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Developing Research Skills with Task Cards Activity

Developing Research Skills with Task Cards Activity

These 36 printable task cards are a terrific way to actively practise the IB PYP transdisciplinary skills needed for research and that we use continuously throughout inquiry based teaching. Covering data analysis, questioning, inferring, synthesising and much more, the task cards can be used in a variety of ways that encourage the children to reflect and think about the strategies for researching, with various scenarios and data that are easily relatable to them. As you help the children with these research skills in a safe, familiar environment, it will greatly benefit them throughout school and particularly as they approach the IB PYP Exhibition. A great review activity! Differentiated for 3rd-5th grade. The grey cards are more challenging text. UK and USA spelling. Suggestions: Whole class - sitting in circle, each child will have a card to read aloud and then share their opinion. These can be discussed as you go around the circle. Some of the picture cards could be shown on a document camera or overhead projector. Small groups- Place a pile of cards face down in the middle of the group. Each person will take a turn to read a card, act out, complete or offer their opinion and then those can be discussed within the group. Teacher led - working with a small group, you could select a few specific cards that target skills you are hoping to reinforce. Independent work - Each child can work with a few cards and write or draw how they would solve the research problems presented on the task cards. You will find 36 task cards ready to print and go. You can find more task cards for developing Social Skills and Self Management skills as well as many more tools for implementing the IB PYP within my store and on my blog. You may like my posters explaining the Transdisciplinary Skills . There are separate sets for big kids and also for younger kids. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com

By susanpowers09

Charge of the Light Brigade - Power and Conflict Cluster

Charge of the Light Brigade - Power and Conflict Cluster

A full lesson (could cover two lessons depending on ability of the class) that introduces students to the poem, guides them through annotation and encourages them to analyse aspects of language and structure. Model paragraph and extended writing task included. Detailed teacher notes at the bottom of the slide to aid in annotation as PPT was designed to be used by non-specialists within the department.

By shoegal44

Two AQA Language Paper 1 Practise Papers

Two AQA Language Paper 1 Practise Papers

Included are two complete practise papers for AQA English Language Paper 1. The two texts used for each Section A are 'The Help' and 'The Road'. The extract from 'The Help' is slightly too long -intentionally so - feel free to adapt it for your own class. The extract from 'The Road' is rather difficult but my middle set year 11 class found it rather intriguing to analyse.

By sophiealice91

Three AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Comparisons - Revision

Three AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Comparisons - Revision

This is a revision resource used with year 10. Lesson 1: Ozymandias and The Prelude Lesson 2: London and My Last Duchess Lesson 3: Remains and War Photographer Each lesson involves students recalling key ideas from the poem, completing a comparison grid and then applying the PEEL structure in response to an exam style question. The lessons are fully differentiated.

By sophiealice91

SENTENCE FLUENCY & GRAMMAR in Writing BUNDLE!! - 10 LESSONS!!!! - Middle School

SENTENCE FLUENCY & GRAMMAR in Writing BUNDLE!! - 10 LESSONS!!!! - Middle School

10 COMPLETE LESSONS!!! LESSONS INCLUDE: Adverbs, Commas in a Series, Comma Splice, Complex Sentences, Complex Sentences as Transitions, Compound Sentences, Sentence Fragments and Run-On Sentences, Gerunds / Verbals, Prepositions / Prepositional Phrases, and Transitions / Transitional Words and Phrases 10 POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS with WORKSHEETS and LESSON PLANS!!! NO PREP – PRINT AND GO LESSONS FOR TEACHERS!!!!! INTERACTIVE SLIDES FOR STUDENTS!!! A great way to learn and teach SENTENCE FLUENCY and GRAMMAR in Writing!!! ********************************************************************* Do you receive papers that are one LONG sentence? Or do you get essays that are choppy and hard to read? Are you looking for a thorough way to incorporate both standards based and 6 Traits writing in your classroom routine? Here is EVERYTHING you need to start helping your students use SENTENCE FLUENCY and correct GRAMMAR in their writing today! These lessons focus on incorporating SENTENCE FLUENCY throughout all types of writing. The students will be introduced to how to properly use and enhance SENTENCE FLUENCY and correct GRAMMAR. Additionally, the lessons discuss SENTENCE FLUENCY in the 6 Traits of Writing. Finally, the lessons include NUMEROUS examples containing SENTENCE FLUENCY. These examples are included on the student worksheet, so the students can not only interact with the SMARTBoard/White Board, but also can make the same corrections and identifications on their worksheets. SMARTBoard users will find interactive slides, while PowerPoint users can project the slides onto a regular white board and have the students use regular dry erase pens. ********************************************************************* 10 Sentence Fluency and Grammar Student Worksheets with: • Explanations and examples of the different methods for incorporating SENTENCE FLUENCY and correct GRAMMAR • Opportunities for students to practice guided note-taking • “NOW IT’S YOUR TURN” section for students to practice skills learned 10 Sentence Fluency and Grammar PowerPoint s with: • Introduction slides with explanations of SENTENCE FLUENCY and GRAMMAR concepts • Guided note-taking sections • Examples of SENTENCE FLUENCY • Interactive slides for student participation on a SMARTBoard

By morgenstern93

A View from the Bridge Huge Bundle!

A View from the Bridge Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE 'A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION BOOKLET AND POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Arthur Miller's play 'A View from the Bridge.' 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. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

By TandLGuru

COMMA SPLICES - Writing Fluency & Grammar - Middle School

COMMA SPLICES - Writing Fluency & Grammar - Middle School

*Comma Splices in Grammar *Comma Splices in Writing *Differentiated Activities for Comma Splices *Enrichment Activities for Comma Splices ********************************************************************* NO PREP – PRINT AND GO LESSONS FOR TEACHERS!!!!! INTERACTIVE SLIDES FOR STUDENTS!!! A great way to learn and teach AVOIDING COMMA SPLICES!!! ********************************************************************* Do you receive papers that are one LONG sentence? Or do you get essays that are choppy and hard to read? Are you looking for a thorough way to incorporate both standards based and 6 Traits writing in your classroom routine? Here is EVERYTHING you need to start helping your students use SENTENCE FLUENCY and correct GRAMMAR in their writing today! This lesson focuses on incorporating AVOIDING COMMA SPLICES throughout all types of writing. The students will be introduced to how to identify COMMA SPLICES to enhance SENTENCE FLUENCY. Additionally, the lesson discusses the various methods of correcting COMMA SPLICES and addresses SENTENCE FLUENCY in the 6 Traits in Writing. Finally, the lesson includes NUMEROUS examples containing COMMA SPLICES and how to properly rewrite them. These examples are included on the student worksheet, so the students can not only interact with the SMARTBoard/White Board, but also can make the same corrections and identifications on their worksheets. SMARTBoard users will find interactive slides, while PowerPoint users can project the slides onto a regular white board and have the students use regular dry erase pens. ********************************************************************* Comma Splices Student Worksheet includes: • Explanations and examples of the different methods for identifying and correcting COMMA SPLICES in SENTENCE FLUENCY • Opportunities for students to practice guided note-taking • “NOW IT’S YOUR TURN” section for students to practice skills learned Comma Splices PowerPoint Presentation includes: • Introduction slides with explanations • Guided note-taking sections • Examples of COMMA SPLICES and how they should be corrected • Interactive slides for student participation on a SMARTBoard or white board

By morgenstern93

COMMAS IN A SERIES - Sentence Fluency and Grammar in Writing - Middle School

COMMAS IN A SERIES - Sentence Fluency and Grammar in Writing - Middle School

*Commas in a Series *Grammar *Commas in a Series Comprehension *Identification of Commas in a Series *Oxford Comma *Sentence Fluency - 6 Traits of Writing *Differentiation Activities for Commas in a Series *Enrichment Activities for Commas in a Series ********************************************************************* NO PREP – PRINT AND GO LESSONS FOR TEACHERS!!!!! INTERACTIVE SLIDES FOR STUDENTS!!! A great way to learn and teach COMMAS IN A SERIES!!! ********************************************************************* Do you receive papers that are one LONG sentence? Or do you get essays that are choppy and hard to read? Are you looking for a thorough way to incorporate both standards based and 6 Traits writing in your classroom routine? Here is EVERYTHING you need to start helping your students use SENTENCE FLUENCY and correct GRAMMAR in their writing today! This lesson focuses on incorporating COMMAS IN A SERIES throughout all types of writing. The students will be introduced to how to properly use COMMAS IN A SERIES to enhance SENTENCE FLUENCY. Additionally, the lesson discusses COMMAS IN A SERIES in the 6 Traits in Writing. Finally, the lesson includes NUMEROUS examples containing COMMAS IN A SERIES and how to properly use them in sentences. These examples are included on the student worksheet, so the students can not only interact with the SMARTBoard/White Board, but also can make the same corrections and identifications on their worksheets. SMARTBoard users will find interactive slides, while PowerPoint users can project the slides onto a regular white board and have the students use regular dry erase pens. ********************************************************************* Commas in a Series Student Worksheet includes: • Explanations and examples COMMAS IN A SERIES • Opportunities for students to practice guided note-taking • “NOW IT’S YOUR TURN” section for students to practice skills learned Commas in a Series PowerPoint Presentation includes: • Introduction slides with explanations • Guided note-taking sections • Examples COMMAS IN A SERIES • Interactive slides for student participation on a SMARTBoard or a white board

By morgenstern93

A View from the Bridge Comprehension Activities Booklet!

A View from the Bridge Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Arthur Miller's 'A View from the Bridge.' 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: 1950s America' - 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;' - 'Miller's Description' - to aid students with 'Analysing a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features, and evaluating their effectiveness and impact;' - 'Eddie' - to aid students with 'Seeking evidence in the text to support a point of view, including justifying inferences with evidence;' - 'Editing the Play' - 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).

By TandLGuru

Robert Frost and Seamus Heaney Poetry Notes and Comparisons (CCEA A Level)

Robert Frost and Seamus Heaney Poetry Notes and Comparisons (CCEA A Level)

These documents are designed to assist students in exploring the thematic connections (AO4) between the Frost and Heaney poems in the CCEA A Level Anthology. In the document, pupils are prompted to use the detailed arguments and connections between pomes (AO1, AO3) to locate textual references and poetic methods (AO2) to further their analysis and understanding of the poems. These sheets would then be used as a basis for an essay on the poems and provided topic. The paired poems and themes include: The Road Not Taken and The Peninsula (Journeys), Mowing and The Forge (The Creative Process), Mending Wall and Bogland (The Past). There is also a blank template for both teachers and students to use for other poems/themes and a list of thematic connections between the poems. My A Level students have found this approach immensely beneficial in finding the connections between poems and structuring written responses.

By mcrossan92