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A Christmas Carol  by Charles Dickens - Reading Comprehension Worksheet/ Vocabulary Worksheet

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - Reading Comprehension Worksheet/ Vocabulary Worksheet

This Christmas theme worksheet presents a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge. This worksheet is ideal for both native speakers and ESL, EFL students at intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced levels. The students are asked to complete comprehension questions after close reading of the text to evaluate understanding. The vocabulary exercises that follow (definition matching, sentence completion, finding the word) aim to enrich the students' lexicon with a plethora of general adjectives and nouns as well as phrases / idioms related to the heart. The worksheet can be handed out as an in-class reading activity or assigned as homework.
kntonia
A Christmas Carol End of Stave 3: Ignorance and Want

A Christmas Carol End of Stave 3: Ignorance and Want

Detailed lesson looking at the ending of Stave 3. Students will focus on the social and historical context (child poverty and workhouses) and how this influences the themes/ideas explored in the novel. Lesson includes: - literacy starter (using dialogue correctly) -video and key questions -language analysis tasks
xxnats1989xx
Colourful Christmas: Thinking skills, Taboo, puzzles, games as well as reading / writing activities

Colourful Christmas: Thinking skills, Taboo, puzzles, games as well as reading / writing activities

With 90% off for 1st Time Buyers in November, get this whole bundle for 50p only! As well as suggestions for use and differentiation, this collection contains a 90+ slides presentation of Christmas-related vocabulary, activities for reading (mini-flashcards), handwriting, tell-a-story, word search, crossword puzzle, sequencing, pairs/memory game, taboo cards. The Winter/Christmas problem-solving resource includes clue cards, picture cards, 'play-mats' and suggestions for use. Learners develop their thinking skills as they work alone, in pairs or in groups to give the snowmen their correct noses, buttons and scarves and work out where the snowmen were built.
salsify
Cinderella Christmas Play

Cinderella Christmas Play

Cinderella Christmas Play This script is actually based on a PSHE unit of work - on how understanding one another's perspectives can help resolve a conflict. But I have included it in my Christmas collection because there is reference to Christmas at the beginning and the end of the play. The script could be extended by the inclusion of some of the 40 Xmas jokes available free off this website or www.plays-r-ussell.com Cast of 30 - easily adapted up or down; likewise, with duration - reading time approx 10 minutes (plus music suggestions - taking assembly time to around 20-30 minutes) Sample Text Music 5: Sisters are Doin’ it for Themselves – Eurythmics (All three sisters sing and dance – chorus and couple of verses) Narrator: (Applauding) Bravo! Bravo! Which brings us to a truly happy ending. It looks like this family really will live happily ever after. Cinderella: But of course life’s not always like a fairy tale with a fairy tale ending. Father: Some people go through their lives taking their misery out on others. Stepsister 1: Which is why it’s so important sometimes to stop and think about why we are behaving in a particular way. Stepsister 2: If we are unhappy we should talk about it – not just take it out on others. Stepsister 1: Understanding why we are behaving the way we are is half the battle. Stepsister 2: Then we can do something about it. Stepsisters 1 & 2: (Together) And feel happy again! Narrator: And perhaps especially at this festive time of year, we should all be thinking about how we can make ourselves happy – by making others so! Father: And to that end, we would like to share the following with you. Take it away, girls!
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Sleeping Beauty Pantomime

