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IB Language and Literature Part 1: Language and Power

IB Language and Literature Part 1: Language and Power

This is a series of lessons for Part 1: Language in Cultural Contexts of the IB Language and Literature course. They may also be relevant to A-Level English Language. These lessons are focused on the topic of Language and Power. Although listed as three lessons, these are likely to last 6-8 lessons depending on the pace you move and depth you cover in class. The topics covered are: Standard English vs Non Standard English (using a Dizzee Rascal/Jeremy Paxman interview) Language and Immigration Language and Immigration with a case study focus on Australia. There are assessment opportunities throughout which could be set as homework tasks. Challenge tasks are also embedded. There is also a final assessment included: preparation for a Paper 1 exam using two texts on immigration as sources.
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AQA GCSE Writing Bundle

AQA GCSE Writing Bundle

Detailed and relatable assessment preparation lesson and range of activities focusing on English Language Paper 1 Question 5. The bundle includes: quiz to test knowledge of writing skills student friendly mark scheme student example independent writing task opportunity for guided self assessment TEN Paper 1 Q5 writing starters which include a success criteria to help guide students’ writing and create more imaginative openings. Sentence structure worksheet to help students vary their use of sentence form for effect
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IB English B - Brochure design (Celebrations and Festivals)

IB English B - Brochure design (Celebrations and Festivals)

This is a set of two lessons that I created for my First Year IB English B students that provides an introduction to brochure design. It went with our discussion of celebrations and festivals, but can be adapted to suit other themes. Both PowerPoint presentations contain hyperlinks to further information on brochures as provided by other IB teachers, as well as ideas for inspiration.
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CREATIVE WRITING( SENTENCES)  - WJEC GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

CREATIVE WRITING( SENTENCES) - WJEC GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

This is a mini workshop session which focuses on how to use sentence structures for effect for the creative writing section of paper 1 of the WJEC GCSE English exam. This lesson is designed for revision sessions as the exam draws close but can be developed further or used with another exam board. This session uses Donald Trump for inspiration in how to use interesting sentences to describe. It also recaps high and low level language features. It is a fast paced session with paired activities and a main writing task taken from a practice paper. It ends with a self assessment plenary. Be advised that the TES preview does distort the look of the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps
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CREATIVE WRITING - WJEC - GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WORKSHOP

CREATIVE WRITING - WJEC - GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WORKSHOP

This is a quick workshop designed to be used as recap/revision for when the exam draws near. It can be used as a full lesson and it can but altered to suit any exam board. This session looks at high and low level language features which can be used in the creative writing task of paper 1 of the WJEC GCSE English exam board. It is a quick paced lesson which uses Donald Trump, images of an eccentric looking man and a John Oliver Clip to help inspire the students. Be advised that the John Oliver clip does use swear words and may be unsuitable for some learners. However as I work with 16+ and adults, this clip works very well in getting teaching metaphors and similes. The main task is to complete a descriptive writing task and a peer marking assessment. You may wish to cut this out or use an alternative. Please be aware that the TES preview does distort the look of the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps
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IB Language and Literature: Part 1 Language in Cultural Context SOW

IB Language and Literature: Part 1 Language in Cultural Context SOW

A series of lessons for the IB Language and Literature course. These lessons are suitable for Part 1: Language in Cultural Context. They cover the topics of: Language and Identity Language and Community Language and Social Relations Language and Stereotypes There are suggestions of tasks in preparation for students completing WT1 or FOAs throughout.
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AQA Paper 2 Writing Task

AQA Paper 2 Writing Task

Writing activity for AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5. I have used the thought provoking work of artist Kirzart to act as a visual aid and help students write more creatively. I have also included questions for classroom discussions.
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The life and work of Leonardo da Vinci - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

The life and work of Leonardo da Vinci - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

This 5 pages worksheet presents the life of great artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci. It is suitable for higher elementary and advanced native learners as well as ESL/EFL students. The text is complete with two reading comprehension exercises while new vocabulary acquisition is reinforced through three vocabulary exercises (text completion, crossword, definition match). The worksheet is fully editable to allow the freedom of customizable intervention. It can completed as an in-class activity or handed out as homework.
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Movie comprehension 'The Breadwinner'

Movie comprehension 'The Breadwinner'

The Breadwinner is a 2017 animated drama film by Cartoon Saloon directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin and Angelina Jolie. Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, the film was an international co-production between Canada, Ireland, and Luxembourg detailed comprehension questions to access the knowledge of the movie- critical analysis assessment of the students through long and short/ MCQs. Amazing movie The Breadwinner . This movie talks about women empowerment, fighting your fears, component of a story, breaking taboos, fight against false norms. stand up for ones right, effects of war on the children, role of women in a conservative society, respect and love for one’s country and values. women education, stand up for your family, value of a family, stepping out of your comfort zones, you can do anything if you are determined, etc etc etc
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We All Need A Home. Talk about homes around the world.

We All Need A Home. Talk about homes around the world.

This beautifully illustrated story and the song which accompanies it were originally created for one of my ESL programmes but you will find them just as useful for younger English-speaking primary students. Learn about the different homes that children live in around the world, encourage empathy and kick-start a class project about how other people live. Illustrations by Maria Tarrago and design by Eva Morell.
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Mock paper 1 - AQA GCSE English - The Colour Purple

Mock paper 1 - AQA GCSE English - The Colour Purple

This is a complete mock exam for paper 1 of the AQA GCSE 8700 spec. The extract is taken from The Colour Purple. The lesson comes with a few small groups task starters and a selection of 2 videos - you can choose which one best suits your needs, keep in mind that Thug Notes does contain mild use of language and adult themes. As I teach in FE this is resource is fine to use however you can use the trailer or an alternative if you choose to. The session is created for you to use in any way you wish. You may want to sit a formal practice in which you can print off this powerpoint and be used as a paper document. This book contains theme of racism and sexism and so you can adapt this to underpin theme of equality and diversity. Be advised that Tes previews distort the look of the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps
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In class displays for English - Books which were turned into movies.

In class displays for English - Books which were turned into movies.

Managers and Ofsted like to see bright and interesting displays. In my GCSE class I have a board which is designed to encourage students to read more by showing well named movies which were first books. I have a range to inclue equality and diversity. It shows the movie poster and the book cover. I get these laminated and stick them on a board in interesting ways. I also got some cheap red fabric and draped it around the board to look like old school cinema curtains. Books / movies include: The colour purple Divergent The time travelers wife The hobbit The help Brighton Rock War Horse Life of Pi Eat Prey Love etc Hope it helps.
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