Assignment writing – Essay and Report

Assignment writing – Essay and Report

A great resource to give learners at the start of any assessment task, helpful for all year levels and subjects! Explicitly teaching students how to approach and write their assessment = great results! The resource includes 2 presentations for students to use or be taught from. The pack also included a check list hand out. -How to write an essay presentation (introduction, paragraphs and conclusion) -How to write a hypothesis presentation -Hypothesis criteria check list -Teacher Notes This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed! It can help form your first lesson when handing out the assessment piece. Can be easily adapted to suit other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to KS2, KS3 and GCSE students. Would work well with my research scaffolding booklet found here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/research-booklet-scaffolding-for-ks3-research-assignments-11067406 Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources.
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Graphic Organisers - all topics and subjects

Graphic Organisers - all topics and subjects

Use this set of graphic organisers to help build upon a student’s visual map! Help students make connection in learning - all topics areas. This resource includes: • Concept map, Practicums organisers (science specific) • Word concept map (English/ LOTE specific) • Fishbone diagram (including cause and effect), Venn diagram (2 and 3 circle compare and contrast), topic mind map and topic organiser, PMI, sequence chain, compare and contrast, compare and contrast essay organiser, event 5W and H mind map (all subjects) Graphic organisers are fantastic for supporting students with their learning and understanding of a topic of work. This set of graphic organisers can be applied across the curriculum and will enhance the understanding of subject content with your students. Use these graphic organisers: • at the beginning of a unit of work (ascertain prior knowledge), • when introducing a new topic in a unit, • for group activities, • as lesson starters/ plenary, • set as homework or revision or • as scaffolding for students starting their assessment piece. Graphic organisers are all in black and white for ease of printing, nearly all have multiple versions and come with AU/NZ/UK spelling or US spelling. This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed and can easily be used in other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to Years 4-12/ KS2 - KS3 students. Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources including my FREE and other cross curricular literacy and reflection resources.
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Tennis – Wimbledon themed literacy and numeracy activities

Tennis – Wimbledon themed literacy and numeracy activities

A great resource to get learners excited about Wimbledon 2016! The resource includes 3 Wimbledon/ tennis theme activities: -Writing a haiku riddle -Word-search -Numeracy worksheet – addition, subtraction, money, perimeter and circumference -Suggested teaching strategies for each activity -Answers This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed! It can form a standalone literacy and numeracy lesson or can be left as a cover lesson. Together all three activities should last between 1 - 1.5 hours. Can be easily adapted to suit other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to KS2 students, for KS3 maths worksheet will need additional problems. Activities are differentiated and provide a challenge for more able students. Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources.
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Graphic Organisers - all topics and subjects

Graphic Organisers - all topics and subjects

Use this set of graphic organisers to help build upon a student’s visual map! Help students make connection in learning - all topics areas. This resource includes: • Concept map, Practicums organisers (science specific) • Word concept map (English/ LOTE specific) • Fishbone diagram (including cause and effect), Venn diagram (2 and 3 circle compare and contrast), topic mind map and topic organiser, PMI, sequence chain, compare and contrast, compare and contrast essay organiser, event 5W and H mind map (all subjects) Graphic organisers are fantastic for supporting students with their learning and understanding of a topic of work. This set of graphic organisers can be applied across the curriculum and will enhance the understanding of subject content with your students. Use these graphic organisers: • at the beginning of a unit of work (ascertain prior knowledge), • when introducing a new topic in a unit, • for group activities, • as lesson starters/ plenary, • set as homework or revision or • as scaffolding for students starting their assessment piece. Graphic organisers are all in black and white for ease of printing, nearly all have multiple versions and come with AU/NZ/UK spelling or US spelling. This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed and can easily be used in other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to Years 4-12/ KS2 - KS3 students. Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources including my FREE and other cross curricular literacy and reflection resources.
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Teacher Diary - for your teacher planner

Teacher Diary - for your teacher planner

Use these inserts to create your own Teacher Diary! Inserts include: - a monthly planner (2 months per page) - weekly planner for up to 6 lessons per day - weekly to do list including to copy, to prep and priorities Will help you be organized and remember everything you wanted to cover during your lessons. Comes in black and white or colour versions Click on my display name to visit my TES shop and see my other great resources, including other back to school resources and displays. Please review if you found it useful!
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Synonym Classroom Display

Synonym Classroom Display

Use this display pack to brighten up your classroom while developing your student’s literacy skills though vocabulary. The display acts as a reference and scaffold to prompt students in extending their vocabulary in their creative writing. This resource has 10 posters to use to create your display and help your students excel in their creative writing. Posters include one key word with 10 synonyms pre poster, one blank poster to create your own classroom vocabulary and teacher notes. Please note that AU/NZ/UK spelling and US spelling versions are included in this resource. Key words include – good, bad, looked, very, got, said, sad, happy, went and like. Click on my display name to visit my TES shop and see my other great resources, including other back to school resources and displays. Please review if you found it useful!
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Birthday Classroom Display

