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The Wolf Wilder Novel Study
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The Wolf Wilder Novel Study

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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.
The Girl of Ink and Stars Novel Study
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The Girl of Ink and Stars Novel Study

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**Updated with new graphics, comprehension questions, and deeper learning activities. This 100-page resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. *Updated with opportunities for deeper learning ABOUT THE NOVEL: Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella Riosse dreams of the faraway lands her father once mapped. When her closest friend disappears into the island’s Forgotten Territories, she volunteers to guide the search. As a cartographer’s daughter, she’s equipped with elaborate ink maps and knowledge of the stars, and is eager to navigate the island’s forgotten heart. But the world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland – and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a legendary fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself. 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 (baobab trees, wolves, cartography, glass). 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.
Hatchet Novel Study
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Hatchet Novel Study

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This 80-page resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. *Updated with opportunities for deeper learning. ABOUT THE NOVEL: Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present—and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent’s divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair—it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive. 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 (porcupines, black bears, black flies, mosquitoes, bush planes, moose). 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. ---------- You might also like: Hatchet Novel Study with STEM BUNDLE
Lights, Camera, Action!: Cinema and Shadow
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Lights, Camera, Action!: Cinema and Shadow

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*Updated with new graphics This resource has been planned for a 6-week Half-Term. It connects the curriculums for Design Technology, Science, Art, English, and History. Children investigate light and how it travels while also studying the eye and the history of cinema, with a focus on special effects. A zip file with PDF units and links to digital files for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw is available with download.
The Hate U Give Novel Study
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The Hate U Give Novel Study

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This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. **ABOUT THE NOVEL: **Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. **ABOUT THE RESOURCE: **This pack includes: Background information on the novel (about police shootings), 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 (Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Tupac Shakur, Basketball, Jordans, Malcolm X, Black Panthers, Huey Newton, Dr Martin Luther King, Emmett Till, Black Lives Matter, Nat Turner). 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.
Children of Blood and Bone Novel Study
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Children of Blood and Bone Novel Study

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**About the Novel: **They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy. **About the Resource: **This 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 (Floating Markets, Lagos, Kingdom of Benin). 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.
Heroes & Villains: Write a Persuasive Speech from a Villain
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Heroes & Villains: Write a Persuasive Speech from a Villain

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Students will research different significant speeches from history before writing a persuasive speech from the point of view of the villain. The pack includes different graphic organizers, resources, and lower ability pupils, as well as lesson plans and rubrics. All learning outcomes are aligned with the 2014 National Curriculum of England, and connections to CCSS are noted, where appropriate. A link is provided to access an editable file for sharing over digital platforms with download.
Explanation Texts - Features and Templates
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Explanation Texts - Features and Templates

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In this resource, children will use cohesive devices to develop their explanations before using an editing checklist to support their writing of an explanation of a topic. A digital and editable file is available with download.
The Lie Tree Novel Study
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The Lie Tree Novel Study

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This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge. ABOUT THE NOVEL: Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy—a proper young lady who knows her place as inferior to men—but inside, Faith is full of questions and curiosity, and she cannot resist a mystery: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door. She also knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing. For one, she knows that her family moved to the close-knit island of Vane because her famous scientist father was fleeing a reputation-destroying scandal. And when her father is discovered dead shortly thereafter, she knows that he was murdered. In pursuit of justice and revenge, Faith hunts through her father’s possessions and discovers a strange tree. The tree bears fruit only when she whispers a lie to it, and when that fruit is eaten, it delivers a hidden truth. But while the tree might hold the key to her father’s murder, it could also lure his murderer directly to Faith. ABOUT THE RESOURCE: Designed in alignment with the 2014 National Curriculum of England’s reading objectives for Year 6, the pack includes: Background information on the historical context (Victorian England), 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 (fossils, sea caves, The Origin of the Species, mermaids). 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. -------------------------------------------- You might also like: The Lie Tree Novel Study + STEAM BUNDLE From the same author → A Skinful of Shadows Novel Study Other Novel Studies Navigating Early Novel Study Bridge to Terabithia Novel Study Turtles All The Way Down Novel Study The Girl of Ink and Stars Novel Study
Wolf Hollow Novel Study
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Wolf Hollow Novel Study

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This 84 page resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk. ABOUT THE NOVEL: Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, things quickly escalate, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. While others have always seen Toby’s strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. She will soon need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount. Brilliantly crafted, Wolf Hollow is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl’s resilience, strength, and compassion help to illuminate the darkest corners of our history. 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 (wolf, copperhead snake, trench, poison ivy, quail, milkweed, mustard gas, bloodhound, Congressional Medal of Honour). 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. --------- You might also like: Beyond the Bright Sea Novel Study
Write a Persuasive Movie Review FREEBIE!
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Write a Persuasive Movie Review FREEBIE!

