Never Let Me Go - Ishiguro's Use of Language!

Never Let Me Go - Ishiguro's Use of Language!

This engaging and informative enables students to make precise and detailed interpretations of Kazuo Ishiguro’s language choices throughout Never Let Me Go. In particular, students identify and analyse the effect of Ishiguro’s language in his description in the novel of the boat on the marsh, using their understanding of various language devices, before applying these concepts to their own descriptive writing attempts. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Defining and exemplifying the descriptive writing techniques, through a fun and interactive activity; Identifying the language techniques that Ishiguro uses in his description of the boat on the marsh in the novel;’ Analysing the effectiveness of Ishiguro’s descriptive writing; Creating their own descriptions of settings, using Ishiguro’s model example, a structure strip, and the techniques that they have gathered over the course of the lesson; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts; Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Card sorting cards Selected extract (from chapter 19); Descriptive Writing Structure Strip; Descritpive Writing Helpsheet; Comprehensive Lesson Plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 9 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Bag of Tricks Activties

Bag of Tricks Activties

This ‘Bag of Tricks’ is designed to equip teachers/staff with an array of basic activities that build team spirit and develop individuals. ** Over 80 different activities on the following;** Icebreakers Team building exercises Classroom Energisers Issue based Communicating Team Reviewing techniques The majority of these activities are used during the team building stage, however, team building activities may also be used for team dynamics and maintaining the team spirit. Team building activities are used to generate evidence for personal development. Each of the activities have symbols which aid the leader in structuring a programme that builds on development opportunities for the individuals. Physical activities, often outdoors, do not tend to generate written evidence. The use of photos and videos give evidence of participation. Staff should encourage the use of diaries, log books and flip charts for planning, doing and reviewing, with the focus on the evidence required for Profiles of Achievements/Personal Skills Profile and GCSE/NVQ/SVQ Key/Core Skill units.
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Refugee Boy KS3 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Refugee Boy KS3 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Benjamin Zephaniah’s ‘Refugee Boy.’ Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the KS3 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers 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: ‘Context: Eritrean-Ethiopian War’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Know the purpose, audience and context of the writing and drawing on this knowledge to support comprehension.’ ‘Zephaniah’s Description’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Know how language, including figurative language, vocabulary choice, grammar, text structure and organisational features, present meaning.’ ‘Mr and Mrs Fitzgerald Character Profile’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Study setting, plot, and characterisation, and the effects of these.’ ‘Vocabulary Inspector’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Learn new vocabulary, relating it explicitly to known vocabulary and understanding it with the help of context and dictionaries.’ Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is 23 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).
TandLGuru
Teaching Observation Sheets for Coaching Sessions -

Teaching Observation Sheets for Coaching Sessions -

This resource is to assist the development of teachers in your department. The focus is on their progression as they move towards exceptional teaching skills while building a climate of learning. The resource includes observation templates that achieve the following:  Starter and LO Observation Grid  Development Phase– Observation Grid  Plenary Observation Grid  What is Your Teaching and Learning Balance? Template  Extract from: The Perfect OFSTED Lesson (Pre Observation Checklist)  SWOT: A Post Observation Reflection  Impact on Learning Observation Grid This is also a valid resource for developing a buddy peer observation system across the school or within departments. The templates have been tested numeous times across the curriculum in a busy, inner London secondary school, but it could be used in any teaching sector. Enjoy!
chirpyandcheerful
Motivational Quote Posters Black&White x50 - Great Range of Motivational Thoughts for Any Classroom

Motivational Quote Posters Black&White x50 - Great Range of Motivational Thoughts for Any Classroom

Motivational Quote Posters Black&White x50 - Great Range of Motivational Thoughts for Any Classroom 50 wise thoughts from great minds throughout the ages - these motivational thoughts will provide great discussion fodder and positive affirmation for students in any classroom. Made in blackline with a simple but edgy design, these posters are super cool to print either in black and white, or on a range of coloured paper for an instant effect and engaging display. A quick and easy way to make your classroom stand out. 50 pages. *CHECK OUT my other great classroom poster sets and Secondary English resources. I have a great range of bright Essay Structure posters which will suit any Secondary classroom, and also a set of Affirmation posters similar to this set that you may like. secondary classroom, classroom decor, classroom display, classroom posters, motivation, motivational, motivational quote, motivational poster, motivational quotes, motivational posters, posters for classroom, quotes, quote posters
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KS3-5 Department timeline

