This is a smart notebook file for the text 'Monkey Puzzle' by Julia Donaldson.
It looks at extending sentences to include more interesting verbs and nouns and the use of ly words. It introduces it in a structured way all linked to the text.
In this video from PatrickJMT we ask, 'What Happens?' with the Monkey and the Weight. A monkey and a weight exactly balance each other out when connected to a rope that hangs through a wheel. If the monkey climbs, what happens?
I created these resources while teaching the Year 3 history topic, 'The Stone Age'. The aim of this lesson was to be able to identify problems and challenges faced by Stone Age people. During the first part of this lesson, the class were split into boys and girls. Each group explored the school grounds with an adult. Scattered around the premises were Problem Cards (included in this pack) explaining various dilemmas that Stone Age men and women would have dealt with. The children loved this activity and when they returned to class, they were able to discuss the similarities and differences between the lives of Stone Age men and Stone Age women. Most children then wrote a diary entry from the point of view of a Stone Age person, explaining the problems they had faced, how it would have made them feel and how they would have dealt with them. The lower ability children used the other resource in this pack and they began by sorting Stone Age problems and Modern Day problems.
This is a set of question cards designed to get students used to giving answers and collecting data on a daily basis. Questions can be simple or require a more critical thinking approach, but all questions require a yes or no answer. Simply print out, laminate, and cut the cards, being sure to post a new question each day. Provide 3 containers beneath where the daily question is posted, (1 for yes, 1 for no, and 1 for holding counters such as pennies, marbles, cubes, etc...). When students enter class they read the question, select a counter, and place it in the container for yes or no dependent on their answer. Assign one student daily or weekly as the tallier who must go and total the counters for yes and no. being sure to record it as well.
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A fun and engaging P4C lesson discussing the hunting of animals, with a simple newspaper article as stimulus. A good article to analyse for non-fiction text alongside novels as well. A great way to get students talking. The entire lesson is planned with resources, Learning Objectives and Success Criteria. Good for encouraging communication, justification of ideas and listening skills. Students really enjoy P4C and it is structured in a way that means all children can achieve.
A bank of 10 complete lesson resources, powerpoints and worksheets to link with any novel that covers the theme of crime and punishment. A wide range of issues are up for discussion including:
Greed, Tolerance, Equality, Freedom of Speech and Riots, Greed, Media, Youth Crime...
I have also included an end of term lesson where students can utilize the speaking and listening skills they have practiced and discuss which character should be allowed to survive a boat crash.
Every lesson has Learning Objectives, Success Criteria, resources and a planned powerpoint so you will not need to do any editing. All lessons have at least one stimulus prepared; either a poem, article, video clip or song.