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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.
Grade 1 - Simple Sentences - Activities & Worksheets
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Grade 1 - Simple Sentences - Activities & Worksheets

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This is one of a series of units consisting of worksheets and activities written for the development of the Common Core, English Language Arts Standards, specifically: .Other similiar units that I have written are: Grade 1 – Adverbs - Singular & Plural – Nouns – Grade 1 - Verbs - Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future Grade 1 – Adjectives - Use frequently occurring adjectives. Grade 1 – Common, Proper & Possessive Nouns Grade 1 – Sentences – Commands, Questions & exclamations Grade 1 - Simple Sentences
Flight - Themed Unit of Work.
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Flight - Themed Unit of Work.

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This is a 67-pages of Language Art, and Research Activities and Worksheets 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
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.
Halloween Themed Poetry Unit
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Halloween Themed Poetry Unit

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his is 15 pages of Halloween themed poetry writing. The poetry writing examples used in the unit are original verse. The students get so involved in Halloween each year and are so motivated by the numerous "scary themes" they are more susceptible to the writing process.
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  
100 Geography Task Cards + Answers.
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100 Geography Task Cards + Answers.

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This is a unit of work consisting of 100 geography themed task cards that would be suitable for grades 5 to 8. The cards take the students through a journey of activities that will encourage them to become familiar with single maps of a country, state county or city, the various maps contained in an atlas and the use of a globe. The cards are suitable for small group work or for individual extension or as homework activities. Answers are included.
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.
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
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
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
Christmas Story Starter Prompts for Writing
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Christmas Story Starter Prompts for Writing

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Christmas writing activities to stimulate the imagine. 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
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.
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
Christmas Activities & Worksheets, Grammar, Poetry, Creative drawing, Story Prompts, Colouring.
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Christmas Activities & Worksheets, Grammar, Poetry, Creative drawing, Story Prompts, Colouring.

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This is 20 pages of worksheets and activities around the theme of Christmas. The activities are distinctive and varied, from a poem written by myself, with questions, grammar exercises, creative writing prompts to colouring. These activities can be used in a number of ways, as whole class learning, homework, extension work, interesting activities for students who have completed their work, substitute teacher lessons or as you require.
A Dragon Themed Language Arts and Research Unit - UPDATED
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A Dragon Themed Language Arts and Research Unit - UPDATED

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I have updated my Dragon Language Arts Unit to include extra creative writing and poetry activities. This is a Language and research unit of work written for students around the theme of Dragons. 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 at the student’s own pace etc. I have tried to arrange the activities around a short story that I have written called, A Dragon’s Tale! I have tried to balance language and research activities in this unit. This is a standalone unit with the theme of dragons, it is also a part of a Dragon and Medieval themed Unit. A Dragon’s Tale! How Well Did You Read? Dictionary Skills Contractions Fiery Tales Just Published! Storyboard Lost Little Dragon Poetry Writing Create Your Own Dragon Venn Diagrams – Dragons V Dinosaurs Dragon Wonderword Chinese New Year Research Creative Writing The Earth is Flat! Sea Monsters Dragon Constellations Dragon Cooking Fiery Story Starters Dragon Story Writing Dragon Slayer Research Dragon Fine Arts Dragon Task cards Acrostic Poetry Dragon Flags Cinquain Poetry Simile Poetry Komodo Dragon Facts and Opinions Colouring Poetry Writing Alliteration
Grammar Activities, Tautology, Spelling, Alphabetical Order, Analogies, Dictionary...
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Grammar Activities, Tautology, Spelling, Alphabetical Order, Analogies, Dictionary...

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This is 16 pages of updated Grammar Activities that can be used in a variety of ways, as homework, group or individual activities or as an introduction a new concept to the students. There is answer sheets included at the end of the activity pages. Activities Include: Jumbled Words Analogies Tautology Punctuation Spelling & Proofreading Homonyms Spelling Antonyms Dictionary Work Abbreviations Similes Apostrophes Alphabetical Order Answers
26 Research  Tasks. Each Task Needs  Bibliographic  Information
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26 Research Tasks. Each Task Needs Bibliographic Information

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There are 9 pages of research topics and bibliographic details, and answers. The research is based on the letters of the alphabet, so the sheets can be distributed to the students as a research project over time. Alternatively, the sheets can be cut into 26 individual smaller projects, I have found in the past that this is a good activity for students who finish work quickly or are motivated to do more work. When the questions have been answered, the students have to write the book details on the sheet as well. This is preparation for writing bibliographies.
Grammar and Punctuation, Shades of Meaning, Nouns, Vocabulary, Direct Speech, Word Skills...
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Grammar and Punctuation, Shades of Meaning, Nouns, Vocabulary, Direct Speech, Word Skills...

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This is a 15 page bundle of activities to improve student’s word skills. These activities can be used as homework, individual lessons, group work or an introduction into a specific skill. Word activities included are: Classifying words Shades of meaning Word associations Animal idioms One word for many Collective nouns Common errors Singular & plural Punctuation Gender & their young Adjectives Direct speech Vocabulary fun ANSWERS
Medieval Themed Language and Research Unit.
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Medieval Themed Language 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
Seasons Task Cards x 40
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Seasons Task Cards x 40

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UPDATED 11/2016 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.