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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

A fully differentiated lesson that focuses in on Staves 4 and 5 as Scrooge transforms from a selfish and greedy individual into a kind and caring person. Ideal for both KS3 and KS4 classes.
Lead_Practitioner
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
Writing to Argue 2

Writing to Argue 2

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that focuses on writing to argue features and supports students in creating a debate between themselves as a class. Students then use their learning to create plans for writing to argue pieces.
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Writing to Argue

Writing to Argue

A fully differentiated resource that engages KS3 and KS4 students with the key features of writing to argue pieces, provides a modelled example and allows students to evaluate the impact of their own writing.
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A Level: (10) Frankenstein - Chapters 11 and 12

A Level: (10) Frankenstein - Chapters 11 and 12

This presentation is beautifully illustrated and very engaging for the students. It contains a starter, a recap on previous learning, a slide containing key words and phrases, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task and a plenary All tasks are structured with the AOs in mind, and all materials have been 'road tested' in my own classes.
MFLYNN-Teacher
A Level: (9) Frankenstein - Chapters 9 and 10

A Level: (9) Frankenstein - Chapters 9 and 10

This presentation is beautifully illustrated and very engaging for the students. It contains a starter, a recap on previous learning, a slide containing key words and phrases, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task and a plenary All tasks are structured with the AOs in mind, and all materials have been 'road tested' in my own classes.
MFLYNN-Teacher
A Level: (8) Frankenstein - Chapters 7 and 8

A Level: (8) Frankenstein - Chapters 7 and 8

This presentation is beautifully illustrated and very engaging for the students. It contains a starter, a recap on previous learning, a slide containing key words and phrases, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task and a plenary All tasks are structured with the AOs in mind, and all materials have been 'road tested' in my own classes.
MFLYNN-Teacher
Elon Musk's success story

Elon Musk's success story

This worksheet is the biography of one of the most renowned 21st century entrepreneurs, Elon Musk. Teachers can hand out this worksheet for students to have the chance to find out more about this controversial contemporary innovator. Teachers can also assess comprehension through the comprehension exercises and solidify new vocabulary acquisition through fun and interesting vocabulary exercises.
kntonia
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry Adapted Text and Literature Activities

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry Adapted Text and Literature Activities

Use this adapted, readable version of the original tale with older elementary, middle school, or ESL students of all ages. The vocabulary, reading, character trait, and suffix activities will engage your students as they interact with this wonderful story about love in the face of adversity. You Get: • Four Page Original Adapted Version of the O. Henry Short Story • Focus Vocabulary Interactive Graphic Organizer o Focus Vocabulary: despondent, purchase, rapid, sacrifice, selfless, wise • Identify Synonym/Antonym Focus Vocabulary Activity • Cloze Sentences Using Focus Vocabulary • Vocabulary Graphic Organizer • Focus Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle • Character Trait Graphic Organizer • 6 Short Response Text Dependent Questions • Extended Response Question • Using the suffix –less Activity
nortonr
Hysterical Halloween Sentences Activity

Hysterical Halloween Sentences Activity

With a Mad Libs style, this card game is such a fun way to engage kids as they learn to build sophisticated sentences and move away from the ordinary. With vivid verbs to add to Halloween themed subjects and prepositional phrases, they can create a myriad of mix and match. The rigour is increased with the task of identifying their subject and predicate within their created sentences, together with ensuring that the subject and verb matches. Have fun this Halloween season or any season with this hysterical activity perfect for literacy centres, guided reading and independent work. Great fun for 3rd-5th grades. Included in this printable packet: •16 subject/noun cards •16 adverb cards •24 verbs/action cards •20 prepositional phrases •Recording sheets •Gravestone shaped recording sheets for synonyms •Instructions for creating the gravestone craftivity If you like this, you may also be interested in my other literacy activities. Halloween and Thanksgiving Cause and Effect The Best Challenging Game of Guess the Character Traits and many more in my store. Enjoy! Susan Powers
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A Level: (7) Frankenstein - Chapters 5 and 6

A Level: (7) Frankenstein - Chapters 5 and 6

This presentation is beautifully illustrated and very engaging for the students. It contains a starter, a recap on previous learning, a slide containing key words and phrases, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task and a plenary All tasks are structured with the AOs in mind, and all materials have been 'road tested' in my own classes.
MFLYNN-Teacher