Two versions of an excel spreadsheet to track students' performance in the new AQA English Language and Literature courses. The spreadsheet converts the raw mark for a particular exam component e.g. English Language, Paper 1 Section A to a 1-9 grade.
Version 1 - links to the long term plan available to purchase in our shop.
Version 2 - a more generic spreadsheet with all of the different exam components for both courses visible.
Both versions can be easily adapted to suit your own long term plans and simply require you to enter your class lists and student information.
DISCLAIMER: AQA have not released official raw mark to grade conversions yet and will not do so until after the first exams in 2017. I have calculated the 1-9 grade conversions using legacy AQA grade boundaries. This is what I am currently using in school to track my students' performance to give some indication as to where students are working at.
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.
For each grammar skill there is:
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.
For some grammar games there is also a lesson plan and a presentation.
Here are some of the skills covered:
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
Use this fall pennant to accomplish multiple tasks within your classroom during this wonderful fall season. This packet contains a fall student centered pennant for each of your students to complete to share in your classroom! The pennant is made in five different fall colors and ask the students to write three favorite things that he/she enjoys doing during the fall of the year. Also, students are asked to write the names of three sports which are played during the fall! Finally, students are to write a goal they hope to accomplish during the fall! You will love this short writing task as a springboard for a writer's notebook, a tool for brainstorming to create a poem for fall, or simply to use as a pennant hanging in your classroom for this wonderful time of the year!
In this packet, you will find six mini-posters perfect for a bulletin board or above your whiteboard. These posters can be used to guide the thinking process as students are involved with a reading selection– fiction as well as nonfiction. Students should always think about what they read before they read, as they read, and after they have finished reading the selection, and these posters help them do just that! Each poster gives a key word to consider.
These words include: connect, picture, summarize, predict, question, and evaluate!
This is a great reference tool for students that you don’t want to miss!