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I have been teaching a long time. I enjoy creating theme based units of work that include activities relating to several subject areas. I like creating language arts and research units. I also have a passion for poetry, teaching and writing.

I have been teaching a long time. I enjoy creating theme based units of work that include activities relating to several subject areas. I like creating language arts and research units. I also have a passion for poetry, teaching and writing.
Flight - Themed Unit of Work.
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Flight - Themed Unit of Work.

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This is a 67-page unit of work based around the subject of flight. The unit can be used in a variety of ways depending on the students in your class, their interests and abilities. Types of activities included: History of flight research Flight development Airlines and their symbols Major international airports of the world research Flight industry and careers Flight quiz Jet lag research Create your own airline Design uniforms for pilots and flight attendants Seat design and décor Design tickets and boarding passes Original poem introducing personification Poetry writing Writing a business plan Mapping your air routes Ticket pricing Airline meals menus Flight idioms Advertising your airline, newspapers, posters, magazines Kite making & research Icarus The Hindenburg research Flight experiments Painting Mime Air Traffic Control and radar Aviation vocabulary Bird proverbs Debating topics Flow charts Imaginative drawing activity Hot air balloons Make a hot air balloon Parts of a bird Bird research Flightless birds How to write a short story Visual literacy comprehension Comprehension exercise Boomerangs Flight songs Black Box Recorder
Figurative Language
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Figurative Language

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Figurative Language This is a 20 page collection of language features, a requirement of every English curriculum. Each page is a different feature; there is a definition, examples and exercises for the students to complete. Related terms: language features and their effects structural features sentence forms emotive language figurative language types These pages can be used in a number of ways, homework, class activities, interest groups, formal lessons, booklet style, as an introduction to writing and poetry instruction etc
Free Halloween Spiders to Make
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Free Halloween Spiders to Make

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This is a craft activity for all ages. This activity can be used as a science research project on spiders or as an enjoyable Halloween activity.
Easter Poetry Worksheets, Activities, Original Poems. (Updated)
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Easter Poetry Worksheets, Activities, Original Poems. (Updated)

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This is a poetry and writing unit based around the theme of Easter. The series is about different types and styles of poetry writing and appreciation. There are activities and worksheets that can be used in a variety of ways, as a unit of work over a week or so, individual homework or class lessons, some can be group activities and the series can be used as extension activities…or in any way you like. There are 12 new pages that have been added to this work. This is a poetry unit which includes: Easter Messages Original Poem, Easter with questions. Dylan Thomas Portraits Clerihew Poetry Diamantes Than-bauk Poems Ezra Pound Couplets Haiku Poetry Easter Symbols Easter Bonnets Original poem, Spring has Sprung with questions
Easter Poetry & Writing Activities, Worksheets, Crafts.
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Easter Poetry & Writing Activities, Worksheets, Crafts.

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This is a poetry unit around the theme of Easter. I have worksheets for your students to complete to help them appreciate poetry writing. The exercises are easy and fun for the students but there are rules for writing that they need to appreciate and use. There is also an Easter card to make, coloring, short story writing, teacher tips and a look at Easter bonnets. My Poetry Sheet Acrostic Poetry Beginning Cinquain Poetry Haiku Poetry & Teacher Tips Simile Poetry Painted Easter Eggs Shape Poetry Easter Card Egg Coloring Clowns & Eggs Short Story & Teacher Tips Short Story Writing Diamantes Catalogue Poems Spring by MOAG Spring Drawing Spring appreciation questions Easter Bonnets Easter card Story writing The Bilby – Environmental activity
A Fairy Tale [& 1 Nursery Rhyme] Language Arts and Research Unit.
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A Fairy Tale [& 1 Nursery Rhyme] Language Arts and Research Unit.

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This a Fairy Tale (& 1 Nursery Rhyme) themed unit. Like other units that I have written, I try to give a large variety of activities to ensure the interest of the students and also to present them with a broad cross section of knowledge. Unlike other units that I have written, this is more a unit for girls, hopefully, I have added enough “macho” activities to keep the boys engaged. Table of Contents. List of Fairy Tales Vocabulary List Linguistic Activities Fairy Tale Research Fairy Tales and Countries of Origin Research Experts Newspaper Article Advertising Poster Big Bad Wolf Business Card Business Cards Rhyming Verse (original poem) Fairy Tale Statistics Fairy Tale Writing Storyboard Nursery Rhymes Wanted Poster Fairy Tale Arts  Draw the Meanie Venn Diagrams Dioramas Rating Characters from Fairy Tales Baddy Advertising Problem Solving Twenty Ways to Say… Research The Little Mermaid Artistic Drawing Acrostic Poetry Mail a Friend… Fairy Tale Cartoon Story Writing Carnival of Venice Mind Map Verbs and Imagination Interesting Ways to “Say”! Story Starters Cinquain Poetry  
Comprehensions and Activities - Naplan Reading
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Comprehensions and Activities - Naplan Reading

