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Cognitive Verbs - Bloom's Taxonomy

Cognitive Verbs - Bloom's Taxonomy

I use this resource once I have written up my Learning Intention and Success Criteria. With the students I will identify which skill (cognitive verb) we are using today in the lesson and put up the relevant, laminated card so they understand what I want their outcome to be. There are definitions for the following words: Define Describe Identify List Name Locate Explain Use Research Understand State Classify Demonstrate Construct Analyse Create Evaluate Compare and Contrast Investigate Summarise
tjflynn17
Beowulf fiction unit, Beowulf journalistic style unit and Beowulf sentence construction

Beowulf fiction unit, Beowulf journalistic style unit and Beowulf sentence construction

I’ll admit it! I’m a bit obsessed with ‘Beowulf’. I do have a good reason: it inspires great writing. You are buying: a mega three week fiction writing unit; a four/five session journalistic style unit; a sentence grammar activity that I use frequently - it can be adapted for any text and is worth revisiting often. Of course, they are all strictly ‘Beowulf’ themed. Get involved - you’ll soon get the Beowulf bug.
extra golden-time
Hero Journalism, Beowulf, Greater Depth Writing, Year 5/6, Newspaper Reports, Journalistic Style

Hero Journalism, Beowulf, Greater Depth Writing, Year 5/6, Newspaper Reports, Journalistic Style

Reading comprehension! Drawing! Drama! High quality writing! Newspaper reports! These sessions give children an opportunity to produce ‘greater depth non-fiction writing’ using a fiction context - no research required! Available in Word and PDF. Through these sessions, children will explore 3 news reports about heroes; generate their own toolkits; strip a fiction text (Beowulf) back to its bare bones; create captions and draw scenes from the story; take part in drama activities and finally write news reports using a consistent style and appropriate register. This resource contains four fully resourced sessions (you need nothing else!) pitched at middle and high attaining Year 5 and Year 6 writers. Just work through the 12 page pack with your pupils, and then set them loose on their own news reports - they’ll be ready! It is helpful (though not essential) if the children have previously explored the story of Beowulf - I have written a fully resourced unit that you can purchase from my store. If they have not heard the story before, allow a little extra time to get familiar with the text (included). I ran these four sessions over a day, as a one day writing workshop. It would work equally well as four/five sessions across a week, depending on the speed of the class/group. The outcomes were fantastic and the children enjoyed the sessions. I have also included a bank of good examples from children working at age related expectation (ARE) and some children moving into greater depth - of course these are my judgements - feel free to disagree! These may be useful to look at with your class. Enjoy!
extra golden-time
A Midsummer Night's Dream Starters and Plenaries

A Midsummer Night's Dream Starters and Plenaries

Range of starters and plenaries to support pupils understanding of character, theme and plot within Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Perfect for KS3 but easily adaptable for KS2/4 study. Can be linked to a variety of reading and writing learning/assessment objectives.
rachelprice11
Shakespeare - Plays and Biography Worksheets

Shakespeare - Plays and Biography Worksheets

This bundle includes three worksheets related to the life and work of one of the greatest writers of all time, William Shakespeare. The bundle includes Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheets for Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. It is completed with a worksheet studying the life and work of the great playwright and sonnet writer. The worksheets are suitable for upper intermediate and advanced learners and can also be integrated into ESL/EFL classrooms especially for exam preparation such as KET, PET, IGCSE, IELTS, TOEFL.
kntonia
William Shakespeare - His life and work - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

William Shakespeare - His life and work - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

Teachers can use this 3-page informative worksheet to present to the classroom the life and work of William Shakespeare, one of the most important writers of all times. Students will gain some general knowledge about the theater culture during the sixteenth century and how William Shakespeare developed into one of the most significant writers of all time. The worksheet is suitable for intermediate and upper intermediate level. It can also be taught in ESL/EFL classrooms. The worksheet includes a reading comprehension exercise to consolidate and evaluate reading comprehension. It is completed with three vocabulary exercises which deal with vocabulary derived from the text.
kntonia
Christmas Taboo - 2018

