A basic guide to The Commonwealth (2018)

A basic guide to The Commonwealth (2018)

This is an introduction to The Commonwealth. It was originally created for middle school students in France with a level of approxinately B1. So I have purposely made the language quite simple. It has been updated for 2018: with the inclusion of The Gambia returning after leaving and the news that Prince Charles will be taking over The Queen as head (when she dies). I have created a Powerpoint for the teacher to be shown on the overhead projector, one to be printed out to give to the students with fewer slides (optional). I usually choose the option 4 slides per page when printing, so I don’t print out too many pages. There is also an activity to answer questions on the powerpoint which could be started in class then finished for homework, then a class test to be done on a different day. If you prefer you can skip the **each one, teach one **activity.
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AQA GCSE Writing Bundle

AQA GCSE Writing Bundle

Detailed and relatable assessment preparation lesson and range of activities focusing on English Language Paper 1 Question 5. The bundle includes: quiz to test knowledge of writing skills student friendly mark scheme student example independent writing task opportunity for guided self assessment TEN Paper 1 Q5 writing starters which include a success criteria to help guide students’ writing and create more imaginative openings. Sentence structure worksheet to help students vary their use of sentence form for effect
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AQA Paper 2 Writing Task

AQA Paper 2 Writing Task

Writing activity for AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5. I have used the thought provoking work of artist Kirzart to act as a visual aid and help students write more creatively. I have also included questions for classroom discussions.
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ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 1

ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 1

16 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Advertising 2) Animals 3) Art 4) Buildings 5) Business 6) Celebrations 7) Childhood 8) Cities 9) Colour 10) Countryside 11) Crime 12) Education 13) Entertainment 14) Environment 15) Fame 16) Family Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day

A resource to commemorate Martin Luther King Day this January. This PowerPoint resource has five flashcards/posters in colour, timeline dates and events for discussion, discussion prompts and pictures of 20/21st century social activists It is accompanied by 8 worksheets (guided writing, poster making, wordsearch).
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Equality - Reading Comprehension Worksheets / Informational Texts (SAVE 75%)

Equality - Reading Comprehension Worksheets / Informational Texts (SAVE 75%)

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore the concept of equality and inequality through the history of human rights and any form of modern injustice such as child labour. After carefully reading each story / text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
Informational Texts - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Bundle (SAVE 85%)

Informational Texts - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Bundle (SAVE 85%)

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore different concepts, influential people and historical events. After carefully reading each informational text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
African American American History & Culture - Reading Comprehension Worksheets / Texts (SAVE 55%)

African American American History & Culture - Reading Comprehension Worksheets / Texts (SAVE 55%)

This Reading Comprehension worksheets bundle is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The texts focus on different aspects of Aferican American culture and events in African American history such as the abolitionist and post-abolitionist movement. The bundle also includes the bios of major African American visionaries and leaders. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, gap filling exercises, True or False, definitions matching exercises, word searches, classroom discussions and crosswords. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
KS3 Poetry Scheme: Identity, Tone and Imagery.  / Checking Out Me History - John Agard.

KS3 Poetry Scheme: Identity, Tone and Imagery. / Checking Out Me History - John Agard.

Here is a short 3-4 weeks scheme focused on poetry, suitable for KS3, looking at the key themes of marginalisation, identity, tone and imagery. Each lesson contains differentiated learning objectives, a range of starter and review tasks, as well as periodical homework tasks and breakdowns of key words and definitions useful for understanding poetry at KS3, focused around Checking Out Me History by John Agard. There are approximately 6-8 full 1 hour lessons which can be easily modified or changed if needed, depending on your lesson length and ability of learners. All resources are included, just download and teach! No further prep required!
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Black History Month: Nelson Mandela

Black History Month: Nelson Mandela

Research task getting students to find key facts on the life of Nelson Mandela. Students are also given a famous quote from Mandela about education. They must make their own interpretations of this and write a PEE paragraph about it. Good activity/starter/homework to lead you into a more in depth discussion or tasks about Nelson Mandela
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Biographies of Notable People - Reading Comprehension Worksheets Bundle (SAVE 85%)

Biographies of Notable People - Reading Comprehension Worksheets Bundle (SAVE 85%)

This Reading Comprehension worksheets bundle is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The texts narrate the life and work of a number of notable individuals from the world of politics, science and arts. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, gap filling exercises, True or False, character match and definitions matching exercises, word searches and crosswords. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
"A History Of..." - Reading Comprehension Worksheets / Informational Texts  (SAVE 85%)

"A History Of..." - Reading Comprehension Worksheets / Informational Texts (SAVE 85%)

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore different concepts through time / history… After carefully reading each story / text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
Black History Month - Reading Comprehension Bundle (SAVE 60%)

Black History Month - Reading Comprehension Bundle (SAVE 60%)

