Pandora (KS2, Sci-Fi, film) - planning ideas for a creative literacy unit

Pandora (KS2, Sci-Fi, film) - planning ideas for a creative literacy unit

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for the film ‘Pandora*’, featured in the blockbuster sci-fi movie Avatar by James Cameron. This film is available on the Literacy Shed. Suitable for Key Stage 2. Story synopsis: The strange planet of Pandora is a world newly discovered by humans. Although the pioneers prize it for its rich mineral content, Pandora’s real treasure is the stunning and beautiful creatures, plants and people who live there. It contains tried and tested ideas for: engaging your class in thought provoking discussion about what objects say about us and alien world building applying their ideas to a write a ‘factional’ account of a new planet developing their ideas through art by creating alien landscapes with collage This ‘Have you Tried?’ resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. NB: This is not a set of lesson plans, but ideas to inspire your planning. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk *Please note this is not a complete set of lesson plans but there are many ideas in this resource that can form the basis of a unit of work. It has been designed in this way intentionally so you can adapt it to your class and school.
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Love and Relationships - Eden Rock

Love and Relationships - Eden Rock

A fully differentiated lesson on Eden Rock by Charles Causley that analyses how the narrator thinks of his parents and the imaginary or heavenly place and situation he describes within the poem Includes key words, key quotes, differentiated activities and visually engaging and interesting resources for students preparing for AQA English Literature Paper 2 at KS4, but can also be easily adapted for KS3 students as well.
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War Horse: Corporal Perkins Chapter 5

War Horse: Corporal Perkins Chapter 5

This lesson is designed for KS3, guiding them through chapter 5 and their first encounter with Cpl Perkins. It encourages close analysis of language in a structured methodical was as well as encouraging students to justify their opinions. Ideal for KS3 with a view to doing AQA specifications in the future.
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Book Review, Book Review Format, Book Review Spinner, Book Review Display

Book Review, Book Review Format, Book Review Spinner, Book Review Display

Book Review, Book Review Format, Book Review Spinner, Book Review Display This is a fun way for your pupils to review the books they read. You can use this resource in all sorts of ways - print out and give for homework; make available in the reading corner for independent work or use as an English activity. Includes 2 A4 PDF sheets. To make the spinner you’ll also need scissors and a paper fastener. Happy reviewing!
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Read Aloud Lesson Plan and Activities Bundle (Mentor Text Mania Unit 5)

Read Aloud Lesson Plan and Activities Bundle (Mentor Text Mania Unit 5)

This product is JAM-PACKED with interactive read aloud lesson plans, activities, anchor chart ideas, and writing prompts for 10 of your favorite picture book mentor texts! (See the complete list below) 10 weeks of Comprehensive Literacy Language Workshop lessons. The plans include teacher scripts with strategic stopping points and questions for students and anchor chart ideas. It also includes prompts for student responses through discussion or in writing or thoughtful logs. WHAT���S INCLUDED? Activities cover skills such as: Using evidence to describe, infer, and draw conclusions Summarizing Identifying and supporting author’s message / lesson Identifying and supporting character traits Explaining figurative language Identifying emotions, feelings, and vivid language Supporting opinions Comparing characters Comparing texts to other texts Defining words using context clues …and more! There are also multiple writing prompts for every book that are text-dependent and require using text evidence to explain. Activities are for the following books: -Blackout by John Rocco -I Will Not Read This Book by Cece Meng -Ish by Peter Reynolds -Lon Po Po by Ed Young -Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown -Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe -Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson -The Dark by Lemony Snicket -The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires -The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles If you don’t own all these books, I encourage you to take advantage of your library! They are all wonderful texts to share with your students! Copyright © Josh Teaches Everything
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Fact and Opinion Worksheet III (25 Questions) (Key Included)

Fact and Opinion Worksheet III (25 Questions) (Key Included)

This product contains 25 sentences. The student will indicate whether each statement is a FACT or an OPINION. Next, the student is asked to write an explanation for each response. Key is included Enjoy!! Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support. Image Source: Activity Source: https://goo.gl/TuJQ3s
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Fact or Opinion Worksheet (25 Questions) (Key Included)

