Primary english teaching resources: Non-fiction

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

SaleKS1 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

Year 2 Great Fire of London Writing across the curriculum

Year 2 Great Fire of London Writing across the curriculum

Year 2 Interim Framework requires children to show evidence of writing skills cross curricular. This introduction to the topic of Great Fire of London is a good way for children to use subordinating conjunctions and predict about each object used in 1666 to put the fire out. Children have to look at secondary sources, predict what they are made of and how they were used to put the fire out. They then read and research about the actual source to check if they are correct. Children will use subordinating conjunctions and, because, so, when, if to explain their thinking.

By rehanafazil

My Reading Challenge Task Cards

My Reading Challenge Task Cards

This consists of 14 challenge cards relating to fiction and non fiction books as follow up activities for children after they have completed a book, or after a visit to the library. There are writing and drawing activities included. This is suitable for KS1 and KS2 and can be used for differentation. It would be a useful tool for World Book day. PDF file and powerpoint presentation included.

By teachercellar

WORD JAIL CARDS FOR  DISPLAY BULLETIN BOARD & WORD MAT

WORD JAIL CARDS FOR DISPLAY BULLETIN BOARD & WORD MAT

Put common misspelled words in word jail and place the correct spelling next to it.cops and robbers themed cards...A4 but looks fantastic enlarged to A3A4 sheet of common misspelled words (3 sheets x6 cards per sheet)A4 word mat to enable children to write their own errors down and then the correction next to it.

By thegruffalo71

Monkey City by Jill Eggleton Reading Comprehension

Monkey City by Jill Eggleton Reading Comprehension

I have created a 6 week block of Guided Reading questions aimed at lower key stage 2. These questions link to summarising, clarifying, predicting along with organisational and inference and deduction questions based on the non-fiction text. This has been designed to be used once a week over a half term period.

By ltrigg90

Predators by Lynette Evans Reading Comprehension

Predators by Lynette Evans Reading Comprehension

Designed for lower key stage 2, these resources have been designed to be used once a week for a full half term (6 week period) during Guided Reading sessions. They take inference, deduction, predictions and author intention into consideration as pupils are encouraged to think more critically about the text in order to demonstrate their understanding.

By ltrigg90

Year 2 Comprehension - Pancake Day

Year 2 Comprehension - Pancake Day

This resource is a comprehension activity for year 2, perfect for using on or around Shrove Tuesday. There are three differentiated sets of instructions on how to make the perfect pancake, with differentiated questions.It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. There are a range of 'what' and 'how' 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. I hope you find it useful.

By blossomingminds

Slow Writing Primary Pack by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

Slow Writing Primary Pack by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

This all-in-one Slow Writing Pack contains differentiated writing frames, a weekly lesson plan which can be used time and time again, as well as teacher/child criteria tick sheets.Using the 2014 National Curriculum and a range of alternative sentence ideas, the pack is suitable for Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.Also provided, are resource ideas and games to help you take Slow Writing further,This is a brilliant way for children to edit, re-draft and improve their work, as well as applying grammar and punctuation skills with strict guidelines.

By mracdpresent

ELA Prezi Bonanza

ELA Prezi Bonanza

This is a bundle of my most popular Prezi presentations. You'll receive my Alliteration, Endangered Animal Vocabulary, Genres, Poetry Terms, Story Elements and Writing an Essay Prezis.

By XClass

KS1 &2 set of 5 fun Easter instruction activities

KS1 &2 set of 5 fun Easter instruction activities

KS1 & 2 Set of 5 Easter instructions. Learning Objectives: To read and follow the instructions accurately and in the correct sequence/order.To recognise the features of instructions (What materials are needed, method, using an imperative (bossy) verb, sequencing actions and numbering each stage in order, using diagrams and pictures).Five DT activities for pupils to read, understand and make. The activities include : Paste egg bunny, Easter basket, spring daffodil, Easter nests, pompom chick. Use as an introduction to work on instructions to encourage pupils to observe the features in a fun way or as a format to help pupils scaffold their own instructional writing.

