Great Expectations: GCSE example response

Great Expectations: GCSE example response

A level 8/9 example response for AQA GCSE English literature Paper One: Shakespeare and the Nineteenth Century Novel. This response answers the following question: Write about how Dickens presents the changes in Pip’s character. Please note that no extract was used for this response, it writes about the novel as a whole.
aballard1
“Papa’s Parrot” Short Story by Cynthia Rylant Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis & Comprehension Test

“Papa’s Parrot” Short Story by Cynthia Rylant Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis & Comprehension Test

This 25-question multiple-choice reading analysis/comprehension test on the short story “Papa’s Parrot” by Cynthia Rylant has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the selection, plot development, characterization, author’s purpose, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, literary devices, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) to familiarize students with the structure and vocabulary of standardized test questions. Questions are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Includes link to free file of the text so each student can get their own copy to annotate. Answer key included. Editable MS Word Doc. You can use this product for years and years! Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Objectives/US Standards (SUGGESTED) (From Corestandards.com): Students are expected to: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Editable MS Word Doc. You can use this product for years and years! This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
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Great Expectations: Example Response

Great Expectations: Example Response

A level 9 response for AQA GCSE Literature paper one: Shakespeare and the Nineteenth Century novel. The question answered is: Starting with this extract, explore how Dickens presents Miss Havisham as a broken character. The extract referred to is from chapter eight - when Pip first meets Miss Havisham and Estella.
aballard1
AQA GCSE Lit 'Great Expectations' extract booklet

AQA GCSE Lit 'Great Expectations' extract booklet

A 28 page extract booklet with an array of different questions for pupils to use for exam practice. This booklet can be used during teaching as a way of improving extract analysis, or as a revision guide, and is particularly helpful for setting work in the case of long term absence. Questions consider characters/themes and methods, using all the key moments from the text.
aballard1
An Inspector Calls revision notes

An Inspector Calls revision notes

This is a revision resource of An Inspector Calls packed with notes on characters, themes and main motifs, with each quotes heavily analysed, as well as being linked to the context. I collected notes from videos, revision guides and other places and put them all together, as well as including my own ideas. This is very useful for GCSE students as I had made this for my own exams (the new 9-1 GCSE’s). With these notes I was able to receive grade 9’s on my exams.
rrosexx
Introduction to Literary Lenses Using Cinderella

Introduction to Literary Lenses Using Cinderella

Lesson and materials designed for introducing students to different critical ways of reading a text. Introduces students to a range of critical lenses, and separates them into small groups. The overall aim being to allow students to apply these lenses whilst studying any work of literature. Q5 bridges to a specific Theory of Knowledge moment. Instructions Watch the video of Cinderella attached. Having watched the video, read the version of Cinderella attached, by the Brothers Grimm. Having done so, choose one of the literary lens documents to work on with a partner. Apply what you can in terms of knowledge and understanding to the short story. Share your findings with the class. What did using your literary lens reveal about Cinderella as a text? Is there a lens that is most appropriate for analysing the story? If so, what? Why? To what extent can we truly understand a text through solely one perspective? How can we reapply what we have learned about literary lenses with Cinderella to text…
jcw29
Teaching Paper 1 Reading at GCSE - 22 complete lessons on 22 different texts !

Teaching Paper 1 Reading at GCSE - 22 complete lessons on 22 different texts !

This resource offers lots of INSTANT/Ready to teach lessons to teach AQA GCSE Language Paper 1 Section A Reading Section The bundle offers resources for 22 separate lessons to support READING Skills. Each resource contains enough material for, on average, two 1 hour lessons, depending upon ability Each resource contains: The exam paper/the source/the mark scheme An attractive, detailed support Powerpoint (usually at least 50 slides long) which goes through each question with model answers/tips to improve/ guidance/peer assessment opportunities/reminders of assessment objectives/ and some examiner comments where appropriate Some resources also include printable model answer sheets Some resources include support posters to offer further ideas on answering the questions Some resources offer peer assessment sheets to encourage student self-assessment/peer assessment I have also thrown in some discrete resources to support Paper 1 - Structure question and Question 4 Basically, these are ready made lessons to support teaching the READING Section on Paper Overall, this comprises 118 documents Texts include: 1984, Animal Farm, Carrie’s War, Lord of the Flies, Don’t Ask Jack, Perfume, Enduring Love, Jamaica Inn, Labyrinth, Brighton Rock, Pick your Poison, Propping Up the Line etc All resources have been successfully used in class over last two years Getting ready for September? Save yourself a lot of time and effort!
tallybarnett
Books to Read

