Colorful Comprehension Strategy US friendly: Opinion Texts

Colorful Comprehension Strategy US friendly: Opinion Texts

I have devised this strategy to support children's comprehension skills particularly when they are working alone. The pack contains materials to develop the strategy during whole class, small group and Guided Reading sessions. The pack includes- *8 Colorful Key Features posters (each of the 4 posters is provided in color and printer-friendly black and white) *An example text with the strategy modelled (again provided with and without color- simply highlight yourself on the black and white one) * An example text without modelling to be used to model in action or for the children to apply the strategy to *A blank layout for you to paste your own text into to then apply the strategy to *A guide of how to use the strategy and why it was developed More text types for Colorful Comprehension Strategy by Laura Todhunter will be coming soon! PLEASE NOTE the spellings and terminology in this product are US English friendly. A UK friendly version is available in my store also. If you find a problem with this product then why not contact me directly and let me work out the kinks for you? Many Thanks Laura (year2tastic)
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Yr2 Addition & Subtraction to 20  Winter Pack UK Curriculum 2014

Yr2 Addition & Subtraction to 20 Winter Pack UK Curriculum 2014

This pack is Winter themed and will work across countries but it is tailored for the UK. Made to fall in-line with the New National Curriculum 2014, this pack is to be used with Year 2 Addition and Subtraction objectives. All activities have the objective as worded in the curriculum on the top (no use of LO/ WALT/ LI to ensure it is useable across schools) and space for names. There is a mix of activities for group/guided work and independent reinforcement activities. Included- pg3-5 ‘Get your skates on’ number bonds to 10 using 10 frames- 1 group/ modeling sheet, 1 sheet with calculations predetermined and 1 sheet where children role a dice to generate calculation. pg6-8 ‘Let it snow’ addition to 10 using pictures to solve. 1 prefilled and 1 blank group/modeling sheet and 1 sheet for independent work with calculations predetermined. pg9-10 ‘Snowball part, part, whole’ group/modeling sheets- 1 for numbers to make 10 and 1 for numbers to make 20. Children are encouraged to use counters and share between the 2 blank snowballs to generate bonds to 10 or 20. Children could then record calculations on individual whiteboards. pg11-14 ‘Winter Wonderland word problems’ 8 word problems using addition and subtraction with numbers to make 10. These cards can be used as task cards or a treasure hunt/ scoot activity. A sheet for recording and an answer sheet. pg15 ‘Snowman spin, colour, record’ recording sheet. Children need to spin a number (below 10) and colour the matching number of blocks in then work out how many blocks are remaining to make 10 and record the matching calculation. Encourage children to use real blocks to aid their working out if necessary. pg16-17 ‘Snowman Spin and Add’ independent activity sheet- children spin a number and work out what must be added to make either 10 or 20-1 sheet to make 10 and 1 sheet to make 20. pg18-19 ‘Brr…iliant Addition and Subtraction Mazes’ Independent challenge sheet- children are asked to use given numbers and calculations to work out the missing numbers on the mazes- mix of to 10 and 20 in each maze. Answer sheet provided. pg20-22 ‘Frosty Subtraction from 20 Jigsaws’ 10 3 part jigsaws with a subtraction calculation from 20, answer and pictorial representation of the answer. pg23-30 ‘Addition to 20 True or False’ 28 calculations for children to investigate. Those which are true need to be placed with the ‘TRUE’ card and those found to be false (not making 20) should be placed with the ‘FALSE’ card. pg31 ‘Winter Bump’ game to make 20 ALL WORKSHEETS ARE BLACK AND WHITE TO SAVE INK TASK CARDS, GROUP ACTIVITIES AND GAMES ARE IN COLOUR Find a problem? Contact me and let me work out the kinks for you! Many thanks for your support Laura Xx
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Reciprocal Reading Starter Kit- all you need to get going!

Reciprocal Reading Starter Kit- all you need to get going!

