In this video from the BBC we look at howler monkeys, who are usually only active during the day. Before night falls, they climb trees to escape ground-based predators and sleep. However, if nocturnal arboreal threats wake them, the howler monkeys produce a very eerie call, as Gordon Buchanan experiences.
This spine chilling story by Roger Hurn from his book Spooky Stories & Twisted Tales, http://amzn.to/Qh7FDH is guaranteed to grab the attention of even the most reluctant listeners. It has been used successfully with older Key Stage 2 children and Year 7 pupils who all seem to love a 'scary' story. Pupils who enjoy this story will also love Something Wicked This Way Comes - a full length novel by Roger Hurn. It's available for download on Amazon Kindle.
Nature is full of creepy creatures that are sure to send a chill up your spine...
Develop students' understanding of reflective symmetry while they practice their drawing skills to complete the reflections of these spooky species!
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. <br />
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.
A general introduction for Year 7 to Shakespeare's Othello. Looks at Iago as the villain and Othello as the tragic hero. Differentiated slides and resources where possible, but can easily be adapted for any ability group or year. Looks at small extracts and beginning to look at how to analyse Shakespeare. Includes a formative assessment question. Starts Year 7 thinking about specifications for the new GCSEs.
Every lesson of the 8 week SOW is provided in a powerpoint and completely ready to teach; the lessons are stretching but have been proven to engage students with Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.' No need to amend - just teach straight from the powerpoints! All worksheets included.<br />
The SOW begins with drama activities to engage the class and get them used to the language/character names. As the weeks progress, the class are challenged to analyse the imagery, structure and meaning within the text. This was originally taught to a high ability Year 8 class, but could easily be used for Year 9 and even adapted for lower ability KS4.<br />
Proven to engage students with Shakespeare and raise levels.