I've put these trackers together based on the new AQA markschemes. I've based the mark conversions on the Ofqual statement that the proportion of each grade will be similar to the current cohort. Just add your students' names and their results and the spreadsheet should do the rest!
Please note - these are my best estimate based on the little we currently know about grade conversions!
This is a five day poetry unit exploring Alfred Lord Tennyson's 'The Kraken'. It has been planned in a lot of detail and is fully resourced. There is clear guidance all the way through, so if you're in a rush, you can pick it up and use it!
The unit begins with children performing and learning the poem through drama and then moves on to explore the imagery in the poem, including comprehension questions. Children then begin to use imagery of their own. They work collaboratively, use language playfully and finally write their own poem.
It is a very enjoyable unit, which inspired some superb writing in my class. It could work with Year 4, Year 5 or Year 6.
Sessions cover these objectives:
1. I can recite one line of a poem from memory.
I can recite a whole poem from memory.
I can find meaning within the puzzle of a poem.
2. I can understand wide range of imaginative and ambitious vocabulary.
I use a wide range of imaginative and ambitious vocabulary accurately and precisely.
3. I understand the term imagery.
I can find examples of imagery in poem.
I can suggest reasons why a poet has used certain imagery.
4. I know what the terms metaphor and simile mean.
I can use simile and metaphor (imagery) and magic!
I can play with the order of words to add impact.
5. I can plan my poetry and develop my ideas by ‘magpie-ing’ from other writers and drawing on poems that I am reading.
I hope your class love it and create some incredible poems.