Using Similes in Poetry; Complete Lesson  – Gangsta Granny

Using Similes in Poetry; Complete Lesson – Gangsta Granny

This download includes a complete, English lesson on the twenty-fifth chapter of the book Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. The lesson focuses on how to use similes and create poetry. The lesson uses the events in the chapter as a base. Children will read and discuss the chapter. There is a detailed PowerPoint to ensure children understand similes and look in detail at a short poem. The class will write a simile poem together and then the children will use writing frames and cloze sheets to create their own. There is also a short chapter summary sheet for children to complete to reflect on the chapter read. You will need a copy of the book Gangsta Granny; everything else needed is included in this download. This download includes: Full and detailed lesson plan Complete lesson PowerPoint Poem prompt sheet Example anchor chart Cloze sheet and answers Chapter review sheets This is the twenty-fifth chapter in my Gangsta Granny series of lessons, the first is here Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here ** Some of my other products: ** ** Big Science Bundle Pack** ** Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook ** Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit
TheGingerTeacher
Functional Skills Reading Tips + Practice Papers

Functional Skills Reading Tips + Practice Papers

This document provides tips for finding the answers to Functional Skills reading questions. It then gives 3 example reading tests where these tips are put into practice. The final text is written in made-up language, but the pupils will still be able to find the answers using the reading tips that they have learned. This is a great tool for introducing pupils to Functional Skills reading and to increasing pupil confidence.
bbunwise
AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2, Section A Revision Lessons - June 2018 Paper

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2, Section A Revision Lessons - June 2018 Paper

A 33 slide lesson presentation taking students through Paper 2 Section A of the June 2018 paper. The presentation walks students through each question on Section A and provides opportunity for self assessment and reflection. Model answers and a generic mark scheme for each question provided. I have not uploaded the sources due to copyright restrictions but they are available to download from the AQA GCSE English Language page under ‘assessment resources’. This would be an excellent resource to teach or revise the skills for Paper 2 Section A or to use after students have completed a mock using the 2018 paper to walk them through the strengths and weaknesses of their response.
RojoResources
AQA English Language Paper 2 Section B (Question Five)

AQA English Language Paper 2 Section B (Question Five)

This extensive document has a WHOLE scheme of work with lessons and resources to teach Paper 2 Section B. The scheme focuses on all the text types students could be asked to write in, ranging from: Articles Leaflets Speeches Essays Letters It also helps students to follow the conventions of texts as well as study the following writing styles: to advise / instruct to persuade to argue to explain to inform These series of lessons will save you time and well worth the MONEY. Especially as each lesson is routed and differentiated for the different levels in your classroom.
pauldwhite87
Vocabulary Worksheets

Vocabulary Worksheets

Help your students improve their vocabulary! 4 categories covering the essential components of vocabulary building: word roots; words from other languages; prefixes and suffixes; and connotation and denotation Variety of activities: matching; fill in the blanks; short answers; create your own words! Suitable for grades 6 – 8 High-interest, real-world topics Common core aligned 14 tasks per category (56 tasks in total) Task recording document included Teachers’ Answer Key Included
LanguageArtsLab
Reading Pick a Path

Reading Pick a Path

Help reduce the dreaded holiday reading slump! Students choose from a range of fun reading and writing activities as they move their way from the start to the end of the map. Colour each square once completed. Works for a variety of levels and a range of texts. 4 different Reading Pick a Paths included! Also great if students are having time off during term time for any reason. Similar to reading bingo.
MrsHsRoom
Never Let Me Go Lesson Bundle!

Never Let Me Go Lesson Bundle!

These engaging, varied, and informative lessons have been designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of the plot, characters, language, and key messages in Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel ‘Never Let Me Go.’ The lessons enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key features of content, language, and structure, in addition to considering Ishiguro’s key intentions in writing the novel. All of the resources that you need to teach are included in the bundle: Whole lesson step-by-step PowerPoint presentations, informative and engaging , worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. Contained in the bundle are lessons based on: Characterisation of Tommy, Ishiguro’s Use of Language, Ruth, The Dystopian Novel, The Human Cloning Debate, and The Theme of Life and Death. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: Engaging Defining/ Understanding Identifying/Remembering Analysing/ Creating Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging.
TandLGuru
Never Let Me Go Huge Bundle!

Never Let Me Go Huge Bundle!

