Celebrating National Days
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This worksheet, ‘5Ws and How of the Waitangi Treaty’ is a great resource to help students analyse the Waitangi Treaty and its significance. This resource can be used with a whole class, in pairs or individually to develop higher-order thinking and critical thinking skills, important when studying the Waitangi Treaty.

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.

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘A Maritime Nightmare’, features an informational text about the tragic sinking of the steamboat Sultana on the Mississippi River in 1865. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about reasoning, detail, imagery, vocabulary, drawing a conclusion, cause and effect, sequence, the main …More

Irish History
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This history timeline, ‘The Great Potato Famine’ features important dates and factual background information about this tragic period in Ireland’s history when the potato crop failed, and many people either starved or fled the country. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical and cultural knowledge about Ireland and could be used as a …More

Irish History
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This history timeline, ‘The Irish Port of Cobh’ features important dates and factual background information about the major events that took place at Cobh and reflect the changing face of Ireland, from convicts and Queen Victoria’s visit to mass emigration during the Great Potato Famine, the last stop of the Titanic, the sinking of the …More

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This worksheet, ‘Asking Questions about Waitangi Day’ prompts students to create questions using one word from the left column and one word from the top row that can help in discussing and researching the history of Waitangi Day and the Treaty. This great resource assists students in creating progressively more complex, higher-order questions to prompt …More

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Bubble Map’ allows students to list adjectives that describe communities of the past and present.

Famous Irish People
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This history poster ‘Catherine McAuley’ features important factual background information about this Irish nun who founded the now international order, the Sisters of Mercy, to help and educate the poor. This is a great resource for broadening students’ knowledge of significant figures from Irish history and could be used as a prompt for further discussion …More

Editing Task
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This Editing Task worksheet, ‘Cherokee Nation’, features a rough draft of an informational text about the Native American tribes that settled in the southeast. It encourages students to identify spelling, punctuation, grammar, and capitalisation errors in the text and then to write out a correct version. The purpose of this task is to develop students’ …More

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading activity, ‘Clara Barton’ is a history based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to recognise and use prefixes and suffixes.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Compare Squares’ helps students compare how two groups with different opinions view a historical event.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Continuum’ helps students see historical events from different perspectives, identifying negative and positive events.

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity ‘Capitalising Properly’ encourages students to use appropriate capitalisation in their writing.

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This worksheet, ‘Framework about Pre-1840 New Zealand’ is a fantastic activity to fuel ideas in a collaborative manner. Organising thoughts and ideas about history can be difficult for some students but this resource provides a very informal prompt to develop ideas in order to compare and share them with others. It is recommended to print …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘From Thirteen to Fourteen’, features the fictional journal of a young seaman in 1772. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about drawing a conclusion, making a judgment, fact/opinion, cause and effect, emotion/mood, vocabulary, and comparison/contrast. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘History in Houses’, features three everyday texts about a historic house: a real estate advertisement, a report about a council meeting, and a letter to the editor. The worksheet encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the texts and includes questions about drawing a conclusion, making a judgment, …More

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This worksheet, ‘History of Waitangi Day’ asks students to use a storyboard to visually represent the relationship between sequential events. This resource is particularly useful in prompting exploration into the history of Waitangi Day and requires students to explain the sequence of events using picture clues provided. Alternatively the students may be given the narration …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘How Chewing Gum Was Developed’, features an informational text about the history of chewing gum. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about validity, classification, sequence, importance, character, mood, cause and effect, setting, main idea, and reasoning. Answer sheet provided with file …More

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘How to Become A US Citizen’ supports students to use various strategies to understand an informational text about becoming a permanent resident in America. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text …More

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Lake Monsters’, features two editorials offering different opinions about legendary lake creatures. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the texts and includes questions about detail, reasoning, making a judgment, predicting outcome, and categorising.

Understanding Text
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This understanding text worksheet ‘Life as a Native American Child’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text American Indian culture. It is aimed at encouraging students to recall specific details from the text and to look critically at words in order to ascertain their particular meaning in context, as well as …More

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This worksheet, ‘Looking at the Waitangi Treaty’ is a simple graphical organiser that allows students to critically reflect on the Waitangi Treaty. It provides a scaffold for higher-order thinking when analysing the significance and main ideas within the Treaty.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Making an Aquarium’ supports students to use various strategies to understand an informational text. It is aimed at encouraging students to recall specific details from the text and to look critically at words in order to ascertain their particular meaning in context, as well as draw conclusions about the text as …More

Famous Irish People
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This history poster ‘Mary Robinson’ features important factual background information about Ireland’s first female President. This is a great resource for broadening students’ knowledge of significant figures from Irish history and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of Ireland.

