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

Lindisfarne Lost

Lindisfarne Lost

A newspaper report based on the events of the first recorded Viking attack of the British isles. Written as a piece of high quality modelled writing for year 6 and inline with the interim framework for KS2. Can be edited for different purposes.

By anitanevin

Sāmoa Activity Sheets - Reading and Writing Activities

Sāmoa Activity Sheets - Reading and Writing Activities

Help your students to learn about with our two-page activity sheet. It features seven activities on one page, and is ready to PRINT and GO! This would be perfect to use during Sāmoan Language Week - May 28 to June 3, 2017. The focus of Sāmoan Language Week this year (2017) is Ma’au i lou ofaga; maua’a lou fa’asinomaga, Keep your identity alive, to thrive.Activities included are:1. Mix and Match Vocabulary2. Find the facts - Research skills3. Fill in the gaps - Cloze Activity4. Fact or Fiction - True or False Activity5. Writing Prompt6. Snapshot - Drawing Activity7. Get in touch - Writing Activity8. Word find with Samoan themed words9. Flag colouring10. Map skillsAnswer Sheets are provided!Terms of Use:Copyright ©Top Teaching Tasks. By purchasing this resource you are agreeing that the contents are the property of Top Teaching Tasks and licensed to you only for classroom/personal use as a single user. We (Top Teaching Tasks) retain the copyright, and reserve all rights to this product.

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Fall: Daily Comprehension {Bundle}

Fall: Daily Comprehension {Bundle}

A lesson a day in September, October, and November! This reproducible unit offers a different nonfiction story for each day of fall, which was chosen because of its particular significance on that date. These high-interest low-vocabulary stories are followed by high-interest activities designed to improve overall reading comprehension while focusing on specific skills. Best of all, you will never run out of usable activities again! Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 5-12Contents Include:- 92 Short, Nonfiction Stories- Follow-Up Activities to Assess Comprehension- Research Activities

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Summer: Daily Comprehension {Bundle}

Summer: Daily Comprehension {Bundle}

A lesson a day in June, July, and August! These activities offer a different nonfiction story for each day of the summer, which was chosen because of its particular significance on that date. These high-interest low-vocabulary stories are followed by high-interest activities designed to improve overall reading comprehension while focusing on specific skills. Best of all, you will never run out of usable activities again! Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 5-12 Contents Include: - 92 Short, Nonfiction Stories - Follow-Up Activities to Assess Comprehension - Research Activities

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Lower KS2 Reading Comprehension Cards based on Hedgehogs

Lower KS2 Reading Comprehension Cards based on Hedgehogs

This superb set of Lower KS2 reading comprehension cards will provide you with a fun and stimulating way to challenge your children.The cards are based on the topic of Hedgehogs and include fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts with a range of inference questions. The resource comes with a set of answers which can be used either to aid speed of marking or for children to check their own answers.We would suggest that the cards be laminated so that your children can write on and wipe off when their answers have been checked.

By jessplex

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November: Daily Comprehension

November: Daily Comprehension

A lesson a day in November! This reproducible unit offers a different nonfiction story for each day of the month, which was chosen because of its particular significance on that date. These high-interest low-vocabulary stories are followed by high-interest activities designed to improve overall reading comprehension while focusing on specific skills. Best of all, you will never run out of usable activities again! Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 5-12Contents Include:- 30 Short, Nonfiction Stories- Follow-Up Activities to Assess Comprehension- Research Activities

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Myths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order Thinking

Myths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order Thinking

What this resource is all about:The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go Myths of the Pacific texts and engaging higher order thinking questions.This resource is jam-packed with exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyse, Evaluate, Create). This resource features British (NZ) spelling, but would still be suitable for use in other countries.Say goodbye to short simple passages with three multi-choice questions, and say hello to the future: quality close reading passages, engaging topics (more to come too folks!), exciting higher order thinking activities, and most importantly, growth in your students' reading comprehension and writing abilities!In this pack you will receive:1. Seven texts - all with an extended and scaffold version:- The Turtle and the Shark - Samoa- Ina and the Shark - Cook Islands- The Octopus Lure - Tonga- The Eel and the Flounder - Tuvalu- The Turtles of Namuana - Fiji- Mataginifale and the Whale - Niue- Hemoana and Fenu - Tokelau2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy and aligned with the NZ Curriculum- Remember- Understand- Apply- Analyse- Evaluate- Create3. Four Graphic Organiser Examples- Character Map- Story Map- Story Plot Mountain- Flow Diagram4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.

