24 Lesson SoW -AQA GCSE English Language: Fiction Texts

• 8 Week, 24 Lesson Scheme designed for teaching or revision of GCSE-level fiction reading skills. The scheme was created specifically for AQA English Language GCSE Paper 1, but may be useful for schools doing other exam boards. It aims to develop whole-text reading skills from the outset.
• The scheme predominantly focuses on responding to reading questions, but there are some linked writing lessons in which students plan/create their own fiction texts.
• Week 1 and 8 are set aside for baseline and final testing using exam-board papers of your choice, hence the resources included start at Week 2 and finish at Week 7.
• The texts are taken from the AQA Anthology ‘Telling Tales’ and the AQA Paper 1 Reading Support Booklet, or are included as individual extracts. I cannot include the AQA Anthology or Reading Support booklet here for copyright reasons, but the anthology is available for order free of charge here for schools doing AQA. The reading support booklet is available online as a PDF here: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/english/AQA-87001-RSB.PDF
• The texts/extracts covered are: 1. My Polish Teacher’s Tie (Helen Dunmore); 2. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (Roddy Doyle). 3. Goldfinger (Ian Fleming); 4. Bring Up the Bodies (Hilary Mantel); 5. Remarkable Creatures (Tracy Chevalier). 5. I’m the King of the Castle (Susan Hill). 6. The Thirty-Nine Steps (John Buchan); 7. Chemistry (Graham Swift); 8. Birdsong (Sebastian Faulks). 9. Spies (Michael Frayn). 10. The White Tiger (Aravind Adiga). 11. The Awakening (Kate Chopin – Extra Challenge Reading).
• Assessments: Baseline Paper 1 assessment (your choice); 2 teacher assessments with 2 D.I.R.T lessons; 2 peer/self-assessments; final Paper 1 Exam (your choice)
• The D.I.R.T lesson is planned into the scheme for the lesson after the teacher assessment; however, this is a ‘floating’ lesson and there is flexibility in when it is delivered to accommodate marking. It should be delivered within 4 lessons of the assessment to ensure timely feedback. The D.I.R.T lesson will include both structured and independent tasks.
• There is a focus on mastery of whole-text reading skills and technical writing skills. Interleaved activities are planned to prepare students for the independent reading requirement, the creation of their own non-fiction texts, as well as the SPaG element of the AQA GCSE qualifications. There are a number of fluency activities.
• Homework is inbuilt but is called Independent Study and is designed to be challenging. It is an essential element of the scheme and linked class activities are based upon independent study tasks. The aim is to improve students’ independent study skills, reform their view of ‘homework’ so that they understand its central role in their learning and significantly improve the rate and quality of completion.
• Teaching instructions & differentiation suggestions are contained within the notes of the PowerPoint slides.**

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  • AQA GCSE English Language Fiction Texts SoW.docx
  • Week-2---Lesson-4---Characterisation-Handouts.docx
  • Wk-2---Lesson-2---Baseline-Exam-Reflection.pptx
  • Wk-2---Lesson-2---Paper-1-Baseline-Exam-Feedback-Sheet.docx
  • Wk-2---Lesson-3---Whole-Text-Reading.pptx
  • Wk-2---Lesson-4---Characterisation.pptx
  • Week-3--Lesson-2---Extract.docx
  • Wk-3---Lesson-1---Independent-Study.docx
  • Wk-3---Lesson-1---Structural-Techniques-Table.docx
  • Wk-3---Lesson-1.pptx
  • Wk-3---Lesson-2-Annotated-Extract.docx
  • Wk-3---Lesson-2.pptx
  • Wk-3---Lesson-3---Challenge-Independent-Study.docx
  • Wk-3---Lesson-3.pptx
  • Wk-3---Lesson-4.pptx
  • Wk-4---Lesson-1---Short-Extract-from-Birdsong.docx
  • Wk-4---Lesson-1---Speech-Bubbles-Worksheet.docx
  • Wk-4---Lesson-1.pptx
  • Wk-4---Lesson-2---Independent-Study.docx
  • Wk-4---Lesson-2---Model-Answers-on-Goldfinger.docx
  • Wk-4---Lesson-2---Q2-Mark-Scheme.docx
  • Wk-4---Lesson-2---Short-Extract-from-Goldfinger.docx
  • Wk-4---Lesson-2.pptx
  • Wk-4---Lesson-3.pptx
  • Wk-4---Lesson-4--Story-Planning.docx
  • Wk-4---Lesson-4.pptx
  • Week-5---Lesson-3---Planning-Table.docx
  • Wk-5---Lesson-1---DIRT-Lesson.pptx
  • Wk-5---Lesson-2.pptx
  • Wk-5---Lesson-3.pptx
  • Wk-5---Lesson-4.pptx
  • Wk-6---Lesson-1.pptx
  • Wk-6---Lesson-2.pptx
  • Wk-6---Lesson-3.pptx
  • Wk-6---Lesson-4---Teacher-Assessment.pptx
  • Wk-7---Lesson-1---DIRT-Lesson.pptx
  • Wk-7---Lesson-1---Model-Paragraphs-for-printing.docx
  • Wk-7---Lesson-2---Odour-of-Chrysanthemums-Shared-Reading.pptx
  • Wk-7---Lesson-3---Odour-of-Chrysanthemums-Language-and-Themes.pptx
  • Wk-7---Lesson-4---Odour-of-Chrysanthemums-Structure.pptx

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