English language learning teaching resources: Texts

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

Harry Potter Comprehension

Harry Potter Comprehension

An activity to revise and test students understanding of a story. Using Harry Potter allows the students to connect to a well known text. ***The extract used is copyright of the author J.K Rowling.

By Sazo123

2017 - Harry Potter Quiz (Fiction, Literacy) - 8 rounds & 47Qs' World Book Day. End of term Quiz.

2017 - Harry Potter Quiz (Fiction, Literacy) - 8 rounds & 47Qs' World Book Day. End of term Quiz.

2017 - Harry Potter Quiz (Fiction, Literacy) - 8 rounds & 47Qs' World Book Day. End of term QuizThis resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Quiz1x Student Answer Sheet (PDF and PPT Version) and all the answers!!Contains 8 Rounds: Guess the Character, Identify the book title, Potter up your wizard knowledge ?, Matching up characters and houses, Whats that number? and more...This Powerpoint contains 20+ slides with Quiz Questions about the Harry Potter franchise and could be used in conjunction with world book day or just to promote literacy and Fiction reading. The Powerpoint is colourful and bright and can be used with students across the age ranges and includes a fun and engaging way to go through the answers.This PowerPoint could be used as a fun and engaging English, Media or PSHE lesson.This resource would work really well with my other 2017/2018 educational resources and Quizzes.Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for GCSE Citizenship and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

Lower KS2 Reading Comprehension Cards based on Hedgehogs

Lower KS2 Reading Comprehension Cards based on Hedgehogs

This superb set of Lower KS2 reading comprehension cards will provide you with a fun and stimulating way to challenge your children.The cards are based on the topic of Hedgehogs and include fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts with a range of inference questions. The resource comes with a set of answers which can be used either to aid speed of marking or for children to check their own answers.We would suggest that the cards be laminated so that your children can write on and wipe off when their answers have been checked.

By jessplex

2017 - Hunger Games Quiz (Fiction, Literacy) - 7 rounds & 40+Qs' World Book Day. End of term Quiz

2017 - Hunger Games Quiz (Fiction, Literacy) - 7 rounds & 40+Qs' World Book Day. End of term Quiz

2017 - Hunger Games Quiz (Fiction, Literacy) - 7 rounds and. over 40+Qs' World Book Day. End of term QuizThis resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Quiz1x Student Answer Sheet (PDF and PPT Version) and all the answers!!Contains 7 Rounds: Guess the Character, Identify the district, who was that character? Whats that number? and more...This Powerpoint contains 20+ slides with Quiz Questions about the Hunger Games franchise and could be used in conjunction with world book day or just to promote literacy and Fiction reading. The Powerpoint is colourful and bright and can be used with students across the age ranges and includes a fun and engaging way to go through the answers.This PowerPoint could be used as a fun and engaging English, Media or PSHE lesson.This resource would work really well with my other 2017/2018 educational resources and Quizzes.Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for GCSE Citizenship and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

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2017 Set of 3x Whole school (PSHE/CITIZENSHIP) Fun Literacy World Book Day Quizzes  - Authors - Harry Potter - Hunger Games -

2017 Set of 3x Whole school (PSHE/CITIZENSHIP) Fun Literacy World Book Day Quizzes - Authors - Harry Potter - Hunger Games -

2017 Set of 3x Whole school (PSHE/CITIZENSHIP) Fun Literacy World Book Day Quizzes - Authors - Harry Potter - Hunger Games -This bundle contains some of my most popular literacy themed quizzes. I have found these really useful in engaging boys with Reading. 1. Harry Potter Mega Quiz 20172. 2017 Hunger Games Quiz3. 2017 World Book Day and Literacy QuizEach Quiz Contains over 7 Rounds and 40+ Questions and has a student answer sheet and a fun and engaging way to go through the answers. The resources are thoughtful and will help students engage with the world around them and current affairs.These resources work well with my other PSHE and CITIZENSHIP lesson PowerPoint’s and worksheets.Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for Citizenship and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

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2017 Set of 6x Summer Term Whole School Quizzes  (PSHE/CITIZENSHIP) Fun Quiz Quizzes  - Literacy World Book Day - Environment - Healthy Eating - Election  etc...

