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We create English Language Arts products, focusing on LOW or NO prep resources to save you time! In our shop you will find engaging Reading Comprehension activities, Sight Word resources, Speech and Daily writing Prompts and there is more to come!
New Zealand Sight Words - Sight Word BINGO - Magenta to Orange Levels
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New Zealand Sight Words - Sight Word BINGO - Magenta to Orange Levels

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This pack includes sight word bingo mats and calling cards for the Magenta, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green and Orange Level High-Frequency Sight Words New Zealand (NZ). Help your students build their sight word fluency with this fun game! Your students can practice reading the words as they compete to be the first to fill their board, or get five in a row. Use this in a small group or whole class setting. The words included in this bundle are: a, at, look, to, in, am, I, is, and, we, here, said, up, it, like, go, can, went, the, my, going, awake, little, looked, away, big, where, safe, hungry, thank you, asleep, goes, down, wake, four, sleep, shouted, come, looking, are, you, not, comes, can, see, this, way, stay, with, back, all, good, coming, they, will, he, help, saw, came, liked, play, again, day, some, she, ran, put, got, have, on, out, made, his, after, I’m, let, can’t, bad, by, outside, find, then, make, get, slow, have, let’s, did, gone, who, new, one, because, but, fast, open, do, opened, me, now, please, very, already, asked, began, behind, didn't, doing, heavy, laugh, laughed, long, most, middle, other, quickly, right, show, someone, these, try, until, wait, watch, won't, would, across, along, always, around, better, called, catch, could, cried, don't, every, from, long, must, next, other, round, school, slowly, something, still, their, there, under, want, wanted, were, what. Laminate the bingo sets, cut out the calling cards and you are ready to play! How to play Bingo: 1. Each child gets his or her own Bingo Card 2. The caller calls out words one at a time, and each time the child hears a word that is on their card, they cover the word with a marker. 3. The winner is the first person to cover all the words on their board. * You could also set up the game so that the winner is the first person to get four in a row (either horizontally or vertically). In this BUNDLE you will receive: 1. A5 and A4 sized Fluency Mats featuring a range of the 154 Magenta - Orange words: - 8 Magenta Level Sight Word Bingo Mats (each with 15 Magenta level words) - 8 Red Level Sight Word Bingo Mats (each with 16 Red level words) - 8 Yellow Level Sight Word Bingo Mats (each with 16 Yellow level words) - 8 Blue Level Sight Word Bingo Mats (each with 16 Blue level words) - 8 Green Level Sight Word Bingo Mats (each with 16 Green level words) - 8 Orange Level Sight Word Bingo Mats (each with 16 Orange level words) 2. Calling cards for each set of sight words. 3. An information sheet with links to the New Zealand Curriculum. Please note: These words have the British/Australia/New Zealand spellings of words, and therefore would be suitable in countries that spell in this way e.g. colour
Sports Stars - Close Reading Comprehension Texts / Higher Order Thinking (US/NZ)
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Sports Stars - Close Reading Comprehension Texts / Higher Order Thinking (US/NZ)

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This pack includes FIVE Grade Four and Grade Five (Year Five and Six) Informational/Non-Fiction passages with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for reading comprehension. ***9 May, 2017 - RECENTLY UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION AND ACTIVITIES*** These Sports Stars bios introduce kids to fantastic sporting heroes from the USA, UK and New Zealand while reinforcing important reading skills. ***When you download this resource, it comes in both US AND British (NZ) English spellings and printing sizes.*** This resource would also be suitable for Grade 6 (Year Seven and Eight learners) as the higher order thinking activities will keep them challenged and engaged! What this resource is all about The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go non-fiction texts and engaging higher order thinking questions. This resource is jam-packed with exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyze/Analyse, Evaluate, Create). ***When you download this resource, it comes in both US AND British English spellings and printing sizes.*** Say goodbye to short simple passages with three multi-choice questions, and say hello to the future: quality close reading passages, engaging topics (more to come too folks!), exciting higher order thinking activities, and most importantly, growth in your students' reading comprehension and writing abilities! In this pack you will receive: 1. Five texts - all with an extended and scaffold version: - Comparing Tennis Stars (Serena Williams and Andy Murray) - Steven Adams - A Slam Dunk - Lydia Ko - A Hole in One - Michael Phelps - Gold Man - Simone Biles - Gymnastics Genius 2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy - Remember - Understand - Apply - Analyze/Analyse - Evaluate - Create 3. Three Graphic Organiser Examples - Information Web - Timeline - Venn Diagram 4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions 5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.
Te Reo Māori Sight Words BUNDLE
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Te Reo Māori Sight Words BUNDLE

