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Curriculum and Language Access Service: Specialists in EAL, language across the curriculum, language and literacy, cultural diversity, bilingualism and community languages.
Writing an explanation of the digestive system
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Writing an explanation of the digestive system

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Writing and speaking & listening prompts and scaffolds to support EAL learners in planning the writing of an explanation text about how the digestive system works • Model text on the part the teeth play in the process, highlighting the language features of an explanation text • Planning frame modelling how the teeth text was planned • Planning frame to support writing an explanation of the complete digestive system • Sequencing cards and frame to support understanding of the knowledge of how the digestive system works and support talking about the explanation in preparation for the writing • Bookmarks to support using the key features of an explanation text as identified in the model text This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Late arrivals in KS3
Private Peaceful Propaganda and Persuasion
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Private Peaceful Propaganda and Persuasion

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There are two activities here. One is an analysis where pupils study the techniques used by the Sergeant to try to persuade the young men to join the army. This leads on to writing paragraphs about the speech. The second activity is an analysis of propaganda techniques looking at posters from WW1. Pupils then produce a recruitment poster for the war. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
An Inspector Calls - GCSE for EAL learners - summary with tasks
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An Inspector Calls - GCSE for EAL learners - summary with tasks

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Simplified version of the play using visuals to promote reading skills and improve vocabulary. Short, simple writing tasks to enable learners to demonstrate understanding and for revision purposes. This is suitable for: • EAL students (new to English, early stage learners) • Individual students who need to catch up • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible
AQA Model Answer – How does Dickens present Scrooge’s changing character
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AQA Model Answer – How does Dickens present Scrooge’s changing character

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How does Dickens present Scrooge’s changing character and the reason for his transformation? This resource contains a sample question from English Literature Paper 1. Pupils choose quotes they would write about and decide on other points they could make. There is a model answer provided for the class to discuss. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (advanced stage) • Individual students who need to catch up
Korea by John McGahern  (from AQA GCSE new specification short story Anthology: Telling Tales)
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Korea by John McGahern (from AQA GCSE new specification short story Anthology: Telling Tales)

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- a PowerPoint presentation providing visual images, summary, maps and explanations that give the context of the short story - a simplified version of the story aimed at EAL learners studying GSCE English Literature; includes comprehension questions and short writing tasks. Photos have not been included for copyright reasons but space has been left for them to be added at teachers’ discretion (captions have been added as suggestions for images needed). This resource may also be useful for students who need a revision aid and for late arrivals that need to catch up. Students with SEN may also find it more accessible. It may also be used in isolation as a reading text for EAL learners. This resource is also available in a bundle containing all 7 texts in the anthology. This gives a substantial reduction over buying them individually. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-short-stories-bundle-korea-chemistry-invisible-mass-of-the-back-row-11581452
AQA Model Answer - A Christmas Carol – How does Dickens present society’s attitude towards poverty?
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AQA Model Answer - A Christmas Carol – How does Dickens present society’s attitude towards poverty?

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AQA Model Answer - A Christmas Carol – How does Dickens present society’s attitude towards poverty? This resource contains a sample question from English Literature Paper 1. Pupils choose quotes they would write about and decide on other points they could make. There is a model answer provided for the class to discuss. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (advanced stage) • Individual students who need to catch up
The Signalman by Charles Dickens for EAL learners
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The Signalman by Charles Dickens for EAL learners

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A series of activities to enable EAL learners to access the text and develop reading skills; including a summary, sequencing, storyboard, simple textual analysis and questions. This could also be suitable for students with SEN. This is suitable for: • EAL students (new to English, early stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible. • The whole class
Hunger Games activity workbook
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Hunger Games activity workbook

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This 41-page booklet accompanies the shortened and simplified version of the text for EAL learners available for free here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/home-learning-reading-for-pleasure-hunger-games-summary-for-eal-learners-12290706 . The activities focus on comprehension of the plot and different aspects of language e.g. parts of speech, conjunctions, word order. There are also writing activities including letter writing, persuasive texts, diary entries and many more. There are three pages of activities for every two chapters. Although they are linked to the summary of the novel, they can also be used in accompaniment to the original and are ideal for extended homeworks or home study. The activity workbook is suitable for: • Students with EAL (early stage, advanced stage) • The whole class • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible. We have many more resources for early stage learners of English as an additional language in our TES shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/clas3 **
Teaching reading to EAL students- an intermediate reader- The Accidental Goalkeeper
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Teaching reading to EAL students- an intermediate reader- The Accidental Goalkeeper

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The Accidental Goalkeeper is an illustrated story book for developing the reading skills of EAL learners who have developed a basic vocabulary and a mastery of phonics. It may also be useful for the beginning reader and students with SEN. The football theme and elements of humour should appeal to some reluctant readers. It contains a range of comprehension, language and writing activities for each chapter. This is suitable for: • Individuals or groups with similar stages of language development • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Students with SEN may also find it accessible.
Simplified, illustrated version of Jekyll & Hyde with quotes for EAL learners
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Simplified, illustrated version of Jekyll & Hyde with quotes for EAL learners

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Do your students struggle to access the full text of Jekyll and Hyde? This is a simplified version of the novel, but it includes important quotes in full (followed by a brief explanation in modern English). It also includes many illustrations of words that are archaic or may be unfamiliar to learners (particularly those with EAL) to give some context. Challenging words are printed in bold for pupils to find definitions or translate at home. These are included as a Word document so that the words can easily be put into google translate or other online dictionary. The book is designed to be photocopied as an A5 booklet. A full pack of comprehension activities is also available to accompany the novel with space for translations of the vocabulary. (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/jekyll-and-hyde-reading-activity-booklet-accompanies-simplified-illustrated-version-on-this-site-11527248) This version of the novel includes most of the text written in a more accessible style. A shorter version aimed at pupils at the early stages of learning English or with SEN (but still with quotes and words to be translated) can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/abridged-and-illustrated-version-of-jekyll-and-hyde-with-quotes-for-learners-with-eal-and-or-sen-11888641 The same text but with fewer illustrations is also available. This can help reluctant readers who struggle to access the 19th Century writing style but who do not need so much visual support. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students ( early stage, advanced stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Individual students who need to catch up • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible
Lady of Shalott – illustrated synopsis, themes and annotated poem
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Lady of Shalott – illustrated synopsis, themes and annotated poem

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A range of resources based on the poem including an illustrated synopsis and a colour coded annotated version of the poem which links to the description of the themes. Helps to explain the poem to pupils who may find the vocabulary difficult. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
The White Rose and the Swastika play summary and wide variety of activities
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The White Rose and the Swastika play summary and wide variety of activities

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The resource includes: • a detailed summary of the play with images to support comprehension • a structured sentence writing activity about the characters • a sequencing activity • an activity to re-write the key sentences in the past tense • structured character studies on Hans and Robert Scholl, using quotations • a structured leaflet-writing activity. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students ( early stage and more advanced learners) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Individual students who need to catch up • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
Narrative writing skills for early stage learners of EAL
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Narrative writing skills for early stage learners of EAL

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This pack is aimed at EAL learners in the early stages learning English. It aims to develop basic skills of narrative writing through very structured tasks. To achieve this, many tasks focus on the use of the verb in a narrative. The pack begins with very simple, basic worksheets but then progresses on to cloze activities and independent writing. This is suitable for: • EAL students (new to English, early stage) • Late arrivals in KS4
A summary of Skellig for learners of EAL - reading for pleasure
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A summary of Skellig for learners of EAL - reading for pleasure

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This shortened and simplified version of the text includes numerous illustrations to help learners understand the plot. Sentences are short, and difficult vocabulary is either explained in illustrations or by using synonyms. Early stage learners of EAL can read this summary of the novel before taking part in whole class activities based on the text. This book is suitable for: • Students with EAL (new to English, early stage) • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible. We have many more resources for early stage learners of English as an additional language in our TES shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/clas3
Invisible Mass of the Back Row:Claudette Williams (AQA new specification short story Anthology)
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Invisible Mass of the Back Row:Claudette Williams (AQA new specification short story Anthology)

