A set of three poetry comparison structure strips to help ensure students hit all aspects of the mark scheme in their response. Simply stick them in the margin and set students off on a question and encourage them to use the strip to remind them of the importance of covering all parts of the question in their response.
Following the success of these Structure Strips for Scientific writing in our school, I wanted to share the resources with others.
Designed to give children the ‘ideal’ structure of a scientific write up, it provides children with a stimulus and tips for what to include in each section, along with tips and success criteria.
These have been used by both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 students with great success!
Each page has four strips which can printed and stuck in to the margin of the student’s book. The two sheets combined create a well structured and informative double page science write up.
The students should glue these to the margin of their page and then use them for guidance when completing a persuasive writing task. They are designed to help students include more of the features of this specific style of writing as they should tick the bullet point as they include it.
These are updated following response from AQA to confirm queries on structure. Hours of work, checked with the exam board and all yours for a measly fee. Check out the Paper 2 Guidance on the link below or look at emjank to find the companion. Also only £2.
For Paper 2 see : https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-history-paper-2-full-guidance-and-question-structure-strips-11694999
A differentiated (by colour) lesson to support the teaching of comparison between Storm on the Island and Exposure from the AQA power and conflict anthology.
purple = lower
blue = middle
yellow = higher
These are updated following response from AQA to confirm queries on structure. Hours of work, checked with the exam board and all yours for a measly fee. Check out the Paper 1 Guidance on the link below or look at kimi2301 to find the companion. Also only £2.
As a teacher, one thing that I have always found is that students find extended answer questions either really easy or extremely difficult - there never seems to be a middle ground!
To help, I have put some structure strips together for the GCSE physics course to support the students that really struggle with providing an extended answer. So far the feedback is that students love them as they really have helped these students become more independent in their study.
There are 3 parts to this product:
1) The structure strips for 3 separate GCSE questions (one on density, one on changes of state and one on kinetic theory). These can be printed, cut and glued into students books (I have used pastel colours because of printing in black and white, but feel free to change this to liven it up!).
2) 2 copies of each of the questions with lines for students to write their answers on. Print these 2 to a page, and they can be glued next to the structure strips in an A4 book.
3) A WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like) with annotations to show students how they could further improve their answers if required. This can be used over a projector to show students, zooming in and moving around with a projector remote as a peer/self-assess exercise when marking answers.
I have started putting this resource together for Atomic Structure and Radioactivity, and more will be in the pipework if people like them!
An activity focusing on descriptive writing. Used as a whole lesson placemat. Blow up onto A3 paper.
Starter: Whole class ambitious adjectives to describe the image.
Development: Annotating the WAGOLL (model description paragraph)
Main: Using structure strips as a guidance, pupils will create their own descriptions.
Inspired by the structure strips that are all over Twitter!
Students stick these in the margin of their exercise books to have a visual aid for a plan whilst they’re completing a piece of imaginative writing.
It follows the 5 part story structure of:
A resource for the margin of the page when students are writing to inform. The students can use it for guidance to remind them of the features of this style of writing. They can tick them off as they add them.
Introduce the idea of 6 mark questions to your students with this structure strip. Stick it in the margin and off you go! It shows student to thought process through a question, the meaning behind Exam command words. Perfect opportunity to show literacy teaching in science lessons.
More topics will be added.
A list of all the required practicals for Edexcel Physics IGCSE, some tips for answering practical questions, and followed by revision structure strips. This would also be really useful for other exam boards.
Each strip can be cut, glued down on to a blank piece of paper and students answer the questions and follow the instructions alongside.
Structure strips are very useful for revising experiments and key sentences.
These strips are a great companion to my TEACH paragraph writing checklist. While the latter is an expanded version suitable for all ability levels, this resource is a bright, colourful and concise version that can be laminated and used as a bookmark or guide alongside work.
The PowerPoint version can be edited for your convenience, and the PDF version is the original formatting.
Complete with sentence starters and straightforward guidance on what to include for each section of the paragraph.