This powerpoint explains the features that should be included in an opening/setting, as well as how the language used can change the type of setting that it is. It builds on and develops the use of similes, metaphors and personification. There is an accompanying page with the settings for snowy forests, a settings sheet with 9 pictures, and evaluation sheets for HA, MA and LA.
A booklet which challenges children to design and cost up their own zoo, taking in to account the building costs, running costs, takings and advertising.
My class worked in pairs and loved this task. Works well as an end of term/year topic.
Differentiated sheets for HA, MA, LA which have a description of a simile, metaphor and personification. LA have to fill in the blanks, MA have to fill in the blanks and then create their own sentence, HA have to create their own sentences.
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A writing frame/book for researching and writing about a country. Includes space for illustrations/sticking in pictures and space to write basic information on the country (currency, continent, capital city, language spoken)
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Cross country road trip that follows the original Oregon Trail across northern US, stopping in all the major towns, cities and landmarks.
Various activities to do at each site. The activities cover a range of cross-curriculum fun at each point and include maths, science, language, social studies, geography and more.
Just print and pass out.
Prerequisites: Access to Google Maps and Google Earth.
Pack also includes comprehensive Answer Key and a Checklist for parents, students or teachers to keep track of work completed
• Complete a distance chart • Design an archway • Judge a fair • Learn about linguistics • Write a poster ad • Apply for a job • Locate coordinates • Use longitude and latitude • Draw a fantasy map • Complete a biographic • Research an event • Brainstorm a solution • Solve a problem creatively • Calculate distances and fuel needed • and much more
The Table of Contents
• Route Map
• Start Your Engines
• Then and Now
• The Prairie Schooner
• Have You Forgotten Something
• City of Fountains
• You be the Judge
• Zoo Snooze
• Getting Wet
• Fairbury Bound
• Interstate 80 to Kearney
• I-80 Along the Platte River
• Straight Up and Down
• Chimney Rock Cemetery
• Speak Like a Native American
• Plains Speaking Alphabet
• Sioux Speak
• Geographic Signposts
• I Spy
• Independence Rock
• The Dalles
• The Columbia River
• Oregon City
This is probably the best bit of work I have ever done with my class. It took me around 4-6 weeks, because we kept exploring other things stimulated by each of the topics.
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