The Railway Children Chapter 6 SATs style comprehension (with answers)

The Railway Children Chapter 6 SATs style comprehension (with answers)

This resource includes an extract from chapter 6 of 'The Railway Children', a comprehension paper based on the extract which is set out in the same style as the Key Stage 2 Reading SAT, the mark scheme and a grid showing the coverage of the content domains across the questions. Each of the questions follows the same format as those found in the 2016 and 2017 KS 2 Reading SATs so that children can become familiar with the ways in which questions are worded. The resource can be used as a stand alone practice comprehension for the KS 2 SATs or could be used as part of a novel study of 'The Railway Children'.
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The Third Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor: KS 2 SATs style comprehension (with answers)

The Third Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor: KS 2 SATs style comprehension (with answers)

This resource contains an extract from Andrew Lang’s Arabian Nights, a KS2 SATs style comprehension and a complete marking key. This comprehension is based on the classic story of Sinbad the Sailor by Andrew Lang. For convenience the text is provided so that you can copy it enabling all children to have a copy. The comprehension follows the same layout as the KS 2 Reading SAT. The booklet includes a mark scheme which also identifies the targeted content domain for each of the questions. The comprehension could be used as practice leading up to the KS 2 reading SAT either in class or as homework.
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Key Stage 2 SATs-Style Comprehension Bundle (with answers)

Key Stage 2 SATs-Style Comprehension Bundle (with answers)

This bundle contains 4 Key Stage 2 SATs style comprehension papers (with answers) It includes: Peter Pan Chapter 1 KS 2 SATs-style comprehension (with answers) The Railway Children Chapter 6 KS 2 SATs-style comprehension (with answers) The Third Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor KS 2 SATs-style comprehension (with answers) The Wind in the Willows Chapter 2 KS 2 SATs-style comprehension (with answers) As a bundle it is offered at a 50% reduction of the price if bought separately! The papers would provide useful practice in the run up to the Key Stage 2 SATs and as each of them includes a full copy of the text would be ideal for homework.
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Peter Pan Chapter 1 SATs-style Comprehension (with answers)

Peter Pan Chapter 1 SATs-style Comprehension (with answers)

This resource contains an extract from chapter 1 of J. M. Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’. To accompany this there is a Key Stage 2 SATs style comprehension. Each of the questions follows the format and structure of questions found on the 2016 and 2017 KS 2 Reading SAT. To aid marking there is a complete mark scheme which not only provides the answers but also identifies the target content domain for each question. I have also included a grid which clearly identifies coverage of the content domains for the whole of the paper. The comprehension can be used as a stand alone practice activity for year 6 comprehension in preparation for the KS 2 Reading SAT or it could be used as part of a novel study unit on Peter Pan. As the extract from the text is included it is also ideal for homework. The comprehension is suitable for year 5 or year 6.
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The Third Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor: KS 2 SATs style comprehension (with answers)

The Third Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor: KS 2 SATs style comprehension (with answers)

This resource contains an extract from Andrew Lang’s Arabian Nights, a KS2 SATs style comprehension and a complete marking key. This comprehension is based on the classic story of Sinbad the Sailor by Andrew Lang. For convenience the text is provided so that you can copy it enabling all children to have a copy. The comprehension follows the same layout as the KS 2 Reading SAT. The booklet includes a mark scheme which also identifies the targeted content domain for each of the questions. The comprehension could be used as practice leading up to the KS 2 reading SAT either in class or as homework.
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The Railway Children Chapter 6 SATs style comprehension (with answers)

The Railway Children Chapter 6 SATs style comprehension (with answers)

This resource includes an extract from chapter 6 of 'The Railway Children', a comprehension paper based on the extract which is set out in the same style as the Key Stage 2 Reading SAT, the mark scheme and a grid showing the coverage of the content domains across the questions. Each of the questions follows the same format as those found in the 2016 and 2017 KS 2 Reading SATs so that children can become familiar with the ways in which questions are worded. The resource can be used as a stand alone practice comprehension for the KS 2 SATs or could be used as part of a novel study of 'The Railway Children'.
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Mog the Forgetful Cat KS 1 SATs style comprehension

Mog the Forgetful Cat KS 1 SATs style comprehension

This is a KS 1 SATs style comprehension paper to accompany the book 'Mog the Forgetful Cat' by Judith Kerr. Children will need a copy of the book in order to complete the comprehension. The questions follow the format and layout of the KS 1 reading SAT. Included is the mark scheme for the questions again following the format of the KS 1 reading SAT. The mark scheme also identifies the target content domain for each question. The questions will be suitable for children in years 1 & 2.
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Daddy Fell into the Pond by Alfred Noyes. KS1 SATs style Comprehension and Vocab

