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Year 2 poetry comprehension - Cold

Year 2 poetry comprehension - Cold

This resource is a comprehension activity for Year 2. It based on a poem called 'Cold' by Shirley Hughes, perfect for using in the autumn or winter. The questioning is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of 'what,' 'who,' and 'where' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. Answers are included. PDF file format and editable Microsoft file format included in price.

By blossomingminds

Emotions Thermometer

Emotions Thermometer

Inside Out inspired emotions thermometer. Great to use for all ages. Relatable characters great to help the children pin point how they are feeling and start to use the language of different emotions. anger, disgust, fear, sadness & joy. Emotion labels, thermometer and arrow. Great to be laminated and placed on a desk or wall.

By RosheeneM

Fictional Close Reading Activities Bundle

Fictional Close Reading Activities Bundle

This Fiction Close Reading Activities Bundle contains ALL of the fiction close reading activities from my store. As new fictional close reading activities are added to my store, they will be added to this bundle. When new items are added, the price of this bundle will increase as well, although it will always be a discount over purchasing each close read individually. If you purchase this bundle now, all new updates with new close reads will be available to you, free, with a re-download from your My Resources page. The sooner you purchase the bundle, the better the price! Currently, the discount is at 17%. 9 close reading activities are currently included in this download, ready to print and go! These close reading activities have students focus first on reading the passage multiple times while searching for unknown words, new concepts, and key points. Then, the students answer questions ranging from Knowledge to Synthesis on Bloom's Taxonomy. The nature of close reading, as well as the passage and questions lend this activity to Standardized Test Practice as well. The questions and activities are designed to help students practice analyzing a difficult, technical nonfiction text and respond to a variety of questions in preparation for similar techniques used in ACT Aspire and PARCC testing, as well as on the SATs. Close reading is a strategy that is encouraged through Common Core and most state standards, and is best completed with short passages such as the ones provided here. Files currently included (Some are in sets of 2): * A Face for a Pumpkin * Back To School - How I Spent My Summer Vacation & Back to School * The Lighthouse & The Camping Trip *Pardon Me! A Turkey's Story *The Perfect Christmas Tree *Space: Jack's Asteroid Adventure & The Sky's the Limit

By elementsofelementary

Stick Puppet Templates – Party People

Stick Puppet Templates – Party People

10 boy/girl templates to make stick puppets. (5 boys and 5 girls). Students decide what sort of emotion they would like their person to have and draw the face accordingly (eg happy, excited, sad, surprised, angry …) If desired, your students could draw a different emotion on two of the templates (same person) and then stick them back to back with the craft stick in between. Then they can simply turn the puppet around during their performances to show a different emotion. Blank templates are also included for you to make additional characters/props. 2 sizes: ♦ Large – 4 per page ♦ Small – 9 per page A super-fun activity to encourage oral language development. Great for play based learning, drama activities, story retells, celebration days, etc ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

By swelch_resources

Prince and Princess - Stick Puppet Templates

Prince and Princess - Stick Puppet Templates

10 prince/princess templates to make stick puppets. 5 boys and 5 girls. Students decide what sort of emotion they would like their prince/princess to have and draw the face accordingly (eg happy, excited, sad, surprised, angry …) If desired, your students can draw a different emotion on two of the templates (same character) and then stick them back-to-back with the craft stick in between. Then they can simply turn the puppet around during their performances to show a different emotion. Also included is a blank template to make additional characters/props. 2 formats for your printing convenience: ♦ 5x princes on one page and 5 x princesses on one page ♦ six of the same prince/princess on each page. A super-fun activity to encourage oral language development. Great for literacy centres, imaginative play, drama activities, story retells, etc. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

By swelch_resources

Zoo Animals – are… can… have…

Zoo Animals – are… can… have…

Activity sheets for students to complete to show their knowledge of 27 different animals that are commonly found in zoos. Suggestions for use: * showing current knowledge before commencing an animal unit. * recording knowledge during research. Included: • Activity sheet for 27 different animals. • Blank template • Alternative spelling for the plural of flamingo (flamingos / flamingoes) The Animals: Bear Cheetah Crocodile Elephant Flamingo Frog Giraffe Gorilla Hippo Kangaroo Koala Lion Lizard Monkey Panda Parrot Peacock Penguin Polar Bear Rhino Sloth Snake Tiger Toucan Tortoise Walrus Zebra ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

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Zoo Animals – Escaped Posters

Zoo Animals – Escaped Posters

A fantastic activity for descriptive writing. Included: ♦ 27 x Templates with words (Name, Description, If seen please contact) ♦ 27 x Templates without words (9 lines to write on) ♦ 2 x Templates without pictures of animals (draw your own). With/without words. The 27 Animals: Bear Cheetah Crocodile Elephant Flamingo Frog Giraffe Gorilla Hippopotamus Kangaroo Koala Lion Lizard Monkey Panda Parrot Peacock Penguin Polar Bear Rhinoceros Sloth Snake Tiger Toucan Tortoise Walrus Zebra ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

By swelch_resources

Animal Display Templates

Animal Display Templates

Display Templates - 27 different zoo animals. Suitable for displaying animal facts, poem, etc. Great for presenting independent research. Easy to assemble (cut, fold and glue). Instructions included. Two Options: ♦ Templates with 9 lines for writing on. ♦ Templates without lines (just a blank space). The Animals: Bear Crocodile Cheetah Elephant Flamingo Frog Giraffe Gorilla Hippopotamus Kangaroo Koala Lion Lizard Monkey Panda Parrot Peacock Penguin Polar Bear Rhinoceros Sloth Snake Tiger Toucan Tortoise Walrus Zebra Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

By swelch_resources

Label the Zoo Animals

Label the Zoo Animals

A set of 26 zoo animals to label. Perfect for an animal study or as an activity pre/post a field trip to the zoo. Options: ♦ Cut and glue the labels into the correct boxes. ♦ Use the word bank to write the words into the correct boxes. The 26 Animals: Bear Crocodile Cheetah Elephant Flamingo Frog Giraffe Gorilla Hippopotamus Kangaroo Koala Lion Lizard Monkey Panda Parrot Peacock Penguin Polar Bear Rhinoceros Sloth Tiger Toucan Tortoise Walrus Zebra There are 5 labels on each picture. All pages are ‘landscape’ orientation and designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

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Sentence Building  -  Zoo Animals

Sentence Building - Zoo Animals

Sentence building worksheets for the New Zealand junior classroom. 25 worksheets in four different formats so you can easily differentiate your student’s learning. 4 Different Formats: ♦ Cut and glue the words. ♦ Cut and glue the words + trace the sentence. ♦ Cut and glue the words + write the sentence. ♦ Cut and glue the words + trace and write the sentence. Also included are 25 sentence cards that you can use as a teaching aid. These cards contain a coloured picture and the sentence. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. The theme is ZOO ANIMALS. The pictures are gorgeous and your students will love adding colour to them. All of the sentences use high frequency sight words together with the name of the animal. Two of the sentences are questions. The Sentences: Look at the lion. Look at my lizard. I see a crocodile. I see the sloth. Here is a snake. Here is my tortoise. Here is the tiger. I like the flamingo. We like the cheetah. He likes the gorilla. Mum likes her parrot. Dad saw the elephant. I saw a rhino. She saw a peacock. We saw the bear. They saw the kangaroo. This is my toucan. This is a zebra. That is a penguin. That is my monkey. Where is the walrus? Where is my frog? The hippo is big. The koala is little. The giraffe is tall. A fun, effective literacy resource that your students will love. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

By swelch_resources

Matariki - Reading comprehension activity and paper lantern craft

Matariki - Reading comprehension activity and paper lantern craft

Celebrate the Māori New Year with this literacy and craft resource. Read the article in the NZ School Journal, complete the follow-up comprehension activity and then make a paper lantern. The School Journal article is not provided in this resource. You will need access to: New Zealand School Journal – Part 1 – Number 3 – 2005 The article is about 2 children who find old kamokamo shells under their Gran’s hedge. They plant the seeds and wait for the new kamokamo to grown. They make lanterns out of the dried shells during Matariki. Reading Comprehension Activity: After reading the article in the school journal, students make a kamokamo flip book to show the order that events happened in the article. There are a total of 14 events plus a title page and a back page to colour. The kamokamo are on two A4 pages. There are 2 sets of activity sheets – one set has clues in the stalk of the picture to indicate ‘beginning, middle or end’ (B, M, E). This set is suitable for your students that require some extra support to complete the task. Answers are provided. Paper Lantern Activity: There are various templates that you can choose from to print and use. Please click on the ‘Look Inside’ button above to see examples of all templates. Some are for colouring only, and others require your students to add further decoration/patterns. A ‘handle’ template is also included however you may just wish to use scrap paper for this. Instructions are provided. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

By swelch_resources

Diwali - Paper lantern craft

Diwali - Paper lantern craft

Celebrate Diwali (The Festival of Lights) by making these paper lanterns. Fun, easy to make and they look great hanging in the classroom. Included: ♦ 10 x different templates ♦ Handle template (just cut paper strips if you want to cut down on printing) ♦ Construction instructions ♦ One substitute template for the spelling of the word colour/color A variety of templates to suit what you are looking for. Some are plain (so your students can add their own patterns/designs) while others are already decorative and just need colouring. Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

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