KS3-5 Department timeline

Two documents to provide team members a clear overview of assessment and DIRT lessons to help with future planning. The dates of the document are relevant for 2017/2018 but with a few minutes can be edited for next year. The current plan includes an overview of the exam papers and our 3 year KS3. It has been colour coded to highlight the key skills each KS3 topic focuses on.
EverythingsR0sie
To Kill a Mockingbird Lesson Bundle!

To Kill a Mockingbird Lesson Bundle!

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ 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 Lee’s language devices. 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. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
TandLGuru
To Kill a Mockingbird Huge Bundle!

To Kill a Mockingbird Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE ‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD’ LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER, THE 30-PAGE COMPREHENSION 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 Harper Lee’s novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ 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 novel, understanding the writer’s ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Lee’s language devices. 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. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
TandLGuru
To Kill a Mockingbird - Boo Radley!

To Kill a Mockingbird - Boo Radley!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make clear, detailed and well-informed interpretations regarding the purpose of Boo Radley’s character in To Kill a Mockingbird. In particular, students develop their understanding of how the character is introduced, before understanding how perceptions of him change across the novel. Students then consider Lee’s purposes for Boo’s inclusion, considering social and historical context. -The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: -Reading selected extracts from the text and answering comprehension questions about boo’s introduction at the start of the novel; -Tracking how Scout’s perception of Boo changes over the course of the novel; -Understanding how the character of Boo aids Lee in getting across her key messages about society, considering social and historical context; -Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Boo Radley development graph sheet; Selected extract (from chapter 1); Character Profile template; Essay template; Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 8 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
KS3 History Assessment Tracker

KS3 History Assessment Tracker

Are you looking for a fun and easy way for your students to track their progress? Well look no further! This assessment tracker allows KS3 students to track their progress throughout KS3, whether your school has a 2 or 3 year KS3. There is space for students to record when the assessment took place, what their positives were and their next step. Students are encouraged to reflect between assessments by recording when they met their target. Two skills ladders allow students to use the tracker with homework and class work activities. One ladder focuses on PEEL writing and can be applied to all historical concepts. The second ladder focuses on source skills. The benefit of students keeping their tracker through the Key Stage means they while the scheme of work may revisit concepts in different years, students will still be able to review feedback specific to that concept. A castle for students to record historical and chronological knowledge. A method to include specific knowledge questions within assessments to help build revision and knowledge skills.
EverythingsR0sie
To Kill a Mockingbird - Lee's Descriptive Language!

To Kill a Mockingbird - Lee's Descriptive Language!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make precise and detailed interpretations of Harper Lee’s language choices throughout To Kill a Mockingbird. In particular, students identify and analyse the effect of Lee’s language in her descriptions of settings in the novel, using precisely selected extracts, before applying these concepts to their own descriptive writing attempts. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Defining and exemplifying the descriptive writing techniques, through a fun and interactive bingo game; Identifying the language techniques that Lee uses in her descriptions of settings in the novel;’ Analysing the effectiveness of Lee’s descriptive writing; Creating their own descriptions of settings, using Lee’s model examples, a structure strip, and the techniques that they have gathered over the course of the lesson; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts; Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Bingo Cards Teacher’s Bingo Questions/Guidance; Selected extracts (from chapters 1, 12 and 15); Descriptive Writing Structure Strip; Descritpive Writing Helpsheet; Comprehensive Lesson Plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 8 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
To Kill a Mockingbird - Social and Historical Context!

