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10 fully resourced lessons to prepare students for the AQA English Language Paper 2, Section A exam: 'Writer's Viewpoints and Perspectives'.
This resource bundle includes:
Two powerpoint presentations totalling 142 slides.
A full lesson by lesson scheme of work including clear learning objectives and outlining assessment opportunities.
Eight different extracts to use with students from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Each lesson is clearly structured with learning objectives, learning start activities, learning review activities and opportunities for students to demonstrate and assess their learning in a number of ways.
The lessons aim to develop a common approach for tackling each question to build students' confidence. There are a number of opportunities for students to tackle the different question types and the presentations provide clear steps and guidance to support students during the assessment process.
Model answers and assessment sheets also included.
'American Sniper', Chris Kyle
'The Charge of the Light Brigade', William Howard Russell
'Letter to My Mother', Wilfred Owen
'A Beautiful Job', Gunner William Towers (WW1)
'The Death of Lord Nelson', William Beatty
'We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches', Winston Churchill
'Surrender Speech', Chief Joseph (taken from the AQA Reading Support Booklet)
'The Gettysburg Address', Abraham Lincoln
In addition to this, the presentations also include some optional Paper 2, Section B questions that link to the extracts and aim to develop students' nonfiction writing skills.
The lessons and extracts are focused around the theme of war so they can be linked with the 'Power and Conflict' AQA poetry anthology to develop students' contextual understanding for the English Literature exam.
Any feedback on the resource would be greatly appreciated!
Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to AS students, but also suitable for GCSE or KS3 students. Designed to lead to a comparative essay on 'The Road' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' but easily adaptable for your choice of novels or to stand alone as a study of the four short stories included.
These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library.
There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.
An introduction to gothic literature, originally aimed at A2 students preparing for OCR's 'Texts in Time' coursework but suitable for GCSE and KS3, if AOs changed.
Includes conventions and extracts of key texts as well as suggestions for assessment titles.
A fully differentiated and resourced lesson for KS3 and KS4 students to prepare to write newspaper articles. This lesson is ideal preparation for Section B of the AQA Language Paper 2 exam paper.
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A fully differentiated lesson for KS3 and KS4 classes that analyses Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address and uses it as a stimulus for students preparing for the AQA Spoken Language element of the GCSE English Language course. It can also be used as preparation for Paper 2 Section B.
As the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's untimely death approaches, it's important to remind the current generation about The People's Princess.
This mini presentation can be used for assemblies/tutor time for Upper KS2/KS3/KS4
Please note the presentation takes a brief look at conspiracy theories, media coverage and discusses the scrutiny surrounding Princess Diana and Prince Charles' marriage.
The presentation is 35 slides long, it includes one short written/speaking/listening task at the end- this may be continued further. Should anyone require further questions to go with the presentation- please, let me know.
8 page word document: Poetic Devices Exercise Booklet.
Students are tasked to provide definitions, examples and descriptions of effects of various poetic techniques (including alliteration, allegory and allusion), forms, and meters. They also have to create their own examples of poetry (e.g. an acrostic poem) using these techniques and to justify an identification of theme. Research tasks are also included. Students are asked to match up extracts from well-known poems with the techniques used.
A handout that presents the basic argumentative format for argumentative writing.
1. Basic Argumentative Paragraph Format
2. Assessment Rubrics
Teachers can use these handouts as ready reference material to remind the learners about the argumenative writing procedures, thereby helping them to enhance their writing skills.