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This bundle includes a range of fun superhero-themed resources to teach the 100 most frequently used te reo Māori words, the days of the week and numbers to ten. Your students will be engaged while completing the activity sheets, and playing Ngā nākahi me ngā arawhata (Snakes and Ladders), Bingo and BOOM! Use these activities as part of your Word Work Daily 5 activities, for homework, or as an addition to your writing program. A great bonus – NO PREP! Just PRINT and GO! In this bundle you receive: - 117 Te Reo Māori Sight Word Activity Sheets with Days of Week, Numbers to Ten - 67 Te Reo Māori Sight Word Flash Cards with Syllables, Days of Week, Numbers - Te Reo Māori Sight Words Snakes and Ladders Game - Te Reo Māori Sight Words BOOM Card Game Sight word recognition improves reading fluency, allowing the student to focus their efforts on the more mentally demanding task of reading comprehension. This resource would be useful in both bilingual and full immersion Māori medium classrooms, as well as an introduction to te reo Māori words for English speaking classes! The words used within this bundle are: 1. The 100 most frequent words in te reo Māori: The list of sight words used in this resource is from: http://tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Teacher-tools/Te-Whakaipurangi-Rauemi/High-frequency-word-lists. This list has been used with permission. 2. Ngā nama tuatahi/Numbers to Ten: tahi, rua, toru, whā, rima, ono, whitu, waru, iwa, tekau 3. Ngā Rā o te Wiki/Days of the week: Rāhina, Rātū, Rāapa, Rāpare, Rāmere, Rāhoroi, Rātapu
New Zealand Sight Words - Flash Cards for Magenta to Orange Levels
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New Zealand Sight Words - Flash Cards for Magenta to Orange Levels

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This pack involves 154 Year One Sight Word Flash Cards based on the New Zealand (NZ) curriculum High Frequency Sight Words. Use these flash cards as part of your Word Work Daily 5 activities, have the children use these with a partner, or send them home as a home-based task. You could also make two sets and play games such as Memory or Go Fish! Sight word recognition improves reading fluency, allowing the student to focus their efforts on the more mentally demanding task of reading comprehension. The words included in this bundle are: a, at, look, to, in, am, I, is, and, we, here, said, up, it, like, go, can, went, the, my, going, awake, little, looked, away, big, where, safe, hungry, thank you, asleep, goes, down, wake, four, sleep, shouted, come, looking, are, you, not, comes, can, see, this, way, stay, with, back, all, good, coming, they, will, he, help, saw, came, liked, play, again, day, some, she, ran, put, got, have, on, out, made, his, after, I’m, let, can’t, bad, by, outside, find, then, make, get, slow, have, let’s, did, gone, who, new, one, because, but, fast, open, do, opened, me, now, please, very, already, asked, began, behind, didn't, doing, heavy, laugh, laughed, long, most, middle, other, quickly, right, show, someone, these, try, until, wait, watch, won't, would, across, along, always, around, better, called, catch, could, cried, don't, every, from, long, must, next, other, round, school, slowly, something, still, their, there, under, want, wanted, were, what. Directions for use: - Print the pages out, cut and laminate them for durability, and then cut out the finished product. Use the assessment sheet to record each child's fluency with these words. Download the preview to see a visual of the product. In this pack you will receive: 1. Six Flash Card Sets: - 20 Magenta Level Sight Word Flash Cards - 26 Red Level Sight Word Flash Cards - 28 Yellow Level Sight Word Flash Cards - 28 Blue Level Sight Word Flash Cards - 28 Green Level Sight Word Flash Cards - 24 Orange Level Sight Word Flash Cards 2. Assessment sheets for assessing student's fluency of EACH set of sight words. 3. An information sheet with links to the New Zealand Curriculum. Please note: These words have the British/Australia/New Zealand spellings of words, and therefore would be suitable in countries that spell in this way e.g. colour
FREE Close Reading Passage with Text Dependent Questions - The History of Anime
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FREE Close Reading Passage with Text Dependent Questions - The History of Anime

