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GCSE English Language Marking Grids (Paper 1 and Paper 2 Part A)

GCSE English Language Marking Grids (Paper 1 and Paper 2 Part A)

Suitable for both teacher assessment and peer assessment, this resource provides a success criteria and a marking grid for questions 2, 3, and 4 of AQA’s GCSE English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2. The marker highlights the criteria that the response has met, and uses that to assign a final mark. Typically, I will print two copies of each sheet to a page, which will fit neatly into books or stapled to assessments without taking up too much space.
zoebee123
Language Analysis - Short Fiction Extracts (Vol. 1)

Language Analysis - Short Fiction Extracts (Vol. 1)

A collection of short fiction extracts (19th, 20th, and 21st century) designed to be used as either a quick starter task or a means of getting pupils to focus on language analysis. Generic support and challenge differentiation boxes are provided for each extract. Further differentiation could be provided by underlining/bolding certain words/phrases you want pupils to focus on. Could equally be used as a writing prompt for creative writing/modelling good descriptive writing
zoebee123
Alice in Wonderland Board Game Lesson

Alice in Wonderland Board Game Lesson

This is a lesson based on an extract from Alice in Wonderland. The text is read and students play an adapted version of Snakes and Ladders to check their knowledge. The text is then examined in more detail and then are asked to identify Alice’s key character traits. There is then a story writing activity. This transition lesson work well with our Year groups.
Lallyk2
Harry Potter Board Game Lesson

Harry Potter Board Game Lesson

Text based lesson with a board game. Worked well for transition with our Year 7 students. Board game planned from scratch by me.
Lallyk2
Different Cultures Poetry KS3 SOW

Different Cultures Poetry KS3 SOW

10 lessons altogether looking at a variety of poetry from different cultures focusing on what is the difference between identity and culture, moving forwards to form and structure, etc. Made for a Year 8 cohort - old favourite poems in there like Blessing and Night of the Scorpian, but Strange Fruit, Education for Leisure, and more added in.
beingkateish
Dystopia Descriptive Creative Writing  SOW KS3

Dystopia Descriptive Creative Writing SOW KS3

Made for a Year 8 class this writing SOW explores dystopian extracts from H G Wells, The Road, Oryx and Crake, etc. It was made to look at descriptive and not story writing by looking at why The Hunger Games is a dystopia and comparing that to other texts such as 1984 so students saw how descriptions were written and to replicate their own. 9 lessons altogether.
beingkateish
Iceberg - Deeper Analysis

Iceberg - Deeper Analysis

This resource uses the visual aid of an iceberg to help students develop deeper analysis to access the higher marks in analysis questions
stephenalty
Power and Conflict Creative Tasks

Power and Conflict Creative Tasks

A highly visual and creative resource exploring 5 key AQA English Literature power and conflict poems: Bayonet Charge, Exposure, My Last Duchess, Ozymandias and Charge of the Light Brigade. Using key quotes (therefore acting as excellent visual aids for memorising) pupils are given a range of visual stimuli, a precis of each poem and templates for mask-making, storyboarding and costume design. A creative task to complement the understanding, engagement and contextual awareness for each poem. Excellent for producing stimulating display and creative response.
rwebbie
Hide and Seek - Vernon Scannell

Hide and Seek - Vernon Scannell

Lesson approaching the poem Hide and Seek by Vernon Scannell. Made with the Edexcel IGCSE in mind, but could be used as an unseen or as a stand alone lesson.
ANHumphrys
Horton Hears a Who! Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (G - 2008)

Horton Hears a Who! Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (G - 2008)

Horton Hears a Who! Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (G - 2008) challenges students to think critically about the struggle of ideas between Kangaroo and Horton. Ask students to create their own code to live by like Horton has a motto or code. Explore the lessons that can be learned from how Horton treats his ‘enemy’ Kangaroo after defeating her. This resource consists of 11 high-level, short answer reflection and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information. This product .zip file includes: A student movie guide, PDF print version (4 pages) A student movie guide, PDF digital fillable form version (4 pages) *An answer key is included with this movie guide, however many answers will vary as students are encouraged to construct their own meaning from the characters’ dialogue and behavior. See the preview for samples. Is this movie guide worth it? Download two of my movie guides for free below: The Lightning Thief Kung Fu Panda 3 For more product images, sample questions and teacher reviews and ratings, please visit my TPT site at TeacherTravis : ) Your support, feedback, and follows are appreciated: Follow me on Pinterest | teachertrav Like my Facebook page | K12MovieGuides Visit my website | K12MovieGuides Follow me on Instagram | TeacherTravis Follow me on Twitter | K12MovieGuides
travis82
Yeats: Unit of Work

Yeats: Unit of Work

A unit of work on the poetry of W.B. Yeats. This was originally planned for Part 2 of the IBDP English Literature course. The unit includes brief lesson overviews that can be adapted easily, as well as an anthology of Yeats’ poetry, resources on poetic metre, citing poetry and Yeats’ context.
timgoundry
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Knowledge Organiser

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Knowledge Organiser

A detailed knowledge organiser to support students studying ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ by John Boyne It includes the following: Key quotes with questions for analysis Overview of key vocabulary required for studying the Holocaust. Important literary terms for studying the text. This is suitable for any age group studying the text. It is an excellent resource to be used for setting homework, quizzing in classes or as a support mat. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the <a href="https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/LikeAnExpert ">LikeAnExpert</a> shop.
LikeAnExpert
Water Conservation

Water Conservation

Students explore the importance and availability of clean water and the relevance of bottled water to this issue. They work in groups to research the topic using a variety of questions inspired by Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats. They then share their findings and ideas with the class as a slide show presentation.
TheTeachersFriend
That's Rubbish

That's Rubbish

In this activity students become more familiar with some of the technical terms (and meanings) associated with solid waste. Students are asked to research terms and create definitions for these terms that will then be used in a class game. Finally, students are asked to think of a question they would like answered about waste, and to either undertake research to answer this question or swap their question with another student, and research and report back to their classmate the answers they found to the question.
TheTeachersFriend
Desert Island - KS3 Creative Writing Mini-Unit ( Set of Four Fun and Engaging Lessons)

Desert Island - KS3 Creative Writing Mini-Unit ( Set of Four Fun and Engaging Lessons)

Desert Island - KS3 Creative Writing Mini-Unit - Set of Four Lessons A well-designed and highly-engaging set of four creative writing lessons. Perfect to use with students in the final weeks of term or as part of a related scheme of work (such as survival topics). Students will create a character who is embarking on a journey. However, following a plane crash, the character ends up stranded on an island. They will continue writing about the character’s experiences on the island. Lessons are well-structured (including starters, lesson objectives, guidance on writing) and ready for you to use immediately. Students will write the story in four chapters. As they write each chapter, they are given guidance on what to include as well as tips on how they can use language techniques to develop their writing. Cover image by Ian Bruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ianbruce/). No changes made to image. Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode Rights to other images and content are included in the Powerpoint.
Sandy118
Sound Out Nature

Sound Out Nature

In this activity students get out into an ecosystem and record the sounds that they hear. The sounds can be recorded (e.g. on a tablet), or through drawings or brief explanatory notes.
TheTeachersFriend
Tree-Rific Poems

Tree-Rific Poems

During this lesson students explore the importance of trees in the environment. They observe their own sensory and emotional experiences of trees then, working as a class, they gather insight from an inspirational picture book. Students use creative and descriptive language to write a poem about trees while immersed in, and inspired by, nature in the playground. This lesson is designed to be taught outside. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, students are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.
TheTeachersFriend
Romeo and Juliet Minor Characters

Romeo and Juliet Minor Characters

A lesson revising minor (and some more major!) characters of Romeo and Juliet. Offers a grid with an example on Friar Laurence as well as key bullet points on each character after students do independent/group work.
adelerobertson
The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

During this lesson students reflect on the way they view and use trees, and how nature can be used in poetry to express ideas and convey messages about conservation. They begin by taking a walk around the school yard, then read Shel Silverstein’s book The Giving Tree. As a class they brainstorm verbs, nouns and adjectives from nature, and use these to independently write a Diamond Poem about trees to share with a chosen audience. This lesson is designed to be taught outside. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, students are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.
TheTeachersFriend
Revising Narrative Writing

Revising Narrative Writing

A series of 4 standalone lessons on narrative writing. Three of the lessons offer ideas on planning and developing stories on different titles. The final lesson focuses on getting students to build a bank of multi-dimensional characters that they could use in a variety of narratives.
adelerobertson
Interactive Macbeth Project Year 7/8

Interactive Macbeth Project Year 7/8

This is a complete set of interactive worksheets that can be downloaded to create a workbook. It is a great introduction to the play without being intense. There is a wide range of activities from drawing, reading and writing, allowing pupils to be stretched and add as much as they can within their own ability. It can be used as part of a lesson or as homework over an 8 week period.
jillkelly1969
SPAG - How to Proof Read

SPAG - How to Proof Read

This is aimed at KS3 but could easily be adapted for KS4. It runs through specific aspects of SPAG to check, gets students to create their own personalised proof reading bookmark and then a series of activities to engage them in using it.
adelerobertson