Four lesson starter activities to use in KS3 English speaking and listening. These lesson starters provide KS3 English pupils with four open ended dramas to watch.
Consisting of four short dramas; Mum's Birthday, The Noise, Grandma&'s Junk and The Letter present students with a series of questions, in which they can work in groups to resolve each dilemma. These lesson starters include short play-scripts which are designed to help pupils discuss, debate and role play, making use of and enhancing speaking and listening skills.
<p>Three teachers share Great Lesson Ideas to boost pupils' writing skills - and all the resources you need to use these ideas.</p>
<p>The Super Sentence is a good regular KS2 activity which promotes understanding of different ways that sentences can be changed and improved. Next is The Wordscape, which stimulates students in the preparation of writing a description of a setting.</p>
<p>Then Spelling Games shows a variety of simple, fun activities, suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2, to help make spelling lessons more engaging and stimulating.</p>
<p></p><p>In this Key Stage 2 literacy ‘Lesson Starters’, suitable for Years 3-6, each of the five short video clips provides a stimulus for pupils to employ a range of persuasive writing techniques.</p> <p>The first clip takes animals as a starting point - three children show us their pets, telling us why they are wonderful and giving one or two disadvantages or problems in looking after them.</p> <p>The remaining clips focus on the local neighbourhood, pros and cons of wearing school uniform and a campaign about smoking.</p><p></p>
This programme reveals how the use of multi-sensory teaching can help dyslexic children become independent learners and boost their self esteem.
It is crucial that children with dyslexia are encouraged to believe in themselves and to become independent learners from an early age.
Kate Bodle, a specialist in teaching dyslexic children, works at Ewelme Church of England School in Oxfordshire.
She uses a multi-sensory approach. Kate explains and demonstrates the approach in this programme.
The importance of teaching continuous cursive handwriting and the need to 'overlearn' is also covered.
<p>Primary teachers share three of their best lesson ideas about data handling in Key Stage 2 maths.</p>
<p>At Cuffley School, Year 3 turn data about their favourite school meals into a human bar graph. At The Wroxham School, Year 4 are doing Olympic Maths, measuring and record long jumps, high jumps and target practice, turning data into Venn diagrams and graphs.</p>
<p>Year 3 are collecting data about time and use a Tardis in their class. The children go inside to estimate when thirty seconds has elapsed. At the end, the data is turned into a graph on the interactive whiteboard.</p>
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 variety of Literacy Tasks<br />
Word mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.<br />
Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics <br />
Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing prompts<br />
Simple Drawing Tasks<br />
Label a Pirate<br />
Sentence Strips<br />
Mapping Task<br />
A great additional resource for a pirates topic.
Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter Poems<br />
PowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse.<br />
Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform. <br />
Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition . <br />
In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication.<br />
I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively.<br />
Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems.<br />
Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com
This scheme takes the group step by step through the stages of how to write a story. It is adapted from the government initiative 'Improving Childrens Writing' getting children from level 3 to level 4. I have changed it a little, so that it is also suitable for level 2 and 3 as well. Some resources you will have to get from the government published folder 'improving childrens writing'.