Cross-curricular topics teaching resources: Seasons

Resources and ideas for cross-curricular topics, seasons, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Spring  and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter PoemsPowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse.Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform. Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition . In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication.I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively.Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems.Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com

By Alice K

KS2 Comprehensions

KS2 Comprehensions

These are all original pieces of writing to be used for revision, comprehension and Spag activities. Eachfile can be printed out as a separate workbook and used as summer revision before sats.

By teachercellar

Comprehension A Native American Camp

Comprehension A Native American Camp

Another original story written by me looking at life in a Native American Camp during Winter and emerging Spring. A PDF file for Key Stage 2, I have also included a powerpoint presentation. The entire file can be printed off as a complete booklet and used with a group of children or as an individual resource for checkups on reading and comprehension. Includes:Story, comprehension questions, drawing conclusions, internet research, dictionary work, parts of speech, creative writing, reviewing activities, quiz and drawing an illustration.

By teachercellar

Summer Poetry Planning

Summer Poetry Planning

Download our new Summer Performance Poetry Pack!A five-lesson literacy unit of summer poetry planning for Year 1 and Year 2, based on performing summer poetry and built around the KS1 literacy objectives. In this unit, pupils will read a classic summer poem about a baby playing with the sand on the beach. Pupils will have a chance to consider how the sounds and language patterns come alive when the poem is read aloud. There is also a grammar focus on expanded nouns and using command sentences. Children will work towards creating their own version of the summer poem and turning it into an effective performance, which could be used for a summer-themed assembly or celebration.The aims of the unit for pupils are:• To listen to a classic summer poem being read aloud• To use expanded nouns• To use command sentences• To prepare a poetry performance including actions• To perform a poem to an audienceThe PDF file contains 5 full literacy lesson plans, copies of the poem and all accompanying pupil resources.You may also like our other KS1 poetry packs:Going to Sea Poetry PackYear 2 Performance Poetry PackSpring Performance Poetry

By KS2History

Seasons activities

Seasons activities

A stimulating presentation looking at Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter with a range of activities about seasons.Includes plants, nature, clothes,weather.Presentation, print out activities, poster templates, writing frames,days and month cards.Suitable for EYFS and KS1

By JU3fromLeics

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - How to prepare a picnic

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - How to prepare a picnic

This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2, perfect for using in the summer term. There are three differentiated sets of instructions on how to prepare a picnic, with differentiated questions.It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. There are a range of 'what, ' 'where' and 'why' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

By blossomingminds

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - How to grow a sunflower

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - How to grow a sunflower

This resource is a comprehension activity for year 2, perfect for using in the summer term. There are three differentiated sets of instructions on how to grow a sunflower, with differentiated questions.It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. There are a range of 'what, ' 'where' and 'why' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

By blossomingminds

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - How to go pond dipping

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - How to go pond dipping

This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2, perfect for using in the summer term. There are three differentiated sets of instructions on how to go pond dipping, with differentiated questions.It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. There are a range of 'what, ' 'how' and 'why' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

By blossomingminds

Year 2 comprehension - How to build a sancastle (seaside)

Year 2 comprehension - How to build a sancastle (seaside)

This resource is a comprehension activity for year 2, perfect for using in the summer term. There are three differentiated sets of instructions on how to build a sandcastle, with differentiated questions.It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. There are a range of 'what, ' 'where' and 'why' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. Enjoy!

By blossomingminds

Year 2 non-fiction summer comprehension

Year 2 non-fiction summer comprehension

A collection of 5 non-fiction comprehension activities for year 2. They all focus on the theme of summer and help children to practise their comprehension of instructions. Each booklet comes in 3 differentiated levels. They are all based on the reading SATs paper, containing a similar style of questions. They are also laid out in the same way as a SATs booklet to provide the children with greater experience.The 5 topics explored in the comprehensions are:How to build a sandcastlePond dippingHow to grow a sunflowerHow to prepare a picnicMaking lemonadePDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.Buy them each for £2 or all 3 for £2.99 in this bundle!

