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Lady Macbeth Assessment Lesson

Lady Macbeth Assessment Lesson

Lady Macbeth Assessment Lesson which focuses on act 1 scene 5 and helps students to structure GCSE style responses. Includes model answer and planning sheet as well as key quotations and sentence starters for lower ability students.
yammyteacher
Ready to use  FAR Assessment Sheets Bundle -KS3 and KS4

Ready to use FAR Assessment Sheets Bundle -KS3 and KS4

A quick and easy way to give VERY SPECIFIC feedback without copious amounts of writing. Simply glue the sheet in under the student’s work. Tick the relevant criteria, set targets quickly and ensure the student has read your marking by getting them respond to in the student response section. Useful for KS3 and KS4 The bundle includes 6 ‘ready to go’ assessment sheets for: Blood Brothers HW - PEE chains Film Reviews Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde Creative Writing Peer Assessment - Generic Reading and Writing Assessment Sheets
chirpyandcheerful
HW - PEE Assessment Feedback Sheet

HW - PEE Assessment Feedback Sheet

A quick and easy way to give VERY SPECIFIC feedback without copious amounts of writing. Simply glue the sheet in under the student’s work. Tick the relevant criteria, set targets quickly and ensure the student has read your marking by getting them respond to in the student response section. This assessment sheet is ideal for marking drafts and final copies of exam preparation essays. It can be used with KS3 and KS4. It corresponds with the FAR marking policy = Feedback - Action -Response. i.e. Stage 1: The teacher gives FEEDBACK using very specific criteria which should be shared with students before the assessment takes place. Stage 2: The teacher uses the criteria to specify which ACTIONS the student needs to take to get to the next grade. Stage 3: The student writes a written RESPONSE to the teacher’s comments about the ACTIONS required to reach the next stage. It’s very useful for showing progress, communicating attainment on HW forms part of exam preparation revision.
chirpyandcheerful
Film Review - FAR Marking Assessment Sheet

Film Review - FAR Marking Assessment Sheet

A quick and easy way to give VERY SPECIFIC feedback without copious amounts of writing. Simply glue the sheet in under the student’s work. Tick the relevant criteria, set targets quickly and ensure the student has read your marking by getting them respond to in the student response section. This assessment sheet is ideal for marking drafts and final copies of exam preparation essays. It can be used with KS3 and KS4. It corresponds with the FAR marking policy = Feedback - Action -Response. i.e. Stage 1: The teacher gives FEEDBACK using very specific criteria which should be shared with students before the assessment takes place. Stage 2: The teacher uses the criteria to specify which ACTIONS the student needs to take to get to the next grade. Stage 3: The student writes a written RESPONSE to the teacher’s comments about the ACTIONS required to reach the next stage. It’s very useful for showing progress, communicating attainment on HW or timed (in class) essays that form part of exam preparation revision.
chirpyandcheerful
Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde - FAR Assessment Marking Sheet

Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde - FAR Assessment Marking Sheet

A quick and easy way to give VERY SPECIFIC feedback without copious amounts of writing. Simply glue the sheet in under the student’s work. Tick the relevant criteria, set targets quickly and ensure the student has read your marking by getting them respond to in the student response section. This assessment sheet is ideal for marking drafts and final copies of exam preparation essays. It can be used with KS3 and KS4. It corresponds with the FAR marking policy = Feedback - Action -Response. i.e. Stage 1: The teacher gives FEEDBACK using very specific criteria which should be shared with students before the assessment takes place. Stage 2: The teacher uses the criteria to specify which ACTIONS the student needs to take to get to the next grade. Stage 3: The student writes a written RESPONSE to the teacher’s comments about the ACTIONS required to reach the next stage. It’s very useful for showing progress, communicating attainment on HW or timed (in class) essays that form part of exam preparation revision.
chirpyandcheerful
Creative Writing - FAR Marking Feedback Sheet

Creative Writing - FAR Marking Feedback Sheet

A quick and easy way to give VERY SPECIFIC feedback without copious amounts of writing. Simply glue the sheet in under the student’s work. Tick the relevant criteria, set targets quickly and ensure the student has read your marking by getting them respond to in the student response section. This assessment sheet is ideal for marking drafts and final copies of exam preparation essays. It can be used with KS3 and KS4. It corresponds with the FAR marking policy = Feedback - Action -Response. i.e. Stage 1: The teacher gives FEEDBACK using very specific criteria which should be shared with students before the assessment takes place. Stage 2: The teacher uses the criteria to specify which ACTIONS the student needs to take to get to the next grade. Stage 3: The student writes a written RESPONSE to the teacher’s comments about the ACTIONS required to reach the next stage. It’s very useful for showing progress, communicating attainment on HW or timed (in class) essays that form part of exam preparation revision.
chirpyandcheerful
Blood Brothers - Assessment Feedback Sheet with SPaG feedback section (FAR marking)