Fact or Opinion Worksheet (25 Questions) (Key Included)

This product contains 25 sentences. The student will indicate whether each statement is a FACT or an OPINION. Next, the student is asked to write an explanation for each response. Key is included Enjoy!! Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support. Image Source:https://goo.gl/JeoVjg Activity Source: https://goo.gl/TuJQ3s
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Power and Conflict Poetry: The Emigree

Power and Conflict Poetry: The Emigree

Challenge your students with the emotive lesson looking at The Emigree. Perfect for KS4 with opportunities to develop personalised responses and critical thinking. Tailored to the AQA Power and Conflict GCSE Unit
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Focus Worksheets Story Opening Extract Structure Analysis GCSE English

Focus Worksheets Story Opening Extract Structure Analysis GCSE English

1 x Identifying Focus worksheet - ideal for introducing and explaining focus to students. Includes answer sheet. 1 x Focus worksheet - includes the opening paragraphs of a story. Students are asked to identify focus and answer questions as a way to prompt analysis of focus. An answer sheet is included for this worksheet. 1 x Copy of the story extract with no questions or tasks so that you can add your own tasks or use for analysis. Created for GCSE / High School students - specifically students who struggle with answering questions on structure.
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Vocabulary Quiz from Inside Out and Back Again (Key Included)

Vocabulary Quiz from Inside Out and Back Again (Key Included)

Here is a nine (9) multiple choice question vocabulary quiz from the Inside Out and Back Again novel. The terms are as follows: 1. immmigrant 2. refugees 3. discriminated 4. integrated 5. hurdle 6. spectrum 7. resent 8. push factor 9. pull factor Each question has a visual. Key is included Image Source: Enjoy!! Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support!
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Read Aloud Lesson Plan and Activities Bundle (Mentor Text Mania Unit 4)

Read Aloud Lesson Plan and Activities Bundle (Mentor Text Mania Unit 4)

This product is JAM-PACKED with Common Core aligned lesson plans, activities, anchor chart ideas, and writing prompts for 11 of your favorite picture book mentor texts! (See the complete list below) 11 weeks of Comprehensive Literacy Language Workshop lessons. The plans include teacher scripts with strategic stopping points and questions for students and anchor chart ideas. It also includes prompts for student responses through discussion or in writing or thoughtful logs. WHAT’S INCLUDED? Activities cover skills such as: Using evidence to describe, infer, and draw conclusions Summarizing Identifying and supporting author’s message / lesson Identifying and supporting character traits Explaining figurative language Identifying emotions, feelings, and vivid language Supporting opinions Comparing characters Comparing texts to other texts Defining words using context clues …and more! There are also multiple writing prompts for every book that are text-dependent and require using text evidence to explain. Activities are for the following books: -What Do You Do With An Idea by Kobi Yamada -What Do You Do With A Problem by Kobi Yamada -Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet -Papa’s Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming -A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts -Jack’s Worry by Sam Zuppardi -Let Me Finish by Minh Le -Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett -Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson -The Wednesday Surprise by Patricia Polacco -Weekend With Wendell by Kevin Henkes If you don’t own all these books, I encourage you to take advantage of your library! They are all wonderful texts to share with your students! Copyright © Josh Teaches Everything
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Read Aloud Lesson Plan and Activities Bundle (Mentor Text Mania Unit 3)

Read Aloud Lesson Plan and Activities Bundle (Mentor Text Mania Unit 3)

This product is JAM-PACKED with Common Core aligned lesson plans, activities, anchor chart ideas, and writing prompts for 10 of your favorite picture book mentor texts! (See the complete list below) 10 weeks of Comprehensive Literacy Language Workshop lessons. The plans include teacher scripts with strategic stopping points and questions for students and anchor chart ideas. It also includes prompts for student responses through discussion or in writing or thoughtful logs. WHAT’S INCLUDED? Activities cover skills such as: Using evidence to describe, infer, and draw conclusions Summarizing Identifying and supporting author’s message / lesson Identifying and supporting character traits Explaining figurative language Identifying emotions, feelings, and vivid language Supporting opinions Comparing characters Comparing texts to other texts Defining words using context clues …and more! There are also multiple writing prompts for every book that are text-dependent and require using text evidence to explain. Activities are for the following books: -I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen -This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen -We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen -Someday by Alison McGhee and Peter Reynolds -The Curious Garden by Peter Brown -The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry -They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel -Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts -Voices In The Park by Anthony Browne -Yoko by Rosemary Wells If you don’t own all these books, I encourage you to take advantage of your library! They are all wonderful texts to share with your students! Get the Spanish Dictado Plans for this unit: Spanish Weekly Dictado / Dictation Lesson Plans - Mentor Sentence Mania Unit 3 Copyright © Josh Teaches Everything
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Read Aloud Lesson Plan and Activities Bundle (Mentor Text Mania Unit 2)

