This notebook shows children what a simile is and helps them to write their own. To begin with children use their senses to think of words to describe various fruits. They then use these words to create their own similes.
These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library.
There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.
Differentiated lesson materials aimed at a class of students ranging from A-D grades.
2 x lesson plans and 2 x lesson powerpoints, and differentiated support resources including definitions of difficult terms. Quotes to give to any struggling pupils while the table-fill task is underway.
Powerpoint, worksheet and poem copies for Before You Were Mine. Made for teaching the AQA Poetry Anthology on Love and Relationships. Questions on the worksheet increase in difficulty - you can differentiate by asking different pupils to start at different points.
Language analysis, close-reading, interpretation