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I am passionate about literacy, so most of my resources are literacy-based resources.

I am passionate about literacy, so most of my resources are literacy-based resources.
The Christmasaurus Unit Plan - Novel Study with Worksheets
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The Christmasaurus Unit Plan - Novel Study with Worksheets

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This novel study is based on the book: The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher. There is a unit plan included with the novel broken down into 19 lessons, with activities relevant to each lesson/chapter. There are 34 activities included to align with the chapters, with extension and fast finishers activities available also. Learning Intentions and Success Criteria are included for each lesson and align with curriculum. All of the Learning Intention and Success Criteria have been included in a printable table at the end of the document for teachers who prefer to print and cut these out for students to glue into their workbooks. The activities are designed for students to build skills in responding to texts - such as building vocabulary, predicting, inferring, recount, different perspectives and problem solving. The lesson plans can be tweaked to suit your own specific cohort and their ability levels. The resource is 76 pages long and in PDF format. I sincerely hope that your class enjoys this unit of work as much as mine has.
Code Name Bananas - David Walliams Novel Study
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Code Name Bananas - David Walliams Novel Study

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This novel study is based on the book: Code Name Bananas by David Walliams. There is a unit plan included with the novel broken down into 17 lessons, with activities relevant to each lesson/chapters. There are 31 activities included to align with the chapters, with extension and fast finishers activities available also. Learning Intentions and Success Criteria are included for each lesson and align with curriculum. The activities are designed for students to build skills in responding to texts - such as building vocabulary, predicting, recount, chronological recount, different perspectives and making connections. The lesson plans can be tweaked to suit your own specific cohort and their ability levels. The resource is 42 pages long and in PDF format. I sincerely hope that you and your students enjoys this unit of work.
Grandpa's Great Escape by David Walliams Novel Study/Unit Plan
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Grandpa's Great Escape by David Walliams Novel Study/Unit Plan

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This novel study is based on the book: Grandpa’s Great Escape by David Walliams. There is a unit plan included with the novel broken down into 17 lessons, with activities relevant to each lesson/chapter. There are 32 activities included to align with the chapters, with extension and fast finishers activities available also. Learning Intentions and Success Criteria are included for each lesson and align with curriculum. The activities are designed for students to build skills in responding to texts - such as building vocabulary, predicting, recount, chronological recount, different perspectives and making connections. The lesson plans can be tweaked to suit your own specific cohort and their ability levels. The resource is 40 pages long and in PDF format. I sincerely hope that you and your students enjoys this unit of work.
George's Marvellous Medicine Novel Study and Unit Plan
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George's Marvellous Medicine Novel Study and Unit Plan

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This novel study is based on the book: George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. There is a unit plan included with the novel broken down into 8 lessons, with activities relevant to each lesson/chapter. There are 13 activities included to align with the chapters, with extension and fast finishers activities available also. Learning Intentions and Success Criteria are included for each lesson and align with curriculum. All of the Learning Intention and Success Criteria have been included in a printable table at the end of the document for teachers who prefer to print and cut these out for students to glue into their workbooks. The activities are designed for students to build skills in responding to texts. The lesson plans can be tweaked to suit your own specific cohort and their ability levels. The resource is 35 pages long and in PDF format. I sincerely hope that your class enjoys this unit of work. Thank you :)
The Social Dilemma - Ethics Unit
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The Social Dilemma - Ethics Unit

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This unit is based on the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma. The unit explores the moral and ethical issues and implications of social media and their role in society. This unit has 5 tasks included. All tasks are interactive notebook tasks to engage creativity and critical thinking to encourage students to think more deeply about the ethical implications of the role social media plays in their lives and society in general.
The Midnight Gang - David Walliams Novel Study
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The Midnight Gang - David Walliams Novel Study

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This novel study is based on the book: The Midnight Gang by David Walliams. There is a unit plan included with the novel broken down into 14 lessons, with activities relevant to each lesson/chapters. There are 27 activities included to align with the chapters, with extension and fast finishers activities available also. Learning Intentions and Success Criteria are included for each lesson and align with curriculum. The activities are designed for students to build skills in responding to texts - such as building vocabulary, predicting, recount, chronological recount, different perspectives and making connections. The lesson plans can be tweaked to suit your own specific cohort and their ability levels. The resource is 41 pages long and in PDF format. I sincerely hope that you and your students enjoys this unit of work.
Megamonster by David Walliams - Novel study and worksheets (Mega Monster)
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Megamonster by David Walliams - Novel study and worksheets (Mega Monster)

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This novel study is based on the book: Megamonster by David Walliams. There is a unit plan included with the novel broken down into 12 lessons, with activities relevant to each lesson/chapter. There are 23 activities included to align with the chapters, with extension and fast finishers activities available also. Learning Intentions and Success Criteria are included for each lesson and align with curriculum. The activities are designed for students to build skills in responding to texts - such as building vocabulary, predicting, recount, different perspectives and making connections. The lesson plans can be tweaked to suit your own specific cohort and their ability levels. This unit study is compatible with remote / online learning. The resource is 33 pages long and in PDF format. I sincerely hope that your class enjoys this unit of work.
The Ice Monster Unit Plan - Novel Study with worksheets
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The Ice Monster Unit Plan - Novel Study with worksheets

