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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

The happiest day

The happiest day

Lesson plan- The happiest dayTopic: HappinessAims: To practise Speaking andwriting skills/To talk about happiness/ to practise narrative tensesAge group: /young learners/teenagers/ adultsLevel: A2/B1Materials: worksheet with theWords ( page 21) and the photoTime: 1 hour

By InspirationalEnglish

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

Small actions = Big changes reading comprehension

Small actions = Big changes reading comprehension

This reading comprehension was created for ESL/EAL students with an upper intermediate to Advanced level.The reading text is original and has not been altered.The Initial questions assist the student in writing a short summary of the text. They then move on to comprehension questions and finally, to questions for group or pair discussion.This would work equally well for mother tongue students and could be included in a unit on the environment and environmental problems.

By mbrizz

The 6Rs of Sustainability - Earth Day

The 6Rs of Sustainability - Earth Day

The 6Rs of Sustainability - Earth Day: A quality presentation and activities for teens!This resource comes with an easy to follow and attractive PowerPoint presentation which explains each of the 6 Rs (Recycle, Reduce, Refuse, Rethink, Repair, Reuse). It contains lots of appropriate visuals: great to maintain engagement and for differentiation, and as you go through it, give students the opportunity to reflect and discuss our Earth’s sustainability and what we can do to look after our planet. Perfect for Design and Technology lessons and Earth Day themed activities!There are also some printable activities to accompany the PowerPoint, allowing all students to reflect on their learning and share their opinions. The resource also includes task cards (that come in both color and ink saving black and white) for students to work in groups to match up the 6 Rs to their definitions / put into order of importance etc.Finally, students can plan and write their own blog posts using the templates provided to encourage them to make a positive influence on the world. I hope you and your students find this resource valuable and that it helps generate some interesting and insightful discussions in your classroom, enjoy!************************************************************************************************************************• If you choose to download this resource, please take the time to leave a rating - I do really value your feedback and I always look forward to reading what you think about my resources! If you have any questions about this resource or anything else, you can email me at TeachersResourceForce@yahoo.com.• Be the first to know when I upload new resources, discounts and freebies by following my page!

By TeachersResourceForce

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

Mind your Waste - Lessons in Digital Literacy

Mind your Waste - Lessons in Digital Literacy

In this lesson students will explore their attitudes to buying clothes and find out about the costs and environmental impact of producing clothes.They will do this by studying an infographic about the USAgain clothes recycling project, discussing the content and implications of the graphic and researching some of the background to the problem.The materials in this plan can be used in different ways. The first four tasks of the plan can be used independently as a simple reading and discussion class. The last three research tasks can be used individually as follow up tasks or you could use all three. These tasks are likely to take longer and could be set as homework or independent study tasks.This lesson contains seven tasks:A pre reading task which encourages students to think about their existing clothes buying habits and attitudes.A reading task which develops students abilities to scan text for specific information.A quiz creation task which encourages students to ask questions about a text.A post reading task which gives students the opportunity to formulate a personal response to the information they have studied.A social media research task in which students create a digital questionnaire to research the opinions of their peers.A writing task that develops students abilities to extract information from infographics and use it to create a persuasive text.An online research task which guides students through the process of researching an environmental problem.

By nikpeachey

IB PYP - Sharing The Planet

IB PYP - Sharing The Planet

Another resource for the International Baccalaureate Primary curriculum (IBPYP).This resource discusses how we can share resources such as water withother people and with other living things. It talks about the water cycle and conserving water.The resource contains:A PowerPoint presentation on the water cycle and saving water.Worksheets on the water cycle, conserving water.Suitable for primary (KS2/3).

By LearnersLabyrinth

Non Fiction Analysis - Climate Change: The Facts

Non Fiction Analysis - Climate Change: The Facts

Analysis of non-fiction article, 'Climate Change: The Facts'.All important aspects of the text are highlighted in red with an arrow explaining the technique/feature that appears when you click.The in-depth analysis really helped my students analyse non-fiction texts.

By scug

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

WebQuest: Rainforest

WebQuest: Rainforest

One of the most fascinating biomes on planet Earth is the tropical rainforest. It is filled with tall trees, interesting plants, giant insects, and all sorts of animals. Your students will read for information and learn all about this fascinating land biome that half of the world's animal and plant species call home.Answer Key included

By mccormick33

COAL MINING WITH FOLK ARTS AND POETRY - a cross curricular resource for Primary Schools

COAL MINING WITH FOLK ARTS AND POETRY - a cross curricular resource for Primary Schools

This pack brings some background information about coal mining together with songs and poems that can be used in primary schools to explore and analyse the issues surrounding coal mining. It was created by the English Folk Dance and Song Society in partnership with the National Coal Mining Museum for England.There is a wealth of folk music, song and dance associated with coal mining. The living conditions of mining families also feature in songs, as do tales of child labour and poverty. There are many songs about the different jobs and roles that people had, and sad laments about mining disasters that occurred. There is also the rapper dance tradition that grew from coal mining communities in the North East, and tunes that accompanied the dances.The material presented in this pack has all been tried and tested with visitors to the National Coal Mining Museum for England, pupils at Flockton C of E (c) First School, Wakefield (thanks to the East Peak Industrial Heritage Support Programme), and also in The Full English school projects at St John with St Mark CofE Primary School, Bury and Shawlands Primary School, Barnsley. All the material can be used to explore themes of local history, industrial revolution, child labour, poverty and social change. The material is aimed at primary age children and their teachers.ACCOMPANYING AUDIO TRACKS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FOR FREE AT http://efdss.org/efdss-education/resource-bank/resources-and-teaching-tools/coal-mining-with-folk-arts-and-poetry

By EFDSSeducation