The Listeners - A complete Literacy Unit for Y6

The Listeners - A complete Literacy Unit for Y6

This is a complete literacy unit of 15 lessons aimed at Year 6 based on the poem The Listeners by Walter de la Mare. This is an amazingly rich piece of poetry and lends itself to some fantastic thinking, discussion, drama activities and creative writing. The resource contains a three week set of outline lessons plans learning objectives success criteria key teaching points to establish. lesson resources additional suggestions for cross curricular working. This will be of interest to you if you are teaching in Year 6 or in a mixed year 5 / 6 class, are new to Year 6 or are homeschooling your children.
TeachingRainbows
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
Evaluation: Edgar Allan Poe.

Evaluation: Edgar Allan Poe.

Useful for: AQA English Language, Paper 1. Includes: An extract from The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe. Close analysis activity. Writing frame. Picture from: Free-Images.com
af413
Recommended reads display for KS3/4

Recommended reads display for KS3/4

Please see picture of my display! Includes everything you need. Download and you can just print as everything was correctly sized for the display I created. All pictures of covers are simply off of google and some of the summaries are blurbs (depending on which book)
georgia_katherine
Structural Types: Language

Structural Types: Language

Useful for: AQA English Language, Paper 1 Includes: Definition of four structural types An extract from A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke Questions about the structure of the text A creative writing task Pictures from: Free-Images.com
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How Do I Improve My Grades In GCSE English writing? PART 1 (14-16 years)

How Do I Improve My Grades In GCSE English writing? PART 1 (14-16 years)

59 pages A clear, concise revision guide to boost your grade, written by a tutor who is familiar with the requirements of the new GCSE examination. It is so simple you can use it for last minute revision. The skills and requirements for the GCSE English language exam are very specific: retrieving information from texts, inference, analysis of language, presentational techniques and comparing texts are some of the skills needed. For writing, students are required to engage the reader and produce a response, which relates to the purpose and audience. This book teaches students how to write using different purposes to inform, explain, argue, advise, describe, persuade, review and how to make the tone and register of their writing suitable for the audience. It emphasises the P.E.E or P.E.T.E.R technique, so students have a blue print (format) to work from; make POINT, give EVIDENCE, comment on TECHNIQUE, EFFECT and RESPONSE. This helps students to develop analytical skills for non-fiction tasks and responses in English literature papers. The students are also taught to use rhetorical techniques groups of three, speaking directly to the reader, rhetorical questions, inclusive pronouns as well as stylistic devices like similes, metaphors and high level vocabulary. The aim of this book is: To help every child gain a grade C in GCSE English. To outline the requirements of the present GCSE course and to teach students to structure and organise a piece of writing. To teach students to look for key words in a task and to plan a suitable response. To teach students to use linguistic and stylistic devices. To show them how to use rhetorical techniques. To teach P.E.E techniques and to teach the analytical skills required for English language and literature tasks. To teach good spelling, punctuation and grammar.
guineapigeducation
Raymond Chandler's Big Sleep: Language

Raymond Chandler's Big Sleep: Language

Useful for: AQA English Language, Paper 1 Includes: 3 short extracts Adjective identification and analysis Writing frames Terminology task Effect of terminology task Pictures from: Free-images.com
af413
Fiction - intersting story telling

Fiction - intersting story telling

Ideas for writing a fiction story with a character and unusual things. The character can be well known, and then go on to do unusual or interesting things that they would not normally do. Or, there is a story included which talks of a magic box and unusual things in it. Adaptable powerpoint for creative story writing.
alisonbcresswell
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 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) 2018 SATs Question Level Analysis (QLA)

NEW Key Stage 1 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) 2018 SATs Question Level Analysis (QLA)

An easy to use Excel Spreadsheet to analyse the English Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test scores from the 2018 KS1 SATs though Question Level Analysis (QLA). Papers 1 (spellings), and 2 (questions) are analysed. Will highlight students’ areas of strength and weaknesses in key SPaG areas including: grammatical terms/word classes; functions of sentences; combining words, phrases and clauses; verb tenses and consistency; punctuation; vocabulary; and spelling. Simply add the students’ name and their score and the spreadsheet will update and produce graphs.
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
Context Clues

