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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

World Book Day - Bumper 100 Question Quiz

World Book Day - Bumper 100 Question Quiz

This resource is a highly visual, fully editable and interactive, 100 question powerpoint quiz on books, poems and authors. It is an ideal resource for World Book Day and can be used with a tutor group or in an assembly.The quiz contains 100 questions with multiple choice answers, with varying degrees of challenge. It has nine categories.Classic BooksHarry PotterOpening and Closing LinesDavid WalliamsAuthorsMichael MorpurgoPoemsDiariesMiscellaneousThe quiz can be administered in a variety of ways - to individuals or teams. The answers can be found by clicking on the book image on the bottom right-hand corner of each slide. Answers can be given either as you go through the quiz or at the end. An answer sheet is included to allow individuals/teams to record their answers. Sample questions:Prospero, Miranda, Ariel and Caliban are all characters from which Shakespeare play? What is the second book of the old testament called? What is the most widely distributed, most translated and best-selling book of all time? In Charlotte's Web, what is the name of the pig that Charlotte becomes friends with?What is the name of the lion in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe?Towards the end of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Scrooge buys the Cratchits an enormous what?What name is given to the deadly phantoms that guard Azkaban Prison?Who is Joe’s best friend in David Walliams Billionaire Boy?In Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful, what is Private Peaceful’s first name?The popular series of children’s books about a magic football is written by which professional sports player?This resource is also suitable for SEN students due to the highly visual nature of the resource and the multiple choice format.For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step GuideTo be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

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Teacher Excel Markbook

Teacher Excel Markbook

This excel spreadsheet can be used to record student's grades. Using a 1-10 system you can record their marks and it will automatically average the grade. If you enter J, K or L in capitals (which is converted into a smiley face) in the effort column it will also average their effort grade. This provides formative feedback and allows progress to be monitored. This is a concept and could easily be adapted for specific use, i.e. Assessment without levels, BTEC etc.

By InformingEducation

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

Roald Dahl World Book Day Pack

Roald Dahl World Book Day Pack

For World Book Day KS1/2 Workbooks for Charlie and the chocolate factory, James and the giant peach, The Enormous Crocodile,The Twits, The Giraffe,the Pelly and me and The magic Finger.A set of reading activity cards, a guided reading workbook and a World book day workbook. Normal price £25.25 yours for £12.50 that's 50% reduction

By teachercellar

Octopoem

Octopoem

A fun, end of topic poetry lesson used with low ability year 8 students and year 7 students. This works towards students creating an 'octopoem' for display.

By hstubbs1

March Parts of Speech

March Parts of Speech

I want to inspire upper elementary and middle school teachers by lighting the path to engaging ELA activities that students will love. I know it’s the time of year when your kiddos get antsy and want to get outside and have fun. They’re not into doing homework. But school isn’t over yet so it’s your job to give them work that will help reinforce what they’ve learned. This colorful set of no prep St. Patrick Day worksheets will help fill the bill. It includes 2 worksheets with parts of speech recognition.******************************************Copyright© 2014 Deann Marin (Socrates Lantern)All rights reserved by author. Permission for downloads to copy for single classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display.

By Merlinho

Harry Potter Comprehension

Harry Potter Comprehension

An activity to revise and test students understanding of a story. Using Harry Potter allows the students to connect to a well known text. ***The extract used is copyright of the author J.K Rowling.

By Sazo123

SPAG Revision Chatterboxes

SPAG Revision Chatterboxes

SPAG Revision Chatterboxes: A series of 10 chatterboxes including SPAG terms and definitions - read the term and check its meaning by lifting the flap. A fun game for 1 or more players to consolidate SPAG knowledge. Includes instructions.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

SPAG Revision Flickers

SPAG Revision Flickers

SPAG Revision Flickers: A series of 6 sets of ‘flickers’ - a fun self-checking game to consolidate knowledge of SPAG terms and their definitions. Read the definition, state which SPAG term it describes, then flick the ‘flicker’ over to check your answer.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

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

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

A bumper set of resources initially used in the year 4 topic of: Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors. 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. 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.

