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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

'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

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

Clip Art Middle School Mania

Clip Art Middle School Mania

This product contains over 100 high quality, original and hand drawn graphic images.There are 12 girls in Black & White and also in Colour = 24There are 14 boys in Black & White and also in Colour = 28There are also:6 ties6 blazers6 coloured shirts6 white shirts with coloured ties6 pairs of trousers6 sweaters6 vests/waistcoats6 skirtsMiddle School Mania can be used for newsletters, pamphlets, worksheets, classroom decor and all kinds of classroom prep.Good Luck!

By rhondamckenzie

Can you spot it? Life in the Staffroom. Reading Level 2

Can you spot it? Life in the Staffroom. Reading Level 2

Can you spot it? A great picture for talking about school life and reading different school - related words. Paper Boat goes to the Staff Room! Author Paper Boat Drinks Illustrator Paper Boat Reading Level 2 (It is suitable for children who recognize familiar words and can read new words with help.) Language English Synopsis: As children, we all knew the staff room to be a scary place: where all our teachers - both favourite and feared - met and mingled. We peeked past that mysterious curtain and witnessed this scene inside, and hurried away before any of the teachers could catch us!

By peterfogarty

Debatable

Debatable

These sheets are very much aimed at year 5/6 pupils. Over a number of years I created 'aids' and 'answers' for SATS questionsThe aim of the 'aid' was to give children ideas of the type of the vocabulary to use when answering a 'debate/ persuasive' style question and what type of information to include in their answers.Colleagues having seen the 'aid' sheet suggested I added some answers!! I have not given answers to all the questions.

By antonybatchelor

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

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

EAL Starter Pack 1: School

EAL Starter Pack 1: School

This pack contains a selection of EAL resources suitable for newly arrived KS1 and KS2 pupils with little or no English. The focus for this pack is to help EAL beginners to learn key vocabulary associated with school. The pack almost 50 worksheets with activities linked to more than 60 words. Activities include:HandwritingDrawingMatching pictures and wordsMultiple choiceSimple sentence workThe pack also contains a pupil information sheet, a phonics check sheet, pictures of all the referenced vocabulary (which could be enlarged and made into flashcards) and an assessment sheet to help monitor pupil's understanding. The pack is designed to be used flexibly. Teachers can select worksheets as needed to support EAL lessons. Alternatively, teachers could combine all the sheets in the pack to create a workbook of materials which would allow newly arrived EAL learners to work fairly independently with some teacher support and guidance.

By karenmoncrieffe

TO DO LIST

TO DO LIST

Over the years, I have perfected how to manage a huge workload. The key is to have a good to-do-list template. Follow my personal template and follow the simple 9 instructions to lighten your workload. You will find that you hardly ever feel stressed about workload again. Your capacity for work will also increase. You will never carry anything in your head again. You can leave work without taking anything home in your head!

By Boosteration

Name randomiser with extras...

Name randomiser with extras...

This randomises your class so a random pupil will be asked a question. It also randomises what question they will answer.It will also determine if they get a reward!

By Boosteration

School - Studying - Grade 6

School - Studying - Grade 6

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - Backpacks - Grade 6

School - Backpacks - Grade 6

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - Study Skills - Grade 6

School - Study Skills - Grade 6

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - Oh No! - Grade 6

School - Oh No! - Grade 6

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - A Great School Year - Grade 5

School - A Great School Year - Grade 5

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - Special Activities and Special Skills - Grade 5

School - Special Activities and Special Skills - Grade 5

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - Test Anxiety - Grade 5

School - Test Anxiety - Grade 5

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - School Subjects - Grade 5

School - School Subjects - Grade 5

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - Studying Dinosaurs - Grade 5

School - Studying Dinosaurs - Grade 5

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - Recess: Something's Wrong - Grade 5

School - Recess: Something's Wrong - Grade 5

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - A Day At School In Hong Kong - Grade 5

School - A Day At School In Hong Kong - Grade 5

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - Taylor's First Day of the School Year - Grade 5

School - Taylor's First Day of the School Year - Grade 5

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - The First Day of the School Year - Grade 5

School - The First Day of the School Year - Grade 5

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - Subjects at School - Grade 4

School - Subjects at School - Grade 4

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - Life at School - Grade 4

School - Life at School - Grade 4

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - Studying - Grade 5

School - Studying - Grade 5

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - A Day at School in Canada - Grade 6

School - A Day at School in Canada - Grade 6

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - Martha’s School Subjects - Grade 6

School - Martha’s School Subjects - Grade 6

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

School - Toby’s School Subjects - Grade 6

School - Toby’s School Subjects - Grade 6

This amazing ‘School Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu