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Posts tagged ‘grammar’

Unshelved

Unshelved cartoon: there are two kinds of people

(c) Bill Barnes & Gene Ambaum Unshelved.com Used with permission

This is a cartoon strip from a series called Unshelved set in a library. I particularly like them as my mum is a librarian and my first job was a library assistant.

What would you do with this cartoon in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below.

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Post-it notes

Inspired by Mike Harrison and Emma Herrod, what would you do with this post-it note (and its friends!) in your class?

You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Please post your ideas in the comments below, including links to any posts you might have written with relevant ideas in them.

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Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the King’s horses and all the King’s men,

Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

What would you do with this verse in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All of the formatting is copied from the original text.

The Wikipedia page about the rhyme is here.

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Humpty DumptyThis image of Humpty Dumpty was taken from the geograph project (another prompt on this blog), via Wikimedia Commons.

PS I was inspired to add this as a prompt because I was reading Jasper Fforde‘s very funny The Big Over Easy.

A ticket

What would you do with this ticket in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below.

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A fish

What would you do with this fish in your classroom? It’s about 15cm in diameter and fits comfortably into an adult hand.

You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below.

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A single computer

Apple Mac laptopWhat would you do with a single laptop in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below.

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