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Similes A game to give students a richer level of vocabulary, in a fun way. It introduces some well known similes, and having seen how a simile is constructed students can then be encouraged to develop their own. Students will have developed an understanding of how similes work and will be able to make up some of their own.

Students learning English often find they are not sure when a word needs a double or a single consonant and practising by playing a fun game is a good way to learn. Students will have improved their spelling by practising the use of single and double consonants. Age +7, £4.99

Age +8, £4.99

Greek Word Detective

Feeling Synonyms

Many English words have their origin in other languages and in this activity we are exploring the influence of Ancient Greek on modern English. Various Greek roots of words, such as phono, graph, cardio, ... are combined to make a variety of technical and general words in English. Students will have developed their literacy skills through familiarising themselves with words that have their origin in Ancient Greek.

This game was developed to give students a richer level of vocabulary in a fun way. For the Synonyms Game we have concentrated on four feelings: happy, sad, angry and scared. Students will have developed a richer vocabulary for expressing feelings either aurally or in their writing. They will also have worked collaboratively with their partner. Age +7, £4.99

Age +9, £6.50

Silent Letters

Macbeth Macbeth is one of the most popular of Shakespeare’s plays that many students study. To give them a greater understanding of the play we have focused on the main characters in a fun game of Connect Four with a twist. Students will have gained a better understanding of the main characters in the play.

Words containing silent letters are difficult to learn to spell, even for older students, which is why we have devised this activity to reinforce the learning of these awkward words, in a fun and interactive way. Students will have practised and improved their spelling of words which contain silent letters. Age +7, £5.99

Age +10, £4.99

Geography Activities Consonant Clusters

Weather Learning to spell is not usually thought of as a fun activity but when you turn it into a game students will be more than happy to play and learn at the same time. Students will have improved their spelling by practising the writing words with double and triple consonants.

The weather is a topic of great interest the world over, especially with the effects of climate change. We have devised this activity for pupils to explore just how the different types of weather impact on our lives. Pupils will be able to identify and describe the effects that different kinds of weather have.

Age +7, £3.99 Age +5, £4.99

Old and New Compound Nouns

Transport Information There are many different modes of transport and this game takes, as its basis, some of the more common ones. It encourages pupils to work collaboratively to gain and share descriptions of the various modes of transport to complete their transport cards. Pupils will be able to describe different modes of transport and narrate and record their findings onto TalkingPEN.

Age +7, £6.99

Age +5, £3.99

The Fossils Speak

Sufficient Suffixes Suffixes can be difficult to join onto words and spell, so we devised this game to give students a fun way to practise adding suffixes. The game also encourages the development of the students’ vocabulary by making them think of their own words and how to spell them. Students will have developed their literacy skills by practising the use of suffixes.

These three activities were developed taking the students’ interest and knowledge about one topic, namely dinosaurs, to introduce knowledge in a new topic on tectonic plates. Students will be able to use map co-ordinates, gain an understanding of the movement of tectonic plates and climate. Age +10, £4.99

Music Activities

Age +7, £5.99

Haikus

Musical Instruments With this game students can build confidence in producing poetry, especially haikus, and also develop their speaking and listening skills. Students will be able to write and narrate their own haikus. They will also have worked collaboratively with their partner. Age +7, £6.50

Encourage pupils to learn the names of a variety of musical instruments from various cultures around the world. Pupils will be able to name the various instruments and how they are played. Age +5, £4.99

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The activity was developed in order to familiarise students with compound nouns but it also illustrates the historical development of language. Some of the words are no longer in use and some like treadmill have developed a new meaning. The activity can be used both for literacy and history. Students will have learned the meaning of compound nouns as well as having broadened their vocabulary.

Catalogue 2012  

Mantralingua Catalogue 2012