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Creative Primary Literacy

I am a passionate Headteacher from the UK; I specialise in writing play scripts and literacy activities for Years 5 - 8 (UK), and grades 4 - 7 (US). Resources are either free or very, very cheap as I believe that every $ spent should relieve stress, lessen your workload and advance your students experiences in school. Thanks

I am a passionate Headteacher from the UK; I specialise in writing play scripts and literacy activities for Years 5 - 8 (UK), and grades 4 - 7 (US). Resources are either free or very, very cheap as I believe that every $ spent should relieve stress, lessen your workload and advance your students experiences in school. Thanks
A Christmas Carol - A School Remix Play Script
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A Christmas Carol - A School Remix Play Script

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This is a play script for A Christmas Carol, however it is a modern remake that is based in a school - with the head teacher being Ebenezer Scrooge - you can change the names of the characters to teachers in your school, or to rhyme with teachers in your school as I did (if they have a sense of humour)! There are song recommendations throughout the script, with a mixture of traditional Christmas songs and modern songs. There are 20-22 speaking parts, with additional non-speaking roles too. I hope you have fun with it, my class had a ball! If you are unsure whether it will suit your class, download a free preview and give it a go! I also have Elf: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/elf-the-play-script-christmas-play-11819645 The Santa Clause: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-santa-clause-play-script-christmas-play-11771935 and A Traditional Christmas Carol: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-christmas-carol-a-traditional-version-play-script-12008479
Elf - The Play script (Christmas Play)
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Elf - The Play script (Christmas Play)

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A funny play based on the Will Ferrell movie - Elf. The script follows the story line of the movie with Buddy the Elf being a human who is raised as an elf in the North Pole. Buddy finds out the truth and goes looking for his family who are not too receptive about his appearance or general behavior! But Buddy turns them all around before finally saving Christmas with his festive cheer! There are song recommendations throughout the script, with a mixture of traditional Christmas songs and modern songs. There are 20-22 speaking parts, with additional non-speaking roles too. I hope you have fun with it, my class had a ball! The play is around 40-50 minutes long. I also have a few more Christmas play scripts in my store including: The Santa Clause: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-santa-clause-play-script-christmas-play-11771935 A Christmas Carol (A School Remix): https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-christmas-carol-a-school-remix-play-script-11998521 A Christmas Carol (Traditional Version): https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-christmas-carol-a-traditional-version-play-script-12008479
World War II Reading Comprehension Activity; World War 2 (An Overview)
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World War II Reading Comprehension Activity; World War 2 (An Overview)

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A reading comprehension activity about World War II. the activity plans to give an overview of the whole war but forms part of a collection listed below which timeline the war in more detail. Each worksheet requires NO PREP and has a body of text that students need to read through thoroughly; then they can use the text to find the comprehension and grammar answers. All texts then have an extension activity for those fast finishers. Answers, for teacher use, are on the final page of the document. Time allowance ( one hour) 5 minutes - read through the text individually. 40 minutes - answer questions using the text as guidance (including extension activity) 15 minutes - Teacher and students go through the text and answers If you would like an example of the type of activity this is please look at my example Macbeth Activity here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/macbeth-reading-comprehension-activity-example-12003499 If you liked the activity why not look at one of our Reading Comprehension Activity Books: We have a Non-Fiction edition with 10 activities for just 2.99: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/non-fiction-reading-comprehension-activity-book-12000735 And, a World War II Collection with 10 ativities for just 2.99: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/reading-comprehension-activity-book-world-war-ii-collection-12005856
Georges Pierre Seurat Reading Comprehension Activity
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Georges Pierre Seurat Reading Comprehension Activity

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A reading comprehension activity about the life of famous French artist, Georges Pierre Seurat. Each worksheet requires NO PREP and has a body of text that students need to read through thoroughly; then they can use the text to find the comprehension and grammar answers. All texts then have an extension activity for those fast finishers. Answers, for teacher use, are on the final page of the document. Time allowance ( one hour) 5 minutes - read through the text individually. 40 minutes - answer questions using the text as guidance (including extension activity) 15 minutes - Teacher and students go through the text and answers.
Lionel Messi Reading Comprehension Activity
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Lionel Messi Reading Comprehension Activity