This bundle contains all of the Never Let Me Go lessons, the comprehension activities booklet, the knowledge organiser and the Pointless game! These engaging, varied, and informative lessons have been designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of the plot, characters, language, and key messages in Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel ‘Never Let Me Go.’ The lessons enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key features of content, language, and structure, in addition to considering Ishiguro’s key intentions in writing the novel. All of the resources that you need to teach are included in the bundle: Whole lesson step-by-step PowerPoint presentations, informative and engaging , worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. Contained in the bundle are lessons based on: Characterisation of Tommy; Ishiguro’s Use of Language; Ruth; The Dystopian Novel; The Human Cloning Debate The Theme of Life and Death Plus the 30-page comprehension booklet, the knowledge organiser and the Lord of the Flies Pointless Game! Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: Engaging Defining/ Understanding Identifying/Remembering Analysing/ Creating Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging.
TandLGuru
Never Let Me Go - The Dystopian Novel!

Never Let Me Go - The Dystopian Novel!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to understand how ‘Never Let Me Go’ fits the form of a dystopian novel. In particular, students develop their understanding of the key features of dystopian texts, before identifying and explaining where these are prevalent in the novel. Subsequent to this, they consider the messages that Ishiguro aims to get across through his dystopian features, before designing their own dystopian story plans. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Defining utopias and dystopias, and gaining an understanding of their key features; Finding the features of dystopias within the text, using relevant and precise textual evidence; Reflecting on Ishiguro’s key meanings and ideas behind his dystopia, through watching and reading his interviews, and answering comprehension questions; Using their deep understanding of dystopian texts to create their own dystopian story plan; Peer assessing each others’ learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; ‘Features of Dystopia in Never Let Me Go’ worksheet; Interviews with Kazuo Ishiguro (video link and printed extract); Dystopian story plan template Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 9 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
“The Luckiest Time of All” Short Story by Lucille Clifton Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis Test

“The Luckiest Time of All” Short Story by Lucille Clifton Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis Test

This 28-question multiple-choice reading analysis/comprehension test on the short story “The Luckiest Time of All” by Lucille Clifton has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the selection, plot development, characterization, author’s purpose, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, literary devices, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) to familiarize students with the structure and vocabulary of standardized test questions. Questions are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Includes link to free file of the text so each student can get their own copy to annotate. Answer key included. Editable MS Word Doc. You can use this product for years and years! Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Objectives/US Standards (SUGGESTED) (From Corestandards.com): Students are expected to: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Editable MS Word Doc. You can use this product for years and years! This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
learningisawesomewithmrsalinas
70 Fun Spelling Activities

70 Fun Spelling Activities

70 Spelling activities to reinforce weekly spelling words. Can be used with EYFS, KS1, KS2, and KS3. Here is a large collection of spelling activities that can be used with a range of ages without much editing. I have tried to make them as interesting as possible by using fancy fonts, colours, images and GiFs. I have attached a few screen shots of some of the activities. The activities work best when shown on an ActivInspire Flipchart because there are GiF images and files attached, however, I have also converted the slides to PDF so all can use them. Some pages require you to add the spelling words, some do not. Please feel free to edit as you wish and suggest ways that this resource can be improved. I hope you enjoy them and get use out of them.
shhmakey
Monster Unit Year 2 Fiction Narrative and Poetry

Monster Unit Year 2 Fiction Narrative and Poetry

This is a unit of work based on Monsters. It uses a short clip by John Lewis Advert called Monster under the bed as inspiration. There are two weeks of English Fiction planning that incorporates immersion activities, imagination ideas, and opportunities for children to write simple poetry about feelings of fear. The unit then moves on to watching the short clip and planning ideas for a narrative. Children describe the monster, where it has come from and write their own adventure story. The resources include ideas of how to use the monster theme for topic work including DT and making a pesky monster punch drink, and thinking of ideas about how to trap a monster. Please also see ‘How to trap a wild thing Unit’ in the shop for Instructions only. Their are also ideas for monster ink art and science inflatable monsters ideas in the Powerpoint provided. It is considered useful to set children a holiday task/project before the unit commences and this has also been included. Thank you for choosing this fun and fabulous resource. I hope you find it engaging and useful.
rehanafazil
Writing Story Settings Lesson – Gangsta Granny

