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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

STUCK – Oliver Jeffers –PHONICS

STUCK – Oliver Jeffers –PHONICS

STUCK – Oliver Jeffers –PHONICSThis PHONICS work book has been created for KS1 pupils as a support to practise and consolidate their developing phonic skills. It takes as its theme, the brilliant Oliver Jeffers book – STUCK! The work book is clearly laid out and crammed full of lovely illustrations and humour. Pupils enjoy completing the short tasks which can be used in the classroom, during guided reading, independent work or set as homework. It really puts the FUN back into PHONICS!All illustrations used are by Creative Commons – Open Clipart.

By crigdon

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns

This book is an exquisite visual experience as students learn about the Muslim culture through colors. Students will use reading comprehension strategies, build vocabulary, and begin to understand the beautiful world that surrounds the Muslim culture.

By marcyprager

So You Want to Be President?Lesson Plans & Activities Package, Third Grade (CCSS)

So You Want to Be President?Lesson Plans & Activities Package, Third Grade (CCSS)

This set of lesson plans, resources, and activities is for use with “So You Want to Be President?” by Judith St, George. It can be used for whole group, small group, and independent instruction – which makes these resources a smart choice for literacy centers or Reader’s Workshop. Here's What You'll Get and Why:My goal was to make it easy to teach readers how to think about “So You Want to Be President?” using a variety of comprehension strategies. That's why I've included page by page lesson plans, guided practice worksheets, and text specific reader's notebook prompts for the following strategies:- Identifying the Author's Purpose- Visualizing- Determining Importance- Understanding Text Structure- SynthesizingI also created an Extension Activity for early finishers.Next, I find that vocabulary instruction works best when it's done within the context of books that students are already reading. That's why I've included the following vocabulary resources:- Vocabulary Word List- Flash Cards (match words to pictures and match words to definitions)- Interactive Vocabulary Notebook Cards- Vocabulary Word Games Printable- Personal Vocabulary Word BookmarkThis set of resources also includes the following:- Running Record Assessment- Answer Keys - Common Core State Standard Alignment- BONUS: Surprise Sample ResourceI hope that you will enjoy using my resources along with your copy or copies of “So You Want to Be President?” by Judith St, George. If you have any questions about the resources included in this set please email me at AmyMackenzie@BookPagez.com. It will be my pleasure to reply and help you in any way I can.

By BookPagez

Skellig

Skellig

Bundle of lessons that cover the whole book. Lesson plans and activities are all included.

By HulaLula17

SLT Document Pack

SLT Document Pack

A document pack suitable for new members of SLT and more experienced practitioners. Includes:- Class teacher, middle leader and SLT performance management examples and reviews. - Book and resource scrutiny sheets- Outstanding planning planning checklists. - Data analysis and tracking sheets for whole school and specific year group. - Outstanding guided reading guidance.- Action plans for middle leaders and class teachers.- Middle leader training. - SLT monitoring and focus form.- Year group development planning.

By Chw1881

The Giggler Treatment

The Giggler Treatment

A booklet containing 7 comprehension exercises and 7 grammar/punctuation exercises based on the book by Roddy Doyle.

By fgbarrie

Miss Hickory Novel Unit with Literary and Grammar Activities

Miss Hickory Novel Unit with Literary and Grammar Activities

This unit contains thought questions, grammar activities, and literary activities for the book.Types of Activities in this Unit:Student Hand-out on Literary Terms and Elements of a StoryPre-reading ActivitySetting Point of ViewMain Idea and DetailsThought QuestionsActivities about CharactersComparison and ContrastParts of Speech:NounsAdjectives VerbsPersonal Pronouns Subjects and PredicatesMoodMain IdeaAntagonist and ProtagonistWrite a SummaryQuiz Creating Activity:Test Creating Activity:Post Reading Activities

