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The Snail's Spell-L3 'Reading To' Lesson.

The Snail's Spell-L3 'Reading To' Lesson.

This Kindergarten writing lesson sequence is informed by a L3 approach. It uses the award winning picture book, The Snail's Spell by Joanne Ryder. The lesson sequence includes L3 'Reading To' procedures 1, 2 and 3. Procedure 3 provides a writing 'responding to text' activity that incorporates drama/yoga. The NSW Syllabus outcomes and content this lesson sequence addresses, are highlighted. This lesson sequence could be used even if a L3 approach to literacy is not implemented at your school.

By martinesmith81

Balloons for a Party Felt Board Set Digital Pattern

Balloons for a Party Felt Board Set Digital Pattern

Discover colours and expand vocabulary with this birthday balloon felt board set. This felt set is easy to make. No sewing at all. Just cut the felt and assemble. Each balloon is 14cm tall (5.5 inches) and 11.4cm (3.5 inches) wide. Here are balloons for a party Because it’s my birthday today. I have balloons for all of my friends Who are coming over to play. Here is a pretty blue balloon, As blue as the summer skies. And here is a bright red balloon, The best that you can buy! Here is a gorgeous yellow balloon, As yellow as bright sunshine. And here is a beautiful purple balloon, Like purple grapes from a vine. Here is a lovely orange balloon, Like oranges from the store. And here is a fine white balloon, And now there are no more! This Pattern includes: A complete list of felt and supplies required Full sized patterns – just print and use – no need to enlarge, reduce, trace or duplicate Detailed step-by-step instructions A song card template containing the words to the song ready to print, laminate and use.

By FeltBoardMagic

Al and Etta Jelly Bean Song Felt Board Set Digital Pattern

Al and Etta Jelly Bean Song Felt Board Set Digital Pattern

This is a great Easter felt set for singing about colours and expanding vocabulary. This felt set is easy to make. No sewing at all. Al and Etta are two little bunnies who really want to help deliver Easter eggs. But first they need to be able to collect a basket full of jelly beans to show that they can be trusted to deliver the Easter eggs. Tune: Allouette Al and Etta, they went out to get a Basket full of jolly jelly beans. Jolly jelly beans of [green] Now you know just what I mean Beans of [green] Beans of [green] Whoa! Red—That’s Exactly what I said Pink—That’s exactly what I think Blue—one for me and one for you Black—I keep them in a great big sack White—I like to eat my beans at night Yellow—that’s a helpful bunny fellow Each rabbit is 13cm tall (5.25 inches). The jelly beans are 3.5cm long (1.5 inches ) The basket is 22cm (8.5 inches) tall 18cm (7.25 inches) wide. This Pattern includes: A complete list of felt and supplies required Full sized patterns – just print and use – no need to enlarge, reduce, trace or duplicate Detailed step-by-step instructions A song card template containing the words to the song ready to print, laminate and use.

By FeltBoardMagic

A is for Apple Felt Board Set Digital Pattern Alphabet

A is for Apple Felt Board Set Digital Pattern Alphabet

Use this set to reinforce the concept of the letter “A”. Have the children sound out the letter “A”. Talk about other things that start with the letter “A”. The apples from the tree can “picked” and sorted in the correct basket. The tree is 28 cm (11 inches) and 25 cm wide (10 inches). This Pattern includes: A complete list of felt and supplies required Full sized patterns – just print and use – no need to enlarge, reduce, trace or duplicate Detailed step-by-step instructions A song card template containing the words to the song ready to print, laminate and use.

By FeltBoardMagic

End of School Fun Pack

End of School Fun Pack

End of School Fun Pack A collection of one-off resources ideal for the last days of school. Click on the links for further details. Bundle saves a massive 75%! For a range of other interesting lessons and great resources visit my page here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

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

The Naughty Bus Song!

The Naughty Bus Song!

Here is a song for fans of Naughty Bus, a beautiful book by Jan and Jerry Oke. My song follows the same story and is catchy, easy to sing with lots of repetition. I hope you enjoy it! Here is a link to my EYFS songs, which are all on my You Tube channel; sue bleazard SingKids! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8efzKsrQPHaUBkjxhVf-q72Jp6F0T0l8

By suebleazard

The Woman in Black: The Features of Ghost Stories!

The Woman in Black: The Features of Ghost Stories!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to show a detailed and sustained understanding of the conventions of effective ghost stories, through analysis of extracts from Susan Hill's 'The Woman in Black.' They study how individual features of subject matter (such as the setting and the hero) and language (e.g descriptive features) are used to create suspense and tension in the mind of the reader. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: - Defining the key elements of ghost stories; - Planning a ghost story using the key features; - Identifying the elements of ghost stories within key extracts of The Woman in Black; - Analysing the effectiveness of Hill's features of ghost stories in The Woman in Black; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Extracts from the blurb and Chapter 1 of The Woman in Black; - Template for creating their own ghost stories; - Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to middle-ability year 10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

The Fun Fair, Hannah's Phonics Stories, air sound

The Fun Fair, Hannah's Phonics Stories, air sound

A phonics story focusing on the air sound, including a simple story using the air sound and the common exception words to, the and of, as well as other resources. Original watercolour illustrations by myself. Perfect as a resource to support your phonics, during guided reading, or as an intervention resource for SEN or older children filling gaps in their phonics knowledge. Can be opened in iBooks to be read on iPad, perfect for at school or on the go. So far in the series, there are packs for the sounds ay, ee, igh, ow, long oo, short oo, ar, or, sh, ch, tch, voiced th, unvoiced th, ai, ur, oa, ow, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e, ew, ea, ir, are, ou, oi and air. Included is 2 formats; one story to be used on IWB, and one to be printed and folded into a book.

By hannahmhayes91

How useful is my library - an activity to allow students to get to know their school/public library

How useful is my library - an activity to allow students to get to know their school/public library

Can be used at the start of the year as a lesson in the library or as a homework to encourage students and parents to use their local library. The activity is made up of a series of questions which the students can find the answers to all over the library or from the librarian. It should encourage them to explore the facilities available and allow them to feel confident using the library. The task is independent and students can keep the booklet once complete for reference Both files have the same content, the only difference is that the booklet should print as a booklet if you select double sided when printing.

By sophiemunday

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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