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Fantastic Mr Fox Pointless Game! (and template to create your own games!)

Fantastic Mr Fox Pointless Game! (and template to create your own games!)

Based on the popular game show 'Pointless', this resource is perfect for use as a whole lesson resource, enrichment option, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. (I've also added a blank template so that you can make your own games from scratch). Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips, interesting tasks, and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of characters, plot, and themes in 'Fantastic Mr Fox.' Round 1. The characters in Fantastic Mr Fox Round 2. Quotations from the text Round 3. Settings and Objects Round 4. Themes in Fantastic Mr Fox The nature of this game ensures that the resource can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
TandLGuru
Fantastic Mr Fox - Structure of the Story!

Fantastic Mr Fox - Structure of the Story!

This fun and informative lesson helps students to understand the narrative structure used by Roald Dahl throughout ‘Fantastic Mr Fox.’ In particular, students identify the features of each stage of the narrative structure within the story, before recreating sections of the structure themselves! The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: - Taking part in a fun group quiz to recap on the key elements of the plot leading up to the ending; - Reading and understanding extracts from the ending of Fantastic Mr Fox, answering comprehension questions to demonstrate their understanding; -Understanding features of narrative structure and applying the plot of Fantastic Mr Fox to the individual elements; -Recreating elements of the plot, using their understanding of the stages of narrative structure; - Self assessing their own learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Storyboard Template (and PDF version); - Selected extracts - Fantastic Mr Fox; - Recreations Template (and PDF version); - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with a mixed-ability year 3 class, however colleagues have used them for between years 1 and 8 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Common Writing Errors - Powerpoint quiz and Card Decks with Rules, Correct Usage and Tasks

Common Writing Errors - Powerpoint quiz and Card Decks with Rules, Correct Usage and Tasks

This resource contains rules, examples, and short challenges for commonly confused words and grammatical errors. It has a PowerPoint presentation and a word document that can be edited if required. It covers the following: 1. There, Their, They’re 2. To, Two, Too 3. Accept vs Except 4. Your vs. You’re 5. A lot vs alot vs allot 6. Lose vs Loose 7. Its vs It’s 8. No vs know 9. Threw vs through 10. Correct use of semi-colon (;) 11. Affect vs Effect 12. Assure, Ensure, Insure 13. Proper use of Commas 14. Using ‘s’ to show plural and possessive (the difference) 15. Passed vs past 16. Weather vs whether 17. A vs An 18. Capitalisation in Sentences 19. Farther vs further 20. Compliment vs complement   How to Use this Resource This resource contains 20 rules and example cards that can be used in the following ways: 1. As a revision e-book for anyone that needs a quick refresh on the most common writing errors. 2. As a group or pair activity for learners to practice and test each other in various ways. Instructions / Ideas for Group Activities Activity 1 – Group or pair competition 1. Print out and cut out the rules that you would like your learners to work on. (Laminate to keep them fresh, if you want). 2. Hand out 1 card to each pair or group. Have them read it and complete the short challenge. (Check to see if they have it correct – an answer sheet is provided) 3. Learners then present their task to the rest of the groups to complete (on whiteboard). This can be timed. 4. Groups get 1 point for each task that is correct. 5. Groups then brainstorm ideas to remember the associated rules. 6. Points are tallied up and the winner is announced. Activity 2 – Group discussion and trouble shoot session 1. Learners select a card and read it to the group 2. They complete the task themselves first of all writing up sentence and answer on whiteboard. 3. Group members state whether they agree or not with the answer and share their thoughts 4. The correct answer is revealed by the teacher 5. Groups brainstorm ideas to remember the rules. Activity 3 – Individual work 1. Print out the resource in its entirety, or print out parts that you’d like to work on. 2. Learners complete by themselves, and then check their answers in pairs. 3. Answers revealed by teacher and corrected if necessary. Activity 4 – As a Warm up Activity 1. Select one card at the beginning of the session 2. Group discuss and agree the answer for the task. 3. In pairs or individually think up more tasks to challenge the rest of the group.
biowriterab
The Identity Collection

The Identity Collection

The Identity Collection A collection of lessons based on or around the theme of identity. Click on the lesson links to find out more! Great value download. Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish (Credits: Cooltext.com)
EngageinEnglish
Fantastic Mr Fox - Boggis, Bunce and Bean!

