Whole lesson with instructions and teacher notes. Ideal for end of term. The main aim is… For students to work independently, using an atlas in several different ways to find out information about their chosen countries. It will also develop their spatial awareness, and skills in using geographical language. Key ideas and content… We can use an atlas in lots of ways, to find out lots of different kinds of information. Atlases contain a lot of information, but there are ways to find things out very quickly. Print in A3 - double sided.
A whole lesson to support students in planning and composing their own autumn senses poem. Differentiated resources and a range of activities to support all learners. Whole lesson: Starter including example poems Differentiated writing frames Photo stimuli Shared writing activity Writing frame with display border Peer feedback opportunity Teacher notes / lesson plan
Fun and visually attractive, this Christmas themed atlas work sheet is great for end of term group activities. All you need is an atlas. A double sided Christmas themed activity sheet. Activities include: finding capital cities, finding countries, locating oceans, using data sets, drawing flags and using geographic language to describe locations - most with a festive theme. Also: draw a snowman, draw a Christmas tree and name all nine of Santa's reindeer. Included is a display slide with learning objectives and outcomes, an activity slide with instructions, teacher notes and a lesson plan. This resource was featured by the TES in their blog last year, and recieved a 5* review.
A whole Christmas themed lesson where pupils can practise their persuasive writing skills by applying for jobs at the North Pole. Great end of term literacy activity for a range of ages and abilities. Fully resourced and ready to teach with a range of visually attractive resources. Includes teacher notes and lesson plan.
Another theme from our Senses Poem lessons. Fully resourced and ready to go! Our Autumn Senses poem was featured by TES in their blog and received a 5* review. All reviews for our paid products have been 5/5 (As of January 27th 2017). A whole lesson to support students in planning and composing their own winter senses poem. Differentiated resources and a range of activities to support all learners. Whole lesson: Starter including example poems Differentiated writing frames Shared writing activity Peer feedback opportunity Teacher notes / lesson plan Photo stimuli Display frame Created by Acorn Teaching Resources - www.acornteachingresources.com
An attractive ready to go rewards system, ideal for classroom use. Included is the passport and a supporting wall chart. Targets and rewards can be personalised to meet the needs of a student or class. Includes an editable version: edit to match existing or whole school rewards system. Works as a teacher monitoring tool. Acts as a behaviour incentive. Visually attractive and easy to follow Ideal with all age groups. All reviews for our paid resources have received a 5/5 review (As of 17th January 2017)
A range of activities with the aim of teaching students about the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Visually attractive, differentiated and fully resourced for a range of abilities. Whole lesson: snappy starter, varied activities, key points, class discussion, assessment opportunities, a homework task and lesson evaluation. All resources included, along with lesson plan and teacher notes. This lesson has planned activities which show the teacher and the students their progress throughout.
A fully resourced and differentiated lesson teaching students about the development of squatter settlements in the context of Mumbai. Students will link characteristics and conditions (including the informal economy) to wider geographical processes. Whole lesson > Photo analysis > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Storyboard activities > Photo analysis – progress check > Exam style questions > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Visual explainers > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Visually attractive and ready to teach! The main aim is… To establish the key characteristics of a squatter settlement. To explain how they develop and then evolve over time. To explain the difference between the formal economy and the informal economy. To link squatter settlements to geographical concepts; urbanisation, rural-urban migration natural increase Key ideas and content… Squatter settlements are areas of informal housing where an informal economy often develops. They evolve and change over time. There are unique social / environmental conditions with impact quality of life. They form because of a rapidly growing population. To differentiate… Several activities are differentiated – use the resources accordingly. Photo analysis tasks can be completed as a class / groups / pairs For the exam questions give lower ability students – display the connectives and key terms. The discussion can be completed as a class / group. To extend… For the exam questions give time for middle and higher ability students to decide on their own connectives and key terms. Provide a photo of a squatter settlement prior to the lesson – ask students to mind map what they know about squatter settlements. Add to / improve at the end. Higher ability could read the definition of a squatter settlement and then write their own. To assess… The exam questions should be peer assessed. There are several exam questions throughout the lesson, any of these could be given a mark and assessed. The discussion prompts allow for summative assessment. www.acornteachingresources.com
Another theme from our Senses Poem lessons. Our Autumn Senses poem was featured by TES in their blog and received a 5* review. All reviews for our paid products have been 5/5 (As of December 7th 2016). A whole lesson to support students in planning and composing their own Christmas senses poem. Differentiated resources and a range of activities to support all learners. Whole lesson: Starter including example poems Differentiated writing frames Photo stimuli Shared writing activity Writing frame with display border Peer feedback opportunity Teacher notes / lesson plan Great for end of term!
