This is a full and detailed PowerPoint that consists of 122 slides in total. It is fully interactive training that was originally created for College / Sixth form teachers to update them on all of the changes that have been made to the KS3 curriculum, and to the specifications for GCSE. This would also be ideal for Governor training so that Governors have a fuller understanding of the English curriculum in secondary school. Also, hughl;y suitable for NQTs / PGCE students.
To understand the changes to the skills and content of the key stage 3 curriculum.
To gain an understanding of the current English Language GCSE landscape.
To enhance your knowledge of the upcoming specification changes to GCSE English Language and Literature.
The training covers:
The key changes for the KS3 Curriculum for English.
The content and the skills that are required to be covered in English at Key Stage 3
Opportunities to extend the new curriculum into Literacy Across The Curriculum.
How pupil progress will be assessed.
The GCSE Landscape – What Pupils are studying now.
What’s next – the new GCSE specifications and the challenges they will bring.
This resource includes a full Reading, Writing and Communication Policy for secondary schools, that is based on the KS2/KS3 Glossary for the National Curriculum. The SPAG terms from the glossary are split into each half term so that they can be incorporated into lessons for all teachers, across all subject areas.
In this resource, there is a full overview of the policy and then 3 Glossaries - one for three of the half terms. I didn't complete the other three, unfortunately. The glossaries are to support teachers of other subjects with some of the more difficult terms.
Central to this policy is setting up Communication Leaders in schools, where pupils with strong literacy skills are trained to support those that may need it. Therefore, also included is the full training to set this up.
This training PowerPoint covers the research, and highlights the issues, with boys studying English. It looks at some of the issues and there are practical suggestions as to how to combat some of the barriers that boys may have when succeeding in English.
There are 72 slides in total.
The training aims are:
To dispel some of the myths about why Boys underachieve in English.
To consider the evidence from various Education “experts” about what does work.
To be introduced to some strategies that have been proven to improve boy’s literacy, engagement and achievement in English.
These are 3 complete lessons that deconstruct the ingredients, tone and structure of book reviews and show pupils how to write one. This little unit of work cumulates in pupils writing their own review. There is a strong emphasis on redrafting and proofing work, too.
Lesson 1: To analyse the style and format of a successful review, so that I am able to use this information to prepare my own.
Lesson 2: To be able to decipher information that will inform, interest and explain to a reader.
Lesson 3: To build on prior work by redrafting and improving it, so that it meets the conventions of a genre.
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.
Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to AS students, but also suitable for GCSE or KS3 students. Designed to lead to a comparative essay on 'The Road' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' but easily adaptable for your choice of novels or to stand alone as a study of the four short stories included.
A variety of Literacy Tasks
Word mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.
Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics
Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing prompts
Simple Drawing Tasks
Label a Pirate
A great additional resource for a pirates topic.