Birthday Classroom Display

Use this display pack to brighten up your classroom and so you never miss a student’s birthday! This resource has colourful posters for each month and a title poster to complete the display. There is also name tags and teacher notes with a bonus lesson idea. Click on my display name to visit my TES shop and see my other great resources, including other back to school resources and displays. Please review if you found it useful!
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Rugby World Cup 2015 themed geography, literacy and numeracy activities

Rugby World Cup 2015 themed geography, literacy and numeracy activities

A great resource to get learners excited about the Rugby World Cup 2015! The resource includes 13 Rugby World Cup theme activities: -Writing a haiku and acrostic poem, drabble (100 word story) and article -Mapping skills -Numeracy worksheet – number, fractions, perimeter, area and percentage -Suggested teaching strategies -Answers This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed! It can form a standalone literacy and numeracy lesson or can be left as a cover lesson. Can be easily adapted to suit other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to KS2 and KS3 students. Activities are differentiated and provide a challenge for more able students. Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources and free RWC themed resource. Small updates made!
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Rio Olympics 2016 themed literacy activities

Rio Olympics 2016 themed literacy activities

A great resource to get learners excited about Rio 2016! The resource includes 5 Rio summer Olympics theme activities: -writing a haiku -acrostic poem, -dribble (100 word story) - feature article -word search -suggested teaching strategies -Answers This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed! It can form a standalone literacy lesson or can be left as a cover lesson. Can be easily adapted to suit other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to higher KS2 and KS3 students. Activities are differentiated and provide a challenge for more able students. Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources including my FREE Rio Olympics web-quest. Now available as a bundle @ https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/rio-olympics-2016-themed-literacy-activities-bundle-11285978
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Aztec and Inca – Assignment Unit with Scaffolding

Aztec and Inca – Assignment Unit with Scaffolding

A great resource to end your Aztec and Inca unit! The resource includes: -Task sheet (editable) -Criteria sheet (editable) -1 Classroom lesson - 2 Computer lesson - 2 research hint sheets - Assignment scaffolding - Modeled answers (differentiated) -Suggested teaching strategies for each activity This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep is needed! It can form a standalone end of term activity or be used at the end of a unit of study. Can be easily adapted to suit other assignment tasks you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to KS2/ Year 7-9 students. Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources.
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Rio Olympics 2016 themed numeracy activities

Rio Olympics 2016 themed numeracy activities

A great resource to get learners excited about Rio 2016! The resource includes 6 Rio summer Olympics theme activities: -multiplication -time - perimeter and area - division - reading tables -word search (for early finishers) -suggested teaching strategies -answers This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed! It can form a standalone literacy lesson or can be left as a cover lesson. Can be easily adapted to suit other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to KS2 and lower KS3 students. Worksheets provide a challenge for more able students (Year 4). Some questions rely on assumed Olympic event knowledge so please read the teaching notes. Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources including my FREE Rio Olympics web-quest.
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Introduction to Question-Answer Relationship for STAFF – Whole School Reading Strategy

Introduction to Question-Answer Relationship for STAFF – Whole School Reading Strategy

QAR is a reading strategy that can be implement as a whole school program, as QAR can be used for any text type in any subject for all year levels. QAR enables teachers to provide higher order comprehension question for any texts studied in their subject. It’s perfect for time poor staff and allows staff to create differentiated comprehension activities. The resource includes: - PowerPoint introduction/training lesson - Practice activity - Training script - Poster 1 highlights the 4 levels of comprehension questions and where the student will find the answer. - Poster 2 and 3 highlight and prompt student as to where to locate answers to comprehension questions and develop these skills so they can apply them in other settings. - Poster 4 highlights the types of questions for each level and how to answer the questions from each level. The PowerPoint is to introduce the concepts of QAR to staff and the posters are designed to be general so that they can be used with any text studied in any subject. The idea is that you have a ‘go to’ set of engaging and differentiated questions and comprehension prompts, saving you valuable prep time and incorporating high quality learning activities every time! This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed! *Posters: one file has UK/AU spelling and the other file has US spelling. QAR introduction lesson for students can be found here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/introduction-to-question-answer-relationship-for-students-reading-strategy-any-text-any-subject-11338638 Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources.
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Question-Answer Relationship – Reading Strategy

Question-Answer Relationship – Reading Strategy

Time poor but want to make sure you provide higher order comprehension question for texts studied in your lesson? This strategy is for you! I wish I’d come across this reading strategy earlier in my teaching career! A series of posters to be used in conjunction with the study of any classroom texts using the QAR reading strategy. The posters are designed to be general so that they can be used with any text studied in any subject. The idea is that you have a ‘go to’ set of engaging and differentiated questions and comprehension prompts, saving you valuable prep time and incorporating high quality learning activities every time! The series includes: - Poster 1 highlights the 4 levels of comprehension questions and where the student will find the answer. - Poster 2 and 3 highlight and prompt student as to where to locate answers to comprehension questions and develop these skills so they can apply them in other settings. - Poster 4 highlights the types of questions for each level and how to answer the questions from each level. This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed! It can be used to form a standalone literacy lesson or can be left as a cover lesson activity. It can also be easily adapted to suit other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to Year 4-10/ KS2 and KS3 students. QAR allows you to create differentiated comprehension activities and provide a challenge for more able students. *One file has UK/AU spelling and the other file has US spelling. QAR introduction lesson for students can be found here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/introduction-to-question-answer-relationship-for-students-reading-strategy-any-text-any-subject-11338638 QAR induction professional development for staff can be found here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/introduction-to-question-answer-relationship-for-staff-whole-school-reading-strategy-11338684 Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources.
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Rio Olympics 2016 themed Olympic Rio Displays and Posters

