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

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

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

From Plant to Plate: The Journey of the Banana Part 2

From Plant to Plate: The Journey of the Banana Part 2

Looking at the connections between food, health, society and the environment, students can begin to imagine how what we eat determines how the world is used.Food takes a complex journey from its origins on farms, ranches, rivers, oceans and other sources to consumers’ plates. Along the way, it passes through the hands of producers, processors, transporters, warehouse operators, retailers, consumers and waste handlers.This pack will help students understand that most of the food that is bought in stores and eaten by them comes from farms. They will explore the food to table process.This resource is part of a larger cross-curricular unit of The Story of the Banana.**********************************************************CONTENT• Cover• Contents• Student Reader• Teacher Notes• Sequencing Activities - choice of 4 differentiated activities• TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 33**********************************************************RELATED RESOURCESFrom Plant to Plate: The Journey of the Banana Part 1**********************************************************Teacher's Toolkit Thematic

By TeachersToolkit

From Plant to Plate: The Journey of the Banana Part 1

From Plant to Plate: The Journey of the Banana Part 1

Looking at the connections between food, health, society and the environment, students can begin to imagine how what we eat determines how the world is used.Food takes a complex journey from its origins on farms, ranches, rivers, oceans and other sources to consumers’ plates. Along the way, it passes through the hands of producers, processors, transporters, warehouse operators, retailers, consumers and waste handlers.This pack will help students understand that most of the food that is bought in stores and eaten by them, comes from farms. They will explore the food to table process.This resource is part of a larger cross-curricular unit of The Story of the Banana.**********************************************************CONTENT• Cover• Fact Book Teacher Notes• Fact Book• Discussion Cards Teacher Notes• Discussion Cards, plus group activity• Choice of 3 styles of related comprehension text questions• TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 24**********************************************************RELATED RESOURCES**********************************************************Teacher's Toolkit Thematic

By TeachersToolkit

Summer Reading Goals and Book Reviews

Summer Reading Goals and Book Reviews

Summer Reading Goals and Book Reviews: A collection of 6 sheets for children to set themselves summer reading goals and review the books they have read. Includes review templates for fiction and non-fiction books and a pictorial book review for younger readers. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Year 1 / 2 Monkey Puzzle Book Study  Resource Pack  (English, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy)

Year 1 / 2 Monkey Puzzle Book Study Resource Pack (English, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy)

Year 1 / 2 Monkey Puzzle Book Study 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 Monkey Puzzle book. Planning and resources to support guided teaching of the book ‘Monkey Puzzle’. Includes differentiated resources for relating to a text, inference activities, retelling a story and vocabulary building. Used effectively in guided reading sessions in year 1or 2 as an alternative to tradition guided reading carousels.This pack includes....1 x Eight Sessions detailed planning unit of work document 7 x Different worksheets and handouts1 x set of learning objectives 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 Phonics, Literacy, numeracy, RE, Citizenship, English, Careers and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

3 x Year Y1 / Y2 Literacy Book Study Resource Pack (English, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy Year 1)

3 x Year Y1 / Y2 Literacy Book Study Resource Pack (English, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy Year 1)

3 x Year Y1 / Y2 Literacy Book Study Resource Pack (English, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy Year 1) Three books are: Lost and Found Monkey Puzzle Supermarket Zoo. A range of activities suitable for use in year 1 or 2 to support teaching of early years literacy. Planning and resources to support guided teaching through the books. Includes differentiated resources for relating to a text, inference activities, retelling a story and vocabulary building. Used effectively in guided reading sessions in year 1or 2 as an alternative to tradition guided reading carousels. Each Resource Pack includes.... 1 x Eight Sessions detailed planning unit of work document 7 x Different worksheets and handouts 1 x set of learning objectives 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 Phonics, Literacy, numeracy, RE, Citizenship, English, Careers and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

3 x Year Y1 / Y2 Literacy Book Study Resource Pack Gruffalo, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy Year 1)

3 x Year Y1 / Y2 Literacy Book Study Resource Pack Gruffalo, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy Year 1)

3 x Year Y1 / Y2 Literacy Book Study Resource Pack (English, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy Year 1) Three books are: Gruffalo Monkey Puzzle Supermarket Zoo. A range of activities suitable for use in year 1 or 2 to support teaching of early years literacy. Planning and resources to support guided teaching through the books. Includes differentiated resources for relating to a text, inference activities, retelling a story and vocabulary building. Used effectively in guided reading sessions in year 1or 2 as an alternative to tradition guided reading carousels. Each Resource Pack includes.... 1 x Eight Sessions detailed planning unit of work document 7 x Different worksheets and handouts 1 x set of learning objectives 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 Phonics, Literacy, numeracy, RE, Citizenship, English, Careers and PSHE

By bkingsnorth

Year 1 / 2 Lost and Found Book Study Resource Pack (English, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy Y1

Year 1 / 2 Lost and Found Book Study Resource Pack (English, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy Y1

Year 1 / 2 Lost and Found Literacy Book Study 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 Lost and Found book. Planning and resources to support guided teaching of the book ‘Lost and Found’. Includes differentiated resources for relating to a text, inference activities, retelling a story and vocabulary building. Used effectively in guided reading sessions in year 1or 2 as an alternative to tradition guided reading carousels.This pack includes....1 x Eight Sessions detailed planning unit of work document 7 x Different worksheets and handouts1 x set of learning objectives 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 Phonics, Literacy, numeracy, RE, Citizenship, English, Careers and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

Year 1 / 2 Supermarket Zoo Book Study  Resource Pack  (English, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy

Year 1 / 2 Supermarket Zoo Book Study Resource Pack (English, Creative Writing, Fiction, literacy

Year 1 / 2 Supermarket Zoo Book Study 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 Supermarket Zoo. Planning and resources to support guided teaching of the book ‘Supermarket Zoo’. Includes differentiated resources for relating to a text, inference activities, retelling a story and vocabulary building. Used effectively in guided reading sessions in year 1or 2 as an alternative to tradition guided reading carousels.This pack includes....1 x Eight Sessions detailed planning unit of work document 7 x Different worksheets and handouts1 x set of learning objectives 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

Beast of Bodmin and Fidget Spinners Double Pack with Starters

Beast of Bodmin and Fidget Spinners Double Pack with Starters

Beast of Bodmin and Fidget Spinners Double Pack with StartersTwo engaging top selling lessons + a starter pack with word games!Fantastic value!Click on the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

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

Year 1 & EYFS 5 Week Continuous Provision Planning Document

Year 1 & EYFS 5 Week Continuous Provision Planning Document

Year 1 & EYFS 5 Week Continuous Provision Planning Document and adjustable template5 weeks of planning for continuous provision in year 1 including objectives from both the y1 curriculum and development matters. Planning includes literacy, maths, reading, construction, creative, small world, role play and finger gym opportunities. This pack includes....1 x 5 Editable Week Continuous Provision Planning Documentkey words - English, EYFS, provision,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

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 / 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

THE LIBRARY ROLE PLAY SET OF TEACHING RESOURCES EYFS KS1 LITERACY

THE LIBRARY ROLE PLAY SET OF TEACHING RESOURCES EYFS KS1 LITERACY

In this setA long banner "THE LIBRARY"Posters to inspire readingOpen sign Closed signStaff name badgesDisplay postersBook A to Zz alphabet lineOpening time posterKeyword labelsBookmarks in colourBookmarks in black and whiteLibrary cardsSigns for book genre’s Fiction / Non-Fiction / Reference books etcReturn books here signToday’s librarians are …. SignFlashcards with words and picturesWelcome signWriting materials / writing for a purpose in role-playAll our resources are registered and copyright protected and must only be used by yourself for educational purposes. They must not be purchased for resale; either in their original format or altered in anyway. Thank You© Story.resources

By BETTYBOOP123

OLD BEAR JOLLY TALL STORY SET

OLD BEAR JOLLY TALL STORY SET

Includes 1 - Worksheets2 -Items for sequencing3 - Question strips4 - Acrostic poem worksheet5 - Old bear rhyme6 - Drawing sheets 7 - Writing paper8 - Writing prompts9 - Long "OLD BEAR" banner10 - Old Bear Word-mat11 - Keywords in text boxes12 - Character name cards13 - Old and New Teddy power point14 - 100 HFW15 -Days of the week on teddies16 -Story props to use with the story17 -Bear alphabet line18 - Story sack label19 - Number line....... and more!!Not For Resale© Story.resources

By BETTYBOOP123

GCSE English Exam Preparation Pack

GCSE English Exam Preparation Pack

GCSE English Exam Preparation PackA selection of GCSE exam materials to help with revision and exam preparation, including AQA and EDUQAS material. Please check on each links for further details as materials may be adaptable to your particular exam board or not.Also included are KS4 exam style starters and Karl Pilkington starter material.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: Cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

READING AREA TEACHING RESOURCES DISPLAY SIGNPOST ENGLISH LITERACY STORY BOOK ks1

READING AREA TEACHING RESOURCES DISPLAY SIGNPOST ENGLISH LITERACY STORY BOOK ks1

3 x DISPLAY SIGNPOSTSA popular way of decorating your book area; Inspire the children to read and write with this wonderful display.I have created these resources and used them myself in my setting. You will just need to print, laminate and display.A much quicker and cheaper alternative to the wooden signs available at the moment IN THIS SETSIGN "WHERE WILL YOUR BOOK TAKE YOU?"18 X SIGNS - (See listing pictures)PRINTABLE WOODEN POSTS(c)Story.resourcesNot for resale

By BETTYBOOP123

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

Skill-Based Reading Strategies w/Nonfiction Stories for Reading Level 2

Skill-Based Reading Strategies w/Nonfiction Stories for Reading Level 2

Main idea, word analysis, analogies, cause and effect, inferences, drawing conclusions... when you need to target specific reading skills this unit is for you!With this unit you won't have to waste time searching through stories and activities to find one that targets the skills you need to include in your lesson plan.This high-interest unit features intriguing, nonfiction stories followed by activities, which are labeled according to the specific skills targeted. There's even a quick reference chart that links specific reading skills to their accompanying stories! A valuable resource and a terrific time saver! Reading Level 2 | Interest Level 4-12

By RemediaPub

Skill-Based Reading Strategies w/Nonfiction Stories {Bundle}

Skill-Based Reading Strategies w/Nonfiction Stories {Bundle}

Main idea, word analysis, analogies, cause and effect, inferences, drawing conclusions... when you need to target specific reading skills this bundle is for you!With this bundle you won't have to waste time searching through stories and activities to find one that targets the skills you need to include in your lesson plan.This high-interest, low readability stories in this bundle are followed by activities, which are labeled according to the specific skills targeted. There's even a quick reference chart that links specific reading skills to their accompanying stories! A valuable resource and a terrific time saver! Reading Level 2-6 | Interest Level 4-12

By RemediaPub

High-Interest Reading {Bundle}

High-Interest Reading {Bundle}

These intriguing stories are designed to capture student interest while building essential reading skills. All 72 stories are followed by step-by-step activities that improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, and more! The truly high-interest topics and low reading levels make this bundle ideal for reluctant readers, those reading below grade level, and teachers who simply want to spice up their reading curriculum.Reading Level 1-5 | Interest Level 3-12Contents Include:- 72 Articles (12 stories per topic)- List of Words to Know - Skill-Based Comprehension Questions- Cloze Reading Activities- Review Pages- Extended Activities- Skills Chart- Answer Key

By RemediaPub

Cool Jobs: High-Interest Reading

Cool Jobs: High-Interest Reading

This action-packed book is sure to capture and hold student interest while building essential reading skills. Each intriguing story is followed by step-by-step activities that improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, and more! The truly high-interest topics and low reading levels make this book ideal for reluctant readers, those reading below grade level, and teachers who simply want to spice up their reading curriculum. Reading Level 1-3 | Interest Level 3-12

By RemediaPub