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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

High Frequency Words Battleship game

High Frequency Words Battleship game

This resource is designed in a way to make learning High Frequency words more fun for the students. This worksheet focuses mainly on word recognition and reading and target students of year 1 and year 2, but it can also be used for students with learning difficulties especially in literacy. This game sheet can take from minutes to minutes depending on the ability of the students. It can be also used in a small group with lower ability students with an adult leading the rest of them.

By madhi6853

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3 Character Maps - Jekyll and Hyde, An Inspector Calls and Romeo and Juliet

3 Character Maps - Jekyll and Hyde, An Inspector Calls and Romeo and Juliet

Get 3 great Character maps.An Inspector calls, Jekyll and Hyde and Romeo and Juliet. All designed to help students gain the key information and also look great as a revision resource. Maps include Killer Quotes and Key information left for students to fill in. All my resources and Art work is vector art drawn and designed by myself. For more products please see @captionteseducation.To get in touch please see my weblink. I would be happy to design anything you may require.All artwork Copy Right WTB 2017

By captionteseducation

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Jekyll and Hyde - Character Map

Jekyll and Hyde - Character Map

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Character Map.This resource is a great way to get students to gather the key information of the characters from the story. I have made this map to be printed up to any size and can be used time and time again as a helpful resource. For more creative ideas see my shop: @captionteseducationAlternatively contact me via my weblink if you have anything you would like me to make.All images are original vector images drawn by myself. ©2017 WTB

By captionteseducation

Key Stage 2 Poetry - Mother's Day

Key Stage 2 Poetry - Mother's Day

Limited time offer – enter code MEGA-MARCH at tes.com/redeem for £3 credit to spend on teaching resources. Don’t miss out, code valid from 2 – 4 March! This resource is a 3 day poetry unit based around the theme of Mother's Day. It is perfect for using with LKS2. The resource includes the curriculum objectives for year 3/4, detailed lesson plans for 3 days and all the resources needed, including poem, comprehension and writing templates. The first day is based on a poem by Allan Ahlberg. The children complete a comprehension activity and perform the poem. The next two lessons allow children to gather ideas before writing their own poem about their mum, based on Allan Ahlberg's. Every lesson gives details about how to differentiate for different ability levels.This is a really fun unit to teach. I hope you enjoy it too!

By blossomingminds

Key Stage 2 comprehension - Mother's Day Poem

Key Stage 2 comprehension - Mother's Day Poem

Limited time offer – enter code MEGA-MARCH at tes.com/redeem for £3 credit to spend on teaching resources. Don’t miss out, code valid from 2 – 4 March! This resource is a poetry comprehension activity for year 3 or 4. It is based on a combination of the KS1 and KS2 SATs reading papers and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of 'what,' 'why' 'how' and 'who' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is three pages containing the poem and the questions. This comprehension is based on a poem about mothers by Allan Ahlberg.Please note, this comprehension is also available for £2.59 with a 3 day poetry plan. Do not buy if you have bought the poetry unit of work.Poem copyright of Allan Ahlberg. All other material original.

By blossomingminds

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Poetry Bundle

Poetry Bundle

This bundle includes a lesson on Poetic Devices, a full Poetry Unit covering different types and styles of poetry and then 11 separate lessons in which poems are analysed and accompanied with questions to challenge students.Enjoyable, engaging and poems suitable for KS3, KS4 and KS5! (Choose your poems for study according to your class)A massive 63% off!

By rosecoates

Daffodils Cloze Procedure and Wordsearch

Daffodils Cloze Procedure and Wordsearch

Daffodils Cloze Procedure and Wordsearch: 3 differentiated activity sheets including an extract from William Wordsworth's famous Daffodils poem. A fabulous Easter-themed English activity.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

KS1 Mother's Day Poetry - 3 days

KS1 Mother's Day Poetry - 3 days

This resource is a 3 day poetry unit based around the theme of Mother's Day. It is perfect for using with KS1. The resource includes the curriculum objectives for both year 1 and 2, detailed lesson plans for 3 days and all the resources needed, including poem and writing templates. The first day is based on a poem by Allan Ahlberg. The children have the opportunity to learn the poem by heart and perform it. The next two lessons then allow children to gather ideas before writing their own poem about their mum, based on Allan Ahlberg's. Every lesson gives details about how to differentiate for different ability levels.This is a really fun unit to teach. I hope you enjoy it too!