2017 Set of 6x Summer Term Whole School Quizzes (PSHE/CITIZENSHIP) Fun Quiz Quizzes - Literacy World Book Day - Environment - Healthy Eating - Election etc...

2017 Set of 6x Whole school (PSHE/CITIZENSHIP) Fun Quiz Quizzes - Literacy World Book Day - Environment - Healthy Eating - Election etc...This bundle contains some of my most popular summer term Quizzes including, SMSC, British Values, PSHE and Citizenship quiz resources for 2017.1. UK General Election 20172. 2017 Fast Food and healthy Eating3. 2017 World Book Day and Literacy4. 2017 Environment Week5. 2017 London and the UK Quiz6. Back to School QuizEach Quiz Contains over 7 Rounds and 40+ Questions and has a student answer sheet and a fun and engaging way to go through the answers. The resources are thoughtful and will help students engage with the world around them and current affairs.These resources work well with my other PSHE and CITIZENSHIP lesson PowerPoint’s and worksheets.Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for Citizenship and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

PERSUASIVE WRITING: LESSON & RESOURCES

PERSUASIVE WRITING: LESSON & RESOURCES

This resource contains everything you need to get going with Persuasive Writing in your classroom. This Resource Includes:1. A Detailed Lesson Plan2. Structure of a Persuasive Paragraph3. List of Connectives4. Sample Persuasive Paragraph5. Assessment Rubrics6. Worksheets (6 Exercises)7. Persuasive Bingo8. List of Active Verbs9. Adjectives & AdverbsLearning Objectives:• To understand the use of persuasive techniques.• To select all the relevant material. • To express it concisely without repeating ideas, using synonyms.• To summarize using the formal register.• To write an article persuading people to buy your product.Teachers can use this to enhance the persuasive and writing skills of the learners, especially the technique needed to present refuting and supporting reasons in writing.

By john421969

Reading Skills - Visualising Descriptions

Reading Skills - Visualising Descriptions

An activity designed to explore how we all read descriptive passages but see them differently. It requires students to read the extracts from the novels and then draw their interpretation of the description.Both extracts are copyright of their authors.

By Sazo123

Wallace Hartley Comprehension Activity

Wallace Hartley Comprehension Activity

A comprehension practice activity using Wallace Hartley, the bandmaster of the RMS Titanic, as the topic. The information links to the questions and requires the students not only to read carefully, but to read between the lines and pick out alternative information.* The source of the information is indicated on the information sheet*

By Sazo123

2017 - Literacy Book Quiz  - 8 rounds and over 47 Questions. World Book Day. End of term Quiz.

2017 - Literacy Book Quiz - 8 rounds and over 47 Questions. World Book Day. End of term Quiz.

2017 - Literacy Book Quiz - 8 rounds and over 47 Questions. World Book Day. End of term Quiz.This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Quiz1x Student Answer Sheet (PDF and PPT Version) and all the answers!!Contains 7 Rounds: Guess the book title , Identify the Mr Men?, Potter up your wizard knowledge ?, Matching up characters , Who said that, Whats that number? and more...This Powerpoint contains 20+ slides with Quiz Questions about the Children's books and could be used in conjunction with world book day or just to promote literacy and reading. The Powerpoint is colourful and bright and can be used with students across the age ranges and includes a fun and engaging way to go through the answers.This PowerPoint could be used as a fun and engaging PE or PSHE lesson about sport and healthy living.This resource would work really well with my other 2017/2018 educational resources and Quizzes.Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for GCSE Citizenship and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

Reading Skills - Making Predictions

Reading Skills - Making Predictions

A PowerPoint on the skill of predicting what might happen in a book, leaflet, etc. Students are asked to predict the contents of writing using various sources, and are able to identify primary and secondary elements in texts.The Activity 'What does the Cover say?' asks students to say what they think a book may be about from the cover&'s primary and secondary elements.* Image links are included and can be easily found on the internet.

By Sazo123

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Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Scheme Resources

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Scheme Resources

BSP Powerpoints and Resources. Accompanies the Scheme of Work created by TESEnglish for the text. Brilliant Scheme that has enabled me to adapt and use the activities/tasks with mixed ability groups, and differentiate by outcome. ***The extracts are all copyright of the author, John Boyne.

By Sazo123

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Snow White Play cast of 6 an alternative version

Snow White Play cast of 6 an alternative version

Snow White Play cast of 6 An alternative to Brothers Grimm versionThis is one of a set of 'alternative' fairy tales based on those written by Brothers Grimm but re-written, just as they did! This alternative Snow White play can be used for performance or as a guided reading text.Cast of 6, reading time around 15 - 20 minutesPurchase includes: Synopsis of original fairy tale, play script, teaching input, discussion and suggested follow up activities.Other cast of 6 alternative plays: Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty - Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and this one also available as assembly/class play cast size 30 (easily adaptable up or down). Snow White also available as a pantomime - cast of 30 or 60.Sample ScriptNarrator: Good morning and welcome to (Enter Snow White, followed by shrieking Queen)Queen: (Angrily) Snow White? What are you doing here?Snow White: Oh! I was just about to set off into the woods with the huntsman, as you ordered.Queen: (Sweetly) Ah! That’s all right then! I just wanted to wish you a wonderful day!Snow White: How kind! I am rather looking forward to going out! Everyone says how pale I look!Queen: Exactly! Most unattractive! I’m sure a day in the woods will do you and your complexion the world of good!(Exit Snow White, waving)Queen: Ugh! Horrid ugly child!(Mirror, who has been standing silently to one side, suddenly ‘comes to life’)Mirror: Well I wouldn’t ..Queen: (Interrupting) Oh do shut up! How many more times do I have to tell you? I am the fairest of them all!Mirror: But I always give you the truth!Queen: Which I do not need to hear around the clock, thank you very much. And anyway, you’ll soon be changing your tune!Mirror: What do you mean? I can’t sing!Queen: (Rolling eyes) No, what I meant was, you will give me a different answer next time I ask you that questionNarrator: (Holding up script) Oh, I think I know what that one is!Queen: And who asked you?Narrator: (Indignantly) Well, really, madam! There’s no need to be quite so churlish! I am supposed to be directing this story, you know!Queen: (Dismissively) Huh! What’s to direct? (To Audience) We all know the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, right?Narrator: Well, you may think you do. But haven’t you heard? Fairy tales are being rewritten all the time andQueen: (Interrupting) Oh really? You mean, someone might see me in a more favourable light?Narrator: Who knows? If you play your cards right who knows what might happen?Queen: Ooh. Now you’ve got me interested! You’ve no idea how tedious it is being cast and re-cast as a baddie!

By suesplays

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A complete unit of work on Creative Writing KS3/KS4

A complete unit of work on Creative Writing KS3/KS4

This resource includes tasks on building and using different sentence structures, how to use more ambitious punctuation, vocabulary choices, writing devices: figurative language, opening sentences, show don't tell and the wwwww method of writing construction plus some highly engaging tasks based on the mysterious images left by Harris Burdick. My students loved this unit of work and have continued to produce high quality pieces of writing. My other resource on David Didau's slow writing would work really well as a follow up to this unit.

