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300 generic activities.  Create lessons in seconds!

300 generic activities. Create lessons in seconds!

Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks(This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers - it's the most useful planning tool ever!) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there!Many thanksCopyright T.TaylorNOTE: Following its success in the summer sale, I have decided to keep the sale price - so grab a bargain! Used to be £5. Many thanks.

By whizzbangbang

British Culture game

British Culture game

A fun, PowerPoint-based "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" activity to introduce/revise British Culture topics for ESL/EFL learners. Fully customisable: add or modify your own questions and answers. The questions are written for (young) adults but could easily be modified for children.

By eric111

'Class win or fail' revision game. Suitable for everything!!

'Class win or fail' revision game. Suitable for everything!!

Hi,This is a creative and engaging game. There are 15 timed questions - they are all linked to the main slide. The purpose - if the class get 12 or more correct, they win the reward. If they get less than 12, they get the punishment!Be careful - each questions has a countdown timer!This is adaptable to any subject, for any age by simply over-typing the questions. This is the easiest and most engaging way to have a revision quiz!!EnjoyCopyright M Willetts

By Boosteration

The Merchant of Venice - translating the words

The Merchant of Venice - translating the words

The contents of this Powerpoint presentation are as follows:Author backgroundBackground of setting- VeniceFamous speeches and translationsDiscussion and writing promptsAdapting a scene for modern dayTranslated court sceneCut out mask template

By LearnersLabyrinth

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The Secret River

The Secret River

A usefl group of resources including the book, the writer's notes, summaries, IGCSE exam sample questions.

By vkondou

The Secret River

The Secret River

This is a selection of information based on The Secret River. I used this as a discussion point with my IGCSE pupils studying the 0486 syllabus.

By vkondou

Differentiated Christmas Comprehension for Song 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day' by Wizzard

Differentiated Christmas Comprehension for Song 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day' by Wizzard

This is a comprehension to use in English to jazz up your lessons when approaching Christmas. I would recommend it for (a high) year 2 and higher. It is based on the song 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day' by Wizzard which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx4Cyhf_neUThere are four differentiated sheets with the lyrics of the songs and questions underneath. -Extended level: Retrieval and higher order thinking questions (Why, What does it mean..., Which word tells you that...)- Core: Focused more on simple retrieval from the text.- Lower Core/Nurture: Simple retrieval from the text but scaffolded multiple choice for half of the questions.- Nurture, SEN, EAL: Using the song and text children write words to match picture (vocab), find adjectives used to describe things and draw scenes from the song/label them.

By JennyHelmer

CINEMA & THEATRE

CINEMA & THEATRE

Worksheet combining reading, vocabulary as well as writing exercise. All on the topic of cinema, films, theatre. Main focus is on vocabulary.

By Olynj

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AQA GCSE English Language and Literature Bundle

AQA GCSE English Language and Literature Bundle

Collection of resources for teaching AQA GCSE English Language and Literature.Includes:SOW for An Inspector CallsPowerpoints for Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing English Language analysis pieces

By mp06

Marking time-buster. 50 ideas

Marking time-buster. 50 ideas

You will save countless hours of marking time with these ingenious ideas. INSTEAD OF......(common mistake), try................(new time saving solution!)These are highly praised and have been adopted at whole-school levels. 50 great ideas with scanned examples (If you search '300 lesson activities - you will see that my products are popular here on TES. This product is just as good!).

By whizzbangbang

ESL speaking prompts: leisure, sports and the arts

ESL speaking prompts: leisure, sports and the arts

This resource is aimed at international students learning English and provides some visual prompts of hobbies and activities as well as questions on this topic e.g. 'How much free time do people have in the UK? '; 'Do they go to performances/art galleries/museums etc.? 'It could be used as a gentle introduction to talking about leisure specifically within the UK, for ESOL/citizenship-related classes. It could also be used as a fun way to introduce one of the IELTS speaking topics.

By Jayne890

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Justin Bieber - Love Yourself Language Analysis

Justin Bieber - Love Yourself Language Analysis

An engaging exercise designed to get pupils to engage in the use of language, both literal and figurative, in Justin Bieber's song 'Love Yourself'. Useful for all ability ranges as allows for a variety of depth to be explored with regards to techniques and effect.

By mp06

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End of Term: Easter 2017: Television and theme tunes:  Quiz (x 3):

End of Term: Easter 2017: Television and theme tunes: Quiz (x 3):

Television and theme tunes (x 3)Three PowerPoint based quizzes about television.1 and 2: Quizzes about TV programmes; people and characters.Questions on:• Cartoons• Game shows• Soaps• Comedy• Soaps• Science fiction• Reality shows• Talent showsThere are 60 questions in total.Each question is in multi parts.The points available for each are shown in brackets besides each part.3. A quiz where contestants have to name well known theme tunes.