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FREE Close Reading Passage with Text Dependent Questions - The History of Anime This free resource includes one Grade Four and Grade Five informational text (based on the Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease Readability Formula) and four engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks. These link directly to many of the Common Core State Standards. The passage in this free resource is titled: The History of Anime - an interesting, current topic, especially considering the popularity of Pokémon GO ®! The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go informational texts and engaging higher order thinking questions. This resource is jam-packed with exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. They will read and reread the text on multiple occasions to answer the provided questions. These questions begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyze, Evaluate, Create). Students are also exposed to a range of graphic organizers to arrange their new knowledge. Examples are provided for you as an extra teaching resource. An added bonus of these activities is that they also incorporate writing skills. Research shows that reading and writing skills improve when they are integrated. These activities are aligned to the majority of the Grade Four and Five Common Core State Standards (see the Activity Information pages for more details on the exact CCSS in each activity). Say goodbye to short simple passages with three multi-choice questions, and say hello to the future: quality close reading passages, engaging topics (more to come too folks!), exciting higher order thinking activities, and most importantly, growth in your students' reading comprehension and writing abilities! Please note, these activities would also be suitable for UK, NZ and Australia classrooms although they do have the US spelling.
BUNDLE - Classroom Display Labels Te Reo Māori and English
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BUNDLE - Classroom Display Labels Te Reo Māori and English

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Brighten up your classroom while teaching Te Reo with this great bundle! This bundle includes the following four products: Te Reo in the Classroom Multi-purpose Te Reo and English Cards Classroom Labels - Te Reo Māori and English Classroom Calendar Labels - Te Reo Māori and English Te Reo Māori Greetings, Introductions and Farewells Classroom Display These four products come in both English and Te Reo Māori. Please see the preview for a visual explanation of this product bundle. The following multi-purpose cards are included: Desk, Chair, Whiteboard, Door, Window, Library, iPad, Computer, Tablet, Cubby hole, Clock, Bag bay, Drawers, Boxes, Cupboard, Tray, Bookshelf, Calculator, Recycling bin, Mat, Rubbish bin, Camera, TV, Radio, Smart board, Notice board, Projector, Posters, Light, Calendar, Sink, Table, Taps, Pillows, Couch, Bean bag, Sports equipment, Bag, Drink bottle, Jersey, T-shirt, Jacket, Socks, Hat, Shoes, Tissues, Apron, Soap, Heater, Fan The following Classroom Labels are included: Scissors, Crayons, Coloured pencils, Pens, Pencils, Cellotape, Paint brushes, Paint, Glue sticks, Glue, Erasers, Sharpeners, Rulers, Small paper clips, Large paper clips, Bulldog clips, Containers, Paper, Coloured paper, Highlighters, Felts, Stapler, Hole punch, Staples, Post it notes, String, Craft supplies, Magnets, Correction fluid, Rubber bands, Ring binders, Newspaper, Glitter, Pins, Whiteboard markers, Stickers, Velcro dots, First aid kit, Scrap paper, Stamps, Puzzles, Books, Sports equipment, Music Equipment, Games, Odds and ends x 3 The following Classroom Calendar Labels are included: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea, Interval, Break time, Play time, Assembly, Sports, Reading, Writing, Maths, Reliever Work, Quiet Time, Summer, Spring, Autumn, Winter The following greetings, introductions and farewells are included: Hello, Hello to one, Hello to two, Hello to three or more, Come here, Welcome, Good morning, How are you?, How are you?, I am good, Good morning, What is your name?, My name is _____, See you later, Goodbye (Said to someone leaving), Goodbye (Said to someone staying) If you have any additional labels that you require, once purchased please email us at topteachingtasks@gmail.com and we will update the product and you will be able to download the updated version. Print and laminate for durability!
Super Literacy Skills Combo - Literacy Skills Activities and Poster Bundle
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Super Literacy Skills Combo - Literacy Skills Activities and Poster Bundle