This Reading Comprehension worksheets bundle is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The texts describe the origins of slavery in South America, the abolitionist and post-abolitionist movement as well as Martin Luther King’s life and work. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, gap filling exercises, True or False, definitions matching exercises, word searches, classroom discussions and crosswords. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
Half-day debate competition

Half-day debate competition

Following the TES-recommended debate competition resource, this follows a similar, more structured format. A great speaking and listening tool which involves the whole class the whole way through!
essexboy
A term's comprehension pack (B)

A term's comprehension pack (B)

A non-fiction, term's worth, bundle that covers real new stories. There is a focus on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) themes which are often hard to cover using traditional materials. 3 sets, each of 10 questions are included in each resource, along with answers,allowing the resources to be used for all learners from able Y1, through KS2 and into KS3. All of our resources are matched to the expectations the SATs from 2016 onwards. The questions are therefore aimed at KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2. References to the new ‘content domains’ are included for each question. .
Headway_Learning
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.
LouiseBDaly
Reading Comprehension Worksheets (ESL) x 20 - SAVE 85%

Reading Comprehension Worksheets (ESL) x 20 - SAVE 85%

This bundle includes 20 different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for upper-intermediate to advanced ESL learners. After carefully reading each story/texts, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, definition matching exercises, crosswords, word searches and engage in in-depth class discussions on topics around the texts
MariaPht
Ruby Bridges - reading comprehension

Ruby Bridges - reading comprehension

This reading comprehension supports a child friendly biography of American activist Ruby Bridges. After segregated schools were banned in the southern stated of America, Ruby became the first black child to attend what had previously been a whites only school. The biography explains what school was like for Ruby. The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2. It could also be used to support readers in KS3 and supports aspects of learning in SMSC. Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.
Headway_Learning
Racism and prejudice, civil rights bundle for primary schools

Racism and prejudice, civil rights bundle for primary schools

A bundle for the topic of racism, prejudice, segregation and discrimination. -A fantastic, heavily differentiated, Rosa Parks unit to introduce the topic and get students thinking about segregation and the injustice of it. -A cute PPT introducing the language so students understand the different forms of racism, but bringing in the relevance to real life. -An alien message decoding activity. Aliens from the future explain that the students are to do a show about racism and how to handle it.
Tigerlearn
Alien message decoding - do a project on racism.

Alien message decoding - do a project on racism.

A lovely Alien message decoding activity setting a task for students to do on the topic of racism. They must first decode the message, which tells them that racism, prejudice and discrimination are problems. They then have to find the meaning of these words and do a show or a poster introducing the topic and how these problems can be addressed. This Alien code activity works well with the Racism, discrimination and prejudice introductory PPT
Tigerlearn
Rosa Parks/Civil rights/Bus boycott  complete unit - 3 levels of differentiation!

Rosa Parks/Civil rights/Bus boycott complete unit - 3 levels of differentiation!

A carefully prepared unit on Rosa Parks and the bus boycott, a great part of a wider civil rights or black history unit. The sequence takes students through the bus boycott story to the writing of a diary from the perspective of Rosa and/or James Blake. Lesson step outline included, story sequencing cards, Images, 3 different levels of text, 2 different scaffolding sheets on perspectives and 2 diary writing pages.
Tigerlearn
Women's History Month Reading Comprehension Worksheets (SAVE 55%)

Women's History Month Reading Comprehension Worksheets (SAVE 55%)

This Reading Comprehension worksheet Bundle is comprised of different non-fictional texts which describe the history behind Women’s History month (March) and give some notable biographies of women who helped shape history throughout the millennia. After carefully reading the texts, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions and True or False exercises. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handouts can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
Women's History Month - The Suffrage Movement  - Reading Comprehension Worksheets (SAVE 65%)

Women's History Month - The Suffrage Movement - Reading Comprehension Worksheets (SAVE 65%)

This Reading Comprehension worksheet Bundle is comprised of different non-fictional texts which describe the history behind the Suffrage movement and the importance of Women’s History month (March). After carefully reading the texts, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions and True or False exercises. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handouts can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
Susan B Anthony and the History of Woman Suffrage  - Reading Comprehension (ESL ELT ELL)

Susan B Anthony and the History of Woman Suffrage - Reading Comprehension (ESL ELT ELL)

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text recounts the life and work of feminist reformer Susan B Anthony. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions and True or False exercises. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

To introduce Racial Equality in Sharing the Planet unit. Reading comprehension activity.
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English language resource for new arrivals

English language resource for new arrivals

These materials are intended to support those learning English as an Additional Language. They are profiles of new arrivals to the UK, talking about their experiences of coming to this country. They can simply be read as comprehension exercises or used as the basis for other activities. Those profiles on this first page have simpler easier to understand English, with more difficult profiles on the second page. All the profiles and many more can be found on the Arrivals website noted on the worksheet.
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Reading Comprehension Worksheets for the ESL classroom x  6 (historical) - SAVE 65%

