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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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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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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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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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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Story Telling with Google Earth Placemarks (MAC)

Story Telling with Google Earth Placemarks (MAC)

Create fun storyboards that students then place on to geographic locations on Google Earth. The storyboards can be used to walk through a story showing each step of the plot on Google Earth - using images and descriptions - but they can also be used to create a tour of anything that you can think of. This pack shows students how to create their own simple Tour on Google Earth, by creating a storyboard(Word template included), setting up Placemarks, inserting images and description as well some activities at each location, then recording the tour for others to view. Very motivating. Also includes an assessment Rubric, answer key, 12 worksheets, and a Word document Storyboard template. Note that there are some very minor steps included that apply to Mac users only.
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Curriculum Guide - Google Earth, Google Maps, Google Street View

Curriculum Guide - Google Earth, Google Maps, Google Street View

Free curriculum guide for anyone wanting to include Google's fabulous Geo Products into their curriculum. The 12 page booklet includes suggested objectives, assessment tools and activities for each subject. It also includes an exhaustive list of verbs you can use when creating your own learning objectives.
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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 Bumper Volume **VALUE**

Google Earth Bumper Volume **VALUE**

100 plus pages of self-directing activities for the Middle School students. 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 http://earth.google.com/. Activities require minimum teacher direction and provide maximum learning for the student. • 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 ______________________________________________________ Layers Reference and Activity Booklet Google Earth has over 50 layers of information and all are explained in this booklet, along with student activities designed to allow the student to explore each of the layers and track down the type of fascinating information that can be found on each layer. Layers are also given a value rating so that teachers can go directly to the most valuable layer with the most educational information. The booklet includes definitions and activities around the following Google Earth layers: • Borders and Labels • Photos • 3D Buildings • Ocean • Weather • Gallery • Global Awareness • and more Key points of interest are highlighted and quirky little tips are included. This is a true reference book for any student or teacher who works with Google Earth. _______________________________________________________How to Zoom and Fly A slide show that instructs users on how to use these basic functions of Zooming and Flying around Google Earth. Download this Powerpoint slide set to show your students how to use and practice the zooming and flying functions. Easy to follow - students could review them at their own pace. _______________________________________________________ Longitude and Latitude Worksheets Lesson Plan with worksheets for the Secondary 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. 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. ______________________________________________________ More Google Earth Worksheets 32 pages of printable worksheets for the Upper Primary student. Clear instructions, clear print and totally self-guiding Use Google Earth to complete these self-directed worksheets. Easy to use and very educational. A wide range of topics covered, including: - Religions of the world - Capital cities - Deserts - Trip planning and more ______________________________________________________ Google Earth Task Cards 46 Task Cards with 46 activities for students to explore Google Earth. Activities include: - measuring distance with ruler function - calculating area - using longitude and latitude - mastering Google Earth tools and applications - understanding continents, countries - exploring Google Sky, Moon and Mars - zooming in to significant landmarks - investigative work on the ground - and much more. Comprehensive Answer Key included. Print out cards on to firm board - easy two-cut template to create four cards per page. ******************************************** See more here: Middle School Resources ******************************************** Learn more about the author at Malcom Brown ******************************************** 100% Money Back guarantee - if there is anything at all about this pack that disappoints or was not as expected, please get back to me and your investment will be completely refunded - no issue at all. ********************************************
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Agent Pegman **Value** Bundle

Agent Pegman **Value** Bundle

Fun with Google Street View on Google Maps with all three Agent Pegman investigations bundled into one value bundle. Each Agent Pegman pack has a series of investigative activities that are solved by using Google Maps and Google Street View to follow directions, show orientation and pick up clues. Answer keys are included in each pack. More than 60 pages of varied activities that can be used as a library lesson, end of year unit of work, computer skills teaching, or part of a social studies lesson. ******************************************** See more at Middle School Resources ******************************************** Learn more about the author at Malcom Brown ******************************************** 100% Money Back guarantee - if there is anything at all about this pack that disappoints or was not as expected, please get back to me and your investment will be completely refunded - no issue at all. ********************************************
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What State Is This?

What State Is This?

Printable maps with a simple clue that students use to determine what US State is outlined on the sheet. Best used with Google Earth. The clue might be a longitude or latitude, a key city, or a geographical feature. The task is simple, but the activity is challenging. And some maps involve a bit of problem solving by the student. Students can also use the shape of the State to help in working out the name of the country. A great source I used to make these worksheets was http://www.amcharts.com/svg-maps/. Here you can download the outline of the maps and import them into Illustrator and move states around or whatever you might like to do for your own worksheets. The worksheets have an answer key at the end. There are 14 maps in all. ******************************************** See more here: ******************************************** Learn more about the author at ********************************************
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What Country is This on Google Earth? ** VALUE BUNDLE**

