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Australian Slang Wordsearch Sheet Australia Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Australian Slang Wordsearch Sheet Australia Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘Australian Slang’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Louisiana Cultures Exit Ticket Assessment

Louisiana Cultures Exit Ticket Assessment

Check out this simple 5-question assessment that can easily be adapted as a quiz, test, independent work, exit ticket, or a study guide. Covering the topic of the different cultures that exist in Louisiana, this worksheet supplements the lessons you already have in your classroom, on Louisiana Cultures as well as some of my other products on the topic such as Louisiana Cultures Guided Notes, and Louisiana Cultures Group Project. These topics include Cajun, Creole, Jambalaya, Crawfish, Gumbo, Zydeco and more! An answer key has been included for your convenience!
myeducationalhotspot
Performing the Dreaming: A Dreamtime Play

Performing the Dreaming: A Dreamtime Play

Get your acting pants on for this fun, dreaming-inspired play! Use the Performing the Dreaming Resource Bundle to engage your students in a study of the dreaming and its significance to Indigenous Australians! Australian Curriculum Links: ACHASSK083 This resource is delivered as a 13 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Playscript for dreaming-inspired play: Why the Bat has No Friends, containing 10 speaking roles ✓ 'Why the Bat has No Friends' extension worksheet ✓ 'Dust Echoes' story evaluation worksheet ✓ Unique Aussie Animals worksheet ✓ Performance Invitation template Purchase Issue 29 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag.
HistoriCool
Worksheet - clauses, fragments and sentences (ideal for NAPLAN or literacy tutoring)

Worksheet - clauses, fragments and sentences (ideal for NAPLAN or literacy tutoring)

Do you have students who constantly use fragments (incomplete sentences) in their writing? Do you want a resource that will teach students about clauses, sentences, and fragments so that you have a shared language when it comes to providing feedback at drafting time? If so, this may be the resource for you. This worksheet can be used as a one on one tutoring resource. Alternatively, you can take activities from here to use as fast finishers or homework activities. You could even put this into a PowerPoint for a NAPLAN preparation lesson. The first section of this worksheet includes explanations and examples of: independent, co-ordinant and dependent clauses. It also has a section about embedded clauses and how they can be an effective tool for writers. It also features a lot of activities to test students understanding of what they have learned. The second section of the worksheet looks at the requirements of sentences. It includes examples of the following types of sentence: simple, compound and complex. The information is interspersed with activities to check for understanding. The final section of the worksheet introduces students to fragments and why they are nonsensical and detrimental to your writing. This is followed by a writing activity (students are given a list of key points to turn into a newspaper article). It also includes editing prompts at the end which helps students to refine their initial story.
lrigb4
Worksheet - Joining words (conjunctions) and adverbs (ideal for NAPLAN or tutoring)

Worksheet - Joining words (conjunctions) and adverbs (ideal for NAPLAN or tutoring)

Do you have students whose writing lacks cohesion because they just can't seem to connect their ideas together? The first half of this resource explains conjunctions and has a table of the different kids which could be printed as a poster for the classroom or given to the students as a handout to consult when drafting their work. Do you have students who don't know the various parts of speech e.g. adverbs? Are you approaching NAPLAN and want a way to save yourself some time while still having a quality resource to use in your classroom? If so, this may be the resource for you. This worksheet can be used as a one on one tutoring resource. Alternatively, you can take activities from here to use as fast finishers or homework activities. You could even put this into a PowerPoint for a NAPLAN preparation lesson. This worksheet includes explanations and examples. It also features a lot of activities to test students understanding of what they have learned. It also includes an extended reading activity (of a news article) at the bottom which challenges students to find all the conjunctions and adverbs in the text and explain the effect these vocabulary choices have on the reader.
lrigb4
Parts of speech worksheet - Verbs (ideal for NAPLAN or tutoring)

Parts of speech worksheet - Verbs (ideal for NAPLAN or tutoring)

