Gun Control | Gun Rights **NEWLY UPDATED**

Gun Control | Gun Rights **NEWLY UPDATED**

A challenging topic, but one that needed to be discussed in my class. The worksheets cover both sides of the debate about gun control and the right to bear arms, and students are encouraged to develop their own opinions. The worksheets created a lot of discussion by focussing on the slogans, the statistics and analyzing and rewording the Second Amendment. This pack includes 12 worksheets on different aspects of the topics and like all of my work, approaches the activities from a cross-curriculum point of view. So the activities include graphing tasks, language analysis, interpreting political cartoons and identifying arguments in a debate. There is also an answer key at the end of the pack, with possible responses to all debating points.
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How To Interview a School Visitor ***NEW***

How To Interview a School Visitor ***NEW***

From time to time a special visitor comes to the school and your class might be called on to ask them a question. How often is that question very ordinary, may be a bit embarrassing, and sometimes it may not really excite the visitor? I have used these worksheets to prepare my students to come up with some more interesting questions to ask the visitor to the class or the school. My students sometimes also need to visit a local politician or business person as part of a class project, and I use these worksheets to again prepare them for the visit. I find these type of interpersonal communication skills so important for later life and that's why my store is full of activities around public speaking, using humor and interviewing techniques. I hope you find this pack useful to start the topic of interviewing.
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How to Write & Present a Speech **NEW**

How to Write & Present a Speech **NEW**

The ability to construct and confidently present a speech to any audience will always be one of the most sought after skills required in any form of employment. Any student needs to master the skills to speak confidently, and this pack of worksheets will provide every student with some unique insights to how to speak confidently. Topics include: - Developing a hook to involve the audience - Telling a story to engage the audience - Develop a Call to Action to finish off the speech - Tips to gain confidence with public speaking - And the importance of seeking feedback about a speech that was delivered. These topics and more are covered in these 20 plus pages of activities aimed for the Middle School Student
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Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Great Value bundle combining two popular packs focussing on public speaking, the techniques used by others and the process in writing and presenting a speech. Each worksheet in each pack has engaging activities for the Middle School student to start to master one of the most important skills that any adult needs in their private and public lives - no matter what career they pursue. Ove 50 pages of tips, ideas and activities for the student to self-guide their way to speaking mastery. PLUS, a free fun pack is included to check on those speech trip-ups that will get in the way of any good speech. Nothing worse than saying the wrong thing, when you really meant something else. The effect can be catastrophic.
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John and Betty - a Classic Retro Read-A-Long

John and Betty - a Classic Retro Read-A-Long

A fun read-a-long for young children to follow. Based on the 1951 basic reader used in the Education Department of Victoria. A faithful reproduction of the original 'John & Betty' early learning reader. Follow the bouncing ball across the page as it drops on each word/syllable to help children follow the text. There are 27 slides that transition along automatically. Note: the slideshow has been created in Keynote
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Sarcasm - Worksheets & Movie **NEW**

Sarcasm - Worksheets & Movie **NEW**

"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” - Groucho Marx “The problem with common sense is that most people are morons.” - The Sarcasm Society Sarcasm can be witty, but in the school environment it can be hurting. Teach your students to recognise sarcasm and to be careful with its use. This bundle includes a great introductory Full Quality narrated slidedeck that introduces the topic of sarcasm. The slidedeck includes: - samples from Groucho Marx, - how sarcasm can hurt others, - some samples for students to test their sarcasm detector, and - some examples for sarcastic body language. The bundle also includes a starter pack of humour worksheets centred around the topic of Sarcasm. Topics include: - Irony v Sarcasm - Sarcasm Detector - Sarcasm as Verbal Bullying - Groucho Marx and his form of Sarcasm - Comparing Sarcasm with being Sincere - Plotting types of Sarcasm on the Nasty v Nice scale, and the Funny v not Funny scale ... and more Great fun for the classroom, but this pack also relates to the topic of emotional bullying and how some words that seem funny to others can impact a victim's feelings.
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Pranks, Hoaxes & Scams

