What's hot?

7th February 2014 at 00:00
This week's pick of the resources available on TES Connect start with a band of superhero reading champions. Vivid imagery abounds in lessons about French traditions, the seasons and the First World War

1 Super reader

What is it? A presentation on superheroes for early readers

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? Rescue students from boredom with bold and colourful slides about characters such as Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and the Hulk.


2 Rome truths

What is it? A timeline activity about ancient Rome

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Children research important events and work together to create timelines.


3 Riddle me this

What is it? Two lessons on riddles

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? It soon has students coming up with their own teasers.


4 Season ticket

What is it? A seasons calendar for recording information such as changes to weather and plants

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Easily extended - for example, to record the yearly cycle of nesting birds.


5 Mat matters

What is it? A literacy mat to help students with connectives and sentence starters

Who is it for? 7-13s

Why is it hot? Words and phrases are organised into categories to help children experiment with new vocabulary.


6 Wartime poetry

What is it? A PowerPoint about poetry from the First World War

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? A well-presented slideshow that introduces the events and effects of the war through the verse that soldiers wrote about their experiences.


7 Hockey basics

What is it? A reference guide on the rules of hockey

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Useful for displays or handouts, this concise summary covers pitch dimensions, cards and fouls.


8 Here is the news

What is it? A lesson to introduce newspaper structure

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Aimed at lower abilities, it looks at the layout of a front page and helps students to plan their own work.


9 Chemistry sums

What is it? A card-sorting chemistry activity

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Ideal for revision, it covers yield, mass and moles.


10 Fetes francaises

What is it? A presentation on French cultural events, traditions and celebrations

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Covers a wide range of dates, with supporting worksheets on related vocabulary and traditions.


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