I have made this resource for my Year 5 class to use to support their reading skills. All of the questions relate to the reading domains (2a-2h), I have tried to make them look similar to what they might be seeing in their SATs. The questions relate to four page chunks of the book to give them time to read and answer the questions in a guided reading session. Hope you find it useful, some of the questions may not link directly to the strands (I'm by no means an expert!) so if anything needs changing please comment.
Just So Stories are brilliant and also really fun to teach (IMO). The children will read some examples of Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling and then have a go at writing their own based on how an animal got its distinct feature. I have used this with my Year 5 Class but it could be easily differentiated to suit any KS2 class. Favourite lesson is using emoji’s to create the speech, any excuse! Hope this helps.
Literacy Planning I am using with my Year 5 class based on the animated film clip ‘Replay’ which can be found on YouTube and the Literacy Shed. There are a million ways that this clip can be used but this planning is based on turning the film clip into narrative. Inspired to give this a go after reading Modelling Exciting Writing, a brilliant book full of fab ideas!
This resource is designed to help children with new and unfamiliar vocabulary to help deepen their understand the excellent Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. When teaching this book in the past, I have noticed that there was a lot of vocabulary and idioms that some of the children were struggling to access because either they had not heard or seen the words or phrases before, or had seen or heard of them but were unsure of what they meant.
When reading this book, I would have the images displayed on the board for the children to see as we read each chapter and I would print and chop up the idioms and hand them out to some of the children in the class. Those with the idiom would need to pay extra attention and, when their phrase is read out, they would stand up and read the meaning out loud. The other children may wish to record this new vocabulary for future use as these phrases could be useful in their written work. Or you would use it in a different way to suit your class, whatever works!
10 Weeks worth of planning about the Romans with a bit of a focus on Lincolnshire for a couple of lessons. This was planned to be delivered to KS2 children as the planning is flexible to be accessed by children from Year 3 to 6.
This resource is intended to be used for guided reading lessons when studying the wonderful Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Each lesson is made up of some quick fire questions (retrieval and inference) and then a longer written question (inspired by the Book Talk reading scheme by Jane Considine) and each chapter is consolidated with VIPERS questions from Literacy Shed Plus (subscription required but very worth it).
The last slide provides guidance for how to use the resource. If it us useful then I will be happy to make and share the same for Chapters 1-4. Hope it helps!
This resource is designed to use in reading lessons when reading the brilliant Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. For each chapter, there are images to support some of the unfamiliar places and objects that the children may not have come across before. There are also easy translations of some of the tricky vocabulary (words and phrases) used throughout each chapter to support children’s understanding of the text. Hope it helps!
This is a short set of plans for a setting description based on the wonderful POG by Padraig Kenny. The unit is aimed at Year 5 children but can be easily adapted for any Key Stage 2 learners. The children will write from the point of view of Penny or David to describe their new house on the first day that they moved into it just like they do in the book. This planning pulls on resources from Descriptosaurus and the Literacy Shed (because they’re great) and is hopefully useful to anyone wishing to use this book to inspire some creative writing. Hope it helps!
A short descriptive unit of work based on the water colour masterpiece ‘The River’ by Alessandro Sanna. This unit of work was used to fill a spare week but turned out to be one that the kids liked (mainly because they got to do art in literacy, scandalous!) . This was also taught along side our class reader ‘The Explorer’ for a Rivers and Mountains topic.
This unit pulls on resources such as Descriptosaurus which is an excellent resource to develop children’s descriptive vocabulary if used in the right way. Hope its of use!
A short guided reading resources based on Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. The resource is a fictional advert for the Peggy Sue (renamed the Seggy Pue because it is funny) which covers a range of Reading Domains for KS2.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a great book with engaging stories that children, regardless of their attitude to Harry Potter, really enjoy. This 2/3 week planning unit looks at three of the tales (Wizard and the Hopping Pot, The Fountain of Fair Fortune and the Tale of the Three Brothers) before the children choose their favourite and innovate it to create their own story. Hope this is of some use!
This resource is a guided reading activity I have prepared for my year 5 class to support our WW2 topic. Each page has a series of questions that link into the guided reading standards (2a-2h) in an attempt to find a simple, measurable way to find out what the children doing the activity can do well and need support with. I have tried to make the questions look and sound similar to the type of questions they will have in a SATs paper. Some of the pages have questions on the left and answers on the right, but not all of them; they are fairly straight forward though. I think I have made the questions relevant to each strand but feel free to comment if any need changing. Hope this helps.