Books to Read

I made this based on a design I made for my own reading journal. The thought process behind it is that children write the names of books they would like to read on the spines of the books and then colour them in when they have finished reading them. This could be included as a page within a reading journal including review pages (something that I am currently working on and will upload once finished.) There is a PDF and also a word document version so it can be edited if you wish. Hope it’s useful!
christinewall93
AQA English Lang & Lit - long term yearly plans for Year 9 to Year 11

AQA English Lang & Lit - long term yearly plans for Year 9 to Year 11

This resource provides you with the long term plan for teaching the new 2015 AQA English Language and English Literature Specs. This is a good starting point for new HOD or experienced ones looking for a new learning plan for the transition from Year 9 into KS4. Each plan provides teachers with a schedule of what to study each term and includes language and literature ideas. All that is need is are the SOW. I hope they help!
chirpyandcheerful
EDEXCEL GCSE English language - paper 1 question 4

EDEXCEL GCSE English language - paper 1 question 4

This session explores structural features for paper 1 , question 4 of the EDEXCEL GCSE English exam by looking at an extract of Margret Atwoods The Handmaids Tale. This lesson is quick paced, engaging and exciting which explores human rights and human rights violations. This lesson helps to expose students to events that have and are taking place around the globe and to encourage awareness and tolerance, therefore embedding equality and diversity but also British Values. This is a great lesson to invite youth workers to attend and help support activities and group discussions as they can bring another dimension to this topic, therefore encouraging cross school or college participation in English and encouraging a holistic approach to education. Students work in groups and pairs to break down and examine the extract, they explore ideas of culture and individuality whilst also looking at the ways the Margret Atwood uses structural features to communicate atmosphere and repression to her audience. The lesson ends with a practice question, peer marking and a small self assessment plenary. The lesson comes with the full extract, powerpoint of the entire lesson, worksheets and two videos, one exploring human rights and the other is the trailer for The Handmaids Tale. I used to teach in a college where lessons came in 3 hour blocks therefore there is enough material for 3 hours in this resource, but it can be altered into smaller sessions depending on your timetable. Please note that TES previews an at times distort the look of the resource but this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps.
namerased
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

All key vocabulary taken from War Horse and split into chapters. Each word has a definition, synonyms and antonyms unless not applicable. Each word is defined in context of War Horse. Can be used for other SPaG activities as well.
racsprawl
KS3 Exam Revision Packs

KS3 Exam Revision Packs

These packs are perfect for setting students up for exams. They can easily be set as homework activities and worked through in class. They are also ideal for pupils who miss extended periods unexpectedly, as they can work through them at home!
krissyk5
Skellig - Almond - Entire Powerpoint of lessons and Scheme of Work

Skellig - Almond - Entire Powerpoint of lessons and Scheme of Work

This pack contains everything you could need for teaching Skellig at KS3. It includes all powerpoints of lessons and the entire scheme of work with handouts and resources included in handy packs. This was taught over two terms, but can easily be condensed into one by selecting your favourite lessons. Very comprehensive!
krissyk5
Narrative writing to encourage lower sets

Narrative writing to encourage lower sets

I created these very positive reinforcement based lessons, to encourage a struggling lower set to engage with extended writing for GCSE in year 9. It worked! Definitely worth a try and could easily be used with EAL pupils.
krissyk5
Stone Cold - Swindells Complete Scheme of Work and Entire Presentation with Activities

Stone Cold - Swindells Complete Scheme of Work and Entire Presentation with Activities

This is an entire scheme of work, with slides for all lessons, to accompany the novel Stone Cold and is aimed at KS3 higher ability groups. Everything you could need for teaching this novel is right here at your finger tips, and I have loved teaching this topic and creating these resources for my team to use. It can easily be differentiated down for other sets to suit. This was taught over two terms, however you can easily teach it in one term, picking and choosing your favourite lessons.
krissyk5
The New Pupil: Short Story and Imaginative Writing Unit

