Book Projects to Send Home is easy for teachers and fun for second grade students. Inside this book you will find ten comprehensive book projects that add an exciting dimension to your reading program. Notes to send home, introduction tips, and presentation ideas are all included, making it easy for you to include these projects in your curriculum. Simple, clear instructions allow students and their families to work together on each project.
Perfect for beginning readers, these student-made booklets help develop early science and literacy skills through rhyming, repetitive, or predictable text while coloring, cutting, pasting, and writing activities build fine-motor skills. The 20 reproducible booklets in this book include step-by-step instructions for ease-of-use. Also includes: simple text promotes reading success; booklets cover popular science topics; background information for the teacher; and curriculum extensions. Supports the Reading First Fluency Initiative!
Blackline masters for use in the run-up to Christmas. Activities include using clues when reading a Christmas pictogram, writing a letter to Santa, reading simple instructions to make Christmas decorations, word searches to identify new phonemes, designing stationery and organizing instructions sequentially. Now you can exploit the children's natural enthusiasm for the season and inspire them to create especially good work with this bank of fun, stimulating ideas and activities - so you can all enjoy the run-up to Christmas!
Publisher: Brilliant Publications
Product ID: BRI1366
Grades: Grades K - 2
Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary
File Size: 889.23 KB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9780857470133
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781903853665
Blackline masters for use in the run-up to Christmas include helping to reinforce children's knowledge of number bonds, increasing their understanding of fractions and percentages, and giving them practice calculating the areas of 2-D shapes. Now you can exploit the children's natural enthusiasm for the season and inspire them to create especially good work with this bank of fun, stimulating ideas and activities - so you can all enjoy the run-up to Christmas!
Blackline masters for use in the run-up to Christmas include using different punctuation, use of dictionaries, spelling, synonyms, idioms and writing in different genres. Now you can exploit the children's natural enthusiasm for the season and inspire them to create especially good work with this bank of fun, stimulating ideas and activities - so you can all enjoy the run-up to Christmas!
Blackline masters for use in the run-up to Christmas. Activities include using will practicing counting from left to right and adding one on to help Santa load his sleigh, sorting toys into pairs and estimating the number of stars. Now you can exploit the children's natural enthusiasm for the season and inspire them to create especially good work with this bank of fun, stimulating ideas and activities - so you can all enjoy the run-up to Christmas!
Contains over 40 sheets that can be used to support and supplement any history project. The sheets focus on chronology, time lines, stratigraphy, changes in history, and working with clues. Children learn: how to develop historical knowledge and understanding; how to conduct a historical enquiry; ways of interpreting history; ways of organizing and communicating what they have learned.
Buon'Idea is an invaluable time-saving resource. Designed with the non-specialist in mind, Buon'Idea provides key vocabulary, word and picture matching cards, activity sheets and puzzle pages for 20 popular topics. Use the suggestions given or develop your own games with these flexible sheets. Italian has never been this easy - just choose your game, copy the sheets and play! Sentence building sheets for each topic provide top tips for extending the vocabulary. Use them and soon your pupils will be happily conversing in Italian with confidence.
Speaking and Listening Games contains 51 photocopiable sheets that will help preschool and primary children to: develop listening and attention skills, understand language and develop expressive language. The games will stimulate children's language skills and provide them with a strong foundation on which other literacy work can be built. They are simple to play, and can be adapted easily for use with children of varying ages and abilities. Children will love playing these innovative games and will develop key language skills at the same time.
Play Activities for the Early Years contains over 140 fun activities to encourage purposeful play. There are six chapters: communication, language and literacy; mathematical development; knowledge and understanding of the world; creative development; physical development; and personal, social and emotional development. The activity pages are clearly laid out and well illustrated, making the book easy to use. Many of the activities have accompanying blackline masters providing a variety of written and pictorial resource material.
Brilliant Activities for Stretching Gifted and Talented Children contains refreshing, motivating activities, based on the latest theories and research, to stretch your pupils' analytical, creative and evaluative skills. Activities range from quick warm-ups, brainteasers and math-focused activities to entertaining, open-ended exercises for pupils to complete independently. All the activities are photocopiable, so that you can easily select the best activity to suit your particular needs. With over 100 activities, Brilliant Activities for Stretching Gifted and Talented Children will be able to keep stretching your pupils for many years to come.
How to be Brilliant at Algebra is contains 40 photocopiable worksheets designed to improve students' understanding of number relationships and patterns. They will learn about: odds and evens; patterns; inverse operations; variables; calendars; equations; pyramid numbers; digital root patterns; prime numbers; Fibonacci numbers; Pascal's triangle.
Open-ended activities to develop students' creative and critical thinking skills. Gifted children are not the only ones who will benefit from this book! All children will thoroughly enjoy these activities. Some of the activities can be last for days, others such as the brainteaser section can be used for a quick warm-up to spark interest and excite the brain. Activities linked to Bloom's taxonomy.