Reciprocal Reading (RR) is a fantastic approach which can deepen a child’s ability to comprehend and decode a text. The ultimate goal of using RR during a Guided Reading session is to have the children lead the learning themselves with the adult serving simply as a facilitator or not present at all! This pack features 4 characters. Each character represents a skill from RR and has a colour attached to it to enable children to quickly distinguish between the 4 taught skills. This kit is not an exhaustive one- it features the basics needed to get started with RR and contains 4 resources (1 for each skill) which are also available in the individual skill kits and Mega Bundle resources as a taster- the Mega Bundle also features some of the basic resources as a PowerPoint. You don’t need these resources to start RR but they can be used to enhance the sessions and add structure. PLEASE NOTE the language in this pack uses UK English. A US English version is also available in my store. Included in this ‘Starter Pack’ are- 4 skill cards featuring the characters and their colours- these could be used as flash cards, focus wall posters made into headbands. 4 skill cards which can be folded to stand up in front of the child taking on the roll in the session. 4 skill posters featuring the characters and their colours- these posters are scaffold with questions or sentence starters the person taking on the roll in the session could use. These could be used as flash cards or focus wall posters. 4 mini skill cards- as above but small enough for children to hold or have stuck inside a book/ attached to headbands or note rings. 2 die featuring the beginning letter of the 4 key skills in the matching colour and with their characters. One dice features has 2 blank sides which can be written on with a particular phrase/ question you would like to use- top tip- laminate before construction so that these can be wiped off and changed depending on the sessions needs. From the Questioner Kit- Open and Closed Question prompt cards From the Clarifier Kit- ‘In my own words’ activity From the Predictor Kit- ‘Word Pop’ activity From the Summariser Kit- ‘SUM it up’ support poster None of my packs include worksheets- all activities are intended to be laminated and used within the session- if the child produces work you feel would be useful for evidence then why not photocopy the activity? To find out more about RR please read my blog post at http://year2tastic.blogspot.co.uk/ Find a problem? Why not contact me and let me work the kinks out for you? Many thanks, Laura Xx
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How do you feel about your learning? Self Assessment Set

How do you feel about your learning? Self Assessment Set

This Self Assessment set is designed to fit in with Shirley Clarke's AFL strategies. It is a fun way to encourage children to reflect on their learning and identify areas of need to inform future planning. It features characters from Melonheadz and bright colours alongside black and white to give it a crisp yet fun look. There is also the option to use the 'I Mustache you' wording which is so popular at the moment. Pack includes- 4 anchor charts/ posters to support the use of Learning Objectives and Success Criteria within your classroom *1 W.A.L.T (we are learning to) *1 W.I.L.F (what I'm looking for) *1 T.I.B (this is because) *1 W.A.G.O.L.L (what a good one looks like) *10 Posters to use as either a class clip chart or anchor charts to develop an awareness of self assessment. There are 4 levels of assessment- 'expert' 'practitioner' 'apprentice' 'novice' (2 sets are included 1 using formal wording the other using a more fun child friendly wording) *4 name strips with 2 designs (as the product is a powerpoint, this can be edited to add children's names) *4 small cards which can be double sided or left as individual cards- children can hold the most suitable one up, put it inside of their books or turn it over on their desk to show how they feel about their learning. *2 printables which can be used to engage in a dialogue about the child's self assessment *6 foldable table-top cards to share a groups targets *1 class record sheet for teachers to record each child's self assessment against the lesson's objective. This could be used to identify patterns in a child's assessment and address issues of self confidence or areas for further teaching (as this is saved in powerpoint then it can be edited to add children's names- there are 22 rows on the sheet- I CAN NOT ADD ANY MORE) For more information on how to use these posters please visit my blog- http://year2tastic.blogspot.co.uk Find a problem- why not contact me and let me work out the kinks?! Thank you Laura I hope they add a bit of fun to your AFL :)
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Yr2 Skip Counting Autumn Pack UK Curriculum 2014

Yr2 Skip Counting Autumn Pack UK Curriculum 2014

This pack is Autumn themed and will work across countries but it is tailored for the UK. Made to fall in-line with the New National Curriculum 2014, this pack is to be used with Year 2 Counting in 2s,3s,5s and 10s objectives. All activities have the objective as worded in the curriculum on the top (no use of LO/ WALT/ LI to ensure it is useable across schools) and space for names. There is a mix of activities and worksheets. Included- pg3-5 ‘Count on me’ counting in steps of 2,3 and 5 missing number sequencing cards. Use as a set of task cards or a treasure hunt/scoot activity pg6 ‘Count on me’ counting in steps of 2,3 and 5 missing number sequencing recording sheet. Use as a recording sheet for task cards or as a worksheet pg7 ‘Count on me’ answer sheet pg8 ‘What comes next?’ counting in steps of 2,3,5 and 10 forward and backwards number sequence sheet pg9-11 ‘How much?’ counting in steps of 2,5 and 10 money cards. Use as a set of task cards or a treasure hunt/ scoot activity pg12 ‘How much?’ counting in steps of 2,5 and 10 recording sheet for task cards. pg 13 ‘How much?’ answer sheet pg 14 ‘What comes next?’ counting in 2s cutting and sticking sheet pg15 ‘Counting in 3s is a HOOT’ join the dots activity pg16 Counting in 5s maze pg17 ‘Add 10 Tree’ count in 10s from any number activity pg18 Count in 10s from any number forward and backward worksheet WORKSHEETS ARE BLACK AND WHITE TO SAVE INK with the exception of 'Counting in 3s is a HOOT' TASK CARDS ARE IN COLOUR Look out for the ever-growing complementary packs which cover the range of Year 2 maths objectives and are themed for use throughout the year. Find a problem? Contact me and let me work out the kinks for you! Many thanks for your support Laura Xx
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Colourful Comprehension Strategy UK friendly: Opinion Texts

Colourful Comprehension Strategy UK friendly: Opinion Texts

I have devised this strategy to support children's comprehension skills particularly when they are working alone. The pack contains materials to develop the strategy during whole class, small group and Guided Reading sessions. The pack includes- *8 Colourful Key Features posters (each of the 4 posters is provided in colour and printer-friendly black and white) *An example text with the strategy modelled (again provided with and without colour- simply highlight yourself on the black and white one) * An example text without modelling to be used to model in action or for the children to apply the strategy to *A blank layout for you to paste your own text into to then apply the strategy to *A guide of how to use the strategy and why it was developed More text types for Colourful Comprehension Strategy by Laura Todhunter will be coming soon! PLEASE NOTE the spellings and terminology in this product is UK friendly. A US friendly version is available in my store also. If you find a problem with this product then why not contact me directly and let me work out the kinks for you? Many Thanks Laura
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Yr2 Ordering Numbers Autumn Pack UK Curriculum 2014

Yr2 Ordering Numbers Autumn Pack UK Curriculum 2014

This pack is Autumn themed and will work across countries but it is tailored for the UK. Made to fall in-line with the New National Curriculum 2014, this pack is to be used with Year 2 Place Value and Ordering objectives. All activities have the objective as worded in the curriculum on the top (no use of LO/ WALT/ LI to ensure it is useable across schools) and space for names. There is a mix of activities for group/guided work and independent reinforcement activities. Included- pg3-5 Large squirrel cards with >< and = signs to use for group work and displays pg6-8 ‘Greater Than and Less Than’ comparison activity- 3 large sheets for group work pg9-10 > and < lift the flap cut outs and sheet to stick on and record. pg11 Model for how the lift the flap sheets should look pg12-14 ‘Squirrel Comparison’ cards with numbers on and missing signs. Use as a set of task cards or a treasure hunt/ scoot activity. pg15/16 ‘Squirrel Comparison’ recording sheet- this sheet is set up so that it can also be used as an independent worksheet without the task cards. Answer sheet is also included. pg17-20 ‘Comparison Hunt’ 8 acorn cards with measures either mm, cm or meters on. Place around the room/ scatter on a table and used to provide the answers to the questions on the recording sheet such as ‘Find a measure which is equal to (=) 6cm _____’. Answer sheet is also included. pg21 Numbers to 100 square with numbers missing- children need to write in the missing numbers. pg22 ‘Ordering Apples’ worksheet. Crosses from a number square with several numbers missing- using number ordering and place value knowledge, children fill in the missing numbers. pg23-25 ‘Count On Me’ board game and number sequence playing cards- for 2-4 players. Rules and answers included. pg26 ‘What comes next? colour the next number in the sequence worksheet. pg27-29 Number sequence jigsaws- answers are all multiples of 10 pg30-32 ‘Cut, Sequence and Stick’ none consecutive numbers activity sheet- 3 levels of differentiation pg 33-34 ‘Spin and Sequence’ none consecutive numbers activity sheet- 2 levels of differentiation. ALL WORKSHEETS ARE BLACK AND WHITE TO SAVE INK TASK CARDS AND GAMES ARE IN COLOUR Look out for the ever-growing complementary packs which cover the range of Year 2 maths objectives and are themed for use throughout the year. Find a problem? Contact me and let me work out the kinks for you! Many thanks for your support Laura Xx
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Yr2 Representing and Estimating Number Winter Pack UK Curriculum

