Teaching idea

Interesting, and often quite general, teaching ideas.

Talking Turkeys

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Thu, 2007-12-06 16:17

Literacy: Speak clearly and appropriately, Rt/L2.2, Engage in Discussion

Free tags: Equality and Diversity, Christmas

Level: L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Listening and/or speaking activity, Teaching idea

A transcript and video link to a performance of Benjamin Zephaniah’s great poem. Great for discussion of language, dialect and oral performance and for Level 2 reading – inferring meaning, etc.

Making simplified Tarsia puzzles

Submitted by Dave Clapham on Wed, 2007-10-17 16:18

Resource type: Game, Teaching idea

Useful help sheet for those of you that are ‘getting into’ Tarsia Formulator and want to know how to use the centre of each of your puzzles as a simplified version or starting point. Also gives ideas for making puzzles more challenging.
See our Good Software – Tarsia Formulator entry for more information.

Teaching ideas for using our popular word maps.

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2007-06-21 16:18

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Teaching idea

Level: E3, L1, L2

Lots of ideas for using our Word Root and Letter String Maps (see below) in creative and multi-sensory ways!

Reflections - Level 2 Smarties investigation

Submitted by Gabrielle Adnitt on Fri, 2007-06-01 16:18

Numeracy: Data Handling

General: Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Level: L2

Resource type: Teaching idea

Reflections – Level 2 Smarties investigation is a wonderful report on a Level 2 data handling investigation.

Numeracy over the Christmas holiday.

Submitted by Judith White on Mon, 2006-12-11 16:11

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Christmas

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Teaching idea

Keep your students’ skills going during the Christmas break with these ideas. 1 page for Entry level, one for Levels 1/2. Covers number, measures, shape and space, and data. Updated in 2008.

Feeding and weeding the lawn

Submitted by Judith White on Mon, 2006-10-09 16:11

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.5, N1/E2.6, N1/E3.7, MSS1/L1.9, N1/L1.8, N1/E3.9, MSS1/L2.7, N1/L1.3, N1/L2.4, N1/L2.1, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/L1.4, MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.6

Free tags: Spring, Summer, Autumn

Context: Gardening & Horticulture

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Teaching idea

A super differentiated whole group activity (E2 – L2) for spring, summer or autumn. Covers measures, area, rounding, substitution and more.

Where did we go on holiday?

Submitted by Judith White on Fri, 2006-09-22 16:11

Numeracy: N1/E3.2, HD1/L1.3, N1/E1.7, N1/E2.6, HD1/L1.4, N1/E3.7, HD1/L2.3, N1/E2.2, N1/E3.9, HD1/E2.5, HD1/E3.2, N1/L1.3, N1/L2.4, HD1/E3.4, N2/E3.4, HD1/L1.2, MSS1/E3.4, N2/L1.11, HD1/L2.2, N2/L2.10, MSS1/L1.5, MSS1/L2.6

Free tags: Summer

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Lesson plan, Teaching idea

A differentiated whole group (E1 – L2) activity that’s ideal for the first class after the summer break.

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.1, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Rw/L2.2, SLc/E3.1, SLc/E3.3, SLc/L1.1, SLc/L1.3, SLc/L1.4, SLc/L2.1, SLc/L2.3, SLc/L2.4, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Flash cards, Scheme of work, Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Lots of ideas here for themed Word Level starters. Give your lessons a longitudinal structure and improve students’ dictionary, speaking, spelling and vocabulary skills in small steps across the academic year. Originally used in a series of 30 lessons in a mixed ability classes (E3-L2). With suggestions for further resources and shared texts, related words, revision, spelling tips, speaking activities and more.

Numeracy during the summer.

Submitted by Judith White on Sun, 2006-07-16 16:11

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Summer

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Teaching idea

Numeracy during the summer. Keep your students’ skills going during the summer break with these ideas. 1 page for Entry level, one for levels 1/2. Covers number, measures, shape and space, and data.

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L2.1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Mind map, Teaching idea

Level: E3, L1, L2

Fabulous multi-sensory resource for introducing mind mapping to learners at all levels. Includes teaching instructions, keys words and images (best laminated), sample mind map, sample report writing exercise based on mind map, and a very useful handout: ‘How to Mind Map’.

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