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Past Simple - Verb 'to be' Board Game (ESOL, EFL, EAL, ESL)

Past Simple - Verb 'to be' Board Game (ESOL, EFL, EAL, ESL)

Fun board game for learners to play to practise their knowledge of the past simple verb 'to be'. This notoriously tricky part of tense can be practised over and over in a fun board game. Just print double sided in either a4 or a3 and laminate for longevity if needed, all you need is a set of dice and some counters (although I've got learners to make their own counters and dice in the past). This is a resource I use year after year to provide valuable practice of the tense and liven up lessons.If you would like to see more of my resources please go to my shop here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood

By islaflood

Boggle Starter/Energiser for SMART Notebook

Boggle Starter/Energiser for SMART Notebook

'Boggle' style game presented on SMART Notebook. Learners have to make as many words as they can out of the letters that touch. Letters are editable to change easily for different lessons. Comes with timer and clear instructions. Perfect to start your lesson and warm learners up. Great for embedding English and encouraging good spelling as well as developing vocabulary.

By islaflood

Present Continuous English Charades Card Game for ESOL/ESL/EFL/EAL Learners

Present Continuous English Charades Card Game for ESOL/ESL/EFL/EAL Learners

A set of 24 editable charades cards stating present continuous actions that students can act out and others can guess. Excellent activity for consolidating and practising use of the present continuous tense. Cards cover everyday activities and past times perfect for enlivening a grammar lesson focusing on present continuous. Just download the word document and print, for longevity you could print on coloured card and/or laminate. Along with the cards is a PowerPoint presentation with a title slide, teacher instructions and editable scoreboard.If you would like to see more of my resources please check out my shop here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood

By islaflood

Listening lesson - Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

Listening lesson - Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

Full lesson lasting over an hour based around the popular 'Three Little Birds' song by Bob Marley (aka the 'Don't Worry' song). The lesson is clearly presented on PowerPoint with all resources available on printable and editable slides. Aimed at ESOL/ESL/EFL/EAL learners from Entry 1-3 this detailed PowerPoint covers every aspect of the lesson from a fun 'hangman' style starter, clear objectives, listening activity with gap fill, vocab activity, apostrophes tasks, discussion questions as well as links to fun interactive online resources that learners can use to extend and further practise their listening and apostrophe skills. Key topics:Listening skillsApostrophesDictionary skills/VocabularyObjectives:Listen to a text/song for detailRecognise use of apostrophesFind the meaning of words using a dictionaryIf you would like to see more of my ESOL/ESL/EFL/EAL resources please go to my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood?p=2

By islaflood

Early Readers Bundle

Early Readers Bundle

This is a collection of different early reader books and teaching resources I think you will really enjoy using. I developed my own thinking scarves reading scheme as a replacement for the thinking hats reading scheme and I even converted a whole set of books which could be used with the scheme. I also created PowerPoint versions of a wide range of different "Can you spot it books" where you need to find all the different objects listed in the picture.

By peterfogarty

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Brain Training Theories: Learning Quotations for GCSEs

Brain Training Theories: Learning Quotations for GCSEs

This lesson takes you through a theory based lesson using music to learn quotations from texts. This lesson has proved to be a highly enjoyable, alternative and effective approach to last minute quotation learning, even for students who struggle to retain information. Using this method of learning quotations, students are able to write more sustained responses and in turn access higher grades. If you find this useful please do leave a review. More Brain Training lessons to follow.

By joannammarsh

DESCRIPTIVE ANIMAL POEM: LESSONS & RESOURCES

DESCRIPTIVE ANIMAL POEM: LESSONS & RESOURCES

This resource contains everything you need to get going with poem comprehension and poem analysis in your classroom. This Resource Includes:1. Poem Text: The Tyger by William Blake2. Detailed Lesson Plans (4 Days)3. Rubrics (4 Numbers)4. Support Material (8 Numbers)5. Worksheets (4 Numbers)This Resource Deals with:1. Vocabulary Check2. Poem Analysis3. Annotation4. ComprehensionTeachers can use this to enhance the comprehension skills of the learners, especially the technique needed to understand and comprehend a poem.

By john421969

Poetry Week Bundle

Poetry Week Bundle

I have collected together some of my best poetry related resources and would love you to use them in your own classroom. In addition, I have added some of my popular reading worksheets. They have been well received as individual resources and I am sure your class will also love them!

