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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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History Graphic Readers (Comic Book Style) Bundle

History Graphic Readers (Comic Book Style) Bundle

A bundle of my 5 history comic book resources for young learners and students of ESL. All of these are in PDF and can be used on iPads, notebook computers, or printed out in colour or black and white. There are additional materials including quizzes and essay writing exercises to make these materials a fun and engaging way of teaching history. Topics include; WW1 - Life in the Trenches The Hindenburg Disaster Women's Suffrage Shackleton and the Endurance Charles Lindbergh 1927 This bundle is offered at about a 30% discount which together with the upcoming TES Bundle Bonanza discount of 30% makes this a bargain!

By kibishipaul

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

Helping Hands - reading comprehension

Helping Hands - reading comprehension

This resource supports a BBC News report which tells how two men use a 3D printer in their garden shed to make prosthetic hands.The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2. It could also be used to support readers in KS3. Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.

By Headway_Learning

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Mixed Wordsearch Bundle 2

Mixed Wordsearch Bundle 2

Wordsearch mixed bundle for wordsearch addicts! Various subjects, ideal for starters and extension tasks. £40.00 of resources for £12.00

By Rachel___

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Learning English through songs

Learning English through songs

Reading literary works at intermediate levels often implies the use of abridged versions adapted to the linguistic competence of the students in question . Yet, even when these kinds of books ensure comprehension, they “kill” the style of the original work, as well as the richness and versatility of the language. Abridged versions present at least two main drawbacks: they are not authentic material, and since they are texts used only as a means to display language structure, there is little, or no engagement at the discourse level, on the part of the student. Song lyrics represent authentic material; they do not need to be abridged because they can be selected according to the students’ linguistic level of competence. They resemble poetry and lend themselves to be used to the teaching of literary theory. Besides, listening to songs facilitate language acquisition and help students develop phonological awareness “Music has the ability to facilitate language acquisition, reading readiness, and general intellectual development....... to enhance creativity and to promote social development, personality adjustment, and self-worth.” (Weinberger, N.1998 P 56, 36-40)

By qgabydomingue

'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

Animals

Animals

A collection of animal 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

Computers and technology English vocabulary worksheet

Computers and technology English vocabulary worksheet

Computers and technology English vocabulary worksheets. Intended for beginner EfL learners..pdf and .docx files included (each contain the same 2 worksheets).PowerPoint includes vocabulary list covered (as below) and visual aids. Worksheets test students on understanding and usage of the vocabulary learnt.LEVEL 1ComputerEmail addressMobile phoneWebsiteFacebookText messageDownloadLetterVideoLEVEL 2CalculatorGadgetEnvelopeStampRobotAgreeDisagreeOpinionBatteryLaptopSmartphoneFor more resources check out my shop:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/alexpceIf you liked this resource, please write a review! :)

By alexpce

Space station reading comprehension

Space station reading comprehension

This worksheet is aimed at primary to lower high school ESL/EAL students with a pre-intermediate level.It includes comprehension questions and is the type of reading I encourage my students to do for "extra reading".Flesch-Kincaid reading level: 2.9

By mbrizz

Famous Astronauts paired reading and speaking worksheet for ESL/EAL students

Famous Astronauts paired reading and speaking worksheet for ESL/EAL students

This resource can be used during a space theme and is suitable for teenagers and young learners with an English level equivalent to pre-intermediate or intermediate level. Tricky vocabulary can be pre-taught. There are two different texts. Students must read their text and answer their partner's questions. They must ask questions to complete a table about their partner's text.Students are paired in an A-B manner.

By mbrizz

I can structure a persuasive paragraph - persuasive writing

I can structure a persuasive paragraph - persuasive writing

*In this resource I have argued against space travel and computer games, as I thought it was likely that most of my class would like to take the opposing view for their own writing, later on.A fully planned and resourced lesson, complete with differentiated activities and a model text.First, children learn the opening paragraph to the model text ‘Computer games are harmful to children’. This should be quick and easy to learn – add a few actions if you wish. Use the PowerPoint or a text map to support.Then, take a quick look at how the text has been changed to the subject of space travel.What has changed? What has stayed the same?Briefly explore the idea that, in persuasive writing, if you can write one opening paragraph, you can write hundreds. It is simply:• Introduce the subject of the debate• Introduce which side you are on• State that you have many strong argumentsNext, move on to looking at the how the first argument is structured. Again, it follows a pattern:• Topic sentence – to introduce the key idea of this particular paragraph• Facts and opinions• A rhetorical questionOn a flip chart or screen, show how you can use this simple structure to write a paragraph against exploring space on the subject of safety. There is an example of how you could do this on slide 8.Now the children should be ready to try this structure themselves. During independent time they use the same structure to create their own persuasive paragraphs about space travel.After this they can organise persuasive paragraphs about anything they choose.I have had great success with this approach and so have my colleagues. I hope you find it useful too.

