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Diwali Festival of Lights Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

Diwali Festival of Lights Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

Embrace the multicultural classroom and improve reading comprehension with our Diwali: Festival of Lights themed differentiated close reading texts and activities. This pack includes four Grade Four and Grade Five (Year Five and Six) informational non-fiction and narrative passages with six pages of unique and engaging text dependent questions and higher order thinking tasks. These activities are great for your guided reading program, or as homework tasks. This resource would also be suitable for Grade 6 (Year Seven and Eight learners) as the higher order thinking activities will keep them challenged and engaged! What this resource is all about: The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go non-fiction and fiction passages and engaging higher order thinking questions. This resource is full of exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyze, Evaluate, Create). ***This resource is provided in both US and British English (NZ) paper size and spelling!*** In this pack you will receive: 1. Four texts - all with an extended and scaffold version: - What is Diwali? - The Days of Diwali - The Story of Rama and Sita - Diwali Around the World 2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities (24 activities in total) Each passage features different activities! - Remember - Understand - Apply - Analyze/Analyse - Evaluate - Create Reading Comprehension Strategies included: - Find Facts and Details - Make Inferences - Identify the main idea - Ask and Answer Questions - Vocabulary - Sequence - Summarize/Summarise - Synthesize - Compare and Contrast - Visualising/Visualizing - Make Predictions - Make Connections 3. Three Graphic Organizer Examples - Information Web - Main Idea - Flow Chart - Venn Diagram 4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions 5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom. 6. A BONUS powerpoint with 14 Diwali images to provide extra context for students. 6. Close Reading bookmarks ***When you download this resource, it comes in both US AND British English spellings and printing sizes.***
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Festivals and Special Holidays Around The World - Reading Comprehension Super Bundle!

Festivals and Special Holidays Around The World - Reading Comprehension Super Bundle!

This bundle includes four different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts describe different "Special Holidays" and Festivals from around the world. The texts are non fictional and incorporate accurate historical and cultural information. After carefully reading each story / 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
Special Days - This Day In History - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - BUNDLE!

Special Days - This Day In History - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - BUNDLE!

This bundle includes four different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts describe different "Special Days" like Mother's Day and Freedom of Information Day giving a historical background to how this day came to be celebrated! After carefully reading each story / 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
"A History Of..." - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

"A History Of..." - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

This bundle includes four different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore different concepts through time / history... After carefully reading each story / 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
Halloween Traditions Around The World - Reading Comprehension Text

Halloween Traditions Around The World - Reading Comprehension Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. This informational text describes different Halloween traditions from around the world After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including 10 comprehension questions, 12 True or False exercises and a gap filling exercise. The handout can be used for vocabulary building purposes. It can be completed in class or assigned for homework during or near Halloween.
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Black History Month 2017 Assembly / Lesson / Presentation/ Quiz/ Worksheet

Black History Month 2017 Assembly / Lesson / Presentation/ Quiz/ Worksheet

Black History Month takes place throughout the month of October. This resource consists of a visual, 30-page PowerPoint presentation which includes: • Important vocabulary • Key information about Black History Month • When Black History Month takes place throughout the world • How Black History Month began • Criticism of Black History Month • The slave trade • Abolition of slavery • The Civil Rights Movement • Important people in black history • The Windrush • Quotes from Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan about Black History Month • Quiz • Interactive matching activity • Interactive naming activity • Notting Hill Carnival spotting activity • Celebrity Activity • Useful images • Links to videos Also included is a worksheet to accompany the quiz. Please note that the quiz questions are the same as those on the presentation, and that the answers are at the end of the presentation. This resource is fully editable and could be used for an interactive assembly or a lesson. All images are copyright free. Please leave a review if you find this useful. Thank you! You may be also be interested in these resources: 2017 Pop Music Quiz , 2017 Film Quiz , KS1 News Quiz, Harvest Festival Assembly / Lesson , Autumn Equinox Assembly/ Lesson , Talk Like a Pirate Day Assembly / Lesson, September Assembly /Lesson Pack
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Bonfire / Guy Fawkes Night 2017 - PowerPoint Presentation - Assembly or in class.

Bonfire / Guy Fawkes Night 2017 - PowerPoint Presentation - Assembly or in class.

Bonfire / Guy Fawkes Night 2017 PowerPoint Presentation - saved in 2 versions of PowerPoint for people using an older version of PowerPoint. It could be used in an assembly or in class. Bonfire / Guy Fawkes Night is on 5th November 2017 I have included some previews of the sides. It covers: What it is know as Guy Fawkes Gunpowder plot Link to a YouTube clip you will need the internet to play it, although it is embedded. Fireworks Keeping safe Easy to edit and adapt for your needs. Check out my other KS2 resources and planning here
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Religious Festivals SoW Year 7

Religious Festivals SoW Year 7

RE Resources: A detailed, well differentiated, 7 page scheme of work originally written for Year 7 to introduce them to Religious Festivals. It covers, Introduction to festivals, why do we have festivals, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Sikh and Hindu Festivals. You can find many more inexpensive and free PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources at my shop: EC_Resources Leave me a review and pick any other resource for free :) Or you can check out some of our most popular PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources below: Mental Health PSHE Bundle 1 Whole Year of PSHE Resources British Values Citizenship Bundle Careers, Employment and Enterprise Bundle Islam Bundle Sex and Relationships Education
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The Witch Who Couldn't Cast A Spell - Reading Comprehension

The Witch Who Couldn't Cast A Spell - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. This fictional story is about a witch who cannot cast spells. She will find herself defending a tribe of druids who will teach her the art of spellbinding. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including 10 comprehension questions and 12 True or False exercises. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework during or near Halloween.
MariaPht
Diwali - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Diwali - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the traditions, legends and cultural practices around Diwali. The text also describes how the Festival if Lights is celebrated around the world. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises, gap filling exercises and a fun word search. The text can also be used for vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht