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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
Lewis and Clark: Louisiana Purchase(Reader's Theater Script)

Lewis and Clark: Louisiana Purchase(Reader's Theater Script)

On February 28, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson got approval by Congress for an expedition to explore the lands of the Louisiana Purchase. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were asked by President Thomas Jefferson to led the expedition. On May 14, 1804, the expedition called, the Corps of Discovery began. They would return home two years later, in 1806. The expedition helped to open up the west for expansion by people seeking a better life. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series of plays, Lewis Meriwether and William Clark are guests on Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show. They share information about their expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory. There is a Did You Know? section of fun facts, reading comprehension questions and a teacher section with lots of extension activities, links and the key. Other plays in the Ms. Bie Ografee’s Talk Show Series: The Vikings(A Visit with Leif Eriksson and his farther, Erik the Red, The Constitution(A Visit with James Madison, “Father of the Constitution”),Dr. Seuss, A Visit with Josh Crabtree, A Tory during the American Revolutionary War, Charles Dickens, Johnny Appleseed, Albert Einstein, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Bessie Coleman Sacagawea, George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King, Sequoia, Michelangelo, DaVinci, Tuskegee Airmen, Susan B. Anthony, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, an interview with a groundhog, an interview with a leprechaun, an interview with Simon, victim of the Black Death, An Interview with Agent 355, a female agent in the Culper Spy Ring(Revolutionary War), Interview with a 49er from the California Gold Rush , Albert Einstein, Rachel Carson, Katherine Johnson and more. Gail's Website for Teachers/Kids My website for teachers/kids has lots of free materials:geography activities, short reads, factoids on different topics, news, career surveys, bell ringers and more.
gailhennessey
Special Days - This Day In History - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - BUNDLE!

Special Days - This Day In History - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - BUNDLE!

This bundle includes four different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts describe different "Special Days" like Mother's Day and Freedom of Information Day giving a historical background to how this day came to be celebrated! 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
"A History Of..." - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

"A History Of..." - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

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 IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
Let´s celebrate the European Day of Languages!

Let´s celebrate the European Day of Languages!

The European Day of Languages is celebrated on 26th September. In order to work with that day in class, here you have 6 different activities and there is a lot of information out there about this day.
Olynj
Emperor Augustus Wordsearch Roman History Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Emperor Augustus Wordsearch Roman History Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Emperor Augustus'. 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
Famous British Actors Wordsearch Drama Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Famous British Actors Wordsearch Drama Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'British Actors'. 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
Actress Sigourney Weaver Wordsearch Drama Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Actress Sigourney Weaver Wordsearch Drama Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Sigourney Weaver'. 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
Popes Wordsearch Catholic Religion RE Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Popes Wordsearch Catholic Religion RE Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Popes'. 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
Supply Teacher General Knowledge Quiz

Supply Teacher General Knowledge Quiz

This fun and engaging Game is huge with lots of general knowledge questions including sport, music, math, movies and pop culture. The games shuffle ability assures that no two games are ever the same which means you can use the same resource in a lot more than once. Also ideal for a regular class to bond with your class, build class relationships or just waste a tough afternoon. It has a range of questions from easy to hard to include everyone. I typically put the class into small groups and ask a member of the group to choose a color and number. That is the question that they have to answer. If correct they get one point. Then I move to the next group. Alternatively the whole class answers and then we tally up the points to get a winner. I run it on an interactive whiteboard but would be equally successful on a projector, computer or TV screen. Alternatively it could be run for an individual student on their own device. When you start the game press the shuffle button to randomize the questions ensuring that no game is ever the same. This means that this Jeopardy game can be used multiple times with the one class as it is different every time. This is a PowerPoint Macro Show. To run the game double click the file and make sure you say "yes" to running macros. If you do not the questions will not shuffle correctly. I have tested on a PC but it should work on other devices. If this is your first time with Macros let me know by personal message and I am happy to answer all your questions. Enjoy
Kiwilander
British Values: Diversity

British Values: Diversity

A bundle of SMARTboard; PowerPoint and Word resources, created for entry level learners with moderate and learning difficulties.
CollEd