For marking off observations you have done for each child in each area, so you can see at a glance which areas/children you are lacking in observations for. I tend to colour code it to make it clearer.
This is a useful resource both for formal observations and peer obs as it allows staff to see what area they need to improve on by using sectional gradings.
Teachers /NQTs/BTs can also use the checklist on its own for self assessment and reflection on their own practice.
This observation format is for NQT's to use to observe other teachers with a focus and can be used as evidence for many of the standards.
(I have adapted this resource from one I used at the university of Roehampton)
This is a successful, completed application submitted during the time there were external assessors. Some content was written in such a way as to be a red-flag to an external assessor, demonstrating that management bullying was involved in the rejection of the application. As expected, the head turned down the threshold, and an external assessor was sent out. Because of the evidence listed (read those parts carefully as they could be of use to you!), her decision was overturned.
This is a booklet produced for parents on how mathematics is taught in primary school. It is somewhat incomplete as some parts have to be hand-drawn once you've printed it out. It is designed to be parent-friendly - put in language and visuals that parents of most abilities would understand.
It is for all primary, but does do more focus on KS2 as that has had more changes.
Do you teach the U.S. Constitution to your government or history students? I go through it every year and constantly work on ways to make it highly interesting and relevant to students -- not to mention, more understandable!
Liven up your own civics teaching this guided Constitution worksheet that takes students through the details of Article II, which covers the executive branch.
I BELIEVE IN CRITICAL THINKING
The worksheet is more than a reading comprehension activity. At key points, it asks students the application questions that are so essential to true understanding.
To complete the worksheet, students will have to do a close reading of Article II to discover key details, but then they will have to apply critical thinking skills to figure out, for example, what the Framers meant by "extraordinary measures." The Constitution uses the term without explanation; with this worksheet, students are asked to go beyond the surface of the text to reach a deeper level of understanding.
TEACHER CONVENIENCE IS NUMBER ONE WITH ME!
As a teacher myself, I know that you have plenty to do. You need support materials that make your life easier, not harder. When it comes to this Article II Constitution Worksheet, that means:
---The whole worksheet fits on one sheet of paper, front and back. This means that a set of the worksheets, used year after year if students are directed not to write on them, will take up very little space in your file cabinet.
---A full answer key is provided. It includes not just the bare answer, but also helpful ancillary information to help guide class review and discussion and keep the Constitution interesting.
GREAT WAYS TO USE THIS CONSTITUTION WORKSHEET
*For previewing or reviewing key content
*For absent work when students miss your class discussions on the key content
*As extra credit or enrichment
*As a way to differentiate instruction
*I'm sure you can think of even more!
Use these Gandhi Movie Worksheets to Bring a Modern Independence Movement to Life!
We've all been there -- wracking our brains to try to figure out how to encourage students to pay better attention during a movie. These movie worksheets will take the guesswork out of figuring out how much each student is really following along and listening when the class is watching the Academy-Award winning 1982 film Gandhi, starring Ben Kingsley in the title role.
The worksheets provide 123 unique fill-in-the-blank problems for students to complete as they watch the movie. Each of the problems requires student to pay close attention, which will of course help them learn and retain more! An added bonus is that using the worksheets will also help students better figure out who is who on-screen, since many of the dialog segments are labeled with the character's name -- no more mixing up Nehru with Jinnah, for example!
The cloze answers are far from random -- each one was specifically selected as an important history element that students should be aware of. Having students listen for and then write down these key terms such as partition and non-violence will help to draw their attention to those concepts, in essence highlighting them for the students.
I am always personally amazed by the mastery level I get from the students after using cloze worksheets like this -- when I stop the movie for the day and collect their papers, then read aloud a few of the cloze problems they solved in the last 40 minutes, a significant number of them can rattle the answers off from memory, showing that they really did learn something; the movie didn't just go in one ear and out the other.
Differentiation is Key
Because I know full well that a one-size-fits-all approach to instruction can miss more than it hits, I have provided both basic and advanced levels of the cloze worksheets.
In the case of the basic level, there are even two different worksheets for students to do. That way, if teachers want to make sure answers aren't shared from one class to another or across rows in the same class, the solution is at their fingertips.
Teacher Convenience is a MUST!
