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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

Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts

Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts

Product DescriptionToday’s students are the problem-solvers of the future. If they are taught factual knowledge only, they tend to respond with conventionally correct answers rather than exploring creative solutions. All students can learn to think critically and creatively.Students need to be able to judge, analyse and think critically in order to participate fully in a democratic and technological society. This can be achieved if the teacher recognises the value of thinking skills and provides opportunities for the thinking processes to be modelled and developed.This ‘Think Outside of the Box’ series provides teachers with straightforward ideas and activities to help students develop these skills.In this pack you will find 80 quick start task cards – 4 cards per page. I have provided 3 options for printing.These ‘quick starts’ are ideal warm-up activities for the beginning of a lesson. They should be used flexibly and can be used in any order at any time. As these task cards are intended for repeated use, I would suggest laminating them for durability.When to use: (10-15 minutes group/class)• at the beginning of a lesson• during circle timeCONTENT• Cover; Teacher Notes• Brainstorm Task Cards x 8• How Could You? Task Cards x 8• It Won't Happen Task Cards x 8• How Do You Do It? Task Cards x 8• What If? Task Cards x 8• What's The Same? Task Cards x 8• How Many Ways? Task Cards x 8• Recycle Task Cards x 8• What's The Connection? Task Cards x 8• Crazy Combinations Task Cards x 4• Predict The Future Task Cards x 4• TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 101

By teacherstoolkitUK

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

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Sentence Builder - English Activity -Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Sentence Builder - English Activity -Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to read a sentence and choose the correct word to fit! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels!**Check my store for my Split Digraphs Bundle & get 6 resources for the price of 4!**Product includes:*6 sentences per vowel (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e)*Corresponding words to match the sentences. --------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Multiple Choice - English Activity - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Multiple Choice - English Activity - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to look at each picture and choose the correct word that matches! This could be a peg clipped on, or a circle drawn with a whiteboard marker! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels!**Check my store for my Split Digraphs Bundle & get 6 resources for the price of 4!**Product includes:*8 multiple choice cards per vowel (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e)--------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

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Split Digraphs - Magic E - BUNDLE - 6 Activities - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - BUNDLE - 6 Activities - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels! These activities can be used as an introduction, teaching activity or consolidation. You could focus on one split digraph, or mix the packs to work on all five! I created this as I found it was something my children needed lots of revision on, to allow them to apply it in their daily reading and writing! Save 33% by buying the bundle!*Check my store if you'd prefer to buy the resources individually!*Product includes:*Board Games - 12 board games (6 picture, 6 word - one per vowel plus mixed)*Long and Short Vowel sorting - 16 cards per vowel (8 long, 8 short) and header cards. *Match, Trace & Write - 8 word cards, 8 picture cards per vowel with a template cards for children to use (space for picture card, tracing card and writing guidelines)*Picture & Word Match - 16 puzzles per vowel, choose a picture, find the matching word! *Sentence Builder - 6 sentences per vowel with corresponding missing words*Multiple Choice - 16 cards per vowel, three words, pick the correct word! --------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

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History/World Wars Bundle

History/World Wars Bundle

History/World Wars BundlePowerPoint presentations; quizzes, and task sheets covering:• Battle of the Somme - 100 years on• D Day• VE and VJ Day• Remembrance Day• The Holocaust• The Russian Revolution• The Berlin Olympics

By tinpot

Chrysanthemum - an ELA unit featuring a Kevin Henke's mouse

Chrysanthemum - an ELA unit featuring a Kevin Henke's mouse

This ELA unit features one of Kevin Henke's delightful mouse characters named Chrysanthemum. The objectives are clearly defined. Students will discuss bullying and teasing and how to be kind to others. There are activities for students to explore their names. Handouts are provided.

By chicadee

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Y3 Spelling Practice Papers Bundle 5 - Papers 21 to 25

Y3 Spelling Practice Papers Bundle 5 - Papers 21 to 25

A PDF bundle of Y3 Spelling Practice Papers 21 to 25 inclusive.These English Spelling Practice Papers include a range of spellings drawn from the spelling statutory requirements from the Lower 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

SPRING ACTIVITIES, BOOK AND WORKSHEETS

SPRING ACTIVITIES, BOOK AND WORKSHEETS

Spring is here!This digital download consists of a book "10 things you did not know about the nests" in full color, 12 half-letter sized sheets in full color and with original images. Ideal for working reading, writing and listening.It also includes 8 black and white worksheets to reinforce what is read and continue to develop fluency, understanding, imagination and creativity.I hope you find this material useful.Thank you very much for visiting my store.

