High School Speaking and listening lesson plans and activities

Resources and ideas for Speaking and listening, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Library Challenge Cards

Library Challenge Cards

These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library. There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.

By sh2810

AQA English Language and Literature Revision

AQA English Language and Literature Revision

Five fully differentiated and resourced revision packs for both the English Literature and English Language new spec GCSE examinations. These packs offer ideal preparation for KS4 students as they enter into the busy exam season. I will be continuously updating this bundle with new resources, so regularly check your downloads for updates.

By Lead_Practitioner

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Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

A bumper set of resources initially used in the year 4 topic of: Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors. Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted involving describing a beach setting with similes and metaphors. I recently adapted this in this for a year 6 class I took. There is also quite a few poems I have written using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop.I have continually updated this resource due to its popularity and quality.Please check my other resources out here...https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dave_orritt

By dave_orritt

The Haunting Horror Story Creative Writing

The Haunting Horror Story Creative Writing

The Haunting Horror Story Creative WritingA group of friends find themselves trapped in an old hotel, only to suffer strange lucid dreams and terrifying nightly visitations. Will they escape or go insane? And what is the significance of the black rose?Visually attractive, creative horror story lesson complete with all resources needed for a fun engaging lesson or series of lessons. (At least two lessons will be required to complete the story.)Power point includes:* Attractive title page.* Story scenario – dramatic scenario (as above).* Complete lesson objectives and outcomes* Character cards page (with example, included) where students complete their own characters on special cards (resources included at the back of the Power Point.)* Planning sheet giving students a structured method in which to write an effective story (included at the back of the Power Point.)* A review prompt to discuss writing so far.* A review peer-assessment prompt which should set students up to continue the story next lesson.A simple but fun and engaging lesson!Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: Donney Nunley, Circus Tricks, Flickr.com. Emo Attitude, Haunted Boy, Deviant art.)

By EngageinEnglish

Suspense Writing: Full Writing Scheme of Work

Suspense Writing: Full Writing Scheme of Work

This scheme takes the group step by step through the stages of how to write a story. It is adapted from the government initiative 'Improving Childrens Writing' getting children from level 3 to level 4. I have changed it a little, so that it is also suitable for level 2 and 3 as well. Some resources you will have to get from the government published folder 'improving childrens writing'.

By asadler79

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Enterprise Project For Years 5 and 6

Enterprise Project For Years 5 and 6

This 5 page projects guides the children through the process of generating an idea for a business and then discovering whether it is profitable. It has a strong maths focus, but ends with the children having to create a presentation for potential investors.This could be completed in class over several lessons or be given as homework.PLEASE CLICK davlae NEAR THE STARS AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE TO SEE MY OTHER RESOURCES.

By davlae

Ellipses, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks!

Ellipses, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks!

This interesting and engaging lesson enables students to understand what ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks indicate, and determine where they should be used. They also learn to understand the effect of these punctuation forms in writing, and develop the skills to use these punctuation forms accurately in my own writing.Over the course of their learning journey, students:- Define and exemplify what ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks are;- Identify where these punctuation marks should be placed in writing;- Correctly place ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks into unpunctuated sentences;- Analyse the effect of these punctuation marks upon sentences and wider texts; - Use ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks accurately and with subtlety in their own writing;- Peer and self assess each other's writing attempts.The resources include:-Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint;-Placing Punctuation worksheet (and teacher answer sheet);-A model example of an ellipsis, question mark, and exclamation mark-filled piece of writing for analysis;-Helpful and comprehensive step-by-step lesson plan.All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final page of the slide.

By TandLGuru

Punctuation Lesson Bundle!

Punctuation Lesson Bundle!

These engaging and detailed resources have been designed to make the learning of tricky punctuation concepts (which are particularly prominent in the most recent curriculum) easily accessible, engaging and interesting for all children. Throughout each lesson, students learn to improve their skill at using appropriate, concise, and precise spelling, punctuation, and grammar, and practice employing them within their own writing compositions. Each lesson contains a comprehensive whole lesson PowerPoint, all the resources that you will need, and a lesson plan. Included are lessons on:- Awesome Apostrophes and Incredible Inverted Commas;- Ellipses, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks;- Using Colons and Semi-Colons.The pack also includes a literacy writing mat to help students build their extended writing skills.Individually these resources are worth 7 pounds, meaning that you can make a saving of 57% by purchasing the bundle!All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint/ the bottom of worksheets.

By TandLGuru

Halloween creative writing PowerPoint

Halloween creative writing PowerPoint

A creative writing lesson that starts by creating a word bank, discusses the structure of a story and sets a task that is a 100 word writing competition. A complete download and use resource- no printing all that is required is lined paper.

