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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

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Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

A bumper set of resources initially used in the year 4 topic of: Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors. 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. I recently adapted this in this for a year 6 class I took. 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.I have continually updated this resource due to its popularity and quality.Please check my other resources out here...https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dave_orritt

By dave_orritt

The Haunting Horror Story Creative Writing

The Haunting Horror Story Creative Writing

The Haunting Horror Story Creative WritingA group of friends find themselves trapped in an old hotel, only to suffer strange lucid dreams and terrifying nightly visitations. Will they escape or go insane? And what is the significance of the black rose?Visually attractive, creative horror story lesson complete with all resources needed for a fun engaging lesson or series of lessons. (At least two lessons will be required to complete the story.)Power point includes:* Attractive title page.* Story scenario – dramatic scenario (as above).* Complete lesson objectives and outcomes* Character cards page (with example, included) where students complete their own characters on special cards (resources included at the back of the Power Point.)* Planning sheet giving students a structured method in which to write an effective story (included at the back of the Power Point.)* A review prompt to discuss writing so far.* A review peer-assessment prompt which should set students up to continue the story next lesson.A simple but fun and engaging lesson!Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: Donney Nunley, Circus Tricks, Flickr.com. Emo Attitude, Haunted Boy, Deviant art.)

By EngageinEnglish

Roll Your Way to Fluency in 1st Grade

Roll Your Way to Fluency in 1st Grade

Fluency is the ability to read a text accurately, quickly, and with expression. Fluency develops gradually over time, so hopefully your students have had some practice with these skills. In kindergarten your students should have developed fluency with the alphabet, nonsense words, CVC words, sight words, CVCe words, and simple sentences.First grade fluency is a little more fluid than kindergarten. Since you are constructing a foundation in kindergarten everything is taught in a particular order. Many of the first grade skills blur together. For instance, the word “cheese” is both a digraph (ch) and vowel team (ee) word. You will find that many of the words fit into several categories. It is important to look over each fluency mat before working with your students to make sure they can read all the words.With these fluency mats, students will simply roll a dice and read the line that aligns with that number.In this pack you will find roll and read fluency mats for:L blends (bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl)R Blends (br, cr, fr, gr, pr)S Blends (sc, sk, sm, sn, sp, st, sw)Digraphs (ch, ph, sh, th, wh)Ending Consonant Blends (ex. –ack)Trigraphs (ex. scr-)Vowel Teams (ai, ea, ee, ie, oa, oe)R-Controlled Vowels (ar, er, ir, or, ur)Diphthongs (au, aw, ew, oi, oo, ou, ow, oy)adjectivesnounsverbscompound wordstwo syllable wordsinflectional endings (ed, ing, s/es)sight wordssight word phrases - 24 phrases/matsentences - 24 sentences/matIf these skills are too hard for your students, try the kindergarten fluency mats!Print these fluency mats on colored paper and slip them into sheet protectors for a ready to use resource during guided reading, centers, partner work, tutoring, and more! This resource was created with U.S. spelling.

By creationcastle

Roll Your Way to Fluency in Kindergarten

Roll Your Way to Fluency in Kindergarten

Fluency is the ability to read a text accurately, quickly, and with expression. Since fluency develops gradually over time, fluency in kindergarten looks a little different. Kindergarten fluency begins with the alphabet, moves on to nonsense words, CVC words, sight words, CVCe words, and eventually sentences.With these fluency mats, students will simply roll a dice and read the line that aligns with that number.In this pack you will find roll and read fluency mats for:Uppercase Letters (3 mats)Lowercase Letters (3 mats)Mixed Uppercase and Lowercase Letters (3 mats)Nonsense Words (3 mats)Short A Words (3 mats)Short E Words (3 mats)Short I Words (3 mats)Short O Words (3 mats)Short U Words (3 mats)Mixed Word Families (3 mats)Mixed CVC Words (3 mats)CVCe Words (3 mats)Pre-Primer Sight Words (3 mats)Primer Sight Words (3 mats)Short A Sentences - 6 sentences/mat (3 mats)Short E Sentences - 6 sentences/mat (3 mats)Short I Sentences - 6 sentences/mat (3 mats)Short O Sentences - 6 sentences/mat (3 mats)Short U Sentences - 6 sentences/mat (3 mats)Simple Sentences - 24 sentences/mat (3 mats)If these skills are too simple for your students, try the first grade fluency mats!Print these fluency mats on colored paper and slip them into sheet protectors for a ready to use resource during guided reading, centers, partner work, tutoring, and more! This resource was created with U.S. spelling.

