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Gorilla Escape – Non-Fiction Newspaper Writing Lesson

Gorilla Escape – Non-Fiction Newspaper Writing Lesson

Gorilla Escape– Non-Fiction Newspaper Writing Lesson A complete non-fiction, newspaper writing lesson based on a gorilla escape at London Zoo. Two newspaper templates included. One is a blank template and the other is a differentiated template for lower ability students. A fun and engaging lesson! For more of my resources and lessons see here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish (Credits: Youtube, The Guardian, newscrusher, cooltext.com, wallpapersafari.)
EngageinEnglish
ECO year 2 reading comprehension - winter activities

ECO year 2 reading comprehension - winter activities

This resource is a black and white non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of 'how,' 'what,' 'when' and 'who' 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. This comprehension is all about what activities children can do in the winter. It covers building snowmen, making bonfires and celebrating different festivals. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price. (A colour version is also available via the Blossoming Minds shop.)
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ECO year 2 reading comprehension - winter wildlife and animals

ECO year 2 reading comprehension - winter wildlife and animals

This resource is a black and white non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. This comprehension is all about winter wildlife and animals. Perfect for low-cost printing. (A colour version is also available on the Blossoming Minds website.)
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Peace at Last story resource pack- Phonics Phase 1

Peace at Last story resource pack- Phonics Phase 1

The pack includes: DISPLAY Display banner- a long colourful banner for your display Display border- a themed display border to print out as many times as you need for a display board of any size Word cards- words on decorated cards relating to the story Large coloured pictures- large character pictures to print out and use on a display Question cards- questions on decorated cards about the story to use as prompts or to add to a display Sound posters- a set of colourful posters showing the different things that made sounds in the story LITERACY Alphabet- a lovely alphabet line on owls Writing sheets- a set of writing sheets with borders for the children to write on and use in the writing area Speech bubble worksheets- fill in the speech bubbles to show what the characters are saying Favourite part if the story- draw and write about your favourite part of the story Writing worksheet- write some sentences about the different pictures on the worksheets Match the noise- match the different pictures to labels ‘b’ for bear- a worksheet all about the letter ‘b’ Sequencing worksheet- cut and order the pictures NUMERACY Number line Counting worksheets Make the clock- cut and stick the clock numbers onto the cuckoo clock Missing numbers- differentiated worksheets to fill in the missing numbers on the stars Counting cards GAMES Picture bingo Make the sound- pick a card and make the sound for the others to guess ACTIVITIES Stick puppets- colour and make your own stick puppets Face masks- colour and decorate the face masks Colouring- a collection of colouring worksheets Make some big ears-make you own paper big ears to go on a listening walk with instructions and picture cards for discussion STORY TELLING Sequence pictures- a set of coloured pictures to use when retelling the story Face masks- a set of coloured face masks to use when retelling the story or making up new stories Stick puppets- coloured stick puppets to use when retelling the story Story sack tag- a tag to add to your story telling sack POWER POINTS Sound lotto- click on the stars to listen to the sounds and cover them on your lotto boards Guess the sounds- an interactive activity to choose the correct sound they can hear on each page Make the sounds- look at the different pictures and use your instruments to make the sounds Voice sounds- listen to the sounds on each page and use your voice to make the different sounds Please note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story, or any related stories or products.
robbyn
Crocodile Comparison  - Non-Fiction

Crocodile Comparison - Non-Fiction

Crocodile Comparison - Non-Fiction A very simple but engaging lesson based on two non-fiction texts involving crocodile attacks in Australia. The aim of the lesson is for students to identify explicit information from each text then do a comparison between them. Lesson includes, Power Point slide, articles and a croc writing sheet. There's nothing flashy or complicated about this lesson at all! It is however, simple and straight-forward and students will enjoy the texts. Sometimes that's all you need. Ready to download and teach immediately. Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish More easy lessons available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/muhammad-ali-pee-and-information-retrieval-lesson-11371750 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/english-pee-exam-technique-non-fiction-mike-tyson-11368758 Looking for something a bit more 'whizzbang, move around the room' try the Beast of Bodmin Moor? https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-beast-of-bodmin-moor-investigation-fact-or-fiction-11376736 (Credits: the Guardian online, link included in the articles)
EngageinEnglish
ECO Year 2 Reading Comprehension - What happens in the winter?

