A comprehensive set of differentiated learning tasks, designed to reinforce and stimulate learning through activity.
This set of ready-to-go worksheets/tasks will provide you with everything you need to open your students' eyes to the wonder of Wonder. The inclusion of many different types of activities is a ploy to appeal to students' different learning styles.
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• Questions to guide student reading and comprehension
. Use for independent reading and to check comprehension.
• Plot Summary in Cloze Test Format
. Useful scaffolding for weak students, and a fun task for all.
• Events Ordering / Sequencing Activity
. This is a great activity for group work. It gets students creating their own plot summaries.
• Creative and Functional Writing Assignments
. These high order activities consist of exercises which test students' knowledge of the novel, their ability to see events from more than one viewpoint and their ability to write in different styles/formats. Tasks ask students to imagine themselves as characters in the novel, or imagine themselves in situations similar to some described in the novel. Then they are required to write a selection of diary entries, dialogues, emails, letters, lists, reviews, reports, presentations and postcards (as those personae or as themselves) based on events or ideas in the novel.
Other writing activities are based on the complete text (review, email/letter, interview questions, epilogue/prediction exercises).
These writing tasks give students an opportunity to show a deep understanding of the novel, as well as to practice writing in different formats.
• Crossword Puzzle
• Word Search Puzzles
Also included are
• 6 Fun Crossword Puzzles. See sample at Crossword Puzzle – Part 2
• 8 Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles - one for each part, for example Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle – Part 2
• 8 Word Search Puzzles - one for each part, for example Word Search – Part 8
These are the type of activities you could use with early finishers, or for a treat (for yourself and students) on a day when you have nothing else prepared.
Each of the 27 resources is available as a separate item from my store.
Download the preview file to see samples of the items included.
The solutions to all activities (except the writing tasks) are included.
There are 90+ pages for students to complete / work on.