Read Aloud Lesson Plan and Activities Bundle (Mentor Text Mania Unit 2)

This product is JAM-PACKED with Common Core aligned lesson plans, activities, anchor chart ideas, and writing prompts for 10 of your favorite picture book mentor texts! (See the complete list below) 10 weeks of Comprehensive Literacy Language Workshop lessons. The plans include teacher scripts with strategic stopping points and questions for students and anchor chart ideas. It also includes prompts for student responses through discussion or in writing or thoughtful logs. WHAT’S INCLUDED? Activities cover skills such as: Using evidence to describe, infer, and draw conclusions Summarizing Identifying and supporting author’s message / lesson Identifying and supporting character traits Explaining figurative language Identifying emotions, feelings, and vivid language Supporting opinions Comparing characters Comparing texts to other texts Defining words using context clues …and more! There are also multiple writing prompts for every book that are text-dependent and require using text evidence to explain. Activities are for the following books: -Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus -Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers -Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard -The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce -My Name Is Yoon by Helen Recorvits -Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann -Oliver Button is a Sissy by Tomie DePaola -Olivia by Ian Falconer -On a Beam Of Light by Jennifer Berne -Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett If you don’t own all these books, I encourage you to take advantage of your library! They are all wonderful texts to share with your students! Get the Spanish Dictado Plans for this unit: Spanish Weekly Dictado / Dictation Plans Mentor Sentence Mania Unit 2 Copyright © Josh Teaches Everything
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Read Aloud Lesson Plan and Activities Bundle (Mentor Text Mania Unit 1)

Read Aloud Lesson Plan and Activities Bundle (Mentor Text Mania Unit 1)

This product is JAM-PACKED with Common Core aligned lesson plans, activities, anchor chart ideas, and writing prompts for 10 of your favorite picture book mentor texts! (See the complete list below) 10 weeks of Comprehensive Literacy Language Workshop lessons. The plans include teacher scripts with strategic stopping points and questions for students and anchor chart ideas. It also includes prompts for student responses through discussion or in writing or thoughtful logs. WHAT’S INCLUDED? Activities cover skills such as: Using evidence to describe, infer, and draw conclusions Summarizing Identifying and supporting author’s message / lesson Identifying and supporting character traits Explaining figurative language Identifying emotions, feelings, and vivid language Supporting opinions Comparing characters Comparing texts to other texts Defining words using context clues …and more! There are also multiple writing prompts for every book that are text-dependent and require using text evidence to explain. Activities are for the following books: -Journey by Aaron Becker -Quest by Aaron Becker -Return by Aaron Becker -A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers -A Very Unusual Dog by Dorothy Joan Harris -Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty -Dear Greenpeace / Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James -Frida by Jonah Winter -How To Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham -Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty -I Can Read With My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss -Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson If you don’t own all these books, I encourage you to take advantage of your library! They are all wonderful texts to share with your students! Get the Spanish Dictado Plans for this unit! Spanish Weekly Dictado Lesson Plans - Mentor Sentence Mania Unit 1 Copyright © Josh Teaches Everything
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Read Aloud Lesson Plan and Activities Bundle (Mentor Text Mania Vol 1 -30 books)

Read Aloud Lesson Plan and Activities Bundle (Mentor Text Mania Vol 1 -30 books)

