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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

"Hands on" Project El Castillo

"Hands on" Project El Castillo

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

Reading Comprehension and Activities Bundle - Presentations, Lesson Plans, Grammar/Word focus, Differentiated Worksheets

Reading Comprehension and Activities Bundle - Presentations, Lesson Plans, Grammar/Word focus, Differentiated Worksheets

A total of 6 sets of reading comprehension packs containing comprehension questions, differentiated worksheets, beginning to write a playscript, grammar and word level work using the short story texts. - All stories are presented on PowerPoint for whole class activities - Grammar focus - Sentence work - Word level work - Creative writing Have a look at the individual packs for more information. Use each one throughout the year as your class progress. Also included a sample of one my free resources on dictation with audio and teacher's notes.

By Ro_Milli0110

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

AFRICA

AFRICA

A 7 week topic linked to Africa and questions. A maths lesson on tally charts and graphs. Also an assembly script for Daniel and the Lion's Den. A topic web for parents attached too.

By emmajaynemurray

Africa topic

Africa topic

This is a 7 week topic plan all about Africa. Each week is based around a question and the questions are attached so you can enlarge and display in the classroom. A topic web is also included to share with parents.

By emmajaynemurray

The Jolly Postman story sack resources

The Jolly Postman story sack resources

The pack includes:Two Large display banners: 'The Jolly Postman' and also 'The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters' with a picture of the postman and lots of lettersA display border with pictures of letters and the Jolly Postman-this can be printed as many times as you need to border a display of any sizeDrawings of the characters in the book such as the Jolly Postman and his bike, the Three Bears, the Wicked Witch, Cinderella etc (these are not printed from the book but have been drawn by myself)- these are in black and white and colour and are great for story telling and displaysTemplates for writing different letters to the characters with black and white pictures and without pictures, templates for postcards, airmail letters and birthday cardsMasks of the characters in the story- these are provided in colour and black and white- great for retelling the story or for making up their own storyWorksheets for Numeracy, Literacy and general work- some of these are differentiated or can be used as templates for you to put your own sums onStory word cards each with a picture of the Jolly Postman- these look good on displays or can be used in the writing area of your classroom to help when writing about the storyAn A4 word card with words and pictures relating to the storyA4 poster with some nursery rhymes and pictures onQuestion cards with questions relating to the story and a picture of the Jolly Postman and his bike-these are great to add to a display to encourage the children to think more about the storyA game relating to the story- deliver the letters from your sack the quickest to win the gameA colourful bingo game with pictures of the different characters and letters and parcelsA colourful matching pairs gameCounting cards up to 20Large number line pictures with the numbers up to 20Individual number lines up to 10 and 20 with the numbers written on lettersPlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the author or publisher of the story or any related stories or products.

By robbyn

Outdoor Literacy -EYFS Outdoor Play

Outdoor Literacy -EYFS Outdoor Play

This is a bumper pack on disk with loads of resources for Literacy and phonics games outdoors. The pack would be great for nursery settings, school settings and childminders to use for exciting Literacy activities in the outdoor area.Also great for Literacy games in the classroom.The pack includes:40 A5 sized task/ activity cards - each with the area of Literacy covered in that activity such as alphabetical order, reading cvc words, letter recognition ect, the resources needed for that activity and the activity in detail. The cards also have space for you to write further notes such as the stepping stones/ specific learning objectives, focus children for the activity etc.Also in the pack are all the resources you will need to print out and use with activity cards such as:Large CVC dice to makeLetter spinners for playing the gamesLarge rainbow lower case letters of the alphabetA large colourful alphabetical order snake to makeUpper and lower case letter socksCVC cards and picturesVarious letter and phoneme cardsA CVC bingo gameLarge colourful human and monster alphabet footprintsGames to playPlus lots lots more!

By robbyn

Nursery Rhyme bumper pack

Nursery Rhyme bumper pack

A huge pack of resources for use with children in the Early Years.This pack includes over 200 pages of planning, activities, games, crafts and worksheets to print out and use again and again.Although the activities are planned for children up to the age of 5, there are many which could be used with older children.The Nursery Rhyme packs included are:1- Twinkle, twinkle little star2- Jack and Jill3- Baa baa black sheep4- Little Miss Muffet5- 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive6- Hickory Dickory Dock7- Humpty Dumpty8- Hey diddle diddle9- Incy Wincy spider10- Little Bo PeepFor each nursery rhyme there is a rhyme card in black and white and colour, rhyme sequencing pictures, craft ideas, colouring and activity sheets, puppets and face masks for acting out the nursery rhyme, literacy activities, maths activities plus a sheet of further activity ideas.