By perkiteacher

Matilda-- Novel Unit with Literary and Grammar Activities

Matilda-- Novel Unit with Literary and Grammar Activities

This unit contains thought questions, grammar activities, and literary activities for the book.Types of Activities in this Unit:Student Hand-out on Literary Terms and Elements of a StoryPre-reading ActivitySetting Point of ViewMain Idea and DetailsThought QuestionsActivities about CharactersComparison and ContrastParts of Speech:NounsAdjectives VerbsPersonal Pronouns Subjects and PredicatesMoodMain IdeaAntagonist and ProtagonistWrite a SummaryQuiz Creating Activity:Test Creating Activity:Post Reading Activities

By perkiteacher

Morgan's Zoo Novel Unit With Literary and Grammar Activities

Morgan's Zoo Novel Unit With Literary and Grammar Activities

This unit contains thought questions, grammar activities, and literary activities for the book.Types of Activities in this Unit:Student Hand-out on Literary Terms and Elements of a StoryPre-reading ActivitySetting Point of ViewMain Idea and DetailsThought QuestionsActivities about CharactersComparison and ContrastParts of Speech:NounsAdjectives VerbsPersonal Pronouns Subjects and PredicatesMoodMain IdeaAntagonist and ProtagonistWrite a SummaryQuiz Creating Activity:Test Creating Activity:Post Reading Activities

By perkiteacher

Mister and Me Novel Unit with Literary and Grammar Activities

Mister and Me Novel Unit with Literary and Grammar Activities

This unit contains thought questions, grammar activities, and literary activities for the book.Types of Activities in this Unit:Student Hand-out on Literary Terms and Elements of a StoryPre-reading ActivitySetting Point of ViewMain Idea and DetailsThought QuestionsActivities about CharactersComparison and ContrastParts of Speech:NounsAdjectives VerbsPersonal Pronouns Subjects and PredicatesMoodMain IdeaAntagonist and ProtagonistWrite a SummaryQuiz Creating Activity:Test Creating Activity:Post Reading Activities

By perkiteacher

Muggie Maggie Novel Unit with Literary and Grammar Activities

Muggie Maggie Novel Unit with Literary and Grammar Activities

This unit contains thought questions, grammar activities, and literary activities for the book.Types of Activities in this Unit:Student Hand-out on Literary Terms and Elements of a StoryPre-reading ActivitySetting Point of ViewMain Idea and DetailsThought QuestionsActivities about CharactersComparison and ContrastParts of Speech:NounsAdjectives VerbsPersonal Pronouns Subjects and PredicatesMoodMain IdeaAntagonist and ProtagonistWrite a SummaryQuiz Creating Activity:Test Creating Activity:Post Reading Activities

By perkiteacher

Mitch and Amy Novel Unit with Literary and Grammar Activities

Mitch and Amy Novel Unit with Literary and Grammar Activities

This unit contains thought questions, grammar activities, and literary activities for the book.Types of Activities in this Unit:Student Hand-out on Literary Terms and Elements of a StoryPre-reading ActivitySetting Point of ViewMain Idea and DetailsThought QuestionsActivities about CharactersComparison and ContrastParts of Speech:NounsAdjectives VerbsPersonal Pronouns Subjects and PredicatesMoodMain IdeaAntagonist and ProtagonistWrite a SummaryQuiz Creating Activity:Test Creating Activity:Post Reading Activities

By perkiteacher

Mick Harte was Here Novel Unit With Literary and Grammar Activities

Mick Harte was Here Novel Unit With Literary and Grammar Activities

This unit contains thought questions, grammar activities, and literary activities for the book.Types of Activities in this Unit:Student Hand-out on Literary Terms and Elements of a StoryPre-reading ActivitySetting Point of ViewMain Idea and DetailsThought QuestionsActivities about CharactersComparison and ContrastParts of Speech:NounsAdjectives VerbsPersonal Pronouns Subjects and PredicatesMoodMain IdeaAntagonist and ProtagonistWrite a SummaryQuiz Creating Activity:Test Creating Activity:Post Reading Activities