This product is JAM-PACKED with interactive read aloud aligned lesson plans, activities, anchor chart ideas, and writing prompts for 30 of your favorite picture book mentor texts! (See the complete list below) 30 weeks of Comprehensive Literacy Language Workshop lessons. The plans include teacher scripts with strategic stopping points and questions for students and anchor chart ideas. It also includes prompts for student responses through discussion or in writing or thoughtful logs. WHAT’S INCLUDED? Activities cover skills such as: Using evidence to describe, infer, and draw conclusions Summarizing Identifying and supporting author’s message / lesson Identifying and supporting character traits Explaining figurative language Identifying emotions, feelings, and vivid language Supporting opinions Comparing characters Comparing texts to other texts Defining words using context clues …and more! There are also multiple writing prompts for every book that are text-dependent and require using text evidence to explain. Activities are for the following books: -Journey by Aaron Becker -Quest by Aaron Becker -Return by Aaron Becker -Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet -Emmanuel’s Dream by Laurie Ann Thompson -Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty -Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty -Papa’s Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming -The Curious Garden by Peter Brown -The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry -The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein -The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins -The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas -They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel -A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts -Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts -A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers -In Mary’s Garden by Carson Kugler and Tina Kugler -Jack’s Worry by Sam Zuppardi -Let Me Finish by Minh Le -The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce -My Name Is Yoon by Helen Recorvits -Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett -Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson -The Wednesday Surprise by Patricia Polacco -Weekend With Wendell by Kevin Henkes -What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada -What Do You Do With A Problem? by Kobi Yamada If you don’t own all these books, I encourage you to take advantage of your library! They are all wonderful texts to share with your students! ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ Copyright © Josh Teaches Everything
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Summer revision tasks

Summer revision tasks

This resource contains a variety of revision tasks to help prepare year 10 students for the start of year 11. These are designed for the AQA spec, using Lord of The Flies, Macbeth, A Christmas Carol and Conflict Poetry as the chosen texts, but could be adapted. For the language paper, the tasks relate to SAMS 3 in the AQA secure resources area (The Aberfan paper). This is designed as a buffet style task, where students can pick the tasks they want to do, but still have options for revision later on.
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25 Persuasive Language Book Blurbs

25 Persuasive Language Book Blurbs

This is a document with 25 examples of book blurbs from a variety of genres e.g. classics, horror, adventure. I have used this with both KS3 and GCSE to analyse the persuasive language that writers have used to persuade readers to buy their books. Each example has specific devices that pupils can identify and explain their effect.
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Kenny Koala's Trip to Peru

Kenny Koala's Trip to Peru

A Powerpoint and postcard template with a story of Kenny Koala’s trip to Peru. Used as end of term unit for year 1 class to learn about South America.
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Fortnite (gaming) newspaper article. Reading and writing non-fiction.

Fortnite (gaming) newspaper article. Reading and writing non-fiction.

An engaging approach to reading and writing non-fiction. It uses an article on the video game Fortnite to enable students to recognise the features of a newspaper article, what makes them effective and write their own interesting and appropriate newspaper articles. In particular, students learn to identify the features of a newspaper article, discuss their purpose and create their own. There are easily enough resources here for 3 lessons on this topic. Uses an article on Frotnite as an engaging and interesting topic for students’ discussion. Over the course of their learning journey, students: Understand and categorise the different techniques used by newspapers; Identify the features of newspapers in a model example; Analyse the effect of techniques in newspapers upon the reader; Use techniques effectively in writing their own newspaper articles; Peer self assess each other’s newspaper article attempts. The resources include: -Clear and engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint; -A model article on Fortnite, which is an effective topic to engage students in discussion.
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Frayer Model Graphic Organizer (20 Pre-Made Models Included!!)

Frayer Model Graphic Organizer (20 Pre-Made Models Included!!)

This is a modification that I created of the original Frayer Vocabulary Model. It is best used digitally. Though it is in PDF, you can easily use programs such as DocHub to easily make it interactive. My Frayer Model has the following features: 1. Term name 2. Pre-Self Metacognitive Assessment (How well do they think they know the meaning of the term Scale 1-4) 3. The term used in context from the text. (You can change this section to a picture or video with a video link.) 4. Wring the meaning of the term in their own words (Student DOES NOT LOOK UP THE DEFINITION.) 5. Researching a picture or video of how the student sees the meaning of the term (picture and/or video) 6. Synonyms of the term 7. Antonyms of the term 8. Writing how the term is used in the real world (complete sentence) 9. Mid-Self Metacognitive Assessment (How well do they think they know the meaning of the term Scale 1-4) 10. Writing the definition of the term in their own words. 11. Final-Self Metacognitive Assessment (How well do they think they know the meaning of the term Scale 1-4). I have included an example Frayer Model and 20 blank templates for your usage. Enjoy!! Video Source (In Frayer Model) :https://goo.gl/q721hn Image Source: https://goo.gl/X8UohG Thank you for your purchase. We appreicate your business.
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S.T.E.A.L. Characterization Chart (Bonus Video Included!!)

S.T.E.A.L. Characterization Chart (Bonus Video Included!!)

This is a wonderful way to teach your students how to characterize characters within text. It includes a graphic organizer that has the pupil not the following characteristics: S- What the character says T- What the character thinks E - A Character’s effect on others A - What a character does (actions) L - What a character looks like The acronym spells out S.T.E.A.L. I have also included a bonus video that you can show to your students an introduction or review of the concepts. Enjoy!! S.T.E.A.L. Indirect Characterizaion Video by Jenny Miller: https://goo.gl/RndKWw S.T.E.A.L Chart Source: Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support.
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Essay Outline with Example Prompts

Essay Outline with Example Prompts

This is an essay outline that I use with my students. It contains examples within the outline that gives the students an anchor when beginning their planning. Enjoy!! Image Source:https://goo.gl/9QtEwm Thanks for your purchase. We appreciate your support!
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Langston Hughes 'I Dream a World' & John's Lennon's 'Imagine' Comparison/Contrast Close Reads

Langston Hughes 'I Dream a World' & John's Lennon's 'Imagine' Comparison/Contrast Close Reads

This product includes the words from the poem, I Dream a World by Langston Hughes and the song Imagine by John Lennon. Activity 1: Interpretation of Text (Close Read) (Graphic Organizer) The students engage in close reading methods for both texts. Activity 2: Accountable Talk Communication The students are then given higher order question and discussion prompts that will allow them communicate and justify their assertions or inferences. Activity 3 Reflection (Graphic Organizer) The pupils are then asked to use one sentence to summarize the overall dream or each artist. Activity 4: Writing The students then utilized their information from the graphic organizers and construct an comparison/contrast Brief Constructed Response on how the artist dreamed of a better world. ** Educator Tip:** You can make the study unit more exciting by including an oral reading of the poem and the playing of the song. Image Source: https://goo.gl/gyXwjDThis
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The Hunger Games Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

The Hunger Games Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising Suzanne Collins’ novel ‘The Hunger Games.’ It contains comprehensive sections on: Context; Chapter by Chapter Summary (with quotes); Main Characters; Themes; Collins Language Devices; Features of Dystopian Novels. All key words and ideas are compartmentalised for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
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The World News Crossword - July 15th, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 15th, 2018

In this week’s puzzles… (1) A crossword based on events in last week’s news. A search & cloze puzzle detailing Part 2 of the amazing rescue of the 12 boys and their football coach from the flooded cave in northern Thailand, A crossword about NATO, and there are no clues, and A crossword all about Belgium (which achieved 3rd place in the FIFA World Cup). In last week’s news… All twelve boys from the Wild Boars football team and their coach who were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand were rescued. The US president said NATO member countries aren’t contributing enough to NATO (even though countries don’t contribute anything). Britain’s Foreign Minister resigned because he didn’t like the state of Brexit negotiations. Nestlé products are banned from zoos in Melbourne and a man has taken Monsanto to court alleging its weed killer caused his cancer. George Clooney fell off his motor bike while in Sardinia. Justin Bieber got engaged, maybe. An American tourist shut down Vienna airport because of a live artillery shell in her luggage. Scorpions invaded Brazilian cities, sort of. And after 66 years, an Indian man finally cut his finger nails. Angelique Kerber and Novak Đoković won the Women’s and Men’s Singles at Wimbledon. France won the FIFA World Cup, but the most loved and most successful football team during the World Cup was The Wild Boars of Thailand.
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