By tinpot

300 generic lesson activities and 50 marking time-busters. Make life easy!!

300 generic lesson activities and 50 marking time-busters. Make life easy!!

BUNDLE:Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks (This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers - it's the most useful planning tool ever!) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there!There are also 50 marking ideas that will bust your marking-time - some ingenious stuff!These are my two most popular files, bundled together to save you money and hassle! Many thanks Copyright T.Taylor

By whizzbangbang

Rudolph's song

Rudolph's song

THANK´S to www.Littlestorybug.com for inspiring me. Ms. Tracey invented this song, I just changed some words in order to teach my kids this Christmas song, the colors and the verb TO BE.- There are also worksheets : Complete the lyrics with colors and the Present Simple form of the verb ,,TO BE’’

By Liana2013

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ALL YEAR 7 AND 8 HISTORY LESSONS IN ONE BIG BUNDLE!

ALL YEAR 7 AND 8 HISTORY LESSONS IN ONE BIG BUNDLE!

Here you get over 100 fully-prepared, buzzy lessons. They all have a very simple plan, resources, images, worksheets and such like all embedded into 120 easy-to-follow PowerPoints. The PowerPoints are even numbered so you can just follow the course through from start-to-finish!Each file is a FULL lesson and includes:Easy to follow lesson planPrintable resourcesVery engaging slides Audio and visualUsing my degree-level computer skills, I have made these resources to be very slick and visually appealing. These are high quality resources that have helped me to be rated as 'Outstanding' in every observation.Please grab a bargain!(I've also added some other popular files for good measure)

By Boosteration

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Christmas Advent Calendar Assembly

Christmas Advent Calendar Assembly

Christmas Advent Calendar Assembly25 pictures representing 25 aspects of Christmas. Each has a short accompanying explanation plus ten carols.Cast size is 26 - Narrator plus 25 children; but this script can also be used by a year group - additional children used to read lines from The Night Before Christmas, additional jokes (available from free section) and the acting out of a mini Nativity play at the end - Dec. 20 - 25.Duration around 15 - 20 minutes - easily adjustable up (extra jokes, carols, etc) or down. Reading Time: Approx 5 - 10 minutes Other Christmas scripts written by Sue Russell available off TES and www.plays-r-ussell.com Sample TextCast: Narrator plus Children showing ‘Window pictures’ for 25 Calendar Days: December 1 – 25 (See Production Notes at the end for list of days/accompanying pictures that children will hold up)Music 1 Once in Royal David’s City(First verse sung by soloist and then rest of children joining in, as whole cast files in)Narrator: Good morning and welcome to our Assembly on(Children holding up Advent Calendars)Whole Cast: Christmas Advent Calendars!Narrator: So. Let’s start with the meaning of Advent.(Child 1 holds up picture of Advent Wreath with 4 Candles)Child 1: Advent comes from the Latin word ‘adventus’ meaning arrival - the arrival of Christmas through the birth of Christ. The wreath is a symbol of never-ending love, and the 4 candles represent the 4 Sundays before Christmas.(Child 2 holds up picture of a Christmas tree, covered in lights)Child 2: The Christmas tree represents everlasting life. The needles point up to heaven and the lights are the stars of heaven.(Child 3 holds up picture of Christmas decorations)Child 3: We put up Christmas decorations in our homes.(Child 4 holds up picture of Holly and Ivy)Child 4: These include such greenery as Holly and Ivy.Music 2 The Holly and the Ivy(Whole cast singing)(Child 5 holds up picture of Poinsettia)Child 5: The Poinsettia is a traditional Christmas plant from Mexico where a legend tells of the miracle of some weeds turning into beautiful red, star-shaped plants when they were placed on an altar near the baby Jesus.

By suesplays

Scotland Information and Worksheets for EAL/ESL/ELL/ELD

Scotland Information and Worksheets for EAL/ESL/ELL/ELD

This photocopiable /printable booklet provides general information about Scotland, Scottish people and Scottish culture. It is suitable for use with students who are learning English and who have reached the emergent/consolidating stage. The content of the information section, could prove to be interesting and useful for new arrivals to Scotland, as it combines some geographical and historical details with current facts. It could also be a useful source of information for native English speakers when doing a project on Scotland. At the beginning, the booklet contains a Map of Scotland and general information. Some further details about the following are also included:Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scottish People, National Emblems / Symbols / Flags, Dancing, Religion, Currency, Food and Drinks, Some Animals and Birds you might see in Scotland, Famous People, Famous Songs, Famous Actors, Famous Singers, Scottish Television Chefs, Famous Scottish People, Famous Scottish Sports’ people, Famous Authors, The Scottish Government, Special Days, Sports in Scotland, Airports, Scottish Counties Map, Region Map of Scotland, 2 Project Book Front Covers (Piper and Flags)The worksheets included are in the form of 4 quizzes, 3 true or false worksheets (with answers) and 6 cloze exercises.