By dave_orritt

World Book Day - 108 Question Book Quiz

World Book Day - 108 Question Book Quiz

This resource contains a 108 question paper-based quiz on a variety of literature and genres -books, poems and authors. It is an ideal resource for World Book Day. Although pupils may be able to answer some of the questions, the quiz has been designed to encourage pupils to research the answers. It could be used in a variety of ways - in class, for competition purposes and / or for homework. It could be undertaken individually or as part of a group.By researching these questions pupils will be introduced to a wide range of literature and genres, both classic and contemporary. Hopefully, it will inspire and motivate pupils to read something they have not read before.Sample questions:What was the name of the landlord’s daughter in the Highwayman?Who wrote a biography of Roald Dahl called Fantastic Mr Dahl? What are the names of the three farmers in Fantastic Mr Fox? Which book, first published in 1605, has sold more than 300 million copies worldwide?In which book do you find the phrases ‘messing about in boats’ and ‘poop, poop’ feature?Who wrote the science fiction novel Brave New World?What is the name of the wizard who appears in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings?In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, what is the price on the Mad Hatter's hat?In Kubla Khan what was the name of the sacred river? What are the names of the two feuding families in Romeo and Juliet?For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step GuideTo be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Lent, Pancake Day, Mardi Gras - Three Lesson / Assembly Presentations Bundle

Lent, Pancake Day, Mardi Gras - Three Lesson / Assembly Presentations Bundle

This bundle contains three lesson / assembly presentations on Lent, Pancake Day / Mardi Gras. Purchased separately these resources would cost £8.73. Save money and buy the bundle for just £3.99. That's a massive saving of 54%! So Why Do We Have Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? An informative and fully editable 42 slide PowerPoint about Lent and Easter. It includes all the significant events: Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day, Maundy Thursday, Palm Sunday, The Last Supper, Judas' Betrayal, Good Friday, The Crucifixion, Easter Sunday. There is a hyperlink to a video about the key events during the period of Lent and the Holy Week. Let Me Take You To The Mardi Gras A colourful and informative 55 slide presentation on Mardi Gras which takes place in many countries around the world prior to the start of Lent. Content includes the meaning of Mardi Gras, its origins, the different ways countries celebrate Mardi Gras. It has hyperlinks to the Rio Carnival, the New Orleans Carnival, the Nice Carnival, the Belgium Carnival, the Venice Carnival and the Quebec Carnival. There is also a link to Paul Simon's 'Take me to the Mardi Gras' on slide 1 which could be used before the start of the assembly. Flippin' Pancakes A 35 slide assembly / lesson presentation on fascinating and fun filled facts about pancakes and Pancake Day. The PowerPoint makes reference to the biggest pancake ever, the most flips of a pancake, the highest pancake toss, the most pancakes made by an individual, the most pancakes eaten by an individual, the most pancakes made by a team of people, the total number of eggs used on Pancake Day, the most watched Pancake Day video (Pingu) with hyperlinks to video, the biggest crowd of people taking part in tossing pancakes with hyperlinks to the event, the famous pancake race that takes place on Shrove Tuesday in Olney, Buckinghamshire with hyperlinks to the race. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

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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

129 Different TEFL Lemon Flashcard Games for Kids

129 Different TEFL Lemon Flashcard Games for Kids

If you teach English to Young Learners, then you'll know that flashcards are one of the best toolsa teacher can take with them into the classroom. ESL flashcards are an indispensable visual aid forchildren.The problem is for busy English teachers though, is to find a source of readily available and quick to pick up ESL flashcard games that you can play in your classes. Many teachers can fall into the trap of playing the same old flashcard games over and over, only to find that your kids are becoming less excited by your classes and are switching off. This e­book aims to stop that.This wonderfully presented ebook contains exactly 129 flashcard activities which ESL teachers can use in the classroom with their Young Learners. Each beautifully illustrated activity comes full step-by-step instructions on how to set up your classroom and students. There's also handy tips and points of things to consider. This is a 'must have' resource for any ESL teacher of children.129 Different TEFL Lemon Flashcard Games will hopefully be your #1 'go ­to' resource in the Teacher's Office and planning will not be the same without it.

By teachers11

Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth

Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth

PowerPoint presentation which details a simple instruction writing model - 'How to Clean Your Teeth' with a clear and concise layout.Each slide is colourful and engaging and allows a teacher to explain the instruction genre.Also included are sequencing, cut and stick flashcards. Children may assemble the instructions as a paired activity cutting and pasting sequentially onto sugar paper. This task is ideal for reinforcement and will support less secure learners in an active way.This can be used and easily adapted for other simple instruction models- e.g. How to make a sandwich These resources promote an active approach to writing instructions. They complement other resources within my shop - 'Writing Instructions- Introducing the Genre in an Active Manner' and Writing Instructions - 'How to Build a Snowman' which has additional literacy tasks included.I have included several slides within the preview to allow teachers to peruse the resource more comprehensively. Hope your earners enjoy the lesson and tasks.Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com