By paulinarl06

Handa's Surprise Unit of work

Handa's Surprise Unit of work

Year 1. Handa's surprise literacy planning. activities include retelling the story, plural words, planning and oral rehearsal, story writing, editing and publishing. differentiated activities and outcomes. resources include; story planning format - differentiated. story writing sen/la template. Handa's page border for story publishing.

By jessmurray10

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Long & Short Vowel Sort - English Activity - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Long & Short Vowel Sort - English Activity - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to explore long and short vowel sounds, sorting pictures into the correct heading! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels!**Check my store for my Split Digraph Bundle & get 6 resources for the price of 4**Product includes:*12 picture cards per vowel (6 short, 6 long)*Sorting cards for each vowel (Short _, Long _)--------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Match, Trace & Write - English Activity - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Match, Trace & Write - English Activity - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to choose a picture card, find the correct matching word, trace the word and practice writing it! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels!**Check my store for my Split Digraph Bundle & get 6 resources for the price of 4!**Product includes:*8 picture cards per vowel (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e)*8 word cards per vowel (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e)*Template card for children to work on--------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Picture & Word Match - English Activity - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Picture & Word Match - English Activity - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to choose a picture card and complete the puzzle by finding the word that matches! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the different vowels! Product includes:*16 puzzles per vowel--------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

World Book Day Quiz

World Book Day Quiz

Another one of my 'interactive' Quizzes - this is #3!The pattern is the same as my other ones - so TV Intros, Who Am I?, Films, Dingbats etc. However, all of these have a focus on World Book Day - so all the questions are linked to books. You could, obviously, do this at other times though!It's aimed to be accessible across the Key Stages - I've done it with 7s (with a number of clues!) right up to my Upper 6th English. There are rounds my younger class did much better at!!! It should happily take up a lesson or a tutor period - the answers are included at the back.You can pick up my other two quizzes - in the same format - here:End of Term Quiz #1End of Term Quiz #2

By Robert_Frost

PROVE IT! GRAMMAR REASONING CARDS

PROVE IT! GRAMMAR REASONING CARDS

PROVE IT! GRAMMAR REASONING CARDSPROVE IT pack!Incudes:20 punctuation prove it cards and 50 grammar prove it cards (KS1 and 2)Use for interventions, morning tasks, starters, extensions, debates, talk pair share, homework and more!

By erylands

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Full week of lessons KS2

Full week of lessons KS2

An emergency lesson pack for those busy times of year, which contains up to 18 separate lessons. This is ideal for a report writing or parents' evening week, when you may have less time to organise and prepare your regular teaching. I have used the lessons in Years 4 & 5, but they can be adapted to other ages too. Each lesson is fully resourced and differentiated with teacher PowerPoints, independent tasks and full planning provided. Answer sheets are also included, as is a set of maths column addition homework sheets. The bundle includes: *Up to 5 English lessons (creative writing) *4 maths lessons (written addition and multiplication methods) *2 science lessons (Edward Jenner and the human eye) *1 history lesson (famous women in history) * A set of 5 mental maths lessons *1 E-safety lesson about digital footprints Please see the Goldtopfox for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox

By goldtopfox

Ethos, Pathos, Logos- The Three Pillars of Persuasion

Ethos, Pathos, Logos- The Three Pillars of Persuasion

Begin your argument unit by teaching the three pillars of persuasion- Ethos, Pathos, and Logos!Included with Purchase:-Real life examples in media to analyze! -Lesson- 36 slides of info, definitions, notes, and examples that connect to media advertising, social media, marketing tools, and human behavior. Each pillar of persuasion also provides a how-to slide for students to apply this tool to their writing!-Student led in-depth exploration with video examples and explanations that are engaging and unique.-Application activity that gets students moving and collaborating.-Bell Ringer practice to reinforce skills each day and engage students in learning!-Beautiful classroom anchor chart poster-Google Docs & Microsoft Office documents provided -No Prep Plans- Just print or link and go!

By taylor1teacher

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Rhetorical Analysis Unit Bundle- Digital and Printable!

Rhetorical Analysis Unit Bundle- Digital and Printable!

Teach students how to analyze an author’s arguments with any given argument! Perfect for personalizing or differentiating learning as it provides a great deal of voice and choice for your learners!Analyzing an author’s arguments can be challenging for students; however, this step-by-step method will make this skill clear and easy while creating an in-depth analysis! Everything to teach rhetoric, and logical fallacies is included. Show your students how to analyze the rhetoric/fallacies/message/language of any author’s argument. Combines the following four complete units!1. Ethos, Pathos, Logos2. Logical Fallacies3. Ethos, Pathos, Logos and Logical Fallacies Bell Ringer activities4. Argument Analysis Lesson

By taylor1teacher

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Complete Tone and Mood in Literature Bundle + Connotation and Denotation

Complete Tone and Mood in Literature Bundle + Connotation and Denotation

Teach your students how to understand the complex topic of tone and mood in literature! 1. Lesson on Tone and Mood2. Lesson on Connotation/Denotation3. Tone and Mood Exploration through music, video games, film, art, literature, photography, and memes!4. Tone and Mood Mini-Lesson5. Tone and Mood Notes6. Tone and Mood Project- over 8 choices for summative assessments!7. Bell Ringer Activities- for each day of the unit!