By joannammarsh

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ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING: LESSON & RESOURCES

ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING: LESSON & RESOURCES

This resource contains everything you need to get going with Argumentative Writing in your classroom. This Resource Includes:1. A Detailed Lesson Plan2. Lesson Starter3. Basic Argumentative Paragraph Format4. List of Connectives5. Sample Argumentative Paragraph6. Assessment Rubrics7. Worksheets (4 Exercises)8. Formal Letter Format9. List of Active Verbs10. Adjectives & AdverbsLearning Objectives:• Convey information and express opinions effectively.• Revisit conventions of argumentative writing. • Organise arguments logically. • Collate an argumentative paragraph using language and tone appropriate to the audience.Teachers can use this to enhance the argumentative and writing skills of the learners, especially the technique needed to present refuting and supporting reasons in writing.

By john421969

English 9-1 Essay Marking Grids and student self checklist.

English 9-1 Essay Marking Grids and student self checklist.

English 9-1 Essay Marking Grids and student self checklist. This resource will help focus and train your students what to include when writing an extended piece of work and provides a framework to then assess this piece of written work.The essay marking grid is an easy to use and adaptable assessment criteria for the teacher to use. Also provided is a self and peer assessment student checklist.I hope you find these as useful as I have.

By bkingsnorth

Year 1 / 2 Descriptive Writing with Bubbles (English, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy Year 1)

Year 1 / 2 Descriptive Writing with Bubbles (English, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy Year 1)

Year 1 / 2 Descriptive Writing with Bubbles (English, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy Year 1)This pack includes....Lesson Plan using 'bubbles' video to support descriptive writing in Year 1. Pack includes 1 x FLIPCHART Lesson1 x Differentiated lesson plan including learning objectives1 x Bubble lined paper with bubbles border1 X differentiated checklists for children to use during writing and a challenge activity. key words - english, creative writing, fiction.Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid assemblies, quizzes and lesson powerpoint resources for RE, Citizenship, English, Careers and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

Writing a Letter of Complaint

Writing a Letter of Complaint

A powerpoint talking students through how to write a letter of complaint. This explores a possible structure, and demonstrates how addresses should be correctly presented. Following the information section, there is a task asking students to write a letter of complaint about a mobile phone.

By Sazo123

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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare: Act 3

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare: Act 3

This powerpoint incorporates all the skills required by the new GCSE specifications and would be appropriate for teaching this text at both KS3 (top end) or KS4. The resource includes challenge tasks, language, form and structure analysis, dramatic tasks, recreations of scene, engaging use of ICT and nods to including Maths in the English curriculum. This is everything you need to teach this section of the play and would take between 7-9 hours to teach in its entirety.

By joannammarsh

OMAM - Colours (red) and Curley's Wife

OMAM - Colours (red) and Curley's Wife

I used this with a low ability Y9 group (predominantly poor behaved).It's highly interactive.The web at the start is fantastic, and allows students to come up to the board and dictate where there are similarities. The group I was with became very competitive. You need to create A3 sheets with certain pictures and colours on them (this took me about 5mins). The groups then passed around the sheets or they could move about the classroom annotating. Allow time for feedback. Discuss Curley's wife and the term - foreshadowing.Finally accumulating in a PEE paragraph about Curley's wife and her representation in the novel. Extra activities inside...

By racheal999

Year 1 /2  Gruffalo Teaching Resource Pack  (English, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy  Year 1)

Year 1 /2 Gruffalo Teaching Resource Pack (English, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy Year 1)

Year 1 / 2 Gruffalo Teaching Resource Pack (English, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy Year 1)A range of activities suitable for use in year 1 or 2 to support teaching of The Gruffalo. Pack includes a rhyming words activity, describing a setting activity and writing in the first person activity. (English, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy Year 1)This pack includes....Lesson Plan using 'bubbles' video to support descriptive writing in Year 1. Pack includes 1 x Character speech bubbles1 x Describing a setting1 x Rhyming words key words - English, Creative writing, Fiction.Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid assemblies, quizzes and lesson powerpoint resources for RE, Citizenship, English, Careers and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

Year 1 & EYFS Simple Phonics Fun Sorting Activity - (EYFS, English, Phonics, Reading)

Year 1 & EYFS Simple Phonics Fun Sorting Activity - (EYFS, English, Phonics, Reading)