Christmas Taboo - 2018

This is a festive variation on the classic taboo style game. 100 Christmas themed words that can act as a fun starter/plenary/activity/ice breaker or even a reward. Taboo is an excellent game to improve students literacy and oracy, and is highly recommended to jazz up the lessons at the end of the long autumn term. If you like this then why not check out my other taboo games?
laumorrow
MACBETH ACT I, SCENE 1 (THE THREE WITCHES AND THE THREE FATES) (with a twist)

MACBETH ACT I, SCENE 1 (THE THREE WITCHES AND THE THREE FATES) (with a twist)

This activity has two parts: The first one is to be done with an excerpt of the cartoon "Hercules’ by Disney: it introduces the Three Fates and the role they played in Greek mythology. It also introduces the character of Hades. The second one is to be done with the beginning of the animated version of “Macbeth”: it is the opening scene with the three witches, which enables students to draw a parallel between the Three Fates and the Three Witches. The worksheet aims at a thorough analyzis of the key verses of the scene and understanding some Elizabethan beliefs.
Nadouchka
PAPER    1, question 2- 5 (AQA GCSE English Language 8700 )

PAPER 1, question 2- 5 (AQA GCSE English Language 8700 )

What is in this bundle? This bundle contains 20 full lessons on powerpoint with supporting worksheets, activities and videos for questions 2 - 5 of the AQA paper 1 exam. It also contains bite sized assessments for some of the tougher questions and independent study material. It contains a wide selection of texts and references from extracts from Divergent, Atonement, Dracula, Orwells 1984, Graham Greenes The Destructors and Stephens Kings The Body (Stand By Me). The total amount of the individual resources combined as a bundle is £53.00 but I’m willing to sell at £20, saving you 62% What type of lessons are they? My style is very much about class participation, student ownership of learning and quick pace. Lessons come with starters, plenaries, paired, group and independent activities which last from 5 /10 / 15 / 20 and 30 mins at a time. I teach 3 hour sessions therefore all lesson have enough material to fill 3 hours. I also like to base parts of my sessions around pop culture and current issues in order to engage students and demonstrate that English is not a subject or skill confined to the classroom but rather it is a life long skill with real relevance in the world. I also like English to have an element of fun and try to encourage students to have fun with language and encourage creativity. Many lessons cover a range of levels as I teach mixed level classes, I use supportive techniques such as sentence starters, word banks and peer assessment and self assessment.
namerased
Shakespeare - Stories Comprehensions Bundle - Lower KS2

Shakespeare - Stories Comprehensions Bundle - Lower KS2

A bundle of 3 reading comprehension booklets to introduce your children to the works of Shakespeare. All the booklets are aimed at Lower Key Stage 2, with each play adapted into a fictional story format suitable for this age range . The texts and questioning are differentiated for three different ability levels. The following are included: - Macbeth - Twelfth Night - Much Ado About Nothing PDF file format. Answers included. (Also available as part of other Blossoming Minds' bundles.)
blossomingminds
Shakespeare - KS2 Reading Comprehensions - Romances Bundle

Shakespeare - KS2 Reading Comprehensions - Romances Bundle

A bundle of 3 reading comprehension booklets that tell the stories of some of Shakespeare's most popular romantic comedies. All the booklets are aimed at Lower Key Stage 2, with each story adapted to be suitable for this age range . The texts and questioning are differentiated for three different ability levels. The following are included: - Much Ado About Nothing (story format) - Twelfth Night (story format) - A Midsummer Night's Dream (play format) Perfect for a Shakespeare unit, a unit on play writing or for Shakespeare Week in March. PDF file format. Answers included.
blossomingminds
Shakespeare - Comprehension Bundle - Year 3 and 4