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This novel study is based on the book: The Ice Monster by David Walliams. There is a unit plan included with the novel broken down into 16 lessons, with activities relevant to each lesson/chapter. There are 28 activities included to align with the chapters, with extension and fast finishers activities available also. Learning Intentions and Success Criteria are included for each lesson and align with curriculum. All of the Learning Intention and Success Criteria have been included in a printable table at the end of the document for teachers who prefer to print and cut these out for students to glue into their workbooks. The activities are designed for students to build skills in responding to texts - such as building vocabulary, predicting, inferring, recount, different perspectives and problem solving. The lesson plans can be tweaked to suit your own specific cohort and their ability levels. The resource is 64 pages long and in PDF format. I sincerely hope that your class enjoys this unit of work as much as mine has.
Slime - David Walliams Novel Study / Unit Plan
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Slime - David Walliams Novel Study / Unit Plan

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This novel study is based on the book: Slime by David Walliams. There is a unit plan included with the novel broken down into 16 lessons, with activities relevant to each lesson/chapter. There are 26 activities included to align with the chapters, with extension and fast finishers activities available also. Learning Intentions and Success Criteria are included for each lesson and align with curriculum. The activities are designed for students to build skills in responding to texts - such as building vocabulary, predicting, recount, chronological recount, different perspectives and making connections. The lesson plans can be tweaked to suit your own specific cohort and their ability levels. The resource is 35 pages long and in PDF format. I sincerely hope that your class enjoys this unit of work.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Unit Plan - Novel Study with Worksheets
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Unit Plan - Novel Study with Worksheets

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This novel study is based on the book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. There is a unit plan included with the novel broken down into 16 lessons, with activities relevant to each lesson/chapter. There are 27 activities included to align with the chapters, with extension and fast finishers activities available also. Learning Intentions and Success Criteria are included for each lesson and align with curriculum. All of the Learning Intention and Success Criteria have been included in a printable table at the end of the document for teachers who prefer to print and cut these out for students to glue into their workbooks. The activities are designed for students to build skills in responding to texts - such as building vocabulary, predicting, inferring, recount, different perspectives and chronological retells. The lesson plans can be tweaked to suit your own specific cohort and their ability levels. The resource is 61 pages long and in PDF format. I sincerely hope that your class enjoys this unit of work as much as mine has.
VCAL Literacy - Reading for Practical Purposes Task
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VCAL Literacy - Reading for Practical Purposes Task

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This is a reading task for VCAL Literacy - reading for practical purposes. The task includes links to two public newspaper articles. Students read both articles and answer comprehension questions aligned to the VCAL Literacy curriculum. Included is: Word document for dissemination to students Word document for teachers with the task, curriculum links and the newspaper article links PowerPoint for introducing and teaching the task I have taught this unit to my class and my team teacher has also taught this unit. We had positive responses. I hope you and your students find this unit engaging, practice skills for analysing newspaper articles to ascertain important information within their community. Please feel free to change the newspaper articles to a topic / location relevant to you and your students’ interests.
Paper Chair STEAM Challenge - Engineering and Design Unit
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Paper Chair STEAM Challenge - Engineering and Design Unit

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This STEAM challenge asks students to design a paper chair that will hold a small stuffed animal. It is sure to get your students thinking about engineering and design concepts to build a chair that can support a weight! Included in the unit: STEAM project resource for the teacher and one for the students Teaching notes PowerPoint slides that cover the explicit teaching of the foundational design and engineering knowledge required to complete the task All documents in both PDF and Word formats for editing / distance learning requirements The teaching notes document is 7 pages long (provided in both PDF and Word formats for editing). The student notes document is 4 pages long (provided in both PDF and Word formats for editing). The Word version can be used for distance learning for students to type directly into the document for easy submission to the teacher. The PowerPoint is 24 slides and includes learning outcomes and teaching slides for you and your students. This challenge uses very minimal resources and is suitable for distance learning models, however you may need to modify the task slightly to remove the group task component so it is an individual task. It is fully achievable as an individual task. I sincerely hope that you and your students enjoy this STEAM challenge!
VCAL Literacy - Reading & Writing for Public Debate Bundle
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VCAL Literacy - Reading & Writing for Public Debate Bundle

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This is a reading and writing task for VCAL Literacy - public debate. The reading task includes links to a public newspaper article and a persuasive text. Students read both articles and answer comprehension questions aligned to the VCAL Literacy curriculum. A writing task is also included. There are two exemplars included for analysing and annotating, as well as planning sheets and other graphic organisers. Included is: PDF documents for dissemination to students PDF document for teachers with the task, curriculum links, articles to read, exemplars and graphic organisers PowerPoint for introducing and teaching the task Rubrics for both tasks I hope you and your students find this unit engaging.
VCAL Literacy - Reading for Public Debate Task
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VCAL Literacy - Reading for Public Debate Task

