What's Hot?

6th September 2013 at 01:00

This week's top 10 downloads from TES Connect have an environmental theme. Try a rainforest poem or an activity on identifying leaves, or perhaps a lesson on global population that contains some alarming statistics.

1. Get even (and odd)

What is it? Two worksheets to help students practise sorting odd and even numbers

Who is it for? 4-11s

Why is it hot? A novel approach to checking understanding of numbers that gets children to practise their thinking skills.


2. Arts and crafts

What is it? Extensive information about Victorian artists such as William Morris, including sketching and painting activities

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? A diverse set of resources that is interesting, informative and easy to use.


3. Rainforest rhyme

What is it? A poem about exploring the rainforest

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? It is easy to recite and has accompanying actions. Students can build on the simple rhythm by adding their own lines.


4. Trouble with Tudors

What is it? Activities and information sheets to introduce the Tudor monarchs

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Interesting and comprehensive resources that are simple and well laid out.


5. Plotting Holes

What is it? A full scheme of work for the book Holes by Louis Sachar

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Well-planned resources with a variety of supporting activities and worksheets.


6. Get shirty

What is it? A PowerPoint on how the textile industry developed during the Industrial Revolution

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? A well-thought-out lesson with problem-solving and research activities.


7. Lessons on leaves

What is it? Activities for identifying and cataloguing different types of leaves

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? An eye-catching presentation containing a variety of diagrams, facts and suggested tasks. bit.lyLeafLesson

8. People problems

What is it? A discussion activity evaluating proposed solutions to the growing global population

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Informative task sheets provide designated roles for each student.


9. Language of leisure

What is it? A collection of French language worksheets looking at hobbies and free time

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? These time-saving worksheets contain key vocabulary.


10. Speaking terms

What is it? A glossary of terms used in the analysis of the English language

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? These colourful posters provide student-friendly definitions of common terminology.


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