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The Bravest Fish

The Bravest Fish

A powerpoint presentation about the story " The bravest Fish" . Words of the story are written in an easy language associated with nice animations to attract students' attention.

By zainah2000

Fake News - reading comprehension

Fake News - reading comprehension

While it is sometimes published to make people laugh, fake news has a serious side in that can also be used to manipulate public opinion and possibly even the outcome of elections. This reading comprehension supports a BBC Newsround article that explains what fake news is and why it is a problem.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

News, Politics, Current Affairs reading Comprehension

News, Politics, Current Affairs reading Comprehension

8 reading comprehensions which cover a combination of political headlines and global matters which have been in the news recently. Could make useful activities for lesson time, general studies or tutorials. Excellent value and a way of keeping your class up to date with whats going on in the world. They have been written in a style which completes SATS, entrance exams etc.

By psyjess

Reading Comprehension-Primates Facing Extinction

Reading Comprehension-Primates Facing Extinction

This worksheet contains a short extract adapted from the CBBC News website which will inform students about why primates are facing extinction. Questions then follow which focus on some of the terms used in the text, maths is embedded through the use of data in the text and a question based on this, students will also be asked to explain some of the reasons for extinction from the text. The worksheet is set out in a easy to follow format and could be ideal for a cover lesson or to start a lesson.

By psyjess

Writing to argue : are you in favour of animal testing?

Writing to argue : are you in favour of animal testing?

This Power Point contains ten slides reminding pupils how to write an argumentative response. The use of rhetorical questions, statistics, emotive language and logical structure are encouraged amongst other techniques. Finally students are required to produce either a leaflet arguing against animal testing or a letter supporting testing cancer drugs on rats.This resource is suitable for pupils aged 12+

By jlimb

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

Writing skills bundle

Writing skills bundle

This bundle contains three resources aimed at improving writing skills. Students will learn how to appreciate the tools writers use to create an effect, how to vary the length and type of sentence so that it suits its purpose and how to write an argumentative piece of their own based on animal testing. Suitable for 12+

By jlimb

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

Listening Comprehension - In Time

Listening Comprehension - In Time

*** answer key is includedA listening comprehension for the movie In Time. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 30 points (vocabulary, identify the characters and identify the speakers) and a long-answer section for 30 points (19 questions). I also included 4 questions in a writing journal section. This section has its own evaluation grid.

By nadineinprague

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

World Inventions Game

World Inventions Game

This is an interactive Power-Point game that incorporates a fun playing format in to the classroom, as students make decisions about where within the world certain inventions come from.Students find themselves faced with a board showing 20 numbers to choose from and the task of deciding if the invention that is revealed to them from behind each number, comes from the powerhouse country of inventions..."China" or from another country in the world.Bonus questions and points are up for grabs at every turn, filling this fun game with a plethora of informative facts. Whilst graded from grade 7- 10, it really is very general and can be used for younger and /or older students. •Students choose a number (Teams for big classes)• They say Chopsticks if they think it is a Chinese invention or Pop-Sticks if it is an invention that originates from another country.• Answer correctly (YAY) Score the allocated points, Incorrectly (Boom). Read the accompanying facts on screen.• Answer a special bonus question for a bonus pointInformation touched on in this PPT Game• Nationalities such as Hungarian, Dutch, Canadian and more• Lots of China facts and trivia like the previous name of Beijing, major rivers, The Last Emperor, some dynasty facts etc.• Facts about some cool inventions like Rubik's Cube, wiFi, Toilet Paper, Jet Pack, Lawn Mower, Orange Carrots and much more• Famous or not so famous inventors names and their countries.See the screen video of the powerpoint game in action here on my youtube page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKXaf4j9osU&list=PLP_xsoFOetKjXGwPG2ZjmJDClSD2nXGVkThis PPT is designed using Microsoft Office 2013.If you are worried about the compatibility of your Microsoft Office version, you can download the official Free PowerPoint Viewer with which it works wonderfully.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

By suzeyuill

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

Space - Space Tourism - Grade 9

Space - Space Tourism - Grade 9

This amazing ‘Space 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

Teaching with Technology

Teaching with Technology

In the classroom, technology can encompass all sorts of tools from low-tech pencil, newspaper publisher, and chalkboard, to the utilization of presentation software, or high-tech tablets, online collaboration, and conferencing tools, and more. The new technologies allow us to try things in physical and virtual classrooms that were not possible before. What you use depends fundamentally on what you are attempting to reach. The best teaching approaches for my learners are speaking as well as listening strategies. Apparently we run-through presentations, discussions, conversations, dialogues, teamwork and case studies. I would like to point out that I just use actual, real texts, from the books, newspapers, the song’s lyrics, movies. We often take advantage of different kinds of listening comprehension such as listening to the news, interview presentations, et cetera. In my view, the most imperative teaching method is encouraging students and motivating them to be active learners.

By Kasia12345

Space - Solar System - Grade 9

Space - Solar System - Grade 9

This amazing ‘Space 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

Space - Space Elevator - Grade 9

Space - Space Elevator - Grade 9

This amazing ‘Space 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

Space - A New Planet - Grade 10

Space - A New Planet - Grade 10

This amazing ‘Space 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

Space - The Universe - Grade 10

Space - The Universe - Grade 10

This amazing ‘Space 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

Space - Unidentified Flying Objects - Grade 10

Space - Unidentified Flying Objects - Grade 10

This amazing ‘Space 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

Space - Rockets (I): A Balloon Rocket - Grade 1

Space - Rockets (I): A Balloon Rocket - Grade 1

This amazing ‘Space 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

Space - Space Junk - Grade 10

Space - Space Junk - Grade 10

This amazing ‘Space 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

Space - Black Holes - Grade 9

Space - Black Holes - Grade 9

This amazing ‘Space 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

Space - Aliens - Grade 9

Space - Aliens - Grade 9

This amazing ‘Space 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

Space - Mars - Grade 7

Space - Mars - Grade 7

This amazing ‘Space 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

Space - Telescopes - Grade 7

Space - Telescopes - Grade 7

This amazing ‘Space 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