Cells and Diffusion Keywords Literacy Lesson (SEN / Foundation)

Cells and Diffusion Keywords Literacy Lesson (SEN / Foundation)

Objective: To better understand and use keywords in the cells and diffusion topic. Who is it for: Scientists who have poor literacy, recall and spelling skills. Differentiation opportunities: Use the Spiderman Glossary for struggling scientists. What is in the resource? - Spiderman themed glossary comic - Dominoes activity matching key words with definitions - Activity circle with 6 activities. To use this I put students in groups of 3, each student choosing 2 of the activities. Alternatively you could use this as a "hot potato" activity by giving students a set time (3 minutes) to start the task and then they have to pass their work on to the person on their left. They will then continue where the previous student left off etc. - Giant Wordsearch and hidden message - Kinasthetic activity where students have to unjumble a sentence relating the topic. Wherever possible I have included the answers.
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SEN Cells and Inheritance - feedback text, quiz  and activity

SEN Cells and Inheritance - feedback text, quiz and activity

SUITABLE FOR LOWER FOUNDATION STUDENTS AND THOSE WITH POOR LITERACY SKILLS. This activity is designed to gauge level of understanding. It has 7 questions that tests student's ability to recall the function of parts of a cell. There is an associated piece of text (suitable reading age 12+) and feedback activities for them to undertake. As a rule I use this before starting the GCSE cells topic or the GCSE Inheritance topic. Please see my other resources at: www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/heelis
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B13.1 Sexual and Asexual Reproduction  SEN / Literacy / Lower foundation (NEW SPEC)

B13.1 Sexual and Asexual Reproduction SEN / Literacy / Lower foundation (NEW SPEC)

DESIGNED FOR NEW SPECIFICATION FOR FIRST EXAMINATION IN 2018 Suitable for lower foundation students and those with literacy issues. Lesson Objectives: To understand the differences between sexual and asexual reproduction and the advantages and disadvantages of both types of reproduction. The lesson consists of: - Textbook pages x 2 - designed for reading age of 12 upwards (using Flesch-Kincade reading scale) - Pick and Mix activity - students choose the questions they want to answer, all differentiated by point value. (I usually give different bands of students different point values to work to depending on previous achievement. - Independent "test-style" worksheet - Powerpoint presentation with a starter and metacognition plenary. Lesson Outline: - Starter, draw an label an animal cell - Main 1, Teacher Input through presentation and students complete the pick and mix task using the text to help them. -Main 2 - Assess via independent work sheet - Plenary - Metacognition activity
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QCA Science SOW & Objectives KS1,2,3

QCA Science SOW & Objectives KS1,2,3

I found this document after a long search on the internet. It dates back to early 2000 and has the complete breakdown of topics, learning objectives, outcomes, possible activities and teaching notes. Published by the QCA.
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P12 Waves for SEN, EAL or Foundation Literacy Activity

P12 Waves for SEN, EAL or Foundation Literacy Activity

Suitable for foundation students, or those who need extra support with key words and definitions. The resources consists of a 2 page keywords list (shown in image), a crossword with answers, and a support crossword with some of the letters filled in. I've tried to keep the descriptions of the words as simple as possible without loosing their precise meaning and have included images to help students remember.
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P12 Waves Bundle

P12 Waves Bundle

A substantial bundle of differentiated resources to help with your planning of the new GCSE course. With over a dozen resources ranging from the electromagnetic spectrum and light to seismic waves. The activity types include comic style activities, literacy, jeopardy activities etc. Save more than 70% by buying as a bundle.
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Force Mass Acceleration Differeniated Activity

Force Mass Acceleration Differeniated Activity

A resource for my mixed ability groups with a focus on challenge and independence. Students select the questions they would like to answer - each has a point value, higher points are more difficult questions. Answers attached
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P12.7 Seismic Waves Higher - Text and Activity (for 2018 exam)

P12.7 Seismic Waves Higher - Text and Activity (for 2018 exam)

Objectives: To understand seismic waves and how they can be used as evidence for the internal structure of the Earth. To understand seismographs and seismometers. Suitable for higher achievers (lots of challenge activity options). This resource is made up of a piece of text summarising key information on P, S and L waves etc. and a set of 5 activity choices. Some of the activity choices are based on Tony Ryan's Thinkers Keys. I give my students the text and option sheet along with text books if necessary and ask them to choose 2 of the activity options, to complete. This can be followed up by presentation work if you have the time or peer assessed.
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P12.7 Seismic Waves Crosswords with answers (differentiated)

P12.7 Seismic Waves Crosswords with answers (differentiated)

Objective: Understand keywords relating seismic waves Understand the differences between P, S and L waves. Understand the internal structure of the Earth and how waves travel through them. Suitable for both higher and lower achievers. Resource contains 2 x crossword puzzles and answers. Crossword 1 is for higher achievers and crossword 2 for higher students who may need some literacy support.
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B8.1 Photosynthesis Differentiated Resources

B8.1 Photosynthesis Differentiated Resources

Objective: to understand the process of and equation for photosynthesis, know that photosynthesis is endothermic Suitable for all - questions and tasks are differentiated. The resource is designed to be used in conjunction with textbook or notes. It includes, an activity selection sheet and a correct the mistakes worksheet. Please see the photographs attached for more information. Black and white activity sheet is included.
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C3 Bonding Activity - Differentiated

C3 Bonding Activity - Differentiated

Objective: to gain a better understanding of covalent, ionic and metallic bonds through completing differentiated activities. Suitable for KS4 all abilities. For details of what is contained in this resource please see the attached photographs. A piece of text summarising the main points related to the three types of bonding and a set of 9 leveled activities.
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B5.6 Viral Diseases (2018 exam)

B5.6 Viral Diseases (2018 exam)

Objective: To be able to name some plant and animal viruses. To describe the spread and symptoms of some plant and animal viruses. To compare and contrast plant animal viruses. Suitable for all KS4 biology students (fully differentiated) Included: This resource comprises an infographic (text) and 9 differentiated activities, from a level 1 to 9. Included are the photo files, pdf and word documents (uneditable).
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P5.2 Electricity Cables and Plugs (2018 Exam) - Literacy and Comprehension

P5.2 Electricity Cables and Plugs (2018 Exam) - Literacy and Comprehension

NEW SPECIFICATION FOR EXAMINATION IN 2018 Objective: To understand the function of the different wires in a plug, how a mains cable works, the importance of the earth wire, the difference between a three and two core cable. Included: Text, 2 Tarsia Puzzles of different sizes, answers to the Tarsia Suitable for both high and low achievers. Approximately a 40 minute activity. Lesson Ideas: Give students the text document and allow them time to read and highlight any words they do not understand. Put the students in groups of 2 or 3 and issue each group with 2 post-it notes. Students then cut and assemble the tarsia puzzle, matching the question and answer. If students are really struggling, they are allowed to write a single question on each of the post-it notes and then wait for the teacher to circulate and answer the questions. After the time is up, issue each group with the answers and have them complete their puzzles. This is a good starter activity for the following lesson, to re-inforce the ideas.
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P13.5 X-Rays in Medicine (2018 Exam)

P13.5 X-Rays in Medicine (2018 Exam)

Objective: To understand what x-rays are used for, the dangers and safety precautions related to medical x-rays and how x-rays work. Clock activity is suitable for all abilities and can be used in a variety of ways: - "hot potato", seat students in pairs and issue the clock questions, in their pairs students choose a question and are given 2 minutes to find and write and answer. The sheets are all rotated and students choose another question to answer on the next sheet. Sheets are rotated 12 times and students end up with their original sheet in front of them. Go through the answers and students correct where appropriate. - give students information on x-rays (printed webpages, textbooks etc), and working in pairs complete the activity. Webquest activity is suitable for higher achievers. Students are required to complete a set of notes on a graphic organiser and then using only those notes, write a newspaper report. Both of these activities lend well to peer assessment and paired work.
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