To Kill a Mockingbird - Social and Historical Context!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make clear, detailed and well-informed links between Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and its social and historical context. In particular, students develop their understanding of the 1930s American South, The Great Depression, and racial inequalities, before connecting this understanding with what they read in precisely-selected extracts. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Creating American South timelines using clearly explained context cards, in order to establish an understanding of context; Researching further information about the social and historical context of the novel, using a guided research sheet;’ Reading selected extracts from the text, in order to link ideas regarding context and text together; Analysing how the features of context are portrayed in the novel; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts; Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Timeline Cards Research Template; Selected extracts (from chapters 1, 9 and 15); Essay template Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 8 and year 13 with some adaptations. Please note that students will need internet access for the research introduction task. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising George Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four.’ It contains comprehensive sections on: Context; Chapter by Chapter Summary (with quotes); Main Characters; Themes; Orwell’s Language Devices; Features of Dystopian Novels Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Copywritting And Writing Tips Made Easy

Copywritting And Writing Tips Made Easy

Copywritting And Writing Tips Made Easy Keep your learners safe online If there is one role to be filled in the Internet which matters most to a website, it is none other than content writers. Of course we could not ignore the fact that web designers and programmers are also important in giving a good website. However, it is the content that matters to the audience. Contents are the traffic producers of a website. In this age of information technology, almost everyone needs to get some information. Likewise, it is always a must to hire content writers to fill in the page of a website. The website might have a good design. It might also be interactive, however without something to read on it, the website is as good as nothing. Being a content writer does not only entails that one knows how to write. It also means that one knows how to keep in touch with millions of audience worldwide. Here are some good tips for an emerging content writer who wants to pursue his profession in Internet writing We are including 10 Articles for you to work on - you have full copyright to use the articles as you wish Being Successful in Copywriting Copywriting For Email Marketing Copywriting Newbie How To Make Your Copywriting Sell Keyword Research For Your Sales Letter Making Visitors Read All Of Your Sales Letter Prospect Copywriting SEO Trusted Copywriting So What Is Copywriting The Importance of a Sales Letter Layout
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Workload Reduction Stratgey

Workload Reduction Stratgey

This flowchart is designed to stimulate and guide discussion on workload issues. It can be used as a stand-alone resource, or as part of your wider work on workload. Includes the image in black and white and in colour, as a JPEG, PDF and PPT.
Schoolwell
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) Pointless Game!

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) Pointless Game!

Based on the popular game show ‘Pointless’, this resource is perfect for use as a whole lesson resource, enrichment option, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. (I’ve also added a blank template so that you can make your own games from scratch). Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of characters, plot, and themes in ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984).’ Round 1. The characters in Nineteen Eighty-Four Round 2. Quotations from the text Round 3. Settings and Objects Round 4. Themes in Nineteen Eighty-Four The nature of this game ensures that the resource can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
TandLGuru
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of George Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984).’ Teachers have found them particularly useful in exam revision, comprehension tasks, or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of students towards meeting the KS4 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework - this makes the tasks suitable for all examining bodies. Students have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers 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 students gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: ‘Context: 'Totalitarian Governments’ - to aid students with ‘Drawing on knowledge of the purpose, audience and context of the writing, including its social, historical and cultural context and the literary tradition to which it belongs, to inform evaluation;’ ‘Orwell’s Description’ - to aid students with ‘Analysing a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features, and evaluating their effectiveness and impact;’ Winston Smith, O’Brien, and Julia’ - to aid students with ‘Seeking evidence in the text to support a point of view, including justifying inferences with evidence;’ ‘Editing the Text’ - to aid students with ‘Making an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.’ Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is around 30 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).
TandLGuru
To Kill a Mockingbird Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

To Kill a Mockingbird Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ It contains comprehensive sections on: Context; Chapter by Chapter Summary (with quotes); Main Characters; Themes; Lee’s Language Devices; Influences on the Writer. Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
To Kill A Mockingbird Pointless Game!

To Kill A Mockingbird Pointless Game!

Based on the popular game show ‘Pointless’, this resource is perfect for use as a whole lesson resource, enrichment option, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. (I’ve also added a blank template so that you can make your own games from scratch). Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of characters, plot, and themes in ‘To Kill A Mockingbird.’ Round 1. The characters in To Kill A Mockingbird Round 2. Quotations from the text Round 3. Settings and Objects Round 4. Themes in To Kill A Mockingbird The nature of this game ensures that the resource can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
TandLGuru
To Kill a Mockingbird Comprehension Activities Booklet!

To Kill a Mockingbird Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ Teachers have found them particularly useful in exam revision, comprehension tasks, or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of students towards meeting the KS4 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework - this makes the tasks suitable for all examining bodies. Students have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers 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 students gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: ‘Context: 'The Great Depression’ - to aid students with ‘Drawing on knowledge of the purpose, audience and context of the writing, including its social, historical and cultural context and the literary tradition to which it belongs, to inform evaluation;’ ‘Lee’s Description’ - to aid students with ‘Analysing a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features, and evaluating their effectiveness and impact;’ Boo Radley, Atticus Finch, and Bob Ewell’ - to aid students with ‘Seeking evidence in the text to support a point of view, including justifying inferences with evidence;’ ‘Editing the Text’ - to aid students with ‘Making an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.’ Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is around 30 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).
TandLGuru
War Horse Lesson Bundle!

War Horse Lesson Bundle!

These engaging, varied, and informative lessons have been designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of the plot, characters, language, and key messages in Michael Morpugo’s ‘Private Peaceful.’ All of the resources that you need to teach are included in the bundle: Whole lesson step-by-step PowerPoint presentations, informative and engaging , worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. Contained in the bundle are lessons based on: Historical Context: World War I Morpugo’s Descriptive Language Joey’s Journey (lesson on the structure of the novel). 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.
TandLGuru
War Horse Big Bundle!

War Horse Big Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE WAR HORSE LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION BOOKLET, THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER 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 Michael Morpugo’s’ ‘War Horse.’ 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, identifying the traits of key characters, settings, and themes, understanding dramatic and language devices, and relating the text to its social and historical context. 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. Activity resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
TandLGuru
War Horse - Joey's Journey!

War Horse - Joey's Journey!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to understand the structural features used by Michael Morpugo to plot the narrative and engage the reader in War Horse. In particular, students analyse the effectiveness of his first person perspective and narrative structure, before creating their own well-structured story plans. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Understanding the benefits of Morpugo’s first person narration from Joey’s viewpoint; Defining and exemplifying the different stages of narrative structure; Applying this understanding to ‘War Horse’, considering why each stage of narrative structure is vital to the novel. Analysing the effectiveness of Morpugo’s structural devices, considering the effect on the reader; Creating plans for the structure of their own WW1 narratives, utilising the structural components discussed over the lesson ; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts; Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Narrative Structure Graph Template; Storyboard Template; Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 7 and 8 classes, however colleagues have used them for between years 4 and 9 with minimal adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
War Horse - Morpugo's Descriptive Language!

War Horse - Morpugo's Descriptive Language!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to understand the language features used by Michael Morpugo to depict the horrors of war in War Horse. In particular, students analyse the effectiveness of his similes, metaphors and personification (amongst other devices) before creating their own descriptive device-filled writing about going ‘over the top!’ The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Defining and exemplifying range of different descriptive techniques; Identifying the descriptive language techniques in use in an extract from War Horse (chapter 8, in which Joey and the cavalry charge over no man’s land towards the enemy); Analysing the effectiveness of Morpugo’s descriptive language, considering the effect on the reader; Creating their own first person descriptive passages about going ‘over the top’, using each of the descriptive language devices effectively; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts; Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Cards for the card-sorting activity; Descriptive language structure strip; Extract from War Horsel; Writing to describe helpsheet; Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 7 and 8 classes, however colleagues have used them for between years 4 and 9 with minimal adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
War Horse - Historical Context: World War One!

War Horse - Historical Context: World War One!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to understand the key features of the historical context of World War I, in order to gain a clearer of understanding of Michael Morpugo’s War Horse. In particular, students learn about the key features of World War I (including the role of horses) before linking their understanding of historical context to different extracts from the text. Finally, they analyse Morpugo’s key intentions/messages in including such ideas within his novel. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Researching and understanding key information about World War I, including how it was initiated, the role of horses, life in the trenches, and going ‘over the top;’ Linking the key features of context to sections of the text; Reading selected extracts from the text, in order to link ideas regarding context and text together; Analysing Morpugo’s key messages and ideas in through his depiction of the historical context; Creating their own anti-war propaganda posters, detailing what war was really like for young soldiers; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts; Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Research Template; Selected extracts (from chapters 2, 4, 7 and 8); Essay template Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 7 and 8 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 4 (advanced) and year 9 with minimal adaptations. Please note that students will need internet access for the research introduction task. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
RAG Feedback System

