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I am a middle school teacher with 8 years experience. Incorporating literacy and numeracy skills over all curriculum areas is my passion. I hope that you find my resources helpful!

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I am a middle school teacher with 8 years experience. Incorporating literacy and numeracy skills over all curriculum areas is my passion. I hope that you find my resources helpful!
Christmas Activity Pack - KS2 and KS3 English and Literacy
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Christmas Activity Pack - KS2 and KS3 English and Literacy

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Christmas literacy activities. A great resource to get learners excited about the Christmas 2015! The resource includes 11 Christmas theme activities, teacher notes and answers: - 2x pre-poetry activities (mind-map and 5 senses) - 3x poetry activities – Limerick, Cinquain and Tanka - 3x Christmas word-search - Drabble (creative writing) - Christmas world fact file - ‘Twas the night before Christmas’ comprehension This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed! It can provide worksheets to help form a standalone English or literacy lesson or can be left as activities in a cover lesson. The worksheets can be easily adapted to suit other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to KS2 and lower KS3 students. Activities are differentiated – outlined in teacher notes. Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources. Want to try before you buy? Download one of my free resources.
Behaviour Management Strategies for the Classroom
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Behaviour Management Strategies for the Classroom

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Whether you are a new to teaching, need a new perspective or looking for something to use in your next behaviour management professional development this document is for you! The resource includes a 5 page outline on simple does and don’ts of classroom management that you can implement today. Please rate if you found it useful! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources.
Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)  – QAR themed literacy activities
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Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) – QAR themed literacy activities

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A great resource to get learners excited about Chinese New Year 2016! Question Answer Relationship (QAR) is a great technique for encouraging and improving reading comprehension with students. http://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/question_answer_relationship The resource includes 11 questions (answers included) for students to answer based on Spring Festival fact files (access to the internet is required). This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed! It can help form a standalone literacy lesson or can be left as a cover lesson. The activities should last between 30 minutes. Can be easily adapted to suit other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to years 7-8. Activities are differentiated by the QAR levels Please rate if you enjoyed! See my other Chinese New Year resource here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/chinese-new-year-themed-literacy-and-web-based-activities-11200018 Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources.
Halloween and Day of the Dead literacy and creative activities
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Halloween and Day of the Dead literacy and creative activities

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A great resource to get learners excited about the Halloween and Day of the Dead 2016! The resource includes 5 theme activities: -Creating a Halloween monster -Writing a dribble (100 word story) -Day of the Dead find-a-word -Mindfulness Colouring -Day of the Dead skulls -Day of the Dead skull masks -Teachers notes and 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 and art lesson, can be left as a cover lesson or used during Form group or ‘Down time’. 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.
English and Maths Christmas Activity Pack
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English and Maths Christmas Activity Pack

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Christmas literacy and numeracy activities. A great resource to get learners excited about the Christmas 2015! The resource includes 3 Christmas theme activities: - 1x Beginning sounds – writing the letter - 1x Christmas word-search - 1x Counting - addition practice This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed! It can provide worksheets to help form a standalone English or Maths lesson or can be left as activities in a cover lesson. Can be easily adapted to suit other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to early years and KS1 students. Check out my other Christmas resources!! Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources.
Research Booklet – scaffolding for research assignments
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Research Booklet – scaffolding for research assignments

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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!
Graphic Organisers - all topics and subjects
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Graphic Organisers - all topics and subjects

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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.
Rugby World Cup 2015 themed geography, literacy and numeracy activities
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Rugby World Cup 2015 themed geography, literacy and numeracy activities

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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!
 Christmas Activity Pack - Maths and Numeracy
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Christmas Activity Pack - Maths and Numeracy

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Christmas numeracy activities. A great resource to get learners excited about the Christmas 2015! The resource includes 12 Christmas theme activities and a number chart and answers: - 2x Counting – halving numbers - 3x Counting - addition practice - 2x Counting practice (1-10) - Counting with a dice - 2x Counting – number sequence - 2x Symmetry drawing This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed! It can provide worksheets to help form a standalone numeracy lesson or can be left as activities in a cover lesson. Can be easily adapted to suit other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to early years and KS1 students. Activities are differentiated – harder number sequences and symmetry drawings and blank addition worksheet and provide a challenge for more able students. Want to try before you buy? Download my free Christmas resource. Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources.
Synonym Classroom Display
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Synonym Classroom Display

