These worksheets draw on material from a variety of genres including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, journalism, advertising and public information. The varied topics and material are ideal for reinforcing understanding across the curriculum.
Author: Sue Dillon,Terry Dillon
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Category: English language
"A hugely inventive adventure." —Eoin Colfer, New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series In a world where animals are slowly fading into extinction, twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes feels as if he hardly exists either. He’s been locked away in a home for troubled children and is unable to speak a word. Then one night, a flock of talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach come to help him escape, and he discovers that he can speak—to them. And the animals need him. Only Kester, with the aid of a stubborn, curious girl named Polly, can help them survive. The animals saved Kester. But can he save them? "When ninety-nine pigeons smash through the windows of Kester's prison and carry him North to the last of the animals…. it's a moment as thrilling as when James flies off in the Giant Peach. Highly recommended" —The Times (UK) “Combines a great fondness for animals with an appreciation of the freakish…. The reserved narrative tone and tender yet peculiar view of animals give this piece its own offbeat flavor.” —Kirkus Reviews “Alternately somber, thrilling, and silly.” —Publishers Weekly
Author: Piers Torday
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Alex Fairer,Rachel Grocott,Ceara Hayden,Catherine Heygate
Category: English language
"When Simon unwraps a beautiful boomerang wrapped in an old newspaper he learns of the national apology [by Australia] to the Stolen Generations. Who were the Stolen Generations and how can saying sorry help? Through a new friendship and a magnificent collection of stories, Simon gains a deep appreciation of the past and a positive vision for the future"--Back cover.
Author: Lisa Miranda Sarzin
Publisher: Random House Australia
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The importance of being able to read for meaning should never be underestimated. The ability to decode text is not enough. It is vital that children understand what they are reading. More importantly, it is fundamental that they enjoy what they are reading, so that they grow up to become lifelong readers. The passages in the Brilliant Activities for Reading Comprehension series are designed to do just that. They provide children with a variety of engaging, enjoyable texts that will grab their attention, and indeed their teacher's attention as well. The types of comprehension passages range from newspaper articles and dialogues, to plays, stories and poems. They gradually increase in difficulty as you progress through the book, and through the series, encouraging children to develop their ability to read for meaning and use a range of strategies to engage with the text. The passages are ideal for guided reading. Tasks range from simple factual recall and vocabulary work to more open-ended questions enabling the reader to provide a more personal response. The cross-curricular activities provide a wealth of ideas for extending the passages further and are ideal for fast-finishers.
Engaging Stories to Develop Comprehension Skills
Author: Charlotte Makhlouf
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Keep on track with Scholastic Revision! Everything you need to make progress in Key Stage 2. Using worked examples and skills practice questions, you can build your child's confidence and knowledge ready for the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum tests. Completely in line with the new curriculum and the new format National tests in Year 6, these helpful guides recap key concepts and help children to revise key content from the new National Curriculum. Children can also check their progress with practice questions at the end of each chapter. Ideal for use at home or in the classroom, this English Revision Guide will help your child achieve to the best of their ability. A set of Scholastic National Curriculum Reading and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Tests for Year 6 are also available, offering children the opportunity to prepare with confidence for the new format National tests.
Author: Lesley Fletcher,Graham Fletcher
Mental Arithmetic Teacher's Guide provides a full introduction to Mental Arithmetic, suggesting how it may be best used. This guide is also fully compatible with Essential Mental Arithmetic.
Author: Ann Montague-Smith
Category: Mental arithmetic
The MEC/BC bilingual project, initiated in 1996 in primary as a unique experiment within the Spanish state education system, and in September 2004 the classes that had started their bilingual education 8 years earlier took the project forward into Secondary schools.The formal agreement between the MEC/BC states that the aim of the project is to provide students from the age of three to sixteen with a bilingual, bicultural education through an integrated Spanish/English curriculum based on the Spanish National Curriculum and aspects of the National Curriculum for England and Wales. The implantation of such a curriculum requires, firstly, with regard to English as a subject, a very different classroom approach from the traditional EFL classroom where the focus is on learning English as a foreign language; secondly, a similar new methodology for teaching and learning other curricular areas through English. Such an integrated approach sits very positively within the Directives of the Council of Europe which insists on the need for students to be competent in three European languages by the end of the obligatory period of Secondary Education and that the learning of the first foreign language should begin in the early years of formal education. In addition to this, the secondary integrated curricula have consistently focused on the continuing development of students¿ skills and learning strategies, thus firmly establishing learning as a lifelong process. The specific objectives of the Project in the Secondary education level are to: continue the acquisition and learning of both languages through an integrated content-based curriculum, encourage awareness and understanding of the diversity of both cultures, facilitate the exchange of teachers and students, encourage the use of modern technologies in learning other languages, promote the certification of studies under both educational systems, if and when appropriate.
Author: Claire Manners,Rachel Kelly,Teresa Reilly,Susana Gómez-Randulfe,Denise Heather,Ma Leonor Trenchard,Mercedes Bravo,Miriam Martínez Taboada,Deborah Richards,Raquel Rodríguez,Mar Román,Ma Pilar Medrano
Publisher: Ministerio de Educación
Category: Foreign Language Study
Presents cutting-edge, evidence-based interventions for dealing with specific difficulties of reading comprehension in children aged 7-11. An in-depth introduction to the ‘poor comprehender profile’, which describes children who despite being fluent readers have difficulty extracting meaning from text. Sets out a range of practical interventions for improving reading skills in this group - along with comprehensive guidance on assessment and monitoring, and insightful accounts of professionals’ experience in delivering the techniques described. Includes an overview of psychological theories of reading comprehension, evaluating their practical applicability.
Author: Paula J. Clarke,Emma Truelove,Charles Hulme,Margaret J. Snowling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Carol Matchett
Category: English language
This trusted teacher guide and widely adopted text provides a comprehensive conceptual framework and hands-on practical tools for reading assessment. The authors present a clear roadmap for evaluating K-8 students' strengths and weaknesses in each of the basic competencies that good readers need to master. Teachers learn how to select, administer, and interpret a wide range of formal and informal assessments, and how to use the results to improve instruction. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 30 reproducible assessment tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Chapter on assessing vocabulary. *Additional instruments, including the Informal Decoding Inventory and the Motivation to Read Profile--Revised. *Links to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been added throughout. *The latest research and more instructional strategies in every area. See also Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework, which offers systematic guidance for conducting assessments in all three tiers of RTI.
Author: Michael C. McKenna,Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.
Units of Study in the Primary Classroom
Author: Kathy Collins
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Without being taught about body boundaries, a child may be too young to understand when abuse is happening—or that it’s wrong. This straightforward, gentle book offers a tool parents, teachers, and counselors can use to help children feel, be, and stay safe. The rhyming story and simple, friendly illustrations provide a way to sensitively share and discuss the topic, guiding young children to understand that their private parts belong to them alone. The overriding message of My Body Belongs to Me is that if someone touches your private parts, tell your mom, your dad, your teacher, or another safe adult.
A book about body safety
Author: Jill Starishevsky
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This book can help your child by providing a whole year of ready to go activities and support on key English topics which will be being taught in school from 2014. Did you know that your child in Year 3 will now need to; learn to spell more homophones and near-homophones such as 'accept' and 'except'; use the perfect form of verbs. * Workbooks for home learning * Linked directly to what your children will be learning in school * A linked website provides additional activities, answers and support for parents * Developed by teachers to ensure the best possible support for the new 2014 National Curriculum.
Publisher: 100 Practice Activities
Category: English language