Blood Brothers - Assessment Feedback Sheet with SPaG feedback section (FAR marking)

A quick and easy way to give VERY SPECIFIC feedback without copious amounts of writing. Simply glue the sheet in under the student’s work. Tick the relevant criteria, set targets quickly and ensure the student has read your marking by getting them respond to in the student response section. This assessment sheet is ideal for marking drafts and final copies of exam preparation essays. It corresponds with the FAR marking policy - Feedback - Action -Response. i.e. Stage 1: The teacher gives FEEDBACK using very specific criteria which should be shared with students before the assessment takes place. Stage 2: The teacher uses the criteria to specify which ACTIONS the student needs to take to get to the next grade. Stage 3: The student writes a written RESPONSE to the teacher’s comments about the ACTIONS required to reach the next stage. It’s very useful for showing progress, communicating attainment on HW or timed (in class) essays that form part of exam preparation revision.
chirpyandcheerful
Current Evens Graphic Organizer (Editable in Google Slides)

Current Evens Graphic Organizer (Editable in Google Slides)

This resource is great to have your students look at and review current events. This resource is a 4 page graphic organizer. The included 4 pages are as follows: Current Events Your Opinion Summary Where you stand This resource comes in a printable PDF as well as an editable Google Slide. You can print it out and provide the organizers to your students, or allow them to make a copy and fill it in digitally.
rombop
Digital Book Report (Editable in Google Slides)

Digital Book Report (Editable in Google Slides)

Whether you are in a 1 to 1 classroom or have access to Chromebooks, laptops or iPads, this resource is a great way to implement a book report in your classroom. Go paperless with this digital editable Google Slides. This can be used independently or as a collaborative project for novel study/book study groups. This digital book report covers visuals (the book cover), main characters, setting of the book, book summary, favourite part, a change that the student wants to see in the book and a rating of the book. Each slide comes with instructions for your students. You can have the students print out their digital book report as the resource is set to 8.5 x 11 paper size. Or have your students present their completed Book Report to the class!
rombop
Wanted Poster (Editable in Google Slides)

Wanted Poster (Editable in Google Slides)

This is a fun WANTED poster is perfect for a Western Themed classroom. Use it to follow the theme in your class, or have your students design and write a wanted poster for a villain in the novel you are reading. This handout is great for short stories! You can print these out and use it in a traditional way or allow your students to complete this Wanted Poster on a Chromebook, iPad or any other BYOD. This worksheets come on an editable Google Slide!
rombop
A Christmas Carol - Extracts

A Christmas Carol - Extracts

A collection of extracts from Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’. Each extract has a focus on a certain character so that students can analyse key quotations and make links to themes within the text. It includes main characters such as Scrooge through to minor characters such as Fan, the charity collectors and Mrs Dilber.
EB03
Jekyll and Hyde - Learning Key Quotes

Jekyll and Hyde - Learning Key Quotes

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that aids KS4 students as they prepare for the AQA English Literature Paper 1 exam that is coming up. The lesson is also easily adaptable for KS3 students. It includes a pack of key quotes, as well as a variety of differentiated activities to help students learn quotes for the upcoming exam. Definitely worth a download!
Lead_Practitioner
Song of the Old Mother Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Song of the Old Mother Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This 16-page resource booklet contains a wide range of challenging and engaging comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of W.B. Yeats’ poem 'Song of the Old Mother.’ They are perfect for aiding the progress of students learning poetry either in KS3 and KS4 in preparation for poetry/unseen poetry at GCSE, as the tasks draw on English Literature assessment objectives - suitable for all examining bodies - it is clearly highlighted within each task regarding which assessment strands the task is designed to demonstrate. The booklet is provided in both Word (to allow for easy editing) and PDF (to ensure for consistency of formatting between computers). Activities within the booklet include (amongst many others): ‘Analysing Context’ - helping students to ‘Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.’ ‘Analysing Subject Matter, Language and Structure’ - to help students to ‘Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.’ ‘Diary Entry’ - to help students to ‘Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation. Make an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.’ ‘The Speaker’ - to help students to ‘Read, understand and respond to texts. Students should be able to: maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations.’
TandLGuru
The World News Crossword - May 20th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 20th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 20th, 2018 is a teaching and learning activity based on the events of last week’s news. There is a crossword on last week’s news events, there are two background/explainer search and cloze puzzles (The Venezuela crisis and Jerusalem), and there is another crossword based on a country mentioned in the news crossword (this week it’s Comoros). What happened in last week’s news? India inaugurated a hydro-electric dam that prompted protests from Pakistan because it affects water flowing into the Indus River. Ebola cases were reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and 4000 vaccine doses arrived in Kinshasa. Comoros’ ex-president was arrested on charges relating to selling citizenship. Malaysia’s ex-PM’s residence was raided of bags of cash and jewelry. A mountain lion killed a mountain biker in the US. Hawaii’s volcano erupted, prompting more evacuations. Australia and the US were the only countries to vote against a UN investigation into the Israeli killings of Palestinians in Gaza. The two background/explainer puzzles aim to teach more about ongoing news stories. This week there is an explanation of why Jerusalem is central to the Middle East troubles. There is also an explanation of Venezuela’s economic and human crisis. These puzzles are excellent for driving students’ research skills. When students work in small groups they learn cooperation and team work. They help with concentration and, of course, handwriting. But best of all, these puzzles generate real-world discussions. The students leave the less asking questions like, ‘Why would North Korea even want nuclear weapons and why does the US care?’ ‘Why does China want a military base in the South China Sea?’ ‘Why have some UK supermarkets added a ‘plastic-free’ label on some products?’
BFP
Sign of Four GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice / Revision

Sign of Four GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice / Revision

Get your students ultra-ready with this collection of revision materials that include: key quote packs, model answers, approaches to answering the exam question, modelled analytical paragraphs, activities on approaching AO3 (historical and social context) and more!
Lead_Practitioner
Jekyll and Hyde GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice / Revision

Jekyll and Hyde GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice / Revision

Get your students ultra-ready with this collection of revision materials that include: key quote packs, model answers, approaches to answering the exam question, modelled analytical paragraphs, activities on approaching AO3 (historical and social context) and more!
Lead_Practitioner
Macbeth GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice / Revision

Macbeth GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice / Revision

Get your students ultra-ready with this collection of revision materials that include: key quote packs, model answers, approaches to answering the exam question, modelled analytical paragraphs, activities on approaching AO3 (historical and social context) and more!
Lead_Practitioner
The Sign of Four - Learning Key Quotes

The Sign of Four - Learning Key Quotes

Brilliant as a last-minute revision lesson or even useful on the morning of the exam - this fully differentiated lesson tests students on their knowledge of key quotes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Sign of Four, and includes two key quote revision packs (one more detailed and one much shorter for last-minute revision). Includes a variety of differentiated activities to help students build up their bank of quotes in their heads before the big day.
Lead_Practitioner
What Were They Like? Comprehension Activities Booklet!

What Were They Like? Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This 16-page resource booklet contains a wide range of challenging and engaging comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Denise Levertov’s poem 'What Were They Like?’ They are perfect for aiding the progress of students learning poetry either in KS3 and KS4 in preparation for poetry/unseen poetry at GCSE, as the tasks draw on English Literature assessment objectives - suitable for all examining bodies - it is clearly highlighted within each task regarding which assessment strands the task is designed to demonstrate. The booklet is provided in both Word (to allow for easy editing) and PDF (to ensure for consistency of formatting between computers). Activities within the booklet include (amongst many others): ‘Analysing Context’ - helping students to ‘Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.’ ‘Analysing Subject Matter, Language and Structure’ - to help students to ‘Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.’ ‘Diary Entry’ - to help students to ‘Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation. Make an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.’ ‘The Speaker’ - to help students to ‘Read, understand and respond to texts. Students should be able to: maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations.’
TandLGuru
AQA Poetry, Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet and Inspector calls

AQA Poetry, Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet and Inspector calls

Key quotes explained for Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet and Inspector calls Including themes and language analysis For poetry: Model Answers for each poem Comparison between: Porphyria’s Lover and When we two parted Winter swans and neutral tones eden rock and neutral tones Letters from yorkshire are Singh Song Loves Philosophy and Sonnet 29 Porphyria’s lover and when we two parted Sonnet 29 and Climbing my grandfather The farmer’s bride and Sonnet 29 Walking away and Before you were mine Winter swans and Mother any distance Detailed Notes for each poem including a revision guide
patel185
AQA Love and Relationships cluster model answers and Notes

AQA Love and Relationships cluster model answers and Notes

Model Answers for each poem Comparison between: Porphyria’s Lover and When we two parted Winter swans and neutral tones eden rock and neutral tones Letters from yorkshire are Singh Song Loves Philosophy and Sonnet 29 Porphyria’s lover and when we two parted Sonnet 29 and Climbing my grandfather The farmer’s bride and Sonnet 29 Walking away and Before you were mine Winter swans and Mother any distance Detailed Notes for each poem
patel185
Macbeth Revision - Pre-Exam Breakfast

Macbeth Revision - Pre-Exam Breakfast

This has been designed so students can work together during a pre-exam breakfast session in preparation for the AQA English Literature Paper 1 exam on Tuesday 22nd May 2018, but it’s useful for any exam board or any year group revising Shakespeare’s tragedy. The activities are engaging and differentiated, and they cover key quotes, key themes and key contextual information. Definitely worth a download before the big exam.
Lead_Practitioner
Unseen Poetry Big Bundle!

