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Funny board starter

5 May

BART SIMPSON CHALKBOARD GENERATOR

A fun start to your lesson from http://www.addletters.com that really gets the students attention when they come in – particularly if it has their name in it.

Just click on the link below and insert your text then Bart Simpson creates a board with it on! Easy!

Source: http://bit.ly/1zjX4TC

Haunted house descriptive writing task

17 Sep

HAUNTED HOUSE

This little writing task has been adapted from http://www.teachit.co.uk to encourage students to use their imagination in a structured way for final assessments.

Firstly the students are shown an image on the Smartboard and given the task sheet as a starter which encourages them to write down their senses about the haunted house. Students are then asked to write a short piece about the haunted house using the task sheet to support their writing.

This task is excellent for encouraging students to read their stories and can also be used to make a Halloween display in the classroom.

Click on the link below for the resources.

HAUNTED HOUSE PHOTO

HOUSE WRITING TASK

Source: http://www.teachit.co.uk
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Top ten – descriptive and informative writing

13 Sep

NOTEBOOK 2

This task has a variety of uses and asks students to write down their top tens of listed items. It has been differentiated for my learners by giving word counts for the different levels. For those that have difficulties with writing or young students, images could be used instead.

I have found that the students enjoy this task as a starter, extension or fun break up task in between learning and they also enjoy discussing what they have selected.

Click on the link for access to this resource.

TOP TEN EXTENSION TASK

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Fun instructions mini task

13 Sep

WRITING ANT

This fun task can be used as a starter for students when teaching them about the importance of reading and following instructions.

I won’t give it away but the task creates lots of moans, groans and laughs and reiterates very simply the importance of following instructions carefully. The students get the message straight away and vow never to be fooled again!

Enjoy and click on the link for the resource.

INSTRUCTIONS MINI TEST

Source: http://www.teachit.co.uk
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Generic engaging and fun activities/tasks

7 Jan

ANTS TEAMWORK

In this free ebook from http://www.behaviourneeds.com there are an abundance of tasks and activities that encourage students to work collaboratively in order to develop employment skills such as teamwork and professionalism.

There are starters, extension tasks and energisers for when the learning has dulled and the activities can be adapted for any age group or context. Please click on the link below to access the ebook and scroll through the first few pages.

http://bit.ly/1dFdEzH

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Engaging maths starters and plenaries

6 Jan

MATHS ICONS

A comprehensive list of brilliant and engaging starters/plenaries for maths that feature fun, ensuring that students are engaged throughout the activities (14-19 year olds). They cover all types of problem solving and can easily be adapted with a little bit of further imagination.

Thanks to http://www.suffolkmaths.co.uk for compiling the ideas from several sources, just click on the link below for access.

Source: http://bit.ly/KrM66b

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More inspiring starters for the new year

5 Jan

TWO BOYS WRITING

A great list of starters, recaps and useful ideas to use for plenaries that can be adapted to any topic or environment from http://www.sln.org.uk/geography. They all encourage immediate engagement and develop speaking and listening skills in students.

I hope you enjoy using them, just click on the link below.

50 LESSON STARTERS

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