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Teachers Telling Tales

Fiona, the founder of Teachers Telling Tales, has taught in the UK and international schools, trained teachers and worked as environmental educator. She is currently studying graphic design. Teachers Telling Tales is a means to share this experience through creating high quality and affordable resources. While most are targeted at the primary age range, the aim is to provide versatile and adaptable resources to suit a range of ages and abilities. Many are inspired by stories to engage learners.

Fiona, the founder of Teachers Telling Tales, has taught in the UK and international schools, trained teachers and worked as environmental educator. She is currently studying graphic design. Teachers Telling Tales is a means to share this experience through creating high quality and affordable resources. While most are targeted at the primary age range, the aim is to provide versatile and adaptable resources to suit a range of ages and abilities. Many are inspired by stories to engage learners.
Pirates in Position!
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Pirates in Position!

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Fun pirate-themed activities to consolidate positional language / introduce pirate topic vocabulary. Starter - Spot the difference posters to get students talking and using positional language. The same poster but in outline so students can add the objects in the correct place and colour their completed picture. Instructions are provided in picture and text form. making the activity accessible to a range of ages and abilities. A guide to using the resource with vocabulary lists is included.
Pirates Pack
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Pirates Pack

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Introduce Pirates vocabulary and consolidate positional language through Spot-the-Difference activity and draw and colour activity (with text or pictorial instructions). Great for differing abilities, students with EAL. Fun mazes to keep early finishers engaged.
Flyaway Bundle
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Flyaway Bundle

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A collection of resources for a unit on Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar. Packed with ideas, templates, and activities. The Follow-along cards engage children with the story, develop listening skills and introduce vocabulary. The Feelings activities include sheets to record feelings and self portraits inspired by the story to develop children’s self awareness, speaking skills and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. Creative colouring templates (blank and patterned) of Katie and the birds are provided with display ideas.
Flyaway Katie follow-along
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Flyaway Katie follow-along

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Activities to accompany the storybook ‘Flyaway Katie’ by Polly Dunbar. Good for: Actively involving children during story time, developing listening skills, vocabulary, following instructions. Students learning English as an additional language. Topics: colours, clothes, body parts, feelings. Contents and Ideas: Story Elements cards with colours (8), body parts (4) and clothes (4) from the story. Give out to children individually or in pairs and ask to hold up their card when they hear it mentioned in the story. Follow-along Sheet. Children colour the picture of Katie, then look at the checklist with an adult.
Flyaway Feelings, self portraits
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Flyaway Feelings, self portraits

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Activities to accompany ‘Flyaway Katie’ by Polly Dunbar Good for: Getting to know each other. Talking about feelings. Students learning English as an additional language. Topics: feelings, colours, clothes, shapes, patterns. Contents Lesson plan with ideas for children to talk about what makes them happy. Read and Record Sharing Sheet Blank to enlarge for teacher to record children’s responses. Editable version for students to record with words or pictures. Flyaway Self Portraits Templates, blanks and with simple outline drawings to choose from. Display ideas.
Chameleons - fascinating facts
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Chameleons - fascinating facts

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This engaging presentation features interesting facts about chameleons with colourful photographs and links to short videos as illustration. (All photos are free to use and share, links provided in the notes). It aims to answer common questions and stimulate new ones. A link at the end to a children’s website enables further research. Aimed at younger children, text is simple and minimal. Great as a follow-up to reading The Mixed-up Chameleon by Eric Carle or as part of topics on animals, patterns and colours. (This resource is included free with other chameleon resources from Teachers Telling Tales.)
Hooray For Fish Puzzles
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Hooray For Fish Puzzles

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Puzzles inspired by Little Fish’s quest to find his mum in the story Hooray For Fish! by Lucy Cousins. A colourful maze in the shape of a heart can be used to demonstrate how to solve a maze by projecting the image on an interactive whiteboard. It can also be printed and laminated for completing with dry wipe pens. The slightly more challenging circle maze encourages problem solving and pencil control skills. There’s lots of detail in the fish and background for colouring. A dot-to-dot picture for children to discover who Little Fish found also reinforces pencil control with the additional skill of following the numbers from 1-10. This resource is also good for colouring when complete.