Love and Relationships - Before You Were Mine

Love and Relationships - Before You Were Mine

A fully differentiated lesson on Before You Were Mine by Carol Ann Duffy that analyses how the narrator sees her relationship with her mother, and how she feels her mother may have changed since she was born and the mother became ‘mine’. Includes key words, key quotes, differentiated activities and visually engaging and interesting resources for students preparing for AQA English Literature Paper 2 at KS4, but can also be easily adapted for KS3 students as well.
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Questions for KS2 Reading Content Domains, Guided Reading Prompts, Reading Prompts Fan

Questions for KS2 Reading Content Domains, Guided Reading Prompts, Reading Prompts Fan

Reading Prompts for KS2 Reading Content Domains, Guided Reading Questions These handy Reading Prompts Fans will be a valuable addition to your Guided Reading sessions. Simply print, cut out and assemble with a paper fastener. Each fan gives relevant prompts and questions to cover the content domains from the National Curriculum programme of study (2014). There are 8 fans which give prompts for the following: 2a give / explain the meaning of words in context 2b retrieve and record information / identify key details from fiction and non-fiction 2c summarise main ideas from more than one paragraph 2d make inferences from the text / explain and justify inferences with evidence from the text 2e predict what might happen from details stated and implied 2f identify / explain how information / narrative content is related and contributes to meaning as a whole 2g identify / explain how meaning is enhanced through choice of words and phrases 2h make comparisons within the text
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Literacy: Read, Question, Answer

Literacy: Read, Question, Answer

A read, question and then answer worksheet. Designed to improve reading, writing and analytical skills. Designed for KS1 but can also be used for KS2.
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Video Rose by Jacqueline Wilson - Unit of Work

Video Rose by Jacqueline Wilson - Unit of Work

You will get files in a Word document as well as PDF format so it is easily editable. This will save you hours of work! This resource contains a range of vocabulary and quality discussion questions for each section of the novel. It also includes a choice of follow-up tasks children could complete as they read the book. It is designed to last 7 weeks, however it can be adapted to suit your learners. I have used it in my classroom following the Highland Literacy Project’s way of organising reading in the upper primary classroom. Children engage in reading 3 times per week: Session 1 - Pupils discuss the text, read the set pages independently and look up new vocabulary from the pages they have read. Session 2 - Pupils discuss the pages read with their group and the teacher. Session 3 - Pupils complete a follow-up task based on their book to demonstrate further understanding. When I have used this, I have printed a few pages of the document to share between pupils in the reading group. For Week 1, Session 1 - pupils use page 1 of the document. For Week 1, Session 2 - pupils use page 2 of the document. For Week 1, Session 3 - pupils have completed follow-up tasks in their jotters. I hope you find this resource useful, however you choose to use it!
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War Literature KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

War Literature KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with war literature in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
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War Language KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

War Language KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with the english language in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
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Unseen Poetry KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

Unseen Poetry KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with unseen poetry in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
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A Shadow of Blue - Transition Day Full Lesson

A Shadow of Blue - Transition Day Full Lesson

A full lesson and resources used for a successful Year 6 Transition Day, where pupils were challenged with a range of both reading and writing activities. Could also be used at KS2 or KS3 level as the basis for some extended creative writing.
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Of Mice and Men Knowledge Organiser

Of Mice and Men Knowledge Organiser

A double-sided knowledge organiser suitable for Key Stage 3 classes studying Of Mice and Men. Includes characters, themes, contextual information and other useful information.
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The Hunger Games Lesson Bundle!

The Hunger Games 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 Suzanne Collins’ ‘The Hunger Games.’ 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: Description of District 12; Katniss Everdeen; Collins’ Key Messages; Race to the Cornucopia (Descriptive Writing Lesson). 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
The Hunger Games Huge Bundle!

The Hunger Games Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE HUNGE GAMES LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO BOTH OF THE COMPREHENSION BOOKLETS, THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Suzanne Collins’ ‘The Hunger Games.’ 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, identifying the traits of key characters, settings, and themes, understanding dramatic and language devices, and relating the text to its social and historical context. 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. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
TandLGuru
The Hunger Games - Race to the Cornucopia! (Descriptive Writing Lesson)

The Hunger Games - Race to the Cornucopia! (Descriptive Writing Lesson)

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to compose sophisticated, imaginative creative writing, through producing a first person account about competing in the opening stages of The Hunger Games. In order to do so, students first analyse the descriptive writing devices and sentence structures used by Suzanne Collins in Chapter 11 of The Hunger Games - the section in which the Hunger Games commence – before applying what they have learnt to their own compositions. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Defining each of the different types of descriptive devices, through playing a fun, interactive bingo game; Reading an extract from Chapter 11 of the text (provided) which describes the moments immediately before and after the Hunger Games commence; Identifying the language techniques used in the extract to paint an image of place in the minds of the readers, and to create the desired atmosphere; Analysing the effectiveness of each of Collins’ descriptive devices; Analysing the sentence structures and lengths employed by Collins in the extract; Creating their own first-person description of the horrific moments at the Cornucopia, before and after the Hunger Games begin; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Bingo Cards for the starter activity (and host instructions/ questions);’ Extract from Chapter 11 of The Hunger Games; Structure strips to support the descriptive writing; Writing to Describe Helpsheet to support the descriptive writing; Comprehensive Lesson Plan. All resources are provided in Word (for easy editing) and PDF (to ensure formatting remains fixed between different computers). There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 8 classes, however colleagues have used them for between years 5 and 10 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Prologue from The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis & Comprehension Test

