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Board Game Templates

Board Game Templates

Five board game templates - make your own questions- plus suggestions on how to play and templates to laminate question cards.HangmanFind-A-WordBlockbustersBusyBeeSnakes and LaddersThese are a great keeper for end of topic revision, end of term fun days, fast finishers corner.Make your own questions to accompany the games or encourage the students to create their own.Suitable for ALL Key stages.

By LearnersLabyrinth

The Human skeleton and X-Rays. WHOLE LESSON and worksheets KS2 TEFL EFL

The Human skeleton and X-Rays. WHOLE LESSON and worksheets KS2 TEFL EFL

Activity 1: Guessing the animal based on the X-Ray.Activity 2: Introduce the vocabulary and whereabouts the bone is in the body.Activity 3: Colour in the skeleton worksheet(skull- blue, spine-purple, ribcage-red etc..) Draw a line to match the vocabulary to the pictureActivity 4: 'Oww I broke my .....' students look at the X-Ray and must say the phrase out loud to win a point for their team.Activity 5: X-Ray Art and Craft (using white paint, cotton buds, black paper and their hands/feet!)Activity 6: Roll the dice game to collect all the bones (game board and pieces included)

By lofford1

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

The Animal Kingdom Comprehensions KS1/2

The Animal Kingdom Comprehensions KS1/2

A superb resource recently updated for studying classification of animals with comprehension and quiz sheets for KS1 and KS2. This will be useful if you have a summer zoo trip organised or are studying animals. The worksheets can be printed out as individual sheets or as an entire workbook. Children are asked to read the fact sheets and then answer questions, write their own animal stories and poems and find out more facts about animals found only in Australia.

By teachercellar

Dian Fossey Reading Comprehension

Dian Fossey Reading Comprehension

A fact file about Dian Fossey that is also a reading comprehension. This includes three differentiated worksheets with 10 questions each and answers included to test children's comprehension knowledge as well as learning about Dian Fossey at the same time.

By krisgreg30

Margin markers - Capital letters - Marking for literacy.

Margin markers - Capital letters - Marking for literacy.

Margin markers allow you to quickly mark book whilst still giving timely feedback at a relevant point in students work. Their design ensures that marking for literacy is more than obvious in any book scrutiny and they can save you hours of time in marking. Students should show they have responded to your feedback by overwriting capital letters and you can then just tick. Quickly showing a feedback loop and marking for literacy.Print onto stickers (30 per page) or A4 paper and stick into margin. Margin marking keeps printimg costs to a minimum. Feedback is always welcome and we will use our response to distribute voucher codes as they become available. A small selection of free teaching resources is also available at sellfy.com/pigeonlearning.

By pigeonlearning

Non-Chronological Reports / Information writing on Tigers - Boys Writing - MARCH UPDATE

Non-Chronological Reports / Information writing on Tigers - Boys Writing - MARCH UPDATE

UPDATED with LOTS more resources Perfect for Years 3-5 when studying non-chronological reports / information writing, with differentiated worksheets, great for getting boys interested! I have updated this pack of resources with much much more.Now includes...-Online 'Prezi' I made (the link for this online Presentation I made covering the WHOLE UNIT) This really is extremely useful and took a TON of time to make, the link is at the bottom of the lesson plan to access and can be used online to present the topic.-Weekly and individual lesson plan-Powerpoint-Worksheets -Example of shared write and completed notes -Big Cat information book-Short video about Tigers (I do not claim to own this portion of the resource.)

By dave_orritt

'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 Very Hungry Caterpillar Unit

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Unit

A great resource to use alongside the famous book 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle.The pack includes:Story Map to help retell the storyStory Sequence WorksheetStory Structure WorksheetButterfly Life Cycle Cut and Paste If I was a Very Hungry Caterpillar- Writing ActivityCaterpillar Can/Have/Are Graphic OrganiserSyllable Sort Activity- perfect for literacy centres

By rachino

Chinese - Geology

Chinese - Geology

This bundle of resources contains material that will help a native Chinese student manage the new language and subject material that will likely appear in a geology lesson. It includes word lists in Chinese and English that need to accompanying word in the other language, cloze activities, a test and a diagram to label.

