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KS3 Poetry Observed Lesson

KS3 Poetry Observed Lesson

An observed lesson for Year 7 poetry, on the poem ‘If All The World Were Paper.’ Includes: PowerPoint presentation (fully differentiated) Copy of the poem Lesson plan
lswow
GCSE English Language - Crosswords

GCSE English Language - Crosswords

These resources are a collection of crosswords for language and structural devices as well as one that helps students to improve their vocabulary in their writing. Great as a starter or an extension task!
stephenalty
Oi Frog  Presentation

Oi Frog Presentation

A complimentary companion to your book study of ‘Oi Frog’ by Kes Gray and Jim Field. You will need to have a copy of the book. Contents: Study of rhyming in the book Character explorations Exploration of language features such as ‘Oi’ How pictures help us in the book Punctuation PSHE - trusting ourselves Growth mindset discussion - trusting ourselves And much more! 23 full colour slides that can be cut and paste (png image format laid on powerpoint slides) onto a IWB such as SmartBoard * 6 slides of deeper reading help.
KatQatresources
Inference resources for Year 5/6 -- SATS revision

Inference resources for Year 5/6 -- SATS revision

30+ reading examples specially designed to coax out answers that can only be found from detailed inference. Ideal resource for SATs revision. Pupils read as part of early morning work, afternoon work or during Literacy with the teacher. Each sheet contains a few paragraphs of reading and a question which relies on inference being drawn from the text. Answers are given on a separate sheet. There are many suggested approaches. Ideally, pupils will highlight key sentences and explain how they are clues and how they can be used together to form an answer. Please offer any ideas for improvements.
Hugostrange
Inference Resource for Year 3

Inference Resource for Year 3

This is a great resource that I would recommend for Year 3 students or students performing below the standard in Year 4. It can be used as a basis for interventions as well. I made these mainly in preparation of exams, but discovered that they are excellent for morning or afternoon work.
Hugostrange
A Splosh of Seaside Poetry Frames (4), Yrs 2-4

A Splosh of Seaside Poetry Frames (4), Yrs 2-4

Sea monsters, under-sea mysteries and marvels, stormy and calm seas all feature in these vibrantly-illustrated, child-friendly poetry frame sheets. Guidance or examples are provided for teachers as appropriate, i.e. not for the Sea Monster one as it’s very straight forward. Great for end-of- term creativity and fun combined. Supports seaside school trips and studies too. Bundle saves 50% cost of individual sheets.
katewilliams_poetry
Tissue - Imtiaz Dharker - Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

Tissue - Imtiaz Dharker - Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising Imtiaz Dharker’s power and conflict poem 'Tissue.’ It contains comprehensive sections on: Context; Line-by-Line Analysis; Poetic Devices/ Language Devices; Themes; Form/Structure; Poems for Comparison; The Poet’s Influences. Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
School Trip Write-up Sheet - Yrs 3-6

School Trip Write-up Sheet - Yrs 3-6

This attractive writing sheet will spur your class to write a full and interesting report of their school trip. The prompts are designed to cover the whole outing or holiday, inviting comments on the writer’s feelings about the experience, as well as basic facts. The line-starters are open and flexible for different types of trip and input, while also being clear and straightforward. There is plenty of space for writing throughout, with a spare line for extra thoughts. The resource offers writing practice and opportunities for self-expression, as well as a way of marking and celebrating your school’s event. Best suited to Years 3-6. Some younger writers may need support, while able upper juniors could use the sheet as a guide for independent account-writing.
katewilliams_poetry
Creative Writing Vocabulary and Descriptive Devices Activity

Creative Writing Vocabulary and Descriptive Devices Activity

An unusual activity which enables students to access a wider range of ambitious, unexpected, descriptive vocabulary and devices than they may usually rely on in their creative writing and make their compositions stand out in the examiner’s pile. This will also assist students in creating specific language fields to assist establishing tone and character within narrative or descriptive writing. The activity should take a full lesson and requires a packet of jelly snakes or similar. It is excellent for GCSE creative writing or adaptable to any age group or ability.
elaine253
Love and Relationships - When We Two Parted