By taylor1teacher

Cinderella unit of work

Cinderella unit of work

Cinderella lesson plans and resources for 2 weeks. Year 1. Lesson plans with differentiated activities/ learning objectives. resources include: different pictures for the story retelling, adjective word mat, comparison between Cinderella and Cinderboy stories worksheet.

By jessmurray10

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The Striving to Improve Series: Speaking and Listening

The Striving to Improve Series: Speaking and Listening

The Striving to Improve Series targets students who, for whatever reason, are struggling to keep up with their peers. The activities in the books are designed to prevent students from regressing any further at school. The tasks are based on a modified curriculum so that students can work at their own pace and without constant supervision from the teacher.The children who you teach may be struggling with their school work because they have been diagnosed with learning difficulties such as ADHD or dyslexia. They may be struggling because of social factors which have resulted in them missing a lot of school. Whatever the reason, this book, Speaking and Listening, will help students prepare and deliver their own speeches and listen to speeches delivered by their classmates.Activities in this book link to relevant and appropriate curriculums for Years 5 and 6, so children feel that what is being asked of them is actually achievable. To make the tasks more manageable, they have been broken down into small parts which gives each student the opportunity to process one idea at a time. Time limits have been either abandoned or made flexible for students so success becomes a habit rather than a rarity.This is a Photocopy Master ebook (56 pages) and activity pages may be photocopied for use in the classroom. Our ebooks are in pdf format.Edubooks is an imprint of Ready-Ed Publications.Editor: Lindsay Marsh

By edubooks

Semi-Colons and Colons

Semi-Colons and Colons

Targeted at mixed ability KS3 pupils, this adaptable resource enables pupils to understand how they are used in written work and how they effect one's expression and meanings.

By deepavali_sehgal1

Real Life Mystery Writing

Real Life Mystery Writing

A 13 slide PowerPoint lesson aiding students in writing mystery stories. With key mystery writing vocabulary and success criteria as well as examples of famous 'real-life' mysteries for students to discuss, this is an engaging lesson for KS3 or can be easily amended for other abilities!

By MissCResources

Rainforest Poetry

Rainforest Poetry

'Who lives here?' PowerPoint introduces a 'conversation' poem about the creatures and habitat of the rainforest. It provides a structured step by step lesson to support composition. It also allows reinforcement of parts of speech particularly verbs and prepositions. Extended poetry task also provided for variety and possible differentiation. Several verse examples are provided for clarity. Rainforest booklet is provided for children to write their final draft for display or poetry portfolio.'Rainforest List Poem' PowerPoint continues with a poetic theme and uses a simple format to motivate composition. This clear, concise and colourful presentation leads the learners step by step through the composition of a list poem based on a 'rainforest' theme. There is a grammar element throughout with an emphasis on nouns, adjectives and 'ing' verbs. I have found a poetry context an effective way to embed incidental grammar teaching. Although the outcome is a simple list poem, it can easily be differentiated for older learners. This would involve extending each line using e.g. adverbs or an additional clause. Children are encouraged to compose an opening line, closing line and' list' lines inbetween.

By Alice K

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34 English grammar dice games, fun to play, all fully resourced - just add dice!

34 English grammar dice games, fun to play, all fully resourced - just add dice!

This is a whopping 112 page word document containing all 34 of my grammar games. Unlike a lot of sellers, my work is NOT a PDF, so you can edit and adapt to make it work in your classroom. This resource represents a fair few evenings and weekends (I know - get a life!). All of these games have been tested in class, and adjusted if needed - they have a real impact on learning.For each grammar skill there is:a child friendly explanation of the grammar concept; printable rules and resources for a lively dice game; suggestions to challenge or support learners; suggestions for application of the skill in written work.For some grammar games there is also a lesson plan and a presentation. Here are some of the skills covered: determiners/plurals/commands, questions and statements/ simple and compound sentences/ adverbs/ proper nouns/ classifying nouns/ contractions/ pronouns/ prepositions/prepositional phrases/ apostrophes/ adjectives/ sentence variety/ parentheses/semi-colons/ discussion/ persuasion/ complex sentences / causal connectives/ fronted adverbials/ speech/ relative clauses/ modal verbs/spelling/language of persuasion/argument/discussion

By extra golden-time