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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.
This scheme takes the group step by step through the stages of how to write a story. It is adapted from the government initiative 'Improving Childrens Writing' getting children from level 3 to level 4. I have changed it a little, so that it is also suitable for level 2 and 3 as well. Some resources you will have to get from the government published folder 'improving childrens writing'.
Everything you would ever need to teach play scripts (including Shakespeare) in English from Year 7 to Year 13! The SOWs cover texts such as: Doctor Faustus, Equus, Hamlet, An Inspector Calls, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, The Amazing Maurice, Othello, The Tempest, and A Streetcar Named Desire. All schemes are accompanied by comprehensive PPTs and other resources.
This lesson was observed and graded 'Outstanding'. The learning objective is 'How can I confidently analyse the use of standard and non-standard English?'. Suitable for pupils with lots of different learning styles and uses an investigate task where pupils move around the room to complete tasks at different stations. Differentiation for higher and lower abilities is included in the lesson. I taught this to second set year 10, but it can be used easily for KS3 or KS4. Lesson includes a resource which pupils follow for the starter.
A refresh lesson lesson packed full of moving images to get your class excited!
This presentation gives a refresh on nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. It uses both still images and moving images to give children the opportunity to say what they see. I.e. Pictures of Marty and the Doc are nouns.
Then the presentation displays a short clip from the movie. Here children will watch the clip and on their whiteboards they will write one sentence, they will have to identify what types of words they used in their sentence.
Now tell children you're taking them back in time to watch Marty McFly in concert. When they come back to the future they will act as reporters and write an account of what they saw. Children will then watch the 'Johnny B Goode' clip from the film and write an article telling people of the performance they witnessed.
Great and effective lesson (plus it gets children interested in this great movie!).
This scheme has broken down the reading assessment indicators for the ENC and has nine separate descriptors for the teacher to assess against.
It contains independent activities for the other groups to engage in while the teacher works with one group. This is designed to take minimal preparation time but maximum impact for learning.
A bumper set of resources initially used in the year 4 topic of: Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors.
Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted involving describing a beach setting with similes and metaphors. I recently adapted this in this for a year 6 class I took.
There is also quite a few poems I have written using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop.
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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.
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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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.