Solving the KS2 problem of differentiation

One of the biggest challenges within Key Stage 2 is the different levels of ability and development that children within one class can have.  Many teachers have suggested that it is not uncommon to find a gap of 2 NC levels or more between the lowest and highest attaining pupils in a class. To help with this situation you need a resource that caters for each child’s ability and provides them with the best possible chance of learning.

It is with this in mind that we have developed our range of reading and persuasive writing resources, all of which include activities for each year group within KS2.  They contain differentiated worksheets for less/more able pupils, which allows personalised learning and ensures that each pupil is working at the right level.

The first resource is Brilliant Activities for Reading Fiction.  This contains comprehension activities to help pupils learn the key features of stories and poems and develop strategies for reading them critically.

Activities range from looking at descriptions of characters from ‘classic texts’ and analysing the features of good story openings to looking at alliteration in poems and investigating humorous prose.

The second is Brilliant Activities for Reading Non-Fiction. This contains comprehension activities to help pupils learn about different types of non-fiction texts and develop strategies for reading them.

Activities range from analysing leaflets and advertisements to locating information and looking at how it is structured.

The third resource is Brilliant Activities for Persuasive Writing.  This contains activities to help pupils focus on persuasive language. Activities range from writing advertisements and job descriptions to looking at two-sided written arguments and debates.

There is more information and free sample pages available on our website by clicking the links in this post.

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