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*Updated with new graphics Children study the similarities and differences between old and modern cinema, with a focus on special effects. Children then watch old and new versions of the same film (eg: King Kong) and write a movie review. They can either write a review of a new film for an old audience, or of an old film for a new audience. This resource links with two other Outcomes in the same Topic related to light and cinema: Writing a Report on special effects Planning and filming a silent horror movie trailer that uses light and shadow A digital copy for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw is available by following the link provided with download.
The Girl Who Speaks Bear Novel Study
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The Girl Who Speaks Bear Novel Study

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This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson. ABOUT THE NOVEL: The newest heart-expanding, magical adventure from Sophie Anderson, author of the critically acclaimed House with Chicken Legs. "They call me Yanka the Bear. Not because of where I was found. Only a few people know about that. They call me Yanka the Bear because I am so big and strong."Discovered in a bear cave as a baby, 12-year-old Yanka dreams of knowing who she really is. Although Yanka is happy at home with her loving foster mother, she feels out of place in the village where the other children mock her for her unusual size and strength.So when Yanka wakes up one morning to find her legs have become bear legs, she knows she has no choice but to leave her village. She has to find somewhere she truly belongs, so she ventures into the Snow Forest with her pet weasel, Mousetrap, in search of the truth about her past.But deep in the forest there are many dangers and Yanka discovers that even the most fantastic stories she grew up hearing are true. And just as she draws close to discovering who she really is, something terrifying happens that could trap her in the forest . . . forever. ABOUT THE RESOURCE: This pack includes: Background information on the novel (about police shootings), 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 (bullfinch, weasel, gray wolf, frostbite). 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.
Deeplight Novel Study
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Deeplight Novel Study

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About the Novel: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea meets Frankenstein in this inventive YA fantasy from award-winning author Frances Hardinge The gods are dead. Fifty years ago, they turned on one another and tore each other apart. Nobody knows why. Now, even coin-sized scraps of dead god are worth a fortune because of the strange powers they’re said to possess. But few are brave enough to dive and search for them. When fifteen-year-old Hark finds the still-beating heart of one of these deities, he’ll risk everything to keep it out of the hands of smugglers, scientists, and cults who would kill for its power. Because Hark needs the heart if he wants to save the life of his best friend, Jelt. But the power of a god was not meant for human hands. With the heart, Jelt begins to eerily transform, and Hark will have to decide if he can stay loyal to his friend—or what he’s willing to sacrifice to save him. About the Resource: This pack includes Chapter Summaries, Comprehension Questions, Digging Deeper Opportunities (includes character, setting and plot studies, point of view), Creative Writing Tasks, and Non-Fiction Tasks related to content of the novel (mudflats, submarines, aquanauts, sea monsters, bathysphere). 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.
Clockwork (All Wound Up) Novel Study
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Clockwork (All Wound Up) Novel Study

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This 51-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 he 2014 National Curriculum of England’s Reading Objectives for Year 6. **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 includes templates to write summaries, opportunities to analyse text, make connections, creative writing, and study the setting, characters, theme, and literary devices. **A digital copy of the file is also available on Google Slides for students to complete online instead of printing.
Christmas STEAM: Design Your Own Christmas Stocking
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Christmas STEAM: Design Your Own Christmas Stocking

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In this resource, children will look at how Christmas stockings have changed over time before building a prototype. They will then design their own Christmas stocking and making it using textiles and different stitches. Children will then participate in peer- and self-evaluations. A link to digital resources for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw is available upon download.
On the Come Up Novel Study
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On the Come Up Novel Study

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About the Novel: Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral…for all the wrong reasons. Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn’t just want to make it—she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be. Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn’t always free. About the Resource: This 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 (Star Wars, Black Panther, Malcolm X, Obamas, Civil Disobedience). 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.
Mayan Civilisation Study - Art & DT Focus (Textiles)
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Mayan Civilisation Study - Art & DT Focus (Textiles)

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*Updated with new graphics Children will investigate different Mayan textiles, including colours used; what is shown; and what the textiles were used for. They will learn different stitches used for decoration and attaching materials before designing their own (using annotated, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams) before making and evaluating their textiles. In the past, I have focused on either a whole-class tapestry or have focused on worry dolls and/or worry doll bags, depending on how much time we have. This pack includes lesson plans, rubrics, and editable rubrics to support with the learning process. Lessons and objectives are aligned with objectives from the 2014 National Curriculum of England. A digital copy of the document for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw is available by following the link provided with download.
Design Your Own Ice Cream STEAM
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Design Your Own Ice Cream STEAM

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Including curriculum from Key Stage 1, this pack has children participate in different Design and Technology activities as they taste test, design, make, and evaluate their own ice cream. A link to a digital file for editing and sharing on Google Classroom or Seesaw is available with download.
Genre Reading Challenge Bookmark FREEBIE
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Genre Reading Challenge Bookmark FREEBIE

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Bookmarks made to challenge the children in your care to widen the scope of books that they read. Each bookmark comes with a list of different genres that children tick off as they read books from that category. Just print, cut, and laminate! Great to pair up with READING BADGES to encourage independent reading and classroom challenges!
Make me a Conquistador - CV Persuasive Writing FREEBIE!
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Make me a Conquistador - CV Persuasive Writing FREEBIE!

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*Updated with new graphics Children will practice their writing with changes in formality by writing a cover letter and CV as a Conquistador. Other packs that can support this pack: Mayan Civilisation Study: History & Geography Diet of a Conquistador: Science & DT Mayan Civilisation Study: Art & DT In the past, I have used this pack at the end of a unit looking at the Conquistadors and their conquest of the New World so that the children are able to contextualise the CVs. Alternatively, the King of Spain might post a job advert and the same English standards can be met that way. A digital copy of the file is available for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw by following the link provided with download.