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'Out of the Bag' - Seamus Heaney - Poems of the Decade

'Out of the Bag' - Seamus Heaney - Poems of the Decade

A revision PPT including:- discussion points- MITSL analysis grid (meaning, imagery, tone, structure, language)- stanza by stanza analysis- 8 summary points- revision activities- 3 x plenary activities- revision grid (blank) for all Poems of the Decade poems- exam style question

By LangLitLove

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1

A complete 12 week scheme of work that is fully resourced and differentiated. Contains powerpoint lessons, medium term plan, text extracts and sample practice papers. Everything you need to teach the new GCSE English Language Paper 1. Also contains revision activities for GCSE Literature Paper 1 (easily adapted to suit your texts.)

By stebbingk05

Literary Devices Display

Literary Devices Display

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.

By ameliapeelia

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KS1 Writing Instructions - Pizza

KS1 Writing Instructions - Pizza

Children loved making pizzas at our Italian pizza class. Resources have been exported from an Activ-primary flip-chart. (Which also includes Italian Pizzeria style music.) Fun to play when the children are making their pizzas or working. If you would like original please message me.Check out my other resources at - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/jreadshaw

By jreadshaw

An Introduction to Dystopian Literature

An Introduction to Dystopian Literature

Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to AS students, but also suitable for GCSE or KS3 students. Designed to lead to a comparative essay on 'The Road' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' but easily adaptable for your choice of novels or to stand alone as a study of the four short stories included.

By archev

AQA New 2017 Specification: English Language, Paper 2 Section A: Nonfiction Reading

AQA New 2017 Specification: English Language, Paper 2 Section A: Nonfiction Reading

10 fully resourced lessons to prepare students for the AQA English Language Paper 2, Section A exam: 'Writer's Viewpoints and Perspectives'.This resource bundle includes:Two powerpoint presentations totalling 142 slides.A full lesson by lesson scheme of work including clear learning objectives and outlining assessment opportunities.Eight different extracts to use with students from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Each lesson is clearly structured with learning objectives, learning start activities, learning review activities and opportunities for students to demonstrate and assess their learning in a number of ways. The lessons aim to develop a common approach for tackling each question to build students' confidence. There are a number of opportunities for students to tackle the different question types and the presentations provide clear steps and guidance to support students during the assessment process. Model answers and assessment sheets also included.Extracts included:'American Sniper', Chris Kyle'The Charge of the Light Brigade', William Howard Russell'Letter to My Mother', Wilfred Owen'A Beautiful Job', Gunner William Towers (WW1)'The Death of Lord Nelson', William Beatty'We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches', Winston Churchill'Surrender Speech', Chief Joseph (taken from the AQA Reading Support Booklet)'The Gettysburg Address', Abraham LincolnIn addition to this, the presentations also include some optional Paper 2, Section B questions that link to the extracts and aim to develop students' nonfiction writing skills.The lessons and extracts are focused around the theme of war so they can be linked with the 'Power and Conflict' AQA poetry anthology to develop students' contextual understanding for the English Literature exam.Any feedback on the resource would be greatly appreciated!

By RojoResources

Library Challenge Cards

Library Challenge Cards

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.

By sh2810

Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts

Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts

Product DescriptionToday’s students are the problem-solvers of the future. If they are taught factual knowledge only, they tend to respond with conventionally correct answers rather than exploring creative solutions. All students can learn to think critically and creatively.Students need to be able to judge, analyse and think critically in order to participate fully in a democratic and technological society. This can be achieved if the teacher recognises the value of thinking skills and provides opportunities for the thinking processes to be modelled and developed.This ‘Think Outside of the Box’ series provides teachers with straightforward ideas and activities to help students develop these skills.In this pack you will find 80 quick start task cards – 4 cards per page. I have provided 3 options for printing.These ‘quick starts’ are ideal warm-up activities for the beginning of a lesson. They should be used flexibly and can be used in any order at any time. As these task cards are intended for repeated use, I would suggest laminating them for durability.When to use: (10-15 minutes group/class)• at the beginning of a lesson• during circle timeCONTENT• Cover; Teacher Notes• Brainstorm Task Cards x 8• How Could You? Task Cards x 8• It Won't Happen Task Cards x 8• How Do You Do It? Task Cards x 8• What If? Task Cards x 8• What's The Same? Task Cards x 8• How Many Ways? Task Cards x 8• Recycle Task Cards x 8• What's The Connection? Task Cards x 8• Crazy Combinations Task Cards x 4• Predict The Future Task Cards x 4• TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 101

By teacherstoolkitUK

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

A variety of Literacy TasksWord mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing promptsSimple Drawing TasksLabel a PirateSentence StripsMapping TaskA great additional resource for a pirates topic. I would be delighted to receive feedback.

By Alice K

Spring  and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter PoemsPowerPoint 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

By Alice K

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Teacher Excel Markbook

Teacher Excel Markbook

This excel spreadsheet can be used to record student's grades. Using a 1-10 system you can record their marks and it will automatically average the grade. If you enter J, K or L in capitals (which is converted into a smiley face) in the effort column it will also average their effort grade. This provides formative feedback and allows progress to be monitored. This is a concept and could easily be adapted for specific use, i.e. Assessment without levels, BTEC etc.

By InformingEducation

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Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

A bumper set of resources initially used in the year 4 topic of: Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors. Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted involving describing a beach setting with similes and metaphors. I recently adapted this in this for a year 6 class I took. There is also quite a few poems I have written using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop.I have continually updated this resource due to its popularity and quality.Please check my other resources out here...https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dave_orritt

By dave_orritt

An Introduction to Gothic Literature

An Introduction to Gothic Literature

An introduction to gothic literature, originally aimed at A2 students preparing for OCR's 'Texts in Time' coursework but suitable for GCSE and KS3, if AOs changed.Includes conventions and extracts of key texts as well as suggestions for assessment titles.

