During this lesson your class will explore how Roddy Doyle is able to realistically convey the impression of a child’s voice through language and structure.
This resource includes
- PPT presentation
Please note: the extract for 'Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha' is taken from the AQA English Language Reading Support Booklet Paper 1
Copy and paste this link into your browser to gain access to this free booklet: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/english/AQA-87001-RSB.PDF
AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A introduction - this lesson that has recently been revamped takes students through the four English Language questions by using an extract from a text as a stimulus for analysing languagge, structure, identifying key information and evaluating a text. A really useful introduction lesson to AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A.
KS4 GCSE AQA English Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing
1hr PP with differentiated tasks throughout
All tasks differentiated according to new GCSE numbering system
Complete 1 hour, well differentiated lesson
Suitable for KS4 GCSE
Different level tasks for MA,LA or Core
Designed to fit Ofsted criteria for’ Good’ or above
The lesson is based around a chapter from ‘Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha’ by Roddy Doyle, one of the texts from the AQA GCSE English Language reading resource booklet.
AQA Paper 1 practice paper with answers created from extract from ‘Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha’ provided in AQA Language resource pack. Use as an exam or a revision activity with GCSE class. Answers give the students the opportunity to review their own work.
3x 1 hour differentiated lessons that analyse extracts from ‘Birdsong’, ‘Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha’ and ‘The Graveyard Book’. Fantastic preparation for KS4 students preparing for AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A Q2 and easily adaptable for KS3 students.
A word document booklet, which can be printed or sent to students, containing extracts from six different texts, followed by 8-10 comprehension questions. Each set of questions is followed by a creative writing extension task themed around the extracts.
The extracts have been sourced from the following texts:
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
‘Supersports High’ - an article from The Times (12.8.2012)
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
The resource may be suitable for students in years 6-8 depending upon their reading ability.
• 8 Week, 24 Lesson Scheme designed for teaching or revision of GCSE-level fiction reading skills. The scheme was created specifically for AQA English Language GCSE Paper 1, but may be useful for schools doing other exam boards. It aims to develop whole-text reading skills from the outset.
• The scheme predominantly focuses on responding to reading questions, but there are some linked writing lessons in which students plan/create their own fiction texts.
• Week 1 and 8 are set aside for baseline and final testing using exam-board papers of your choice, hence the resources included start at Week 2 and finish at Week 7.
• The texts are taken from the AQA Anthology ‘Telling Tales’ and the AQA Paper 1 Reading Support Booklet, or are included as individual extracts. I cannot include the AQA Anthology or Reading Support booklet here for copyright reasons, but the anthology is available for order free of charge here for schools doing AQA. The reading support booklet is available online as a PDF here: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/english/AQA-87001-RSB.PDF
• The texts/extracts covered are: 1. My Polish Teacher’s Tie (Helen Dunmore); 2. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (Roddy Doyle). 3. Goldfinger (Ian Fleming); 4. Bring Up the Bodies (Hilary Mantel); 5. Remarkable Creatures (Tracy Chevalier). 5. I’m the King of the Castle (Susan Hill). 6. The Thirty-Nine Steps (John Buchan); 7. Chemistry (Graham Swift); 8. Birdsong (Sebastian Faulks). 9. Spies (Michael Frayn). 10. The White Tiger (Aravind Adiga). 11. The Awakening (Kate Chopin – Extra Challenge Reading).
• Assessments: Baseline Paper 1 assessment (your choice); 2 teacher assessments with 2 D.I.R.T lessons; 2 peer/self-assessments; final Paper 1 Exam (your choice)
• The D.I.R.T lesson is planned into the scheme for the lesson after the teacher assessment; however, this is a ‘floating’ lesson and there is flexibility in when it is delivered to accommodate marking. It should be delivered within 4 lessons of the assessment to ensure timely feedback. The D.I.R.T lesson will include both structured and independent tasks.
• There is a focus on mastery of whole-text reading skills and technical writing skills. Interleaved activities are planned to prepare students for the independent reading requirement, the creation of their own non-fiction texts, as well as the SPaG element of the AQA GCSE qualifications. There are a number of fluency activities.
• Homework is inbuilt but is called Independent Study and is designed to be challenging. It is an essential element of the scheme and linked class activities are based upon independent study tasks. The aim is to improve students’ independent study skills, reform their view of ‘homework’ so that they understand its central role in their learning and significantly improve the rate and quality of completion.
• Teaching instructions & differentiation suggestions are contained within the notes of the PowerPoint slides.**
Non Fiction Writing - Is It Non Fiction?
This is one lesson of 15 that I have uploaded (with resources if applicable) on non fiction texts and analysis for year 7 pupils. All of the lessons are PowerPoints that are ready to teach, although you may wish to adopt them for your own context. This full lesson covers whether or not the text is fiction / non fiction.