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This unit is made up of 5 original pieces of writing and questions. There are two foreign postcards, two poems and a page of classifieds that require the students to read carefully and; Locate Information Identify Inferences Work with Words Dictionary Work Sequence of Events and Answers
Creative and CollaborativeTask Cards X's  50
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Creative and CollaborativeTask Cards X's 50

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A set of 50 Task Cards designed to stimulate creativity and imagination. The cards can be used as group or individual activities. As a group activity the cards foster communication and discussion in order to solve the problems. In a mixed ability class, I found it necessary to have activities available for those students who complete work quickly. Not simply more work but tasks that the students would consider challenging and enjoyable. Topics include: Schools Camping Leisure Road Rules Tourism Computers
Food Task Cards X 36
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Food Task Cards X 36

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These are task cards and do not fit into any category. These cards are designed as extension for those students who often complete their work at a faster rate. The cards could also be fun for the whole class. The activities on the cards are creative and imaginative and require the students, in some cases, to use problem solving skills. Students are required to draw, list, invent, design and adapt to a number of different situations. Suitable for sale in the UK and US.
Medieval Themed Language Arts and Research Unit.
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Medieval Themed Language Arts and Research Unit.

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This is a Language and research unit of work written for students around medieval themes. The unit has numerous activities that will appeal to various age groups, as individual tasks, group activities, extension, as a book of work to be completed etc. I have tried to arrange the activities around a short story that I have written, A Knight’s Tale! I have tried to balance language and research activities in this unit. This is a standalone unit on medieval times, it is also a part of a larger unit I have written called Dragon and Medieval Themed Unit. Contents: A Knight’s Tale! Change the Ending Idioms Design the Castle Damsel in Distress Synonyms Coat of Arms Shields Medieval Research – Weapons Medieval Research – Siege Weaponry Technology and Military Developments A Day in the Life of a Medieval Knight Medieval Clothing Medieval – War Games Castles Inside the Castle The Black Death Medieval Food Limericks Medieval Wonderword Tapestries
Grammar Activities - Language Arts Unit - Set 1
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Grammar Activities - Language Arts Unit - Set 1

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This unit has 27 pages of activities that can be used in a variety of ways: 1. Homework activities over several weeks. 2. Directed lessons in the classroom situation 3. Extension work 4. Individual contract work • Common sayings and Colloquialisms • Conjunctions and contractions • Apostrophes • Short Story Writing • Vocabulary/Writing • Puzzles • Alphabetical Order • Flags of the World • Synonyms and Antonyms • Rivers of the World • Homonyms • Dictionary Exercises • Improve your word skills • Choose the right word • Nouns • Gender of nouns • Countries and their Capital Cities + Answers
Animals Research Unit - Feral (Non Native).
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Animals Research Unit - Feral (Non Native).

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This is a 15 page unit looking at the problems associated with the increase of feral animals in most countries of the world. It investigates some of the worst offenders and the damage that these animals are doing to ecosystems, environment and native animals.
Christmas Writing  Activities.
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Christmas Writing Activities.

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This is a 14 page mini unit with activities for visual interpretation (literacy). The students are required to study various illustrations and interpret what is happening. There are several different types of activities that the students will complete. A Christmas colouring, poetry and Christmas tree decoration activities.
Christmas Story Starters
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Christmas Story Starters

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This is an original set of 20 story starters to assist students in their writing. All of the cards are based around the Christmas theme, a topic that is familiar to students and a prospect that excites them. The natural progression, hopefully, is that the students will want to write. Christmas Symbols Christmas Themed Task Cards Christmas Unit Christmas Story Starters A Christmas Unit
A Mini Christmas Unit of Activities, Worksheets, Writing, Poetry,  Grammar, Craft
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A Mini Christmas Unit of Activities, Worksheets, Writing, Poetry, Grammar, Craft

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This is a 26 paged Christmas themed unit of work with answers. There are various activities for the students to complete. This unit contains a wide variety of activities to stimulate their imaginations and prepare them for the holiday. Christmas Quiz and answers Christmas Alphabet Poetry Creative Christmas Writing My Christmas Gift List Santa Letter Santa’s Assistant Job Application Christmas Cinquain Poetry Writing Christmas words – Alphabetical Order Short Story Planner Short Story Writing Christmas Sentence Writing Christmas Cards Christmas Drawing Wish List Poetry Writing Intense Colouring More Colouring Christmas Poetry
Christmas Poetry Writing and Appreciation.
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Christmas Poetry Writing and Appreciation.

