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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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**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.
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.
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
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
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.
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. 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 for editing and sharing on digital platforms is available with download.
The Book of Dust (Vol. 1) Novel Study
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The Book of Dust (Vol. 1) Novel Study

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This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman. ABOUT THE NOVEL: Malcolm Polstead is the kind of boy who notices everything but is not much noticed himself. And so perhaps it was inevitable that he would become a spy… Malcolm’s parents run an inn called the Trout, on the banks of the river Thames, and all of Oxford passes through its doors. Malcolm and his daemon, Asta, routinely overhear news and gossip, and the occasional scandal, but during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm catches wind of something new: intrigue. He finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust - and the spy it was intended for finds him. When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, he sees suspicious characters everywhere: the explorer Lord Asriel, clearly on the run; enforcement agents from the Magisterium; a gyptian named Coram with warnings just for Malcolm; and a beautiful woman with an evil monkey for a daemon. All are asking about the same thing: a girl - just a baby - named Lyra. Lyra is the kind of person who draws people in like magnets. And Malcolm will brave any danger, and make shocking sacrifices, to bring her safely through the storm. 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 novel (about the setting, about daemons), 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 (daemons, spies, Aurora, priory). 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: <a title=“The Book of Dust (Vol. 1) Novel Study + STEAM BUNDLE” href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-book-of-dust-vol-1-novel-study-steam-bundle-11855090”>The Book of Dust (Vol. 1) Novel Study + STEAM BUNDLE</a>
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.
Halloween STEAM: Create a Monster Catcher
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Halloween STEAM: Create a Monster Catcher

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Students will evaluate different myths about monsters as well as different trapping devices before designing their own. In the past, I have given students access to littleBits prototyping boards for this STEAM project, but they’re not required. Resources for researching different monsters and traps are provided. This unit follows the 2014 National Curriculum of England’s Design Technology objectives. A digital copy for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw is 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
A Skinful of Shadows Novel Study *Updated
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A Skinful of Shadows Novel Study *Updated

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This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge and has been updated for deeper learning with additional tasks for character analysis, literary motifs, themes, and extracts from the text. ABOUT THE NOVEL: A Skinful of Shadows is a dark YA historical fantasy set in the early part of the English Civil War. Makepeace is an illegitimate daughter of the aristocratic Fellmotte family, and as such, she shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts. Reluctant to accept her appointed destiny as vessel for a coterie of her ancestors, she escapes. As she flees the pursuing Fellmottes across war-torn England, she accumulates a motley crew of her own allies, including outcasts, misfits, criminals, and one extremely angry dead bear. 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 (English Civil War) - 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 (Puritans, King Charles, Lambeth Palace, Traitor's Gate, witchcraft). 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: A Skinful of Shadows Novel Study + STEAM BUNDLE From the same author --> The Lie Tree Novel Study Other Novel Studies The Girl of Ink and Stars Novel Study The Skeleton Tree Novel Study Wolf Hollow Novel Study Turtles All The Way Down Novel Study Navigating Early Novel Study
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 summary sheets, 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.
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.
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.
Digital Stickers for Assessment FREEBIE
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Digital Stickers for Assessment FREEBIE

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Use a visual form of assessment that the children can see in real time as you comment on their online work using Google Apps. This resource has been created to use in the assessment of online resources across the curriculum. 15 digital stickers can be added from the zip file link provided with download.
Working Scientifically I can Statements for Years 3 & 4 UPDATED
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Working Scientifically I can Statements for Years 3 & 4 UPDATED

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**Updated with all new graphics!** Working Scientifically objectives have been taken from the 2014 National Curriculum of England for Lower Key Stage 2 and have been broken into smaller pieces and phrased as I can statements. The sheets can be printed off and laminated for display, as well as shared on an Interactive Whiteboard for lesson focuses during science investigations. A checklist has also been included for sharing and target setting with individual children. --------------- You might also like: Working Scientifically with Crayons for Years 3 & 4 - STEAM Unit Working Scientifically with Energy Bites for Years 3 & 4 Working Scientifically with Cookies for Years 3 & 4 Working Scientifically with MakeyMakey in Years 3 & 4 Working Scientifically with littleBits for Years 3 and 4
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
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.