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New Zealand Essential Spelling Words – Activity Sheets – Lists 1-8
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New Zealand Essential Spelling Words – Activity Sheets – Lists 1-8

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Activity sheets for words from lists 1-8 of the NZ Essential Spelling Word Lists. Activities: ♦ Write the words. ♦ Write the words and identify the vowels (highlight, colour, circle, etc). ♦ How many syllables? Colour the number to show the answer. ♦ Write the words in alphabetical order. ♦ Write the words in the correct letter boxes. ♦ Write the words on the ‘word wall’ (interesting fonts, colours, etc). ♦ Write a sentence using as many of the words as you can. Please click on the 'Preview' button above to see a large example of the worksheets. Included: ♦ 35 activity sheets ♦ Teacher notes ♦ Teaching aids (for explaining the 'letter boxes' if your students are unfamiliar with them) ♦ Answers – for the alphabetical order and letter box activities 10 words per activity sheet. A4 size paper. List 8 = Commonly misspelt words The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. Use these sheets for a word work activity, literacy station, homework sheet, etc. List 1 – 1 sheet List 2 – 2 sheets List 3 – 3 sheets List 4 – 5 sheets List 5 – 5 sheets List 6 – 7 sheets List 7 – 6 sheets List 8 – 6 sheets ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Roll - A - Story   (roll a dice to select character, setting and problem)
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Roll - A - Story (roll a dice to select character, setting and problem)

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Nine roll-a-story cards for your students to use during their writing lessons. Roll a dice 3 times to get a character, setting and problem. Fun and engaging and suitable for many levels. Examples of characters: noisy burglar, adventurous astronaut, impatient prison guard, crazy aunt, fearless soldier, intelligent prince ... Examples of settings: castle, rainforest, rock concert, Principal's office, train station, alligator farm, treehouse ... Examples of problems: burnt the pizza, trapped, caught in a giant spiderweb, can't find shoes, allergic reaction after eating nuts ...
New Zealand High Frequency Sight Words
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New Zealand High Frequency Sight Words

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New Zealand High Frequency Sight Words. Display them on the wall, put them on a ring clip, use them in a literacy activity …. 2 options available in this resource – dotty border or scribble border. Print and use the one you prefer! Blank templates included – write additional words or use your own word lists. 4 word cards to each A4 size paper. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. Word lists included (each list on A4 size paper) High frequency words align to the NZ reading colour wheel: ♦ magenta (25 words) ♦ red (28 words) ♦ yellow (31 words) ♦ blue (37 words) ♦ green (49 words) ♦ orange (63 words) Word List Acknowledgement: www.tkp.school.nz/files/530877945427c642/folders/1/Highfrequencyhomewordlists%20(2).pdf © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Alphabetical Order - cut and paste activity - 3 levels
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Alphabetical Order - cut and paste activity - 3 levels

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Alphabetical Order. Worksheets for students to cut, group, order and glue words into alphabetical order. 3 different levels: * all words have a different starting letter * some words have the same starting letter * all words have the same starting letter 2 different worksheets at each level. 2 A5 size worksheets on A4 paper. Blank template included. Answer sheets included. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Junior Journal Worksheets (number 50) - New Zealand reading programme
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Junior Journal Worksheets (number 50) - New Zealand reading programme

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Worksheets for 'Junior Journal 50' (New Zealand Reading) Excellent resource for your reading programme. Made by a teacher … for teachers. This resource contains: * Ordering events. * Cloze, compound words, suffix (-ful). * Word search. * Alphabetical order, unjumble the words, circle the correct spelling, word frames. * Drawing and predicting. * True or false? * Journal hunt (like a scavenger hunt - for the whole book). Question sheet, answer sheet, word study reference sheet, certificate templates. Answer sheets included (where applicable) Please see my other listings for additional Junior Journal resources. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Sentence Work – capital letters, full stops and question marks.
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Sentence Work – capital letters, full stops and question marks.

