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Stating Your Case for the World's Greatest Sportsperson!

Stating Your Case for the World's Greatest Sportsperson!

In this engaging and interactive lesson, students make the case for who they feel is the greatest sportsperson of all time. Within the lesson they develop skills of: persuasive writing, independent researching, personal and social comprehension, and speaking and listening. By the end of the lesson, students write and present their own case for the world's greatest sportsperson, using individually researched subject matter, structural advice, and understanding of persuasive techniques. The learning follows a logical, bitesize journey, in which students: - Discuss and define the key features of what they think makes a sportsperson 'great'; - Research how their own contender meets the features of greatness, using a well-scaffolded research template; - Understand and exemplify each of the persuasive techniques, useful in convincing others of their case; - Critically analyse the language, subject matter, and structure of a model example of a World's Greatest Sportsperson article; - Write, present, and assess their own article. Included is everything that you need to teach, including: - Comprehensive, well-presented whole-lesson PowerPoint (students are led through the learning journey by an animated Usain Bolt character!); - Research template and completed model example; - Persuasive device cards for the card-sorting activity; - Model example of a completed 'World's Greatest Sportsperson' article; - Lesson plan. This would be perfect as a part of an English persuasive writing or speaking and listening unit, a PSHE/Citizenship study of people and their achievements, or a Cross-Curricular activity for less structured learning time. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

It's All About Me Museum

It's All About Me Museum

Looking for a Back to School Project to engage each and every student? Do you want your class get to know each other better at the beginning of the year? Want to learn more about your students? Looking to have some fun for your first class project? It's All About Me Museum includes: student handouts, timeline, four artifacts, wants & needs collage and teacher grading rubric. The student handout is editable so you can put in your own due dates.

By sarah_mcnamara43

Reading notes and activities for Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy by Lara Williamson (KS2)

Reading notes and activities for Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy by Lara Williamson (KS2)

Reading notes, discussion points and activities based children's novel, Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy by award-winning author Lara Williamson. Linked to the UK National Curriculum, this comprehensive pack - suitable for KS2 teachers and book group leaders - includes: • Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy: about the book and the author (Page 2) • For teachers and librarians reading this book with their classes and reading groups: Book talking; discussion and activity ideas (Page 5/6) • The adoption process today and useful links (Page 21) • Activities for children (Page 24) • Suggestions for further reading (Page 32)

By UsbornePublishing

Reading notes and activities: Being Miss Nobody by Tamsin Winter (KS2)

Reading notes and activities: Being Miss Nobody by Tamsin Winter (KS2)

Reading notes and activities based around children's novel 'Being Miss Nobody' by Tamsin Winter, a story about speaking out from a girl who can't. Written for teachers and children's book group leaders, this pack includes discussion guides, activities and advice on how to talk about the issues tackled in the novel - from speaking out and anxiety, to cyber-bulling and staying safe online.

By UsbornePublishing

Tuck Everlasting Lesson Plan, 6th Grade  (Book Club Format - Figurative Language) (CCSS)

Tuck Everlasting Lesson Plan, 6th Grade (Book Club Format - Figurative Language) (CCSS)

Use Tuck Everlasting to Teach Figurative Language This Book Club Bundle for Tuck Everlasting is an excellent choice for 6th grade readers who are ready to begin using more sophisticated comprehension strategies. This package includes a Common Core aligned lesson plan and resources designed to support small group reading instruction that focuses on Figurative Language. Here's What You'll Get: - Interactive Lesson Plan for 6 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Figurative Language - Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide - Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide - Book Club Calendar - Conversation Prompts - Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet - Student Self-Evaluation Forms - Student Reading Response Guide - Comprehension Assessment Rubric - Common Core State Standard Assessment All of the lesson plans and activities included in this package are aligned to the Common Core Standards for sixth grade. I hope that you will enjoy using my resources along with your copy or copies of “Tuck Everlasting” by Natalie Babbitt. If you have any questions about the resources included in this set please email me at AmyMackenzie@BookPagez.com. It will be my pleasure to reply and help you in any way I can.

By BookPagez

Back To School Bobbleheads (US) - a print and go activity for the first days back to school

Back To School Bobbleheads (US) - a print and go activity for the first days back to school

Back to School Bobbleheads is a fun activity to get to know your class during the first days back to school. It also provides opportunities to assess how well children can understand and follow verbal instructions - great for children with English as an additional language! The activity is in four parts: designing a head, designing a t-shirt, making a key and using their responses in the key to write about themselves. The answers your children give will create a design that is unique to them. When the activity has been completed, cut out both parts, glue together and string on bunting for an unusual classroom display. Or simply pin to a wall or notice board. The pack contains everything you need - just print and go!

By suepowell

Back To School Bobbleheads (UK) - a print and go activity for the first days back

Back To School Bobbleheads (UK) - a print and go activity for the first days back

Back to School Bobbleheads is a fun activity to get to know your class during the first days back to school. It also provides opportunities to assess how well children can understand and follow verbal instructions - great for children with English as an additional language! The activity is in four parts: designing a head, designing a t-shirt, making a key and using their responses in the key to write about themselves. The answers your children give will create a design that is unique to them. When the activity has been completed, cut out both parts, glue together and string on bunting for an unusual classroom display. Or simply pin to a wall or notice board. The pack contains everything you need - just print and go!

By suepowell

Holiday Bingo

Holiday Bingo

Find someone who has... Good for kids to break the ice on their first day back.

By emadgwick

The Woman in Black Huge Bundle!

The Woman in Black Huge Bundle!

THIS HUGE RESOURCE PACK CONTAINS ALL OF THE POPULAR WOMAN IN BLACK LESSONS, AND ALSO THE WOMAN IN BLACK COMPREHENSION BOOKLET AND THE WOMAN IN BLACK POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Susan Hill's ghost story 'The Woman in Black.' 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 text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Hill's 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.

By TandLGuru

The Woman in Black Big Lesson Bundle!

The Woman in Black Big Lesson Bundle!

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Susan Hill's ghost story 'The Woman in Black.' 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 text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Hill's 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.

By TandLGuru

The Woman in Black: The Ending!

The Woman in Black: The Ending!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make precise and sustained interpretations regarding the portrayal of Arthur Kipps throughout Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black. In particular, students consider how Kipps is initially presented, and how his character is developed throughout the text. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: - Recapping the events leading up to the ending; - Discussing what a suitable ending to this story may entail; - Understanding and comprehending the key events of the ending of the story; - Considering how these events help to reveal key information about Arthur and the ghost; - Analysing how effective Hill's ending is at providing the closure that the reader needs; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Selected extract from 'The Woman in Black' (the ending); - Cards for sorting activity; - Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to mixed ability year 10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

Three Little Pigs - Media/English/Fairy Tales/Adaptations/Newspapers

Three Little Pigs - Media/English/Fairy Tales/Adaptations/Newspapers

Using The Three Little Pigs as inspiration for this Media bundle, you'll find all you need to cover key terms such as adaptations and stereotypes. Please allow 3-5 hours to cover all material attached. Included: x3 PPTS Embedded videos (links in notes); sample sentence starts, differentiated activities - must,could, should approach. Students will consider the changing nature of how we view and interact with news stories today. Lessons will encourage speaking and listening. Students will also work on their writing skills, with a particular focus on their functional writing skills. I usually follow these lessons up with a segment on Fake News and I'm currently working on developing a bundle for that topic.

By LouiseLenihan