Use this idea of giving students a clear explanation of the structure needed for their writing, by sticking a strip of information alongside their work!
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This support sheets helps students structure an answer…
Get students active whilst learning too!
Get students to isolate important sections of relevant images. Allows them to focus!
Resources:You will need paint cards which I ordered free of charge from Dulux. You can also get them from any local DIY store or simply create them yourself using Microsoft Word.
I made one set and then had the rest
Image by +Lisa – Jane Ashes
Resources:Plastic Balls? TextWhat to do:Read full post/idea here by @LisaJaneAshes
Set a thought provoking question- get students emotionally involved in the question
Give students 30
Resources:See examples here.What to do:Provide context sheets before studying a text/poem.Develop your students skills of locating and retrieving information.Allow a short amount of time for students to create spider/mind maps out of the information.Laminate and use as a point of
Resources:Various!What to do:Inspired by this Cancer Research UK Tv Advert… I began to think what can I do… (As I am Muslim, I do not drink Alcohol.)So I challenge you educators to TRY-ATHLON.In September you must try the following things…12
A rainbow analysis template and many other fab ideas by @HeadofEnglish click here!
What to do:
Students use their text to analyse keywords and key terms.
The write their word in the first circle and then write the
Resources:Google search your ‘item’ and add the word wikipedia at the end.E.G- What is Photosynthesis WikipediaWhat to do:When you click on the link- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosynthesis replace the en with the word simple and then hit refresh/enter- https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosynthesis!You will now find a more simplified, maybe
You could use a Book Creator APP for Apple and for Android here.
What to do:
“Book Creator is open-ended, creative and cross curriculum, and is one of the most popular apps for
Resources:Book spines- either printed or books from your shelves/library!What to do:Get students to use the titles in the spines to make pieces of poetry!‘Book Spine Poetry are poems created by stacking books so their titles become something more than
Resources:Keyword listsBingo gridWhat to do:Hand students either pre-populated grids using ‘simple’ words, or using a wordlist provided ask students to fill in their grid. You must then use synonyms of those words. When a student finds a match they write that word