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Exploring title, blurb & intro - comprehension & creative writing

Exploring title, blurb & intro - comprehension & creative writing

Lesson 1 looks at the title; what the author suggests about the character and the story through the title, the blurb; interpreting what the story is about and creating an alternative blurb and lastly, the intro on dreams; understanding authors meaning, researching and relating it to ourselves. Covers comprehension exercises, interpreting authors means, creative writing, sentence structure, spelling and vocabulary and their own personal reflection on their own dreams. Can be explored over 2 or 3 lessons depending on class ability. PDF downloads include; pupils worksheets (3 pages), jpeg of cover and back images, intro text and ‘Fill the Sky with your Dreams’ worksheet. All text and images from the book is Copyright Beth Shepherd, one licence per purchase.
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Going for Goals - 'Fill the Sky with you Biggest Dream'

Going for Goals - 'Fill the Sky with you Biggest Dream'

Beautiful colouring/sheet sheet and text from the book to encourage to children to think about what their dreams maybe. Extract from the book reads; ‘Dreams are precious things. They are worth more than silver or gold, yet they are free. Everyone can own a dream, no matter who they are or where they are from. Dreams must be loved, treasured, nurtured and encouraged to grow strong and blossom.’ Text creates a wonderful discussion point on the beauty, and the importance, of having a dream in their life, something they work towards hope for, something that is just for them. This could lead into their own poem about dreams. Share children’s finished work with the author, by getting in touch with me on here, I would love to see their work and maybe share on my website. See other colouring sheets and colouring bundles in other listings. Illustration by Lisa Buckridge, all Images and text Copyright and cannot be reproduced or sold on.
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The Winter Paralympics - PyeongChang 2018 - 60 Slide Lesson / Assembly Presentation

The Winter Paralympics - PyeongChang 2018 - 60 Slide Lesson / Assembly Presentation

This resource contains a fully editable, 60-slide PowerPoint presentation on the Winter Paralympics taking place from 9th to 19th March at the same venue as the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea. The PowerPoint makes reference to The History of the Winter Paralympics The Winter Paralympic Events Team GB’s performance at Sochi PyeongChang 2018 venues and stadiums The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic mascot Members of Great Britain’s Paralympic team. The presentation includes hyperlinks to the spirit of Paralympics, what it is like to ski when virtually blind; a preview of PyeongChang; the events taking place at the Games - Alpine skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country, Ice-hockey, Snowboarding and Wheelchair Curling and interviews with some members of Team GB. Thinking of becoming an author and publishing your own resources. Check out this step-by-step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here
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Being Determined - lesson & worksheet

Being Determined - lesson & worksheet

**Exploring what we know about being determined through sharing of previous experiences and reflecting on strategies used. ** As adults we know too well the importance of being determined towards a goal, and that its only a determined attitude that will keep us going when we hit a tough point in our journey. Teach kids this great life lesson, whilst developing sentence structure, self reflection and use of words to express emotion, through 3 main questions: 1- have you ever been determined to achieve a goal? 2- what strategies did you use to achieve it? 3- what did it feel like when you achieved it? Invite children to discuss these questions and to share their strategies and experiences with the group. Worksheet on being determined. For key stage 2. Based on the book Ernie Gonzales: The Determined Dreamer. Download includes printable worksheet. Copyright Beth Shepherd.
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Curling Winter Olympics Vocabulary game for Interactive Whiteboard

Curling Winter Olympics Vocabulary game for Interactive Whiteboard

Tying in with the Winter Olympics 2018, this is a curling game which I have used for MFL lessons (ask differentiated vocabulary and / or conjugation questions to decide who goes first, and whether students can launch a stone / how many stones they are allowed to launch). Points are gathered either by ‘zone’ the stone is touching, e.g. 1 for outer (blue), 2 for outer white, 3 for red and 4 for inner white, or (like the real curling game) you score depending on how close you are to the middle. If the closest stone is red or yellow, that team gets 1 point. If the second closest is the SAME colour, that team gets 2 points. If it is a different colour, the closest team only gets 1 point, etc. Users simply flick the stone from behind one of the two lines (for left- and right-handed players) towards the house and the scores are totalled after all 8 have been thrown.
chrisferguson13
Commonwealth Games 2018 Bunting Display Flags