Sleeping Beauty Pantomime

Sleeping Beauty Pantomime Cast of around 30 - easily adaptable up or down. Duration - around 20 minutes not including music suggestions (which take it up to about 30 minutes). This is an adaptation of the original Sleeping Beauty script, available off the Literature and PSHE section of www.plays-r-ussell.com - the final twist taking a very festive turn in the company of Dame Rudolph (who really should cut back on those carrots) and a very disgruntled prince. Happily, there are more than enough bad jokes in Santa's sack to turn his frown upside down! Sample Text: Father Christmas: And so, you will have fun! Those fairies may have run out of magic but I have plenty to spare! (Turns to cast) Oh, yes I have! Cast: Oh no you haven’t! Narrator: (Holding head) And there I was thinking we’d got away without having to make those awful gags! Father Christmas: But this is meant to be a panto, right? (Whole cast cheers) Father Christmas: I see you have the good (Good Fairies perform a twirl and whole cast cheers) And the bad (Wicked Fairy performs a quick twirl and whole cast boos) But what about a dame? And what about some seriously bad jokes? Oh dear! Who’s in charge here? Narrator: (Apologetically) That would be me. And I admit, I was trying to keep this play free of all the normal panto stereotypes. Father Christmas: Oh really? (Pauses) Oh no, we can’t have that. (Father Christmas whistles and ‘large’ Rudolph waddles over) Father Christmas: Hey, Rudolph! Rudolph: (In squeaky, high-pitched ‘Damish’ voice) Yes, master? Father Christmas: Fancy livening things up around here? Other Pantomimes available off www.plays-r-ussell.com and TES website: • Sleeping Beauty and the 22 Dwarfs • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Plus a large selection of other Christmas plays
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BOOK REPORTS

BOOK REPORTS

This product has been updated to include editable flipbook templates, 2 more options of teacher rubrics, and more cute clipart and graphics. You will receive a PDF file if you would like to print without any changes and a PowerPoint file where you can edit all written content. The font in this case is embedded and might appear differently on some computers when the file is opened. You can google and download the fonts: KBSticktoit, KG Fall For You and KG Geronimo blocks (free for personal use) to use with the editable flipbook. *************************************************************** Use this EDITABLE Book Report flipbook organiser to scaffold the structure of a Book Report. The prompts for each of the key elements of a Book Report will help students write effectively and be on track. WHAT’S INCLUDED: 1. Six posters/anchor charts on a book report and its key elements. Print, laminate and display in class and/or view as PDF slideshow. 2. EDITABLE Flipbook blackline templates featuring the key elements of a book report. Cut around each template. Arrange from smallest to largest or vice versa. Glue/staple at top tab. All clipart is secured. Font is embedded. Type inside text to edit. You also have the option to change the font and the flexibility to change spellings. ** These flipbook templates can also be glued in interactive notebooks. Simply glue down largest sheet first followed by other sheets, descending order. Glue at top tabs. 3. Lined sheets for publishing x 2 options. 4. Teacher marking rubric x 3 options (with and without scoring and comments) ** These flipbooks would make an impressive display in the hallway during Book Week. This would also make a great assignment for your students over the school break or anytime during the academic year.
Fortheloveofkids3
Silas Marner by George Eliot: Chapter 6

Silas Marner by George Eliot: Chapter 6

If you only buy one lesson in this series, this would be a useful one to begin to tie together the use of structure, narrative, themes and characters. This lesson is differentiated (Group 3 is definitely harder than any of the other group tasks) and facilitates students' engagement with the real purpose of this chapter through paired and group question led activities.
joannammarsh
A Christmas Carol: Debate

A Christmas Carol: Debate

A debate lesson looking at whether Scrooge should be forgiven or not. Lesson includes: -starter (discourse markers) - reading of Stave 3 with guided questions - step by step on how to conduct a debate
xxnats1989xx
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Play

