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Honey Bee Study with Maths and Scratch

Honey Bee Study with Maths and Scratch

This resource has been made to use alongside the other Honey Bee Study packs, which teach children about evolution and adaptations. In this pack, children will take a closer look at the Maths used by bees in their honeycomb, before designing their own honeycomb in Scratch using Pens and Loops. An editable copy of resources is available for sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw is provided with download. -------- You might also like: Honeycomb and Honey Bee Printing 'Pimp my Insect' Explanation Text FREEBIE! Colony Collapse Disorder - Persuasion Text Insect Study - Evolution & Inheritance Insect Study - Adapted Insect Forms
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Insect Study - Evolution & Inheritance

Insect Study - Evolution & Inheritance

In this resource, children will learn about heredity and adaptations by looking at variations in different insects. This resource can easily be tied in with <a title=“Insect Study - Adapted Insect Forms” href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/insect-study-adapted-insect-forms-11843240”>Insect Study - Adapted Insect Forms</a> where they can design and build a form of their own adapted insect. A digital copy of the resource is available to editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw by following link provided with download. You might also like: <a title=“Honeycomb and Honey Bee Printing” href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/honeycomb-and-honey-bee-printing-11843156”>Honeycomb and Honey Bee Printing</a> <a title="‘Pimp my Insect’ Explanation Text FREEBIE!" href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-pimp-my-insect-explanation-text-freebie-11617071”>‘Pimp my Insect’ Explanation Text FREEBIE!</a> <a title=“Colony Collapse Disorder - Persuasion Text” href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/colony-collapse-disorder-persuasion-text-11843200”>Colony Collapse Disorder - Persuasion Text</a> <a title=“Insect Study - Adapted Insect Forms” href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/insect-study-adapted-insect-forms-11843240”>Insect Study - Adapted Insect Forms</a> <a title=“Honey Bee Study with Maths and Scratch” href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/honey-bee-study-with-maths-and-scratch-11799912”>Honey Bee Study with Maths and Scratch</a>
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Mission to Mars: Build an Ecosystem (Persuasive Writing)

Mission to Mars: Build an Ecosystem (Persuasive Writing)

Updated with new graphics and Google extension This resource is meant to be a critical thinking objective where children learn about ecosystems while considering what they would need to survive on the planet Mars. Children will learn about ecosystems, habitats, and communities before learning about keystone species and writing a persuasive text about which ecosystem should be brought to Mars. Digital resources for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw available by following the link provided at download.
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The Graveyard Book Novel Study

The Graveyard Book Novel Study

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. About the Novel: A perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal. Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he’s the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians’ time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association’s “Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book,” a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year. About the Resource: The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core Reading Standards for Grade 7. The pack has been designed to cover five weeks, with assigned pages for reading, comprehension tasks and quotation and structure analysis. A link to an editable digital copy of the file on Google Slides for completing without printing is available with download.
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Frankenstein Graphic Novel Study

Frankenstein Graphic Novel Study

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Frankenstein by Gris Grimly. About the Graphic Novel: Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein is a twisted, fresh, and utterly original** full-length, full-color graphic-novel adaptation of Mary Shelley’s original text, brought to life by acclaimed illustrator Gris Grimly**. The first fully illustrated version to use the original 1818 text, this handsome volume is destined to capture the imagination of those new to the story as well as those who know it well. New York Times bestselling illustrator Gris Grimly has long considered Frankenstein to be one of his chief inspirations. From the bones and flesh of the original, he has cut and stitched Mary Shelley’s text to his own artwork, creating something entirely new: a stunningly original remix, both classic and contemporary, sinister and seductive, heart-stopping and heartbreaking. About the Resource: The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core Reading Standards for Grade 7. The pack has been designed to cover five weeks, with assigned pages for reading, comprehension tasks and quotation and structure analysis. A link to an editable digital copy of the file on Google Slides for completing without printing is available with download.
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Clockwork (All Wound Up) Novel Study

