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Debate the issue of dolphins in captivity

Debate the issue of dolphins in captivity

A debating activity aimed at introducing children to the topic of whales and dolphins in captivity. The resource aims to encourage pupils to consider the ethics of keeping these creatures in captivity, and to introduce debating skills. Resource includes three PDF worksheets and a PowerPoint presentation explaining WDC's position. (For approx. age 8-12 but can be adapted to other audiences)

By WDCSInternational

Writing Kennings Poetry

Writing Kennings Poetry

This free resource is to give you an idea of the quality of resources we are creating at 'Goodeyedeers.' It is a full lesson that will show children how to create their own kennings poems. An animated reading of 'Kennings For Kevin' by the author David Horner is embedded in the presentation. This reading is also included as a separate mp4 file and could be used as a lesson starter. If you enjoy this then please have a look at our other resources and don't forget to leaves us a review. Many thanks.

By Goodeyedeers

The Trouble with Goldilocks (Musical Play for ages 4-9 with 5 songs)

The Trouble with Goldilocks (Musical Play for ages 4-9 with 5 songs)

Brilliant musical play for KS1 and lower KS2. Other age groups-including youth groups and adults- have used it to perform to young audiences. Five Instant easy repetitive songs supplied as mp3's (vocal tracks and backing tracks). No musical ability needed- the children can just sing along. (A basic score is provided too) This is a very nice version of the classic fairytale, featuring all the usual characters and some other animals in the forest. Perfect for an end-of-term show, class work on traditional tales, or an extended assembly lasting 25 min THE TROUBLE WITH GOLDILOCKS CAST: Goldilocks Her Mother Her Father Bingo the Dog Sheep 1 Sheep 2 Flower 1 Flower 2 Butterfly 1 Butterfly 2 Frog 1 Frog 2 Frog 3 Frog 4 Frog 5 Squirrel 1 Squirrel 2 Leprechaun 1 Leprechaun 2 Papa Bear Mama Bear Baby Bear Optional: More leprechauns, animals and flowers! SONGS INCLUDED: (Each song has a vocal track, backing track and sheet music) 01 BINGO THE DOG 02 DOGGY IN THE WINDOW 03 FIVE SPECKLED FROGS 04 FOUR FAT SAUSAGES 05 GOLDILOCKS’ SONG PROPS: stick, hoop, frying pan with 4 sausages, table and 3 bowls of porridge with spoons, 3 chairs (one flimsy chair probably made of cardboard), 3 sleeping bags for beds

By Freddie Green

The BFG - Roald Dahl  Study Guide

The BFG - Roald Dahl Study Guide

This resource has been created for developing readers. It can be used as an individual study or whole class resource [shared half-term novel]. It combines the wonderful classic story and discusses the effects of BULLYING. During the work the 'Chief Inspector' invites the reader to become a STORY SLEUTH by completing the DETECTIVE TRAINING HANDBOOK. The reader needs to follow Sophie and the BFG on their big adventure. More importantly, the reader has to discover ways of challenging BULLIES in the REAL world. To keep the reader motivated there are many diverse tasks to complete; a word search, note making, sketching, formulating and answering text questions. Empathising with the characters predicament and blossoming friendship, while discovering how to manipulate words like the brilliant Roald Dahl by exploring Spoonerisms, idioms, root and nonsense words. Occassionally the reader is challenged to complete an Art or Craft activity [these make excellent displays]. This original resource is illustrated by images from 'Openclipart'.

By crigdon

Family - A Family Problem - Grade 4

Family - A Family Problem - Grade 4

This amazing ‘Family Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet • provided in both black & white and colored versions • perfect for students learning English as a Second Language • perfect for students whose first language is English • based on an age-appropriate topic This wonderful lesson allows students to… • practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills • learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions • express their creativity • engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experience A bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used … • to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school • as a school's sole curriculum • as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students • as the curriculum for special holiday programs • as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

Prompts of Depth and Complexity Literacy Response Menu and Dice

Prompts of Depth and Complexity Literacy Response Menu and Dice

This is a 12 sided dice featuring all 11 of the Prompts of Depth and Complexity, and a Literacy Menu of Responses, including a FREE CHOICE spot. Students can apply this to any book they are reading or working on. Simply make the dice, and as students roll the dice they answer the question on the menu that relates to the Prompt of Depth and Complexity that they rolled. These are also great to use in a literacy center. Please make sure to rate and leave feedback!

By LyndsDive

Literacy - Non Fiction

Literacy - Non Fiction

This PDF contains a set of five lesson plans which use Road Safety as a theme to explore non-fiction writing. Pupils are asked to examine adverts and real life accounts before composing their own pieces of non-fiction writing. The lessons support the development of key skills such as Writing to Persuade and provides the opportunity to cover off key areas of the curriculum such as Speaking and Listening, all whilst improving pupils Road Safety awareness. Student Worksheets and additional Road Safety materials can be found on the Safety Matters website at www.safetymatters.renault.co.uk.

By godspeed120

Common words certificates

Common words certificates

colourful certificates that can be edited to suit your needs. For children to show they can read or write the common words. In stages of 25 up to 200 Hope it saves you time

By vzross

The bride of Frankenstein - script writing

The bride of Frankenstein - script writing

Whiteboard resource looking at scripts and performance. Based on the story of Frankenstein. Pupils use an interactive theatre to create their own playscript and play. It links with the key stage 2 attainment target 1 structure - oracy. The main links are English AT1: participate in a wide range of drama activities including role play, improvisation and the writing and performance of scripted drama.

By NGfLCymru

Numbers 1-10 English, Spanish and symbols flashcards, Classroom poster and Student Worksheet

Numbers 1-10 English, Spanish and symbols flashcards, Classroom poster and Student Worksheet

The publisher files include a range of English, Spanish and symbol flashcards (1-10) which are printable for students to play with by way of matching the Spanish with the English or vice versa or dominoes for example. The Spanish ground rules poster is a great resource for the Spanish classroom using 5 simple and visual rules for students to agree on with the teacher and 'sealing the deal' with their photo(optional), signature and date. The "Todo de Mi" worksheet is filled with personal information for the the student to complete ranging from family information to favourite things.

By spanishmama