Rio Olympics 2016 themed Olympic Rio Displays and Posters

A great resource to get learners excited about the Rio 2016! The resource includes Rio Olympic theme displays: -Medal Tally Poster - Bookmark/ Border Display - Bunting - Bingo -Olympic Country Report - Flag of competing country and sport pictographs -Suggested teaching strategies This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed! The worksheet and game can form a standalone lesson or can be left as a cover lesson. The displays can easily suit other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to KS2 and lower KS3 students. Suggested ideas are provided in the teachers notes. Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources. Now available as a bundle @ https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/rio-olympics-2016-themed-literacy-activities-bundle-11285978
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Literacy Classroom Display – Vocabulary

Literacy Classroom Display – Vocabulary

Use this display pack to brighten up your classroom while developing your student’s literacy skills though vocabulary. The display acts as a reference and scaffold to prompt students in using vocabulary that relates to the different skills students are asked to write about when unpacking and responding to a text. 2 signpost each with 4 curriculum literacy skills. 40 vocabulary words to create your display and help your students excel in their writing. Teacher notes included on last page. Click on my display name to visit my TES shop and see my other great resources, including other back to school resources. Please review if you found it useful!
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Blooms Revised Taxonomy - Poster Activity Series

Blooms Revised Taxonomy - Poster Activity Series

A series of posters to be used in conjunction with the study of any classroom texts. The posters are designed to be general so that they can be used with any text studied in any subject. The idea is that you have a ‘go to’ set of engaging and differentiated questions and activity prompts, saving you valuable prep time and incorporating high quality learning activities every time! The series includes: • Blooms Revised Taxonomy • Blooms Revised Taxonomy – Verbs • Blooms Revised Taxonomy – Skill Descriptors • Blooms Revised Taxonomy – Focus Questions • Blooms Revised Taxonomy – Check List • Blooms Revised Taxonomy – Text Questions This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed! It can help to form a standalone literacy lesson or can be left as a cover lesson. It can also be easily adapted to suit other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to Year 4-9/ KS2 and KS3 students. Poster allow for activities to be differentiated (Bloom’s Taxonomy) and provide a challenge for more able students. Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources.
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Research Booklet – scaffolding for research assignments

Research Booklet – scaffolding for research assignments

Have students who struggle to start their research assignments? Need students to show evidence of their research? Don’t have the time to create your own scaffolding? This resource is for you! A great resource (that will suite any length of time set) to get learners to demonstrate their ability to plan and prepare for a research assignment. Includes steps to encourage and support students to: -Begin the inquiry and identify previous knowledge -Develop a hypothesis (tentative, revised and final) -Define relevant key words -Devise sub-questions and then locate and record relevant information -Synthase and plan through to reviewing and editing their draft Accessible to middle school students, differentiated by the 3 levels of critical reflection and source evaluation questions. Simply edit these question, enabling it to be used by student in other year levels. Please leave feedback if you found the resource useful!
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Rio Olympics 2016 themed numeracy activities

Rio Olympics 2016 themed numeracy activities

A great resource to get learners excited about Rio 2016! The resource includes 6 Rio summer Olympics theme activities: -multiplication -time - perimeter and area - division - reading tables -word search (for early finishers) -suggested teaching strategies -Answers This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialized ability is needed! It can form a standalone literacy lesson or can be left as a cover lesson. Can be easily adapted to suit other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to Year 4 - lower Year 8. Worksheets provide a challenge for more able students (Year 4). Some questions rely on assumed Olympic event knowledge so please read the teaching notes. All measurements are in meters to align with Olympic events (i.e. 100m, 10km athletic events etc.) Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources including my FREE Rio Olympics web-quest.
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Reflecting on a unit of work using the KWLH Technique

Reflecting on a unit of work using the KWLH Technique

The KWLH Technique is just one of many graphic organizers that help students organize their thinking for decision-making, problem solving and reflecting. It’s a great method to activate prior knowledge and to help students organize information for learning and in the case of this resource improving their results. This resource has the added benefit of being a great tool to provide evidence for a student’s reflections on their work. I enjoy showing it to parents/ guardians as it helps them understand how they can better support their student at home. K - What I KNOW W – What I WANT to know L – What I LEARNT H – HOW I learnt it Booklet provides 4 reflections sheets, for different stages of a unit, which use the KWLH technique. - Reflecting on the start of a new unit of work - Reflecting on the current assessment task - Reflecting on completion of an assessment item - Reflecting on the next assessment item (how to improve) This resource is perfect for higher Year 5-10. Click on my username to see my other excellent resources and bundles! Please review if you found helpful
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