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Guided Reading: The Iron Man

Guided Reading: The Iron Man

I’m the English Coordinator at a small school and I took on the task last year of developing a guided reading programme for KS2 as I noticed this was missing from the school. I have included: -the recording sheet I use (not entirely mine as I found this somewhere and made some changes) -a sheet of individual pupil questions that they glue into their Reading Response journals after reading a chapter with the teacher (again not entirely mine as I found some questions here and there). It will save lots of paper as I got 8 sets of questions per page. I am sharing this guided reading resource with you in the hopes that it will save you some bit of time and enhance your guided reading lesson. I know I lose countless hours looking up resources, creating resources and copying resources myself, so if this helps you in any way, then I count that as a small victory for our educating community.
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Year Six English Homework

Year Six English Homework

I was the English Coordinator at a small private school for several years, teaching both Year Five and Year Six English. I found that after Christmas (and most 11+ exams), my Year Six pupils were becoming bored and disinterested in the typical English homework they had been doing for years. I wanted to find something that they would enjoy and that was also a review (since at that point I had taught my students for four terms). I came across a brilliant ‘project’ type homework where tasks were interlinked across a half-term. I can’t find the link now, but the first two I used were a ‘Mystery’ unit (the students choose an item that goes missing, describe the item, do a writing piece for the investigation, etc) and creating a class trip (students decide what the class trip will be, create advert, create information leaflet, etc). THEY LOVED IT! Each week they came back, eager to read their homework to each other and were genuinely enthusiastic about it. I was shocked! I left these homework units in Word so that you can edit it to the needs of your class. Please let me know if there is any problem with the format, as I noticed the files are in very old Word, so I hope it works! I included a document with checklists of the genres so that if you want to change out a week that has a persuasive writing piece, but diary recounts would be better suited for that week/your students, you can just cut and paste! Additionally, I added reading comprehension tasks every other week, but if want to change that to spelling, grammar, additional writing, etc: just change it! DIRECTIONS: 1) Copy the two pages double-sided. Students can illustrate the front cover (or you can add a picture before giving out). 2) Edit front cover for success criteria and when homework will be set and returned. 3) Give due dates and have children write these in. 4) Give appropriate paper needed for assignments (unless completed into exercise book) INCLUDES: -genre checklists -'Butterfly Garden' homework tasks -'Dream House' homework tasks -'Mountain Climbing' homework tasks -'Holiday' homework tasks -'Fruit and Veggie Garden' homework tasks Please check back in the future as I have more homework tasks that I am finishing up!
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Eleven Plus Vocabulary Lists PART 2

Eleven Plus Vocabulary Lists PART 2

This is a follow-up resource to my most popular resource Eleven Plus Vocabulary Lists. (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/eleven-plus-vocabulary-lists-11370453) I teach many Year Five and Six students that are prepping for the 11 Plus and last year I noticed that they needed more exposure to high level vocabulary for these exams. As many of these students are strong spellers, I decided to alternate weekly spelling lists with these vocabulary lists. They practise the words with activities from my spelling menu (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/spelling-menu-key-stage-two-11337779) as many of the activities do not solely focus on spelling. This is NOT for learning the spelling, but for learning meanings of words. You will need to think of another way to test students instead of the typical 'spelling test'. I suggest giving them another printout of their lists for them to write definitions/synonyms for their words. Includes 16 lists (2 lists per page, organised into groups of 8, except list 25 which is a whole page). UK/AU/CAN spellings Slightly different from my last resource, there are 9 high-level vocabulary lists and 7 lists with a focus on roots. From what I understand, roots are included in a huge section of round one in the Surrey 11 Plus for Sutton/Wilson/Nonsuch exam. Roots covered are: -aqua/aque -fort -dict -geo -grad/gres -ject -hydr -port -log/logue -astr -rupt -therm -scrib/script -chron Hope this resource helps! Kelli x
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Guided Reading: The Iron Man

Guided Reading: The Iron Man

I’m the English Coordinator at a small school and I took on the task last year of developing a guided reading programme for KS2 as I noticed this was missing from the school. I have included: -the recording sheet I use (not entirely mine as I found this somewhere and made some changes) -a sheet of individual pupil questions that they glue into their Reading Response journals after reading a chapter with the teacher (again not entirely mine as I found some questions here and there). It will save lots of paper as I got 8 sets of questions per page. I am sharing this guided reading resource with you in the hopes that it will save you some bit of time and enhance your guided reading lesson. I know I lose countless hours looking up resources, creating resources and copying resources myself, so if this helps you in any way, then I count that as a small victory for our educating community.
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Guided Reading: The Butterfly Lion