By newromantic

KS1 & 2 Easter story sequencing activity

KS1 & 2 Easter story sequencing activity

KS1&2 Easter story sequencing activity. Learning objective: To sequence and retell the Easter story in order.Pupils cut out the images and descriptions and sequence the story onto a storyboard template. There are three templates attached which support differentiation and reading levels. HA template is numbered only and pupils order the story into the numbered boxes. MA is differentiated using key words from the main text in the numbered boxes. LA order the story into the numbered boxes with the support of key sentences which they can match to the main text.

By newromantic

Easter

Easter

Series of 6 Y2 and KS2 powerpoint lessons on the topic of Easter. Each lesson includes the timings for each activity at the top of each slide. There are opportunities for pupils to work collaboratively in every lesson and record and share their ideas and knowledge. Lesson 1: (30 mins) focuses on celebrations and Easter as a celebration and begins with an initial assessment based on pupil starting points. Pupils work in small groups of 2 or 3 and create a Spider diagram and Mind Map to record their knowledge. There is an opportunity for group feedback at the end of the lesson.Lesson 2: (30 mins) focuses on the Easter story told through a link to a story on YouTube. The pupils raise questions about the story and have a P4C debate. There are Teacher notes on slides 10,11 and 12 to help shape the debate session.Lesson 3: (30mins) focuses on Holy Week through images and key questions on each slide. There is a short YouTube clip on how to make a Palm cross.Lesson 4: (40 mins) focuses on Maundy Thursday and the Last Supper. There is a 20 min research activity based on the painting ‘The last Supper’. Pupils will need access to books about this subject and the internet. There are opportunities for pupils to explore responses and feelings to different aspects of the story leading onto the Resurrection. A template on slide 27 can be printed for pupil recording.Lesson 5: (60 mins) focuses on the Christian symbol of the cross with a 45min Hot Cross Buns baking activity which can be either as a Teacher demonstration or as a group task.Lesson 6: (40 mins) focuses on how Easter is celebrated today and explores some of the traditions such as Easter Bunny, lambs, chocolate eggs, daffodils etc. There are key questions for pupils to discuss in small groups and an end of unit assessment using all the information they have learnt in lessons 1-6 in the design of an Easter poster.The final slide offers an additional Easter creative activity for pupils to follow instructions to make an Easter sheep for a card or a display. ( I used activity with the class when a group was completing research (Lesson 4) and a group were making Hot cross Buns (from Lesson5) with a Teaching Assistant).KS1&2 Easter story sequencing activity. Learning objective: To sequence and retell the Easter story in order.Pupils cut out the images and descriptions and sequence the story onto a storyboard template. There are three templates attached which support differentiation and reading levels. HA template is numbered only and pupils order the story into the numbered boxes. MA is differentiated using key words from the main text in the numbered boxes. LA order the story into the numbered boxes with the support of key sentences which they can match to the main text. KS1 & 2 Set of 5 Easter instructions. Learning Objectives: To read and follow the instructions accurately and in the correct sequence/order.To recognise the features of instructions (What materials are needed, method, using an imperative (bossy) verb, sequencing actions and numbering each stage in order, using diagrams and pictures).Five DT activities for pupils to read, understand and make. The activities include : Paste egg bunny, Easter basket, spring daffodil, Easter nests, pompom chick. Use as an introduction to work on instructions to encourage pupils to observe the features in a fun way or as a format to help pupils scaffold their own instructional writing.

By newromantic

Creative & Fun  Book Reports for Reading Comprehension

Creative & Fun Book Reports for Reading Comprehension

Finally! No more boring book reports! Kids love to be creative! This packet contain 40 different, printable worksheets and task cards which can be used for book reviews and reports. These activities are engaging, fun and they all incorporate academic language for reading comprehension. They are targeting 3rd grade through 6th grade and can be used as homework activities, collaborative group work, literacy centres activities and guided reading.• Differentiated report sheets• Collaborative group work• Creative ACTIVITIES• Concept based• Promotes use of academic language• Develops reflective and critical thinking skills• ESL appropriate with sheltering strategies• Reinforces reading comprehension skills• Develops communication and presentation skillsYou can find more inquiry based teaching ideas and FREEBIES on my blog, www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy!~Susan Powers

