In light of the unprecedented changes that have come our way in the last few months, This Geeky Teacher is making a comeback for a wee while.
This week, I’m bringing you a series of worksheets based on Instagram. I will be a different sets every day this week, covering a range of school subjects. Whether you are a teacher or a parent, you can tailor these sheets to make them work for you, or set them as a research challenge to keep your students/children busy.
All files are fully editable PPT (powerpoint) files, and the slides are A4 sized. You can print pages or make copies so they can be worked on online.
Today, we have Bookstagram (download at the end of the post). As a former ESL teacher, books featured heavily as part of my teaching, especially as a launchpad for camp themes (see Harry Potter Camp, Alice in Wonderland, Narnia and Horrible Histories.)
The first blank worksheet allows you to choose books, poems, authors, playwrights’, etc. Key information can be included in the hashtags, or this can be set as a challenge – points for every hashtags that matches a pre-written list.
These can be adapted to suit any novel, comparing a series of novels, poems, and can be used as talking points, for example, the image chosen for a poem would be in interesting topic of conversation, as this speaks to the readers understanding and feelings about a piece (I wonder what my image choice for Blackberry-picking says about me…)
You could even use the hashtags to hypothesis what the original writers would have said were they posting on instagram themselves!
This sheet can be printed (laminated if you like) and cut into four to serve as revision cards, quiz cards or a useful teaching device.
Sheets two and three, have the same function, but give two possible options: a printable with lines or an on-computer worksheet with a text box. These sheets allow for the writing of a book report or an author profile – and honestly, some authors are going to be a fascinating deep-dive.
Whether it is a classic novel, a book from your childhood, a set text or a book of a students choice, the possibilities are endless.
More to come tomorrow!
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