Love and Relationships - When We Two Parted

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that analyses the use of language within Lord Byron’s classic poem When We Two Parted. Throughout the lesson we look at how the narrator uses language and structure to create a sense of loss, anger and regret. A brilliant lesson for KS4 students preparing for AQA English Literature Paper 2 and easily adaptable for younger KS3 or KS4 students.
Lead_Practitioner
Caligrams

Caligrams

A PPT to teach Caligrams to year 3. LO: I understand what makes a good caligram.
clarebear1981
David Didau 'Slow Writing' + a grade 8/9  challenge lesson BUNDLE

David Didau 'Slow Writing' + a grade 8/9 challenge lesson BUNDLE

This bundle is perfect for any mid ability to top ability group and has something for everyone. As a passionate writer myself, this resource works time and time again to progress the quality of students writing and is brilliant for reluctant writers as you can set it up as a lesson that requires only a little ‘carefully crafted’ writing. Stretch and challenge lesson resource is included for £1.
joannammarsh
Non-Fiction - Theme Parks

Non-Fiction - Theme Parks

10 lessons based on the topic of theme parks. This results in a persuasive speech writing assessment based on the Alton Towers ‘Smiler’ incident. It covers persuasive features, bias, and description.
AmyJaney88
Gothic Literature - Outsiders and Freak Shows

Gothic Literature - Outsiders and Freak Shows

This is a 10 lesson scheme of work. It could potentially take longer or be easily extended. It focuses mainly on the features of Gothic writing, freak shows, and outsiders. I have also included some paper 2 language skills using real descriptions of people’s experiences of going to a freak show. You will need access to a copy of ‘The Greatest Showman’ film for lesson 7 and 8. You may need to think of some questions to ask for this lesson about the message and inferences of character. I have included links to go with the lessons from Youtube I will be using with this scheme too. There are also pictures of the cast of ‘The Greatest Showman’ with pictures of the real people they are meant to be representing.
AmyJaney88
KS3 writing: sentences, punctuation and implied meaning.

KS3 writing: sentences, punctuation and implied meaning.

A fantastic Harry Potter themed writing lesson for KS3 students with support and stretch differentiation. This can easily be adapted for a range of classes. Includes tasks aimed at developing writing with a range of sentences, punctuation and techniques to show not only accuracy but flair. See my other resources for more supportive writing lessons.
Charl_louize
Achieving, creating, building Greater depth in persuasive writing KS2 Year 3, 4, 5

Achieving, creating, building Greater depth in persuasive writing KS2 Year 3, 4, 5

This resource structures persuasive writing for your whole class. In the past I have used this a whole lesson and written each sentence as a class to really create an in depth piece of writing. I would ask the children for their ideas and they would collaboratively come up with ideas and then write down after sharing them with whole class. I have also cut the sentence strips out and allowed my higher attaining pupils to play around with the structure. This resource allows the lowers a structure to follow and the opportunity to write without worrying about content and structure. I hope that you enjoy using this resource and that your children’s writing is wonderful! Many thanks
Chesholivia
Likes and Dislikes - writing using colourful semantics

Likes and Dislikes - writing using colourful semantics

Worksheets designed to encourage independent writing on topics of interest, using the colourful semantics approach and vocabulary support boards. Have students build full sentences around things they like and don’t like. 8 topics to choose from: Animals Colours Food Movies Sport Technology Transport Weather Colourful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colourful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills. The sentence strips at the top of each worksheet demonstrate the sentence structure.
ASpecialKindOfEnglish
Starters Finishers Literacy / Maths (Year 5 / 6)

Starters Finishers Literacy / Maths (Year 5 / 6)

