What's hot?

15th November 2013 at 00:00
Help students to shape up with this week's pick of the most popular downloads from TES Connect. Teach younger classes to identify shapes by counting the number of sides and get older children tessellating to their heart's content

1. Mess with Maurice

What is it? A booklet on Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? This comprehensive resource asks students to convert a section of the novel into a script.

bit.lyMessWithMaurice

2. Flower power

What is it? A colourful PowerPoint for teaching the life cycle of plants

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? These slides are engaging, well-illustrated and full of essential information.

bit.lyPlantLifecycle

3. To the points

What is it? A consolidation activity on coordinate geometry

Who is it for? 14-18s

Why is it hot? Complete a topic on straight-line graphs with this investigation into how to define the centre of a triangle.

bit.lyToThePoints

4. Reading responses

What is it? A collection of cards offering imaginative prompts and questions to stimulate speaking and listening

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? This activity develops students' speaking and listening skills with thought-provoking scenarios.

bit.lyReadingResponses

5. Side by side

What is it? Two worksheets on shape recognition

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? This activity asks children to identify shapes from the number of sides each one has.

bit.lyRecognisingShapes

6. Artistic assistance

What is it? A vast collection of ideas for art lessons

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? A selection of plans with differentiated objectives that give a detailed overview of six-week projects.

bit.lyArtisticAssistance

7. Talking tessellations

What is it? A presentation and a worksheet on tessellated shapes

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Introduces tessellation and encourages students to create patterns.

bit.lyTalkingTessellations

8. Time to react

What is it? An activity including experiments and information sheets on rates of reaction

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Set up different stations and get students to race from one to another.

bit.lyTimeToReact

9. Spelling sojourns

What is it? Sheets for spelling and handwriting practice

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? Each worksheet is differentiated and the tasks are graduated over a 12-week unit. They are really easy to adapt to suit the different needs of your class.

bit.lySpellingSojourns

10. Gallic games

What is it? An introductory presentation on sports for use in French lessons

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Students build up sentences using opinions and justifications in this stimulating lesson, which includes vocabulary practice and speaking activities.

bit.lyGallicGames

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