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Activity sheets for learning about capital letters, full stops and question marks. The sentences contain high frequency sight words so they are suitable for junior students (early readers). Activities: ♦ READ the text. ♦ EDIT the text (capital letters, full stops, question marks). ♦ WRITE the edited text on the lines. ♦ DRAW a picture in the empty box. Four Levels: ♦ 1 sentence ♦ 1 sentence (questions) ♦ 2 sentences ♦ 2 sentences (with questions) Two Formats: ♦ A4 size paper (with NZ/AU/UK spelling) ♦ Letter size paper (with US spelling - mom) Each level contains 5 different activity sheets. This resource contains a total of 20 worksheets. Each set of worksheets has a different ‘bee’ picture. What needs editing? ♦ Punctuation - full stops and question marks. ♦ Capital Letters – beginning of sentences, I, proper nouns. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. The lines are 14mm high with a 7mm dashed line. A helpful resource for literacy stations, focused writing lessons or homework. THE SENTENCES: Level A – 1 sentence Look at the little bird in the big tree. Mum and Dad looked for my reading book. I like to play on the slide when I go to the park. I have a black cat and his name is Fluffy. We are going to China with Grandma on Monday. Level B – 1 sentence (question) What would you like to eat for dinner? Could you please help me look for my red ball? When can I take the little puppy for a walk? Would you like to play with Sam after school? Where is my book about Mickey Mouse? Level C – 2 sentences Look at the pink pig. It is so happy in the mud. I like Mr Brown’s car. It is long and black. Dan put the book in his bag. He took it to school. I saw Amanda run away. She is over there. I can’t find Mum. I think I am lost. Level D – 2 sentences (with questions) Where is my bat? Will you help me look for it? We like to skip and jump. Can I jump higher than Kim? Was that a little mouse? I think it ran under the bed. I saw Tom on the bus. Where is he going? How fast can you ride your bike? I can go faster than Dad. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Matariki – The Seven Kites of Matariki – Activity Sheets for the book
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Matariki – The Seven Kites of Matariki – Activity Sheets for the book

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A set of activity sheets for the following book: Title: The Seven Kites of Matariki Author: Calico McClintock Illustrator: Dominique Ford 21 activity sheets that suit a range of abilities. Included: ♦ Word search – junior and senior ♦ Cloze – junior and senior (write the missing words) ♦ Order the events in the story (cut and paste activity) ♦ Letter boxes ♦ Acrostic poem templates (Ururangi / Matariki) ♦ Story board – with and without words ♦ Maths – tally chart and block graph (favourite kite in the story) ♦ Design a kite (template) ♦ Alphabetical order (shells) ♦ Research and drawing task (shells) ♦ Character traits of Ururangi ♦ Drawing task – as if looking through binoculars ♦ Trifold – beginning, middle and end ♦ Postage stamp design ♦ Book cover design ♦ Writing - Newspaper article ♦ Writing – If I was a kite I would … Answer sheets are provided for: ♦ word search (x2) ♦ ordering the events ♦ cloze (x2) Made on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
New Zealand Essential Spelling Words - 'Unscramble it' mats
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New Zealand Essential Spelling Words - 'Unscramble it' mats

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A fun, interactive activity for your students to practise their spelling words. Print and laminate the mats. Students use alphabet letters such as magnetic letters, scrabble tiles, letters written on milk bottle lids or pieces of card. They gather the letters they need and manipulate them until they see the word. Words used: NZ Essential Spelling Words lists 1-8 (list 8 = commonly misspelt words). 2 Different Formats: ♦ With a prompt – a dot under the starting letter ♦ Without a prompt 69 ‘Unscramble it’ mats in total Just print the mats that suit the level of your students: ♦ List 1 – 2 mats ♦ List 2 – 4 mats ♦ List 3 – 6 mats ♦ List 4 – 10 mats ♦ List 5 – 10 mats ♦ List 6 - 14 mats ♦ List 7 – 12 mats ♦ List 8 – 11 mats * This is the type of activity that your ‘hands-on learners’ will appreciate. * Great for a learning station, early finisher activity, etc. * This activity will reinforce both spelling and reading. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. 5 words on each A4 page. The level of each mat is written in the bottom right corner. Answer sheets are not provided. If you can’t work out what the word is (particularly some of the longer words in list 7 and 8) just look at the starting letter and refer to a copy of the essential spelling list. Please note that when making some of the longer words, the letter tiles will not fit in the allocated space on the page. These longer words will spread out onto the table/floor. Also, there are two words in List one that are only 1 letter long (a and I) so these will not require unscrambling. The words are displayed in a different order to my other resource – Essential Spelling Words ‘Make it’ mats. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Zoo Animals – Basic Report
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Zoo Animals – Basic Report

