This is a lesson is about a typical school day for a GCSE Spanish class. The lesson includes a literacy (scramble style) starter, a tongue twister activity (to practise pronunciation of the 'go' sound), a pronunciation activity and a quizlet on the words that would be used in the reading task, a rally couach mini-plenary (it goes after I first show them the text so they realise they would really need to remember the words) and a reading task itself. I am trying to teach them how to approach these tasks in the most effective way so they underline the words they know and find out the ones they do not. I wrote the text myself on the basis of the one from the specimen materials for it to have a similar structure to the one they will see in the exam. I have also included a slide on how to use VES application to find and to correctly translate a verb which is not written in infinitive and a mini-plenary for them to practise using the same. You can introduce some competition in here if you wish. Finally they self-assess their work and compete to translate / provide a definition of the words in the plenary task that they have learned in previous lessons.
These are few grammar games that I decided to share. I would use them for pretty much all age groups, both KS3 and KS4, GCSE both tiers. They can be easily amended to suit the grammar topics that you wish to reinforce / revise / introduce. The templates can also be easily reused for French. See enclosed: Verb conjugation Learning Grid (differentiated) - Students roll two dices to identify the tense and the pronoun they need to use. To make the task more complicated for more advanced students I ask them to create a sentence using the verb they got with particular amount of words to further challenge higher tier students. I would highly recommend it for the KS4 students. El Bingo (good to promote Vocabulary / Listening / Phonics). Teacher gives studnets 15 words and asks them to write 5 of them down. Teacher then either says the translation of the words on the board (KS3) or defines them in Spanish / English (y9/10/11). If students recognise one of their words they cross it out, first one who crosses 5 wins! Conjugation Cube. Students create a set of two dices that they will roll together. There are two versions of them to provide for two levels of differentiation. Students play in turns to conjugate the verbs! I included an origami version of the cube in case you wish to ask them to make the cube and to write the questions on their own (I took the scheme from the Google images so I do not claim any rights on that one.) Let me know how it goes!
This is a lesson which I prepared for my KS4 Spanish groups for the end of the term. It includes one of my favourite starters - students have to analyse the overview of the cartoon - The Book of Life - and choose a task according to their level. You would then check the answers and would move on to explaining the lesson outcomes. Then they would have some fun with a tongue twister, working on their pronunciation of ‘Br’ sound (one of their favourite thing to do every lesson - easy to find and to tick SMSC, engagement, phonics and oracy points).Then I have included a mind map mini-plenary for them to revise the festivities/celebrations vocabulary. It is then followed by the new vocabulary introduction with a quizlet and quizlet live games. A short Rally coach activity is included for them to consolidate the vocabulary and to practice translating topic-related sentences. I have then arranged for a listening / reading activity using one of the youtube videos of the SpanishPod101 about Halloween. The lady speaks fast but there are Spanish and English subtitles at the bottom to assist students with understanding the video. They would answer the listening questions as they listen to /watch the video. The next task is Reading (Section B) - they need to insert the correct words in the text about the Day of the Dead followed by the AQA skill-based self-assessment. Finally, the ‘words’ snake’ plenary that students totally love - they have to work in groups remembering topi-specific vocabulary. Enjoy!
This is a lesson on TV shows for an early GCSE Spanish class which can be used with a higher year 8 students. The lesson includes a scrabble starter to wake the students up followed by phonics practice (resiting tongue twister!). Then I included few slides explaining how to use VES application to check the meaning of conjugated verbs and asked them to try to find few on their own to check understanding and to encourage them to be independent. Then they practice phonics when pronouncing new words (see new vocabulary attached - quizlet) followed by the quizlet activity. Students are to choose what quizlet task they want to do based on their level therefore this engaging task is differentiated. Then I have included a set of slides to introduce a reading section A exam task text - TV program (please note that this is a task taken from BBC Bitesize website and I bear no right on it therefore) . There is also a differentiated Rally Coach activity to consolidate the knowledge of the new vocabulary after they looked at the task whereby they try to translate the sentences in relation to opinions on TV programs. Consequently they have a look at the TV program text again and complete a series of tasks to enhance their understanding - underline cognates, discuss unknown words in a group and learn how to use Spanish Dict application (an explanatory slide given). Finally they analise the way they should answer the questions (True / False) and complete the Reading task and self-assess their work. I have included the handout with the reading task to ease the pain. Enjoy!
This lesson introduces the Nazi Racial policy and touches upon Antisemitism. It includes settler, starter, an example of how an exercise book is supposed to look like (a picture taken from the A* student's book), exam question with a model answer and success criteria, a slide showing how to justify the grade when self-assessing your answer (with a self-assessment slide), Learning outcomes, a slide introducing discussion of the racial policy in the propaganda posters (with some keywords), information research task (I enclosed the information sheet taken from the BBC Bitesize website), Oracy leader task based on the Hitler's quote and a recap activity on the asking students to put the events of the Hitler's rise to power in chronological order.
This is the lesson that I have prepared for my y9/y10 in relation to the topic of Spanish culture (Festivals & Celebrations). The lesson starts with the starter about food (it was previous topic and I always try to link things together) and following review of lesson outcomes we move onto to trying to recite a tongue twister (plus a cultural SMSC tip!). Students will then recap on regular verbs conjugation in present tense and learn new / revise already known vocabulary on the topic of San Fermin celebration using Quizlet and Quizlet live tools. I have then included a video (see link) of Rosa from SpanishPod101 (see their channel in youtube) describing the celebration of San Fermin. Even though the video is in Spanish and Rosa speaks really quickly, there are subtitles in English so that all students have a chance to listen to a native speaker and at the same time understand what the video is about (note: I personally find the Spanishpod101 videos amazing as they address quite a few cultural / grammar / pronunciation and other aspects so I would recommend letting your students know that a lot of resources are available for free. Consequently, students answer quiz questions about the video and move on to Reading activity. They read the text aloud, search for cognates and keywords and finally answer the questions that I have tried to create in the style of AQA Higher Reading Section A. Please note that there is also a handout to make the task easier and faster to access. Enjoy!
These are the homework / classwork worksheets that I have prepared for my GCSE Citizenship class. They are easy to assess / mark and are prepared on the basis of official course book and revision guide.
This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 8 Spanish students. It can also be used for year 9 as the model answer has quite a list of grammar / some more can be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research. There are two choices: a documentary about your favourite town in England (in my case it is Manchester) or an interview with a football player about his town in Spain ( I chose Madrid). Students decide on the task, the roles and start researching relevant information using their iPads (one of the students needs to summarise the information that others found). They then have to prepare a script in Spanish and to make a video using iMovie or any other video application. If there is little time I would suggest them to present it and I would film it. The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term!
This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 9 Spanish students. It can also be used for older students as the model answer has quite a list of grammar / some more can be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research. There are two choices: a documentary about your school or an interview with between a student from your school and a school in Spain. Students decide on the task, the roles and start researching relevant information using their iPads (one of the students needs to summarise the information that others found). They then have to prepare a script in Spanish and to make a video using iMovie or any other video application. If there is little time I would suggest them to present it and I would film it. The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term!
This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 7 French students. The writing example can be easily adapted if more structures are to be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research. Students have to research information about a sports team and create a poster. After that they have to produce a piece of writing to express their opinion on that team. Students decide on the task, the roles and start researching relevant information using their iPads (one of the students needs to summarise the information that others found). The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term!
This is an Easter lesson that I created for my higher KS3/KS4 Spanish students. The idea is to have some fun and to do some writing as well! The lesson starts with a friendly - easy starter, lesson plan and pronunciation slide to learn how to pronounce some Easter related words. Then we move on to a quizlet task to learn / revise some Easter vocabulary and Rally Coach activity to check whether we remember the words (translation practice). I have then included a conjugation activity with some verbs (you need some dices!) followed by a competitive translation activity (make sure you have similar ability students working together). The students then use a trap door structure (table) to speak about their Easter day and then I tell them about my Easter day in a similar manner as suggested by previous activity. I first use pictures only and then show them the model answer and the grammar success criteria. After they write down their responses we move on to playing quizlet live and Hangman. Enjoy!
Hi everyone! I realised that some things disappear from Youtube, including trailers which are very useful to engage students. I have therefore downloaded this trailer to use for educational purposes only.
This is a collection of 5 lessons on Victorian Britain. We have discussed living conditions, Workhouses, crime and punishment, prisons and schools. All lessons are based on COPA approach (content, origin, purpose, audience) with the task to analyse the source being the main one. All lessons contain settlers and kagan activities.
These are four assessments that I have prepared to assess the knowledge of my students on the topic of Nazi Germany. They are created out of past exam papers, exam-like questions out of my head / book and some internet research. They were designed to gradually train them on how to correctly answer the questions and made it simple for me to check as in some case I just had to circle the missing point!
This lesson was prepared for the year 11 Citizenship students (AQA full course). This lesson is on the topic of Active Citizenship. It includes settler, starter, learning objectives/keywords introduction slide, a quick 'Find Fours' activity to revise some keywords/ key groups, the slide with information on the tactics of pressure group campaigns (methods), a match-up activity to revise some keywords and exam practice materials. The latter is an example of a part B question with a model answer and success criteria, followed up by the self-assessment slide. The presentation ends with a cartoon for a plenary discussion.
This lesson was prepared for the year 11 Citizenship students (AQA full course). This lesson is on the topic of Fairness, Justice and Law: Human rights in UK. It includes settler, starter, learning objectives/keywords introduction slide, a quick match-up activity to revise some keywords, the slide with information on the Human Rights Act 1998, some activities for discussion of the latter (I especially like the activity where they have to guess the rights!) and exam practice materials. The latter is an example of a part B question (4 c) with a model answer and success criteria, followed up by the self-assessment slide. The presentation ends with a cartoon for a plenary discussion.
This lesson was prepared for the year 11 Citizenship students (AQA full course). This lesson is on the topic of Roles of Parliament and Government. It includes settler, starter, learning objectives/keywords introduction slide, a keywords quiz, some key information and call for discussion on the roles of the governing system in UK (Parliament-Monarch), a short quiz to check the understanding of information presented, some information and Round Robin activity on the Government in UK, Keywords Challenge slide (to revise the keywords!), and some exam practice on the questions of the Part B (4 a and 4 b) with success criteria, model answers and self-assessment. The presentation ends with a cartoon for a plenary discussion.