Shakespeare - Comprehension Bundle - Year 3 and 4

A bundle of 6 reading comprehension booklets that tell the stories of some of Shakespeare's most popular plays. All the booklets are aimed at Lower Key Stage 2, with each story adapted to be suitable for this age range, with a range of interesting questions. All six stories are differentiated for three different ability levels. The following are included: - Macbeth (story format) - Twelfth Night (story format) - Much Ado About Nothing (story format) - Romeo and Juliet (play format) - Hamlet (play format) - A Midsummer Night's Dream (play format) Perfect for a Shakespeare unit, a unit on play writing or for Shakespeare Week in March. PDF file format
blossomingminds
Twelfth Night - Year 3 and 4 Comprehension - Shakespeare

Twelfth Night - Year 3 and 4 Comprehension - Shakespeare

This resource is a comprehension booklet aimed at Lower Key Stage 2 (7-9 yrs). It is a story adapted from **Shakespeare’s **play of Twelfth Night. The story is a romance and covers the themes of identity, disguise and love among others. The story has been adapted so that is is suitable for ages 7-9. There are three differentiated booklets. The higher booklet has three pages of text for the children to read before they complete a range of questions based on a mixture of the KS1 and KS2 SATs. The middle and lower ability booklets have the text split into separate pages with questions on each page. PDF file format.
blossomingminds
Olympics Assembly

Olympics Assembly

Assembly script about the history of the Olympics and a brief history of Eric Liddell's story. The script is appropriate for year 1 to 6.
frazert2
Unseen Poetry: Stephen Lawrence

Unseen Poetry: Stephen Lawrence

A poem written by a former Y9 student of mine after a lesson looking at Stephen Lawrence. Powerful piece of poetry I just had to share with you. "Hopefully it will inspire other people to think about the way society is functioning in the present day and challenge the corrupt aspects of not only our nation but others as well ❤️ " - Caitlin (student) Thank you again.
xxnats1989xx
Persuasion, argument, discussion, debate MEGA BUNDLE

Persuasion, argument, discussion, debate MEGA BUNDLE

Everything you need to get your KS2/KS3 class using the language of argument, persuasion, discussion or debate. This set of resources includes games to develop vocabulary and resources that lead to extended writing. You'll love these - I use them often in year 5 and year 6!
extra golden-time
The Twits  simplified story,  activities, cooking and worksheets for KS2, EFL, TEFL, Summer camp

The Twits simplified story, activities, cooking and worksheets for KS2, EFL, TEFL, Summer camp

Day 3 of my Roald Dahl themed summer camp (originally taught to Korean EFL students) It includes: *A simplified version of the story using Quentin Blake illustrations. * A memory game based on food items found in Mr Twit's beard and worksheet. *Scavenger Hunt worksheet and clues (which are printed and hidden around the school- the first pair to find all the words win!) *Birds Nest Crispy Cakes Recipe *Mrs Twit's spaghetti toasties recipe *Wordsearch and colouring page
lofford1
Romeo and Juliet - The Story- Reading Comprehension / Vocabulary Worksheet

Romeo and Juliet - The Story- Reading Comprehension / Vocabulary Worksheet

This worksheet presents the story of the two tragic lovers, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The text is suitable for high-elementary, proficient and advanced learners of English in ESL/EFL classes. It is also suited for proficient native students. The worksheet is complemented with Reading Comprehension exercises (Questions, True/False) which evaluate and deepen understanding. The vocabulary exercises (Sentence completion, word search, definition matching) are specially designed to target new vocabulary acquisition related but not excluded to love, gentry, nobility, feud, arguments, exile etc. The worksheet can be completed in-class or assigned as homework.
kntonia
AQA English Literature - Complete approach

AQA English Literature - Complete approach

All of my AQA English Literature resources at GCSE level in one bundle. Covers the following texts: DNA An Inspector Calls Jekyll and Hyde (revision only - not a whole text study) Conflict and Power poetry Unseen poetry The bundle also includes a tracking spreadsheet for GCSE Literature.
streetno9
Macbeth by William Shakespeare - The Story - Reading Comprehension - Vocabulary Worksheet

Macbeth by William Shakespeare - The Story - Reading Comprehension - Vocabulary Worksheet

This 4-page worksheet presents the plot of one of the greatest plays of all time - Macbeth by William Shakespeare. It is suitable for higher elementary and proficient ESL/EFL learners and native students. The teacher evaluates comprehension and students reinforce the acquisition of new knowledge through the completion of questions (multiple choice, question answering). Finally, students expand their lexicon with new vocabulary which is solidified through interesting and fun exercises (complete the sentences, word search, definition matching). The worksheet can be completed as an in-class assignment or handed out as homework.
kntonia
ATONEMENT paper 1 question 4 AQA GCSE English language

ATONEMENT paper 1 question 4 AQA GCSE English language

This lesson is focused around one of the, arguably, harder questions from paper 1 of the AQA exam - question 4. This lesson is quick paced, supportive and full of student focused activities. This lesson focuses around students formulating their own opinions and thoughts on the characters, Robbie and Cecilia from the book Atonement. Many tasks are designed to provoke deeper, independent thought from students with plenty of group and paired activities so students can discuss and share ideas, promoting critical thinking and independent learning skills. Tasks come with word banks and starter sentences for those who struggle to get started yet they can also be used to push the more able in your class to formulate deeper and more insightful answers and ideas . This lesson come with a full lesson powerpoint with enough material to fill a 3 hour lesson, extract and trailer for the movie, 3 worksheets and a support scaffold which can be distributed in class to support students. The session ends with a quick peers assessment task. Hope it helps.
namerased
English Key Stage Three- Supplementary

English Key Stage Three- Supplementary

This is a 60 slide supplementary resource for English KS3 teachers using the Oxford International Approach series (book 2 Units 1,2). Topics are 'Crossing Rivers' and 'Communication'. It contains vocabulary work, poetry, writing, drama and discussion work to accompany the two units.
LearnersLabyrinth
Space Week Bundle

Space Week Bundle

A collection of fun colouring pages and resources which could be used as part of Space Week topics. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.
sarah277
Supply Teacher/Cover Supervisor Bundle

Supply Teacher/Cover Supervisor Bundle

There are a range of resources in this bundle which can be delivered to students of many abilities from 11-16. Some resources are also applicable to A-Level students. They cover; study skills, English and a range of PSHE/tutorial topics which require little planning. The price of this bundle means that you are getting each resource for less than £1
psyjess
Introduction to Writing

Introduction to Writing

This bundle features introductory lessons on the following areas: Travel Brochure Writing Imaginative Writing Play Script Writing Writing to Argue and Persuade
psyjess
Introduction to Writing Play Scripts

Introduction to Writing Play Scripts

This is an introductory lesson designed to show learners the key features of play scripts. The lesson covers the key features students need to know and finishes with a task designed to get students to write part of their own script. A practical performing lesson could follow on from this lesson where students act out parts in each others plays or lead into students writing a full play script. The lesson objectives are: 1. To explore the conventions and features of a play script. 2. To examine a play script 3. To practise writing a play script
psyjess
The Hobbit- homework activity

The Hobbit- homework activity

This homework was composed to give students the chance to write down how they relate the story with their experience. Teacher can assess their grammar, and their understanding through their explanations.
pradhiniputri
What are you talking about? A fun and interactive speaking and listening game!

What are you talking about? A fun and interactive speaking and listening game!

This resource is great for students of all ages, I have played it with every year group in my school and they love it. Students work in two teams and take turns selecting a member of their team to take a seat with their back to the board. A series of images are then displayed in relation to a selected topic. The individual with their back to the board must try to guess what the image is by listening to the clues their team-mates give them. 3 versions of the game included but you can create your own by replacing images.
daveyarmz
The Jolly Postman learning resource (licensed by Penguin Random House) (EYFS/KS1/2)

The Jolly Postman learning resource (licensed by Penguin Random House) (EYFS/KS1/2)