Writing Story Settings Lesson – Gangsta Granny

** Complete Lesson on Writing Settings Related to Gangsta Granny by David Walliams** This download includes a complete, lesson on writing story settings based on the twenty-fourth chapter of the book Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. Children will read and discuss the chapter. There is a PowerPoint to explain good settings with examples and the elements broken down. Children can then plan and write their own settings independently. There is also a short chapter summary sheet for children to complete to reflect on the chapter read. You will need a copy of the book Gangsta Granny; everything else needed is included in this download. Please note the page numbers referenced refer to the paperback version, although the page needed is indicated as clearly as possible to avoid any confusion. This download includes: Full and detailed lesson plan PowerPoint slides for the lesson Mind Map sheets LA Cloze sheets MA / HA writing frames Description word mats Chapter review sheets This is the twenty-fourth chapter in my Gangsta Granny series of lessons, the first is here Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here ** Some of my other products: ** ** Big Science Bundle Pack** ** Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook ** Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit
TheGingerTeacher
NEW Bundle - 2018 Key Stage 1 SATs Question Level Analysis (QLA) - Maths, Reading and SPaG

NEW Bundle - 2018 Key Stage 1 SATs Question Level Analysis (QLA) - Maths, Reading and SPaG

Includes: KS1 2018 Maths SATs QLA KS1 2018 Reading SATs QLA KS1 2018 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar SATs QLA Easy to use Excel Spreadsheets to analyse the above SATs test scores using Question Level Analysis (QLA). All papers are analysed and will highlight students’ areas of strength and weaknesses in key maths (number, calculation, problem solving, handling data, shape and measurement), reading (drawing on knowledge of vocabulary to understand texts; identifying and explaining key aspects of fiction and non-fiction texts, such as characters, events, titles and information; identifying and explaining the sequence of events in texts; and making inferences from texts) and SPaG (grammatical terms/word classes; functions of sentences; combining words, phrases and clauses; verb tenses and consistency; punctuation; vocabulary; and spelling) areas. Simply add the students’ name and their score and the spreadsheet will update and produce graphs based on their answers.
hgj11myu
NEW - Key Stage 1 Reading 2018 SATs Question Level Analysis (QLA)

NEW - Key Stage 1 Reading 2018 SATs Question Level Analysis (QLA)

An easy to use Excel Spreadsheet to analyse the reading test scores from the 2018 KS1 SATs though Question Level Analysis (QLA). Both Papers 1 and 2 are analysed. Will highlight students’ areas of strength and weaknesses in key reading areas including: drawing on knowledge of vocabulary to understand texts; identifying and explaining key aspects of fiction and non-fiction texts, such as characters, events, titles and information; identifying and explaining the sequence of events in texts; and making inferences from texts. Simply add the students’ names and their scores and the spreadsheet will update and produce graphs.
hgj11myu
Never Let Me Go - Ruth!

Never Let Me Go - Ruth!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make clear, detailed and well-informed interpretations of the character of Ruth in ‘Never Let Me Go.’ In particular, students develop their understanding of how the character is introduced and developed, drawing on a varied range of textual evidence from across the novel, before demonstrating their understanding of how the character through writing a letter from her viewpoint. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Reading an extract detailing Ruth’s introduction in the novel and answering comprehension questions about the initial portrayal of her character; Finding quotations in order to back up ideas about how her character is developed over the course of the novel; Understanding how Ruth reflects Ishiguro’s key meanings and ideas; Using their deep understanding of Ruth’s character to write a letter from her perspective; Peer assessing each others’ learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Quote Detectives Worksheet; Selected extract (from chapter 5); Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 9 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Excerpt from An American Childhood by Annie Dillard Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis & Comprehension

Excerpt from An American Childhood by Annie Dillard Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis & Comprehension

This 26-question multiple-choice reading analysis/comprehension test on this excerpt from An American Childhood by Annie Dillard has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). Summary of selection: Annie plays football and baseball with the local boys then they hit a car with snowballs and the driver chases her and another boy down and only says, “You stupid kids”. It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the selection, plot development, characterization, author’s purpose, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, literary devices, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) to familiarize students with the structure and vocabulary of standardized test questions. Questions are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Includes link to free file of the text so each student can get their own copy to annotate. Answer key included. Editable MS Word Doc. You can use this product for years and years! Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Objectives/US Standards (SUGGESTED) (From Corestandards.com): Students are expected to: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Editable MS Word Doc. You can use this product for years and years! This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
learningisawesomewithmrsalinas
Books We've Read: Reading Display

