Archive for the ‘literacy’ Category

Morning all. I was at the Northern #ASEConf at the weekend, had a good time and had lots to think about. I’m going to try really hard to blog it this week, but I’m buried under a ton of stuff and pretty much every person in my immediate family is either ill, recovering or about to […]

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My son is a keen and able reader. Not quite ten, he read and enjoyed The Hobbit earlier this year. He likes both Harry Potter and Alex Rider. David Walliams‘ books are now ‘too young for him’ and he’s a big fan of variations on classic myths and fairy tales – The Sisters Grimm and Percy […]

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I don’t remember when I first used the idea of breaking down a demonstration for students by having them follow the POE format: Predict what will happen Observe what actually happens Explain it in context I think a lot of science teachers used this before – or even without – referencing the ideas of Michael […]

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Power Stations

19Feb14

“Okay, class… everybody… I’m not going to teach you about power stations. You need to know all the features but you’re going to be teaching each other. In groups of three you’re going to be putting together a presentation on one of the energy resources…” Hands up if this sounds familiar? I’ve used variations on […]

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This week’s Inside Health had not one but two great items for science lessons. I just wanted to put together a quick post so this will be mainly links and ideas rather than detailed resources. Sources You can follow the title above for the programme page, complete with transcript and their own links. My focus […]

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This is one approach to teaching the dreaded 6 mark AQA questions. I’d be interested in comments or suggestions, as ever. The powerpoint that goes along with it was set up for B1, but is obviously easily changed. 6 Mark Questions as ppt. Objectives Recap key facts Improve structure of answers to 6 mark questions (Appreciate […]

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