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Book Review Bundle

Book Review Bundle

4 Different Book Reviews2 Page Book Review for an in-depth review.Standard Book Review - use it every time.Book Review for Non FictionBook Review with snazzy pencils to rate that book!

By BubbleResources

SPRING ACTIVITIES, BOOK AND WORKSHEETS

SPRING ACTIVITIES, BOOK AND WORKSHEETS

Spring is here!This digital download consists of a book "10 things you did not know about the nests" in full color, 12 half-letter sized sheets in full color and with original images. Ideal for working reading, writing and listening.It also includes 8 black and white worksheets to reinforce what is read and continue to develop fluency, understanding, imagination and creativity.I hope you find this material useful.Thank you very much for visiting my store.

By paulinarl06

KS3 Reading 20th/21st Century Non Fiction: Building GCSE Skills

KS3 Reading 20th/21st Century Non Fiction: Building GCSE Skills

This is a lesson that can be used as a stand alone lesson or built into a unit on Dystopian Fiction that covers the skills required to access the (9-1) strengthened GCSE Non Fiction Reading Paper. The lesson works slowly through each question type offering tips and guidance on how to access secure grades at GCSE level. Two non fiction articles are included.

By joannammarsh

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

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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St. Patrick’s Day History and Traditions - Reading Comprehension

St. Patrick’s Day History and Traditions - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for beginner to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the history behind Saint Patrick's Day!After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions and True or False exercises. This worksheet can also be used for vocabulary building purposes (Easter). The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, it could be used on or near Saint Patrick's Day.

By MariaPht

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St. Patrick’s Day Customs and Symbols - Reading Comprehension

St. Patrick’s Day Customs and Symbols - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for beginner to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the origins of the religious symbols and traditions of Saint Patrick's Day!After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions and True or False exercises. This worksheet can also be used for vocabulary building purposes (Easter). The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, it could be used on or near Saint Patrick's Day.

By MariaPht

The Rainforest - Flash Cards/Story Prompts

The Rainforest - Flash Cards/Story Prompts

Create a Rainforest Topic Board or Writing Corner with flashcards that you can sort and insert into pockets (categories) including characters, settings, story starters, sentence starters, doing words (verbs), describing words (adjectives) and story endings. Use them as a stimulus for talking, planning and writing stories and fact sheets.

By mariedp

The Rainforest - Class Posters

The Rainforest - Class Posters

A4 Posters Ideal for a Rainforest themed Topic Board or Writing Corner• Large images of different Rainforest animals• Descriptions (eg: climate, environment)• 'What does it mean?' - meaning of different terms (eg: omnivore, mammal, predator)• Thinking bubbles with prompt questions

By mariedp

African Safari Worksheets

African Safari Worksheets

Different sets of writing activities:• Where is Africa (world map)• Write facts about Africa• Write a postcard (word bank)• Describe a scene (cut and paste pictures + writing)• Blank sheetsBlank sheets to write facts about:• Elephants• Lions• Rhinoceroses• ZebrasWorksheets with word banks to complete sentences:• Facts about mammals• Facts about reptiles• Facts about birdsCut and paste sorting animals into different categories/groups:• Omnivores• Carnivores • Herbivores • Sorting animals by features. Includes 2 Word Mats for story writing and spellings with story prompts (beginning, middle, end), verbs and adjectives as well as names of wild animals.

By mariedp

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The Seaside KS1 – Worksheets and PowerPoint

The Seaside KS1 – Worksheets and PowerPoint

Activities PowerPoint – I have created a PowerPoint (14 slides) that shows some of the worksheets based on the same theme. It is designed as a means to introduce and talk about follow up activities while providing some suggested answers. Activities and suggested answers include: • Seaside physical and human features• Seaside safety• Seaside a long time ago• Writing a postcardPrintable Worksheets Includes key words for writing and completing sentences and 1 Word Mat for story writing and spellings with story prompts (beginning, middle, end), verbs and adjectives.• Seaside features: recognising and sorting human features and physical features• Seaside safety: knowing what keeps us safe from the sun and at sea• Writing sheets including writing a postcard• Seaside Long Ago: sorting images representing the past and the present and placing them on a time line; writing about the seaside in the past and in the present; finding facts about Punch and Judy puppet shows from the pastNB: This PowerPoint does not provide information about this topic. For resources that give lots of useful information, please check my set of differentiated PowerPoints on the same theme.

By mariedp

The Seaside Flash Cards & Story prompts

The Seaside Flash Cards & Story prompts

Create a Seaside Topic Board or Writing Corner with small flashcards that you can sort and insert into pockets (categories) including characters, settings, story starters, sentence starters, doing words (verbs), describing words (adjectives) and story endings. Use them as a stimulus for talking, planning and writing stories and fact sheets about:• Seaside holidays • Seaside activities on the beach & at sea• Seaside physical & human features• Seaside safety• Seaside transports• Seaside jobs• Seaside a long time ago

By mariedp

Dinosaurs Flash Cards & Story Prompts

Dinosaurs Flash Cards & Story Prompts

Create a Dinosaurs Topic Board or Writing Corner with small flashcards that you can sort and insert into pockets (categories) including characters, settings, story starters, sentence starters, doing words (verbs), describing words (adjectives) and story endings. Use them as a stimulus for talking, planning and writing stories and fact sheets.

By mariedp

Dinosaurs Class Posters

Dinosaurs Class Posters

Posters - A4 Posters Ideal for a Dinosaurs themed Topic Board or Writing Corner – includes pictures of dinosaurs and names, group types, time scales, meaning of words ( 'What does it mean?' ) eg: predator, prey, carnivore, large thinking bubbles with questions

By mariedp

KS3 Contemporary Poetry 'I Remember'

KS3 Contemporary Poetry 'I Remember'

A series of three lessons, which are easily extendable and differentiated, exploring Joe Brainard's contemporary poem 'I Remember'. Lesson One: In the first lesson students annotate and analyse an extract from the poem using PEFI paragraphs, adding and revising features in a poetic devices grid. Lesson Two: Students create a mind-map of their own childhood memories, thinking about how they could express their ideas using a range of poetic features. Mimicking Joe Brainard's poetic style, students then write their own version of 'I Remember'. Lesson Three: A 'market place' of poems is created, students walk around the class reading, reflecting and reviewing their peers' poems. Students also have the opportunity here to reflect on their literacy, as well as their use of language and poetic devices. An excellent series of lessons to introduce any class to poetry Years 6-9.

By harryleneghan

11+ survival guide part 6 CEM tests

11+ survival guide part 6 CEM tests

This is the sixth part for the verbal reasoning component of the 11 plus examinations for grammar and selective entrance schools all across the UK. There are 40-42 (including CEM format) possible types of exercise that can turn up on these entrance exams, these are the first quarter. These methods are unique to me and I spent some years with real pupils developing them to the highest possible standard. This part (6) for exercises that appear to crop up in the CEM format and there is some crossover between the CEM format and the NFer format some schools are still using. It contains:Type 38- match the word (also see part 4 of our survival guides)Types 10 and 10A and - matching synonyms and antonymsTypes 41 and 41A- synonyms and antonyms, with missing lettersType 42- correcting words in paragraphs, with missing lettersType 12B- odd one out (see part 2 of our survival guides for Type 12A)Type 1A- rearranging sentences (see part 1 of our survival guides for Type 1)Type 18A and 18B- choosing the correct word to complete a sentence (A) or paragraph (B)Therefore, this is for schools that use the NFER Nelson, Nelson Bond or Bond style 11+ verbal reasoning component and CEM. All these sections are/will be available in the shop. The answers are included, with some explanations. For parents, tutors and pupils who'd like to try for grammar or other selective school, each page has a full and friendly explanation of what to do and what tricks and traps to avoid, with sample questions to try at the bottom of each page.Fourteen pages long and at a bargain price of £2 per section. ***Note that one or two typeos are always deliberately left in the NFer 11+ guides because they are notorious for having mistakes in their exams, one reason why many schools and LEAs are moving to CEM formats. Pupils need to know what it 'feels' like to find an error, to 'know' that examiners are fallible, how not to panic when they find an error as they will be awarded the mark anyway, and just to let the teacher/invigilator know. Parents/tutors: do have this explanation ready when your child/pupil attempts these tests. Errors are most common on maths and codes exercises. If you find an error in this please let me know and I will send you for free a corrected one, as the CEM papers tend not to have typeos like the NFer ones. All care is taken to try and avoid errors in these papers.***