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Play

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Play This re-telling of the original story stays true to the plot - with just a small twist at the end. Oh, and anyone wishing to play the original 'delightfully wholesome' Dorothy may be in for a bit of a shock! There is also a Christmas version of this class play or assembly - with, as you would expect, a few Xmas additions! This is available as a separate purchase. Cast of 30 (with some doubling up) Duration: Around 30 minutes not including the music suggestions. Also available: · The Wizard of Oz Guided Reading Scripts (10 of these, with 6 speakers each; around 3 minutes each – total reading time around 30 minutes Sample Text: Wicked Witch: Now. Where have that little gang of misfits got to? I don’t suppose anyone would miss them! Narrator: Whatever do you mean, ma’am? ‘Miss them’? Wicked Witch: Oh, haven’t you heard? I’m about to wipe them off the face of Oz! Good riddance I say! Narrator: (Gasping) You what? But you can’t! Wicked Witch: Oh really? Just watch me! (Enter Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and Cowardly Lion) Wicked Witch: Ah here they all are! Right on cue! Like lambs to the slaughter! (Sound of wolves howling) Wicked Witch: Bring on the wolves! (Enter wolves – who are then all ‘knocked out’ by Tin Woodman) (Whole cast cheers, as Tin Woodman waves his axe triumphantly) (Exit wolves, rubbing their heads) Wicked Witch: (To Tin Woodman) Hey! That’s no way to treat my pets! I’ll report you to the RSPCA! (Sound of Crows ‘cawing’) Wicked Witch: Bring on the crows! (Enter crows. Scarecrow pulls a silly face and they all retreat in terror) (Whole cast cheers, as Scarecrow struts up and down triumphantly) Wicked Witch: Hey! What happened to my crows? Narrator: (Pointing to Scarecrow) Well, he is a scarecrow, remember? (Wicked Witch stamps her foot in disgust) (Sound of bees buzzing) Wicked Witch: Bring on the black bees! (Enter bees. Each ‘stings’ Tin Woodman then ‘drops down dead’) (Whole cast cheers as Tin Woodman struts around victoriously) Wicked Witch: (Shrieking) Now what? What has happened to my black bees? Narrator: Er, I think you’ll find they just all died. Isn’t that what bees do, once they have stung? Wicked Witch: (Shaking fist) Drat! And double drat! Why didn’t I think of that? (Sound of marching feet) Wicked Witch: Bring on my Winkie Soldiers! (Enter Winkie Soldiers, marching purposefully towards ‘the group’) (Lion lets out a huge roar and the soldiers all panic and run away in terror) (Whole cast cheers as Cowardly Lion struts around triumphantly) (Wicked Witch screams her dismay) Wicked Witch: Right! That’s it! You’ve asked for it this time!
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Christmas Play

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Christmas Play

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Christmas Play Cast of 30 (with some doubling up) Duration: around 30 minutes (without music suggestions) This is a fun, simple to produce a class play or assembly - it can also be used for panto purposes. After writing the set of guided reading scripts based on the story, I couldn't resist writing another play whilst the story and characters were still fresh in my head! Though Dorothy is not quite as 'wholesome' as in the original story and the Wizard of Oz is a little more 'versatile' in this version! Also available: • The Wizard of Oz Guided Reading Scripts (10 of these, with 6 speakers each; around 3 minutes each – total reading time around 30 minutes) • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Play – the non-Xmas version! Sample Text: (Toto reluctantly wags tail at Dorothy) Dorothy: (Patting Toto on the head) That’s better! An obedient pooch! Now we can get the show on the road! Toto: But, just as a matter of interest, what happened to that other Dorothy – the one I rehearsed with? Dorothy: (Dismissively) Oh didn’t you hear? She got caught up in one too many cyclones! Nasty business if you don’t get it right! (Sound of howling wind, followed by long scream) Music 2 Ding Dong the Witch is Dead Narrator: Good heavens! What on earth was that? (Enter Good Witch of the North, with great panache and thunderous applause from the cast, carrying a pair of silver shoes. She is accompanied by three Munchkins) Good Witch: (Curtseying to the cast) Ah thank you so much! (Cast continues to clap and cheer) Good Witch: Oh now, really. You’re too kind! Dorothy: (Scowling) I’ll say! How come I didn’t get that kind of reception? Good Witch: Oh dear! What’s with the scowly face? That’s not very pretty, dear! Toto: (To Good Witch) I think she’s a bit put out – that you seem to have stolen the show! Good Witch: (Incredulously) Stolen the show? Me? The Good Witch of the North? With all my panache and presence? Oh, surely not? (Good Witch twirls and beams broadly from ear to ear) Good Witch: (To Dorothy) I bet you too have loads of superstar qualities! (Pauses) Only, you’re just keeping them rather well hidden! Dorothy: Huh! I’ll have you know, some of us have business to attend to! Good Witch: Well, I have to hand it to you. Killing the Wicked Witch of the East was pretty smart! Toto: (Exclaiming) She what? Good Witch: (Waving silver shoes around) Oh yes! And here’s the evidence! Bit of inspiration, my dear, landing that house directly on top of the witch! Here are her shoes, all that’s left of her!
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