A complete set of lessons where students read controversial newspaper articles and learn to write persuasive responses. Can ideally be used in preparation to assignment 3 for the Cambridge IGCSE coursework portfolio. However can also be used to help students understand the conventions of newspapers as well of elements of the media such as bias, agendas etc. Students compare different types of articles and the representation of different types of people in the media. Secondly students analyse the strength of arguments and learn how to form their own arguments. Suitable for KS4 learners.
This resource has four parts, 'Imagine, Explore, Entertain' worksheet is for looking at the skills assessed in the WJEC coursework. The &'Descriptive Writing Support Sheet&'; is a revision aid with an overview of descriptive devices with examples. 'Show! Don&'t tell&'; is an introduction to the principles of descriptive writing, setting the coursework task to write a story of their choice. 'The Perfect Setting&' should be used in conjunction with the &';Descriptive Writing Support Sheet' and the Notebook/PowerPoint file.
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. <br />
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 is a whopping 95 page word doc. containing all 30 of my grammar games. This represents a fair few evenings and weekends (I know - get a life!). All of these games have been tested in class and adjusted if needed - they have a real impact on learning.<br />
For each grammar skill there is:<br />
a child friendly explanation of the grammar concept; printable rules and resources for a lively dice game; suggestions to challenge or support learners; suggestions for application of the skill in written work.<br />
For some grammar games there is also a lesson plan and a presentation. <br />
Here are some of the skills covered: <br />
commands, questions and statements/ simple and compound sentences/ adverbs/ proper nouns/ classifying nouns/ contractions/ pronouns/ prepositions/prepositional phrases/ apostrophes/ adjectives/ sentence variety/ parentheses/semi-colons/ discussion/ persuasion/ complex sentences / causal connectives/ fronted adverbials/ speech/ relative clauses/ modal verbs
A KS3 Medium Term Plan of Work with resources that covers a number of writing objectives, both non-fiction and fictional writing, and researching and investigating using Goosebumps plus others. Contains worksheet activities for sequencing writing, identifying similes, non-fictional writing designed for the purpose of instruction, vocabulary improvement and making predictions.
8 WEEKs & 5 ebook's Course Bundle INCLUDES: <br />
READING: Complete READING Series Bundle of the New AQA GCSE English Language, 'Understanding the Skills, AO's and Exams' guide pupils through EVERY GCSE Reading Skill (Identify, Interpret, Synthesis, Summary, Comparison & Evaluation,) ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVE (AO1, AO2, AO3 & AO4) and every EXAM QUESTION across PAPER 1 and PAPER 2. Using interactive activities to thoroughly model each skill, engaging videos & MP3s (included) as alternative texts and the staggered completion of each reading exam question across an original mock Paper 1 and Paper 2. Designed around the original AO/Exam Symmetry Revision Template, allowing for independent reflection and self assessment of progress against EVERY AO and EXAM QUESTION. Provides a valuable revision resource upon completion. <br />
WRITING UNIT 1: (2 WEEKS)<br />
Creative approach to non fiction writing. Pupils will write about their views about street art. Full coverage of AO5 and AO6 skills in preparation for non-fiction response requiring pupils to explore and argue their viewpoint in writing. Fully resourced, contained within the powerpoint.<br />
WRITING UNIT 2: (2 WEEKS)<br />
Another creative, arguably controversial, approach to GCSE non fiction writing. Pupils will write about their views about equality, in general, but specifically about gay rights using a range of video and audio stimuli (such as Obama's recent equality speech) . Full coverage of AO5 and AO6 skills as above. <br />
REVISION GUIDE BUNDLE (100+ Interactive Pages) <br />
Complete Series REVISION GUIDE Bundle of the New AQA GCSE English Language, 'Understanding the Skills, AO's and Exams' This series of independent and/or co-operative revision sessions will guide pupils through EVERY GCSE Reading & Writing Skill, ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVE (AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4, AO5 & AO6) and every EXAM QUESTION across PAPER 1 and PAPER 2. A range of interactive activities, thorough modelling of skills in interactive ways, using FREE YouTube videos as alternative texts and the staggered completion of each reading exam question across an original mock Paper 1 and Paper 2. <br />
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(Issues with assessment bundle file resolved, typos/errors corrected & extra activities included from upcoming CreatEd products!)<br />
IMPORTANT NOTE: Tailored to AQA spec, however, easily adaptable to new OCR, Edexcel & WJEC specifications. AO1 - 6 and the skills are universal across all exam boards. Simply adapt the exam question tags in each unit to match the placement of each AO and skill across each exam paper/question depending on the required exam board (10-15 minutes editing time). <br />