This is a whopping 95 page word doc. containing all 30 of my grammar games. This represents a fair few evenings and weekends (I know - get a life!). All of these games have been tested in class and adjusted if needed - they have a real impact on learning.<br />
For each grammar skill there is:<br />
a child friendly explanation of the grammar concept; printable rules and resources for a lively dice game; suggestions to challenge or support learners; suggestions for application of the skill in written work.<br />
For some grammar games there is also a lesson plan and a presentation. <br />
Here are some of the skills covered: <br />
commands, questions and statements/ simple and compound sentences/ adverbs/ proper nouns/ classifying nouns/ contractions/ pronouns/ prepositions/prepositional phrases/ apostrophes/ adjectives/ sentence variety/ parentheses/semi-colons/ discussion/ persuasion/ complex sentences / causal connectives/ fronted adverbials/ speech/ relative clauses/ modal verbs
Engaging, fun and challenging complete SPaG lesson with differentiated learning objectives that teaches how to punctuate direct speech with inverted commas. Also extends to adding speech punctuation and replacing said. Children then work through 4 activities designed to develop their understanding using different skills. They identify, create and explain, with the more able going on to a challenging extension activity. There is also a fun activity in there too that your class will love. Self/peer-assessment plenary is also included to really help cement the learning in their minds and potentially make marking easier for you too. Aimed at Year 3 from the 2014 curriculum guidance but could be taught to Y2 and Y4 as well or any class that needs a reminder! Teachers' notes and answers included along with starter activity, teaching input (including video link) and plenary all on the PowerPoint. All images either sourced from openclipart.com or owned by tftf.
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Containing over 100 challenge tasks and questions mapped to the curriculum, this fantastic tool will engage and excite your students as they get to select a challenge at random by clicking one of the icons on the fourth slide.<br />
Alternatively, why not use the tasks and questions as pre-planned extension activities? Simply drop them into your existing lessons and be certain that you are consistently differentiating for the most able.<br />
However you choose to use it, you can guarantee that the GCSE Chemistry Stretch and Challenge Generator will make pushing the thinking of your students easier than ever before. High challenge, great progress and big thinking will be a feature of every lesson you teach!
This is a series on Ancient Greeks available either separately or here as a full pack at a reduced cost.<br />
I have been teaching over twenty years and have been an adviser and leader of teaching and learning in a school. I have been consistently judged as outstanding. A Lead OFSTED inspector, Executive Head and National Leader of Education took these plans as exemplary examples for his training and coaching of teachers in his own schools.<br />
I h ope that the resources save you time and energy and engage your pupils. I have tried all the lessons myself and used them in my own recent teaching.<br />
Objectives support English skills and cross curricula skills. Matched to the New Curriculum. <br />
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Feedback welcome and I will update the resources annually to ensure still current.
A script for a class assembly about the life of a Roman soldier. Suitable for a lower Key Stage 2 class. There are 22 parts or 'characters' however some of these may be divided into smaller parts for a larger group.
5 Interactive worksheets for KS2 or KS3. <br />
A bit of cutting out then folding origami style leads to a fun activity, based on the popular children's 'fortune-teller' game, with children asking and answering questions requiring them to find fractions of amounts of values. <br />
The questions can be pulled back to reveal a detailed explanation of how each problem is solved. This activity promotes speaking and listening, enables the children to practise articulating their responses out loud. This practise will allow them to engage more fully during whole class discussions.<br />
There are 5 different chatterbox sheets, suitable for all abilities. Use as starter, plenary, brain break, small group work, intervention groups, etc ... and popular with parents as homework.<br />
Introduction teaches pupils to use and interpret evidence . KWL activity to discover pupil interests and base knowledge for the topic Ancient Greece and Ancient Greeks. Jigsaw vase activity with follow up ideas and activities included which is basically looking at the pictures to find out a bit about Ancient Greece and interpreting the evidence. <br />
All from the New Curriculum Historical inquiry objectives.<br />
Lesson Plan and all the resources you need for an outstanding lesson. Engaging activities and notebook file which leads you and the pupils through the lesson. <br />
Part of a full series on Ancient Greeks available either separately or as a full pack. <br />
I have been teaching over twenty years and have been an adviser and leader of teaching and learning in a school. I have been consistently judged as outstanding. I am still teaching 0.4 so I have used these lessons this term. My pupils really enjoyed this lesson and it set the scene for a great unit on Ancient Greece.<br />
This is a newspaper model I created about a flood. It includes all the vital features of a newspaper report: alliterative headlines; pictures and captions; a brief orientation; reported and direct speech and a clear ending. It also features more sophisticated connectives and high quality openers to cater for your level 4/5 writers. This resource can be used as a vital tool for a S&L session, unpicking the features of a report and as a model for their own writing. Changing the flood for a severe snowstorm worked particularly well. All the proceeds of my resources will be donated to charity via the TES website!
In this lesson plan, children become familiar with the parts of a flowering plant’s reproductive system, and explain how flowering plants depend of pollinators for survival. The flower is the reproductive unit of some plants. Parts of the flower include petals, sepals, one or more carpel (the female reproductive organs), and stamens (the male reproductive organs). Some flowers (called perfect flowers) have both male and female reproductive organs; some flowers (called imperfect flowers) have only male reproductive organs or only female reproductive organs.
<p>Selection of lesson plans covering seed dispersal, pollination, germination, life cycles and handouts for identifying and naming parts of a flowering plant. Topics also included: living things.</p>
I cannot remember where I saw it originally but this was an idea that I borrowed/adapted from somewhere! It was a reward system for group/whole class efforts and achievements. I had a large picture of a puppy (clipart enlarged to A4) stuck on the window and an empty dish in front of him. Next to him was his Happy-o-meter (a number ladder (0-10) and a separate smiley face).
I called him Harry and the children in my class could make him into Happy Harry by collecting happy bones. So if they settled quickly on the carpet, or lined up properly to go out of the classroom, had a good playtime, answered questions in class, etc then I would award happy bones to be put in Harry's dish. With each bone put into the dish, smiley face would move up the ladder so they could see him getting happier. X amount of happy bones = 1 rung up the ladder. Different child would be chosen to stick the bone on the dish with blue tack. With my Y1/Y2 it was enough to get to the top of the ladder but it could easily be developed further.
Included is a page of bones (print and laminate 3 or 4 pages worth), 2 different types of dog, a ladder and some smiley faces.