I know you're busy, so these Ghandi cloze worksheets are designed to minimize implementation time. Both advanced and basic worksheets come in two flavors: reusable and consumable.
Keywords: Gandhi, India, Indian history, Mahatma, nationalism, south Asia, Jinnah, Nehru, partition, Pakistan, British colonialism, the jewel in the crown, Raj, decolonization, de-colonization, Indian Independence, Amritsar Massacre
All good teachers know that many students respond better when they can fully immerse themselves in a topic -- but they also know that all too often, students regard a movie shown in class as "free time" or even "nap time."
To keep students on their toes and hold them accountable when watching The Help, use this comprehensive movie guide. Students are guided through the action on screen by filling out worksheets as they go -- or can be tested afterwards using the same questions. Teachers have their choice of presenting students with multiple choice questions or with more challenging free-answer versions of the questions, and to make life even better, the free-answer questions are presented on both consumable worksheets and ones designed to be re-used over and over.
Convenience Features of these The Help Movie Worksheets
For ease of use, the movie is divided into four segments -- each one has a separate worksheet. This lets teachers hold kids accountable just for the sections of the movie they were present to see.
The movie guide also contains a solid selection of discussion questions that can be used after the whole movie has been viewed. These are appropriate not just for class debates, but also for formal essays and other types of presentations.
Historical Elements featured in The Help Movie Guide
The Help is work of fiction, but the action is set in the Deep South during the Civil Rights Movement -- even touching upon the assassination of Medgar Evers. The movie makes history come alive immersing students in the world of race relations that prevailed in the South and asking important questions about both history and society.
The Help can provide an excellent introduction to a unit on the Civil Rights Era, helping students to feel connected to -- and invested in -- the events of this key period in American history.
Where to find the film that goes with these The Help Movie Worksheets
The Help is available on DVD and also on various streaming services such as Netflix. This movie guide will transform it from "just a film" into a true learning experience.
Thanks for reading this far -- I hope you download the preview and enjoy using the materials!
keywords: Civil Rights, Civil Rights Era, Mississippi, Medgar Evers, JFK, 1960s, history movies, teaching through movies, movie guides, segregation, discrimination, Jim Crow, separate but equal, separate-but-equal
60 Multiple Choice Questions on Episode 7 of America: The Story of US
America: The Story of US is a History Channel series that uses engaging imagery, powerful special effects, and a lively script to convey the story of the United States in 12 concise yet comprehensive episodes. This teaching packet covers Episode 7: “Cities," which means it covers the industrialization of America and its effects on the growing urban population.
Using any of the series’ episodes in class opens up several useful possibilities. They are so well presented that they are easily understood by students. This in turn means that episodes can actually be used as an introduction to a topic or a unit. On the other hand, they also make excellent reinforcers, so some teachers will want to show the episodes after the end of a chapter or unit for use as a review or recap.
ABOUT THIS TEACHING PACKET
I’ve kept this episode versatility in mind when making these materials. This teaching resource contains both a worksheet and a test on the episode it covers. These two components are based on different approaches to the video:
• The student viewing worksheet has 50 multiple choice questions, all presented in video order. These questions are fairly detailed. Certainly, many students will have good enough recall to be able to complete the worksheet after the episode has been shown, but because of the detailed nature of the questions, some teachers may want to use the worksheet as a “during-viewing” activity that will help students track information and stay on task
• The 10-question test, on the other hand, is designed to help students synthesize the episode’s information and see larger patterns that span different sections of it. My intent when writing the test was to focus solely on the “big issues” that arise from the targeted timespan of American history. Students who have paid attention to the video should definitely have mastered these basic, fundamental issues from the targeted time period. All test questions are also multiple choice.
• Two answer keys are provided for all questions. One is designed for fast grading. The other one provides the full context of question and answer to help teachers review material out loud or facilitate class discussions of the material.
DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION POSSIBILITIES
Because the worksheet and test take these different approaches, teachers can also use them to differentiate instruction.
keywords: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, immigration, Andrew Carnegie, steel, Bessemer process, skyscrapers, Flatiron building, urban crime, sanitation, Jacob Riis, tenements, Thomas Edison, light bulb, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, worker safety regulations