This lesson is part of a year-long programme to develop KS3 students' use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. The programme has proved very successful, and students apply what they learn in these lessons throughout each week. \n\nThe lessons also include spelling lists of words students should know by the end of KS2.
This resource is jam-packed with information and exercises on how to use colons and semi-colons properly. The exercises are quite challenging, so this is really only for students that have mastered more basic punctuation!
<p>An excellent Speaking and Listening and/or Writing exercise that inspires creativity. Its the year 2042 and planet earth has been invaded by a powerful alien force. You are a passenger on a cruise ship, and along with some other passengers vote not to return home. The captain of the ship takes you to uninhabited island. What do you do next? What decisions need to be made? How will you survive?</p>
<p>This web based resource supplies an interactive drag and drop lesson presentation that can be used to steer a class discussion about describing words for the Horror Genre. Discuss the suitability of the adjectives provided to describe Castle Dracula and suggest your own.</p>
<p>A leaf is adapted to absorb light in photosynthesis. Here are two activities to be used on an interactive white board or individual students computers. 1. Can you label the different parts on this cross section diagram of a leaf? 2. Complete the table by matching the parts of a leaf with its adaptation.</p>
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'.
'Who lives here?' PowerPoint introduces a 'conversation' poem about the creatures and habitat of the rainforest. <br />
It provides a structured step by step lesson to support composition. <br />
It also allows reinforcement of parts of speech particularly verbs and prepositions. <br />
Extended poetry task also provided for variety and possible differentiation.<br />
Several verse examples are provided for clarity. <br />
Rainforest booklet is provided for children to write their final draft for display or poetry portfolio.<br />
'Rainforest List Poem' PowerPoint continues with a poetic theme and uses a simple format to motivate composition. This clear, concise and colourful presentation leads the learners step by step through the composition of a list poem based on a 'rainforest' theme. There is a grammar element throughout with an emphasis on nouns, adjectives and 'ing' verbs. <br />
I have found a poetry context an effective way to embed incidental grammar teaching.<br />
Although the outcome is a simple list poem, it can easily be differentiated for older learners. This would involve extending each line using e.g. adverbs or an additional clause. <br />
Children are encouraged to compose an opening line, closing line and' list' lines inbetween.
A set of 3 exemplar essays for the pastoral poetry genre, covering pastoral texts written in the 1300-1800 era and post-1945. These essays were all written by the same student, and marked by an English teacher with 40 years teaching experience and who has marked for the exam board many times. Each essay scored the highest band and marks of between 36 and 38 out of 40, showing an excellent example of covering the Assessment Objectives and writing fluently. <br />
Please note the texts used and marking criteria are specific to the AQA A-Level English Literature course, but the essay writing format and application of knowledge to the texts are an all-round example of good practice.