Teaching idea

Interesting, and often quite general, teaching ideas.

Holiday brochure reading strategies

Submitted by Leanne Lloyd on Tue, 2006-02-14 17:12

Literacy: Rt/E3.6, Rt/E3.7, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.7

Resource type: Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Interesting and topical practice with skimming and scanning. Step by step activities to follow, fill in chart and extension work. All you need is a selection of holiday brochures.

Shopping Bag Capital Letters

Submitted by Jo Williams on Tue, 2005-11-08 14:02

Literacy: Rs/E2.4, Rs/E3.3, Rs/L1.2, Ws/E2.3, Ws/E2.4, Ws/E3.4, Ws/L1.3

Resource type: Teaching idea

Level: E2, E3, L1

A unique and refreshing way to introduce or reinforce previous work on capital letters. Jo came up with this idea after using Margaret Lagoyianni’s ‘We need capital letters’. You will need a shopping bag and other miscellaneous items!

General: Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Assessment material, Teaching idea

Dissatisfied with your aims and objectives? Want more student feedback?
Two VERY useful sheets that can really help both you and your students get the best out of lessons.
Version 1 is the basic version, version 2 has additional questions to help students relate what they have learnt to everyday routines and/or employment.

Florence Nightingale introduction to pie charts

Submitted by Sarah Richards on Fri, 2005-06-03 14:02

Numeracy: HD1/E3.4, HD1/L1.2, HD1/L2.2

Context: Health, Social care, Early years, History

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Teaching idea

Florence was not just a famous nurse, she was also a very good mathematician. Use this resource to introduce pie charts, promote class discussion and learn some history!

Preposition help sheet

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2004-07-04 14:02

Literacy: Rs/E1.1, Rw/E1.1

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E1.1a

Level: E1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Teaching idea

Used in E1 Literacy as preparation for playing a fun ‘Cat and Mouse’ http://www.tcet.com/eaonline/FlashedESL/CatsMX.swf preposition game. Print on acetate, cut up and use with an OHP to focus on spelling & reading key prepositions (or display on interactive whiteboard). Print on paper for students to refer to whilst playing game. All clipart from UVics Language Clip art Library at http://hcmc.uvic.ca/clipart/

Spell the days of the week (interactive LSCWC)

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2003-06-10 16:53

Pre-entry: Ww/M8.1

Literacy: Ww/E1.1

General: Dyslexia support

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Interactive whiteboard, Teaching idea

Level: M8, E1

A set of two resources – PPT and PDF file. Updated in 2008. Please ensure you download the PDF file as this includes full teaching instructions for the PPT.

Spell the days of the week with Look Say Cover Write Check PPT demonstrates how to use LSCWC as a group activity. Each day of the week can be ‘covered’ with a simple mouse click, and then re-displayed (after students have had a go at writing down the word) either in plain black or with key parts of each word highlighted in colour.

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