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Teaching Alive

Teaching Alive is a project to support primary school teachers, promote creativity and improve children’s achievement. We provide lessons consisting of: • animations to make contexts and teaching come alive; • detailed teaching plans, disseminating effective teaching methods; and • presentations, teaching support materials and differentiated activities. We use themes that are based on children’s interests and that integrate preparation for national assessment.

Teaching Alive is a project to support primary school teachers, promote creativity and improve children’s achievement. We provide lessons consisting of: • animations to make contexts and teaching come alive; • detailed teaching plans, disseminating effective teaching methods; and • presentations, teaching support materials and differentiated activities. We use themes that are based on children’s interests and that integrate preparation for national assessment.
Age 10/11 Reading Comprehension Lesson- Animations & PowerPoints
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Age 10/11 Reading Comprehension Lesson- Animations & PowerPoints

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A reading comprehension lesson based around a non-chronological report on the planet Mars. It is aimed at children at an age 10/11 level (Year 6 in England and Wales). The text is written with consideration of the length and complexity of national assessments and national curriculum levels. Questions are also based around past papers to give children experience of different question formats. Half of the comprehension is suggested as the lesson’s focus (13 questions) with class analysis of the answers. The second half of the comprehension is also provided (8 questions) as an extra activity. Pre-lesson preparation is provided as an extra lesson or to replace the lesson’s introduction. Three short animations (from an astronaut’s first-person point of view as he or she travels and lands on Mars) are referenced to make the comprehension come alive for the children. A report map (pictures and words) is also available to help internalise the text for all abilities. PowerPoints provide question type analysis, strategies investigation and answers and explanation to support class marking. There is a lesson plan which includes: suggested links to the Welsh, English, Northern Irish, Republic of Ireland and Australian curriculums; notes to provide background information and suggest changes; optional pre lesson preparation; starter, main, groups and plenary sections with suggested timings (please change depending on your class); sections of the lesson are linked to Blooms taxonomy (see www.teachingalive.co.uk for more info.); Talk time suggestions; PowerPoint presentations to support teaching; differentiated group activities with extra ideas for early finishers; consideration of, and reference to, different learning styles and independent activities that are planned to aim to allow the teacher to support or extend an assessment group within the lesson We aim to provide detailed and thorough planning, so there will be more information, examples and differentiation in the planning than are needed, and changes may need to be made depending on your class. For more information on the teaching alive project or to take part in trialling any resources please visit www.teachingalive.co.uk or e-mail enquiries@ teachingalive.co.uk. Any positive or constructive feedback appreciated. Thankyou, Team Teaching Alive P.S.- See page 37 in PP65.5.1Detect for any copyright info. P.P.S.- PowerPoints and PDFs are read only but there is no problem with any requests for changes (within reason).
Age 10/11 Suffix -tial or -cial Lesson- Animations & PowerPoints
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Age 10/11 Suffix -tial or -cial Lesson- Animations & PowerPoints

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A lesson to spell and understand the meaning of -shul words. It is aimed at children at an age 10/11 level (Year 6 in England and Wales). The lesson’s context revolves around a mission to Mars, and a transmission home. Only parts were received and it is important that if we were going to write these down for Mission Control, we would need to make sure we had the correct spellings. Three short animations provide pre-lesson preparation (if required) to set up the context. Links provide access to three recorded audio transmissions. PowerPoints provide structure to the lesson, explanation of words that break the rule and answers. Activities are differentiated looking at internalizing the rule to understanding the meaning of the word as well as using the rule. There is a lesson plan which includes: • suggested links to the Welsh, English, Northern Irish, Republic of Ireland and Australian curriculums; • notes to provide lesson options and information; • optional pre-lesson preparation; • starter, main, groups and plenary sections with suggested timings (please change depending on your class); • sections of the lesson are linked to Blooms taxonomy (see www.teachingalive.co.uk for more info.); • talk time suggestions; • PowerPoint presentations to support teaching; • support for modelled writing; • differentiated group activities with extra ideas for early finishers; • consideration of, and reference to, different learning styles; and • independent activities that are planned to aim to allow the teacher to support or extend an assessment group within the lesson We aim to provide detailed and thorough planning, so there will be more information, examples and differentiation in the planning than are needed, and changes may need to be made depending on your class. For more information on the teaching alive project or to take part in trialling any resources please visit www.teachingalive.co.uk or e-mail enquiries@ teachingalive.co.uk. Any positive or constructive feedback appreciated. Thankyou, Team Teaching Alive P.S.- See page 27 in PP65.4.2shul for any copyright info. P.P.S.- PowerPoints and PDFs are read only but there is no problem with any requests for changes (within reason).
Age 10/11 Parenthesis/Conjunctions Lesson- Animations & PowerPoints
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Age 10/11 Parenthesis/Conjunctions Lesson- Animations & PowerPoints