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This is a 30 page poetry unit based on the theme of Christmas. I am surprised at myself. I find that I have this urge, later in life, to write poetry. I do not mean “stuffy” (as the kids would say) but, hopefully, fun poetry. I am enjoying this new side of me, as I am also finding that story ideas are coming to me out of “nowhere”. I digress, I have written all of the poems in this unit. All of the poems require the students to think about the words and answer questions or write poetry themselves. Each of the poetry activities are different and require different skills from your students. I have written a poem titled “Prepare for the Day.” And the students need to think about what happens on Christmas Day, students will write a poetry storyboard, illustrate, answer questions about the poems, they will write their own poetry, Bookmarks to be had and the opportunity to write poetry using a Christmas picture. I do hope that you students enjoy completing this unit as much as I enjoyed writing it.
The Christmas Story to Illustrate.
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The Christmas Story to Illustrate.

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I have written the story of the birth of Jesus in the stable in Bethlehem. The story is written in picture book style but without the illustrations. I have tried, on each page, to ensure that the words are descriptive thus allowing the students to illustrate to the words, which is an essential criterion for Picture Books. I envisage several ways of using this book but you will have ideas of your own. • For the younger classes, each page can be treated separately. A page is read and the students illustrate. • Each child will have their own copy and can Follow along with the story as it is read to them. • The older students will be able to read the story for themselves and illustrate accordingly. • I have included some photos of an easy binding process; however, there are many binding ideas. • This book can be used as an incentive to encourage the students to write their stories to create a picture book of their own. I hope the students enjoy illustrating the story and creating their own picture book, and in doing so, learn about the holiday season. I have included several different methods that the students could use to illustrate this book. Many students protest that they cannot “draw”, however I have tried to include other methods of illustrating the pages.
Christmas Symbols. Decorations, Angels, Shepherds, Wreaths, Tree, St Nic, Cards, Stockings...
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Christmas Symbols. Decorations, Angels, Shepherds, Wreaths, Tree, St Nic, Cards, Stockings...

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This is 37 pages of eclectic activities based on the symbols of Christmas. Our students (all of us) are so excited and interested in the Christmas seasons for a variety of reasons, good times with family members, catching up with relatives, presents, food, holidays, snow etc. We do not take the time to think about our traditions. We put up the tree and decorate it (but why?), we hang stockings (but why?), and wreaths go on front doors (but why?). Do we know the origins of Santa and that we are celebrating Jesus’ birthday? This is a unit that will allow the students to research some of these questions…and partake in some fun activities as well. It will depend on you, as the teacher, whether you want the students to simply complete the unit as is or expand it to suit your class. This unit is suitable for many different age levels. This unit could be used as the basis for decorating your classroom with Christmas craft ideas of the Christmas symbols. Christmas Candles Angels Christmas Decorations Shepherds Fables Wreaths The Nativity Christmas Carols Xmas Gifts Holly Christmas tree Mistletoe Yule log St Nicholas Christmas cake Christmas stocking Christmas crackers Christmas cards Christmas cookies Tinsel Poinsettia Gingerbread Christmas bells Christmas wonderwords Idioms Three wise Men Christmas Comprehension Christmas Writing
Christmas Themed Task Cards.
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Christmas Themed Task Cards.

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An original set of 20 Task Cards designed to stimulate creativity and imagination. The cards can be used as group or individual activities. As a group activity the cards foster communication and discussion in order to solve the problems. In a mixed ability class, I found it necessary to have activities available for those students who complete work quickly. Not simply more work but tasks that the students would consider challenging and enjoyable.
Christmas Writing Fill-er-in-er-er - Set 1
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Christmas Writing Fill-er-in-er-er - Set 1

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My Christmas Fill-er-in-er-ers contain 10 pages of activities. This "Filler" has Christmas writing activities using a picture as the stimuli. We all have the lessons that finish 5 or 10 minutes before breaks, there is not enough time to begin another topic and too long for the students to sit not doing work. I would create different activities and the student could choose what they wanted to do, it kept them interested, filled in the excess time and they learned as well. I used the Fill-er-in-er-ers in other ways as well, they were suitable as homework activities, used as group work to encourage discussion, for those students who always finished their work quickly or kept in a booklet that the students could complete during the term.