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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

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

A variety of Literacy TasksWord mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing promptsSimple Drawing TasksLabel a PirateSentence StripsMapping TaskA great additional resource for a pirates topic. I would be delighted to receive feedback.

By Alice K

Spring  and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter PoemsPowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse.Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform. Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition . In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication.I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively.Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems.Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com

By Alice K

Love's Philosophy - Percy Bysshe Shelley - Love/ Relationships Poetry

Love's Philosophy - Percy Bysshe Shelley - Love/ Relationships Poetry

This interesting and engaging lesson enables students to build their knowledge of the key messages, language, and structure in Percy Shelley’s relationships poem ‘Love’s Philosophy.’ In particular, students learn how the poet’s use of language portrays the key messages in the poem, for example the narrator’s belief that the entwinement of nature should be reflected by people.Students learn through a logical and step-by-step learning journey, including:-Discussing and applying the key messages and meanings in the poem;-Understanding key contextual information about the poet and his life;-Reading and interpreting the poem;-Understanding the poem, with a particular emphasis upon the content, language, and structural features;- Identifying and analysing the poet's use of language devices;-Writing an extended analysis piece based upon how Percey Shelley presents the strength of the maternal bond in Love's Philosophy;-Peer assessing their partners' analysis attempts.Included is:- Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful, engaging and substantial; (including hyperlink to a reading of the poem)- Copy of poem;- Language Devices in 'Mother, Any Distance' worksheet;- Analysis template with in-built success criteria for creating well-structured responses;- Comprehensive lesson plan.There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to middle-ability year 9/10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities.All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

Groundhog's Runaway Shadow

Groundhog's Runaway Shadow

As children, Phil the groundhog and his shadow were inseparable! They loved to play. When Phil became an adult, his life changed, and his shadow started to embarass Phil because his shadow was acting "offkey." When Phil tells his shadow to leave him, shadow uses this chance to travel and do what he wants without Phil. Phil misses his shadow. The shadow misses Phil. Will they reunite?My Guided Reading packet includes reading comprehension strategies, vocabulary building, a Venn Diagram, an Author's Message, and a narrative writing assignment. What a fun way to spend Groundhog Day, or any day!

By marcyprager

 Writing Play Scripts Lesson  – The Boy in the Dress

Writing Play Scripts Lesson – The Boy in the Dress

Writing Play Scripts Lesson – The Boy in the Dress Complete Lesson on Writing Play Scripts - Related to The Boy in the Dress by David WalliamsThis download includes a complete, play script writing lesson on the second chapter of the book The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams. The lesson focuses on how to write a play script using the narrative chapter as a base. Children will read and discuss the chapter. There is a detailed PowerPoint to ensure children’s understanding of the elements of play scripts. The class will write a script together and then the children can plan and write their own using the writing frame and success criteria included to allow for confidence when writing independently. There is also a short chapter summary sheet for children to complete to reflect on the chapter read. You will need a copy of the book The Boy in the Dress; everything else needed is included in this download. This download includes:- Full and detailed lesson plan- Complete lesson PowerPoint - Writing prompt sheet- Success criteria- Chapter review sheets- Example anchor chartThis is the second chapter in my Boy in the Dress series of lessons, the first is hereThanks for looking. Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here*****************************************************************************My other English products: Complete Instruction Writing Unit Complete Persuasive Writing Unit Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit *****************************************************************************

By Charleei

Reading Comprehension Complete Lesson  – The Boy in the Dress

Reading Comprehension Complete Lesson – The Boy in the Dress

Reading Comprehension Complete Lesson – The Boy in the Dress Complete Lesson on Comprehension Related to The Boy in the Dress by David WalliamsThis download includes a complete comprehension lesson on the first chapter of the book The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams. Children will read and discuss the chapter. There is a PowerPoint to explain comprehension to the class and some sample questions to practice together, before they try to answer comprehension questions independently. There is also a short chapter summary sheet for children to complete to reflect on the chapter read. You will need a copy of the book The Boy in the Dress; everything else needed is included in this download. Please note the page numbers referenced refer to the paperback version, although the page needed is indicated as clearly as possible to avoid any confusion. This download includes:- Full and detailed lesson plan- PowerPoint slides for the lesson- Question sheets (4 full pages) - Complete answer keys - Chapter review sheetsThanks for looking. Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here*****************************************************************************My other English products: Complete Instruction Writing Unit Complete Persuasive Writing Unit Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit *****************************************************************************

By Charleei

Writing:A Pathway from End of EYFS to End of KS2.

Writing:A Pathway from End of EYFS to End of KS2.

All KS1 and KS2 teaching staff.The key learning objectives from the literacy curriculum for both key stages (Spoken Language, Reading Comprehension, Handwriting, Spelling, Writing Composition, Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation) are included in this teaching tool.Planning and teaching to the appropriate pace, across each year group, as set out in this document, should ensure pupils reach the expected level by the end of KS2.

By jilltatler

Love and Relationship Cluster

Love and Relationship Cluster

Complete power point of all the poems in the Love and Relationship clusterAll lessons have a starter, main and plenary.Sample answers provided.Ready to teach with no planning time required.

By IanB8977

Planning and Resources Mega Bundle (save 67%)

Planning and Resources Mega Bundle (save 67%)

Bundle includes (including resources for all lessons):Seven to eight weeks of maths planningTwelve weeks of English planningThree half-term science unitsTwo half-term geography unitsTwo half-term PE unitsOne half-term PSHE unitDT medium term planning for one half termPlanning checklistsTotal value £56.80 if purchased separately.See https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Chw1881 for more resources.

