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Christmas Inference Tasks for Year 2/3 (Great for gathering evidence)

Christmas Inference Tasks for Year 2/3 (Great for gathering evidence)

A fabulous Christmas resource pack, filled with a range of fun and challenging themed activites for KS1 and Lower KS2 children. The pack includes a wide variety of reading for inference tasks and is currently being used by teachers in Year 2 to provide evidence of children's reading levels. Each activity can be incorporated into a complete booklet using the front cover provided. Alternatively, each activity can be used separately according to your particular requirements. We have also provided an answers in order to facilitate speed of marking.
jessplex
Watership Down Novel Wordsearch English  Literature Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Watership Down Novel Wordsearch English Literature Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Watership Down'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Oliver Poster Template

Oliver Poster Template

This is an A4 size poster to accompany my Oliver Production. Easy to edit with a striking design. Just enter your details, the rest is done for you.
rosie_m
Holes Chapters 1-8

Holes Chapters 1-8

Five lessons on Holes by Louis Sachar to accompany the first eight chapters of the novel. Lesson 1: Making predictions about the novel. Lesson 2: Features of good novel openings. Lesson 3: Genre. Lesson 4: Skimming and scanning. Lesson 5: P.E.E technique.
miss_a_r_wellington
Santa's Untidy Elves - A Christmas Activity lesson

Santa's Untidy Elves - A Christmas Activity lesson

Santa's Untidy Elves - a Christmas activity lesson. It's an original story written by me, specially for the festive season. (I would ask the class to bring in a gingerbread man which they can eat at the end of the lesson). It's Christmas Eve and Santa's elves have been so busy baking cookies to go on Santa's sleigh, they haven't mopped up the spilled milk. Elfon the elf, doesn't see the milk on the floor and he slips. No one sees some of the dough go into a strange bowl ... Teaching suggestions - The story is in presentation format and is illustrated. Read through the presentation slides as a class first. There is a hand out of the story too, so they can read the story individually as well. Then, hand out the word search activity, then the draw and doodle activity sheet. Next, they can do the reading comprehension quiz, followed by the creative writing activity. Finally - they get to eat their gingerbread men. You could use pieces the class produces to display up in the classroom over the festive season. They can also colour in the black and white illustrations on the hand outs. Resources included - * A 19 slide illustrated presentation of the text of the story. * Reading comprehension quiz - Multiple choice, True/false, missing word, short answer. * Creative writing activity sheet - Choose one of a choice of five to write a story on. * Draw and doodle activity sheet - Draw a wanted poster for the gingerbread man and 5 other drawing and doodling activities. * A word search - Find 10 words which were in the story.
flissthecat
Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets - Whole Class Guided Reading

Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets - Whole Class Guided Reading

This resource contains an intensive Guided Reading plan based around Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets by J.K Rowling. The class will explore the book all together with multiple activities such as: chapter quiz's, creative activities and inference style questions. We use Kagan strategies in our plans to provide talk to the children's learning.
kirinajoannou
Performance poetry - Analysis, Performance and Interpretation (Duffy, Cummings and Bronte)

Performance poetry - Analysis, Performance and Interpretation (Duffy, Cummings and Bronte)

Based on post graduate research into performance poetry and how it can be linked to a class novel to improve understanding of themes, interpreting texts and making connections across texts. Designed to be used with KS3 to build confidence and enjoyment of studying poetry before GCSE study. Powerpoint with a guide to activities, worksheet for notes from observing the performance and copies of poems for use. This could be used as a stand alone sequence of lessons on poetry or connected to reading a novel with themes of child/parent relationships or cities. Originally intended to be used with Katherine Rundell's novel Rooftoppers but can easily be connected with another novel.
marsho
MOUSE BIRD SNAKE WOLF – [Almond & McKean] Graphic Novel STUDY BOOKLET & RESOURCES

MOUSE BIRD SNAKE WOLF – [Almond & McKean] Graphic Novel STUDY BOOKLET & RESOURCES

MOUSE BIRD SNAKE WOLF – STUDY BOOKLET – RESOURCES provides everything a teacher needs to share this highly acclaimed graphic novel in detail – SHORTLISTED for the CILIP KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL 2014. The study booklet has been designed as a short unit of work where pupils consider the structure of ‘Creation Stories’ through the genre of a graphic novel [no specific religions are explored in this study]. The book is read to pupils [in two parts] before the graphics are revealed and explored, then pupils are required to answer a range of related questions through written and oral responses. The resources provided will help pupils understand and retain the story, while developing their knowledge to create their own graphic novel [extension activity]. This Unit of Work can be used as a whole class resource, independent/group work, or set individually as homework. The questions are clear and progress is easily achieved. The book used is; Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond and Dave McKean. First published 2013. This edition published 2014 - Walker Books Ltd. ISBN: 978-1-4063-4599-5
crigdon