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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!
Back to school – Holiday and Learning Reflections
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Back to school – Holiday and Learning Reflections

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A great resource to give learners at the start of any term, not just at the beginning of the year! The resource includes 4 worksheets for students to use to reflect on learning and goal progress. The pack also included 2 fun worksheets for students to use when reflecting on their holidays. -Comparing and Reflecting on Progress -Reflecting Rubric -Learning Reflection -Classroom Reflection -Holiday Tweets and Texts -Holiday Snapshot -Teacher Notes This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed! It can help form a first day back lesson when students receive their most recent results back. Can be easily adapted to suit other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to Years 6-10 or KS2, KS3 and GCSE students. Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources.
Introduction to Question-Answer Relationship for STUDENTS – Reading Strategy (any text any subject!)
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Introduction to Question-Answer Relationship for STUDENTS – Reading Strategy (any text any subject!)

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Time poor but want to make sure you provide higher order comprehension question for texts studied in your lesson? This reading strategy is for you! QAR can be used for any text type in any subject for all year levels. The resource includes: - 2 PowerPoint introduction lessons (one for upper primary -middle and the other for senior) - Practice activity - 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 students 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! It can be used to incorporate literacy skills into your lesson or used in literacy intervention lessons. This lesson should be accessible to Year 4-12/ KS2 and KS3 students. QAR allows you to create differentiated comprehension activities and provide a challenge for more able students. 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.
Aztec and Inca – Assignment Unit with Scaffolding
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Aztec and Inca – Assignment Unit with Scaffolding

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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.
Rio Olympics 2016 themed numeracy activities
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Rio Olympics 2016 themed numeracy activities

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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.
Rio Olympics 2016 themed literacy activities
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Rio Olympics 2016 themed literacy activities

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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
Rio Olympics 2016 themed literacy activities
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Rio Olympics 2016 themed literacy activities

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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 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 6-9 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/us/teacher-lessons/rio-olympics-2016-themed-literacy-activities-bundle-11285993 Updated: Haiku PowerPresentation uploaded...if you have already purchased this resource you can download the file via your dashboard.
Question-Answer Relationship – Reading Strategy
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Question-Answer Relationship – Reading Strategy

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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.
Reflecting on a unit of work using the KWLH Technique
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Reflecting on a unit of work using the KWLH Technique

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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
Back to School – Holiday Reflections and Activity Pack
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Back to School – Holiday Reflections and Activity Pack

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A great resource to give learners at the start of any term, not just at the beginning of the year! The resource includes 3 worksheets for students to use to reflect on their holidays. The pack also included 2 fun back to school worksheets for students to complete. -2 truths and 1 lie -Holiday memories -Back to school Bingo -Word scramble -Back to school word search -Answers This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed! It can help form a first day back lesson. Can be easily adapted to suit other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to Year 4- 8 or KS2 and lower KS3. Would go great with ‘Back to school – Holiday and Learning Reflections’ https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/back-to-school-holiday-and-learning-reflections-11186051 Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources.
Mindful Colouring - Maths, Art or Tutor time activity
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Mindful Colouring - Maths, Art or Tutor time activity

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An excellent resource of Spirograph images for early finishers to colour in. The resource includes 16 images for a mindful colouring activity in your tutor time, art or maths class. This resource has been thoroughly designed so no extra prep or specialised ability is needed! It can help form a standalone art lesson or be used as an activity for early finishers in your maths class. It could also be used as an activity during tutor time, free time, class ‘down-time’ after lunch or cover lesson. This resource can be easily adapted to suit other lessons you may have already planned. This lesson should be accessible to KS1-KS3 students. Activities are differentiated, as there are easy patters and more complicated patters to provide a challenge for more able students. Please rate if you enjoyed! Click on my display name to see my other excellent resources.