Skill ladders showing what skills the average pupil would achieve by the end of each KS2 year.\n\nI have created skill ladders for Inquiring, Creating, Communicating and Operating with each skill separated into Lower, Middle and Higher difficulty. The document explains which level of skills an average attaining pupil from each year group should be (full explanation inside).\n\nIf this is useful, you are welcome to take it and use it, however I would very much appreciate feedback on whether you feel the skills are in the right places.
This September, we are getting rid of our levels. Instead we will be assessing according to skills progression (SAP). This is a visual way of representing our skills - blue skills for assessed core skills and pink skills for linguistic skills.
Intended to be printed and laminated for a wall display on literary devices. Uses examples from a lot of modern films (lots of Harry Potter!) to make explanations clear and relevant to pupils.
I hope it comes in handy.
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.
Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter Poems
PowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse.
Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform.
Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition .
In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication.
I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively.
Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems.
Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com
This contains 7 different lessons (nothing complicated but with a good basis to form a lesson around them). There are also some links to background reading of dystopian literature and why we read dystopian literature.
The resource also has a mini SOW that I did over 7 lessons. There are also some extracts that can be used for the unseen part of the exam.
There is also some background info on Orwell as a writer, why he wrote liked he did and what his purpose was as an author. This is good for AO3.
There is also an essay planner that opens up in Publisher that can be manipulated and redesigned and this is good for helping students plan their essays. There are also some sentences starters to help with students with introducing different points or arguments.
The lessons are NOT extensive but still provide some good info on Orwell, dystopia and attempts to cover different themes that may come up in the exam. Again, I only did this for 7 weeks (as I was only covering).
Lesson 1: Discuss how Orwell presents the theme of control in chapter 1 of 1984. Make reference to Orwell’s use of setting and the diary. This includes key terminology and specific text references with detailed analysis of these scenes. There is also a presentation on Orwell (context and background). There is also an unseen extract that teachers can use in relation to the essay question.
Lesson 2: A different presentation on Orwell (more context and about him as a writer). There is also a 9 page document about the life and times of Orwell which is very good for context.
Lesson 3: An essay on Orwell and dystopia and an article about why we read dystopia.
Lesson 4: Another extract that will help with the unseen part of the exam. This lesson looks at 'how is reality manipulated for the benefit of those in power in 1984?'
Lesson 5: A simple extract to use to look at the theme of symbolism - NOTHING from 1984 is given here.
Lesson 6: A3 essay planner. There are also two essays on Orwell and dystopia that are extremely beneficial.
Lesson 7: Extremely detailed resources on Orwell and his use of language.
2 pdf articles on the dystopia as a genre.
Summary of 1984 in a colour-coded/ thematic design that links to AOs.
Links for background reading on dystopia.