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I have been teaching for 14+ years and along the way have come up with a few resources that have worked well with groups of students of different abilities and ages. These are the ones that I have listed in the shop. Give them a go and I'm sure you will find them engaging and simple to deliver. Because after all, life is about working SMARTER not HARDER!!

I have been teaching for 14+ years and along the way have come up with a few resources that have worked well with groups of students of different abilities and ages. These are the ones that I have listed in the shop. Give them a go and I'm sure you will find them engaging and simple to deliver. Because after all, life is about working SMARTER not HARDER!!
Coach Carter - Film Workbook Booklet - Scaffolded Differentiated
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Coach Carter - Film Workbook Booklet - Scaffolded Differentiated

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This film has inspired many students and is a regular at schools everywhere as it contains fantastic themes of social and racial prejudice, sportsmanship, teenage pregnancy, commitment and respect. I wanted to make watching this film more educational for my students so I have developed a 10-page printable booklet to complete while watching the film. Ready to print and distribute. No more work needed!! It is a highly visual activity with screenshots from the film to help students identify where they are up to, and what is happening. More importantly, I have tried to connect this true story to students own lives with some moral questions as well. There is some vocabulary, creative writing and inference tasks included. There are a couple of low ability options for students who may have intellectual delays so that they may still complete this task and be involved. This task can be completed in one sitting or spread out over several lessons. I have used it both ways and they have worked very well.
Remember the Titans - Scaffolded worksheets
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Remember the Titans - Scaffolded worksheets

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This packet of information is designed to be used with the film 'Remember The Titans'. SOme of the sheets do tie into a unit on Conflict and Conflict resolution that the film was used for. This film highlights many issues faced in Virginia that students can identify as conflict. The worksheets as part of this pack are all related to the movie and include: A Venn diagram, a cut and paste match up of characters, a PowerPoint with links on youtube and a question and answer written worksheet about conflict. Comprehension questions on one of the monologues from the film and plenty of visuals. One of the sheets is suitable for a lower ability student (disability). This is good for differentiation.
Geri's Game - Pixar Short Film Workbook - Scaffolded and Differentiated
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Geri's Game - Pixar Short Film Workbook - Scaffolded and Differentiated

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If you love using Pixar films in your lessons as much as I do, then you will appreciate having this workbook at your fingertips for students to use. It is designed with maximum pictures and short sharp activities and questions to keep students of different abilities engaged. There are some deeper principles in this film that you can explore further after using this booklet. Additionally, if you are introducing Chess to your class then this is a fun way to show them some of the pieces, rules, and fun that can be had. You won't be disappointed with this task and if my students are anything to go by, yours will love it too!!
Matilda Film Booklet
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Matilda Film Booklet

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This is an 18 Page highly visual workbook for students to work through whilst watching the film of Matilda. It includes different ability levels of questions so it is able to be scaffolded for differentiation in the classroom. It is a great companion to engage students who may be studying the film and novel
Food in Australia - Food Technology
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Food in Australia - Food Technology

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Look no further!!! This highly visual booklet of 34 pages is a resource that will have your students understanding and working on the topic of Food in (and from) Australia. Some of the topics covered include Bush Tucker, European influence on food, economic factors, historical summary of food in Australia, Influences on food selection, food habits and the evolution of Australian cuisine. To make sure that all the information that you are talking about is correct and to save you valuable time. I have included the answer booklet as well! In addition to all of the above, there is also a survey for students to take home and do with their families so they can include numeracy into this unit with data and graphing of results. This was done as an assessable task. Please don't think that this is just a Q+A type workbook. There is a range of visual opportunities for students to show understanding, cloze passage activites, online research, survey, links to online films to answer questions about. For those in NSW this unit is built around the Focus Area of Food in Australia and covers the outcomes: 5.3.2 justifies food choices by analysing the factors that influence eating habits 5.5.1 selects and employs appropriate techniques and equipment for a variety of food-specific purposes 5.5.2 plans, prepares, presents and evaluates food solutions for specific purposes 5.6.1 examines the relationship between food, technology, and society
Wombat Stew - Scaffolded Differentiated Vocabulary Activity
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Wombat Stew - Scaffolded Differentiated Vocabulary Activity

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This bundle consists of the entire picture book in PowerPoint form which is great for interactive whiteboards for students to interact with the book. The worksheet is a fantastic accompaniment to the Wombat stew picture book. it is a few different vocabulary activities including a simple cloze passage. This would be suitable for younger years or students with disabilities needing simplified work. There are plenty of pictures to help with identifying the words. This worked really well with the unit of work on this book.
War Horse Study Pack
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War Horse Study Pack

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I have created a short booklet that breaks the film of War Horse into 20 minute blocks. Each twenty minutes has a sheet to go with it and they are arranged sequentially in a booklet. Each section of the film students are asked to identify any new characters, settings and the story so far.... There are also 3 visual questions about the section of the film. My students found this to be very helpful in following the storyline, and understanding the sequence of the film. The second item in this pack is a powerpoint that looks at the novel of war horse. It breaks down setting, characters, plot and theme. There are some embedded activities but it is a wonderful resource to have as an accompaniment to the film.
Pixar  - Lifted - Short Film Workbook
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Pixar - Lifted - Short Film Workbook

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This is a workbook of literacy activities that are paired with the Pixar short film - LIFTED. This is a hilarious film that students adore and I have used this booklet as part of both film studies, creative writing, activator/tune in activities and outer space themed units. It has a range of activities including cloze passage, ordering scenes from the film, pictures, definitions, problem solving and other literacy sentence building activities. I hope you enjoy it as much as my students. This resource is 7 pages long.
Eragon Novel Study Pack
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Eragon Novel Study Pack

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Eragon by Christopher Paolini is a fantastic fantasy book that appeals to young readers. Part of a trilogy this first book takes the readers on a journey to a mythical land of dragons, magic, love and adventure. This pack contains a large powerpoint that goes through every main character and setting in the book, it looks at the makeup of the story including the plot, theme and writing conventions. Approximately 100+ slides. It is a detailed resource that can be split up and used daily over the school term as students are working through the novel. Also attached are a couple of worksheet activities that I did with my class. These are a book covers task, character sheet and settings sheet.
The Witches - Roald Dahl - Novel Study Presentation
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The Witches - Roald Dahl - Novel Study Presentation

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This presentation (Powerpoint) covers a HUGE range of learning areas that are available in the novel The Witches by Roald Dahl. Starting with the history of witches and going through the book itself, author, publisher. We then delve into the characters that are in this story (of which there are plenty). Then we explore Settings, what they are and the different settings that are portrayed throughout the story. In every story, there are conventions that the author uses and this is no different in The Witches, There is Exposition, Rising action, climax and then Resolution. Each of these areas is explored in detail. Plot and Theme are also touched on. This presentation was used over the course of a term as students read through the novel, it was accompanied by worksheets that were generic but could change with the different content in the presentation. i.e. when looking at settings the questions were similar but a different setting was explored each lesson. You could take the bits you need or use it as a whole presentation. A fabulous resource when teaching this novel. P.s - There are some pictures with eyes and a man looking over his shoulder in the upper left of some slides. These are there to remind students to look back through the book at something they have already discussed, or look into something with more detail.
James and the Giant Peach - Film workbook and Novel Powerpoint
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James and the Giant Peach - Film workbook and Novel Powerpoint

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This resource comprises of two files. The first is a highly visual workbook designed to be used with the film of James and the Giant peach. There are a range of different activities but most are literacy based questions that involving comprehension of what has happened in the film up to that point. It can be split over a few lessons if needed. The powerpoint presentation is an 83 slide comprehensive look at the novel of James and the Giant Peach. it looks at the Author, Character, novel cover, different settings, plot, writing conventions, and theme. All the main characters and settings are covered over a few slides each and you can use the proforma that is included in this to help students to answer questions about the different settings throughout the book. There is also a proforma for the character slides should you choose to use it, it also includes aspects of the writing conventions. This is a great complement to a study of the novel and film that will allow you to differentiate the task for a variety of levels of ability.
Pixar - Partly Cloudy - Short Film Workbook
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Pixar - Partly Cloudy - Short Film Workbook