Clockwork (All Wound Up) Novel Study

This 56-page resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Clockwork (All Wound Up) by Philip Pullman. The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core State Standards for Grade 7 Reading. **About the Novel: **A tormented apprentice clock-maker, a deadly mechanical knight in armour - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil … Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter’s evening, with the snow swirling down, and suddenly life and the story begin to merge in a peculiarly macabre - and unstoppable - way. Almost like clockwork … About the Resource: The pack has been designed to cover five weeks, with assigned pages for reading, comprehension tasks and language analysis. **A digital copy of the file is also available on Google Slides for students to complete online instead of printing.
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The Weirdo Novel Study

The Weirdo Novel Study

This 56-page resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with The Weirdo by Theodore Taylor. The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core State Standards for Grade 7 Reading. About the Novel: Chip Clewt, known simply as the weirdo, lives like a hermit in the Powhatan Swamp, a National Wildlife Refuge that is at the center of a heated controversy between local hunters and environmentalists. A hunting ban on the Powhatan is about to expire. The environmentalists want to protect the wildlife; the hunters are oiling their guns. Then someone completely unexpected comes forward to spearhead the conservation effort - the weirdo. About the Resource: The pack has been designed to cover five weeks, with assigned pages for reading, comprehension tasks and language analysis. **A digital copy of the file is also available on Google Slides for students to complete online instead of printing.
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Red Scarf Girl Novel Study

Red Scarf Girl Novel Study

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang. The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core State Standards for Grade 7 Reading. About the Novel: In the tradition of The Diary of Anne Frank and I Am Malala, this is the incredible true story of one girl’s courage and determination during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century. It’s 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, popularity, and a bright future in Communist China. But it’s also the year that China’s leader, Mao Ze-dong, launches the Cultural Revolution—and Ji-li’s world begins to fall apart. Over the next few years, people who were once her friends and neighbors turn on her and her family, forcing them to live in constant terror of arrest. And when Ji-li’s father is finally imprisoned, she faces the most difficult dilemma of her life. Written in an accessible and engaging style, this page-turning, honest, and deeply personal autobiography will appeal to readers of all ages. About the Resource: The pack has been designed to cover five weeks, with assigned pages for reading, comprehension tasks and language analysis. **A digital copy of the file is also available on Google Slides for students to complete online instead of printing.
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The Wolf Wilder Novel Study

The Wolf Wilder Novel Study

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell. The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core State Standards for Grade 7 Reading. About the Novel: Feo’s life is extraordinary. Her mother trains domesticated wolves to be able to fend for themselves in the snowy wilderness of Russia, and Feo is following in her footsteps to become a wolf wilder. She loves taking care of the wolves, especially the three who stay at the house because they refuse to leave Feo, even though they’ve already been wilded. But not everyone is enamored with the wolves, or with the fact that Feo and her mother are turning them wild. And when her mother is taken captive, Feo must travel through the cold, harsh woods to save her—and learn from her wolves how to survive. About the Resource: The pack has been designed to cover five weeks, with assigned pages for reading, comprehension tasks and language analysis. **A digital copy of the file is also available on Google Slides for students to complete online instead of printing.
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Sylvia & Aki Novel Study

Sylvia & Aki Novel Study

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Sylvia & Aki by Winifred Conkling. The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core State Standards for Grade 7 Reading. About the Novel: Young Sylvia Mendez never expected to be at the center of a landmark legal battle. Young Aki Munemitsu never expected to be sent away from her home and her life as she knew it. The two girls definitely never expected to know each other, until their lives intersected on a Southern California farm in a way that changed the country forever. Who are Sylvia and Aki? And why did their family stories matter then and still matter today? This book reveals the remarkable, never-before-told story—based on true events—of Mendez vs. Westminster School District, the California court case that desegregated schools for Latino children and set the stage for Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education at the national level. About the Resource: The pack has been designed to cover five weeks, with assigned pages for reading, comprehension tasks and language analysis. **A digital copy of the file is also available on Google Slides for students to complete online instead of printing.
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Samurai Rising Novel Study

Samurai Rising Novel Study

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Samurai Rising by Pamela Turner. The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core Reading Standards for Grade 7. About the Novel: A samurai fights for honor and survival in a real-life Game of Thrones. Stirring narrative nonfiction recounts the rise of Minamoto Yoshitsune from seemingly doomed infant to immortal warrior-hero (and one of the most famous samurai in Japanese history). Acclaimed author Pamela S. Turner delivers all the drama, romance, and tragedy of the original story–with delightfully dry wit and a healthy dose of modern perspective. Gorgeous ink paintings by celebrated graphic-novelist Gareth Hinds complete this irresistible package. About the Resource: The pack has been designed to cover five weeks, with assigned pages for reading, comprehension tasks and quotation and structure analysis. A digital copy of the file on Google Slides is available with download for children to edit online instead of printing the pack.
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Book Tasting Activity for Introducing Novel Studies