Guided Reading: The Butterfly Lion

I’m the English Coordinator at a small little school and I took on the task last year of developing a guided reading programme for KS2 as I noticed this was missing from the school. I have included: -the recording sheet I use with tricky vocabulary highlighted. -a sheet of individual pupil questions that they glue into their Reading Response journals after reading a chapter with the teacher. It will save lots of paper as I got 8 sets of questions per page. I am sharing this guided reading resource with you in the hopes that it will save you some bit of time and enhance your guided reading lesson. I know I lose countless hours looking up resources, creating resources and copying resources myself, so if this helps you in any way, then I count that as a small victory for our educating community. About this resource: I created this for a high ability guided reading group for Year 4. Please notice the pictures example I added at the end. Other resources available: Guided Reading: Sheep-Pig, Hodgeheg, Diary of a Killer Cat, Billy the Bird, Bill’s New Frock, The Iron Man, James and the Giant Peach Upper KS2 Guided Reading: Reading Assessment Focus tasks linked to Bloom’s Taxonomy, Indian in the Cupboard, Wreck of the Zanzibar, Carrie’s War, Artemis Fowl
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Year Six English Homework-part 2

Year Six English Homework-part 2

I was the English Coordinator at a small private school for several years, teaching both Year Five and Year Six English. I found that after Christmas (and most 11+ exams), my Year Six pupils were becoming bored and disinterested in the typical English homework they had been doing for years. I wanted to find something that they would enjoy and that was also a review (since at that point I had taught my students for four terms). I came across a brilliant ‘project’ type homework where tasks were interlinked across a half-term. I can’t find the link now, but the first two I used were a ‘Mystery’ unit (the students choose an item that goes missing, describe the item, do a writing piece for the investigation, etc) and creating a class trip (students decide what the class trip will be, create advert, create information leaflet, etc). THEY LOVED IT! Each week they came back, eager to read their homework to each other and were genuinely enthusiastic about it. I was shocked! I left these homework units in Word so that you can edit it to the needs of your class. Please let me know if there is any problem with the format, as I noticed the files are in very old Word, so I hope it works! I included a document with checklists of the genres so that if you want to change out a week that has a persuasive writing piece, but diary recounts would be better suited for that week/your students, you can just cut and paste! Additionally, I added reading comprehension tasks every other week, but if want to change that to spelling, grammar, additional writing, etc: just change it! DIRECTIONS: Copy the two pages double-sided. Students can illustrate the front cover (or you can add a picture before giving out). Edit front cover for success criteria and when homework will be set and returned. Give due dates and have children write these in. Give appropriate paper needed for assignments (unless completed into exercise book) INCLUDES: -genre checklists -‘Amazon Jungle’ homework tasks -‘Restaurant’ homework tasks -‘Survivor’ homework tasks -‘Titanic’ homework tasks (or any historical event) -‘New Fish’ homework tasks (or any new species) Click here for part 1 (FREE) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-six-english-homework-11738665
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Eleven Plus Vocabulary Lists

Eleven Plus Vocabulary Lists

I have thoroughly examined the Bond books for 9-11 year olds for difficult vocabulary words and put them into lists. It took a bit of time, so I do hope others can make use of this resource as well! I teach many Year Five and Six students that are prepping for the 11 Plus and last year I noticed that they needed more exposure to high level vocabulary for these exams. As many of these students are strong spellers, I decided to alternate weekly spelling lists with these vocabulary lists. They practise the words with activities from my spelling menu (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/spelling-menu-key-stage-two-11337779) as many of the activities do not solely focus on spelling. This is NOT for learning the spelling, but for learning meanings of words. You will need to think of another way to test students instead of the typical 'spelling test'. Includes 16 lists (2 lists per page, organised into groups of 8). UK/AU/CAN spellings Hope you find this resource useful! I know this has helped my students tremendously. UPDATE: go here for 16 more lists, including lists with a focus on roots. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/eleven-plus-vocabulary-lists-part-2-11740126
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Guided Reading: Diary of a Killer Cat

Guided Reading: Diary of a Killer Cat

I’m the English Coordinator at a small little school and I took on the task last year of developing a guided reading programme for KS2 as I noticed this was missing from the school. I have included: -the recording sheet I use (not entirely mine as I found this somewhere and made some changes) -a sheet of individual pupil questions that they glue into their Reading Response journals after reading a chapter with the teacher (again not entirely mine as I found some questions here and there). It will save lots of paper as I got 8 sets of questions per page. I am sharing this guided reading resource with you in the hopes that it will save you some bit of time and enhance your guided reading lesson. I know I lose countless hours looking up resources, creating resources and copying resources myself, so if this helps you in any way, then I count that as a small victory for our educating community. Other resources available: Guided Reading: Sheep-Pig, Hodgeheg, Diary of a Killer Cat, Bill’s New Frock, Butterfly Lion, The Iron Man, James and the Giant Peach Upper KS2 Guided Reading: Reading Assessment Focus tasks linked to Bloom’s Taxonomy, Indian in the Cupboard, Wreck of the Zanzibar, Carrie’s War, Artemis Fowl
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Guided Reading: Wreck of the Zanzibar

Guided Reading: Wreck of the Zanzibar

I have included the guided reading record sheet I use (not entirely mine as I found this somewhere and made some changes). I went through each chapter and picked out vocabulary I thought was tricky. The vocabulary per chapter in the record sheet is not in abc order because it’s in the order that it comes up in the chapter. I created this for a low/average ability guided reading group for Year 5. Please notice the pictures example I added at the end as well as a note. I am sharing this guided reading resource with you in the hopes that it will save you some bit of time and enhance your guided reading lesson. I know I lose countless hours looking up resources, creating resources and copying resources myself, so if this helps you in any way, then I count that as a small victory for our educating community.
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How to Train Your Dragon: Guided Reading

How to Train Your Dragon: Guided Reading

Hello fellow educator! I am sharing this guided reading resource with you in the hopes that it will save you some bit of time and enhance your guided reading lesson. I know I lose countless hours looking up resources, creating resources and copying resources myself, so if this helps you in any way, then I count that as a small victory for our educating community. Please note that I left this resource in Word so that you can edit it to how you see fit. I hope nothing gets mixed up since I didn’t put it in PDF. If there’s a problem, please leave a message here. Please also note that AFs links are still OLD AFs. A little about me and this resource: I was the English Coordinator at a small school and I developed many guided reading resources and class novel resources for Key Stage Two. This particular resource for How to Train Your Dragon has a focus on vocabulary. It was a class novel for Year Four at the school and we had a student with very limited vocabulary therefore I wanted to have a vocabulary support sheet for her. it took FOREVER to go through the entire book, pick out challenging vocabulary and then create this resource to list synonyms to have appropriate language ready. I do hope it helps you. TIP: copy pages 14-20 doubled-sided on cardstock or laminate and give to students to support learning. Other resources available: Guided Reading: Sheep-Pig, Hodgeheg, Diary of a Killer Cat, Billy the Bird, Butterfly Lion, The Iron Man, James and the Giant Peach Upper KS2 Guided Reading: Reading Assessment Focus tasks linked to Bloom’s Taxonomy, Indian in the Cupboard, Wreck of the Zanzibar, Carrie’s War, Artemis Fowl Kind Regards, Kelli
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AF Tasks with Bloom's Taxonomy

AF Tasks with Bloom's Taxonomy

I am sharing this guided reading resource with you in the hopes that it will save you some bit of time and enhance your guided reading lesson. I know I lose countless hours looking up resources, creating resources and copying resources myself, so if this helps you in any way, then I count that as a small victory for our educating community. WHAT IS IT? I was inspired by a Bloom’s reading reflection resource I saw in the States and decided to do something similar with the AFs for the UK curriculum. Basically it is a way to differentiate reading response questions (after a student has read a chapter(s) with a teacher in guided reading). The questions link the AFs with Bloom’s Taxonomy. WHAT AGE? It depends on your class of course, but I introduced this to Year 4 during the last term, and I use it with Year 5 and 6. There are also picture examples !
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Guided Reading: James and the Giant Peach

Guided Reading: James and the Giant Peach

I’m the English Coordinator at a small little school and I took on the task last year of developing a guided reading programme for KS2 as I noticed this was missing from the school. I have included: -the recording sheet I use (not entirely mine as I found this somewhere and made some changes) -a sheet of individual pupil questions that they glue into their Reading Response journals after reading a chapter with the teacher (again not entirely mine as I found some questions here and there). It will save lots of paper as I got 8 sets of questions per page. I am sharing this guided reading resource with you in the hopes that it will save you some bit of time and enhance your guided reading lesson. I know I lose countless hours looking up resources, creating resources and copying resources myself, so if this helps you in any way, then I count that as a small victory for our educating community. *August 2016* I added more vocabulary questions if you want that option.
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Eleven Plus Vocabulary Lists PART 2

Eleven Plus Vocabulary Lists PART 2

This is a follow-up resource to my most popular resource Eleven Plus Vocabulary Lists. (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/eleven-plus-vocabulary-lists-11370453) I teach many Year Five and Six students that are prepping for the 11 Plus and last year I noticed that they needed more exposure to high level vocabulary for these exams. As many of these students are strong spellers, I decided to alternate weekly spelling lists with these vocabulary lists. They practise the words with activities from my spelling menu (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/spelling-menu-key-stage-two-11337779) as many of the activities do not solely focus on spelling. This is NOT for learning the spelling, but for learning meanings of words. You will need to think of another way to test students instead of the typical 'spelling test'. I suggest giving them another printout of their lists for them to write definitions/synonyms for their words. Includes 16 lists (2 lists per page, organised into groups of 8, except list 25 which is a whole page). UK/AU/CAN spellings Slightly different from my last resource, there are 9 high-level vocabulary lists and 7 lists with a focus on roots. From what I understand, roots are included in a huge section of round one in the Surrey 11 Plus for Sutton/Wilson/Nonsuch exam. Roots covered are: -aqua/aque -fort -dict -geo -grad/gres -ject -hydr -port -log/logue -astr -rupt -therm -scrib/script -chron Hope this resource helps! Kelli x
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Key Stage 2 Spelling Rules

Key Stage 2 Spelling Rules

Hello! I made this spelling rules reference for my students in my Year 4, 5 & 6 Booster Groups. I made several sets so that I have 2-3 sets for school, and a few sets to send home with students. The cards start with tricky sounds and move on to explaining spelling rules with examples (taken from National Curriculum spellings). There are 67 pages!! Additionally I have resources for Phases 2-5, National Curriculum Year 3, Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6 word list on TES. This is a bit time-consuming to make, but I feel that it is absolutely worth it. Through trial and error, I have fixed the document so that hopefully it is not as labour-intensive for you as it was for me initially. STEPS: 1. Decide how you will copy the word lists. I chose to copy the cover on a separate colour. NOTE: colour is a big deal. The children really like the colour! Then I copied each section on one colour, the next section on another colour, etc (there are 7 sections). I did this so that when students practise with their cards, they can break them up by colour (for example practising the yellow cards on Monday, the orange cards Tuesday, etc). For some of the sections there are many example cards-don’t feel you have to use all of them! Equally if I didn’t include specific sounds that you need for your students (as in the first section which has ‘r’ words, silent ‘e’, contractions etc, then you use the parent page as a template to create your own). 2. Laminate or print on cardstock. 3. Cut, hole punch and put on ring (as mentioned, this does take some time to assemble, but then the words are all in one place!) TIP: I told my students that this took a long time to put together and to really take care of it. I also told them to return it either when I ask or when they feel they have most of the rules mastered. It is not to keep forever! Since I made a point of telling them this, they seem to understand a bit more. I ask them frequently how it's going with their cards and what strategies they have for practising their cards (some say their parents test them, some practise in the car, etc). I’ve had many parents tell me that they didn’t know how to help their child with the spellings before and that the cards have helped greatly. Best, Kelli email: thesimplenotebook@gmail.com
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Spelling Board Games-Key Stage Two

Spelling Board Games-Key Stage Two

I needed a fun way to practise the National Curriculum spelling words with my booster groups. I created these games to expose children to the words, discuss the syllables, discuss spelling patterns and practise writing them. My students have enjoyed them and even asked to have their own so they could play at home! The games cover Key Stage 2 spellings and have directions within the resource. The other games my students like are memory match and a game I call SPLAT! (also known as BOOM!) which is writing the spelling words on lolly sticks, as well a 1-2 lolly sticks that say SPLAT! and putting them in a cup/basket. Students take turns selecting a random stick, covering it and then writing it. If they are correct, they keep the stick. If wrong, they put the stick back in. If they get SPLAT, they have to put ALL their sticks back in! They loooove this game. Hope I can save you some time with these board games. It took a long time to put together but was definitely worth it! Best, Kelli I also added general spelling rule spellings to the Race to the Top game boards as well.
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Guided Reading: Bill's New Frock

