Primary English language learning resources: news and current affairs

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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

Three Little Pigs- L2 - Alternatives to Newspapers

Three Little Pigs- L2 - Alternatives to Newspapers

This lesson builds on the previous lesson. Here students explore how we share and shape the news today. Students are required to think at a higher level as they consider the types of questions journalists ask. Homework has been included. This could be changed to become a whole class activity, giving you two classes for the price of one! If you like this lesson, why not add the others in the pack to your cart?

By LouiseLenihan

Three Little Pigs - L1 - Guardian Advert Tweeting News

Three Little Pigs - L1 - Guardian Advert Tweeting News

This complete lesson is differentiated using the 'must, should, could' approach. While this lesson was designed to be completed within 60 minutes, there is scope for it to be developed further. Students take on the roles of characters within the adapted version of the fairytale. Students will develop speaking and listening skills. This lesson is ideal for a media studies module and makes great use of the award winning Guardian Advert featuring the same modernised tale. If you like this lesson, then download the bundle today.

By LouiseLenihan

Big FILM & TV /Celebrity Culture /. Disney 3x Educational Quizzes

Big FILM & TV /Celebrity Culture /. Disney 3x Educational Quizzes

Big FILM & TV /Celebrity Culture /. Disney 3x Educational Quizzes 2017 Set of 3x Whole school (FORM TIME/ ENGLSH/PSHE/CITIZENSHIP) Fun Quiz Quizzes - This bundle contains some of my most popular student quiz resources for 2017. 1. 2017 Big Walt Disney Quiz (Over 60+ Qs) 2. 2017 Celebrity Culture Quiz 3. 2017 Big Film and Movie Quiz of the year Each Quiz Contains 7 Rounds and 40+ Questions A student/ Team Worksheet Comprehensive Answers provided This is a fun and engaging way to go through the answers. The resources are thoughtful and will help students engage with the world around them and current affairs. I have made available a Mini (Short) Quiz for FREE so you can check the quality of my Resources. Its available here: Famous Guitarists Mini Quiz Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for Citizenship and PSHE. TOP TIP: What a great way to end the year with a 1hr tutor Quiz Period. By the time they come up with Team names - do the quiz, check the answers and tot up the points and announce winners and then summarise what they have learnt. lesson done :) Could have an end of term' Quiz Day' and rotate through the Quizzes This resource would work really well with my other 2017/2018 educational resources and Quizzes. Over 40+ in total. Why not take a look at a few.... Literacy Whole School Quiz Bundle The Big Film & TV Quiz 5x British Values Quiz Bundle

By bkingsnorth

End of Term Huge English Mega Bundle

End of Term Huge English Mega Bundle

End of Term Huge English Mega Bundle Grab yourself a fantastic offer in this end of year mega bundle download! £51.15 for £8.99!!!! A massive 82% saving!! Get yourself ahead of the game for next year and then relax and enjoy the holidays! See the links for further details. For a range of other interesting lessons and great resources visit my page here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

Relax - Take it Easy

Relax - Take it Easy

Relax - Take it Easy Lessons for an easy life A collection of cool and simple lessons and quiz packs for an easy life. Just download and relax. See the links for further details. For a range of other interesting lessons and great resources visit my page here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish Credits: cool text.com

By EngageinEnglish

The World News Crossword (July 2nd, 2017)

The World News Crossword (July 2nd, 2017)

This eleven-page packet of crosswords begins with a crossword dedicated to last week's world news and the events behind the news. There are several other crosswords that can be used at any time to support lessons or to use in emergencies, or as homework language activities (or in staff meetings). I've found crosswords work well as small group activities, especially the world news crossword, because it generates positive discussions about the world events. Now here's the thing... I know they're good because my students INSIST on getting all the answers and they chatter for the rest of the day about the news events. India's complicated tax system is being replaced by a goods and services tax. That's boring, but the world shortage of a special antibiotic isn't boring. It's potentially very serious. And so is drug-resistance. New Zealand's customs impounded. shipment of Weetabix, possibly because the British Lions beat the All Blacks. But Emirates Team New Zealand won the America's Cup. An Australian boy was flown almost 1000 km because of an accident with fireworks and an eye injury - not the best way fro him to celebrate Northern Territory Day. 60% of British people want to retain EU citizenship and 75% of the world don't have confidence in the US president's leadership skills (and yes, I know, that means 25% do). A study has found that a commercially produced pesticide has a significant harmful effect on bees. The chemical company thinks more research is needed. A study found that immigrant parakeets are liked by the UK public but that they are causing harm. (Guess what? The study's lead researcher was Mr Parrot. Really!!) And yes, the answers are included. There are some crosswords about landmarks or special places in the world... Uluru, The Eiffel Tower, Stonehenge, The Grand Canyon, Banff National Park, The Victoria Falls... and maybe these puzzles will get the students using their smartphones with an atlas or map rather than WhatsApp or FB. There are some Maps crosswords taken from a KS3 Geography booklet that's also available on TES, and a crossword about Climate Change - what causes it, what are the effects, and what can we do about it? So... a crossword all about last week's news and a few other very handy resources to have in your pocket (it's all PDF so you can download it to a USB drive)...

