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Language techniques

Language techniques

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson for KS3 and KS4 students that focuses on recapping language techniques and applying understanding to a Nelson Mandela speech on poverty. This lesson has been designed to fit into a 'A Christmas Carol' scheme but can easily be adapted for other topics/areas.
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Fantastic Mr Fox Pointless Game! (and template to create your own games!)

Fantastic Mr Fox Pointless Game! (and template to create your own games!)

Based on the popular game show 'Pointless', this resource is perfect for use as a whole lesson resource, enrichment option, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. (I've also added a blank template so that you can make your own games from scratch). Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips, interesting tasks, and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of characters, plot, and themes in 'Fantastic Mr Fox.' Round 1. The characters in Fantastic Mr Fox Round 2. Quotations from the text Round 3. Settings and Objects Round 4. Themes in Fantastic Mr Fox The nature of this game ensures that the resource can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
TandLGuru
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.
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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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Figurative Language

Figurative Language

Figurative Language This is a 20 page collection of language features, a requirement of every English curriculum. Each page is a different feature; there is a definition, examples and exercises for the students to complete. Related terms: language features and their effects structural features sentence forms emotive language figurative language types These pages can be used in a number of ways, homework, class activities, interest groups, formal lessons, booklet style, as an introduction to writing and poetry instruction etc
marliv
Comparing Texts Introduction Y7-10

Comparing Texts Introduction Y7-10

This powerpoint is aimed at Y7-10 as an introduction to a unit on comparing texts. It involves comparing simple objects like apples and oranges, and animals like cats and dogs. This way, students can learn to compare two familiar things before moving on to more difficult texts. This lesson is engaging, and can be modified to make the paragraph written as a group rather than individually depending on the skill level of your class.
AlanahAndrews
A Halloween Drama Circle Activity

A Halloween Drama Circle Activity

Drama and Halloween! It brings out the risk-taking, creativity in all kids and everyone has so much fun! These printable cards are just one of my drama circle activities that I use to practice the trans-disciplinary skills of cooperation, social, communication and thinking to name a few. One card begins the round and each child has to act out the instructions on their card, following on from the previous card. The language within this activity focuses on the IB attitudes and the Learner Profile traits, thus reinforcing the children’s knowledge and understanding of the IB’s academic vocabulary. It is great for literacy centers activties as well as cooperative group work. This drama was designed for my 5th graders as a fun review of the speaking and listening strands. The theme is around a few of the world traditions surrounding Halloween, with humour added. Simply gather the children into a seated circle, shuffle the cards and distribute a card to each child. The start card leads the way and the children have to read their own instructions on their card and then listen and look for the actions and words from the acting of each person so that they know when to take their turn. This is developing listening and observational skills as well as communication, presentation and thiking skills. Not every card requires speaking; some ask only for miming. There are 25 cards within this packet, an instruction card and title card for your centers if you wish. I have also included additional blank cards for your own use. The drama cards can be used for 3rd-6th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several task cards to read and act from. The concept of drama circles I a great ice-breaking activity or a fun review of the IB language. It works well as a refresher of the trans-disciplinary skills prior to the Exhibition also. You can find more ideas and freebies for the IB PYP on my blog at www.PYPteachingtools.com. Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers
susanpowers09
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. Writing and reading worksheets.

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. Writing and reading worksheets.

12 Assorted differentiated handwriting, letter recognition, copying, tracing, matching and reading worksheets for students with special educational needs (P-levels- Level1). The worksheets are very repetitive to help students to feel confident and build their knowledge step by step. It also can be used for Reception and Year1 Mainstream pupils.
Mycar
Halloween Literacy Task Card Activities

Halloween Literacy Task Card Activities

This is a fun, reproducible 24 page literacy packet of games and activities for developing reading comprehension skills and creative writing skills. The whole thing is around the fun and spooky theme of Halloween. Kids LOVE this! I have targeted the language and the CCSS ELA for 4th and 5th grades. It can of course be used for 3rd and 6th as you see fit. The Best Game of Guess the Halloween Character Traits is a variation on one of my best selling reading comprehension games. It is 3 games in one set of 28 playing cards. Perfect for differentiating for all students needs. Building A Spooky Halloween Story is another card game where the possibilities for the creative writing could be endless! The children love to pick the cards randomly, selecting their setting, character and conflict and building the rest of their story from their imaginanation. There are 8 cards to choose from for each area: character, setting, conflict and character’s wants. Happy Halloween! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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Predictions for 2050

Predictions for 2050

writing/discussion prompts, predictions for 2050, future will form. First page full of questions/prompts about the future (for example:What will school be like in 2050? Will there be teachers? Will students study though computer only? What kind of subjects will the learn? robotics? genetic engineering?)Giving lots of vocabulary to work with. second page is meant for writing their own predictions for 2050. Practices ´will´ for future.
Olynj