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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

Past Simple - Verb 'to be' Board Game (ESOL, EFL, EAL, ESL)

Past Simple - Verb 'to be' Board Game (ESOL, EFL, EAL, ESL)

Fun board game for learners to play to practise their knowledge of the past simple verb 'to be'. This notoriously tricky part of tense can be practised over and over in a fun board game. Just print double sided in either a4 or a3 and laminate for longevity if needed, all you need is a set of dice and some counters (although I've got learners to make their own counters and dice in the past). This is a resource I use year after year to provide valuable practice of the tense and liven up lessons.If you would like to see more of my resources please go to my shop here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood

By islaflood

Cambridge PET exam writing part two prompts

Cambridge PET exam writing part two prompts

This resource has been prepared for ESL students preparing for the Cambridge PET exam.There are three pages of prompts in the style of the Writing part 2 question;there are a total of 12 questions in all.Functions covered include: suggesting, thanking, asking, inviting, apologizing, explaining, refusing an invitation, describing places and feelings.These can be used for assessment, revision or homework and would also be suitable for mother-tongue students in a unit focusing on clear written communication.

By mbrizz

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

Punctuation/Paragraph Practice

Punctuation/Paragraph Practice

This resource can be used with either Higher Level KS3 students, or students in KS4. All the capital letters, full stops and paragraphs have been removed from a review of Homeland Season 1. The students just have to figure out where they should be put!Could be made easier for Lower Ability students.Article is the intellectual property of the writer (name and newspaper on the sheet)

By Sazo123

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End of Term Dingbats Quiz

End of Term Dingbats Quiz

A powerpoint containing a mix of easy and difficult Dingbats images and in turn the answers. This is a ready to roll End of Term Quiz for that last 50 minute lesson with a 'spirited' group!! Enjoy.

By joannammarsh

Occupations - Games and Activities

Occupations - Games and Activities

Research shows, students need multiple and various exposures to a word before they fully understand that word and can apply it. This occupations resource provides a variety of different games and activities for exposing students to the vocabulary associated with the names of some occupations plus some associated vocabulary.The occupations and associated vocabulary used are:-Teacher – desk, whiteboard, pen, computer, printer, bookBaker – bowl, bread, spoon, oven, cake, rolling pin Joiner – hammer, nail, saw, toolbox, wood, screwdriverDoctor – stethoscope, thermometer, bed, syringe, pills, hospitalFarmer – barn, milk churn, tractor, cow, horse, sheepFirefighter - smoke, ladder, hose, fire extinguisher, axe, boots Gardener – watering can, plant pot, rake, wheelbarrow, lawnmower, spadeHairdresser – hairbrush, comb, hairdryer, scissors, mirror, shampooThis is a useful resource for extending English vocabulary in a fun way.If you are a mainstream teacher and have one or more English as an Additional Language students in your class, he/ she/ they will have a range of educational experience, language proficiency, and academic competence. Finding the time to create lessons that meet all their needs, along with the needs of the mainstream students and students with learning difficulties, you also probably have in your class, can be overwhelming and very time-consuming. The occupation games/activities are fun and of educational value. The games can be played with native English speakers or supervised by classroom assistants, thus freeing up additional teaching time for the mainstream students.

By mcgowanfg

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War of The Worlds - The Whole Text

War of The Worlds - The Whole Text

This super bundle includes offers an engaging route through this new GCSE text by H G Wells. Their are engaging and varied activities on all chapters combined with informative slides and tasks that promote independent learning. The powerpoints include assessments and whole text revision activities and resources providing students with a solid knowledge base on which to respond to essays based on themes, characters, language and/or structure. This is everything you need in a clear format to teach this text.

By joannammarsh

Unseen Poetry Revision (Autumn - Alan Bold)

Unseen Poetry Revision (Autumn - Alan Bold)

A revision exercise for students studying GCSE English Literature, allowing them to practice their understanding of a unseen poem, and also writing an answer to the question in their exam.***The poem is the copyright of the author***

By Sazo123

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

KS3 Poetry Bundle

KS3 Poetry Bundle

A bundle consisting of an 8 lesson challenge scheme featuring 'Jabberwocky', 'A Martian Sends a Postcard Home', the Witches' Speech from Macbeth, 'Brothers' and 'Mother Diving' by Andrew Forster. Additionally there are separate lessons on war poetry that include 'Dulce et Decorum Est', 'Anthem for Doomed Youth', and 'The Soldier'. Suitable for a high ability year 7 group or a mixed ability year 8 class.

By omedoto7

English Literature Key Stage 3 into Key Stage 4

English Literature Key Stage 3 into Key Stage 4

A bundle consisting of several KS3 English Literature schemes of work: Oliver Twist, A Midsummer Night's Dream, a challenging poetry scheme and Frankenstein (the play adaptation) with additional WW1 poetry lessons. Moving into KS4, there is a 30 lesson scheme that covers An Inspector Calls. The KS3 schemes are aimed at challenging years 7 and 8 while An Inspector Calls can be used for a high ability year 9 group or mixed ability year 10 with revision activities for year 11 at the end of the scheme.

By omedoto7

KS3 Shakespeare Bundle

KS3 Shakespeare Bundle

A bundle consisting of a 14 lesson scheme of work for A Midsummer Night's Dream and additional analysis lessons on the Witches' Recipe from Macbeth and Shylock. The scheme is suitable for mixed ability year 8 or a high ability year 7 group while the Merchant of Venice lesson offers additional challenge.

By omedoto7

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

WW1 Poetry KS3 Bundle

WW1 Poetry KS3 Bundle

A series of lessons exploring war poetry, attitudes to war and authorial purpose. Suitable for a year 8 mixed ability group or higher ability year 7.

