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Specialist in whole-class guided reading with unique remote home learning resources allowing children to access the same lessons independently at home. I am an experienced outstanding primary teacher and Deputy Head with a passion for books and reading. You can access video demonstrations on my website and Youtube channel, Spread Book Joy, where I also review and recommend books for teachers and parents. Come and say hello!

Specialist in whole-class guided reading with unique remote home learning resources allowing children to access the same lessons independently at home. I am an experienced outstanding primary teacher and Deputy Head with a passion for books and reading. You can access video demonstrations on my website and Youtube channel, Spread Book Joy, where I also review and recommend books for teachers and parents. Come and say hello!
Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension Questions: The House with Chicken Legs
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Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension Questions: The House with Chicken Legs

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SAT-style questions differentiated 3 ways covering all NC content domains with mark schemes and additional activities included, plus link to free extract. Included: SAT-style questions for less able, core and higher ability, discreetly marked with 1, 2 or 3 asterisks respectively. Editable MS Word documents.  Detailed SAT-style mark schemes for each. Free extract available here with kind permission of LoveReading4Kids. You must join to download but it is free and the website is a wonderful resource. Additional activities for after reading or as an extension or for early finishers: debate planner, genre activity, design your own Yaga house and ‘Making Connections’ activity with questions based on Aidan Chambers’ book talk.
Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension Questions: The Murderer's Ape
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Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension Questions: The Murderer's Ape

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SAT-style questions differentiated 3 ways covering all NC content domains, mark schemes and additional activities included, plus link to free extract. Included: SAT-style questions for less able, core and higher ability, discreetly marked with 1, 2 or 3 asterisks respectively. Detailed mark schemes for each. Free extract available with kind permission of LoveReading4Kids. You must join to download but it is free and the website is a wonderful resource: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/extract/16016/The-Murderers-Ape-by-Jakob-Wegelius.html Additional activities for after reading or as an extension or for early finishers: write a postcard and ‘Making Connections’ activity with questions based on Aidan Chambers’ book talk. There is a whole week’s worth of planning available for this extract with engaging presentations, extensive planning notes, editable worksheets and interactive home learning resources in my shop! You can view a preview here: https://youtu.be/BNTt7bbCdXk
Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension Questions: The Castle of Tangled Magic
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Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension Questions: The Castle of Tangled Magic

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SAT-style questions for Chapter 1 differentiated 3 ways covering all NC content domains with mark schemes and additional activities included, plus link to free extract. Included: SAT-style questions for less able, core and higher ability, discreetly marked with 1, 2 or 3 asterisks respectively. Editable MS Word documents. Detailed SAT-style mark schemes for each. Free extract available here with kind permission of LoveReading4Kids. You must join to download but it is free and the website is a wonderful resource. Additional activities for after reading or as an extension or for early finishers: write a diary entry and ‘Making Connections’ activity with questions based on Aidan Chambers’ book talk.
Five Year 5/6 Home Learning Reading Lessons: The Murderer's Ape
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Five Year 5/6 Home Learning Reading Lessons: The Murderer's Ape

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5 High-quality, engaging guided reading lessons for completely independent home / remote / distance/ blended learning using interactive PowerPoint hyperdoc presentations, which guide pupils through the lesson using embedded audio and video. Suitable for children in Years 5, 6 or even 7, if they have gaps in learning. Lessons cover all of the skills in the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum reading content domains (areas tested in the Year 6 SATs) and will support children preparing for tests, as well as providing opportunities to analyse high-quality writing and try some writing themselves. The lessons are based on a freely available text extract from a real book and the link to that is provided. Watch the video here to see what this resource looks like: https://youtu.be/EoqIsKoarVE This extensive resource includes: Lesson 1: reading skills discussion; video warm-up activity to practise retrieval , inference and author’s choice with accomanying worksheet; opening lines activity; close reading activity; glossary; plenary. Lesson 2: planting questions activity; retrieval success criteria and modelled question with video demo on how to model; glossary; retrieval questions and answers provided. Lesson 3: re-cap activity focused on retrieval and inference; inference success criteria and model question; mixed inference and retrieval questions and answers provided. Lesson 4: match question to reading skill activity; prediction activity; glossary; questions focused on retrieval, vocabulary and summarising with answers provided. Lesson 5: guess the title activity; events time line activity; analyse author’s choices activity with accompanying extract; questions based on inference, author’s viewpoint and prediction with answers provided; plenary to review lesson 1 close reading findings. Extension activities: write a postcard; reflect on intertextual connections using ‘Tell Me’ questions’ Do you need live in-school lessons as well? This resources is available for school use with 50+ presentations slides, editable worksheets and extensive planning notes provided! You can buy it separately or with this home learning resource as a bundle and save money. Check it out in my shop!
Y5/6 In-School and Home Learning Guided Reading: The Murderer's Ape
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Y5/6 In-School and Home Learning Guided Reading: The Murderer's Ape

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In-school lessons and remote / home learning lessons to match. One week’s worth of high quality in-school guided reading lessons with accompanying home learning hyperdocs providing remote learners with the exact same lessons to work through independently at home. The lessons include discussion activities, close reading, writing analysis, creative writing and SATs style questions based on National Curriculum Reading Domains. One lesson will focus on retrieval and one on inference because of the weighting of these skills in the KS2 SATs, but all reading skills will be addressed across the week. See lesson outlines below! What is a hyperdoc? The slides are embedded with interactive elements such as audio, video, hyperlinks and text boxes which will enable children to work independently at home. Ensure equitable guided reading provision for any bubbles quarantining and distance learning with these unique resources. You could even use the hyperdocs to support blended learning, with some children independently working through the hyperdocs, while those who need extra support work in smaller teacher-guided groups. Still not sure? Watch a video preview of a hyperdoc here: https://youtu.be/EoqIsKoarVE **What’s included in this extensive bundle: ** 5 x 30-45 minute guided reading lessons for Y5/6 based on KS2 NC Reading Domains, includes engaging and customiseable resources: 50+ PowerPoint presentation slides for in-school live lessons with extensive notes, video demonstrations and a quick start video guide for teachers with an overview of the lessons and home learning hyperdocs. All questions, answers and additional activity sheets - 13 documents. 5 interactive home learning hyperdocs - one for each lesson - available on either MS Powerpoint or Google Slides. These are fully interactive documents allowing the pupils to access the same provision at home with audio, video and hyperlinks embedded throughout the presentations to support them. Link to the freely available extract which this entire series of lessons is based on. Overview of lessons: - Lesson 1: reading skills discussion; video warm-up activity to practise retrieval , inference and author’s choice with accomanying worksheet; opening lines activity; close reading activity and accompanying worksheet; glossary; plenary. - Lesson 2: planting questions activity; retrieval success criteria and modelled question with video demo on how to model; glossary; retrieval questions and answers with screens to support marking together. - Lesson 3: re-cap activity focussed on retrieval and inference; inference success criteria and modelled question with demo video on how to model the question; mixed inference and retireval questions and answers with slides to support marking together. - Lesson 4: match quesion to reading skill activity; prediction activity; glossary; questions focussed on retrieval, vocabulary and summarising with answers and sides to support marking toegther. - Lesson 5: guess the title activity; events timeline activity; analyse author’s choices activity with accompanying extract and notes to support teaching; questions based on inference, author’s viewpoint and prediction with answers and slides to support marking together; plenary to review lesson 1 close reading findings. Extension activities: write a postcard; reflect on intertextual connections using ‘Tell Me’ questions’
Free Coraline Activity: Act it Out!
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Free Coraline Activity: Act it Out!

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‘Act it Out!’ - script and act out a scary scene from Chapter 1 of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Coraline’, where she gets out of bed to investigate a noise. Like this activity? It is part of a bundle of free worksheets based on Chapter , which you can find in my shop, including: ‘What’s Up, Coraline?’ - write a WhatsApp conversation between Coraline and a friend. ‘Coraline Went Exploring’ - draw a map of the house and grounds from the description in Chapter 1. SAT-style questions for Year 5 or 6 differentiated for lower, middle and higher ability with mark schemes provided. Check them out in my TES Shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SpreadBookJoy
Free Coraline Activity: What's Up Coraline?
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Free Coraline Activity: What's Up Coraline?