Guided Reading: Bill's New Frock

I’m the English Coordinator at a small little school and I took on the task last year of developing a guided reading programme for KS2 as I noticed this was missing from the school. I have included: -the recording sheet I use (not entirely mine as I found this somewhere and made some changes) -a sheet of individual pupil questions that they glue into their Reading Response journals after reading a chapter with the teacher (again not entirely mine as I found some questions here and there). It will save lots of paper as I got 8 sets of questions per page. I am sharing this guided reading resource with you in the hopes that it will save you some bit of time and enhance your guided reading lesson. I know I lose countless hours looking up resources, creating resources and copying resources myself, so if this helps you in any way, then I count that as a small victory for our educating community. Other resources available: Guided Reading: Sheep-Pig, Hodgeheg, Diary of a Killer Cat, Bill’s New Frock, Butterfly Lion, The Iron Man, James and the Giant Peach Upper KS2 Guided Reading: Reading Assessment Focus tasks linked to Bloom’s Taxonomy, Indian in the Cupboard, Wreck of the Zanzibar, Carrie’s War, Artemis Fowl
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Genre Posters and Reading Challenge

Genre Posters and Reading Challenge

WHAT'S INCLUDED: -genre posters (large and mini) -reading rockets for reading challenge -reading record cards -library labels (two different options) -reading challenge labels (genre and planet names) -zip file for A4 (UK, AU) and zip file for US Letter (US) Posters include: Biography & Autobiography, Informational & Reference, Fantasy, Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Classic, Humour, Poetry and Traditional Tales. One of my goals this year was to encourage our students to discuss genre more frequently. I started the year with these posters to create a display board about genre and included some author info posters and photos of students holding books they enjoy, along with some written bits and pieces from pupils about books they recommend, books they want to read this year, etc. Later on, I moved these posters to my classroom and added mini-posters to our library door. Tip: print the questions/title (Which genre do you enjoy?) on coloured paper to stand out. In addition to the display boards, I organised a large portion of our library books into book baskets by genre and authors (with laminated labels). I also have my Year Five and Six pupils record books they read on a card where they have to write down what genre the books are. Additionally my Year Five reading challenge is centred around genres (rockets reading challenge: each planet represents a genre; read a book, write a book review and get genre ticked off on individual rocket). Hope you can use some/all of the resources! Kelli x *planet labels added August 2016*
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Guided Reading: Hodgeheg

Guided Reading: Hodgeheg

I’m the English Coordinator at a small school and I took on the task last year of developing a guided reading programme for KS2 as I noticed this was missing from the school. I have included: -the recording sheet I use (not entirely mine as I found this somewhere and made some changes) -a sheet of individual pupil questions that they glue into their Reading Response journals after reading a chapter with the teacher (again not entirely mine as I found some questions here and there). It will save lots of paper as I got 8 sets of questions per page. I am sharing this guided reading resource with you in the hopes that it will save you some bit of time and enhance your guided reading lesson. I know I lose countless hours looking up resources, creating resources and copying resources myself, so if this helps you in any way, then I count that as a small victory for our educating community.
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Phonics Screener: Editable

Phonics Screener: Editable

I hope I can save you a bit of time with this phonics screener. I created this for my intervention students based on a former phonics screener I used. I didn’t like using the same words each time, so I created Forms A, B and C along with teacher recording sheets (13 page document). I've got basic letters & sounds right up to multi-syllabic words! Phonics screeners are vital for pinpointing phonics gaps for our students. I’ve left this format in Word so that you can make any changes you need for your students. I also added a writing screener because I wanted more information about my students’ writing. If you aren’t familiar with phonics screeners, they are “diagnostic assessments that quickly and accurately identifies individual students' strengths and instructional needs in phonics/decoding. This untimed assessment can be repeated periodically to monitor student progress in learning to decode.” (http://www.readnaturally.com) Hope it helps! Please leave feedback : ) Kelli Includes A4 and US Letter formats.
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Guided Reading: Sheep-Pig