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This combo features our Super Skills Activity Pack and our Literacy Skills Rules and Definitions Bundle. This combo covers the integral surface and deep feature writing skills of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling and vocabulary! It contains a full year of activities and assessments to cover the skills of literacy in an easy, structured, cover-your-bases system AND features dynamic posters to highlight literacy definitions and engage your students! This combo features the following products: -Super Literacy Skills Activities - Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Vocabulary, Sentences -Parts of Speech Posters -Figurative Language Posters -Mini Literacy Skills Rule and Definition Posters The Super Literacy Skills Activity Combo content is closely tied to the New Zealand Curriculum and will help to prepare your students to meet the requirements of the NZ Writing Standards and Literacy Progressions for Year 5 and 6. Check out this video for a demonstration of how this product works! Skills are introduced clearly and then revisited so your students can learn, practice and excel! ************************************************************************** In our Super Skills Literacy Pack Combo you will receive: • 40 activity sheets (in both colour and black and white versions) featuring writing, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling and vocabulary activities (one for each week of the school year. • Answer sheets for each activity sheet • A comprehensive teacher information pack explaining the purpose of the product, its suggested use and the literacy skill definitions and rules. • A pre-test, with answers, to find out what your students already know. • FOUR end-of-term assessments, designed to be used after each set of ten activity sheets (1-10, 11-20, 21-30, 31-40. • Four definition and rule mini-posters for your students to refer to while using this product, and in their general writing time. These come in both colour and black and white! AND Parts of Speech Posters Noun Verb Adverb Adjective Conjunction Pronoun Preposition Figurative Language Posters Metaphor Simile Alliteration Personification Onomatopoeia Hyperbole Antonym Synonym Mini Rule and Definition Posters: - Parts of Speech - Vocabulary - Punctuation - Word Work and Sentence Structure Key features: o Introduces and revisits concepts. o Kid-friendly superhero theme throughout! o Assessments (and answers) provided! o Targeted at Year 5/6 but also covers the majority of Year 7/8 literacy progressions and has been trialled with success in an intermediate classroom. Literacy Skills featured: ** Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns, Verb Tenses, Adjectives, Proper nouns, Conjunctions, Contractions, Prepositions, Precise Verbs ** Simple Sentences, Compound Sentences, Complex Sentences, Sentence Openers, Sentence Punctuation ** Full stops, Capital Letters, Commas, Speech Marks, Question Marks, Exclamation Marks, Apostrophes, Colons, Semi-Colons ** Synonyms, Antonyms, Similes, Metaphors, Thesaurus Skills, Alliteration, Personification, Hyperbole ** Consonants and Vowels, Plurals, Root Word, Prefixes, Suffixes, Silent Letters, Syllables, Commonly Misspelt Words ** PLUS 32 engaging writing prompts! Uses in your classroom: • Use as a follow-up activity after literacy skills teaching. ��� Use as an independent activity as part of a literacy rotation. • Use as a homework task. • Use as an early finisher activity. • Work through an activity sheet with a small group. Copyright ©Top Teaching Tasks. By purchasing this resource you are agreeing that the contents are the property of Top Teaching Tasks and licensed to you only for classroom/personal use as a single user. We (Top Teaching Tasks) retain the copyright, and reserve all rights to this product.
Matariki Close Reading Comprehension Texts - Higher Order Thinking Activities
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Updated June 2018)* This Matariki Reading Resource includes THREE Year Five and Six non-fiction passages with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for reading comprehension in NZ (New Zealand) classrooms! ***Recently updated to include new research findings of two new stars in the Matariki cluster.*** Learn more about the history of Matariki, how Matariki is celebrated today, and a popular Māori myth based on the Matariki star cluster. This resource would also be suitable Year Seven and Eight learners as the higher order thinking activities will keep them challenged and engaged! What this resource is all about: The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go Anzac Day texts and engaging higher order thinking questions. This resource is jam-packed with exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyse, Evaluate, Create). Say goodbye to short simple passages with three multi-choice questions, and say hello to the future: quality close reading passages, engaging topics (more to come too folks!), exciting higher order thinking activities, and most importantly, growth in your students’ reading comprehension and writing abilities! In this pack you will receive: 1. Three texts - all with an extended and scaffold version: - What is Matariki? - Matariki Today - The Seven Stars of Matariki Māori Legend 2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy - Remember - Understand - Apply - Analyse - Evaluate - Create 3. Three Graphic Organiser Examples - Information Web - Main Idea - Character Web 4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions 5. Two ‘Tips For Use’ pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.
Matariki Bundle - Matariki Literacy Pack - Reading, Writing, Creative Thinking
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Matariki Bundle - Matariki Literacy Pack - Reading, Writing, Creative Thinking

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Let us save you time this Matariki and June with our Matariki BUNDLE: a bundle of fantastic Matariki literacy resources featuring Reading, Writing, and other activities! Perfect for the NZ (New Zealand) classroom! ***Recently updated to include new research findings of two new stars in the Matariki cluster.*** This BUNDLE includes the following resources: Matariki Close Reading Comprehension Texts - Higher Order Thinking Activities Matariki Print and Go Activity Pack - 15 Engaging ELA Resources Daily Writing Prompts - PowerPoint, Journal and Worksheet - June NZ/AU/UK In this pack you will receive: 1. Matariki Close Reading Comprehension Texts - Higher Order Thinking Activities In this pack you will receive: 1. Three texts - all with an extended and scaffold version: - What is Matariki? - Matariki Today - The Seven Stars of Matariki Māori Legend 2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy - Remember - Understand - Apply - Analyse - Evaluate - Create 3. Three Graphic Organiser Examples - Information Web - Main Idea - Character Web 4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions 5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom. 2. Matariki Print and Go Activity Pack - 15 Engaging ELA Resources: This resource features: 1. Writing Prompts 1 2. Word Scramble 3. Fact or Fiction 4. Word Find 5. Mix and Match 6. Venn Diagram 7. Snap Shot 8. Acrostic Poem 9. Letter of Thanks 10. Whakatauki 11. Recipe 12. Recipe Recap (Flow Diagram) 13. Colouring Page (1) 14. Colouring Page (2) 15. Matariki Menu 3. 36 June Writing Prompts: You will receive 386daily writing prompts: - Four Matariki prompts - Eight Explanatory prompts - Six Opinion/persuasive prompts - Eight Narrative prompts (story starters) - Ten Photo/Picture Prompts When you purchase this product, you will receive it in three different formats: - An ‘On The Job’ Writing Prompts PowerPoint presentation (36 prompts) - An ‘On the Job’ Writing Prompt journal (36 prompts) - A printable worksheet with multiple copies of each prompt, saving $$ on photocopying (36 prompts).
High Frequency Sight Word Activity Sheets for Reception - UK
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High Frequency Sight Word Activity Sheets for Reception - UK

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45 Reception level sight words based on the UK Curriculum High Frequency Words. Use this as part of your Word Work Daily 5 activities, as an addition to your writing program, as an effective homework activity, or to help your child from home. Sight word recognition improves reading fluency, allowing the student to focus their efforts on the more mentally demanding task of reading comprehension. The 45 words in this pack are: I, go, come, want, up, you, day, was, look, are, the, of, we, this, dog, me, like, going, big, she, and, they, my, see, on, away, mum, it, at, play, no, yes, for, a, dad, can, he, am, all, is cat, get, said, to, in A great bonus – NO PREP! Just PRINT and GO! In this pack you will receive: 1. 45 NO PREP activity sheets with a range of the following reading and writing activities: - Circle It - Colour it - Fill in the gap - Unscramble It - Trace It - Box It 2. An information sheet with links to the UK Curriculum Document: Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage . Please note: These words have the British spellings of words, and therefore would also be suitable in countries that spell in this way e.g. colour.
The History of Video Games - One Non Fiction Passage with Text Dependent Questions - US
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The History of Video Games - One Non Fiction Passage with Text Dependent Questions - US

