300 generic activities.  Create lessons in seconds!

300 generic activities. Create lessons in seconds!

Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks (This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers - it's the most useful planning tool ever!) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there! Many thanks Copyright T.Taylor NOTE: Following its success in the summer sale, I have decided to keep the sale price - so grab a bargain! Used to be £5. Many thanks.
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Harry Potter Comprehension

Harry Potter Comprehension

An activity to revise and test students understanding of a story. Using Harry Potter allows the students to connect to a well known text. ***The extract used is copyright of the author J.K Rowling.
Sazo123
Murder, Mystery and Mayhem

Murder, Mystery and Mayhem

A Scheme of Work our AST in English spent many hours devising for his low ability Year 7 set. When Ofsted observed the results this year they described children's progress in his class as 'exceptional.' However, you will need to adapt these resources for your own use. The original story has the first names of children and surnames of teachers in our school - you will need to replace those to have maximum impact. The SoW focusses on responses to writing with an additional opportunity for creative writing at the end (the children close the story).
TheConnaughtSchool
Reading Skills - Visualising Descriptions

Reading Skills - Visualising Descriptions

An activity designed to explore how we all read descriptive passages but see them differently. It requires students to read the extracts from the novels and then draw their interpretation of the description. Both extracts are copyright of their authors.
Sazo123
New National Curriculum Assessment Level APP Grids - Primary English / Literacy (KS1 - KS2)

New National Curriculum Assessment Level APP Grids - Primary English / Literacy (KS1 - KS2)

Three English/Literacy Assessment Rubrics for Reading, Writing and Spoken Language, covering Year 1 to 6 content of the National Curriculum 2014. I use the attached as a guide for parents, and an 'at-a-glance' document for teachers to conduct holistic summative assessment. For students, I use single-skill specific rubrics, which are also available on my resources. Containing all KPIs recommended by NAHT. Please rate and leave feedback if you choose to purchase. I'd love to know if they're useful to your students' learning or how to improve the design. Thanks!
nottsteacher
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Annotating Text

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Annotating Text

An activity designed to help students develop a deeper understanding of how the author of 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' uses his writing to delve further into the lives of Bruno and his family, and the background of life in Germany at that time. ***The extracts are the property of John Boyne.***
Sazo123
The Tempest - Quotation Matching

The Tempest - Quotation Matching

An activity designed to enable students to explore the language of Shakespeare and identify the modern-day equivalents of certain phrases from Act 1 Scene 2 of the play. Students are then required to answer a question exploring the relationship between the different characters. Easily adaptable for students of different abilities and ages. *** All quotes from the play are the intellectual property of William Shakespeare***
Sazo123
An Inspector Calls - What's Happening?

An Inspector Calls - What's Happening?

An activity designed to get students thinking and recapping on their understanding of the plot of 'An Inspector Calls.' The activity gives students quotes from the text and asks them to explain where they fit into the plot.
Sazo123
An Inspector Calls - Theme Table Task

An Inspector Calls - Theme Table Task

An activity used by students to help aid their understanding of the themes of the play 'An Inspector Calls' and how the themes affect each character. Can be simplified or made more challenging easily, so suitable for all students.
Sazo123
Annotating Texts to Develop Understanding

Annotating Texts to Develop Understanding

An activity to help students understand textual extracts by annotating them. It's really interesting to do this with groups that struggle to take the information within the text and develop it further. ***All extracts belong to the authors who wrote them***
Sazo123