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This reading comprehension activity, ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Part I’ asks students to answer questions about Jules Verne’s famous science fiction story. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Part II’ asks students to answer questions about Jules Verne’s famous science fiction story. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

Celebrating Learning
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This worksheet, ‘5Ws and How of My Favourite Book’ provides a structured diagram that helps students identify the who, what, when, where, why and how of their preferred reading habits. It is a great visual graphic that can be used to generate meaningful class discussion.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Fancy of Hers’ asks students to answer questions about a story in which a new school teacher arrives in a small town called Granville. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Little Princess Part I’ asks students to answer questions about a story in which a young girl returns to England from India with her father to attend a boarding school. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions, form opinions and …More

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Little Princess Part II’ asks students to answer questions about a story in which a young girl returns to England from India with her father to attend a boarding school. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Raid on the Oyster Pirates Part I’ asks students to answer questions about a story about some oyster fishermen. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and draw conclusions.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Raid on the Oyster Pirates Part II’ asks students to answer questions about a story about some oyster fishermen. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, form opinions and think about word meanings.

Celebrating Learning
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This worksheet, ‘ABCs of Books’ provides an alphabet grid that students can use to develop their knowledge of books. This is a fun and simple resource that students can use as a one off activity or progressively as they read more books. They are encouraged to fill out the alphabet using books they have read …More

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Adventure of the Black Fisherman’ asks students to answer questions about an excerpt from Washington Irving’s famous story. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Alibi Ike’ asks students to answer questions about a story of an ace baseball player. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ asks students to answer questions about the opening passage of Lewis Carroll’s famous story. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and draw conclusions.

Celebrating Learning
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This worksheet, ‘All About Books Crossword’ provides students with the opportunity to use skills including vocabulary, reasoning and spelling to find the correct words about books, to complete the puzzle. It encourages students to identify and understand the terms being used and to build on their vocabulary of key words used when talking about books. …More

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This worksheet, ‘All About Books Unscramble’ is a great activity that encourages students to study the sounds and spellings of words associated with books. Students will be challenged to unscramble letters to find common words used during discussions on books. An answer sheet is also provided.

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This worksheet, ‘All About Books Word Search’ gives students the opportunity to learn new vocabulary and improve their spelling of words associated with talking about books. Students must scrutinise the spelling of each word on their list, ensuring new vocabulary is committed to memory with the correct spelling.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ asks students to answer questions about a story in which a man named Phileas Fogg takes a wager to go around the world in no more than 80 days. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, form …More

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Assessing Picture Books’ asks students to look at different children’s books, analyse the art, then write a review of the art from their favourite book.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘At the Back of the North Wind’ asks students to answer questions about a tale about a boy named Diamond and his adventures with the North Wind. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and think about word meanings.

Writing Task
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This writing task worksheet ‘Be Your Favourite Character for a Day’ helps students to practise creative writing. It is aimed at encouraging students to plan their writing and ask themselves questions about the story’s characters, setting, beginning, middle and end in order to write the best possible composition. It includes space for students to plan …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Black Beauty’ asks students to answer questions about a tale of a beautiful black horse. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading learning activity, ‘Book Jacket,’ teaches students about how examining the book jacket can yield useful information in deciding whether or not to keep reading. It encourages students to identify the information in the book jacket that matches their purpose for reading and connections to prior knowledge and personal experience.

Graphic Organisers
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This graphic organiser, ‘Book Report’ guides students through the process of writing a report on a fictional or non-fictional book. Book reports can be challenging as they require students to use higher-order thinking skills whilst critically evaluating the text. Using this resources will prompt students to correctly structure their report when organising and planning ideas …More

Graphic Organisers
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This graphic organiser, ‘Book Report’ guides students through the process of writing a report on a fictional or non-fictional book. Book reports can be challenging as they require students to use higher-order thinking skills whilst critically evaluating the text. Using this resources will prompt students to correctly structure their report when organising and planning ideas …More

Reading Comprehension
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This graphic organiser, ‘Book Talk’ encourages students to personally engage with reading material to formulate independent opinions and ideas.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Burning Daylight’ asks students to answer questions about an excerpt from a story about a man named Elam Harnish during the Alaskan Gold Rush. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, make predictions, form opinions and think about word meanings.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading learning activity, ‘Chapter Overview,’ can be used to prepare students who are using a new textbook. It is aimed at enhancing students’ comprehension by familiarising them with the graphic features used in the text before they read it.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading learning activity, ‘Comparing Pictures,’ has students compare their own visualisations with the pictures in the book. It has students listen to an audio book before reading the book, and then use a Venn diagram to compare what the visualised from the audio with the pictures in the book.

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This graphic organiser, ‘Compounding the Problem for Read Alouds’ asks students to identify compound words as they are read aloud from a literature book, then break the words into their component parts, find their definitions, and use them in a sentence.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading learning activity, ‘Create a Poster,’ helps students compile information they have learned about the preface and appendix. It encourages students to make a poster listing creatively important facts that they should know about these parts of the book.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading learning activity, ‘Create a Table of Contents,’ reinforces students’ understanding of the table of contents. It has students create their own table of contents for a book they are reading and then compare it to the table of contents in the actual book.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading learning activity, ‘Design a Book Cover,’ helps students demonstrate their knowledge of book parts. It is aimed at teaching students the importance of each feature of a book cover and its placement on the cover.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Dream Days’ asks students to answer questions about a story by Kenneth Grahame. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, form opinions and think about word meanings.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘Family Memory Makers’ supports students in identifying the main idea from their family picture books.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Favourite Books’ helps students to write about their first favourite book. It encourages students to think about what makes a book special and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Favourite Character’ helps students to write about their favourite character from a book, a movie or a TV show. It encourages students to think about special characters and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Reading
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This reading activity, ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears Part 1’ provides opportunities for reading about Goldilocks and the Three Bears and answering comprehension questions.

Reading
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This reading activity, ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears Part 2’ provides opportunities for reading more about Goldilocks and the Three Bears and answering comprehension questions.

Celebrating Learning
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This worksheet, ‘Graphing Our Favourite Books’ is a fantastic resource to link English and mathematics. Students are asked to use tallies or numerals to record preferred books in their class. Using this table students are then provided with a graph to record their findings. The students are directed to create a bar graph however, it …More

Celebrating Learning
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This learning activity, ‘Guess the Book’ is a fun game to get students involved in discussing well known books. This book version of celebrity heads provides game instructions and examples of popular book titles that can be used. More book titles can be written onto the extra cards provided if students have suggestions for other …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Heidi’ asks students to answer questions about a story of a young Swiss girl who lives with her grandfather. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and think about word meanings.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Hooked on Harry’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about the Harry Potter books.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading learning activity, ‘Imagine What’s Missing,’ helps students use clues from the illustrations to imagine the missing pictures that link the illustrations together to make the story make sense. It has students draw what they visualise happening between two of the pictures in a wordless picture book and write a sentence to …More

Sequencing Activities
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This sequencing activity, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ develops comprehension through sequencing images about the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Reading
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This reading activity, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk Part 1’ provides opportunities for reading about Jack and the Beanstalk and answering comprehension questions.

Reading
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This reading activity, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk Part 2’ provides opportunities for reading more about Jack and the Beanstalk and answering comprehension questions.

Oral Language
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This oral language activity, ‘Keeping Track of Stories’ supports language development by encouraging students to listen and respond to oral reading, for example, of a chapter book over several sessions.

Sequencing Activities
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This sequencing activity, ‘Little Red’ develops comprehension through sequencing images about the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

Sequencing Activities
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This sequencing activity, ‘Little Red Hen’ develops comprehension through sequencing images about the story of the Little Red Hen.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Little Women’ asks students to answer questions about a story about the lives of four sisters. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information think about word and phrase meanings.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Margaret Atwood’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Midas’s Secret’ asks students to answer questions about a tale in which the foolish King Midas shares a secret with his barber. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and make predictions.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading learning activity, ‘Missing Pictures,’ encourages students to visualise the missing pictures that link the illustrations together and allow the story to make sense. Using a wordless picture book, students draw what they visualise happening between two of the pictures and write one sentence to explain their picture.

Celebrating Learning
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This hands-on activity, ‘My Book About a Book’ is a fantastic resource that provides students with template pages to make their own book. Students are asked to review and critique a book that they have read and give a summary in the format of a book report. It is a fun way of encouraging students …More

Reading Comprehension
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This graphic organiser, ‘My Favourite Passage’ asks students to share their opinions with their classmates about their favourite book passages.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave’ asks students to answer questions about Frederick Douglass. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, form opinions and think about word meanings.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Peter Pan’ asks students to answer questions about a story in which Mr and Mrs Darling’s children are missing. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, make comparisons and think about word meanings.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Peter Pan’ asks students to answer questions from an excerpt of J.M. Barrie’s famous story. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up’ asks students to answer questions about an excerpt from the famous story. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and think about word meanings.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Peter Rabbit Plays a Joke’ asks students to answer questions about Peter Rabbit and his friends. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and draw conclusions.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading learning activity, ‘Picture Books,’ helps students practice inferencing. It is aimed at helping students build meaning using the pictures in wordless books.

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