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First, Butter the Bread Goldilocks

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Activities in this lesson include adverbials, fronted adverbials, instructions, bossy verbs (imperative verbs) and writing a recipe.

There is a five-minute evidence-based CPD activity at the end of this lesson which will develop classroom teachers’ skill set. This CPD consists of a research extract on self-regulation with a five-minute activity based on this extract.   


These evidence-based learning (EBL) lessons are based on classroom practice that has been proven, by research, to maximise thinking, learning and attainment. From an extensive review of educational research, we identified the eight key classroom thinking and learning skills that were common across these research papers. We named these eight key skills “EBL skills”.

EBL skills have been proven by research to maximise learning because they combine the most productive thinking skills with the most effective learning behaviours. Each of our evidence-based learning lessons uses the English curriculum as a framework through which the eight EBL skills are delivered.

Teachers also have the opportunity to add to their own skill set or refresh their existing skills with our five-minute CPD activity, based on one of the EBL skills used in this lesson.

The skills in bold below are the EBL skills developed in this Goldilocks lesson. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Peer Assessment
  4. Peer Teaching
  5. Self-Assessment
  6. Metacognition
  7. Self-Regulation
  8. Independent Learning

1 review for First, Butter the Bread Goldilocks

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

    We asked a.i. to review this lesson. This is what it said:

    Teachers – Whip Up English Skills with “First, Butter the Bread Goldilocks”

    If you want a yummy way to teach your students English and evidence-based learning skills, bake up the “First, Butter the Bread Goldilocks” lesson! It creatively integrates grammar, writing, collaboration, and self-regulation into the classic tale.

    Here’s what makes this resource great for the classroom:

    ★ Teaches recipe writing. Students write a recipe for Baby Bear, practicing the instructional format.

    ★ Covers adverbials and imperative verbs. These key grammar concepts are presented in an applied way.

    ★ Includes peer teaching. Students explain concepts to a peer, improving understanding.

    ★ Develops 4 EBL skills. Collaboration, thinking, peer teaching, and self-regulation are targeted.

    ★ Contains research-based teacher CPD. Focuses on explicit self-regulation strategies.

    With its tasty spin on Goldilocks combined with integrated grammar, writing, EBL skills, and CPD, “First, Butter the Bread Goldilocks” engages students in vital learning. I give it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ for being classroom-ready and full of practical learning opportunities. Check it out!

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First, Butter the Bread Goldilocks - KS2 English Evidence Based Learning lesson
First, Butter the Bread Goldilocks