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A reading comprehension activity about the career of football superstar Lionel Messi - often regarded as the best football player ever. The activity is part of our Superstars of Sport Collection - watch out for more soon! The activity requires NO PREP and has a body of text that students need to read through thoroughly; then they can use the text to find the comprehension and grammar answers. All texts then have an extension activity for those fast finishers. Answers, for teacher use, are on the final page of the document. Time allowance ( one hour) 5 minutes - read through the text individually. 40 minutes - answer questions using the text as guidance (including extension activity) 15 minutes - Teacher and students go through the text and answers If you liked the activity, why not try our Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension Activity Book - 10 activities for just $3.75, link below: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Non-Fiction-Reading-Comprehension-Activity-Book-4138281
Roswell UFO Landings Reading Comprehension Activity
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Roswell UFO Landings Reading Comprehension Activity

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A reading comprehension activity about the potential UFO landings in Roswell, New Mexico - students have to read the text and then answer questions. Suitable for ages 8-13. The activity has a body of text that students need to read through thoroughly; then they can use the text to find the comprehension and grammar answers. All texts then have an extension activity for those fast finishers. Answers, for teacher use, are on the final page of the document. Time allowance ( one hour) 5 minutes - read through the text individually. 40 minutes - answer questions using the text as guidance (including extension activity) 15 minutes - Teacher and students go through the text and answers. If you would like an example of the type of activity this is please look at my example Macbeth Activity here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/macbeth-reading-comprehension-activity-example-12003499 If you liked the activity why not look at one of our Reading Comprehension Activity Books: We have a Non-Fiction edition with 10 activities for just 2.99: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/non-fiction-reading-comprehension-activity-book-12000735 And, a World War II Collection with 10 ativities for just 2.99: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/reading-comprehension-activity-book-world-war-ii-collection-12005856
Superstars of Sport Collection of Reading Comprehensions
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Superstars of Sport Collection of Reading Comprehensions

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Reading comprehension activities about the careers and lives of four sporting superstars, the activities look into: Basketball superstar LeBron James. Sprinting world record holder Usain Bolt. Tennis superstar Serena Williams. Football superstar Lionel Messi. The activities require NO PREP and have a body of text that students need to read through thoroughly; then they can use the text to find the comprehension and grammar answers. All texts then have an extension activity for those fast finishers. Answers, for teacher use, are on the final page of the document. Time allowance for each activity (one hour - four hours in total) 5 minutes - read through the text individually. 40 minutes - answer questions using the text as guidance (including extension activity) 15 minutes - Teacher and students go through the text and answers If you liked the activities, why not try our Reading Comprehension Activity Book; Non-Fiction Collection - 10 activities for just 4.00. Or our Reading Comprehension Activity Book; World War II Collection - 10 activities for just 4.00.
Christmas Play Script Bundle
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Christmas Play Script Bundle

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A bundle of three fantastic play scripts for your school Christmas plays - each has roles for 20-25 speaking parts. We have Elf, The Santa Clause and a Christmas Carol (the school remix). Great value for all three together; I hope you enjoy
Hamlet Play Script
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Hamlet Play Script

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This is a play script for William Shakepeare’s Hamlet written to be suitable for ages 8-13. There are 16-18 characters and the language is a mix of Shakespearean and more modern English. Ideal for theatre performances or plays, reading activities or guided reading sessions. Also ideal for older students who need to know the story better without getting wrapped up in the difficult language - Shakespeare is easy to understand if you understand the story! In our Shakespeare Collection we also have: Richard III: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/richard-iii-play-script-11771928 and Macbeth: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/macbeth-play-script-11991944
A Christmas Carol - A Traditional Version Play Script
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A Christmas Carol - A Traditional Version Play Script

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This is a play script for A Christmas Carol; it is a traditional version that follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s hauntings through the night of Christmas Eve. There are song recommendations throughout the script and roles for 20-22 speaking parts. I hope you have fun with it! Also available in my store: A Christmas Carol (A School Remix) - which follows the same story lines but is based on a head teacher who gets haunted by ex-teachers!! I also have funny versions of Elf and the Santa Clause for something a little different! Check out my other play scripts on: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Irvine109
Richard III Play Script
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Richard III Play Script