RAG Feedback System

Example video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_aIm4I0nno This is a feedback system for schools to use with pupils, teachers and parents. It uses Google Sheets, so a purchasing school would need Gsuite utilizes this software. Each pupil has a feedback sheet with everything they will learn on it for all of their subjects. Each teacher has the same with all pupils and classes on there. Parents can be sent a link to the students sheet to see how they are doing. A student can rate each part of what they will learn out of three. This rating will be then be put on the teachers spreadsheet and from their sheet the teacher mark the student out of three and give a comment to tell the student of how they think the student is doing. This can all be seen by the parents. This increases the communication between parents, students and teachers. Thus increases the grades of the student. Please contact me directly to purchase the RAG Feedback System.
joshpayne72
The School Travel Plan Pack - Information and how to use the pack

The School Travel Plan Pack - Information and how to use the pack

This resource is for anyone considering writing a School Travel Plan for a Primary School. These free resources describe what a School Travel Plan is and why your school needs one. They also give more detail about The School Travel Plan Pack which is available to buy at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-school-travel-plan-pack-11944566
activelinkslearning
28 Classroom Energisers

28 Classroom Energisers

28 Classroom Energisers They can also be combined with our free PowerPoints and free PNG Powerpoint amazing Characters Some Fun Classroom Energisers you may find useful - for both student and adults. Classroom teachers can integrate movement based activities to energize a group or enhances opportunities for brain breaks and classroom energizers. Classroom teachers can integrate movement-based activities to energize a group after lunch or to relax and calm a class before a test, after lunch or at the end of the day. There are many names for physical activity breaks such as brain breaks, energizers, and brain boosters and Each energiser lasts between 5-25 minutes and are great team build activities
joyce-b
Our Ultimate EYFS Guide for New Staff and NQTs (school-specific and editable)

Our Ultimate EYFS Guide for New Staff and NQTs (school-specific and editable)

This is the ultimate guide to EYFS that I wrote to pass to our new staff as they arrived to help us understand our school. It’s very thorough and covers all key areas. Some parts are generic and others are school specific. I have highlighted the key parts to be edited in yellow, however, you would obviously need to read it all to ensure the information is relevant to your school. The guide is completely editable so you can make it relevant to your setting. The guide covers Staffing Duties and Responsibilities Behaviour Morning Activities Snacks Daily routines (morning, lunch, home, etc) Homework Communication with Parents Social Media Child Protection Classroom Set Up Displays Outdoor Environment Curriculum Themes Literacy (Phonics, guided reading, writing, letter formation, T4W) Investigative Maths Learning Through Play Timetables Planning Formats Assessment (observations, Tapestry) Moderation Inclusion Monitoring of Staff Training
nikkijmullen
Ratio and Proportion KS2 Bundle!

Ratio and Proportion KS2 Bundle!

This stimulating and comprehensive lesson bundle contains a number of engaging and detailed ‘ratio and proportion’ lessons: Ratio and Proportion: Introduction - Students understand the key terms ratio and proportion, and use these mathematical concepts in order to solve number problems involving relative quantities and unequal sharing. Percentage Problems - Students solve a range of problems involving the calculation of percentages, including for measures and comparisons. Similar Shapes - Students use their understanding of ratio and scale factor to solve a number of varied and real-world similar shapes problems. Combined, the lessons enable children to meet and exceed the following curriculum standards: solve problems involving the relative sizes of 2 quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts; solve problems involving the calculation of percentages and the use of percentages for comparison; solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found 4. solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples. Each lesson follows a clear step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: -Defining, exemplifying, and understanding the key concepts through clear and simple explanations; -Demonstrating their understanding through well-differentiated (Bronze, Silver, and Gold Challenge) application and challenge activities; -Applying their understanding to real-life problems, for example involving recipes; -Gauging their own understanding through both AfL activities and self-reflection tasks. Included in each lesson is: Whole lesson PowerPoints - clear and precise, colourful and comprehensive; Bronze, Silver, and Gold level award worksheets - carefully differentiated and provided in both Word and PDF; Teacher answer sheets; A detailed teacher lesson plan. Student helpsheets (where appropriate) There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with Year 6 (and higher-attaining Year 5) classes, however colleagues have used them for between years 4 and 9 with some minor adaptations. Some of the content really does become quite challenging (especially the Gold sheets) and so these resources could easily be used for KS3 children. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Similar Shapes!