By susanpowers09

A Complete Reading Comprehension Kit

A Complete Reading Comprehension Kit

A bundle of best selling interactive and engaging tools for making reading comprehension integrated and fun. This bundle contains games that can be used for literacy centres or small guided reading groups, developing comprehensions skills in a fun and rigorous way. You will find creative book reports that actually motivate children to read and reflect, with everything from soap carving of characters and their traits to exploring settings, creating treasure maps and writing interviews with book characters. There are enough book reports for every day of the month if you wished. The graphic organisers can be used with ANY text. Almost 100 pages of graphic organisers to use with every reading skill and non fiction and fiction. Easy to integrate into any cross curricular subject or guided reading. Covering all reading skills: cause and effect, questioning, visualising, inferring, sequencing, making connections, reflecting, summarising and so much more. With this bundle you are saving! You can find many more inquiry based learning tools on my blog www.pypteachingtools.com.Enjoy! Susan

By susanpowers09

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

Literacy Activities. A huge collection of form time activities or starters. Contains modules on: Speaking and listening, reading skills, spelling and writing skills

Literacy Activities. A huge collection of form time activities or starters. Contains modules on: Speaking and listening, reading skills, spelling and writing skills

A huge collection of literacy activities. These are designed to be used as form time activities, but can be used as lesson starters. Fun and engaging games and activities, designed to get pupils interested in literacy and actively improving their literacy. Get organised in form-time with the whole bundle. Bundle includes 2 full terms worth of literacy form time activities! Visit my shop for more useful resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PhilippaBrooks

By PhilippaBrooks

The Shape Game (KS1 and KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

The Shape Game (KS1 and KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for Anthony Browne's classic picture book, The Shape Game.Ideal for Key Stage 1 and 2.It contains tried and tested ideas for:- engaging your class in vibrant discussion- applying their ideas to a piece of imaginative and creative writing- illuminating their work with innovative artworkThis 'Have you Tried?' resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work.Story synopsis: On a family outing to the gallery, a young Anthony Browne is introduced to world of art - a moment that would change his life forever. He also learned a new game that would make him into the illustrator he is today!For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk

By articulate_education

Wolves (KS1 Fiction/non fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

Wolves (KS1 Fiction/non fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for Emily Gravett's Wolves.Suitable for upper Key Stage 1.It contains tried and tested ideas for:- engaging your class in vibrant discussion- applying their ideas to a piece of imaginative and creative writing- illuminating their work with innovative artworkThis 'Have you Tried?' resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work.Story synopsis: As rabbit goes to the library to find himself a good book about Wolves, we follow him on an unexpected journey where he discovers something with a long, bushy tail and sharp teeth... But is it in his imagination? For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk

By articulate_education

KS2 Comprehensions (Fiction and Non-Fiction Pack)

KS2 Comprehensions (Fiction and Non-Fiction Pack)

This is a collection of 31 fiction and non-fiction comprehensions. Each text represents a different genre and comes with a range of comprehension questions. They are designed to be used weekly during comprehension or guided reading sessions, but could also be used for dictations, analysing grammar/punctuation techniques, exemplars or as writing starters. Also included is a 124 page flipchart (ActivInspire - interactive; PowerPoint and PDF format) comprised of each text and the accompanying questions - great for feeding back as a class and discussing the best answers for each question.Genres: Adventure, Suspense, War, Science-Fiction, Wild West, Fantasy, Classic Horror, Comedy, Superhero, Myth, Pirate, Crime, Thriller, Fairy Tale, Legend, Fable, Play-script, Folk Tale, Information Text, Explanation Text, Persuasion, Diary, Letter, Postcard, Recount, Newspaper Report, Biography, Instructions, Advert, Brochure, HistoricalObjectives Covered:Develop positive attitudes to reading and understanding of what they read by:Listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooksIncreasing their familiarity with a wide range of booksUnderstand what they read, in books they can read independently, by:Checking that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding, and explaining the meaning of words in contextAsking questions to improve their understanding of a textDrawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidencePredicting what might happen from details stated and impliedIdentifying main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph and summarising theseIdentifying how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaningRetrieve and record information from non-fictionProvide reasoned justifications for their viewsMore like this... Primary Maths and Science Assessments Bundle KS2 Singapore Method Problem Solving Worksheet Generators - Bundle KS2 Dictionary & Thesaurus Pack

By mrajlong

The Breadwinner Chapter 11 - Article writing

The Breadwinner Chapter 11 - Article writing

A lesson based on chapter 11 of The Breadwinner in which Parvana is squeezed into a football stadium to sell her items, thinking it is a football game, when really it is the Taliban punishing criminals. Pupils read and discuss the chapter and answer questions based on the chapter. Following this pupils then review what makes an effective article and create their own. Included is a writing frame in order to create their own. Used with lower ability year 8.