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This is a play script for William Shakepeare’s Richard III written to be suitable for ages 8-13. There are 22 characters and the language is a mix of Shakespearean and more modern English. Ideal for theatre performances or plays, reading activities or guided reading sessions. Also ideal for older students who need to know the story better without getting wrapped up in the difficult language - Shakespeare is easy to understand if you understand the story! In our Shakespeare Collection we also have: Macbeth: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/macbeth-play-script-11991944 and Hamlet: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/hamlet-play-script-11771937
Macbeth Reading Comprehension Activity
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Macbeth Reading Comprehension Activity

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This is a reading comprehension activity about Macbeth. This resource is ideal for a homework activity, a reading group activity, guided reading, exam/test preparation etc. The activity has a body of text that students need to read through thoroughly; then they can use the text to find the comprehension and grammar answers. All texts then have an extension activity for those fast finishers. Time allowance ( one hour) 5 minutes - read through the text individually. 40 minutes - answer questions using the text as guidance (including extension activity) 15 minutes - Teacher and students go through the text and answers. Also, if you liked the activity why not look at one of our Reading Comprehension Activity Books; We have a Non-Fiction Collection: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/non-fiction-reading-comprehension-activity-book-12000735 And a World War II Collection both with 10 ativities for just 2.99: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/reading-comprehension-activity-book-world-war-ii-collection-12005856 If you’re studying Macbeth we also have a great playscript available, download a free preview here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/macbeth-play-script-11991944
The Santa Clause - Play Script (Christmas Play)
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The Santa Clause - Play Script (Christmas Play)

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A funny play based on the Tim Allen movie - The Santa Clause. The script follows the movies story line of a man who accidently disrupts Santa’s deliveries and has to take over his route before finding his way to Santa’s work shop. He then slowly starts turning into Santa, which everybody else finds hard to believe! There are song recommendations throughout the script, with a mixture of traditional Christmas songs and modern songs. There are 20-22 speaking parts, with additional non-speaking roles too. The play is around 40-50 minutes long. I hope you have fun with it, my class had a ball! If you are unsure whether it will suit your class, download a free preview and give it a go! I also have Elf: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/elf-the-play-script-christmas-play-11819645 A Christmas Carol (Traditional Version): https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-christmas-carol-a-traditional-version-play-script-12008479 A Christmas Carol (A School Remix): https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-christmas-carol-a-school-remix-play-script-11998521
Christmas Play Scripts Bundle
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Christmas Play Scripts Bundle

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Three great play scripts; Elf, The Santa Clause and A Christmas Carol (Traditional Version). Plays are for ages 9-12 - and all three have around 20-22 speaking parts with extra roles for more if needed. Previews are available on request. I hope you have fun with them!
World War II Reading Comprehension Activity; The Attack on Pearl Harbour
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World War II Reading Comprehension Activity; The Attack on Pearl Harbour

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A reading comprehension activity surrounding the attack of Pearl Harbour by Japanese forces that brought the U.S. into World War II. Ideal for students learning about World War 2 between the ages of 9-14. Each worksheet requires NO PREP and has a body of text that students need to read through thoroughly; then they can use the text to find the comprehension and grammar answers. All texts then have an extension activity for those fast finishers. Answers, for teacher use, are on the final page of the document. Time allowance ( one hour) 5 minutes - read through the text individually. 40 minutes - answer questions using the text as guidance (including extension activity) 15 minutes - Teacher and students go through the text and answers. If you would like an example of the type of activity this is please look at my example Macbeth Activity here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/macbeth-reading-comprehension-activity-example-12003499 If you liked the activity why not look at one of our Reading Comprehension Activity Books: We have a Non-Fiction edition with 10 activities for just 2.99: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/non-fiction-reading-comprehension-activity-book-12000735 And, a World War II Collection with 10 ativities for just 2.99: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/reading-comprehension-activity-book-world-war-ii-collection-12005856
Macbeth Play Script
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Macbeth Play Script

