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ICT task -  Ancient Egyptian Museum visit story - to improve writing  by adding suspense

ICT task - Ancient Egyptian Museum visit story - to improve writing by adding suspense

This is a suspense story about being locked in the Egyptian Gallery of a museum over night. This is a word document, so can be used as an ICT text for pupils. The pupils are instructed to improve and finish the story, using techniques (such as, adding description of the character's feelings, describing sounds and setting). There is a self assessment worksheet ( that proves far more effective than success criteria) and also detailed teaching notes.
AWalkerEducation
Diary of Anne Frank Lesson: Characterization / Analysis and Self-Reflection

Diary of Anne Frank Lesson: Characterization / Analysis and Self-Reflection

ANNE FRANK CHARACTERIZATION ACTIVITY This is a deeply engaging activity for your students to not only learn how to analyze/characterize literature, but learn how to reflect and grow as individuals through reading. What is included: 1) Powerpoint Presentation with definition and examples of Dynamic, Static, Round, and Flat Characters; Characterization (Indirect and Direct) 2) Student Guided Notes: Two options to correspond with the PowerPoint (fill-in notes or ready-to-use) 3) Character Brainstorming Sheets: Students will be given an acronym (T.R.A.I.T.S.) to help them remember what to consider when analyzing characters. Upon filling out the brainstorming work, there is an option for a paragraph or essay portion of Characterization (for one or all of the characters included). 4) Self-Reflection: I think one of the most important aspects of character analysis in literature is the opportunity for Self-Reflection. In characters, we often can see similar or very dissimilar traits within ourselves. This portion of the packet allows students to complete the same process of characterizing they did with the characters, but for themselves. With this, hopefully they are able to be given some insight as to why reading is so important.
CaitlinAKnight
Modern day slavery -Balanced argument - 3  lessons

Modern day slavery -Balanced argument - 3 lessons

These smartboards are for 3 lessons based on modem day slavery. The lessons allow the children to investigate modern day slavery before planning and writing a balanced argument based on this topic. Please see my other slavery resources if you wish to buy a whole unit of work which includes this lesson in a series of 8 lessons Please leave positive feedback
sparkle1978
Yr  5 / 6 Slavery letter writing 3 lessons

Yr 5 / 6 Slavery letter writing 3 lessons

This smartboard includes 3 lessons based on writing a letter from the point of view of a slave on the plantations. This is a wonderful resource to apply their knowledge from previous lessons Complete lessons with starters-main activity and plenary. Please see my other resource that includes a series of lessons based on learning about slavery and is a bulk buy of 8 lessons Please leave positive feedback
sparkle1978
Upper KS2 Slavery Unit of Work- 8 lessons

Upper KS2 Slavery Unit of Work- 8 lessons

These smartboards are complete lessons with a starter, differentiation, main activity and modelling and plenaries. All lessons include all the resources. There is a focus on developing historical skills and using this in 2 genres of writing. There are 8 lessons based on the subject of slavery and focus on: triangulation trade and summarising key events, interpreting a range of sources linked to middle passage and plantations , letter writing as a slave ( 3 lessons), looking at modern day slavery to draw conclusions before planning and writing a balanced argument on modern day slavery ( 2 lessons) Please leave positive feedback.
sparkle1978
Fantastic Mr Fox Lesson Bundle!

Fantastic Mr Fox Lesson Bundle!

These engaging, varied, and informative lessons have been designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of the plot, characters, language, and key messages in Roald Dahl's 'Fantastic Mr Fox.' All of the resources that you need to teach are included in the bundle: Whole lesson step-by-step PowerPoint presentations, informative and engaging , worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. Contained in the bundle are lessons based on: - 1. Boggis, Bunce and Bean; - 2. The Very Clever Mr Fox; - 3. The Structure of the Story; Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging.
TandLGuru
Fantastic Mr Fox Huge Bundle!

Fantastic Mr Fox Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE FANTASTIC MR FOX LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION BOOKLET AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Roald Dahl's 'Fantastic Mr Fox.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the story, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, identifying the traits of key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding language devices. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
TandLGuru
Fantastic Mr Fox - The Very Clever Mr Fox!

Fantastic Mr Fox - The Very Clever Mr Fox!

This fun and informative helps students to gain a deeper understanding of the main character in Roald Dahl’s ‘Fantastic Mr Fox:’ Mr Fox himself! Students use their skills of inference and deduction in order to establish key information about Mr Fox’s character, likes, dislikes, and mannerisms. They then create a character profile using the information that they have gathered! The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: -Considering how Roald Dahl was influenced by real-life foxes in his characterisation; - Reading and understanding extracts from the opening of Fantastic Mr Fox, in which Mr Fox's character traits are revealed; - Inferring and deducing key features about Mr Fox from across the text; - Creating a character profile for Mr Fox, utilising knowledge that they have gathered from over the course of the lesson; - Self assessing their own learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Text Detectives Worksheet (and answer sheet); - Selected extracts - Fantastic Mr Fox; - Character Profile Template (Word and PDF); - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with a mixed-ability year 3 class, however colleagues have used them for between years 1 and 8 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Year 3-4 Gansta Granny Reading lesson

Year 3-4 Gansta Granny Reading lesson

This smartboard is based on the first two chapters of the book. It is an entire lesson based on the reading skill of retrieval. Children focus on finding out about a character in the book. Please leave positive feedback
sparkle1978
Street Child Reading Lessons

Street Child Reading Lessons

These smartboards are for 6 worth of teaching lessons based on Street child. The lessons focus on chapters 1-6. These lessons are focused on the key reading skills in question style questions. The lessons are based on preparing the children for year 6 SATS. The lessons focus on being able to understand unfamiliar words in the text ( 2 lessons), making inferences and summarise key events, find the key words and retrieve information. Smartboards include the whole lesson and activities for most of the lessons.
sparkle1978