Christmas Atlas Skills - Geography

Christmas Atlas Skills - Geography

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.
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Whole English lesson - Christmas Senses Poetry

Whole English lesson - Christmas Senses Poetry

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!
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Geography - Geographical skills - Sketching (field and from photos)

Geography - Geographical skills - Sketching (field and from photos)

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
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Geography - Map skills - The Island - Assessment

Geography - Map skills - The Island - Assessment

Whole lesson / assessment - could be used to teach map skills or use as a stand alone assessment to use at the end of a map skills topic. The assessment requires students to read a list of instructions and complete a map of 'The Island'. Students can show and develop their skills with grid references, distance, direction and map symbols. The assessment element will show the teacher and student progress made, and also inform the student as to what they need to do to get to the next level. There is an extra activity which then allows students to show their understanding about human and physical features, this could also make a good link to a tourism topic and incorporates literacy. Teacher notes and a brief lesson plan included with extension and differentiation notes. This whole lesson is ready to go. All of our paid resources have received a 5/5* review as of 29th January 2017.
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English - Poetry - Winter Senses Poem

English - Poetry - Winter Senses Poem

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
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Geography - Natural Hazards - How tsunamis occur

Geography - Natural Hazards - How tsunamis occur

Resource 1: Drawing activity to use when teaching the causes of tsunamis. Resource 2: Differentiated activity sheet to include as part of teaching how tsunamis are caused, and how they develop. The end result is a colourful and sequenced diagram. All of our premium teaching resources have received a 5/5 star review (As of 22nd January 2017) www.acornteachingresources.com
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Geography - Natural Hazards - Earthquakes - Mercalli Scale drawing activity

Geography - Natural Hazards - Earthquakes - Mercalli Scale drawing activity

A whole lesson which will introduce students to the Mercalli scale, teach them the characteristics of each level and allow them to demonstrate their understanding in several different ways. Whole lesson: Starter/plenary with ‘Hinge’ element to show progress / demonstrate understanding. Photo analysis Group activity Varied individual activities Peer assessment Teacher notes & plan Lesson evaluation The main aim is… For students to create an appropriate drawing for each level of the Mercalli scale, based on the descriptions. For students to learn the main levels of the Mercalli scale. For students to recognise how the scale changes between impacts on humans and impacts on the build environment. To use / apply the Mercalli scale. Key ideas and content… The Mercalli scale has 12 levels. The Mercalli scale measures the effects of an earthquake (and not the strength / energy like the Richter scale). It is based on visual observations, and is split between effects felt by people and effects on the build environment. To differentiate… Help lower ability students by modelling some examples. Underline the key terms in each description, and focus the drawings on these. Encourage the use of thought bubbles and speech bubbles to add more depth and detail to the drawings. Complete the drawing activity first, and then ask more able students to highlight main differences between each level. To extend… Play a Pictionary type game. Give the student a level from the scale which they then draw on the board. The class must then decide which level it is. To assess… Peer assessment included. Check drawings for features unique to each level of the scale. Use the Pictionary type game as a whole class assessment. The photo analysis is intended as a Hinge for the learning, they come back to the original photo analysis and show / demonstrate their learning by filling in the post-it notes.
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Geography - The causes of flooding - Whole lesson

Geography - The causes of flooding - Whole lesson

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
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Geography - Design an Easter Egg (with a geographical theme)

Geography - Design an Easter Egg (with a geographical theme)

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).
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History - Design an Easter Egg (with a historical theme)

History - Design an Easter Egg (with a historical theme)

Great end of term activity. The lesson includes teacher notes, as can be taught several different ways. Suitable for both KS3 and KS4. The lesson is ready to go, with visually attractive resources and checklists to keep students on track. The design sheet also has a section so students can 'show progress'. The end result makes great display work. www.acornteachingresources.com All reviews for our premium resources have been given 5/5 (as of 17th January 2017).
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English - Book Day - Create a Story

English - Book Day - Create a Story

A series of resources to allow students to design a book cover, plan a story and write the blurb based on a book title. Ideal for a book day activity. There are ten template book covers with fictional book titles included, and an editable version. There is a story planning sheet, ready to print in either colour or black & white (best in A3). www.acornteachingresources.com All reviews for our paid products have been 5/5 (As of January 9th 2017).
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Whole lesson - EYFS/SEN English - Consonant or Vowel?

Whole lesson - EYFS/SEN English - Consonant or Vowel?

Whole lesson - EYFS/SEN English - Consonant or Vowel? Whole lesson / selection of individual activities to teach the difference between a consonant and a vowel. Pupils will learn to recognise vowels and consonants both in the alphabet and in words, using the visual activities and differentiated resources. Includes: Interactive elements Differentiated resources to print Table activity Differentiated worksheets Plenary game with extension Teacher notes Created by Acorn Teaching Resources - www.acornteachingresources.com All reviews for our paid products have been reviewed 5/5 (As of December 28th 2016).
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Tricky Word Bundle

Tricky Word Bundle

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
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Geography - Skills - Describing Places

Geography - Skills - Describing Places

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.
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English - Poetry - Summer Senses Poem

English - Poetry - Summer Senses Poem

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
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SEN English - Phonics - Split digraph i_e football board game

SEN English - Phonics - Split digraph i_e football board game

A board game designed to teach the split digraph e_e to older SEN students. The board game appeals to the interests of older students to make it more age appropriate. Used to teach phonics skills to older pupils who have missed key elements of phonics at an earlier age. Board game: Colourful design Age appropriate Two players Assessment element Teacher notes Ideal for interventions
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SEN English - Phonics - Split digraph e_e basketball board game

SEN English - Phonics - Split digraph e_e basketball board game

A board game designed to teach the split digraph e_e to older SEN students. The board game appeals to the interests of older students to make it more age appropriate. Used to teach phonics skills to older pupils who have missed key elements of phonics at an earlier age. Board game: Colourful design Age appropriate Two players Assessment element Teacher notes Ideal for interventions
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Plenary phones

Plenary phones

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.
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