Tag Archives: Writing

Funny English posters

19 Sep

PUNCTUATION TERMS

 

Great set of tongue in cheek punctuation/grammar posters from http://mrswoodblogs.wordpress.com I’ll definitely be getting these made for my classroom.

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Student moodboards

18 Sep

HEART TREE

This is a nice task that enables you to get to know your students and provides a lovely display for the classroom. It would be good to use this in the first few weeks of the new academic year and it can be carried out using traditional methods (pens, paper etc) or on a PC. We used the traditional method as we didn’t have access to PCs.

Students are asked to create a poster (moodboard) that represents them as a person. It is entirely open to interpretation but students relish the opportunity to express themselves through visual media and the finished products are great talking points. The activity also helps the class to get to know each other and what their interests are, it’s also a great opportunity for the teacher to produce one too.

MOODBOARD TASK

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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.

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HAUNTED HOUSE PHOTO

HOUSE WRITING TASK

Source: http://www.teachit.co.uk
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Descriptive and creative writing task using images

16 Sep

DOORWAY TO HEAVEN

Another brilliant resource to get students using their imagination through a visual prompt.

Myself and Georgina Hooper collated images and chopped them up into packs so students had a choice of which image to select. Students were asked to select an image that appealed to them and then given the task sheet which directs them to write creatively and descriptively.

The results were amazing, with some great written pieces that could easily have been published as fiction. The students also enjoyed reading out their own stories to others which developed their speaking and listening skills.

Enjoy the task, the instructions and images are available below.

IMAGES FOR WRITING TASK 2

DESCRIPTIVE TEXT TASK IMAGE

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Vocab word match game

15 Sep

PUZZLE

A great little activity to get students using dictionaries, think about word meanings and work together to problem solve.

There are 4 sets of words which need cutting up and mixing up (original word, synonyms, antonyms and homophones). The students then need to work together to sort the words out, using a dictionary if needed so that the original word has a synonym and antonym to match it. A separate match is made for homophones to go together.

For this particular task Georgina Hooper has used random words but you could use specialist words related to the topic/subject taught.

Click below for the resource.

VOCAB WORD MATCH

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Creative and descriptive writing task

14 Sep

CURLY PENCIL

This mini assessment task encourages students to write creatively and descriptively through visualisation – based on their own memories.

Students can really get their teeth into this task if the teacher leads the task step by step, giving examples along the way of their own memory on the board. As you go along the students’ interest is gained by the words you are writing on the board as you won’t have told the students what the memory is.

Students then realise after the task completion that it is not as difficult as they thought to write using these prompts for future assessments plus they enjoy reading their stories to each other about their memory.

Click below for the task adapted from http://www.teachit.co.uk

REVISION TASK

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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.

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TOP TEN EXTENSION TASK

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