English

The Summer Term

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 those...

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A May Giveaway!

Hello everyone, So the bank holiday is over again, why do they go so fast?! I had a busy one, with a very special holy communion, lots of visiting, and moving house! Upon moving, I noticed (thanks to Tom's giving out) that I have A LOT of books. I mean a ridiculous...

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Book Review: Poetry Skills- Upper Classes

I have finally found it- a helpful poetry resource book. This book is published by Prim-Ed. It is called 'Poetry Skills- Learning Language through Poetry'. It is a real find, and I am delighted I took the plunge and finally ordered it! Once I started the dip, I found...

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Minute Challenges

Hello everyone,As promised, here is a post to share my newest resource with you. I bought these challenge cards a few weeks ago one of those Christmas pop up shops which was closing down. I am sorry, I can't remember the name of it! They were reduced to two euro! The...

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