- 11 Christmas themed newspaper templates with headlines and planning sheets - Includes a blank templates for students to create their own - Perfect for end of year Festive fun - Create a literacy link to any Christmas topic - Great display work
Urban issues and challenges - Mumbai (urban challenges - water, sanitiation and energy) A fully resourced and differentiated lesson teaching students about the challenges in providing adequate access to water, sanitation and energy in Mumbai. Whole lesson > Photo analysis > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Differentiated activities > Summary activity > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Card sort activity > Key term starter > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Visually attractive and ready to teach! The main aim is… To explore the challenges in providing water, sanitation and energy in Mumbai (case study) Key ideas and content… There are serious social challenges in providing water, sanitation and energy. Water and sanitation are linked to health and social well being. People living in squatter settlements (because of rapid urbanisation and poverty) are less likely to have adequate access to amenities such as water, sanitation and energy. Mumbai is a good example of a city where people don’t have adequate access to amenities such as water, sanitation and energy. To differentiate… Work through the card sort activity as a class. Students could complete the discussion, linking activity and photo analysis in groups / pairs. Pass the photo analysis around, students improve each other’s work. To extend… Students could form their own sentence starters (and share them). To assess… The photo analysis and the summary activity offer assessment opportunities. Class discussion and evaluation prompts. www.acornteachingresources.com
AQA GCSE Geography - Unit 2 Section A - Urban issues and challenges - The emergence of megacities An activity packed and differentiated lesson teaching students about the characteristics of a megacity, their growth and their location. Included is a wide range of resources which can be applied in many ways. Whole lesson > Key concept starter > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Map/distribution activity > Graph skills > Photo analysis > Exam style questions > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Summary activity > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Visually attractive and ready to teach! The main aim is… To teach students about the characteristics of a mega city, their location, their growth (and reasons for it) To link to key concepts such as urbanisation and migration. Make it clear ‘world cities’ share many of the same characteristics – it’s the population, the magic number, which makes it a mega city. Statistics and population data vary. For example, Paris has a population a little over 2 million, however, in some figures a wider area is taken into account. Make this clear to the students. The emphasis should really be on the growth (the emergence) of megacities in NEE’s. Key ideas and content… Mega cities have a population of over 10 million people. They have similar characteristics – similar to those of world cities. Their emergence is mostly in Asia and more recently, Africa. There is a pattern! The number of mega cities has grown significantly over the last 50 years. Rural-urban migration and natural increase are driving rapid urbanisation in LIC/NEE’s. To differentiate… Several activities have been differentiated already – use sheets as appropriate. Discuss and model the exam style questions. Allow independent / group thinking time for the discussion. Provide the key terms as a checklist when answering questions. To extend… Students can add information / data to the maps. The data could be presented in different ways. Actual examples can be added to the photo analysis activity. Students could develop their own mark scheme for the exam style questions. To assess… Use the exam style questions as an assessment opportunity. Assess the distribution description to assess distribution questions.
FREE and ready to print in A3, this board game will teach students to read words containing the split digraph a_e sound. A fun and colourful game to use as part of your teaching / small group interventions.
KS3 Geography - Settlement - Brownfield and greenfield sites A whole lesson which will teach students the difference between a greenfield site, and a brownfield site. Whole lesson: Varied activities Visual starter Lesson plan Teacher notes Homework Lesson evaluation Differentiated resources – all included Assessment points
A whole lesson to support students in planning and composing their own summer senses poem. Differentiated resources and a range of activities to support all learners. Ideal for supporting SEN pupils in the writing of a summer senses poem. This resource would be a great activity for the end of term. A great way to introduce poetry to KS1 or SEN learners. Whole lesson: Starter including example poems Differentiated writing frames Shared writing activity Differentiated resources Peer feedback opportunity Teacher notes / lesson plan
KS3 Geography - Activity - Migration - Push and pull factors A card sort activity which introduces / describes a range of push and pull factors and provides opportunity to explore links between them and how some factors are social, economic or environmental. Activity Aims and objectives Resources Display slide Teacher notes
Three labelled PPT diagrams to include in a lesson, to help when teaching... - Cliffs and wave cut platforms - Caves, arches, stacks and stumps - Headlands and bays Three worksheets to help students learn or demonstrate understanding. The worksheets have several tasks to help the students complete the diagram and link it to the processes of erosion. As of the 20th January, every single review we've had for a premium resource has been 5/5*
Whole lesson with all resources included. Learning objective: To learn why sites for settlements were chosen. A range of activities allow students to develop their understanding about how we choose sites / physical features for settlements. Whole lesson: Starter Discussion prompts Two main activities Plenary activity Lesson evaluation Homework activity Teacher plan Teacher notes All resources
Several phones/tablets to use in your teaching. These are fully editable and in a range of sizes. They’re great as a plenary or as part of a lesson. There are many ways to use these. They’re ideal for plenary activities where students can show their understanding. Choose a phone style and edit accordingly. Suggestions include: Students pass the phone between groups of 2,3,4 and fill in the messages to develop a discussion about their learning. Teacher displays a question / edits the phone before printing to have the question on the screen, students answer. Students could tweet their answer / post to some kind of social media on the blank phone. Students write their own question and find somebody else in the class to answer it for them. Students can draw a diagram / drawing to represent their learning (included). Stick into their books to show progress / understanding. Use to prompt discussion / students read their replies out. Use Blooms question stems to differentiate. These are full editable. If you have a great idea for the phones then let us know and we’ll add it to this resource.
A simple activity to be included with teaching about the causes of flooding. Students read the descriptions and draw a diagram for each one. Ideal for lower ability groups.