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A lesson primarily aimed to look at the use of parenthesis in sentences, differentiated to include compound and complex sentences for lower ability. It is aimed at children at an age 10/11 level (Year 6 in England and Wales). Questions are based around national assessment past papers (SPAG test papers) to give children experience of different question formats. The lesson’s context revolves around a report on Mars and the use of parenthesis and sentence types to include extra information. Pre-lesson preparation is provided with four short animations (from an astronaut’s first-person point of view as he or she travels and lands on Mars) to make the report come alive. PowerPoints provide a parenthesis introduction, a conjunction introduction and marking support. Activities are differentiated with questions to identify/add parenthesis and questions to identify/add conjunctions and punctuation into compound and complex sentences. There is a lesson plan which includes: • suggested links to the Welsh, English, Northern Irish, Republic of Ireland and Australian curriculums; • notes to provide lesson information and context; • optional pre-lesson preparation; • starter, main, groups and plenary sections with suggested timings (please change depending on your class); • sections of the lesson linked to Blooms taxonomy (see www.teachingalive.co.uk for more info.); • talk time suggestions; • PowerPoint presentations to support teaching; • differentiated group activities with extra ideas for early finishers; • consideration of, and reference to, different learning styles; and • independent activities that are planned to aim to allow the teacher to support or extend an assessment group within the lesson We aim to provide detailed and thorough planning, so there will be more information, examples and differentiation in the planning than are needed, and changes may need to be made depending on your class. For more information on the teaching alive project or to take part in trialling any resources please visit www.teachingalive.co.uk or e-mail enquiries@ teachingalive.co.uk. Any positive or constructive feedback appreciated. Thankyou, Team Teaching Alive P.S.- See page 20 in PP65.6.4Write for any copyright info. P.P.S.- PowerPoints and PDFs are read only but there is no problem with any requests for changes (within reason).
Age 10/11 Effective Description Lesson- Animations & PowerPoints
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Age 10/11 Effective Description Lesson- Animations & PowerPoints

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A lesson to write descriptive sentences expanding nouns and using effective verbs, nouns and adjectives. It is aimed at children at an age 10/11 level (Year 6 in England and Wales). Extra PowerPoints are also provided to extend/ or revise parenthesis and cumulative/co-ordinate adjectives. The lesson’s context revolves around a mission to Mars, an encounter with an alien and a hasty escape to return home. On the return journey home, a transmission is received from a mysterious grey planet. We divert to investigate and find ourselves in the middle of an alien firefight. Five short animations provide pre-lesson preparation (if required) to set up the context. Another two animations then continue the storyline. A PowerPoint provides structure to the lesson, and support is provided to suggest modelled writing. Activities are differentiated with cloze procedures and sentence starters. There is a lesson plan which includes: • suggested links to the Welsh, English, Northern Irish, Republic of Ireland and Australian curriculums; • notes to provide lesson options and context/storyline information; • optional pre-lesson preparation; • starter, main, groups and plenary sections with suggested timings (please change depending on your class); • sections of the lesson are linked to Blooms taxonomy (see www.teachingalive.co.uk for more info.); • talk time suggestions; • PowerPoint presentations to support teaching; • support for modelled writing; • differentiated group activities with an extra idea for early finishers; • consideration of, and reference to, different learning styles; and • independent activities that are planned to aim to allow the teacher to support or extend an assessment group within the lesson We aim to provide detailed and thorough planning, so there will be more information, examples and differentiation in the planning than are needed, and changes may need to be made depending on your class. For more information on the teaching alive project or to take part in trialling any resources please visit www.teachingalive.co.uk or e-mail enquiries@ teachingalive.co.uk. Any positive or constructive feedback appreciated. Thankyou, Team Teaching Alive P.S.- See page 36 in PP65.9.2Expand for any copyright info. P.P.S.- PowerPoints and PDFs are read only but there is no problem with any requests for changes (within reason).
Age 10/11 Group Non-chronological Information- Animations & PowerPoints
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Age 10/11 Group Non-chronological Information- Animations & PowerPoints

