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"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
AQA Question 5 Writing Task

AQA Question 5 Writing Task

Writing activity getting students to use more ambitious techniques to hook their reader's attention. Perfect starter activity. More writing stimulus tasks like this can be found on my TES shop.
xxnats1989xx
News English: 911 - The Day that Changed America

News English: 911 - The Day that Changed America

This is a News English lesson for ESL students. They read a real news report taken from the day after the 911 terrorist attack on New York's World Trade Centre and then answer different reading comprehension exercises. There are also some cool pair-work exercises giving students the chance to practice speaking and listening skills.
stuartallen77
A term's comprehension pack (B)

A term's comprehension pack (B)

A non-fiction, term's worth, bundle that covers real new stories. There is a focus on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) themes which are often hard to cover using traditional materials. 3 sets, each of 10 questions are included in each resource, along with answers,allowing the resources to be used for all learners from able Y1, through KS2 and into KS3. All of our resources are matched to the expectations the SATs from 2016 onwards. The questions are therefore aimed at KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2. References to the new ‘content domains’ are included for each question. .
Headway_Learning
Power and Conflict Poetry - Hughes' Bayonet Charge

Power and Conflict Poetry - Hughes' Bayonet Charge

Perfect for mixed ability GCSE classes, this printable lesson helps pupils analyse Hughes' 'Bayonet Charge' by exploring its meaning (AO1) through language/structure (AO2) and considering how it presents wider ideas/issues (AO3). With model answers and differentiated questioning, this powerpoint can also be printed so pupils can independently explore the meaning (AO1), analyse the poem (AO2) and establish its links to wider context over 3 lessons. Pupils are given model answers for analytical and comparative writing so can then analyse the poem in prose and compare it to different poems in the anthology. In the final lesson, pupils are given the opportunity to write their own comparative essay following an exam answer.
DeepaSabharwal
Merchant of Venice Themes of Justice, Fairness and Equality

Merchant of Venice Themes of Justice, Fairness and Equality

Theme questions are popular on all exams. What better way to prepare your students than using a week's worth of material. Students will have the opportunity to improve their speaking and listening skills through discussion of the central issues of the play. Working on P.Q.E paragraphs will see student essays improve over time. Save time and money by downloading the bundle offer today!
LouiseBDaly
Merchant of Venice The World of the Text L2 Lessons from the theme

Merchant of Venice The World of the Text L2 Lessons from the theme

If you've already started with Lesson One, then this lesson is a perfect one to build on in-class discussions. The activities here encourage students to consider personal lessons from the themes explored in the play. The lesson is differentiated to support all abilities. Sentence starts have been included to encourage brainstorming. This lesson may be adapted to suit any text. Have your students enjoyed these lessons so far? Why not continue to the next set of lessons? Or download the bundle to save time and money. Remember, reviewing helps with improvements - leave your comment below.
LouiseBDaly
Merchant of Venice - L1 - Themes: Justice, Fairness, Equality

Merchant of Venice - L1 - Themes: Justice, Fairness, Equality

This differentiated lesson allows students to define the three terms before applying the terms to the central characters in their studied text. The best part about this lesson - it can be adapted to suit any text. Simply substitute the characters' names. Sample sentence starts have also been included to encourage students to extend their written responses. As always, leave a review so that future lessons may be improved!
LouiseBDaly
Reading Comprehension Worksheets (ESL) x 10  (80% OFF)

Reading Comprehension Worksheets (ESL) x 10 (80% OFF)

This bundle includes 20 different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for upper-intermediate to advanced ESL learners. After carefully reading each story/texts, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, definition matching exercises, crosswords, word searches and engage in in-depth class discussions on topics around the texts
MariaPht
The Manhunt by Simon Armitage (Relationship Poetry)

The Manhunt by Simon Armitage (Relationship Poetry)

These resources offer a thorough exploration of this poem and its context through a range of engaging and creative activities. The lesson is fully differentiated with supportive images and tips for lower ability students and regular challenges for the higher ability students in your groups. These resources include a highly visual activity which could easily be used as part of a Poetry Display. This lesson covers context, form, language and structure through independent activities and structured guidance. If you like this resource please leave a review and have a look at my other poetry resources in my shop @https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/joannammarsh or follow me on Twitter (JoMarsh1).
joannammarsh
Unseen Poetry: Human Family

Unseen Poetry: Human Family

Time to spread some unity and love! The lesson explores Maya Angelou's poem, 'Human Family'. Students will break down the poem using TSLAP and answer an exam question.
xxnats1989xx
Autobiography 'Slave' - History of Sudan

Autobiography 'Slave' - History of Sudan

6 resources utilised in a 12 English Authority unit in Queensland Australia. 1) A PowerPoint taking students through the history of Sudan. It begins by introducing students to key terms including: coup, constitution, fundamentalist, Islam, junta and secession. These terms are integral to understanding the events in Slave as the author's life was influenced by the political events occurring in society at the time. After a brief overview of the early history, it delves into the civil war (1980s-1990s). Lastly it looks at contemporary politics (since 2002). 2) A handout of the notes about the history of Sudan (which were taken from the Oxford dictionary of contemporary world history). This can be given to students who struggle to summarise or used for purposes of revision. 3) Further research about Slave and the Nuba culture. 4) A handout to be given to students at the beginning of the term explaining the purpose of the unit and outlining what the two items of assessment are. 5) A diagram which shows the various influences on the author as she wrote her autobiography.
lrigb4