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Clones- Original Poetry for KS3/4

Clones- Original Poetry for KS3/4

This is an original poem with accompanying PowerPoint , questions , follow up work and worksheets.Ideal for IGCSE /GCSE English prep, it encourages discussion of poetry, identity and provides opportunity for writing.

By LearnersLabyrinth

Reading Comprehension and Activities Bundle - Presentations, Lesson Plans, Grammar/Word focus, Differentiated Worksheets

Reading Comprehension and Activities Bundle - Presentations, Lesson Plans, Grammar/Word focus, Differentiated Worksheets

A total of 6 sets of reading comprehension packs containing comprehension questions, differentiated worksheets, beginning to write a playscript, grammar and word level work using the short story texts. - All stories are presented on PowerPoint for whole class activities - Grammar focus - Sentence work - Word level work - Creative writing Have a look at the individual packs for more information. Use each one throughout the year as your class progress. Also included a sample of one my free resources on dictation with audio and teacher's notes.

By Ro_Milli0110

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Shakespeare Day 2017

Shakespeare Day 2017

Shakespeare Day 2017Two PowerPoint presentations with quizzes:1. Shakespeare: A mini biography2. Shakespeare: The 16th Century theatre; the language of Shakespeare; movies and TV based on Shakespeare

By CollEd

Poetry Into Drama

Poetry Into Drama

This 21 slide resource looks at three poems: The Listeners, I wandered Lonely as a Cloud and Jabberwocky. It focuses on how students can take a poem or part of a poem and turn it into a scene to be acted out.There are guideline questions and worksheet templates.

By LearnersLabyrinth

ESL summer camp songs and indoor games collection

ESL summer camp songs and indoor games collection

This resource is a collection of songs and games suitable for use at an ESL summer camp, or any summer camp.It consists of 5 pages of song words (some with actions) gleaned from the Internet and camp experience, as well as 7 pages of games instructions for indoor games (although many could be played outside as well).The objective of these activities is to get the children talking and using English in a fun way without being aware of doing so.Most of the songs and games could be used in an English-first-language environment very successfully.

By mbrizz

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

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Macbeth - The Whole Play

Macbeth - The Whole Play

This bundle comprises individual powerpoints on each Act, a wide range of engaging activities, background, context, thematic and character tasks, extract analysis with a supported framework to access this part of the exams: everything you need to teach this text in an active and engaging way. Bundle price is reduced to encourage those who have bought a stand alone Act to still feel they are getting good value when buying the bundle. Enjoy!

By joannammarsh

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Macbeth Act 3

Macbeth Act 3

An in depth study of Act 3 of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. This is designed for GCSE teaching and includes a range of activities including: guided extract analysis, creative activities (Shakespearean Mannequin Challenge!), links to Transactional Writing on the Language specification, prompts to consider structure and structural devices, clozed activities and a range of extension tasks for more able students. This is 6-8 hours of teaching and includes everything students need to know for their exams in an accessible and fun format.

By joannammarsh

Writing a News Article

Writing a News Article

Included in this are two PowerPoints (one for HA, one for LA), both on the topic of writing a News Article. They both take students' through the information they might need for an article and give a possible structure for how to set it out. These are suitable for students in KS3 or 4, and can be easily adapted to suit your needs.

By Sazo123

Shakespeare Month

Shakespeare Month

This 12 slide presentation is a little GCSE (IGCSE) fun for April as that month commemorates the bard's birth. There are several questions and topics for debate ( Macbeth was justified/ Shakespeare would never win an Oscar today) and a name the quote/ speaker/ play slide.Have fun with Shakespeare this month!

By LearnersLabyrinth

Emotions and Feelings Word Wall

Emotions and Feelings Word Wall

This set includes 15 words (each on its own card). Each emotion word has a matching picture right on the word card. The following words are found in this set: angry, anxious, bored, confident, disappointed, frightened, embarrassed, happy, hurt, interested, jealous, sad, satisfied, surprised, and thoughtful. These are great for letting students play with and use if they are having a hard time identifying how they feel in certain situations. Each page has three word cards and they are to be printed on 8.5 x 11 (letter) sized paper. Grades 1-3.Nyla's Crafty Teaching

By TeacherNyla

'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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Edexcel GCSE (9-1) 19th Century Fiction Scheme - Speaking and Listening Requirements

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) 19th Century Fiction Scheme - Speaking and Listening Requirements

A PowerPoint designed to inform students as to the requirements and key criteria for the new Edexcel (9-1) Speaking and Listening Element. From this, students can easily go on to plan and prepare for their presentation.* The task details can be easily changed or adapted depending on the ability of the group or a specific school policy on S&L at GCSE.

