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Year 2 pirate lessons plans

Year 2 pirate lessons plans

Two lessons I used with my year 2 class to be able to label a pirate and write about it using technical vocabulary and wow words. Lesson 1- gathering the vocabulary using fact sheets and what they already know, then designing their own pirate ready to label. Lesson 2- labelling their pirate using the fact sheets and sentence starter cards then writing up their work using everything that they have learnt.

By hannahvictoriabayley

American Slang ESL

American Slang ESL

An introduction to 52 different pieces of American slang. Ideal for any ESL students looking to gain a wider understanding of the different uses of English in different contexts.

By xiguaenglish

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KS3 Literacy Resources

KS3 Literacy Resources

Three resources focusing on literacy skills including CV writing, constructing a cover letter and writing a persuasive article. The CV Skills material is spread over three lessons. Originally used with a mixed ability year 9 group, this would also work well with higher ability year 8 class.

By omedoto7

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KS3 and 4 English Language and Literacy Activities

KS3 and 4 English Language and Literacy Activities

A range of resources for KS4 English Language Paper 1 covering all questions (10-12 lessons depending on pacing), a standalone creative writing lesson, resources for papers 1 and 2 for KS3 - creative writing and non-fiction as well as standalone literacy lessons focusing on developing cover letter writing skills and persuasive articles. The KS4 material would be suitable for mixed ability year 10 classes and the KS3 material would suit a higher ability year 7 or a mixed ability year 8 class.

By omedoto7

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KS3 and 4 Shakespeare Bundle

KS3 and 4 Shakespeare Bundle

A range of resources for KS3 and KS4 consisting of a 12 lesson scheme for A Midsummer Night's Dream, a lesson on character analysis based on Shylock and lessons from Acts 1, 2 and 3 of Macbeth for KS4 along with an exam process and themes and context consolidation. The MND scheme is suitable for a higher ability year 7 group, the analysis of Shylock is suitable for a mixed ability year 9 class and the Macbeth material would be suitable for a mixed ability year 11 group.

By omedoto7

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KS3 Literacy Persuasive Article Differentiated Workbook

KS3 Literacy Persuasive Article Differentiated Workbook

A 10 page workbook that scaffolds writing a persuasive article, in this case, based on the film Hancock. A model answer and self assessment opportunities are included along with a success criteria. The material can be adapted to suit different content while maintaining the scaffolding. Originally used with a mixed ability year 9 group.

By omedoto7

Cinderella-the sequel. A play for young English learners

Cinderella-the sequel. A play for young English learners

This is a short play I wrote for an English summer camp concert. It's suitable for learners up to about 12 or 13 years of age. It takes about 7 to 10 minutes. The main aim is to give them a chance to use their English in a fun setting. There are 13 characters in the play but it would be easy to add or remove characters. I've included a Word document for those of you who would like to edit the play for your class or group. My 11- to-13- year-olds loved doing this play, which was easy enough for them to learn in about 4 days. I hope yours enjoy it too!

By mbrizz

Summer Activities

Summer Activities

These worksheets include some educational activities (reading text with comprehension and vocabulary exercises) and fun activities (summer wordsearch and an easy writing task). The text teaches children some moral lessons. The activities are designed for 6-8 year olds and are really fun and entertaining.

By smartenglish

Toot Hill School Reading Challenge

Toot Hill School Reading Challenge

The Toot Hill Reading Challenge is aimed at 11 - 14 year olds, however, older students would gain greatly from them too. They have been created from Future Classics in the 'free books for school' packs available from Book Trust. The objective of the challenge is to encourage students to read a book from cover to cover, by answering the ten questions that have been put together in chronological order...no trick questions! Students are keen to work through the challenge and have found reluctant readers have completed the quiz too. The incentive of school credits and a prize seems to work. We set them as a monthly challenge to increase the focus of the book. We have also found these challenges help the student to understand what they are reading and it also helps teachers/librarians find out if students are actually reading their books, so can be used as a tester for students.

By welovebooks1