A full literacy scheme of work for 'How To Train Your Dragon' with activities for each chapter, including a book review sheet and a lesson comparing the book and the film. I read the book to my own children years ago and I forgot how funny it was, the pupils loved it. Many of the learning activities have been borrowed and adapted from other contributors to the TES.
Flash cards, posters, character images and island map to accompany the planning pack and song/ sheet music pack for this unit of work (available separately). Resources can be used on the whiteboard or printed. www.rhythmajig.co.uk www.facebook.com/rhythmajig
Great value - Plans for 4 weeks of lessons. Originally made for lower primary (years 3 and 4), this is a great book to study and lends itself well to non-fiction work. Presentations in PPT or Smart notebook. Loads of ideas for activities - Instructions on How to make a Chinese Dragon, map directions, recipe for a Cursed Curry, ideas from Pie Corbett - How to Trap a Dragon etc. Also analysing an advert, writing an advert for an Island Holiday and a poster for a Pet show. Plus 2 differentiated comprehensions and making trading cards, and more! This will last you at least 4 weeks and has lots of resources included! Everything is differentiated and fully editable for you to change to suit your class. Feedback and suggestions welcomed.
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This is the primary part of the Tameside Local Authority Transition Unit that has been designed by an outstanding Literacy Lead, Year 6 teacher. She has kindly shared this with all of the primary schools in Tameside and, as an authority, we are now creating a KS3 unit that all of our secondaries will be using to baseline pupils in reading and writing. The theme is Treasure Island and both units will use this as the stimulus. By the end of this unit, pupils will create two pieces of writing and one piece of reading comprehension that will be sent to their secondary school to their English teacher.
The Key Stage 3 unit has now been uploaded and can be found here: https://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/primary-to-secondary-transition-unit-treasure-island-part-2-11071733
A video of Cressida Cowell, author of How to Train Your Dragon, entertaining an audience of school pupils!
There is also a teaching resource pack with lots of activities for Cressida's series of books.
A series of lessons to cover the objectives in the history curriculum 2014:
Romans and Scots: A look at the Roman withdrawal from Britain in around AD 410, the fall of the western Roman Empire due to barbarian attacks and the Scots invasions from Ireland to north Britain.
The Anglo Saxons (invasions, settlements and kingdoms: place names and village life): A 38 page powerpoint with a contents page so it can be taught as an overview or an in-depth study. Introduces the topic with a timeline and a map showing where the Angles, Saxons and Jutes came from and where they settled in Britain. Looks at the seven main Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Essex, Kent, Sussex, Wessex, East Anglia, Mercia and Northumbria, showing maps of each region and giving information on important kings. Mentions the current debate about whether Britain was invaded or peacefully settled by the Anglo-Saxons. Gives examples of place names and a list of Anglo-Saxon words and their meanings that many place names have originated from. Ends with a look at Anglo-Saxon village life.
Anglo-Saxon art and culture: Includes the Anglo-Saxon runic alphabet, literature such as Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, the Bayeux Tapestry, and looks closely at Anglo-Saxon art
Christian conversion: Explains the pagan religion of the Anglo-Saxons then the rise of Christianity in Britain from monasteries in Iona, Lindisfarne and Canterbury. Explains the difference between the Celtic Christianity and the Roman Christianity, and how problems were solved at the Synod of Whitby.
Sutton Hoo discovery: An in-depth look at the ship burial at Sutton Hoo and the artefacts found.
WORKSHEETS AND ACTIVITIES
Topic booklet covers
What I know about the Romans & Anglo-Saxons
Dal Riata writing templates
Romans writing template
Anglo-Saxon arrival in Britain
Anglo-Saxon kingdoms map
Anglo-Saxon place names
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles (in English)
The story of Beowulf (English translation)
Writing with runes
Calligraphic writing x 2 versions
Illuminated letters: Large letters to colour like the monks
Iona, Canterbury and Lindisfarne worksheet
Writing border - saints
Writing sheet - monks
Writing border - Anglo-Saxons
Writing border - monks
A set of resources for KS1 to teach children about the geography, history and culture of the UK.
