Guided Reading Pack
This Guided Reading Pack is linked to Ancient Maya in the form of a story narrated by a young Mayan Warrior from Tikal. The Tikal Warriors fight with the neighbouring city, Calakmul.
National Curriculum Objectives (England)
Reading: English Y5/6: Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader
SPAG:English Y5/6: Use of the passive to affect the presentation of information in a sentence [for example, I broke the window in the greenhouse versus The window in the greenhouse was broken (by me)]
Other: History KS2: A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history – one study chosen from: early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900; Mayan civilization c. AD 900; Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300
Level of this Pack:
Old National Curriculum (England): 5
New National Curriculum (England): Year 5 Mastery/Year 6 Secure
Book Band: Black
PM Benchmark Level: Free Reading
Reading Recovery Level: Free Reading
Reading Age: 11+
The pack includes:
Oral teacher questions with answers for guided reading sessions. Each question is linked to the New National Curriculum (England).
Follow-up work with answers.
Spelling, punctuation and grammar work related to the text with answers.
Vocabulary work related to words in the story.
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