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

The Twits KS1 Comprehension Activities Booklet! (Aligned with the Curriculum Expectations)

The Twits KS1 Comprehension Activities Booklet! (Aligned with the Curriculum Expectations)

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Roald Dahl's 'The Twits.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the KS1 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text.Activities within the booklet include:- 'Feed Mr. Twit' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'talk about their favourite words and phrases in the story;'- 'Dahl's Description' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Explain meanings of words that they know and ask the meaning of new words. Link the meaning of new words to words that they already know;'- 'The Mugglewumps' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Say what might happen next in a story based on what has happened so far;'- 'Mr. and Mrs. Twit' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Enjoy reading and discussing the order of events in books and how items of information are related.'Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is around 20 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer.All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).

By TandLGuru

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

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

The Magic Finger KS1 Comprehension Activities Booklet! (Aligned with the Curriculum Expectations)

The Magic Finger KS1 Comprehension Activities Booklet! (Aligned with the Curriculum Expectations)

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Roald Dahl's 'The Magic Finger.' (Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions). They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the KS1 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text.Activities within the booklet include:- 'Feed The Ducks' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'talk about their favourite words and phrases in the story;'- 'Dahl's Description' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Explain meanings of words that they know and ask the meaning of new words. Link the meaning of new words to words that they already know;'- 'The Finger' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Say what might happen next in a story based on what has happened so far;'- 'The Greggs' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Enjoy reading and discussing the order of events in books and how items of information are related.'Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is around 20 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer.All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).

By TandLGuru

Roald Dahl KS1 Comprehension Activity Booklets Bundle! (Aligned with the Curriculum Expectations)

Roald Dahl KS1 Comprehension Activity Booklets Bundle! (Aligned with the Curriculum Expectations)

These Roald Dahl resource booklets contain a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use in guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the KS2 comprehension expectations within the National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. Included are activity booklets to accompany the following texts: - The Twits - Fantastic Mr Fox - Esio Trot - The Magic Finger There are a huge range of activities; each booklet is around 20 pages in length!

By TandLGuru

KS3- Shakespeare & Context Pt1

KS3- Shakespeare & Context Pt1

Find included a scheme of work with all activities, power-points and resources for teaching a broad introduction to Shakespeare, geared at KS3. Part one includes a "Why Study Shakespeare?" lesson, plus four other lessons on context, the Globe and genres. Part two includes three lessons on the Comedies (Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and Taming of the Shrew). Part three comprises the histories (Richard III, Henry V and Julius Ceasar) and also the tragedies (Romeo & Juliet and Antony & Cleopatra) .Key skills: plot and character overviews, introductions into Shakespeare's language (looking at extracts) plus creative activities.

By tess247

Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist - Nancy

Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist - Nancy

This is a clear and focused close reading lessons on Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Aimed at KS3 but suitable for any pupil studying the text. This lesson encourages pupils to make, explain and develop their inferences about Nancy. Reading strategies and questioning styles have been incorporated form Doug Lemov's 'Reading Reconsidered.' Fully prepared and ready to go, featuring differentiation, questioning and assessment opportunities throughout.

By amnc

Shakespeare & Context P.3

Shakespeare & Context P.3

Find included a scheme of work with all activities, power-points and resources for teaching a broad introduction to Shakespeare, geared at KS3. Part one includes a "Why Study Shakespeare?" lesson, plus four other lessons on context, the Globe and genres. Part two includes three lessons on the Comedies (Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and Taming of the Shrew). Part three comprises the histories (Richard III, Henry V and Julius Ceasar) and also the tragedies (Romeo & Juliet and Antony & Cleopatra) .Key skills: plot and character overviews, introductions into Shakespeare's language (looking at extracts) plus creative activities.

By tess247

Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist - The Artful Dodger

Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist - The Artful Dodger

This is a clear and focused close reading lessons on Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Aimed at KS3 but suitable for any pupil studying the text. This lesson encourages pupils to make, explain and develop their inferences about Dodger. Reading strategies and questioning styles have been incorporated form Doug Lemov's 'Reading Reconsidered.' Fully prepared and ready to go, featuring differentiation, questioning and assessment opportunities throughout.

By amnc

KS3 Literary Devices Pt1

KS3 Literary Devices Pt1

All powerpoints, resources and activities for a KS3 introduction to literary devices. Part one includes: tricolons, onomatopoeia, metaphors and similes, senses and imagery, hyperbole and meiosis, pathetic fallacy, archaism and aphorism.Enjoy :)

By tess247

KS3 Literary Devices Pt2

KS3 Literary Devices Pt2

Second part to part one, with 11 lessons (all powerpoints, resources and worksheets included) on: verisimilitude, mythological reference, kinaesthesia, oxymoron and paradox, epistrophe and anaphora, iambic pentameter (a hard one to teach!), mood and atmosphere, an AFL literary devices quiz, allegory and allusion.Enjoy!