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This is a reading task for VCAL Literacy - reading for public debate. The task includes links to a public newspaper article and a persuasive text. Students read both articles and answer comprehension questions aligned to the VCAL Literacy curriculum. Included is: PDF document for dissemination to students PDF document for teachers with the task, curriculum links, articles to read and graphic organisers PowerPoint for introducing and teaching the task I hope you and your students find this unit engaging.
21st Century Skills: Personal Development Skills (Suitable for VCAL Literacy)
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21st Century Skills: Personal Development Skills (Suitable for VCAL Literacy)

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This unit focuses on teaching students 21st century skills to be successful in adulthood. This is a unit plan with 10 weeks of lessons, with 3 lessons per week. It is intended to be taught as a warm up session at the commencement of your lesson. I am teaching this with my English class, but it could work with other subject areas that focus on applied learning, critical thinking or life skills. • The aim of this unit is to support students’ personal development skills for success in the 21st century. • The skills covered in this unit can be applied to personal and professional life situations. • The lessons and activities are short 5-15min activities conducted at the commencement of each lesson involving individual and collaborative tasks. • The unit covers skills involved with: communication, collaboration, problem-solving, initiative, leadership, flexibility, self-management, life-long learning, planning and organisation, and technological and digital literacy. The lessons can be tweaked to suit your own specific cohort and their needs and abilities. **The resource is 93 slides long and in PowerPoint (PPT) format. ** I sincerely hope that your students gain a lot of life skills from this unit and it provides them with the skills needed to be successful in the 21st century.
VCAL Literacy - Reading for Self-Expression Task
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VCAL Literacy - Reading for Self-Expression Task

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This is a reading task for VCAL Literacy - reading for self-expression. The task uses comic books as the basis for the unit. It includes links to publicly available comic books that I used (I taught this during remote learning). In the classroom, you may like to provide students with a variety of comic books from your library or they may bring in their own to read. Students read two comic books of their choice and answer comprehension questions aligned to the VCAL Literacy curriculum. Included: Word document for dissemination to students Word document for teachers with the task, curriculum links and the comic book links PowerPoint for introducing and teaching the task I have taught this comic book unit to my class and my team teacher has also taught this unit. We had positive responses and the students really enjoyed reading a different text type. I hope you and your students find this unit engaging. Please feel free to change the comic books to a topic relevant to you and your students’ interests.
Fing Novel Study / Unit Plan with Worksheets
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Fing Novel Study / Unit Plan with Worksheets

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This novel study is based on the book: Fing by David Walliams. There is a unit plan included with the novel broken down into 16 lessons, with activities relevant to each lesson/chapter. There are 27 activities included to align with the chapters, with extension and fast finishers activities available also. Learning Intentions and Success Criteria are included for each lesson and align with curriculum. All of the Learning Intention and Success Criteria have been included in a printable table at the end of the document for teachers who prefer to print and cut these out for students to glue into their workbooks. The activities are designed for students to build skills in responding to texts - such as building vocabulary, predicting, inferring, recount, different perspectives and making connections. The lesson plans can be tweaked to suit your own specific cohort and their ability levels. The resource is 64 pages long and in PDF format. I sincerely hope that your class enjoys this unit of work.
Layers of the Atmosphere Flipbook
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Layers of the Atmosphere Flipbook

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The layers of the atmosphere flip book is great manipulative for hands-on learning. Students cut around the rectangle, then cut along the red lines to create flaps. The long edge is glued into their workbook and they fold the flaps up to write their information under the relevant headings. Hands-on learning improves engagement and information retention, so I hope that your learners enjoy this activity.
Ninja Writing Prompt Lesson
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Ninja Writing Prompt Lesson

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This is a writing lesson that includes a video link to a YouTube writing prompt. There is a task sheet included to hand out to students, or to digitally disseminate if you are teaching online. There is also a comic strip template included for students who would like to write a comic strip. The document is in Word document format for you to edit expectations to meet your class’ needs as well as a PDF version. Please note that it was created using a Macbook, so if you are viewing the Word document using a PC the formating may change. The formatting will be fixed if you use the PDF version.
Pigeon Impossible - Newspaper Writing Task
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Pigeon Impossible - Newspaper Writing Task

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Pigeon Impossible film by Lucas Martel This is a newspaper writing task designed to be paired with the reading/writing prompt ‘Pigeon Impossible’ available on YouTube and the Literacy Shed. Students will write a newspaper article with the title “Rocket Rumble” and a “Wanted” article describing Secret Agent Walter Beckett. This document is fully editable, so is suitable for remote learning and/or digital submissions.