By perkiteacher

My Best Frenemy Novel Unit with Literary and Grammar Activities

My Best Frenemy Novel Unit with Literary and Grammar Activities

This unit contains thought questions, grammar activities, and literary activities for the book.Types of Activities in this Unit:Student Hand-out on Literary Terms and Elements of a StoryPre-reading ActivitySetting Point of ViewMain Idea and DetailsThought QuestionsActivities about CharactersComparison and ContrastParts of Speech:NounsAdjectives VerbsPersonal Pronouns Subjects and PredicatesMoodMain IdeaAntagonist and ProtagonistWrite a SummaryQuiz Creating Activity:Test Creating Activity:Post Reading Activities

By perkiteacher

Under the Ramadan Moon

Under the Ramadan Moon

Now, more than ever, students need to learn about the various cultures of the world in order to promote a peaceful future, filled with knowledge and understanding. Under the Ramadan Moon helps students understand the month long observance of Ramadan by their fellow classmates. While promoting a global awareness, students will also learn about verbs and repetitive lines in poems, in addition to answering comprehension questions. As a culmination, students will write their own poem to portray the month long Muslim observance of Ramadan by a modern family.

By marcyprager

Comprehension questions and answers

Comprehension questions and answers

3 x comprehension questions for books: -The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe-Frederick Douglas (Collins Big Cat)-Surgery through time (Collins Big Cat)Include answers and test a range of comprehension skills. Created for Year 6 but could be used in upper KS2

By Harvey88

Horror Double Pack 3 - Creative Writing

Horror Double Pack 3 - Creative Writing

Horror Double Pack 3 - Creative WritingA fun and engaging mini-bundle, containing:Bundle includes:* The Spooky Ghost Diaries* The Ultimate ApocalypseAlso included free is the Big Fat Quiz of 2016!For more information on each lesson, click on the links below.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

A Complete IB PYP Unit of Inquiry Government Structures, Civics and Citizens

A Complete IB PYP Unit of Inquiry Government Structures, Civics and Citizens

Welcome to the World of Civics.This is a 4-6 week transdisciplinary unit study with the theme of How We Organise Ourselves. Using the idea of what it means to be a citizen in the world, we inquire into the central idea and how leaders have governed world citizens over time. The summative assessment has an emphasis on action through raising awareness of issues and how, we, as a group united with common goals and just means, can educate others in order to create change. The lessons are suggestions as to how you could use the materials and resources created. Everything is aligned with the IB PYP phases 3 & 4 and the CCSS standards for 5th grade. Central idea: Interconnectedness of human structures can impact society’s perspective and promote or deny social justice and equal opportunities. Lines of inquiry: Different forms of governing systemsHuman rights and social justiceResponsibilities of governments and leaders. Lessons include: Reading skills and strategies: close reading, annotating, inferring, predicting, cause and effect.Personal narrative writingBiography writingResearch skillsCollaborative group workCommunication skillsMath: critical thinking and problem solving, data analysis, geometryIf you enjoy inquiry based learning, you may also be interested in my other complete units of inquiry in my store. Many other IB PYP ideas and resources can be found on my blog too.Enjoy! Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com

By susanpowers09

Valentine's Day Cause and Effect Reading Comprehension Game

Valentine's Day Cause and Effect Reading Comprehension Game

It's almost Valentine's Day again. This game is designed to reinforce reading comprehension with the skill of cause and effect. There are 3 fun comprehension activities within this printable packet. 24 cause and effect cards to sort and match20 create your own cause cards to the stated effectsworksheets to make thinking visiblePerfect for 3rd grade up to 5th grade, KS2 and IB PYP Phase 3 and 4. Enjoy! Susan

By susanpowers09

Cartoon Style Graphic Organisers for Reading Comprehension Skills

Cartoon Style Graphic Organisers for Reading Comprehension Skills

An easy to print and go packet of graphic organiser to suit all reading comprehension skills. These can be used with any text. Aligned with the CCSS ELA and IB PYP Phase 3 and 4. MetacognitionCause and EffectProtagonist and AntagonistCharacter TraitsVisualisingInferringSummarisingEnjoy! Susan www.pypteachingtools.com