Prologue from The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis & Comprehension Test

This 34-question multiple-choice reading analysis/comprehension test/quiz on the prologue from The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera 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, 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. 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!
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Love and Relationships - Mother any distance

Love and Relationships - Mother any distance

A fully differentiated lesson on Mother any distance by Simon Armitage that analyses how the narrator sees his relationship with his mother, and how he reflects on his relationship as he prepares to leave home. Includes key words, key quotes, differentiated activities and visually engaging and interesting resources for students preparing for AQA English Literature Paper 2 at KS4, but can also be easily adapted for KS3 students as well.
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The Graveyard Book Novel Study

The Graveyard Book Novel Study

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. About the Novel: A perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal. Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he’s the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians’ time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association’s “Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book,” a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year. About the Resource: The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core Reading Standards for Grade 7. The pack has been designed to cover five weeks, with assigned pages for reading, comprehension tasks and quotation and structure analysis. A link to an editable digital copy of the file on Google Slides for completing without printing is available with download.
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Romeo and Juliet KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

Romeo and Juliet KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with the play Romeo and Juliet in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
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Poetry from Other Cultures KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

Poetry from Other Cultures KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with poetry in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
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Of Mice and Men KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

Of Mice and Men KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with the text Of Mice and Men in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
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Macbeth KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

Macbeth KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with the play Macbeth in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
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Literary Extracts and Creative Writing KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

Literary Extracts and Creative Writing KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with literary extracts and creative writing in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
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Gothic Literature KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

Gothic Literature KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with the gothic genre in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
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Dystopian Literature KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

Dystopian Literature KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with the Dystopian genre in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
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The Witches - Creative Writing

The Witches - Creative Writing

Three lessons about Roald Dahl’s The Witches suitable for KS3. One lesson is creative writing, the second is drama and the third compares two extracts about witches (fiction and non-fiction.) Differentiated resource.
Stacey1981
Literacy Writing Lesson

Literacy Writing Lesson

Creative writing lesson for primary school, using The Literacy Shed for inspiration. Self and peer checking included. https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html
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Text Types Display

Text Types Display

Grammar posters to explain text types. can be used as starter activities or displays. Also available as a bundle with sentence types and homophones.
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Sentence Types Display

Sentence Types Display

Grammar posters to explain sentence types. can be used as starter activities or displays. Also available as a bundle with text types and homophones.
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Homophones Display

Homophones Display

Grammar posters to explain homophones. can be used as starter activities or displays. Also available as a bundle with text types and sentence types.
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Fiction Reading Comprehension: About a Boy

Fiction Reading Comprehension: About a Boy

An extract from ‘About a Boy’. You could show students the clip for extra engagement! Can be used as cover or to enable students to focus on their reading comprehension and fully understand what they’re reading. Includes comprehension questions, inference, language and ‘evaluate’ questions leading nicely to Language Paper 1 (AQA) and Component 1 (Eduqas) Includes sentence starters for support and challenges to stretch and challenge.
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The White Rose and the Swastika play summary and activities

The White Rose and the Swastika play summary and activities

The resource includes: • a detailed summary of the play with images to support comprehension • a structured sentence writing activity about the characters • a sequencing activity • an activity to re-write the key sentences in the past tense • structured character studies on Hans and Robert Scholl, using quotations • a structured leaflet-writing activity. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students ( early stage and more advanced learners) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Individual students who need to catch up • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
clas3
A simplified version of My Polish Teacher’s Tie from Telling Tales, the GCSE anthology

A simplified version of My Polish Teacher’s Tie from Telling Tales, the GCSE anthology

A simplified, illustrated version of the story with comprehension, writing and language activities to support learning. It is aimed at EAL students needing to access the story. It could also be used for revision and with SEN and lower ability students and late arrivals to schools. Some of the key quotes from the story are incorporated in underlined italics so that students can start to learn them in preparation for the exam, and perform tasks in which they begin to analyse them. The whole resource is presented in pdf form; there is also a separate version of the activities in Word to allow them to be modified as desired.
clas3
Fiction Reading Comprehension Task

Fiction Reading Comprehension Task

An extract from James Bond: Goldfinger. You could show students the clip for extra engagement! Can be used as cover or to enable students to focus on their reading comprehension and fully understand what they’re reading. Includes comprehension questions, inference, language and ‘evaluate’ questions leading nicely to Language Paper 1 (AQA) and Component 1 (Eduqas) Includes sentence starters for support and challenges to stretch and challenge.
lhowellpratt
Contemporary Novel KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

Contemporary Novel KS3 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 students who are just getting to grips with the text Contemporary Novel in preparation for KS4. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS3 homework takeaway menus are also available as a bundle.
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Writing a Plan Complete Lesson – Gangsta Granny

Writing a Plan Complete Lesson – Gangsta Granny

** Writing a Plan Complete Lesson – Gangsta Granny** ** Complete Lesson on Writing a Plan, related to Gangsta Granny by David Walliams** This download includes a complete, KS2, English study lesson on the seventeenth chapter of the book Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. Teachers will get full resources and plans for teaching school children about writing plans in the classroom. Children will read and discuss the chapter. There is a PowerPoint to explain the activity and then practice independently. There is also a short chapter summary sheet for kids to complete to reflect on the chapter read and share their ideas. 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 PowerPoint slides for the lesson Example shared write Writing frame Chapter review sheets Planning sheet This is the seventeenth 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
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