Book Tasting Activity for Introducing Novel Studies

Introduce children to different novels by copying segments of different novels and offering them on tables (like food on a table) without any information about authors, titles, or context. Give children time to read different texts before they use the templates included in this pack to decide which “tasting” is the most delicious (best fit). In my own classroom, I choose different novels with similar themes and then use this to differentiate the reading that the children will read concurrently based on their preferences during the tasting. An editable and digital copy is provided with download.
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Beowulf Study

Beowulf Study

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with the epic poem BEOWULF. The pack includes: Background on the context of the poem, activities for understanding the poem, activities for digging deeper, creative writing tasks, and research into non-fiction related to the text (Anglo-Saxons, oral storytelling, heroic codes of honour, monsters, dragons, and venom). A digital copy of the pack is available for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw is available with download.
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Year 4 Maths: Fractions & Decimals

Year 4 Maths: Fractions & Decimals

This resource has been made using the** fractions & decimals objectives for Year 4** from the 2014 National Curriculum of England: Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions Count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by one hundred and dividing tenths by ten Solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths Recognise and write decimal equivalents to ¼, ½, ¾ Find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number Compare number with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places ADDITIONALLY there is HANDS-ON FRACTION AND DECIMAL PRACTICE WITH PIZZA for children to apply their understanding in context with calculating costs and measuring ingredients… The pack can be used for reinforcement, in Maths centres for review, Morning Maths work, as well as for home learning tasks.
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Year 4 Maths BUNDLE

Year 4 Maths BUNDLE

This resource is a BUNDLE of all of the different strands of the 2014 National Curriculum of England’s Maths objectives for Year 4 in NUMBER & PLACE VALUE; OPERATIONS; FRACTIONS & DECIMALS; MEASUREMENT; AND PROPERTIES OF SHAPE. ADDITIONALLY there are HANDS-ON FRACTION & DECIMAL AND MEASUREMENT PRACTICE WITH FOOD AND PAPER AIRPLANES for children to apply their understanding in context with donuts and lemonade. The pack can be used for reinforcement, in Maths centres for review, Morning Maths work, as well as for home learning tasks.
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Year 4 Maths: Measurement

Year 4 Maths: Measurement

This resource has been made using the measurement objectives for Year 4 from the 2014 National Curriculum of England: Convert between different units of measure (kilometre to metre; hour to minute) Measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure (including squares) in centimetres and metres Find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days ADDITIONALLY there is HANDS-ON MEASURES PRACTICE WITH PAPER AIRPLANES for children to apply their understanding in context. The pack can be used for reinforcement, in Maths centres for review, Morning Maths work, as well as for home learning tasks.
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Year 4 Maths: Properties of Shape

Year 4 Maths: Properties of Shape

This resource has been made using the properties of shape objectives for Year 4 from the 2014 National Curriculum of England: Compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size Identify lines of symmetry in 2D shapes presented in different orientations Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry The pack can be used for reinforcement, in Maths centres for review, Morning Maths work, as well as for home learning tasks.
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Year 4 Maths: Number & Place Value

Year 4 Maths: Number & Place Value

This resource has been made using the NUMBER AND PLACE VALUE OBJECTIVES for Year 4 from the 2014 National Curriculum of England: Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000 Find 1000 more or less than a given number Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers Recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones) Order and compare numbers beyond 1000 Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000 Solve number and practical problems that involve number sense and with increasingly large positive numbers Read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of zero and place value The pack can be used for reinforcement, in Maths centres for review, Morning Maths work, as well as for home learning tasks.
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Year 4 Maths: Operations

Year 4 Maths: Operations

This resource has been made using the operations objectives for Year 4 from the 2014 National Curriculum of England: Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation Solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12 Use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers Recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations Multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout Solve problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by one digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects The pack can be used for reinforcement, in Maths centres for review, Morning Maths work, as well as for home learning tasks.
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Mrs Sorensen and the Sasquatch Short Story Study

Mrs Sorensen and the Sasquatch Short Story Study

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Mrs Sorensen and the Sasquatch by Kelly Barnhill. ABOUT THE STORY: When Mr. Sorensen - a drab, cipher of a man - passes away, his lovely widow falls in love with a most unsuitable mate. Enraged and scandalized (and armed with hot-dish and gossip and seven-layer bars), the Parish Council turns to the old priest to fix the situation - to convince Mrs. Sorensen to reject the green world and live as a widow ought. But the pretty widow has plans of her own, in Kelly Barnhill’s Mrs. Sorenson and the Sasquatch. ABOUT THE RESOURCE: Designed in alignment with the 2014 National Curriculum of England’s reading objectives for Year 6, the pack includes: **Chapter Summaries, Comprehension Questions, Digging Deeper Opportunities **(includes character studies and plot studies), Creative Writing Tasks, and Non-Fiction Tasks related to content of the novel (Sasquatch, bog). Resource is provided as a PDF but a digital copy of the pack is available for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw available with download.
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Survival Invention BUNDLE (STEAM with Explanation Text)

Survival Invention BUNDLE (STEAM with Explanation Text)

This resource has been designed to be done alongside Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, but can also be done independently of the novel study. Children will design survival inventions to withstand the environment of a remote island after a shipwreck. They will investigate different weather patterns in a specified area of the world before deciding on what they will need to survive. Children will be encouraged to use different diagrams (annotated, cross-sectional and exploded) to show their ideas before making and evaluating them. This bundle also includes the Explanation Outcome where children will explain their inventions according to the 2014 National Curriculum English Standards for Year 6. Links provided to digital resources for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw.
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Vikings: Battle Modifications with Working Scientifically with littleBits LKS2

Vikings: Battle Modifications with Working Scientifically with littleBits LKS2

Children will look at the history of Viking warfare and weapons during their invasion of the United Kingdom. Children will then design their own defence or weapon modification with littleBits based on Viking design. In the past, I have introduced this lesson dressed as a Monk in a Monastery with the lights off and candles lit. I play audio in the background of Monks singing (link provided) before acting frightened at the arrival of Vikings coming ashore (link provided). This unit is bundled with Working Scientifically objectives for Years 3 and 4. An editable digital links for sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw available in zip files with download.
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Beyond the Bright Sea Novel Study + STEAM BUNDLE

Beyond the Bright Sea Novel Study + STEAM BUNDLE

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk. It bundles Beyond the Bright Sea Novel Study with a STEAM pack where children create the foods mentioned in the novel. Updated to include additional activities for the literature portion of the novel study ABOUT THE NOVEL: The moving story of an orphan, determined to know her own history, who discovers the true meaning of family. Twelve-year-old Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolated piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts. Abandoned and set adrift in a small boat when she was just hours old, Crow’s only companions are Osh, the man who rescued and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their fierce and affectionate neighbor across the sandbar. Crow has always been curious about the world around her, but it isn’t until the night a mysterious fire appears across the water that the unspoken question of her own history forms in her heart. Soon, an unstoppable chain of events is triggered, leading Crow down a path of discovery and danger. Vivid and heart-wrenching, Lauren Wolk’s Beyond the Bright Sea is a gorgeously crafted and tensely paced tale that explores questions of identity, belonging, and the true meaning of family. ABOUT THE RESOURCE: Designed in alignment with the 2014 National Curriculum of England’s reading objectives for Year 6, the pack includes:** Chapter Summaries, Comprehension Questions, Digging Deeper Opportunities** (includes character studies and plot studies), **Creative Writing Tasks, Non-Fiction Tasks **related to content of the novel (tides, crows, Captain Kidd, starfish, dolphins, clams, leprosy, nor’easter), and a STEAM Extension with food technology (vegetable soup, rabbit stew, breads (plain, molasses, cornbread), butter (plain, apple), beef jerky, clam chowder, gingersnaps, mussels, tea biscuits, lobster cakes, spice cake, flapjacks). Resource is provided as a PDF but a digital copy of the pack is available for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw available with download.
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