By creationcastle

Year 1 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting

Year 1 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting

Year 1 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Y1 CEW. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Year 2 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting

Year 2 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting

Year 2 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Y2 CEW. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 2

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 2

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 2: A series of 7 sheets where children identify and colour decodable and tricky words on dinosaurs. A fun dinosaur-themed activity to aid quick recognition of all Phase 2 decodable and tricky words.This product is available for phonics phases 2-5 tricky and decodable words and Years 1 and 2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Y5 Spelling Practice Papers Bundle 2 - Papers 6 to 10

Y5 Spelling Practice Papers Bundle 2 - Papers 6 to 10

A PDF bundle of Y5 Spelling Practice Papers 6 to 10 inclusive.These English Spelling Practice Papers include a range of spellings drawn from the spelling statutory requirements from the Upper KS2 2014 National Curriculum Programme of Study. Designed to look just like the real test papers, these practice papers will prepare pupils for testing and will allow Teachers to monitor scores. Why not include one paper a week as part of your ongoing pupil assessment?For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Formal and informal phrases

Formal and informal phrases

A selection of phrases for pupils to sort into formal and informal. Mostly applicable to letter writing. I used this as a starter activity for my Year 4 class when we began our letter writing unit.

By huntytelford

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Enterprise Project For Years 5 and 6

Enterprise Project For Years 5 and 6

This 5 page projects guides the children through the process of generating an idea for a business and then discovering whether it is profitable. It has a strong maths focus, but ends with the children having to create a presentation for potential investors.This could be completed in class over several lessons or be given as homework.PLEASE CLICK davlae NEAR THE STARS AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE TO SEE MY OTHER RESOURCES.

By davlae

Year 5/6/P6, P7 Key Stage 2 3 Reading Comprehensions SATS Revision (2016+) or Guided Reading (Pt. 3)

Year 5/6/P6, P7 Key Stage 2 3 Reading Comprehensions SATS Revision (2016+) or Guided Reading (Pt. 3)

3 original texts with comprehension questions and answers. 3 text types: An original fiction story, a non-fiction text on medieval childhood and a travel review. The wording and content of the questions are based on the 2016 English SATS reading paper and sample government materials. These could also be used for guided reading groups. This is part three of the original story, however, it can be used on its own or in conjunction with parts one and two.

By ElliottEducational

Shape Poetry Planning

Shape Poetry Planning

Download our Shape Poetry Literacy Planning Pack for Year 3/Year4.This is a five-lesson literacy unit of poetry planning for Years 3 and 4, based on creating shape poetry and giving a visual poetry performance.In this unit, pupils will investigate shape poetry and begin to understand the relationship between the language used in the poems and the shape of the words on the page. Pupils will research different olympic sports and work on developing vocabulary to describe the different movements involved. There is also a grammar focus on adding suffixes to form comparative adjectives. At the end of the unit the pupils will work towards a visual performance of a poem that is created in the shape of the olympic rings.The objectives of the unit for pupils are:• To investigate shape poetry• To retrieve information from non-fiction• To apply grammar rules for adding suffixes• To prepare a group poetry performance • To create a shape poemThe PDF file contains 5 full literacy lesson plans and all accompanying pupil resources.You may also like:The Listeners Poetry Planning PackJabberwocky Poetry Planning PackStone Age Boy Literacy PackThe Egyptian Cinderella Literacy Pack

By KS2History

Summer Poetry Planning

Summer Poetry Planning

Download our new Summer Performance Poetry Pack!A five-lesson literacy unit of summer poetry planning for Year 1 and Year 2, based on performing summer poetry and built around the KS1 literacy objectives. In this unit, pupils will read a classic summer poem about a baby playing with the sand on the beach. Pupils will have a chance to consider how the sounds and language patterns come alive when the poem is read aloud. There is also a grammar focus on expanded nouns and using command sentences. Children will work towards creating their own version of the summer poem and turning it into an effective performance, which could be used for a summer-themed assembly or celebration.The aims of the unit for pupils are:• To listen to a classic summer poem being read aloud• To use expanded nouns• To use command sentences• To prepare a poetry performance including actions• To perform a poem to an audienceThe PDF file contains 5 full literacy lesson plans, copies of the poem and all accompanying pupil resources.You may also like our other KS1 poetry packs:Going to Sea Poetry PackYear 2 Performance Poetry PackSpring Performance Poetry

By KS2History

A Bear Called Paddington Comprehension KS2

A Bear Called Paddington Comprehension KS2

The opening chapters of A Bear Called Paddington, a modern-day classic from Michael Bond. Mr and Mrs Brown cannot believe their eyes when they find an awkward looking bear in Paddington...Differentiated comprehension focusing on inference. Ideal for Guided Reading, Literacy, homework, boosters/intervention. Key words and phrases come with illustrations to support and aid vocabulary acquisition. Detailed mark-scheme. Enjoy!

By benserghin

The Boy in the Dress First 10 Lessons Bundle

The Boy in the Dress First 10 Lessons Bundle

The Boy in the Dress First 10 Lessons BundleThis download includes the first 10 chapter lessons on the book The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams.All the individual lessons are available separately in my shop here.Thanks 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 TheGingerTeacher

The Boy in the Dress Lesson Bundle

The Boy in the Dress Lesson Bundle

The Boy in the Dress Lesson BundleThis download includes all 22 chapter lessons on the book The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams.All the individual lessons are available separately in my store here.Thanks 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 TheGingerTeacher

Ellipses, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks!

