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The life and work of Leonardo da Vinci - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

The life and work of Leonardo da Vinci - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

This 5 pages worksheet presents the life of great artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci. It is suitable for higher elementary and advanced native learners as well as ESL/EFL students. The text is complete with two reading comprehension exercises while new vocabulary acquisition is reinforced through three vocabulary exercises (text completion, crossword, definition match). The worksheet is fully editable to allow the freedom of customizable intervention. It can completed as an in-class activity or handed out as homework.
kntonia
Movie comprehension 'The Breadwinner'

Movie comprehension 'The Breadwinner'

The Breadwinner is a 2017 animated drama film by Cartoon Saloon directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin and Angelina Jolie. Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, the film was an international co-production between Canada, Ireland, and Luxembourg detailed comprehension questions to access the knowledge of the movie- critical analysis assessment of the students through long and short/ MCQs. Amazing movie The Breadwinner . This movie talks about women empowerment, fighting your fears, component of a story, breaking taboos, fight against false norms. stand up for ones right, effects of war on the children, role of women in a conservative society, respect and love for one’s country and values. women education, stand up for your family, value of a family, stepping out of your comfort zones, you can do anything if you are determined, etc etc etc
tacss
Astronaut Jim - reading comprehension with True / False questions and creative activity

Astronaut Jim - reading comprehension with True / False questions and creative activity

This activity is for young ESL learners (aged 7 - 14). It is useful due to the fact that it deals with space vocabulary, repeats new words several times in the text to ensure that the words stick and has pictures that help children follow what is happening in the story. For stronger students, they will not need the pictures, but weaker students can use this to their advantage. The True / False questions aid their reading comprehension. You can also monitor their pronunciation as you can ask them to read out loud. Learning Objectives: To use the space vocabulary studied. To understand how an English story is set out on the page. To practise the present simple tense. To apply preexisting vocabulary to a new theme (colours to space for example) How I used this worksheet/recommended: Teach vocabulary to do with space (I used flashcards for this). Ask students what life is like on a different planet (elicit the words scary, exciting, fun etc.) Tell students that we are going to read a story about aliens. Children read out loud in turns. Children do the True/False by themselves. Correct as a class. Children ‘wind down’ by designing their own planet with aliens and labelling it. (Practises writing skills) This is an excellent activity which was received well by all my students, ranging from 7 to 12.
paspottiswoode1
SKILLS PRESENTATIONS: BUNDLE

SKILLS PRESENTATIONS: BUNDLE

A bundle of 3 presentations on skill development in learners. This bundle includes presentations on: Advertisement Creating Brochure Making Poster Making
john421969
ESL Food Vocabulary Fun Bundle!

ESL Food Vocabulary Fun Bundle!

Set of 12 cards to teach cooking verbs and/or trigger conversation + 8 cards to play a conversational food quiz to review vocabulary! Add a bit of grammar in and work on Linking Words! Included: 12 jpg cooking verbs cards. 8 jpg food quiz conversation cards. 2 PDF printable files for printing and cutting out the cards in a smaller version. 2 PDF files, US Letter and A4 Size. Each one includes 4 worksheets on Linking Words. You can also use the cards to make a quick and fun-looking PowerPoint presentation! If you enjoy this resource, please leave a review.
planwitheve
Spring Write About the Picture {also editable}

Spring Write About the Picture {also editable}

This Spring Write About The Picture has been created for emerging writers, with the goal of enabling students to achieve success with independent writing. Students have been provided with a word bank to help with spelling and encourage ideas for writing. To begin to extend sentences students have also been provided with colour words. They should first colour the picture with the ‘best’ colour, then use the finished coloured picture to enable them to begin to write longer sentences. This is the core of this resource. Teaching Points: • Students will need some prior knowledge of what it means to extend a sentence and the role that adjectives can play in this • Students should be encouraged to use as many colours as possible to colour their pictures I have added some extras to give students and teachers an element of choice- Differentiation: • Alternative handwriting lines • A second bordered page for students who wish to write at length • The photo section provides more difficult vocabulary and could lead more able writers towards a ‘what happened next’ story writing style, should the teacher wish to lead them in this direction • An editable version of all content has been provided for the teacher to make vocabulary choices. Just type your chosen words in each box! This resource will work equally well as a ‘grab and go’ resource or as a small group activity where students are encouraged to verbalise their sentences first. CONTENT • Cover/Teacher Notes/Contents SECTION 1 • Colour the Pictures • Guided Handwriting Lines • Extra Writing Template SECTION 2 • Photo Images • Guided Handwriting Lines • Extra Writing Template SECTION 3 • Colour the Pictures • Alternative Handwriting Lines • Extra Writing Template SECTION 4 • Photo Images • Alternative Handwriting Lines • Extra Writing Template SECTION 5 Editable PDF: as above, but teacher can add own vocabulary {fillable boxes} • TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 173 Teacher’s Toolkit Writing
TeachersToolkit
Oxford AQA exam essay comparisons

Oxford AQA exam essay comparisons

This lesson(s) is based around the Oxford AQA English exam (part B) -writing section. Essentially it is an introduction for students unfamiliar with the structure/content of an academic, narrative or descriptive essay. It could also be used as a revision/recap essay if you so wish. The first ppt’s identify the components of each essay type. Next students to work in groups to identify what they thought the structure/content of each essay was. I would board their ideas then compare/discuss the responses with the points I included on my ppt’s. Task 1: I then gave the students a topic (fishing in a lake) and asked them to write a descriptive essay (you choose word limit). This is slightly scaffolded as you would want the students to broadly stay on topic for review reasons. First time writers would need help and possible feedback, and depending on your student level/ability you could get them to do this individually or in groups. It could take longer than 1 lesson; it could also be set as homework. The choice is entirely up to you. Task 2 is designed for narrative writing. Again slightly scaffolded and possible answe supplied. Afterwards class/group discussion as to the differences between descriptive and narrative essays in particular. Task 3 Examples of narrative writing: group discussion works best-slightly open forum. I found this a very useful lesson for students who are making the transition to newer forms of essay writing.
rob67
The Goldbergs TV Show Worksheet

The Goldbergs TV Show Worksheet

This is a resource for secondary school age. You have to read an article about the show and answer questions based on the information provided.
ginap456
Literacy Across the Curriculum - Bundle

Literacy Across the Curriculum - Bundle

This bundle combines resources for: Improving handwriting Assessing the gaps in a student’s literacy skills so the teacher knows what needs to be improve upon Practical strategies for teachers to differentiate reading material to make it accessible for all pupils - regardless of their ability range A grid outlining explicitly the active literacy skills that are embedded in the content of all subjects in secondary schools A resource for engaging reluctant readers A resource for Parents’ Evening to show concerned parents simple techniques that will help them to build their child’s spelling skills at home This bundle supports all subjects across the curriculum - including SEN and EAL groups too
chirpyandcheerful
The Old Man and the Sea: Reading & Writing materials

The Old Man and the Sea: Reading & Writing materials

I designed these materials to go along with the novella to help Second Language Learners who are studying the First Language course using the Cambridge CIE and Oxford AQA exam boards. This was their first real exposure as to how they would deal with language, imagery, tone, inference etc. and use the skills they were taught in previous lessons. The materials can be used over multiple lessons or as a longer holiday homework (my students had a 4 week holiday in which to complete the assignments). There are 9 tasks connected to the reading of the book; 5 are shorter and 4 are longer. It is obviously up to the teacher how to use the materials, but either pack can be set as homework or classwork and for individuals, pairs or groups. Both the short and long tasks are closely combined with the 15 ppts attached as part of this resource. The resources are as follows: Short 1: Author’s biographical details (set as classwork or homework) Short 2: Why was the book written? (as above) Short 3: First impressions of the book (as above) Short 4: Vocabulary and interesting techniques found in the book (as above) Short 5: Character biography of Santiago (as above) All of these exercises can be found on the ppts Handout 1: What have you learned about the protagonist of the story? Handout 2: Pick an interesting passage and annotate, comment on vocabulary etc. Handout 3: Personal reflection on reading the book Handout 4: Change part of the story Also found on ppts. These responses are only suggested answers to the set questions; you and your students could obviously supply different but equally relevant answers. My students did find it challenging but they did enjoy it. It definitely gave them a new insight into how the English language can be used to convey many different ideas and images.
rob67
EAL for Secondary Students - Workbook 2

EAL for Secondary Students - Workbook 2

EAL for Secondary Students (Workbook 2) directly addresses the unique academic needs facing students who arrive in the UK with little or no English. Beginning with first principles and slowly advancing to high order thinking skills, EAL for Secondary Students (Workbook 2) ensures that the student will develop an effective understanding of English. The tremendous advantage of this resource is that the student will immediately become fully included in the learning process. At the end of each unit, the student can record the progress they have made by completing the user friendly self-assessment sheet. EAL for Secondary Students (Workbook 2) is a student-centred resource which enables the student to be actively engaged in developing skills that are required in an academic environment. The teacher can witness and monitor the steady progress the EAL student is making towards becoming an independent learner. EAL for Secondary Students (Workbook 2) allows the teacher the flexibility to select appropriate topics. EAL for Secondary Students (Workbook 2) can, also, be used as an excellent Induction programme. When it is necessary and appropriate to withdraw students from mainstream classes, this is a systematic self-contained resource that enhances language development and activates confidence in the student. EAL for Secondary Students Workbook 2 contains over 80 pages of excercises.
ahamid