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This is a play script for William Shakepeare’s Macbeth, which has been written to be suitable for ages 8-13. There are 22 different characters and the language is a mix of Shakespearean and more modern English. Ideal for theatre performances or plays, reading activities or guided reading sessions. Also ideal for older students who need to know the story better without getting wrapped up in the difficult language - Shakespeare is easy to understand if you understand the story! In our Shakespeare Collection we also have: Richard III: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/richard-iii-play-script-11771928 and Hamlet: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/hamlet-play-script-11771937
World War II Reading Comprehension Activity; Dunkirk and The Battle of Britain
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World War II Reading Comprehension Activity; Dunkirk and The Battle of Britain

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A reading comprehension activity surrounding the evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk, and The Battle of Britain that followed. Ideal for students learning about World War 2 between the ages of 9-14. Each worksheet requires NO PREP and has a body of text that students need to read through thoroughly; then they can use the text to find the comprehension and grammar answers. All texts then have an extension activity for those fast finishers. Answers, for teacher use, are on the final page of the document. ** Time allowance ( one hour)** 5 minutes - read through the text individually. 40 minutes - answer questions using the text as guidance (including extension activity) 15 minutes - Teacher and students go through the text and answers. If you would like an example of the type of activity this is please look at my example Macbeth Activity here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/macbeth-reading-comprehension-activity-example-12003499 If you liked the activity why not look at one of our Reading Comprehension Activity Books: We have a Non-Fiction edition with 10 activities for just 2.99: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/non-fiction-reading-comprehension-activity-book-12000735 And, a World War II Collection with 10 ativities for just 2.99: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/reading-comprehension-activity-book-world-war-ii-collection-12005856
Macbeth Reading Comprehension Activity - Example
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Macbeth Reading Comprehension Activity - Example

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This is a free example of one of our reading comprehension activities; activity books or other individual comprehensions are available if you find this useful. The activity is one of ten reading comprehension activities in our Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension Book. This is a reading comprehension activity about Macbeth. This resource is ideal for a homework activity, a reading group activity, guided reading, exam/test preparation etc. The activity has a body of text that students need to read through thoroughly; then they can use the text to find the comprehension and grammar answers. All texts then have an extension activity for those fast finishers. Answers, for teacher use, are on the final page of the document. Time allowance ( one hour) 5 minutes - read through the text individually. 40 minutes - answer questions using the text as guidance (including extension activity) 15 minutes - Teacher and students go through the text and answers. Also, if you liked the activity why not look at one of our Reading Comprehension Activity Books; We have a Non-Fiction Collection And a World War II Collection both with 10 ativities for just 4.00 If you’re studying Macbeth we also have a great playscript available, download a free preview using the link.
FREE Preview of World War II Reading Comprehension Book
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FREE Preview of World War II Reading Comprehension Book

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A reading comprehension activity surrounding the outbreak of war in Europe in 1939. Ideal for students learning about World War 2 between the ages of 9-14. This is a free preview of the first activity in my World War II Reading Comprehension Activity Book. This Activity is part of our [World War II Reading Comprehension Book](https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/world-war-ii-collection-reading-comprehension-activity-book-12029746), the book consists of 10 activities that timeline the war for just $4.00. Each worksheet requires NO PREP and has a body of text that students need to read through thoroughly; then they can use the text to find the comprehension and grammar answers. All texts then have an extension activity for those fast finishers. Answers, for teacher use, are on the final page of the document. Time allowance ( one hour) 5 minutes - read through the text individually. 40 minutes - answer questions using the text as guidance (including extension activity) 15 minutes - Teacher and students go through the text and answers. We also have a Non-Fiction Activity Book, 10 activities for just $4.50. And, an Influential US Presidents Collection, four activities for $3.00. We also specialise in play scripts, we have a William Shakespeare collection with Richard III, Macbeth and Hamlet. And a good selection of Christmas play scripts including Elf, The Santa Clause and A Christmas Carol. Please check out my store, Creative Primary Literacy, for more resources.
Simple Newspaper Format
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Simple Newspaper Format

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Super simple newspaper format with space for the name of newspaper, headline, sub-heading, main text, photo, caption and date.