Do you have students who don't know the various parts of speech e.g. nouns, verbs and adjectives? Do you want a resource that looks at explains verbs and tense to your students? If so, this may be the resource for you. This worksheet can be used as a one on one tutoring resource. Alternatively, you can take activities from here to use as fast finishers or homework activities. You could even put this into a PowerPoint for a NAPLAN preparation lesson. This worksheet includes explanations and examples. It also features a lot of activities to test students understanding of what they have learned.
lrigb4
Punctuation - commas (ideal for NAPLAN, tutoring and homework tasks)

Punctuation - commas (ideal for NAPLAN, tutoring and homework tasks)

Do you have students who don't know when to use a comma? Do you want a resource that looks at the rules around when to, and when not to, utilise a comma in your writing? If so, this may be the resource for you. This worksheet can be used as a one on one tutoring resource. Alternatively, you can take activities from here to use as fast finishers or homework activities. You could even put this into a PowerPoint for a NAPLAN preparation lesson. This worksheet includes explanations and examples. It also features a lot of activities to test students understanding of what they have learned. Suitable for upper primary and high school students.
lrigb4
The Adventures of Sajo and her Beaver People Reading Comprehension

The Adventures of Sajo and her Beaver People Reading Comprehension

In this Canadian classic, you will read about an Ojibwa brother and sister, 11-year old Sajo and 14-year-old Shapian, and their adorable pet beavers, Chilawee and Chikanee. One spring day, Sajo's father rescues two baby beavers from an otter attack and brings them home to their village. After one of the beavers must be traded for food, Sajo and Shapian set off to see if they can buy him back. Travelling by canoe and by train, they face various challenges on their trip to the City. They employ skills they have learned from their Ojibwa elders, and are also helped by a Missionary, American tourists, and an Irish policeman. Written in the style of old-fashioned classics like ‘Heidi’, this original tale by the renowned British-Canadian conservationist known as ‘Grey Owl’ is both informative and touching. Rich and reportedly accurate descriptions of the Eastern Canadian wilderness provide the backdrop to a story of caring people who triumph in their efforts to reunite two baby beavers with their family and finally return them to the wilderness. Illustrations by the author and a glossary of Ojibwa terms are of further interest. The book is divided into 23 chapters. Write your own definitions, answer reading comprehension questions, and research 22 topics (ranging from how otters and beavers hunt and eat, to how elevators and steamboats work). For each of these activities, you may go into great detail, or just scratch the surface – the material is adaptable to different students. Enjoy a trip into the past with a sincere story-teller and lovable characters! Research topics: Jacques Cartier, Ojibwa tea, beaver dams and lodges, how otters hunt, feeding human food to wildlife, Ojibwa/European trade, what beavers eat in the wild, what instinct is, the Hudson’s Bay Company, birch bark canoes, what ‘portage’ means, forest fires, steamboats, who are the Ojibwa, Native American spiritual beliefs, animals in zoos versus in the wild, travelling by train in Canada (in the past), how elevators work, the importance of saying thank you, what bannock is, autumn around the world, how dangerous wolves really are. Bonus! This title includes a set of Canadian Wilderness themed notebooking pages.
canadianwinter
The Education of Little Tree Reading Comprehension

The Education of Little Tree Reading Comprehension

‘Gramma said when you come on something good, first thing to do is share it with whoever you can find; that way, the good spreads out where no telling it will go. Which is right.’ Little Tree narrates his own story, the tale of a unique upbringing in the near-wilderness in the 1930’s with his Cherokee grandparents as loving teachers. ‘The Education of Little Tree’ by Forrest Carter is a book that many readers turn to again and again. It is suitable for students age 11 and up who are ready to read about a time and lifestyle that differ from their own, and are able to take an interest in larger, challenging themes of life (the passage of time, spiritual beliefs, the natural world, money and government affairs, history, etc.) This eBook contains reading comprehension sheets to go with the novel. (Still protected by copyright, the book must be purchased or borrowed separately.) For each chapter there are three short assignments: 1) to summarize a lesson learned from the chapter 2) to examine the language used in the chapter 3) to explain how a suggested ‘main theme’ is relevant to the chapter. WARNING: The story does not paint a flattering picture of the Christian religion, and students who are Christian should be prepared; parents should read the book first, to be sure that their student is ready for this material. It also contains swear words and references to drinking alcohol, among other mature themes. The novel is presented as an autobiography, but it is a work of fiction.
canadianwinter