This is a ready to use 6 week scheme of work for 'To Kill a Mockingbird' for the new Literature Specification for AQA. (Exploring Modern Texts).
It does assume that the class will have read it before startting the unit.
I have produced a Language SoW (controlled assessment) to follow this unit: http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/AQA-New-Spec-To-Kill-a-Mockingbird-CA-SoW-6111839/
This is a half term's SoW for Y7. It's designed to be used in their English Booster class - once a week for bottom sets.
The focus is on basic skills: spelling, sentence structure, commas.
I do have others for years 8 & 9 (same premise) and for the whole year.
NB: a specific text book is used for a resource, but it's easy to substitute.
There is a whole scheme of work, including all the resources for the new Relationships cluster of poems in the AQA anthology.
Hope you find this helpful - my mid set (but still doing higher tier) did enjoy this unit. So it is tried and tested!
A speaking and listening unit, written for Y8, focussing on the skills needed for productive group work & a formal presentation. The theme of the topic is The Olympics. Some of the resources have been adapted from the old DfE Literacy Unit, Going for Gold.
Also, it's written in a weekly format instead of a traditional lesson format, as my school is moving towards that. Meaning, that the activities are grouped together in weeks for 3 lessons per week. The idea is to encourage teachers to adapt to suit their own class. It should be fairly obvious where the lessons are.
Children loved making pizzas at our Italian pizza class. Resources have been exported from an Activ-primary flip-chart. (Which also includes Italian Pizzeria style music.) Fun to play when the children are making their pizzas or working. If you would like original please message me.
Check out my other resources at - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/jreadshaw
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.
Three differentiated worksheets, suitable for Year 1 & 2 pupils.
1 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and lines underneath for able writers to write each part of the story.
2 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and parts of the story with gaps for pupils to fill in.
3 - Complete storyboard in the wrong order for less able pupils to cut out and sequence.
Line drawings of Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions for use with explanation texts. I traced these myself, from screen captures, for use with a Year 4 class, for them to annotate and label, for use with writing explanation texts.
A Christmas Cardomatic