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Hi! I wanted engaging, challenging and representative resources, so I started making them. I hope these save you a lot of time and your kids enjoy them as much as mine do. I've been an English teacher for ten years and worked in a variety of schools. including a chain of outstanding academies which I made resources for. I currently teach KS 3 - 5 and have taught for the AQA, WJEC and CIE exam boards. I have taught SEN students, mixed ability classes, set groups and G&T.

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Hi! I wanted engaging, challenging and representative resources, so I started making them. I hope these save you a lot of time and your kids enjoy them as much as mine do. I've been an English teacher for ten years and worked in a variety of schools. including a chain of outstanding academies which I made resources for. I currently teach KS 3 - 5 and have taught for the AQA, WJEC and CIE exam boards. I have taught SEN students, mixed ability classes, set groups and G&T.
10 English Vocabulary Building Starter Games
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10 English Vocabulary Building Starter Games

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A range of games and activities to make students work on their vocabulary. These work fantastically with any group from EAL KS3 to KS5. They can all be done independently, in pairs or in teams and most have a competitive element. I use these as starters in English lessons, but my school used to have a Literacy Form Time every Monday when we would play one of these. Most don't require any printing but can be adapted into a more physical resource if this suits your group. These always make fun and engaging links into creative writing lessons or literacy lessons. My students love them! I even caught some of my year 7s playing the Alphabet Game at lunch! I hope your students enjoy them just as much.
End of Term 10 Newspaper Challenges!
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End of Term 10 Newspaper Challenges!

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I had a whole stack of newspapers in my classroom which the cleaners were threatening to throw away and an end of term lesson with my year 7 students. I put together this selection of the games we played to get students engaged with this text type (which lots of them said they rarely, if ever, saw at home). Most are set up as team building challenges, but there are several which would make great independent activities as a starter for a lesson involving or analysing newspapers. There are artistic, kinesthetic and, of course, literacy- based challenges suitable for a variety of ages and abilities. Nothing that isn't fun! Very few materials are required for these activities apart from the newspapers: sticky tape, any scrap materials, marker pens, A3 paper and glue would cover every challenge and most can be done with nothing more than a pen. Enjoy!
10 End of Term Games Activities Quizzes
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10 End of Term Games Activities Quizzes

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10 of my favourite go-to activities for that difficult class who’ve earned 5 - 10 minutes of Golden Time, or in the time after exam practice or revision where everyone needs a brain break, or when they come back from assembly early… you know how it goes! These have a summer-term flair to them because there are only so many quizzes one class can do. You will find one PowerPoint with all the activities in one place. No printing to be done. Answers could be given on scraps of paper, whiteboards or go through all 10 challenges in teams to compete for a prize - it’s up to you and your class’s needs. Anagram round Book quiz with answers on the following slide. Quiz on your school (you will have to provide the answers!) Paper aeroplane challenge (it was going to be origami - but what type of origami do kids love more? I’ve added a link to the wastepaper basket challenge which uses this game as a metaphor for social privilege. Nice PSHE link.) Under the microscope. Students try to work out what the 8 every day items under the microscope are. Name the TV theme tune. A link is provided to another good quiz available on YouTube for Pixar songs. Celebrity Faceswaps. Students works out which celebrities have had their faces swapped. Flags of the world quiz with answers. #Unexpected. Part of a gif plays and is then blocked. Students have to predict what unexpected thing will happen next. You may have to click to make the blocking box fly in. Rhyme Time Puzzle. Students are given clues for a rhyming answer. Examples and answers given. On a serious note, these games and activities do wonders to bond a group and build positive communication skills. They test logical and lateral thinking as well as a range of knowledge and skills. They are quick and easy to implement and will save you a panic in so many situations! Have a great last few weeks of term!
Revision Song Writing Parodies
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Revision Song Writing Parodies

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Hi! Song lyrics get stuck in our heads, so why not get students to use that to their advantage? This lesson has a guess the song starter using images. The first pair to work them all out get the first choice of song. There is a reminder of how to work out syllables to ensure students have the right number per line. I then included some specific revision topics for Geography, but obviously you can change those to suit the subject. One video didn't want to attach: https://youtu.be/pvdrN3GJFZo Enjoy! PS: Since the price increase I have attached the revision lyrics I made for my KS3 Geography lesson.
50 famous women team quiz to honour 100 years of suffrage.
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50 famous women team quiz to honour 100 years of suffrage.

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A wide range of women of different backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, points in history, professions, etc. All the women are chosen for their inspirational work, even the cartoon characters! You'll find Lisa Simpson, not Betty Boop; Wonder Woman, not Black Widow. My less able students had 5 minutes to add as many names as possible, then 5 minutes to add their achievements, then I gave each group a chance to come up and look at the answer sheet which I'd hidden on the reverse of the board and report back to the group. You could also print the achievements out and allow students to match them to the picture. Marks are out of 100, so easy to demonstrate percentages with students too.