All Children articles – Page 17

  • Photo of Carnival characters or photo of children wearing Carnival costumes.
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    Carnival

    This lesson plan inspires creativity while consolidating important verbs such as ‘sing’, dance’ and ‘wear’. Students match phrases to pictures, learn a fun rhyme, and draw and describe a Carnival costume.

  • Photo of musicians playing different musical instruments in an orchestra.
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    Musical instruments and parts of the body

    In this lesson plan, pupils match instruments to the part of the body used to play them, and complete sentences to describe pictures of musicians playing. The worksheet features fun illustrations and helps reinforce vocabulary for musical instruments and parts of the body, as well as the present continuous.

  • Photo of children playing different musical instruments .
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    Musical medley

    The first of these worksheets looks at a number of instruments and questions which would make the highest and lowest sounds? The second worksheet provides answers to this question.

  • If possible, a photo of Joaquín Rodrigo. If too hard to find, a photo of different musical instruments.
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    Musical instruments: Joaquin Rodrigo

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about the different types of musical instruments and one of Spain’s most famous composers, Joaquín Rodrigo.

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    Creating characters

    This lesson plan will encourage creativity and inspire an appreciation of literature. Young learners design a book cover and then create and describe their own fictional character, while learning to plan their ideas and organise their work before writing.

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    The story of the Trojan wars

    Through a short reading and labelling activity, this worksheet tells the story that started the Trojan wars. Pupils then retell the story of Achilles in five pictures and captions.

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    Shakespeare and Cervantes

    A lesson plan with information-gap and matching exercises to introduce pupils to these great writers.

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    Predicting the contents of a book

    In this lesson plan, pupils speculate about what kind of books four characters might like before choosing a book for them based on four book covers. They then complete a text with blurb for the back cover of a book.

  • Photo of children reading or listening to their teacher read.
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    Poetry appreciation

    Pupils will have been working on identifying and using rhyming words in their own language: in these activities, young learners complete poems and play a memory game using rhyming words in English. Also helps pupils recognise the structure of simple poems and reinforces basic vocabulary words.

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    Literary appreciation

    This is a lesson plan to help young learners acquire the basic skills they need to appreciate books: pupils classify books as fiction or non-fiction and identify the general contents of a book from its cover. Pupils put the lesson into practice through suggested follow-up activities for the classroom and ...

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    J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter

    In this lesson plan, pupils discuss their favourite books and learn about this author and her hugely popular series.

  • Photo of Greek mythological creatures, e.g.: Medusa, Syrens, Centaurs, etc.
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    Greek mythology

    Which mythological Greek creature had the body of a horse and the head and torso of a man? Which had snakes for hair? Introduce young learners to the fascinating world of Greek mythology in this lesson plan. Pupils match descriptions to the correct character, and use their imagination to draw ...

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    Finding out information from a book cover

    You can judge a book by its cover! In this lesson plan, pupils compare storybook dragons using front and back book covers. Consolidates superlatives and adjectives such as ’clever’, ’beautiful’ and ’funny’. Teacher’s notes suggest additional classroom activities to engage pupils and encourage reading.

  • Photo of fairytale or fantasy character/s.
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    Fantasy characters

    Describing story characters is an important stage in the development of creative writing. In this worksheet, pupils match pictures and text descriptions to fairytale creature before writing their own description of a fantasy character.

  • Photo of prehistoric people.
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    Prehistory

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about how prehistoric people lived and what they ate.

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    Pirates II

    This lesson plan has a fun code-breaking exercise and other classroom activities to teach pupils about famous pirates in history.

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    Pirates I

    In this lesson plan, pupils explore the history of piracy, from its advent 3,000 years ago to the 18th century.

  • Photo of explorer Silvia Alice Earle. If not found, photo of someone doing explorations underwater.
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    Biography and facts about Silvia Alice Earle

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about a living, female explorer – Silvia Alice Earle, famous for her underwater travels. While learning about her life, pupils practise superlatives and the past tense of such verbs as invent, experience and discover.

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    Columbus

    This is the perfect lesson plan to teach pupils about this famous explorer and his discovery of America.

  • Photo of either one of these famous explorers: Captain James Cook, Valentina Tereshkova, Roald Amundsen
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    Famous explorers

    In this lesson plan, students find out about the lives and amazing achievements of Captain James Cook (world famous explorer), Valentina Tereshkova (first woman in space) and Roald Amundsen (first explorer to reach the South Pole).