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The History of Video Games - One Non-Fiction Passage with Text Dependent Questions This pack includes one Grade Four and Grade Five informational text (based on the Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease Readability Formula) with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks. These link directly to many of the Common Core State Standards. The passage in this resource is titled: The History of Video Games - an interesting, current topic, especially considering the popularity of Pokémon GO ®! The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go informational texts and engaging higher order thinking questions. This resource is jam-packed with exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyze, Evaluate, Create). Students are also exposed to a range of graphic organizers to arrange their new knowledge. Examples are provided for you as an extra teaching resource. An added bonus of these activities is that they also incorporate writing skills. Research shows that reading and writing skills improve when they are integrated. These activities are aligned to the majority of the Grade Four and Five Common Core State Standards (see the Activity Information pages for more details on the exact CCSS in each activity). Say goodbye to short simple passages with three multi-choice questions, and say hello to the future: quality close reading passages, engaging topics (more to come too folks!), exciting higher order thinking activities, and most importantly, growth in your students' reading comprehension and writing abilities! In this pack you will receive: 1.One text, The History of Video Games, at two levels. 2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy and aligned with the Common Core State Standards - Remember - Understand - Apply - Analyze - Evaluate - Create 3. Two Graphic Organizer Examples - Flow Chart - Information Web 4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions 5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom with links to the Common Core Language Arts Standards.
Sāmoa Activity Sheets - Reading and Writing Activities
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Sāmoa Activity Sheets - Reading and Writing Activities

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Help your students to learn about with our two-page activity sheet. It features seven activities on one page, and is ready to PRINT and GO! This would be perfect to use during Sāmoan Language Week - May 28 to June 3, 2017. The focus of Sāmoan Language Week this year (2017) is Ma’au i lou ofaga; maua’a lou fa’asinomaga, Keep your identity alive, to thrive. Activities included are: 1. Mix and Match Vocabulary 2. Find the facts - Research skills 3. Fill in the gaps - Cloze Activity 4. Fact or Fiction - True or False Activity 5. Writing Prompt 6. Snapshot - Drawing Activity 7. Get in touch - Writing Activity 8. Word find with Samoan themed words 9. Flag colouring 10. Map skills Answer Sheets are provided! Terms of Use: Copyright ©Top Teaching Tasks. By purchasing this resource you are agreeing that the contents are the property of Top Teaching Tasks and licensed to you only for classroom/personal use as a single user. We (Top Teaching Tasks) retain the copyright, and reserve all rights to this product.
Mini Literacy Skills Rule and Definition Posters
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Mini Rule and Definition posters help reinforce students' understanding of various literacy skills including punctuation, vocabulary, parts of speech, word work and sentence structure. These posters feature some KEY definitions and rules. These are designed to be glued inside the front cover of an exercise book, or to be laminated for quick access by your students. These posters come in both colour and black and white. ************************************************************************** In this set you will receive Four Mini Rule and Definition Posters: - Parts of Speech - Vocabulary - Punctuation - Word Work and Sentence Structure Terms of Use Copyright ©Top Teaching Tasks. By purchasing this resource you are agreeing that the contents are the property of Top Teaching Tasks and licensed to you only for classroom/personal use as a single user. We (Top Teaching Tasks) retain the copyright, and reserve all rights to this product.
New Zealand Sight Words Total Package Bundle!
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New Zealand Sight Words Total Package Bundle!

