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

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This 104-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.
Pax Novel Study
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Pax Novel Study

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This 70 page resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Pax by Sara Pennypacker. ABOUT THE NOVEL: From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come. Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be—with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. . . . 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 (baseball, foxes, marionettes, coyotes). 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: Pax Novel Study + STEAM BUNDLE
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
Vikings: Monastery Invasion Narrative Writing
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Vikings: Monastery Invasion Narrative Writing

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Children will learn about viking raids on Monasteries in Northern England before writing a narrative text. The text can be written from the perspective of a Monk or a Viking during the raid of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in North East England in 793 CE. 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). An editable digital link for sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw available with download. --------------- You might also like: The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable Fib Novel Study A Novel Study with Vikings! Vikings: Trade vs. Plunder Persuasive Text Vikings: Monastery Invasion BUNDLE Vikings: History Study Vikings: Battle Modifications with littleBits Vikings: Battle Modifications with Working Scientifically with littleBits LKS2 Vikings: Battle Modifications and Working Scientifically with littleBits Years 5 & 6 BUNDLE Vikings: Design a T-Shirt & Explanation Text Vikings on the Move Topic (5 weeks)
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.
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. A digital copy of the document for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw is available by following the link provided with download.
Sylvia & Aki Novel Study
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Sylvia & Aki Novel Study

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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.
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!
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.
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.
The Graveyard Book Novel Study
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The Graveyard Book Novel Study

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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.
Vikings: Trade vs. Plunder Persuasive Text
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Vikings: Trade vs. Plunder Persuasive Text

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Children will learn about Viking raids on monasteries in Northern England before writing a persuasive text. The text can be written from the perspective of a Monk or a Viking, and is meant to persuade (or dissuade) their audience - either Monks or Vikings - from trading with or plundering a monastery. 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). An editable digital link for sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw available with download. --------------- You might also like: The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable Fib Novel Study A novel study with Vikings! Vikings: Monastery Invasion Narrative Writing Vikings: Monastery Invasion BUNDLE Vikings: History Study Vikings: Battle Modifications with littleBits Vikings: Battle Modifications with Working Scientifically with littleBits LKS2 Vikings: Battle Modifications and Working Scientifically with littleBits Years 5 & 6 BUNDLE Vikings: Design a T-Shirt & Explanation Text Vikings on the Move Topic (5 weeks)
Working Scientifically with Slime for Years 3 & 4
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Working Scientifically with Slime for Years 3 & 4

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Including objectives from Lower Key Stage 2, this pack has children participate in different Design and Technology activities with working Scientifically related to designing, making and evaluating their own slime. Base slime recipes are provided - the slime can be made ahead of time for the children to evaluate, or the children can participate in the recipes to reinforce their understanding of fractions (halves). A link to a digital file for editing and sharing on Google Classroom or Seesaw is available with download. -------------- You might also like: Working Scientifically I can Statements for Years 3 & 4 Working Scientifically with littleBits for Years 3 and 4 Working Scientifically with MakeyMakey in Years 3 & 4 Working Scientifically with Cookies for Years 3 & 4 Working Scientifically with Energy Bites for Years 3 & 4 Working Scientifically with Crayons for Years 3 & 4 - STEAM Unit
Year 6 Maths BUNDLE
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Year 6 Maths BUNDLE

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This resource is a BUNDLE of all of the different strands of the 2014 National Curriculum of England’s Maths objectives for Year 6 in NUMBER & PLACE VALUE; OPERATIONS; FRACTIONS, DECIMALS & PERCENTAGES; RATIO & PROPORTION; AND ALGEBRA. The objectives are covered through fluency, reasoning, and problem solving. Activities are designed to reinforce concepts that have already been taught and the idea is to share the packs with parents to work on objectives at home, as well as to use independently at Maths Centres. ----------------- You might also like: Year 6 Maths: Number and Place Value Year 6 Maths: Operations Year 6 Maths: Fractions, Decimals & Percentages Year 6 Maths: Ratio & Proportion Year 6 Maths: Algebra
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.
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
Beyond the Bright Sea Novel Study *Updated
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Beyond the Bright Sea Novel Study *Updated

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This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk. Updated to include additional activities for deeper learning 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, and Non-Fiction Tasks related to content of the novel (tides, crows, Captain Kidd, starfish, dolphins, clams, leprosy, nor’easter). 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 + STEAM BUNDLE Wolf Hollow Novel Study
Create a Survival Invention STEAM
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Create a Survival Invention STEAM

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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. Resources are structured around the Key Stage 2 expectations of the 2014 National Curriculum of England with Maths links for Upper Key Stage 2. The pack includes differentiated sheets should they be used in lower Key Stage 2 or for children less able in reading and writing. What’s Included: - Curriculum Links - Handouts **Link also included to digital file for editing and sharing on learning platforms such as Google Classroom and Seesaw.
Year 6 Maths: Ratio & Proportion *UPDATED for DEEPER LEARNING
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Year 6 Maths: Ratio & Proportion *UPDATED for DEEPER LEARNING

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UPDATED with new graphics and HANDS-ON application of ratio for DEEPER LEARNING. This resource has been made using the ratio and proportion objectives for Year 6 from the 2014 National Curriculum of England: Solve problems involving relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages (of measures, and such as 15% of 360) and the use of percentages for comparison Solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found Solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples ADDITIONALLY there is a HANDS-ON RATIO & PROPORTION WITH FOOD for children to apply their understanding in context with cookies, pancakes, and pizza dough. The pack can be used for reinforcement, in Maths centres for review, Morning Maths work, as well as for home learning tasks. ----------------- You might also like: Year 6 Maths: Number and Place Value Year 6 Maths: Operations Year 6 Maths: Fractions, Decimals & Percentages Year 6 Maths: Algebra Year 6 Maths BUNDLE