The lessons and strategies that were shared have proved extremely helpful to teachers who are pursuing an invigorated emphasis on the correct use of mechanics in written language and Standard American English grammar in both oral and written language. Many of the strategies include active physical participation for students. This makes the activities fun and provides an outlet for youthful energy, especially for elementary males, who, according to research, need many opportunities for physical activity in their daily routines.
Each of these stories has a specific goal: to teach one or more unique values to listening children. So, kids have fun while they learn important lessons they will never forget about what is truly important in life: honesty, sincerity, tolerance, generosity... … I hope that all the time, effort and enthusiasm put to create these materials result in a little aid for those educating and training children. All stories are written by José Sacristán.
This game is ideal for the beginning of the school year, so the children can get to know each other. Little preparation and lots of fun! If you dare, take part too! The children love it.
Attractive poster to hang on your classroom wall to help students identify questions during Reading Comprehension practice.
This film study is divided into three parts and each part is thought to be used two consecutive 40’classes as follows: The first 40 minutes, the children watch the film. The other forty minutes, they work on the guide. These guides were designed for 4th grade ESL students.
If you’re writing about walking through the forest for a picnic, don’t start with making the sandwiches... This is a collection of writing strategies so that children become Level 5 writers. It starts with basic KS1 strategies from building sentences pictorially then Initial letter followed by ‘magic line’, to putting together complete words in order. Then, the children complete sentence grids with wh- questions as prompts ( eg When? who? where? what? ) The strategies become more complex and whole as the children become more mature and proficient at using their writing skills. There are ideas and activities to teach different sentence openers, sentence structure, variation of verb tense and verb forms, variation in length, structure and subject, punctuation effects, how to create a character, a setting, how to develop a plot, and more.
Attractive and fun writing practice to use while reading the trilogy 'The Chronicles of Spiderwick'. Also useful for the analysis of the movie based on this trilogy.
A collection of 12 interesting texts to help your students practise Reading Comprehension , language and Use of English skills. It will save you precious preparation time. .
This large set of cards has 10 to 15 questions about each of these topics: Materials, States of Matter, Plants, Animal kingdoms, classification and adaptations, Mixtures, Digestive System and nutrition, Light, Sound, Living things, Cells. The cards have different designs according to the topic. They are ready to print, fold, laminate and cut. I also include a board game I created. You can use them together or separately.
These two tests evaluate knowledge of adjectives, nouns, comprehension, subject and predicate. I prepared them for a year 4 ESL students.
Booklet with theory and experiments . 95 pages . Contents: • Lab tools : observation and uses of most important lab tools / crossword puzzle • States of Matter: brief explanation /characteristics of each state / particles behaviour / lab experiments and guides to discover theory / revision exercises to evaluate comprehension of the topic • Magnetism: what are magnets / lab experiments and guides to discover: characteristics, magnetic and non magnetic materials, interaction between magnets, magnetic fields, building toys with magnets / Electromagnetism: how to build an electromagnet in class, how does it work? everyday machines that use electromagnets. • Electricity: lab experiments and guides to discover: static electricity/ conductors and insulators / how to build different circuits with different number of cells and wire lengths / learning the symbols to interpret diagrams and draw them/ how to build a wobble detector/ evaluative questions • Mixtures: lab experiments and activities to discover: what are mixtures? Features of Homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures / suspensions/ solutions. Factors which speed up the process of dissolving / short evaluation • Physical Changes and chemical reactions: short introduction? Fun experiments with mixtures to determine if they produce a chemical change or a physical reaction. • Heat on the move: conductors and insulators of temperature • Forces: definition, characteristics of different forces and how they affect things, lab experiments and guides for measuring forces,/ Newtons vs Kilograms/ The force of friction / different experiments to test it / air resistance / building and experimenting with parachutes / evaluative questions. • Making Sound, making vibrations: different concepts on sound/ guide to evaluate understanding on this topic. • Biology revision: The skeleton / bones and muscles / teeth and nutrition
Booklet ( 70 pages ) with theory and experiments on the following topics: The water Cycle: What is the water cycle? What are the processes involved in it? How does it affect us? Activities to assess student’s knowledge and understanding of the topic. Why does Matter Matter? Description and characteristics of solids, liquids and gases. Venn Diagram activity to summarise key concepts. Properties of Materials: experiments and activities to discover properties of materials. Life Processes and living things: MRS GREN diagram / Synthesis activities. Animal Classification: full explanation of vertebrate and invertebrate animals and their sub categories / activities to assess understanding and practice study skills. I Spy an Ecosystem: What is a habitat? What are the most common habitats in the world? Where are they located? What are their characteristics? What animals live in each habitat? Varied exercises to evaluate understanding. Animal Adaptations : body parts, body coverings and behavioural adaptations. Activities to help understanding of the topic. Food Chains Definition, vocabulary The Skeleton What are bones? What are they made of? What is their function? What are joints? Characteristics Why are bones attached to muscles? How do they work together? Magnetism What are magnets? What are their characteristics? How do magnets work? Lab activities to discover properties and interaction
These guides / worksheets have theory as well as practical/ fun experiments to work on magnetism. There are also rubrics for evaluation This resource was recommended by the TES Resource Team for its relevance to the 2014 National Curriculum.
I created this poster to remind my year 4 students these five important skills when they have a reading comprehension activity.
This is a simple but complete guide with explanations about food chains. It can be good to wrap up the topic, or to introduce it as well. It has some activities at the end.
The tips and advice given within these pages are not guaranteed to work for every teacher as everyone has their own unique style of working, but are based upon tried and tested techniques that have been used by successful and effective teachers, and/or used myself to aid teaching , discipline and improve class/group management.
Here are some activities to help children remember what they have learnt and start oiling their brains during the first school week after Summer holidays.
These three guides were designed to work with the film NIM'S ISLAND (Adventure). Each guide works on the different events and characters appearing in the movie.
Three sets of word cards for children to work independently. Ideal for fast finishers. Instructions and ideas at the end of the document.
A short story to read aloud and reflect on tolerance and acceptance of differences.
Some ideas to motivate students to work on grammar.