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Christmas Inference Tasks for Year 2/3 (Great for gathering evidence)

Christmas Inference Tasks for Year 2/3 (Great for gathering evidence)

A fabulous Christmas resource pack, filled with a range of fun and challenging themed activites for KS1 and Lower KS2 children. The pack includes a wide variety of reading for inference tasks and is currently being used by teachers in Year 2 to provide evidence of children's reading levels. Each activity can be incorporated into a complete booklet using the front cover provided. Alternatively, each activity can be used separately according to your particular requirements. We have also provided an answers in order to facilitate speed of marking.
jessplex
A Christmas Carol (2): English Comprehension and Activities

A Christmas Carol (2): English Comprehension and Activities

The second in a series of comprehension exercises from Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The text (unabridged) is the description of Scrooge in Stave 1. There are 7 questions on the text, worth 20 marks in all. Mark scheme is provided. The same text is used as a starting point for four other exercises (cloze, punctuation, reading aloud, and spelling). Suitable for Y6 and up.
ReallLanguages
Thanksgiving worksheets bundle

Thanksgiving worksheets bundle

This Thanksgiving essential bundle includes 3 worksheets covering the history of Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving traditions all over the world and Black Friday. Suitable for upper-intermediate and advanced native students and ESL/EFL learners these worksheets will provide a historical and cultural background for the holiday with Comprehension exercises to evaluate understanding and Vocabulary exercises to enrich your student's lexicon with a great gamut of colonialism, shopping and Thanksgiving holidays related words, verbs and phrasal verbs.
kntonia
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Play

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Play

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Play This re-telling of the original story stays true to the plot - with just a small twist at the end. Oh, and anyone wishing to play the original 'delightfully wholesome' Dorothy may be in for a bit of a shock! There is also a Christmas version of this class play or assembly - with, as you would expect, a few Xmas additions! This is available as a separate purchase. Cast of 30 (with some doubling up) Duration: Around 30 minutes not including the music suggestions. Also available: · The Wizard of Oz Guided Reading Scripts (10 of these, with 6 speakers each; around 3 minutes each – total reading time around 30 minutes Sample Text: Wicked Witch: Now. Where have that little gang of misfits got to? I don’t suppose anyone would miss them! Narrator: Whatever do you mean, ma’am? ‘Miss them’? Wicked Witch: Oh, haven’t you heard? I’m about to wipe them off the face of Oz! Good riddance I say! Narrator: (Gasping) You what? But you can’t! Wicked Witch: Oh really? Just watch me! (Enter Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and Cowardly Lion) Wicked Witch: Ah here they all are! Right on cue! Like lambs to the slaughter! (Sound of wolves howling) Wicked Witch: Bring on the wolves! (Enter wolves – who are then all ‘knocked out’ by Tin Woodman) (Whole cast cheers, as Tin Woodman waves his axe triumphantly) (Exit wolves, rubbing their heads) Wicked Witch: (To Tin Woodman) Hey! That’s no way to treat my pets! I’ll report you to the RSPCA! (Sound of Crows ‘cawing’) Wicked Witch: Bring on the crows! (Enter crows. Scarecrow pulls a silly face and they all retreat in terror) (Whole cast cheers, as Scarecrow struts up and down triumphantly) Wicked Witch: Hey! What happened to my crows? Narrator: (Pointing to Scarecrow) Well, he is a scarecrow, remember? (Wicked Witch stamps her foot in disgust) (Sound of bees buzzing) Wicked Witch: Bring on the black bees! (Enter bees. Each ‘stings’ Tin Woodman then ‘drops down dead’) (Whole cast cheers as Tin Woodman struts around victoriously) Wicked Witch: (Shrieking) Now what? What has happened to my black bees? Narrator: Er, I think you’ll find they just all died. Isn’t that what bees do, once they have stung? Wicked Witch: (Shaking fist) Drat! And double drat! Why didn’t I think of that? (Sound of marching feet) Wicked Witch: Bring on my Winkie Soldiers! (Enter Winkie Soldiers, marching purposefully towards ‘the group’) (Lion lets out a huge roar and the soldiers all panic and run away in terror) (Whole cast cheers as Cowardly Lion struts around triumphantly) (Wicked Witch screams her dismay) Wicked Witch: Right! That’s it! You’ve asked for it this time!
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Christmas Play

