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Cover lessons: simple yet useful ideas?

Discussion in 'English' started by Clarerees, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Clarerees

    Clarerees New commenter

    Uh oh, we've all been there..........
    It's darkest November on a Tuesday morning and a member of the department has suddenly fainted/ burst into tears/ thrown up/ been called away to deal with an incident and you've got to provide cover for their KS3 class. What do you set?
    I'm looking for a set of very easy ideas which are not a complete waste of time (erm, we've all asked them to draw a picture/ put on a DVD). I will then collate these and put them together in a useful document for us to use. All suggestions welcome!

  2. EmmaBB

    EmmaBB New commenter

    Email me! I have some I've made, begged, borrowed & stolen for the last 3 weeks of cover work I've been setting for a colleague!
    HMI in Weds/Thurs though so might not be until weekend.
  3. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

  4. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    At my last school we all had to provide emergency cover lessons which were then kept by department heads. Each set had a front sheet which recorded when they had been used and by what class.
  5. montyjacs

    montyjacs New commenter

    teachit have produced a set of cover work materials too - well worth the investment.
  6. Clarerees

    Clarerees New commenter

    Thanks loads- some useful ideas here already.
    I should have been more specific. I'm looking for ideas that I will collate and then put up on this site for users to share e.g. 'write a detailed description of a terrifying monster. Draw an annotated picture to accompany this' or something better.

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