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Teaching a Narrative Step by Step

Teaching a Narrative Step by Step

Set Up a Writing Station: paper, blank postcards , envelopes, pens, pencils, sticky notes etc.22 Use a Writer’s Notebook - each student needs their own notebook. Allow students to create a cover for their notebook Use prompt cards for the children who need a little...

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Water Theme

'Water' is always very popular as an overarching theme on teaching practice and for lesson plans in general. I myself haven't used because I much prefer narrow more focused themes. I will share some ways 'water' can be integrated as a theme for the Arts subjects for...

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Persuasive Writing Guide

Have students listen to or read examples of persuasive writing. Together, listen and look for words that helped the writer persuade the listener. Brainstorm something that is important to the class, e.g. should we get a class pet? Once the important topic is chosen,...

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The Summer Term

Hello everyone! Lots of us are off next week,  (to the indignant/incredulous non teachers, I apologise!) It is hard to believe that we are rapidly approaching the last two months of the school year.I think the time is going by frightfully fast,  and I for one have...

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Teaching of English/Literacy

DEAR Time: I try to allow for ten/fifteen minutes a day of dear time. This doesn't always happen unfortunately as I run out of time, but silent independent reading is an absolutely integral part of the day in the senior classes. It may be the only bit of reading they...

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Vikings Theme with 5th and 6th

English: Writing:Diary entry from viewpoint of a Viking invading Ireland, what did they think of Ireland? Which monastery did they invade, what did they steal etc. Reading: comprehension piece on the Vikings and answering questions. ( ideas on website linked below) Mr...

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Múinteoir Valerie Seminar

Hello everyone,   I bear very exciting news! I will be running a Múinteoir Valerie seminar in education this summer! I am not holding myself out as some educational expert here, but I would like an opportunity to share the knowledge I have acquired thus far with...

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