By luanbyrne

French Election Final Round : Macron Versus Le Pen (Lesson + student booklet)

French Election Final Round : Macron Versus Le Pen (Lesson + student booklet)

The 1st round of the French Presidential elections is done. The French have voted for their 2 favorite candidates. They have 15 days to convince the French with their political visions and programmes. However, this is sometimes a little bit tricky to explain to our students who may have little knowledge about the politics or about the electoral process.This resource will help you teach about the elections by putting the results into the French context and by explaining the birth of each political party and the programmes of these two potential presidential leaders.This resource totally in English is aimed at intermediate-advanced level students. This resource contains a PPT with 25 slides with different activities with videos, questions and articles. It also contains a booklet with 11 pages for students so that they can keep a track of their learning. All the activities are corrected to save you time. Here's what you will get:1. a matching up activity with the 5 main political parties that were competing (texts with main ideas and political trends). 2. a true/false activity about the political campaign3. an interview with Marine Le Pen followed by questions4. Marine Le Pen’s video clip with questions to help students develop their critical thinking skills5. A mini-biography to reorder about Marine Le Pen6. A reading about the history of the FN and how it is presented now7. An interview about Emmanuel Macron and his program with questions, again to let your students think about the his programme and vision8. A brainstorming about what students may know about him10. a mini-biography to reorder about Emmanuel Macron11. A text giving some insight about his Party En Marche12. The results as a conclusionEnjoy. I am sure it will help you teach about the elections and their importance not only in France but also on the international scene. I suggest you also use this resource that gives you a clear idea of the political system in France.French Election System

By foxtrotters

36 English grammar dice games, fun to play, all fully resourced - just add dice!

36 English grammar dice games, fun to play, all fully resourced - just add dice!

This is a whopping 119 page word document containing all 36 of my grammar games. Unlike a lot of sellers, my work is NOT a PDF, so you can edit and adapt to make it work in your classroom. This resource represents a many, many evenings and weekends (I know - get a life!). All of these games have been tested in class, and adjusted if needed - they have a real impact on learning.For each grammar skill there is:a child friendly explanation of the grammar concept; printable rules and resources for a lively dice game; suggestions to challenge or support learners; suggestions for application of the skill in written work.For some grammar games there is also a lesson plan and a presentation. Here are some of the skills covered: determiners/plurals/commands, questions and statements/ simple and compound sentences/ adverbs/ proper nouns/ classifying nouns/ contractions/ pronouns/ prepositions/prepositional phrases/ apostrophes/ adjectives/ sentence variety/ parentheses/semi-colons/ discussion/ persuasion/ complex sentences / causal connectives/ fronted adverbials/ speech/ relative clauses/ modal verbs/spelling/language of persuasion/argument/discussion

By extra golden-time

AQA Language Paper 1 Revision Pack

AQA Language Paper 1 Revision Pack

A fully differentiated revision guide for KS4 students to prepare for Language Paper 1 - Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing - of the new specification AQA English Language specification, which includes differentiated activities and resources to support students.

By Lead_Practitioner

Using Colons and Semi-Colons!

Using Colons and Semi-Colons!

This interesting and engaging lesson enables students to know what colons and semi-colons are and when they should be used, to understand the effect of colons and semi-colons in the writing of others, and to use subtle and appropriate colons and semi-colons in their own writing. Over the course of their learning journey, students:- Define and exemplify what colons and semi-colons are;- Identify where colons and semi-colons should be placed in writing;- Place colons and semi-colons into unpunctuated sentences correctly;- Analyse the effect of colons and semi-colons upon sentences and wider texts; - Use colons and semi-colons accurately and with subtlety in their own writing;- Peer and self assess each other's writing attempts.The resources include:-Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint;-Placing Colons and Semi-colons' worksheet (and teacher answer sheet);-A model example of a colon and semi-colon filled piece of writing for analysis;-Helpful and comprehensive step-by-step lesson plan.All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final page of the slide.

By TandLGuru

Jekyll and Hyde Revision Pack

Jekyll and Hyde Revision Pack

A revision guide for KS4 students to prepare for Section B (the 19th century novel) of the new specification AQA Literature Paper 1, which includes differentiated activities and resources to support students as they revise for Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.This 25 page revision guide includes:- Differentiated revision activities- A huge selection of key quotes categorised by theme- Historical context- An example exam question- Character analysis- Exploration of key themes and symbols

By Lead_Practitioner

Literacy connectives cheat sheet

Literacy connectives cheat sheet

A connectives sheet to help support with higher level class discussions around any topic of debate. 1. Print off sheet and laminate so it can be used regularly (A5 size) or enlarge for class room display.2. There are 3 posters that should be enlarged to A3 size to be stuck up around the room. Get students to stand on the side of the room, to show whether they agree or disagree with a statement. 3. Ask the students to discuss the debate topic before feeding back to class discussion.

By StudentFriendly

Prepositions

Prepositions

A great little Powerpoint to help you teach the use of Prepositions with a some built in activities.

