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Silas Marner by George Eliot Chapters 7 & 8

Silas Marner by George Eliot Chapters 7 & 8

This resource includes fully differentiated activities to support close textual analysis of an extract, an engaging Newspaper Report activity and links between this and previous chapters alongside a close focus on the use of pathetic fallacy. Language, structure and motifs are considered at different points in this lesson. Group work is used. SMSC is evident. This is a well rounded lesson that will nurture a real love of English and this text. This resource is also available as part of a bundle at a discounted price, follow my on Twitter @jomarsh1 or here for further resources on this text.
joannammarsh
The Curious Incident of the dog in the Night Time (Bundle) Chapters 2-107

The Curious Incident of the dog in the Night Time (Bundle) Chapters 2-107

These presentations are beautifully illustrated and very engaging for the pupils. They contain a starter activity, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task and a plenary. The materials included within these presentations really capture the beauty and the fun of this novel, there are many opportunities for discussion and debating.
MFLYNN-Teacher
Writing a research question

Writing a research question

This is an activity I created as part of my PSHE module on research and referencing with my Year 11 class. It provides a helpful grounding for students heading into the IBDP, but is also useful for when they write their essays in a variety of subjects. The definitions of terms are borrowed from the internet.
gudrunbjorg
Christmas in New York Descriptive Writing

Christmas in New York Descriptive Writing

Christmas in New York Descriptive Writing A sophisticated Christmas descriptive writing lesson based on images from New York and scenes Woody Allen’s masterpiece Manhattan. Students fill in the senses sheet, watch and briefly analyse the opening of Manhattan (resources and links provided) before writing their own pieces of description. Great engaging lesson! For great more lessons and resources visit my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish (Credits: all images copyright free, available from Wikipedia and other royalty free sites.)
EngageinEnglish
AQA ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 1 SECTION B EXAMPLE QUESTION

AQA ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 1 SECTION B EXAMPLE QUESTION

SINGLE POWERPOINT SLIDE CONTAINING POSSIBLE QUESTION AND A FEW IDEAS TO GET STUDENTS STARTED. USEFUL TO HAVE ON DISPLAY AT THE FRONT OF THE CLASSROOM. TASK IS TO WRITE A LETTER TO A LOCAL MP ARGUING THAT NURSES DESERVE MUCH BETTER PAY AND WORKING CONDITIONS.
mrsoskins
Biography - How to structure a biography paragraph - Anne Frank - paragraph party

Biography - How to structure a biography paragraph - Anne Frank - paragraph party

Working on biographies? Teach your class a simple structure for organising information within a paragraph. This activity supports both reading and writing skills. Assessment focus I can group information into paragraphs I can organise the sentences in my paragraph into a sensible order I have used this 'paragraph party' approach several times for information texts and persuasive texts, and it really helped children to improve how well their writing was organised. That's why I have developed a similar approach to use when tackling biographies. Children will learn a simple pattern and later on they can apply to their own writing. Using lots of constructive talk, children have to work together to organise different sections of Anne Frank's life. Children need to find the host of the party (the 'topic sentence') and throw out information not relevant (the 'uninvited guest'). Then they explore the subtle way information is ordered. Later on they can look at whole text structure too. Each paragraph follows the same pattern, and children can use this pattern themselves to support their writing.
extra golden-time
Improving Descriptive Writing

Improving Descriptive Writing

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that is ideal for both KS3 and KS4 students to reflect on their descriptive writing abilities and to use modelled examples to make improvements to their writing. Includes detailed self-reflection sheets focussed on descriptive writing. Useful for students preparing for AQA English Language Paper 1 Section B.
Lead_Practitioner