Primary english teaching resources: Non-fiction

Resources and ideas for english, non-fiction, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

KS1 Writing Instructions - Pizza

KS1 Writing Instructions - Pizza

Children loved making pizzas at our Italian pizza class. Resources have been exported from an Activ-primary flip-chart. (Which also includes Italian Pizzeria style music.) Fun to play when the children are making their pizzas or working. If you would like original please message me.Check out my other resources at - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/jreadshaw

By jreadshaw

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

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Three differentiated worksheets, suitable for Year 1 & 2 pupils. 1 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and lines underneath for able writers to write each part of the story.2 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and parts of the story with gaps for pupils to fill in.3 - Complete storyboard in the wrong order for less able pupils to cut out and sequence.

By spursfan1983

Features of a Non-chronological Report CROSSWORD

Features of a Non-chronological Report CROSSWORD

This fun activity is aimed at year 5 but could be suitable for a Y4 challenge and even Y6 as a refresh task. Clues for the key features of a non-chronological report are listed clearly below the puzzle.Reinforces children's knowledge and can be used as a formative assessment to identify misconceptions and those who fully understand. Ideal for a starter activity or a plenary. Features include:Title, subheadings, caption, diagram, paragraphs, text-boxes, facts, questions, present tense, glossary, introduction and conclusion (two of the same per page; be sure to point out the answer 'present-tense' has the hyphen included on the crossword grid)

By b4005451

A Goal Setting and Reflection Pack for the IB PYP

A Goal Setting and Reflection Pack for the IB PYP

Fun ways to encourage reflection and goal setting. Reflection can be a tricky concept to genuinely learn. Often it becomes filling out the “usual” things and is not really meaningful for the student. These IB PYP reflection sheets are designed to try to help the children think more about the specifics of their learning and the units they participated in. It aims to help them reflect upon their success as well as their challenges and to really think about how they could help themselves. This packet is designed to assist children with those questions and the reflection process.You will find a collection of 12 reflection templates one of which is a flip flap book. Use them with:End of unit reflectionsPortfoliosGoal setting for any curricular areaReflection of Learner Profile, IB Attitudes and Skills used.Student Led ConferencesThese are designed for 3rd ,4th and 5th grades. You may also be interested in my other IB PYP resources which can be found in my store or on my blog. I have complete units of inquiry for each theme as well as resources to build understanding of the Learner Profile, Attitudes and Key Concepts.Enjoy! Susan Powerswww.pypteachingtools.com

By susanpowers09

A Growing Bundle of Reading Comprehension Graphic Organisers for Any Text IB PYP

A Growing Bundle of Reading Comprehension Graphic Organisers for Any Text IB PYP

Finally, I got around to creating reading comprehension graphic organisers that are suitable for the IB PYP, the CCSS ELA and promote inquiry within reading for non fiction and fictional text. Reinforce the reading comprehension skills and strategies with the children as they learn how to identify their learning within the big ideas of the key concepts and the Learner Profile. Use with ANY text! These graphic organisers are easy to integrate into your trans disciplinary teaching, simply print and go, mix and match or focus on the skills that you are currently working on. Over 60 pages!They re designed with 3rd-5th grade in mind and they tie in perfectly with the PYP phases 3 and 4 as well as the Common Core State Standards. So easy to differentiate! You will find UK as well as USA spelling and the skills covered include:Using background knowledgeMain Idea and detailsContext CluesCause and EffectCompare and ContrastMaking InferencesPredictingQuestioningParts of a storySummarising Character analysisSequencingAnd more.You can find many more hands on reading comprehension activities within my store and in my blog. You may also be interested in my Complete Units of Inquiry covering science, math, literacy and social studies. For all IB PYP themes. Enjoy! Susan Powerswww.coolteachingtools.blogpspot.com

By susanpowers09

KS2 Reading for Inference Booklet 6

KS2 Reading for Inference Booklet 6

This is the 6th of our super KS2 reading resource booklets. An excellent resource for developing KS2 reading skills and, in particular, inference and deduction, includes a variety of texts with answers (to aid speed of marking).

By jessplex

Non-Fiction SOW for KS3

Non-Fiction SOW for KS3

This resource bundle includes two PowerPoint presentations, one of which introduces students to non-fiction texts and gets them thinking about facts versus opinions and purpose and audience, and the other is a set of lessons on different text types including charity adverts, complaints letters etc.All of the resources for the lessons are also with the bundle as well as some extra differentiation resources for lower ability groups including sentence starters.Also could be good for low ability year 9.