Yr2 Representing and Estimating Number Winter Pack UK Curriculum

This pack is Winter themed and will work across countries but it is tailored for the UK. Made to fall in-line with the New National Curriculum 2014, this pack is to be used with Year 2 Addition and Subtraction objectives. All activities have the objective as worded in the curriculum on the top (no use of LO/ WALT/ LI to ensure it is useable across schools) and space for names. There is a mix of activities for group/guided work and independent reinforcement activities. Included- pg 3-8 ‘Match me up’ clues to numbers using tens and units- match the descriptions to the numbers. Also included are cards with tens and ones language. pg 9-12 ‘Winter Roll, Write and Draw’ Roll a dice twice to generate a 2 digit number- write in words, show partitioned into tens and units, draw as base 10 and as a tally. 1 filled in poster, 1 blank poster for group work (print 1 per child and laminate) and 2 sheets- one with tens and ones language pg 13 ‘Let it snow numbers’ number line with missing numbers below 100 independent worksheet. pg14- 18 ‘Brilliant Number line estimation’ 12 number lines with start and end numbers on. Children have to estimate which number is hidden behind the snowman’s head. These cards can be used as task cards or a treasure hunt/ scoot activity. A sheet for recording and an answer sheet. pg19-21 ’Matching Estimation’ 9 addition and subtraction calculations with answers close to a tens boundary. Children have to make an estimation of the answer and match the ‘tens’ card to the calculation. . pg 22-27 ‘Snowman Spin number line game’ 1 game for numbers 0-10 and another for 11-20. Each child in the group has a blank number line and they take it in turns to spin a number and place it where they think it goes on their number line. The first to have all numbers in the correct place is the winner. pg 28 ‘Snowbody Knows where the numbers have gone’ Independent cut and stick number line from 33- 54 pg 29-30 ‘Snow Much Fun colouring sheet’ addition and subtraction calculations for children to make estimations of the answers. Once they have made the estimation they have to use the key to find the correct colour for the picture. Answer sheet provided. ALL WORKSHEETS ARE BLACK AND WHITE TO SAVE INK TASK CARDS, GROUP ACTIVITIES AND GAMES ARE IN COLOUR Look out for the ever-growing complementary packs which cover the range of Year 2 maths objectives and are themed for use throughout the year. Find a problem? Contact me and let me work out the kinks for you! Many thanks for your support Laura Xx
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Yr2 Inverse Operations Addition & Subtraction to 50 Winter Pack UK Curriculum 2014

Yr2 Inverse Operations Addition & Subtraction to 50 Winter Pack UK Curriculum 2014