Commonwealth Games 2018 Bunting Display Flags

This Commonwealth Games 2018 bunting includes the flags of all 70 countries and territories competing in the Commonwealth is the perfect way to celebrate the Commonwealth Games and captures the students imagination and fits in with any unit that you may be doing for the Commonwealth Games. It includes 2 versions; one with country names and the other without. Thank you
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Black History ESCAPE ROOMS BUNDLE: Rosa Parks, MLK, Civil Rights Movement

Black History ESCAPE ROOMS BUNDLE: Rosa Parks, MLK, Civil Rights Movement

The Black History Escape Rooms Bundle will take students on a secret mission around the classroom! The escape rooms have students decode interesting facts about Black History and Civil Rights. This is the perfect resource to introduce the Civil Rights Movement, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Little Rock Nine or Black History Month. The Black History Escape Rooms Bundle has students walking around the classroom breaking codes. Students are given a secret code name and sent on FOUR separate secret missions. The codes include ciphers, Morse code, cryptograms and a final 4 digit code based on the decoders/clues. Save 20% with this BUNDLE! You will get FOUR Escape Rooms: 1. Black History #1 2. Rosa Parks 3. Civil Rights Movement 4. Black History #2 Each clue and code is different. The codes require students to think differently to decipher or decode them. Some codes are easier than others. Some codes require critical thinking to determine what a letter/symbol stands for. Each code will reveal interesting facts about the Civil Rights Movement or Black History. The use of secret code will keep your students engaged while competing to find the final code. Students can report the final code to you. If you wanted to, you could purchase a 4 digit lock that you program, but it is not necessary at all! No props needed!! This is a NO PREP, PRINT & GO Activity! Students are sent on a “secret mission” and given a back story to ignite their active learning skills. They are given a code name which makes them feel as if they are part of the secret mission. Students practice hands-on, practical problem solving skills all while learning about Black History. Your students will be inspired to think outside the box! The best age range for this resource is 9+. Please look at the preview to determine if this resource works for your age group. Younger students may need some help with some of the more difficult codes. You can use the pre-labeled clues or you can challenge older kids to choose/find the decoder that works for each of the clues. A set of labeled and non-labeled decoders are included for differentiation. A “How to Decode” puzzles is also included. Once your students try one of my escape rooms, they will beg for more! This activity is for all types of learners, especially kinesthetic. In addition to learning or reinforcing the subject matter, my escape rooms encourage teamwork and critical thinking. As a “timed” challenge, students will be engaged from beginning to end. New Feature: The Civil Rights Movement escape room now includes 12 fun, colorful signs to take class pictures with at the end of the mission. Signs include “Puzzle Master”, “She did all the work”, “Genius”, “We did it” and more! Hang them on your wall, submit to social media or send pictures home :) You can use the signs for any of the included Escape Rooms! An answer key and teacher directions are provided. Time needed: 30-60 minutes per Escape Room
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Famous Failures Escape Room #2

Famous Failures Escape Room #2

The Famous Failures Escape Room #2 will take students on a secret mission around the classroom! This escape room has students decode inspirational facts about famous people who didn’t let failure stop them. This is the perfect activity to instill a growth mindset. Students will learn about Michael Jordan, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Blackwell and Dr. Seuss. The Famous Failures Escape Room #2 has students walking around the classroom breaking codes. Students are given a secret code name and sent on a secret mission to inspire a volleyball player! The codes include ciphers, Morse code, cryptograms and a final 4 digit code based on the decoders/clues. Each clue and code is different. The codes require students to think differently to decipher or decode them. Some codes are easier than others. Some codes require critical thinking to determine what a letter/symbol stands for. Each code will reveal facts about famous failures and their growth mindset. The use of secret code will keep your students engaged while competing to find the final code. Students can report the final code to you. If you wanted to, you could purchase a 4 digit lock that you program, but it is not necessary at all! No props needed!! This is a NO PREP, PRINT & GO Activity! Students are sent on a “secret mission” and given a back story to ignite their active learning skills. They are given a code name which makes them feel as if they are part of the secret mission. Students practice hands-on, practical problem solving skills all while learning about Famous Failures who overcame their obstacles. Your students will be inspired to think outside the box! The best age range for this resource is 8+. Please look at the preview to determine if this resource works for your age group. Younger students may need some help with some of the more difficult codes. You can use the pre-labeled clues or you can challenge older kids to choose/find the decoder that works for each of the clues. A set of labeled and non-labeled decoders are included. In addition to learning or reinforcing the subject matter, my escape rooms encourage teamwork and critical thinking. As a “timed” challenge, students will be engaged from beginning to end. An answer key and teacher directions are provided. Time needed: 30-60 minutes »»» Growth Mindset ESCAPE ROOMS: Growth Mindset ESCAPE ROOM! Growth Mindset #3 ESCAPE ROOM- MODERN VERSION!
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Famous Failures Escape Room

Famous Failures Escape Room

The Famous Failures Escape Room will take students on a secret mission around the classroom! This escape room has students decode inspirational facts about famous people who didn’t let failure stop them. This is the perfect activity to instill a growth mindset. Students will learn about Katy Perry, George Lucas, Mark Cuban and Bill Gates. The Famous Failures Escape Room has students walking around the classroom breaking codes. Students are given a secret code name and sent on a secret mission to save Jason’s business! The codes include ciphers, Morse code, cryptograms and a final 4 digit code based on the decoders/clues. Each clue and code is different. The codes require students to think differently to decipher or decode them. Some codes are easier than others. Some codes require critical thinking to determine what a letter/symbol stands for. Each code will reveal facts about famous failures and their growth mindset. The use of secret code will keep your students engaged while competing to find the final code. Students can report the final code to you. If you wanted to, you could purchase a 4 digit lock that you program, but it is not necessary at all! No props needed!! This is a NO PREP, PRINT & GO Activity! The best age range for this resource is 8+. Please look at the preview to determine if this resource works for your age group. Younger students may need some help with some of the more difficult codes. You can use the pre-labeled clues or you can challenge older kids to choose/find the decoder that works for each of the clues. A set of labeled and non-labeled decoders are included. An answer key and teacher directions are provided. Time needed: 30-60 minutes
lisaf5005
Creative and Persuasive Writing, and Comprehension Lesson

Creative and Persuasive Writing, and Comprehension Lesson

Ernie, the small Spanish snail, has left his home and family behind to pursue his dream of finding a paradise snail garden. Pretend you are Ernie and write a letter back home to your family. Try to explain to them why it means so much to you that you gave up everything to go in search of it, and convince them to join you in the paradise garden. Read through a chapter of the book, explore the topic, answer questions and discuss, in preparation for a creative piece that will not only strengthen literacy skills and persuasive writing, but will build upon self awareness and communication through writing. Included in the lesson in a whole chapter from the book 'Ernie Gonzales: The Determined Dreamer', in which Ernie describes, in detail, what his dream is, his love of his grandpa, Manuel; the very person who inspired his dream, his relationship to the rest of his family and how their opinion of him was a factor in him leaving home. Teacher's notes contains questions/points to discuss, written by the author, to guide the pupils to create a letter, written from the point of view of Ernie to his family back home, explaining to them why it meant so much to him to set out of such a daring, and uncertain, journey to reach an Olive Garden that only he, and his grandpa, believes exists. Also the pupils should strive convince his family to get behind his dream and join him for a better life in the paradise garden that he hopes to find. Includes; 'Ernie's Letter' worksheet that pupils may wish to use for their final draft, Teacher's notes and whole chapter from the book. Also includes original images from the book. All text and images are copyright Beth Shepherd and cannot be reproduced, changed or sold in anyway.
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Going on a Journey to your Dreams - Creative writing & vocabulary activity.

Going on a Journey to your Dreams - Creative writing & vocabulary activity.

What does it take to go on a journey to reach a goal/dream? A good positive and resilient attitude is needed to succeed. Use this resource and activity, to teach children a range of new vocabulary on the theme of being determined, and then let them decide which new words they would need for their journey to their own dreams. Next explore how they can encourage themselves when it gets tough by making a title for themselves just like Ernie's awesome title; The Determined Dreamer, and decide what they will say to themselves when they feel like giving up. A complete lesson based on the book 'Ernie Gonzales: The Determined Dreamer'. Can be used with or without the novel. Optional extra activity is a creative writing exercise to consolidate the theme and the new vocabulary learnt, see other resources. Suggested uses: for PHSE topics such as going for goals within a literacy and creative writing context, useful as a whole class activity or in a small group with a greater focus on personal development, goal setting and self belief. Or can be used with the main focus being on the introduction of new words and incorporating them into a creative writing exercise. Also, if used with the book, suggested chapters can be read for further exploration of the topic, interpreting authors meaning and use of language and comprehension.
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Winter Olympics 2018  Sports (Word Search)

Winter Olympics 2018 Sports (Word Search)

A Word Search of moderate difficulty (with solutions) where students look for the Winter Olympic sports. To find out more about each sport click 👉www.tes.com/.../winter-olympics-2018 to download an interactive presentation with video links.
Maths4Everyone