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This kids news activity, ‘A Giant Panda Makes His Mark On Baseball’ is about how champion baseball player Pablo Sandoval got his nickname.

Reading Comprehension
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This graphic organiser, ‘A Picture Tells a Thousand Words’ asks students to judge the importance of a photograph or other picture in a non-fiction text based on how much information it gives.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Are Advertisements for Me?’ helps students to analyse an advertisement to determine the impact on their emotions.

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This kids news activity, Baby Superb Fairy-Wren Sings For Its Supper’ is about a species of Australian bird using unique calls to keep their babies safe.

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This kids news activity, ‘Chocolate May Be Good For Your Heart’ is about a study suggesting heart health may be improved by eating dark chocolate.

Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Communicating with Words and Images’ supports the teaching of reading graphic texts by giving students a template for recording the features and impact of texts.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Different Toys For Girls And Boys?’ reports on gender stereotyping in the marketing of toys.

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This kids news activity, ‘Director James Cameron Goes To Earth’s Deepest Point’ is about Cameron’s solo dive, in a submarine, to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.

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This kids news activity, ‘Does Ancient Antarctic Lake Hold Secrets To Life In Outer Space?’ is about the discovery of a lake buried under the ice, that may hold clues to life on other planets .

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This kids news activity, ‘Eating Like They Do In The Mediterranean Is Good For Your Heart’ reports on research suggesting a link between a Mediterranean diet and heart health.

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This kids news activity, ‘ Egyptian Leader Backs Off On Strict Controls’ reports on the Arab Spring protests in Egypt and the leader Mohamed Morsi.

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This kids news activity, ‘England’s Future Monarch Born In 2013’ reports on the media and public interest in the lead up to the birth of a new royal baby.

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This kids news activity, ‘EU Donates Peace Prize Money To Children Affected By War’ is about the Nobel Peace Prize 2012, and the decision to give the funds to organisations helping children in war zones.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Evaluating Gender Bias’ asks students to evaluate gender stereotypes and record their findings.

Reading Comprehension
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This graphic organiser, ‘Extra, Read All About It’ asks students to use newspapers, or other news sources, to find factual information and record events.

Reading Comprehension
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This graphic organiser, ‘Extra, Read All About It for Headlines’ asks students to read the headlines in newspapers, or other news sources, and identify important information from the articles.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Extreme Skydiver Breaks World Records With Dive From Near Space’ is about Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking high-altitude jump and his other daring feats.

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This kids news activity, ‘First Human Colony Planned For Mars’ reports on an international project to establish a human settlement on Mars.

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This kids news activity, ‘Four Year Old Becomes Mayor Of Small Town’ is about a child selected to be mayor of a small US community.

Reading Comprehension
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This graphic organiser, ‘Four-Square Perspective’ enables students to make connections and understand relationships as they piece together disconnected information.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Hadfield Brings Space Life Down To Earth’ is about how technology and social media enable an astronaut to communicate from space.

Reading Comprehension
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This graphic organiser, ‘Hats Off to Facts and Opinions’ asks students to distinguish between a fact and an opinion when reading a chosen text.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘How Reading The News Helped Craig Kielburger Change The World’ is about how a 12-year-old activist from Canada was inspired to start an international charity for children.

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This kids news activity, ‘IBM Produces World’s Smallest Movie – Made Of Atoms’ is about a stop-motion film created on an atomic level.

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This kids news activity, ‘Ikea Criticised For Airbrushing Women From Its Saudi Arabia Catalogue’ is about an incident where women were airbrushed from Ikea’s Saudi catalogue and the Swedish company’s apologetic response.

Oral Language
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This oral language activity, ‘Images in Texts’ supports language development by encouraging students to explore the contribution of images to different kinds of texts. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of different images through an activity in which students will view images and decide if they are from an informative (true) text or an …More

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Introducing Ukes To Youths’ is about a Canadian program introducing school students to music through learning the ukulele .

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This kids news activity, ‘Japanese Mom Builds Adorable Art Around Sleeping Infant’ is about a mother who photographed her baby in imagined dream scenes.

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This kids news activity, ‘Lance Armstrong Confesses’ is about the cycling champion Armstrong admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs.

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This kids news activity, ‘Lego School Will Be A Bricks And Mortar Reality’ reports on a new international school in Denmark, built by the owner of Lego.