By tess247

Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist - Non-Fiction Supplement - Crime

Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist - Non-Fiction Supplement - Crime

This is a non-fiction reading lesson and was made to be used alongside reading Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. It uses a non-fiction article to explore some of the experiences that Dickens himself had with crime in this life. Aimed at KS3 but suitable for developing the knowledge of Dickens' ideas and intentions for anyone studying the text. It aims to develop close reading skills and incorporates reading strategies and questioning styles based on Doug Lemov's 'Reading Reconsidered.'

By amnc

Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist - Non-Fiction Supplement - Victorian Crime and Justice

Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist - Non-Fiction Supplement - Victorian Crime and Justice

This is a non-fiction reading lesson and was made to be used alongside reading Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Aimed at KS3 but suitable for developing the contextual knowledge of anyone studying the text. It aims to develop close reading skills and incorporates reading strategies and questioning styles based on Doug Lemov's 'Reading Reconsidered.' A range of non-fiction sources, including photographs and prison transcripts, are used to develop contextual understanding.

By amnc

Literacy Groups Activities Literature Unit based on "Should I Share My Ice Cream?" by Mo Willems

Literacy Groups Activities Literature Unit based on "Should I Share My Ice Cream?" by Mo Willems

Book unit on "Should I Share My Ice Cream?" Mo Willems. Thinking, decision-making cards too: Would You Rather ... cards supported by images for younger students not familiar with concept.This is a language arts book study, using the Mo Willems book "Should I Share My Ice Cream?" Teaching young students to think and make connections as they read. Also to introduce them to critical thinking and making choices skills by "Would You Rather" Tasks; these are supported with an image.There is a QR Code for the text. I don't expect this to take the place of the physical book, but it is great for re-reading for individuals or small groups.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking. Students are asked to choose, justify, explain and retell.This is a great resource for your reading centre or as a whole class book study.Included in the package1. There is a QR code for the text2. 29 Task Cards, which you can laminate, or copy and make into a mini-book. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 3. The 14 Would you rather Cards are supported with images, so suit very young students4. I have included a Math Graphing Activity, which is cut and paste.5. There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.

By mareehenderson21

Myth Legend from Portugal STONE SOUP Text & Task Cards Make Connections & Close Question

Myth Legend from Portugal STONE SOUP Text & Task Cards Make Connections & Close Question

This is a traditional tale from Portuguese culture. Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.This is a traditional tale from Portuguese culture, called 'Stone Soup."Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.If students use all 8 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 2 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a traditional tale that I have retold. This is a Portuguese tale called, "Stone Soup"3.The tale comes with its own set of 8 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 8 Task Cards, all of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.Australian spelling on A4.I have other similar sets, with stories from different land if you like them! And a money-saving BUNDLE of 6 tales.

By mareehenderson21

Myths A Zulu Traditional Tale "The Stories" Text & Task Cards Close Questions

Myths A Zulu Traditional Tale "The Stories" Text & Task Cards Close Questions

This is a Zulu traditional tale. Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.This is a Zulu traditional tale, called "The Stories."Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.If students use all 8 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 2 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a traditional tale that I have retold. This is a Zulu tale. It tells of children who want stories and a mother's quest to satisfy this need.3.The tale comes with its own set of 8 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 8 Task Cards, all of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.Australian spelling on A4.I have other similar sets, with stories from different land if you like them! And a money-saving BUNDLE of 6 tales.

By mareehenderson21

Myths US Cherokee Legend "Grandmother Spider" Text & Task Cards Close Questions

Myths US Cherokee Legend "Grandmother Spider" Text & Task Cards Close Questions

This is a traditional tale from the US, Cherokee people. Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.This is a traditional legend from the US, Cherokee nation, called 'Grandmother Spider Steals the Sun."Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.If students use all 8 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 2 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a traditional tale that I have retold. This is Cherokee Legend called, "Grandmother Spider Steal the Sun."3.The tale comes with its own set of 8 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 8 Task Cards, all of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.Australian spelling on A4.I have other similar sets, with stories from different lands if you like them! AND a money-saving BUNDLE of 6 tales.