Daddy Fell into the Pond by Alfred Noyes. KS1 SATs style Comprehension and Vocab

This is a KS 1 SATs style comprehension paper based on the poem 'Daddy Fell into the Pond' by Alfred Noyes. It includes a copy of the poem ready for copying. The comprehension paper follows the format of the Key Stage 1 Reading Comprehension SAT and includes a marking key which identifies the content domain for each question plus acceptable answers. There is also a crossword which is differentiated 3 ways. This will provide the children with useful practice for the 'find an copy' vocabulary questions. The wordsearch (again differentiated 3 ways) provides further opportunity to engage with items of vocabulary taken from the poem.
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas: Comprehension and Vocabulary Activities

'Twas the Night Before Christmas: Comprehension and Vocabulary Activities

This is a Key Stage 2 reading SAT style comprehension based on the poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore. It also includes the answers which follow the format of the SATs answer booklet, identifying the content domain for each question, possible answers and the number of marks available. There is also a crossword included in the pack which is differentiated 3 ways and allows pupils to practise identifying the meaning of the word from the context and is a useful fun way of preparing them for the find and copy type questions. I have also included a wordsearch, to help expose pupils more to the vocabulary used in the poem. This again is differentiated 3 ways and includes the solutions to each of the problems. The activities included in the pack are suitable for Key Stage 2.
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Features of Fictional Narrative: A Guide for Teachers

Features of Fictional Narrative: A Guide for Teachers

The National Curriculum for English 2014 mentions only a few fictional genres specifically. However, the newly revised teacher assessment framework for writing clearly states that children at both Key Stage 1 & 2 should be drawing on their reading. With an in-depth knowledge of the structures and features that are associated with the different narrative fiction genres we can make much more informed decisions about the aspects we want to focus on for comprehension and for writing. This document sets out the different features of the most common fiction genres that are written for children, identifying common plot structures, character types, key language features and themes. This will enable teachers to plan more focused reading and composition lessons for their pupils.
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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. Differentiated Questions for Whole Class and Guided Reading

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. Differentiated Questions for Whole Class and Guided Reading

This 14 page PDF includes differentiated questions for Roald Dahl's 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.' The book has been split into 5 sections and there is a set of differentiated questions for each section. The questions are suitable for years 3 and 4 and could be used with the whole class or with smaller guided reading groups. Each question is cross-referenced to the content domains used in the Key Stage 2 reading SAT and includes answers.
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Bill's New Frock: Differentiated Questions for Whole Class and Guided Reading

Bill's New Frock: Differentiated Questions for Whole Class and Guided Reading

This is a bank of differentiated questions (with answers) for every chapter of Bill's New Frock by Anne Fine. They can be used for whole class reading or small group guided reading to facilitate discussion and develop children's comprehension skills. The questions have been differentiated three ways enabling teachers to target the level of challenge according to the needs of their pupils. Also each question has been cross referenced against the content domains for the key stage 2 SATs. The questions are suitable for pupils in year 4 or year 5.
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Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown Comprehension and Reading Activities

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown Comprehension and Reading Activities

This is a 48 page PDF document. It contains a variety of comprehension activities for the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. There are activities and worksheets to develop the skill of working out the meaning of words from context, including a crossword for each chapter; understanding and analysing character; prediction; text structureand analysis; summarising the text and 3 differentiated comprehensions for the final chapter which focus on inference. In addtion there is a set of guided reading questions for each chapter. All of the activities, worksheets and guided reading questions are cross referenced to the criteria identified for Key Stage 2 reading assessment for ease of tracking. There is also a list of related books to encourage 'reading for pleasure'. The booklet is designed for years 3 and 4.
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The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne fine - Reading and Comprehension Activities

The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne fine - Reading and Comprehension Activities

This PDF booklet contains notes and resources to support the teaching of reading and comprehension of Anne Fine's The Diary of a Killer Cat. They are designed for year 3. There are 7 guided reading notes (one for each chapter) and these are clearly aligned to the content domains and the national curriculum for English. The guided reading notes focus on developing children's inference skills. There are worksheets to help develop inference, sequencing, character analysis and point of view. In addition there are a number of related drama activities which help develop children's reading with expression and inference skills.
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The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith Comprehension and Reading Activities

The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith Comprehension and Reading Activities

This is a 34 page PDF document containing the notes and resources for comprehension and reading activities relating to Dick King-Smith's The Hodgeheg. There are guided reading notes for each chapter, guidance for drama activities to develop children's understanding of character, differentiated worksheets to develop inference and justifying opinions with evidence and two crosswords to develop the skill of working out the meaning of words from the context. The activities and materials are suitable for children in years 3/4
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What are connectives called in the new National Curriculum?