Unseen Poetry Big Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE ‘UNSEEN POETRY’ LESSONS, INCLUDING ANALYSING LANGUAGE, ANALYSING STRUCTURE AND COMPARING POEMS, IN ADDITION TO THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER/ REVISION MAT. These engaging and varied, resources have been designed to aid students in gaining the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the ‘Unseen Poems’ element of English Literature examinations. Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons and revision resources, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the poems from making key inferences, understanding poets’ ideas through their use of language and structure, and structuring comparative writing effectively to offer clear, considered, qualified responses. 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. Engaging, comprehensive, presentations, activity resources, worksheets, copies of practice poems and lesson plans are all provided.
TandLGuru
Unseen Poetry - Analysing Structure!

Unseen Poetry - Analysing Structure!

This engaging and interesting lesson enables students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse the structural features of previously unseen poems. In particular, they define and understand each of the key structural devices, practice identifying them in poems and analyse their effectiveness upon the reader. The lesson utilises a range of tasks, that require students to be both independent and collaborative learners. It follows this learning journey: -Defining and exemplifying each of the structural features through a group card-sorting activity; -Identifying each of the structural features in two poems through an exploratory task; -Understanding the writer’s intentions and the effect on the reader of various structural techniques; -Applying their understanding of the structural features and their effect to a comparison between two related poems; -Peer-evaluating their learning in the lesson. Included in this resource pack are: -A well-presented, thorough, and informative, whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; -Structural features cards for the card-sorting activity; -‘Analysing Structural Techniques’ worksheet for the development task; -Copies of the poems ‘The Falling Leaves’ by Margaret Postgate Cole and ‘next to of course god america i’ by E.E. Cummings for annotation (both freely available online); -A structure strip, a model example and a success criteria to guide the students throughout their comparative essay attempts; -A comprehensive teacher guidance form/lesson plan to assist delivery. Resources are provided in both Word (for easy editing - find in the zip file)and PDF (to prevent formatting issues between computers). All images in this resource are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the lesson presentation.
TandLGuru
Language Analysis Paragraphs: ABCDEF structure (GCSE/A-Level)

Language Analysis Paragraphs: ABCDEF structure (GCSE/A-Level)

This rescource is designed to guide students through using ABCDEF structure to structure language analysis paragraphs that zoom in on quotations, link to wider context/genre conventions and discuss the significance of authorial methods. It descibes the process, includes a writing frame and a model answer. The file includes: a ready-to-print PDF version of the document and an editable Publisher version. ** Please note: the resource was originally designed for AQA Lit B students to analyse Keats’ ‘Eve of St Agnes’, however it can be also used for the Unseen Poetry component of AQA GCSE English Lit. or easily adapted to suit other papers/courses/exam boards.**
kristyjk
Lessons on the witches in Macbeth

Lessons on the witches in Macbeth

A couple of lessons which explore the presentation of the witches in Macbeth. I used this with a high ability year 9 group, but would be fine for GCSE too. This is part of a scheme of work I have made on Power in Macbeth, but encouraged the students to begin thinking about different interpretations in order to make their analysis ‘critical’ and ‘perceptive.’ Some variation of tasks; I also got the students to perform their versions of Macbeth’s inner turmoil, which they enjoyed.
ANHumphrys
Descriptive Writing - Conflict

Descriptive Writing - Conflict

A resource I made for KS3, but would be appropriate for a low to mid ability GCSE set given the nature of the new curriculum. Lots of active tasks involved which encourage them to analyse devices before applying them to their own writing. The lesson contains a balance of reading and writing tasks. My students really enjoyed this lesson, which could be split into two, as it balances independent and collaborative learning.
ANHumphrys
Pardon my French! A Vocabulary Challenge

Pardon my French! A Vocabulary Challenge

Presentation used as a starter or plenary in KS3 English lesson. Pupils are presented with 4 descriptions of terms that are used in everyday English but are taken directly from the French language. Students are challenged, individually or in groups, to discuss and deduce the French term that is described. There are 10 challenges of 4 questions each, the challenges are designed to be progressively more difficult to allow an element of differentiation. The whole presentation contains 23 slides and hyperlinks are embedded throughout for ease of navigation. Click on the teacher below to access the menu slide.
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