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Reading Skills - Making Predictions

Reading Skills - Making Predictions

A PowerPoint on the skill of predicting what might happen in a book, leaflet, etc. Students are asked to predict the contents of writing using various sources, and are able to identify primary and secondary elements in texts.The Activity 'What does the Cover say?' asks students to say what they think a book may be about from the cover&'s primary and secondary elements.* Image links are included and can be easily found on the internet.

By Sazo123

Writing a Letter of Complaint

Writing a Letter of Complaint

A powerpoint talking students through how to write a letter of complaint. This explores a possible structure, and demonstrates how addresses should be correctly presented. Following the information section, there is a task asking students to write a letter of complaint about a mobile phone.

By Sazo123

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Macbeth - The Whole Play

Macbeth - The Whole Play

This bundle comprises individual powerpoints on each Act, a wide range of engaging activities, background, context, thematic and character tasks, extract analysis with a supported framework to access this part of the exams: everything you need to teach this text in an active and engaging way. Bundle price is reduced to encourage those who have bought a stand alone Act to still feel they are getting good value when buying the bundle. Enjoy!

By joannammarsh

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Macbeth Act 5

Macbeth Act 5

A study of Act 5 of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. This is designed for GCSE teaching and includes a range of activities to engage students. The lesson also includes slides on structural devices used within the play (as a key component to achieving a grade 5 or above) and whole text revision activities at the end of the powerpoint.

By joannammarsh

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Macbeth Act 4

Macbeth Act 4

A scene by scene study of Act 4 of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. This is designed for GCSE teaching and includes a range of activities including: matching quotations exercises, creative responses, questions that demand higher level thinking, summaries and notes to advance engagement with the overall structure, both of this scene and this scene in the context of the whole play.

By joannammarsh

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Macbeth Act 3

Macbeth Act 3

An in depth study of Act 3 of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. This is designed for GCSE teaching and includes a range of activities including: guided extract analysis, creative activities (Shakespearean Mannequin Challenge!), links to Transactional Writing on the Language specification, prompts to consider structure and structural devices, clozed activities and a range of extension tasks for more able students. This is 6-8 hours of teaching and includes everything students need to know for their exams in an accessible and fun format.

By joannammarsh

ESL English Full Lessons Bundle

ESL English Full Lessons Bundle

Includes:- 10 Full Lessons (Lesson Plans + Material) covering the following topics:Offers and requests The Present continuous Prepositions of placeExpressing Future Plans with “going to”Giving Advice The Past SimpleCan|Can’t” To Express AbilityAdverbs Of Frequency The Past Continuous The Present Perfect- 10 Lesson Plans- 65 High Resolution Graphics Flashcards- 33 Worksheets- Reading Comprehensions | Short texts- Language Games and more!- Revision| Learning sheets |Total Pages: 83

By giomanuel

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Macbeth Act 2

Macbeth Act 2

An in depth study of Act 2 of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. This is designed for GCSE teaching and includes a range of activities including: explanation and exploration of iambic pentameter, links to the theme of distrust, drama activities, quotation finds, matching activities, debate and written tasks. This is 4-6 hours of teaching and includes everything students need to know for their exams in an accessible and fun format.

By joannammarsh

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Macbeth Act 1

Macbeth Act 1

An in depth study of Act 1 of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. This is designed for GCSE teaching and includes a range of activities including: an activity that breaks down the language used by Shakespeare ensuing that this is not a barrier to learning, drama activities, quotation finds, matching activities, transactional writing activities and debate. This is 4-6 hours of teaching and includes reference to themes, motifs, use of language and structure: everything students need to know for their exams in an accessible and fun format.

By joannammarsh

ESL English Full Lesson: The Past Continuous LEVEL: Intermediate

ESL English Full Lesson: The Past Continuous LEVEL: Intermediate

Includes:- Lesson Plan (Intermediate level)- 1 Text (Short story)- 1 Set of questions on the text ( Reading Comprehension)- 1 Extension writing exercise based on the text- 2 Extra Worksheets to consolidate Grammar + Writing Skills- Game cards to play a Cluedo style game ( focusing on the past continuous) outlined in the lesson planTotal Pages: 7

By giomanuel

Identifying Meaning (Context)

Identifying Meaning (Context)

An activity designed to help students understand difficult words. The students are asked to try and work out what the word means just by seeing it in a sentence/in context. Can be easily adapted, or students who are struggling can use a dictionary for additional support.

By Sazo123

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Easter Reading Comprehension Worksheets x 7

Easter Reading Comprehension Worksheets x 7

These Easter themed Reading Comprehension worksheet are suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, definitions matching exercises, gap filling exercises, word searches and crosswords. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handouts can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, this bundle could be used before the Easter Holidays!