Guided Reading: Sheep-Pig

I’m the English Coordinator at a small little school and I took on the task last year of developing a guided reading programme for KS2 as I noticed this was missing from the school. I have included: -the recording sheet I use (not entirely mine as I found this somewhere and made some changes) -a sheet of individual pupil questions that they glue into their Reading Response journals after reading a chapter with the teacher (again not entirely mine as I found some questions here and there). It will save lots of paper as I got 8 sets of questions per page. I am sharing this guided reading resource with you in the hopes that it will save you some bit of time and enhance your guided reading lesson. I know I lose countless hours looking up resources, creating resources and copying resources myself, so if this helps you in any way, then I count that as a small victory for our educating community. About this resource: I created this for a high ability guided reading group for Year 3. Please notice the pictures example I added at the end as well as a note. Other resources available: Guided Reading: Billy the Bird, Hodgeheg, Diary of a Killer Cat, Bill’s New Frock, Butterfly Lion, The Iron Man, James and the Giant Peach Upper KS2 Guided Reading: Reading Assessment Focus tasks linked to Bloom’s Taxonomy, Indian in the Cupboard, Wreck of the Zanzibar, Carrie’s War, Artemis Fowl
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Word List for Year 5 & 6

Word List for Year 5 & 6

Hello! I recently made this key-ring word list reference for my students in my Year 5 & 6 Booster Group. I made a few sets so that I have 2-3 sets for school, and a few sets to send home with students. The words highlight special sounds and break words into syllables to help the children learn the words. The words are from the National Curriculum Year 5 & 6 word list. I have a similar resource for just Year 3 & 4 spellings. Additionally I have a resource for Phases 2-5 for a key-ring reference. This is a bit time-consuming to make, but I feel that it is absolutely worth it. Through trial and error, I have fixed the document so that hopefully it is not as labour-intensive for you as it was for me initially. STEPS: 1. Decide how you will copy the word lists. I chose to copy the cover (2 different options) on a separate colour. (NOTE: colour is a big deal. The children really like the colour!) Then I copied the first 8-9 pages on one colour, the next 8-9 pages on another colour, etc (there are 32 pages). I did this so that when students practise with their cards, they can break them up by colour (for example practising the yellow cards on Monday, the orange cards Tuesday, etc). 2. Laminate or print on cardstock. 3. Cut, hole punch and put on ring (as mentioned, this does take some time to assemble, but then the words are all in one place!) TIP: I told my students that this took a long time to put together and to really take care of it. I also told them to return it either when I ask or when they feel they have most of the words mastered. It is not to keep forever! Since I made a point of telling them this, they seem to understand a bit more. I ask them frequently how it's going with their cards and what strategies they have for practising their cards (some say their parents test them, some practise in the car, etc). *I also included an editable letter for parents* I hope you can use this resource in some way! Kelli email: kelli.groenewald@gmail.com
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Word List for Year 3 & 4

Word List for Year 3 & 4

Hello! I recently made this key-ring word list reference for my students in my Year 4 Booster Group. I made a few sets so that I have 2-3 sets for school, and a few sets to send home with students. The words highlight special sounds and break words into syllables to help the children learn the words. The words are from the National Curriculum Year 3 & 4 word list. I have a similar resource for just Year Three spellings. Additionally I have a resource for Phases 2-5 for a key-ring reference. This is a bit time-consuming to make, but I feel that it is absolutely worth it. Through trial and error, I have fixed the document so that hopefully it is not as labour-intensive for you as it was for me initially. STEPS: 1. Decide how you will copy the word lists. I chose to copy the cover (2 different options) on a separate colour. (NOTE: colour is a big deal. The children really like the colour!) Then I copied the first 8-9 pages on one colour, the next 8-9 pages on another colour, etc (there are 37 pages). I did this so that when students practise with their cards, they can break them up by colour (for example practising the yellow cards on Monday, the orange cards Tuesday, etc). 2. Laminate or print on cardstock. 3. Cut, hole punch and put on ring (as mentioned, this does take some time to assemble, but then the words are all in one place!) TIP: I told my students that this took a long time to put together and to really take care of it. I also told them to return it either when I ask or when they feel they have most of the words mastered. It is not to keep forever! Since I made a point of telling them this, they seem to understand a bit more. I ask them frequently how it's going with their cards and what strategies they have for practising their cards (some say their parents test them, some practise in the car, etc). *I also included an editable letter for parents* I hope you can use this resource in some way! Kelli
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