By katiewindridge

Year 1 Worksheets and PPTs bundle

Year 1 Worksheets and PPTs bundle

A range of worksheets for children in Year 1. Topics included: Money, addition, subtraction, multiplication, place value, division and an Easter story writing activity. Many of the worksheets have been differentiated.

By Tavybaggie

Year 3 Worksheet and PPT bundle

Year 3 Worksheet and PPT bundle

This bundle contains worksheets invovling multiplcation, time, 3D and 2D shapes, data and a diary PPT and worksheets. Many of the worksheets have been differentiated.

By Tavybaggie

William Shakespeare's Life and Work - Reading Comprehension

William Shakespeare's Life and Work - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the life and work of the great tragedian, William Shakespeare. The text gives a brief biography and pays tribute to the playwright's key tragedies and comedies.After carefully reading a text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, a matching exercise and participate in an in class discussion. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.

By MariaPht

English Target resource pack

English Target resource pack

This is a fantastic pack to set up an effective pupil target in English. Simply print the targets onto stickers (or cut and stick) and put the appropriate target into children's book. In addition to this you can laminate these targets and attach the relevant ones to children's English book using a treasure tag. This allows an easy reference for the child and you to see what target they are working towards. It is also a great way to record progress. Simply add a sticker to the laminated target when it has been met, and once it has been met 3 times, give your child their next target to work towards. I have been using this target system for 3 years and it has been highly effective in both the Year 1 and Year 2 class I have worked in. It could easily be adapted to work across any year group however.

By Mandem2014

Cracking Contraptions! pictures (pencil line drawings)

Cracking Contraptions! pictures (pencil line drawings)

Line drawings of Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions for use with explanation texts. I traced these myself, from screen captures, for use with a Year 4 class, for them to annotate and label, for use with writing explanation texts.The Autochefhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2igRcGxlshAA Christmas Cardomatichttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfjTWsURwScSnowmanotronhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NgAsiEdCUoSoccamatichttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu2pxJo3cI0Turbo Dinnerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDmwqj6CUOY

By jamesappleby

32 English grammar dice games, fun to play, all fully resourced - just add dice!

32 English grammar dice games, fun to play, all fully resourced - just add dice!

This is a whopping 100 + page word doc. containing all 32 of my grammar games. This represents a fair few evenings and weekends (I know - get a life!). All of these games have been tested in class and adjusted if needed - they have a real impact on learning.For each grammar skill there is:a child friendly explanation of the grammar concept; printable rules and resources for a lively dice game; suggestions to challenge or support learners; suggestions for application of the skill in written work.For some grammar games there is also a lesson plan and a presentation. Here are some of the skills covered: plurals/commands, questions and statements/ simple and compound sentences/ adverbs/ proper nouns/ classifying nouns/ contractions/ pronouns/ prepositions/prepositional phrases/ apostrophes/ adjectives/ sentence variety/ parentheses/semi-colons/ discussion/ persuasion/ complex sentences / causal connectives/ fronted adverbials/ speech/ relative clauses/ modal verbs

By extra golden-time

Superhero character writing

Superhero character writing

We designed our own characters, looking at recounts, character descriptions and then moved onto a simple story and made it into a comic strip. Our superheroes focused on the good qualities they could have, and what human values (love, peace, truth, non-violence and right conduct) they display.

By choralsongster

Easter Story writing resources

Easter Story writing resources

Two worksheets for LA and MA & HA. Both sheets contain pictures based on the Easter sequence in the order in which they happened. MA and HA can write about the Easter Story using the lines and pictures. The worksheet for LA contains just pictures. Chn can either write key words around the pictures or lines can be added in underneath the pictures.

By Tavybaggie

Fiction and Non-Fiction Mega Bundle

Fiction and Non-Fiction Mega Bundle

Fiction and Non-Fiction Mega BundleAbsolute MUST have bundle pack of premium fiction and non-fiction resources.Outstanding value!Many, many lessons. £33.50 worth of resources for just £6.99. A giveaway! Hours and hours of time saved!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

WAGOLL - Explanation Text year 4

WAGOLL - Explanation Text year 4

Text used with Year 4 to begin an explanations unit. Text includes: subordinate clause openers, causal conjunctions and fronted adverbials of time. Comprehension questions follow the text including one set for SEN.

By savetime2

Daily Oral Language Plus -- CCSS Aligned -- Writing, Grammar and More

Daily Oral Language Plus -- CCSS Aligned -- Writing, Grammar and More

Print and Go! Daily Oral Language Plus for 5th and 6th grades. Common Core State Standards Aligned. This packet contains 12 weeks of daily language work – and not just your usual DOL. Each day contains three sentences to correct and reconstruct – plus students are required to write a short essay using their reconstructed sentences.Since DOL as a stand alone activity does little to help real world writing skills – each of these DOL Plus pages requires students to be corrected, modified and then reassembled and embellished into paragraphs.Perfect to use as warm-ups, bell ringers or early finishers! There are 52 days of student DOL Plus activities, with 52 days of teacher corrections to display for the class. Additionally, a form fillable PDF is included for teacher and or student corrections, class display or whatever you choose. Seventy-eight pages in all.Each DOL contains three sentences to be corrected and modified as well as a paragraph to write – based on the sentences. Directions:1. Print out sheets for students to paste into their interactive journals.Print out student 2. instructions for pasting in their interactive journals.3. Students will use the DOLs to create the best possible sentences without losing its meaning. 4. Students will then construct the best paragraph possible.5. Review sentences together.Select students to read their paragraphs – using sticks or some other random method – so each student is accountable and knows their number will one day come.Student notebook samples follow instructions. If you have any questions or if you find mistakes please email elizabethpinotti@gmail.com. Please consider following me:• Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/epinotti/ • Blog http://www.luckyjenny.com/blog-reading-all-around.html• Teacher’s Notebook Shop: https://www.teachersnotebook.com/shop/eac913• TES Shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/elizabethpinottiBorders are: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Wallden

By elizabethpinotti

behaviour objective slide- learning objective review slide- 'DIRTY' time slide

behaviour objective slide- learning objective review slide- 'DIRTY' time slide

These slides can be used within PowerPoint presentations and can be printed and displayed in the classroom. I use the behaviour objectives in all of my lessons- they can be used at the start of all lessons to remind pupils of what is expected of them, as well as during the lesson if they need to be reminded, The learning objective review slide can be used at the end of all lessons for a quick, easy recap of what the pupils have learnt- this can be written in pupils' books or you can choose random pupils to verbally tell you what they have learnt. The 'DIRTY' TIME slide can be used when pupils are improving any marked work- once pupils have seen the slide regularly, they will know that when that slide is on the board at the start of the lesson (or within/ the end) they are expected to improve their work.

By lactol

“Jonathan Livingston Seagull - a story” written by Richard Bach . Following passion in life.

“Jonathan Livingston Seagull - a story” written by Richard Bach . Following passion in life.

“Jonathan Livingston Seagull - a story” written by Richard Bach.Inspiring story of finding and following passion in life.It is a presentation created by Izadora Evans © . “Jonathan Livingston Seagull - a story” is a very beautiful story publishes in 1970. The story's character is a Seagull but he is not an ordinary Seagull. He is unique, because he is following his dream to fly over the sky with perfection of Master. Jonathan Livingston Seagull- is very motivated bird. His passion of flying with correct speed and at correct angles means everything to him. Jonathan Livingston Seagull was outcasted by his family and friends, because he wanted to achieve more with his skills than just normal gull. He leaves alone and practise his skills, meets couple new chaps and becomes Master himself ready to teach others. This book is very inspirational and teach that following passion in life leads to success. It has philosophical meaning as it can easily picture pathways of many successful people. I really enjoyed this book and decided to share with you so you can now inspire the youngest to be the Masters one day. If you would like to get in touch with me regarding the presentation please contact me by email izadora_evans@hotmail.co.uk All rights reserved ©

By izadora38

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

Persuasive writing features

Persuasive writing features

A persuasive writing worksheet, with features to cut out and match within the sample text. Also included is a frame to help lower attaining children when writing their own text.

By jamesappleby

Newspaper Template

Newspaper Template

A template worksheet for writing newspaper articles. This worksheet consists of two columns with lines for writing on. There is a space for a heading and two subheadings. A space for a picture and caption is also provided.

By julianne26