By Alice K

Giraffes Can't Dance Character Traits Sorting Pack

Giraffes Can't Dance Character Traits Sorting Pack

Want a fun and interactive activity to help teach your students about character traits? This Giraffes Can't Dance pack includes a variety of character trait sorting cut and paste activities and printables for students to consolidate their understanding of character traits. By undertaking these activities students are expanding their vocabulary and making inferences about characters in order to sort the character traits correctly.Product Use♥ Literacy centers ♥ Morning work♥ Assessment♥ Homework♥ Book CompanionThis pack includes two sets of the following printables in color and black and white: • Cut and paste sorting worksheet – sort Gerald’s character traits into beginning of the story and end of the story. • Worksheet - students list their own character traits about Gerald at the beginning of the story and the end of the story. They also write a sentence about Gerald’s best quality. • Cut and paste sorting worksheet – sort Gerald’s traits into appearance and qualities.• Cut and paste sorting worksheet – sort the character traits into positive and negative. The positive traits were displayed by Gerald and the negative traits were by the other animals in the story.• Cut and paste sorting worksheet – sort the cricket’s traits into appearance and qualities.• Worksheet – students write their own positive traits to describe Gerald and negative traits to describe the other animals. They Then write what they infer about the other animals. • Cut and paste sorting worksheets – sort the words into synonyms and antonyms for the words: proud and brave.• Answer sheets for all cut and paste sorting activities provided

By kiran1978

Spring/Bug Theme - Adjectives Graphic Organizers

Spring/Bug Theme - Adjectives Graphic Organizers

This Adjectives Bug/Spring theme Vocabulary kit includes 17 word maps for your kiddos to enhance their vocabulary skills! You can incorporate this activity into: morning work, literacy centers or guided reading groups.These graphic organizers are suitable for lower or upper primary. With each vocabulary map students write an adjective in each box to describe the bug or flower picture. To extend students they can write each adjective in a sentence.Simply print and laminate each word map on hard card stock paper and students can write their answers using whiteboard markers. If you do not wish to laminate the cards you can print each page and make a booklet for students to use in their daily morning work.

By kiran1978

Possessive Apostrophe year 4

Possessive Apostrophe year 4

This is a follow on lesson that I used to establish understand of possessive apostrophes (could be used as an introduction also). This package contains a powerpoint, a lesson plan and a resource that is differentiated. The activity is related to Horrid Henry which my children love.

By Morrisr9

Spring Simple and Compound Sentences Sort

Spring Simple and Compound Sentences Sort

Spring Simple and Compound Sentences Sort - 15 pages - This sorting center is a fun and engaging way for your students to identify and revise their sentences. For this activity students will sort the sentences into the correct category: simple or compound. This activity is great to use in your daily literacy centers. This pack includes two sets in color and black lined version: • Teacher instruction sheet• Fifteen Spring/Easter simple sentences• Fifteen Spring/Easter compound sentences ��� Two headers - simple and compound• Student response sheet - black and white only• Answer sheet - black and white onlySimply print and laminate the sheets onto hard card stock paper for durability. Then cut and the sorts are ready to be used in your literacy centers. Students could also copy their simple and compound sentences into their writing books.

By kiran1978

Sight Word Cut and Paste Activities - Bug/Spring Theme

Sight Word Cut and Paste Activities - Bug/Spring Theme

Spring Theme Bug Cut and Paste Activities-This sight word pack includes a variety of fun insect themed cut and paste activities for students to consolidate their understanding of sight word recognition. This pack is great to use for: literacy centers, homework or morning work.This insect sight word pack includes: • 7 cut and paste bug theme cut and paste sight word worksheets & answer sheets - read the simple sentence and match the picture• 1 cut and paste bug theme sorting worksheet & answer sheet- sort sight words into 2, 3 and 4 letters.

By kiran1978

Easter Game - Roll a Die Literacy Fun

Easter Game - Roll a Die Literacy Fun

Are you looking for a fun and engaging way for your kiddos to get excited about writing on Easter Day! These vibrantly colorful dice games with absolutely adorable Easter clip art can be played either independently or in pairs. Each student rolls a die and completes the activity for the matching number. The dice games includes a variety of activities catering for different learning styles. The Roll a Die games can be incorporated into Literacy Centers or Daily 5 activities.There are 3 different Roll a Die Easter games to choose from. I have also included a duplicate copy of one of the games with spelling changes to cater for Australian students (favourite).On each game it includes the following topics:♥ Write a fact about Easter♥ Write your opinion about Easter♥ Write 3 questions about Easter eggs.♥ Create a word collage about Easter.♥ List 3 good things about Easter.♥ Design a cover for an Easter story.♥ Write an acrostic poem about Easter.♥ Design and label a new basket for the Easter Bunny.♥ Write as many words as you can using the word chocolate.♥ Write a title of a story or movie about chocolate.♥ Write a problem for a story about Easter.♥ If I was the Easter Bunny for a day I would...♥ Write a letter to the Easter Bunny.♥ Create a list of your favorite chocolate.♥ My best Easter ever was...♥ Write in your own words the meaning of Easter♥ Design your own Easter egg wrapper♥ Write a description about the Easter Bunny.

