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National storytelling week - dynamic story generator powerpoint

National storytelling week - dynamic story generator powerpoint

Children choose the course of the story in this dynamic story-telling PowerPoint. I originally wrote this for an assembly in National Storytelling Week and had huge fun with the whole school choosing which characters, setting and plot developments to follow. The children showed me via hands on heads or crossed arms which options they wanted to pick. The children were incredibly excited and engaged; I really enjoyed the assembly. If you miss off the first two slides about National Storytelling Week, this resource could also be used in an English lesson to look at story structure, character, setting and/or the use of descriptive language, e.g. adjectives and similes. Or simply use it in class as an enjoyable story to revisit and retell, allowing the children to make different choices to build a different story. I've tested the PowerPoint thoroughly (including in assembly and at home with my own daughter!) as there are a lot of action buttons to click on that lead you to the next slide in the chosen story. However, if I've missed anything, please do contact me via TES conversations and I will straighten it out asap. PS The fonts don't look very good on the preview pane on the TES website, but should be fine when downloaded. I created the resource using PowerPoint 2016.
Katharine7
The Twits  simplified story,  activities, cooking and worksheets for KS2, EFL, TEFL, Summer camp

The Twits simplified story, activities, cooking and worksheets for KS2, EFL, TEFL, Summer camp

Day 3 of my Roald Dahl themed summer camp (originally taught to Korean EFL students) It includes: *A simplified version of the story using Quentin Blake illustrations. * A memory game based on food items found in Mr Twit's beard and worksheet. *Scavenger Hunt worksheet and clues (which are printed and hidden around the school- the first pair to find all the words win!) *Birds Nest Crispy Cakes Recipe *Mrs Twit's spaghetti toasties recipe *Wordsearch and colouring page
lofford1
James and the Giant Peach  board game, art and cooking activities KS2 summer camp EFL TEFL

James and the Giant Peach board game, art and cooking activities KS2 summer camp EFL TEFL

Day 2 of my Roald Dahl themed Summer Camp (originally for Korean EFL students) Includes: * A short summary of the story- using images from the film and Quentin Blake illustrations * A board game and counters that I made (the same rules as 'snakes and ladders') *Team activity 'Egg Drop' where students must construct a contraption using art supplies to protect their egg when it is dropped from a window. *Instructions to make decorative peach ornaments out of string, paint, balloons and PVA glue (original idea found on pinterest) *Links to recipes for making cookies, peach trifle, ladybird cracker snacks and peach pancakes. *Wordsearch and colouring worksheet. Day 1 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' activities and worksheets are available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory-summer-camp-worksheets-cooking-and-fun-activities-ks2-efl-tefl-11818679?theme=1
lofford1
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  summer camp, worksheets, cooking and fun activities KS2 EFL TEFL

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory summer camp, worksheets, cooking and fun activities KS2 EFL TEFL

