Engaging ideas for the end of term

Make the most of the last few weeks of term with this collection of engaging one-off lessons for secondary English classes.

Tes Resources Team

Students having fun with end of term activities

Fun, skills-focused lesson ideas to help you round off learning in style

If you're not quite ready for the end of the term yet but want to catch your students' attention with some one-off, engaging lesson ideas and have some fun with your subject, we are here to help. Have a look at these hand-picked resources, designed to inject some excitement into your lessons and help you - and your students - arrive at the end of term smiling!

Lower secondary KS3 resources

English Games & Activities Fun Freebie
BrilliantlyLit

English Games & Activities Fun Freebie

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When even your most academic students are thinking more about the weekend ahead than about the finer points of your brilliant lesson, then bring on these educational games! There are games for individuals, team games, mini writing activities, silly speeches and riddles to solve. If you and your stud...
Poetry Bingo
TeachingWEase

Poetry Bingo

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Challenge your pupils to recognise poetry themed definitions with this bingo game. There are 30 different boards; enough for every child in your class. Definitions: acrostic, alliteration, assonance, ballad, couplet, free verse, haiku, half-rhyme, internal rhyme, kenning, limerick, metaphor, na...
Whodunnit? Mystery Lesson
kizzy2801

Whodunnit? Mystery Lesson

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A lesson with lots of activities to find out: whodunnit? YOU NEED BOTH THE POWERPOINT AND THE WORD DOCUMENT! - There was a problem with the 1st activty (letter) which I have now sorted out. Hope you all enjoy and please comment and rate the powerpoint if you have the time! Thanks!
Creative Writing Board Game: Creative Dice-ing!
BreathingSpace

Creative Writing Board Game: Creative Dice-ing!

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Roll the dice and create something amazing! This is a roll the dice board game for Creative Writing. It consists of a vibrant grid full of images, words and phrases to provoke outside-the-box thinking and writing! Students roll the dice to choose a genre, then roll again moving...

Upper secondary KS4 resources

Macbeth Quotations Game and Revision Worksheet
NovelTeachingUK

Macbeth Quotations Game and Revision Worksheet

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Includes: * A worksheet with significant quotes from 'Macbeth'. *(My students stuck this in their books and revised it for homework in preparation for the lesson. It also has a colour-code key, so students can highlight the quotations in relation to each of the key themes of the play.)* * A pow...
GCSE unseen poem - fun active way to investigate an unseen poem.
gobadine

GCSE unseen poem - fun active way to investigate an unseen poem.

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This is a detective activity to analyse an unseen poem - it takes all lesson and has students working through sections to help them work through the skills analysing an unseen poem. Learning Objective - to investigate a poem and using the skills they know solve the questions in the police report. ...
Poetry English Escape Room
Cre8tive Resources

Poetry English Escape Room

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Poetry English Digital Escape Room for KS3 or KS4 English students. This escape room has taken between 15 -20 hours to create from scratch. The Escape Room follows a detective agency theme where students will have to solve a series of puzzles based around the English topic of Poetry. As well as s...