A sequence of lessons which introduces the assessment objectives to KS3 students by using poems from The Moon On The Tides Relationships cluster. All lessons contain clear learning objectives and outcomes and progress checks. Activities are linked to the new specification mark scheme to allow younger students to develop the skills they will need for GCSE.
Lesson 1 - 2 - Quickdraw
Lesson 3 - Sonnet 116
Lesson 4 - 5 - The Manhunt
Lesson 6 - 7 - 8 - Brothers
Lesson 9 - 10 - 11 - Sister Maude
-copy of the poem
- links to audio versions of the poems
-specific questions targeted to support with annotations of poems
- creative writing tasks to support with understanding
-success criteria linked to assessment objectives
-supporting newspaper article
-independent learning time in every lesson for students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding
-peer assessment activities
-examples of how to annotate
One of the options in the AQA specification for GCSE English is to use a memorable line from a movie or a movie title as a starting point for a piece of writing.
These were selected by students for students.
They are wide ranging and students can choose their own from the list without all having to do the same as everyone else in the class.
Some choice - just not too much!
This can be used very flexibly - a starter activity, a homework, a paired task or speaking/listening task, a revision piece - you can just adapt to suit your students. They have to identify 40 misuses of grammar or spelling errors and explain why they are errors.
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.
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'.