English Homework for Key Stage 2

Author: Andrea McGowan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135241597
Format: PDF
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English Homework for Key Stage 2 is a unique resource for busy teachers - a selection of ‘pencil-free’, hands-on activities, aligned with the National Curriculum Programmes of Study and with clear links to the topics set out in the PNS Framework for English, that teachers can use as extension activities or give to pupils as homework to do with members of their family or friends. Each of the activities encourages the pupils to learn through discussion and through practical activities utilising everyday resources. Each activity is quick and easy for pupils and teachers to manage, and includes: a learning aim, full, clear instructions and discussion points tasks to foster collaboration and partnership between pupils, parents and teachers photocopiable resources. A refreshing approach for teachers and pupils, these activities will foster enthusiasm for learning and inspire pupils' interest in English.

Maths Homework for Key Stage 2

Author: Vicki Parfitt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136904824
Format: PDF, ePub
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Maths Homework for Key Stage 2 is a unique resource for busy teachers – a selection of ‘pencil-free’, hands-on activities that teachers can use as extension activities or give to pupils as homework to do with members of their family or friends. Each of the activities encourages the pupils to learn through discussion and through practical activities utilising everyday resources. Each activity is quick and easy for pupils and teachers to manage, and includes: a learning aim full, clear instructions and discussion points tasks to develop collaboration and partnership between pupils, parents and teachers photocopiable resources. A refreshing approach for teachers and pupils, these activities will foster enthusiasm for learning and inspire pupils' interest in Maths.

Science Homework for Key Stage 2

Author: Colin Forster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135201617
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Science Homework for Key Stage 2 is a unique resource for busy teachers - a selection of ‘pencil-free’, hands-on activities, aligned with the National Curriculum Programmes of Study and with clear links to the topics set out in the QCA scheme of work for KS2 science, that teachers can use as extension activities or give to pupils as homework to do with members of their family or friends. Each of the activities encourages the pupils to learn through discussion and through practical activities utilising everyday resources. Each activity is quick and easy for pupils and teachers to manage, and includes: a learning aim, full, clear instructions and discussion points tasks to foster collaboration and partnership between pupils, parents and teachers photocopiable resources. A refreshing approach for teachers and pupils, these activities will foster enthusiasm for learning and inspire pupils' interest in science.

Growing Readers

Author: Kathy Collins
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103732
Format: PDF
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Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.

Jumpstart Grammar

Author: Pie Corbett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131729436X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fully updated to help teachers deal with the new 2016 Grammar Tests, this second edition presents a collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities that will jumpstart pupils’ understanding of grammar in action It includes coverage of the subjunctive and past progressive, selecting which tense is the most definite, identifying when a word is used as a subordinating conjunction/preposition, explaining how a comma can change meaning, and an increased emphasis on the passive. Jumpstart! Grammar will prepare children for any grammar tests on the horizon in an engaging way so that they love playing with words and spinning sentences to make ideas dance. And, of course, they will be able to name the parts if that is what is required. Fun games will focus first on helping children hear the difference various types of grammar can make followed by activities to help them understand what different effects you can create with grammar. Technical terms will only be introduced once the children have established what the various features can do, with a particular focus on those terms that really help children discuss what makes language coherent and effective. This indispensable, practical book celebrates the joys of language and coherent expression; of finding just the right words or phrases to express what you want to say.

Rethinking Homework

Author: Cathy Vatterott
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416608257
Format: PDF, ePub
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Is homework an essential component of rigorous schooling or a harmful practice that alienates and discourages a significant number of students? The debate over homework has gone on for decades, but schools and families have changed in many ways, and, as author Cathy Vatterott notes, "There's a growing suspicion that something is wrong with homework." Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs examines the role homework has played in the culture of schooling over the years; how such factors as family life, the media, and the "balance movement" have affected the homework controversy; and what research--and educators' common sense--tells us about the effects of homework on student learning. The best way to address the pro- and anti-homework controversy is not to eliminate homework. Instead, the author urges educators to replace the "old paradigm" (characterized by longstanding cultural beliefs, moralistic views, the puritan work ethic, and behaviorist philosophy) with a "new paradigm" based on the following elements: * Designing quality homework tasks; * Differentiating homework tasks; * Deemphasizing grading of homework; * Improving homework completion; and * Implementing homework strategies and support programs. Numerous examples from teachers and schools that have revised their practices and policies for homework illustrate the new paradigm in action. The end product is homework that works--for all students, at all levels.

The Art and Science of Teaching

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416605711
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The popular author of Classroom Instruction That Works discusses 10 questions that can help teachers sharpen their craft and do what really works for the particular students in their classroom.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF, ePub
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

The Comprehension Book

Author: Sue Dillon
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 0748734546
Format: PDF, Mobi
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These worksheets draw on material from a variety of genres including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, journalism, advertising and public information. The varied topics and material are ideal for reinforcing understanding across the curriculum.