EYFS and Year 1 Real and nonsense sorting activities for use in phonics lessons or as independent activities/homework. Includes sounds from phase 3-5. Used effectively as part of preparation for the year 1 phonics screening. (English, Phonics, Fiction, literacy Year 1)This pack includes....3 x Phonics alien matching activityClick on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid assemblies, quizzes and lesson powerpoint resources for RE, Citizenship, English, Careers and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

Teaching Structure - AQA English Language Paper 1 Q3 focus

Teaching Structure - AQA English Language Paper 1 Q3 focus

Structure is a tricky concept to teach sometimes - it's not as easy to hang your hat on a structural feature in the same way you can with a language feature. My year 9 class struggled with structure, so I built this lesson (well, it's more of a sequence of lessons really). I draw heavily from films and from the sorts of literature that appeal to year 9 students. I photocopied pages from the books I allude to, but I cannot (for copyright reasons) upload these to the site. I can, however, give you page references to go off. Images are often links to youtube videos. They worked when I uploaded them (honest).My lot found this useful.TEXTS USED:Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Pg 56 (The bit where Harry sees Diagon Alley for the first time)Maze Runner: Pg 120 (The bit where you are waiting for the Griever to turn up for the first time)George's Marvelous Medicine: Pg..oh pants you can't see it! The chapter is called "The Cook-up" and it's the bit where George is making the medicine.Northern Lights: Pg 1 (The bit where Lyra and Pan are sneaking about)

By streetno9

Mini book "Bear wants to be an astronaut" for first readers.

Mini book "Bear wants to be an astronaut" for first readers.

If you wish, follow my tes shop to know about new releases, freebies and special offers.This download consists of 5 A4 sheets, you will find, a space related, first readers, mini book.In the first 3 sheets you will find the mini book, and in the last one the covers, you must cut the first three sheets in half and the last one fold it in half, order the sheets and use the cover sheet to assemble the mini book.This is a first readers resource. You will find an original short story about a bear who dreams of being an astronaut.This resource is also part of a hands-on project for early years, related to space: The astronaut. In my shop, you will find more resources and a bundle related to this project.Thanks for stopping by!

By paulinarl06

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Hands on project "The astronaut"

Hands on project "The astronaut"

5 engaging and fun early years and special education resources, related to space.Basic MathMini bookTask cards (colours)Attention and basic thinkingSave 25% by buying this bundle instead of buying each resource separately.

By paulinarl06

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The Colour Recognition Bundle

The Colour Recognition Bundle

Three workbooks for EYFS and KS1 with cute graphics covering a range of seasonal items and their colours. Children can complete the sentences, use the wordmaps, read and comprehend. £0% reduction when you buy all three.

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SENTENCE STRUCTURE: BUNDLE

SENTENCE STRUCTURE: BUNDLE

This Bundle Resources:1. Simple Sentences2. Compound Sentences3. Complex Sentences4. Compound-Complex Sentences5. Sentence Types

By john421969

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Present Perfect VS Past Simple - Worksheets x 12 - 60% OFF

Present Perfect VS Past Simple - Worksheets x 12 - 60% OFF

This bundle comprises of 12 different handouts designed to teach the following tenses: Past SimplePast Continuous Present Perfect Present Perfect Continuous The handouts teach the aforementioned tenses both separately and in combination and can be used for upper elementary-advanced level ESL learners. The handouts include gap filling exercises, transformation exercises, texts, multiple choice exercises and speaking prompts to help students differentiate between the four tenses and practice their affirmative, interrogative and negative form.

By MariaPht

Shakespearean Phrases - Matching Activity

Shakespearean Phrases - Matching Activity

Challenge your students to match these Shakespearean phrases with their meanings.Sixteen different phrases are included with their meanings. Cut them out, jumble them up and ask your students to match them back together again!Find more resources like this in our Shakespeare Mini Pack at www.teachingpacks.co.uk

By teachingideas