A lesson to match old Olympic mascots to descriptions, to follow information about the Rio mascots on https://www.rio2016.com/mascots/#!home and to design their own Olympic and Paralympic mascot. Additional work on fact files for their creations.
Used for an English module on Criminal Minds. Pupils use their imagination to pretend they are a prisoner in Alcatraz at night. They then write a poem based on senses and other feelings. Differentiation is included with sentence starters and word mats for the senses, and for other feelings with pictures. Please comment.
I based this on a year 7 other worlds topic. Resources include Virgin Galactic adverts with s&l exercise, a writing frame for an advert, success criteria for designing an advert and a linked peer assessment sheet.
This is a chart that can be used to monitor children's behavior over a period. This could be used over lessons/days/weeks and it’s good to show parents. If a child is misbehaved and gets a red light, notes can be made as to why, and to determine if there is a pattern.
A different way to engage pupils for work on autobiographies. Pupils can start with filling in the iPad, which can then lead to further extended writing. Pupils can then make a list with pictures in the bucket, then write about one of these adventures coming true. Then pupils can write an acrostic poem. A few lessons to get to know pupils.
The students absolutely loved this last year so I thought I would share. You can get more into the theme by getting them to wear Elf hats. I am going to try that this year! Can be adapted for higher grades.