English: Supporting struggling students

Lesson plans and activity ideas to support secondary examination pupils as they develop their reading and writing skills

Tes Resources Team

English: Supporting Struggling Students

Help lower attaining pupils build confidence and develop their written skills with these popular tools, strategies and activity ideas

With February half term around the corner and teachers preparing to provide assessment grades for GCSE English students in light of recent exam cancellation news, you may be finding it a struggle to keep your exam students engaged in their learning. However, now is the perfect time to continue to build your lower attaining pupils confidence and encourage them to recall and revise key strategies in English in preparation for upcoming assessments. From intervention booklets, to knowledge organisers and structure strips, we have brought together a selection of materials you could introduce to your students.

Booklets

English Intervention Booklet
sazjones

English Intervention Booklet

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I have created this English Intervention booklet for Years 7-11 in Secondary school . My role is to take low ability pupils out on a one to one basis and work on their skills in preparation for the English language exam. There are some basic and some in depth skills. The skills I have covered are: ...

Structure strips

Informal Letter Writing Structure Strips!
TandLGuru

Informal Letter Writing Structure Strips!

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These creative writing structure strips are designed to help children with formulating their own informal letters. They are tried and tested in the classroom - they are loved by teachers and students, and have helped to enable some incredible compositions! Each strip contains key information about h...
Poetry comparison structure strips
redwoodperformance

Poetry comparison structure strips

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A set of three poetry comparison structure strips to help ensure students hit all aspects of the mark scheme in their response. Simply stick them in the margin and set students off on a question and encourage them to use the strip to remind them of the importance of covering all parts of the questi...

Knowledge organisers

English Literature Knowledge Organiser/ Writing Mats (AQA)
Georgina O'Toole

English Literature Knowledge Organiser/ Writing Mats (AQA)

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These knowledge organisers provide a quick guide for pupils to help them write effective answers for AQA English Literature paper 1 and paper 2 with poetry on one side and fiction on the other. Keep them on your classroom desks to use as writing mats, or give them to students to revise from. Each on...
Comparing Unseen Poetry Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!
TandLGuru

Comparing Unseen Poetry Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

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This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students preparing for the 'Unseen Poetry' elements of English Literature examinations. It is ideal for GCSE and A Level students, as it contains detailed and comprehensive sections (including explanations, examples ...