusa, am here today representing my two immortal Gorgon sisters, Stheno and Euryate. Shame I wasn’t!Athene: Well, don’t go expecting any sympathy from me! Messing around in my temple, with that Poseidon! You deserved what you got! Beauty is only for those who deserve it! You certainly didn’t!Medusa: And you made sure no one would look twice in our direction!Danae: What! With all those snakes for hair! I’d say not!Athene: Plus that other one small detail – that once someone did look in their direction, they didn’t make the same mistake again! They couldn’t!Quiz Sample1. Who wanted to marry Danae?2. Who was the son of Danae?3. Why was Polydectes apparently so annoyed at his wedding?4. What did Polydectes trick Perseus into saying?5. What did he ask for?6. Why did he want Perseus out of the way?

By suesplays

Odysseus and the Cyclops lesson plan, guided reading script & quiz

Odysseus and the Cyclops lesson plan, guided reading script & quiz

Odysseus and the Cyclops lesson plan, guided reading script & quizEach 'package' consists of lesson plan plus guided reading script (6 speakers) plus quiz/reading comprehension.Lesson Plan (Around 20 - 30 minutes)The lesson time can be reduced to 20 minutes by e.g. omission of quiz/discussion.The script takes around 10 minutes reading time. The quiz takes around 5 – 10 minutes.These resources accommodate both small group and all class engagement. As explained in the lesson plan, whilst a group of six speakers read the script, the rest of the class (divided into teams) follows in order to answer questions that follow. There are also some ideas for follow up discussion, time permitting.Time allowance is flexible - from 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how much of the package is used.This script, along with four others (Theseus and the Minotaur, The Gorgon's Head, Pandora's Box and The Tale of Two Spinners) is available as one product - The Ancient Greek Myths Guided Reading Scripts Sample text:Greek warrior 2(laughing): Yes, we’ve heard how being a blacksmith was just a little bit too taxing for you! Did being born with only one eye mean you were only born with half a brain?Cyclops 2: How rude! Though I guess it was a shame we forgot our old blacksmith skills.Polyphemus: Even though I would never have driven a red-hot stake into the eye of any creature.Greek warrior 1: Not even one that was holding you captive, and eating 2 men for breakfast and supper, every day?Odysseus: Real convenience food, we were!Polyphemus: Well, you did make a welcome change from lamb stew!Poseidon: Enough! Here I am, trying to defend you, Polyphemus, and all you can do is confirm their story! What are you? Stupid, or something?Sample Quiz/Reading Comprehension Questions• What animals did Cyclops look after?• What trade had Zeus originally trained the Cyclops for?• How did Polyphemus prevent Odysseus and his men from escaping from his cave?• Why did the Cyclops not help Polyphemus?• What did Odysseus use to dull Polyphemus’s senses ..even more?

By suesplays

mermaids and manatees : what is the truth?

mermaids and manatees : what is the truth?

This resource looks at how manatees are becoming an endangered species and how these majestic creatures have been mistaken for mermaids. There is an information text and associated questions and worksheets which will allow pupils to investigate further. One of the questions requires pupils to work out 20% of a given statistic. This resource will support World Oceans Day /World Environment Day and any investigation into conservation.Suitable for ages 10+

By jlimb

Superhero character writing

Superhero character writing

We designed our own characters, looking at recounts, character descriptions and then moved onto a simple story and made it into a comic strip. Our superheroes focused on the good qualities they could have, and what human values (love, peace, truth, non-violence and right conduct) they display.

By choralsongster

Myth Legend from Portugal STONE SOUP Text & Task Cards Make Connections & Close Question

Myth Legend from Portugal STONE SOUP Text & Task Cards Make Connections & Close Question

This is a traditional tale from Portuguese culture. Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.This is a traditional tale from Portuguese culture, called 'Stone Soup."Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.If students use all 8 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 2 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a traditional tale that I have retold. This is a Portuguese tale called, "Stone Soup"3.The tale comes with its own set of 8 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 8 Task Cards, all of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.Australian spelling on A4.I have other similar sets, with stories from different land if you like them! And a money-saving BUNDLE of 6 tales.

By mareehenderson21

Myths A Zulu Traditional Tale "The Stories" Text & Task Cards Close Questions

Myths A Zulu Traditional Tale "The Stories" Text & Task Cards Close Questions

This is a Zulu traditional tale. Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.This is a Zulu traditional tale, called "The Stories."Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.If students use all 8 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 2 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a traditional tale that I have retold. This is a Zulu tale. It tells of children who want stories and a mother's quest to satisfy this need.3.The tale comes with its own set of 8 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 8 Task Cards, all of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.Australian spelling on A4.I have other similar sets, with stories from different land if you like them! And a money-saving BUNDLE of 6 tales.

By mareehenderson21

Myths US Cherokee Legend "Grandmother Spider" Text & Task Cards Close Questions

Myths US Cherokee Legend "Grandmother Spider" Text & Task Cards Close Questions

This is a traditional tale from the US, Cherokee people. Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.This is a traditional legend from the US, Cherokee nation, called 'Grandmother Spider Steals the Sun."Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.If students use all 8 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 2 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a traditional tale that I have retold. This is Cherokee Legend called, "Grandmother Spider Steal the Sun."3.The tale comes with its own set of 8 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 8 Task Cards, all of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.Australian spelling on A4.I have other similar sets, with stories from different lands if you like them! AND a money-saving BUNDLE of 6 tales.

By mareehenderson21

Myths An English Traditional Tale "The Moon" Text & Task Cards Close Questions

Myths An English Traditional Tale "The Moon" Text & Task Cards Close Questions

This is an English traditional tale. Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.This is an English traditional tale, called "The Moon."Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.If students use all 8 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 2 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a traditional tale that I have retold. This is a traditional English tale. 3.The tale comes with its own set of 8 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 8 Task Cards, all of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.Australian spelling on A4.I have other similar sets, with stories from different land if you like them! And a money-saving BUNDLE of six tales.

By mareehenderson21

Myths Legends BUNDLE Cultural Text & Tasks Make Connections & Close Questions

Myths Legends BUNDLE Cultural Text & Tasks Make Connections & Close Questions

This is a bundle of six traditional tales, from a variety of cultures. Retold Stories and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.Traditional Myths and Legends from diverse cultures. 6 stories from different lands to read and 48 Task Cards Bundle with close, deep thinking questions, plus more! A great resource for Literacy centres.Save money (on buying individual items) by buying this BUNDLE!These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self;Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.This is a great resource for your reading center. If students use all 8 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 2 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.They are all traditional tales that I have retold. The tales come from different countries.3.Each story comes with its own set of 8 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 8 Task Cards, for each tale. All of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.I have included a black ink version of the tale, for you to copy.8.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teachers can be accountable and track progress through tasks.Australian spelling on A4.These are available as individual tales, if you prefer.I have other similar sets, with stories from different lands if you like them!

By mareehenderson21

Myths India Traditional Tale "Thunder and Lightning" Text & Task Cards Close Questions

Myths India Traditional Tale "Thunder and Lightning" Text & Task Cards Close Questions

This is a traditional tale from India. Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.This is a traditional legend from India, called "Thunder and Lightning."Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.If students use all 8 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 2 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a traditional tale that I have retold. This is an Indian tale.3.The tale comes with its own set of 8 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 8 Task Cards, all of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.Australian spelling on A4.I have other similar sets, with stories from different land if you like them! I also have a money-saving BUNDLE of 6 tales.

By mareehenderson21

Myth Legend from Australia TIDDALIK Text & Task Cards Make Connections & Close Questions

Myth Legend from Australia TIDDALIK Text & Task Cards Make Connections & Close Questions

This is a dreaming legend from Australian Aborigine culture. Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.This is a dreaming legend from Australian Aborigine culture. Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.If students use all 8 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 2 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a traditional tale that I have retold. This is an Australian Aboriginal Legend called, "Tiddalik."3.The tale comes with its own set of 8 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 8 Task Cards, all of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.Australian spelling on A4.I have other similar sets, with stories from different land if you like them! I also have a money-saving BUNDLE of 6 tales.

