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Dubs Amendment - reading comprehension

Dubs Amendment - reading comprehension

The government has announced that it is going to cancel the scheme, known as the Dubs Amendment, which allowed unaccompanied child refugees to come to the UK. This reading comprehension resource supports a BBC Newsround text which explores the issue.The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2 and supports learning in SMSC. It could also be used to support readers in KS3. Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.

By Headway_Learning

Titanic  Comprehension &  Letter Writing follow up with WAGOLL

Titanic Comprehension & Letter Writing follow up with WAGOLL

KS2/3 Literacy, Cross CurricularPart one is comprehension based on lyrics to the song 'Lady's Maid' taken from Titanic the Musical. Comprehension focuses on hopes and dreams of 3rd class passengers. Part two is creating a role in preparation for writing a 'Letter Home'A WAGOLL letter is also included.Lady's Maid, taken from the Titanic Musical Soundtrack is available on iTunes and Spotify.

By mrrichardson-bs-11

Aleppo - reading comprehension resource

Aleppo - reading comprehension resource

This reading comprehension supports a BBC Newsround text that covers the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo. By including information about the city before the conflict, the text helps the reader understand that Aleppo was once place where people were able to live normally.The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2. It could also be used to support readers in KS3 and supports aspects of learning in SMSC. Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.

By Headway_Learning

British Values- Discussion Cards

British Values- Discussion Cards

Sixteen quite hard hitting topics for discussion on British Values. Maybe it's time to really get your students thinking, debating, agreeing, disagreeing, talking! Give them the cards and step back- let them chat and discuss and make up their own minds about what it really means to be young ( or old) and British in the 21st century.Plus one 'places in Britain' poster for the class.

By LearnersLabyrinth

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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Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen

Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen

A PowerPoint resource for the poem Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen. It starts with a small bio to uncover the context of the poem. The poem is broken into smaller stanzas so the students can engage with the poem. Many key words are underlined and a description of the poems meaning given. Questions are posed to promote class discussion.

By tomgav

Protest Poetry - Analysing poems using the STEP UP acronym

Protest Poetry - Analysing poems using the STEP UP acronym

4 resources designed for a year 8 poetry unit. The first is a PowerPoint which takes students through the STEP UP acronym which they will use to analyse poems in their upcoming assessment: subject matter, theme, emotions, poetic devices, your interpretation, purpose... It includes prompting questions that students should ask themselves to help guide their response for each category. It then includes a poem about a refugee and slides which work through the STEP UP process. The second is a worksheet for modified students which has most of the notes written so that they only have to write a few.The third is a handout which explains STEP UP which could be used as a poster.The fourth is a typed version of the analysis of the refugee poem (in a Word Doc)

By lrigb4

Marking time-buster. 50 ideas

Marking time-buster. 50 ideas

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By whizzbangbang

BREXIT/British values  Bundle

BREXIT/British values Bundle

This bundle contains SEVEN resources which focus on British values and the recent Brexit issue.There are PowerPoint presentations, discussion cards and worksheets.Great idea to finish the academic year or perhaps to return to in September as the nation faces more change.Suitable for upper KS2 / KS3 and ESL classes.£15 reduced to £10.99 ( a saving of 27%)

By LearnersLabyrinth

300 generic lesson activities and 50 marking time-busters. Make life easy!!

300 generic lesson activities and 50 marking time-busters. Make life easy!!

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By whizzbangbang

Poem Analysis Worksheet - 'Displaced Persons' - Helen Boris

Poem Analysis Worksheet - 'Displaced Persons' - Helen Boris

This is a worksheet designed to cover ideas about difference, tolerance, displacement, displaced peoples, immigration, refugees, immigrants, and so on. It is a worksheet that has students analyse a poem which deals with the emotions and individualistic experiences of a displaced person. The message is powerful and great for covering other worldviews in your teaching. Helen Boris spent World War II in a displaced persons camp in Germany and was able to migrate to Australia in 1949. She is a poet. Her poem depicts an important image of being displaced.Key Words: Perspective, Cultural, culture, multicultural, race, suffering, hurt, indigenous,CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/ResourcesyouwantCHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN:I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant

By Resourcesyouwant

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

Creating a charity

Creating a charity

This is like a mini project as you will probably need three lessons to complete the task and students presentation.This lesson starts by asking the students questions that they have to think about when watching the news clips about refugees (internet access needed) The next slide tells the students what their task is and shows them other charities that are available to refugees at the moment. The final slide gives students a success criteria which they need to follow. This lesson aims to show students what being a refugee is a like and how we as a country could help.

