The Ginger Teacher

What is the best way to teach ‘The Boy in the Dress’?

What is the best way to teach ‘The Boy in the Dress’?

What is the best way to teach ‘The Boy in the Dress’? The best way to approach teaching the book The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams, is to enjoy it. I have found that the best way to start each lesson is to read a chapter of the book together as a class. Discuss the important parts and talk about the literacy techniques in the book, (Are there letters? Newspaper reports? Poetry?) Use the events of chapters to guide the lessons. Use The Boy in the Dress characters to influence your planning. What are the best topics to...

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Teaching isn’t easy!

Teaching isn’t easy!

Teaching isn’t easy! We all struggle at some point, and we all need to rely on each other to get by! This is why, I am so pleased you are here, at my blog. This is where I talk about all the things I use, do and worry about with teaching. I share with you my ideas for teaching different subjects, For developing a classroom culture and maintaining it and also I talk a lot about teacher life. This post is more of a hello, really even though my blog has been going for a while. So click on the...

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Christmas Grammar Activities

Christmas Grammar Activities

Christmas Grammar Activities What is the best way to teach grammar at Christmas? Short answer – Quick and fun! This time of year, your students are over excited and need quick and fun Christmas grammar lessons. Short and sweet is the way forward. That doesn’t mean that you can only do a little bit of grammar learning. You can have short recaps throughout the day at moments that need filling. Use Christmas themed grammar worksheets in place of a whole lesson. How can I make my Grammar lessons Christmas related? The most obvious way is to put some Christmas themed...

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Good Matilda lesson activities for teaching English

Good Matilda lesson activities for teaching English

What are good Matilda lesson activities for teaching English? Good ways to get the class engaged and interested with the class book is to really focus the lesson activities on the story. You can bring aspects of the book to life with drama, and having the children put themselves into the character’s shoes!     There are so many Matilda lesson ideas – Which is why I wrote this blog post! Which English topics can I teach with the book Matilda? There are so many topics that you can use Matilda to cover! I use it cover: Comprehension, Point of...

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How to Teach Recount Writing

How to Teach Recount Writing

How to Teach Recount Writing To teach recount writing: Give the class lots of recounts to read and absorb As a class brain storm recount writing ideas Allow the children to practice changing small parts of a good example to get used to writing in this style Talk through the possible ideas for their own recounts with partners Have rough drafts (as many as needed) Let the children discuss each stage of the writing process What is recount writing? When we talk about recount writing structure we mean the retelling  - or recounting – of something that the writer experienced....

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