Titanic Literacy Hook - Formal Letters - Invites to board TitanicQuick View

Titanic Literacy Hook - Formal Letters - Invites to board Titanic

A hook lesson, inviting pupils to embark on the Titanic’s maiden voyage. Pupil’s can be given a letter for either 1st, 2nd or 3rd class. They then investigate which class their letter is for. And on solving this can be given their boarding pass. Then exploring the features of a formal letter. Ready to write a formal persuasive letter arguing for or against the treatment of the different classes. (Set up class in different classes for extra hook and hands on experience of disparity between experiences on the Titanic.) L.O. - To explore the features found in a formal letter. Achieve - I can identify examples of formal language. Challenge - I can include formal language within my own writing. Aspire - I can describe the impact of formal language.
Royal Wedding invitation writingQuick View

Royal Wedding invitation writing

A simple lesson to look at the formality of the Royal Wedding invitations - some short comprehension questions. One off lesson. Designed for SEN students or lower years.
French - Invitations - Tu as envie d'aller au cinéma ce soir?Quick View

French - Invitations - Tu as envie d'aller au cinéma ce soir?

In this worksheet you will learn different ways to invite people to go out (both informally and formally). It includes a variety of activities, and a number of ways to accept or decline an invitation. There are 2 exercises (French to English and English to French) and all necessary vocabulary is provided. Suitable for all levels of ability. Answers provided. Appropriate for KS3 and KS4.
Harry Meghan Formal and Informal Language Royal WeddingQuick View

Harry Meghan Formal and Informal Language Royal Wedding

A fun way to teach formal and informal language. This resource uses the royal wedding as a stimulus and a teaching opportunity to show how formal language is used in the context of weddings. It models first how this is done on the written invitation, and then explores spoken but formal wedding vows. There are initial teaching slides and questions focusing on identifying the most formal sentence similar to those found in the year 6 spag test. The activity is fun and slightly tongue-in-cheek (always a good way to keep grammar exciting and interesting). ‘Harry Winter’ is marrying ‘Meghan Marvel’ on the same day as the royal wedding, but has written his own vows in an informal style. The children need to re-write them more formally. They should enjoy this, picking up on the fact the draft vows are so badly worded it is humorous. (All the better if you can read them out in a David Beckham style voice - and have them re-read the re-drafted vows in a ‘posh’ queen-style voice). There are lots of guided examples on the slides. A formal version of the completed vows is also included on the slide show as an example once children have completed the task. Please note: 50% of all author proceeds of this and any other royal wedding resource will be donated to our partner school in Sierra Leone.
Behaviour Contract Bundle | Improving Monitoring | Head of Year and Pastoral LeadersQuick View

Behaviour Contract Bundle | Improving Monitoring | Head of Year and Pastoral Leaders

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In this resource, you will find 2 behaviour contracts and a individual behaviour plan. The first contract is a student led, informal behaviour contract. This is to get students reflecting on their behaviour as a step prior to having a parental meeting. Students can complete this with their teacher, head of year or form tutor and it doesn’t need parents to be present. The second contract is parent-carer and student behaviour contract. This is a more formal contract which may be used when behaviour becomes more concerning and parent-carer is invited in for a formal meeting before further measures are put in place. This may form part of a behaviour panel and has space to be signed by parents to make the process more formal. This is detailed behaviour plan which is useful to reflect on triggers and plans for dealing with behaviour. It’s great for sharing with staff who teach the student with poor behaviour. Please make sure you follow me: facebook.com/teachcoach
Writing to Persuade - Functional SkillsQuick View