By mareehenderson21

Myths An English Traditional Tale "The Moon" Text & Task Cards Close Questions

Myths An English Traditional Tale "The Moon" Text & Task Cards Close Questions

This is an English traditional tale. Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.This is an English traditional tale, called "The Moon."Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.If students use all 8 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 2 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a traditional tale that I have retold. This is a traditional English tale. 3.The tale comes with its own set of 8 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 8 Task Cards, all of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.Australian spelling on A4.I have other similar sets, with stories from different land if you like them! And a money-saving BUNDLE of six tales.

By mareehenderson21

Myths Legends BUNDLE Cultural Text & Tasks Make Connections & Close Questions

Myths Legends BUNDLE Cultural Text & Tasks Make Connections & Close Questions

This is a bundle of six traditional tales, from a variety of cultures. Retold Stories and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.Traditional Myths and Legends from diverse cultures. 6 stories from different lands to read and 48 Task Cards Bundle with close, deep thinking questions, plus more! A great resource for Literacy centres.Save money (on buying individual items) by buying this BUNDLE!These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self;Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.This is a great resource for your reading center. If students use all 8 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 2 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.They are all traditional tales that I have retold. The tales come from different countries.3.Each story comes with its own set of 8 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 8 Task Cards, for each tale. All of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.I have included a black ink version of the tale, for you to copy.8.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teachers can be accountable and track progress through tasks.Australian spelling on A4.These are available as individual tales, if you prefer.I have other similar sets, with stories from different lands if you like them!

By mareehenderson21

Myths India Traditional Tale "Thunder and Lightning" Text & Task Cards Close Questions

Myths India Traditional Tale "Thunder and Lightning" Text & Task Cards Close Questions

This is a traditional tale from India. Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.This is a traditional legend from India, called "Thunder and Lightning."Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.If students use all 8 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 2 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a traditional tale that I have retold. This is an Indian tale.3.The tale comes with its own set of 8 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 8 Task Cards, all of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.Australian spelling on A4.I have other similar sets, with stories from different land if you like them! I also have a money-saving BUNDLE of 6 tales.

By mareehenderson21

Myth Legend from Australia TIDDALIK Text & Task Cards Make Connections & Close Questions

Myth Legend from Australia TIDDALIK Text & Task Cards Make Connections & Close Questions

This is a dreaming legend from Australian Aborigine culture. Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.This is a dreaming legend from Australian Aborigine culture. Retold Story and Task Cards with close questions, asking students to make connections and think as they read. This is a great resource for your reading centre.These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.If students use all 8 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 2 weeks.Included in the package1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading. 2.There is a traditional tale that I have retold. This is an Australian Aboriginal Legend called, "Tiddalik."3.The tale comes with its own set of 8 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer. 4.There are 8 Task Cards, all of which give students at least two choices of tasks.5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations. 7.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.Australian spelling on A4.I have other similar sets, with stories from different land if you like them! I also have a money-saving BUNDLE of 6 tales.

By mareehenderson21

2017 - Back to School Quiz- 7 rounds & 40 Questions. Start or End of term Quiz. Sports literacy etc.

2017 - Back to School Quiz- 7 rounds & 40 Questions. Start or End of term Quiz. Sports literacy etc.

2017 - Back to School Quiz- 7 rounds & 40 Questions. Start or End of term Quiz. Sports literacy etc.This resource contains:1x PowerPoint Quiz1x Student Answer Sheet (PDF and PPT Version) and all the answers!!Contains 7 Rounds: Guess the subject , What do you need to be good at , Sports Round, True or false , Literacy and reading , Whats that number? and more...This Powerpoint contains 20+ slides with Quiz Questions about school and different subjects. Great to do with a new class at the start of term or as a fun Quiz at the end of term for them moving up a year or to a new school. This is a great resource to use for KS3 and KS4 students. The Powerpoint is colourful and bright and can be used with students across the upper age ranges and includes a fun and engaging way to go through the answers.This resource would work really well with my other 2017/2018 educational resources and Quizzes.Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for GCSE Citizenship and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

Esio Trot KS1 Comprehension Activities Booklet! (Aligned with the Curriculum Expectations)

Esio Trot KS1 Comprehension Activities Booklet! (Aligned with the Curriculum Expectations)

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Roald Dahl's 'Esio Trot.' (Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions). They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the KS1 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text.Activities within the booklet include:- 'Feed Alfie' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'talk about their favourite words and phrases in the story;'- 'Dahl's Description' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Explain meanings of words that they know and ask the meaning of new words. Link the meaning of new words to words that they already know;'- 'Mr Hoppy's Plan' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Say what might happen next in a story based on what has happened so far;'- 'Story Mountain' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Enjoy reading and discussing the order of events in books and how items of information are related.'Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is around 20 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer.All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).

By TandLGuru