Starter and early finishers printable tasks BUNDLE for Literacy and Maths, ideal for Upper KS2 (Y5 and Y6), although they will suit many early KS3 too. These low prep activities are great to have on hand for the busy end of term / year for revision and as purposeful fillers. Some of my most popular resource packs are contained in this big value BUNDLE - 20 Creative Writing Story Prompt Cards, 6 Editing / Proofreading SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) puzzles, 40 Complex Sentences Writing Cards, 8 Mental Maths Crossnumber Puzzles, 36 Maths Trail Cards and 200+ Mental Maths Question Cards. For full information and previews please see the detailed descriptions on the 6 individual resource pages. Alternatively, here are some other BUNDLES you might be interested in: [Literacy Starters Year 5 / 6 BUNDLE(https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/literacy-starters-year-5-6-11880756) Literacy Year 5 / 6 (End or Start of Term BUNDLE) Mental Maths Year 5 / 6 BUNDLE Maths Hidden Word Puzzles MEGA BUNDLE French Revision KS2 KS3 BUNDLE Thank you for your interest in my resources. I would be grateful for any reviews you are able to give me if you can spare a moment. For engaging, time-saving printables and presentations to help plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources
FullShelf
Under the Sea Poem Frame + Example, Y2-4

Under the Sea Poem Frame + Example, Y2-4

This intriguingly illustrated sheet sets children dreaming, and the simple line starters prompt them to think up words for their thoughts. Extra-keen writers can add further description about the sea - and anything else related - on the wavy lines below. An example version, showing just one of the infinite ways the poem could be written, is supplied on a separate sheet. Prepare your class by studying and discussing sea flora and fauna, treasure and detritus, mythical creatures and characters, and sounds, shapes and colours, too. Consider caves, sand and rocks, the rusty remains of ancient shipwrecks, picnic items washed away, bubbles, echoes - all sorts! Build up banks of describing words, imagery, action words and onomatopoeias as you go, but informally, keeping the atmosphere as free as the sea. Alliteration might crop up (e.g. shimmery and shiny) but don’t force it. Let individual creativity flow!
katewilliams_poetry
Descriptive Writing & Topic Vocabulary Sheets

Descriptive Writing & Topic Vocabulary Sheets

Pack of 5 handy printable sheets that children can look at to help them choose subject-specific vocabulary for a descriptive writing activity. Sheets may be modified for your particular lesson, and it is suggested that you laminate these, as they are multi-use. Included are 5 themed description sheets: Healthy Me The Environment Inventors & Inventions Superheroes Travel & Transportation Each sheet includes examples of verbs, nouns, adjectives, and also includes 16 sample sentence chunks for children to use if they are stuck for ideas while writing. Other descriptive writing resources can be found at my shop. All images courtesy of www.clker.com
vcurrie19
Private peaceful propaganda

Private peaceful propaganda

2 lessons based around propaganda. First: students draw a propaganda picture based on posters shown and discussed. Second: Students write a speech based on their picture, taking inspiration from the Sergeant’s. Also success criteria used to improve speeches. Low ability lesson that could be adapted for any ability
b4005424
Remains - Simon Armitage - Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

Remains - Simon Armitage - Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising Simon Armitage’s power and conflict poem 'Remains.’ It contains comprehensive sections on: Context; Line-by-Line Analysis; Poetic Devices/ Language Devices; Themes; Form/Structure; Poems for Comparison; The Poet’s Influences. Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Private peaceful bildungsroman

Private peaceful bildungsroman

Private peaceful bildungsroman lesson High ability idea used for a low ability class- evokes wide discussion through the use of short activities.
b4005424
Cover Work MEGA BUNDLE (6 resources) - 35% DISCOUNT

Cover Work MEGA BUNDLE (6 resources) - 35% DISCOUNT

You are purchasing six sets of cover worksheets and saving 35%. Each one is an A4 back to back mini A5 booklet. The sheets were originally created for KS3, but as they target the GCSE Language skills are also suitable for KS4. Each sheet ensures students are practicing a range of reading and writing skills independently. Each worksheet includes: 3 extracts 4 reading tasks 3 writing tasks The focus of the worksheets are: Sherlock Holmes stories Charles Dickens novels Alex Rider novels Roald Dahl novels Non-fiction social media articles Non-fiction travel blogs You are purchasing the editable word versions. For more detailed information about the tasks for each sheet please view the original listings. If bought as a bundle, these sheets could create a mini booklet and easily provide two weeks worth of lessons if the tasks are completed correctly.
laurajholder
Cover Work Bundle 2 - 25% Discount