By Chw1881

Roald Dahl Bundle

Roald Dahl Bundle

This bundle has comprehensive workbooks for a class literacy study on the books Fantastic Mr FoxMatildaThe WitchesAll workbooks cover a variety of lessons and activities and are an excellent time saver. These will only be bundled for a short time as new workbooks will be added to the shop over the next term.

By pammyc

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Powerpoint and Plan

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Powerpoint and Plan

A short powerpoint to accompany each lesson in a unit of work for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. There are 18 lessons in total (including two to watch the film), which took me about 4 weeks to complete with my Year 4 class. The objectives in the planning come from the 2014 English curriculum for Year 4, but I think these lessons would be easily adaptable for any KS2 class. At the end of the unit the children will write their own short story. Credit: A number of the lesson ideas have come from fellow TES author sara2007. Most of the photos are from the Disney film. None of the illustrations are my own.

By d62jmn

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

An 18-lesson unit of work (including two lessons to watch the film) on The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis. My Year 4 class absolutely loved reading this book and I think these resources could be easily adapted for any KS2 class.

By d62jmn

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - OCT UPDATE

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - OCT UPDATE

A set of resources used in the year 4 topic of, 'Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors.' Includes homework ideas, display material and many worksheets around the topic! Enjoy! NEW!Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted involving describing a beach setting with similes and metaphors.There is also quite a few poems I have written using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop.OCT 2016 UPDATE: Even More resources added and Price Reduction

By dave_orritt

The Tiger who came to tea planning and templates

The Tiger who came to tea planning and templates

A week of Literacy planning for Reception or Year 1 Autumn Term. The children need to write Sophies Mummy a new shopping list they then receive a letter from the Zookeeper concerned about his poorly tiger, the children are asked to design a menu of healthier foods for him. Next they get a letter from the tiger thanking them for their help and inviting them to a tea party ( I held one in class with biscuits and juice and the TA wore a tiger mask,) this prompts them to write about their own party experiences. The week finishes with the children writing thank you notes and finally a recount of their tiger tea party. All differentiated writing templates and letters (from tiger and zookeeper) included (13 in total)

By littlemisstechnical

My Spring Grammar Book

My Spring Grammar Book

Similar Layout to My Winter and Christmas Grammar Books for KS1. Writing activities and drawing activities, Grammar includes Nouns, Proper Nouns, Collective Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs and Adverbs. Poetry activities, Creative Writing and Life Cycle of a frog. Will be great as a follow up workbook after a Spring walk or a Nature Trail. A powerpoint presentation is also included for talking and listening activities.

By teachercellar

Display Board Pupil Response box

Display Board Pupil Response box

This resource allows students in your class to respond to work or material that is on display in your classroom.It is a great stimulus to encourage engagement with the displays as these can sometimes become just like wallpaper. By providing this little area that contains guidelines and suggestions, it encourages students to think about the learning and post comments on the wall for their peers and teachers to assess and allow deeper thinking skills to develop.

By conortrg1

Martin Luther King biography

Martin Luther King biography

This is an extensive biography of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. There is some mentioning of Rosa Parks, the Bus Boycott, the Ku Klux Klan, Malcolm X, ...).

By Olynj

Martin Luther King biography

Martin Luther King biography

This is an extensive biography of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. There is some mentioning of Rosa Parks, the Bus Boycott, the Ku Klux Klan, Malcolm X, ...).

By Olynj

Noughts and Crosses unit of work

Noughts and Crosses unit of work

Unit of work for KS3Each lesson is mapped out and planned with starters, main and plenary.Lessons challenge all abilities and meet the needs of all learners.This resources will save you all the planning/it will be an excellent foundation for you to build upon.

By IanB8977

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Complete unit of work on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.Each lesson is clearly mapped out with starter, main and plenary.AO'S are highlighted and relate to the questions being examined. Homework slides are also included in developing pupils understanding even further. Resources are included which include tasks and homework.

By IanB8977

English Persuasive Letter Day the Crayons Quit

English Persuasive Letter Day the Crayons Quit

A couple of lessons centred around the book The Day the Crayons Quit.There is a comprehension exercise as well as activities based on a letter.The idea is the children write in the same style but pretending they are a pair of shoes instead.

By dazza5353

Romeo and Juliet (Year 7)

Romeo and Juliet (Year 7)

Romeo and Juliet for mid - high set.Each lesson has a starter, main and a plenary. Sample PEAL paragraphs included.Each lesson has individual and paired tasks. Homework included and assessments are also included.

By IanB8977

Primary Posters Visual displays Student SKILLS Animals #3

Primary Posters Visual displays Student SKILLS Animals #3

A set of 5 Visual displays/posters, which can be used with students from Primary to year 7. Aimed to develop general skills with students for example: Adaptability – Alan the adaptable ape I have a range of skills, I will try my best at everything I do. I want to gain knowledge in every subject.Helpful –Helen the helpful horseI support others. I encourage and motivate. I am eager to help and please people.Talent – Tony the talented turtle (another 3 statements)Leadership – Leroy the Lion leader (another 3 statements)Caring – Cassy the caring crocodile (another 3 statements)This set of visual displays is a brilliant teaching aid for teachers and students to use. It is very eye-catching and can be printed on A4 or A3.Enjoy.

By MediaShop

Spelling Quiz bundle

Spelling Quiz bundle

This bundle comprises three resources:one of the popular spelling, punctuation and grammar quizzes, a resource about the peculiar phrases found in idioms and proverbs of the English language and another resource about tricky spellings which contain silent or unexpected letters.This resource should prove useful when revising spelling strategies in particular.Suitable for ages 10+

By jlimb