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Paper 2 Question 4 - AQA - Flat Earth Theory

Paper 2 Question 4 - AQA - Flat Earth Theory

This is a lesson designed around the Flat Earth Theory for preparation for question 4 from paper 2 of the AQA GCSE English exam. This lesson compares two articles from two different writers about this topic. It is designed to help students understand what the question is asking them to do , which is why the sources are not from two different eras, and helps students to break down the way articles are written and how to structure an answer. This lesson comes with a video and support material including an answer scaffold. It is a quick paced lesson with plenty of group, paired activities ending with an independent writing task, starter, plenary, self and peer assessments. This can be adapted to suit your or your students needs. Please be aware that TES preview can distort the look of the resource and this is not always a true reflection. Hope it helps.
namerased
Poetry Comparison (Using Bloom's Taxonomy) Feedback Sheet-including FAR marking

Poetry Comparison (Using Bloom's Taxonomy) Feedback Sheet-including FAR marking

A quick and easy way to give VERY SPECIFIC feedback without copious amounts of writing. Simply glue the sheet in under the student’s work. Tick the relevant criteria, set targets quickly and ensure the student has read your marking by getting them respond to in the student response section. This assessment sheet is ideal for marking drafts and final copies of exam preparation essays. It can be used with KS3 and KS4. It corresponds with the FAR marking policy = Feedback - Action -Response. i.e. Stage 1: The teacher gives FEEDBACK using very specific criteria which should be shared with students before the assessment takes place. Stage 2: The teacher uses the criteria to specify which ACTIONS the student needs to take to get to the next grade. Stage 3: The student writes a written RESPONSE to the teacher’s comments about the ACTIONS required to reach the next stage. It’s very useful for showing progress, communicating attainment on HW or timed (in class) essays that form part of exam preparation revision.
chirpyandcheerful
Poetry  Comparison Assessment Feedback Sheet _ FAR Marking_2018

Poetry Comparison Assessment Feedback Sheet _ FAR Marking_2018

A quick and easy way to give VERY SPECIFIC feedback without copious amounts of writing. Simply glue the sheet in under the student’s work. Tick the relevant criteria, set targets quickly and ensure the student has read your marking by getting them respond to in the student response section. This assessment sheet is ideal for marking drafts and final copies of exam preparation essays. It can be used with KS3 and KS4. It corresponds with the FAR marking policy = Feedback - Action -Response. i.e. Stage 1: The teacher gives FEEDBACK using very specific criteria which should be shared with students before the assessment takes place. Stage 2: The teacher uses the criteria to specify which ACTIONS the student needs to take to get to the next grade. Stage 3: The student writes a written RESPONSE to the teacher’s comments about the ACTIONS required to reach the next stage. It’s very useful for showing progress, communicating attainment on HW or timed (in class) essays that form part of exam preparation revision.
chirpyandcheerful
KS3/4 English - PEA Planning Sheet

KS3/4 English - PEA Planning Sheet

A double-sided, printable resource to help students build confidence in PEA paragraph writing. Works well at KS3 and as a differentiated resource for KS4. The double-sided sheet can be laminated and written on by students to help plan their PEA paragraphs. It includes a brief description for “Point, Evidence, Analysis” and includes an example that students can follow. Can be printed at A3, A4 or A5 and used as a display poster as well.
DifferentiatedLearning
Series of Lessons on Transactional Writing

Series of Lessons on Transactional Writing

This is a 32 slide PowerPoint which contains a few lessons applicable to Transactional Writing, made with the Edexcel IGCSE English Language paper in mind. It provides an introduction to Transactional Writing and a couple of lessons which focus on different aspects, particularly the persuasive element. Not so much a unit of work, but a few full lessons. Contains a lesson I made on The Explorer’s Daughter, an extract by Kari Herbert which is included in the Edexcel Anthology. Also available as a stand alone lesson.
ANHumphrys
Riddles and Puzzles (End of term)

Riddles and Puzzles (End of term)

This is a slide show that contains 22 slides of puzzles and riddles. They are easy enough to guess the answers but hard enough to present a fun challenge for primary school-aged children. I used these riddles as part of an English lesson in Year 5 and they were very well received. It also includes a worksheet where the riddles have been differentiated to solve in groups as an alternative to a whole-class activity. This is a light hearted end-of-term fun activity for the children who are tired, and in need of something a bit lighter, but it will nonetheless develop their critical thinking skills, and hopefully foster a love of these word-play type problems. The presentation includes slides explaining what riddles are and how they work, and giving several guided examples before launching into the whole class slides. Each separate riddle is presented on one slide, which is then animated to reveal the answer, alongside an explanation of any that may need further clarification. Having carried out this lesson previously where children simply read the printed riddles from a worksheet, I am really pleased with the slide show, as the pictures add another element of deception - you are further able to mislead their thinking with subtle/subconscious red-herrings! I hope you have fun using this resource. I would be grateful if you could leave a review.
Nataliebu
Year 6/able 5s - SATs Reading Comprehension Scheme on F.E.V.E.R (environmental theme)

Year 6/able 5s - SATs Reading Comprehension Scheme on F.E.V.E.R (environmental theme)

This is a full unit of work created specifically for SATs focusing on reading comprehension skills. There are 10 lessons including resources, worksheets, powerpoints and a lesson by lesson overview. Each 2 lessons covers a similar activity and all lessons are within the theme of ‘The Reading Detectives’ under 'Researchers / Volcanic Eruptions / Environment / Floods / Earthquakes. The lessons are as follows: Lesson 1 – Lava - Based on the Lava mini animation then RIC based questions and tasks. Lesson 2 – Lava - Character Profiles and then summary activities. Lesson 3 - Volcanic Eruption text - Explore the image and then analyse quotations in a layer format. Lesson 4 - Volcanic Eruption text - Explore using RIC based questions. Lesson 5 - Poem on Earthquakes - Pupils rotate around the room to explore poetry techniques and then quotations Lesson 6 - Poem on Earthquakes - Annotation station then a worksheet with SATs style questions Lesson 7- The Earth’s Layers - Text on the Earth’s surface. Pupils discuss and analyse the presentation of the text including colours: image: font: content and layout. Lesson 8 - The Earth’s Layers - Pupils create their own mini SATs style paper using the worksheet including: True/false, Retrieve, Interpret, Summary and Choice style questions. Lesson 9 - 4 Posters on Polar Bears - Group work lesson and discussion on the features presented within their posters. Rotate sheets and then engage in discussion using challenge, compliment and suggest mini cards. Lesson 10 - Profile on the polar bear with extended ideas to develop discussion and interpretation skills. Then pupils analyse the text using the staged circle technique on the image.
NHickton
Persuasive Writing Assessment Sheet - KS3 and KS4 (FAR Marking)

Persuasive Writing Assessment Sheet - KS3 and KS4 (FAR Marking)

A quick and easy way to give VERY SPECIFIC feedback without copious amounts of writing. Simply glue the sheet in under the student’s work. Tick the relevant criteria, set targets quickly and ensure the student has read your marking by getting them respond to in the student response section. This assessment sheet is ideal for marking drafts and final copies of exam preparation essays. It can be used with KS3 and KS4. It corresponds with the FAR marking policy = Feedback - Action -Response. i.e. Stage 1: The teacher gives FEEDBACK using very specific criteria which should be shared with students before the assessment takes place. Stage 2: The teacher uses the criteria to specify which ACTIONS the student needs to take to get to the next grade. Stage 3: The student writes a written RESPONSE to the teacher’s comments about the ACTIONS required to reach the next stage. It’s very useful for showing progress, communicating attainment on HW or timed (in class) essays that form part of exam preparation revision.
chirpyandcheerful
AQA English Language - Revision Posters for Paper 1 and 2, Q2-5

AQA English Language - Revision Posters for Paper 1 and 2, Q2-5

AQA English Language - Revision Posters for Paper 1 and 2, Q2-5 This is a series of A3 revision posters for questions 2, 3, 4 and 5 for BOTH language papers 1 and 2. It contains the following (adapted from the specification and resources for accuracy): Marscheme (s) - Q5 includes both markschemes Keywords / devices tailored to each question AOs for each question. Top tips and aiming high tips Sentence starters for each question and each bullet point (where applicable e.g. Q2,Q3) Exemplar exam questions taken from the paper. Modelled answers taken from the paper / adapted
NHickton
Fishbone's Song - (Reed Novel Studies)

Fishbone's Song - (Reed Novel Studies)

Fishbone’s Song is a complete 53 page novel study guide based on the popular novel by Gary Paulsen. The guide is presented chapter-by-chapter and includes the following distinct sections: Before You Read, Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions (including many higher-level thinking questions); Activities. The novel study includes everything needed to teach the novel including the following concepts / activities: setting, literary devices, research assignments, cloze activities, creative writing assignments, character studies, parts of speech, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, crossword and word search puzzles, studies in conflict, constructing a storyboard and sequence chart. It also contains a complete Answer Key. Many Links with the Common Core Standards (U.S.) You may wish to check out Island of the Blue Dolphins – a free offering on TES done by the author in the same format as this novel study. The writer of this novel study has had more than 60 curriculum units published. These are available in such outlets as Chapters and Staples and most stores for teachers.
reednovelstudies
Wider Reading Bundle (Context and Critics)

Wider Reading Bundle (Context and Critics)

Includes: Wider reading for AQA English Literature exams: 19th and 20th century context Genre (e.g. gothic) Victorians Feminist critics First/Second World War Class systems Videos for AQA English Literature and Language all papers exam. Videos for writing techniques. Detailed lists for: Charles Dickens Jane Austen Shakespeare Bronte sisters
aliceboyd1995
DAVID WALLIAMS - Collection of Study Booklets, SPaG Booklet and Grammar Booklet

DAVID WALLIAMS - Collection of Study Booklets, SPaG Booklet and Grammar Booklet

This huge collection has been designed to use with seven of David Walliams popular books; Awful Auntie, Demon Dentist, Gangster Granny, Grandpa’s Great Escape, Ratburger, The Boy in the Dress and The Midnight Gang. The resources have been designed to be completed along-side the reading of the books. They can be used to develop a range of literacy skills through books that pupils find engaging. These resources help to improve and promote reading.
crigdon
Riddles and Wordplay (Witches, Macbeth)

Riddles and Wordplay (Witches, Macbeth)

A lesson that focuses on the witches’ use of word play and how this influenced Macbeth’s course of action. This includes a lesson plan, lesson presentation and differentiated activity. This lesson allows for a more detailed consideration of the role of the witches, and the use of the deliberately misleading in order to influence, but it is more than this, as it aims to foster a love of words and wordplay with the children. (There are some nice PSHE elements in terms of things people might say nowadays that are not actual lies, but not actually the truth, too.) There’s a great link to a clip from Shrek II where Pinocchio is attempting not to give away Shrek’s position but cannot lie. He uses double negatives and babble to mislead without lying! Children will really enjoy attempting to solve the riddles, which have been pitched so that at least 1 or 2 per bundle should be solved, possibly more. I’ve tried to source new ones, but there are a couple of oldies, too. The riddles should be distributed in tables or groups of 4-6. They are read and discussed in the groups. Once the solutions are given, pupils consider how the language was misleading/what it was about the riddle that was deceptive. This can be a piece of written work, or remain a spoken activity. I have used this resource in Year 5, with a re-written story version of Macbeth, once the story had been completed, so they could appreciate the significance of the second prophecies. We had puns and riddles galore for weeks afterwards! I hope you enjoy using this resource. I would be grateful if you could leave a review, once you have used it in class.
Nataliebu
Language Revision- Paper 1 and 2 AQA with sources

Language Revision- Paper 1 and 2 AQA with sources

This is a full revision lesson designed for a lesson during the half term, but it can be used as a normal lesson (although it would fill a few lessons). It is a guide to each question on both papers (apart from Q1s), which gives examples, models, tips and guidance through the questions. It is fairly simple to follow, and can be easily adapted if you would like less on each slide (there is a lot of information). There are also three sources- two written by me and one called ‘The Open Door’- part of a horror story.
laurapickup
Power and Conflict Poetry

Power and Conflict Poetry

This bundle focuses on a range of activities from the GCSE Power and Conflict Poetry unit (AQA) and is aimed at mixed ability classes. Some of the lessons focus on comparing, whilst others focus on deconstructing individual poems.
jclarkebob325
Poetry Analysis Cheat Sheet

Poetry Analysis Cheat Sheet

Getting bored of reminding students of the generic poetry analysis they can include in their anthology and unseen work? This helpful sheet indicates most of the form and structure analysis students will need to secure the very highest grade. It can also be edited to suit the needs of your learners. Enjoy
michael_davidguard
Unseen Poetry - Pre-Exam Breakfast

Unseen Poetry - Pre-Exam Breakfast

This has been designed so students can work together during a pre-exam breakfast session in preparation for the AQA English exam on Friday 25th May 2018, but it’s useful for any exam board or any year group revising unseen poetry. Definitely worth a download before the big exam.
Lead_Practitioner
An Inspector Calls: Genre

An Inspector Calls: Genre

An information heavy lesson talking students through the various possible genres of An Inspector Calls. This uses the AQA mark scheme as guidance for the context. Ideal for KS4 as either an introductory lesson to the genre or as pre-exam revision.
lizziedc92
Ready Player One: Creating your own Oasis

Ready Player One: Creating your own Oasis

This is a lesson created for a middle-ability Year 8 class. It focuses on comparing two small extracts describing Wade’s situation and the Oasis. Pupils will select language devices used and the impressions they create for the reader. Pupils will then use these descriptions to write an opening description of their own Oasis. Sentence starters are provided to support pupils in their writing. This is easily adaptable for a KS3 class of any ability.
emilymitch182
Academic Record Keeping

Academic Record Keeping

This is an excel spreadsheet, fully editable and conditionally formatted to compare students’ results in assessments with their unique target grades. It is designed with the AQA GCSE English Language specification in mind, but it can be altered to accommodate any course or specification.
Whiteru55ianjai
No Longer at Ease Revision Bundle

No Longer at Ease Revision Bundle

3 lessons worth of revision activities which are fun, engaging, practical and helpful. Students revise key quotations, organising them into different piles for different essay topics, there is a “pub quiz” with three rounds and a QQT (quiz, quiz, trade) activity. These make excellent additions to my complete SOW on Achebe’s novel plus they can easily be adapted for different texts. Enjoy!
Best_Newcomer_2009
No Longer at Ease COMPLETE SOW

No Longer at Ease COMPLETE SOW

Save yourself hours of work and lesson preparation with this COMPLETE lesson by lesson scheme of work for Chinua Achebe’s novel No Longer at Ease. Each lesson has a PowerPoint presentation which guides every step of the lesson from starter to plenary and everything in between! It includes: learning objectives for each lesson, historical, social and political context, webquests and research projects, silent debates book cover analysis, games, a word search, vocabulary activities and sentence level activities, guided reading with questions on characters, relationships,motives, authorial purpose and viewpoint, essay structure and scaffolding, exemplar essay on Obi and exemplar paragraphs on several topics, mark schemes for iGCSE, self- and peer-assessment criteria and so much more!! Minimal prep or printing. I hope your students find this as moving and enlightening as mine did. Enjoy!
Best_Newcomer_2009
Creating a Speech

Creating a Speech

A guided writing sheet for creating a speech, breaking the process down into five paragraphs, with suggested ideas to include, space to write the speech and space for notes. Ideal for SEND learners.
zoemcooke
Super Pupil Premium Bundle

Super Pupil Premium Bundle

Complete Pupil Premium strategy to rapidly bolster progress. This includes strategies for Teaching and learning Mentoring Attendance and PA Life experiences and enrichment Leadership dashboard Transition
leepeachey
No Longer at Ease chapter 18

No Longer at Ease chapter 18

This lesson begins with a team quotation quiz to recap on chapters 9 - 17. (1 - 8 were on lesson 14). Answers are included, of course. The lesson has a focus on analysing language in quotations. After the guided reading of chapter 18 with questions which guide students towards the end of lesson assessment. The assessment is on the presentation of death and bereavement in No Longer at Ease. As always, there are mark schemes and peer assessment opportunities in the plenary. There is also a sentence analysis activity for students to work on in groups, pairs or individually. Enjoy!
Best_Newcomer_2009
AQA GCSE POWER AND CONFLICT POETRY

AQA GCSE POWER AND CONFLICT POETRY

This is a GCSE revision bundle focusing on key themes explore in the Power and Conflict poems. It includes a range of activities from: comparison tables, model texts to annotate and planning support to write GCSE-style responses. This is easily adaptable for any KS4 class of any ability.
emilymitch182
Power and Conflict Revision - Pre-Exam Breakfast

Power and Conflict Revision - Pre-Exam Breakfast

This has been designed so students can work together during a pre-exam breakfast session in preparation for the AQA English Literature Paper 2 exam on Friday 25th May 2018, but it’s useful for any exam board or any year group revising the Power and Conflict poetry. The activities are engaging and differentiated, and they cover making comparisons, key themes and key contextual information. Definitely worth a download before the big exam.
Lead_Practitioner
Unseen Poetry, Lesson #1

Unseen Poetry, Lesson #1

Complete, well differentiated, one hour lesson suitable for KS4. Includes language and technique analysis tasks as well as a peer assessment task. Some of the annotations would be suitable for a level 8 or 9, but is mostly accessible by all grades. Good for a final refresher before the exam.
lewishall01