By extra golden-time

Electronics & Audio Visual Equipment EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games & More (with audio) (1)

Electronics & Audio Visual Equipment EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games & More (with audio) (1)

EAL/ESL electronics and audio visual equipment worksheets, games, activities and flash cards:- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL online games (with audio)- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL poster- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL flash cards- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL matching activity- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL label the images- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL word search- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL spelling practiceThe zipped folder contains a PDF and an editable version of each file.To see what these resources are like, please visit https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/numbers-0-10-eal-esl-worksheets-games-activities-and-flash-cards-with-audio-11460573 and download the similar resources on Numbers 0-10 for free.Where there are British English and American English choices for the words used in the resources, you will find a British English and an American English version of the resources.Please note that the audio has an American accent. You can hear this by downloading the free Numbers 0-10 version of the resources.To find other EAL/ESL vocabulary resources, please visit the Save Teachers' Sundays TES store at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SaveTeachersSundays(Please ignore the PDF file - it has been uploaded so that a preview image is shown for the resources. You can find a version of this preview file without the logo watermark in the folder)

By SaveTeachersSundays

Electronics & Audio Visual Equipment EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games & More (with audio) (2)

Electronics & Audio Visual Equipment EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games & More (with audio) (2)

EAL/ESL electronics and audio visual equipment worksheets, games, activities and flash cards:- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL online games (with audio)- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL poster- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL flash cards- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL matching activity- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL label the images- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL word search- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL spelling practiceThe zipped folder contains a PDF and an editable version of each file.To see what these resources are like, please visit https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/numbers-0-10-eal-esl-worksheets-games-activities-and-flash-cards-with-audio-11460573 and download the similar resources on Numbers 0-10 for free.Where there are British English and American English choices for the words used in the resources, you will find a British English and an American English version of the resources.Please note that the audio has an American accent. You can hear this by downloading the free Numbers 0-10 version of the resources.To find other EAL/ESL vocabulary resources, please visit the Save Teachers' Sundays TES store at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SaveTeachersSundays(Please ignore the PDF file - it has been uploaded so that a preview image is shown for the resources. You can find a version of this preview file without the logo watermark in the folder)

By SaveTeachersSundays

Computers EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games, Activities and Flash Cards (with audio)

Computers EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games, Activities and Flash Cards (with audio)

EAL/ESL computers worksheets, games, activities and flash cards:- computers EAL/ESL online games (with audio)- computers EAL/ESL poster- computers EAL/ESL flash cards- computers EAL/ESL matching activity- computers EAL/ESL label the images- computers EAL/ESL word search- computers EAL/ESL spelling practiceThe zipped folder contains a PDF and an editable version of each file.To see what these resources are like, please visit https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/numbers-0-10-eal-esl-worksheets-games-activities-and-flash-cards-with-audio-11460573 and download the similar resources on Numbers 0-10 for free.Where there are British English and American English choices for the words used in the resources, you will find a British English and an American English version of the resources.Please note that the audio has an American accent. You can hear this by downloading the free Numbers 0-10 version of the resources.To find other EAL/ESL vocabulary resources, please visit the Save Teachers' Sundays TES store at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SaveTeachersSundays(Please ignore the PDF file - it has been uploaded so that a preview image is shown for the resources. You can find a version of this preview file without the logo watermark in the folder)

By SaveTeachersSundays

Machines EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games, Activities and Flash Cards (with audio) (1)

Machines EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games, Activities and Flash Cards (with audio) (1)

EAL/ESL machines worksheets, games, activities and flash cards:- machines EAL/ESL online games (with audio)- machines EAL/ESL poster- machines EAL/ESL flash cards- machines EAL/ESL matching activity- machines EAL/ESL label the images- machines EAL/ESL word search- machines EAL/ESL spelling practiceThe zipped folder contains a PDF and an editable version of each file.To see what these resources are like, please visit https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/numbers-0-10-eal-esl-worksheets-games-activities-and-flash-cards-with-audio-11460573 and download the similar resources on Numbers 0-10 for free.Where there are British English and American English choices for the words used in the resources, you will find a British English and an American English version of the resources.Please note that the audio has an American accent. You can hear this by downloading the free Numbers 0-10 version of the resources.To find other EAL/ESL vocabulary resources, please visit the Save Teachers' Sundays TES store at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SaveTeachersSundays(Please ignore the PDF file - it has been uploaded so that a preview image is shown for the resources. You can find a version of this preview file without the logo watermark in the folder)

By SaveTeachersSundays

Pooch Puzzles: Aircraft Word Search

Pooch Puzzles: Aircraft Word Search

The Pooch Puzzles secure eBook series is intended as a means to help develop mathematical thinking and cognitive development through problem solving activities. This book contains ten printable aircraft shaped aircraft word searches. Ideal as a starter or lesson filler, this activity combines cognitive development with modern studies,history and technology. Answers are provided, so the questions can be self or peer assessed and pupils can track their progress.

