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Assessing and Recording without the Exercise Book

Assessing and Recording without the Exercise Book

Children often know more about science that we think; sometimes they just donʼt have the skills to write down their ideas. I wrote this book because I have a strong belief that all children, whatever their literacy levels, should be given the opportunity to share what they know about science. Over the years, Iʼve developed a range of alternative recording methods that allow children to express their knowledge and learning. These have been tried and tested in the classroom. This book outlines these methods, gently guiding the reader through each one. I cover what each recording method looks like, the reason behind using it, some ideas on how to incorporate it into a lesson and how to use it to assess children. My hope is that this book will show teachers that there are ways to record and assess science that are fun and creative and that generate enthusiasm in the classroom. Most importantly - they donʼt involve an exercise book. By using these methods youʼll find that children, particularly those who lack the ability to get things down on paper, will demonstrate an amazing science understanding. They just needed to be given the chance to express it their way! This book was written for primary Teachers but the ideas can be used in secondary schools as well.
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Art Scheme. Introduction to 3 Dimesional Art from Different Cultures

Art Scheme. Introduction to 3 Dimesional Art from Different Cultures

This Art scheme introduces students to 3 dimensional art from different cultures through analysis activities and the making of vessels. The resource includes clear guidance for the teacher, homework, how it will be assessed, differentiation, resources list, cross curricular links and a useful prompt sheet for students. The lessons have been designed to be taught over 4 x 1 hour sessions. This can be used as a stand alone unit, or as part of the series of lessons that we have on offer. The rest of the lessons are available from our shop.
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Art Lesson. Introduction to 3 Dimensional Art. Part 4. Lesson 16

Art Lesson. Introduction to 3 Dimensional Art. Part 4. Lesson 16

This Art lesson plan continues to introduce students to 3 dimensional art. The resource includes clear guidance for the teacher, homework, how it will be assessed, differentiation, resources list, cross curricular links and a useful prompt sheet for students. The lesson has been designed to last one hour. This is lesson 16 in a series of Art lessons. This lesson can be used as a stand alone lesson, or as part of the series of lesson that we have on offer. The rest of the lessons are available from our shop.
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Art Lesson. Introduction to 3 Dimensional Art. Part 3. Lesson 16

Art Lesson. Introduction to 3 Dimensional Art. Part 3. Lesson 16

This Art lesson plan continues to introduce students to three dimensional art from different cultures. The resource includes clear guidance for the teacher, homework, how it will be assessed, differentiation, resources list, cross curricular links and a useful prompt sheet for students. The lesson has been designed to last one hour. This is lesson 15 in a series of Art lessons. This lesson can be used as a stand alone lesson, or as part of the series of lesson that we have on offer. The rest of the lessons are available from our shop.
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Art Lesson. Introduction to 3 Dimensional Art Part 1. Lesson 14

Art Lesson. Introduction to 3 Dimensional Art Part 1. Lesson 14

This Art lesson plan introduces students to three dimensional artwork from different cultures . The resource includes clear guidance for the teacher, homework, how it will be assessed, differentiation, resources list, cross curricular links and a useful prompt sheet for students. The lesson has been designed to last one hour. This is lesson 14 in a series of Art lessons. This lesson can be used as a stand alone lesson, or as part of the series of lesson that we have on offer. The rest of the lessons are available from our shop.
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Art Scheme. Colour / Color. Three Linked lessons.

Art Scheme. Colour / Color. Three Linked lessons.

This Art unit plan introduces students to colour / color. Three linked lesson plans, each one providing a hour long session. The resource includes clear guidance for the teacher, homework, how it will be assessed, differentiation, resources list, cross curricular links and a useful prompt sheet for students. These lessons can be used as a stand alone unit, or as part of the series of units that we have on offer. The rest of the lessons and units are available from our shop.
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Art Lesson. Colour / Color Part 3. Lesson 13

Art Lesson. Colour / Color Part 3. Lesson 13

This Art lesson plan continues to introduce students to colour / color. The resource includes clear guidance for the teacher, homework, how it will be assessed, differentiation, resources list, cross curricular links and a useful prompt sheet for students. The lesson has been designed to last one hour. This is lesson 13 in a series of Art lessons. This lesson can be used as a stand alone lesson, or as part of the series of lesson that we have on offer. The rest of the lessons are available from our shop.
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Art Lesson. Colour / Color Part 2. Lesson 12

Art Lesson. Colour / Color Part 2. Lesson 12

This Art lesson plan continues to introduce students to colour / color. The resource includes clear guidance for the teacher, homework, how it will be assessed, differentiation, resources list, cross curricular links and a useful prompt sheet for students. The lesson has been designed to last one hour. This is lesson 12 in a series of Art lessons. This lesson can be used as a stand alone lesson, or as part of the series of lesson that we have on offer. The rest of the lessons are available from our shop.
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Art Lesson. Colour / Color. Lesson 11

Art Lesson. Colour / Color. Lesson 11

This Art lesson plan introduces students to colour / color. The resource includes clear guidance for the teacher, homework, how it will be assessed, differentiation, resources list, cross curricular links and a useful prompt sheet for students. The lesson has been designed to last one hour. This is lesson 11 in a series of Art lessons. This lesson can be used as a stand alone lesson, or as part of the series of lesson that we have on offer. The rest of the lessons are available from our shop.
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Art Scheme. Clay. 3 linked lesson plans

Art Scheme. Clay. 3 linked lesson plans

This Art scheme introduces students to clay through simple development of a clay head. The resource includes clear guidance for the teacher, homework, how it will be assessed, differentiation, resources list, cross curricular links and a useful prompt sheet for students. The lessons have been designed to be taught over 3 x 1 hour sessions. This can be used as a stand alone unit, or as part of the series of lessons that we have on offer. The rest of the lessons are available from our shop.
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