If you’re looking for additional evidence towards the end of KS1 reading statements, this document will help you do just that :)
The download includes:
A comprehension booklet full of retrieval and some inference questions. This is 8 pages long, but you’re welcome to use the snipping tool to use particular questions if that’s of more use. You will receive a pdf with clipart and an editable powerpoint version without clipart. The clipart has to be secured within the document so I have had to remove it for the editable version.
Reading assessments linked to the framework. I have included one for each crayon’s letter and have identified which words provide evidence for the word reading statements (common exception words, 2+syllable words, suffixes) There is an additional comment box at the bottom which I recommend using to make explicit comments about the child’s reading fluency, checking for sense etc. I have included a pdf version with clipart and an editable non clipart version.
1 prediction activity. This book doesn’t lend itself well for making predictions at the greater depth standard but I have included one activity for children to complete.
2 x linking texts activities. 1 activity making links between Red Crayon and Blue Crayon’s letter and another linking The Day the Crayons Quit to a text of your choice. This document is editable.
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All About Bees Non-Chronological Report: Organising Features
If you’re working on non-chronological texts with a minibeast theme, this activity will help children explore features in a hands-on way. You will receive a completed non-chronological report about bees which can be used as a model text or for children to check their own against plus differentiated activities. Once children have learnt the features of a non-chronological report, they can explore putting the features into the correct place.
Features included: heading, subheadings, information, pictures, captions
*Please note, if you’ve come from social media, I’ve had to replace the photographs with clipart images due to copyright… you are of course more than welcome to print your own photographs if you prefer.
2 x complete non-chronological reports about bees (easier and harder version)
2 x cut and stick non-chronological reports about bees (easier and harder version - these are THE SAME but in different places for children to cut out place in the correct place)
4 x cut and stick templates (easier and harder version - this is where children will stick the text boxes. There is an easier and harder version plus a labelled and unlabelled version)
I have included ideas for further differentiation so it can be used for children with a range of needs - I hope you find this useful!
Chatterboxes/ Cootie Catchers
Are you getting ready to meet your new class or are you prepping for back to school? Do you want to encourage your new class to break the ice and get chatting? These getting to know you chatterboxes (or cootie catchers - depending on what you know them as!) will help them do just that! You can choose the version that best meets the age/ability of your class and I’ve also included a blank one that students can make themselves. Once children have been given/made their chatterboxes, they can join up with other members of the class to use their chatterboxes. Hopefully by the end of the session, they will have chatter-boxed with most, if not all, of their class. I love this for encouraging conversations in a no-pressure, non-awkward way. It will take the pressure off children and help them talk with scaffolds in place to help lead the conversation.
The chatterboxes work in the ‘traditional way’, however I have included additional ‘chattable’ content to encourage more talking.
There is a printable ‘how to make your chatterbox’ which can be displayed on the board or printed for students to use.
2 x picture only chatterboxes (cootie catcher) these are perfect for younger children or for children who struggle with reading. For these, children will talk about the pictures by choosing what they like most and talking about it.
8 x question/discussion/choice chatterboxes (cootie catchers!) These are perfect for children who have some reading skills. There are a mixture of words/questions/discussion points or choice chatter points.
1 x blank chatterbox (cootie catcher!) template for children to make their own
1 x printable instruction sheet
The Snail and the Whale is a great book to use in Key Stage One and is perfect to use alongside the end of KS1 reading framework. This download contains a range of printable activities and assessments that can be used to help you assess your Year 2 children against the end of KS1 framework statements. There are resources to assess children working at Working Towards, Expected and Greater Depth standards.
This download requires no prep and is perfect to use in your Year 2 classroom at different points of the school year. You may want to use these resources as part of your Guided Reading lessons, in small groups, provision, as homework, morning/afternoon work or just for assessment purposes by turning the activities into mini assessment booklets.
You can pick and choose the activities that you think will work best for your children, by simply printing your chosen activities. There are teacher notes included which you may find beneficial when assessing your students. You can easily differentiate this resource by picking activities from working towards, expected or greater depth. You can differentiate further by having students work collaboratively, in small groups or with an adult.
Please see the video preview for a run through of the contents.
