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VIDEO-BASED CREATIVE WRITING

VIDEO-BASED CREATIVE WRITING

This four-page creative writing activity based on BBC's short video, 'The Supporting Act' is ideal both for ELA and ESL students. It includes two graphic organizers to scaffold writing a summary, before the creative writing activity. Play the video until 00:59 and ask your students to predict the rest of it. At the end of the creative writing project, you can also show this video https://vimeo.com/82282346 to your students for fun.
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Reading and Writing Activity - Lost and Found

Reading and Writing Activity - Lost and Found

This is an engaging, deductive activity resulting in finding and matching the lost children with their descriptions. It is suitable for use with children who have the basics of reading with understanding in English. It involves reading the descriptions of twelve children and recording the identities on a worksheet. An answer sheet is included for use by teachers or to provide the opportunity for peer marking. Clothes and colour reference pages are also available for use to aid comprehension if vocabulary is unknown. This is of particular value to children who have English as an additional language. Clothes and accessories picture and word matching cards are included and could be used prior to taking part in the deductive activity to ensure familiarisation with the vocabulary to be used. Reading, writing and deductive skills are required for the worksheet completion. If the activity is done as pair work or group work, speaking, listening and interaction are also involved. This activity is suitable for use by all Primary 2 / Primary3 children. If children have English as an additional language, using the activity with older children would also be beneficial for the learning /consolidation of English clothes and colour vocabulary. This resource could be used by an individual, as pair work, group work or by all children who could complete individual worksheets. The total number of twelve illustrations of children and twelve find cards would always have to be provided for the worksheet completion as twelve answers are required.. If using as a class activity more duplicated illustrations and find cards would need to be provided. Suggestions for use • The illustrations of the children could be secretly hidden in the classroom. (while the children are outside) The children could each be given a find card and then play ‘Hunt the lost children’ . • The illustrations could be pinned on walls around the classroom. • Single illustrations could be given to each child who would then swop with another child who has a different illustration. An optional follow up activity could be individual pupils writing a description of one class member. The descriptions could then be redistributed randomly to the class for identification by other class members. A worksheet is included for use.
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Idiolect

Idiolect

Idiolect. In essay style and very relaxed. Activity set at Wakefield College
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Top Secret: School-led CoJos Character and Lifeskills Curriculum

Top Secret: School-led CoJos Character and Lifeskills Curriculum

Endorsed by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the “world’s greatest living explorer”, our unique character education curriculum is designed to ensure every child reaches their full potential. Based on the lives of real-life adventurers and explorers, such as Sir Ranulph and Tim Peake, we have designed a complete package of lessons and online support that is ready to go in your school today and form part of your curriculum. Pupils learn about a different hero or heroine over each term, with practical and mental tasks to complete based on their adventures. Designed with educationalists, each lesson is structured to give pupils the character tools and values they need to be successful in life such as resilience, determination, empathy, and courage. Lessons are supported with “field report” films featuring Commando Joe, developed by a Bafta-winning animation company. Plus, a whole website of dedicated resources, support, celebration and reflection materials tools. Choose between enlisting one of our Commando Joe’s instructors to deliver the course in school, or our new school-led package with full training and support for your staff to deliver our character education curriculum themselves. Either way, we are confident that when it comes to Character Education, this is the best of the best.
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Lesson Starters

Lesson Starters

Twenty plus lesson starters that could be used in any secondary school age range and in any subject.
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Great Expectations- Charles Dickens- Miss Havisham Analysis

Great Expectations- Charles Dickens- Miss Havisham Analysis

A lesson originally created for a mixed ability year 9 class but can easily be adapted for your own class. This lesson explores the use of language in the character Havisham from Great Expectations. Taught as part of a 'History of the English Language topic" but can also be used as a great expectations scheme or other language analysis topic. -Context of Great Expectations/Charles Dickens -Creative writing from Havisham's perspective -YouTube clips to BBC adaptation -Extract - to annotate with class or individually -Model answer to the question "How does Dickens use language to present Miss Havisham?" -Supported sentence starters to enable students to answer the question -Peer assessment
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Wonder- R.J.Palacio- Language and Structure analysis

Wonder- R.J.Palacio- Language and Structure analysis

This lesson looks at the use of language and structure throughout an extract from the book 'Wonder' by R.J Palacio. Students are given a list of things to look for in the extract, a group task which allows students to work together to create a grid of techniques and effects. Complete with a model answer to be discussed as a class and the tools/support to enable students to answer the GCSE styled question "How has Palacio used language and structure to engage the reader?"
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Wonder- R.J.Palacio- Analysis of Structure

Wonder- R.J.Palacio- Analysis of Structure

This lesson explores how structure is used in the story looking at a particular extract. The lesson covers the structure techniques and effects used in the extract (extract and revision sheet of techniques attached). Students are directed through a pre-analysed section of the extract of how to analyse the use of structure and then given the full extract to do this independently. The end result supports students in answering the GCSE styled question "How does Palacio use structure to influence the reader?"
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Wonder- R.J.Palacio- The use of first person perspective

Wonder- R.J.Palacio- The use of first person perspective

A lesson that explores the use of first person which includes the use of first person with a task that looks at the use of first person in the wonder trailer- youtube link attached. It also allows students to use first person themselves by comparing their first day to the main characters and a supported answer to the question "How does the writer use first person perspective to allow the reader to imagine August's first day?"
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Wonder- R.J. Palacio- Language analysis

Wonder- R.J. Palacio- Language analysis

This lessons explores the GCSE styled question "How does Palacio use allusion to create a sense of sympathy?" The lesson allows for the guided reading of certain pages, discussion questions based around the technique of allusion, identification of the difference between empathy and sympathy, analysis questions to support the annotations of the extract and a supported structure to help students answer the question. Differentiated and could be used over two lessons as peer assessment is included- students should come up with the criteria you are looking for.
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Introduction to Wonder- R.J Palacio

Introduction to Wonder- R.J Palacio

2 introductory lessons for R.J Palacio's Wonder. Studied with a year 7 class which could be used for high ability year 6 students or low ability year 8 students. The lessons include information about the author, a task based around emotive impact of the story, analysis of the blurb, comprehension questions, tasks to lead to students learning their first impressions of the main character and a structured support to help students write their own response to the question "What are your first impressions of August's life?" -Images of the book cover to use as a mind-map for students included.
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