By robbyn

All About Me

All About Me

ALL ABOUT METhis collection of worksheets would be great for an end of term activity to make into a book to send up to the new teacher or would be great in September for getting to know your new children.Would also be great to make quick and easy displays for the new term.Also great for NQT's to get to know the children in their class.These are all activities which have been trialled in schools and used for project books and display work.The pack contains 20 pages which can be made into a workbook (some sheets have similar ideas on so you could choose the most suitable for your class).In the pack:Long colourful banner 'All About Me'Workbook coverAll about Me pageMy self portraitMy birthdayDesign your own t-shirtMy favourite bookI am good at...I feel happy/ sad when...I hope to learn...I like watching...In my house...My favourite activitiesMy favourite animals etcMy friendsMy new className cards to makeShield and guide for filling in the partsThings I am good atTrophy pageGreat resources for a new term or 'Ourselves' topic.

By robbyn

Reflection Sentence Stems

Reflection Sentence Stems

This resource provides a lovely and very effective way to develop reflective skills among the pupils in your class. By providing a variety of sentence stems that encourage the student to focus on a particular area of their learning or ability, you can scaffold the development of this difficult skill.This resource can be used in any subject, glued in to a book or used as part of a permanent display in your classroom.There are some many ways you can use this resource to get your students really thinking about their learning and can be used to stimulate peer and whole class discussion.

By conortrg1

Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts

Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts

Today’s students are the problem-solvers of the future. If they are taught factual knowledge only, they tend to respond with conventionally correct answers rather than exploring creative solutions. All students can learn to think critically and creatively.Students need to be able to judge, analyse and think critically in order to participate fully in a democratic and technological society. This can be achieved if the teacher recognises the value of thinking skills and provides opportunities for the thinking processes to be modelled and developed.This ‘Think Outside of the Box’ series provides teachers with straightforward ideas and activities to help students develop these skills.In this pack you will find 80 quick start task cards – 4 cards per page. I have provided 3 options for printing.These ‘quick starts’ are ideal warm-up activities for the beginning of a lesson. They should be used flexibly and can be used in any order at any time. As these task cards are intended for repeated use, I would suggest laminating them for durability.When to use: (10-15 minutes group/class)• at the beginning of a lesson• during circle time**********************************************************CONTENT• Cover; Teacher Notes• Brainstorm Task Cards x 8• How Could You? Task Cards x 8• It Won't Happen Task Cards x 8• How Do You Do It? Task Cards x 8• What If? Task Cards x 8• What's The Same? Task Cards x 8• How Many Ways? Task Cards x 8• Recycle Task Cards x 8• What's The Connection? Task Cards x 8• Crazy Combinations Task Cards x 4• Predict The Future Task Cards x 4• TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 101**********************************************************RELATED RESOURCESThinking Skills Surprising Shapes**********************************************************Teacher's Toolkit Thinking Skills

By TeachersToolkit

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 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 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

Phonics Digraph TH

Phonics Digraph TH

This Dig into Digraphs Print and Go Series packet of print and go activities is for the digraph TH. All of the skills are presented in a fun engaging format. Students will be reading, writing, drawing, graphing, cutting, glueing, and analysing various words that include the digraph TH.Your students will be:• Identifying the 'th' sound at the beginning and end of a word• Finding words that begin or end with the letters 'th'• Distinguishing if the 'th' sound is at the beginning or end of a word• Producing 'th' words• Spelling 'th' words• Writing 'th' words• Using the 3 cueing system to decode which 'th' word completes a sentence and makes sense**********************************************************CONTENT• Pack Cover, Teacher Notes, Contents• Cut beginning ‘th’ pictures and glue on thrones• Beginning ‘th’ word search and write one sentence• Beginning ‘th’ interactive sorting activity• Find the beginning ‘th’ words in the photo and write them• Cut end ‘th’ pictures and glue on teeth• End ‘th’ word search and write one sentence• End ‘th’ board game/spinner• Find the end ‘th’ words in the photo and write them• Colour the beginning and end ‘th’ pictures• Spin for beginning and end ‘th’ pictures and colour squares• Circle the words that contain ‘th’ anywhere• Draw 2 pictures with beginning and end ‘th’• See it, Make it, Write it • Lap book – read and complete• Answer keys• TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 33**********************************************************RELATED RESOURCESAll Phonics Resources**********************************************************Teacher's Toolkit Phonics

By TeachersToolkit

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

For KS1/2. I have written the story of Christopher Columbus in a child friendly vocabulary, outlining his life, his travel to Spain and then west across the Atlantic Ocean. I have included a PDF filewhich can be printed as individual workbooks and a powerpoint presentation for discussion about the topic.There are comprehension questions, writing activities, some grammar, a ship's log entry and a story planning sheet. I have also included some word maps which could be printed out for teacher display boards. A super original resource for Columbus Day or discoverers

By teachercellar

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Pictorial recipe, pictorial sequencing instructions and sequencing pictures. Planning included.

By choralsongster

Early Childhood Activities - Buttons

Early Childhood Activities - Buttons

What can you do with buttons? They can be used to teach a plethora of skills to prepare students for reading, number work, small and large muscle activities. In this unit there are many ideas for using buttons and book suggestions. Enjoy the many activities using this inexpensive resource.

By chicadee

Guided Reading and Comprehension - First Day Jitters Activity Pack

Guided Reading and Comprehension - First Day Jitters Activity Pack

This activity pack is perfect for the first days back at school but is also great for use in your guided reading sessions at any time of the year. It is designed to test pupils' understanding of what they have read, stretch their comprehension skills, and develop speaking and listening skills. It is also a good, fun way to help prepare children for SATs/National Tests. Contents (27 pages)1. Pre-reading activities to extend prediction skills2. Post reading activities to extend cause and effect, inference and deeper examination of the text3. Discussion cards with thought-provoking questions for group work4. Reading comprehension - sequencing activity5. Grammar exercises - editing sentences and alphabetical order6. Story map -characters, setting, problem and solution7. Writing non-fiction - informal letter, my perfect day at school8. What's in my lunchbox?9. My first day jitters10.Two truths and a lie11. Key words flashcards12. Teacher/student comparison13.Compound words14.CertificateThe unit comes complete with all of the resources you will need to deliver it, as well as teacher answer keys where applicable.

By suepowell

James and The Giant Peach Bundle

James and The Giant Peach Bundle

A great resource for KS1 and 2 comprising of 4 workbooks to use as a cross curricular unit of work. Literacy James and The Giant Peach, Minibeasts, Life Cycle of the frog and Life cycle of the butterfly.

By teachercellar

Reading KS1 and KS2 SAT Preparation - The Apple Pie Tree Unit of Work (Guided reading)

Reading KS1 and KS2 SAT Preparation - The Apple Pie Tree Unit of Work (Guided reading)

Make SATs and National Test preparation fun for you and your pupils with this unit of work packed full of exciting resources.The unit is designed to test pupils' understanding of what they have read and stretch their comprehension skills in preparation for SATs/National Tests. It is also a great pack for use at any time during the year for guided reading.Contents (44 pages)1. Pre-reading activities to extend prediction skills2. Post reading activities to extend cause and effect, inference and deeper examination of the text3. Discussion cards with thought-provoking questions for group work4. Reading comprehension - three separate sequencing activities5. Grammar exercises - editing sentences and alphabetical order6. Phonics and reading strategies - find the phonemes and syllable search7. Writing fiction - create a comic strip and an apple sensory poem8. Art - create a collageThe unit comes complete with all of the resources you will need to deliver it, as well as teacher answer keys where applicable.

By suepowell

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

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

Phonics Digraph SH

Phonics Digraph SH

This Dig into Digraphs Print and Go Series packet of print and go activities is for the digraph SH. All of the skills are presented in a fun engaging format. Students will be reading, writing, drawing, graphing, cutting, glueing, and analysing various words that include the digraph SH.Your students will be:• Identifying the 'sh' sound at the beginning and end of a word• Finding words that begin or end with the letters 'sh'• Distinguishing if the 'sh' sound is at the beginning or end of a word• Producing 'sh' words• Spelling 'sh' words• Writing 'sh' words• Using the 3 cueing system to decode which 'sh' word completes a sentence and makes sense**********************************************************CONTENT• Pack Cover, Teacher Notes, Contents• Cut beginning ‘sh’ pictures and glue on shirts• Beginning ‘sh’ word search and write one sentence• Beginning ‘sh’ interactive sorting activity• Find the beginning ‘sh’ words in the photo and write them• Cut end ‘sh’ pictures and glue on dishes• End ‘sh’ word search and write one sentence• End ‘sh’ board game/spinner• Find the end ‘sh’ words in the photo and write them• Colour the beginning and end ‘sh’ pictures• Spin for beginning and end ‘sh’ pictures and colour squares• Circle the words that contain ‘sh’ anywhere• Draw 2 pictures with beginning and end ‘sh’• See it, Make it, Write it • Lap book – read and complete• Answer keys• TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 34**********************************************************RELATED RESOURCESAll Phonics Resources**********************************************************Teacher's Toolkit Phonics

By TeachersToolkit

Phonics Phase 2 Dinosaurs Display

Phonics Phase 2 Dinosaurs Display

Phonics Phase 2 Dinosaurs Display: A series of brightly coloured dinosaurs including all of the Phase 2 decodable and tricky words.This product is available for Phonics Phases 2 to 5 and Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception Words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Phonics Phase 3 Dinosaurs Display

Phonics Phase 3 Dinosaurs Display

Phonics Phase 3 Dinosaurs Display: A series of brightly coloured dinosaurs including all of the Phase 3 decodable and tricky words.This product is available for Phonics Phases 2 to 5 and Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception Words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Synonym Search - SATs/National Test Practice or Stand-Alone Activity for Supply Teachers

Synonym Search - SATs/National Test Practice or Stand-Alone Activity for Supply Teachers

This resource forms part of a pack of “Now or Later” resources, designed for supply teachers and subs to use as stand-alone activities when no lesson plans have been left. They can also be used in the classroom to supplement writing, reading and maths activities or as warm-up activities. Great for preparation for SAT/National Tests.1. Give the children a synonym card each.2. They have 5 minutes to find their “partner”.3. Use a thesaurus to find other synonyms for their words.4. Work in pairs to write sentences using the words.5. As a class, choose some of the words and make a list of all the synonyms. Put them in alphabetical order.

By suepowell