Writing to Persuade - Functional Skills

This is a fast paced, engaging complete lesson designed for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills. The session is based around the theme of your dream house with the aim of the session being to write a formal persuasive letter using DAFOREST language features and considering the audience your writing to. Using team / paired and individual tasks, this session allows the student to engage their imagination and design their ideal, dream house then plan and complete a formal letter inviting Architectural Digest to film a short segment for their online magazine. The session comes with support devices such as word banks, planning scaffolds and sentence starters as well as elements of stretch and challenge. This is an adaptable resource which can be amended to suit the needs of your classes. Be advised that the TES preview is not always a true reflection of the resource. Hope it helps.
Romeo and Juliet- Act 1 Scene 2 (Capulet and Paris) WHOLE LESSON and worksheet KS3 KS4Quick View

Romeo and Juliet- Act 1 Scene 2 (Capulet and Paris) WHOLE LESSON and worksheet KS3 KS4

Lesson Overview Starter question/ quick activity to get the students thinking about language/imagery in the scene. Questions alongside the text to check understanding and develop interpretations of characters/plot/themes. Worksheet for students to record their own ideas/points raised in class discussion. Personal response question with sentence starters ‘What are your impressions of Lord Capulet and Paris in this scene?’ Group activity: differentiated questions and extracts are discussed, students feedback to the rest of the class. EXIT Card plenary- students quickly jot down their opinion of Lord Capulet and whether they agree with the critical interpretation ‘Juliet is regarded as little more than a precious possession to her father’. (this can then be discussed as the starter next lesson) Homework task: to research an Elizabethan Masquerade Ball/ banquet and design a formal invitation for the Capulet’s to send to their guests. Please leave a review if you found this resource helpful :) **I am currently working on the following lessons in the series. ** Act 1, Scene 3 is available to purchase here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/romeo-and-juliet-act-1-scene-3-lady-capulet-and-the-nurse-ks4-11976732 Or alternatively you can browse my online shop for Shakespeare and Creative Writing lessons: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/NovelTeachingUK
History Queen Elizabeth's 65 Years on the ThroneQuick View

History Queen Elizabeth's 65 Years on the Throne

To celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s amazing 65 years on the throne here is a resource full of fun and celebration. A PDF file and Powerpoint presentation of 20 slides which can be printed out as a booklet for a group of children or the entire class of KS2. The tasks include factsheet reading and comprehension questions, problem solving with number, money and tables, writing formal letters of invite and acceptance, drawing activities and a variety of short writing activities eg what is written inside the card. A good resource for differentation.
Writing and Number Activities For KS1Theme BirthdaysQuick View

Writing and Number Activities For KS1Theme Birthdays

This is a 16 page workbook with literacy, numeracy and fun activities on the theme of birthdays. It will be useful for Upper KS1 as a prelude to Calendar work. Consists of:- All About Me page Descriptive writing Writing a formal letter Writing lists Newspaper report 8x,9x tables Problem solving Months problem solving Money Design an outfit Design an invitation Design a cake
Emails & Letters Business English Level 1 | Distance Learning | Google AppsQuick View

Emails & Letters Business English Level 1 | Distance Learning | Google Apps

Emails & Letters ESL Business English lesson plan from the TEAM TEFL Business English Level One course book. In this unit we will learn how; To write a formal letter/email To make an informal letter/email To make a request To attach and send information To thank someone To make an inquiry and invitation To accept an invitation This resource is available for distance learning with editable Google Slides and PowerPoint. This Emails & Letters Business English ESL lesson plan follows a comprehensive learning structure, including; A warmer Two closed exercises One open exercise Group activity Revision This lesson plan is for ESL business and work students and should take around 60-90 minutes depending on teacher style. This lesson plan is recommended for students level A2 and higher.
Punctuation and letter writing practice with PotterQuick View

Punctuation and letter writing practice with Potter

This power Point takes extracts from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, removes the punctuation, and asks the audience to rewrite the paragraphs inserting the necessary capital letters and punctuation marks to bring them back to life again.Pupils will need to consider paragraphing, capital letters and question marks. They will need to insert speech marks and apostrophes for contractions. They will need to think about starting a new line when a different character begins speaking. The perfected passages do magically appear and will inspire pupils to read and explore further for themselves. Formal and informal letters are looked at from the hand of J.K.Rowling and pupils are asked to write either a formal or informal letter for themselves. The formal letter explains why Harry Potter is to be expelled from Hogwarts; the informal letter is written by Harry himself explaining to his beloved Snuffles about the terrible week he's been having at Hogwarts.Pupils are given a further task of inviting either Neville, Draco or Hermione to a special event at their own school and are asked to consider why they wish this character in particular to attend. This resource is intended to support the practice of perfecting punctuation in a fun way and also examine the skills of letter writing. Pupils will be inspired to read more widely from J K Rowling's novels, whilst also revising their writing skills. Suitable for Potter fans of all ages. This resource will add an extra dimension to revision.
Learning vocab in MFLQuick View

Learning vocab in MFL

This activity based on an article written by Anne Merritt. I have added rogue words and ideas into the original concepts for students to identify and eliminate from the text. They can also be invited to consider what the text should actually say, before you reveal the original script.
Quakers - The Religious Society of FriendsQuick View

Quakers - The Religious Society of Friends

An overview of Quakers and some of the important issues that they take a stand on - Peace, Simplicity, The Environment etc. A great denomination to use to highlight the diversity that exists within one religion. Quakers also don't have the outer sacraments as they take the view that all of life is sacramental and the outer sacraments invite hypocrisy.
The A Level Sociology Question GeneratorQuick View

The A Level Sociology Question Generator

The A Level Sociology Question Generator presents 101 challenging questions mapped to the curriculum that students can select at random to discuss. You can use it as a starter activity, as a plenary, a revision tool or midway through a lesson to energise students and stretch their thinking. The toolkit is complete, self-contained and ready-to-use. Simply play from the fourth slide and invite students to pick a button at random. Each one reveals a different question which will get students thinking deeply about the subject. The A Level Sociology Question Generator will give your lessons a new dimension, motivating and engaging the students you teach!
Memorandum to Joint Human Rights CommitteeQuick View

Memorandum to Joint Human Rights Committee

In March 2006 the Joint Committee on Human Rights invited all UK Children’s Commissioners to summarise their activity and learning. This document describes how the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) in England has addressed children and young people’s rights.
Healthy LifestylesQuick View

Healthy Lifestyles

This unit encourages learners to consider some of the factors that may affect healthy lifestyles such as diet and exercise. A variety of open-ended activities invite learners to think of their own ideas and to reflect on some of the choices available to them. The unit focuses explicitly on some Welsh foods and the availability and flavours of locally produced foods.
Awareness, attitudes and participation of staffQuick View

Awareness, attitudes and participation of staff

This research investigates the current awareness of, and participation in, the open content movement at one UK institution for higher education. The open content movement and the open educational resources can be seen as potential methods for reducing time and cost of technology-enhanced learning developments; however, its sustainability and, to some degree, its success are dependent on critical mass and large-scale participation. Teaching staff were invited to respond to a questionnaire.
Mobile and contextual learningQuick View

Mobile and contextual learning

Is mobile learning just a part of everyday learning? This is a relevant question in an age when most people throughout the world now have access to mobile phones and mobility is increasingly taken for granted. In one sense, mobile learning is no different to carrying a textbook or learning through conversations at home, as part of formal education or in the workplace. The technology may be more engaging, but is the learning any different? Despite the ubiquity of mobile phones, smartphones, mp3 players, the reasons for using mobile & wireless technologies in education are not yet widely known.
Nelson Mandela: Biography & AutobiographyQuick View

Nelson Mandela: Biography & Autobiography

Explore the life of Nelson Mandela and the differences between biography and autobiography with these materials for English and Literacy. The lessons develop critical reading skills, invite shared discussion, and provide the opportunity for pupils to develop their own writing skills. They also provide ideas for discussing the difference between explicit and implicit points of view, and the differences between first and third person narration.