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TA Job Interview Task: Urgent Help Needed!

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by ozzyrob, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. ozzyrob

    ozzyrob New commenter

    I am a Teaching Assistant who has an interview tomorrow morning at 9am. I've been asked to do the following: plan a 10-minute session for 4 Year 3 children. Choose an age appropriate picture book, short story or non-fiction text, and plan any activity that explores language, vocabulary or punctuation.

    Although I've been working as a supply TA for some time, I've spent hardly any time with Year 3 or 4. Can anyone please offer ANY suggestions ASAP?
  2. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  3. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Er. Fantastic Mr Fox.

    A competitive game where each pair has to think of as many adjectives as possible to describe good and "bad" characters in stories.

    Mr Fox was fantastic/smart/clever/cunning
    The farmers were mean, greedy, stupid etc etc.

    See how many words appear on both lists.
    Teach them 3 new words for heroes - courageous, enterprising and calculating.
    bevdex likes this.
  4. ozzyrob

    ozzyrob New commenter

    i haven't chosen one yet but I can get to a bookshop in 10 minutes so a generic idea, if that's possible, would be great.
  5. ozzyrob

    ozzyrob New commenter

    That sounds brilliant - thank you so much!
  6. ozzyrob

    ozzyrob New commenter

    If anyone else has any other ideas however, I'd be extremely grateful to receive them. Thank you.
  7. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Alphabetical order
    MM.1 Order alphabetically based on the first letter


    You can do this with anything.

    Non-fiction books about planets.

    Order the following:

    (omit Mercury)

    Then some of Jupiter's moons:

    The Planets in Our Solar System by Franklyn M. Branley

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