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For EAL learners: An abridged plot and accompanying language activities, PPT Presentation - a presentation providing visual images, summary, and a context of the short story - a simplified version of the story and context aimed at EAL learners studying GSCE English Literature - Language based activities for each section. This resource may also be useful for students who need a revision aid and for late arrivals that need to catch up. Students with SEN may also find it more accessible. This resource is also available in a bundle containing all 7 texts in the anthology. This gives a substantial reduction over buying them individually. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-short-stories-bundle-korea-chemistry-invisible-mass-of-the-back-row-11581452
KS2 Rainforest Poster Resources - The Great Kapok Tree
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KS2 Rainforest Poster Resources - The Great Kapok Tree

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Writing and speaking & listening prompts and scaffolds to support EAL learners in: • Planning the writing of a persuasive text about saving the rainforest • S&L prompts- language focus on cause and effect sentence constructions • S&L prompts- language focus on how to structure sentences for a debate • Reading and writing activity- language focus on how to make sentences have more impact • Reading and writing activity- models of what to write in an introduction • Writing prompts for what should be on the poster The activities do not refer directly to ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ so it is not necessary to read the book to use them. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage)
A Simplified version of A Christmas Carol plus extensive activities booklet
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A Simplified version of A Christmas Carol plus extensive activities booklet

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Do your students struggle to access the full text of ‘A Christmas Carol’? This is a simplified version of the novel, but it includes important quotes in full (followed by a brief explanation in modern English). It also includes numerous illustrations or words that are archaic or may be unfamiliar to learners (particularly those with EAL) to give some context. Complex phrases are simplified but key quotes are included in full, to enable pupils to access the GCSE exam more easily. Nearly all of the original text is included but is written in a simpler style so that pupils should recognise it when they are faced with an extract in the exam. The accompanying 38-page booklet has a wide range of activities linked to each stave and has a particular focus on comprehension of the text and language techniques and terms. Activities may focus on adverbs, comparative adjectives, conjunctions or other grammatical terms, but all focused on the text. Each section begins with a word list for pupils to either translate or to find the meaning in English. This will allow them to access the text more easily. There is also a separate Word document for the translations so the words can be looked up using an on-line translator and printed out. Although originally written for advanced stage learners of EAL, the activities are suitable for the whole class. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Individual students who need to catch up • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
Match pictures with quotes -AQA Power and Conflict GCSE new specification English Literature
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Match pictures with quotes -AQA Power and Conflict GCSE new specification English Literature

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- cards and worksheets providing visual images and quotations from GCSE Power and Conflict Anthology. - students match pictures with appropriate quotations and place them under the correct poem on the table This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (new to English, early stage, advanced stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Individual students who need to catch up • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
Paper 2 AQA English Language  GCSE - Revision tips and sentence starters.
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Paper 2 AQA English Language GCSE - Revision tips and sentence starters.

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The PowerPoint and accompanying worksheet give brief explanations and timings for each question in Paper 2A in the AQA GCSE English exam. The success criteria are also included and explained so that pupils understand what they need to do to achieve the higher levels. The worksheet links to the PowerPoint and consists of a brief explanation of what is needed for each question and a number of sentence starters. It has been aimed at pupils who are currently working at a Level 3/4 and struggling to write in depth and at length. The sentence starters are quite simple and repetitive but give pupils the scaffolding they need before becoming completely independent. It was originally developed for advanced stage learners of EAL but may also suit some pupils with SEN. The timings given on the sheet allow learners to make sure they leave enough time to complete Part B in the exam. There is also a worksheet for Part B of the exam which briefly explains the different text types and purposes which pupils may be required to produce. There is a checklist for each example of what they are expected to include.
Private Peaceful summary for EAL learners - reading for pleasure
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Private Peaceful summary for EAL learners - reading for pleasure

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This shortened and simplified version of the text includes numerous illustrations to help learners understand the plot. Sentences are short, and difficult vocabulary is either explained in brackets or illustrated. Early stage learners of EAL can read this summary of the novel before taking part in whole class activities based on the text. This book is suitable for: • Students with EAL (new to English, early stage) • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible. We have an activity based around First World War propaganda that links to the novel and the Sergeant’s speech here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/private-peaceful-propaganda-and-persuasion-11517882 We also have many more resources for early stage learners of English as an additional language in our TES shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/clas3