This is a pack of worksheets to be used as part of a Blues scheme of work at KS3 or KS4. The contents include: 1. Improvising using the Blues Scale 2. The Blues scale for transposing instruments and guitar tab 3. The 12 Bar Blues structure for keyboard/piano 4. The 12 Bar blues for guitar and Uke 5. The Walking Bass for piano and bass guitar tab 6. Writing your own blues lyrics (also suitable as a cover lesson) 7. 12 Bar Blues composition worksheet Great for getting students to learn how to play the blues and getting students to form their own bands and ensembles.
Cover lesson task for KS3 drama pupils. The task is scaffolded so that pupils can complete it independently with little to no input from the teacher making it perfect for lessons covered by non-specialists. Pupils work through simple tasks on the sheet to help them to organise ideas for a play before they write their own script (e.g. ‘A genre or topic that interest me is:’; 'My play will be set in the following place: '; etc). This could be completed over more than one lesson to allow pupils to develop their writing and create longer scripts. They could then work practically to create scenes of scripted drama using their own or each other’s work. Pupil ownership / engagement: Top writing tip from David Walliams’ radio talk with Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 (paraphrased) Scope for pupils to write about whatever genre, topic, characters, setting etc that interests them **Challenges: ** Use stage directions. Use different vocabulary for each character to show their individual personalities. What does a play look like? Format your work like a professional playwright would! **Resources required: ** Pens / pencils, paper or workbooks, the worksheet provided OR Computers / laptops for pupils to type their work & the worksheet provided (alternatively it could be emailed to pupils to save trees… we all <3 trees!)
8 stand-alone, simple cover lessons for Drama. Download these and leave them somewhere accessible for supply teachers to use when you are sick - or even to use yourself as back-up when you’re having a manic day! These are easy to teach, even for a non-specialist, and can simply be printed off and taken into the classroom. Full lesson plans included. Resources for Lesson 6 can be found at the bottom of that lesson’s plan. Resources for Lesson 8 included. No other resources required! Please leave a positive review if you download these and find them useful :)
These are 5 worksheet activities for Key Stage 3 classes. Designed to be used by a non specialist teacher or supply teacher. Please see the preview for the worksheets.
KS3 Drama Cover Lessons Booklet A booklet of 26 different cover lessons for KS3 Drama. A range of worksheets and tasks suitable for desk based Drama or could be adaptred for Remote Learning. Included are the cover sheets for each lesson and any worksheets needed (78 page document) - great for last minute cover lessons. Cover sheets do include a mix of written and practical tasks. I have tried to keep them generic to make them easy to adapt to the topic of the lesson or to be able to used last minute for any class. Could also be used as tasks for students in isolation room. A PDF version and a Powerpoint version of the booklet are included so that you can adapt to the needs of your lesson.
A cover lesson looking at the context of Macbeth and his relationship with James I. Includes vocabulary, comprehension and thinking tasks. (could be used as an introduction lesson or revision)
A handy pack of 10 English cover lessons created for Year 9 (but suitable for all KS3 classes). Lessons are standalone and encourage students to practise key English reading and writing skills. Great for use as emergency cover.
15 D&T emergency cover lesson / extension worksheets designed to improve drawing and designing skills. These are tried and tested worksheets that pupils will find engaging and challenging.
15 Art emergency cover lesson / extension worksheets designed to improve drawing and designing skills. These are tried and tested worksheets that pupils will find engaging and challenging.
A bundle of 9 Food cover lesson / extension worksheets designed to improve drawing and designing skills. These are tried and tested worksheets that pupils will find engaging and challenging.
English cover for KS3 lessons that includes: 2x Analysing fiction texts (English Language Paper 1 Q1-3) 2x Analysing non-fiction texts (English Language Paper 2 Q1-3) 2x Descriptive/narrative writing (English Language Paper 1 Question 5) 2x Non-fiction writing (English Language Paper 2 Question 5) 3x Unseen poetry lessons (English Literature) 3x Shakespeare lessons (Extracts from The Tempest, Henry V and Richard III) 14 cover lessons with differentiated activities, scaffolds, easy-to-follow instructions and designed so non-subject specialists can teach them. Really useful for setting last minute cover and ensuring the lessons are challenging, meaningful and engaging. They are designed to help support students at KS3 as they move from Year 7, 8 and 9 into KS4 and Year 10 and Year 11. Adaptable for KS4 classes, too. All extracts are included. Check out our English Shop for loads more free and inexpensive KS3, KS4, KS5, Literacy and whole school resources.
A one off lesson used for cover. This can also be used as a functional skills activity.
1 x creative writing lesson on ACC made for a cover lesson. Pupils to write a description based on the opening scene of ACC 2009 film, with an (implicit) emphasis on SHOW, don’t tell.
Cover lesson to develop core drawing skills using facial features including a challenge task and a section for student/teacher feedback.
A bundle of 9 Textiles cover lesson / extension worksheets designed to improve drawing and designing skills. These are tried and tested worksheets that pupils will find engaging and challenging.
A selection of the cover lessons I set. These slides provide all students with differentiated work, and give them the opportunity to select their own tasks.
A one off Art & Design cover lesson challenging students to create an illustration for a skateboard deck. The sheet explains the task and success criteria, as well as offering visual examples for inspiration. Students are to select one of the eight starting points provided and complete their illustration in the skateboard template, also on the sheet. This task may be extended to allow students to complete their designs digitally, adding colour and texture through Photoshop or Photopea.
Simple cover lesson for a Ks3 drama lesson (can be used for Ks4 if needed). Simply pop the Power Point in an email for your cover teacher with no additional resources needed. All the pupils will need is a pen, pencil and a performance space. The Power Point includes: Message ‘from the teacher’ to remind pupils of the expectations Starter, main activity and plenary Timers and time guidances for an hour lesson (with some time spare for behaviour management) Success criteria for each task Reminders of the lesson objective Chilli Challenges Examples for pupils and cover teacher Key word reminders Guidance for feedback My cover teachers love the simplicity of the cover lesson and I hope yours do too! Please leave feedback
Information about smoking followed by simple tasks to check for understanding. Ideal as a cover lesson or to be given as worksheet Includes: Why people may choose to smoke Withdrawal Symptoms 'Ingredients' of a cigarette Advertising/promotion in the UK Nicotine
So cheap, it’s nearly FREE! This resource provides student friendly facts relating to graphene. Also included is an associated worksheet which challenges students to find information in the factsheet. The worksheet also provides students with an opportunity to develop their knowledge further through independent or teacher led investigation. Ideal as a hassle free cover lesson for KS3.
A worksheet covering 3 lessons for reading, writing and SPaG. Designed as a cover lesson, the resource booklet is structured into X3 50 minute lessons. Each session has a WALT - Learning Objective. Lesson 1 - Reading Fiction Lesson 2 - Reading Non-fiction Lesson 3 - SPaG Revision