Five of the top-rated schemes of work for KS3 learners
With the holidays just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about getting organised for next half term. To help make this as painless as possible, we’ve brought together some of the best reviewed schemes of work, including example comments from grateful users, to inspire a love of English in your KS3 pupils.
Skellig, by David Almond with 206 reviews
What’s included? Approximately 30 lessons with supporting resources, including activities on book covers, emotive language and creating tension.
Users say… One of the most useful things I've found on TES! I'm halfway through teaching this scheme and love it. It's been such a time-saver so thank you for sharing! (bexbabe77)
Kensuke’s Kingdom, by Michael Morpurgo with 59 reviews
What’s included? A detailed lesson overview document, a PowerPoint presentation containing activity ideas for each of the 13 lessons and relevant extension tasks.
Users say… Delighted with the obvious hard work and care that has gone into this much-appreciated resource. Many thanks and keep up the hard work (mickyla)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling with 40 reviews
What’s included? Well-presented resources for 17 lessons, with a broad range of activities promoting class discussion and imaginative writing.
Users say… Fantastic resources that also stimulate further lessons and ideas. Thank you for sharing your hard work! (fbirtwistle)
Writing to persuade, argue and advise with 25 reviews
What’s included? Differentiated resources to support the teaching of persuasive writing and presentational devices using leaflets and theme parks as stimuli.
Users say… An exceptional resource. I have to admit, I find most online resources to just be a single picture or two, with little expansion. This is a very developed, detailed unit with a wide range of activities. Thank you very much for sharing (arroncooper)
Spoken language with 11 reviews
What’s included? A colourful Powerpoint presentation with accompanying resources and opportunities to assess speaking and listening and reading.
Users say… A cracking set of resources! You've saved me several headaches. Thank you! (cate_h)
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