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PETAL Paragraph Learning Mat for Literacy, English and Whole School

PETAL Paragraph Learning Mat for Literacy, English and Whole School

This is a clear and concise learning mat that guides students through how to structure a PETAL paragraph. On two slides, which can be printed in colour and reused as learning mats or given to students to keep, the PETAL structure is explained. One side gives an explanation as to what each letter stands for and what should be included. The second side gives students a range of sentence openers to help them write their response. Also included on the very clear, concise and colourful learning mat are a list of connectives, and a reminder that the PETAL structure does not need to be followed exactly (such as the technique may come just before the evidence).
rematch
The Alphabet Nativity Play; Perfect for special needs, pre-school,primary, all age and inclusion

The Alphabet Nativity Play; Perfect for special needs, pre-school,primary, all age and inclusion

This script is perfect for VISUAL LEARNERS as it is narrated in rhyme as an alphabet poem 26 key words represented by an illustrated letter which is displayed when the keyword is mentioned. Perfect for SPECIAL NEEDS, especially HEARING IMPAIRED as actions are included for the children to do together to represent the word. The story can be ‘walked through’ by actors without speaking parts, although the script also includes 9 simple optional songs too, some of which offer opportunities for character solos if you choose to use them in that way. The songs that are included are particularly well suited for young children, using familiar children's tunes with very simple repetitive lyrics. The lack of necessary stage movement would make it ideal for GROUPS WITH DISABILITIES. Doing the actions as a group would be well suited to any individuals who don’t like the personal pressure or attention of a ‘performance’. The script is easier for THOSE WITH MEMORY PROBLEMS, as the illustrated letters act as a visual prompt and the option of including the 'Action Superstar' can act as a demonstration for the group to copy. There is also an option (which is great fun and I highly recommend) of including an ‘Instructor’ who interacts with the audience in a pantomime style and the already mentioned ‘Action Superstar’ who demonstrates each of the actions to the 26 keywords mentioned during the story. This would make it perfect to PERFORM TO OR AS A WHOLE SCHOOL with the instructor getting the rest of the children to join in, assuming you have someone confident enough to take the instructor role. The Instructor, a sort of pantomime style character, holds signs up for the audience at the appropriate moments (or for the rest of the children/choir etc) to say (‘NO’, ‘AH!’ ‘SH’ etc). In true pantomime style, the response isn’t good enough and the Instructor, also using rhyme and rhythm, tells them so (eg, “That really isn’t good enough…let’s have another ‘ah!’ Remember, he’s the cutest baby that you’ve seen by far!”) I have included a large portion of the script as a preview below to give you a feel of how it will work, together with a copy of the free alphabet poem which is included with the script. The script itself can be obtained from my website www.bestchildrensnativity.com for £9.95 and includes the instantly downloadable script, 9 simple songs using familiar childrens tunes and easily remembered words, sheet music plus mp3 backing tracks, the free Christmas Story Alphabet Poem, and my trademark Alphabet Nativity Roll Call Poem, which gives everyone the opportunity to stand and take a bow and respond in 'register' style. This is a great opportunity to include several aspects and forms of poetry in your curriculum (eg. alphabet poem, story poem, a play in rhyme and rhythm, using nursery rhyme tunes for the songs) and can be used for INCLUSION OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS.
angelaspoems
The Simplest Nativity Play Ever! Individual cast's parts are prepared ready to print and distribute.

The Simplest Nativity Play Ever! Individual cast's parts are prepared ready to print and distribute.