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A fun concertina booklet to present information about 27 different zoo animals. The Report Headings: What do I look like? What do I eat? Who are my enemies? What do I like to do? Where do I live? Interesting fact. What type of animal am I? (amphibian, bird, fish, mammal, reptile – tick the correct box) Cover page – give the animal a name; write your own name; colour the animal. How To Construct: 1. Trim around the outside of the page. 2. Fold in half and glue. 3. Concertina fold to make a booklet. Included: ♦ Template for 27 different zoo animals. ♦ Blank template (to make for other animals). ♦ Construction instructions. The Animals: Bear Cheetah Crocodile Elephant Flamingo Frog Giraffe Gorilla Hippopotamus Kangaroo Koala Lion Lizard Monkey Panda Parrot Peacock Penguin Polar Bear Rhinoceros Sloth Snake Tiger Toucan Tortoise Walrus Zebra Designed on A4 size paper. Can be enlarged to allow additional room for writing. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
The Treaty of Waitangi – Thought Bubbles
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The Treaty of Waitangi – Thought Bubbles

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Templates for your students to record possible thoughts that these people may have been thinking regarding the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Key Competency – Thinking from another person’s perspective. Two Formats: ♦ Circles ♦ Ovals Pictures: ♦ 5 men ♦ 5 women All of the pictures are of Māori people (traditional and colonial dress). The words are written in Māori language - Te Tiriti o Waitangi. These look great coloured, cut out and displayed on the wall. The circles are approximately 18 cm in diameter when cut and the ovals are the size of an A4 page. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
New Zealand Essential Spelling Words (Lists 1-8) - Individual  Word Cards
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New Zealand Essential Spelling Words (Lists 1-8) - Individual Word Cards

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NZ Essential Spelling Lists 1-8 Word Cards Words written in ‘NZ Basic Script’ font. List 8 – commonly misspelt words. Each list has a different coloured border. These colours match the lists in my other Essential Spelling List Resource – 5 words on a card. Click here to view. 10 words on each A4 piece of paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - Stick Puppet Templates
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The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - Stick Puppet Templates

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3 Billy Goats Gruff - classroom resources Stick puppet templates - goats, troll and bridge Colour and black and white - Various options. Attach to an ice-block stick and have fun! Encourages story retelling and oral language development. Label the goat worksheet (with answer sheet). 2 per A4 sheet. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Junior Journal Worksheets (number 52) - New Zealand reading programme
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Junior Journal Worksheets (number 52) - New Zealand reading programme

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Activity sheets for Junior Journal 52 for your classroom reading programme. This resource will save you hours of time! A worksheet for every item in the journal (2 stories, 2 articles and 1 poem) * Ordering events. * Code breaking. * Compound words. * Cloze. * Nouns and verbs. * Select the correct words. * Drawing. * Who questions. * Maori / English vocabulary. * Complete a chart. * Unjumble words. Also included is a 'Junior Journal Hunt'. 32 questions - one question for every page in the book. Questions relate to the text (eg comprehension, word study, etc) and the pictures. A word study reference sheet is included for your students to refer to (less interruptions while you're with another group!) and certificate template to celebrate the children's success and effort. Please see my other listings for additional Junior Journal resources. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Blends and Digraphs - Activity sheets
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Blends and Digraphs - Activity sheets

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Worksheets for common blends and digraphs. Activities: ♦ write your name. ♦ colour the blend. ♦ trace and write the blend. ♦ find the blend 4 times and colour the circle. ♦ colour the picture. ♦ write the blend to make 4 words. ♦ write the 4 words in the letter boxes. There is also an empty box in the bottom left corner. This is so you can design an activity for your students. For example: • draw a picture of a word that has the blend. • hunt for a word around the classroom (in a book, on the wall, etc) that has the blend and write it. • write the blend as many times as you can. • write the blend in fancy lettering. • write a sentence using a word that has the blend. Included: ♦ 40 worksheets ♦ Teacher notes (including a resource to help teach the ‘letter boxes’). ♦ Each worksheet is the same format. ♦ Made on A4 size paper. ♦ Made with the NZ Basic Script font so they are especially suitable for New Zealand classrooms. List of blends and digraphs used: (36 beginning and 4 final) br- cr- dr- fr- gr- pr- tr- wr- bl- cl- fl- gl- pl- sl- ch- ph- sh- th- wh- sc- sk- sm- sn- sp- st- sw- kn- qu- tw- scr- shr- spl- spr- squ- str- thr- -ck -ng -sh -st © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Back To School – Summer Fun – Quilt
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Back To School – Summer Fun – Quilt