By blossomingminds

Lord of the Flies: Simon and Roger

Lord of the Flies: Simon and Roger

This interesting and highly-stimulating enables students to gain a clear understanding of how the characters of Simon and Roger are introduced and developed in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Students learn to compare and contrast the two characters, with particular reference to their respective propensities for kindness and savagery.The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to:- Use illustrations to explain what they already know about each of the characters;- Understand how each of the characters are introduced, and demonstrate an awareness of the role that they play on the island;- Read and understand Chapters Eight, Nine, and Ten of the play, with a particular focus upon how the the characters of Simon and Roger can be compared, and how they develop over time;- Analyse key quotations about/by each of the characters,interpreting what this shows the readers about their characters;- Complete a comparison between the two characters, in response to an essay-style question;-Peer assess each other's learning attempts.This resource pack includes:- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;- Detailed worksheets, with answer sheets where necessary;- Links to the extracts of the text needed for the lesson (Chapters Eight, Nine and Ten in this case);- Original images for students to complete their annotations;- A logically scaffolded essay template;- A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson.All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.

By TandLGuru

Year 6 SATs comprehension - Palm Sunday

Year 6 SATs comprehension - Palm Sunday

This resource is a comprehension activity based on the year 6 reading comprehension SATs paper.The theme for the comprehension is the story of Palm Sunday, which I have rewritten to resemble the style of the reading paper. There is a reading booklet and an accompanying question booklet, which contains a range of questions based on last year's paper.I have included 3 differentiated levels. The HA level is similar to the SATs paper, whilst the MA and LA use slightly simplified wording in the reading and question booklet.

By blossomingminds

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February Reading Comprehensions for KS1

February Reading Comprehensions for KS1

Grab this February Reading Comprehension pack today! Resource TitleFebruary Reading ComprehensionsAge/Year GroupKey Stage 1Total Pages in download❤ 24File TypePDFResource Content❂ 20 Reading Comprehensions❂ Cross Curricular Comprehensions, Fiction and Non Fiction.❂ 20 NO PREP PrintablesCheck the preview!Reviews and feedback are appreciated, I value all but as we tell our students, try to be constructive! @ pollypuddleduck@gmail.comPrinting Tip: This educational resource has been designed for printing on A4 size paper. If you are printing on a different size, select ‘shrink’ or ‘print to fit page’ (or similar option) in order for the contents to fit correctly. TOUPurchase of this resource entitles YOU, the buyer, the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use ONLY. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from Polly Puddleduck. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under the copyright of Polly Puddleduck even when edited. Posting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Polly Puddleduck ©2017

By PollyPuddleduck

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March Writing Pack for Emergent Readers and Writers for EYFS/KS1

March Writing Pack for Emergent Readers and Writers for EYFS/KS1

March Writing Pack Age/Year GroupEarly Years and Key Stage 1Total Pages in download❤ 38File TypePDFResource ContentThis writing activity pack is for the month of March (other packs can be found in my shop!) and is perfect for emerging readers and writers.Ideal for English Creative Writing Lessons and/or for Early Finishers. Included are over 30 printables - no prep required, just print, staple and go! Perfect for late EYFS/ KS1 but may help weaker lower KS2 students. ❂ Includes one page for EVERY single day in March including weekends (if you need to send homework - these are perfect!)❂ One topic word mat (these are great and should be laminated)❂ One picture word mat (should also be laminated for long-term durability) You can use this pack year after year EVERY March!Check the preview!Reviews and feedback are appreciated, I value all but as we tell our students, try to be constructive! @ pollypuddleduck@gmail.comPrinting Tip: This educational resource has been designed for printing on A4 size paper. If you are printing on a different size, select ‘shrink’ or ‘print to fit page’ (or similar option) in order for the contents to fit correctly. TOUPurchase of this resource entitles YOU, the buyer, the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use ONLY. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from Polly Puddleduck. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under the copyright of Polly Puddleduck even when edited. Posting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Polly Puddleduck ©2017

By PollyPuddleduck

Recipe Riddles – Make Your Own Planets

Recipe Riddles – Make Your Own Planets

Making bullet points, colons, semi colons, fractions, decimals, decimal fractions and percentages FUN! And all by exploring the Solar System!This resource is aimed at children in Year 5, 6 and 7.Through a number of “recipe riddles”, the children will:• learn how sophisticated punctuation is used in lists;• go on to practise their punctuation of bulleted lists;• develop their knowledge and understanding of fractions, percentages and decimal fractions;• discover more about the planets of our solar system and their moons;• use all they have learnt to write “recipe riddles” of their own.So… what planet can you make out of three-quarters of a plum and one-third of a tomato?We would love to know what you think of our resources, so why not leave us a review?All the money raised from the sale of our resources is donated to a local northwest charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.

