Two weeks' worth of weekly planning for the Year 1 fairy tales and traditional tales unit on Little Red Riding Hood. I did it towards the end of the Spring term but could be done earlier (though it&'s best done when most chn can write a simple story of several sentences reasonably independently). The kids loved reading and getting under the skin of this fairy tale! Great one for drama and S&L activities.
A mixture of 17 worksheets or powerpoint activities that were made to run alongside Letters and Sounds Phase 6 and stretch mid and HA children in a year 2 class. Aid to raise the levels from 2 to 3. VCOP linked
A 30-slide PowerPoint that aims to teach the concept of structure in fiction and how to respond to Paper 1, Question 3 (AQA 8700).
The PowerPoint covers:
An entry task based on a quotation from Stephen King
The meaning of structure in fiction texts
The difference between language and structure
Key structural devices including: dialogue, repetition, first sentence/last sentence/narrative standpoint, sequence of events, focus, foreshadowing, foregrounding, analepsis, prolepsis, motif, zoom in, zoom out, cyclical structure, cohesion, symbolism and internal/external contrast. Students cut up a grid of terms and match the terms to their explanations. Some of these are self-explanatory. This activity should be done in pairs, although students should have their own copies for revision purposes.
A sample response in relation to a Question 3 focusing on an extract from ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’. Success criteria included.
Freytag’s Pyramid of Dramatic Structure. Students add detail to a relevant diagram.
Application of Freytag’s Pyramind in relation to the story of Little Red Riding Hood
Application of Freytag’s Pyramid in relation to Paper 1, Question 3
Sample questions for students to complete. Two extracts provided are from ‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘Jekyll and Hyde’.
Sample responses to the Jekyll/Carol questions. Student read and judge against the success critera.
An opportunity for peer assessment of their own responses
Given the emphasis on clear explanation of structural features, students should be working at or towards level 3 on the relevantAQA mark scheme.
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Engage your KS3 English class with this scheme of work for Derek Landy's award-winning childrens&' series &';Skulduggery Pleasant', including creative lesson plans, worksheets and PowerPoints.
All lessons are produced in Microsoft Word so that they can be customised according to your needs. Each lesson targets specific Assessment Focuses, providing many opportunities to incorporate Assessment for Learning into your teaching.
87 slides each containing a language or literacy activity for science. There are match-up activities at word and sentence level, punctuation and paraphrase exercises as well as mini-biographies of famous scientists. Language activities include making comparisons and the passive voice in science. The topics, while science-based, are of general interest. These make great starter activities.
This is a mini scheme of work that gets pupils to engage with the stories of Roger Hurn and then to write to him. Roger is a contributor to the TES and was excellent at reading and responding to the letters from these level 3 pupils with SEN. They absolutely loved the letter that they received back as he addressed them all by name and it is still up in their classroom. This is a fab scheme for primary age / ability pupils.
A full scheme of work which explores a variety of short stories from other cultures. Many of the stories are not included in this package, but are available in older KS4 anthologies or from other sources. The resources are aimed at levels 4, 5 and 6 reading skills. Final assessment was an analysis of a short story.
This fantastic 6 Level English course for Early Learners of English. Each level consists of three units of 10 lessons each. Each lesson includes detailed lesson plan and worksheets.
DISCOVER ENGLISH: LEVEL 6
The lesson structure:
Every lesson has links to awesome sites that will facilitate the lesson. The curriculum has a hands-on approach that involves, group work, arts & crafts, technology, individual work and more.
I have tried to make the lessons as free of preparation as possible. Lesson resource requirements are included in each lesson plan.
30 Lesson Plans
30 + Worksheets
This is great for home tutoring, class supplement, ESL department or for private tutors.
What do I want to be when I grow up?
Let’s go Shopping
Culture & Food
Etiquette & Table manners
Other Cultures: What are they all about?
Other Cultures – Take 2
The Human Body
Accidents / Helping People
Habits & Lifestyle: The Life we Lead
Habits & Lifestyle: Before our Time
Places & People
The World of Art
Habits & Lifestyle: Before Our Time
Theatre / Show Time
Famous Actors & Actresses
Pollution & the Planet
Animals & Pollution
Charity: Good Times for a Good Cause
Children watch and listen to the Animated Poem ‘Little Boy Blue’ and use it to generate extended rhyming versions. Drawing on The Train Ride and nursery rhymes such as Humpty Dumpty and Sing a song, they generate their own patterned language.
Hamilton’s English planning covers all aspects of English, including SPAG, within the context of a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry genres, such as traditional tales, recounts and performance poems.