By mareehenderson21

Fidget spinners lesson / Assembly

Fidget spinners lesson / Assembly

What are fidget spinners? Why might they be banned in schools? What evidence is there that fidget spinners work?This resource can be used as part of an assembly or tutor time. No script is provided as each slide makes a single point, and teachers can move or delete slides as necessary.

By studeapps

Frankenstein Big Bundle!

Frankenstein Big Bundle!

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of Mary Shelley's horror classic 'Frankenstein.' The lessons enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key features of plot, character, context, and language, in addition to considering the key themes and ideas running throughout the text.All of the resources that you need are included in the bundle: informative and engaging whole lesson PowerPoints, worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. The bundle is made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, including:- The Context of Frankenstein;- Victor Frankenstein - The Tragic Hero;- Shifting Narrative Viewpoints:- Shelley's Description of the Monster;- The Monster's Murders - Justified?- The Frankenstein Pointless Game.Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps:- Engaging- Defining/ Understanding- Identifying/Remembering- Analysing/ Creating- Peer or self evaluating.All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Individually, these resources would amount to £14, meaning that you are saving 64%!These resources can also be bought individually for £2 each

By TandLGuru

The Sandman  and Fidget Spinners Double Pack with Starters

The Sandman and Fidget Spinners Double Pack with Starters

The Sandman and Fidget Spinners Double Pack with StartersTwo engaging top selling lessons + a starter pack with word games!Fantastic value!Click on the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

'The Enchanted Apple Tree' - Five literacy activities for KS2 (Stories from other cultures)

'The Enchanted Apple Tree' - Five literacy activities for KS2 (Stories from other cultures)

Based on the old Flemish tale, included are the following activities which have been used with a year 4/5 year group across the duration of a week. All resources are fully adaptable to your needs.*Match the direct speech to the correct character (3 Levels of differentiation) *Proof reading activity - Find and correct the SPaG.*Power words definitions activity.*Handwriting practice sheet*Reading activity - Story text provided-Please note this tale includes the characters of Misery (The old woman) & Father Death. It is excellent resource for engaging boys.

By hifisher

Frankenstein: Victor Frankenstein - The Tragic Hero

Frankenstein: Victor Frankenstein - The Tragic Hero

This engaging and detailed lesson aims to improve students’ understanding of the lead protagonist in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Victor Frankenstein. The lesson places a particular focus upon how Victor fits the role of a tragic hero, and it studies the actions and behaviours that lead to his inevitable demise. Students also analyse how Shelley uses the character of Victor to present key messages about religion, unchecked ambition, and the treatment of the ‘others’ in society.The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through:- Defining the role of the tragic hero and exploring how Victor personifies these features;- Understanding prevailing attitudes towards religion, ambition, and appearances, and investigating how Victor would have been received considering these ideas;- Reading and understanding extracts in which Victor's fatal flaws are evident, and considering how they are relevant;- Analysing how Shelley utilises Victor and his demise to present key messages to readers;- Linking knowledge of time, place, and author, and relating these to specific areas of the text;- Peer assessing each other's learning attempts.Included is:- Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and substantial; (including an animated Frankenstein's monster to guide them through the lesson);- Mood map - to track Victor's role in the plot and eventual destruction;- 'Frankenstein's Actions' worksheet;- Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses;- Comprehensive lesson plan.There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to middle-ability year 10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities.

By TandLGuru

Months of the Year Lesson / Assemblies Bundle - Twelve 50+ Slide Lesson / Assembly PowerPoint Presentations

Months of the Year Lesson / Assemblies Bundle - Twelve 50+ Slide Lesson / Assembly PowerPoint Presentations

Never be stuck for an assembly again! Ideal if you have a last minute assembly or unexpected tutor group time! Great resource for supply teachers and for covering lessons. These lesson / assembly Powerpoint presentations cost £2.99 each to purchase individually. Save money by buying the bundle for just £15.99. That's a massive saving of 58%! This resource contains 12 interesting, informative and fully editable 50+ slide PowerPoint lesson / assembly presentations. They could be used for a one-off assembly, series of assemblies or for lessons / tutor based activities. They include a wealth of information and contains references to • How the months got their names • Zodiac signs, flowers, birth stones for each month • Folklore and Sayings • Special Days in each month - Feast Days, Campaign Days, Special Days and Events • Notable Birthdays in each month • Inventions, Discoveries and Launches in each month • Notable Events and Happenings The resources also contain hyperlinks to areas of interest. For more detailed information about content click on the individual links. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Ramadan PowerPoint Lesson / Assembly Presentation - Set of Four Information Texts and Comprehensions

Ramadan PowerPoint Lesson / Assembly Presentation - Set of Four Information Texts and Comprehensions

This resource contains a fully editable, 50-slide presentation and a set of four information sheets and comprehensions on the Muslim Festival of Ramadan. This could be used for a one-off lesson/assembly or a series of lessons on Ramadan.Information Texts and ComprehensionsThe texts include information about The origins of RamadanLaylat al-Qadr - the Night of PowerThe Qu’ranFasting - suhur and iftarIʿtikāfEid–Ul-Fitr -the Feast of Fast BreakingZakāt - the third pillar of IslamThe Ka'ba in MeccaCustoms and Traditions at RamadanAn accompanying PowerPoint quiz is also availablePowerPoint PresentationA fully editable, colourful and informative PowerPoint lesson/assembly presentation containing the same information as the information texts. It also contains two hyperlinks to video clips about Ramadan and Eid customs and traditions.Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step GuideTo be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Monsters: Thematic Skill-Builders for All Subjects

Monsters: Thematic Skill-Builders for All Subjects

These high-interest, comprehensive, and easy-to-use activities will grab your reluctant learners' attention!Activities focus entirely on building basic skills and cover the following subject areas: reading, writing, language, creative and critical thinking, science, social studies, and more!Students will read stories about 6 fictional monsters: loch ness monster, bigfoot, vampires, werewolves, Frankenstein's monster, and the abominable snowman. Each short story is followed by comprehension questions.19 Additional Activities Cover: - counting- context clues- following directions- critical thinking skills- alphabetizing- finding details- vocabulary- math word problems- grammar- comprehension- map reading- graphing- drawing solutions- thinking skills- and more!Use this thematic unit all year long or in October with your Halloween activities.

By RemediaPub

May, June, July Powerpoint Assembly / Lesson Presentations Bundle

May, June, July Powerpoint Assembly / Lesson Presentations Bundle

Never be stuck for an assembly in May, June, July again! Ideal if you have a last minute assembly or unexpected tutor group time! These resources cost £2.99 each to purchase individually (£8.97 for the three). Save money by buying all three for just £5 - a massive saving of 44%! This resource contains three interesting, informative and fully editable slide PowerPoints. They could be used for a one-off assembly, series of assemblies or for lessons/tutor based activities. They include a wealth of information and contains references to • How the months got their names • Zodiac signs, flowers, birth stones for each month • Folklore and Sayings • Special Days in each month - Feast Days, Campaign Days, Special Days and Events • Notable Birthdays in each month • Inventions, Discoveries and Launches in each month • Notable Events and Happenings The resources also contain hyperlinks to areas of interest. Click on the individual links for further details For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Poetic devices bundle

Poetic devices bundle

I have bundled together four resources which will prove useful when studying poetry. An in depth analysis is given of two poems, one by Carol Ann Duffy and one by Charles Causley. The other resources are more general and test knowledge and understanding of terminology such as alliteration and oxymoron. The puzzles can be adapted to suit different abilities and all answers are provided.

By jlimb

Folktales: Critical Thinking & Classic Tales

Folktales: Critical Thinking & Classic Tales

This wonderful collection of 12 folktales features activities sure to develop critical thinking skills and promote maximum comprehension. Each illustrated story is followed by a crossword puzzle plus questions based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and labeled according to a targeted skill/thinking level. The many morals and lessons throughout provide opportunities to work on character building. This 48-page book also includes graphic organizers and a skills chart.Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 3-8Contents Include:- 12 Folktales- Comprehension Questions- Cross Word Puzzles- Story Map- Venn Diagram- Story Sequence- Chart of Skills- Suggestions for Use- Answer Key

By RemediaPub