How to Dazzle at Beginning Map Skills contains 43 photocopiable sheets for use with slower learners aged 11-14. The material is all related to the skills element of the Program of Study for Geography, focusing in particular on the Local Area and culminating in activities based on the British Isles, Europe and the World. The activities are presented in an age-appropriate manner and provide a flexible but structured resource for teaching pupils to develop an understanding of direction and location in relation to simple maps, and the different uses of land.
These worksheets focus on the process of writing - from the initial idea gathering to redrafting and the final product. The activities recognize that a sense of audience and a sense of purpose are crucial, and allow children to feel ownership of their stories and to understand that not all stories need to be published. The activities include: getting ideas; making notes; making a plot table; planning the beginning, middle and end; making up characters; using a dictionary and thesaurus; using speech marks; different kinds of story.
This invaluable, time-saving resource provides intercultural ideas for every month of the year. For each festival and tradition you will find background information, key vocabulary, detailed lists of possible teaching activities and optional pupil sheets. Ideas range from making cards and reading/writing poems to playing game and cooking traditional recipes.
Wouldn't you love your pupils to have meaningful conversations with each other in French? French Speaking Activities contains 60 time-saving photocopiable activities for promoting oral communication. Activities range from role plays and surveys to quizzes, presentations and games. All encourage pupils to practise speaking autonomously, leading to more pupil-speaking time and less teacher-speaking time. These tried-and-tested activities provide a fun and enjoyable way of supplementing, consolidating and revising your language work, whatever scheme you are using.
100+ Fun Ideas for Practicing Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary Classroom contains 137 fun activities for developing oral and literacy skills. The tried and tested activities in this book can be used to with almost any language. The author has chosen these ideas due to the positive impact the games and activities have had on the learning of another language. The inherent rationale behind each activity is that it is enjoyable, interactive and allows for as many children as possible at one time to communicate. With activities ranging from 'Clap if true' and 'Draw a monster' to 'Find Mr. X' and 'Puppet mind reading', you will never be stuck for ideas.
The Mighty Multiples Times Table Challenge makes learning the times tables fun, interactive and practical! This visual, auditory and kinaesthetic approach to learning times tables will engage all children, whatever their learning style: Visual–sporty characters associated with each times table, visual grouping sheets, number fans, 144 boards and bingo games bring the times tables to life; Auditory–listen and sing along to the songs and poems; Kinaesthetic–physical activities enable you to jump and leap your way through the times tables! A tried and tested method that really works. In trial schools pupils showed significant improvement both for times table knowledge and enjoyment.
How to be Brilliant at Mental Arithmetic addresses the twin pillars of mental arithmetic - mental recall and mental agility. Mental recall depends on familiarity with number bonds and plenty of opportunity to practice. Mental agility depends more on confidence with the number system and the four operations. Using the worksheets in this book, students will learn about: tens and units; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; addition shortcuts; product squares; quick recall; number sequences; factors; more and less; approximations; metric and imperial measures.
Wouldn't you love your pupils to have meaningful conversations with each other in Spanish? Spanish Speaking Activities contains 60 time-saving photocopiable activities for promoting oral communication. Activities range from role plays and surveys to quizzes, presentations and games. All encourage pupils to practise speaking autonomously, leading to more pupil-speaking time and less teacher-speaking time. These tried-and-tested activities provide a fun and enjoyable way of supplementing, consolidating and revising your language work, whatever scheme you are using.
The importance of being able to read for meaning should never be underestimated. The ability to decode text is not enough. It is vital that children understand what they are reading. More importantly, it is fundamental that they enjoy what they are reading, so that they grow up to become lifelong readers. The passages in the Brilliant Activities for Reading Comprehension series are designed to do just that. They provide children with a variety of engaging, enjoyable texts that will grab their attention, and indeed their teacher_s attention as well. The passages begin in Year 1 with simple picture comprehension. They gradually increase in difficulty as you progress though the book, and through the series, encouraging children to develop their ability to read for meaning and use a range of strategies for decoding the text. Tasks range from simple factual recall and vocabulary work to more open-ended questions enabling the reader to provide a more personal response. The cross-curricular activities provide a wealth of ideas for extending the passages further and are ideal for fast-finishers. The written passages are ideal for guided reading. The Brilliant Activities for Reading Comprehension series provides an invaluable resource for assessing pupils_ progress in reading, while helping them to develop their love of reading at the same time.
Blackline masters written by a working primary teacher who appreciates the need for Christmas activities which are great fun, easily administered and also worthwhile and relevant within the curriculum. Many of the sheets are language and math based. Others deal with religious education, art and design, and other areas of the curriculum.
