Primary english teaching resources: Non-fiction

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

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

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

Calais refugee camp Guardian newspaper report comprehension KS2

Calais refugee camp Guardian newspaper report comprehension KS2

Two newspaper reports from the Guardian with contrasting viewpoints on the Calais refugee camp (known as the 'Jungle'). Ideal for Literacy, guided reading, homework/boosters/intervention. Great opportunities to explore the authors' viewpoint and great discussion on a topical PSHE issue -the refugees crisis. Differentiated comprehension and illustrated key words and phrases to support vocabulary development. Comprehensive mark scheme. My class loved reading the texts and we had a great discussion. Enjoy!

By benserghin

In the Garden Writing Prompts and Differentiated Word Mats for EYFS/KS1

In the Garden Writing Prompts and Differentiated Word Mats for EYFS/KS1

Resource TitleIn the Garden Differentiated Writing Prompts and Word MatsAge/Year GroupEarly Years and Key Stage 1Total Pages in download❤ 13File TypePDFResource Content❂ Over 40 Writing Prompts/Story Starters/Titles and Words (differentiated). ❂ Laminate for long term durability and use year after year! These writing prompts look great in buckets on tables or in garden themed writing challenge areas! Please note- two words mats are included in colour (differentiated). 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

Travel Boarding Pass Entry and Exit Ticket

Travel Boarding Pass Entry and Exit Ticket

An entry and exit ticket that looks like a boarding pass.This really excited and engaged my year 7 class during a Travel Writing unit.The blank spaces at the top and bottom can be used to fit a school logo.I made the gate number my room number and the flight time the lesson start time.

By scug

Summer Resource Collection

Summer Resource Collection

Summer Resource CollectionA collection of lessons and resources ideal for summer!See the links for further details.For more great resources see my shop page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: http://makeup-summer-bieber.tumblr.com/, cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

Past and Present Guided Reading Activity

Past and Present Guided Reading Activity

A simple yet effective guided reading activity that develops students knowledge of past and present words and research skills. Rather than using rote learning to develop this knowledge it is done alongside any text that you are using in class or the pupil finds exciting. It can be done as an independent or group activity during guided reading, English or as a withdrawal activity.

By conortrg1

Y6 Writing unit - Britain Since 1948

Y6 Writing unit - Britain Since 1948

This resource is great to use as writing evidence for Teacher Assessments, using the History Topic 'Britain Since 1948'. It is cross curricular, however it will focus on the writing aspect. The lessons can be used for whole morning sessions, with links to videos and websites to gather evidence. There are 7 lessons, however longer can be spent if needed. It covers a range of genres including discussions, diaries, sports articles and newspapers. All resources are including, including the 'Activinspire' charts linked to each day.

By sophieharris36

Ancient Greeks Recount Writing (Dionysus or Ariadne)

Ancient Greeks Recount Writing (Dionysus or Ariadne)

This lesson can be used in either English or Topic when learning about Ancient Greece or myths. Once children have learned about Theseus and the Minotaur, this lesson guides the children through what happened next using weblinks for Mr Donn. The children write a recount from either the perspective of Dionysus (and the pirates) or Ariadne (being deserted on the island) up to when Dionysus finds Ariadne and asks her to marry him.

By d62jmn

Library challenges

Library challenges

4 ks1 challenges and 4 ks2 challenges to brighten up any library. The resource is fully editable so can be changed to allow challenges to the library area on a weekly basis.

By bgjwh06

Reading Comprehension - BBC News Article - Mountain Reptile Discovery

Reading Comprehension - BBC News Article - Mountain Reptile Discovery

When developing my children's comprehension skills, I don't like using photocopies from text books and meaningless expectancy sheets. I prefer to use purposeful, educational and REAL LIFE examples to engage and inform them, while still challenging them and looking for those reading skills.Therefore a lot of my comprehension challenges are based around interesting newspaper articles. In this example, taken from the BBC News website in April 2017, a new species of reptile is discovered in Spain, linking to crocodiles and the dinosaurs.Included in this pack is a copy of the article and linking comprehension questions suitable for KS2.Enjoy!

By stephgrimes86

General Election - differentiated reading comprehension

General Election - differentiated reading comprehension

Reading comprehensions on the UK government, general election and democracy. There are three differentiated versions that could be used for Year 2 and upwards. I think some of my greater depth Year 1 pupils could also tackle some of these.Questions include multiple choice, short written and longer written answers. The highest level also contains a true/false table with statements to be ticked as appropriate.

By Katharine7

Mindset, Intelligence & The Power of 'Yet' BUNDLE (Still Growing!)

Mindset, Intelligence & The Power of 'Yet' BUNDLE (Still Growing!)

Develop reading skills, get your students discussing passionately and improve their capacity for learning - what's not to love? A perfect resource to develop your students' thinking skills any time.BONUS MATERIAL ADDED August 2016: An 'I Have Who Has?' activity to review key vocabulary in the article. This can be used in subsequent lessons to help students remember definitions. This bundle will grow over time, so grab it now before the price increases with each addition!OVERVIEWThis lesson starts with an anticipation guide, and students reflect on their own beliefs about intelligence and learning.Following this, students read an original 2-page article on how the brain develops. It includes:* Information on intelligence as something to be developed, rather than fixed* The role of mindset in learning* The power of ‘yet’They have a double-sided sheet to complete as they explore the text which practices: citing evidence; finding the main idea; recognising cause & effect; identifying the importance of a section as part of a whole; and synthesis.Discussion task cards have been provided as a follow up to the reading, so students can develop their ideas.Finally, students are asked to reflect on how this learning might impact their attitude and actions, setting specific goals to improve their learning.(A FREE optional resource comparing the brains of zombies and humans (Zombie Brains versus Human Brains) can be downloaded from my store, for those using this resource with my other zombie-themed lessons.)In the same way you might use a magazine or newspaper article for any grade level, this text is flexible in terms of who can access it. The online Lexile Analyzer gives an estimated reading score of 940L (based on the first 2 paragraphs only) and readable.io gives an average grade level of 9.1. In reality, I have used this with able and engaged 7th years; my 6th form students really enjoyed the article - and ensuing Socratic Seminar - that we held.Enjoyed this? Follow me to get notifications of other metacognitive English lessons.Keywords: learning, brain, metacognition, yet, mindset, Dweck, intelligence, resilience, reading, speaking, listening, CCSS, discussion, start of year***All new products are launched with discounts for at least the first 48 hours! Interested? Just follow me and get notifications for when this happens!***

