Literacy for early years teaching resources: Non-fiction texts

Resources and ideas for literacy for early years, non-fiction texts, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Dinosaur fact cards

Dinosaur fact cards

Designed as non-fiction fact cards for Literacy activities, but could be used to research similarities and differences in dinosaurs or also as Top Trump cards. Contains information on how many legs the dinosaur walked on, which period of the Mesozoic era and approx how many million years ago they lived, diet, habitat, length, height, weight and what the name means.

By choralsongster

Punctuation Lesson Bundle!

Punctuation Lesson Bundle!

These engaging and detailed resources have been designed to make the learning of tricky punctuation concepts (which are particularly prominent in the most recent curriculum) easily accessible, engaging and interesting for all children. Throughout each lesson, students learn to improve their skill at using appropriate, concise, and precise spelling, punctuation, and grammar, and practice employing them within their own writing compositions. Each lesson contains a comprehensive whole lesson PowerPoint, all the resources that you will need, and a lesson plan. Included are lessons on:- Awesome Apostrophes and Incredible Inverted Commas;- Ellipses, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks;- Using Colons and Semi-Colons.The pack also includes a literacy writing mat to help students build their extended writing skills.Individually these resources are worth 7 pounds, meaning that you can make a saving of 57% by purchasing the bundle!All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint/ the bottom of worksheets.

By TandLGuru

Let's practice Spanish. The Castle

Let's practice Spanish. The Castle

THIS RESOURCE IS IN SPANISH.The first file consists of a template to make a castle (It’s tabloid size (A3) and i recomend you print it in cardboard.) and 9 medieval characters, this material is designed to:- speak, developing stories where the characters can interactactively and meaningfully.- imagine, scenarios and possible and creative situations.- create, interminable games between the characters and the situations that each one can think of.This download also includes20 language worksheets, for first readers, are very simple and easy to understand related to castles and medieval characters. Ready to print, in white and black.I have also included 10 jpg files of the characters in black and white, so you can be able to elaborate, if you consider necessary, printables or some other worksheet that you can think of that can enrich the development and organization of this resource.Thanks for stopping by!Esta descarga incluye:El primer archivo consta de una plantilla para hacer un castillo y 9 caracteres medievales, este material está diseñado para:- hablar, desarrollando historias donde los personajes pueden interactuar activa y significativamente.- imaginar, escenarios y situaciones posibles y creativas.- crear, juegos interminables entre los personajes y las situaciones que cada uno puede pensar.También incluye20 fichas de lectoescritura, para los primeros lectores, son muy simples y fáciles de entender relacionados con castillos y personajes medievales. Listo para imprimir, en blanco y negro.También he incluido 10 archivos jpg de los personajes en blanco y negro, para que puedas elaborar, si lo consideras necesario, imprimibles o alguna otra hoja de trabajo que puedas imaginar que pueda enriquecer el desarrollo y la organización de este recurso.Gracias por visitar mi tienda.

By paulinarl06

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

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Three differentiated worksheets, suitable for Year 1 & 2 pupils. 1 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and lines underneath for able writers to write each part of the story.2 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and parts of the story with gaps for pupils to fill in.3 - Complete storyboard in the wrong order for less able pupils to cut out and sequence.

By spursfan1983

Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth

Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth

PowerPoint presentation which details a simple instruction writing model - 'How to Clean Your Teeth' with a clear and concise layout.Each slide is colourful and engaging and allows a teacher to explain the instruction genre.Also included are sequencing, cut and stick flashcards. Children may assemble the instructions as a paired activity cutting and pasting sequentially onto sugar paper. This task is ideal for reinforcement and will support less secure learners in an active way.This can be used and easily adapted for other simple instruction models- e.g. How to make a sandwich These resources promote an active approach to writing instructions. They complement other resources within my shop - 'Writing Instructions- Introducing the Genre in an Active Manner' and Writing Instructions - 'How to Build a Snowman' which has additional literacy tasks included.I have included several slides within the preview to allow teachers to peruse the resource more comprehensively. Hope your earners enjoy the lesson and tasks.Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com

By Alice K

Writing for Different Forms Huge Bundle!

Writing for Different Forms Huge Bundle!

These engaging, varied, and informative lessons are designed to help students build their skills at writing for a number of different forms, through utilising a range of sophisticated and original language ideas, tasks, and techniques.Included in this bundle are lessons focusing on:- Diary Writing;- Recount Writing;- Writing Autobiographies;- Writing Newspaper Articles;- Writing Reviews;- Writing to Argue/Persuade;- Travel Brochure Writing;- Travel Writing: Constructing Imaginative Content;- Travel Writing: Crafting Imaginative Language;- Travel Writing: Creating Imaginative Structures;Also included are helpsheets for students to use when writing for a wide range of purposes (e.g. inform, explain, etc.)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. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided - there is everything included that you need to teach!Individually, these resources would amount to £20, meaning that you can make a 70% saving!These resources can also be bought individually for £2 each

By TandLGuru

The Literacy Collection 3

The Literacy Collection 3

The Literacy Collection 3A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

The Literacy Collection 4

The Literacy Collection 4

The Literacy Collection 4A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

Keen Literacy Pack 1

Keen Literacy Pack 1

Keen Literacy Pack 1A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

Keen Literacy Pack 2

Keen Literacy Pack 2

Keen Literacy Pack 1 A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material! See the links for further details. Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish (Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

The Murder Resource Pack 2

The Murder Resource Pack 2

The Murder Resource Pack 2A collection of exciting murder mystery lessons and resources!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

The Murder Resource Pack 3

The Murder Resource Pack 3

The Murder Resource Pack 3A collection of exciting murder mystery lessons and resources!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

The Literacy Collection 2

The Literacy Collection 2

The Literacy Collection 2A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

The Literacy Collection 1

The Literacy Collection 1

The Literacy Collection 1A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

Writing for Different Forms Big Bundle!

Writing for Different Forms Big Bundle!

These engaging, varied, and informative lessons are designed to help students build their skills at writing for a number of different forms, through utilising a range of sophisticated and original language ideas, tasks, and techniques.Included in this bundle are lessons focusing on:- Diary Writing;- Recount Writing;- Writing Autobiographies;- Writing Newspaper Articles;- Writing Reviews.Also included are helpsheets for students to use when writing for a wide range of purposes (e.g. inform, explain, etc.)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. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided - there is everything included that you need to teach!Individually, these resources would amount to £11, meaning that you can make a 64% saving!These resources can also be bought individually for £2 each

By TandLGuru

Year 1 non-fiction comprehension - Aeroplanes

Year 1 non-fiction comprehension - Aeroplanes

This resource contains 3 comprehension activities suitable for using with year 1. They each contain a short piece of text (about 5 sentences) with words that can be sounded out. There are three trickier words which have pictures to help children work out what they say. The text is followed by 5 simple questions.The theme in this pack is 'Aeroplanes.' There are three different comprehensions:The first aeroplanesRecord-breaking pilotsFascinating plane factsThere is also a PowerPoint included in the pack containing a slide for each text so that you can go through the comprehensions before the children complete them. Each slide also contains 3 words that are trickier to sound out, with sound buttons underneath them.PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

By blossomingminds

Rabbits powerpoint book

Rabbits powerpoint book

Non-fiction book on (pet) rabbits. Designed either to be viewed on the interactive whiteboard or printed and made into a book for shared reading sessions. Could be used as a topic introduction or independent reading.

By choralsongster

Make your own non-fiction country book

Make your own non-fiction country book

A writing frame/book for researching and writing about a country. Includes space for illustrations/sticking in pictures and space to write basic information on the country (currency, continent, capital city, language spoken)

By choralsongster

Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis Hurst 4-5 Day Lesson Planner

Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis Hurst 4-5 Day Lesson Planner

✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✏ This is a lesson plan for a 4-5 day comprehensive literacy lesson for the book Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis Hurst. The plans include a teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students. It also includes prompts for student responses in writing or thoughtful logs. This lesson is focused on a theme of inquiry/curiosity and character feelings and attributes but can easily be modified for other uses. This is an excellent book for a connection to units about rocks/mineralsThis resource includes:☞ 4-5 day plan. ✔☛ Teacher script ✔☞ Strategic stopping points for questioning, prompting, and close reading ✔☛ Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development ✔☞ Great for bilingual classrooms ✔If you enjoy this resource, please review it! This will help me make more resources. If you have any questions, I will reply within 24 hours.✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭Connect with me:✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭Copyright (c) Josh Rageth at TES. All rights reserved by author. This file is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be displayed or distributed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart

By rageth

How To Writing Activities and Templates BILINGUAL English and Spanish

How To Writing Activities and Templates BILINGUAL English and Spanish

✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✏ This is a bundle of differentiated writing templates and prompts for how to / procedural writing that are great for primary grades. The prompts and templates are featured in English and Spanish that my teaching partners and I have used in our English and dual language / dual immersion / bilingual classrooms.This resource includes:☞ Differentiated templates. ✔☛ 7 different prompts in each language✔☞ English templates and prompts ✔☛ Spanish templates and prompts ✔☞ Great for bilingual classrooms ✔If you enjoy this resource, please review it! This will help me make more resources. If you have any questions, I will reply within 24 hours.✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭Connect with me:✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭Copyright (c) Josh Rageth at TES. All rights reserved by author. This file is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be displayed or distributed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millenium 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 and personal use only.✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭

By rageth

On a Beam of Light by Jennifer Berne 4-5 Day Lesson Plan

On a Beam of Light by Jennifer Berne 4-5 Day Lesson Plan

✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✏ This is a lesson plan for a 4-5 day comprehensive literacy lesson for the book On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne. The plans include a teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students. It also includes prompts for student responses in writing or thoughtful logs. This lesson is focused on a theme of inquiry but can easily be modified for other uses.This resource includes:☞ 4-5 day plan. ✔☛ Teacher script ✔☞ Strategic stopping points for questioning, prompting, and close reading ✔☛ Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development ✔☞ Great for bilingual classrooms ✔If you enjoy this resource, please review it! This will help me make more resources. If you have any questions, I will reply within 24 hours.✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭Connect with me:✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭Copyright (c) Josh Rageth at TES. All rights reserved by author. This file is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be displayed or distributed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this

By rageth

Sector 7 by David Wiesner Wordless Book 4-5 Day Lesson Plan

Sector 7 by David Wiesner Wordless Book 4-5 Day Lesson Plan

✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✏ This is a lesson plan for a 4-5 day comprehensive literacy lesson for the wordless book Sector 7 by David Wiesner. The plans include a teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students. It also includes prompts for student responses in writing or thoughtful logs. Sector 7 is the title in English and can be found under the same title in Spanish and the lesson lends itself for either English, Spanish, French or dual language / dual immersion instruction. This wordless book is great for vocabulary development. This lesson is focused on a theme of inquiry/curiosity and character feelings and attributes but can easily be modified for other uses.This resource includes:☞ 4-5 day plan. ✔☛ Teacher script ✔☞ Strategic stopping points for questioning, prompting, and close reading ✔☛ Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development ✔☞ Great for bilingual classrooms ✔If you enjoy this resource, please review it! This will help me make more resources. If you have any questions, I will reply within 24 hours.✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭Connect with me:✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭Copyright (c) Josh Rageth at TpT. All rights reserved by author. This file is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may n

By rageth

Animal alphabet game

Animal alphabet game

Game board (to be enlarged to A3) and animal picture and word cards. To be cut and laminated. Children can match the picture/word card to the board in alphabet order. Note that 'X&' is fox (the x is underlined to help) Hope this resource is useful; please rate it if so xx

By choralsongster

Six Traits of Writing Bulletin Board Poster Set {Find your Writing VOICES}

Six Traits of Writing Bulletin Board Poster Set {Find your Writing VOICES}

Create an inviting bulletin board display to accompany your 6 + 1 Traits of Writing lessons. This poster set includes:- Large Full-Color VOICES Letters and Subheadings- V : Voice/style- O : Organization- I : Ideas- C : Conventions - E : Exciting Word Choice- S : Sentence Fluency- 25 Strategy Cards with GraphicsHappy Learning!Abby Sandlinhttp://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Abby-Sandlin

By abbysandlin

SPACE - Moon and Rocket Fact File and comprehension sheet - EYFS / KS1

SPACE - Moon and Rocket Fact File and comprehension sheet - EYFS / KS1

Moon and Rocket Fact File and comprehension sheets. I used these with Reception children working at Exceeding and Expected ELG Reading. These could also be used with KS1 classes.Included is a-Moon fact file-Rocket fact file-Moon comprehension worksheet with aliens asking questions The fact files if printed two to a page and printed double sided (flip on short edge) can be folded to form A5 booklets.

By elmo001

Horror, Murder and Literacy Collection Pack 3

Horror, Murder and Literacy Collection Pack 3

Horror, Murder and Literacy Collection Pack 3A collection of inspirational and fun lessons around the theme of horror, muder with some literacy material thrown in!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

The Fantasy and Horror Collection

The Fantasy and Horror Collection

The Fantasy and Horror CollectionA collection of inspirational and fantasy and horror lessons and resources.See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/fantasy-castle-cloud-sky-tower-782001/)

By EngageinEnglish

The Fantasy and Horror Collection 5

The Fantasy and Horror Collection 5

The Fantasy and Horror Collection 5A collection of inspirational and fantasy and horror lessons and resources.See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/fantasy-castle-cloud-sky-tower-782001/)

By EngageinEnglish