Similar Shapes!

This stimulating and comprehensive lesson enables students to use their understanding and knowledge of ratio and scale factor to solve problems involving similar shapes. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Defining, exemplifying, and understanding the basic rules of similar shapes and enlargements through clear and simple explanations of ratios and scale factors; Demonstrating their understanding through well-differentiated application and challenge activities; Applying their understanding to real-life problems, in this case designing a garden using their own scale factor with a specific set of measurements; Gauging their own understanding through both AfL activities and self-reflection tasks. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - clear and precise, colourful and comprehensive; Bronze, Silver, and Gold level award worksheets - carefully differentiated and provided in both Word and PDF; Teacher answer sheets; A detailed teacher lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with Year 6 (and higher-attaining Year 5) classes, however colleagues have used them for between years 4 and 9 with some minor adaptations. Some of the gold level challenges get really difficult, so this lesson really would also be suitable for KS3 children. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
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The School Travel Plan Pack

The School Travel Plan Pack

The School Travel Plan pack contains over 40 files to take you step by step through the process of creating an excellent School Travel Plan. The pack is designed to be used by class teachers, Parent Councils, School management, Local Authority staff and anyone who is involved in developing active travel in Primary Schools. The pack shows you how to involve pupils across the school in all stages of the process, in order to give the children ownership of the plan. This will transform School travel in your area. Writing a School Travel Plan is the foundation of real, lasting change to the school run at your school. It is also the start of a revolution in physical and mental health in the whole school community. When children and their carers walk, scoot or cycle to school they are establishing active travel habits which will help to keep them healthy throughout their lives. When traffic is reduced, active travel also provides opportunities for relaxed interaction, fostering positive relationships throughout the school community. When done well, the process of creating a School Travel Plan also provides a wealth of opportunities for interdisciplinary learning in a ‘real world’ context. Learning becomes meaningful to pupils across the school and those pupils are highly motivated by seeing the change that they themselves are bringing about. The only way to create a School Travel Plan which works is to involve pupils in the full process of creating and implementing such a plan. Without this, it is simply another document to gather dust. The School Travel Plan pack provides all the information and resources your school needs to create an excellent School Travel Plan and transform your school community. The pack is divided into ten sections, as described in the Information For Schools sheet: 1. Cover Page 2. About This Document 3. School Profile 4. Summary Of Problems 5. Evidence 6. Plan of Action 7. Promotion 8. Monitoring and Review 9. Maps 10. Evidence Portfolio Within each section are a range of documents, described as INFORMATION, RESOURCE or PLAN CONTENT. Information documents should be read before starting the section or activity. Resource documents are designed to be copied and used to complete an activity, such as worksheets. Plan Content documents are designed to be edited and included as part of your completed School Travel Plan. More information about how and why you should create a School Travel Plan, and about how to use The School Travel Plan pack is available for free at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-school-travel-plan-pack-information-and-how-to-use-the-pack-11945210
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Never Let Me Go Pointless Game!

Never Let Me Go Pointless Game!

Based on the popular game show ‘Pointless’, this resource is perfect for use as a whole lesson resource, enrichment option, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. (I’ve also added a blank template so that you can make your own games from scratch). Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of characters, plot, and themes in ‘Never Let Me Go.’ Round 1. The characters in Never Let Me Go Round 2. Quotations from the text Round 3. Settings and Objects Round 4. Themes in Never Let Me Go The nature of this game ensures that the resource can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
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War Horse Pointless Game!

War Horse Pointless Game!

