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What are good Matilda lesson activities for teaching English?

What are 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 view,...

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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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How to Plan a Medium Term Plan

How to Plan a Medium Term Plan

How to plan out a Medium Term Plan I recently did a live training on how to effectively create a MTP and I wanted to share with you guys!   Here is the video, the transcript of the video is underneath. Please let me know if you have any questions!    To get help with your planning and resources check out these free resources   Today, we're going to be looking at effective lesson planning. I'm going to really talk you through how to plan your units which will lead to how to plan your individual lessons, I'm going to...

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What to stock in your classroom shop

What to stock in your classroom shop

What to stock in your classroom shop I have previously discussed the value and the process of setting up a classroom economy, today I am going to look at the things to stock in your classroom shop! I am a big believer in spending little to no money on classroom rewards. There are already so many things we can provide our children with that, we don’t need to buy constant items to give as rewards. Motivation There is an interesting concept on motivation created by Gabe Zichermann called the SAPS triangle It explains the things that motivate people in order...

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Classroom Transitions

Classroom Transitions

Classroom Transitions    A classroom transition is when students switch from one task to another, it can be changing subject, groups, classrooms or going out or in from break. The transition can be difficult for many students as they need to switch from the structured learning they have become used to and prepare for the next part of the day. These transitions take place throughout the school day and school year and are often the point where problems start. There are many different types of transitions in a primary school room, but few are as important as the transition from...

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