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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

Jobs Taboo

Jobs Taboo

12 cards naming different job titles. Great for lessons on jobs or employability. Learners have to describe the job at the top without using the words on the card. Fully editable to make it harder or easier for your learners, these clear cards can be printed on card or paper and laminated if you so choose. Brilliant starter for any work related lesson or a great way to extend ESOL/ESL/EFL/EAL learners vocabulary and encourage students to speak more. Great fun!If you would like to see more of my resources please visit my shop here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood?p=2

By islaflood

'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

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Employability Skills: Health and Safety at Work

Employability Skills: Health and Safety at Work

Employability Skills: Health and Safety at WorkPowerPoint presentation and task sheets to introduce the topic of health and safety.Would be useful for entry level students studying for any employability qualifications or in preparation for work placements.

By CollEd

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Employability/Work Skills: Skills for Work

Employability/Work Skills: Skills for Work

Employability/Work Skills: Skills for WorkPowerPoint presentation and task sheets to introduce the topic of skills for work and for students to think about their own skills.Would be useful for entry level students studying for any employability qualifications or in preparation for work placements.

By CollEd

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Employability Skills: Health and Safety

Employability Skills: Health and Safety

A bundle of PowerPoint presentations; quizzes and task sheets to introduce the topic of health and safety (key words; rights and responsibilities; signs and first aid). Would be useful for entry level students studying for any employability qualifications or in preparation for work placements.

By CollEd

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Employability Skills

Employability Skills

PowerPoint presentations; quizzes and task sheets covering: Interview skills CVs Applying for a job Skills for work Health and safety First aid

By CollEd

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

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GCSE English HOW TO PREPARE AN ESSAY An Inspector Calls- Gerald Croft

GCSE English HOW TO PREPARE AN ESSAY An Inspector Calls- Gerald Croft

This is a A/A* grade GCSE English model essay preparation handout covering a topic in the play An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley. In this case it is a discussion of the character of Gerald Croft and how he embodies the themes of the play. It includes points to discuss; themes you should mention in ANY Inspector Calls essays; and quotes- and deviates from the PEE structure. This is because many examiners consider PEE a weak structure for which they can only award AO2/ grade C marks. Great revision/ essay preparation tool that can be adapted for all essays, and useful for those who find the play difficult to follow. It is divided up in how to compilean introductionan essay bodyanda conclusion.A useful guide for teachers, pupils and tutors/parents who homeschool, with four pages of explanation and themes, and an additional three page section for the addition of relevant quotes and space to make your own analysis/commentary before you start the essay.

By siobhanthetutor

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A Level English: Analysis of Themes in  ‘The Great Gatsby ’

A Level English: Analysis of Themes in ‘The Great Gatsby ’

Written for the AQA exam board but suitable for any course that includes this book, this is a guide on analysing the seven main themes in The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald.Fourteen pages long, fully annotated with a further reading section and a revision quiz, this can be used for revision, lessons and to get to know the work by pupils teachers and tutors. One of a set of six (all available on this site) of guides that comprehensively cover all aspects of this novel from context and themes to symbolism and motifs.

By siobhanthetutor

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ENGLISH LITERATURE- ANIMAL FARM PART 1: CHARACTERS

ENGLISH LITERATURE- ANIMAL FARM PART 1: CHARACTERS

AN EIGHT page guide on this novel, it includes:Examination of all major and minor charactersHow each character connects to themes (keyworded) in contextLinks to how and where they appear in the novelWith good weblinks to topics that students just starting out at GSCE may not be familiar and ten multiple choice questions to check knowledge and understanding of the text and the guide (with answers) this guide can be read before or after reading the novel.Useful for teachers, tutors and pupils, this can be used as revision, an essay helper or a whole lesson document. Allied to this is part 2 of the analysis of this novel, concerning themes, symbolism and motifs in full, also available on this site. This can be used for KS3 or GCSE (11-16 year olds.)

By siobhanthetutor

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ENGLISH LITERATURE- ANIMAL FARM (part 2): THEMES, SYMBOLS, MOTIFS

ENGLISH LITERATURE- ANIMAL FARM (part 2): THEMES, SYMBOLS, MOTIFS

AN EIGHT page guide on this novel, it includes:Examination of the three main themes in the novel and how to use them in essaysBiographical detail on the authorHistorical, literary and social context of the novelWith good weblinks to topics that students just starting out at GSCE may not be familiar and ten multiple choice questions to check knowledge and understanding of the text and the guide (with answers) this guide can be read before or after reading the novel.Useful for teachers, tutors and pupils, this can be used as revision, an essay helper or a whole lesson document. Allied to this is part 1 of the analysis of this novel, concerning the characters, in full, also available on this site. This can be used for KS3 or GCSE (11-16 year olds.)

By siobhanthetutor

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An Inspector Calls Context and Question lessons

An Inspector Calls Context and Question lessons

Here is the perfect little bundle to get you started on 'An Inspector Calls' with your GCSE class this New Year. It contains a lesson on Themes and Context with links and specific Capitalism and Socialism worksheets. It also has a whole detailed lesson on the question: In what ways is Eva Smith exploited in the play?This lesson worked a treat for my Year 10s as it got them linking the correct context to the correct characters and quotations in the play. Very useful. This is up for a bargin for only a short time, so get your hands on this bundle now!!!Happy New Year and Happy Teaching!

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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

ENGLISH KS3 and GCSE Of Mice and Men- Allegory, Symbols and Motifs.

