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24 Information, comprehension and writing activities on Mountains

A complete series of informative, comprehension and writing activities on the topic of mountains, part of the Key Stage 2 programme of study for Geography.

Available in a symbolised format or text only format.

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Contents

  1. Information - Mountains
  2. Information - Mountains of the World
  3. Information - Mountains in the UK
  4. Information – Mountain Weather
  5. Information – Mountains Animals and Plants
  6. Questions - Mountains
  7. Writing - Mountains
  8. Information – Ridges and Peaks
  9. Writing – Ridges and Peaks           
  10. Information - Glaciers and Avalanches
  11. Information - How Glaciers are made
  12. Information - More about Glaciers
  13. Information - Icebergs
  14. Questions - Glaciers
  15. Writing - Glaciers
  16. Information - Human Activity in Mountains
  17. Information - Looking after the environment
  18. Questions – Human Activity in Mountains
  19. Information - Tourism - Visitors
  20. Information - Tourism - Climbing
  21. Information - Tourism - Skiing
  22. Information - Travel in the Mountains
  23. Mountains and glaciers dictionary
  24. Mountains and glaciers word bank

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01 Information - Mountains

Each page of text has 2 sentences. As the student clicks on each sentence in turn it is spoken and then added to the document. There is a Repeat Speech button to hear it again and a delete button to remove an entire line in case something was selected in error. The final text can be printed (and it works well in black and white as well as colour). Another option is to use this as an information source as one might use a web page. In this case the users can browse through the pages and copy just the sentences they need.

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02 Information - Mountains of the World

Click on the two statements to hear it interesting facts about the mountain ranges of the world. The text is highlighted as it is spoken.

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03 Mountains in the UK

A short sequence of important facts to remember about UK Mountains, presented one line at a time. A useful revision activity, or first introduction to the topic for a reader who needs a shorter text.

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04 Information - Mountain Weather

A series of statements providing information about the weather in mountain ranges and how it is formed.

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05 Information - Mountains, Animals and Plants

Another listen and read activity on aspects of the mountain animals and plants. See above for ideas on how to use it.

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06 Questions - Mountains

Click on the green question to hear it and place it in the document, then create a statement to answer the question. As the student clicks on each button in turn, it is spoken and then added to the document. There is a “repeat speech” button so the student can hear the phrases they have created so far. The text is highlighted as it is spoken. This will help the student to decide whether their writing makes grammatical sense. The final document can be printed for record use or as an information source for other users.

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07 Writing - Mountains

These writing grids will support the user in creating their own sentences about mountains. Words and phrases from the grids can be inserted but the user can also type their own ideas into the document.

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08 Information - Ridges and Peaks

Choose the statements to reveal more facts about mountain structures. The text is highlighted as it is spoken.

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09 Writing - Ridges and Peaks

These writing grids will support the user in creating their own sentences about ridges and peaks. Words and phrases from the grids can be inserted but the user can also type their own ideas into the document.

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10 Information - Glaciers and Avalanches

A series of statements providing information about how glaciers and avalanches are formed.

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11 Information - How Glaciers are made

Click on the four statements to learn interesting facts about how glaciers are made. Each page of text has 4 sentences. As the student clicks on each sentence in turn, it is spoken then added to the document. There is a “repeat speech” button to hear it again and a delete button to remove an entire line in case something was selected in error. The final document can be printed (and it works well in black and white as well as colour). Another option is to use this as an information source as one might use a web page. In this case the users can browse through the pages and copy just the sentences they need.

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12 Information - More about Glaciers

Follows a similar structure to 11 How Glaciers are made with extended information about physical geography.

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13 Information - Icebergs

These writing grids support the user in creating their own sentences about icebergs. Words and phrases from the grids can be inserted but the user can also type their own ideas into the document.

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14 Questions - Glaciers

Click on the green question to hear it and place it in the document, then create a statement to answer the question. As t student clicks on each button in turn, it is spoken and then added to the document. There is a “repeat speech” button so the student can hear the phrases they have created so far. The text is highlighted as it is spoken. This will help the student to decide whether their writing makes grammatical sense. The final document can be printed for record use or as an information source for other users.

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15 Information - Writing Glaciers

These writing grids will support the user in creating their own sentences about glaciers. Words and phrases from the grids can be inserted but the user can also type their own ideas into the document.

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16 Information - Human Activity in Mountains

These writing grids support the user in creating their own sentences about icebergs. Words and phrases from the grids can be inserted but the user can also type their own ideas into the document. This activity gives the user information about human activities in mountain ranges.

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17 Information - Looking after the environment

Each page of text has two sentences. As the student clicks on each sentence in turn, it is spoken and then added to the document. There is a “repeat speech” button to hear it again and a delete button to remove an entire line in case something was selected in error. The final document can be printed (and it works well in black and white as well as colour). Another option is to use this as an information source as one might use a web page. In this case the users can browse through the pages and copy just the sentences they need.

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18 Questions – Human Activity in Mountains

Click on the green question to hear it and place it in the document, then create a statement to answer the question. As the student clicks on each button in turn, it is spoken and then added to the document. There is a “repeat speech” button so the student can hear the phrases they have created so far. The text is highlighted as it is spoken. This will help the student to decide whether their writing makes grammatical sense. The final document can be printed for record use or as an information source for other users.

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19 Information - Tourism - Visitors

Each page of text has two sentences. As the student clicks on each sentence in turn, it is spoken and then added to the document. There is a “repeat speech” button to hear it again and a delete button to remove an entire line in case something was selected in error. The final document can be printed (and it works well in black and white as well as colour). Another option is to use this as an information source as one might use a web page. In this case the users can browse through the pages and copy just the sentences they need.

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20 Information - Tourism - Climbing

These writing grids support the user in creating their own sentences about climbing in the mountains. Words and phrases from the grids can be inserted but the user can also type their own ideas into the document.

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21 Information - Tourism - Skiing

These writing grids support the user in creating their own sentences about skiing in the mountains. Words and phrases from the grids can be inserted but the user can also type their own ideas into the document.

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22 Information - Travel in the Mountains

Each page of text has three sentences. As the student clicks on each sentence in turn, it is spoken and then added to the document. There is a “repeat speech” button to hear it again and a delete button to remove an entire line in case something was selected in error. The final document can be printed (and it works well in black and white as well as colour). Another option is to use this as an information source as one might use a web page. In this case the users can browse through the pages and copy just the sentences they need.

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23 Mountains and Glaciers Dictionary

A dictionary for 36 words in the mountains topic. Click on a word in the grid and it will open a page with a symbol supported definition. If you want to add the word to the document, click on the word on the definition page, or copy type the word from the main grid cell. Click on the definition to send this to the document. These grids are a perfect tool to support a user who does not necessarily need writing support from the grids, only support to read, spell and understand the technical vocabulary.

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24 Mountains and Glaciers Word Bank

An alphabetic set of grids with topic vocabulary used in the texts. These grids are a perfect tool to support a user who does not necessarily need writing support from the grids, only support to read and spell the technical vocabulary linked to coasts. There are spaces for adding additional words.

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