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An introduction to English spelling and a brief history of the language

An introduction to English spelling and a brief history of the language

This lesson and accompanying resources act as a good introduction to English spelling. The PowerPoint goes through what to expect from the lesson, I followed the structure below: 1. How do you feel about spelling? I usually make notes on the blank PowerPoint page the different connotations 'spelling' has for students 2. Common spelling myths- students given a list of common spelling myths as discussion points, students asked if they think the provided statements are true or false. This usually sparks a good discussion with my groups. The PowerPoint slides which follow show which statements are true/false and also gives an in-depth explanation of each. 3. The PowerPoint contains a 10 minute video about the history of the English language (produced by The Open University- available on YouTube) with an accompanying booklet I have designed myself. 4. The booklet guides learners through the different stages of the development of the English language and the different international influences. There are dictionary activities and sentence writing activities throughout. 5. The final activity is a sorting activity where students sort the different words into the correct categories of Viking origin, French origin, Anglo Saxon and Arabic origin.

By Jadelodell

GCSE English - create a short story, visual group activity.

GCSE English - create a short story, visual group activity.

Many students often struggle with the freedom to use their imagination, particularly under exam conditions. This resource was created for the AQA specification, Paper 1 Question 5 - create a short story based from an image. However this resource is diverse enough to be adapted to a wide range of exam boards and creative writing skills, from encouraging writing in low level Functional skills English students to developing language features in GCSE students. It uses paintings by Picasso and Frieda Kahlo. It is a team activity which allows for differentiation among levels and abilities by using a scaffold questions system. The activity is developed to allow the teacher freedom to build in specifically tailored skills they wish their students to learn. Encouraging students to use their imagination allows English to be fun and engaging whilst also developing their confidence in the subject, as with this activity there is no wrong answer.

By namerased

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Taming of the Shrew and Introduction to Shakespeare for KS2/KS3

Taming of the Shrew and Introduction to Shakespeare for KS2/KS3

This is a full 4/5 Lesson Scheme focused on the Taming of the Shrew and an introduction to Shakespeare. There are a range of reading and writing tasks linked to the taming of the shrew, as well as extracts that are also attached. The first lesson is a station based lesson where learners can teach each other about life in Shakespeare's England, before going on to look at the globe theatre, before spending 2/3 lessons looking in detail at the taming of the shrew. This scheme has been taught to Y5, Y6 and Y7 learners and can be adapted to meet the needs of all learners if required.

By teachsureenglish

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Myths and Legends full 8 Lesson Scheme of Work for KS2/KS3. (including worksheets and extracts)

Myths and Legends full 8 Lesson Scheme of Work for KS2/KS3. (including worksheets and extracts)

Here is a full 8 Lesson scheme of work on Myths and Legends, including a range of worksheets and extracts which are also differentiated for all learners. This has previously been taught to Year 6 and Year 7 learners and features a wide range of activities for learners to complete, as well as group tasks looking at different myths and legends from around the world. There are also a range of extracts attached as well as a large amount of writing tasks to help test for comprehension of each myth as well as assessment criteria.

By teachsureenglish

Who / What Am I? ESL Riddles

Who / What Am I? ESL Riddles

A fun ESL powerpoint taking students through over thirty different what am I riddles. A perfect time filler for the last ten minutes of class, when you get done early. Can easily be adapted to fit different purposes and to review some new vocabulary

By xiguaenglish

Slimy Things Bundle

Slimy Things Bundle

A collection of things that feel slimy! Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

Halloween Time Bundle

Halloween Time Bundle

A collection of Halloween themed resources. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

Christmas Time Bundle

Christmas Time Bundle

A collection of resources for the Christmas period. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

Y1 Science: Weather and Shadows Bundle

Y1 Science: Weather and Shadows Bundle

A collection of year 1 science resources on the topic of weather and shadows. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

Yr1 Science: Pets Bundle (Animals including Humans)

Yr1 Science: Pets Bundle (Animals including Humans)

A collection of resources that can be used with Year 1 Science students on the topic of pets. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

KS2 The Victorians Bundle

KS2 The Victorians Bundle

A collection of KS2 resources on the topic of the Victorians. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277