Posts Tagged ‘English’

December 8th, 2015

Christmas Wonderpondering

christmas_wonderponderingWonder Ponder is a website that specialises in visual philosophy for children over the age of eight. It uses engaging scenes and intriguing questions to prompt reflection and discussion, thereby encouraging children to develop their own thoughts and arguments and to build a visual and conceptual map.

The website has produced a downloadable booklet full of questions and ideas to get older children thinking about Christmas. Examples from the booklet of questions posed to aid talk and discussion on the topic of Christmas are:

November 30th, 2015

Silly Christmas Sentences 01

silly_christmas_sentences_01This resource is aimed at junior/middle pupils or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on literacy. It focuses on Christmas-themed sentence construction in a fun way. There are eight pages in the resource which should be laminated and cut up into 32 separate cards. Pupils choose four cards and put them together in the correct order to make the silly sentence. The colour-coded strips on the last page of the resource are to show pupils the order in which to place the cards in order to make the sentence.

December 11th, 2014

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Let It SnowThis is a seasonal, fun literacy exercise for junior pupils, SEN pupils or those with literacy difficulties. Pupils have to fill in the gaps to complete the seasonal song, “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”.

Laminate both sheets in this resource. Cut out the five images on pages 2 and adhere them using Velcro to the five spaces at the bottom of page 1.

December 11th, 2014

Christmas Bingo 02

Christmas Bingo 02Educational bingo games are a great way for pupils to learn so many different skills. They help with listening skills, visual discrimination, group work, turn taking and the reinforcement of the learning content of that particular bingo game.

This bingo game focuses on the theme of “Christmas” and it features typical Christmas images. It is aimed at a group of six pupils, so it would be useful for Station Teaching or for Aistear work on the theme of Christmas.

December 4th, 2014

Christmas Bingo 01

Christmas BingoEducational bingo games are a great way for pupils to learn so many different skills. They help with listening skills, visual discrimination, group work, turn taking and the reinforcement of the learning content of that particular bingo game.

This bingo game focuses on the theme of “Christmas” and it features typical Christmas images. It is aimed at a group of six pupils, so it would be useful for Station Teaching or for Aistear work on the theme of Christmas.

December 3rd, 2014

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph The Red-Nosed ReindeerThis is a seasonal, fun literacy exercise for junior pupils, SEN pupils or those with literacy difficulties. Pupils have to fill in the gaps to complete the seasonal song, “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”.

This resource comes in two parts. Laminate all sheets in this resource. Cut out the five images on pages 2 and 4 and adhere them using Velcro to the five spaces at the bottom of pages 1 and 3. Place Velcro in the other five spaces on pages 1 and 3. The pupil has to choose which of the images at the bottom of the page complete the song.

December 2nd, 2014

Nativity Don’t Mention It!

Nativity Don't Mention It!This is a seasonal oral language activity in a Powerpoint Presentation that can be done with pupils probably in the middle/senior classes. A pupil stands with their back to the IWB screen while another pupil faces the screen and describes to the first pupil what the object on the screen is. However, they must not mention any of the three words on the right hand side of the slide.

December 2nd, 2014

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the SnowmanThis is a seasonal, fun literacy exercise for junior pupils, SEN pupils or those with literacy difficulties. Pupils have to fill in the gaps to complete the seasonal song, “Frosty the Snowman”.

Laminate both sheets in this resource. Cut out the five images on page 2 and adhere them using Velcro to the five spaces at the bottom of page 1. Place Velcro in the other five spaces on page 1. The pupil has to choose which of the images at the bottom of the page complete the song.

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December 1st, 2014

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Santa Claus Is Coming To TownThis is a seasonal, fun literacy exercise for junior pupils, SEN pupils or those with literacy difficulties. Pupils have to fill in the gaps to complete the seasonal song, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”.

Laminate both sheets in this resource. Cut out the five images on page 2 and adhere them using Velcro to the five spaces at the bottom of page 1. Place Velcro in the other five spaces on page 1. The pupil has to choose which of the images at the bottom of the page complete the song.

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November 30th, 2014

When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney

When Santa Got Stuck Up The ChimneyThis is a seasonal, fun literacy exercise for junior pupils, SEN pupils or those with literacy difficulties. Pupils have to fill in the gaps to complete the seasonal song, “When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney”.

Laminate both sheets in this resource. Cut out the five images on page 2 and adhere them using Velcro to the five spaces at the bottom of page 1. Place Velcro in the other five spaces on page 1. The pupil has to choose which of the images at the bottom of the page complete the song.

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