By mcgowanfg

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Great Britain Assembly or Class Play

Great Britain Assembly or Class Play

Great Britain Assembly or Class PlayThis play was written in celebration of Great Britain as a country - its culture and its people. It combines coverage of serious achievements, past and present, with a humorous look at Britain’s heritage. Narrated by Queen Elizabeth I (with a little help from her number II, 4 centuries on!) this play aims to present as comprehensive a picture as possible of what it is to be British - quirks and all! Sue Russell has included mention of at least 35 Great Britons in order to capture just a little of Britain’s national character. This play on Great Britain (found in All Things British collection in www.plays-r-ussell.com) is one of a set Sue Russell has written on different countries (England, Scotland, Wales, Holland, Australia, France, Spain, Malta, India and Africa).Cast Size – 30 (easily adaptable up or down)Duration: 20 – 30 minutes ExtractElizabeth 1: I take it back! Who are this rowdy lot?Shakespeare: It's something called Football, m'lady. A strange national pastime, and for some, total obsession! Who would have thought kicking a ball around a rectangular strip of grass could inspire such passion!Drake: Far livelier than bowls, that's for sure!Shakespeare: And there's no way a game of football could be interrupted..Elizabeth I: (Incredulously) Not even if your country was being invaded?(Referee chasing two footballers, blowing his whistle)Shakespeare: Probably not! Nobody would dare to stand in the path of(Each fan steps forward, waving team scarf)Man. Utd fan: Manchester United!Chelsea fan: Chelsea!(Exit)(Another referee runs past, chasing two rugby players)Elizabeth I: Hey! Wait a minute! The ball changed shape!Shakespeare: That's because they're playing rugby, m'lady!Elizabeth I: Rugby?Drake: Another popular sport. Though let's not forget ...(Cricketer, clad in ‘whites' steps forward, only to be jostled by the rugby players, running past again)Cricketer: (Indignantly) Hey, I say!Rugby player: Get outta the way!Cricketer: (Exploding) Well, of all the .... That's simply not cricket!(Exit Cricketer and rugby players)(Tennis player in ‘whites' steps forward, brandishing tennis racket)Tennis player: Anyone for tennis?(Exit)(Next lines delivered in the finest ‘upper class' accents)(Two ‘rowers' row past, with fans carrying ‘University of Cambridge' and ‘University of Oxford' banners)(Rower 1 accidentally knocks Rower 2 on the head with his oar)Rower 1: Sorry, old chap! Far too busy trying to win this confounded race!Rower 2: Steady on, old chap! There's a way to go yet!

By suesplays

Utopia Lesson! (Includes Prezi presentation link)

Utopia Lesson! (Includes Prezi presentation link)

A task based lesson in which students create their own Utopia. Students first learn vocabulary such as Utopia, population, currency, religion, imports/exports, cultural events and climate. Students then discuss the pros and cons of life in America and life in their home countries. In this case, the home country is South Korea, but the lesson could be easily edited to include information about life in countries other than the U.S. and South Korea. Students make a list of three good and three bad things about their home countries, and talk about how they might change their home country in two different ways. The lesson culminates in a group task where students team up in groups of 2-4 and create their own Utopia by answering questions about their made up country on the Utopia Worksheet. Students can then design a visual of their country using a blank Utopia map (a map of Switzerland). A link to a Prezi presentation file is in the Utopia Lesson plan

By Freshking

Rap (music)

Rap (music)

Rap, Music, Culture, Ring, hearing, Featured, dance, text, reading, task, progect

By Olynj

400 Years of Shakespeare - Fun Study Multi Pack (Bundle)

400 Years of Shakespeare - Fun Study Multi Pack (Bundle)

A mega 66 slide resource for Shakespeare.It contains :Key Monologues/ Speeches Trivia Flashcards for displayOne 'All the World’s a Stage' and one 'Shakespeare Timeline' Poster, Drama Project Task Cards, Simple Fun Quiz CardsRomeo and Juliet / Twelfth Night / Julius Caesar modern day transcripts plus activities.Great for an introduction to Shakespeare at KS2, for fun revision at KS3, suitable for SEN / ESL / IGCSE/ GCSEA full term's work here.

By LearnersLabyrinth