By MariaPht

Semi-colons and colons in persuasive writing

Semi-colons and colons in persuasive writing

Targeted at mixed ability English Language KS4 pupils, this adaptable resource enables pupils to recognise the ways in which semi-colons and colons are placed in grammatically correct structures and consider how they can be used to improve their persuasive writing. Aimed at promoting independent learners, the effects of semi-colons and colons are modeled then pupils practice using semi-colons and colons for effect in their own persuasive writing tasks.

By DeepaSabharwal

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KS3 Study of a Modern Play: Our Day Out by Willy Russell

KS3 Study of a Modern Play: Our Day Out by Willy Russell

An extensive powerpoint that works through the entire play including contextual information, activities and assessment tasks that are aligned with the GCSE (9-1) specifications. This is a detailed unit of work that supports KS3 students through the study of a play text and has proved to be an excellent training ground for GCSE studies.

By joannammarsh

Game "The monster wants to eat"

Game "The monster wants to eat"

The monster wants to eat is a fun activity for the little ones. It consists of a digital download containing 6 letter-sized sheets, on the first sheet you will find a template to make a box.In the box there’s a monster that is very hungry!The next sheets contains 30 different food cliparts to feed the monster. It also contains 18 riddles just to have a little bit fun. It includes 30 png files of the clip art in color and also in black and white.It’s a fun game to use creatively.I have tried it with my kids and they love it!In my store you can find this same resource but in spanish :)Thanks a lot for stopping by!

By paulinarl06

Structuring introductions - Julius Caesar

Structuring introductions - Julius Caesar

Targeted at mixed ability KS3 pupils, this colour differentiated model answer demonstrates the elements that constitute a well-developed introduction for reading assessments. The sentences are differentiated by colour and pupils are encouraged to identify the purpose of each sentence from the checklist. In matching the sentence to its purpose (e.g. link to context), pupils begin to identify the elements of effective introductions and become more critical as they write their own introduction.

By DeepaSabharwal

KS2 SPaG Resources Bundle

KS2 SPaG Resources Bundle

KS2 SPaG Resources Bundle is designed to make this often dry area of learning engaging and inspiring for KS2 children and teachers!Bought to you by bestselling TES authors, The Future Teacher Foundation, this huge bundle contains a wide variety of complete lessons and resources providing superb value.

By TheFutureTeacherFoundation

Let's talk about gender roles

Let's talk about gender roles

I have bundled together three resources which I think will be useful when discussing gender roles in poetry and drama. They all address the roles women play, as wives, mothers , lovers. The quiz is more generally about Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet but some of the questions refer to the fact that Juliet would have been played by a boy back in the seventeenth century. It is light hearted in tone.

By jlimb

The Gothic Horror Multimedia Bundle

The Gothic Horror Multimedia Bundle

All of my Gothic horror multimedia resources in one bundle. Includes videos, comic books, PDF slideshows and worksheets, (one each Prezi and Keynote presentations)As well as an introduction to Gothic Horror there are reading, writing and listening resources covering such classic stories as;FrankensteinDraculaJekyll and HydeThe Raven poemThe Tell Tale Heart short storyClassic Literature VillainsAltogether, 12 of my premium resources bundled at a discount of 33% off. With the upcoming bundle sale of a further 30% discount, The Gothic Horror Multimedia Bundle is a steal!

By kibishipaul

Julius Caesar: Discussions

Julius Caesar: Discussions

Targeted at Year 8 groups, this resource embeds a range of relevant extracts that reveal alternative portrayals of Julius Caesar. In reading each extract (either in groups, independently or as a class), pupils can independently select words and phrases that support their inferences about Julius Caesar throughout the plot. The resource stresses their AO1 skills of understanding and explaining the meanings in the text while also encouraging their AO2 skills of selectively analysing the effect of language choices on characterisation.

By DeepaSabharwal

Look Say Cover Write and Check that really teaches

Look Say Cover Write and Check that really teaches

Look Say Cover Write and Check is a tried and tested method of getting pupils to learn individual spellings, but to be honest they usually don't give learners much help in learning them. This one does! It includes multiple strategies, such as looking at word shape, relating to spellings already known, noticing easy and difficult parts of the word, etc. The resource itself explains how it can best be used. More in depth discussion of this here: http://thespellingblog.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/look-say-cover-write-check-template.htmlJohanna Stirling is the author of the award-winning Teaching Spelling to English language Learners

By Jomango

KS1 Writing Resources Bundle

KS1 Writing Resources Bundle

This useful KS1 Writing Resources Bundle has been created to provide you with a wide variety of resources that will help little learners to improve their writing. Created by bestselling TES authors, The Future Teacher Foundation, the bundle includes: handwriting practice, SPaG lessons, creative writing prompt lessons and even a colouring book which can be used to inspire writing.If you are looking to engage and inspire your little writers with some unique and fun KS1 writing resources then look no further - buy this bundle today!

By TheFutureTeacherFoundation