Throughout Key Stage 2, children are expected to take part in debates and compose one-sided arguments or balanced discussions.<br />
To be successful at this, children need plenty of opportunities to use the language of argument. Connecting phrases such as 'it is obvious that', 'other people claim that' and 'opponents of' need to be orally rehearsed as children do not encounter them regularly in their daily lives.<br />
This fully planned session, complete with a presentation and a fun dice game, will give children the experience of using the language of argument in a purposeful way.<br />
Use this session prior to any 'argument' style writing and it will give children the tools to be successful. <br />
*I have now added 'Whose side are you on? Advanced'. This version is for 4 players and enables children to create full balanced discussions orally. The patterns they use exactly mirror the structure of a written balanced discussion.
This complete 6 lesson unit comes with an editable medium term plan plus 6 separate lesson packs. Everything you need for a half term's worth of engaging and original PSHE work to do with building relationships. Children will learn all about the skills involved in making and maintaining friendships via a series of memorable lessons which blend elements of writing, art, philosophy, drama and SEAL to create life skills that will serve the short term benefit of improving relationships, and the long term benefit of providing skills and knowledge that will last a lifetime and continually reap rewards. The unit contains video links, for some lessons; full colour highly engaging friendship monsters, for some lessons; and plenty of open-ended philosophical questioning and discussion prompts throughout.
45 huge full colour images, 45 student friendly plot ideas and a vast set of resources and teaching ideas for:<br />
- story openings<br />
- how to create mood and atmosphere<br />
- weather in literature<br />
- famous characters from literature<br />
- how to build tension<br />
- vary sentences for effect<br />
- shift point of view and verb tense<br />
- three top grade GCSE sample stories in different genres, tenses and themes<br />
- words and phrases to use and more.<br />
This vast set of resources is scaffolded and differentiated, so you could use with able year 7s, weak GCSE entrants as well as the most able.<br />
This scheme makes links to common poems and literature and will prepare students for controlled assessment, coursework as well as build lasting skills for exam in 2017 and beyond.
History is full of assumptions in that teachers often assume that students have a certain level of knowledge. Topics that are discussed regularly are very rarely explained because it is assumed that students know about them and understand them. One such example is the ‘state’ or ‘country’. ‘A’ level students will have heard the terms many times but will have rarely thought about what such a thing is, what it means and what influence it has. <br />
This unit aims to get the students thinking about what a country is and the decisions that go into its creation. The students will discuss and work together to create their own country and then apply what they have talked about to the states and countries that they encounter in their studies. <br />
When writing stories, many students struggle to conjure up plot, character and any realistic sense of place. This unit reduces story-anxiety by supplying a customizable plot outline, freeing them up to enjoy the story while building writing skills. <br />
53 beautiful PowerPoint images allow students to unleash their inner ninja in Japan or fight their way through jungle, with ready-made word-lists and phrases to help.<br />
Everything is scaffolded, from plot, sentence construction and description. There are examples from literature on how to use weather to build mood and atmosphere as well as a model top grade GCSE story for students to analyze. The unit includes SMART student-friendly targets for weaker and more able students linked to tips on how to write like a ninja – for those aiming at the highest grades at GCSE.<br />
Group task to introduce students to Shakespeare, Elizabethan England and theatre etc. They complete a fact find using the information supplied in packs. Great if you give a time limit at each table so they are against the clock.
This was for a mixed ability Y7 class. Completed succesfully with my SEN Y7 class too (although much differentiation was required.) The final assessment was a drama/speaking and listening activity.\n\nFrom my second PGCE placement so nothing fantastic, could be good for ideas though.\n\nHANDOUTS CAN BE FOUND HERE:\n\nhttp://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Introduction-to-Shakespeare-SOW-Handouts-part-1-6357169/\n\nhttp://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Introduction-to-Shakespeare-SOW-Handouts-part-2-6357171/
100 Book Projects and Activities you can have your students do to accompany the books they have read and to foster a love of reading. A list of ideas to get you started on having a fun year sharing about fiction and nonfiction books.
I have compiled together a bank of homework menus for texts that are often studied. This means in one purchase you will get homework menus for:
Romeo and Juliet
A Christmas Carol
The Boy in the Striped Pyjama's
Lord of the Flies
The Creative Writing homework menu
Each of these homework menu's has 25 separate homework tasks that can be completed to assist students with the understanding of the text, and they can each be easily adapted to be easily set cover work for classes.
Use these quotation cards to play a range of games to help students quickly learn quotations from the play in an engaging way. See preview for details.
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