GEOGRAPHY POWERPOINT LESSONS
Geography of the UK: ENGLAND
Geography of the UK: SCOTLAND
Geography of the UK: WALES
Geography of the UK: NORTHERN IRELAND
Each powerpoint is approximately 20 pages long and includes information on:
The location of the country in the world and in the UK
The names of the ocean and surrounding seas
The capital city
Information on the capital city and key landmarks
Specific features such as castles, brochs, lochs, stone circles etc.
Myths and Legends
HISTORY OF THE UK: A quick look through different periods in the history of the United Kingdom; how the UK has been invaded and settled, why places are as they are, and how the countries got their names.
THE UNION FLAG: The story of how it came into being. It includes:
Flag of England; Saint George, the story of St George and the Dragon, the St George's Cross
The Flag of Wales
The Flag of Scotland; St Andrew, the story of King Angus MacFergus
The Flag of Britain, 1606
The Flag of the Protectorate; including the arms of Ireland
Great Britain; the ensign armorial, 1707
St Patrick's Cross; the story of St Patrick
The Union Flag
How to draw the Union Flag
THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
THE ROYAL COAT OF ARMS: Explains what a coat of arms is and how they are created. Explains about the Royal coat of arms today.
ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHEETS:
Factfiles x 4: For fact finding missions, cities, rivers, mountains and a blank one. They contain boxes for text, lines for explanations and a blank map of the UK.
Flag activities: 6 different flag sheets
Map of UK
Jigsaw of the UK
Simple outline plan in word with links and suggestions.
Maisie’s pet dragon runs away and Maisie sets out to find it. She meets many characters on her quest. Children create alternative fantasy pets and settings through improvisation and art. They write their own story about losing and recovering their pet.
Find other lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
This activity is designed to teach 11-14 year olds about the world's biodiversity. It challenges students to become ‘species experts’ for an endangered species and explore biogeography concepts using species fact cards and maps of the continents.
Students learn the definitions of biodiversity, species, habitat and ecosystem and become a ‘species expert’ for a species of their choice. Students explore these concepts by cross-referencing a map of the world’s continents with a variety of species fact cards. Students combine critical thinking skills and comprehension strategies to present a case for the conservation of their chosen species.
This 50 page booklet allows students to explore China through a variety of activities both students and teacher lead. Chapters include, amongst others:
Where Are We Talking About?
What Do You Know About China?
Why Travel to China?
What Is The Climate Like in China?
What Is our Population Like?
What’s Happening To China’s Population?
What’s Happening To The Age Of China?
A Taste Of China
Gung Hey Fat Choy!
Playing With Paper
Britain’s Best Beverage
China’s Threatened Wildlife
The Great Wall
The Terracotta Army
The Forbidden City
Three Gorge Dam
Transnational Companies In China
A step by step, scaffolded approach to teaching your students how to write a five-paragraph descriptive essay about an animal.
There is a writing model from which students complete a graphic organiser to guide them in deconstructing the model essay. This process helps students to intuit the structure of an essay.
There are graphic organisers for research, introduction and conclusion.
There is an editing symbol guide and a works cited guide.
It draws special attention to a six-step writing process; research, draft, share, edit, revise and publish. There are check boxes for monitoring students' progress through the writing process.
The workbook is printed on loose leaf notebook style paper.
This workbook is included in the How to Write Essay Bundle (Biography, Comparison & Contrast, Descriptive Essay) at a discounted price.
A set of cards divided into character, setting, object and time. Sprinkles uploaded some fantastic cards back in 2006 (http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=3001354). I’ve used those original images, and then added quite a few extra ones. I use them with my Reception class for whole class storytelling. For older children, they’d also work as a stimulus for individual or group story writing.