By jesspon

Refugee Boy: Context and Culture

Refugee Boy: Context and Culture

This is a great lesson on the contextual and cultural links to the book Refugee Boy. It has a great little booklet that goes with the presentation that the students can work on throughout. It also includes selected pieces of information that can be stuck around the class for the students to pick the contexts that links and put it on the outlined hand.It worked really well with my Y8 class as it got them up and about finding out the relevant information and then moving onto using language techniques from Alem's point of view from the book.

By jesspon

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

Critical Thinking Task:  Refugees-Allow or Refuse Entrance?

Critical Thinking Task: Refugees-Allow or Refuse Entrance?

The task focuses on the long-debated question- whether refugees deserve to seek refuge in safer countries or whether they should not be allowed entry to first world countries.The lesson includes 2 clip sets that can be shown in class, a series of questions allowing for critical thinking and a short-essay section in which students argue for or against this topic.

By roxaneleescott

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

English language resource for new arrivals

English language resource for new arrivals

These materials are intended to support those learning English as an Additional Language. They are profiles of new arrivals to the UK, talking about their experiences of coming to this country. They can simply be read as comprehension exercises or used as the basis for other activities. Those profiles on this first page have simpler easier to understand English, with more difficult profiles on the second page. All the profiles and many more can be found on the Arrivals website noted on the worksheet.

By decsy

Why Learn a foreign language - Presentation Assembly

Why Learn a foreign language - Presentation Assembly

Here’s a freebie about why learning a foreign language with 6 slides. It contains:- an objective slide- a matching up activity- a true/myth activity with answers- a celebrity slide with celebrities speaking many languages- reasons why learning an MFL is importantThe full version can be found here :https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/why-learn-foreign-language-assembly-11113847

By foxtrotters

Ten Bob in Winter - English KS4

Ten Bob in Winter - English KS4

This five-lesson scheme of work for Key Stage 4 English examines the issue of racial inequality as depicted in the short film Ten Bob in Winter (1963) and the poetry of Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou.Ten Bob in Winter is an energetic short film directed by the Jamaican writer and performer Lloyd Reckord. Shot on 16mm in black and white, the film is fresh and experimental yet still light and accessible.Some of the learning objectives include:Learning facts about racial inequality within British society;Exploring the theme of racial inequality;Using poetry as a way of understanding and empathising with this inequality.

By BFIeducation

Black Britain on TV - Media Studies KS5

Black Britain on TV - Media Studies KS5

A five-lesson scheme of work for Media Studies students at Key Stage 5 that looks at how the representation of black British life on TV has evolved since the 1960s to the present day. This scheme of work focuses on black representation on British TV from popular series like Desmond’s to lesser-known TV plays such as the provocative, Fable (1965). These lessons are designed for use with Media Studies students at Key Stage 5 and have the new 2016 specifications in mind.Many of the works discussed are available to watch for free in BFI Mediatheques. Clips are also available as via BFI Screenonline, although due to our agreements with rightsholders, access to Screenonline’s moving image material is only permitted within UK schools, colleges, universities and public libraries that have already registered with us. We regret that we are no longer able to offer registration to new users. Learning objectives include:Understanding how black communities have been represented on television historically;Applying this understanding in order to engage in productive debate;Analysing key media texts critically;Evaluating the social and political impact of representation of key groups within the media.

By BFIeducation

Black Star for Primary - Jemima + Johnny

Black Star for Primary - Jemima + Johnny

A lesson for primary students that explores attitudes toward race and equality and encourages discussion of students' own ideas around the topic, based around the film Jemima + Johnny (1966). The film is available to watch for free on BFI Player (http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-jemima-johnny-1966/).

By BFIeducation

Black Star for Primary - Grove Carnival

Black Star for Primary - Grove Carnival

A lesson that uses the film Grove Carnival (1983), about the Notting Hill carnival in London to consider whether attitudes toward race and black culture have shifted over time in Britain. A clip from Grove Carnival is available to watch on the BFI Youtube channel. The full film is available for free on BFI Player (http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-grove-carnival-1981/). This lesson is meant as a follow up to the Jemima + Johnny lesson (available as a separate download).

By BFIeducation

Literacy booster pack Key Stage 3

Literacy booster pack Key Stage 3

Suitable for 20 minute TA literacy intervention project. Tracks the novel by Ben Zephaniah up to and including Chapter 10. Brief overview for themes with emphasis on reading and discussion, plus activities based around sentence construction and vocabulary acquisition for Tier two words.

By Hicsalta