The New Pupil: Short Story and Imaginative Writing Unit

This unit of work comprises of a short story about a new pupil coming to school who is considered different by the others. This should lead to some discussion about what makes people considered different. The pupil is bullied throughout the day, with the bullying getting progressively worse. The reader learns the bullies own life issues. The story teaches an important moral message and leads to many possible discussions. Many of these are introduced in a worksheet asking the pupil to note their thoughts on the story in detail, with many questions and discussion points raised. The unit then becomes an imaginative writing unit. Various elements of the short story are used as a springboard for the pupils to plan then write their own story about a new pupil coming to a school and being considered different. The unit could be used as part of an English course and should last for a half term if taught once a week. It could be used in late Primary School or early Secondary School. It is also a very good unit to teach to older SEN pupils.
bbunwise
“The Three-Century Woman” Short Story by Richard Peck Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis Test

“The Three-Century Woman” Short Story by Richard Peck Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis Test

This 41-question multiple-choice reading analysis/comprehension test on the short story “The Three-Century Woman” by Richard Peck has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the selection, plot development, characterization, author’s purpose, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, literary devices, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) to familiarize students with the structure and vocabulary of standardized test questions. Questions are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Includes link to free file of the text so each student can get their own copy to annotate. Answer key included. Editable MS Word Doc. You can use this product for years and years! Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Objectives/US Standards (SUGGESTED) (From Corestandards.com): Students are expected to: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Editable MS Word Doc. You can use this product for years and years! This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
learningisawesomewithmrsalinas
An Inspector Calls and A Christmas Carol: Model Answers - Bundle 1

An Inspector Calls and A Christmas Carol: Model Answers - Bundle 1

A detailed set of 5 model answer on Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ and J B Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’. The answers included in this bundle are: A Christmas Carol: Happiness The most powerful spirit Working life Attitudes to Christmas The importance of family An Inspector Calls: Conflict between generations Gender Priestley’s intentions The importance of Eva The importance of the Inspector This allows students to understand how to structure their arguments to achieve full marks. At the end of the essay is the mark as well as a detailed comment analysing the student’s strengths and weaknesses. This enables students to understand what parts of the essay have been so successful. This resource has been written for AQA, but will be useful to all students studying ‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘An Inspector Calls’. This is bundle 1 and offers excellent value for money. Included in this set are 10 answers. Check out the rest of the series and other great resources in my Tes Shop. Any Enquires: Instagram - @thomasd0resources Twitter - @thomasd01resou1 Email - thomasd01@yahoo.com
thomasd0
An Inspector Calls - Model Answers: Bundle 1

An Inspector Calls - Model Answers: Bundle 1

A detailed set of 5 model answer on J B Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’. The answers included in this bundle are: Conflict between generations Gender Priestley’s intentions The importance of Eva The importance of the Inspector This allows students to understand how to structure their arguments to achieve full marks. At the end of the essay is the mark as well as a detailed comment analysing the student’s strengths and weaknesses. This enables students to understand what parts of the essay have been so successful. This resource has been written for AQA, but will be useful to all students studying ‘An Inspector Calls’. This is bundle 1 and offers excellent value for money. Check out the rest of the series and other great resources in my Tes Shop. Any Enquires: Instagram - @thomasd0resources Twitter - @thomasd01resou1 Email - thomasd01@yahoo.com
thomasd0
Describing Settings and Atmosphere - Year 3 and 4

Describing Settings and Atmosphere - Year 3 and 4

Using ‘Little Red’ retold by Lynn Roberts, this lesson is aimed at Year 3 and 4 children. The outcome is to write a description of one of the settings used in the story focusing on adjectives and adverbials. The idea of atmosphere is introduced to aid the focus of the writing.
Teacher433
Model Answer: Gender in 'An Inspector Calls'

Model Answer: Gender in 'An Inspector Calls'

A detailed model answer discussing Priestley’s presentation of gender in ‘An Inspector Calls’. This allows students to understand how to structure their arguments to achieve full marks. At the end of the essay is the mark as well as a detailed comment analysing the student’s strengths and weaknesses. This enables students to understand what parts of the essay have been so successful. This resource has been written for AQA, but will be useful to all students studying ‘An Inspector Calls’. Check out the rest of the series and other great resources in my Tes Shop. Any Enquires: Instagram - @thomasd0resources Twitter - @thomasd01resou1 Email - thomasd01@yahoo.com
thomasd0
An Inspector Calls - Sheila Birling

An Inspector Calls - Sheila Birling

We look at three key quotes from Sheila Birling, one of the most important characters from An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley, and look at how and why she changes throughout the three acts of the play.
Lead_Practitioner
An Inspector Calls - Mr Birling

An Inspector Calls - Mr Birling

We look at three key quotes from the pivotal character of Arthur Birling from JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls. Helpful revision for GCSE and KS3 students analysing this classic play.
Lead_Practitioner
An Inspector Calls - Mrs Birling