Ellipses, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks!

This interesting and engaging lesson enables students to understand what ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks indicate, and determine where they should be used. They also learn to understand the effect of these punctuation forms in writing, and develop the skills to use these punctuation forms accurately in my own writing.Over the course of their learning journey, students:- Define and exemplify what ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks are;- Identify where these punctuation marks should be placed in writing;- Correctly place ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks into unpunctuated sentences;- Analyse the effect of these punctuation marks upon sentences and wider texts; - Use ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks accurately and with subtlety in their own writing;- Peer and self assess each other's writing attempts.The resources include:-Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint;-Placing Punctuation worksheet (and teacher answer sheet);-A model example of an ellipsis, question mark, and exclamation mark-filled piece of writing for analysis;-Helpful and comprehensive step-by-step lesson plan.All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final page of the slide.

By TandLGuru

Squidgebob character pack to promote reading, writing in key stage 1, 2, EYFS/ EYFP/ wall dispalys

Squidgebob character pack to promote reading, writing in key stage 1, 2, EYFS/ EYFP/ wall dispalys

These quirky characters can help with ideas to Play games in Early Years, create activities and challenges for the outdoors and forest school, spark ideas for writing stories in key stage 1 and 2, make rhymes, match to meet and develop curriculum outcomes, learning about ‘ourselves’, likes, dislikes and much more, take it the way you and your children wish to meet their learning needs! Guess which animals they are made up of!The Squidgebobs are introduced in this pack, they have elephant bodies and giraffe necks and heads.They could be laminated, cut out for you to place them where you wish in your classroom/ learning area or used as whole pictures/ photos for displays etc.Some ideas may be that they get stuck in certain situations and need the children's help or the children could develop a wall display with stories about their antics. They each have their own unique personality so each may solve problems or find sticky situations differently, this may help the children to develop a empathy.Thank you for purchasing and have fun!Ideal for Early years foundation stage/ phase, key stage 1 and 2, outdoor, forest school, reading and writing, stories, poems and more.

By fb1983

Punctuation Lesson Bundle!

Punctuation Lesson Bundle!

These engaging and detailed resources have been designed to make the learning of tricky punctuation concepts (which are particularly prominent in the most recent curriculum) easily accessible, engaging and interesting for all children. Throughout each lesson, students learn to improve their skill at using appropriate, concise, and precise spelling, punctuation, and grammar, and practice employing them within their own writing compositions. Each lesson contains a comprehensive whole lesson PowerPoint, all the resources that you will need, and a lesson plan. Included are lessons on:- Awesome Apostrophes and Incredible Inverted Commas;- Ellipses, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks;- Using Colons and Semi-Colons.The pack also includes a literacy writing mat to help students build their extended writing skills.Individually these resources are worth 7 pounds, meaning that you can make a saving of 57% by purchasing the bundle!All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint/ the bottom of worksheets.

By TandLGuru

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British History Queens/Monarchs  KS1 Research Activity based on NEW History National Curriculum

British History Queens/Monarchs KS1 Research Activity based on NEW History National Curriculum

Engaging Activity and recording sheets to learn about and compare the lives of 3 British Monarchs: Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria. Resources include:*A3 recording format with structured questions and space for responses*Key information facts for each Queen to use for Hot SeatingCovers the NEW National curriculum strand for Primary History: *studying the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. * comparing aspects of life in different periods for example, Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria.Activity: children work in teams of 3- each take on the role of either: Queen Victoria, Elizabeth I or Elizabeth II. Using the relevant key facts card- ask each other 5 key questions (on recording format) and record responses from each other (structured hot seating)Research key events of the time for each monach and record on format.

By donmac2

KS1 SATS Reading Assessment 1:1 T/P Conference for Familiar Book This Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown

KS1 SATS Reading Assessment 1:1 T/P Conference for Familiar Book This Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown

KS1 Reading Assessment form to assess Expected Level Reading at end of KS1 based on NEW KS1 Reading KPIs / National CurriculumA 1:1 assessment format for teachers that contains ALL end of KS1 (Year 2) Reading KPIs to meet the Expected StandardBased on popular picture book: This Rabbit Belongs to Emily BrownAssessement: Child reads the book 1:1 with teacher (Should be familiar with book and had it read before hand) Assessment sheet designed as tick sheet against national standards for expected level and space to record children's responses to inference questions.This form has been created using the exemplification materials from the STA for reading (online) as a guide and model.

By donmac2

Halloween creative writing PowerPoint

Halloween creative writing PowerPoint

A creative writing lesson that starts by creating a word bank, discusses the structure of a story and sets a task that is a 100 word writing competition. A complete download and use resource- no printing all that is required is lined paper.

By luanbyrne