Reading Comprehension Worksheets for the ESL classroom x 6 (historical) - SAVE 65%

This bundle includes four different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners: The texts explore different concepts through time / history… After carefully reading each story / text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
Reading Comprehension Worksheets for ESL learners x 10  (higher intermediate to advanced level) - SAVE 75%

Reading Comprehension Worksheets for ESL learners x 10 (higher intermediate to advanced level) - SAVE 75%

This bundle includes four different Reading Comprehension suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. After carefully reading each story / text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
Historical Figures - Biographies - Reading Comprehension Worksheets (SAVE 80%)

Historical Figures - Biographies - Reading Comprehension Worksheets (SAVE 80%)

These Reading Comprehension worksheets are suitable for advanced ESL learners. The bundle comprises of small biographies of people who have left a mark in world history. The texts describe the life, work, and contribution of these figures. The texts also provide background historical information on colonialism, Independence movements, the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, matching exercises, multiple choice e exercises and crosswords. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
Reading Comprehension Worksheets for ESL learners (advanced) - SAVE 80%

Reading Comprehension Worksheets for ESL learners (advanced) - SAVE 80%

This bundle includes four different Reading Comprehension suitable for advanced ESL learners. After carefully reading each story, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises and engage in an in depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to the text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
Black Star for Primary - Grove Carnival

Black Star for Primary - Grove Carnival

A lesson that uses the film Grove Carnival (1983), about the Notting Hill carnival in London to consider whether attitudes toward race and black culture have shifted over time in Britain. A clip from Grove Carnival is available to watch on the BFI Youtube channel. The full film is available for free on BFI Player (http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-grove-carnival-1981/). This lesson is meant as a follow up to the Jemima + Johnny lesson (available as a separate download).
BFIeducation
Black Star for Primary - Jemima + Johnny

Black Star for Primary - Jemima + Johnny

A lesson for primary students that explores attitudes toward race and equality and encourages discussion of students' own ideas around the topic, based around the film Jemima + Johnny (1966). The film is available to watch for free on BFI Player (http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-jemima-johnny-1966/).
BFIeducation
ALL YEAR 7 AND 8 HISTORY LESSONS IN ONE BIG BUNDLE!

ALL YEAR 7 AND 8 HISTORY LESSONS IN ONE BIG BUNDLE!

Here you get over 100 fully-prepared, buzzy lessons. They all have a very simple plan, resources, images, worksheets and such like all embedded into 120 easy-to-follow PowerPoints. The PowerPoints are even numbered so you can just follow the course through from start-to-finish! Each file is a FULL lesson and includes: Easy to follow lesson plan Printable resources Very engaging slides Audio and visual Using my degree-level computer skills, I have made these resources to be very slick and visually appealing. These are high quality resources that have helped me to be rated as 'Outstanding' in every observation. Please grab a bargain! (I've also added some other popular files for good measure)
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300 generic lesson activities and 50 marking time-busters. Make life easy!!

300 generic lesson activities and 50 marking time-busters. Make life easy!!

BUNDLE: Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks (This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers - it's the most useful planning tool ever!) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there! There are also 50 marking ideas that will bust your marking-time - some ingenious stuff! These are my two most popular files, bundled together to save you money and hassle! Many thanks Copyright T.Taylor
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'Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl'/The Holocaust (Workbook and Homework Units)

'Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl'/The Holocaust (Workbook and Homework Units)

The purpose of this resource is to not only explain the historical context of the Holocaust, but also show the social significance it had on a personal level for the Jewish nation. The source uses the context of 'Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl' to explain this in depth. The source has: An introduction to Jewish Persecution An Introduction to 1933 Nazi Germany An introduction of the novel and it's characters 12 homework units based on each chapter of the book
roxaneleescott
Character  Analysis of the Novel : 'The Help'

Character Analysis of the Novel : 'The Help'

This resource explains each of the characters from the 2009 novel: 'The Help'. It explains the context and background of each character as well as the historical background of the time, such as: the Jim Crow laws and segregation.
roxaneleescott
Name randomiser with extras...

Name randomiser with extras...

This randomises your class so a random pupil will be asked a question. It also randomises what question they will answer. It will also determine if they get a reward!
Boosteration
TO DO LIST

TO DO LIST

Over the years, I have perfected how to manage a huge workload. The key is to have a good to-do-list template. Follow my personal template and follow the simple 9 instructions to lighten your workload. You will find that you hardly ever feel stressed about workload again. Your capacity for work will also increase. You will never carry anything in your head again. You can leave work without taking anything home in your head!
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Marking time-buster. 50 ideas

Marking time-buster. 50 ideas

You will save countless hours of marking time with these ingenious ideas. INSTEAD OF......(common mistake), try................(new time saving solution!) These are highly praised and have been adopted at whole-school levels. 50 great ideas with scanned examples (If you search '300 lesson activities - you will see that my products are popular here on TES. This product is just as good!).
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