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Reading Scheme for year 7 - Reading for Diamond

Reading Scheme for year 7 - Reading for Diamond

This reading scheme has been designed for year 7 students. This initiative is designed to encourage all students to engage with a wide range of genres and to develop a love of literature. The scheme of work includes 5 award booklets - Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Plus a letter to parents, templates for certificates and a suggested wall display. To complete the booklets, all students will need to read a set number of books. The books are their choice and can come from the school library, libraries near where they live or from their own bookshelves at home. Once the students have started the reading, they can set about to complete the tasks in the booklet. The aim of the Reading for Diamond scheme is to improve literacy and encourage a wider reading for pleasure. As well as developing a greater appreciation of different styles of writing, research has shown that students who read regularly perform better at GCSE’s, expose themselves to more diverse ideas, and improve their vocabulary, memory, concentration and creativity.
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Leisure time interactive books, task cards and writing using colourful semantics

Leisure time interactive books, task cards and writing using colourful semantics

- 15 different leisure time activity cards to comment on. Turn into an interactive book or use as individual task cards. Each card comes with the colourful semantics questions strip of "who?" "Is doing?" "What?" and symbols for each picture. - 15 writing cards with colourful semantics questions prompts to aid composition. Colourful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colourful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills. The sentence strips at the top of each worksheet demonstrate the sentence structure.
ASpecialKindOfEnglish
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Today, we are going to talk about artificial intelligence. It is supposedly the future. Artificial intelligence, or AI, is intelligence displayed by machines created by man. One could say that artificial intelligence is a way of making a computer-controlled robot, a computer, or software, think intelligently, in a similar manner to how humans think. Certainly, AI is leading to workers’ jobs being replaced by robots. However, in order to do all this, it will need even more IT programmers.
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Christmas Writing Pack

Christmas Writing Pack

A pack of 13 fun Christmas writing activities to keep everyone amused on those busy days running up to Christmas! The pack includes: 4 Acrostic Poem templates A letter to Santa Elf Application Form Christmas Senses worksheet Christmas Vowels worksheet Rudolph's View 4 Shape Poem templates If you use and like this resource, I'd be very grateful if you left a review. To be kept informed on any new resources I publish please click Taylor's Teaching Timesaversand follow me.
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A Bundle of Apostrophes - Special Limited Offer

A Bundle of Apostrophes - Special Limited Offer

Available as a bundle for November only. Use code: '90NOVEMBER' with a new TES account or for your first purchase to get this resource for just £1. Includes: - Using apostrophes for missing letters - Writing challenges for using apostrophes for missing letters - Using apostrophes for singular possession - Writing challenges for using apostrophes for singular possession - Apostrophe contraction strips - The Apostrophe Arrow
thinky
St. Patrick's Day - Writing Activity

St. Patrick's Day - Writing Activity

This is an excellent opportunity to know more about your students. When children write their ideas about being lucky, you can understand what they value and the important things in their lives. With this activity the students develop amazing writing and speaking activities in class. Children express their thoughts and feelings, not only about things but also about their experiences, it is a beautiful reflection task. This resource includes four pages: two black and white and two in color. In the first version teachers and students reflect about what being lucky means and experiences make them lucky. The second version is a shamrock template that teachers use freely with their students. Encourage students to think about how lucky they are by completing the prompts: I am lucky because: I can.. I have... I am... I feel.. I love... I help... This is perfect for classroom display! Good Luck :)
ClassPlus
The black book of colours interview lesson

The black book of colours interview lesson

Outstanding interview lesson based on The black book of colours by Menena Cottin I can use a use nouns and adjectives effectively to form creative descriptions of colours. To be able to write an imaginative description of a colour using a range of sensory adjectives. To apply effective vocabulary and grammar in writing their own colour description A full lesson based on The black book of colours complete with detailed lesson plan Best of luck
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Letter to Santa Brochure

Letter to Santa Brochure

This adorable bi-fold letter brochure aims to send a special message to Santa and help children to differentiate between needs and wants. The brochure includes a greeting “Dear Santa”; a frame where the student draw or paste a picture of her/himself next to Santa, and help him not to get lost :). A written activity with lines with an open “Dear Santa” to practice tracing, an “I need and I want” to be completed by the child, and a closing sentence “Love, your best friend”. A Christmas border to draw or paste cut outs from magazines about “What I want and need”. A choice activity "I have been good/sometimes good or naughty (but nice!)” with a Christmas border to draw (when I have been good/nice)! There are color and black and white versions ready to download and easy to print in no time. All the Christmas borders can be worked as a color pattern, children love to do it when decorating the letter! Happy Xmas!
ClassPlus
Autumn Winter Sorting task

Autumn Winter Sorting task

Sorting task designed for students with autism / SEN This is designed to be used in different ways depending on ability level: * cut and laminate cards, students sort into 'autumn' and 'winter' baskets. * students write 'autumn' and 'winter' in books, they then cut and paste pictures under the correct heading. * students write headings in book then use chart to write each fact into their books * students write headings in book then use chart to write sentences, using each fact in a sentence.
jlp76
Christmas and the advent calendar

Christmas and the advent calendar

Christmas is coming. Yes, it’s that time of year folks. So having an advent calendar is the ultimate countdown to Christmas. It’s a calendar that you hang up in December. There are 24 windows or doors on it. Each day you open a different window on it, so if it’s the 8th December, you open the 8 window, which can reveal a chocolate. It’s something that most of us have done since we were knee high. The advent calendar starts on the 1st December and ends on the 24th December. Traditional advent calendars show various religious scenes, but they could also show different aspects of Christmas, bible verses, or different winter scenes.
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Santa's Untidy Elves - A Christmas Activity lesson

Santa's Untidy Elves - A Christmas Activity lesson

Santa's Untidy Elves - a Christmas activity lesson. It's an original story written by me, specially for the festive season. (I would ask the class to bring in a gingerbread man which they can eat at the end of the lesson). It's Christmas Eve and Santa's elves have been so busy baking cookies to go on Santa's sleigh, they haven't mopped up the spilled milk. Elfon the elf, doesn't see the milk on the floor and he slips. No one sees some of the dough go into a strange bowl ... Teaching suggestions - The story is in presentation format and is illustrated. Read through the presentation slides as a class first. There is a hand out of the story too, so they can read the story individually as well. Then, hand out the word search activity, then the draw and doodle activity sheet. Next, they can do the reading comprehension quiz, followed by the creative writing activity. Finally - they get to eat their gingerbread men. You could use pieces the class produces to display up in the classroom over the festive season. They can also colour in the black and white illustrations on the hand outs. Resources included - * A 19 slide illustrated presentation of the text of the story. * Reading comprehension quiz - Multiple choice, True/false, missing word, short answer. * Creative writing activity sheet - Choose one of a choice of five to write a story on. * Draw and doodle activity sheet - Draw a wanted poster for the gingerbread man and 5 other drawing and doodling activities. * A word search - Find 10 words which were in the story.
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