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Free activity based on Chapter 1 of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Coraline’. What if Coraline had had a mobile phone? Write a Whatsapp conversation between Coraline and a friend she left behind when she moved. Like this activity? It is part of a bundle of free worksheets based on Chapter , which you can find in my shop, including: ‘Act it Out!’ - script and act out a scary scene from Chapter 1. ‘Coraline Went Exploring’ - draw a map of the house and grounds from the description in Chapter 1. SAT-style questions for Year 5 or 6 differentiated for lower, middle and higher ability with mark schemes provided. Check them out in my TES Shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SpreadBookJoy
Free Coraline Activity: Draw a Map
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Free Coraline Activity: Draw a Map

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‘Coraline Went Exploring’ activity. Draw a map based on the description in Chapter 1 of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Coraline’, where she explores the grounds of her new house. Like this activity? It is part of a bundle of free worksheets based on Chapter 1, which you can find in my shop, including: ‘What’s Up, Coraline?’ - write a WhatsApp conversation between Coraline and a friend. ‘Act it Out!’ - script and act out a scary scene from Chapter 1. ‘Coraline Went Exploring’ - draw a map of the house and grounds from the description in Chapter 1. SAT-style questions for Year 5 or 6 differentiated for lower, middle and higher ability with mark schemes provided. Check them out in my TES Shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SpreadBookJoy
Five Y5/6 Guided Reading Lessons: The Murderer's Ape
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Five Y5/6 Guided Reading Lessons: The Murderer's Ape

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5 High-Quality, Engaging Whole-Class Guided Reading Lessons based on Chapter 1 of ‘The Murderer’s Ape’ by Jakob Wegelius. Suitable for for Year 5 or 6 and covering all National Curriculum Reading Domains. This extensive resource includes: 50 MS PowerPoint presentation slides for in-school live lessons with extensive notes, video demonstrations and a quick start video guide for teachers with an overview of the lessons SAT-style questions, mark schemes and additional activity sheets - 13 document files. Link to the freely available extract which the lesson are based on so you do not need to purchase the text! There are modelled questions with video demonstrations showing you exactly how to model them. Overview of lessons: Lesson 1: reading skills discussion; video warm-up activity on retrieval , inference and author’s choice with accompanying worksheet; opening lines activity; close reading activity and accompanying worksheet; glossary; plenary. Lesson 2: planting questions activity; retrieval success criteria and model question with video demo on how to model; glossary; retrieval questions and answers with screens to support marking together. Lesson 3: re-cap activity focused on retrieval and inference; inference success criteria and model question with demo video on how to model the question; mixed inference and retrieval questions and answers with slides to support marking together. Lesson 4: match question to reading skill activity; prediction activity; glossary; questions focused on retrieval, vocabulary and summarising with answers and sides to support marking together. Lesson 5: guess the title activity; events time line activity; analyse author’s choices activity with accompanying extract and notes to support teaching; questions based on inference, author’s viewpoint and prediction with answers and slides to support marking together; plenary to review lesson 1 close reading findings. Extension activities: write a postcard; reflect on intertextual connections using ‘Tell Me’ questions. You can view what is in the resource here: https://youtu.be/cmXVzMhjKWU Do you need to provide work for home learners? This series of lessons is also available as 5 fully interactive home /remote/blended learning hyperdoc MS PowerPoint presentations, embedded with audio, video and website links to allow children to access the exact same lessons independently at home! Combine these in-school lessons with the hyperdocs in a bundle and save money. Not sure what a hyperdoc is? Watch a video demo here: https://youtu.be/EoqIsKoarVE
Free Home learning Guided Reading Lesson Y5/6: The Murderer's Ape
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Free Home learning Guided Reading Lesson Y5/6: The Murderer's Ape

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Try one of my unique, high-quality, engaging guided reading lessons for FREE. Completely independent home / remote / distance/ blended learning using interactive PowerPoint hyperdoc presentations, which guide them through the lesson using embedded audio and video. The next best thing to having the teacher there! Suitable for children in Years 5 and 6, or even Year 7, if they have gaps in learning. My lesson packs cover all of the skills in the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum reading content domains (areas tested in the Year 6 SATs) and will support children preparing for tests, as well as providing opportunities to analyse high-quality writing and try some writing themselves. The lessons are based on a freely available text extract from a real book and the link to that is provided so you don’t need to purchase the book. Watch the video here to see what this resource looks like: https://youtu.be/EoqIsKoarVE This free sample includes: Lesson 1: reading skills discussion; video warm-up activity on retrieval, inference and author’s choice with accompanying worksheet; opening lines activity; close reading activity; glossary; plenary. The rest of the one week unit of lessons is available to purchase in my shop and also makes up part of a saving bundle. Buy the bundle and get the entire unit of hyperdocs for home learning and the in-school lessons (50+ PowerPoint slides, extensive planning notes, editable SATs-style questions and activity sheets) for £7.50 - a saving of 25% on buying the sets individually.