Cover Work Bundle 2 - 25% Discount

Please note these three resources are also available with 3 more resources in a mega bundle with a higher discount. You are purchasing three sets of cover worksheets and saving 25%. Each one is an A4 back to back page creating a mini A5 booklet. They were originally created for KS3, but they are also appropriate for KS4 as they target language GCSE style task. These sheets ensure students are practicing a range of reading and writing skills independently. Each worksheet includes: 3 extracts 4 reading tasks (minimum) 3 writing tasks (minimum) You are purchasing the editable word versions. For more detailed information about the tasks for each sheet please view the original listings. If bought as a bundle, these sheets could create a mini booklet and easily provide two weeks worth of lessons if the tasks are completed correctly.
laurajholder
Cover Lessons: 3 Roald Dahl Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities

Cover Lessons: 3 Roald Dahl Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities

There are three extracts here from three Roald Dahl books (Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and Danny the Champion). This is followed by five reading tasks and five writing tasks. This was originally set as cover work and can be completed independently, and is at least three lessons of work. It was created for KS3 but would still be appropriate at KS4 as it uses AQA Lanuguage Paper style tasks. Furthermore, students would not have needed to study Roald Dahl in order to complete this work. The tasks are: Reading the extracts provided Simple list four things tasks (information retrieval) A grid asking getting students to consider the start, middle and end of the extract (structure analysis) A task looking at narrative perspective asking students to find evidence of how the narrator communicates with the reader. An opinion task which gives students statements on each source which they have to explain whether they agree or not (evaluation). The writing tasks are varied between writing the opening of their own story with a simal narrator, a story from the POV of an insect, a story from a teacher’s perspective etc. A simple and easy stand-alone resource. The sheet is a back to back sheet of A4 which can be folded into a mini A5 booklet for students to store easily in exercise books- it also requires minimal photocopying!
laurajholder
Cover Lessons: 3 Charles Dickens Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities

Cover Lessons: 3 Charles Dickens Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities

There are three extracts here from three Charles Dickens novels (*Oliver Twist, *). This is followed by five reading tasks and six writing tasks. This was originally set as cover work and can be completed independently, and is at least three lessons of work. It was created for KS3 but would still be appropriate at KS4 as it uses AQA Lanuguage Paper style tasks. Furthermore, students would not have needed to study Charles Dickens in order to complete this work. The tasks are: Reading the extracts provided Simple list four things tasks (information retrieval) A grid asking getting students to pick out information and make suggestions about the speech, appearance and behaviour of the upper class people. Students are asked to write a paragraph about the presentation of the poor characters in each extract. A task where students must use the extracts to explain what they think Dickens’ view was of the poor and how they were treated. The writing tasks are varied between non-fiction tasks asking students to write artiles on the homeless, a speech on their attitude to education, a description of a rich house etc. A simple and easy stand-alone resource. The sheet is a back to back sheet of A4 which can be folded into a mini A5 booklet for students to store easily in exercise books- it also requires minimal photocopying!
laurajholder
Cover Lessons: 3 Sherlock Holmes Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities

Cover Lessons: 3 Sherlock Holmes Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities

There are three extracts here from three Sherlock Holmes stories (A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four and The Speckled Band). This is followed by five reading tasks and six writing tasks. This was originally set as cover work and can be completed independently, and is at least three lessons of work. It was created for KS3 but would still be appropriate at KS4 as it uses AQA Lanuguage Paper style tasks. Furthermore, students would not have needed to study Sherlock Holmes in order to complete this work. The tasks are: Reading the extracts provided Simple list four things tasks (information retrieval) A grid asking getting students to consider the start, middle and end of the extract (structure analysis) Students are asked to explain the create a factfile about Sherlock Holmes’ character, collecting a range of quotations as evidence. An opinion task which gives students statements on each source which they have to explain whether they agree or not (evaluation). The writing tasks are varied between writing the opening of the own detective stories, writing from Holmes’ perspective, a review on the extracts, a non-fiction article on the modern police force. A simple and easy stand-alone resource. The sheet is a back to back sheet of A4 which can be folded into a mini A5 booklet for students to store easily in exercise books- it also requires minimal photocopying!
laurajholder
An Inspector Calls - Gerald and Daisy

