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English - Poetry - Winter Senses Poem
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Another theme from our Senses Poem lessons. Fully resourced and ready to go! Our Autumn Senses poem was featured by TES in their blog and received a 5* review. All reviews for our paid products have been 5/5 (As of January 27th 2017). A whole lesson to support students in planning and composing their own winter senses poem. Differentiated resources and a range of activities to support all learners. Whole lesson: Starter including example poems Differentiated writing frames Shared writing activity Peer feedback opportunity Teacher notes / lesson plan Photo stimuli Display frame Created by Acorn Teaching Resources - www.acornteachingresources.com
Christmas Atlas Skills - Geography
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Christmas Atlas Skills - Geography

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Fun and visually attractive, this Christmas themed atlas work sheet is great for end of term group activities. All you need is an atlas. A double sided Christmas themed activity sheet. Activities include: finding capital cities, finding countries, locating oceans, using data sets, drawing flags and using geographic language to describe locations - most with a festive theme. Also: draw a snowman, draw a Christmas tree and name all nine of Santa's reindeer. Included is a display slide with learning objectives and outcomes, an activity slide with instructions, teacher notes and a lesson plan. This resource was featured by the TES in their blog last year, and recieved a 5* review.
Rewards - Praise Passport
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Rewards - Praise Passport

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An attractive ready to go rewards system, ideal for classroom use. Included is the passport and a supporting wall chart. Targets and rewards can be personalised to meet the needs of a student or class. Includes an editable version: edit to match existing or whole school rewards system. Works as a teacher monitoring tool. Acts as a behaviour incentive. Visually attractive and easy to follow Ideal with all age groups. All reviews for our paid resources have received a 5/5 review (As of 17th January 2017)
English - Poetry - Autumn Senses Poem
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English - Poetry - Autumn Senses Poem

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A whole lesson to support students in planning and composing their own autumn senses poem. Differentiated resources and a range of activities to support all learners. Whole lesson: Starter including example poems Differentiated writing frames Photo stimuli Shared writing activity Writing frame with display border Peer feedback opportunity Teacher notes / lesson plan
English - Poetry - Spring Senses Poetry - Whole lesson
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English - Poetry - Spring Senses Poetry - Whole lesson

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Another theme from our Senses Poem lessons. Fully resourced and ready to go! Our Autumn Senses poem was featured by the TES in their blog and received a 5* review. All reviews for our paid products have been 5/5 (As of February 22nd 2017). A whole lesson to support students in planning and composing their own Spring senses poem. Differentiated resources and a range of activities to support all learners. This is a large lesson and could be taught over several sessions. The end result can be used for display work. Whole lesson: Starter including example poem Differentiated writing frames Shared writing activity Peer feedback opportunity Teacher notes / lesson plan Poetic devices explainers / practise Photo stimuli Display frames Created by Acorn Teaching Resources - www.acornteachingresources.com
Urban issues and challenges - Mumbai (location and importance)
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Urban issues and challenges - Mumbai (location and importance)

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A fully resourced and differentiated case study lesson. Students will be able to describe the location of Mumbai, explain features of it’s regional, national and international importance, and then link these to rural-urban migration and international migration. Whole lesson > Geographical language activity > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Card sort / Venn diagram activity > Photo analysis > Exam style questions > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Summary activity > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Visually attractive and ready to teach! The main aim is… To apply knowledge of Mumbai as a case study of a city in a NEE. To locate Mumbai using geographical language and explain features of it’s regional, national and international importance. To link features of reginal, national and international importance together. To explain how features of regional, national and international importance drive urbanisation in Mumbai. Key ideas and content… Mumbai is a city in a NEE (India), experiencing urbanisation. Mumbai is important (regionally, nationally and internationally). These features drive urbanisation. Physical and human features drive urbanisation. To differentiate… Several activities have differentiated resources. Provide support / model answers for the exam questions. Photo analysis, Venn diagram and table activities could be undertaken in groups. To extend… Access to the internet would allow students to find out more specific facts. Students could overlay key features of Mumbai onto a map of the city / region. To assess… Photo analysis Explain and link column on the table Group discussion Exam style questions www.acornteachingresources.com
Geography - Map skills - Direction
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Geography - Map skills - Direction

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Geography - Map skills - Direction A complete lesson with a range of activities and resources aimed at teaching students how to use direction as a geographical skill. Students will apply the skill in several different ways as well as develop their spatial understanding of Europe. Complete lesson > thoroughly resourced and ready to teach > snappy starter > explainers > SPaG activity > practise questions > varied map activities > peer assessment > summary activity > teacher notes > lesson plan > lesson evaluation > homework The main aim is… For students to learn / apply skills in describing direction. To develop a spatial understanding of Europe. Key ideas and content… There are 8 points to the compass (as far as we’re concerned for today anyway) We use direction to describe location / journeying. Direction can be used by many different people in different situations. To differentiate… Students could take turns doing the countries / cities activities and then swap to help each other. One student in a pair could have the map or atlas and act as an expert. Pair up students when doing the map work. To extend… Use an OS map of the local area, Google Earth, an Atlas or online mapping to explore places. Use the homework template and a local map / online mapping to explore geographical features in the local area (using direction obviously). Certainly use the CYO task and encourage students to think about how they can test understanding / get students to apply map skills beyond simply describing. To assess… The road trip / CYO activity is the main assessment point. Class discussion and the summary activity will also show progress and allow you to assess understanding. www.acornteachingresources.com
Urban issues and challenges - The emergence of megacities
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Urban issues and challenges - The emergence of megacities

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AQA GCSE Geography - Unit 2 Section A - Urban issues and challenges - The emergence of megacities An activity packed and differentiated lesson teaching students about the characteristics of a megacity, their growth and their location. Included is a wide range of resources which can be applied in many ways. Whole lesson > Key concept starter > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Map/distribution activity > Graph skills > Photo analysis > Exam style questions > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Summary activity > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Visually attractive and ready to teach! The main aim is… To teach students about the characteristics of a mega city, their location, their growth (and reasons for it) To link to key concepts such as urbanisation and migration. Make it clear ‘world cities’ share many of the same characteristics – it’s the population, the magic number, which makes it a mega city. Statistics and population data vary. For example, Paris has a population a little over 2 million, however, in some figures a wider area is taken into account. Make this clear to the students. The emphasis should really be on the growth (the emergence) of megacities in NEE’s. Key ideas and content… Mega cities have a population of over 10 million people. They have similar characteristics – similar to those of world cities. Their emergence is mostly in Asia and more recently, Africa. There is a pattern! The number of mega cities has grown significantly over the last 50 years. Rural-urban migration and natural increase are driving rapid urbanisation in LIC/NEE’s. To differentiate… Several activities have been differentiated already – use sheets as appropriate. Discuss and model the exam style questions. Allow independent / group thinking time for the discussion. Provide the key terms as a checklist when answering questions. To extend… Students can add information / data to the maps. The data could be presented in different ways. Actual examples can be added to the photo analysis activity. Students could develop their own mark scheme for the exam style questions. To assess… Use the exam style questions as an assessment opportunity. Assess the distribution description to assess distribution questions.
Geography - The Africa Challenge
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Geography - The Africa Challenge

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Ideal for KS3, but could be used with KS4. Introduce the continent of Africa and develop their spatial awareness of this massive continent. These activities will help students develop their understanding about Africa as a continent of many countries. The main activity is a challenge, where students use clues to work out where African countries are – not as easy as it seems! There are also several extension questions which require students to use geographical language. Ideal as an individual, paired or group activity. Competitive element. Develops spatial awareness and geographical language skills. As of the 16th February, all of our premium resources have received a 5/5* review.
Geography - Atlas Scavenger Hunt 1
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Geography - Atlas Scavenger Hunt 1

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Whole lesson with instructions and teacher notes. Ideal for end of term. The main aim is… For students to work independently, using an atlas in several different ways to find out information about their chosen countries. It will also develop their spatial awareness, and skills in using geographical language. Key ideas and content… We can use an atlas in lots of ways, to find out lots of different kinds of information. Atlases contain a lot of information, but there are ways to find things out very quickly. Print in A3 - double sided.
Whole English lesson - Christmas Senses Poetry
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Whole English lesson - Christmas Senses Poetry

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Another theme from our Senses Poem lessons. Our Autumn Senses poem was featured by TES in their blog and received a 5* review. All reviews for our paid products have been 5/5 (As of December 7th 2016). A whole lesson to support students in planning and composing their own Christmas senses poem. Differentiated resources and a range of activities to support all learners. Whole lesson: Starter including example poems Differentiated writing frames Photo stimuli Shared writing activity Writing frame with display border Peer feedback opportunity Teacher notes / lesson plan Great for end of term!
Christmas themed newspaper articles
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Christmas themed newspaper articles

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- 11 Christmas themed newspaper templates with headlines and planning sheets - Includes a blank templates for students to create their own - Perfect for end of year Festive fun - Create a literacy link to any Christmas topic - Great display work
KS3 Geography - Settlement - 2 - Settlement function
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KS3 Geography - Settlement - 2 - Settlement function

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Whole lesson with all resources included. Learning objective: To describe different settlement functions. A range of activities allow students to develop their understanding about how settlements have a particular function, how this function might change over time and how it is linked to the physical environment. Whole lesson: Starter Discussion prompts Two main activities Plenary activity Lesson evaluation Homework activity Teacher plan Teacher notes All resources - differentiated worksheets
Geography - Easter Atlas Skills (scavenger hunt activity sheet)
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Geography - Easter Atlas Skills (scavenger hunt activity sheet)

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Geography - Easter Atlas Skills (scavenger hunt activity sheet) A double sided worksheet intended to use with pairs and small groups - all they need is an Atlas or two. Teacher notes are included with some suggestions. Basically, they are required to use an Atlas in several ways to find out a range of information (some of which is linked to Easter). There are a few other activities on the sheet (such as design an Easter egg). Great for end of term activities, and will work with KS3 and KS4 students. All reviews for our premium products have been 5/5* (As of February 21st 2017).