An English teacher at a Secondary School in the UK. * Sharing and questioning the day job. * I teach KS3/4/5.
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A table with levels 2-8 from the new NC for English in student-friendly language. Covers Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing, condensed onto 2 sides of A4. Useful for self- and peer- assessment.
Have each student take out a sheet of notebook paper and write three interesting, but not widely known facts about him or herself. Then have the students crumple up their papers into balls and have a “snowball” fight. After about half a minute or so (or as long as you can stand it), have each student find a snowball, which by now are all over your classroom. After uncrumpling the paper, each student must try to find the student whose snowball he or she retrieved.
This is a beautiful song performed by Ingrid Michaelson.
It’s excellent for exploring the idea of simile and metaphor. Students could use this to create their own poem/ song - what kind of love do they want? this could be adapted to different emotions such as happiness etc. (Remember - I teach High School/ A Level).