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Category: Learning Environment
World Book Day: What we are planning
World Book Day is an exciting time of year, when teachers have settled comfortably into the routine of the year and new classes but before the pressure ramps up with summer exams. It is an opportunity to let your creativity out and let your bookishness reign. Our school included in their calendar this year a [...]
‘Progress Packs’ and How We Use Them
ESL: English and Czech
‘Of Mice and Men’ Quotations
These follow a similar style and purpose as the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Quotation Retention Challenge cards posted here and here. They can be used in class for analysis, as part of self-quizzing and for display material.
Story Mountain for the development of creative writing and to support the formative stages of prose analysis.
Quotation Retention Challenge: Week 2
See Week 1 for rationale and to refresh the first round of quotations. These will be revisited in the Week 2 quotation recap. Week 2 of the Quotation Retention Challenge:
Word of the Week
We have been introducing to our students since the beginning of the year. It builds into our formative knowledge curriculum and the importance of explicitly teaching vocabulary exploration; as @Doug_Lemov describes it in 'Reading Reconsidered': “making a case study out of certain words and their application.” Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week [...]