Bring poetry to life. <br />
A complete unit of work to introduce KS3 students to a wide range of great poetry, from dub poetry performance to Shakespeare's sonnets. <br />
See the plan here to get an overview of the unit: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ks3-poetry-whole-complete-scheme-unit-of-work-11173132<br />
Each lesson has a Powerpoint presentation and an accompanying worksheet. Included are lesson objectives, pre-starters, starters, learning activities, application of learning, and plenaries. Differentiation and extension are included where appropriate.<br />
Lessons are designed to generate lots of thinking and discussion. Some have carefully structured group work, some ask students to perform, some are based on images from art - each lesson is different and engaging. Students learn as much from writing their own poems as from analysing poems in detail.<br />
Also featured are materials to help students achieve their best in an extended essay, which would form a natural assessment activity.<br />
Most importantly, everything is easily editable, so you can make it your own. It is complete as it is, but each teacher is different, so it can be used as a foundation for your own planning.
Apostrophes! Why do so many of us get them wrong?<br />
In Year 2 children are expected to use contractions accurately, and in Year 4 they are expected to understand possessive apostrophes as well.<br />
This extended lesson on apostrophes is suitable for Years 4, 5 and 6. It would also be an ideal revision tool for the Year 6 Grammar Test.<br />
First, children are given the chance to revisit prior learning through the fun warm up game 'The Memory Test'.<br />
Following that, they will learn about possessive apostrophes and common misconceptions during the presentation.<br />
When they are ready, the two player game 'Apostrophe Abduction' will provide them with plenty of challenge.<br />
26 pages of fun activities giving practice in maths for Easter!<br />
Produce colourful maths-themed decorations for the classroom or to take home!<br />
Easter Egg sequencing. Differentiated.<br />
Complete sequences by drawing and colouring easter eggs<br />
Easter Egg colour by numbers<br />
Practice multiplication and Addition and create colourful patterns<br />
My Easter Basket<br />
Practice in using money to purchase flowers and mini-eggs. Create an Easter basket to take home.<br />
Rabbit Multiplication<br />
A card game giving practice in multiplying two or three numbers<br />
Little Lost Lambs<br />
A game based on “Battleships” to practice the use of coordinates<br />
Easter Egg symmetry<br />
Make attractive patterns while exploring reflective symmetry<br />
Easter Bonnet Listening Exercise<br />
Listen carefully to the instructions to produce a coloured poster. <br />
Easter Egg Algebra<br />
Match the eggs with the cups by performing simple algebra.<br />
Counting Eggs<br />
Problem solving sheets for KS2<br />
Rabbit Run<br />
Find the quickest routes for the rabbits to get the food.<br />
English Teaching Resources: Complex Sentences is a 14 slide PowerPoint resource designed to help teach students how to build complex sentences to improve writing from KS2 to KS4. The resource can be tweaked, edited and differentiated to suit your teaching needs and is easy to update over time. English Teaching Resources: Complex Sentences is a very helpful resource which can be used with pupils from a range of abilities:<br />
Definition and examples of a complex sentence<br />
How to recognise the main clause in a complex sentence<br />
How to spot the subordinate clause in complex sentences<br />
How to use the main and subordinate clause to create complex sentences
A bundle of the following resources, each with reditable versions for analysis, synthesis and evaluation:<br />
Higher order question starters written on speech bubbles (plain)<br />
As above, but with lines and question marks to write on/laminate and write on etc.<br />
Higher order question sheet with question starters on for each area - analysis, synthesis and evaluation<br />
Really handy for guided reading activities, topic displays, science investigations... anything you like!
The GCSE English Question Generator presents 101 challenging questions mapped to the curriculum that students can select at random to discuss.<br />
You can use it as a starter activity, as a plenary, a revision tool or midway through a lesson to energise students and stretch their thinking.<br />
The toolkit is complete, self-contained and ready-to-use. Simply play from the fourth slide and invite students to pick a button at random. Each one reveals a different question which will get students thinking deeply about the subject.<br />
The GCSE English Question Generator will give your lessons a new dimension, motivating and engaging the students you teach!
This pack contains three PPTs on A View from the Bridge.<br />
1- Background PPT<br />
2- A PPT of over 150 slides to be used in class with lessons<br />
3- A PPT to help pupils write an essay on A View from the Bridge<br />
The pack also contains a document with examination style questions.
'Look Closer' at an animal news report. Questions ask pupils to find facts, read between the lines & think about the way journalists have written the story. Useful SATs practice - answers reference AF strand (2-7) of question é give e.g. answers é suggested levels (3-5). 'Up close with a whale shark ', is from Animal News, First News, 30/9/11. For more information about First News, the weekly children’s newspaper and the weekly resources, visit www.firstnews.co.uk/teachers
Look Closer is part of the First News children's newspaper resource package for subscribers to six or more weekly copies of the newspaper. Download this example based on Issue 266 of the newspaper for free. Look Closer encourages pupils to look closer at one article in the week's newspaper and analyse it in-depth with questions based on the assessment focus strands. Useful for SATs practice. Teacher Answers and suggested levels also included.
An in-depth look into the aspects of a newspaper report. The features are annotated on an actual sports news story that appeared in First News. These include: headline, lead paragraph, quote, captions, inverted pyramid and more. Use as a reference guide sheet for spotting similar features in other news stories. All First News stories are written for 7 to 14 year olds - the weekly paper is available on news stands or by subscription every Friday..
Children loved making pizzas at our Italian pizza class. Resources have been exported from an Activ-primary flip-chart. (Which also includes Italian Pizzeria style music.) Fun to play when the children are making their pizzas or working. If you would like original please message me.
Check out my other resources at - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/jreadshaw
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.
Three differentiated worksheets, suitable for Year 1 & 2 pupils.
1 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and lines underneath for able writers to write each part of the story.
2 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and parts of the story with gaps for pupils to fill in.
3 - Complete storyboard in the wrong order for less able pupils to cut out and sequence.
Line drawings of Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions for use with explanation texts. I traced these myself, from screen captures, for use with a Year 4 class, for them to annotate and label, for use with writing explanation texts.
A Christmas Cardomatic