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Our NZ Sight Words Total Package Bundle includes NINE bundles in total. This is everything you will need to provide activities and games while reinforcing sight word fluency! Each pack includes all Magenta, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green and Orange words based on the New Zealand Curriculum High-Frequency Sight Word lists. Use these sight word games and activities as part of your Word Work Daily 5 activities, as a homework activity or as an addition to your literacy program. This NZ Sight Words Total Package Bundle contains the following products: BUNDLE Sight Word Printables for Year One NZ BUNDLE Sight Word PowerPoint Presentations for Year One NZ BUNDLE Sight Word Flash Cards for Year One NZ BUNDLE Sight Word Game x SIX I have Who Has - Magenta to Orange Levels NZ BUNDLE Sight Word BINGO - Magenta to Orange Levels NZ BUNDLE Sight Word Fluency Mats - Magenta to Orange Levels NZ BUNDLE Sight Word Snakes and Ladders - Magenta to Orange Levels NZ BUNDLE Sight Word Fluency Mats - Magenta to Orange Levels NZ BUNDLE Sight Word BOOM Card Games- Magenta to Orange Levels NZ Sight word recognition improves reading fluency, allowing the student to focus their efforts on the more mentally demanding task of reading comprehension. The words included in this bundle are: a, at, look, to, in, am, I, is, and, we, here, said, up, it, like, go, can, went, the, my, going, awake, little, looked, away, big, where, safe, hungry, thank you, asleep, goes, down, wake, four, sleep, shouted, come, looking, are, you, not, comes, can, see, this, way, stay, with, back, all, good, coming, they, will, he, help, saw, came, liked, play, again, day, some, she, ran, put, got, have, on, out, made, his, after, I’m, let, can’t, bad, by, outside, find, then, make, get, slow, have, let’s, did, gone, who, new, one, because, but, fast, open, do, opened, me, now, please, very, already, asked, began, behind, didn't, doing, heavy, laugh, laughed, long, most, middle, other, quickly, right, show, someone, these, try, until, wait, watch, won't, would, across, along, always, around, better, called, catch, could, cried, don't, every, from, long, must, next, other, round, school, slowly, something, still, their, there, under, want, wanted, were, what. Please note: These words have the British/Australia/New Zealand spellings of words, and therefore would be suitable in countries that spell in this way e.g. colour
117 Te Reo Māori Sight Word Activity Sheets with Days of Week, Numbers to Ten
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117 Te Reo Māori Sight Word Activity Sheets with Days of Week, Numbers to Ten

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This resource includes the 100 most frequently used te reo Māori words PLUS the days of the week and numbers to ten in a dynamic superhero-themed activity sheets (17 extra worksheets). Use this as part of your Word Work Daily 5 activities, for homework, or as an addition to your writing program. A great bonus – NO PREP! Just PRINT and GO! Sight word recognition improves reading fluency, allowing the student to focus their efforts on the more mentally demanding task of reading comprehension. Each of the 117 activity sheet has eight activities: - Read It - Trace It - Write It - Fill In The Gaps - Find It - Colour It - Circle The Bombs - Unscramble It The te reo Māori headings for these activity sheets are also included: - Panuihia - Tāwhaia - Tuhia - Whakakīa i ngā wāhi wātea - Kimihia - Whakataea - Whakaporowhitatia i nga pōmu - Wetehia. This resource would be useful in both bilingual and full immersion Māori medium classrooms, as well as an introduction to te reo Māori words for English speaking classes! In this resource you receive: 1. The 100 most frequent words in te reo Māori: The list of sight words used in this resource is from: http://tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Teacher-tools/Te-Whakaipurangi-Rauemi/High-frequency-word-lists. This list has been used with permission. 2. Ngā nama tuatahi/Numbers to Ten: tahi, rua, toru, whā, rima, ono, whitu, waru, iwa, tekau 3. Ngā Rā o te Wiki/Days of the week: Rāhina, Rātū, Rāapa, Rāpare, Rāmere, Rāhoroi, Rātapu 4. Information sheets with a pronunciation guide and links to Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako I Te Reo Māori - Hura Auraki/Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Year 1-13 These activity sheets are included twice, with te reo Māori headings, and with English headings The paper size is A4.
Create - Think - Solve Creative Thinking Prompt Cards (UK/AU/NZ)
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Create - Think - Solve Creative Thinking Prompt Cards (UK/AU/NZ)

