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Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

A variety of Literacy TasksWord mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing promptsSimple Drawing TasksLabel a PirateSentence StripsMapping TaskA great additional resource for a pirates topic. I would be delighted to receive feedback.

By Alice K

Dinosaur fact cards

Dinosaur fact cards

Designed as non-fiction fact cards for Literacy activities, but could be used to research similarities and differences in dinosaurs or also as Top Trump cards. Contains information on how many legs the dinosaur walked on, which period of the Mesozoic era and approx how many million years ago they lived, diet, habitat, length, height, weight and what the name means.

By choralsongster

Revision Board Game - GCSE Islam

Revision Board Game - GCSE Islam

Get two free resources when you buy our new revision board game.This pack includes selection of discounted GCSE Islam revision tools for 2017 and onwards!

By godwin86

The Debating Society Toolkit

The Debating Society Toolkit

An amazing collection of 20 resources and tools for school debating societies.It is perfect for anyone with a new or established debating society.The author has been involved in debating societies since he was, himself, chairman of The Debate Club at Magdalen College School. He went on debating until he gained a masters degree in Philosophy.This pack is the culmination of 4 years of P4C experience. It features 20 high quality debate generating and discussion leading programs.It's great for SMSC, P4C, PSHE, and teachers of RE, Philosophy, Sociology, History, Politics, Citizenship and such :)Feel free to ask me any questions: godwin86@gmail.com

By godwin86

My Little Summer Grammar Book

My Little Summer Grammar Book

Another Little Grammar book for KS1 based on the theme of summer. This can be printed out as a complete workbook or as individual worksheets. Included are nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, collective nouns, proper nouns, sentence construction, creative writing, poetry writing and drawing activities. This is the fourth in the series of little grammar books.would also be useful for SEN children.

By teachercellar

Strange Questions! Conversation for Teens/Adults

Strange Questions! Conversation for Teens/Adults

Best used for an ESL group, but could also be used as an ice breaker in any other class.Includes a bunch of bizarre questions to ask each other as an ice breaker / conversation starter, for example 'why do pyjamas have pockets?'

By kelcasper

New Zealand Essential Spelling Words - 'Unscramble it' mats

New Zealand Essential Spelling Words - 'Unscramble it' mats

A fun, interactive activity for your students to practise their spelling words.Print and laminate the mats. Students use alphabet letters such as magnetic letters, scrabble tiles, letters written on milk bottle lids or pieces of card. They gather the letters they need and manipulate them until they see the word. Words used: NZ Essential Spelling Words lists 1-8 (list 8 = commonly misspelt words).2 Different Formats: ♦ With a prompt – a dot under the starting letter♦ Without a prompt 69 ‘Unscramble it’ mats in total Just print the mats that suit the level of your students:♦ List 1 – 2 mats ♦ List 2 – 4 mats♦ List 3 – 6 mats♦ List 4 – 10 mats♦ List 5 – 10 mats ♦ List 6 - 14 mats♦ List 7 – 12 mats♦ List 8 – 11 mats* This is the type of activity that your ‘hands-on learners’ will appreciate.* Great for a learning station, early finisher activity, etc.* This activity will reinforce both spelling and reading.The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. 5 words on each A4 page.The level of each mat is written in the bottom right corner.Answer sheets are not provided. If you can’t work out what the word is (particularly some of the longer words in list 7 and 8) just look at the starting letter and refer to a copy of the essential spelling list. Please note that when making some of the longer words, the letter tiles will not fit in the allocated space on the page. These longer words will spread out onto the table/floor. Also, there are two words in List one that are only 1 letter long (a and I) so these will not require unscrambling.The words are displayed in a different order to my other resource – Essential Spelling Words ‘Make it’ mats.© Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

By swelch_resources

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Bundle

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Bundle

4 workbooks to be used as a bundle when studying Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Includes a Roald Dahl fascinating fact file, a quiz and timeline a guided reading workbook and a workbook for activities based on ther novel.

By teachercellar

The Horror Bundle

The Horror Bundle

The Horror BundleA collection of exciting horror lessons and resources. Fantastic value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image:)

By EngageinEnglish

Murder Mystery Pack

Murder Mystery Pack

A collection of exciting murder mystery lessons and resources!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

Diary of a Wimpy Kid + The Cornish Mystery

Diary of a Wimpy Kid + The Cornish Mystery

Diary of a Wimpy Kid + The Cornish MysteryFantastic value pack. A fantastic engaging premium horror creative writing lesson, a diary of a Wimpy Kid lesson + a quiz pack.Excellent value bundle! Click on the links for further details.For more great resources and full lessons visit my shop page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

Pirates Writing Paper

Pirates Writing Paper

This pirate-themed paper is perfect for young students, with a large box for an illustration and 1" lines for writing stories or reflections. The choice of headings, each with a boy pirate version and a girl pirate version include:If I Were a Pirate...How I Became a Pirate...My Pirate Adventure

By sallyutley

Character, setting and atmosphere...made that little more accessible.

Character, setting and atmosphere...made that little more accessible.

Presentations to help your ks3 students to build confidence writing about character, setting and atmosphere. Power points include, photographic images, oral work, tasks, success criteria an model paragraphs to help your students to understand just how they can succeed. * Included is my latest "starter" made up of genuine literacy mistakes - students love them - and you can use the presentation for that all important observed lesson. All images are author's own

By burfo

Spanish bundle

Spanish bundle

UP TO 40% OFFHere you have a variety of resources to support you in spanish teaching effort.They are visually attractive, fun, hands on resources.Fun teaching! Goes from basic to more advanced levels.This bundle consists of 6 of my premium resources.Thanks for stopping by!

By paulinarl06

Synonym and Antonym Poster and Mix and Match Activity

Synonym and Antonym Poster and Mix and Match Activity

This resource is for use in teaching primary and / or ESOL, ESL. It includes a list of synonyms and antonyms in poster form displaying answers and a mix in match activity. This can be a pair or group activity to practice using this set of vocabulary.It has been supplied in both pdf and word format so that it can be edited if necessary.

By biowriterab