Reading Comprehension
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In the text, ‘Moving West to Oregon’ fictional journal entries recount the journey of a settler family on their way to a new life. The entries include a copy of a letter. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Native Ways’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a story about the traditional lives of American Indians. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at words …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Navy Dolphins’, features an informational text about the use of dolphins by the U.S. and Russian navies. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about drawing a conclusion, validity, fact/opinion, sequence, classifying, vocabulary, detail, predicting outcome, and reasoning. Answer sheet provided with …More

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity ‘Writing Enticing Leads’ encourages students to write creative leads to attract a reader to read their articles.

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Rainbow Origins’, features an informational text about the natural phenomena of rainbows, and a recount of two Native American myths about rainbows. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making an inference, reasoning, drawing a conclusion, and comparison/contrast.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Rosa Parks: An American Hero’ encourages students to relate new information from the text to prior knowledge and personal experience. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 4 readers.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Shipwreck Rescues’, features an informational text about the United States Life-Saving Service, established in the late 1700s to rescue shipwrecked sailors. The worksheet encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about detail, making a judgment, sequence, imagery, reasoning, validity, visual comprehension, comparison/contrast, word …More

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This worksheet, ‘Significance of Migration to New Zealand’ enables students to organise their research. Migration has played a vital part in the formation of the culture of New Zealand today. This resource directs students to critically analyse their understanding and can be used to prompt more in-depth discussions.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Sky Lights’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative about American Indian star myths. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text and to look critically at words in …More

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading activity, ‘Slaves: Harriet Tubman’ is a history based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to give a reponse to the text.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Sorting Architecture’ helps students order and classify different pieces of architecture.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Sunk by a Whale’, features an informational text about the 1819 sinking of a whaling ship. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about detail, character, making a judgment, cause and effect, drawing a conclusion, and reasoning. Answer sheet provided with file …More

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This worksheet, ‘The Consequences of the Waitangi Treaty’ assists students in graphically sequencing the causes and effects of the Waitangi Treaty. It can be used as a comprehension activity or as a prompt for discussion. This is a great resource to encourage the use of higher-order and critical thinking skills.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘The Domino Effect of 9/11’ asks students to think about the events of 11th September 2001 and how the event has impacted life since.

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This worksheet, ‘The Effects of European Arrival in New Zealand’ combines brainstorming and mind mapping skills to build an understanding of the effects of the arrival of Europeans in New Zealand. It helps students to visualise all possible connections instead of simply focusing on the obvious and develops essential critical thinking skills.

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This worksheet, ‘The Effects of the Waitangi Treaty’ combines brainstorming and mind mapping skills to build an understanding of the relationship between the cause of the Waitangi treaty and the follow-on effects. It helps students to visualise all possible connections instead of simply focusing on the obvious and develops essential critical thinking skills.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading activity, ‘The Industrial Revolution’ is a history based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to choose the best details to support their big ideas.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘The Killer Storm’, features an informational text about a storm that devastated Galveston, Texas, in 1900. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making a judgment, cause and effect, detail, mood/tone, drawing a conclusion, fact/opinion, drawing a conclusion, and reasoning. Answer …More

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘The Kraken’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about these mythical creatures. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at words in order …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘The Kraken Sea Monster’, features an informational text about a legendary sea creature and the colossal squid. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about comparison/contrast, reasoning, detail, cause and effect, drawing a conclusion, and presentation. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘The Mary Celeste’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about the mysterious disappearance of this ship. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically …More

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity ‘Descriptive Voice’ encourages students to add descriptive voice in their writing.

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity ‘Expository Voice’ encourages students to compose expository essays.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Walking Star’s Story’, features a Native American fable about a young brave who manages to visit the Sun God’s home with the help of a spider. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making a judgment, character, classification, vocabulary, cause and …More

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading activity, ‘Williamsburg: a Visit to the Past’ is a history based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to learn about and practise predicting when reading.

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity ‘Adjectives’ encourages students to examine and utilise vivid adjectives to enrich writing.

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity ‘Vocabulary’ encourages students to examine word choice and use strong descriptive words.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading activity, ‘Working Kids’ is a history based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to learn about and practise predicting when reading.

Writing Prompt
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This fun and engaging worksheet ‘Leprechaun or Banshee’, uses the popular Would You Rather game as a writing prompt for students to consider which of these two iconic Irish fairies they would rather be and why. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of the symbols and icons associated with Irish culture and can be …More

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Building a Viking Longboat’ supports students to use various strategies to understand an informational text about how Viking’s built these boats. It is aimed at encouraging students to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at words in order to ascertain their particular meaning in context, to examine how …More

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