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Sāmoa Literacy Bundle - Reading, Writing, Thinking and Classroom Display

Sāmoa Literacy Bundle - Reading, Writing, Thinking and Classroom Display

This bundle of reading, writing, thinking activities and language posters would be perfect to use during Sāmoan Language Week - May 28 to June 3, 2017. The focus of Sāmoan Language Week this year (2017) is Ma’au i lou ofaga; maua’a lou fa’asinomaga, Keep your identity alive, to thrive.This BUNDLE includes the following resources:Sāmoan Greetings, Introductions, Farewells & Counting Classroom Display PostersMyths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order ThinkingSāmoa Activity Sheets - Reading and Writing ActivitiesIn this pack you will receive: 1. Myths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order ThinkingIn this pack you will receive:1. Seven texts - all with an extended and scaffold version:- The Turtle and the Shark - Samoa- Ina and the Shark - Cook Islands- The Octopus Lure - Tonga- The Eel and the Flounder - Tuvalu- The Turtles of Namuana - Fiji- Mataginifale and the Whale - Niue- Hemoana and Fenu - Tokelau2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy and aligned with the NZ Curriculum- Remember- Understand- Apply- Analyse- Evaluate- Create3. Four Graphic Organiser Examples- Character Map- Story Map- Story Plot Mountain- Flow Diagram4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.2. Sāmoa Activity Sheets - Reading and Writing ActivitiesActivities included are:1. Mix and Match Vocabulary2. Find the facts - Research skills3. Fill in the gaps - Cloze Activity4. Fact or Fiction - True or False Activity5. Writing Prompt6. Snapshot - Drawing Activity7. Get in touch - Writing Activity8. Word find with Samoan themed words9. Flag colouring10. Map skillsAnswer Sheets are provided!3. Sāmoan Greetings, Introductions, Farewells & Counting Classroom Display PostersThe following greetings, introductions, farewells and numbers are included:- Hello- Welcome- Goodbye- Please- Thank you- Be well and prosper- What’s your name?- My name is _____- How are you?- Fine, thank you.- Numbers: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten***A pronunciation guide is also included.**********************************************************************Terms of UseCopyright ©Top Teaching Tasks. By purchasing this resource you are agreeing that the contents are the property of Top Teaching Tasks and licensed to you only for classroom/personal use as a single user. We (Top Teaching Tasks) retain the copyright, and reserve all rights to this product.

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January: Daily Comprehension

January: Daily Comprehension

A lesson a day in January! This reproducible unit offers a different nonfiction story for each day of the month, which was chosen because of its particular significance on that date. These high-interest low-vocabulary stories are followed by high-interest activities designed to improve overall reading comprehension while focusing on specific skills. Best of all, you will never run out of usable activities again! Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 5-12Contents Include:- 31 Short, Nonfiction Stories- Follow-Up Activities to Assess Comprehension- Research Activities

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December: Daily Comprehension

December: Daily Comprehension

A lesson a day in December! This reproducible unit offers a different nonfiction story for each day of the month, which was chosen because of its particular significance on that date. These high-interest low-vocabulary stories are followed by high-interest activities designed to improve overall reading comprehension while focusing on specific skills. Best of all, you will never run out of usable activities again! Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 5-12Contents Include:- 31 Short, Nonfiction Stories- Follow-Up Activities to Assess Comprehension- Research Activities

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February: Daily Comprehension

February: Daily Comprehension

A lesson a day in February! This reproducible unit offers a different nonfiction story for each day of the month, which was chosen because of its particular significance on that date. These high-interest low-vocabulary stories are followed by high-interest activities designed to improve overall reading comprehension while focusing on specific skills. Best of all, you will never run out of usable activities again! Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 5-12Contents Include:- 29 Short, Nonfiction Stories- Follow-Up Activities to Assess Comprehension- Research Activities

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Beast of Bodmin and Fidget Spinners Double Pack with Starters

Beast of Bodmin and Fidget Spinners Double Pack with Starters

Beast of Bodmin and Fidget Spinners Double Pack with StartersTwo engaging top selling lessons + a starter pack with word games!Fantastic value!Click on the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

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The Sandman  and Fidget Spinners Double Pack with Starters

The Sandman and Fidget Spinners Double Pack with Starters

The Sandman and Fidget Spinners Double Pack with StartersTwo engaging top selling lessons + a starter pack with word games!Fantastic value!Click on the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

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Daily Comprehension {Bundle}

Daily Comprehension {Bundle}

A lesson a day for the entire year! This reproducible unit offers a different nonfiction story for each day of the year, which was chosen because of its particular significance on that date. These high-interest low-vocabulary stories are followed by high-interest activities designed to improve overall reading comprehension while focusing on specific skills. Best of all, you will never run out of usable activities again! Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 5-12Contents Include:- All 12 Months- 365 Short, Nonfiction Stories- Follow-Up Activities to Assess Comprehension- Research Activities

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Winter Daily Comprehension {Bundle}

Winter Daily Comprehension {Bundle}

A lesson a day in December, January, and February! This reproducible unit offers a different nonfiction story for each day of winter, which was chosen because of its particular significance on that date. These high-interest low-vocabulary stories are followed by high-interest activities designed to improve overall reading comprehension while focusing on specific skills. Best of all, you will never run out of usable activities again! Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 5-12Contents Include:- 91 Short, Nonfiction Stories- Follow-Up Activities to Assess Comprehension- Research Activities

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March: Daily Comprehension

March: Daily Comprehension

A lesson a day in March! This reproducible unit offers a different nonfiction story for each day of the month, which was chosen because of its particular significance on that date. These high-interest low-vocabulary stories are followed by high-interest activities designed to improve overall reading comprehension while focusing on specific skills. Best of all, you will never run out of usable activities again! Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 5-12Contents Include:- 31 Short, Nonfiction Stories- Follow-Up Activities to Assess Comprehension- Research Activities

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April: Daily Comprehension

April: Daily Comprehension

A lesson a day in April! This reproducible unit offers a different nonfiction story for each day of the month, which was chosen because of its particular significance on that date. These high-interest low-vocabulary stories are followed by high-interest activities designed to improve overall reading comprehension while focusing on specific skills. Best of all, you will never run out of usable activities again! Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 5-12Contents Include:- 30 Short, Nonfiction Stories- Follow-Up Activities to Assess Comprehension- Research Activities

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May: Daily Comprehension

May: Daily Comprehension

A lesson a day in May! This reproducible unit offers a different nonfiction story for each day of the month, which was chosen because of its particular significance on that date. These high-interest low-vocabulary stories are followed by high-interest activities designed to improve overall reading comprehension while focusing on specific skills. Best of all, you will never run out of usable activities again! Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 5-12Contents Include:- 31 Short, Nonfiction Stories- Follow-Up Activities to Assess Comprehension- Research Activities

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Spring Daily Comprehension {Bundle}

Spring Daily Comprehension {Bundle}

A lesson a day in March, April, and May! This reproducible unit offers a different nonfiction story for each day of spring, which was chosen because of its particular significance on that date. These high-interest low-vocabulary stories are followed by high-interest activities designed to improve overall reading comprehension while focusing on specific skills. Best of all, you will never run out of usable activities again! Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 5-12Contents Include:- 93 Short, Nonfiction Stories- Follow-Up Activities to Assess Comprehension- Research Activities

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October: Daily Comprehension

October: Daily Comprehension

A lesson a day in September! This reproducible unit offers a different nonfiction story for each day of the month, which was chosen because of its particular significance on that date. These high-interest, low-vocabulary stories are followed by high-interest activities designed to improve overall reading comprehension while focusing on specific skills. Best of all, you will never run out of usable activities again! Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 5-12Contents Include:- 31 Short, Nonfiction Stories- Follow-Up Activities to Assess Comprehension- Research Activities

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our oceans our future firefly squid

our oceans our future firefly squid

This bundle includes five resources which will support independent research on seas and oceans and in particular investigations into bioluminescence.I have included quizzes, comprehensions and ideas for further research as well as links to useful sites.This package will be useful for World Oceans Day and beyond.Suitable for ages 10+

By jlimb

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June: Daily Comprehension

June: Daily Comprehension

A lesson a day in June! This reproducible activity book offers a different nonfiction story for each day of the month, which was chosen because of its particular significance on that date. These high-interest low-vocabulary stories are followed by high-interest activities designed to improve overall reading comprehension while focusing on specific skills. Best of all, you will never run out of usable activities again! Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 5-12Contents Include:- 30 Short, Nonfiction Stories- Follow-Up Activities to Assess Comprehension- Research Activities

By RemediaPub