Students delve into the conventions of fairy stories, considering their structure and language. Having established the stylistic techniques, and engaged in short-burst writing activities in the 'traditional style', they then look at different adaptations of the tales before rewriting them from different viewpoints - like the witch's viewpoint in 'Hansel and Gretel', and the wolf's viewpoint in 'The Three Little Pigs'.
They then have fun reading 'politically correct' fairy tales, and after oral rehearsal, pair work, group work and drama activities, write their own 'politically correct' stories.
Two assessment tasks, a peer assessment activity and a homework VLE unit complete the package.
Contents: (6-8 lesson scheme of work, full resources and lesson plans)
VLE Homework presentation
9 page workbook
Peer assessment resource
Full lesson plans
Note: All images are free to use commercially.
SPaG and Writing skill activities. a selection of 100 vocabulary, grammar and punctuation activities in each level/grade. Suitable for lower key stage 2 to upper key stage 2 and G&T key stage 1. Covers the new curriculum and assessment.
This resource can be used 1 to 1 or implemented by an adult for a small focus group and even used as whole class recap work. Each activity has a TIP so can be used in a 'quiz' style format and extended using the discussion and talk points for consolidation, reinforcement and clarification.
Available in 6 different levels to suit all children.
This 137-page Workbook Edition of ‘The General Prologue’ is built around a full copy of the original text, with a new inter-line modern translation, and together with the other versions of the resource available at LitWorks.com offers access to the text in a variety of ways. Principally, it is a page-by-page reading guide, drawing students’ attention, by means of illuminating comments and challenging questions, to significant details in the narrative. It suggests a structured way of approaching the text, using the highly effective SCASI (Setting, Character, Action, Style and Ideas) framework. It also carries a series of essay prompts in the style of external examinations (GCE A Level, IB and AP) which encourage students to take a wider view of the work and relate it to fundamental literary and critical concepts.
“True” Ghost Stories That Teach – Historically Based Stories With Content Area Connections (BUNDLE) by Lonnie Dai Zovi is a collection of high interest eerie, scary, odd or even funny ghost stories that are possibly true or inspired by true events. The stories for this collection were chosen for their historical usefulness and their ability to connect easily to other content areas like language arts,science, health, math, geometry, geology, art, and of course history!
All the stories in this collection capitalize on the students’ great interest in ghosts, and other weird phenomena. These stories take advantage of this interest by using the stories to:
Highlight or teach certain aspects of language
Teach or review history
Make connections to other content areas
Write interesting paragraphs or simple essays
The corresponding follow-up exercises include:
• Simple true/false questions
• Reading comprehension questions
• Fill in the blanks
• Unscrambling words
• Crossword puzzles
• map and timeline work
The ”True” Stories That Teach stories are geared for children and adults reading on a 4th-5th grade level. They are appropriate for regular ed, special ed, ESL and adult learners.
The Stories Included in the Bundle are:
Elvis Has Left the Building (Ghost of Elvis Presley and Las Vegas History) $3.00
I Don't Belong Here(Buffalo Soldiers and the American West) $3.00
Not Only The Swallows (California Missions) $3.00
Oh, Say, Can You See ( GHost of Francis Scott Key and the History of the National Anthem) $3.00
Peter's Space (History of Early New York) $3.00
Sailing Alone (The Ghosts of one of Columbus's Captains and His Trips) $3.00
Still Working (CHinese Transcontinental Railroad Workers) $3.00
The Blushing Ghost (Lincoln's Ghost in the White House) $3.00
The Final Salute (Pearl Harbor) $3.00
The Hospital (The Many Ghosts from the Battle of Gettysburg) $3.00
The River Ride (Ghosts of Miners From the California Gold Rush) $ 3.00
The Sheriff's Curse (Salem Witch Trials)$3.00
The Torchman (War of 1812 and the Burning of the White House)$ 3.00
The Tunnel of Freedom (Underground Railroad) $3.00
Together Again (Texas History, and Ghosts From Around the The Alamo) $3.00
Sets of useful, high-quality resources and activities have been mapped to key statements of writing development in sentence structure and punctuation. The guide framework offers teachers a simple step-by-step guide to measure progress for writing in 5-to-11 year-olds. We hope you find this set of resources helpful to support SPaG in your school.
A complete set of unit plan, teaching resources, activities and assessment documents.
In this unit the children will continue to develop their existing word processing skills and understanding of the wide range of real life applications.
The children will develop their text altering skills, refining them and understanding the suitability of use. They will learn how to select and import graphics effectively to enhance their work.
They will combine techniques to communicate information effectively to others.