By siobhanthetutor

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Easter Celebrations around the world - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Easter Celebrations around the world - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

These Easter themed Reading Comprehension worksheet are suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, definitions matching exercises, gap filling exercises, word searches and crosswords. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handouts can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, this bundlecould be used before the Easter Holidays!

By MariaPht

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Easter in Greece - Reading Comprehension

Easter in Greece - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for beginner to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the Easter traditions and customs in GreeceAfter carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, True or False exercises and an Easter themed word search. This worksheet can also be used for vocabulary building purposes (Easter). The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, it could be used on or near Easter Sunday.

By MariaPht

The NEW Eduqas iGCSE English Language Component 2a Practice Examination Paper – Non-Fiction Texts (R

The NEW Eduqas iGCSE English Language Component 2a Practice Examination Paper – Non-Fiction Texts (R

An Eduqas iGCSE English Language, Component 2a (19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction Texts Reading) Practice Examination Paper based on PHONES. Includes a 19th Century Advertisement: ‘The Acoustic Telephone’, a controversial 21st Century Magazine Article: ‘Why I Can Survive Without a Smartphone��� and typical examination questions based on both texts. Questions assess A01, A02 and A03 in accordance with the expected examination criteria.

By btmmadstuff

Book Review Template

Book Review Template

A useful worksheet that can be used to review any book. It has been uploaded as a PDF and also a Word Doc so you can edit if you wish.

By BubbleResources

OCR GCSE (9-1) English language (J351) Personal Learning Checklist (PLC) [Revision; DIRT; Exam Prep]

OCR GCSE (9-1) English language (J351) Personal Learning Checklist (PLC) [Revision; DIRT; Exam Prep]

This download contains one Personal Learning Checklist (PLC) designed for the OCR GCSE (9-1) English language (J351) Specification, for first assessment in 2017.The first side is a PLC with two ways for the student to rate confidence and the second side features a key-word check as well as various DIRT tasks.This double-sided A4 worksheet is great for:-Revision lessons-AfL-Fostering teacher-student dialogue-Directed Individual Reflection Time (DIRT)-Exam preparationThis is an ideal tool for your students to help them keep track of their learning, and help you monitor the classes strengths and weaknesses. It serves as a highly efficient form of self-assessment.On the reverse of the sheet are other useful measures that allow teachers to gauge a student's confidence and reflective abilities.The worksheet:-Allows the student to see clearly what they need to know for the exam.-Allows the student to communicate to their teacher how they can be best helped.-Gets the student to analyse their progress in relation to their target grade.-Encourages students to reflect in a structured manner on their necessary revision focusses.-Gets students to establish both a revision and an exam technique focus.

By Maxi88

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EASTER SYMBOLS AND TRADITIONS - Reading Comprehension

EASTER SYMBOLS AND TRADITIONS - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for beginner to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the origins of the religious symbols and traditions of Easter!After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, True or False exercises and an Easter themed word search. This worksheet can also be used for vocabulary building purposes (Easter). The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, it could be used on or near Easter Sunday.

By MariaPht