Rugby themed task on reading (use of quotations and dialogue, facts versus opinions), researching and writing a short article. Topic links to ICT, suitable for use during e.g. Rugby World Cup, Six Nations Tournament or with any group keen on sport![img_assist|nid=5708|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=71]
Engage in Discussion
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Use reference sources
Use knowledge of punctuation and capitalisation
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Functional English reading
Apply punctuation and capitalisation
General literacy / English
Developing, presenting and communicating information
A movable PowerPoint that can be used as a starter, revision, recap, group activity, etc. Covering ALLFOUR purposes: INFORMATIVE, INSTRUCTIVE, PERSUASIVE and DESCRIPTIVE. Can be used in conjunction with the ‘comparison table’ which contains the same information in the simple and quick reference table (see my other resources).
[img_assist|nid=5121|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=68|height=100]This resource explores the differences between synonyms, antonyms and acronyms.
It includes an introductory PPT, a sorting activity with synonym cards, a Smart Notebook activity for interactive whiteboards, an antonym work sheet, and a synonym writing exercise.
I have found this a great resource for encouraging learners to explore a greater range of vocabulary, use dictionary and thesuarus skills, improve spelling and encourage descriptive and creative writing.
A literacy resource for learners to find words containing long A sounds made by different digraphs. This resource was written as a pairs activity although it can equally be an individual one. There are four pieces of texts each using words containing predominantly one particular digraph – ai, ey, ay, or eigh. Learners can then search for other long A sounds formed from different clusters within the same text. Peer marking and plenary extend the learning.
Formal letters crossword includes words commonly used in formal and semi-formal letters.
The great thing about this activity is that it is created from a template (available in the Activity Toolkit, in the Smart Notebook Gallery) and can be quickly and easily edited to specific crosswords for your students.
See Dave’s other Notebook word games below. Please note you must have the Smart notebook software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use this resource http://smarttech.com/
Mixed anagrams includes 3 separate activities based on adjectives, adverbs and nouns (professions). All have a timer and optional clues.
The great thing about this activity is that it is created from a template (available in the Activity Toolkit, in the Smart Notebook Gallery) and can be quickly and easily edited to include specific words for your students.
See Dave’s other Notebook word games below.