By roamingteacher

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

Guided Reading Tasks (5)

Guided Reading Tasks (5)

Within this pack are five guided reading tasks to develop comprehension. They are based on books by Roald Dahl but can be easily tailored to suit any book you are using in the class and can be used again and again.The resources encourage the students to really think about what they have read and use a variety of skills to answer the questions. They encourage the development of predicting, awareness of sentence structure and recall through writing and art.

By conortrg1

BOOK REPORT {WRITING FLIPBOOK ORGANISER}

BOOK REPORT {WRITING FLIPBOOK ORGANISER}

Use this EDITABLE Book Report flipbook organiser to scaffold the structure of a Book Report. The prompts for each of the key elements of a Book Report will help students write effectively and be on track. WHAT’S INCLUDED:1. Six posters/anchor charts on a book report and its key elements. Print, laminate and display in class and/or view as PDF slideshow. 2. EDITABLE Flipbook blackline templates featuring the key elements of a book report. Cut around each template. Arrange from smallest to largest or vice versa. Glue/staple at top tab. All clipart is secured. Font is embedded. Type inside text to edit. You also have the option to change the font style. ** These flipbook templates can also be glued in interactive notebooks. Simply glue down largest sheet first followed by other sheets, descending order. Glue at top tabs. 3. Lined sheets for publishing x 2 options.4. Teacher marking rubric x 3 options (with and without scoring and comments)** These flipbooks would make an impressive display in the hallway during Book Week. This would also make a great assignment for your students over the school break or anytime during the academic year.

By lauranerae

ANZAC Day Presentation Lesson/Assembly, Worksheets/Follow-up Activities

ANZAC Day Presentation Lesson/Assembly, Worksheets/Follow-up Activities

This resource relates to ANZAC Day on 25 April.Clear and straightforward - Ideal for assemblies or as a standalone lesson.Each slides takes you through what ANZAC day is and what it means, symbols are explained (rosemary, laurel and the poppy), why do we need ceremonies and what a typical ANZAC day ceremony involves, the dawn service and why people march.The presentation is interactive - students are asked questions that relate to their personal experiences of celebrations and why the Anzac spirit legacy is important today.Content:- Presentation (40 slides)- 2 YouTube links for students to watch and listen to the Last Post and the Reveille.- 4 Worksheets:-Worksheet 1 - Anzac Day - Short reading text and 4 comprehension questionsWorksheet 2- Anzac Day symbols - students describe the 3 symbols and then draw and describe a symbol that means something to them.Worksheet 3 - A Typical Anzac Day Ceremony - Students describe what the 4 activities areWorksheet 4 - The recitation - Students read 4 lines from For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon and then complete the missing gaps. There are then inferential questions on the poem.Please see preview of worksheets.File Type: PowerPoint Presentation (editable) and WordAll images royalty free Microsoft clipart, and www.Flickr.com

By Ro_Milli0110

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

Writing for Different Forms Huge Bundle!

Writing for Different Forms Huge Bundle!

These engaging, varied, and informative lessons are designed to help students build their skills at writing for a number of different forms, through utilising a range of sophisticated and original language ideas, tasks, and techniques.Included in this bundle are lessons focusing on:- Diary Writing;- Recount Writing;- Writing Autobiographies;- Writing Newspaper Articles;- Writing Reviews;- Writing to Argue/Persuade;- Travel Brochure Writing;- Travel Writing: Constructing Imaginative Content;- Travel Writing: Crafting Imaginative Language;- Travel Writing: Creating Imaginative Structures;Also included are helpsheets for students to use when writing for a wide range of purposes (e.g. inform, explain, etc.)Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps:- Engaging- Defining/ Understanding- Identifying/Remembering- Analysing/ Creating- Peer or self evaluating.All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided - there is everything included that you need to teach!Individually, these resources would amount to £20, meaning that you can make a 70% saving!These resources can also be bought individually for £2 each

By TandLGuru

CONTRACTED FORM MATCHING GAME

CONTRACTED FORM MATCHING GAME

find this and more at www.uniqueclassrooms.comMatch the contracted form to the original form to reinforce the correct use of apostrophes.

By erylands

EDITING SUPPORT POSTER

EDITING SUPPORT POSTER

find this and more at www.uniqueclassrooms.comEditing is now huge part of the writing process. Help support your class by showing them how to edit and improve with this who, what, where, why, when and wow poster.

By erylands

MATCHING GAME BUNDLE

MATCHING GAME BUNDLE

subscribe to all resources at uniqueclassrooms.comthis bundle includes matching games on:similescollective nounscontracted formtypes of nouns

By erylands

The Literacy Collection 3

The Literacy Collection 3

The Literacy Collection 3A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish