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Discussion Prompt Cards {Thinking Skills}

Discussion Prompt Cards {Thinking Skills}

A set of 28 discussion prompts including debate topics, science/world around us concepts, cause/effect and thinking skills. Colour and black and white versions are included. Full size of cards is A4, however they can be printed smaller. Ideal for printing on card and laminating for long term use within the classroom. Could be used as an early finisher activity, for written response/persuasion tasks or group discussions. I have used these cards with middle primary but could be used in a variety of ways with all year groups.
ldoak69
The Unexplained: The Sixth Sense, official trailer

The Unexplained: The Sixth Sense, official trailer

The well-know movie raises the issue of life after death and communication with the deceased: the trailer introduces the main character, Cole, a psychic child. The worksheet is an exercise in oral comprehension and it can lead to a debate as to what students think about the topic.
Nadouchka
BULLYING: KB'S FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL

BULLYING: KB'S FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL

Students will identify the different types of bullying while analyzing the implicit. The video is provided with subtitles on Youtube. Once students have completed the worksheet, the teacher may lead them into a debate: should KB have told her mother about what actually happened to her at school? If they had been Melanie, what would they have done (which could be an opportunity to introduce/brush up conditional 3)?
Nadouchka
Of Mice and Men Lessons: Friendship

Of Mice and Men Lessons: Friendship

TWO lessons focusing on the friendship between George and Lennie. The lessons were designed for an ESL set, therefore it would be suited to lower ability students. Lesson includes: - a range of literacy activities (spellings, sentence forms, suffixes and grammar tasks) -comprehension tasks based on an extract from 'Of Mice and Men' - PEE question and sentence starters
xxnats1989xx
Citizenship-Conflict and Diversity Discussion

Citizenship-Conflict and Diversity Discussion

This is a PowerPoint presentation accompanied by worksheets for discussion and writing. It centres around conflict and diversity and is suitable for PSHE, Citizenship, IGCSE English as a Second language Speaking and Writing Practice and general use in Assembly or Tutor Time. Ages above 11 would find it most useful.
LearnersLabyrinth
VIDEO-BASED CREATIVE WRITING

VIDEO-BASED CREATIVE WRITING

This four-page creative writing activity based on BBC's short video, 'The Supporting Act' is ideal both for ELA and ESL students. It includes two graphic organizers to scaffold writing a summary, before the creative writing activity. Play the video until 00:59 and ask your students to predict the rest of it. At the end of the creative writing project, you can also show this video https://vimeo.com/82282346 to your students for fun.
aysinalp58
Guide to completing IGCSE English as a Second Language (0510/0511) Exercise 6 - Letter/Email writing

Guide to completing IGCSE English as a Second Language (0510/0511) Exercise 6 - Letter/Email writing

This is a comprehensive PowerPoint that breaks down an exam question from 2016. It shows students exactly what they must do to achieve a high grade and dissects a sample answer, highlighting the areas that are key. I made this as I felt I did not have access to a resource of the same ilk and feel that it is something all IGCSE ESL students, teachers and tutors can benefit from. Included is the full PowerPoint presentation and a Word doc of the question and sample answer for student reference.An extension activity could see students highlighting and identifying the verb tense being used in each sentence of the sample answer.
badbuzz88
Historical Reading Comprehensions

Historical Reading Comprehensions

Reading comprehensions linked to either famous historical people/ people that have created history or for a period of time such or national holiday.
krisgreg30
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet- The Balcony Scene (Beginning)

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet- The Balcony Scene (Beginning)

This lesson explores the beginning of the Balcony Scene - Originally taught at an able group of year 8 students but can be used for different abilities/classes with minimal adaptation. The lesson includes: -Discussion around the themes of the play -Guided reading of the scene -A summary section on the scene -Guided skills for annotating the extract -The lesson then prepares the students to select from three different GCSE styled questions: 1. Explore how Shakespeare presents the theme of love between the two characters. 2.Explore how Shakespeare presents the character of Romeo, in this scene. 3.Explore how Shakespeare presents the character of Juliet, in this scene.
kirstygemmell2809
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet- When Romeo meets Juliet.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet- When Romeo meets Juliet.

A lesson that explores the meeting of the star crossed lovers in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This lesson was originally taught to an able year 8 class but can be adapted to any group. The lesson is packed with helping hand tasks for lower ability and challenge tasks for the more able. The lesson includes: -A starter activity that recaps student's understanding of the two main characters. -Discussion around the key term 'Sonnet' -Comprehension questions based on the extract of the characters meeting each other. -Differentiated questions based on this section of the play. -Analysis of the use of religious imagery (Language) -A supported language analysis to support student's response to the GCSE styled question "How does Shakespeare use language to portray Romeo and Juliet’s first meeting?" -Peer assessment
kirstygemmell2809
Valentine- Carol Ann Duffy Poetry analysis- KS3 Structure

Valentine- Carol Ann Duffy Poetry analysis- KS3 Structure

A lesson that explores the use of structure in the poem 'Valentine' By Carol Ann Duffy. Originally taught to a middle set group of year 8 students but can be easily adapted. Lesson would last 2 hours but again can be shortened or extended. The lesson includes: - A structure technique matching worksheet - A help sheet for the GCSE styled question "How has the poet used structure to engage the reader? - A teacher analysis of where structure is used in the poem - Comprehension questions linked to YouTube links -A model answer -A slide including a helping hand task and a challenege task- well differentiated.
kirstygemmell2809