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Water Conservation

Water Conservation

Students explore the importance and availability of clean water and the relevance of bottled water to this issue. They work in groups to research the topic using a variety of questions inspired by Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats. They then share their findings and ideas with the class as a slide show presentation.
TheTeachersFriend
Love and Relationships - Love's Philosophy

Love and Relationships - Love's Philosophy

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that analyses the use of language within Percy Shelley’s classic poem Love’s Philosophy. Throughout the lesson we look at how the narrator uses language and structure to create a sense of persuasion and manipulates ideas of nature and God to influence the person he is speaking to. A brilliant lesson for KS4 students preparing for AQA English Literature Paper 2 and easily adaptable for younger KS3 or KS4 students.
Lead_Practitioner
The Velveteen Rabbit 2017/18 - Teacher Resource Pack

The Velveteen Rabbit 2017/18 - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’, an adaptation of the iconic children’s book, for working with children in Years 1 - 4. It contains interviews with the director, one of the actors, images of the set design by James Button, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Othello - Secondary Teacher Resource Pack

Othello - Secondary Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Othello’, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play for working with children in Years 4 - 8. It contains an interview with the director and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Othello - Primary Teacher Resource Pack

Othello - Primary Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Othello’, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play for working with children in Years 4 - 8. It contains an interview with the director and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Laika - Teacher Resource Pack

Laika - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Laika’, working with children in Years 2 - 6. It contains an interview with the directors and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Beowulf - Teacher Resource Pack

Beowulf - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Beowulf’, a reimagining of the Old English epic poem, with students. It contains context around the myth & the poem, interviews with the writer and composer, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
EDEXCEL PAPER 2 QUESTION 7B - Sophie Lancaster

EDEXCEL PAPER 2 QUESTION 7B - Sophie Lancaster

This lesson is centered around the tragic story of Sophie Lancaster, who was murdered in 2007 for being a Goth. I have used this story over the last 10 years with all my classes as it helps to address prejudice and build tolerance. This session uses the Story of Sophie to introduce question 7B to students. It does this by breaking question 7B into two and only looking at the writers views and perceptions part of the question rather than the comparison part, as I have found in my experience that diving straight into comparing two texts tends to stress and confuse students. This session has enough material to cover 3 hours but has optional tasks and can be altered to suit you or your classes needs, session time and sensitivity levels. It comes with 10 worksheets, a video and full powerpoint with starters, team tasks, individual tasks, plenary, question 7B breakdown, group discussion and homework which focuses on section B of Paper 2. I have found that over the years that this lesson is diverse. It has been used in tutorials outside of the English department and by youth workers when delivering their sessions. I usually invite support workers and youth workers when delivering this session to help support any students for who this may bring up memories or for them or to help students overcome any of their own prejudices. Because of this sessions holistic and cross college appeal it was a big hit with managers and Ofsted. Hope it helps.
namerased
Beginners - Teacher Resource Pack

Beginners - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is for teachers working with children in Year 4 and above. It contains ideas for classroom activities to explore ‘Beginners’, including an interview with writer and director Tim Crouch, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Inference resources for Year 5/6 -- SATS revision

Inference resources for Year 5/6 -- SATS revision

30+ reading examples specially designed to coax out answers that can only be found from detailed inference. Ideal resource for SATs revision. Pupils read as part of early morning work, afternoon work or during Literacy with the teacher. Each sheet contains a few paragraphs of reading and a question which relies on inference being drawn from the text. Answers are given on a separate sheet. There are many suggested approaches. Ideally, pupils will highlight key sentences and explain how they are clues and how they can be used together to form an answer. Please offer any ideas for improvements.
Hugostrange
Love and Relationships - When We Two Parted

Love and Relationships - When We Two Parted

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that analyses the use of language within Lord Byron’s classic poem When We Two Parted. Throughout the lesson we look at how the narrator uses language and structure to create a sense of loss, anger and regret. A brilliant lesson for KS4 students preparing for AQA English Literature Paper 2 and easily adaptable for younger KS3 or KS4 students.
Lead_Practitioner
Tudors - Henry VIII First Dates

Tudors - Henry VIII First Dates

Contains a PowerPoint based around the show “First Dates”. Children are given a description of each of Henry VIII’s wives and must decide which wife it is based on the description. Perfect for a plenary activity after learning about the wives or as an end of topic recap.
HollywoodR95
KS3 writing: sentences, punctuation and implied meaning.