By BFP

End of term SUMMER QUIZ FANTASTIC! 2 2017

End of term SUMMER QUIZ FANTASTIC! 2 2017

Fantastic 2017 END OF TERM SUMMER QUIZ 2 to end the year with! OUTSTANDING RESOURCE – VERY SIMPLE TO LEAD AND LOTS OF FUN FOR YOUR STUDENTS! I have tested it on my students from years 7-11, a range of questions easy, medium and challenge! 6 ROUNDS BASED ON WHATS HAPPENED THIS YEAR! CATEGORIES ARE SPORT, MUSIC, GEOGRAPHY, POP CULTURE, NEWS, SUMMER BONUS ROUND 5 QUESTIONS in each round. 30 questions in total. Divide the class up or do it individually your choice, Very clear and simple to use and follow. Bring a bit of SUMMER joy to your classroom, whilst also getting your students learning. FUN FOR ALL! I hope you enjoy using this as much as I did. Please give me feedback as I am interested in finding out if this resource was successful for you and your class. 17 Slide PowerPoint.

By MediaShop

Conflict,  Peace & Human Rights  x16Key term/words Topic Cards. Literacy Revision PSHE / Citizenship

Conflict, Peace & Human Rights x16Key term/words Topic Cards. Literacy Revision PSHE / Citizenship

PSHE / Citizenship - Conflict / Peace / UN / Human Rights x16 Key term Words Topic Cards. Literacy . SEN Support. Revision activity Each Key word includes. Key Term Definition Synonym Example of the word in a sentence Picture or Icon 2x Exam Technique Qs’ (at least two Questions per Key term) You have two version one with Pictures and one without. (Allowing students to draw their own image to represent the key terms) These are designed to help those students who perhaps struggle with literacy to remember the key terms of the topic. Also useful for PP/ EAL / SEN Students and those with literacy needs. Exam Technique can also help your more able students in the class. How can they be used? Here are just a few examples of how I use them. - Student complete the Q's and draw in the pictures. -Hide them around the room and have students find them before introducing a new topic (Guess the topic?) - Matching up activity. Remove the words in red (Or keep them) Cut the topic cards in half and have students find the matching pairs. -Encourage students to come up with their own extra key term topic cards or extra sentence they can use to include several key terms. -Literacy support when writing essays. -Revision material before exams. - Have a set laminated and cut out at the back of the classroom in a box for Extension activities. This resource would work really well with my other 2017/2018 educational resources and Quizzes. Over 40+ in total. Why not take a look at a few.... Literacy Whole School Quiz Bundle The Big Film & TV Quiz 5x British Values Quiz Bundle Back to School Quiz Fast Food and Healthy Eating Quiz

By bkingsnorth

Y6 Writing Bundle

Y6 Writing Bundle

All planning needed for Y6 writing. For many of the units, the resources are included too (Activinspire flipcharts are used for lesson presentations). Many of the genres are based around a class novel. I used the planning in my current Y6 as follows: Aut 1: Narratives using 'Skellig' and WW1 Poetry using 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' Aut 2: Planning only Newspapers based on 'Kensuke's Kingdom' and persuasive writing Spring 1: Historical narratives and Diaries based on 'Once' Spring 2: Reports and Discussions based on 'Holes' Summer 1: Rap Poetry based on 'Coraline' Britain Since 1948 - SATs TA assessment unit Summer 2: The unforgotten Coat

By sophieharris36

The World News Crossword (June 25th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (June 25th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (June 25th, 2017) is a simple crossword based on last week's news events. This week there are THREE BONUS puzzles that can be saved to a USB drive and stuffed into your pocket ready to be used at a moment's notice. Perfect for emergencies. The World News Crossword prompts students to discuss news events around the world. Brexit. Qatar. The White House. Climate change. The Middle East. The Great Barrier Reef. And maybe they'll ask where Sichuan is. Or where exactly is North Korea. Or perhaps they'll ask why - why is it a big deal that a small rural New Zealand newspaper publish the names of drunk drivers? Or that French bus drivers who aren't allowed to wear shorts chose to wear skirts? And then a group of UK school kids did the same - and how did these stories relate to climate change? The News puzzle can be used with young or old students, individually or in small groups, in class or for homework. The three bonus puzzles can be used when substituting for absent colleagues or during rainy lunch times.

By BFP

Set of 3 Interview and Observation lessons for a Citizenship or PSHE teacher

Set of 3 Interview and Observation lessons for a Citizenship or PSHE teacher

Set of 3 Interview and Observation lessons for a Citizenship or PSHE teacher x3 Lesson Resource Packs - Child Soldiers and Human rights -Social Media and its impact -What makes a community (30-45 Minute Detailed lessons that provide a range of engaging activities for students to learn about the topic in question. Most lessons come with a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan and a student Worksheet) This resources have built in differentiation in both the tasks, the lesson objectives and outcomes. These lessons will allow you to show off a range of AFL techniques. The resources are fully adaptable. (Save you hours of planning and Prep time!) I have made available a MINI (Short) Quiz for FREE so you can check the quality of my Resources. Its available here (only 4 Rounds): Famous Guitarists Mini Quiz This resource would work really well with my other 2017/2018 educational resources and Quizzes. Over 40+ in total. Why not take a look at a few.... Literacy Whole School Quiz Bundle The Big Film & TV Quiz 5x British Values Quiz Bundle Back to School Quiz Fast Food and Healthy Eating Quiz

By bkingsnorth