This pack is Winter themed and will work across countries but it is tailored for the UK. Made to fall in-line with the New National Curriculum 2014, this pack is to be used with Year 2 Addition and Subtraction objectives. All activities have the objective as worded in the curriculum on the top (no use of LO/ WALT/ LI to ensure it is useable across schools) and space for names. There is a mix of activities for group/guided work and independent reinforcement activities. Included- pg3-4 ‘Meet The Inverse Monster’ information posters pg5-7 ‘Switch it Snowballs’ 2 Inverse Monster sheets for group/guided work and 1 independent activity sheet.. pg8-9 ‘I have, Who has’ game- ‘who has’ side has a calculation on it, to figure out ‘I have’ the calculation needs to be switched to an inverse calculation. pg10 ‘Inversable’ board game-Roll a dice and move on the correct number. Read the calculation and recall an inverse calculation. If correct then move on 1 place, if wrong then move back 1 place. Record inverse calculations on a whiteboard. pg11- 13 ‘Snowman Fact Families’ 1 large sheet for group/guided work and 2 independent activity sheets. Spin 2 numbers, record as an addition calculation, solve and recall the 3 other calculations in the fact family. pg14 ‘Snowball Fact Families’ independent activity sheet- ‘If I know….. then….’ pg15-19 ‘What’s Missing?’ 12 fact families with 1 calculation missing. Can be used as task cards or a treasure hunt/scoot activity. Recording sheet and answers provided. pg20 ‘Sammy Snowman Says…’independent activity sheet- check Sammy’s use of inverse to check his calculations and correct as needed. pg21 ‘Inverse and Check’ missing number calculations- use inverse operation to work out the missing number and record answer. ALL WORKSHEETS ARE BLACK AND WHITE TO SAVE INK TASK CARDS, GROUP ACTIVITIES AND GAMES ARE IN COLOUR Look out for the ever-growing complementary packs which cover the range of Year 2 maths objectives and are themed for use throughout the year. Find a problem? Contact me and let me work out the kinks for you! Many thanks for your support Laura Xx
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Yr2 Place Value Autumn Pack UK Curriculum 2014

Yr2 Place Value Autumn Pack UK Curriculum 2014

his pack is Autumn themed and will work across countries but it is tailored for the UK. Made to fall in-line with the New National Curriculum 2014, this pack is to be used with Year 2 Place Value objectives. All activities have the objective as worded in the curriculum on the top (no use of LO/ WALT/ LI to ensure it is useable across schools) and space for names. There is a mix of activities for group/guided work and independent reinforcement activities. Included- pg3-5 ‘What’s my number?’ base 10 cards with numbers to 100 represented. Use as a set of task cards or a treasure hunt/scoot activity pg6/7 ‘What’s my number?’ base 10 recording sheet and answer sheet. Use as a recording sheet for task cards pg8/9 ‘Spin it Squirrel’ large version for group work- spin 2 digits and make the largest number possible pg10 ‘Spin it Squirrel’ spin 2 digits and make the largest number possible independent worksheet pg11-17 ‘Place Value Bingo’ 6 number boards with 6 numbers below 100 on each and calling cards with numbers below 100 represented by base 10 pg18-21 ‘Partitioning Acorns’ 2 large sheets for group work- one using T&U, one using T&O and an independent worksheet (again with the options of U or O) using numbers below 100 pg22-28 ‘Three Digit Place Value’ acorns with 3 numbers already partitioned on them and space to recombine the numbers to make a 3 digit number. 6 large sheets for group work and an independent worksheet pg29-35 ‘Greater Than and Less Than’ comparison activity- 6 large sheets for group work and an independent worksheet pg36-43 ‘Partitioning Money’ cards with amounts below £1. Use as a set of task cards or a treasure hunt/ scoot activity. Also, recording sheets to accompany ‘Partitioning Money’ task cards. 1 set using ‘Tens & Units’ language and 1 set using ‘Tens & Ones’ language pg44-45 12 ‘I have/ Who has’ cards using ‘Tens & Units’ language for numbers below 100 ALL WORKSHEETS ARE BLACK AND WHITE TO SAVE INK TASK CARDS ARE IN COLOUR Look out for the ever-growing complementary packs which cover the range of Year 2 maths objectives and are themed for use throughout the year. Find a problem? Contact me and let me work out the kinks for you! Many thanks for your support Laura Xx
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