Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘A Best Friend’, features an informational and narrative text about the bond between dogs and humans. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about validity, drawing a conclusion, fact/opinion, cause and effect, and theme. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension exemplar, ‘All About Goldfish’ provides a model of a completed reading comprehension worksheet. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to look critically at words in order to ascertain their particular meaning in context. It also encourages students to recall information.

Poetry
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This Poetry worksheet, ‘An Easy Pet’, features a poem that recommends goldfish as an easy pet to look after. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the poem and includes questions about vocabulary, word meaning, conclusion, theme, and reasoning. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Bird Calls’ asks students to answer questions about budgies. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions, make predictions and think about word meanings.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Cats’ asks students to answer questions about different cat breeds. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Cats and Dogs’ helps students to write about whether they are a cat person or a dog person. It encourages students to think about personal preference and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Class Pet’ helps students to write about animals that make a good classroom pet. It encourages students to think about caring for animals and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Design-a-Pet’ helps students to write about their perfect pet. It encourages students to think about animal qualities and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Dogs’ asks students to answer questions about different dog breeds. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and form opinions.

Editing Task
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This Editing Task worksheet, ‘Duke the Dog’, features a rough draft of a narrative text about a dog that wants to play. It encourages students to identify capitalisation, spelling, punctuation, grammar, and word choice errors in the text and then to write out a correct version. The purpose of this task is to develop students’ …More

Writing Task
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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘Facts about Your Pet’, features instructions for students to create an informational text about a pet or other animal. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Prompts suggest including details about the animal’s appearance, behaviour, and other characteristics, as well as the student’s feelings about …More

Sample Essay
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This writing prompt exemplar, ‘Favourite Pet’ provides a writing model for the students. It encourages students to think about their ideal pet and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Favourite Pet’ helps students to write about which animal they would choose as a pet. It encourages students to think about pets and caring for them and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Favourite Pets’ helps students to write about their favourite kind of pet. It encourages students to think about keeping a pet and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘For Sale: Stolen Rare Pets’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about animal smuggling.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Getting a Pet’ helps students to write about choosing the right pet. It encourages students to think about caring for a pet and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Writing Task
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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘Guidebook to Dogs’, features instructions for students to write a guidebook to dogs and includes visual prompts of the key commands and training topics to help students work out what they want to say. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Answer sheet provided with …More

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘I Would Be a House Cat’ encourages students to recognise spelling errors, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Kittens’ asks students to answer questions about a short story, which is about what kittens like. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall details from the text.

Oral Language Photo Activity
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This oral language photo activity ‘Cat’, enhances vocabulary and concept development by providing a thought-provoking visual stimulus that can be used as a prompt to engage students in discussion. Each photo is complete with an accompanying lesson plan featuring tips and activities to develop oral language and vocabulary further.

Oral Language Photo Activity
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This oral language photo activity ‘Dog’, enhances vocabulary and concept development by providing a thought-provoking visual stimulus that can be used as a prompt to engage students in discussion. Each photo is complete with an accompanying lesson plan featuring tips and activities to develop oral language and vocabulary further.

Oral Language Photo Activity
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This oral language photo activity ‘Goldfish’, enhances vocabulary and concept development by providing a thought-provoking visual stimulus that can be used as a prompt to engage students in discussion. Each photo is complete with an accompanying lesson plan featuring tips and activities to develop oral language and vocabulary further.

Oral Language Photo Activity
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This oral language photo activity ‘Parakeet’, enhances vocabulary and concept development by providing a thought-provoking visual stimulus that can be used as a prompt to engage students in discussion. Each photo is complete with an accompanying lesson plan featuring tips and activities to develop oral language and vocabulary further.

Oral Language Photo Activity
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This oral language photo activity ‘Rabbit’, enhances vocabulary and concept development by providing a thought-provoking visual stimulus that can be used as a prompt to engage students in discussion. Each photo is complete with an accompanying lesson plan featuring tips and activities to develop oral language and vocabulary further.

Oral Language Photo Activity
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This oral language photo activity ‘Veterinarian’, enhances vocabulary and concept development by providing a thought-provoking visual stimulus that can be used as a prompt to engage students in discussion. Each photo is complete with an accompanying lesson plan featuring tips and activities to develop oral language and vocabulary further.

Writing Task
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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘Letter to Raise a Guide Dog’, features instructions for students to write a persuasive letter offering to raise a puppy that would later become a guide dog. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Prompts suggest explaining why you want to raise the puppy, your …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Lizzy’ asks students to answer questions about a boy who wanted a pet of his own. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall information and think about word meaning.

Art Project
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This art project, ‘Make a Rabbit Friend’ provides instructions for making a rabbit from different coloured paper bags and cardboard paper.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Making an Aquarium’, features a procedural text about purchasing and setting up a fish tank. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making a judgment, drawing a conclusion, cause and effect, detail, reasoning, predicting outcome, sequence, and classification. Answer sheet provided …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Not as Easy as You Think’, features an informational text about keeping pet goldfish and includes advice on tank size, cleaning, environment, and feeding. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about cause and effect, validity, detail, reasoning, drawing a conclusion, fact/opinion, …More

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Protecting Our Pets’ helps students to write a letter to their teacher explaining how they would keep their class pet safe. It encourages students to think about animal responsibility and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Search and Rescue Dogs’, features an informational text about dogs that find survivors after disasters such as earthquakes and building collapses. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making a judgment, comparison/contrast, central purpose, detail, sequence, visual comprehension, reasoning, validity, and …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘So You Want a Fish’, features a narrative text about some goldfish that grow surprisingly big and need to be transferred to a very large tank. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making an inference, sequence, figurative language, drawing a …More

Editing and Revising
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Poetry
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This Poetry worksheet, ‘The Therapy Dog’, features a poem about a gentle dog that visits the elderly and the sick. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the poem and includes questions about vocabulary, figurative language, validity, making a judgment, reasoning, and character. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Training a Puppy’, features a procedural text about dog training, including bonding, bathroom training, and commands. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about importance, emotional reaction, sequence, making an inference, figurative language, purpose for reading, visual comprehension, author’s purpose, and genre. …More

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Training Your Dog’ helps students to write about three things they would train a dog to do. It encourages students to think about dog obedience and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

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