What's Hot?

8th November 2013 at 00:00

This week's selection of TES Connect's most popular resources touches on the controversial topics of fracking, war and the rules of football. Let the arguments commence!

1 Military motivations

What is it? A lesson looking at the causes of the Vietnam War

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? A detailed PowerPoint supported by structured worksheets and a descriptive lesson plan.

bit.lyMilitary Motivations

2 Football formalities

What is it? A presentation introducing different positions on the football pitch

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? This motivating introduction to the rules and strategies of football is perfect for a wet-weather lesson.

bit.lyFootballFormalities

3 Crack the issue

What is it? A handout and PowerPoint presentation to support a lesson on fracking

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? A topical lesson that is useful for starting a debate on energy supply.

bit.lyCrackTheIssue

4 Animal assistance

What is it? A fun activity that helps children to recognise consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? Using sound effects and animation, this engaging PowerPoint asks students to track down kidnapped pets.

bit.lyAnimalAssistance

5 Cinema francais

What is it? A comprehension activity inspired by trailers for French-language films

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? A great resource to use as a starting point for a lesson on French cinema, this reading activity is fun and focuses on key language skills.

bit.lyFrenchFilms

6 Vocabulary variety

What is it? Words to unscramble, with synonyms as clues

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Stretch more able students with this vocabulary activity, which encourages children to use their knowledge of synonyms to rearrange a jumbled word correctly.

bit.lyVocabVariety

7 Out of bounds

What is it? A lesson introducing the concept of upper and lower bounds in maths

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? A comprehensive resource including a presentation and progressive activities.

bit.lyOutOfBounds

8 Money matters

What is it? Three differentiated worksheets on counting coins

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Handy as homework, this activity includes a number line and extension task to support and challenge children's addition skills.

bit.lyCoinCounting

9 Writing reminder

What is it? A quick-reference place mat to remind students of good language to use when writing

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? This student-friendly literacy support encourages the use of varied vocabulary, as well as reinforcing basic grammar.

bit.lyWritingReminder

10 Domino effect

What is it? A set of dominoes for practising shape recognition

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? Children can progress from matching pictures to matching words and descriptions with these printable cards.

bit.lyDominoActivity.

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