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This kids news activity, ‘Lonesome George May Not Have Been The Last Of His Kind’ investigates the discovery of a species of giant tortoise previously thought to be extinct.

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This kids news activity, ‘Many Celeb Chefs’ Recipes Not Healthy’ investigates whether recipes from celebrity chefs actually healthy.

Written Language
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This written language activity, ‘Matching Signs and Symbols’ supports language development by encouraging students to build and reinforce instant recognition of common signs and symbols. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of signs and symbols through a fun activity in which the students play a game such as Snap or Memory.

Art Project
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This art project ‘Media Collage’ enables students to create a collage using old magazines. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of basic artistic procedures. It provides a list of materials, easy-to-follow step-by-step art instructions and a list of recommended art books.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Meteorite Lands In Russia’ reports on a destructive sonic boom event over a Russian town, caused by a meteorite explosion.

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This kids news activity, ‘New Space Mission Will Study Asteroid In 2018’ reports on a NASA and Canadian Space Agency project aimed at studying a piece of an asteroid.

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This kids news activity, ‘Nine-Year-Old Up For Best Actress Oscar’ is about Quvenzhane Wallis, the youngest Academy Award nominee.

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This kids news activity, ‘Nomadic Gnome Puts Gravity To The Test’ is about a scientific experiment centred on physical location, gravity and the measurement of weight.

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This kids news activity, ‘Nutella Is Not A Health Food’ is about a legal case involving a product’s misleading advertising.

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This kids news activity, ‘NYPD Officer’s Random Act Of Kindness Goes Viral’ is about how a photo of a Police Officer’s good deed was seen by millions on the internet.

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This kids news activity, ‘Owner Of Mollie’s Candy Stores Is Just Six Years Old’ is about the youngest entrepreneur in Britain, Molly Price, who opened a chain of candy stores.

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This kids news activity, ‘Peanuts Recalled For Not Stating ‘May Contain Peanuts” investigates an incident where a product was recalled for inadequate allergy warning.

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This kids news activity, ‘Playing Video Games Can Make You A Better Searcher’ reports on research suggesting a link between gaming and the development of visual search skills.

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This kids news activity, ‘Raising Awareness About Prader-Willi Syndrome’ is about a boy with a rare medical condition and his family’s efforts to find a cure.

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This kids news activity, ‘Rhinos Being Poached For Horns’ is about wild rhinos in South Africa and efforts to stop them being killed by poachers.

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This kids news activity, ‘Scientists Criticise Iron-Dumping Experiment’ is about a company that dumped iron dust into the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to re-populate fishing grounds.

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This kids news activity, ‘Scientists Discover Cause Of Irish Potato Famine’ reports on the discovery of the plant disease that caused a disaster in Ireland in the 1800s.

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This kids news activity, ‘Scientists Discover Corn Plants Make A Noise’ is about research into the role of sound and vibration in the life cycle of plants.

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This kids news activity, ‘Scientists Find Hidden Mural By Leonardo Da Vinci’ is about the technology used to discover a lost painting by Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci.

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This kids news activity, ‘Selena and Justin – Why Do We Care?’ is about the source of rumours and speculation in media reports about celebrities.

Written Language
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This written language activity, ‘Signs and Symbols’ supports language development by encouraging students to build and reinforce instant recognition of common signs and symbols. Students will learn that signs and symbols in their environment are often used instead of words.

Diagnostic Assessment
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This technology activity, ‘Software User Licence’ ensures students gain confidence in using different software. Students will use appropriate software to create texts.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Spirit Of ‘Caine’s Arcade’ Felt Around The World’ is about a boy who created an arcade out of cardboard featured in a viral video.

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This kids news activity, ‘Take Pictures Without A Camera’ is about a camera being developed in Japan that can be operated by finger gestures.

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This kids news activity, ‘Texters Studied In New Research’ reports on research into texting and ethical thinking.

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This kids news activity, ‘The Biggest Swimming Pool In The World’ is about a resort in Chile with a pool that holds as much water as 6, 000 regular swimming pools.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘The Perfect Balance’ supports students in editing and revising their writing, focusing on balancing writing with facts and opinions.

Oral Language
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This oral language activity, ‘True or Imaginary?’ supports language development by encouraging students to explore the contribution of images to different kinds of texts. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of different text types through an activity in which students will view images, then decide if they are from true (informative) texts or imaginary …More

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