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About Me - Self-Reflective Writing Template for Primary & High School Students

About Me - Self-Reflective Writing Template for Primary & High School Students

A two-page writing resource which students can use to express themselves, and to learn more about other students' likes, fears, and aspirations. Teachers can use this resource at the start of the year, to learn more about each student. If appropriate for your class later in the year, students could fill these in anonymously, and place them in a pile. The papers are then shared out, and when each student receives another person's "About Me" paper, they must guess who wrote it, and explain why. This exercise can promote class discussion, bonding and socialization, and assist with anti-bullying strategies. Students should write their reflections honestly, and bravely. There is space at the top of each page for illustrations, if students choose to draw themselves as well as answering the questions. Two sets in different fonts are included.
janinetes
Dictionary/thesaurus Activity Differentiated

Dictionary/thesaurus Activity Differentiated

Based on Jenny Nimmo's Midnight for Charlie Bone these are three differentiated passages. Each passage has a number of words spelled incorrectly. The children should identify these words, look up the correct spelling and then look for an alternative word. This can then be used as a story starter or stimulus for writing.
Cmacdonald1991
The adverb song!

The adverb song!

This is a song teaching children about adverbs and how to use them. You can sing this song together as a class, and act out the different adverbs for extra fun (and to help them remember!). I've actually heard children humming this as they write, to remind them where and how to add adverbs. Music aids memory retention and increases engagement and enjoyment of learning in children. If they can sing a skill, they will remember it!
PhilWickins
Christmas Carol - 19th century - Edexcel

Christmas Carol - 19th century - Edexcel

A PowerPoint and worksheets to use with a shorter extract from 'A Christmas Carol'. This would ideally suit middle / lower ability sets as they focus on a shorter extract in more focus with a text most should be familiar with.
LM7658
Amazing Anagrams 1 Extend Your Vocabulary

Amazing Anagrams 1 Extend Your Vocabulary

This presentation may be used as a starter or a plenary activity in a English or literacy lesson. There is also scope for it to be used as an enjoyable activity in a tutorial session. The presentation contains 20 challenges. In each challenge the students are presented with two “clues” with the caveat that the correct two answers are anagrams of each other ( for example ~ Celestial body STAR and music, sculpture and painting ARTS). Each challenge is also subject to an embedded 25 second timer to ensure focus and allow element of competition. If more time is needed the freeze button on the whiteboard will enable this. For best effect presentation should be on a large screen smart board. The whole presentation contains 42 slides and hyperlinks are embedded throughout.
20JET12
The Sign of Four - Links to Historical Context!

The Sign of Four - Links to Historical Context!

In this engaging and informative lesson enables students to make clear and insightful links between Arthur Conan Doyle’s 'The Sign of Four' and its historical context of 19th Century London. In particular, students learn about the Jack the Ripper murders and subsequent attitudes towards the police, before considering how these ideas are reflected through Athelney Jones in the novel. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Researching the context of 19th Century London, such as the Jack the Ripper murders and attitudes towards the police; - Reading and understanding chapters 5 and 6, in which Athelney Jones makes his appearance; - Identifying and analysing the language techniques used by Doyle in describing Athelney Jones; - Analysing Doyle's intentions in presenting Athelney Jones in such a manner; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole Lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Paper Copies of Chapters 5 and 6; - Athelney Jones links to context worksheet; - Researching Context worksheet - Essay Template; - Detailed Lesson Plan There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. These resources were originally taught to GCSE students, but with subtle adaptations they have also been used with both younger and older (up to A Level) students. Please note that you'll need access to internet/laptops for the researching activity. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
DIRECT & INDIRECT SPEECH WORKSHEETS WITH ANSWERS

DIRECT & INDIRECT SPEECH WORKSHEETS WITH ANSWERS

A resource that contains 9 worksheets with answers on Direct and Indirect Speech. It includes worksheets on conversion and formation of direct and indirect speech. Teachers can use these to enhance the writing skills of the learners.
john421969
Halloween Creative Writing

Halloween Creative Writing

Halloween creative writing prompt cards for an engaging and time-saving way to get students into the season. Features: ✓ 9 setting cards ✓ 9 villain cards ✓ 9 weapon cards ✓ 9 sidekick cards ✓ PDF for easy printing ✓ PowerPoint for editing If your students love these as much as I do, please let me know below! Thank you for viewing!
LessonChest
Anagrams

Anagrams

A collection of 22 anagrams of challenging vocabulary to use as lesson starters. Each slide includes the definition of the word, an example and some synonyms. Could be used in English or even in form/tutor time as a wider literacy initiative.
misswright2
Equality for Functional Skills English

Equality for Functional Skills English

A reading, writing, speaking and listening assignment with an equality theme, complete with suggested answers and mark schemes for reading and writing. Features: One reading text of approximately 500 words and nine questions to examine comprehension. One Level 1 and one Level 2 writing task. Scenarios for a group discussion and a presentation. Reading and writing mark schemes based on awarding body format. Text box enabled for learning platforms or printable. Encourages critical thought, examination, research and debate in a 'real life' context. Level 1 and Level 2 differentiation/extension, with some suitability for Entry Level and GCSE. Ideal for mixed ability groups, projects, assessment practice and non-specialist cover sessions.
Sumstuff
Comedy - Jesters

Comedy - Jesters

Written for a low ability Year 8 group and worked really well. A week's worth of lessons (4), looking at early comedy in the form of courtroom jesters. Associated sheets and resources also included. Activities include 'a day in the life', designing your own jester, and creating a job advertisement.
QTPie