How to Dazzle at Spelling is structured resource for teaching pupils to understand and commit sounds, letter strings and high frequency words to memory. The rules of spelling are often difficult for pupils to assimilate because there are so many exceptions. Therefore rules require reinforcement many times before they are understood. The activities in this book are designed to develop the pupils' visual and aural discrimination, recognition and memory. Pupils will learn that if they visualize the words, as well as sound them out, they have a better chance of spelling them correctly.
Blackline masters for use with junior high school students with special needs. The sheets give students the tools to be able to talk about and understand language development. The activities will help students to deconstruct language, and through this, to improve their own use of language. Students will practice: building sentences; identifying the subject and predicate of sentences; picking out verbs; getting the tense right; writing adjectives, adverbs, nouns, prepositions and pronouns; using idioms; asking questions; using speech marks; putting words in the right order; using commas in lists.
The activities in How to Dazzle at Reading will help pupils to: understand and use a variety of decoding techniques; discriminate between sounds in words; learn letters and letter combinations; and read words by sounding out and blending the sounds. The pupils practice: identifying the sounds they hear at the start and end of specified words; the sounds of short and long vowels; identifying which words have a short 'oo' and which words have a long 'oo'; identifying words which rhyme with a specified word; filling in gaps in sentences and paragraphs; changing the meaning of a word by changing its 'end' sound; splitting up compound words into their components; and scanning texts.
Help to develop your pupils' investigation skills using the attractively laid out worksheets in How to Sparkle at Science Investigations. Using familiar contexts, the sheets provide opportunities for children to develop their observational skills, make measurements, plan and carry out investigations, and draw conclusions from their results. Worksheet themes include: Mr. Happy and Healthy; what do plants need to grow?; is it see through?; which hat for Teddy?; we're going on a materials hunt; which magnet is the strongest?; making a circuit; and investigating sails.
Encourage students to record their scientific knowledge and understanding using these easy-to-use sheets. The activities will encourage students to think and help you to gather evidence and assess what they know and can do. The teachers' notes contain further assessment activities, with anticipated student responses.
Contains writing frames to help students develop a range of geographical skills. They are divided into 6 sections: skills; map work; rivers; localities and settlements; weather; environmental change. The sheets have been designed to help children to: investigate, and gain knowledge and understanding about places and themes; ask geographical questions; develop the ability to recognize and explain geographical patterns; become aware of how places fit into a wider geographical context.
How to Sparkle at Addition and Subtraction to 20 contains 40 photocopiable illustrated worksheets. These high interest activities will help develop your pupils' addition and subtraction skills. Topics include: early addition and subtraction to 10; investigating number bonds to 10; reinforcement to 10; investigating number bonds to 20; reinforcement to 20; and games.
How to Sparkle at Grammar and Punctuation introduces, reinforces and consolidates concepts of punctuation, parts of speech, sequencing and sentence construction. The book provides a flexible but structured approach to teaching children how to acquire good syntax and punctuation. The activities include: learning about doing words, naming words and describing words; choosing the right word; finding pairs; identifying opposites; thinking of words; understanding the right order; understanding the concept of a sentence; learning when to use capital letters; and practicing how to complete sentences.
The rhythm of nursery rhymes helps children to remember the words which, in turn, helps to develop their auditory memory skills. When they have learned the words and then see them in print, they can 'read' them, Not only will this give them a greater understanding of how the written word represents the sung or spoken word, but it will also help to develop their visual memory. The worksheets contain a mixture of activities, including: putting pictures in the right sequence; tracing letters and writing simple words; coloring pictures; attaching words to the right object; visual memory reinforcement; finding rhyming words.
How to be Brilliant at Electricity, Light and Sound contains practical activities will help children to acquire knowledge and understanding of electrical circuits, the everyday effects of light and how we see, and how sounds are made.
How to be Brilliant at Materials contains 42 photocopiable worksheets with practical activities to help children acquire knowledge and understanding of the way materials are classified, how they can be changed, and ways of separating them. Topics include: testing for hardness, density, porosity, magnetism, conductivity of heat and electricity, and flexibility; materials used in houses; comparing soils; solids, liquids and gases; mixtures; changing materials; dissolving, filtering and evaporation; the water cycle; energy efficiency.
Contains 40 structured worksheets aimed at developing a systematic approach to investigating in science. Each sheet focuses on a specific skill and can be used to support and supplement whatever science scheme you use. The skills include: brainstorming; my ideas; fair testing; thinking and planning; keeping a record; measuring changes; observing and recording results; presenting findings.
Children develop their reading skills by reading! The activities in this book are designed to develop fluency, accuracy, confidence and interest. Daily reading is crucial to the development of interest and good skills. The strategies to be found in this book are proven ways of giving children ownership of, and responsibility for their own reading development. The worksheets include: setting up a reading program; building a bookworm; responding to poems; comparing and contrasting reference books; retelling a story; learning to scan; reading diagrams and instructions; learning the Dewey system; getting to know a library.