An Inspector Calls - Gerald and Daisy

Focussing on the character of Gerald from JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls, we look at how he is portrayed in Act 2 and how he reveals his feelings for Daisy Renton or Eva Smith r. Includes key quotes, differentiated activities and engaging activities that help to bring the play to life for both KS4 and KS3 students, particularly those preparing for AQA English Literature.
Lead_Practitioner
Oliver Twist Newspaper article

Oliver Twist Newspaper article

WAGOLL for Year 4 newspaper article unit - Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens Bias towards Mr Bumble - children to a newspaper article with a bias towards Oliver Twist
beckyhackett
KS3 Writing Bundle: Theme Park

KS3 Writing Bundle: Theme Park

A series of detailed lessons focused on students creating their own theme park. Each lesson requires students to write for a different purpose or form (writing a review, pitch, leaflet). SPaG tasks are also included.
xxnats1989xx
Romeo and Juliet - The Nurse

Romeo and Juliet - The Nurse

Focussing on the character of the Nurse from Romeo and Juliet, we look at how she is presented to us as an audience, how she acts as both a plot device and comic relief, and we analyse her use of language as well. In Act 2 Scene 5 Shakespeare takes advantage of dramatic irony to make the audience laugh, and we explore his use of language in this scene as well. An excellent lesson for AQA English Literature students preparing for their exams, but easily adaptable for other exam boards and other year groups as well.
Lead_Practitioner
AQA GCSE Paper 1 Section B Really Effective Extensive Creative Writing Advice and Tasks

AQA GCSE Paper 1 Section B Really Effective Extensive Creative Writing Advice and Tasks

Primarily designed to prepare students for AQA GCSE Paper 1 Section B, a tried and tested comprehensive selection of practical, engaging activities which enable students to make incredible progress in their creative writing. Skills include basing a narrative around a central theme, show don’t tell, avoiding repeating words, focussing on small details of a larger scene, symbolism and layers of meaning, using a variety of sentence structures, creating a character, narrative structure, impact openings and closings and more. There are 32 slides with easy to follow guidelines, lots of tips for improvement and a number of short examples of good quality creative writing. Tasks are structured to build towards high quality short stories or extended piece of descriptive writing, although they work just as well as stand-alone starters or full lesson tasks. Activities can be successfully used with any age group and ability from Year 7 through to 6th Form.
elaine253
Sea Monster writing sheet: Y2-4, hand-illustrated.

Sea Monster writing sheet: Y2-4, hand-illustrated.

This lively-looking writing frame invites imaginative and adventurous input, with description, imagery and action. Children will love describing the sea monster, and how he moves over the waves. As for his favourite food - who knows? Prepare the way with some warm-up discussion, acting out - with sounds and voices, and perhaps picture-sketching. Show pictures of the sea and discuss that too, building word ideas for the first line - ‘In the _, _, _ sea…’ A great end-of-term activity for a hot summer’s day.
katewilliams_poetry
The sun is as hot, yellow, bright as - simile poem frame: Yrs 2-4, hand-illustrated.

The sun is as hot, yellow, bright as - simile poem frame: Yrs 2-4, hand-illustrated.

A straight-forward, simile-rich poetry-writing sheet, celebrating the sun, which children will enjoy knuckling down to. Line starters: The sun is as hot, yellow, bright, round, [gap for own idea] as - , followed by: 'and when it’s sunny, I like to - ’ . This will go well with the cloud picture-poem, also available in my shop. A handy creative writing boost and vocabulary-stretcher, especially on a sunny day.
katewilliams_poetry
Persuasive Writing: Dragons' Den

Persuasive Writing: Dragons' Den

A series of three lessons requiring students to use their skills in collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity. Using the idea of Dragons’ Den, students will work together to create their own theme park. As the teacher, you will only act as a facilitator. They will have to assign roles within their group, work out costings (budget sheets included), write a pitch (questions included to help) and pitch their idea to the ‘dragons’.
xxnats1989xx