This was Day 1 of my Roald Dahl themed EFL summer camp. It includes art activities, games and cooking ideas based on the book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.The day followed this plan: Introduction 1. Introduce the story and characters 2. Students use the worksheet to draw themselves in the style of Quentin Blake and write about their favourite things. 3. Allocate students into teams and they introduce themselves to the rest of their team. Team Games 1. Chocolate relay Race - Students must run to unwrap the chocolate twix bar and then feed it to the next person in their team. 2. Balloon Popping Game - In teams students must throw the darts to try and pop the balloons. The team to pop the most wins points. 3. Golden Egg and Spoon Race - Students must race around the room, against the other team, whilst balancing an egg on a spoon. If they drop the egg they must restart and go again. The winning team wins points. 4. Design a candy -Introduce different ingredients (unscramble the letters for EFL) -Taste Test (students try to describe what they are eating whilst blindfolded) - Introduce Willy Wonka’s strange inventions. - In teams the students must think of a new type of chocolate bar/candy. -Students draw and describe their invention using the worksheet and make posters. - Teams present their invention to the rest of the class (my personal favourites were flying insect sweets and 'King Candy' that tasted like gold and made you feel like royalty for an hour... kids can be so imaginative!) -The most interesting new candy invention will win points. Art and Crafts 1. Clay Photo frames -Using coloured card, PVA glue, paints and clay students decorate their individual photo frames. 2. Photobooth Props - Students make props and costumes for the photobooth- including small hats, funny hairstyles, bowties, cut out candy bars and golden tickets on sticks that they can hold and pose with. A group photo is then chosen and printed to go in the frame as a fun reminder of the camp. Cooking 1. Willy Wonka Bread - Students spread butter or Nutella onto their sliced bread and decorate with sprinkles. These sandwiches can be cut into shapes and eaten.. - As they eat their sandwiches students can watch the movie with subtitles. - If they finish early or don’t want to watch the movie they can complete the wordsearch worksheet. 2. Chocolate fondue and fruit slices on sticks. 3. Wonka fudge and Oompa Loompa cheesecake pops- I found these online and have included images and links to the recipes in the ppt. 4. Augustus Gloop Chocolate Slime -Again found online. I did not have time to try this with my students but there is a link to the instructions. *Not edible!
lofford1
Create a Superhero

Create a Superhero

Contains a PowerPoint which guides children through the different features of a superhero and helps them to create their own superhero. Uses examples and video links throughout the presentation to aid the children. Also contains 2 Superhero templates: a male and a female one. Perfect for introducing a topic on superheroes and as part of an art lesson.
HollywoodR95
Quilted Story Blocks from "The Quiltmaker's Gift"

Quilted Story Blocks from "The Quiltmaker's Gift"

This .pdf contains complete directions for making each block featured in "The Quiltmaker's Gift" byJeff Brumbeau and Gail De Marcken. Each block is 9" square, making it easy to create a fun quilt for your students to study. Help them to see that different fabrics in the same pattern can yield different appearances. If you haven't read this heartwarming book about giving and caring, you're in for a treat! This should be on the shelf of every K-2 classroom. And the completed quilt can be used as a reward - get 10 stars on your reward chart and you get to be wrapped in a quilt on a cold day in January! If you don't quilt, perhaps you have some eager room moms who can help! A unique project for World Book Day!
renee2181
12 Assemblies!!

12 Assemblies!!

A wide variety of assemblies and songs! -Dilemmas Assembly -Kind Hands, Kind Words Assembly -4 Assembly songs with lyrics -Fantastic Mr. Fox Assembly script -Honesty Assembly -Iron Man Assembly/production -Alphabet Assembly -Friends Assembly -Work Together, Learn Together Assembly -Teeth and Healthy Eating Assembly -The 7 Continents Assembly
mark harland
Reading Comprehension Strategies Corner Bookmarks

Reading Comprehension Strategies Corner Bookmarks

Reading comprehension corner bookmarks help students use questions and strategies to make meaningful connections to any book. They are easy to make and fun to use. Each bookmark has a writing prompt that requires students to actively use the text. They illicit higher level thinking skills and improve comprehension. Students can write on the back and mark the place in the book for later reference and sharing. These are great for literacy centers, book circles, book clubs, and anytime. These bookmarks encourage students to make personal connections with the text, visualize, predict, infer, and summarize information. They make a great activity to send home. Use the blank template to create labels and organize reading assignments. What’s included ➠30 different corner bookmark templates in black and white. Each template has a different strategy or writing prompt and visual directions for assembly. ➠1 blank template to create individualized bookmarks. ➠5 book report templates to use as extension activities. ➠Easy to follow visual directions on each page. ➠Teaching tips and activity ideas. ➠List of writing prompts/questions for planning.
Tammys-Toolbox
New Home for a Pirate

New Home for a Pirate

New Home for a Pirate complete PPT. 1-2 weeks activities * Writing opportunities * Map design and instructions * Sense boards Ideal for a Pirate Topic.
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