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Christmas Play

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Christmas Play Cast of 30 (with some doubling up) Duration: around 30 minutes (without music suggestions) This is a fun, simple to produce a class play or assembly - it can also be used for panto purposes. After writing the set of guided reading scripts based on the story, I couldn't resist writing another play whilst the story and characters were still fresh in my head! Though Dorothy is not quite as 'wholesome' as in the original story and the Wizard of Oz is a little more 'versatile' in this version! Also available: • The Wizard of Oz Guided Reading Scripts (10 of these, with 6 speakers each; around 3 minutes each – total reading time around 30 minutes) • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Play – the non-Xmas version! Sample Text: (Toto reluctantly wags tail at Dorothy) Dorothy: (Patting Toto on the head) That’s better! An obedient pooch! Now we can get the show on the road! Toto: But, just as a matter of interest, what happened to that other Dorothy – the one I rehearsed with? Dorothy: (Dismissively) Oh didn’t you hear? She got caught up in one too many cyclones! Nasty business if you don’t get it right! (Sound of howling wind, followed by long scream) Music 2 Ding Dong the Witch is Dead Narrator: Good heavens! What on earth was that? (Enter Good Witch of the North, with great panache and thunderous applause from the cast, carrying a pair of silver shoes. She is accompanied by three Munchkins) Good Witch: (Curtseying to the cast) Ah thank you so much! (Cast continues to clap and cheer) Good Witch: Oh now, really. You’re too kind! Dorothy: (Scowling) I’ll say! How come I didn’t get that kind of reception? Good Witch: Oh dear! What’s with the scowly face? That’s not very pretty, dear! Toto: (To Good Witch) I think she’s a bit put out – that you seem to have stolen the show! Good Witch: (Incredulously) Stolen the show? Me? The Good Witch of the North? With all my panache and presence? Oh, surely not? (Good Witch twirls and beams broadly from ear to ear) Good Witch: (To Dorothy) I bet you too have loads of superstar qualities! (Pauses) Only, you’re just keeping them rather well hidden! Dorothy: Huh! I’ll have you know, some of us have business to attend to! Good Witch: Well, I have to hand it to you. Killing the Wicked Witch of the East was pretty smart! Toto: (Exclaiming) She what? Good Witch: (Waving silver shoes around) Oh yes! And here’s the evidence! Bit of inspiration, my dear, landing that house directly on top of the witch! Here are her shoes, all that’s left of her!
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Thanksgiving traditions all over the world - Reading Comprehension Worksheet/ Vocabulary Worksheet

Thanksgiving traditions all over the world - Reading Comprehension Worksheet/ Vocabulary Worksheet

This Thanksgiving theme worksheet explores how different nations incorporate Thanksgiving or variations of Thanksgiving into their culture and how they celebrate this holiday. It is suitable for upper-intermediate and advanced native students and ESL/EFL learners. The worksheet is complete with two reading comprehension exercises and two vocabulary exercises. It can be used as an in-class activity or it can be assigned as homework.
kntonia
New Year's Eve celebrations around the world - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

New Year's Eve celebrations around the world - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes different New Year's Eve traditions around the globe. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, True or False exercises and a word search exercise. The text can be used for vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. This reading comprehension worksheet can ideally be shortly before Christmas.
MariaPht
African American American History & Culture - Reading Comprehension Worksheets / Texts

African American American History & Culture - Reading Comprehension Worksheets / Texts

This Reading Comprehension worksheets bundle is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The texts focus on different aspects of Aferican American culture and events in African American history such as the abolitionist and post-abolitionist movement. The bundle also includes the bios of major African American visionaries and leaders. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, gap filling exercises, True or False, definitions matching exercises, word searches, classroom discussions and crosswords. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet This worksheet tells the story of Romeo and Juliet in the present simple. There are two reading comprehension exercises and two grammar exercises.
Olynj
The history of Thanksgiving - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Vocabulary Worksheet

The history of Thanksgiving - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Vocabulary Worksheet

This complete 3-page worksheet provides historical background and introduces students to the history of Thanksgiving. It is equally suitable for native students and ESL, EFL advanced and high-level students. The worksheet includes Reading Comprehension exercises to evaluate the understanding of the text and Vocabulary exercises to familiarize learners with the vocabulary used into the context of the subject. It can be used as an in-class activity or it can be assigned as homework.
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