Primary english teaching resources: Fiction

Resources and ideas for english, fiction, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Library Challenge Cards

Library Challenge Cards

These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library. There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.

By sh2810

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

A variety of Literacy TasksWord mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing promptsSimple Drawing TasksLabel a PirateSentence StripsMapping TaskA great additional resource for a pirates topic. I would be delighted to receive feedback.

By Alice K

Travel Writing: 8 lessons focusing on non-fiction text analysis and improving persuasive and descriptive writing skills.

Travel Writing: 8 lessons focusing on non-fiction text analysis and improving persuasive and descriptive writing skills.

A series of 8 lessons. 5 Lessons focusing on improving pupils descriptive writing.Lesson 1 focuses on increasing pupils use of adjectives.Lesson 2-3 focus on increasing pupils use of sensory imagery.Lesson 4 focuses on figurative language.Lesson 5 focuses on using effective punctuation and sentence structures.3 lessons focusing on the format of Non-Fiction texts. 1 / 2- Letters and reviews3 -Adverts.All lessons vary tasks and activities to create fun, engaging and well-paced lessons.All lessons use the 1-9 criteria and focus on A05 and A06.

By PhilippaBrooks

Book Review Bundle

Book Review Bundle

4 Different Book Reviews2 Page Book Review for an in-depth review.Standard Book Review - use it every time.Book Review for Non FictionBook Review with snazzy pencils to rate that book!

By BubbleResources

Allusions in Literature Unit Bundle- Allusion Lessons

Allusions in Literature Unit Bundle- Allusion Lessons

These allusion lessons are perfect for personalized, differentiated, flipped, and/or 1:1 technology classrooms!ANDThis pack also works great in teacher led and planned traditional classrooms! PDF printable options are included on EVERY activity! I have included lesson plans & unit plan for both types of instruction! These can be applied to one anchor novel or story, yet is open to work with any novel, story, or poem! I have included application activities to the novels To Kill a Mockingbird and The Outsiders as I have frequently taught allusion in conjunction with these texts. I have recently opened my teaching style to include a personalized learning platform of teaching and learning. I have relied less on prescribed texts for all students, and started offering more voice and choice in learning options, as well as assessment options. I have included both a standard set of lesson plans, as well as a personalized learning plan and week outline of teaching, coaching, and assessing options. Contents:-1 Google Presentation Lesson- 36 Slides, 9 Videos, 3 Quick Check Slides-1 Note taking sheet for the lesson-both PDF and Google Doc-1 Practice with allusions-both PDF and Google Doc-3 Summative (Final) Assessment Options-both PDF and Google Doc-1 Mini-Lesson on Allusions for student support as Google Presentation-1 PDF version of Kate Chopin’s ���Story of an Hour” to use with the mini-lesson - Lesson plans for the unit- Personalized learning unit plan-No prep plans! - Allusion assessments for both To Kill a Mockingbird & The Outsiders-both PDF and Google Doc- Personalized learning information and support

By taylor1teacher

KS3 Developing Writing Skills

KS3 Developing Writing Skills

A series of resources that aims to develop students' writing in preparation for GCSE English Language. Focuses include writing for tension, narrative writing and presenting a viewpoint.

By omedoto7

Year 1 Comprehension - Easter Story

Year 1 Comprehension - Easter Story

This resource contains 4 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 questions, containing 'what' 'who' and 'when' questions and some multiple choice questions.The theme in this pack is the Easter Story. The story is split into 4 sections:Palm SundayThe Last SupperGood FridayEaster SundayThere 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

Peace At Last

Peace At Last

A 2 week unit plan for teaching Peace At Last. Children are actively involved in learning with re-telling the story, sequencing pictures and a pyjama day! Activities are differentiated and the plan is adaptable to suit the needs of your children.

