All Writing articles – Page 11

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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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    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 ...

  • 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.

  • Photo of different weathers or seasons. If it's too hard to have one with more than one season, than just a photo of one season or one type of weather.
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    The weather and the four seasons

    A lesson plan for pupils to use the present continuous to describe the weather and practise vocabulary for the months, the seasons and clothes.

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    Spain: Vegetation

    A lesson plan with reading and writing activities on the many types of trees that grow in Spain and their impact on the environment and economy.

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    People and their environment: Cities

    This lesson plan teaches the main features of cities and the present simple tense.

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    Time zones around the world

    This lesson plan has a challenging activity in which pupils label pictures of the Earth according to which parts are in sunlight at midday. They then examine a map and answer questions about different time zones in different parts of the USA. Includes step-by-step teacher guidance and project ideas.

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    Deserts and rainforests

    A lesson plan with information-gap and word-ordering exercises on the Amazon rainforest and Sahara desert ecosystems.

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    Experiments: Keeping an ice cube alive

    In this experiment, pupils try to prevent an ice cube from melting by insulating it. Students predict the outcome of the experiments and then record their results in a table. Gap-fill activities help students revise related vocabulary and question words. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

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    Money and banks

    Students examine different types of currency, examining the advantages and disadvantages of bartering for goods, ‘commodity money’ such as gold or salt and ‘fiat money’, such as coins and notes. They read about what services banks offer, why we use them and how they make money. Listening exercises focus on ...

  • Photo of employers and employees together or photo of people working, in a factory or in a farm for example, to illustarte the concept of 'labour'.
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    Labour

    Focuses on the relationship between employers and workers, how laws of supply and demand operate in the labour market and companies’ need for ‘output’.

  • Photo to illustrate the concept of 'economy'.
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    Economic systems

    The class is introduced to the notion of a ’traditional’ or ’subsistence’ economy, looking at its benefits and drawbacks. Students learn about the market economy, comparing free market economies to an actual street market. Listening exercises focus on pygmy societies, in particular the Mbuti tribe of central Africa, and Adam ...

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    Amazing world of animals: Lesson 6: Endangered animals

    March 3rd is World Wildlife Day. Help your students learn more about endangered animals with this project lesson for young learners.

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    Amazing world of animals: Lesson 3: Animal camouflage

    In the third lesson of Carol Read’s Amazing world of animals , children learn to recognize the role of camouflage in animal adaptation and survival, to identify different types of animal camouflage and to observe and describe how animals are camouflaged.

  • Photo of specific groups of animals:vertebrates and invertebrates.
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    Amazing world of animals: Lesson 1: How to classify animals

    In the first lesson of Carol Read’s Amazing world of animals, children learn to recognize the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates, classify animals into groups and identify and describe key features of animals in each group. Step-by-step teacher’s notes and student worksheets are included.

  • Photo of a group of animals, can be from any natural environment, e.g.: jungle, ocean, savannah, etc.
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    Amazing world of animals: Introduction and project map

    An introduction to Carol Read’s Amazing world of animals project, including a comprehensive project map with details of lesson aims and skills, language and vocabulary covered in each lesson.

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    Lesson Share: David Beckham

    An information gap activity featuring David Beckham.