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Resources and ideas for English language learning, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Easter Bundle

Easter Bundle

A collection of resources that could be used as part of Easter activities. This bundle will be added to over time.

By sarah277

Science Week Bundle

Science Week Bundle

A collection of science themed resources and activities that you might enjoy for British Science Week.

By sarah277

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Dian Fossey Reading Comprehension

Dian Fossey Reading Comprehension

A fact file about Dian Fossey that is also a reading comprehension. This includes three differentiated worksheets with 10 questions each and answers included to test children's comprehension knowledge as well as learning about Dian Fossey at the same time.

By krisgreg30

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David Attenborough Reading Comprehension

David Attenborough Reading Comprehension

A fact file about David Attenborough that is also a reading comprehension. This includes three differentiated worksheets with 10 questions each and answers included to test children's comprehension knowledge as well as learning about David Attenborough at the same time.

By krisgreg30

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Reading Comprehension Bundle 2

Reading Comprehension Bundle 2

A mixed reading comprehension bundle that has a range of reading comprehensions that work on building understanding/ improving knowledge about particular facts.

By krisgreg30

Read with RIC - Non-fiction guided reading activity

Read with RIC - Non-fiction guided reading activity

Read with RIC starter activityGuided reading activity to help pupils develop their comprehension and understanding skills.Can be either a short 10 minute activity or longer if you discuss ideas with the pupils. Mark the answers together as a class using discussion, whilst pupils up level their answers if they hear a better answer than the one they had written.Guided reading RIC starter activity - extract from a non-fiction nature magazine for childrenR - retrieve - something that all children can access and answerI - interpret - requires children to use clues from actions or eventsC - Choice - should encourage children to think about why the creator made that choice so they can transfer this skill to thinking about the author's choice in books

By shhmakey

Read with RIC - Non-fiction guided reading activity

Read with RIC - Non-fiction guided reading activity

Read with RIC starter activityGuided reading activity to help pupils develop their comprehension and understanding skills.Can be either a short 10 minute activity or longer if you discuss ideas with the pupils. Mark the answers together as a class using discussion, whilst pupils up level their answers if they hear a better answer than the one they had written.Guided reading RIC starter activity - extract from a non-fiction nature magazine for childrenR - retrieve - something that all children can access and answerI - interpret - requires children to use clues from actions or eventsC - Choice - should encourage children to think about why the creator made that choice so they can transfer this skill to thinking about the author's choice in books

By shhmakey

Spring Poems and Worksheets for KS2

Spring Poems and Worksheets for KS2

This Spring and Easter resource is perfect for Key Stage two English.It contains :4 ORIGINAL SPRING POEMS BY THE AUTHOR2 PICTURES FOR DISCUSSION1 POSTER WITH SPRING VOCAB5 WORKSHEETS (poem templates, guided writing, factfile)

By LearnersLabyrinth

300 generic activities.  Create lessons in seconds!

300 generic activities. Create lessons in seconds!

Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks(This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers - it's the most useful planning tool ever!) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there!Many thanksCopyright T.TaylorNOTE: Following its success in the summer sale, I have decided to keep the sale price - so grab a bargain! Used to be £5. Many thanks.

By whizzbangbang

Antarctic Iceberg - reading comprehension

Antarctic Iceberg - reading comprehension

This reading comprehension supports a BBC news report about a massive chunk of ice that is expected to break away from from an Antarctic ice sheet. When it does it will form one of the largest icebergs ever recorded.The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2. It could also be used to support readers in KS3. Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.

By Headway_Learning

Helping Hands - reading comprehension

Helping Hands - reading comprehension

This resource supports a BBC News report which tells how two men use a 3D printer in their garden shed to make prosthetic hands.The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2. It could also be used to support readers in KS3. Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.

By Headway_Learning

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Robert Oppenheimer Reading Comprehension

Robert Oppenheimer Reading Comprehension

A fact file about Robert Oppenheimer that is also a reading comprehension. This includes three differentiated worksheets with 10 questions each and answers included to test children's comprehension knowledge as well as learning about Robert Oppenheimer at the same time.

By krisgreg30

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Non-Chronological Reports / Information writing on Tigers - Boys Writing - MARCH UPDATE

Non-Chronological Reports / Information writing on Tigers - Boys Writing - MARCH UPDATE

UPDATED with LOTS more resources Perfect for Years 3-5 when studying non-chronological reports / information writing, with differentiated worksheets, great for getting boys interested! I have updated this pack of resources with much much more.Now includes...-Online 'Prezi' I made (the link for this online Presentation I made covering the WHOLE UNIT) This really is extremely useful and took a TON of time to make, the link is at the bottom of the lesson plan to access and can be used online to present the topic.-Weekly and individual lesson plan-Powerpoint-Worksheets -Example of shared write and completed notes -Big Cat information book-Short video about Tigers (I do not claim to own this portion of the resource.)

By dave_orritt

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Mixed Wordsearch Bundle 2

Mixed Wordsearch Bundle 2

Wordsearch mixed bundle for wordsearch addicts! Various subjects, ideal for starters and extension tasks. £40.00 of resources for £12.00

By Rachel___

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Mixed Wordsearch Bundle

Mixed Wordsearch Bundle

A bundle of wordsearches for wordsearch addicts! Various subjects, ideal to use as starters or extension tasks. £40.00 worth of resources for £12.00.

By Rachel___

Spring: Seasons: Colouring Page

Spring: Seasons: Colouring Page

A colouring activity to help students learn about the seasons. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

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News, Politics, Current Affairs reading Comprehension

News, Politics, Current Affairs reading Comprehension

8 reading comprehensions which cover a combination of political headlines and global matters which have been in the news recently. Could make useful activities for lesson time, general studies or tutorials. Excellent value and a way of keeping your class up to date with whats going on in the world. They have been written in a style which completes SATS, entrance exams etc.

By psyjess

Reading Comprehension-Primates Facing Extinction

Reading Comprehension-Primates Facing Extinction

This worksheet contains a short extract adapted from the CBBC News website which will inform students about why primates are facing extinction. Questions then follow which focus on some of the terms used in the text, maths is embedded through the use of data in the text and a question based on this, students will also be asked to explain some of the reasons for extinction from the text. The worksheet is set out in a easy to follow format and could be ideal for a cover lesson or to start a lesson.

By psyjess