Posts Tagged ‘Writing’

November 12th, 2016

Lily and the Snowman

Lily and the Snowman is a short animated film from Cineplex Movies from 2015. It tells the story of how, every winter, a magical snowman puts on a show for a little girl. But over time, life pulls them apart. Will she remember to take the time for what she loved?

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 2nd, 2013

The Christmas Plan

This video about homelessness at Christmas was made by three sixth year secondary students and two teachers in 2012. One of the teachers composed a special song called “Christmas Time” for the video. It features the line “It’s Christmas time, keep the light on for me”.

The video would make a great introduction to dealing with homelessness at Christmas and thinking about others with pupils in senior classes. Pupils could be asked to think

November 30th, 2013

The Christmas Shed

The Christmas ShedFor those of you who are familiar with “The Literacy Shed”, you may already know that one of the sections on the website is “The Christmas Shed”. It contains some Christmas-themed videos with suggestions of how they can be used to support literacy in the classroom at this time of the year.

Have a look at these resources HERE

November 28th, 2012

Escape

This animated short movie is quite simple in its theme but profound on another level. It could be used in senior classes in the primary school to start a discussion on being alone or loneliness at Christmastime. It could also act as a stimulus for some seasonal creative writing.

November 27th, 2012

Christmas – Ornaments

This is a great 3D computer animated short story about a mischievous Christmas tree decoration with a hunger for some milk and cookies. It could be used simply as some seasonal entertainment in the classroom or it could be used as a stimulus for some great seasonal creative writing.

December 13th, 2011

Christmas Lined Page 23

Lined Page 23

A4 portrait-aligned lined page with a theme of the Three Wise Men, suitable for presenting seasonal written material for display in the classroom.

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December 13th, 2011

Christmas Lined Page 22

Lined Page 22

A4 portrait-aligned Christmas tree-themed lined page suitable for presenting seasonal written material for display in the classroom.

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December 13th, 2011

Christmas Lined Page 21

Lined Page 21

A4 portrait-aligned lined page with candles and a “Merry Christmas” header, suitable for presenting seasonal written material for display in the classroom.

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December 13th, 2011

Christmas Lined Page 20

Lined Page 20

A4 portrait-aligned lined page with a Gingerbread Man header suitable for presenting seasonal written material for display in the classroom.

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