By Goodeyedeers

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Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) Starters

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) Starters

Each slide in this PowerPoint focuses on a different grammatical element. There is a section explaining the rules of the grammatical element to the student and another section with a task that allows the student to practise the usage. These slides can be slotted in to any PowerPoint as a starter task, used as an extension task, used as targeted feedback when marking or as extra revision for students. The aim being to improve students' AO2, AO5 and AO6 skills.Elements covered:AdjectivesAdverbialsApostrophesClausesColonsCommasComplex SentencesCompound SentencesCoordinating ConjunctionsDiscourse MarkersModal VerbsNounsParenthesisPast TensePerfect TensePrepositionsPresent TensePronounsRelative ClausesSemi ColonsSentence StartersSimple SentencesSpeech MarksSubject Verb ObjectSubordinate ClausesSubordinating ConjunctionsVerbsPlease also take a look at my other resources.Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

By Apate24

FAKE NEWS UNIT: Teach students to analyse news and get the facts

FAKE NEWS UNIT: Teach students to analyse news and get the facts

Teaching students to navigate the news with an analytical mind is an essential skill for students in 2017. This resource is an all in one solution including lesson plans and associated activities. Absolutely no prep required!!!This completely editable PowerPoint bundle is aimed at students in years 5 - 10 (ages 10 - 16) and walks you through a structured process of identifying fake news from the perspective of traditional media, social media, different audience groups and fake news producers.This kit includes.- A completely editable PowerPoint Presentation enough to fill an engaging lesson with a mix of activities.- 3 independent one hour follow up activities designed to reinforce and further explore the production, impact and implications of fake news.- A collection of external fake news resources to further expand your understanding of fake news.

By Innovativeteachingideas

Exposure / Remains / The Prelude - AQA Poetry - Power and Conflict

Exposure / Remains / The Prelude - AQA Poetry - Power and Conflict

Assessment Objectives linked to the New AQA English Literature Specification.Each presentation will last 2/3 lessons and includes:Visually engaging slidesStartersExtension tasksThink, Pair and Share OpportunitiesContextual InformationA reading of the poemStanza by Stanza analysisUnfamiliar Vocabulary - Imagery GridExploration of form, structure, language, effect and contrasting ideas within the poemQuestions for understandingLonger Essay QuestionRelevant and engaging plenary to consolidate the students' learningA must have for anyone looking to teach the AQA Power and Conflict Cluster.

By russellhealy

Limericks in the World of Poetry

Limericks in the World of Poetry

Description of National Limerick Day (May 12th of every year) including information about history, how to write a Limerick, rhyme scheme and various examples of Limericks for students to review and compare.

By Nanoussa

English Language Day

English Language Day

The English Language Day (April 23rd every year) resource provides an opportunity to engage students in several short and fun English activities. Can obviously be used for English class, but also for form time or SMSC.

By Nanoussa

AQA Poetry - Remains/Bayonet Charge/ War Photographer

AQA Poetry - Remains/Bayonet Charge/ War Photographer

Assessment Objectives linked to the New AQA English Literature Specification.Each presentation will last 2/3 lessons and includes:Visually engaging slidesStartersExtension tasksThink, Pair and Share OpportunitiesContextual InformationA reading of the poemStanza by Stanza analysisUnfamiliar Vocabulary - Imagery GridExploration of form, structure, language, effect and contrasting ideas within the poemQuestions for understandingLonger Essay QuestionRelevant and engaging plenary to consolidate the students' learningA must have for anyone looking to teach the AQA Power and Conflict Cluster.

By russellhealy

AQA Poetry - Tissue/ The Emigree/ Checking Out Me History - Power and Conflict

AQA Poetry - Tissue/ The Emigree/ Checking Out Me History - Power and Conflict

Assessment Objectives linked to the New AQA English Literature Specification.Each presentation will last 2/3 lessons and includes:Visually engaging slidesStartersExtension tasksThink, Pair and Share OpportunitiesContextual InformationA reading of the poemStanza by Stanza analysisUnfamiliar Vocabulary - Imagery GridExploration of form, structure, language, effect and contrasting ideas within the poemQuestions for understandingLonger Essay QuestionRelevant and engaging plenary to consolidate the students' learning

By russellhealy

AQA Poetry - Porphyria's Lover/ Singh Song!/ Winter Swans - Love and Relationships

AQA Poetry - Porphyria's Lover/ Singh Song!/ Winter Swans - Love and Relationships

Assessment Objectives linked to the New AQA English Literature Specification.Each presentation will last 2/3 lessons and includes:Visually engaging slidesStartersExtension tasksThink, Pair and Share OpportunitiesContextual InformationA reading of the poemStanza by Stanza analysisUnfamiliar Vocabulary - Imagery GridExploration of form, structure, language, effect and contrasting ideas within the poemQuestions for understandingLonger Essay QuestionRelevant and engaging plenary to consolidate the students' learningA must have for anyone looking to teach these poems.

By russellhealy