TAF statements for assessment support
Working towards resources:
Reading resource (including word list suggestions) & teacher notes , questions, recording sheets & teacher notes
Reading resource (including word list suggestions) blank word reading record & teacher notes, 3 pages of mixed comprehension questions (30 questions in total),
Greater depth resources:
Emoji inference chart, blank inference chart, 3 pages of inference specific questions, picture&word match inference game, 2 x venn diagram templates, sentence comparison stems, prediction prompts, blank prediction post it note sheet
Please note: you will need a copy of the text (either a physical book for children to read, a typed up version, or the ability to share on the board) for children to complete these activities. The text IS NOT included in this download.
Are you looking to add some fun to your morning routine? Look no further than these Attendance Quizzes! They are great for generating conversation, engaging students and encouraging creative thinking. This version is best suited to younger children. The slides are bright and exciting to engage students in the activity. Each slide poses a question to consider. There are a huge range of would you rather/choose questions to brighten up your mornings. There are over 100 slides.
Your Attendance Quiz download will download in 2 different ways. You will receive it as a pdf document and also as individual png files. This allows you to easily use the quizzes in a way that suits your needs. I like to use the snipping tool to add the quiz of the day to my daily morning slides so they make up part of my morning routine. You may prefer to simply use them full page which will work too.
Responses can be done in whichever way works best for your class. I usually ask my students to respond to their name with their answer (e.g. “Good Morning Charlotte,” “hedgehog”) but you could simply do it as a discussion, have children respond on whiteboards or extend the activity further by explaining their choice (e.g. I’d rather have feathers because they look cosy and warm).
Getting to know your new class is a HUGE DEAL and we all want those first few days to be fun, stress free and purposeful so here is a super simple, low-prep activity - GETTING TO KNOW YOU BOARD GAMES
All you need to do is print you chosen board game/s (there a lots to choose from!) and provide dice and counters for children to play with. They can repeat the game with multiple partners to help them find out about lots of their class mates.
10 x board games (3 x picture only - use as a ‘do you like…’ game for children who are not yet reading/struggle to read and 7 games that require reading)
4 x blank board game templates for children to complete their own
Differentiation ideas included
Are you looking to make your life easier when asking children questions when reading? This product can be made into a mini booklet that can be used to support lesson planning and oral questioning when hearing children read. It will enable you to ask a variety of questions across the reading domains. These question stems are taken from the Key Stage One tests and can easily be adapted to all texts used in KS1.
Experienced teachers, new teachers, student teachers and teaching assistants will find this useful when working on reading skills with children. I keep mine handy while writing my guided reading questions for when my mind goes blank, or i find myself going back to the same question stems over and over again!
Once made into a booklet, it contains:
front & back cover
2 x retrieval question pages
1 x word meaning question page
1 x inference question page
1 x predicting question page
1 x sequencing question page
The PDF document is 4 pages.
Do you want to link your early writing skills to Goldilocks and the 3 bears? This download is for you! This pack contains 6 activities to support children working on initial sounds. It makes the perfect accompaniment to the traditional tale.
There is a mixture of worksheet and practical learning opportunities that can be used for independent work, book work, centers, morning work or whatever you fancy!
Match the picture to initial sound (worksheet – line drawing)
Match the picture and sound (cut out and match)
Choose the initial sound (worksheet)
Write the initial sound (worksheet)
Clip the initial sound
Magnetic letter initial sounds
Labelling initial sounds
This product download contains:
One pdf document + one powerpoint document
The pdf document contains:
3 games/lessons that are differentiated five ways.
Differentiation: 2 x cut and stick inference (perfect for children who require a lot of support and/or scaffolding) 1 x ‘add the character’ activity sheet with sentence stems, 1 x ‘add the character + inference’ activity sheet with sentence stems, 1 x blank activity sheet for children to formulate their own responses.
7 games/lessons that are differentiated three ways
Differentiation: 1 x ‘add the character’ activity sheet with sentence stems, 1 x
‘add the character and inference’ activity sheet with sentence stems, 1 x blank
activity sheet for children to formulate their own responses.
5 inference picture cards
These will print 2 (of the same) to a page. You can use them for labelling, oral responses or for written responses.
Please note that all of these activity sheets are pre-made with pictures. The first 3 games are heavily linked to traditional tales/fairy tales as they have the most familiar characters. For the activity sheets that require children to think of their own character, they can use whoever they like.
The powerpoint document contains:
the blank templates so that you can add your own pictures/sentence stems etc.
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