'The Listeners' Poetry Planning Pack

'The Listeners' Poetry Planning Pack

Download this popular two-week poetry planning unit for Year 3/Year 4 based on 'The Listeners' and other poetry by Walter de la Mare. In this unit, pupils will read and listen to spooky poetry by Walter de la Mare and they will consider how the sounds and language patterns come alive when the poems are read aloud. Children will work towards creating their own spooky poetry in the style of 'The Listeners' in order to perform aloud, adding sound effects. The aims of the unit for pupils are: • To engage with classic narrative poetry • To consider how a poet creates a 'haunted' atmosphere • To prepare a poetry performance by planning sound effects • To perform a poem to an audience using an appropriate pace • To engage with a poet’s use of imaginative language The PDF file contains 10 full literacy lesson plans, copies of the poems and all accompanying pupils resources. Perfect for National Poetry Month! You may also like: Jabberwocky Poetry Planning Pack Stone Age Boy Literacy Pack The Egyptian Cinderella Literacy Pack
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Robert Burns: The Bard of Scotland - Assembly Presentation

Robert Burns: The Bard of Scotland - Assembly Presentation

This informative and highly engaging resource is ideal for a whole school January assembly on the famous 'ploughman' poet from Scotland, Robert Burns (Robbie Burns / Rabbie Burns), who went on to become 'The People's Poet'. Early in January, it could be used to show that Robert was the creator of 'Auld Lang Syne' and, later on in the month, for 'Burns Night' and 'Burns Suppers'. The fully editable 46 slide PowerPoint includes the life story of Robert Burns (hyperlinks to highly engaging and animated versions of his life - choice of age-appropriate links available in the PowerPoint) recitations of some of his most well-known poems - My Love is like a Red, Red, Rose;To A Mouse; To the Haggis; Auld Lang Syne and Tom O' Shanter. It also details what happens on Burns Night which is celebrated in Scotland and all over the world on the 25th January and contains interesting facts about the influence of Robert Burns on people such as Steinbeck and JD Salinger. The PowerPoint includes hyperlinks to an animated version of his life story, recitations of his poetry, 'The Immortal Memory' Speech, the cutting of the haggis, creating your own 'Burns' style poetry and many other activities including quizzes. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this step-by-step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide
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KS2: Paragraphs

KS2: Paragraphs

Hi there, This pack is to help KS2 children get to grips, or revise, the use of paragraphs in a fun and contextually relevant way. Using excerpts from popular book series', children have to put the paragraphs back into altered text. *Includes* presentation for the input that describes paragraph use in a fun way Harry potter themed activity where they have to add in the paragraphs Marking sheet for teacher Assessment criteria and learning objective for sticky labels into books. Extension sorting activities Let me know if you need anything extra! Or anything clarifying. Enjoy teaching :) Miss Ritchie
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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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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!
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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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Midsummer Night's Dream Assembly or Class Play

Midsummer Night's Dream Assembly or Class Play

Midsummer Night’s Dream Assembly or Class Play This version of A Midsummer Night's Dream is directed, as a school assembly, by William Shakespeare's own son, Hamnet. Written for cast of 16-30, running time approx. 40 minutes, this play follows the original plot, but has some interesting twists along the way. And as if four confused lovers isn't enough to contend with on stage plus some very non-cooperative fairies - our poor director, Hamnet also has his playwright father to deal with! Sample Text Helena: You are teasing me! You still love Hermia! Lysander: How can you say such a thing? How I do repent, the tedious minutes I with her have spent! Helena: Lysander! This is not the time for bad poetry! Stop your teasing now! Lysander: But why would I not change a raven for a dove? Please, Helena! Come with me now! Let us leave hideous Hermia! Believe me (looking over at the snorting Hermia), you'd be doing me a big favor! Helena: (Sarcastically) So romantic! Men! Who'd have them? (Helena storms off) Lysander: Hmm. I can see I may need another trip to that Charm School! (Turning to Hermia) I've hung around with this one quite long enough. What did I ever see in her? What a sight! I'm off to honor Helena and to be her knight! (Exit) (Hermia wakes, screaming, from a nightmare) Hermia: Lysander! Help me! My worst nightmare ... (Frantically searching through suitcase) Please don't say I've left my make-up bag behind? Other Shakespeare scripts written by Sue Russell: Assemblies: • Macbeth • Different Midsummer Night’s Dream alternative ‘Nightmare’ versions! • Romeo & Juliet – Valentines Assembly • Romeo & Juliet in Love … Well, weren’t they? Guided Reading scripts: • Shakespeare Plays (8 mini condensed versions) • Set of 4 alternative Shakespeare scripts - Hamlet, Macbeth, Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo & Juliet (incl. detailed synopses and lesson plans) • Alternative Hamlet script plus lesson plan • Alternative Macbeth script plus lesson plan • Alternative Midsummer Night's Dream script plus lesson plan • Alternative Romeo & Juliet script plus lesson plan Alternative fairy tales – Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty – which are in the PSHE section of the website. Plus • Take a Book – Different Genres of Writing Assembly • Great British Writers Assembly. This short small cast assembly - 6 speakers (with adaptations for whole class) focuses on the writers *Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis, A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll and J.K. Rowling and their books. • Roald Dahl Assembly
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Animals - Sharks (III): I See A Shark - Grade 1

Animals - Sharks (III): I See A Shark - Grade 1

This amazing ‘Animals 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
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Poetry Fun - 35 Poems; Student Workbook

Poetry Fun - 35 Poems; Student Workbook

Poetry Fun with 35 original poems by Vaughan M. Blaney: 1) Tweet, Tweet, Tweet 2) My Hat 3) Worms 4) Alligator Stew 5) Playing With Friends 6) A Trip To Disneyland 7) Friends 8) My Pets 9) Finy Triends 10) Where Are You? 11) I'm A Monster 12) Late At Night 13) Animal Parade 14) Haircut 15) Silly Billy Road 16) Danny 17) I Put On My Shoes 18) Jillian 19) A Stick? 20) Pickles 21) The Mystery Shoe 22) A Yummy Treat 23) School 24) Sunshine 25) I Want To Be An Ocean Creature 26) Opposites 27) My Special Friend 28) Casey The Crab's Underwater Birthday Party 29) My Amazing Pet 30) Popsicle 31) Pets 32) Be Healthy 33) Out Went My Cat 34) African Animals 35) Feeling Sick This incredible ‘POETRY FUN - 35 POEMS; STUDENT WORKBOOK’ contains… • 35 original poems • 35 pages of crossword puzzles, word searches, jokes, fun facts, mazes…etc. • 35 hours of exciting poetry-based lessons • 35 poems that are sure to delight, entertain and educate all age-appropriate students • beautifully designed materials in both black & white and colored versions All poems and related activities in this ‘POETRY FUN - 35 POEMS; STUDENT WORKBOOK’ … • have been proven to meet the highest academic standards • are of premium content and design quality • are guaranteed to be loved by all age-appropriate students' • will beautifully complement any school curriculum • are an amazing teaching resource This ‘POETRY FUN - 35 POEMS; STUDENT WORKBOOK’ of Vaughan M. Blaney’s poetry 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 More about us: Website | Official Online Store | Facebook | Twitter | Blogger | YouTube
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Analysing and Linking Poems

Analysing and Linking Poems

An activity designed to support the revision of the poetry unit of the GCSE English exam. Add a quote into the middle of each of the box grids, and then ask the students to complete the tasks. You could change the quotes depending on the ability and skills of the students in your class, and the sheet can be used time and again to continually revise the different poems.
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