I write nativity plays for schools and churches with narration, and acting parts completely in rhyme and rhythm. Short speaking parts of a couple of rhyming lines each make everyone feel special and are very simple to remember. This particular script is a time saver too because every person's part has a 'script prompt card' ready for you to simply print off and distribute (these could even be used for an unrehearsed performance) This script is my most popular as it can even be performed at short notice with NO REHEARSAL. The narrator tells the story and every actor's lines are preceded with an obvious prompt like : "And so Joseph knocked on the first door he found It opened ajar and a head popped around. The innkeeper listened, while Joseph said..... “Do you have a room and a lovely warm bed?” Even the direction is simple as an instructor says scripted rhyming instructions as part of the play eg... "So Mary and Joseph will you start to walk? And if you don’t mind we’ll (I’ll) continue to talk." The script has 2 alternative endings so that you can choose between a biblical ending and a more general message, and is provided as an instantly downloadable, editable word document for £9.95 WITH NO EXTRAS, AND NO LICENCE FEE from my website www.bestchildrensnativity.com, including all of the preprepared scripts prompts which are ready to simply print and distribute. No music is included but appropriate carols are suggested to use at the relevant places, or just omit songs or use past familiar favourites. I also include extras such as my trademark "Nativity Roll Call Poem" which provides an opportunity for each individual to stand and take a bow, and a free shape poem called The Unending Christmas Story which is included as a download with this resource. As I write the scripts for my own use annually as a nativity organiser, I can relate to your needs and am available by email for suggestions to help with tackling any specific difficulties via my website.
angelaspoems
Cinderella Christmas Play

Cinderella Christmas Play

Cinderella Christmas Play This script is actually based on a PSHE unit of work - on how understanding one another's perspectives can help resolve a conflict. But I have included it in my Christmas collection because there is reference to Christmas at the beginning and the end of the play. The script could be extended by the inclusion of some of the 40 Xmas jokes available free off this website or www.plays-r-ussell.com Cast of 30 - easily adapted up or down; likewise, with duration - reading time approx 10 minutes (plus music suggestions - taking assembly time to around 20-30 minutes) Sample Text Music 5: Sisters are Doin’ it for Themselves – Eurythmics (All three sisters sing and dance – chorus and couple of verses) Narrator: (Applauding) Bravo! Bravo! Which brings us to a truly happy ending. It looks like this family really will live happily ever after. Cinderella: But of course life’s not always like a fairy tale with a fairy tale ending. Father: Some people go through their lives taking their misery out on others. Stepsister 1: Which is why it’s so important sometimes to stop and think about why we are behaving in a particular way. Stepsister 2: If we are unhappy we should talk about it – not just take it out on others. Stepsister 1: Understanding why we are behaving the way we are is half the battle. Stepsister 2: Then we can do something about it. Stepsisters 1 & 2: (Together) And feel happy again! Narrator: And perhaps especially at this festive time of year, we should all be thinking about how we can make ourselves happy – by making others so! Father: And to that end, we would like to share the following with you. Take it away, girls!
suesplays
Talking about Literature

Talking about Literature

When our students need to talk about literature in a sophisticated way they need to employ the meta-language. Meta language is not jargon ( Well, not always.) It is language that lets us discuss language and literature objectively. This handout provides a selection of the most common terms needed to talk about literature.
WeTeachWell
Moanas Missing Christmas Tree Pantomime Script for 6-12 year olds

Moanas Missing Christmas Tree Pantomime Script for 6-12 year olds

Moana has returned to visit her parents for Christmas only to wake up one morning to find their magic Christmas tree has been stolen by the Grinch! They must climb Mount Crumpit to retrieve it in time for their party or Christmas will be ruined! This is an original script I created for my 7-11 year olds Acting course through their suggestions. There are 2 very flexible song suggestions and 2 dance suggestions: these can be performed / changed / adapted however the director sees fit.
kirstyday86
Reading Lit Playlists - Craft and Structure Bundle for Grade 6

Reading Lit Playlists - Craft and Structure Bundle for Grade 6

Our playlists are “no prep” Common Core aligned lessons designed for small group work, homework, remediation, or extension around a single standard. Save 20% with this mini-bundle! 5 content-rich multimedia lessons integrate original instruction with web-based resources to guide students through the rigors of the aligned standards.​ The Student Editions include: • Links to instructional videos, audio, or texts • Links to practice quizzes or activities • 4 assessments that include 2 sorting, 1 matching, and 17 multiple choice questions • Definitions of key terms related to each of the standards • Examples of how students can apply the standards to their reading and deepen their understanding of what they are reading • Excerpts from several high-quality texts, such as: - “The Way Through the Woods” by Rudyard Kipling - “Water” by Ann Taylor - “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott - “Women” by Alice Duer Miller - “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame • Accompanying Teaching Notes files The Teaching Notes files include: • Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard • Links to additional resources • Ideas to differentiate the activities for students who need extra support or to be challenged further • Answer guides with correct answers, answer choice rationales, word counts, and DOK levels
Wisewire
Macbeth, Act 1 (Adapted)