By susanpowers09

Reading Comprehension - Eugene Gene Cernan: The Last Man on the Moon

Reading Comprehension - Eugene Gene Cernan: The Last Man on the Moon

January 2017Everyone knows that Neil Armstrong was the first man on the Moon, but few people know the name of the last.In January 2017, Eugene Cernan passed away. He was the last man to set foot on the surface of the Moon in the final Apollo mission, 1972.In this comprehension, your students will learn about the life and of this US hero. They will answer questions on a timeline; look through facts, stats and records from his remarkable career; and read tributes paid to him.Students will use inference and deduction skills as well as fact retrieval. They will be given a chance to choose key facts about his life and justify why they are so important. They will also make a judgment on whether humans will ever walk on the Moon again, based on what they have read.Questions and answers are provided, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required.As with all of my reading exercises, I try to write content that is interesting and engaging - stories that may not be on the curriculum, but are important for children to know. I hope you enjoy this activity on the life of a remarkable astronaut and United States hero.

By Richardtownend1978

Charlotte's Web Reading Comprehension

Charlotte's Web Reading Comprehension

This reading comprehension pack contains:- Opening extract from Charlotte's Web by E.B White (with kind permission of Love Reading 4 Kids)- Differentiated comprehension questions to match the text provided - LA/ MA and HA- Ticks at the bottom of the page identify which ability group the questions are suitable for.- Text can be used for Guided Reading and questions used as a follow up activity.

By stephcaswell81

A complete half term's guided reading pack - Fantasy books

A complete half term's guided reading pack - Fantasy books

A set of books for KS2 children studying the fantasy genre. Ideal for understanding the fantasy genre, magpie-ing ideas for their own writing as well as introducing some of the greatest children's fantasy authors of the 20th century. A sudden puff of glittery smoke / The Iron Man - LAThe Worst Witch - LA / MAThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - MAHarry Potter - HA / MAThe Hobbit - HA

By MikeRichards

Rudyard Kipling - Just So Stories - 5 sessions of Guided Reading / Whole class activities

Rudyard Kipling - Just So Stories - 5 sessions of Guided Reading / Whole class activities

A series of questions, answers and reading journal activity based around all areas of reading. NB this resource includes each story in Word Format. Great alternative to SATs tests or written comprehensionsLOsTo be able to explain the moral of a story.To understand how a writer teaches that actions have consequencesTo decode, by context, archaic and nonsense language. To discuss creation mythsTo use context and verbal clues to decode a text.

By MikeRichards

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

Word Finder

Word Finder

A simple sheet to support the development of vocabulary. Children use the template to write down unknown words, then use dictionaries to find meaning. Works well if kept as named sheets and as a support when writing.

By BURD201

Word Warriors

Word Warriors

An activity to support vocabulary development. Children complete a range of word based tasks to support the understanding of a given word. Supports the development of learning new words, as well as reinforcing spelling.

By BURD201

 Writing Play Scripts Lesson  – The Boy in the Dress

Writing Play Scripts Lesson – The Boy in the Dress

Writing Play Scripts Lesson – The Boy in the Dress Complete Lesson on Writing Play Scripts - Related to The Boy in the Dress by David WalliamsThis download includes a complete, play script writing lesson on the second chapter of the book The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams. The lesson focuses on how to write a play script using the narrative chapter as a base. Children will read and discuss the chapter. There is a detailed PowerPoint to ensure children’s understanding of the elements of play scripts. The class will write a script together and then the children can plan and write their own using the writing frame and success criteria included to allow for confidence when writing independently. There is also a short chapter summary sheet for children to complete to reflect on the chapter read. You will need a copy of the book The Boy in the Dress; everything else needed is included in this download. This download includes:- Full and detailed lesson plan- Complete lesson PowerPoint - Writing prompt sheet- Success criteria- Chapter review sheets- Example anchor chartThis is the second chapter in my Boy in the Dress series of lessons, the first is hereThanks for looking. Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here*****************************************************************************My other English products: Complete Instruction Writing Unit Complete Persuasive Writing Unit Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit *****************************************************************************

By Charleei