I have been helping my son improve his ability to answer the longer english language questions. I have looked everywhere for examples of questions WITH the related articles and this has been very difficult to find, due to copyright issues. Thanks so much for the attached articles - we have practised and practised and hopefully he can now improve his performance in his impending english exam this coming week !
Combination of visual, narrative and keyword revision to help foundation paper students remember how to approach the exam. Students are encouraged to visualise the paper using memory techniques. Specifically aimed at lower ability students/ SEN. Can be used with simple test or enlarge photos to display around classroom to increase cognitive links.\n(PASCO refers to Purpose, Audience, Style, Content and Organisation)
Something I came up with for speaking and listening assessment. Deliberately a role-play for two as they need to do something substantial for a decent mark. The 'checklist' is for other students in the class to mark the work too - I've found this very useful for AfL. Students quickly catch on to what they need to do to get a decent grade. Watch a couple of chat show interviews first with students if you can as they may not all be familiar with the format!
A range of lessons, tutorials and activities. Please take and adapt for your own purposes. The 'contextual' work focuses on the difference between Victorian and modern values, and the 'Eel Marsh House' work focuses on moving from Dickens
A Full scheme of work covering writing objectives using various of Roald Dahl's works (including Matilda and The BFG). It is easy to differentiate for KS 2 (7-11 year olds) and KS3 (11-14 year olds)and contains many worksheets for activities including vocabulary and punctuation use as well as descriptive and creative writing techniques.
These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library.
There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.
This scheme takes the group step by step through the stages of how to write a story. It is adapted from the government initiative 'Improving Childrens Writing' getting children from level 3 to level 4. I have changed it a little, so that it is also suitable for level 2 and 3 as well. Some resources you will have to get from the government published folder 'improving childrens writing'.