Context Clues

Short comprehension activity based on finding context clues. Questions about: prefixes, root words, synonyms and antonyms. Designed for Autumn Year 3.
bacau
Context Clues

Context Clues

A short comprehension activity based on finding context clues. I planned this for the start of the year for Year 3. It helps the children to always refer to the text when answering a question and back up their ideas with evidence.
bacau
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
Beneath the Vest.  Conversations about mental health

Beneath the Vest. Conversations about mental health

Worksheet for the 4-minute interview with police officer, Rob Davis who suffered PTSD as a result of responding to an incident. The video gives a good introduction to the issue of PTSD and the vulnerability of police officers to this mental health condition as a result of trauma experienced in their daily business. There are clear parallels to the character of Detective Joe Cashin in Peter Temple’s novel, The Broken Shore.
WayneWoods
Close study of a passage: Close study of a passage: Detective Cashin searches Arthur Pollard’s house

Close study of a passage: Close study of a passage: Detective Cashin searches Arthur Pollard’s house

Close study of a passage to identify structural and language features including the use of ‘clipped’ language, building atmosphere and tension, the use of third person narrative, the employment of thought and flashback to provide an understanding of the protagonist, reference to light and darkness as a metaphor for uncovering the truth, intertextual connection and the use of short paragraphs and conversation to create the impression of fast-paced action. This resource is part of a unit of work on Peter Temple’s novel, The Broken Shore.
WayneWoods
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
'The Bloody Chamber' Quotations List and 4 Tests

'The Bloody Chamber' Quotations List and 4 Tests

Aimed at A Level students studying Carter’s ‘The Bloody Chamber,’ there is a 3 page list of short quotations for students to memorise. There are 4 tests: 1 20 quote test for each page of the list and 1 25 quote test for the whole list. In the tests, the students are given the first 2 or 3 words of a quote and must complete it.
shardman566
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
The Tempest - Key Quotations

The Tempest - Key Quotations

A booklet composed of the key key quotes that students should take time to commit to memory! This summary quote booklet should become rehearsed daily ;)
Badgerdog2
Of Mice and Men: seventeen chronological lessons tracking the journey of George and Lennie.

Of Mice and Men: seventeen chronological lessons tracking the journey of George and Lennie.

Seventeen complete lessons with work sheets embedded into the PowerPoint slides and ready to print off. Each lesson tracks through the novel as you read it with your class. All lessons are differentiated with support and challenge tasks. Lessons include interactive activities, pair/group work, independent tasks for thoughtful responses and all are aimed at making pupils increasingly independent as the lessons progress. This SOW was used to teach Year 8 Set 2 and 3. The pages references relate to the Penguin Red Classics 2006 edition of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.
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Eduqas A Level English Literature - Rossetti Poetry Selected Poems A* Notes

Eduqas A Level English Literature - Rossetti Poetry Selected Poems A* Notes

Attached are over 30 pages of A*-level, in depth, perceptive, sophisticated, concise and detailed notes for the prescribed poem list for the Eduqas A Level English Literature specification. The following poems are included: (Goblin Market notes will be a seperate resource). Have you forgotten?, Sweet Death, Remember, From the Antique, Echo, A Triad, ‘Whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive’, An Apple-Gathering, Up-Hill, ‘No, Thank You, John’, ‘Out of the Deep, The Queen of Hearts, Twice, Memory, Amor Mundi, A Daughter of Eve, A Smile and a Sigh, Autumn Violet, ‘They Desire a Better Country’, Confluents, The Key-Note, De Profundis, The Thread of Life, A Castle-Builder’s World, The Greatest of these is Charity, ‘Standing afar off for the fear of her torment’, Vigil of St Bartholomew, ‘Who hath despised the day of small things?’, Tune me, O Lord, into one harmony.
Badgerdog2