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Great Fire Of London Story

Great Fire Of London Story

The story that I have written is aimed at UKS1 (though older children would still find it interesting) and I have based it on a character called Willow Goodchild. Willow likes school and has great friends but he has a tendency to daydream. His daydreams take him and his friends to different periods in history/different areas of the globe depending on the topic his teacher is talking about. The story attached is based on ‘The Great Fire of London’. My idea is that each story in the series follows a particular pattern: Willow’s teacher asks him a question that he partially hears as he slips into a daydream, he and his friends explore and learn about a certain topic, Willow slips back into reality and astounds his teacher with a detailed answer of his question. I have experienced this phenomenon first-hand many times in class and have always wondered how children answer questions with such detail, even though I thought they were daydreaming! Hopefully this story will unlock the mystery! In my own daydream, other stories might include: ‘Willow and The Romans’, ‘Willow and The Greeks’, ‘Willow and The Great Volcano’, ‘Willow and the Kings’, ‘Willow and the Space Race’. The possibilities for this resource are vast and could include: English-Children to write themselves into certain daydream scenarios in history, write a diary entry, write an alternative ending etc. Art-drawing accompanying illustrations to the page, illustrating characters etc. History-Researching the events on each page (possible group activity), researching the aftermath of the fire, how London recovered etc. Geography-Map work or Google Earth locating the area of London. PSHE-Describing the feeling of the baker, the people of London etc. P4C-How should the baker be treated by Londoners? Talk about forgiveness. Technology-Design and make a new safer bakery to replace the Pudding Lane bakery. Any feedback and comments would be most welcomed.

By jro2305

Pride and Prejudice Huge Bundle!

Pride and Prejudice Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE PRIDE AND PREJUDICE LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION ACTIVITY BOOKLET, AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Austen's use of language. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Whole-lesson PowerPoints, activity resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

By TandLGuru

The Hobbit - KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

The Hobbit - KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of J.R.R Tolkien's 'The Hobbit.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the upper KS2 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'An Interview with Gandalf!' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;' - 'Tolkien's Description' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Explain meanings of words that they know and ask the meaning of new words. Link the meaning of new words to words that they already know;' - 'Hobbits!' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;' - 'Figurative Language in 'The Hobbit' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, to create an impact on the reader.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is 21 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).

By TandLGuru

Pride and Prejudice Lesson Bundle!

Pride and Prejudice Lesson Bundle!

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Austen's use of language. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Whole-lesson PowerPoints, activity resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

By TandLGuru

Functional Skills Bias, tone and inference full lesson.

Functional Skills Bias, tone and inference full lesson.

Full differentiated lesson. Interactive crime scene activity with resources, tone music activity and finding bias in the media. Separate worksheets for entry level, level 1 and level 2 learners. Texts provided from two different sources for Level 2 learners to compare: Daily Mail and The Guardian.

By rkristina

A Reading Bundle KS1

A Reading Bundle KS1

Save yourself time buy this selection of 10 workbooks to be used with class novels or for guided reading with upper KS1 classes. Books include, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and The Giant Peach, The Day the Crayons Quit, The Enormous Crocodile, Charlotte's Web, The Magic Finger, The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me and The Twits. Also included are guided reading activity cards and Mini-beast booklet. Each workbook includes comprehension activities, character traits, drawing and writing activities. This is a super bargain.

By teachercellar

Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth Bennet

Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth Bennet

In this engaging and informative lesson, students are enabled to make clear and insightful interpretations of Elizabeth Bennet – the chief protagonist in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. In particular, students learn about her key characteristics- such as her strong ideas, wit, intelligence, grace, and good humour – and relate these to ideas of societal expectations of the time. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Playing a fun and interactive quiz to determine the key events and family life of Elizabeth Bennet; - Establishing her characteristics and traits, utilising textual evidence; - Analysing Elizabeth's character in relation to the expectations of society in the Regency Era; - Creating clear and creative diary entries, using an in-depth understanding of Elizabeth's character; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - 'Character Traits of Elizabeth' task resources - with teacher answer sheet; - 'Elizabeth in Context' task resources - with teacher answer sheet; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. These resources were originally taught to GCSE students, but with subtle adaptations they have also been used with both younger and older (up to A Level) students. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

Transport around London for KS1/KS2/EAL AND ESL Learners.

Transport around London for KS1/KS2/EAL AND ESL Learners.

This is a great lesson to introduce learners to transport, showing different types of transport, the costs and how to get from A to B. This also uses money and takes costs into consideration to add more depth to the lesson. This is suitable for English, Maths and Geography lessons as a starter task or a fun review task and can be adapted for a range of audiences.

By teachsureenglish

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Who's the Alien? Feelings and Emotions Game for KS1/KS2/EAL Classes

Who's the Alien? Feelings and Emotions Game for KS1/KS2/EAL Classes

A simple and fun game where students have to guess who the Alien is by working out the emotions and feelings of the other characters in the game. Students work around the room filling in the emotions and feelings of each of the other characters on their worksheet and then use those to work out who the alien is.

By teachsureenglish

Nonfiction Reading Texts with Research Sheets ( Science & History ) for KS1,  Lower KS2 and ESL, EFL

Nonfiction Reading Texts with Research Sheets ( Science & History ) for KS1, Lower KS2 and ESL, EFL

Nonfiction Reading Texts with research sheets (Social Studies & Science) 20 reading comprehensions texts suitable for KS1, Lower KS2 / 2nd & 3rd grade / ESL, EFL Capture your students attention and improve their reading comprehension skills with high-interest history and science topics!  Each Story Includes: - new words - writing a summary - a comprehension question - a research/writing activity Story Topics Include: - science - health - people - places - history Total Page : 44 pages

By lastlawn

ALL YOU NEED, FOR HALF THE PRICE!!!

ALL YOU NEED, FOR HALF THE PRICE!!!

Take advantage of the biggest TES bundle discount offer for you. This contains worksheets, activities, revision questions, lesson starters, fully automated STEM quiz (with 300) slides and all you need to position you for the next PROMOTION. Check through the resources and you will be impressed. Buy them and discover some of the most invaluable teaching resources. Get all of these for HALF THE PRICE!

By ozmatts12