What Country is This on Google Earth? ** VALUE BUNDLE**

Three packs of the popular map activity for the price of two. These packs of printable maps each has a series of maps with a simple clue for each one that students use to determine what US State or Country is outlined on the sheet. Best used with Google Earth. The clue might be a longitude or latitude, a key city, or a geographical feature. The task is simple, but the activity is challenging. And some maps involve a bit of problem solving by the student. Students can also use the shape of the US State or country to help in working out the name. A great source I used to make these worksheets was http://www.amcharts.com/svg-maps/. Here you can download the outline of the maps and import them into Illustrator and move states around or whatever you might like to do for your own worksheets. The worksheets have an answer key at the end. There are more than 50 maps in all. Great for teaching about longitude and latitude. I use these packs in the library when I'm showing students around Google Earth. ********************* See more here: Middle School Resources ********************* Learn more about the author at Malcom Brown ******************************************** 100% Money Back guarantee - if there is anything at all about this pack that disappoints or was not as expected, please get back to me and your investment will be completely refunded - no issue at all. *********************************************
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Google Maps **VALUE BUNDLE**

Google Maps **VALUE BUNDLE**

Great bundle value with 5 packs all related to using Google Maps in the classroom. Each pack has student self-directed worksheets that are solved by using Google Maps. ______________________________________________________ Google Maps Worksheets Activity Sheets for the Middle School students. Great fun solving problems using Google Maps(and Google Earth). Simple instructions but challenging activities. I have found that the students in my class need very little instruction to complete the tasks, so long as they understand the Google Maps tools. Google account is not required - just access to the Google Maps online. Table of Contents 1. Creating a Travelling Distance Chart 2. Solve the Riddle 3. A Different Type of Easter Egg 4. Fantasy Island 5. Landmarks Around the World 6. Cruising the Seas 7. All about Continents 8. The Earth’s Grid System 9. From Pegman’s Point of View 10. Time & Weather Clues 11. Sites with a View 12. Home Sweet Home 13. Street View Safari 14. Who Am I? 15. National Parks 16. Your Place 17. A Mission for Agent Pegman 18. Things to do on Google Earth 19. Oddities on Google Earth ______________________________________________________ Google Maps Math Problems This is a pack of worksheets with Math problems students can do on Google Maps. The problems cover a range of activities, but my class particularly liked the activity based on Disneyland where they had to zoom in on Street View as well as use the Earth function to mathematically calculate the number of car parks in a particular structure at Disneyland, and also calculate the commercial profitability of the car park. This is a multi-skilled pack for Middle School students and those who have bought my other packs over the years (thank you all!) you will know that each sheet is well laid out, nicely presented and encourages the student to work independently on each activity. As well as the Disneyland activity, the pack includes: - designing a road trip - searching for mathematical street names in a particular location(we found more than 10 names!) - researching odd mathematical locations - measuring and comparing distance - and more 10 pages of worksheets, PLUS an answer key. ______________________________________________________ Google Street View Worksheets 24 pages of worksheets for upper primary/lower secondary students using Google's fabulous Street View, newly updated with Answer Key and further instructions for Agent Pegman. Activities include: - looking for animals on safari - looking for unusual landmarks - perform some exemplary spy work - visit some very obscure locations - stand right in the middle of Stonehenge, Legoland, Warwick Castle gardens and travel the slopes of Whistler ______________________________________________________ Easter Fun with Google Maps Great worksheets for Middle School students based around the story of Easter and everything connected with Easter (Easter Eggs - chocolate and non-chocolate!, Easter Island, the Easter sites of significance, and more.) Use Google Maps to complete the worksheets Learning objectives include: • Ability to calculate distances in Google Maps • Able to load a database to Google Maps • Ability to insert Placemarker information in Google Maps • Ability to use creativity and imagination in developing a fantasy island • Ability to construct a map with all key features • Ability to locate information in Google Maps using coordinates • Ability to apply some simple knowledge of Excel. All the activities were great fun in my classroom, and the students could progress through them at their own pace and without too much direction. ______________________________________________________ Placemarkers in Google Maps Representing data on a map is an important form of communicating information to the reader. Information graphics need to provide the right information in the clearest format possible. Google Maps provides an easy facility to display data for any reader, and anybody can use this facility to upload their information. An excellent introduction to this topic would be for the teacher and students to explore the range of ways that data can be represented on a map. Different ways include heat maps, geographic stretching of continents, icons and symbols, colours and shades, bar graphs, and interactive maps. The lessons and activities in this unit of work are for the lower and middle secondary years of schooling and focus on how to add Placemarkers and how to bulk upload more than one data point to show a broader range of data. Simple instructions and clear screenshots, along with relevant student activities make this unit of work self-instructing for every student. ******************************************** 100% Money Back guarantee - if there is anything at all about this pack that disappoints or was not as expected, please get back to me and your investment will be completely refunded - no issue at all. ******************************************** See more here: Middle School Resources ******************************************** Learn more about the author at Malcom Brown ********************************************
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The Famous Comedy Fun Bundle **VALUE**