By peterfogarty

THE WORLD’S WORST CHILDREN – David Walliams PUZZLE BOOK

THE WORLD’S WORST CHILDREN – David Walliams PUZZLE BOOK

THE WORLD’S WORST CHILDREN – David Walliams PUZZLE BOOKAll of the puzzle’s in this book have been designed around the chapter’s in DAVID WALLIAMS book; ‘The World’s Worst Children’. They help pupils improve their spelling, increase their word knowledge, develop their comprehension skills and increase their scanning techniques. Each puzzle has been created to support pupil’s developing word knowledge and grammatical understanding. Areas covered are; Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs and Onomatopoeia’s. The puzzles are clearly laid-out and fun to do. The activities are easily differentiated by the amount of clues that are given. Pupils are encouraged to read a chapter and then complete the relevant puzzle. There is also an answer booklet included so pupils can check/mark their own puzzles. Pupil’s gain a great deal of satisfaction from correctly completing these puzzle’s and it encourages further reading. This resource is suitable for paired, independent or homework activities.

By crigdon

Aussie Stereotypes - True Blue + Kath and Kim

Aussie Stereotypes - True Blue + Kath and Kim

PowerPoint: Watching an Australian music video to identify the various Australian identities and pastimes it features (to discuss whether these are accurate or stereotypical). Watching an excerpt of a sketch comedy program called ‘Big Girl’s Blouse’ (1994) where Kath and Kim originated. The youtube link to the sketch ''Kim's Wedding'' is included. Post-viewing questions and answers are included.

By lrigb4

Australian stereotypes - Identity in music

Australian stereotypes - Identity in music

Two resources from a grade 9 English unit1) A list of unit specific spelling words - 24 words for each week.2) PowerPoint - Looking at a few different film clips (and lyrics) in order to see how identity is portrayed in music. After each clip is responding questions. Songs include My Island Home, Land Down Under, I Am Australian and Born To Survive.

By lrigb4

POEM COMPREHENSION RESOURCES: BUNDLE

POEM COMPREHENSION RESOURCES: BUNDLE

This Bundle Includes: 1. Poem as an Elegy 2. Analysis of an Elegy Poem 3. Appreciation of a Nature Poem 4. Discovering Abraham Lincoln 5. Poem Comprehension Skills 6. Symbolism in Poetry 7. Appreciation of a Narrative Poem 8. Understanding Lyrical Ballad 9. Analysis of a Narrative Poem 10. Teaching Metaphorical Poem 11. Poetry Analysis 12. Poem Analysis Guide 13. Critical Appreciation of a Poem 14. Poem Analysis & Critical Appreciation 15. Miltonic Sonnet Analysis 16. Fullmoon & Little Frieda 17. Sympathy 18. The Brook 19. The Highwayman 20. The Wind

By john421969

Can you spot it? Reading level 1 English Game - inspired by Roald Dahl's poem Television

Can you spot it? Reading level 1 English Game - inspired by Roald Dahl's poem Television

Can you spot it is a game to teach words to students. You could print it out as a worksheet or share the presentation on the whiteboard and complete it as a class. Title: Twisted tales Author Rathi Varma Illustrator Rathi Varma Reading Level 1 (It is suitable for children who are eager to begin reading.) Language English Synopsis: The story is inspired by Roald Dahl's poem Television. They've chosen the lines "Such wondrous, fine, fantastic tales Of dragons, gypsies, queens, and whales And treasure isles, and distant shores" to create their illustration

By peterfogarty

USING CORRECT SPELLING IN WRITING

USING CORRECT SPELLING IN WRITING

Learning Objectives:• Acquire basic spelling rules.• Spell the words correctly to help better pronunciation.• Use correct spellings in writing a text.This Resource Includes:1. A Detailed Lesson Plan2. Top 10 Spelling Rules3. List of Misspelled Words4. Spelling Rubrics5. Spelling Exercises

By john421969

ESL WRITING RESOURCES

ESL WRITING RESOURCES

This Bundle Includes:1. 5 Writing Skills2. Imaginative Writing3. Narrative Writing4. Picture Story Telling5. Biography6. Characterization7. News Paper Article8. Report Writing9. Story Writing10. Editing11. Drafting12. Note Taking13. Spelling

By john421969

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

Sound and Vision Bundle

Sound and Vision Bundle

Here is a small, nice sound and vision bundle. It provides you with all the key words you need in this science topic. It also has a fun can you spot it game!