Pranks, Hoaxes & Scams

Great fun pack that investigates the types of Pranks, Hoaxes and Scams that are carried out in a variety of circumstances - on the web, in the classroom, in the news and so on. Students identify the differences and get an understanding that this is not a new thing - it all started with Jonathon Swift (Gulliver Travels). These pen and paper worksheets explore this type of humor and discusses the impact it might have on the victim. I really enjoy teaching about humor in the classroom and this is another of my packs that my classes have been working on. I also use the topic to cover off some 'bullying' issues and make sure that all students understand that a prank can often have a negative effect on someone else - and so needs to be avoided. The pack is also great for introducing the topic of email scams and how they can impact people who are not wary. 28 pages including a comprehensive Answer Key I'd be really disappointed if anyone is not happy with these packs, so if that's you, please get back to me and your money will be very happily refunded. I'd really like some feedback too, so all comments most welcome. ************************************************************ Learn more about the author at Malcom Brown
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Google Earth Worksheets

Google Earth Worksheets

More than 50 pages of Blackline Masters for upper primary/lower secondary students. All worksheet activities are completed with the fabulous Google Earth application which is free to download on to your PC or Mac from earth.google.com. Activities require minimum teacher direction and provide maximum learning for the student. _______________________________________________________ Contents: • Constellation conundrum • Landmarks • Cruise around the world • Help!! Endangered species • The Galapagos Islands • Continents • Google Moon • The Earth's Grid System • Make the World a Better Place • Mission to Mars • Majestic Mountains • My Google Earth Autobiography • Mysterious Locations • National Parks • Ocean Explorer • Ocean Investigations • The Olympics • The ABCs of Google Earth • Bonjour, Mon Ami 50 plus pages 3 weeks duration
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Longitude and Latitude with Google Earth

Longitude and Latitude with Google Earth

Lesson Plan with worksheets for the Middle School classroom that teaches the principles of Longitude and Latitude using the popular Google Earth. The worksheets are simple and self-guiding. There is an answer sheet at the end of the booklet. There are also links to short videos further explaining the activities. Just click on the links in the worksheets The lesson takes about 3 weeks to complete and there are additional worksheets that the early finishers can work on to further extend their knowledge. Objectives included. 20 pages of things to do. Note that sample pages only shown here. Full pack of 20 pages will be downloadable once purchase has been made. Duration of activity is 1 week
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Speak UP! ****BRAND NEW****

Speak UP! ****BRAND NEW****

The ability to speak in public is one of the hardest things that anybody can endure, but it is so much easier if you can adopt some powerful techniques that others use to make their speech memorable and at least survive on the stage. Young people should be given plenty of practice time to present a speech and this unit of work helped the kids in my class adopt some strategies use in their speeches. This pack consists of quality worksheets that review some famous speeches and shows the techniques that the speaker used to be persuasive and powerful. The content includes: - Analyzing Donald Trump's acceptance speech - Learning about Alliteration in speeches - Practising the use of Tricolons - Understanding the Power of Speech Metaphors - Ways to use Repetition in Speeches - Reviewing Inch by Inch, by Al Pacino - Reviewing Queen Elizabeth I’s Speech to the Troops at Tilbury, 1588 - Discovering the power of The Gettysburg Address - Counting the metaphors in the 'I Have a Dream Speech', by Martin Luther King The pack also includes a bonus Rubric that can be used to analyze the effectiveness of any speech. 32 pages in all, including an Answer Key
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Fun with Malapropism

Fun with Malapropism

What's a Malaprop? "It is the mistaken use of a word in place of a similar-sounding one, often with unintentionally amusing effect, as in, for example, “dance a flamingo ” (instead of flamenco )." This pack has more than 170 Malaprops that are fun, challenging and great for learning about correct English. Many of the Malaprops include common mistakes that English speakers make. Translating what the speaker was meaning needs some hard thinking in some cases. An answer key is provided at the end.
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