Fantastic Mr Fox - Boggis, Bunce and Bean!

This fun and informative lesson helps students to understand the descriptive language techniques used by Roald Dahl in his descriptions of Boggis, Bunce, and Bean in ‘Fantastic Mr Fox.’ In particular, students analyse how Dahl's language is used to create imagery, before designing and describing their very own mean farmers! The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: -Completing a card-sorting activity to define and exemplify each of the descriptive devices; - Reading and understanding extracts from the opening of Fantastic Mr Fox, in which the farmers are described; - Identifying and analysing Dahl's use of language devices throughout the description of the farmers; - Writing their own language device-filled descriptions of their farmers, with support from a clear template; - Self assessing their own learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Language Analysis Worksheet (and answer sheet); - Selected extracts - Billionaire Boy; - Cards for Sorting Activity; - Planning Template (Word and PDF); - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with a mixed-ability year 3 class, however colleagues have used them for between years 1 and 8 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Spooky Book Titles (creative writing prompts for Halloween)

Spooky Book Titles (creative writing prompts for Halloween)

This interactive resource provides randomly generated spooky book titles to be used as prompts for a range of projects. Simply extract the zipped folder and double-click on 'Spooky Book Titles' to launch the application. The folder includes a document with additional supporting information and lesson ideas. If you enjoy this, you might also like the full 'Library of Lost Books' resource here: https://goo.gl/yBqg7A
ZoopResources
THANKSGIVING DAY

THANKSGIVING DAY

It is an informational worksheet about Thanksgiving Day: Thanksgiving Day Symbols, the Origin of Thanksgiving Day, its Traditions and Customs.
Olynj
Halloween Stories - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Halloween Stories - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

This Halloween themed bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for upper-intermediate to advanced ESL learners. The bundle comprises of different fictional Halloween stories based on novels by famous authors or my own imagination. After carefully reading each story/text, 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
Witches & Witchcraft - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Witches & Witchcraft - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

This Halloween themed bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets on witches and witchcraft suitable for upper-intermediate to 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, definition matching exercises, crosswords, word searches and engage in in-depth class discussions on topics around the texts
MariaPht
The Witches - by Roald Dahl - Reading Comprehension

The Witches - by Roald Dahl - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text is a summary/ short story based on Roald Dahl's "The Witches". After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, gap filling, matching and True or False exercises. The text can be used for vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally the worksheet can be completed on or near Halloween.
MariaPht
KS 2 Set of 20 Famous children’s author cards and 16 library task cards.

KS 2 Set of 20 Famous children’s author cards and 16 library task cards.

KS 2 Set of 20 Famous children’s author cards and 16 library task cards. 20 small children’s author information cards for pupils to read as part of research and information gathering in book areas and library. Authors are well known and include: Alan Ahlberg, Roald Dahl, Eric Carle, Beatrix Potter, C.S Lewis etc. The 16 library/book corner task cards are graded/colour coded into three levels of difficulty and include tasks such as: Easy: Find your favourite book and give two reasons why you like it. Medium: Find a book about an adventure. How did you know it was an adventure story? Hard: Read a non -fiction book about an animal. Explain your choice. How did the book improve your knowledge?
newromantic
Billionaire Boy Lesson Bundle!

Billionaire Boy Lesson Bundle!

These engaging, varied, and informative lessons have been designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of the plot, characters, language, and key messages in David Walliams' 'Billionaire Boy.' The lessons enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key features of content, language, and structure, in addition to considering Walliams' key messages throughout the novel. All of the resources that you need to teach are included in the bundle: Whole lesson step-by-step PowerPoint presentations, informative and engaging , worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. Contained in the bundle are lessons based on: - 1. Homelessness; - 2. Shelter; - 3. The Dual Narrative; - 4. Some assorted resources from an old Stone Cold scheme. 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.
TandLGuru