By mratcliffe88

Leaflets (3 OUTSTANDING lessons)

Leaflets (3 OUTSTANDING lessons)

An bundle of outstanding lessons which involved pupils annotating leaflets and writing PEER paragraphs exploring the writer's use of language. Additionally, annotations via group work and pupils creating their own leaflets. Including;DAFOREST crosswordEngagement task where pupils have to guess how many table spoons of sugar in each productHealthy Eating Leaflet with specific techniques for pupils to identify (WAGOLL)Self-assessment marking ladder/ exit ticketGroup tasks

By lhowellpratt

SalePoems of the Decade Bundle

Poems of the Decade Bundle

This bumper bundle includes 9 of the 'Poems of the Decade' collection. It explores language, structure, key themes and poem suggestions for comparison for each poem.Suitable for GCSE and AS/A-level poetry study.Includes:To My Nine-year-old self - Helen DunmoreAn Easy Passage - Julia CopusChainsaw Vs the Pampas Grass - Simon ArmitageEat Me - Patience AgbabiInheritance - Eavan BolandMaterial - Ros BarberThe Deliverer - Tishani DoshiThe Gun - Vicki FeaverA Leisure Centre is also a Temple of Learning - Sue Boyle

By rosecoates

IB PYP Research Skills Task Cards

IB PYP Research Skills Task Cards

Develop their natural curiosity with structured research, key concepts and presentations. These print and go cards are designed to help children learn more about researching for answers. The trans disciplinary skills are covered well within this packet, as the children learn to research their inquiries, connect their own thinking with the inquiry and add their own questioning to add depth to their research. Their newly found knowledge is then presented in a way that can be structured with the spinner activity or in a free method, as per your instructions.The key concept spinners can be used to add rigour to the activity as well as further encouraging the children to think through the conceptual lens. INCLUDED: 32 inquiry cards covering all of the key concepts4 blank inquiry cards for your own useSpinners with colour and black line for key concepts and methods of presenting.Lesson suggestions.You can find more activities and FREEBIES related to the IB PYP in my stores and in my blog www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! ~ Susan

By susanpowers09

Peer Assessment and Improvement Lesson

Peer Assessment and Improvement Lesson

This is a one-off lesson that I used regularly in my teaching, either at the end of a longer piece of written classwork or at the end of an assessment. I even use this for sixth form teaching when they are handing in essays.The lesson involves:- A broken-down success criteria sheet that can be altered depending on topic- A PowerPoint that guides students through detailed peer-assessment- Students are each given a skill to assess and will peer assess five other pieces of work in a carousel activity. This works best with tables of 6. At the end of the lesson each student's work will have been assessed for each skill and by 5 other people. - Students will then improve their work based on this peer assessment before reflecting and showing their teacher where they feel they have improved their work the most.- The teacher can then mark with minimal annotations and see if they agree with the peer assessment.This lesson teaches itself once students have been trained into doing it!

By JustJen13

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

SaleSingh Song! - Daljit Nagra - AQA Poetry - Love and Relationships

Singh Song! - Daljit Nagra - AQA Poetry - Love and Relationships

An outstanding and engaging lesson on Nagra's 'Singh Song!' with 25 visually engaging and informative slides.Assessment Objectives linked to the New AQA English Literature Specification.This presentation will last 2/3 lessons and includes:Visually engaging slidesStarter/PlenaryExtension tasksThink, Pair and Share OpportunitiesContextual Information on the author.A reading of the poemA video explaining the poemIn depth stanza by stanza analysis using colour coding system.Questions for understandingExploration of key themesGlossary/Key terms exploredRelevant and engaging plenary to consolidate the students' learningStructure MeaningImageryLanguage EffectA writing task which will support learning and understanding in English LanguageA must have for anyone looking to teach 'Singh Song!'.

By russellhealy