By kiran1978

Northern Light Chapter 6.

Northern Light Chapter 6.

A lesson focused on Chapter 6 of Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman. A lesson involving many key skills from reading, exploring language and creative writing. Students consider how the 5 senses are used and try to use as inspiration for their own piece of writing.

By Kicks3

Of Mice and Men Chapter One Verbs and Nouns Practice

Of Mice and Men Chapter One Verbs and Nouns Practice

This resource consists of two A4 sheets, one focusing on verbs and the other on nouns. I have used an extract from Chapter One of 'Of Mice and Men' as the basis for two cloze exercises. This has worked very well in class for pair work and has helped to reinforce basic grammatical structures for weaker students.

By A1EnglishResources

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Alphabet Quiz

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Alphabet Quiz

This is a one page alphabet quiz game for John Boyne's 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'. I have used it as an in-class activity with pairs or groups competing against each other and/or the clock. It would also be ideal as a homework activity or a stand-alone assignment for a cover class.

By A1EnglishResources

Spring Bundle - K-1

Spring Bundle - K-1

Do you want fun and engaging activities for your literacy and math centers? This Spring Bundle Fun is suited for kindergarten and first grade. Product Use♥ Literacy centers ♥ Math center♥ Homework ♥ Early finishersActivities included in the bundle:Easter Roll a Die Literacy FunThese vibrantly colorful dice games with absolutely adorable Easter clip art can be played either independently or in pairs. Each student rolls a die and completes the activity for the matching number. The dice games includes a variety of activities catering for different learning styles. The Roll a Die games can be incorporated into Literacy Centers or Daily 5 activities.There are 3 different Roll a Die Easter games to choose from. I have also included a duplicate copy of one of the games with spelling changes to cater for Australian students (favourite).On each game it includes the following topics:♥ Write a fact about Easter♥ Write your opinion about Easter♥ Write 3 questions about Easter eggs.♥ Create a word collage about Easter.♥ List 3 good things about Easter.♥ Design a cover for an Easter story.♥ Write an acrostic poem about Easter.♥ Design and label a new basket for the Easter Bunny.♥ Write as many words as you can using the word chocolate.♥ Write a title of a story or movie about chocolate.♥ Write a problem for a story about Easter.♥ If I was the Easter Bunny for a day I would...♥ Write a letter to the Easter Bunny.♥ Create a list of your favorite chocolate.♥ My best Easter ever was...♥ Write in your own words the meaning of Easter♥ Design your own Easter egg wrapper♥ Write a description about the Easter Bunny.Sight Word Cut and Paste ActivitiesBug Cut and Paste Activities-This sight word pack includes a variety of fun insect themed cut and paste activities for students to consolidate their understanding of sight word recognition. This pack is great to use for: literacy centers, homework or morning work.This sight word pack includes: • 7 cut and paste bug theme cut and paste sight word worksheets & answer sheets - read the simple sentence and match the picture• 1 cut and paste bug theme sorting worksheet & answer sheet- sort sight words into 2, 3 and 4 letters. Spring Color by Number - Numbers to tenSpring Color by Number is a kit of no prep printables! Your kiddos will have fun coloring these ten bug themed color by number coloring pages. These spring coloring pages will assist your students with number recognition to ten. These Spring coloring pages would be great to use for: Math centers, homework or morning work.Spring Simple and Compound Sentence SortSpring Simple and Compound Sentences Sort is a fun and engaging way for your students to identify and revise their sentences. For this activity students will sort the sentences into the correct category: simple or compound. This activity is great to use in your daily literacy centers. This pack includes two sets in color and black lined version: • Teacher instruction sheet• Fifteen Spring/Easter simple sentences• Fifteen Spring/Easter compound sentences • Two headers - simple and compound• Student response sheet - black and white only• Answer sheet - black and white onlySimply print and laminate the sheets onto hard card stock paper for durability. Then cut and the sorts are ready to be used in your literacy centers. Students could also copy their simple and compound sentences into their writing books. Spring/Bug Theme - Adjectives Graphic OrganizersThis Adjectives Bug/Spring theme Vocabulary kit includes 17 word maps for your kiddos to enhance their vocabulary skills! You can incorporate this activity into: morning work, literacy centers or guided reading groups.These graphic organizers are suitable for lower or upper primary. With each vocabulary map students write an adjective in each box to describe the bug or flower picture. To extend students they can write each adjective in a sentence.Simply print and laminate each word map on hard card stock paper and students can write their answers using whiteboard markers. If you do not wish to laminate the cards you can print each page and make a booklet for students to use in their daily morning work.

By kiran1978