Books We've Read: Reading Display

Needing some inspiration for my reading corner, I created this display in order to show case the children’s reading books. The idea behind it is that the book templates will be printed out for children to fill in whenever they complete a book. They can draw the front cover and fill in the blurb on the back and the teacher can laminate the books and hang them from a string underneath the heading. It’s a super cute idea to show off all the books that you’re class have read and let’s face it, it looks really colorful in your reading area. Included: *The display name: “Books we’ve Read” *Book templates to print out. (See cover photo for a clearer idea).
TheIrishTeacher
VCOP - A basic introduction

VCOP - A basic introduction

A 14-slide presentation illustrating how to use VCOP (Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers, Punctuation) in your classroom to enhance learning. Also included is a useful writing mat and 4 VCOP display triangles.
Lresources4teachers
Getting to know you

Getting to know you

Ideal for the start of the school year with new tutor groups etc. A range of activities that can be used to help students learn to work with each other and solve challenges as well as reflect on their values etc. Getting to know you: includes Sorting activities – getting students moving and engaging with each other; ‘Find someone who ‘ – needs the students talk to each other. They have to find someone who can do a particular task or who likes something etc. Discussion points - a set of questions to get small groups talking about issues Dilemmas – a different type of question for groups to discuss their response to certain situation Miscellaneous – a selection of 10 challenges including ‘think outside the box, number association and ‘tell the time’ (without a watch or phone !!) Supplied with a word document which contains most of the same activities- with sheets to fill in for the ‘Find someone who…’ challenges. Mini Puzzle Collection: A set of a range of puzzles/challenges: Letter/word based (e.g. anagrams, longest word maker); number based (e.g. conundrum, practical maths problems); factual based (e.g. Can you list…, matching pairs) Memory test: Each slide (of thirty) shows ten (related) pictures which students have to memorise and then recall.
WiseArkResources
A Midsummer Night's Dream Unit of Work

A Midsummer Night's Dream Unit of Work

A large (136 pages of WORD documents and 11 detailed ppts), fully editable, no prep required complete unit of work which really brings A Midsummer Night’s Dream to life. This unit of work makes the play relevant to student’s lives and the world in which they live, asking them to experience the play as a piece of theatre as well as a literary text. All activities are graduated to fit the learning stages of Blooms Taxonomy moving from recall and understanding through to analysis, evaluation and creation with collaborative projects. Primarily designed for A Level courses or GCSEs, most activities can be easily used with younger age groups. I have placed particular focus on contextual appreciation, textual knowledge, critical thinking, and skills in building and supporting an argument through debate, essay and letter writing tasks. Creative tasks include Director’s Log and Deck of Cards projects. The essay questions in particular are intended to stretch and challenge students’ ability and achievement. The resource includes: Context, Genre Conventions and Narrative (12 pages) Close Reading and Textual Knowledge (57 pages and 9 ppt presentations) Debate and Discussion Tasks (18 pages) Formal Letters (13 pages and 2 Marking Rubrics) Essays (17 essay questions, 25 pages and 2 Marking Rubrics) Collaborative Projects (21 pages and 2 ppts of 35 slides)
elaine253
Answering Exam Essay Assignment Questions Academic Writing Tasks GCSE A-Level

Answering Exam Essay Assignment Questions Academic Writing Tasks GCSE A-Level

Improve academic writing. 1 x Exam / Essay Question Key Terms including what is expected in an answer. 1 x Tips on answering the question throughout the answer. 2 x Answering the question tasks - students evaluate examples, learning what is effective when answering a question. Created for A-Level students but suitable for GCSE. Great for any subject where an essay response is needed.
academytutoringnul
Never Let Me Go - The Human Cloning Debate!

Never Let Me Go - The Human Cloning Debate!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to explore and consider the ideas and perspectives regarding human cloning in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. In particular, students research and understand the key factors in the human cloning debate, interpret and analyse how Ishiguro applies these concepts throughout Never Let Me Go, and then use these influences to argue their own viewpoint on the human cloning debate. . The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Understanding and further researching the key factors in the human cloning debate; Linking their understanding of the human cloning debate to what they read in the novel;’ Answering comprehension questions about human cloning in Never Let Me Go; Analysing Ishiguro’s key intentions in his depiction of life for clones in the novel; Applying their understanding of human cloning to their own writing to argue piece; Debating as a class whether human cloning should be allowed using their research notes and argument points; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts; Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Guided research template Selected extracts (from chapters 7, 12, 14 and 22); Writing to Argue Structure Strip; Writing to Argue Helpsheet; Comprehensive Lesson Plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 9 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Of Mice and Men Bundle