By jotaylor01

Ben and Me - (Reed Novel Studies)

Ben and Me - (Reed Novel Studies)

'Ben and Me' is a complete 65 page novel study guide. The guide is presented chapter-by-chapter and includes the following distinct sections: Before You Read, Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions (including many higher-level thinking questions); Activities. The novel study includes everything needed to teach the novel including the following concepts / activities: setting, literary devices, research assignments, cloze activities, creative writing assignments, character studies, parts of speech, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, crossword and word search puzzles, studies in conflict, constructing a storyboard and sequence chart. It also contains a complete Answer Key.Many Links with the Common Core Standards (U.S.)You may wish to check out Island of the Blue Dolphins – a free offering on Teachers Pay Teachers done by the author in the same format as this novel study.The writer of this novel study has had more than 60 curriculum units published. These are available in such outlets as Chapters and Staples and most stores for teachers.

By reednovelstudies

Harry Potter Comprehension

Harry Potter Comprehension

An activity to revise and test students understanding of a story. Using Harry Potter allows the students to connect to a well known text. ***The extract used is copyright of the author J.K Rowling.

By Sazo123

Middle School the Worst Years of My Life Discussion Questions and Answers

Middle School the Worst Years of My Life Discussion Questions and Answers

This is a thorough overview of Middle School the Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson. There are group or whole class questions and homework questions broken down by each chapter. The questions could be placed on the board or handed out to different groups of students. All of the questions have complete answers provided in the answer key.The following questions types and skills are used:*Analyze characters*Identify major plot elements*Explain cause and effect relationships*Draw inferences*Determine central ideas and details*Determine theme*Describe plot*Identify conflict and resolution*Assess author's purpose*Inferencing

By XClass

Zoey and Sassafras Dragons and Marshmallows Fill in the Blanks Activity

Zoey and Sassafras Dragons and Marshmallows Fill in the Blanks Activity

This is a fill in the blank activity that can be used for classwork, homework or a test based on the book Zoey and Sassafras by Asia Citro and The Innovation Press. There are two versions of the activity for differentiation. One has a word bank and one does not.For the first one, there is a word bank at the top of the page and the students must fill in the blanks in the sentences with the correct word or word pair. Each word or word pair is used only once.For the second one, there is only the set of sentences and children must complete them with words from the story that make the sentences correct.

By XClass

Zoey and Sassafras Dragons and Marshmallows Discussion Questions and Answers

Zoey and Sassafras Dragons and Marshmallows Discussion Questions and Answers

This is a thorough overview of Zoey and Sassafras Dragons and Marshmallows by Asia Citro. There are group or whole class questions and homework questions broken down by each chapter. There are three different levels of questions so you can differentiate with your students.The questions could be placed on the board or handed out to different groups of students. All of the questions have complete answers provided in the answer key.After the discussion questions there is a list of many examples of figurative language found in the book.The following questions types and skills are used:*Analyze characters*Identify major plot elements*Explain cause and effect relationships*Draw inferences*Determine central ideas and details*Determine theme*Describe plot*Identify conflict and resolution*Assess author's purpose

By XClass

Three Little Pigs - Story Pack with Widgit Symbols

Three Little Pigs - Story Pack with Widgit Symbols

A fully comprehensive pack with differentiated activities using Widgit Symbols.The pack contains a variety of 16 activities, which include the story, sequencing activities, crossword, a cut and stick activity, matching activities, flashcards, drawing, storyboard and playscript.This resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Three Billy Goats Gruff - Story Pack with Widgit Symbols

Three Billy Goats Gruff - Story Pack with Widgit Symbols

A fully comprehensive pack with differentiated activities supported by Widgit Symbols.The pack contains a variety of 17 activities, which include the story, sequencing activities, worksheets, crossword, matching activities, drawing, storyboard and playscript.This resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Red Riding Hood  - Story Pack with Widgit Symbols

Red Riding Hood - Story Pack with Widgit Symbols

A fully comprehensive pack with differentiated activities supported by Widgit Symbols.The pack contains a variety of 23 activities, which include the story, sequencing activities, worksheets, a cut and stick activity, matching activities, drawing activities and storyboard.

By Widgit_Software

Gorgon Quest Greek Mythology Board Game

Gorgon Quest Greek Mythology Board Game

After much testing and refining, it's finally here! Gorgon Quest sees your students set out on an adventure as a team, to defeat the Medusa. They can test their knowledge of Greek Mythology (or any other content you choose). My students love this game and the more they play it, the deeper their learning goes. They will need all their wits about them if they are to succeed.Please note this is a cooperative (not competitive) game where the students all work together to succeed. The concept of cooperative gaming really appeals to me and you can find out why on my blog here: http://bit.ly/togetherbetterIncluded in this pack:* Greek Mythology Quiz Cards BUNDLED IN THIS RESOURCE FOR A REDUCED PRICE - LIMITED TIME ONLY!* Teacher guidance notes* Gameplay instructions for students* Item tokens* HP scoresheet* A3 printable game boardAll game components can be printed in colour or black and white as you prefer. If you are short on time, there is no need to cut anything out - alternative instructions are included, so this can be a print-and-go activity too.Interested in other mythology-themed resources? Check out my store for more teaching materials. Icarus & Daedalus: The StoryThe Minotaur: The StoryThe Olympian GodsGreek Mythology Quiz CardsGreek Mythology: Would You Rather...? CardsQuestions or comments? Please feel free to drop me a note below. I'm always happy to help!***All new products are launched with discounts for the first 48 hours! Interested? Just click on the star above to follow me and get notifications for when this happens!***Keywords: greek, mythology, boardgame, board, game, fun, printable, activity, quiz, cards

By roamingteacher

Handa's Surprise Unit of work

Handa's Surprise Unit of work

Year 1. Handa's surprise literacy planning. activities include retelling the story, plural words, planning and oral rehearsal, story writing, editing and publishing. differentiated activities and outcomes. resources include; story planning format - differentiated. story writing sen/la template. Handa's page border for story publishing.

By jessmurray10

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Full week of lessons KS2

Full week of lessons KS2

An emergency lesson pack for those busy times of year, which contains up to 18 separate lessons. This is ideal for a report writing or parents' evening week, when you may have less time to organise and prepare your regular teaching. I have used the lessons in Years 4 & 5, but they can be adapted to other ages too. Each lesson is fully resourced and differentiated with teacher PowerPoints, independent tasks and full planning provided. Answer sheets are also included, as is a set of maths column addition homework sheets. The bundle includes: *Up to 5 English lessons (creative writing) *4 maths lessons (written addition and multiplication methods) *2 science lessons (Edward Jenner and the human eye) *1 history lesson (famous women in history) * A set of 5 mental maths lessons *1 E-safety lesson about digital footprints Please see the Goldtopfox for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox

By goldtopfox

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing Lesson

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing Lesson

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing LessonTaking advantage of the new movie release, this light lesson focuses on the show, not tell, technique in descriptive writing. The complete lesson includes:• Sentence improvement starter• Plot slide of Beauty and the Beast• Trailer clips• Lesson objectives• Show not tell technique explained + video clip• Additional writing tips• Two images for students to describe and relate back to the class• Beauty and the Beast bingo plenary, with 30 individual bingo cards and caller’s cardAn easy, but engaging lesson students should enjoy – especially fans of Beauty and the Beast!Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: Youtube trailer of Beauty and the Beast, Cooltext.com, myfreebingo.com, IMDB and Wikipedia)

By EngageinEnglish

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing Lesson

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing Lesson

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing LessonTaking advantage of the new movie release, this light lesson focuses on the show, not tell, technique in descriptive writing.The complete lesson includes:• Sentence improvement starter• Plot slide of Beauty and the Beast• Trailer clips• Lesson objectives• Show not tell technique explained + video clip• Additional writing tips• Two images for students to describe and relate back to the class• Beauty and the Beast bingo plenary, with 30 individual bingo cards and caller’s cardAn easy, but engaging lesson students should enjoy – especially fans of Beauty and the Beast!Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: Youtube trailer of Beauty and the Beast, Cooltext.com, myfreebingo.com, IMDB and Wikipedia)

By EngageinEnglish

Complete Tone and Mood in Literature Bundle + Connotation and Denotation

Complete Tone and Mood in Literature Bundle + Connotation and Denotation

Teach your students how to understand the complex topic of tone and mood in literature! 1. Lesson on Tone and Mood2. Lesson on Connotation/Denotation3. Tone and Mood Exploration through music, video games, film, art, literature, photography, and memes!4. Tone and Mood Mini-Lesson5. Tone and Mood Notes6. Tone and Mood Project- over 8 choices for summative assessments!7. Bell Ringer Activities- for each day of the unit!

By taylor1teacher