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REASONS TO READ DISPLAY TEACHING RESOURCES EYFS KS1-KS2 READING MONSTERS

REASONS TO READ DISPLAY TEACHING RESOURCES EYFS KS1-KS2 READING MONSTERS

Resources included are as follows: A great set of resources ready to be printed and displayed. Excellent for use in a reading or literacy area within your classroom or around the school. 60 A4 posters each showing a reason to read. You can use some of them or all of them, depending on the size of your display. Reading log to complete for pupils as they read in class or otherwise. General reading associated tasks – such as drawing the book cover, writing a review, recount, setting, plot etc. Booklet cover for project work etc. Bookmarks with pictures. Writing and drawing frames for pupils work, in A4 and A5 sizes. A5 patterned lettering A – Z so you can spell any title you want. Long banner to head wall display – ‘A Million Reasons to Read’.

By hayleyhill

Features of Creative Writing

Features of Creative Writing

This is a lesson where students identify features of writing and then try and write down some similes, personifications and metaphors of their own.

By ruizmatt9

The Woman in Black Huge Bundle!

The Woman in Black Huge Bundle!

THIS HUGE RESOURCE PACK CONTAINS ALL OF THE POPULAR WOMAN IN BLACK LESSONS, AND ALSO THE WOMAN IN BLACK COMPREHENSION BOOKLET AND THE WOMAN IN BLACK POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Susan Hill's ghost story 'The Woman in Black.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Hill's language devices. 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.

By TandLGuru

The Woman in Black Big Lesson Bundle!

The Woman in Black Big Lesson Bundle!

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Susan Hill's ghost story 'The Woman in Black.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Hill's language devices. 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.

By TandLGuru

REASONS TO READ DISPLAY TEACHING RESOURCES EYFS KS1-KS2 READING MINIONS

REASONS TO READ DISPLAY TEACHING RESOURCES EYFS KS1-KS2 READING MINIONS

Resources included are as follows: A great set of resources ready to be printed and displayed. Excellent for use in a reading or literacy area within your classroom or around the school. 60 A4 posters each showing a reason to read. You can use some of them or all of them, depending on the size of your display. Reading log to complete for pupils as they read in class or otherwise. General reading associated tasks – such as drawing the book cover, writing a review, recount, setting, plot etc. Booklet cover for project work etc. Bookmarks with pictures. Writing and drawing frames for pupils work, in A4 and A5 sizes. A5 patterned lettering A – Z so you can spell any title you want. Long banner to head wall display – ‘A Minion Reasons to Read’. ** Please note, you are not paying for the images, but for the time taken to create the resources for education.

By hayleyhill

Three Little Pigs - Media/English/Fairy Tales/Adaptations/Newspapers

Three Little Pigs - Media/English/Fairy Tales/Adaptations/Newspapers

Using The Three Little Pigs as inspiration for this Media bundle, you'll find all you need to cover key terms such as adaptations and stereotypes. Please allow 3-5 hours to cover all material attached. Included: x3 PPTS Embedded videos (links in notes); sample sentence starts, differentiated activities - must,could, should approach. Students will consider the changing nature of how we view and interact with news stories today. Lessons will encourage speaking and listening. Students will also work on their writing skills, with a particular focus on their functional writing skills. I usually follow these lessons up with a segment on Fake News and I'm currently working on developing a bundle for that topic.

By LouiseLenihan

The Woman in Black: Hill's Description of the Woman!

The Woman in Black: Hill's Description of the Woman!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make precise and sustained interpretations regarding Susan Hill’s portrayal of the title character in The Woman in Black. In particular, they consider how the language techniques used (e.g. similes, adverbs and alliteration) are used to introduce and develop the mysterious woman each time that she appears. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: - Defining the key conventions of ghostly characters; - Understanding and exemplifying key descriptive devices; - Reading extracts introducing and developing the woman, comprehending key meanings; - Analysing how the features of Hill's language help to create a chilling portrayal of the woman; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Extracts from 'The Woman in Black' in which the woman appears; - 'Hill's Language' worksheet (and answer sheet for teachers); - Cards for descriptive devices sorting activity - Analysis template with 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 mixed ability year 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

The Woman in Black: Eel Marsh House - The Ghostly Setting!

The Woman in Black: Eel Marsh House - The Ghostly Setting!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make precise and sustained interpretations regarding Susan Hill’s portrayal of Eel Marsh House in the early chapters of The Woman in Black. In particular, they consider how the language (e.g. similes and pathetic fallacy) are used to introduce and develop the imagery and atmosphere of the house. They also consider how the features of the house (e.g. its isolation and age) relate to the generic conventions of scary settings. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: - Defining the key conventions of ghostly settings; - Reading extracts introducing Eel Marsh House, and relating the conventions of ghostly settings to the description of Eel Marsh House; - Identifying and exploring how the features of Hill's language help to create imagery and an atmosphere that surrounds Eel Marsh House; - Analysing how Hill's language and subject matter are effective in the description of Eel Marsh House; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Extracts from 'The Journey North' and 'Across the Causeway' of The Woman in Black; - The Features of Ghostly Settings worksheet; - Analysis template with 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 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

The Woman in Black: The Features of Ghost Stories!

The Woman in Black: The Features of Ghost Stories!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to show a detailed and sustained understanding of the conventions of effective ghost stories, through analysis of extracts from Susan Hill's 'The Woman in Black.' They study how individual features of subject matter (such as the setting and the hero) and language (e.g descriptive features) are used to create suspense and tension in the mind of the reader. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: - Defining the key elements of ghost stories; - Planning a ghost story using the key features; - Identifying the elements of ghost stories within key extracts of The Woman in Black; - Analysing the effectiveness of Hill's features of ghost stories in The Woman in Black; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Extracts from the blurb and Chapter 1 of The Woman in Black; - Template for creating their own ghost stories; - Analysis template with 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 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

How useful is my library - an activity to allow students to get to know their school/public library

How useful is my library - an activity to allow students to get to know their school/public library

Can be used at the start of the year as a lesson in the library or as a homework to encourage students and parents to use their local library. The activity is made up of a series of questions which the students can find the answers to all over the library or from the librarian. It should encourage them to explore the facilities available and allow them to feel confident using the library. The task is independent and students can keep the booklet once complete for reference Both files have the same content, the only difference is that the booklet should print as a booklet if you select double sided when printing.

By sophiemunday

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Summer Activities

Summer Activities

These worksheets include some educational activities (reading text with comprehension and vocabulary exercises) and fun activities (summer wordsearch and an easy writing task). The text teaches children some moral lessons. The activities are designed for 6-8 year olds and are really fun and entertaining.

By smartenglish

Much Ado About Nothing: Lesson Bundle! (All Lessons, Resources, Plans, Everything!)

Much Ado About Nothing: Lesson Bundle! (All Lessons, Resources, Plans, Everything!)

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Much Ado About Nothing.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, identifying the traits of key characters, settings, and themes, understanding dramatic and language devices, and relating the text to its social and historical context. 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.

By TandLGuru