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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

Spring  and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter PoemsPowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse.Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform. Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition . In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication.I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively.Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems.Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com

By Alice K

Ellipses, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks!

Ellipses, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks!

This interesting and engaging lesson enables students to understand what ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks indicate, and determine where they should be used. They also learn to understand the effect of these punctuation forms in writing, and develop the skills to use these punctuation forms accurately in my own writing.Over the course of their learning journey, students:- Define and exemplify what ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks are;- Identify where these punctuation marks should be placed in writing;- Correctly place ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks into unpunctuated sentences;- Analyse the effect of these punctuation marks upon sentences and wider texts; - Use ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks accurately and with subtlety in their own writing;- Peer and self assess each other's writing attempts.The resources include:-Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint;-Placing Punctuation worksheet (and teacher answer sheet);-A model example of an ellipsis, question mark, and exclamation mark-filled piece of writing for analysis;-Helpful and comprehensive step-by-step lesson plan.All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final page of the slide.

By TandLGuru

Punctuation Lesson Bundle!

Punctuation Lesson Bundle!

These engaging and detailed resources have been designed to make the learning of tricky punctuation concepts (which are particularly prominent in the most recent curriculum) easily accessible, engaging and interesting for all children. Throughout each lesson, students learn to improve their skill at using appropriate, concise, and precise spelling, punctuation, and grammar, and practice employing them within their own writing compositions. Each lesson contains a comprehensive whole lesson PowerPoint, all the resources that you will need, and a lesson plan. Included are lessons on:- Awesome Apostrophes and Incredible Inverted Commas;- Ellipses, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks;- Using Colons and Semi-Colons.The pack also includes a literacy writing mat to help students build their extended writing skills.Individually these resources are worth 7 pounds, meaning that you can make a saving of 57% by purchasing the bundle!All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint/ the bottom of worksheets.

By TandLGuru

Year 6 Reading Revision

Year 6 Reading Revision

This is two short comprehension activities focused on the skills of explaining word meaning in context and retrieving and recording information. It includes a short extract and questions in a SATs style for each skill. This is a great revision activity for Year 6.

By aliworgan

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - How to prepare a picnic

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - How to prepare a picnic

This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2, perfect for using in the summer term. There are three differentiated sets of instructions on how to prepare a picnic, with differentiated questions.It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. There are a range of 'what, ' 'where' and 'why' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

By blossomingminds

Year 6 Reading Revision

Year 6 Reading Revision

This is two short comprehension activities focused on the skills of inference and summarising . It includes a short extract or link and questions in a SATs style for each skill. This is a great revision activity for Year 6.

By aliworgan

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - How to grow a sunflower

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - How to grow a sunflower

This resource is a comprehension activity for year 2, perfect for using in the summer term. There are three differentiated sets of instructions on how to grow a sunflower, with differentiated questions.It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. There are a range of 'what, ' 'where' and 'why' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

By blossomingminds

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - How to go pond dipping

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - How to go pond dipping

This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2, perfect for using in the summer term. There are three differentiated sets of instructions on how to go pond dipping, with differentiated questions.It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. There are a range of 'what, ' 'how' and 'why' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

By blossomingminds

Joseph Dreamcoat Comprehension

Joseph Dreamcoat Comprehension

Two pieces taken from the Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat education pack, also available on TES, and a set of comprehension questions. Aimed at upks2

By slayer2k5

The Boy in the Dress First 10 Lessons Bundle

The Boy in the Dress First 10 Lessons Bundle

The Boy in the Dress First 10 Lessons BundleThis download includes the first 10 chapter lessons on the book The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams.All the individual lessons are available separately in my shop here.Thanks 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 TheGingerTeacher

Year 2 comprehension - How to build a sancastle (seaside)

Year 2 comprehension - How to build a sancastle (seaside)

This resource is a comprehension activity for year 2, perfect for using in the summer term. There are three differentiated sets of instructions on how to build a sandcastle, with differentiated questions.It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. There are a range of 'what, ' 'where' and 'why' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. Enjoy!

By blossomingminds

The Boy in the Dress Lesson Bundle

The Boy in the Dress Lesson Bundle

The Boy in the Dress Lesson BundleThis download includes all 22 chapter lessons on the book The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams.All the individual lessons are available separately in my store here.Thanks 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 TheGingerTeacher

Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

Talk for writing story map, I created mine to use with Reception. The children also take them home to share with their parents and carers

By flexyfish

Year 2 non-fiction summer comprehension

Year 2 non-fiction summer comprehension

A collection of 5 non-fiction comprehension activities for year 2. They all focus on the theme of summer and help children to practise their comprehension of instructions. Each booklet comes in 3 differentiated levels. They are all based on the reading SATs paper, containing a similar style of questions. They are also laid out in the same way as a SATs booklet to provide the children with greater experience.The 5 topics explored in the comprehensions are:How to build a sandcastlePond dippingHow to grow a sunflowerHow to prepare a picnicMaking lemonadePDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.Buy them each for £2 or all 3 for £2.99 in this bundle!

By blossomingminds

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - Making lemonade

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - Making lemonade

This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2, perfect for using in the summer term. There are three differentiated sets of instructions on how to make lemonade, with differentiated questions.It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. There are a range of 'what, ' 'how' and 'why' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

By blossomingminds

Writing  Marking Stickers - Bundle with Widgit Symbols

Writing Marking Stickers - Bundle with Widgit Symbols

Over 70 sets of marking stickers.Provide consistent, easy to understand marking in a fraction of the time. The use of key symbols allows all pupils to understand and engage with comments made, related to objectives. Ideal for class and whole school use. Perfect for supply teachers coming to unknown pupils.Sticker Sheets Levels---------------------There are 3 levels to indicate progress. The stickers also include stars to represent achievement : * Keep trying (working towards) no stars * Good (working at) 1 star * Excellent (achieved) 3 stars How to use----------The stickers are sized for Avery Labels L7161The stickers sheets are organised by topic area for quick and easy access.Find a sticker to match the learning objective or a pupil's personal target, then place at the end of their work to quickly and easily share your assessment. Edit the blank template stickers in InPrint 3 to achieve even more

By Widgit_Software

Sentences & Structure - Marking Stickers with Widgit Symbols

Sentences & Structure - Marking Stickers with Widgit Symbols

Provide consistent, easy to understand marking in a fraction of the time. The use of key symbols allows all pupils to understand and engage with comments made, related to objectives. Ideal for class and whole school use. Perfect for supply teachers coming to unknown pupils.Sticker Sheets Levels---------------------There are 3 levels to indicate progress. The stickers also include stars to represent achievement : * Keep trying (working towards) no stars * Good (working at) 1 star * Excellent (achieved) 3 stars How to use----------The stickers are sized for Avery Labels L7161The stickers sheets are organised by topic area for quick and easy access.Find a sticker to match the learning objective or a pupil's personal target, then place at the end of their work to quickly and easily share your assessment. Edit the blank template stickers in InPrint 3 to achieve even more personalised results and share with colleagues. Contents---------This pack contains Stickers for: - Beginning and end - Clear ending - Clear start - Complex sentences - Compound sentences - Different sentence starters - Events in order - Group ideas - Ideas and information - Ideas in order - Link paragraphs - Link sentences - Make sense - Organise and link ideas - Paragraphs - Simple compound sentences - Simple connectives - Simple sentences - Vary sentences - Write phrases

By Widgit_Software

Spelling & Vocabulary - Marking Stickers with Widgit Symbols

Spelling & Vocabulary - Marking Stickers with Widgit Symbols

Provide consistent, easy to understand marking in a fraction of the time. The use of key symbols allows all pupils to understand and engage with comments made, related to objectives. Ideal for class and whole school use. Perfect for supply teachers coming to unknown pupils.Sticker Sheets Levels---------------------There are 3 levels to indicate progress. The stickers also include stars to represent achievement : * Keep trying (working towards) no stars * Good (working at) 1 star * Excellent (achieved) 3 stars How to use----------The stickers are sized for Avery Labels L7161The stickers sheets are organised by topic area for quick and easy access.Find a sticker to match the learning objective or a pupil's personal target, then place at the end of their work to quickly and easily share your assessment. Edit the blank template stickers in InPrint 3 to achieve even more personalised results and share with colleagues. Contents---------This pack contains Stickers for: - Choose words for meaning - Choose words for purpose - Describing words - Interesting words - Spell HF words - Spell long words - Spell short words - Topic words - Use and then - Use and - Use he she it - Use sounds to spell - Words to impact - Write simple words

By Widgit_Software

Using Colons and Semi-Colons!

Using Colons and Semi-Colons!

This interesting and engaging lesson enables students to know what colons and semi-colons are and when they should be used, to understand the effect of colons and semi-colons in the writing of others, and to use subtle and appropriate colons and semi-colons in their own writing. Over the course of their learning journey, students:- Define and exemplify what colons and semi-colons are;- Identify where colons and semi-colons should be placed in writing;- Place colons and semi-colons into unpunctuated sentences correctly;- Analyse the effect of colons and semi-colons upon sentences and wider texts; - Use colons and semi-colons accurately and with subtlety in their own writing;- Peer and self assess each other's writing attempts.The resources include:-Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint;-Placing Colons and Semi-colons' worksheet (and teacher answer sheet);-A model example of a colon and semi-colon filled piece of writing for analysis;-Helpful and comprehensive step-by-step lesson plan.All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final page of the slide.

By TandLGuru

Wallace Hartley Comprehension Activity

Wallace Hartley Comprehension Activity

A comprehension practice activity using Wallace Hartley, the bandmaster of the RMS Titanic, as the topic. The information links to the questions and requires the students not only to read carefully, but to read between the lines and pick out alternative information.* The source of the information is indicated on the information sheet*

By Sazo123

Prepositions

Prepositions

A great little Powerpoint to help you teach the use of Prepositions with a some built in activities.

By ChrisWat

Kenning: What is a Kenning?

Kenning: What is a Kenning?

Kenning: What is a Kenning?Define what a kenning isSay something about the history of kenningsWork out what some kennings refer to

By ChrisWat

Phonics phase 5 booklet - Beauty and the Beast theme

Phonics phase 5 booklet - Beauty and the Beast theme

This resource is a phonics booklet aimed at year 1 as preparation for phonics screening. There are 10 pages of activities perfect for children to work on independently during phonics lessons, as a start of day activity or as a filler. Alternatively, send home for parents to work on with children as a homework task.The theme of this booklet is Beauty and the Beast.Just print and staple!PDF file format.

By blossomingminds

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Talk for writing story map in the style of Pie Corbett.Hand drawn resource for display in classroom (mine is Reception) also useful to send home to parents to encourage the children to read at home and share stories with their parents/other adults.

By flexyfish