ENGLISH KS3 and GCSE Of Mice and Men- Allegory, Symbols and Motifs.

A summary for Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men on its allegory, symbolism and motifs. There is enough information in this to obtain A04/A/A* in the technical part of an essay on this book.Excellent as a lesson starter for tutors, homeschoolers and teachers, and for pupils who are trying to streamline their essays or come up from a C grade, or lesson aid/revision for everyone.

By siobhanthetutor

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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)

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Year 11 Revision SOW for 'An Inspector Calls'

Year 11 Revision SOW for 'An Inspector Calls'

13 detailed lesson PowerPoints for revision of 'An Inspector Calls'. Each lesson focuses on a different character or theme. A variation of tasks are included:-visual and auditory task - independent written tasks - group tasks-speaking and listening taskI have also tried using examples that are relatable to them, for example getting students to make comparisons between the relationship of Sheila and Gerald and Beyonce and Jay-Z. Scheme also includes:- focus on exam skills-break down on how to approach the question- lesson on assessment objectives - weekly homework timetable, which includes exam style questions for a seven week term- midweek homework tasks for revision of the 'Love and Relationships' poetry cluster.

By xxnats1989xx

Taboo Game - Jobs

Taboo Game - Jobs

Great game to practice speaking skills or simply have fun!This set contains 72 cards, each about a job or profession.Taboo is a great word and guessing game that we use for parties. So why not use it to teach as well! This set is job-related, meaning that the word to be found is a job or profession.It is simple to use and students will have a great time while practicing their vocabulary or language skills.The player must get his/her partners to guess the word on top without using the word or the five other words mentioned on the card.

By nadineinprague

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English Literature GCSE 'Blood Brothers' by Willy Russell: Context and Themes.

English Literature GCSE 'Blood Brothers' by Willy Russell: Context and Themes.

A full and indepth eight page up to A* guide on this poem for GCSE students and teachers. It can be used as revision, as a lesson tool, or just to make sense of this modern, socially aware play. Written for the WJEC board but suitable for all boards offering this play as a set text, this covers an essential range of links and repeating ideas that were the backbone of Russell's writing ethos.Fully annotated, with quotes, 'check yourself' questions and further reading, this is an essential guide to one of the most challengingly gritty plays of the GCSE anthology- suitable for all exam boards.This is part 2: Context, Themes, Motifs, Symbolism and Language; part 1 on the characters is also available on here.

By siobhanthetutor

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A Level English: Symbols, Motifs and Language Techniques in  ‘The Great Gatsby ’.

A Level English: Symbols, Motifs and Language Techniques in ‘The Great Gatsby ’.

Written for the AQA exam board but suitable for any course that includes this book, this is a guide on analysing symbols, motifs and language techniques in The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald.Thirteen pages long, fully annotated with a further reading section and a revision quiz, this can be used for revision, lessons and to get to know the work by pupils teachers and tutors. One of a set of six (all available on this site) of guides that comprehensively cover all aspects of this novel from context and themes to symbolism and motifs.

By siobhanthetutor

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English Literature GCSE 'Blood Brothers' by Willy Russell- Character analysis.

English Literature GCSE 'Blood Brothers' by Willy Russell- Character analysis.

A full and indepth nine page up to A* guide on this poem for GCSE students and teachers. It can be used as revision, as a lesson tool, or just to make sense of this modern, socially aware play. Written for the WJEC board but suitable for all boards offering this play as a set text, this covers an essential range of links and repeating ideas that were the backbone of Russell's writing ethos.Fully annotated, with quotes, 'check yourself' questions and further reading, this is an essential guide to one of the most challengingly gritty plays of the GCSE anthology- suitable for all exam boards.This is part 1: the more focused part 2- Context, Themes, Motifs, Symbolism and Language , is also available on here.

By siobhanthetutor

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A Level English: Context- Biographical Social and Historical  in ‘The Great Gatsby'.

A Level English: Context- Biographical Social and Historical in ‘The Great Gatsby'.

Written for the AQA exam board but suitable for any course that includes this book, this is a guide on analysing the biographical, social and historical context in The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald. Without this essential background, it is difficult to obtain high marks on this novel. At A level you need to put into context everything you read and analyse.Eleven pages long, fully annotated with a further reading section and a revision quiz, this can be used for revision, lessons and to get to know the work by pupils teachers and tutors. One of a set of six (all available on this site) of guides that comprehensively cover all aspects of this novel from context and themes to symbolism and motifs.

By siobhanthetutor

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A Level English 'The Great Gatsby' minor characters analysis

A Level English 'The Great Gatsby' minor characters analysis

Written for the AQA exam board but suitable for any course that includes this book, this is a guide on analysing the minor characters in The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald.Thirteen pages long, fully annotated with a further reading section and a revision quiz, this can be used for revision, lessons and to get to know the work by pupils teachers and tutors. One of a set of six (all available on this site) of guides that comprehensively cover all aspects of this novel from context and themes to symbolism and motifs.

By siobhanthetutor

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A level English: Summary and Plot Analysis in  ‘The Great Gatsby ’.

A level English: Summary and Plot Analysis in ‘The Great Gatsby ’.

Written for the AQA exam board but suitable for any course that includes this book, this is a guide on analysing the plot in The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald.Ten pages long, fully annotated with a further reading section and a revision quiz, this can be used for revision, lessons and to get to know the work by pupils teachers and tutors. One of a set of six (all available on this site) of guides that comprehensively cover all aspects of this novel from context and themes to symbolism and motifs.

By siobhanthetutor