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These Create – Think – Solve Creative Thinking Task Cards were designed to provide many opportunities for creative thinking in your classroom! By working to solve the problem in each scenario, students are challenged to use ‘out of the box’ and imaginative ideas to communicate their solution to others. Use as a Creative Thinking Whole Class exercise, for Daily Writing Prompts, Explanation Writing, Impromptu Speeches, Class Debates – the possibilities are endless! Suitable for Year Four, Year Five, Year Six, Year Seven, and Year Eight. Check out this video for a demonstration of how this product works! - http://bit.ly/2emL76T How could a watch, an umbrella and a wheelbarrow help rescue a cat stuck in a tree? How could a basketball, a broom and a garden gnome help set a trap to catch a burglar? Use these Create - Think - Solve Creative Thinking Prompt Cards to find out the answer (or should we say MANY possible creative answers!) Creative thinking is important! Creative thinking involves the use of the imagination, communication skills, problem solving, mathematics, scientific thinking, and interpreting information. Open-ended scenarios are a great way to get children's creative juices flowing. Choices, comparisons, entertaining new ideas, and formulating personal responses to these problems are all-important ingredients in creative thinking. In this pack you will receive: 1. 100 household item cards. 2. 30 scenario cards with creative problem solving scenarios. 3. Two Tips For Use pages with explanations of how you can use this resource in your classroom!
FREE Close Reading Passage with Text Dependent Questions - Hundertwasser's Art - US spelling
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FREE Close Reading Passage with Text Dependent Questions - Hundertwasser's Art - US spelling

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This pack includes one FREE Grade Four and Grade Five informational text about the amazing artist Hundertwasser (based on the Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease Readability Formula) - perfect for reading comprehension! It also contains four engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks. Use these resources in your literacy block or as a homework task. These link directly to many of the Common Core State Standards. Make sure you also look at the FULL version of this product in my TES store. The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go informational texts and engaging higher order thinking questions. This resource is jam-packed with exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyze, Evaluate, Create). Students are also exposed to a range of graphic organizers to arrange their new knowledge. Examples are provided for you as an extra teaching resource. An added bonus of these activities is that they also incorporate writing skills. Research shows that reading and writing skills improve when they are integrated. In this FREEBIE you will receive: 1. One engaging text at two levels: Hundertwasser's Art 2. FOUR corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy and aligned with the Common Core State Standards - Remember - Understand - Apply - Analyze 3. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom with links to the Common Core Language Arts Standards.
Reading Comprehension Text with Higher Order Thinking: The History of Anime (UK/AU/NZ)
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Reading Comprehension Text with Higher Order Thinking: The History of Anime (UK/AU/NZ)

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This pack includes one Year Five and Year Six informational text with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for reading comprehension! Use these resources in your literacy block or as a homework task. These activities link to the New Zealand Curriculum for Level 3, and they are detailed in the included Activities Information section. They are also perfect for Australia and UK classrooms. What this resource is all about The passage in this resource is titled: The History of Anime - an interesting, current topic, especially considering the popularity of Pokémon GO ®! In this pack you will receive: 1.One text, The History of Anime, at two levels. 2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy and aligned with the Common Core State Standards - Remember - Understand - Apply - Analyse - Evaluate - Create 3. Two Graphic Organiser Examples - Time Line 4. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom with links to the NZ and UK Curriculum Documents. The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go non-fiction texts and engaging higher order thinking questions. This resource is jam-packed with exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyse, Evaluate, Create). Students are also exposed to a range of graphic organisers to arrange their new knowledge. Examples are provided for you as an extra teaching resource. An added bonus of these activities is that they also incorporate writing skills. Research shows that reading and writing skills improve when they are integrated. These activities are aligned to the New Zealand and England Curriculum for Year Five and Six (see the Activity Information pages for more details). Say goodbye to short simple passages with three multi-choice questions, and say hello to the future: quality close reading passages, engaging topics (more to come too folks!), exciting higher order thinking activities, and most importantly, growth in your students' reading comprehension and writing abilities!