The Famous Comedy Fun Bundle **VALUE**

Teach Your Kids How to LOL .... Right Here! You start with Slapstick, then Sarcasm, then move on to Satire, and finish with some Puns. You won't be able to stop your kids from all their wisecracking. But who cares when everyone is enjoying the work? *************************** This bundle of humor activities will start the comedy craze in your school. Who know where it will lead? *************************** Comedy is so much fun in the classroom and to learn how to understand and recreate the main comedic devices is a great advantage for any student. *************************** The activities are fun and relevant. They cross a range of disciplines. This bundle is a combination of four packs that can be bought separately. But with this fun bundle you get four packs for the price of three. *************************** 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.
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What City is This? **BUNDLE**

What City is This? **BUNDLE**

PACK 1 What US City Skyline is That? Who doesn't like the magic of city skylines? I know I do and my class loves them as well. These worksheets on city skylines worked great. The task here is to review each city skyline PLUS review the other clue on the worksheet. Then identify which city it is from the clues. The other clue may be figures about the city, the city's logo or flag, a map of the city's area, or a logo of the sporting club that is based in that city. The task is challenging and fun, and normally requires the student to be creative in how they investigate the answer. Do I use Google Maps? Do I use Wikipedia? Do I try to find the answer by identifying a building on the skyline? The worksheets are a great library filler and you can always pull one out for that spare moment. There are 20 maps in all. ********************************** PACK 2 What City is This? These worksheets of printable maps each has a simple clue for that students use to determine what city is outlined on the sheet. Best used with Google Earth. The clue might be a longitude or latitude. The task is simple, but the activity is challenging. The maps require the student to use their problem solving skills to find the answer Students can also use the layout of the city as well to assist in working out the name. The worksheets have an answer key at the end. There are 10 maps in all. ********************************** **BONUS** PACK 3 This Slide Deck of maps each have a simple clue that can be used as a class activity. The task is to determine what country is outlined on each slide. First the country outline is shown, then click on to a single clue to help identify the country. The clue might be a longitude or latitude, a key city, or a geographical feature. Use Google Earth to find the country from the clues provided. The task is simple, but the activity is challenging. Once the students identify the country from the shape and/or the clue, click on to see the answer. There are 22 maps in all. ******************************************* If there is anything at all about this pack that disappoints or was not as expected, please get back to me and your funds will be completely refunded - no issue at all. I'd be completely embarrassed if anyone had one of my products and it did not suit! *********************************************
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What US City Skyline is That? **BRAND NEW**

What US City Skyline is That? **BRAND NEW**

Who doesn't like the magic of city skylines? I do, and my class loves them and these worksheets on city skylines worked great. The task here is to inspect the city skyline on each worksheet PLUS review the other clue. Then identify the name of the city. The other clue may be figures about the city, the city's logo or flag, a map of the city's area, or a logo of the sporting club that is based in that city. The task is challenging and fun, and normally requires the student to be creative in how they investigate the answer. Do I use Google Maps? Do I use Wikipedia? Do I try to find the answer by identifying a building on the skyline? The worksheets are a great library filler and you can always pull one out for that spare moment. 20 maps in all, with an Answer Key at the end. Note that the cities are all US cities.
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What City is This? **BRAND NEW**

What City is This? **BRAND NEW**

These worksheets of printable maps each have a simple clue on each map that students use to determine what city is outlined on the sheet. Best used with Google Earth. The clue might be a longitude or latitude. The task is simple, but the activity is challenging. And some maps involve a bit of problem solving by the student. Students can also use the layout of the city as well to assist in working out the name. The worksheets have an answer key at the end. There are 10 maps in all. *************************************************************************** Learn more about the author at www.malcombrown.com.au ******************************************** 100% Money Back guarantee - if there is anything at all about this pack that disappoints or was not as expected, please get back to me and your investment will be completely refunded - no issue at all. *********************************************
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What Makes You Laugh? **SLIDE DECK**

What Makes You Laugh? **SLIDE DECK**

12 humor types are illustrated in this slide deck. The slides can be used to identify each of the humor types that are typically used. Identify which humor type is being used in conversation, in literature, or by the scallywag in your class. The slides identify the name of the humor type, includes a definition and an example along with an original illustration.
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What Makes You Laugh **POSTER SERIES**

What Makes You Laugh **POSTER SERIES**

12 humor types are illustrated in this poster series. The posters are A3 size and can be used to identify each of the humor types that are typically used. Refer to the posters to identify which humor type is being used in conversation, in literature, or by the scallywag in your class. The posters identify the name of the humor type, includes a definition and an example along with an original illustration. 12 A3 posters - samples are shown here.
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Google Earth **TASK CARDS**

Google Earth **TASK CARDS**

46 Task Cards with 46 activities for students to explore Google Earth. Activities include: - measuring distance with ruler function - calculating area - using longitude and latitude - mastering Google Earth tools and applications - understanding continents, countries - exploring Google Sky, Moon and Mars - zooming in to significant landmarks - investigative work on the ground - and much more. Comprehensive Answer Key included. Print out cards on to firm board - easy two-cut template to create four cards per page. (Some samples shown) ******************************************** Learn more about the author at malcombrown.com.au ********************************************
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