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GCSE English - Great, fun introduction to inference. Can be used with any exam board.

GCSE English - Great, fun introduction to inference. Can be used with any exam board.

Students often struggle with the idea of inference, particularly within an exam situation. This often leads to students struggling to explain their points meaning they lose valuable marks. This is a fun, humour filled lesson which "gets back to basics" lesson with plenty of group activities with embedded confidence building. Activities allow for stretch and challenge for the more capable in your groups. Activities draw from humour and social issues (sexism in advertising) finally leading to activities which draw from literature (War Horse). Final activity will require students to have knowledge of the PQI / PEA / PEE structure, however this is easy to adapt and change to your students needs. This lesson was design initially for the AQA GCSE specification, however it will work for a range of levels (including Functional Skills) and for all exam boards.

By namerased

Functional Skills English Comparing texts differentiated full lesson.

Functional Skills English Comparing texts differentiated full lesson.

Differentiated full lesson with separate worksheets for Entry level, level 1 and level 2. Learners will develop skills to build a comparative word bank, analyse two video clips from channel 4 shorts, and then analyse and compare two texts on animal testing. Aims and objectives: Identify the skills used to compare two texts. Analyse the main points of two videos and build a comparative connective word bank. Recognise the similarities and differences in two pieces of text. Use comparative vocabulary to analyse the similarities and differences in the two different texts and be able to discuss the effect(L2).

By rkristina

Year 2 pirate lessons plans

Year 2 pirate lessons plans

Two lessons I used with my year 2 class to be able to label a pirate and write about it using technical vocabulary and wow words. Lesson 1- gathering the vocabulary using fact sheets and what they already know, then designing their own pirate ready to label. Lesson 2- labelling their pirate using the fact sheets and sentence starter cards then writing up their work using everything that they have learnt.

By hannahvictoriabayley

Year 6  Mayan city-building  game  and teaching notes

Year 6 Mayan city-building game and teaching notes

This is an exciting city-building game set at the height of Mayan civilisation in which children strive to build the most extravagant temple through expanding their cities. This game will give children a hands-on experience of how settlements develop, especially the interdependence that is present in large human settlements. It provides children with human geography objectives as well as providing a great basis for some non-fiction writing afterwards (ideas, templates and activities are provided). This pack includes game rules, game tokens, ideas for non-fiction writing, templates for non-fiction writing.

By jetc

Functional Skills Bias, tone and inference full lesson.

Functional Skills Bias, tone and inference full lesson.

Full differentiated lesson. Interactive crime scene activity with resources, tone music activity and finding bias in the media. Separate worksheets for entry level, level 1 and level 2 learners. Texts provided from two different sources for Level 2 learners to compare: Daily Mail and The Guardian.

By rkristina

A Reading Bundle KS1

A Reading Bundle KS1

Save yourself time buy this selection of 10 workbooks to be used with class novels or for guided reading with upper KS1 classes. Books include, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and The Giant Peach, The Day the Crayons Quit, The Enormous Crocodile, Charlotte's Web, The Magic Finger, The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me and The Twits. Also included are guided reading activity cards and Mini-beast booklet. Each workbook includes comprehension activities, character traits, drawing and writing activities. This is a super bargain.

By teachercellar