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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Description of Hogwarts!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Description of Hogwarts!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make precise interpretations of the descriptive language used by J.K Rowling in her descriptions of Hogwarts in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.’ They also learn how the depiction of settings can have a profound impact upon the tone and atmosphere of a novel, and apply this understanding (along with their knowledge of the key language devices) to form their own vivid and imaginative descriptions of magical places. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: - Understanding the power of places and settings, especially the impact that they have on atmosphere and tone; - Defining each of the different types of descriptive devices, through completing an interactive group activity; - Reading extracts from the text in which Rowling describes Hogwarts, and identifying the language techniques used to paint an image of place in the minds of the readers; - Analysing the effectiveness of each of Rowling's descriptive devices; - Creating their own description of a magical place, utilising appropriate and effective descriptive devices throughout; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Cards for the Card Sorting Activity;' - Extracts from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone; - 'Inside Hogwarts' analysis worksheet; - Writing to Describe Helpsheet All resources are provided in Word (for easy editing) and PDF (to ensure formatting remains fixed between different computers). There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 8 classes, however colleagues have used them for between years 3 and 10 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Groundhog Day Writing Activity

Groundhog Day Writing Activity

Groundhog Day writing activities make the day fun, even if Phil sees his shadow. Be ready with these no prep writing sheets to engage and motivate your students. These sheets include writing prompts, fiction and non-fiction options, graphic organizers, and options for different levels and skills. These print and go pages for Groundhog Day are great for morning work, fast finishers, and as a follow-up to groundhog lessons and stories. Included 13 writing sheets designed for different levels. 3 graphic organizers for fiction and non-fiction writing ⭐This resource is included in the Groundhog Day Activities Bundle, (Groundhog Day Activities and Puzzles and Groundhog Day Writing Activities). Together they include 27 activities for grades K-3 and 13 groundhog day writing sheets with prompts and pictures. You also get three graphic organizers, a poster, and coloring sheet. Related Products • Free Emoji Back to School Craft Flip Book • Halloween Pumpkin Writing Craft • Groundhog Day Activities and Writing Bundle • Groundhog Day Activities and Puzzles • Presidents Day Writing Activity and Craft
Tammys-Toolbox
Guess Who Lives Here!

Guess Who Lives Here!

Can you guess who lives in this house? It's not the Big Bad Wolf... who could it be? Suitable for Early Years or KS1 students.
mark harland
Thinking Skills for Paragraph Writing: Improve your students writing skills

Thinking Skills for Paragraph Writing: Improve your students writing skills

This document is developed by a learning support teacher to assist teachers with improving students' thinking and writing skills. The PDF document includes the following: (1) Thinking skill strategies (2)Pre-writing strategies i.e. brainstorming, group work, vocabulary and comprehension activities. (3) Strategies for building success (4) Note talking strategies i.e. modelling and frames. (5) Constructing Paragraphs using mnemonics and conjunctions i.e. descriptive, compare-contrast, cause-effect, problem-solution paragraphs. Best wishes with helping your students to improve their writing skills. Together we can make a difference!
natclarke
Exit Slips: End of Lesson Formative Assessments

Exit Slips: End of Lesson Formative Assessments

Exit slips are written student responses to questions teachers pose at the end of a class, lesson, or even a school year. These quick, informal assessments enable teachers to quickly assess students' understanding of the material as well as their own teaching style. This amazing bundle comes with over 85 pages of ONE-OF-A-KIND and very engaging exist slips. Each style can be used for any subject area and at any level. I guarantee you will not see exit tickets of this type and quality anywhere else. Each exit slip comes in [3] three different sizes. There so many to pick from it will be hard to choose which one to use. All exit slips come with easy-to-cut templates and are in Greystone to conserve toner and ink cartridges. The following types of Exit Slips that are contained in this bundle includes the following: 3-2-1 Most Important Lesson Evaluation Check for Understanding One Lesson Reflection Exit Tickets Today’s Class Clear or Cloudy Emoji Reflection Traffic Light Puzzle Pieces Speak Your Mind Weekly Reflection Time Check Common Core – Science Common Core – Math Common Core – ELA Common Core – History Off the Grid 3 Things I learned Group Work End of Year
Taylaj42
Collaborative Portfolio

Collaborative Portfolio

What is a Collaborative Portfolio? Simply put, it's a shared writing portfolio. Students write separately for a joint topic, for example, different stories that go together in a book. Whether you have your students collaborate to produce one piece of content, or one that is a collection of their individual efforts, the possibilities for collaboration – and learning – are all there. What's in this file? This file is a Google App version and print version of a Group Portfolio Set Up. Please check out my other Writing Circle tools.
teach_n_color
Winter Olympics South Korea 2018 Mega Bundle

Winter Olympics South Korea 2018 Mega Bundle

This MEGA Winter Olympic Games Bundle has everything you need to make a fun and engagin unit before, during and after the Olympic game period. It includes 3 writing activities, math challenges, stem activities, and other fun stuff. Winter Olympics CSI: The Case of the Missing Gold Medal STEM activity This CSI themed multiplication and division activity will engage students by taking them on a journey to solve Winter Olympic Games math problems and puzzles. Students narrow down the suspects by completing the activities and marking them off from the suspect list until one person is left. Who stole the Gold Medal? This case includes Clue 1: Solving Division Problems Clue 2: True or False Multiplication Clue 3: Multiplication and Division Sequence Clue 4: Moving up and down 10's, 100's amd 1000's Clue 5: Multiplication and Division Cryptogram Winter Olympic Games South Korea PyeongChan 2018 Narrative Writing Scenario Winter Olympics in PyeongChan is upon us. This Visually stunning writing scenario takes the audience on a journey to the Olympics in first person. Included in this pack is a PowerPoint Presentation to show your students. The bigger the screen the better as these are high quality images. During the show, students discuss and fill in the 5 senses chart provided. These notes will help direct the students in their writing with a vocabulary rich story. Winter Olympic Games South Korea PyeongChan 2018 Newspaper Writing Scenario Winter Olympics in PyeongChan is upon us. This Visually stunning writing scenario takes the audience on a journey to the PyeongChan Winter Olympics as a Newspaper reporter. During this presentation an Ice Hockey game is played out, with one country accused of cheating. Everything is included in this pack to make every student successful.Photos are taken and quotes are given. Included in this pack is a PowerPoint Presentation to show your students. The bigger the screen the better as these are high quality images. During the show, students discuss and fill in the graphic organizers that are included. These notes will help direct the students in their writing with a detailed, accurate and rich story. Then complete the included newspaper templates. STEM Winter Olympic Raising the Flag 2018: Engineering Math Challenge The Winter Olympics is here This STEM challenge includes both an engineering challenge and sheets for students to work out the median, mean, range and mode in the context of creating a flag pole that raises the Olympic flag the highest. Students are asked to both record and graph their results. This challenge is perfect for the Olympic games and includes everything you need to actively engage your students in team work. Winter Olympic Games South Korea PyeongChan 2018 Word Search Find A word find with the Winter Olympic Sports to be found. A great fill in time for winter or a lead in for a bigger project. Winter Olympic Games South Korea PyeongChan 2018 Hundreds Chart Hidden Picture This fun Winter Olympic hidden picture will engage and excite your students. Everything you need is included. Just print and go. No preparation required. This pack includes 2 Olympic themed Hundreds Chart Hidden Pictures. They include the rings and the torch STEM Winter Olympic The Luge 2018: Engineering Math Challenge This STEM challenge includes both an engineering challenge and sheets for students to work out the median, mean, range and mode in the context of creating the fastest Luge.. Students are asked to both record and graph their results. This challenge is perfect for the Olympic games and includes everything you need to actively engage your students in team work.
Kiwilander