Language Resources

So you think your day is tough. Go through the battle with this buffalo calf. Better still, grab this FREE killer lesson plan and use it in your next relief ...
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Teaching Kit for Dinosaur Lovers There is nothing like a well designed teaching kit with strategies to improve reading activities. This creates active student engagement. When I am relief teaching, student ...
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This is activity can be as easy or as complex as you like. But you need a couple of short stories that you can cut up. Check East of the ...
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Following on from this site's MOST POPULAR POST. Shopping catalogues are fabulous resources for relief teachers because they are free, easily available and provide inspiration for a range of lessons ...
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Banjo Paterson is one of the best Australian poets. His life story is an inspiration. His life is amazing. Students will appreciate his work more when they understanding his life. For upper primary/secondary ...
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I generally only do relief in the older classes but some time ago I did a short relief teaching gig in a small country school. Before the panic set in ...
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We all know crosswords are great language activities. But they are painful and time-consuming to make. Now you can let me do the work for you. Problem Solved ...
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I ran into this fabulous free resource by accident. It is developed by the Dairy Industry of Australia and has 3 modules - all with free video, graphic and printable ...
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A thousand years ago (well it feels like that)  learning centres were all the rage in schools and then like all things education, the pendulum swung away from this classroom approach. We ...
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I was doing a relief teaching stint working with a year 7 class yesterday and my timing must have been a bit out because I had about 15 minutes left ...
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Phonemic Awareness - The Best Way to Teach Kids to Read A Guest Post by Children Learning Reading.com What's the best way to teach children to read? According to the ...
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Power writing really gets the blood up. Students are pushed to write on any topic for a period of time. The race is to complete the activity in the set ...
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Reading strategies needs muscle. They need muscle to teach and muscle to learn. Reading is a great activity for relief teaching. In fact, learning reading strategies is relevant to all ...
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As a student, I loved reading. Nerdy for a boy, I know. But it didn't feel nerdy at the time. Dick and Dora were the coolest guys in town and ...
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Relief Teaching has lots of challenges but one of the biggest is relevance. Writing is always relevant but one of the greatest challenges for relief teachers - or any teacher ...
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We all know there are hundreds of spelling demons. Teaching them is a challenge. Having students learn them is even harder. You know these spelling demons. In fact, you may well be stuck ...
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Every one needs to have an opinion for this issue. You might have to coax the students who need support when expressing theirs ...
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 Relief teaching is a great opportunity to focus on the basics, like punctuation. I suggest concentrating on literacy and numeracy in your relief teaching gigs. Teaching punctuation is a perfect ...
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You might start with all the best intentions at your relief teaching gig but if your teaching resources falter, so do you. So what resources guarantee success? Well, nothing guarantees ...
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Eating Poetry - Wild Teaching Strategies Teaching strategies that kids love. How delicious! Kids really love poetry especially when it is by one of the greatest of all story tellers, ...
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Reading is one of those core curriculum areas which involve strategic teaching strategies. This involves challenging students to read more than just words. Repeating words from a page without understanding ...
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Teaching Strategies - Reading and Eating Elephants I have to premise this article so that Animal Rights do not approach me: No Elephants were harmed during this article and eating ...
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You might start with all the best intentions at your relief teaching gig but if your teaching strategies falter, so do you. So what strategies guarantee success? Honestly, my legal ...
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Teaching Strategies - Start of the Year The hardest part of relief teaching is to decide what teaching strategies to employ and what teaching resources to use. These booklets are perfect ...
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Teaching strategies and reading used to be a match made in relief teaching heaven. Kids would have their own text and the relief teacher used a variety of teaching strategies ...
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 Teaching Strategies for Creative Thinking What teaching strategies will keep kids alert? Every teacher knows what they want. They want a class full of students who are always alert ...
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Can you get any cheaper teaching resources than newspapers? OK - shopping catalogues might be cheaper.Most schools have newspapers piled up somewhere, and they are great classroom resources.Try these free teaching activities but ...
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This is a great worksheet (even if I do say so myself). It is based on a word search grid. The only difference is, to find which words are in ...
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Teaching English with worksheets is a challenge. Some worksheets just teach kids how to do worksheets! Teaching kids language arts (or english or just language; whatever you wish to call it) really has ...
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Writing is such a great activity for relief teaching. Kids are active and learning. They are on task and usually focussed on what they are doing. Can you find a ...
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