By Sazo123

Book review sheet! Story map plan

Book review sheet! Story map plan

A worksheet for pupils to easily review the books they have read. Can be used as a back to school task after a holiday, or as a class task after completing a book. Great for collecting ideas with creative writing

By georgia_katherine

Proverbs and idiomatic phrases

Proverbs and idiomatic phrases

Turn over a new leaf and get to the bottom of some well known proverbs and idiomatic phrases, Students will enjoy matching the sayings to their meanings and even acting out such phrases as "Donald Trump doesn't sit on the fence" or "I wouldn't be seen dead wearing pink".This resource will be useful in those times when you want to have fun with the English language and demonstrate how peculiar some of our sayings really are...Suitable for ages 10+

By jlimb

The complete AQA pack

The complete AQA pack

All of my resources for AQA's English Language and English Literature exams covered. In one nice neat pack.

By streetno9

Hansel and Gretel DRAMA UNIT (5 x 60 min lessons) NO PREP!

Hansel and Gretel DRAMA UNIT (5 x 60 min lessons) NO PREP!

Students explore the story of Hansel and Gretel through guided drama activities. NO PREP REQUIRED! This curriculum aligned drama unit has 5 x 60 minute detailed lesson plans with extension and differentiation activities. A perfect and engaging way to explore a well loved story. INCLUDES:- 5 x 60 Minute Detailed Lesson Plans based on Hansel and Gretel- Scene Starter Cards- Additional and Extension ActivitiesKEY VOCABULARY: Movement. Freeze. Voice. Characters. Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. Scene. Facial Expression. Emotion. Gestures. Sound Effects. Drama Machine. Soundscape. Feelings.UNIT AIMS: Students explore the story ‘Hansel and Gretel’ through guided drama activities. Students develop drama skills: creating, responding and performing throughout various guided drama experiences.Students:- Visualise a world and respond to text (psycho drama)- Relate parts of the story to personal experiences- Put themselves in someone else’s shoes and describe a characters feelings- Respond to directions- Use movement, facial expression and gesture to convey meaning and show emotions- Create soundscapes- Collaborate with peers to create scenes and contribute ideas- Contribute to guided drama experiences- Develop creative ideas- Practice rhymes from the storyFor more drama resources visit my store! Happy teaching!

By drama-trunk

Jack and the Beanstalk DRAMA UNIT + Script (5 x 60 min lessons) NO PREP!

Jack and the Beanstalk DRAMA UNIT + Script (5 x 60 min lessons) NO PREP!

Students explore the story of Jack and the Beanstalk through guided drama activities. Includes a whole class script for an end of unit performance (rehearse the play throughout the unit or work on it separately at the end). NO PREP REQUIRED! This curriculum aligned drama unit has 5 x 60 minute detailed lesson plans with extension and differentiation activities. A perfect and engaging way to explore a well loved story with a performance script (also useable as Reader's Theater).INCLUDES:- 5 x 60 Minute Detailed Lesson Plans based on Jack and the Beanstalk- Whole Class Performance Script (Readers Theater) with detailed teachers version (including staging ideas) and student version. The script has plenty of chorus and individual lines. - Short Script for use during the unit- Mime Cards- Additional and Extension ActivitiesKEY VOCABULARY: Mime. Drama. Movement. Freeze. Voice. Characters. Pretend. Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. Scene. Rhythm. Gestures. Adjective.UNIT AIMS: Students explore the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ through guided drama activities. Students develop drama skills: creating, responding and performing throughout various guided drama experiences. The unit works towards the performance of a whole class short play of Jack and the Beanstalk (script provided with detailed directions) where students use the skills they have learnt and draw on the drama activities they have participated in to present a performance! (or just do the unit) Students:- Invent, describe and inhabit an imaginary world- Identify and make character choices- Create story ideas- Use improvisation to explore elements of the story- Put themselves in someone else’s shoes and reflect on characters- Respond to directions- Use voice, movement and gesture to convey meaning- Collaborate with peers to create scenes and contribute ideas- Interpret a story- Contribute to guided drama experiencesFor more drama resources, visit my store! Happy Teaching!!

By drama-trunk

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Edexcel GCSE (9-1) 19th Century Fiction Bundle4

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) 19th Century Fiction Bundle4

Included in this bundle are all of the resources for the following: - Edexcel GCSE (9-1) C19 Fiction Scheme of Work - Edexcel GCSE (9-1) C19 Fiction Scheme - Session 10 - Edexcel GCSE (9-1) C19 Fiction Scheme - Session 11 - Edexcel GCSE (9-1) C19 Fiction Scheme - Speaking and Listening Requirements

By Sazo123

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Edexcel GCSE (9-1) 19th Century Fiction Bundle2

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) 19th Century Fiction Bundle2

Included in this bundle are all of the resources for the following: - Edexcel GCSE (9-1) C19 Fiction Scheme of Work - Edexcel GCSE (9-1) C19 Fiction Scheme - Session 4 - Edexcel GCSE (9-1) C19 Fiction Scheme - Session 5 - Edexcel GCSE (9-1) C19 Fiction Scheme - Session 6

By Sazo123

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Edexcel GCSE (9-1) 19th Century Fiction Bundle3

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) 19th Century Fiction Bundle3

Included in this bundle are all of the resources for the following: - Edexcel GCSE (9-1) C19 Fiction Scheme of Work - Edexcel GCSE (9-1) C19 Fiction Scheme - Session 7 - Edexcel GCSE (9-1) C19 Fiction Scheme - Session 8 - Edexcel GCSE (9-1) C19 Fiction Scheme - Session 9

By Sazo123

Monsters and Aliens Colouring Page (Creature 6)

Monsters and Aliens Colouring Page (Creature 6)

A fun and educational colouring activity, ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Can be used as an individual colouring activity during wet break, as a reward, or as part of group work or games where students have to use the character within their story, space or monster settingTo follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest

By sarah277

Monsters and Aliens Colouring Pages

Monsters and Aliens Colouring Pages

A fun and educational colouring activity pack, ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Can be used as an individual colouring activity during wet break, as a reward, or as part of group work or games where students have to use the character within their story, space or monster setting To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer: * Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8 * Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest

By sarah277

Film Unit - The Butterfly Circus

Film Unit - The Butterfly Circus

This is a short unit that is linked to the film 'The Butterfly Circus' it is an amazing short film about the human spirit and the ability to overcome adversity. It has been the basis of several different assignments and discussions for classes that I have taught.This is aimed at an upper primary/lower secondary mainstream class level.

By BenjiAus

Spelling Quiz bundle

Spelling Quiz bundle

This bundle comprises three resources:one of the popular spelling, punctuation and grammar quizzes, a resource about the peculiar phrases found in idioms and proverbs of the English language and another resource about tricky spellings which contain silent or unexpected letters.This resource should prove useful when revising spelling strategies in particular.Suitable for ages 10+

By jlimb

Fantastic Beasts, Dragons and Harry Potter lessons EFL TEFL EAL summer camp KS2

Fantastic Beasts, Dragons and Harry Potter lessons EFL TEFL EAL summer camp KS2

3x Harry Potter themed lessons with worksheets, activities and resources. Lesson 1) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them- students learn 'habitats' and 'eating habits' (herbivore, omnivore and carnivore) for a variety of real and imaginary animals.-In teams they must decide what the animal's eating habits are.- Students then create their own creature collage and use the vocabulary to explain to the class about their imaginary creature.Lesson 2) Dragons-body parts-adjectives-determiners- Dragon top trumps card game-Outdoor activity (similar to capture the flag)-Art and Craft activity (making dragon eggs)Lesson 3) Fairies, Pixies and UnicornsStudents learn about objects/rooms in a 'fairy house' and must compete to write on mini whiteboards and to speak out loud. Additional resources:*Final assessment to test new vocab*colouring and origami sheets*Sorting hat ppt to allocate students into houses (originally found free online but I have updated and added sound effects)

By lofford1