What are connectives called in the new National Curriculum?

Are you confused by the terminology in the New National Curriculum? The fact that the term 'connectives' is no longer in the National Curriculum, has caused a great deal of angst and confusion for many teachers. This chart identifies what 'connectives' are now known as in the NC English 2014. It provides definitions and examples on a single sheet of A4 and is an at a glance prompt sheet for busy teachers.
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A Candle in the Dark by Adele Geras  Comprehension activities and Guided Reading

A Candle in the Dark by Adele Geras Comprehension activities and Guided Reading

A Candle in the Dark by Adele Geras is a short historical novel set just before the beginning of World War II. It follows two young Jewish refugees as they escape Germany on the Kindertransport. The pdf booklet provides a range of different activities to develop the comprehension of pupils in years 5/6 including, freeze frame, hot-seating, character on the wall. There are detailed guided reading plans for 4 of the chapters which are Word documents enabling editing. There is also a PDF which is a SATs style comprehension paper for the final chapter. Each of the activities is cross-referenced to the end of Key Stage 2 statements for reading to facilitate the gathering of evidence for end of Key Stage 2 Teacher Assessment of Reading.
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Esio Trot by Roald Dahl - Reading and Comprehension Activities

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl - Reading and Comprehension Activities

This is a 37 page PDF containing a range of activities and resources to support the teaching of reading and comprehension of Esio Trot by Roald Dahl. The activities are suitable for year 3 and some year 4 pupils. They include: 7 guided reads, 5 crosswords for vocabulary development, 2 sets of differentiated activity sheets for character analysis, activity sheets to explore plot structure and summary and activities to develop reading with expression. There are also suggestions for wider reading. Each of the activities are aligned with NC 2014 to enable tracking and the collection of evidence.
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Winnie in Winter: Comprehension questions and activities & resources to support SPaG

Winnie in Winter: Comprehension questions and activities & resources to support SPaG

This pack includes a set of comprehension questions to be used for whole class discussion/guided reading, suitable for year 2. The majority of the question focus on content domain 1d allowing teachers to develop the necessary skills before the year 2 SATs. There is also a focus on 1a, vocabulary. The pack also includes suggestions for developing pupils grammar, punctuation and spelling. In particular: adjectives, noun phrases, sentence structure, sentence types (commands), use of commas to separate words in a list, the apostrophe for omission and the homophones their, there and they're. All the resources for the activities are included: worksheets, smart notebook file for sentence construction, a class set of 30 bingo cards for contraction bingo, cards for composing human sentences etc.
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Activities and Resources for KS1 anti-bullying based on 'Leave Me Alone' by Kes Gray

Activities and Resources for KS1 anti-bullying based on 'Leave Me Alone' by Kes Gray

Some ideas for ant-bullying activities suitable for Key Stage 1 based on the book 'Leave Me Alone' by Kes Gray. The activities use the book as a stimulus to introduce this sensitive subject area. The activities focus on the characters in the book before broadening them out. It includes 2 powerpoint presentation resources to stimulate discussion of the key points in the story (or a smartnotebook alternative) and one worksheet for the children to complete.
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Poems and activities on the theme of light for primary school

Poems and activities on the theme of light for primary school

This is a pdf document. The document contains a collection of poems on the theme of light, suitable for use in the primary school. The poems are categorised according to the age group they might be used with. Each of the poems has suggested activities that can be carried out by the children, ranging from singing/performing the poems in reception to the study of figurative language in years 5 and 6. From year 1 through to year 6 there are suggestions as to how the children might go about composing their own poems using a range of poetic devices and figurative language using the selected poems as models. The poems written by the children could then be used as a whole school poetry celebration which might take the form of an assembly, an anthology of poetry or a display. The theme for National Poetry day 2015 is 'light' .
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Cool as a Cucumber by Michael Morpurgo - Comprehension and Reading Activities

Cool as a Cucumber by Michael Morpurgo - Comprehension and Reading Activities

This 31 page PDF contains activities and worksheets designed to develop children's comprehension of Cool as a Cucumber by Michael Morpurgo. The book and the activities are suitable for children in year 3. There are 5 guided reads (one for each chapter), 4 crosswords to develop the skill of working out the meaning of words from the context, worksheets 4 sets of worksheets (2 of which are differentiated), a Writing a book Review word mat and suggestions for drama activities which develop inference and understanding of character. There is also a list of wider reading to promote children's reading for pleasure.
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