By ChrisWat

Kenning: What is a Kenning?

Kenning: What is a Kenning?

Kenning: What is a Kenning?Define what a kenning isSay something about the history of kenningsWork out what some kennings refer to

By ChrisWat

PSHE: Exploring the Media and how it influences people.

PSHE: Exploring the Media and how it influences people.

PSHE: Exploring the Media and how it influences people.. This resource contains 2 x lesson PowerPoints and 4 x information/activity handouts, 1 x Lesson Plan.Each PowerPoint could be used as a full lesson and includes attached activities, challenging and thoughtful questions, embedded URL links and tasks/information for students to use to learn about issues relating to the media and influence of television. This resource includes a starter activity a variety of tasks and then a plenary for each lesson.Lesson ObjectivesTo allow pupils the opportunity to explore their own attitudes and feelings towards keeping up to date with the news and current affairs To be able to identify different formats the news can appear in and differentiate between local/national and international newsTo teach pupils how social media is changing the way we communicate across the world�Level: KS3 PSHE KS4 CPSHETime required: 2+ HoursThese resources work well with my other CAREERS, PSHE and CITIZENSHIP lesson PowerPoint’s, worksheets and DROP DOWN DAYS. Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for Citizenship and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

World Book Day Quiz

World Book Day Quiz

Another one of my 'interactive' Quizzes - this is #3!The pattern is the same as my other ones - so TV Intros, Who Am I?, Films, Dingbats etc. However, all of these have a focus on World Book Day - so all the questions are linked to books. You could, obviously, do this at other times though!It's aimed to be accessible across the Key Stages - I've done it with 7s (with a number of clues!) right up to my Upper 6th English. There are rounds my younger class did much better at!!! It should happily take up a lesson or a tutor period - the answers are included at the back.You can pick up my other two quizzes - in the same format - here:End of Term Quiz #1End of Term Quiz #2

By Robert_Frost

Calais refugee camp Guardian newspaper report comprehension KS2

Calais refugee camp Guardian newspaper report comprehension KS2

Two newspaper reports from the Guardian with contrasting viewpoints on the Calais refugee camp (known as the 'Jungle'). Ideal for Literacy, guided reading, homework/boosters/intervention. Great opportunities to explore the authors' viewpoint and great discussion on a topical PSHE issue -the refugees crisis. Differentiated comprehension and illustrated key words and phrases to support vocabulary development. Comprehensive mark scheme. My class loved reading the texts and we had a great discussion. Enjoy!

By benserghin

Homonyms, Homographs PowerPoint & Crossword

Homonyms, Homographs PowerPoint & Crossword

Homonyms, Homographs & Heteronyms PowerPoint & Crossword.Homograph PowerPoint with simple clues and clear (labeled for reuse) clip-art.Each slide is animated: 1st click written clues are presented, 2nd click clip-art is shown, 3rd click answer is revealed - I use it with mini-whiteboards in a quiz game format.25 common homographs presented (fit, ring, saw, gum, letters, light, train, table, club, watch, calf, coach, jam, dear, wave, cross, bark, park, orange, bat, right, tear, bow, wind, polish) ( - please seen screen shot of 9 of the slides)Also comes with a crossword using 17 of the 25 homographs to use as a homework or reinforcement activity. Differentiated crossword - one with clues and word box of spellings, one with only clues.I use it with ESL grade 2-5 students in an after school club and with my grade 3 (8 & 9 year olds) when we study this in grammar, but would be enjoyed by grades 2,3,4 and 5)

By barang

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Scheme Resources

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Scheme Resources

BSP Powerpoints and Resources. Accompanies the Scheme of Work created by TESEnglish for the text. Brilliant Scheme that has enabled me to adapt and use the activities/tasks with mixed ability groups, and differentiate by outcome. ***The extracts are all copyright of the author, John Boyne.

By Sazo123

Writing for Different Forms Huge Bundle!

Writing for Different Forms Huge Bundle!

These engaging, varied, and informative lessons are designed to help students build their skills at writing for a number of different forms, through utilising a range of sophisticated and original language ideas, tasks, and techniques.Included in this bundle are lessons focusing on:- Diary Writing;- Recount Writing;- Writing Autobiographies;- Writing Newspaper Articles;- Writing Reviews;- Writing to Argue/Persuade;- Travel Brochure Writing;- Travel Writing: Constructing Imaginative Content;- Travel Writing: Crafting Imaginative Language;- Travel Writing: Creating Imaginative Structures;Also included are helpsheets for students to use when writing for a wide range of purposes (e.g. inform, explain, etc.)Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps:- Engaging- Defining/ Understanding- Identifying/Remembering- Analysing/ Creating- Peer or self evaluating.All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided - there is everything included that you need to teach!Individually, these resources would amount to £20, meaning that you can make a 70% saving!These resources can also be bought individually for £2 each

By TandLGuru