Geography - AQA 1-9 - The Living World - Protecting Cold Environments (Whole lesson)

Geography - AQA 1-9 - The Living World - Protecting Cold Environments (Whole lesson)

Geography - AQA 1-9 - The Living World - Protecting Cold Environments (Whole lesson) A whole lesson (possibly a double with lower ability groups) which enables students to explore how the balance between economic development, and conservation, can be managed in cold environments. There are a range of differentiated activities which teach students the strategies they're requires to know. Culminating in students developing a mark scheme and answering a GCSE style exam question. Whole lesson > Key terms starter > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Research activity > Exam style question with breakdown and structure > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Summary activity > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Differentiated > The main aim is… To develop understanding of the issue between economic development and conservation. To discuss the balance of economic development, sustainable development and the need to protect wilderness areas. Key ideas and content… There are four strategies we need to know. There are advantages and disadvantages. Different people will have different opinions. To differentiate… See lesson plan, the notes in red are suggestions for lower ability groups. This lesson would certainly run over more than one session – for instance the exam style question work could be a lesson in itself with a lower ability group. To extend… See lesson plan, the notes in green are suggestions for higher ability groups. Introduce a research aspect to the main activity – students can research an example for each strategy. To assess… The summary activity can be assessed. The discussion points also provide assessment opportunities in lesson. All reviews for our premium products have been 5/5* (As of 26th February 201&) www.acornteachingresources.com
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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 - 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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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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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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Whole lesson - Christmas Senses Poem

Whole lesson - Christmas Senses Poem

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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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 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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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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Plenary Pyramid templates

Plenary Pyramid templates

Show and assess progress with these ‘plenary pyramid’ templates. Great as a lesson plenary, or a structure for peer assessment. Includes a display slide. www.acornteachingresources.com
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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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