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This is a short workbook to accompany the Pixar short film - Partly Cloudy. I have used this to accompany a unit of work on animals as it allows students to have a look at a range of young animals. In addition it is based on a German folklore story about storks delivering babies and can be used for fictional story writing. The students love this film and it is short, but entertaining eliciting good discussion in the class.
Pixar  - Boundin - Short Film Workbook
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Pixar - Boundin - Short Film Workbook

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This is a workbook created to be used with the short film 'Boundin'. It is easily found online to view. This booklet is aimed at upper primary and lower secondary and is scaffolded so you can use the beginning pages only for lower ability students or the entire booklet for your more able students. It is great to promote discussion about mythical creatures and courage and a range of other themes within your class. Enjoy.
NSW PDHPE Revision - Core 1
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NSW PDHPE Revision - Core 1

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Revision.... Test Preparation..... We all want to get students ready to do the best they can when it counts at exam time. This can help!! This zipped file contains 2 PowerPoint's that have a range of questions and examples for students who are doing revision for their HSC PDHPE Study. The content covers most of Core 1 for this subject and could be worked through in class, or distributed to students to work through on their own. There are some Focus Questions documents as well which give more specific guidance around practice for exam questions for this subject area.
The Relationship of Canine and Man throughout History - A Dog's Life/Journey
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The Relationship of Canine and Man throughout History - A Dog's Life/Journey

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Please find in this resource a complete unit of 10 lessons that could span a whole term. There are a range of PowerPoint presentations that are to be used in conjunction with worksheets and assessments. There are a range of activities to support different styles of learning and a full unit description as well outlining how each lesson should be presented. Most lessons also include WALT and WILF to assist with Assessment for Learning strategies. This unit could be used across a range of KLA’s including LOTE, English, Animal Studies, Science and others. It is a good accompaniment to the book ‘A Dog’s Life’ and also the film ‘A Dog’s Journey’.
Ocean Themed Signing Book
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Ocean Themed Signing Book

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This is a book full of ocean themed words that also have the AUSLAN sign on the page to assist with teaching students with speech and hearing concerns. This was particularly helpful for the teachers aide to use while others in the class were doing classwork so that students with special needs could work on similar content. Good for vocabulary building.
Microbes Workbook - Science
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Microbes Workbook - Science

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This workbook is designed for the science subjects in the lower secondary grades. It is focused on Microbes and is a combination of visuals, experiments and a variety of activities. These include Microbes, Microscopes, Fomites, Bacteria, Fungi, Protozons, Algae, Virus and Cellular reproduction. You can use it in its entirety or pull out the individual worksheets to use as well. This 40-page document will keep your students busy for the entire unit and could be used in many ways, but is a great teaching resource for this topic of science teaching. Enjoy this resource for the whole class.
Film Unit - The Butterfly Circus
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Film Unit - The Butterfly Circus

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This is a short unit that is linked to the film 'The Butterfly Circus' it is an amazing short film about the human spirit and the ability to overcome adversity. It has been the basis of several different assignments and discussions for classes that I have taught. This is aimed at an upper primary/lower secondary mainstream class level.
Australian Sporting Identities Booklet
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Australian Sporting Identities Booklet

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This HUGE 30 page booklet is designed to be used in any class that is being taught about Australian Sport. This highly visual booklet includes sporting culture, identities, history and events. As this booklet was made a couple of years ago it does reference sporting events that have already happened (like the Sydney 2000 Olympics) however still totally relevant. Using a combination of literacy strategies including Super 6, cloze passage, research tasks and brainstorming group work. This booklet is a perfect accompaniment for a term’s work in this topic. Ideally suited to any Physical Education (PE, PDHPE, PASS, Sport Studies) class in any high school in Australia. Also suited to outside of Australia if doing a study on the sports in another country.