KS3 writing: sentences, punctuation and implied meaning.

A fantastic Harry Potter themed writing lesson for KS3 students with support and stretch differentiation. This can easily be adapted for a range of classes. Includes tasks aimed at developing writing with a range of sentences, punctuation and techniques to show not only accuracy but flair. See my other resources for more supportive writing lessons.
Charl_louize
Writing an impressive, technique-filled persuasive speech  (2-3 lessons)

Writing an impressive, technique-filled persuasive speech (2-3 lessons)

This zip file contains 2 lessons and a criteria sheet for the assessment of persuasive skills. It’s suitable for KS3 and KS4. Lesson 1 contains a starter, establishes the criteria to demonstrate key persuasive skills, explains a generic purpose (scenario) of 3 blog topics to choose from, a group thinking task using the 6 thinking hats and planning tools with a teacher model too. Lesson 2 contains a starter, the assessment criteria sheet (to be used in conjunction with writing time in lesson) and a plenary. Please excuse my cover image, I couldn’t get a better one to upload.
chirpyandcheerful
An Inspector Calls - Gerald and Daisy

An Inspector Calls - Gerald and Daisy

Focussing on the character of Gerald from JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls, we look at how he is portrayed in Act 2 and how he reveals his feelings for Daisy Renton or Eva Smith r. Includes key quotes, differentiated activities and engaging activities that help to bring the play to life for both KS4 and KS3 students, particularly those preparing for AQA English Literature.
Lead_Practitioner
KS3 Writing Bundle: Theme Park

KS3 Writing Bundle: Theme Park

A series of detailed lessons focused on students creating their own theme park. Each lesson requires students to write for a different purpose or form (writing a review, pitch, leaflet). SPaG tasks are also included.
xxnats1989xx
Persuasive Writing: Dragons' Den

Persuasive Writing: Dragons' Den

A series of three lessons requiring students to use their skills in collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity. Using the idea of Dragons’ Den, students will work together to create their own theme park. As the teacher, you will only act as a facilitator. They will have to assign roles within their group, work out costings (budget sheets included), write a pitch (questions included to help) and pitch their idea to the ‘dragons’.
xxnats1989xx
Storm on the Island Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

Storm on the Island Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising Seamus Heaney’s power and conflict poem 'Storm on the Island.’ It contains comprehensive sections on: Context; Line-by-Line Analysis; Poetic Devices/ Language Devices; Themes; Form/Structure; Poems for Comparison; The Poet’s Influences. Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet

A learning mat designed to be used across KS3 and 4 with key terms, punctuation, acronyms, and useful things to remember. Designed when I found out I would not have my own room next year, and this is info that would useful be on my displays.
Mrshannahlester
Y7 The Butterfly Lion SoW

Y7 The Butterfly Lion SoW

A full 18 lesson scheme with resources and powerpoints. The text and questions referred to in Lesson 1 can be found on the teach it website. Each lesson is fully differentiated to 3 levels. Designed to compliment reading The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo.
Mrshannahlester
Poetry Introduction Y7

Poetry Introduction Y7

18 fully resourced lessons with accompanying powerpoints and a lesson by lesson scheme overview. Aim to introduce Y7 to poetry, particularly poets who they will come across in the anthology for GCSE later. Focus of techniques.
Mrshannahlester
FANTASTIC MR FOX BUNDLE

FANTASTIC MR FOX BUNDLE

Fantastic Mr Fox bundle! This bundle includes: A great class assembly A slide show with integrated passage and activities LOADS of worksheets and a storyboard to accompany the book. Please write a review!!
Lresources4teachers
Literacy Year 5 / 6  (End of Term)

Literacy Year 5 / 6 (End of Term)

Printable Reading, Writing and SPaG Activities (low-prep) for end of term / year fun: A giant books crossword, 6 editing / proofreading SPaG puzzles and 40 Improving Sentence Structure Cards. UPLEVELLING SENTENCES TRAILS: 40 A4 sentence improving cards, with differentiation and worked examples, which can also be used as worksheets. These support learners to take boring sentences, changing vocabulary and sentence structure step-by-step to create a much more ambitious version. Ideal end of term activity in pairs to celebrate variety and creativity in sentence writing. Students love competing and supporting each other to create ambitious sentences with this resource. HIDDEN WORD PUZZLES: Editing and Proofreading Puzzles Worksheets for fun SPaG revision. Originally designed for KS2 Year 5 and 6, use for starters, early finishers activities, homework tasks, SATs practice etc. Fun alternative to standard worksheets with minimal preparation required (ideal for busy start of term). Spelling, punctuation and grammar concepts included are: homophones and other common spelling errors, full stops, capital letters, question marks, commas, colons, speech marks, proper nouns, missing words, repeated words, tenses, subordinate clauses and embedded clauses. Full answer keys provided. 2 PDF files are included within the Zip file. One file contains all 6 puzzles and answer keys with a pastel background, which can be printed in colour or in greyscale and could support some learners to view the sentences more clearly. The other file is the same, only with the background removed. These puzzles may be suitable for some KS3 classes for revision too. GIANT BOOKS CROSSWORD QUIZ: Celebrate books and reading with this giant puzzle, ideal for fun group completion at the end of term / year, which features over 100 quiz style clues related to well-known children’s books and authors in the UK (and probably in various other countries). Includes classics as well as books published right up to the last few months; most are novels or picture books. If being completed by a larger group, I suggest printing in A3 if possible but it works well in A4 too. It best suits 8 to 12 year olds (Key Stage 2 / KS2 or early KS3). It’s ideal for World Book Day, any other celebration of reading and authors or for some literary fun at the end or start of term. Alternatively it could be used as an early finisher activity that students / groups could come back to over a few lessons / weeks. It sparks off lots of fun informal book chat as children keenly compete against other groups to complete it. SOLUTION IS INCLUDED. There is also an Answer Sheet with all answers listed alphabetically, which could be given out for support where necessary.<br /> <br /> Here’s another of my popular literacy resources you might be interested in: <strong><a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/super-sentences-ambitious-sentence-writing-activity-11534472”>Super Sentences Ambitious Sentence Writing Activity</a></strong><br /> <br /> Here’s a TES RECOMMENDED set of 20 dyslexia-friendly creative writing prompt cards: <strong><a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/imaginative-story-writing-prompts-11648009”>Imaginative Story Writing Prompts</a></strong><br /> <br /> For engaging, time-saving printables and presentations to help plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, please visit <strong><a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/FullShelf”>FullShelf Resources</a></strong>
FullShelf
Comprehension Dojo - World Cup Players

Comprehension Dojo - World Cup Players

Welcome to the The Comprehension Dojo by Vocabulary Ninja! Much like a standard Dojo, The Comprehension Dojo is a place where reading skills can be acquired, practised, and in time…mastered! This time with a fabulous short text about World Cup Football Players! We all know it is nearly impossible to fit in everything we need to in a school day, and reading often ends up becoming the poor relation in terms of time spent. The Comprehension Dojo will help schools embed reading skills into foundation subject and topic subjects, as well as increase topic subject knowledge. Win, Win! Comprehension Dojo packs have been created to give pupils opportunities to learn and master essential reading retrieval skills that they will encounter in KS1 and KS2 SATs. Questions have been designed to closely match SATs questions. In the packs you will find a high-quality non fiction or fiction text and 8 different reading retrieval activities, based on the 8 core comprehension skills. These can all be printed and easily turned into a handy booklet. All answers have been provided too, reducing teacher workload! Eight Essential Comprehension skills: Matching Sequencing Fill in the Gap Find and Copy Multiple Choice Underline Label True or False
VocabularyNinja
Cinderella Themed English/SPAG/Comprehension Activities Year 2