Macbeth, Act 1 (Adapted)

Macbeth - A specially adapted version of Macbeth - Act 1 and activities. I wanted to adapt Macbeth so that Special Ed students could study - and enjoy the play. (I'm on a quest to get the classics into special ed classrooms). I have kept the plot, character motivation, scenes etc - and even a bit of rhyme, but it is in simplified language. Because of this, the resource is also ideal for ANY student studying the play as it simplifies the plot so they can understand what's happening and compare it with the difficult to read Elizabethan original. It will be easier for them to grasp what happens in each scene then as the language is always tricky for anyone reading the play. It's also suitable for adult literacy classes and ESOL classes. This is a complete unit of study of Act 1. (The rest of the acts will follow soon). This resource includes - * 27 power point slides (illustrated) with the adapted text of Macbeth. * 35 short answer question quiz, covering all 7 scenes of act 1 (multiple choice, true/false, missing word). * Answer sheet. * Class discussion sheet - Consequence and conscience, further discussion questions, highlighting activity. * Activity sheet - Write a letter. * Activity sheet - Draw a poster. * Handout - PDF of presentation slides to print off (I print it off in grey scale). * Role play activity. * Peer performance record sheet. * Self evaluation sheet. * Handout - recap of Act 1 - Some questions to think about.
flissthecat
KS2 'Iron Man' Bundle

KS2 'Iron Man' Bundle

A huge selection of 'Iron Man' resources and plans to choose from: Half a Term's worth of literacy plans and resources (for Y3 or Y4) Alien invasion newspaper report plan and resources Poetry plan and resources Stories Set in Imaginary Worlds Descriptive writing plan and resources PowerPoint with spellings, activities and resources DT project - making an Iron Man with shoe boxes
mark harland
Sleeping Beauty Pantomime

Sleeping Beauty Pantomime

Sleeping Beauty Pantomime Cast of around 30 - easily adaptable up or down. Duration - around 20 minutes not including music suggestions (which take it up to about 30 minutes). This is an adaptation of the original Sleeping Beauty script, available off the Literature and PSHE section of www.plays-r-ussell.com - the final twist taking a very festive turn in the company of Dame Rudolph (who really should cut back on those carrots) and a very disgruntled prince. Happily, there are more than enough bad jokes in Santa's sack to turn his frown upside down! Sample Text: Father Christmas: And so, you will have fun! Those fairies may have run out of magic but I have plenty to spare! (Turns to cast) Oh, yes I have! Cast: Oh no you haven’t! Narrator: (Holding head) And there I was thinking we’d got away without having to make those awful gags! Father Christmas: But this is meant to be a panto, right? (Whole cast cheers) Father Christmas: I see you have the good (Good Fairies perform a twirl and whole cast cheers) And the bad (Wicked Fairy performs a quick twirl and whole cast boos) But what about a dame? And what about some seriously bad jokes? Oh dear! Who’s in charge here? Narrator: (Apologetically) That would be me. And I admit, I was trying to keep this play free of all the normal panto stereotypes. Father Christmas: Oh really? (Pauses) Oh no, we can’t have that. (Father Christmas whistles and ‘large’ Rudolph waddles over) Father Christmas: Hey, Rudolph! Rudolph: (In squeaky, high-pitched ‘Damish’ voice) Yes, master? Father Christmas: Fancy livening things up around here? Other Pantomimes available off www.plays-r-ussell.com and TES website: • Sleeping Beauty and the 22 Dwarfs • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Plus a large selection of other Christmas plays
suesplays