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Informational Texts - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Bundle

Informational Texts - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Bundle

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore different concepts, influential people and historical events. After carefully reading each informational text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
Christmas DIRT Worksheet Bundle!

Christmas DIRT Worksheet Bundle!

New accounts and first-time buyers can get 90% OFF this resource by entering the code 90NOVEMBER gives new buyers 90% before November 30th! Get it for 50p! Due to the success of our A3 DIRT Worksheet, which has had hundreds of downloads and received 100% 5* reviews: we've released a special Christmas edition one! The downloads are suitable for any exam subject (KS4 & KS5!) This bundle contains: -The Original DIRT Worksheet (with PPT) -The Christmas Edition DIRT Worksheet -AfL Feedback Sheets -Revisionopoly (revision board game) -A bonus gift: P4C Session (for any form group or class!) New accounts and first-time buyers can download this bundle for free by using the code NOVEMBERNEWBIE at the checkout!
godwin86
The Geography & Philosophy Debate Generator (P4C for Geography) [Discussion Generator] KS3-5

The Geography & Philosophy Debate Generator (P4C for Geography) [Discussion Generator] KS3-5

Download this for 90% off: Just enter the code 90NOVEMBER at the checkout* *Expires Nov 30th, new accounts/first buyers only. This PowerPoint contains 101 philosophical debates for the Geography classroom. It covers a broad array of topics: all aim to trigger philosophical debates and discussions that relate to Geography. Each debate slide asks students to move to one side of the room or the other to make their position clear: teachers should then use questioning to foster a debate between students, encouraging them to present reasons for their choice and defend their position. It also includes a 'randomiser' slide so that you can generate random debate topics instantly. It is aimed at students aged 12-18: as with many philosophical issues, these are engaging for young people and adults! There are many uses: -End of lesson discussions in the Geography classroom -Instant cover lessons for Geography teachers -Form-time/tutor-groups -Debating societies -Boosting SMSC in Geography classrooms -Boosting cross-curricular links in Geography classrooms -Fostering cross-curricular links to Geography in other subjects! Please leave a positive review if you like the download!
Maxi88
Coins Wordsearch Money Finance Business History Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Coins Wordsearch Money Finance Business History Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Coins'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
MATERIALISM - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

MATERIALISM - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

This bundle comprises of different Reading Comprehension worksheets suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The texts explore the effects of materialism on our modern day culture, traditions and personal wellbeing. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a word search, comprehension questions, gap filling, definition match and True or False exercises. The texts can be used for vocabulary building purposes. These handouts can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
'Jewel Mysteries' Reading, Research & Creative Writing

'Jewel Mysteries' Reading, Research & Creative Writing

‘Dark was falling from a dull and humid sky, and the lamps were beginning to struggle for brightness in Piccadilly, when the opal of Carmalovitch was first put into my hand . . .’ Written in an engaging style similar to that of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (author of the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ mysteries), these stories feature the entertaining experiences of a jeweller with a knack for solving mysteries, which he encounters as part of his unique position as a friend both to the wealthy and to the police. They will be of interest to readers who relish a certain Victorian type of atmosphere and plot that includes a fair amount of character study - in addition to being entertaining, they offer instructive food for thought regarding how greed and vanity affect human character. About The Book Six of the stories from the original collection are included here. They have been lightly edited (a few out-of-date terms have been replaced for clarity, such as ‘crowd’ in place of ‘crush’). Following each story are four possible assignments, which focus on descriptive writing and research. The student may complete as many of them as the teacher sees fit. The themes of the assignments are: a creative description of a place or concept; a creative character description; a long writing assignment involving retelling part or all of the story; and a research assignment related to the story (on the topics of jewellery, safes, precious stones, etc.). The student may also find themselves inspired to write their own mystery, in which case they can refer to Pemberton’s stories (or the plot summaries) for inspiration, their own completed assignments for ready character descriptions and accurate research, and the tips in the ‘Write Your Own Mystery, Tips and Worksheets’ appendix for guidelines and worksheets to help with planning and writing! Also includes a quick-reference sheet of images of precious stones, so students can keep an image in mind as they read.
canadianwinter
Beautifully Blinded – Animal Cruelty Beauty Ind.[Primary Source] (Argumentative or Expository Essay)

Beautifully Blinded – Animal Cruelty Beauty Ind.[Primary Source] (Argumentative or Expository Essay)

When it comes to essays students seem to hit a snag on interesting, authentic scholarly primary and secondary sources. I just added some samples that you could share with them on animal cruelty. Beautifully Blinded – The Ugly Secret of the Beauty Industry By E. Caracciolo, January 2017, My-Pet-Story.com Whether conducting research in the social sciences, humanities (especially history), arts, or natural sciences, the ability to distinguish between primary and secondary source material is essential. Basically, this distinction illustrates the degree to which the author of a piece is removed from the actual event being described, informing the reader as to whether the author is reporting impressions first hand (or is first to record these immediately following an event), or conveying the experiences and opinions of others—that is, second hand.
misscaracciolo
Christmas logo quiz 2017

Christmas logo quiz 2017

I downloaded this from TES several years ago and have been updating it every year since. Quick and simple fun quiz for all learners. Recommended for eg Year 9 plus due to types of brands included but can be changed to suit any age group. Powerpoint with 1 slide for the quiz and one slide with the answers. Students can work individually, pairs/3s or groups of any size to identify as many of the logos as possible. The question slide can be shown on smartboard/large screen etc or printed out. The winner is the person/group that recognises the most brands.
peterkr
Drain Covers and Drains (Clean Water and Sewage)

Drain Covers and Drains (Clean Water and Sewage)

A collection of photos of drain covers and symbols that will be added to in time. Can be used as part of topics on water, clean water, sewage, history, local knowledge, and development. Why should only rain go down the drains close to the coast or rivers? What happens to our waste water? Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.
sarah277
HMS Daring presentation

HMS Daring presentation

This is a great presentation which can be used during a cover lesson. It tells you all the main facts on HMS Daring.
cathy004
Nails Wordsearch Nail Art Beauty Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Nails Wordsearch Nail Art Beauty Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Nails'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean