Vocabulary cards for ‘Malamander’ by Thomas Taylor.
Can be used to support vocabulary-building, guided reading or English. Otherwise, it could simply be used to support the sharing of ‘Malamander’ as your class story.
A couple of slides may need a bit of editing/ tweaking.
Guided reading planning: slides for one half term (2 hour lessons per week).
The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
Linked to VIPERS with a wide range of activities including:
role on the wall
drawing predictions/ inferences
creative writing tasks
end of unit paper on the whole poem
Vocabulary cards for ‘The Raven’ by Edgar Allan Poe.
Can be used to support vocabulary-building, guided reading or English.
Much of the language is challenging/ old English so the cards will support pupils to gain a clearer understanding of the poem.
In the past, I have always tried to rapidly gather books associated with a particular topic to have on a shelf within the classroom. Or, I have tried to think of great books that I can recommend to my class off the top of my head. I have developed this resource to give to the children in my class at the start of a new topic so that they can become engaged with a range of texts and further immerse themselves within the topic. They can also be used on display in your library or on your working walls to tie in with the topic you are doing.
These booklists are most suitable for Key Stage 2.
So far, I have booklists for:
Earth and Space
Extreme Earth (natural disasters)
World War II
Book lists contain Title, Author, Book Cover and a brief Summary of the text. Some of the summaries I give credit to:
I will be making further book lists for the Anglo-Saxons, the Vikings, Rivers, the Romans and Ancient Egypt.
A textual study of Romeo and Juliet (using the Real Reads edition as a stimulus).
description of an action scene
character description using abstract nouns
setting description using prepositional phrases