By omedoto7

Dulce et Decorum Est KS3 WW1 Poetry Analysis

Dulce et Decorum Est KS3 WW1 Poetry Analysis

A pair of lessons that focus on language devices and performance using the poem 'Dulce et Decorum Est' by Wilfred Owen. The first lesson explore the poem through freeze frame activities and group work while the second lesson develops analysis of language devices within the poem with a modelled example. Originally used with a mixed ability year 8 group, this would also work with a high ability KS3 year 7 group and could supplement a war poetry scheme or as a standalone pair of lessons. Prior knowledge of simile, metaphor and emotive language is expected.

By omedoto7

The Merchant of Venice Shylock Analysis

The Merchant of Venice Shylock Analysis

A lesson based around extract analysis (Act 1 Scene 3) of The Merchant of Venice. Included is a differentiated grid and step by step instructions on the PowerPoint to develop analytical and writing skills. Suitable for a year 9 KS3 group. Prior knowledge of the play is required, the lesson would also be suitable as a revision activity.

By omedoto7

Peter Rabbit Vocabulary PowerPoint UK version

Peter Rabbit Vocabulary PowerPoint UK version

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter is a children's classic that is especially fun at Easter time. This PowerPoint will help your students understand the vocabulary in the story. Great story for Easter or Spring. Share this classic with your students, and use the PowerPoint slides to discuss difficult vocabulary as you read. The slides are in alphabetical order, but you can reorder the slides if you wish to present them in the order of the story. Each slide has the word, a definition, a graphic, and a sentence from the story. Use them before, during, or after reading to increase comprehension and expand vocabulary. ©2017 HappyEdugator.

By Happyedugator

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GCSE (9-1) War of The Worlds by H G Wells Book 1

GCSE (9-1) War of The Worlds by H G Wells Book 1

A complete bundle of teaching resources for the first half of this new GCSE text, includes a wide range of engaging activities, assessment materials with exemplar responses and guidance, coverage of language, structure and themes included as is a revision guide including revision activities.

By joannammarsh

Silly Storytelling Game for Storytelling Week

Silly Storytelling Game for Storytelling Week

This is the classic storytelling game of fill-in-the-blanks, fold it down and pass it on. I have included some instructions in case it is unfamiliar to you. I think it would be most appropriate for Y1-4, but my Year 4s found it hilarious.

By d62jmn

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GCSE (9-1) War of The Worlds by H G Wells: Context and Chapter 1

GCSE (9-1) War of The Worlds by H G Wells: Context and Chapter 1

This is the first of several lessons on this new option on GCSE syllabuses. These lessons are differentiated and supported whilst also offering challenge and options to create revision resources in preparation for the final examinations. These lesson would work as well for KS3 groups who need a strengthened syllabus in preparation for the more robust (9-1) specifications as for KS4 students preparing for exams. More lessons to follow shortly.

By joannammarsh

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Posh Watson Gillian Cross KS1 Reading Activity based on New Expected Standard KPIs

Posh Watson Gillian Cross KS1 Reading Activity based on New Expected Standard KPIs

A Reading activity based on Posh Watson by Gillian Cross3 key questions aimed at Expected/Greater Depth Standard NEW curriculum end of Key Stage One/ Lower Key Stage Two Questions cover retrieval, inference and personal response/empathy. Quality Questioning task covering 3 key reading skills based on new curriculum for English.

By donmac2

Carpenter / Joiner Vocabulary Activities and Worksheets

Carpenter / Joiner Vocabulary Activities and Worksheets

This resource has been designed for use with carpenters / joiners who are learning English as an Additional Language and are planning to work in an English speaking country or who are already employed in an English speaking country. The subject specific vocabulary is presented in a variety of ways , offering many different opportunities to allow students to familiarise themselves and learn, in a fun way, some vocabulary related to their trade. There are 90 photographs of tools and other items associated with the trade. Activities include - Picture and Word Matching,2 sets of Dominoes, I have... Who has...? Game and Bingo (13 base boards) with call out cards. There are also some Write the Word worksheets and 6 pages of reference sheets that enable students to work independently. There are opportunities for speaking, listening, reading and writing, with the main focus on speaking and listening. While playing the games vocabulary is reinforced by naming the tool / object when placing a card on the table. If vocabulary building resources are required for other occupations, please let me know. Feedback is important to me so that I am able to produce the most helpful resources.

By mcgowanfg

Health and Safety Workplace Incident / Accident / Near Miss Lesson

Health and Safety Workplace Incident / Accident / Near Miss Lesson

This resource contains documents that are useful to use when teaching about workplace forms. They provide good examples with graphics of Accident and Hazard forms. Learners can enter in their workplace forms and also their specific workplace examples of accidents, incidents and hazards that could affect the safety of themselves and others in the workplace. The documents can be edited for specific company details.There is also a standard form that can be filled out as an activity for students.

By biowriterab

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World Book Day 2017

World Book Day 2017

World Book Day 2017PowerPoint presentation and quiz that includes: What is World Book Day?Why is it celebrated?Where is it celebrated?Why books are great.What’s your favourite book?Book Quiz:Round 1: Name 6 fictional charactersRound 2: Name 5 comic book heroesRound 3: Complete titles of 10 Horrible HistoriesRound 4: Name 5 more comic book heroesRound 5: Name 6 more fictional charactersRound 6: Name another 5 comic book heroesRound 7: Solve the fictional characters’ anagramsRound 8: Complete the book titlesRound 9: Name the authorsTask sheets and word search

By CollEd