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World Book Day activities
A range of activities suitable for KS3 including a quick quiz  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 17/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Making links between texts learning mat
A useful learning mat to help students make links between texts  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Reading | Published: 13/10/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Transition | Comparing texts | Learning mats | Reading skills
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Genre cards
A set of cards asking students to match the title, blurb and  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 11/01/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Exploring book covers
A flexible resource which looks at book covers and what they  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 07/12/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Discussion cards
Cards to prompt students' thoughts about reading and young adult  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 07/12/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Reading strategies checklist
A handy checklist for active reading strategies. Perfect for  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 19/10/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Comprehension | Reading skills
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Text deconstruction - a help sheet
Useful prompts to guide students through deconstructing a text.  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 19/08/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Comprehension | Reading skills
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Fiction activities
A range of fiction related reading challenges to help develop  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 19/08/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Fact or opinion?
Get back to basics with facts and opinions. Students discuss  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 22/07/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Inferring attitudes | Reading skills and featured in our teaching pack(s) Argue and persuade pack
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Following instructions
A classic test that challenges students' ability to follow i  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 15/10/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Comprehension | Reading skills
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What sort of language?
Students define different styles of language (e.g. poetic, emotive  … read more
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KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 10/09/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Linguistic and literary terminology | Reading skills
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A reader's activity guide
A booklet with a range of challenges and activities to use with  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 18/05/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Reading postcards
A variety of postcards that students can use to recommend books  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 01/04/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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The great reading race
Bring out the competitive edge in your students. This pack contains  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 02/03/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Advertise me!
An advertising task with a difference. Get students thinking  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 16/10/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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The key to a good blurb
Focus on the language used in an autobiography's ‘blurb’ (Ishmael  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 02/10/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Inferring attitudes | Reading skills and featured in our teaching pack(s) Non-fiction and media teaching pack
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Getting quizzical
A fun quiz, perfect for library work or for World Book Day.  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 03/07/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Textual organisers
A really versatile way to look at organisational features such  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 22/05/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Media texts | Reading skills
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Quick match up
This works well as a starter and is ideal for easing students  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Writing | Published: 01/05/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Non-fiction texts | Reading skills | Writing for purpose and audience
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The rats grew bolder...
A starter focusing on how effective writers create meaning. Teacher  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 10/10/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Reading skills
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Book survey
A reading and book survey encouraging discussion and the sharing  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 06/03/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Transition | Independent reading | Introduction to English
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Book quiz
A fun quiz about books and reading that could be used as part  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 06/03/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Reading journal
A straightforward reading journal to track private reading.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 04/03/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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World Book Day competition excerpts
A brilliant competition idea for World Book Day. Stick the excerpts  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 04/03/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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World Book Day competition answer form
Space for the students to fill out their answers. (Use in conjunction  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 04/03/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Book reviews
Children investigate a variety of children's stories as part  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 20/07/2007 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading | Reading skills
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Independent reading project
This booklet guides pupils through an independent reading project.  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 20/07/2007 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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The Da Vinci Code - the opening
Focus on the writer's use of language with this cloze activity  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 13/06/2007 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Fiction texts | Reading skills
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Opening hooks
Discuss the different hooks used in this selection of story openings.  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 08/06/2007 | From the resource collection(s): Reading skills
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Recipe for reading
An innovative way to inspire students to read fiction and non-fiction  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 15/12/2006 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Reading paper levels 5, 6 and 7 - moving through the gears!
Strategies for ensuring answers are concise and analytical.  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 21/04/2006 | From the resource collection(s): Assessment and revision | Critical reading | Reading skills
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Whose theme is it anyway?
An activity to explore key themes in any text and how discussion  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 08/07/2005 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Reading skills
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PEE Mobile
Create mobiles highlighting how a PEE chain works.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 24/06/2005 | From the resource collection(s): Structure and paragraphs and featured in our teaching pack(s) 6 week teaching pack - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde | Essay writing
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Novel concepts
An introduction to some key concepts for the study of the novel  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Prose | Published: 09/05/2005 | From the resource collection(s): Reading novels
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Analysing an opening chapter
We think this is useful for its close textual analysis frame.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 18/11/2004 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Fiction texts | Reading skills
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Close reading techniques: descriptive writing extracts
A focus on close reading and language, using extracts from a  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 09/11/2004 | From the resource collection(s): AQA | Critical reading | Fiction texts | Reading skills
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The Big Reading Challenge
A selection of fun challenges including literature quizzes, a  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 26/08/2004 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Create a reading quiz
Prepare a reading quiz based on shared reading. Form provided  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 01/06/2004 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Book response
A guide for writing a book review. The original resource is followed  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 25/05/2004 | From the resource collection(s): Fiction texts | Independent reading | Reading skills
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Suggested reading list for Year 10
A varied list of books that some of your year 10 students may  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Reading | Published: 10/03/2004 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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The PEE chain
A handy poster-style guide to POINT-EXAMPLE-EXPLAIN.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 25/03/2003 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Reading skills
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The Genre Challenge
Guess the genre - say what type of book blurbs are from...  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 03/09/2002 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Keeping a reader's journal
Prompt sheet - how to keep a reader's journal (designed for class  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 12/06/2002 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Activities for World Book Day
Originally designed for Primary teachers, though may also be  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 15/03/2002 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Author profile
A simple sheet to help students record what they find out about  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 01/06/2001 | From the resource collection(s): Author study | Reading skills
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Guess the genre
Match the blurb to the genre and write your own.  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 01/06/2001 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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7 golden rules for reading comprehensions
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 01/01/2001 | From the resource collection(s): Comprehension | Reading skills
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Reading poems - When I Read
2 amusing poems for a discussion / debate / leaflet about the  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 01/11/2000 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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How to write a book review
A comprehensive list of questions to consider when writing a  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 01/11/2000 | From the resource collection(s): Fiction texts | Independent reading | Reading skills
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What is character?
Use 'character wheels' to write character descriptions. Structured  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 01/09/2000 | From the resource collection(s): Characters | Reading skills
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What is a book?
Use famous quotes to explore the importance of books and reading.  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 01/09/2000 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Personal reading record - non fiction
Give your pupils these groovy reading records to keep track of  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 01/08/2000 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Personal reading record - fiction
Give your pupils these useful reading records to keep track of  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 01/08/2000 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Personal reading record - non fiction
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 01/08/2000 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Personal reading record - fiction
Give your students these reading records to keep track of and  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 01/08/2000 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Tortoise book review: complete the tortoise's shell!
A creative tortoise-shaped template for students to complete.  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 01/01/2000 | From the resource collection(s): Transition | Independent reading | Introduction to English | Reading skills
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