By peterfogarty

Pokemon Go reading cards containing different genres and authors to inspire children to read.

Pokemon Go reading cards containing different genres and authors to inspire children to read.

A collection or custom made pokemon cards containing the names of different genres and authors to inspire children to read and collect them all. The cards make a display and can be made into individual pokemon cards that the children can collect when they have read a certain book of a certain genre or by a certain author. I use them to inspire children to read by asking the children to collect as many cards as they can by reading different types of books and writing a short book review on that book. When I have check the book review they receive the corresponding card. This has been very successful and I have had just over 120 book reviews completed in the first half term.

By graemebarry1

ESL Christmas for beginner lesson + exercices (NO PREP)

ESL Christmas for beginner lesson + exercices (NO PREP)

Here is a very colorful powerpoint with 27 slides and its booklet with 8 pages about Christmas for ESL beginners. It contains- a self-target setting slide, - 1 video -as a starter to introduce some vocabulary- information about Christmas- a True-False activity- an introduction to the vocabulary through drilling and a missing picture game. - a word search- a maze -to free Santa Claus- - 2 colouring pictures- a postcard to write for their parents- a dialogue with Santa Claus to fill in with present wishes- a song with a filling gap activity and a puzzle as plenary. I wish you all a very nice Christmas!

By foxtrotters

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

Everybody's Free (to wear sunscreen), vocabulary worksheet and crossword.

Everybody's Free (to wear sunscreen), vocabulary worksheet and crossword.

I used this for an interview lesson. It did turn into the interview lesson from hell - however I don't think I can blame the worksheet. It was designed for KS4 pupils. I later tried the lesson with my own KS3 pupils and it went much better.Matching task using vocabulary (which is likely to be unfamiliar) from the song "Everybody's Free (to wear sunscreen)'

By jlp76

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Tommy Thumb

Tommy Thumb

Tommy Thumb.Body part. A simple worksheet based on the story Tom Thumb

By Olynj

Nursery Rhymes Assembly for Key Stage One

Nursery Rhymes Assembly for Key Stage One

Nursery Rhymes Assembly for Key Stage OneCast Size: 25 easily adjusted up or down (Class teacher taking role of Narrator)Duration: Around 5 – 10 minutesThis assembly is based on 10 nursery rhymes and, as explained in the production notes, can be seen as a template - adding or replacing rhymes as you see fit.There is a longer assembly available (around 15 - 20 minutes) which has a choice of 20 nursery rhymes - this one is called Nursery Rhymes Assembly Extended Version - and this could also be used by Key Stage II or used as a combined production, between both Key Stages - i.e. as a collaborative piece. Please note: the first half of the extended assembly uses the original 10 rhyme script i.e. just adds on.Sample Text:Narrator: What is that noise?(Enter cat playing fiddle, followed by cow holding moon; dog; and dish holding a spoon)(Whole cast recites rhyme; characters acting out the lines)Hey Diddle Diddle,The cat and the fiddle,The cow jumped over the moon;The little dog laughedTo see such sport,And the dish ran awayWith the spoon.(Exit cat, cow, dog and dish)(Everyone uncovers their ears)Narrator: Oh thank goodness for that. I mean, don’t get me wrong – we all like a little music … but not quite like that!(Enter Little Miss Muffet)(Whole cast recites rhyme; characters acting out the lines)Little Miss MuffetSat on a tuffet,Eating her curds and whey;(Enter Spider)There came a big spider,Who sat down beside herAnd frightened Miss Muffet away.(Exit Little Miss Muffet and Spider)Narrator: (Cowering behind children) Has it gone? Is it safe to come out yet?Whole cast: (Sighing) Yes. The spider’s gone, Miss!(Narrator returns to her former place)Narrator: Huh! Well, that’s fine then. (Pauses) Not that I was ever scared of that wee spider! Nah – just acting along with Miss Muffet there!(Whole cast look at each other, shaking heads)Narrator: (Coughing) Any how! Moving on.(Enter Old Mother Hubbard and her dog)Narrator: Ah! A dear old lady and her wee doggie.(Whole cast recites rhyme; characters acting out the lines)Old Mother HubbardShe went to the cupboardTo fetch her poor dog a bone,But when she got there,The cupboard was bare,And so the poor dog had none.(Collective sympathetic sigh from the Cast)Narrator: Oh dear! Oh we can’t have that!(Narrator rummages around in her handbag and comes up with a bone)(Narrator holds up bone to dog which bounds over to Narrator in delight, barking happily, jumping up and down, and trying to lick her face)

