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Diwali Festival of Lights Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

Diwali Festival of Lights Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

Embrace the multicultural classroom and improve reading comprehension with our Diwali: Festival of Lights themed differentiated close reading texts and activities. This pack includes four Grade Four and Grade Five (Year Five and Six) informational non-fiction and narrative passages with six pages of unique and engaging text dependent questions and higher order thinking tasks. These activities are great for your guided reading program, or as homework tasks. This resource would also be suitable for Grade 6 (Year Seven and Eight learners) as the higher order thinking activities will keep them challenged and engaged! What this resource is all about: The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go non-fiction and fiction passages and engaging higher order thinking questions. This resource is full of exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyze, Evaluate, Create). ***This resource is provided in both US and British English (NZ) paper size and spelling!*** In this pack you will receive: 1. Four texts - all with an extended and scaffold version: - What is Diwali? - The Days of Diwali - The Story of Rama and Sita - Diwali Around the World 2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities (24 activities in total) Each passage features different activities! - Remember - Understand - Apply - Analyze/Analyse - Evaluate - Create Reading Comprehension Strategies included: - Find Facts and Details - Make Inferences - Identify the main idea - Ask and Answer Questions - Vocabulary - Sequence - Summarize/Summarise - Synthesize - Compare and Contrast - Visualising/Visualizing - Make Predictions - Make Connections 3. Three Graphic Organizer Examples - Information Web - Main Idea - Flow Chart - Venn Diagram 4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions 5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom. 6. A BONUS powerpoint with 14 Diwali images to provide extra context for students. 6. Close Reading bookmarks ***When you download this resource, it comes in both US AND British English spellings and printing sizes.***
topteachingtasks
Festivals and Special Holidays Around The World - Reading Comprehension Super Bundle!

Festivals and Special Holidays Around The World - Reading Comprehension Super Bundle!

This bundle includes four different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts describe different "Special Holidays" and Festivals from around the world. The texts are non fictional and incorporate accurate historical and cultural information. After carefully reading each story / text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
Diwali - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Diwali - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the traditions, legends and cultural practices around Diwali. The text also describes how the Festival if Lights is celebrated around the world. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises, gap filling exercises and a fun word search. The text can also be used for vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
Inspiring posters

Inspiring posters

I believe every teacher could use these posters as a display in their classrooms (or even staff rooms) these days. I hope they encourage students to ask questions and create positive conversations.
missdeleon
Maze Game with Elephant

Maze Game with Elephant

This is maze game or activity page for kids with beautifully decorated elephant. Directions: Help the elephant get out of the maze. Answer included. Files: one high quality JPEG file for crisp and clear printing or displaying. Keywords: elephant, maze, mazes, game, puzzle, labyrinth, puzzles, page, animal, mammal, seek, find, way, path, visual, riddle, riddles, fun, leisure, games, education, kid, kids, children, school, preschool, activity, activities, page, sheet, worksheet, illustration.
ratselmeister
Country Studies Bundle (Top 10 Best-selling Units)

Country Studies Bundle (Top 10 Best-selling Units)

This bundle includes the top 10 best-selling country studies: Spain Japan Canada Brazil Australia China Egypt India Greece Russia The materials include a wide variety of fun activities and exercises about various aspects that these countries are famous for. Apart from informative exercises, there are lots of puzzles, such as crosswords, word searches, word chops and many other activities to make it a fun class. There are 150 pages in total and the answers are included.
willemmacau
Country Studies Bundle (Asia)

Country Studies Bundle (Asia)

Let's get to know Asia! This 107-page country bundle includes 7 country studies with a great variety of activities and exercises about China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, North Korea and South Korea. The materials have informative exercises about the things that these countries are famous for, such as the Great Wall, Dynasties, Hinduism, Buddhism, Martial Arts and many other things! Crosswords, word searches, puzzles and other kinds of activities are included to make it a fun and interesting class. You might also like these bundles: European (France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Greece, and the United Kingdom) North America (Mexico, Canada, Cuba, and the United States) South America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela) Spanish Speaking Country Studies (Argentina, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, Cuba, Peru, and Venezuela) All Units (32 Country Studies) Top 10 Best-selling Country Studies
willemmacau
KS1 & 2 Geography – A trip to……. blank template

KS1 & 2 Geography – A trip to……. blank template

KS1 & 2 Geography – A trip to……. blank template. A quick Travel Agency type information gathering resource for pupils to use to research a specific country and find out specific information about location, flag, population, things to do, places to visit, geographical features, temperature and how to get there and places of interest. Space to write short sentences or bullet points of key information. Great for class display and for starting points in a country based subject or as a final assessment of knowledge gained throughout a topic. Link to cross curricular Geography topics on Australia, African countries, Russia, India, USA etc. Role play as Travel Agents.
newromantic
KS1 & 2 Geography –All About A Country blank template

KS1 & 2 Geography –All About A Country blank template

. A quick information gathering resource for pupils to use to research a specific country and find out specific information about location, flag, population, capital, borders, geographical features, main industries, temperature, geographical features and native animals and birds . Space to write short sentences or bullet points of key information. Great for class display and for starting points in a country based subject or as a final assessment of knowledge gained throughout a topic. Link to cross curricular Geography topics on Australia, African countries, Russia, India, USA etc.
newromantic
Y1 Science: Animals (including Ourselves) Bundle

Y1 Science: Animals (including Ourselves) Bundle

A collection of Year 1 science resources that could be used as part of a topic on animals (including humans). Senses, how our bodies change, and parts of the body. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.
sarah277
KS2 Comparing People and Places Bundle

KS2 Comparing People and Places Bundle

A collection of KS2 resources on the topic of comparing people and places. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.
sarah277
KS1 Climate Around the World Bundle

KS1 Climate Around the World Bundle

A collection of KS1 resources on the topic of climate around the world. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.
sarah277