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An engaging activity for your students when they come back to school after a few weeks of fun in the sun! Write about your summer and draw a picture. Add colour, cut it out and arrange to make a class quilt. This makes a bright, attractive display on your bare walls at the beginning of the year. 3 Different Writing Options: ♦ Cinquain Poem ♦ -ing Poem ♦ Recount Writing Suitable for a range of levels. Great for multi-level classrooms. Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Honeybees – Collaborative Honeycomb Template – Research and Write Facts
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Honeybees – Collaborative Honeycomb Template – Research and Write Facts

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A fun activity when learning about honeybees. 1. Research information about honeybees. 2. Write a fact in each of the 6 honeycomb cells. 3. Add colour. 4. Cut. 5. Display together on the wall to make a collaborative honeycomb. Two Templates Included: ♦ Honeybee facing right. ♦ Honeybee facing left. Provided in 2 different paper sizes: ♦ A4 paper size ♦ Letter paper size ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Te Reo Māori – Handwriting Copy Cards – Whakataukī (Proverbs)
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Te Reo Māori – Handwriting Copy Cards – Whakataukī (Proverbs)

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Handwriting/Printing copy cards for New Zealand classrooms using the Māori alphabet and proverbs. a e i o u h k m n p r t w wh ng 30 cards in total – 2 cards for each letter. A5 size (2 cards per A4 size paper). Laminate the cards. Students look at the card and copy one line of each letter into their exercise book, followed by the sentence (the proverb). 3 different sets of cards provided: ♦ with the English translation (no numbers) ♦ with full-height numbers 0-9 (no English translation) ♦ with half-height numbers 0-9 (no English translation) The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter/number shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. *** Lots of other New Zealand Handwriting and Te Reo Maori resources available in my store. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Story Starters - third person - writing
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Story Starters - third person - writing

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Story Starters for writing lessons in the classroom. They are all for writing in the third person (ie they all contain the names of other characters, rather than using 'I') Print these out and laminate them back-to-back. Hand them out (or children can 'lucky-dip'). Students can then choose which story starter interests them the most and use that one to begin writing in their exercise book. Collect them in and use them again another time. 8 A4 sheets with 8 story starters on each page (total 64).
New Zealand Sight Words - FREE- word mats and word cards
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New Zealand Sight Words - FREE- word mats and word cards

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Word mats and word cards for words at the Magenta to Orange level of the colour wheel. Word Mats: * provided in black/white or with a coloured border. * one A4 size mat for each level. Word Cards: * 5 words on each card for Magenta to Blue. * 8 words on each card for Green and Orange. * 4 cards on each A4 size page. * some words are written twice (just to fill up the last card at that level). * the cards at each level have the same picture. * the border and picture colour represent the level of the colour wheel. * cards are numbered in the top left corner of each card. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. I have many games, activities and worksheets using these sight words. You can find them in all my TES store. Words Used: Magenta: I like going is mum look the am said to at went in me here my on dad a and come up can sat for Red: we get put with go no they today was where you she he this are will as too not but likes down big it little see so looked Yellow: when came one it’s make an all back day into oh out play ran do take that then there him saw his got looking of yes mother from her baby father Blue: have help here’s home let need again laugh soon talked could had find end making under very were your walk girl about don’t last what now goes because next than fun bag coming did or cake run Green: always good walked know please them use want feel just left best house old their right over love still took thank you school much brother sister round another myself new some asked called made people children away water how Mrs if I’m Mr who didn’t can’t after our time most Orange: man think long things wanted eat everyone two thought dog well more I’ll tree shouted us other food through way been stop must red door sea these began boy animals never work first lots that’s gave something bed may found live say night small three head town I’ve around every garden fast only many laughed let’s suddenly told word forgot better bring push Word List Acknowledgement: www.tkp.school.nz/files/530877945427c642/folders/1/Highfrequencyhomewordlists%20(2).pdf ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Story Starters - first person - writing
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Story Starters - first person - writing

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Story Starters for writing lessons in the classroom. They are all for writing in the first person (ie they all contain 'I') Print these out and laminate them back-to-back. Hand them out (or children can 'lucky-dip'). Students can then choose which story starter interests them the most and use that one to begin writing in their exercise book. Collect them in and use them again another time. 8 A4 sheets with 8 story starters on each page (total 64).