Free downloadable learning resource for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. The resource is licensed by Penguin Random House and endorsed by the National Literacy Trust. From over the hills and far away, help The Jolly Postman deliver his letters today. This popular children's book by Janet and Allan Alhberg is brought to life in this imaginative learning resource. The resource makes links between the fictional narrative of The Jolly Postman and the real history of the postal service revealed through The Postal Museum' s collections. The Jolly Postman resource can support literacy learning across the curriculum and includes: • Teachers’ Notes • Activity ideas • Templates • Interactive PowerPoints Curriculum links: EYFS: Literacy, Maths, Understanding the world, Communication and Language KS1/2: Literacy, Geography, History, Maths, Art and Design The Jolly Postman learning programme at The Postal Museum Schools visiting The Postal Museum can book The Jolly Postman learning programme to bring the enchanting story to life for your pupils. To find out more, or to book a visit: postalmuseum.org/for-schools
ThePostalMuseum
Checking into a Hotel: role play and whole lesson with worksheets EFL TEFL

Checking into a Hotel: role play and whole lesson with worksheets EFL TEFL

Checking in to a Hotel Key expressions: receptionist, manager, customer, reception, rooms, bar, restaurant, bathroom, I booked a room for this weekend, let me check your details, here is your room key, breakfast is served from... 1) Students learn vocabulary associated with checking in to a hotel. -PPT introduces key expressions through a ‘virtual tour’ of a fictional hotel. 3) In teams they compete to win points in a quiz based on what they just saw. 4) Students then practice the checking in dialogue through a pair based role play. 5) Finally using worksheets they can put the dialogue into the correct order, complete a crossword, match the hotel facilities to the pictures and finally write a short opinion based piece on whether they would choose to stay at this particular hotel. *The PPT and worksheets have Korean translations of the English vocabulary however these can be easily amended as I have included both PDF and word document files.
lofford1
Cinderella-the sequel. A play for young English learners

Cinderella-the sequel. A play for young English learners

This is a short play I wrote for an English summer camp concert. It's suitable for learners up to about 12 or 13 years of age. It takes about 7 to 10 minutes. The main aim is to give them a chance to use their English in a fun setting. There are 13 characters in the play but it would be easy to add or remove characters. I've included a Word document for those of you who would like to edit the play for your class or group. My 11- to-13- year-olds loved doing this play, which was easy enough for them to learn in about 4 days. I hope yours enjoy it too!
mbrizz
Playing for the Team.  A resource for EAL/D Middle Years students.

Playing for the Team. A resource for EAL/D Middle Years students.

EAL/D Bundle for teachers of Middle Years students. The resources in this bundle have been prepared for EAL/D students with personal backgrounds where limited literacy is common. These materials also are appropriate for EAL/D students from literate backgrounds and for mainstream students aged 11 - 14 in need of additional literacy support. The focus of these resources is the story, ‘Playing for the Team’. This is an original story presented in three different versions. Version 1 is the simplest form of the story, whilst the ideas, language and vocabulary of Version 3 are more complex and sophisticated. The key objective addressed in these resources is student competency in reading for meaning, and understanding how reading comprehension ‘works’ within three levels; literal, inferential, reflective (also known as evaluative). Supporting materials include a suggested teaching sequence for a series of lessons, explicit teaching strategies and notes for teachers. Resources for students include learning activities on vocabulary, story sequence, read & retell strategies and three levels of comprehension.
robynocon
'Playing for the Team'. A story to support the learning of Reading Comprehension for EAL/D students.

'Playing for the Team'. A story to support the learning of Reading Comprehension for EAL/D students.

'Playing for the Team' is a story presented in three different, but related versions. Version 1 is a simple story about a football team. The code is not identified, so students with an interest in any form of football should find interest in the story. Version 3 contains the most sophisticated language and is the most complex version of 'Playing for the Team'. The story supports explicit teaching strategies for teaching working with EAL/D students as they learn about three levels of reading comprehension. Related resources and targeted student work-pages are included in additional resources also with the title, 'Playing for the Team'.
robynocon