By suesplays

Nursery Rhyme Origins Assembly

Nursery Rhyme Origins Assembly

Nursery Rhymes Origins AssemblyThis assembly on the origins of nursery rhymes covers ten nursery rhymes. All of these (bar one - Humpty Dumpty) are different from two other scripts on Nursery Rhymes - one (10 nursery rhymes) entitled: Nursery Rhymes Assembly for Key Stage I; and the other (20 nursery rhymes) entitled Nursery Rhymes Assembly Extended Version (which can be used by either Key Stage I or Key Stage II or both!)Cast Size - 30 - easily adjusted up or downDuration - around 20 minutes.Sample Text:Humpty Dumpty sat on the wallHumpty Dumpty had a great fall.All the king’s horses and all the king’s menCouldn’t put Humpty together again.Narrator: So. I’m hoping nothing worse than an omelette?Humpty Dumpty: (Indignantly) Not even as exciting as that! (Pauses) A cannon!Narrator: Pardon? The most well-known nursery rhymeHumpty Dumpty: I know! The best loved, the most popular, theNarrator: (Irritably) Yes, yes. (Aside to audience) I can see where the large head – make that ego - comes from!But do tell us about this cannon!Humpty Dumpty: Not a lot to tell, really. Apparently used in the English Civil War, placed on a wall, and, well, I don’t need to tell you the rest!(Exit Humpty Dumpty and soldiers)Narrator: Well, that was a bit of an anti-climax! I do hope we’ve got something better coming up before the end of this assembly.(Sound of noisy children)Narrator: (Looking at watch) Oh please don’t tell me its playtime already!(Enter Old Woman waving a stick as children run around her boisterously)(Whole cast recites nursery rhyme; Old woman and children act out lines)There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.She had so many children, she didn't know what to do;She gave them some broth without any bread;Then whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.Narrator: (Sarcastically) Delightful! (Aside to audience) I’ve no doubt we’ll be hearing from social services!Old Woman: No! No! Just giving them a little discipline!(Old Woman waves stick at Narrator who backs away quickly)Narrator: So, who was the real Old Woman?Old Woman: (Placing crown on her head) Ah that’s better! Queen Caroline II. I gave my husband eight children! (Looks around) It would seem some of them got away! Grrr! (Old Woman flails around with her stick) Where are the little blighters?Narrator: Long since gone, if they’ve got any sense!

By suesplays

Nursery Rhymes Assembly Extended Version

Nursery Rhymes Assembly Extended Version

Nursery Rhymes Assembly Extended VersionCast of 25 - easily adjusted up or downDuration - 15 - 20 minutesThis is the original 10 Nursery Rhyme script with another 10 added on (Please note - the first half of this extended assembly is taken from the original script of 10 - so do not buy both scripts!) I have suggested that as 20 nursery rhymes may be deemed a few too many for Key Stage One, this script could actually be used by Key Stage II – or even a mixture of the two key stages, in collaboration.Of course, the option to take out as many nursery rhymes as you like is there, so reducing script to a perhaps more manageable length. Sample Text(Whole cast recites/sings rhyme)Hot cross buns!Hot cross buns!One a penny, two a penny,Hot cross buns!If you have no daughters given them to your sonsOne a penny, two a penny,Hot cross buns!(Exit Baker with empty tray)Narrator: Well, really! Just because I didn’t have any money!(Enter mother carrying a baby; mother continues to hold and rock baby during recital/singing of this rhyme)Hush a bye babyOn the tree top.When the wind blowsThe baby will rock.When the bough breaksThe cradle will fall.And down will fall baby Cradle and all.(Exit mother carrying baby)Narrator: (Sighing with relief) Phew! I’m so glad that one wasn’t acted out!(Whole cast jumps to their feet)Narrator: Oh oh! Something tells me this lot (pointing to cast) want some action!(Whole cast recites rhyme whilst doing all the actions; or ten children performing at the front)One, two,Buckle my shoe;Also available from TES and www.plays-r-ussell.com – Nursery Rhyme Assembly for Key Stage I – just 10 nursery rhymes, 5 – 10 minutes duration.

By suesplays

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