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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 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.
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.
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.
Megamonster by David Walliams - Novel study and worksheets
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Megamonster by David Walliams - Novel study and worksheets

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
21st Century Skills: Personal Development Skills for Success in the 21st Century
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21st Century Skills: Personal Development Skills for Success in the 21st Century

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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.
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 - Writing for Self-Expression
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VCAL Literacy - Writing for Self-Expression

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This is a writing task for VCAL Literacy - writing for self-expression. The task uses comic books as the basis for the unit. Students will create their own comic book character using a character profile graphic organiser. Students will then map out their storyline using a story map graphic organiser. Students will then use the comic strip template to create their own comic strip using the character the created and the story map. Included is: Word document for dissemination to students Word document for teachers with the task, curriculum links and all graphic organisers / templates for printing PowerPoint for introducing and teaching the task I have taught this unit to my class during remote learning and my team teacher has also taught this unit. We had positive responses, with students creating entertaining and, often humorous, comic strips. I hope you and your students find this unit engaging, practice skills for getting their message across using multimodal literacies and increase vocabulary, punctuation and grammar skills.
Resilience Lesson - Distance Learning Compatible
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Resilience Lesson - Distance Learning Compatible

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This is a resilience lesson for social emotional learning (SEL). I have developed this lesson to be taught via distance learning. The lesson looks at what resilience is, what it looks like in real life through an inspirational speaker video and answering some questions about what resilience looks like in their individual lives. There is also a short journal entry task and a creative task. This resource is in Word Document format so that you and your students can edit the document to suit your class needs, as well as for students to complete the task and submit it to you through your chosen digital platform.
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.
VCAL Literacy - Writing for Knowledge Task
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VCAL Literacy - Writing for Knowledge Task

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This is a writing task for VCAL Literacy - writing for knowledge. Task uses timelines as the theme for writing for knowledge. Students explore the purpose of timelines and the use planning and drafting to create a timeline of a significant person in their lives. Included is: Word document for dissemination to students (suitable for distance learning) Word document for teachers with the task, curriculum links and all graphic organisers / templates for printing PowerPoint for introducing and teaching the task I hope you and your students find this unit engaging, practice skills for getting their message across using multimodal literacies and increase vocabulary, punctuation and grammar skills.
Awful Auntie by David Walliams Novel Study / Unit Plan with Worksheets
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Awful Auntie by David Walliams Novel Study / Unit Plan with Worksheets

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This novel study is based on the book: Awful Auntie by David Walliams. There is a unit plan included with the novel broken down into 15 lessons, with activities relevant to each lesson/chapters. There are 34 activities included to align with the chapters, with extension and fast finishers activities available also. I have also included 12 bonus activities too! 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 65 pages long and in PDF format. I sincerely hope that you and your students enjoys this unit of work.
Paper Chair STEAM Challenge - Engineering ad Design Unit
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Paper Chair STEAM Challenge - Engineering ad 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!
Frindle Unit Plan - Novel Study with Worksheets
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Frindle Unit Plan - Novel Study with Worksheets

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This novel study is based on the book: Frindle by Andrew Clements. There is a unit plan included with the novel broken down into 12 lessons, with activities relevant to each lesson/chapter. There are 14 activities included to align with the chapters. This novel study is designed for short 20-30 minute lessons. 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 the unit plan. The activities are designed for students to build skills in comprehension, vocabulary building and responding to texts. The lesson plans can be tweaked to suit your own specific cohort and their ability levels. The resource is 22 pages long and in PDF format. I sincerely hope that your class enjoys this unit of work. Thank you :)
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.