This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Preparator’ asks students to answer questions about Amy Davidson, an American preparator. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.
This text type and structure exemplar ‘Chicken Feathers’ helps students to identify the structure and genre of a narrative text. It is aimed at encouraging students to identify details from the beginning, middle and end of the sample text, identifying whether this story is an example of the narrative or everyday genre.
This history article, ‘Christiaan Barnard’ features the South African surgeon who was the first person in the world to perform a human heart transplant. It provides factual information about Christiaan Barnard and heart transplants, along with a glossary of unfamiliar words and terms from the text. It is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical …More
This Writing Traits activity ‘Clustering’ encourages students to gather ideas and thoughts about a topic.
This history article, ‘John Tyndall’ features the Irish physicist who explained why the sky is blue, the greenhouse effect, invented the fire-fighter’s respirator and proved light could be bent, which paved the way for fibre optics. It provides factual information about the life of John Tyndall and his achievements, along with a glossary of unfamiliar …More
This environmental science worksheet, ‘Make a Windmill’ supports students to follow the instructions to make their own windmill. It supports an understanding of science in daily life.
This content area reading activity, ‘Making Dull Pennies Shine’ is a science based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to follow the procedural steps of an experiment.
This content area reading activity, ‘No Bones about It’ is a science based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to learn about and practise predicting when reading.
This Writing Traits activity ‘Organisational Outlines’ encourages students to use outlines to organise ideas for the body of their composition.
This graphic organiser, ‘Past, Present, & Future’ helps students to arrange events related to time including what might occur in the future.
This content area reading activity, ‘The Eyes Have It’ is a science based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to recognise the use of lists as a reading device.