By mathsmutt

Pooch Puzzles: Aircraft Word Search Bundle

Pooch Puzzles: Aircraft Word Search Bundle

The Pooch Puzzles secure eBook series is intended as a means to help develop mathematical thinking and cognitive development through problem solving activities. This bundle contains a total of thirty aircraft shaped word searches. Ideal as a starter or lesson filler, these activites combines cognitive development with geography, history, and technology - whilst helping reading skills.Answers are provided, so the questions can be self or peer assessed and pupils can track their progress.

By mathsmutt

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BUMPER PRIMARY LITERACY RESOURCES KS2

BUMPER PRIMARY LITERACY RESOURCES KS2

I have bundled my most popular resources together for Primary ages 7-10, for a BIG saving. Featuring lesson plans, worksheets, display material and some truly unique ideas I am sure you will not be disappointed! Enjoy!

By dave_orritt

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Playscripts - Shrek - Boys Writing - Converting narrative into a play script.

Playscripts - Shrek - Boys Writing - Converting narrative into a play script.

These resources involve following a short section of the film Shrek and its script that I have typed out. Children then go on to write a short section of the script by converting a piece of text into a playscript.Children have loved this lesson and it always provides some funny voices too from the class. A great way to get boys interested in writing. Gained 'outstanding' in a Literacy lesson last year. Ideal for a year 3/4 class and can be differentiated accordingly. Includes- Required short video clips cut to measure - Lesson plan- Required worksheets- Required script sections-Features of playscriptsPlease comment if you find this resource useful.

By dave_orritt

ICT/Maths Number challenge

ICT/Maths Number challenge

Pupils must use their ICT, Maths and Literacy skills to complete the challenge. Pupils must read the questions before searching the internet (ICT Skills) to find the number based answer. Once the pupils have found the answer they must write a sentence in the notes application dealing the answer.

By Klewis21

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

Charles Lindbergh 1927 - Comic Book Resource

Charles Lindbergh 1927 - Comic Book Resource

An eleven page comic book to introduce the story of Charles Lindbergh and his amazing flight across the Atlantic. Although this resource mostly covers the events of 1927, there is a timeline of the aviator's life and expansion topics for self study. Contains a quiz and other useful resources, and can be printed out in black and white, used as a slide show on a computer, or as a PDF e.book on a tablet. Can be used in history, non fiction reading, essay writing and ESL classes.39 pagesContents;1. An eleven page PDF color version of the comic with a 12 question quiz for understanding at the end. This can be printed out or displayed as a slideshow on a computer or used as an e.book on a tablet.2. The same eleven page PDF comic in LoRes for easy printing.3. A student print that has a section for dictionary work and an exercise for practicing some of the more difficult words in the comic.4. A student answer print for the comic quiz and dictionary tasks.5. Two writing prompts to extend the lesson. The first of these involves expanding on Charles Lindbergh's personality. The second is a comparative exercise to write a report based a present day contest - the Ansari X prize for space travel compared with 1927's Orteig prize for aviation.5. A teacher's notes print that provides directions on using the comic and useful links to sites about Lindbergh including videos and historical news texts.All prints are in PDF format.

By kibishipaul

Minecraft Phonics - a-z

Minecraft Phonics - a-z

Minecraft - you may have heard of it, it's "a thing".Here is the first set of Minecraft phonics. Letters a-z and a corresponding minecraft term to accompany them.Images and words which will excite your students while still helping them learn the phonetic sounds and formation of all 26 letters.a - apple, b - bricks, c - cake, d - door, e - enchantment table, f - furnaceg - glow stone, h - hopper, i - iron bars, j - jack o'Lantern, k - kitten, l - leverm - minecart, n - nether portal, o - obsidian, p - piston, q - quartz stairsr - redstone torch, s - sign, t - tripwire, u - update, v- vines, w - water, x - xbox, y - yellow wool, z - zombie pigman!Fully editable for you to adapt and fit to your students!

By MaxHopwood

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Apostrophes and Commas (with bonus resources)

Apostrophes and Commas (with bonus resources)

Interactive and explanatory PowerPoints on Apostrophes and Commas with an omissive apostrophe resource to check understanding.*bonus resources* - PowerPoint on Sentences and a spelling support starter!Save 33% - £4 cheaper than buying the individual resources!

By emsogram

Finding words in words (starter)

Finding words in words (starter)

Adaptable for all different subjects for embedding spelling skills, this resource gives you space for four words whose letters learners will use to create further words.A simple activity, but very helpful for learners who struggle with spelling as this highlights every single letter in the word. I'd recommend that you use vocationally relevant words or subject-oriented words that you'd like your learners to be able to spell. This starter activity can support with this.

By emsogram

Basic Bread Making (Animals)

Basic Bread Making (Animals)

A hand drawn worksheet that I created for my kindergarten, first, and second grade students whilst in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Designed to help with learning numbers, animals, reading, practical skills, cultural differences in food, group working (with grown ups) and English as a foreign language. Includes a recipe and instructions on how to make a bread animal or other object.Proceeds support children around the world who have no access to education. You might also be interested in my ocean education and Great British Viking Quest expedition videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/sarahrowssolo

By sarah277