What's hot?

4th April 2014 at 01:00
This week's pick of the resources available on TES Connect has an international flavour, from language lessons in French, Spanish and German to maps of the US and a lesson on seven natural wonders of the world

1. Dino disaster

What is it? A Ten Green Bottles-style song about five dinosaurs who, one by one, are hit by meteorites until there are none left

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? Children can play along with instruments while practising their counting.

2. Time to time

What is it? These four worksheets on how to tell the time ask students to draw times on blank clock faces

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? A clear and detailed resource that will save you precious minutes.

3. Drawn in the USA

What is it? Three tasks for building geography skills using maps of the US

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Students develop familiarity with compass points and the use of atlases.

4. Fairy tale fun

What is it? An activity booklet about writing a fairy tale

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? It takes budding writers through the creative process, getting them to work out the setting, villains and other details before writing.

5. Germane German

What is it? Phrase mats to encourage students to speak more German in the classroom

Who is it for? 7-13s

Why is it hot? Includes translations and visual prompts of common classroom language.

6. Bomb disposal

What is it? A terrorist called The Mathematician has planted a bomb - students must solve maths puzzles to defuse it

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? An exciting scenario that works up from simple ratios to proportionality.

7. Spanish larder

What is it? A set of resources for studying the present tense and food vocabulary in Spanish

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? It consolidates understanding of grammar and encourages students to work on a variety of language skills.

8. Work it out

What is it? A business studies lesson on flexible working arrangements

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Case studies provide real-world insights, including a section on employees in a high street clothes shop.

9. Grammar models

What is it? A grammar display for French classrooms

Who is it for? 14-18s

Why is it hot? It covers a large number of complicated linguistic areas in a concise and accessible manner.

10. Wondrous places

What is it? An introduction to seven natural wonders, including Niagara Falls and the Northern Lights

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? The resource compares natural and man-made wonders, and asks students to locate them and consider what makes a wonder.


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