This resource includes a PPT that has been split into four lessons to be taught across one week, totaling 2 hours of reading lessons. This has been designed with an Autumn Term Year 2 class in mind but it can be altered for different age groups. Text not included - ensure you have the book to use alongside the resources. Lesson 1 - 30 Mins Lesson 2 - 30 Mins Lesson 3 and 4 - taught within 1 hour (lessons can be edited and split into 2 half hour sessions) Lesson 1 - Understanding of the text; includes questions for children to answer on whiteboards. Lesson 2 - Understanding of words; includes PPT slides for children to learn new vocabulary found within the text. Children should find these words in the text and read the sentence to try and make sense and understand the meaning of the word. Follow up activity for books included. Lesson 3 - Answering APE questions. Children re-read the text together. This is then followed by two questions - one to work through as a class (modelled by CT) and the second to be answered independently (accompanied with differentiated sheets). This lesson is designed to get children finding proof to their answers and explaining them. APE stands for Answer, Proof and Explain - this structures their answers. Lesson 4 - SAT-style questions. Children spend the final half an hour answering SAT-style questions.
This PDF file contains four differentiated worksheets. The worksheet enables children to understand and interpret data. I used this with a year 4 class and it was accessible for all children. Children enjoyed creating their own human bar chart on the playground before completing the worksheet; this enabled children to see where the data we collect comes from.
Designed for a Year 3 class. Children will find out basic facts about Isaac Newton, who he was and what he did. There are 4 differentiated worksheets for different abilities (including SEN appropriate worksheets with a multiple choice and pictures to assist understanding what questions may be asking children to find out). Includes 12 different fact cards that can be laminated and hidden around the classroom or playground for children to go and find. Children need to read the cards carefully to find the information they are looking for. A great starting point to any topic about Isaac Newton, famous people of the past or beginning a unit on fact files. The file can be edited in publisher if needed. Includes a fun code breaking activity for children to uncover the name of the Scientist. A good hook lesson.