ECO Year 2 Reading Comprehension - What happens in the winter?

This resource is a black and white non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of 'what,' 'when' 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. This comprehension is all about what happens around us in the winter. It covers daylight hours, weather, plants and animals. Perfect for low-cost printing. (A colour version is also available on the Blossoming Minds website.)
blossomingminds
Author Fact File

Author Fact File

3 differentiated sheets to research information about an author. Used with year 3 class - box on worksheet could be used for a portrait of the author.
rhian18
Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Is it alive, dead or has never been alive?

Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Is it alive, dead or has never been alive?

This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2, based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. The booklet explains how we know if something is alive, has once been alive or has never been alive. Perfect for cross-curricular learning, covering the literacy and science curriculum at the same time. There are 3 differentiated levels, which include a range of 'what,' 'how,' 'which' 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.
blossomingminds
The Three Little Pigs story pack- traditional tales

The Three Little Pigs story pack- traditional tales

The pack includes: Story Powerpoint- A colourful Powerpoint of the story of The Three Little Pigs Pigs Powerpoint- A Powerpoint about real pigs with sound Display banner- Two different banners for displays Character cards- Colour pictures of the Three Little Pigs, Mother Pig and the Wolf- great for retelling the story and for displays Black and white characters- Great to use for art and crafts Story props- Large coloured pictures of the houses and the cooking pot- these are also provided in black and white Face masks- Face masks of the Three Little Pigs, Mother Pig and the Wolf- great to use when retelling the story or for creating new stories- these are provided in colour and black and white Finger puppets- Puppets to make of the characters from the story Story words- Decorated word cards with words relating to the story- a great addition to your display or in your writing area A4 word card- A colourful word and picture card to use when writing about the story Colouring book- A 24 page colouring book to create using the pictures which are also used in the story Powerpoint Sequencing pictures- Coloured pictures of the story to sequence and write about Time game- Collect the clock and matching time card in this o'clock matching pairs game Build a house game- Roll a die and collect the parts of your house first House labelling- A worksheet to label the different parts of a house Photos- Colour photos of pigs and wolves House photos- Photos of different houses and the different parts of a house Pig model- Create a 2D moving pig model using split pins Dominoes- Picture dominoes with pictures of the characters and props in the story Rhyme game- Collect the correct pictures to rhyme with the ones on your board Ordinal Pigs- An ordinal number line to 10 with the numbers on pigs Number line- A number line to 20 with numbers on the different houses in the story Rhyming pairs- A colourful rhyming pairs game Display border- Print this as many times as you need for a display border of any size Pig dice game- Roll a die and collect the parts to make your pig first Literacy worksheets- Various worksheets such as writing about the story, speech bubbles, matching words to pictures, choosing correct words for the sentences etc Writing pages- Coloured and black and white A4 pages with decorative borders Story sack label- A coloured label to add to your story sack Pigs facts- Fact cards with pictures and facts about real pigs Tracing sheets- Pictures to trace of the pigs and the wolf and scenes from the story Wanted poster- Create a WANTED poster for the wolf Wordsearch- Two different wordsearches decorated with pictures from the story HFW bricks- The 300 High Frequency words from 'Letters and Sounds' on colourful bricks Bingo game
robbyn
Shark in the Park story resource pack

Shark in the Park story resource pack

The pack includes: DISPLAY Display banner- a long colourful banner for your display Display border- a themed display border to print out as many times as you need for a display board of any size Word cards- words on stars relating to the story Large coloured pictures- large character pictures to print out and use on a display Park photos- colourful photographs of some different parks and things you might find in parks Shark photos- lovely photographs of sharks –great for displays and discussion Shark fact cards- Some simple facts about sharks ready to display LITERACY Shark alphabet- a lovely alphabet line on sharks Writing sheets- a set of writing sheets with borders for the children to write on and use in the writing area Speech bubble worksheets- fill in the speech bubbles to show what the characters are saying Word searches- two word searches with words from the story to find Shark information booklet- make your own booklet with simple facts about sharks Favourite part if the story- draw and write about your favourite part of the story Rhyme cards- match the rhyming words from the story Find the fins- hide the phonics fins in your outdoor area and see which the children can find ‘ar’ worksheet ‘sh’ worksheet NUMERACY Daisy number line Size ordering- cut and order the sharks by size Counting cards Missing numbers- 3 differentiated worksheets to fill in the missing numbers on the sharks Draw the teeth on the shark- look at the numbers to draw the correct number of teeth on each shark Number rhyme pack- a resource pack for the rhyme ‘5 little ducks’ including rhyme card, props and face masks Counting worksheets GAMES Matching pairs Shark game- collect teeth to complete your shark Picture dominoes ACTIVITIES Stick puppet- colour and make your own stick puppet of Timothy Pope and the animals in the story Face mask- colour and decorate the face mask of Timothy Pope and the animals in the story Colouring What can you see through the telescope?- draw what you could see through a telescope Design a park- cut and stick pictures to design your own park or draw your own design Cut and stick shark teeth- practise your cutting skills to cut out teeth for the shark Make a telescope- follow the instructions to make your own pretend telescope STORY TELLING Face masks Stick puppets- coloured stick puppets to use when retelling the story Story sack tag Story props- large coloured props to use when retelling the story Please note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story
robbyn
Pirates Love Underpants story resource pack

Pirates Love Underpants story resource pack

The pack includes: DISPLAY Display banner Display border Word cards Large coloured pictures- large character and prop pictures to print out and use on a display Question cards Display lettering- an alternative display title with large letters decorated with skull and crossbones LITERACY A4 word card Parrot alphabet Writing sheets- a set of writing sheets with borders for the children to write on and use in the writing area Speech bubble worksheets- fill in the speech bubbles to show what the characters are saying Word searches Favourite part if the story- draw and write about your favourite part of the story Writing worksheet- write some sentences about the different pictures on the worksheets What happens next- A collection of worksheets for the children to draw and write what happens next in the story Describing places- describe some of the places mentioned in the story ‘sh’ words- match the ‘sh’ words onto the pirate ship Gold coin initial letter activity- match each letter onto the correct pictures on the cards Acrostic poem Gold coin phonemes- all of the phonemes from the Letters and Sounds scheme on gold coins- great to use in a sand tray NUMERACY Sharks number line Counting worksheets Size ordering- cut and order the pirate ships by size Follow the maze- follow the numbers from 1-10 and 1-20 to help the pirates reach the Pants of Gold Making 10- Worksheets to make a total of 10 in each treasure chest Number digit cards from 0-10- each card has a decorated number and the correct number of pirates peeping from behind the number GAMES Matching pants Roll and colour- roll a die and colour the numbered underpants on your sheet Pirate board game- travel across the island and collect the goldcoins but make sure the pirates don't steal any! ACTIVITIES Stick puppets- colour and make your own stick puppets of pirates and a parrot Face masks Colouring- a collection of colouring worksheets Design the Pants of Gold Treasure map Make a pirate hat Colour by numbers- colour the parrots using the number key Decorate the underpants Treasure chest activity- draw you find in the treasure chest Tracing pictures- trace over the dotted lines on the underpants STORY TELLING Face masks- a set of coloured face masks to use when retelling the story or making up new stories Stick puppets- coloured stick puppets to use when retelling the story Story sack tag Story props Please note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story, or any related stories or products.
robbyn