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Exam question technique sheet

Exam question technique sheet

The main aim is… This is an exam question answer planning tool. It was developed for lower ability students; to help them form an answer to a long exam question and to practise their exam technique. It is intended to help students see they do have the necessary understanding, but also answer the question correctly to achieve the higher marks. Key ideas and content… The students tackle an exam question in steps. The idea is the students have everything they need on the sheet in front of them, to help focus lower ability students and coach them in answering longer exam questions. Students can apply the same process to an actual exam. Students can develop their exam question technique (application of key terms, use of connectives, structure etc.) to access the higher marks. To differentiate… Work through the steps as a class, then allow the students to answer the actual question. If using a structure – give time for teach section (a minute per mark?). Before photocopying, provide subheadings to help students structure their answer. Several colour coded versions have been included to enable carousel activities / differentiated activities / group work etc. To extend… Higher ability students could write their own mark scheme for the question on the back. Attach SPaG marks. Use the sheet with the ‘structure’ box instead of the thought bubble. The students will have to draw the horizontal lines depending on the structure / number of paragraphs. Higher ability students could plan their answer on the lined graphic, and then write their actual answer on lined paper / on the back. To assess… Can be assessed by the teacher against the mark scheme. Provide students with a mark scheme and allow them to assess/see where the marks come from.
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GCSE Geography - AQA - Living with the physical environment - Types of natural hazard

GCSE Geography - AQA - Living with the physical environment - Types of natural hazard

New 9-1 AQA Geography Living with the physical environment A whole lesson intended to start Paper 1 ‘Living with the physical environment’ natural hazards section. The lesson will ensure students have a firm understanding of what a natural hazard is, and what the likely effects will be. All resources included. Teacher notes. Differentiated activities. Mixed activities. Clear outcomes. Discussion prompts. Homework. Learning evaluation.
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Measuring hurricanes

Measuring hurricanes

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.
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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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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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AQA Geography A - The Restless Earth - Revision Sheet

AQA Geography A - The Restless Earth - Revision Sheet

Double sided A3 revision sheet built around the AQA Geography A Restless Earth module. The sheet is structured around the Key Ideas, and has a range of activities. Essentially, they're just populating the sheet as a revision tool Does require exercise books / internet / textbooks. Ideal as module revision, exam revision or lesson cover.
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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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Easter Egg Design

Easter Egg Design

Aimed at D&T / Primary. 2 draft / design proposals - with sticky notes and drawing space. Easter egg template / packaging template - great for display work! Can be edited to include a theme / topic.
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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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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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Whole lesson / Revision - Geography - AQA Geography A - Water on the Land

Whole lesson / Revision - Geography - AQA Geography A - Water on the Land

Whole lesson / Revision - Geography - AQA Geography A - Water on the Land Long and cross profiles, erosion, transportation and deposition. A revision lesson looking at - key idea: the shape of river valleys changes as rivers flow downstream due to the dominance of different processes. Several activities which result in written work or annotated diagrams - perfect for revision! Key points, diagrams and animations help explain / revisit learning. Whole lesson: Snappy starter > Key points explained > Animated diagrams > Transportation poster > Literacy activity > Diagrams > Teacher notes / lesson plan > Fully resourced and ready to go! All of our premium resources have received a 5/5* review as of 25th 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 - Reading Atlas Maps

Geography - Reading Atlas Maps

*Requires an Atlas* Originally aimed at KS3 but can be used with KS4. Ideal for cover, and getting to know groups. Gives lots of opportunity to talk about physical and human features around the world. A series of activities to get students using the atlas in several different ways. The result is a colourful and informative map of the world. Whole lesson: Several activities > Discussion prompts > Literacy activity > Teacher notes and lesson plan > Differentiated activities > Homework > All resources included > Could be used with KS4 The main aim is… For students to use the atlas in several different ways to efficiently find information. To complete a colourful and informative map of the world. Every review we've had for a premium resource has been 5/5 (as of 2nd February 2017)
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Easter news article activity

Easter news article activity

Planning sheet and template for students to write an Easter themed newspaper article / front page. Included are four headlines, each with a planning sheet. Blank template and planning sheet also included. Print in A3 - make great display work. All reviews for our premium resources have been 5/5* (as of 22nd February 2017)
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