Cinderella Themed English/SPAG/Comprehension Activities Year 2

Apostrophes for Contraction: Differentiated 3 ways - Top group has to find words where apostrophes have to be added and re-write sentences using apostrophes in the correct places. Middle Group has to change underlined words to words with apostrophes. Bottom group has to match contradicted form to the two words it is made of and work on a few sentences as challenge. Comprehension. Differentiated 4 ways - Higher order thinking questions. To go with a printout of the story that YOU have e.g. book, twinkle etc. Text not included just questions. Retrieval questions Multiple choice questions Colouring in Cinderella comprehension with challenge question and sentence to unscramble. For the top two, part of the sentence is in bold which they have to use as sentence starter for their answer to encourage them to answer in full sentences. VERY BASIC SLIDE ON NOTEBOOK TO INTRODUCE Speech/Thought bubble activity Children work in mixed ability on these four scenarios again to fill in thought and speech bubbles. Could be acted out in partners too. Not differentiated. Up-leveling Short activity - improving 6 sentences. Differentiated by outcome - children follow the steps to the step they can get to. Correcting mistakes Children proofread sentences where is/are and him/her are not correct and edit them. For children who cannot access this there is a second activity about unscrambling sentences about Cinderella. Sequencing Pictures Activity Not differentiated. Children can cut and stick pictures in the correct order and label/annotate/write sentences.Great for EAL. Grammatically correct sentences. This activity is based on a Pie Corbett game. You start with challenge 1 and make a sentence with just one word. Then move on to challenge 2 and add a second word, so now you have to use both words in a sentence. Then you add a third, non-related word and children have to come up with a grammatically correct sentence and use their imagination to add write a new sentence this time using all three words. Identifying speech and adding speech marks. In a small group or in partners children read following Cinderella text. They work out together which bits are spoken by the characters, then underline what is spoken. Next they re-write in their book and put the spoken sentence which they underlined inside speech marks “_____”.
JennyHelmer
Pirates

Pirates

Pirate activites including labelling a pirate, questions and statements with display and worksheet. PIrate display lettering and wanted poster with other writing prompts.
ejlo
An Inspector Calls - Mrs Birling

An Inspector Calls - Mrs Birling

Focussing on the character of Mrs Birling from JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls, we look at how she is portrayed in Act 2 and how she battles with the Inspector for control and power. Includes key quotes, scaffolded sentences, differentiated activities and engaging activities that help to bring the play to life for both KS4 and KS3 students, particularly those preparing for AQA English Literature.
Lead_Practitioner
Oliver Twist Diary Entry Literacy Unit (Victorians Y4)

Oliver Twist Diary Entry Literacy Unit (Victorians Y4)

Oliver Twist’s Diary Entry Literacy Unit (Victorians Y4) Literacy Y4 Unit - Topic - Who put the great into Great Britain: The Victorians 1 week Diary Entry Unit - linked to Newspaper Article Unit Included: Modelled text - Mr Bumble’s Diary from the day Oliver Twist asked for more gruel Research the workhouse challenge: differentiated Comprehension questions to go with BugClub - Chapter 1 Oliver Twist for young readers. Send task: to complete a cartoon stip to retell the events in the chapter. Oliver Twist fact-file Modelled write: smartboard, word bank and boxing up grid for children to create their own diary entry in the role of Oliver Twist. Lots of great drama opportunities and online film clips you can use to bring this to life!
beckyhackett
Persuasive Writing - Campaigns

Persuasive Writing - Campaigns

This lesson uses ‘campaigns’ as the foundation for teaching persuasive writing techniques. The ppt includes: A starter A plenary Model answers Group tasks Planning tool Peer assessment template for assessment Notes for the teacher on the slides This could be stretched into two lessons.
chirpyandcheerful
Introducing Persuasive Writing Skills Using Slogans

Introducing Persuasive Writing Skills Using Slogans

This lesson contains: 2 HWs A lesson starter Worksheets (using written and visual stimulation) A Plenary The goal of the lesson is to get students thinking about the following persuasive skills: Repetition; Rhyme; Humour Punning (play-on-words); Hyperbole (exaggeration); Metaphors/similes; Commands (e.g. telling people what to do
chirpyandcheerful
Room 101 Speaking and Listening project

Room 101 Speaking and Listening project

A speaking and listening project task that asks students to place an item into ‘Room 101’. Booklet can be used alongside Power Point to record work. Begins as an indvidual task looking at persuasive writing features and moves into a group presentation task. Includes several links to speeches and videos for students to watch.
eamcvit
National Poetry Day Toolkit 2018

National Poetry Day Toolkit 2018

National Poetry Day (October 4th, 2018) is an annual celebration of poetry and all things poetical. It is about everybody sharing poetry, reading poetry, writing poetry and enjoying poetry. Use this pack of tips and activity ideas and join in the celebrations – not only on National Poetry Day itself but all year round. It’s full of activities schools can do (primary and secondary) and also contains book recommendations.
PoetryDayUk
PLURALS

PLURALS

Students learn several pairs of nouns, identify those with the same ending and complete the rules. Plural of noun to practice.
Olynj
Noah Barleywater runs away scheme of work 6 weeks of work 5 lessons each

Noah Barleywater runs away scheme of work 6 weeks of work 5 lessons each

6 weeks of lessons for 5 lessons in each week for teaching Noah Barleywater runs away, potentially a book that can be a little dry and boring for the child! so I have designed some fun and engaging lessons on my weekends…and they went down a treat with my class! assessment criterias and structures for letter writing etc… don’t spend your saturdays on extensive planning like I did!
SajidaM
Nicholas Nickleby: Smike

Nicholas Nickleby: Smike

A selection of resources that should take 2-3 lessons to complete. Looks at the contextual information surrounding TB and Victorian life, combining this with the presentation of Smike as he dies in chapter 58. Ideal for KS3 as they progress to GCSE style and standard of work
lizziedc92
Into the forest scheme of work 6 weeks

Into the forest scheme of work 6 weeks

I have created a scheme of work, 5 lessons for each 6 weeks for the book Into the Forest, each lesson is engaging and exciting and I have trialled it in the lessons. I also have success and assessment criteria and focused on the targets of Year 3 and Year 4. No need for you to look for resources every Saturday, like I had to!
SajidaM
GCSE Speaking and Listening Full Unit - Persuasive Speeches

GCSE Speaking and Listening Full Unit - Persuasive Speeches

This is a unit designed to complete the speaking and listening component for GCSE students in around 6 to 8 lessons. The unit also covers persuasive writing skills needed for the English Language exam and was additionally used as a pre-reading exercise for Animal Farm. However, the unit can easily be adapted to remove the links to this text and stands as a discrete unit in its own right. The lessons ask students to develop a persuasive speech based on what qualities they think a Prime Minister should have and then go on to endorse one of three candidates for the job. There is a range of tasks throughout the lessons which are fully resourced and differentiated. The unit covers the planning, writing, rehearsal and performance of their final speeches and contains guidance for the formal assessment of the Spoken Language component. Lesson 1 of the Unit is available in my shop as a free download to give an indication of the type of work and standard of resource throughout the unit. Thanks for taking an interest in my resources.
Badger_English
FREE Lesson 1 of GCSE Speaking and Listening Unit

FREE Lesson 1 of GCSE Speaking and Listening Unit

This is the first lesson of a unit designed to complete the speaking and listening component for GCSE students in around 6 to 8 lessons. The unit also covers persuasive writing skills needed for the English Language exam and was additionally used as a pre-reading exercise for Animal Farm. However, the unit can easily be adapted to remove the links to this text and stands as a discrete unit in its own right. This first lesson looks at the qualities we would expect to see in successful societies and political leaders. There is an analysis task to complete on a video excerpt of President Obama’s public speaking, which is also included here. If you like the resource, the rest of the unit is available as bundle of six lesson for £3 from my shop. Thanks for taking an interest in my resources.
Badger_English