Of Mice and Men Bundle

A collection of Of Mice and Men lessons that are fully differentiated and resourced. Keep checking back as I add more and more resources to this collection. This bundle includes lessons on: Introduction and Historical Context Chapter One
Lead_Practitioner
Of Mice and Men - Chapter One

Of Mice and Men - Chapter One

We look at Of Mice and Men and Chapter One, with a focus on the relationship between Lennie and George and how John Steinbeck uses his language to get across their relationship and their personalities to the reader at the beginning of the novella. Additionally, we look at how Steinbeck uses foreshadowing to hint at the rest of the plot. A really useful lesson for students preparing for Literature exams but easily adaptable for younger students as well. Fully differentiated and resourced.
Lead_Practitioner
Teaching AQA Paper 2 READING at GCSE - 11 complete lessons - Papers, Support Powerpoints etc

Teaching AQA Paper 2 READING at GCSE - 11 complete lessons - Papers, Support Powerpoints etc

AQA GCSE Language - Writer’s Viewpoints and Perspectives READING SKILLS This resource offers lots of INSTANT/Ready to teach lessons to teach AQA GCSE Language Paper 2 Section A Reading Section The bundle offers resources for 11 separate lessons, covering 22 different texts, to support READING Skills. Each resource contains enough material for, on average, two 1 hour lessons, depending upon ability Each resource contains: The exam paper/the source/the mark scheme An attractive, detailed support Powerpoint (usually at least 50 slides long) which goes through each question with model answers/tips to improve/ guidance/peer assessment opportunities/reminders of assessment objectives/ and some examiner comments where appropriate Some resources also include printable model answer sheets Some resources include support posters to offer further ideas on answering the questions Some resources offer peer assessment sheets to encourage student self-assessment/peer assessment Basically, these are ready made lessons to support teaching the READING Section on Paper 2 - Writer’s Viewpoints and Perspectives Overall, this comprises 57 documents All resources have been successfully used in class Getting ready for September? Save yourself a lot of time and effort!
tallybarnett
Year 4 Planning Complete Year's Planning Numeracy Literacy KS2 & Aesop Cloze Worksheets Bundle

Year 4 Planning Complete Year's Planning Numeracy Literacy KS2 & Aesop Cloze Worksheets Bundle

Great mega bundle. A complete year’s planning. Plus great Aesop cloze worksheets. Incredible value. Please look at my shop for individual details. Below is one as an example: Planning for the Autumn term for year 4. You get 160 mb of material so good value imo. I taught mainly in Catholic schools so has a Catholic bent. But as we live in a multicultural society, this should be no problem. You get planning for: creative curriculum Literacy Numeracy P.E. (some) Science (some) R.E. (Advent etc) Loads of great lessons to ease your Sunday afternoons. Just cut and paste into your school template.
auntieannie
“mk” Short Story by Jean Fritz Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis & Comprehension Test

“mk” Short Story by Jean Fritz Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis & Comprehension Test

This 39-question multiple-choice reading analysis/comprehension test on the short story “mk” by Jean Fritz has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the selection, plot development, characterization, author’s purpose, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, literary devices, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) to familiarize students with the structure and vocabulary of standardized test questions. Questions are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Includes link to free file of the text so each student can get their own copy to annotate. Answer key included. Editable MS Word Doc. You can use this product for years and years! Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Objectives/US Standards (SUGGESTED) (From Corestandards.com): Students are expected to: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Editable MS Word Doc. You can use this product for years and years! This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
learningisawesomewithmrsalinas
Never Let Me Go - The Theme of Life and Death!

Never Let Me Go - The Theme of Life and Death!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make clear, detailed and well-informed interpretations of the theme of life and death in ‘Never Let Me Go.’ In particular, students develop their understanding of how this theme is introduced and developed, drawing on a varied range of textual evidence from across the novel, before demonstrating their understanding of how the theme is used to get across Ishiguro’s key ideas. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Reading an extract detailing the introduction to the theme of life and death in the novel, and answering comprehension questions to demonstrate understanding; Tracking and analysing the development of the theme of life and death throughout the novel, through a interesting timeline task; Understanding how the theme of life and death is used to portray Ishiguro’s key meanings and ideas; Using their deep understanding of the theme of life and death to answer an exam-style question; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Novel TImeline Template; Selected extract (from chapter 7); Essay Template Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 9 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Hamlet characters - an activity

Hamlet characters - an activity

An activity based on character interpretations. Useful for seeing characters in more than one light. Students would need to know the play’s plot . Suitable for GCSE and A level.
alisonbcresswell