By blossomingminds

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - Making lemonade

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - Making lemonade

This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2, perfect for using in the summer term. There are three differentiated sets of instructions on how to make lemonade, with differentiated questions.It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. There are a range of 'what, ' 'how' and 'why' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

By blossomingminds

Spring Writing Prompts

Spring Writing Prompts

This Spring Writing Prompts pack contains a total of 30 prompts for use throughout the spring season.The writing prompts are open-ended and can be used for a daily response notebook or more structured and guided writing, after class/small group discussion or research.I have also included blank templates, with and without a themed border. Included are handwriting guidelines, as well as lines only, for more advanced, able writers.**********************************************************CONTENTP1: CoverP2: Teacher NotesP3: ContentsP4: SeparatorP5-56: Writing JournalPROMPTS• PROMPT 1: Signs of Spring• PROMPT 2: Life Cycle 1• PROMPT 3: Life Cycle 2• PROMPT 4: Wonder Wings• PROMPT 5: Up, Up and Away• PROMPT 6: Coin Magic• PROMPT 7: Spring Cleaning• PROMPT 8: New Beginnings• PROMPT 9: Springtime Fun!• PROMPT 10: Where in the World…• PROMPT 11: Hiding Place• PROMPT 12: Spring Share• PROMPT 13: Spring Weather• PROMPT 14: Lost!• PROMPT 15: Which One?• PROMPT 16: Spring Days• PROMPT 17: Acrostic Poem 1• PROMPT 18: Acrostic Poem 2• PROMPT 19: Word List• PROMPT 20: Picture Prompt 1• PROMPT 21: Picture Prompt 2• PROMPT 22: Picture Prompt 3• PROMPT 23: Rainy Day Words• PROMPT 24: Name That Bug!• PROMPT 25: List 1• PROMPT 26: List 2• PROMPT 27: List 3• PROMPT 28: In Spring• PROMPT 29: Butterflies• PROMPT 30: ChicksP57: SeparatorP58-108: Writing Journal Alternative LinesP109: SeparatorP110-123: Blank Writing TemplatesP124-125: TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 125**********************************************************RELATED RESOURCESSt. Patrick's Day WritingApril Writing**********************************************************Teacher's Toolkit Writing

By TeachersToolkit

Reading Comprehension and Activities Bundle - Presentations, Lesson Plans, Grammar/Word focus, Differentiated Worksheets

Reading Comprehension and Activities Bundle - Presentations, Lesson Plans, Grammar/Word focus, Differentiated Worksheets

A total of 6 sets of reading comprehension packs containing comprehension questions, differentiated worksheets, beginning to write a playscript, grammar and word level work using the short story texts. - All stories are presented on PowerPoint for whole class activities - Grammar focus - Sentence work - Word level work - Creative writing Have a look at the individual packs for more information. Use each one throughout the year as your class progress. Also included a sample of one my free resources on dictation with audio and teacher's notes.

By Ro_Milli0110

Summer Fun Theme Maths, Science, and Literacy Centers

Summer Fun Theme Maths, Science, and Literacy Centers

Dive into summer with this bundle of engaging learning centers! There are 10 activities in this pack including maths, science, and literacy.21 Summer Vocabulary Cards - use for word wall, read and write the room, and sorting.Summer Fun Write the Room Recording Sheets - Short and Long Vowels, Compound Words, SyllablesSummer Fun ABC OrderSummer Fun Word SearchSummer States of Matter Sorting Cards - 3 heading cards (solid, liquid, gas) and 12 summer-themed object cards to sortMy Senses In Summer Graphic Organizer - Things you see, hear, smell, and feel in summerSummer Fun Repeating Patterns - Includes 15 different picture pattern strips, matching letter pattern cards, and picture cards. Students identify the pattern used, predict the next picture in the pattern using the pictures cards, and then match the picture strip with the letter cards that follows the same pattern.Summer Fun Place Value Scoops - Match the numbers on the ice cream cones to the scoops with the correct expanded form, word form, and block model form of the number. Includes 13 cones and 39 ice cream scoops.

By Fishyrobb

April Calendar Activities

April Calendar Activities

Did you know that April 2 is "Peanut Butter and Jelly Day"? Did you know that April 9 is "Name Yourself Day"? This slideshow contains 30 unique and funny holiday celebrations for each day of the month of April. Included on each slide is a title of the day, a brief description of the day, and 3-5 activities students can do to celebrate it. Have fun with this one and watch your students get engaged.Included also is a Teacher Tips handout that lets you know how to use it in your classroom.The typical holiday celebrations are not included in this product. Click here to visit our store!***Customer Tips:*** How to Follow Our Store Click the ���Follow” button on our store page. Copyright ©Wise Guys. All rights reserved by author. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom or personal use ONLY.

By wiseguystpt

April Writing Prompts

April Writing Prompts

This April Writing Prompts pack contains a total of 30 prompts for use throughout the month of April.The writing prompts are open-ended and can be used for a daily response notebook or more structured and guided story writing, after class/small group discussion or research.I have also included blank templates, with and without a themed border. Included are handwriting guidelines, as well as lines only, for more advanced, able writers.**********************************************************CONTENTP1: CoverP2: Teacher NotesP3: ContentsP4: SeparatorP5-61: Writing JournalPROMPTS• PROMPT 1: April Fool! • PROMPT 2: April Weather• PROMPT 3: Bouncing Bunnies!• PROMPT 4: Rainy Day Games• PROMPT 5: Rain, Rain, Go Away…!• PROMPT 6: Nifty Nests• PROMPT 7: Bug Umbrella• PROMPT 8: Delicious Eggs!• PROMPT 9: Shocking Surprises!• PROMPT 10: Flying High!• PROMPT 11: World Health Day• PROMPT 12: Which One?• PROMPT 13: Raindrops• PROMPT 14: Cats and Dogs!• PROMPT 15: A Day in the Life of…• PROMPT 16: Going Rainbow• PROMPT 17: My First Plant• PROMPT 18: Rain Play• PROMPT 19: Lazy Easter Bunny!• PROMPT 20: Wonderful World• PROMPT 21: Acrostic Poem-Rain• PROMPT 22: Acrostic Poem-Earth• PROMPT 23: Picture Prompt 1• PROMPT 24: Picture Prompt 2• PROMPT 25: Picture Prompt 3• PROMPT 26: List 1• PROMPT 27: List 2• PROMPT 28: List 3• PROMPT 29: Rabbits• PROMPT 30: In AprilP62: SeparatorP63-108: Writing Journal Alternative LinesP109: SeparatorP110-123: Blank Writing TemplatesP124-125: TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 125**********************************************************RELATED RESOURCESSt. Patrick's Day WritingSpring Writing**********************************************************Teacher's Toolkit Writing

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Adding 4 Two-digit Numbers-Task Cards-Grades 2-3 Spring

Adding 4 Two-digit Numbers-Task Cards-Grades 2-3 Spring

Product DescriptionThis collection has 32 task cards to practice adding four two-digit numbers. A student answer sheet and key are included. Your students will enjoy the charming spring graphics as they practice. Task cards are great for individual practice, early finishers, and class practice. Addresses CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.B.6 and 3.NBT.A.2

By mccormick33

CHRISTMAS QUIZ - Slideshow Edition.

CHRISTMAS QUIZ - Slideshow Edition.

Downloaded over 1000 times globally over the last week. Get your copy and give students a Christmas challenge with this big, challenging Christmas quiz. 40 questions that will really challenge students knowledge about all things to do with Christmas. This is quite a tricky quiz and has been written with Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 in mind. Provided in easy to print list form and also as a visually festive slideshow with a slide per question so that questions can be displayed on the whiteboard. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Start Education!

By StartEducation

May Day Presentation

May Day Presentation

This resource is a powerpoint presentation for teaching children about why we have May bank holiday and the various traditions linked with this celebration.12 slides of fascinating facts and pictures, perfect for using for an assembly or lesson for KS1, KS2 or KS3.

By blossomingminds

Spring Clipart Flowering Trees CM

Spring Clipart Flowering Trees CM

Celebrate spring, Easter, Mother's Day, Earth Day or simply dress up your product covers with these vibrant, colorful flowering trees. Clip art set includes 16 different rainbow shades of color, so you can be sure to find just the right tone for what you need.All images included in this set are shown in the thumbnails. Please ensure you can extract zipped files before downloading this product.*****************************************************************************Terms of Use: ● Commercial use: This clip art may be used in commercial products, but MUST be flattened and secured if you use the images in products you sell (distribute). Clip art must not be the main element in your product, ex. coloring pages, and may not be used to create other clipart or digital paper. ● Personal classroom use: This clipart may be used in lessons, activities, SMART board or PowerPoint lessons/activities that are not distributed or sold.● Blog/Website Usage: Images may not be displayed in blog posts, websites, or anywhere on the Internet in their original form. This would allow anyone to easily download and use the clipart. They may be used if flattened and secured with other design elements.● Commercial credit is required: A link to my Crunchymom store is required in both commercial products and freebies. A CM Logo image is included in the download file. The CM Logo with a link to my store must be visibly displayed if clipart is used on a blog or website.A full copy of the Terms of Use is included in the download file.*****************************************************************************THANK YOU for stopping by my store!

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