Posts Tagged ‘Literacy’

November 30th, 2015

The Christmas Truce

the_christmas_truceThe Christmas Truce refers to the events in and around Christmas Day in 1914, during World War I, when enemies laid down their arms. They sang carols to each other and met on “no man’s land” and exchanged Christmas greetings.

Many teachers will be familiar with The Literacy Shed website which focuses on videos as a stimulus for literacy work in the classroom. One of the sections on the website is called “The Christmas Truce“.

November 18th, 2015

Christmas Food & Decorations Sorting

christmas_food_decorations_sortingThis resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or pupils with speech and language difficulties. Categorisation is an important skill for younger/SEN pupils to develop. This resource aims to develop categorisation skills as well as to encourage oral language. This sorting activity focuses on Christmas Food and Decorations.

Pages 2-5 should be laminated. The small images on pages 4-5 should then be cut out. Velcro should be attached

November 6th, 2015

The Man on the Moon


“The Man on the Moon” is the heart-warming Christmas TV advert for 2015 from the John Lewis department store in the UK. It tells the story of a young girl called Lily. Looking at the moon through the family telescope one night, she’s amazed at what she finds… a man on the moon.

Lily watches as he goes about his chores, all alone up there. She becomes determined to get something to the moon, to send him a message and show him that someone down here is thinking of him.

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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