Long ‘e’ (in words with ‘ee’ or ‘ea’). Lots of ideas for differentiation in this fabulous resource that includes: cards / worksheets for decoding words, spelling, recognising final consonant phonemes, matching rhyming words, identifying homophones such as ‘meet’ and ‘meat’, and writing short poems.
Hired or Fired is a lesson plan for E3- L2 based loosely on ‘The Apprentice’ TV show. Timed differentiated plan covering purpose of text, writing a persuasive advertisement and planning a newspaper article using a graphic organiser (using Maureen Prowse’s graphic organiser – see below).
Includes plan, task sheet and images. Now with blank spaces to allow you to fill in the name of your own local shopping centre etc rather than use Mocha Parade in Salford.
Something here for all levels: information, examples and onscreen activities cover a host of topics inc: simple, compound and complex sentences; punctuation; question words; coordinating and subordinating conjunctions; formal letter writing; topic and concluding sentences; a handy ‘Is it a sentence?’ checklist, structuring an argument, linking paragraphs.
Fabulous PPT covering 30 sets of homophones. Well known examples such as ‘their, they’re, there’ along with more unusual examples that are bound to promote interest and class discussion. Accompanied by gap fills, puzzles and spaces to practise writing your own sentences.
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’.
World Cup investigation, web sites, and teaching ideas for literacy and numeracy something for literacy and numeracy students at all levels with updated links and investigation questions. First submitted for the 2006 WC – updated in 2010.
General literacy / English
General numeracy / maths
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond