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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.

Great resource!

(Scranton, Pennsylvania)
Creative writing prompt: ‘Entering the fog’… use this for a story opener/ setting

(Scranton, Pennsylvania)

Creative writing prompt: ‘Entering the fog’… use this for a story opener/ setting

(Kjeragbolten, Norway)
What a brilliant writing prompt! Tell this story/ journey :)

(Kjeragbolten, Norway)

What a brilliant writing prompt! Tell this story/ journey :)

classroomcollective:

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. 

teachingtomastery:

childlifespecialist:

I am poem — great way to get to know a child. 
Source: http://oneextradegree.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html


I like this idea for a simple poem-frame that even young children could use. Great for teacher getting to know a new class too!

teachingtomastery:

childlifespecialist:

I am poem — great way to get to know a child. 

Source: http://oneextradegree.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html

I like this idea for a simple poem-frame that even young children could use. Great for teacher getting to know a new class too!

This allows you to display 3 timers at the same time - ideal if you have a short activity that’s broken down in to sections/ stages. Or you have 3 groups who may require different times!

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).

heyoscarwilde:

Happy 113th Birthday Ernest Miller Hemingway (b. July 21, 1899) 

quote illustrated by Melissa Jennings :: via etsy.com

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