These are intended to be viewed as the students see the room, so they’re suitable to display on the screen / whiteboard. They’re in a dyslexia friendly font and should be easy to edit to suit your requirements. Each table or group can be edited (colour etc.) for carousel / differentiation purposes. It’s best to keep a master copy of the template you use and duplicate it as needed. To duplicate a slide, simply right click on it and click ‘duplicate slide’. The final slide is a ‘build you own’ template. Drag and drop from the units provided, copy and paste where necessary to suit your own classroom layout. These are fully editable. If you have any comments then please let us know via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail.
Complete set of tricky words on bricks, can be used as a word mat to support reading / writing in lessons, or used for display. One in colour, and the other in black and white - which could be used as a resource for children to colour in the words they can read / spell.
Christmas Acrostic Poetry Examples poems and templates. Great end of year activity.
Halloween acrostic poetry! Included are 4 examples, 3 differentiated word mats and 20 templates (all in colour or B&W outline). There are also several completely blank templates. These will make for excellent end of term work / display work. www.acornteachingresources.com
A range of practice activities to help students develop their sketching technique. Designed for the new AQA 1-9, but is relevant to other specifications and year groups. The lesson would be particularly useful to a GCSE group before they do their fieldwork, and will also be suitable for a KS3 class. There are also detailed 'key points' so students understand why they need to know how to sketch, and what technique makes it effective. On top of the field sketching there is a focus on application of key terms. The lesson has a range of visual resources, all relevant to the new 1-9 GCSE. A free wallchart is available to download at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/geography-geographical-skills-sketching-wall-display-11486949 The main aim is… To develop and practice field sketching / sketching from photographs technique. To effectively annotate and label sketches to show understanding. Key ideas and content… This is a practical lesson which would benefit from lots of student interaction and discussion. There are links to content, but it would work without – solely as a sketching lesson. To differentiate… Use the resources with the picture above a blank box for weaker groups. Focus on the same photos. Print the checklist. Display the photos on the board and discuss as a class. To extend… This lesson could be used several times in the same format. The teacher can add their own photos. Take the class on a local visit to practice the technique. Provide word banks for annotations. To assess… Peer assessment is woven into the main activity. Teacher should be able to see visual progress with the quality of sketching and level of annotations. All reviews for our premium resources have been 5/5 (as of 17th January 2017) www.acornteachingresources.com
Another theme from our Senses Poem lessons. Fully resourced and ready to go! Our Autumn Senses poem was featured by the TES in their blog and received a 5* review. All reviews for our paid products have been 5/5 (As of February 22nd 2017). A whole lesson to support students in planning and composing their own Spring senses poem. Differentiated resources and a range of activities to support all learners. This is a large lesson and could be taught over several sessions. The end result can be used for display work. Whole lesson: Starter including example poem Differentiated writing frames Shared writing activity Peer feedback opportunity Teacher notes / lesson plan Poetic devices explainers / practise Photo stimuli Display frames Created by Acorn Teaching Resources - www.acornteachingresources.com
Geography - Easter Atlas Skills (scavenger hunt activity sheet) A double sided worksheet intended to use with pairs and small groups - all they need is an Atlas or two. Teacher notes are included with some suggestions. Basically, they are required to use an Atlas in several ways to find out a range of information (some of which is linked to Easter). There are a few other activities on the sheet (such as design an Easter egg). Great for end of term activities, and will work with KS3 and KS4 students. All reviews for our premium products have been 5/5* (As of February 21st 2017).
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
AQA Geography Urban issues and challenges - Factors affecting the rate of urbanisation A whole lesson (possibly a double) which teaches students how rural-urban migration, and natural increase, is driving rapid urbanisation in LIC’s and NEE’s. There are a range of activities, and varied resources to aid in the teaching. A visual explainer has been included. All resources are ready to go. Whole lesson > Key concept starter > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Card sort > Photo analysis > Exam style questions > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Summary activity > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Visually attractive and ready to teach!
GCSE Geography - Urban issues and challenges -Mumbai (population growth) A fully resourced and differentiated case study lesson. Students explore the pattern of Mumbai’s population growth and then use information to explain the growth in the context of rural-urban migration and natural increase. Whole lesson > Visual mind-map activity > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Graph activities > Photo analysis > Exam style questions > Visual explainers > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Summary activity > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Visually attractive and ready to teach! The main aim is… For students to describe the scale of population growth in their NEE case study of Mumbai. To explain the growth (link to rural-urban migration and natural increase) specific to Mumbai. To understand how rural-urban migration and natural increase are driving urbanisation in their city Key ideas and content… Rural – urban migration drives population growth Population growth drives natural increase Most migrants are young (natural increase) Mumbai is a dominant and important city which attracts migrants (rural-urban migration) The growth of Mumbai can be explained by a series of events in the history of the city Rural-urban migration and natural increase are linked NEE’s are likely to experience rapid urbanisation / population grown in cities because of their socio-economic contrasts To differentiate… Use the differentiated resources as appropriate. Include discussion prompts and time the lesson accordingly To extend… Students can peer assess / improve their exam questions or photo analysis answers. Change/adapt the exam style questions Students can develop their own questions with mark schemes. Higher ability should be given the opportunity to link the statements about Mumbai to one another To assess… The photo analysis offers some assessment opportunity if a focus is given to linking concept/theory to what’s happening in Mumbai The line/bar graphs aren’t suitable in terms of content, however as a skill they could be assessed for accuracy The exam style questions offer a summative assessment opportunity for the lesson.
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
Types of rainfall (animations and activity sheets) These are lesson elements intended to be used in the teaching of weather/climate and types of rainfall. - Three colourful animations to introduce / teach convectional, frontal and relief rainfall. - Three activity sheets with diagrams / written work. - Three outline activity sheets which can be used with higher ability students, or to assess. All reviews for our premium resources have been 5/5 (As of February 20th 2017)
"Differentiated activity sheet to include as part of teaching how convection currents occur in the mantle. The end result is a colourful and sequenced diagram." An activity requiring students to draw an annotated diagram to show how and why convection currents occur in the mantel. The sheet has several activities built around this including; labeling the key features, adding arrows, explaining the processes, including a title and colouring it in. There are three versions to suit higher, middle and lower ability groups / students.
Learning objective: To read and spell words containing split digraphs. A whole lesson which teaches students to read and spell using all five split digraphs using a range of activities with interactive elements and differentiated resources included.
End of term group activity to design an Easter egg with a geographical theme. Will work as one lesson (with only the design proposal sheet completed) or two lessons (with completed designs on the templates). Competitive element. The group worksheet also has a 'Things we now know' to show progress'. The teams have to work together to research and design an Easter egg with a geographical theme, this could be a place, landmark or something they've learned in lesson (more options given in lesson). All resources are included. There is a pin board style slide to leave on the screen. Laptops and atlases aren't essential, but will certainly help with the research (one per group). www.acornteachingresources.com All reviews for our paid products have been 5/5 (As of January 15th 2017).
Whole lesson - Geography - The causes of flooding All reviews for our paid products have been 5/5 (As of January 5th 2017). www.acornteachingresources.com A whole lesson aimed at teaching students the main human and physical causes of flooding. Designed to be adaptable for KS3 and KS3, this lesson has a variety of differentiated activities and resources. The main aim is… For students to understand and explain the causes of flooding. To differentiate between human and physical causes of flooding. To link the causes to the processes of the river basin system – application of the key terms. A secondary aim is for students to become familiar with the river basin system. Key ideas and content… There are both human and physical causes of flooding. Events can happen in unique circumstances and in sequence to make flooding more likely. Lesson includes: Animated diagrams Several varied activities Differentiated resources Photo analysis Homework Lesson evaluation Lesson plan Teacher notes
Two differentiated activities to include as part of your teaching of squatter settlements. A photo analysis activity Develop understanding of squatter settlements Practise photo annotation skills A table activity to extend understanding Make links to living conditions and effects on the lives of people living in squatter settlements. Activity planning guide Teacher notes
A range of resources to teach the reading and spelling of tricky words (DfES Letters and Sounds Programme). * animated bingo game * colourful display bricks * colour coded display bricks (by phase) * word mat * tricky word tracker
Letters to Santa - English lesson - Christmas writing activities A Christmas themed letter writing activity, with three different themed letters to write to Santa Claus himself. There are three letters, each with a different word mat and extension. There are a number of letter writing templates for the pupils to write their final draft on. Fully resourced, visually attractive and ready to teach. Ideal for fun end of term lessons / teach key skills from the curriculum.
A big lesson with lots of opportunity for differentiation and engagement, as well as paired or group work. Basically, students learn how to describe places, and then apply this skill. It would work well as a skills building lesson in KS3, or as an end of term type lesson with either KS3 or KS4. There are differentiated resources for lower and higher, and a number of ways in which the activities could be undertaken (which are in the lesson plan). There are teacher notes and a lesson plan. The activities are clear, and there are Superstar extension activities. --- The main aim is… This is a big lesson which could be used as an end of term activity, or as a skills building lesson. Students either learn or develop their geographical terminology and then apply / demonstrate using photos of actual places. Key ideas and content… We can describe places using geographical language. It is more effective to use the correct key terms and descriptive language. To differentiate… Pass the sheets round on a timer, with the challenge of either adding more key terms or improving existing ones. Stick the sheets on the wall around the room, give each student a different key term to look for. Students go round the room. Insist on certain terms being applied. To extend… Insist on a description of features which aren’t necessarily visible. Students find their own photos and analyse them. Peer assessment. There are some tricky terms in the key terms activity, use to stretch students. To assess… Discussion points. The work produced. Peer assessment opportunity.