Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘A Bounty of Chocolate’ supports students in planning writing by brainstorming a list of chocolate companies that they could write to for information.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘A Letter: Dear Grandma’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘A Man of Honour’, features a biographical text about the American Civil War hero Joshua Chamberlain. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about classifying, reasoning, making a judgment, fact/opinion, detail, sequence, and character. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘A Slice of the Pie’ supports students in planning writing using prewriting strategies to structure ideas for a friendly letter.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘A Variety of Pen Pal Letters’ supports students in editing and revising their writing, looking at different sentence types to ensure variety in their writing.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Advertisers Lure Teens’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, tone, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Advertising Techniques’ encourages students to recognise spelling errors, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Poetry
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This Poetry worksheet, ‘Against All Odds’, features a poem about luck that highlights the good fortune of finding the right partner. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to understand the poem and includes questions about classifying, cause and effect, literary devices, vocabulary, and author’s purpose. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Alfred Vail and the Telegraph’ asks students to answer questions about how the telegraph was completed. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings and author purpose.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Blogging’ encourages students to recognise spelling errors, correct tone, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘Bounty of Businesses’ supports students in planning writing by brainstorming a list of companies that they could write to for information

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Braille’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text on the Braille writing system. 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

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘Building A Letter’ supports students in planning and structuring a friendly letter.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘Building a Pen Pal Letter’ supports students in planning and structuring a friendly letter to a pen pal.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Communication’ asks students to answer questions about different ways of communicating. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and think about word meanings.

Classroom Admin
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This set of communication cards can be used for students with special educational needs.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘Creating Questions’ supports students in planning writing using prewriting strategies to create questions for an interview.

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This ‘Emotions’ chart uses emoticons representing different moods to help students or teachers to communicate their feelings and emotions. It encourages students to be aware of their feelings and the feelings of those around them.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘English, Please’ helps students to write about what they would change about the English language to make it easier. It encourages students to think about communication and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Graphic Organisers
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This graphic organiser, ‘Friendly Letter’ helps students to prepare a friendly letter. It encourages students to think about a greeting and a closing.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘Greetings to All’ supports students in developing their writing skills by brainstorming greetings and closings for friendly letter writing.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘Greetings to My Secret Pal’ supports students in developing their writing skills by brainstorming greetings and closings for their secret pal letters.

Written Language
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This written language activity, ‘How We Communicate’ supports language development by encouraging students to recognise that there can be many cultures and languages in one country, and many ways to communicate, including through spoken or written words.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘In the Mail’ provides the opportunity for students to practise writing short letters and addresses.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘In the Mail to My Pen Pal’ provides the opportunity for students to practise writing short letters and addresses to their pen pals.

Editing Task
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This Editing Task worksheet, ‘Let’s Get Organised’, features a rough draft of a narrative text about a woman cleaning out her kitchen cupboards. It encourages students to identify spelling, punctuation, usage, and sentence structure errors in the text and then to write out a correct version. The purpose of this task is to develop students’ …More

Oral Language Photo Activity
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This oral language photo activity ‘Postal Worker’, 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.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Louis Braille’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about the famous inventor of Braille. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose and to recall specific details from the text, as well as draw …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Manatees’, features an informational text about these endangered aquatic mammals. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about drawing a conclusion, making a judgment, importance, visual comprehension, making an inference, cause and effect, fact/opinion, detail, predicting outcome, purpose, and reasoning. Answer sheet …More

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘My Secret Pal’s Envelope, Please’ provides the opportunity for students to practise writing addresses for letters to their secret pals.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Pen Pals Around the World’ helps students to write about the kind of pen pal they would like. It encourages students to think about what they would like to learn from their pen pal and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Picture Story: Talking’ asks students to identify the story that best matches the picture, which features two children communicating using sign language. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recognise the association between a picture and a short story describing it.

Writing Task
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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘Significance of the English Language’, features instructions for students to create an article about why English is so widely used. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Prompts suggest considering the importance of English in air travel, business, international politics, and other contexts.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘A Slice of a Secret Pal’s Pie’ encourages students to write a friendly letter including details about themselves.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Small World’ helps students to write about choosing a pen pal from another country. It encourages students to think about why they are interested in that country and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘Snapshots of Me’ provides opportunities for students to describe themselves in order to create details for writing letters.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘Stamping Out Letters’ supports students in planning writing using prewriting strategies to categorise information.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘Stamping Out Letters for My Secret Pen Pal’ supports students in planning letter writing using prewriting strategies to categorise information.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘The Envelope, Please’ provides the opportunity for students to practise writing addresses for friendly letters.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘The Other Code Talkers’, features an informational text about members of various Native American tribes who developed codes and sent messages during World War I and II. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about detail, importance, sequence, fact/opinion, reasoning, and drawing …More

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘The Prescription for Advertisers’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Display
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This full colour ‘The World’ illustration can be reproduced for classroom use. It depicts children from a variety of countries saying ‘Hello’ in their native languages and is a fun and educational addition to a classroom display to promote international cultural awareness.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘ To All Chocolate Companies’ provides the opportunity for students to develop their writing skills by composing a business letter to a chocolate company.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘To Whom It May Concern’ provides the opportunity for students to practise structuring and writing business letters.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity ‘Troubled Tongues’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on the Choctaw Native American language.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Two Cultures of the Southwest’, features two informational texts that explore the contrasting cultures of the Navajos and the Zuni. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the texts and includes questions about characteristics, cause and effect, relationship, drawing a conclusion, and compare/contrast.

Oral Language
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This oral language activity ‘World of Words’ supports language development by encouraging students to learn about the variety of languages in the world, the number of countries in which they are spoken and the number of people for whom each is their first language.

Spelling
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This quick reference guide, ‘Writing Letters’ provides students with guidance for writing letters.

Spelling
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This quick reference guide, ‘Writing Letters’ provides students with guidance and examples for writing letters.

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