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GCSE Language Features booklet - Handout / Support resource

GCSE Language Features booklet - Handout / Support resource

Bright, eye-catching handout / support booklet with confidence building / inspirational quotes and handy guides to language features to support those who struggle and to stretch and challenge the more able. I used this resource in my class as a casual resource left out on students desks, allowing them to choose to use it or not. This was a great success with both student and inspector as it both supports and allows for independence over learning. Can be used with any exam board.

By namerased

MYTHS AND LEGENDS FOR KS3 AND 4

MYTHS AND LEGENDS FOR KS3 AND 4

INCLUDES: THE GORGON'S HEAD STOLEN HAMMER OF THOR JUDGEMENT OF PARIS GLAUCUS AND SCYLLA THE SEVEN POMEGRANATE SEEDS PROVIDES ROUGHLY 10 - 12 LESSONS USES ANTHONY HOROWITZ'S RE-TELLINGS

By mrsoskins

An introduction to English spelling and a brief history of the language

An introduction to English spelling and a brief history of the language

This lesson and accompanying resources act as a good introduction to English spelling. The PowerPoint goes through what to expect from the lesson, I followed the structure below: 1. How do you feel about spelling? I usually make notes on the blank PowerPoint page the different connotations 'spelling' has for students 2. Common spelling myths- students given a list of common spelling myths as discussion points, students asked if they think the provided statements are true or false. This usually sparks a good discussion with my groups. The PowerPoint slides which follow show which statements are true/false and also gives an in-depth explanation of each. 3. The PowerPoint contains a 10 minute video about the history of the English language (produced by The Open University- available on YouTube) with an accompanying booklet I have designed myself. 4. The booklet guides learners through the different stages of the development of the English language and the different international influences. There are dictionary activities and sentence writing activities throughout. 5. The final activity is a sorting activity where students sort the different words into the correct categories of Viking origin, French origin, Anglo Saxon and Arabic origin.

By Jadelodell

Functional Skills English Comparing texts differentiated full lesson.

Functional Skills English Comparing texts differentiated full lesson.

Differentiated full lesson with separate worksheets for Entry level, level 1 and level 2. Learners will develop skills to build a comparative word bank, analyse two video clips from channel 4 shorts, and then analyse and compare two texts on animal testing. Aims and objectives: Identify the skills used to compare two texts. Analyse the main points of two videos and build a comparative connective word bank. Recognise the similarities and differences in two pieces of text. Use comparative vocabulary to analyse the similarities and differences in the two different texts and be able to discuss the effect(L2).

By rkristina

The Seven Pomegranate Seeds - Myths and Legends - KS3 - AQA English Language Paper 1 Skills KS4

The Seven Pomegranate Seeds - Myths and Legends - KS3 - AQA English Language Paper 1 Skills KS4

Using Anthony Horowitz's re-telling of the story, these couple of lessons look at the relevance of the four seasons and ask pupils to consider how they affect people in everyday life. This starter activity helps them understand the ending of the story later in the lesson. Following more reading, there is a 'What do we learn about Hades' Q2 type task, with given answers for use with peer or self assessment. Then, students examine Demeter's feelings for her daughter by selecting evidence to support a number of given inferences. After discussion of the ending, pupils are asked to invent a fifth season and a god / goddess to control it.

By mrsoskins

GLAUCUS AND SCYLLA - MYTHS AND LEGENDS - KS3 - AQA ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 1 SKILLS KS4

GLAUCUS AND SCYLLA - MYTHS AND LEGENDS - KS3 - AQA ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 1 SKILLS KS4

This is a fun and engaging couple of lessons on the story of Glaucus and Scylla (the one where gets Circe to change Scylla so that she loves him but actually changes her into a monster). Starter activities include a Greek Goddess memory game and a look at the symbols of some of the goddesses. Students then imagine what they would like to control, if they were a Greek god or goddess and design a symbol to represent their power. Following this, there are language activities looking at the writer's use of words and phrases and sentence forms (as in Language Paper 1) when introducing the character of Circe. Then an examination of the language techniques used to describe Scylla's transformation.

By mrsoskins

Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth and Darcy's Relationship Graph Task!

Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth and Darcy's Relationship Graph Task!

This interesting task provides students with an opportunity to track Elizabeth and Darcy's relationship throughout 'Pride and Prejudice.' Students first rate Elizabeth and Darcy's feelings for one another at different points in the text on a 1-10 scale, plotting their rating on the graph. They then justify the rating with an explanation and textual evidence, in the table beneath. It's great for helping them to see how the relationship develops over the course of the text, and also offers a novel cross-curricular link with maths. Shameless plug - if you like this resource, please take a look at my paid 'Pride and Prejudice' resources, available as single lessons or in the lesson bundle. Thanks!

By TandLGuru

The Hobbit - KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

The Hobbit - KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of J.R.R Tolkien's 'The Hobbit.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the upper KS2 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'An Interview with Gandalf!' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;' - 'Tolkien's Description' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Explain meanings of words that they know and ask the meaning of new words. Link the meaning of new words to words that they already know;' - 'Hobbits!' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;' - 'Figurative Language in 'The Hobbit' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, to create an impact on the reader.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is 21 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).

By TandLGuru

Pride and Prejudice Lesson Bundle!

Pride and Prejudice Lesson Bundle!

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Austen's use of language. 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. Whole-lesson PowerPoints, activity resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

By TandLGuru

Pride and Prejudice - The Bennet Sisters!

Pride and Prejudice - The Bennet Sisters!

In this engaging and informative lesson, students develop a deeper understanding of the Bennet sisters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. In particular, students compare and contrast the sisters’ physical and emotional characteristics, and comprehend how each sister is implicated within the plot. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Playing a fun quiz to determine 'Which Sister?' is involved in different plot events; - Reading and understanding how the sisters are introduced in the novel, using relevant textual evidence; - Retrieving information from the text to create character profiles for each sister, including their age, physical and emotional descriptions; - Comparing and contrasting each of the Bennet sisters analytically; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Extracts from Chapters 1, 2, and 3; - 'Character Profile task resources - in Word and PDF form; - Supportive and clear essay template; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. These resources were originally taught to GCSE students, but with subtle adaptations they have also been used with both younger and older (up to A Level) students. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru