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Drone debate! Argument, persuasive writing, debate, discussion, two fully resourced sessions

Drone debate! Argument, persuasive writing, debate, discussion, two fully resourced sessions

Young people are interested in drones, so if you are teaching argument, persuasion or discussion, make the most of their enthusiasm for these popular gadgets. Here are two fantastic drone themed lessons (around 150 minutes required) broken into nine activities, suitable for ages 7-14. All children will have opportunities to 'talk the language of debate' and produce a piece of writing either 'for' or 'against' drones. It's a winner! There is also drone background information; links to videos; key argument cards; banks of useful sentence openers; modal verbs; suggestions for support/extension activities; a planning sheet; an example text and a detailed self/peer assessment sheet (or toolkit). Everything you need. The nine fully resourced activities are: 1. Get to know drones! 2. Meaning breakdown – understand tricky new words 3. Pick a side 4. ‘For’ or ‘against?’ 5. Organise your debate 6. Useful sentence openers for debate and persuasion 7. Switch sides! 8. Write a persuasive letter/blog for the school website 9. Self assessment/peer assessment
extra golden-time
GCSE Physics Structure Strips - Kinetic Theory and Density

GCSE Physics Structure Strips - Kinetic Theory and Density

As a teacher, one thing that I have always found is that students find extended answer questions either really easy or extremely difficult - there never seems to be a middle ground! To help, I have put some structure strips together for the GCSE physics course to support the students that really struggle with providing an extended answer. So far the feedback is that students love them as they really have helped these students become more independent in their study. There are 3 parts to this product: 1) The structure strips for 3 separate GCSE questions (one on density, one on changes of state and one on kinetic theory). These can be printed, cut and glued into students books (I have used pastel colours because of printing in black and white, but feel free to change this to liven it up!). 2) 2 copies of each of the questions with lines for students to write their answers on. Print these 2 to a page, and they can be glued next to the structure strips in an A4 book. 3) A WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like) with annotations to show students how they could further improve their answers if required. This can be used over a projector to show students, zooming in and moving around with a projector remote as a peer/self-assess exercise when marking answers. I have started putting this resource together for Atomic Structure and Radioactivity, and more will be in the pipework if people like them! Enjoy!
ellisbrooomhall
Listening Comprehension - Spotlight

Listening Comprehension - Spotlight

*** answer key included A listening comprehension for the movie Spotlight. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 20 points (identify the characters and complete the dialogues) and a long-answer section for 30 points (20 questions). I also included a writing journal section which can be completed in class or at home. For the writing journal, students are asked to select and answer two of the proposed questions.
nadineinprague
EXPOSITION WRITING (includes bilingual key words and pictures for the EAL learner)

EXPOSITION WRITING (includes bilingual key words and pictures for the EAL learner)

This resource contains a sample exposition text around the theme of super foods. It has been used successfully with an EAL group as a pre-curser to the WJEC GCSE English topic of exposition writing, but it could also be used as a whole class, stand alone lesson for Key Stage 3 and 4 students. It can be used with a wide range of EAL pupils. Those who are New to English can recognize key words, match foods and improve their vocabulary. Key words have been translated into Hungarian, Romanian, Czech, Polish, Arabic and Cantonese- allowing multi lingual access for a range of pupils in the class. Also contains a writing frame outlining the key features, purpose and structure of an exposition text.
dotty34
The Twits  simplified story,  activities, cooking and worksheets for KS2, EFL, TEFL, Summer camp

The Twits simplified story, activities, cooking and worksheets for KS2, EFL, TEFL, Summer camp

Day 3 of my Roald Dahl themed summer camp (originally taught to Korean EFL students) It includes: *A simplified version of the story using Quentin Blake illustrations. * A memory game based on food items found in Mr Twit's beard and worksheet. *Scavenger Hunt worksheet and clues (which are printed and hidden around the school- the first pair to find all the words win!) *Birds Nest Crispy Cakes Recipe *Mrs Twit's spaghetti toasties recipe *Wordsearch and colouring page
lofford1
James and the Giant Peach  board game, art and cooking activities KS2 summer camp EFL TEFL

James and the Giant Peach board game, art and cooking activities KS2 summer camp EFL TEFL

Day 2 of my Roald Dahl themed Summer Camp (originally for Korean EFL students) Includes: * A short summary of the story- using images from the film and Quentin Blake illustrations * A board game and counters that I made (the same rules as 'snakes and ladders') *Team activity 'Egg Drop' where students must construct a contraption using art supplies to protect their egg when it is dropped from a window. *Instructions to make decorative peach ornaments out of string, paint, balloons and PVA glue (original idea found on pinterest) *Links to recipes for making cookies, peach trifle, ladybird cracker snacks and peach pancakes. *Wordsearch and colouring worksheet. Day 1 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' activities and worksheets are available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory-summer-camp-worksheets-cooking-and-fun-activities-ks2-efl-tefl-11818679?theme=1
lofford1
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  summer camp, worksheets, cooking and fun activities KS2 EFL TEFL

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory summer camp, worksheets, cooking and fun activities KS2 EFL TEFL

This was Day 1 of my Roald Dahl themed EFL summer camp. It includes art activities, games and cooking ideas based on the book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.The day followed this plan: Introduction 1. Introduce the story and characters 2. Students use the worksheet to draw themselves in the style of Quentin Blake and write about their favourite things. 3. Allocate students into teams and they introduce themselves to the rest of their team. Team Games 1. Chocolate relay Race - Students must run to unwrap the chocolate twix bar and then feed it to the next person in their team. 2. Balloon Popping Game - In teams students must throw the darts to try and pop the balloons. The team to pop the most wins points. 3. Golden Egg and Spoon Race - Students must race around the room, against the other team, whilst balancing an egg on a spoon. If they drop the egg they must restart and go again. The winning team wins points. 4. Design a candy -Introduce different ingredients (unscramble the letters for EFL) -Taste Test (students try to describe what they are eating whilst blindfolded) - Introduce Willy Wonka’s strange inventions. - In teams the students must think of a new type of chocolate bar/candy. -Students draw and describe their invention using the worksheet and make posters. - Teams present their invention to the rest of the class (my personal favourites were flying insect sweets and 'King Candy' that tasted like gold and made you feel like royalty for an hour... kids can be so imaginative!) -The most interesting new candy invention will win points. Art and Crafts 1. Clay Photo frames -Using coloured card, PVA glue, paints and clay students decorate their individual photo frames. 2. Photobooth Props - Students make props and costumes for the photobooth- including small hats, funny hairstyles, bowties, cut out candy bars and golden tickets on sticks that they can hold and pose with. A group photo is then chosen and printed to go in the frame as a fun reminder of the camp. Cooking 1. Willy Wonka Bread - Students spread butter or Nutella onto their sliced bread and decorate with sprinkles. These sandwiches can be cut into shapes and eaten.. - As they eat their sandwiches students can watch the movie with subtitles. - If they finish early or don’t want to watch the movie they can complete the wordsearch worksheet. 2. Chocolate fondue and fruit slices on sticks. 3. Wonka fudge and Oompa Loompa cheesecake pops- I found these online and have included images and links to the recipes in the ppt. 4. Augustus Gloop Chocolate Slime -Again found online. I did not have time to try this with my students but there is a link to the instructions. *Not edible!
lofford1
Taboo speaking games bundle - English vocabulary building games

Taboo speaking games bundle - English vocabulary building games

Playing themed TABOO games in English is one of the best fun ways to get students to speak in complete sentences and learn tons of new vocabulary. Use these games in many ways whether you're teaching literacy circles, vocabulary acquisition, ESL, or if you are looking for fun games to play at parties. This bundle is 25% off and includes 20 games and 700 playing cards. Object of the game: One player tries to get his teammate to guess the word at the top of a card. The player must give clues, but he can't use any of the Taboo words in his description. The taboo words are written beneath the underlined word at the top of the card. Teams score points for each word successfully guessed. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. Beginner students should be allowed to use the French TABOO words printed on the cards. This will encourage them to use new vocabulary and will help them in forming sentences to use as clues. LICENSING TERMS: This purchase includes a license for one teacher only for personal use in their classroom. Licenses are non-transferable, meaning they can not be passed from one teacher to another. No part of this resource is to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. COPYRIGHT TERMS: This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives, unless the site is password protected and can only be accessed by students.
jenniferlcrespin
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare -Plot Summary- Reading Comprehension / Vocabulary Worksheet

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare -Plot Summary- Reading Comprehension / Vocabulary Worksheet

This worksheet presents the story of the two tragic lovers, Romeo and Juliet as written by William Shakespeare. The text is suitable for high-elementary, proficient and advanced learners of English in ESL/EFL classes. It is also suited for proficient native students. The worksheet is complemented with Reading Comprehension exercises (Questions, True/False) which evaluate and deepen understanding. The vocabulary exercises (Sentence completion, word search, definition matching) are specially designed to target new vocabulary acquisition related but not excluded to love, gentry, nobility, feud, arguments, exile etc. The worksheet can be completed in-class or assigned as homework.
kntonia
AQA English Literature - Complete approach

AQA English Literature - Complete approach

All of my AQA English Literature resources at GCSE level in one bundle. Covers the following texts: DNA An Inspector Calls Jekyll and Hyde (revision only - not a whole text study) Conflict and Power poetry Unseen poetry The bundle also includes a tracking spreadsheet for GCSE Literature.
streetno9