An Inspector Calls - Mrs Birling

I’m an experienced English teacher and I run through some key quotes from Mrs Birling, analysing her language used and the type of character she is presented as. A key character from An Inspector Calls and a fascinating character to analyse.
Lead_Practitioner
Model Answer: Priestley's Intentions in 'An Inspector Calls'

Model Answer: Priestley's Intentions in 'An Inspector Calls'

A detailed model answer discussing how far Priestley’s fulfills his intentions in ‘An Inspector Calls’. This allows students to understand how to structure their arguments to achieve full marks. At the end of the essay is the mark as well as a detailed comment analysing the student’s strengths and weaknesses. This enables students to understand what parts of the essay have been so successful. This resource has been written for AQA, but will be useful to all students studying ‘An Inspector Calls’. Check out the rest of the series and other great resources in my Tes Shop. Any Enquires: Instagram - @thomasd0resources Twitter - @thomasd01resou1 Email - thomasd01@yahoo.com
thomasd0
An Inspector Calls - Key Quotes

An Inspector Calls - Key Quotes

I’m an experienced English teacher that loves discussing interpretations of texts. In this video I choose three key scenes from each major character in JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls and analyse the use of language in each one.
Lead_Practitioner
Model Answer: The Importance of Eva Smith in 'An Inspector Calls'

Model Answer: The Importance of Eva Smith in 'An Inspector Calls'

detailed model answer discussing how Priestley presents the importance of Eva Smith in ‘An Inspector Calls’. This allows students to understand how to structure their arguments to achieve full marks. At the end of the essay is the mark as well as a detailed comment analysing the student’s strengths and weaknesses. This enables students to understand what parts of the essay have been so successful. This resource has been written for AQA, but will be useful to all students studying ‘An Inspector Calls’. Check out the rest of the series and other great resources in my Tes Shop. Any Enquires: Instagram - @thomasd0resources Twitter - @thomasd01resou1 Email - thomasd01@yahoo.com
thomasd0
Write An Article Persuading People To Get A Pet (7-13 years)

Write An Article Persuading People To Get A Pet (7-13 years)

9 pages Write To Persuade People To Get A Pet Read the information leaflet about getting a pet. The child is asked to write their own version, persuading pet lovers to get a kitten. They can use the prompts to help them get started. They must remember to use good adjectives in their description, to use alliteration and repetition of initial letter sounds, to form persuasive phrases like ‘cutest cuddliest kitten…’ Next, the child should read ‘New Home’ and write their own persuasive appeal, encouraging people to give money to a charity that helps sick or abandoned animals. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
guineapigeducation
English lesson on Personification and other Figurative Language

English lesson on Personification and other Figurative Language

This lesson uses Lemony Snicket’s book ‘The Dark’ to teach personification and different types of figurative language. There is a link to a Youtube video if you don’t have the book. This lesson is suitable for Year 5 and 6 or to extend a high ability Year 4 group. The intended outcome is to personify a non-living object.
Teacher433
Write An Imaginary Interview With An Animal (7-13 years)

Write An Imaginary Interview With An Animal (7-13 years)

7 pages Imagine That Animals Can Talk: Write An Interview Between Two Animals Read the interviews with Monster the dog and Millie the cat. Ask the child to add to it. They can then write their own interview between two animals. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
guineapigeducation
Romeo and Juliet Scheme of work

Romeo and Juliet Scheme of work

Full scheme of work introducing students tp ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Suitable for higher ability KS3 or mid-ability KS4. Scheme of work focuses on introducing characters, context, key scenes and language analysis skills. Five weeks contains 22 lessons including assessments based on previous AQA GCSE English Literature questions. Ideas for homework also included along with a booklet, which when printed, accompanies each lesson with scenes and model answers etc.
louisegill21
Imagine That You Write For A Pet Problem Page In A Magazine (7-13 years)

Imagine That You Write For A Pet Problem Page In A Magazine (7-13 years)

7 pages Imagine That You Write For A Pet Problem Page In A Magazine Read the letters on the problem page, written by Raj, the vet. Look at the words he uses to reply - ‘your cat’, ‘I suggest’, ‘would cheer him up…’ Now, ask the child to write a reply to ‘concerned cat lover’ offering more advice. Next, the child should write to Raj about a pet (or a wild animal like a squirrel). They can ask his advice about something that is bothering them, concerning their animals welfare. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
guineapigeducation