A great learning mat with a step by step guide for writing an effective paragraph that can apply to most Language style questions and Literature exam questions. This learning mat breaks down each component of the paragraph and offers a variety of sentence openers and academic language that students can use. A brilliant resource for differentiation of to give to students as a self-help sheet. I have these out on the tables almost every lesson! Review and follow :-)
Two engaging and resourced hour-long lessons to teach students how to approach Internet research and identify reliable sources of information. This is applicable to any research topic and is suitable for key stage 3 or key stage 4. It could also be adapted for key stage 2. Students will learn how to: Identify relevant research questions. Critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of various sources Identify key words to use in search engines Choose what information to write down. This resource includes: A Powerpoint for two lessons including teaching and printing instructions Worksheets/printouts for each lesson (included as part of the Powerpoint). I have included an example use for the Holocaust, however these can be easily adapted to suit any relevant research topic. I have used these in my English lessons but they could be adapted to work in any subject which requires students to complete independent research. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Students will consider Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ as a tragic play. They will then analyse an extract from the text in depth and begin to plan a timed essay response. This lesson is designed for A-Level English Literature AQA B - Aspects of Tragedy questions 1&2, however can be adapted for other students who are studying Othello.
ks2/3 - pupils have to search for the information online and complete their fact file. I do not own the pictures! All found online and any credit has not been cropped.
A template made to guide student’s research when beginning to write an essay. The template outlines the topic, the student’s opinion on the topic, and spaces in which to record and group their information. This resource would be best suited to senior secondary students, who are developing their self-research skills.
A guide to reading effectively and a few links to free resources for research.
Students will discuss research activities, become familiar with and practice the skills needed for outlining, taking effective notes, compiling notecards, compiling bibliography cards, compiling a bibliography, distinguish between main idea and supporting detail, follow complex directions, use parts of a book appropriately, use specialized references independently, improve spelling skills
This useful resource gives points, quotes, and perceptive contextual analysis for a range of character and theme-based essay questions. It is arranged in an easy-to-read table with brief notation, summarising the main points for each question. This resource includes plans for all the characters (including the Inspector and Eva Smith) and a range of the most prominent themes (to include social class, gender, responsibility, and the generational conflict).
Resource sheets that help pupils research and take notes effectively. Resources include - Information Sheets on key skills - Research Planning Sheet - Information Skills Questionairre
The following answer scored 28 out of 30 marks (exluding SPaG) marks and is focused on ambition in Macbeth. It can be used as an example essay after mocks or used as a source of revision for students hoping to attain higher grades. *For SPaG, the answer was awarded the full 4 marks
This unit has been designed to develop essay writing skills for year 9 students, but could also be used for other year groups as revision or introduction to essay writing.
Research and essay assessment. Choose 1 of 5 essay questions about deforestation, fossil fuels and climate change. Resource includes mind maps for writing a persuasive essay and the rubric for marking.
These learning mats help students to structure their essay paragraphs so that they include all assessment objectives. The essay plan gives them a strict structure to follow to ensure they include all aspects needed in their essays. The learning mats also provide ways for students to self-check their work, and provide sentence stems and handy hints so that student can become more independent. This is a great starting point for all students. I have found it to be a winning formula with borderline student and it is easy to adapt and expand for the higher ability students.
Resources include - Critical Essay Skills PPT - Handouts on improving vocabulary - Checklist for essay skills
DESCRIPTION: This is a table that shows the different characteristics between writing an essay and writing a research paper. GROUP: This information is suitable for the reference of both instructors and students at secondary and tertiary levels. PERSONALTESTIMONY: I use this comparative table to inform students taking my academic writing course how to distinguish between the two tasks.
Information-packed crossword puzzles! From Connecticut to California and New Mexico to New Jersey, each of the country’s 50 states is the focus of a unique crossword puzzle. Using an encyclopedia to discover solutions, students learn valuable information about each state. Examples: - The name Arizona comes from this Indian word. - Nebraska’s state flower. - The name of Frank Lloyd Wright’s estate near Spring Green, Wisconsin.
KS3 - Developing essay writing. Using Lord Tennyson’s ‘The Kraken’ Discussion images to engage students. Poem and glossary of terms. Success criteria. List of techniques to look for. Structure of an essay. PQEL explanation - with a more detailed scaffold. Poem to annotate with some techniques in bold. Self assessment.
4-Book SetThese books challenge students to "dig" into the encyclopedia for crossword puzzle solutions on a vast array of subjects. Each book covers a different topic including: U.S. Presidents, Landmarks, The 50 States, and Cities.Each puzzle contains key information taken from a single article in the World Book Encyclopedia.
6 Lesson Unit used as an extension to help them with essay writing skills. Lessons focus on: 1: PEEing effectively 2. Pee Chains/Tables 3. Annotating the Question 4. Effective Planning 5. Writing an essay 6. Self Assessment Lesson These were intended as "Base Skills" lessons therefore silent reading would also be completed during the hour.
This is my handout for a research and extended essay type activity that I do with my Y8 students. Levelling criteria is included
Four different activities for researching different areas of Computing. 4 research essays bundled.