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17th November 2000 at 00:00

The tourist information centre is an Aladdin's cave of free resource material. For example, you can use a flyer for a leisure centre to set questions such as: "If I want to go for a swim on a Wednesday evening, what is the latest time I can get in?", "John and Mike want to play squash while Scott is at his karate class. When is the best time for them to go?", "Can Ann use the cr che if she goes to keep-fit classes on a Monday?".

Kathy Barton No answer I find this game helpful to fill in gaps at the end of a lesson or just to calm the class down. The children have to remain silent while you ask them questions such as: "Who wants to play football?", "Who would like to go to lunch?", "Are you wearing a blue jumper?". The children have to resist the tempation to answer. It is great fun because you can make the children laugh, but they must remember not to make any sound at all. They love it, especially when you ask them a direct question.

Judith Evans Book makers Make an A3A4 sized 26-page booklet and label each page with a letter. In literacy lessons, encourage children to add new words to the booklet on the appropriate page. After a while, they can start using it as a dictionary. Allow one group to focus on using the word bank-book during each literacy session.

Mary Williams In the pink I used pinking shears to liven up displays of children's work, display titles and any straight edge throughout my final teaching practice. The children think it quite amazing that scissors can make a zigzag edge.

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