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FRANCINE THE BURROWING FROG OF THE HOT DESERT - ANIMAL ODDITY PART 1

FRANCINE THE BURROWING FROG OF THE HOT DESERT - ANIMAL ODDITY PART 1

Students are usually interested in the unusual, the different or the odd. Here's an example of 3 -probably 4 - animals of the desert who in terms of their basic biology don't seem to be suited to the hot desert environment. This first unit about a burrowing frog shows how this variety of frog - a water-loving animal can sustain itself in basically a water-deficient environment. This can be used as a standalone unit in Primary or lower Secondary classes. For some Primary students the vocabulary and concepts may be a little difficult. If that's the case you can just screen the material and discuss Francine's story. At a more detailed level this unit is about adaptation and species sustainability. You may wish to include it in your destination studies; arid lands studies or location studies or you may just be looking for something ready made for your students. The debate at the end is designed to check student level of understanding. The attachments are included so that you can provide copies - either in black and white or colour. Find out how Francine copes in two environments - the underground micro-environment and the above ground macro-environment. This is part 1 of the series on animal oddities.
KPolkinghorne
Budgies Animals Wordsearch Birds Nature Wildlife Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Budgies Animals Wordsearch Birds Nature Wildlife Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Budgies'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Rat Animals Wordsearch Nature Wildlife Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Rat Animals Wordsearch Nature Wildlife Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Rats'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Cunning Tortoise-Spanish

Cunning Tortoise-Spanish

In African mythology/ fables the Tortoise is endowed with wit and cunning. The Tortoise with the use of this wit and ingenuity outwits rivals - be they animals or humans. The Tortoise however demonstrates in fable after fable that cunning when combined with greed only leads to humiliation and self ridicule. The fable has been published in English and Spanish (Two crucial universal languages) and can be used to celebrate Black History month and further advance young people’s knowledge of the Spanish Language in a way that is engaging, enjoyable and Interesting.
deltamariabooks
Cunning Tortoise-French

Cunning Tortoise-French

In African mythology/fables the Tortoise is endowed with wit and cunning. The Tortoise with the use of this wit and ingenuity outwits rivals - be they animals or humans. The Tortoise however demonstrates in fable after fable that cunning when combined with greed only leads to humiliation and self ridicule. The fable has been published in English and French (Two crucial universal languages) and can be used to celebrate Black History month and further advance young people’s knowledge of the French Language in a way that is engaging, enjoyable and Interesting.
deltamariabooks
Argumentative Essay Topics and Activity

Argumentative Essay Topics and Activity

This customizable template is adaptable for secondary students. This is a great way to get your students to write original content in class,and monitor their writing before taking it home to type and format in MLA style. These are some topics I have used successfully and this instructional handout is a great reminder tool. Customizable outline.
misscaracciolo
Tortoise and the Sardines

Tortoise and the Sardines

The story of the Tortoise and the Sardines is an African fable as well as a cautionary tale about the dangers of taking strangers at face-value. This enchanting fable is ideal for celebrating black history month, furthermore; the fable has been published in English, French and Spanish (the three crucial universal languages). The Book can therefore be used to advance young people’s knowledge of key stage 2 and 3 knowledge of French and Spanish in a way that is colourful, engaging and enjoyable.
deltamariabooks
Ecosystems and Biomes

Ecosystems and Biomes

Let’s learn about Ecosystems and Biomes! This worksheet includes 26 pages with a wide variety of activities and exercises about ecosystems, the food chain, and the different types of biomes. Word searches, Cross words, puzzles and other kinds of activities are included to make it a fun and interesting class. The answers and an answer sheet are included. Overview: Page 1-2: Introduction to Ecosystems Page 3-4: The Food Chain Page 5-6: Scales of Ecosystems Page 7-8: Tundra Page 9-10: Taiga Page 11-12: Temperate Forest Page 13-14: Rainforest Page 15-16: Grassland Page 17-18: Savanna Page 19-20: Desert Page 21-22: Marine Page 23-24: Freshwater Page 25-26: Reflection EXTRA: Compact version of the unit Keywords: Ecosystem, biome, ecotone, biosphere, biotic, herbivores, carnivores, trees, earth, nature, animals, plants, species, food chain, oceans, tundra, taiga, temperate forest, rainforest, grassland, savanna, desert, marine, freshwater
willemmacau
Halloween Trick or Treat

Halloween Trick or Treat

I have bundled together four resources which I think will be useful on the approach to Halloween. One asks students to use adjectives and adverbs to create a spooky atmosphere; another explains how to build a story paragraph by paragraph about a walk through the woods; another is a tongue twister in the style of Dr Seuss about a cat and a hat and one is a comprehension in which we discover that bats are not such scary creatures after all... Suitable for ages 7+
jlimb
Carnivores Wordsearch Animals Creatures Nature Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Carnivores Wordsearch Animals Creatures Nature Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Carnivores'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Find the Differences Visual Puzzle – Frogs and Red Bucket

Find the Differences Visual Puzzle – Frogs and Red Bucket

This is spring or summer joy themed picture puzzle with happy playful frogs, red bucket full of water, bubbles, puddles, grass, flowers, insects. Directions: Find the seven differences between the two pictures. Plus same task text in Russian, German, French and Spanish. Answer included. Files: one JPEG file of high quality for crisp and clear printing or displaying. Keywords: frog, frogs, visual, picture, puzzle, find, differences, game, riddle, spot, seven, happy, playful, joyful, red, bucket, full, water, logic, puzzles, difference, riddles, activity, games, fun, leisure, pastime, illustration.
ratselmeister