Based on the popular game show ‘Pointless’, this resource is perfect for use as a whole lesson resource, enrichment option, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. (I’ve also added a blank template so that you can make your own games from scratch). Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of characters, plot, and themes in ‘War Horse.’ Round 1. The characters in War Horse Round 2. Quotations from the text Round 3. Settings and Objects Round 4. Themes in War Horse The nature of this game ensures that the resource can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
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Positive Attitude

Positive Attitude

During the sessions, the facilitator is encouraged to allow the participants to think about the topic, express their viewpoints, share their experiences and explore its applicability in day to day life. The facilitator would allow the participants to arrive at their own conclusions, rather than imposing his views or opinions – they could even be different from the thoughts given here. DESCRIPTION (Thoughts such as, what does positive attitude mean, what it is all about and what its different facets are, may enable the facilitator understand it better. Some such thoughts about positive attitude are given below.) Positive attitude is the optimistic, but realistic outlook of a person. Positive attitude is adopting a positive approach in every situation. It is the attitude wherein one always makes it a point to look at the brighter side of the situation. The intent and questions to be followed in the preparation document. Disclaimer: Content may contain incidents, story lines, images, short-videos and such other materials available in public domain (including various websites/ similar sources). Content is intended solely for non-commercial, educational purposes. VSET does not claim any ownership or copyright to such materials published on this website, which, with respect to such materials, lie with their respective owners. VSET endeavours to keep the information relevant to the topics covered. However, VSET makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, suitability or reliability of such materials.
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Motivation

Motivation

During the sessions, the facilitator is encouraged to allow the participants to think about the topic, express their viewpoints, share their experiences and explore its applicability in day to day life. The facilitator would allow the participants to arrive at their own conclusions, rather than imposing his views or opinions – they could even be different from the thoughts given here. DESCRIPTION (Thoughts such as, what does motivation mean, what it is all about and what its different facets are, may enable the facilitator understand it better. Some such thoughts about motivation are given below.) Motivation is the drive to achieve a goal irrespective of the circumstances. Motivation is the force which inspires a person from within. Motivation is the internal or external stimulus that drives one to act in a particular manner. INTENT (The objective of the facilitation process is to help each participant explore the topic for himself, individually and independently. Following are some of the objectives of the session.) To understand what is motivation To analyse whether motivation is needed The intent and questions to be followed in the preparation document. Disclaimer: Content may contain incidents, story lines, images, short-videos and such other materials available in public domain (including various websites/ similar sources). Content is intended solely for non-commercial, educational purposes. VSET does not claim any ownership or copyright to such materials published on this website, which, with respect to such materials, lie with their respective owners. VSET endeavours to keep the information relevant to the topics covered. However, VSET makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, suitability or reliability of such materials.
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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Comprehension Activities Booklet!

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Sue Townsend’s ‘The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4.’ Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the KS3 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers 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: ‘Context: 1980s Britain - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Know the purpose, audience and context of the writing and drawing on this knowledge to support comprehension.’ ‘Townsend’s Language Devices’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Know how language, including figurative language, vocabulary choice, grammar, text structure and organisational features, present meaning.’ ‘Bert Baxter Character Profile’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Study setting, plot, and characterisation, and the effects of these.’ ‘Vocabulary Inspector’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Learn new vocabulary, relating it explicitly to known vocabulary and understanding it with the help of context and dictionaries.’ Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is 23 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).
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Growth Mindset display materials and lessons

Growth Mindset display materials and lessons

A selection of informative display materials for a Growth Mindset area in the classroom. There are two matching Flipcharts for use to introduce the concept to children. As part of the first session, children make neurons using plasticine, and I usually link their neurons together in a whole-class brain and put in up as part of the display for the year. Some great quotes from aspirational figures. I also create a Learning Pit to go with this display.
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Cute Fried Egg Clip Art

Cute Fried Egg Clip Art

Cute Fried Egg ClipArt Original Artwork 9 Colour png images - transparent backgrounds. 300 dpi One set with a transparent background and one set with a white background Credit Required: Please credit Katqatresources with a clickable link somewhere in your pdf, blog, and anywhere the images are used. Without credit, I do not allow this use. The following uses are NOT allowed: -Selling product as is -Claiming product as your own -Redistributing graphics -Collage sheets -Digital Scrapbooking -Print on demand (ex. Zazzle, Café Press) -Mass Production -Using product in editable files such as .doc, .eps, .ai, etc. -Loading images to blogs & websites as is. This would allow anyone to right click and take the product. It must be part of a creation or design. If you would like to use these designs for mass printing please contact me on @katherinemtr Instagram. .
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