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A lesson based around understanding the features of a non-chronological report- specifically grouping information. It is aimed at children at an age 10/11 level (Year 6 in England and Wales). The lesson’s context revolves around a mission to Mars, an encounter with aliens and a hasty escape to return home. On the return journey home, a transmission is received. This transmission needs to be turned into a report for mission control. Three short animations provide pre-lesson preparation (if required) to set up the context. Another two animations then continue the storyline. Links provide access to two differentiated recorded audio transmissions that are split up into sections. The scripts for the transmissions are also included, so the lesson could be changed with a reading focus rather than a listening one. A PowerPoint provides structure to the lesson, and activities are differentiated with different lengths of transmissions and headings to support grouping. There is a lesson plan which includes: • suggested links to the Welsh, English, Northern Irish, Republic of Ireland and Australian curriculums; • notes to provide lesson options and context/storyline information; • optional pre-lesson preparation; • starter, main, groups and plenary sections with suggested timings (please change depending on your class); • sections of the lesson are linked to Blooms taxonomy (see www.teachingalive.co.uk for more info.); • talk time suggestions; • a PowerPoint presentation to support teaching; • differentiated group activities with an extra idea for early finishers; • consideration of, and reference to, different learning styles; and • independent activities that are planned to aim to allow the teacher to support or extend an assessment group within the lesson We aim to provide detailed and thorough planning, so there will be more information, examples and differentiation in the planning than are needed, and changes may need to be made depending on your class. For more information on the teaching alive project or to take part in trialling any resources please visit www.teachingalive.co.uk or e-mail enquiries@ teachingalive.co.uk. Any positive or constructive feedback appreciated. Thankyou, Team Teaching Alive P.S.- See page 25 in PP65.6.1Trans for any copyright info. P.P.S.- PowerPoints and PDFs are read only but there is no problem with any requests for changes (within reason).
Age 10/11 Non-chronological Report Analysis- Five Lessons
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Age 10/11 Non-chronological Report Analysis- Five Lessons

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Five lessons to analyse a non-chronological report based on Mars consisting of: A reading comprehension lesson based on a text written with consideration of the length and complexity of national assessments and national curriculum levels. Questions are also based around past papers to give children experience of different question formats. A text level lesson based around understanding the features of a non-chronological report- specifically grouping information. A sentence level lesson primarily aimed to look at the use of parenthesis in sentences, differentiated to include compound and complex sentences for lower ability. A word level lesson to spell and understand the meaning of -shul words. Questions are based around national assessment past papers (SPAG test papers) to give children experience of different question formats. A lesson to write descriptive sentences expanding nouns and using effective verbs, nouns and adjectives. The lessons are aimed at children at an age 10/11 level (Year 6 in England and Wales). The lessons’ context revolves around a mission to Mars, an encounter with an alien and a hasty escape to return home. On the return journey home, a transmission is received from a mysterious grey planet. We divert to investigate and find ourselves in the middle of an alien firefight. Seven short animations (from an astronaut’s first-person point of view as he or she travels) are linked to make the lessons come alive. There are lesson plans which include: • suggested links to the Welsh, English, Northern Irish, Republic of Ireland and Australian curriculums; • notes to provide lesson information and context; • optional pre-lesson preparation; • starter, main, groups and plenary sections with suggested timings (please change depending on your class); • sections of the lesson linked to Blooms taxonomy (see www.teachingalive.co.uk for more info.); • talk time suggestions; • PowerPoint presentations to support teaching; • differentiated group activities with extra ideas for early finishers; • consideration of, and reference to, different learning styles; and • independent activities that are planned to aim to allow the teacher to support or extend an assessment group within the lesson We aim to provide detailed and thorough planning, so there will be more information, examples and differentiation in the planning than are needed, and changes may need to be made depending on your class. For more information on the teaching alive project or to take part in trialling any resources please visit www.teachingalive.co.uk or e-mail enquiries@ teachingalive.co.uk. Any positive or constructive feedback appreciated. Thankyou, Team Teaching Alive P.S.- See pages in PowerPoints for any copyright info. P.P.S.- PowerPoints and PDFs are read only but there is no problem with any requests for changes (within reason).
Age 10/11 Internalise Alien Info. Lesson- Animations & PowerPoints
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Age 10/11 Internalise Alien Info. Lesson- Animations & PowerPoints

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This is the second of two lessons aimed at internalising a non-chronological report in preparation for children to write their own. It can be used as a second lesson or adjusted as a standalone lesson if required. It is aimed at children at an age 10/11 level (Year 6 in England and Wales). Report maps are provided (pictures and text) for children to memorise and re-call sections using movements, expression and actions. The lesson’s context revolves around a report on Mars. The second half of the report consists of information about two alien species and possibilities of life on the planet. Animations are linked (from an astronaut’s first-person point of view as he or she travels and lands on Mars and sees an alien) to make the report come alive. Pre-lesson preparation is provided to re-enforce the internalisation of the text. PowerPoints provide a lesson structure and report maps to re-call and memorise as a class. There is a lesson plan which includes: • suggested links to the Welsh, English, Northern Irish, Republic of Ireland and Australian curriculums; • notes to provide lesson information and context; • optional pre-lesson preparation; • starter, main, groups and plenary sections with suggested timings (please change depending on your class); • sections of the lesson linked to Blooms taxonomy (see www.teachingalive.co.uk for more info.); • talk time suggestions; • PowerPoint presentations to support teaching; • mixed group activities with extra ideas for early finishers; • consideration of, and reference to, different learning styles; and • independent activities that are planned to aim to allow the teacher to support or extend an assessment group within the lesson We aim to provide detailed and thorough planning, so there will be more information, examples and differentiation in the planning than are needed, and changes may need to be made depending on your class. For more information on the teaching alive project or to take part in trialling any resources please visit www.teachingalive.co.uk or e-mail enquiries@ teachingalive.co.uk. Any positive or constructive feedback appreciated. Thankyou, Team Teaching Alive P.S.- See page 13 in PP65.2.2SecReport for any copyright info. P.P.S.- PowerPoints and PDFs are read only but there is no problem with any requests for changes (within reason).
Age 10/11 Internalise Planet Info. Lesson- Animations & PowerPoints
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Age 10/11 Internalise Planet Info. Lesson- Animations & PowerPoints

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This is the first of two lessons aimed at internalising the first part of a non-chronological report in preparation for children to write their own. It is aimed at children at an age 10/11 level (Year 6 in England and Wales). Report maps are provided (pictures and text) for children to memorise and re-call sections using movements, expression and actions. The lesson’s context revolves around a report on Mars. The first half of the report consists of an introduction, the terrain, atmosphere, climate and orbit of the planet. Three short animations are linked (from an astronaut’s first-person point of view as he or she travels and lands on Mars) to make the report come alive. PowerPoints provide a lesson structure and report maps to re-call and memorise as a class. There is a lesson plan which includes: • suggested links to the Welsh, English, Northern Irish, Republic of Ireland and Australian curriculums; • notes to provide lesson information and context; • starter, main, groups and plenary sections with suggested timings (please change depending on your class); • sections of the lesson linked to Blooms taxonomy (see www.teachingalive.co.uk for more info.); • talk time suggestions; • PowerPoint presentations to support teaching; • mixed group activities with extra ideas for early finishers; • consideration of, and reference to, different learning styles; and • independent activities that are planned to aim to allow the teacher to support or extend an assessment group within the lesson We aim to provide detailed and thorough planning, so there will be more information, examples and differentiation in the planning than are needed, and changes may need to be made depending on your class. For more information on the teaching alive project or to take part in trialling any resources please visit www.teachingalive.co.uk or e-mail enquiries@ teachingalive.co.uk. Any positive or constructive feedback appreciated. Thankyou, Team Teaching Alive P.S.- See page 24 in PP65.1.1FirstReport for any copyright info. P.P.S.- PowerPoints and PDFs are read only but there is no problem with any requests for changes (within reason).