By Drogchem

Tongan-English Science words used in physics and practical laboratory lessons

Tongan-English Science words used in physics and practical laboratory lessons

This resource contains key words that Tongan students will need to learn if they are to manage science lessons in physics and laboratory practical sessions. TESOL teachers will note that direct word for word translations are not easy and often multiple words are needed to explain a concept. I have used a Tongan teacher to help me with the translations. A key strategy I use is to ask the students to draw diagrams to help them explain what they mean.

By Drogchem

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National Reading Test - KS3 - Inventions - Year 9 - Preparation for new WJEC GCSE English Language

National Reading Test - KS3 - Inventions - Year 9 - Preparation for new WJEC GCSE English Language

A challenging NRT for Year 9 pupils to help prepare them for the National Reading Tests and the new WJEC GCSE English Language qualification. This test requires students to read a text on the worst inventor in the world - Thomas Midgley - and answer a range of key questions including text purpose, words in context, sequencing, access search and retrieve and verbal reasoning. An answer sheet has been included to help students peer assess and to reduce workload.

By benkdavies

Science Week Bundle

Science Week Bundle

A collection of science themed resources and activities that you might enjoy for British Science Week.

By sarah277

Easter Bundle

Easter Bundle

A collection of resources that could be used as part of Easter activities. This bundle will be added to over time.

By sarah277

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Spring Poems - KS2

Spring Poems - KS2

This Spring and Easter resource is perfect for Key Stage two English.It contains :4 ORIGINAL SPRING POEMS BY THE AUTHOR2 PICTURES FOR DISCUSSION1 POSTER WITH SPRING VOCAB5 WORKSHEETS (poem templates, guided writing, factfile)

By LearnersLabyrinth

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National Reading Tests Pratice Papers - KS3 - Preparation for new WJEC English Language GCSE

National Reading Tests Pratice Papers - KS3 - Preparation for new WJEC English Language GCSE

8 National Reading Test practice papers for KS3 students. Each test helps prepare students for the new WJEC English Language GCSE by testing a rane of CSE comprehension questions such as access, search and retrieve, words in context, sequencing, verbal reasoning and PISA text definitions. Topics include battery farming, a letter from Hogwarts, a first hand account of the Hillsborough Disaster, Battery Farming, War, Term Time Holidays, Travel, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, The Worst Inventor in the World and a review of Despicable Me. Perfect preparation for KS3 pupils.

By benkdavies

David Attenborough Reading Comprehension

David Attenborough Reading Comprehension

A fact file about David Attenborough that is also a reading comprehension. This includes three differentiated worksheets with 10 questions each and answers included to test children's comprehension knowledge as well as learning about David Attenborough at the same time.

By krisgreg30

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Reading Comprehension Bundle 2

Reading Comprehension Bundle 2

A mixed reading comprehension bundle that has a range of reading comprehensions that work on building understanding/ improving knowledge about particular facts.

By krisgreg30

Read with RIC - Non-fiction guided reading activity

Read with RIC - Non-fiction guided reading activity

Read with RIC starter activityGuided reading activity to help pupils develop their comprehension and understanding skills.Can be either a short 10 minute activity or longer if you discuss ideas with the pupils. Mark the answers together as a class using discussion, whilst pupils up level their answers if they hear a better answer than the one they had written.Guided reading RIC starter activity - extract from a non-fiction nature magazine for childrenR - retrieve - something that all children can access and answerI - interpret - requires children to use clues from actions or eventsC - Choice - should encourage children to think about why the creator made that choice so they can transfer this skill to thinking about the author's choice in books

By shhmakey

Read with RIC - Non-fiction guided reading activity

Read with RIC - Non-fiction guided reading activity

Read with RIC starter activityGuided reading activity to help pupils develop their comprehension and understanding skills.Can be either a short 10 minute activity or longer if you discuss ideas with the pupils. Mark the answers together as a class using discussion, whilst pupils up level their answers if they hear a better answer than the one they had written.Guided reading RIC starter activity - extract from a non-fiction nature magazine for childrenR - retrieve - something that all children can access and answerI - interpret - requires children to use clues from actions or eventsC - Choice - should encourage children to think about why the creator made that choice so they can transfer this skill to thinking about the author's choice in books

By shhmakey

Weather and Seasons Bundle

Weather and Seasons Bundle

A collection of weather and seasons themed resources. 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 * Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277