By archev

La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats

La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats

A thorough exploration of this poem including analysis of form, language and structure, differentiated notes and tasks plus an exam style question including advice on how to respond to the question. This is everything you need to teach this poem at GCSE level.

By joannammarsh

Poems of the Decade - The Lammas Hireling - Ian Duhig

Poems of the Decade - The Lammas Hireling - Ian Duhig

A revision PPT including:- discussion points- MITSL analysis grid (meaning, imagery, tone, structure, language)- stanza by stanza questions - stanza by stanza analysis- revision activities- 3 x plenary activities- revision grid (blank) for all Poems of the Decade poems- exam style question

By LangLitLove

Travel Writing: 8 lessons focusing on non-fiction text analysis and improving persuasive and descriptive writing skills.

Travel Writing: 8 lessons focusing on non-fiction text analysis and improving persuasive and descriptive writing skills.

A series of 8 lessons. 5 Lessons focusing on improving pupils descriptive writing.Lesson 1 focuses on increasing pupils use of adjectives.Lesson 2-3 focus on increasing pupils use of sensory imagery.Lesson 4 focuses on figurative language.Lesson 5 focuses on using effective punctuation and sentence structures.3 lessons focusing on the format of Non-Fiction texts. 1 / 2- Letters and reviews3 -Adverts.All lessons vary tasks and activities to create fun, engaging and well-paced lessons.All lessons use the 1-9 criteria and focus on A05 and A06.

By PhilippaBrooks

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 14 or (as in horn)

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 14 or (as in horn)

Words with the r-controlled vowel 'or' (as in 'horn')Includes:Guide to English Spelling: Including a short history of English spelling to explain the quirks of the English language and a pronunciation guide for the relevant sounds along with interesting spelling related factsFlashcards: for each spelling (A5 size)Sentence Maker: cut out the words to experiment with arranging them into different sentencesSentence Maker Powerpoint: as above but suitable for use on whiteboards/computers/tablets. Simply drag the words to create sentencesSound Speller sheets: Attempt to draw and write things with the soundWord Wizard sheets: Traceable words with different letter forms to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes (and their variations). Includes space to write themselves in freeformPre-cursive, cursive, serif, sans-serif and ornamental typefaces are used in these resources to help students develop familiarity with letters across different media.- Cursive (and pre-cursive) writing supports the development of handwriting.- Serif typefaces are designed to be easily read on media with reflected light (like books and newspapers) and are often used for lengthy texts.- Sans-serif typefaces are designed to be comfortable to read on backlit screens (like computers).

By MagicSounds

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 15 air

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 15 air

Words with the r-controlled vowel 'air'Includes:Guide to English Spelling: Including a short history of English spelling to explain the quirks of the English language and a pronunciation guide for the relevant sounds along with interesting spelling related factsFlashcards: for each spelling (A5 size)Sentence Maker: cut out the words to experiment with arranging them into different sentencesSentence Maker Powerpoint: as above but suitable for use on whiteboards/computers/tablets. Simply drag the words to create sentencesSound Speller sheets: Attempt to draw and write things with the soundWord Wizard sheets: Traceable words with different letter forms to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes (and their variations). Includes space to write themselves in freeformPre-cursive, cursive, serif, sans-serif and ornamental typefaces are used in these resources to help students develop familiarity with letters across different media.- Cursive (and pre-cursive) writing supports the development of handwriting.- Serif typefaces are designed to be easily read on media with reflected light (like books and newspapers) and are often used for lengthy texts.- Sans-serif typefaces are designed to be comfortable to read on backlit screens (like computers).

By MagicSounds

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 16 ir (as in stir)

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 16 ir (as in stir)

Words with the r-controlled vowel 'ir' as in 'stir'Includes:Guide to English Spelling: Including a short history of English spelling to explain the quirks of the English language and a pronunciation guide for the relevant sounds along with interesting spelling related factsFlashcards: for each spelling (A5 size)Sentence Maker: cut out the words to experiment with arranging them into different sentencesSentence Maker Powerpoint: as above but suitable for use on whiteboards/computers/tablets. Simply drag the words to create sentencesSound Speller sheets: Attempt to draw and write things with the soundWord Wizard sheets: Traceable words with different letter forms to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes (and their variations). Includes space to write themselves in freeformPre-cursive, cursive, serif, sans-serif and ornamental typefaces are used in these resources to help students develop familiarity with letters across different media.- Cursive (and pre-cursive) writing supports the development of handwriting.- Serif typefaces are designed to be easily read on media with reflected light (like books and newspapers) and are often used for lengthy texts.- Sans-serif typefaces are designed to be comfortable to read on backlit screens (like computers).

By MagicSounds

Book Review Bundle

Book Review Bundle

4 Different Book Reviews2 Page Book Review for an in-depth review.Standard Book Review - use it every time.Book Review for Non FictionBook Review with snazzy pencils to rate that book!

By BubbleResources

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 17 ou (as in loud)

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 17 ou (as in loud)

Words with the long vowel sound 'ou' as in 'loud'Includes:Guide to English Spelling: Including a short history of English spelling to explain the quirks of the English language and a pronunciation guide for the relevant sounds along with interesting spelling related factsFlashcards: for each spelling (A5 size)Sentence Maker: cut out the words to experiment with arranging them into different sentencesSentence Maker Powerpoint: as above but suitable for use on whiteboards/computers/tablets. Simply drag the words to create sentencesSound Speller sheets: Attempt to draw and write things with the soundWord Wizard sheets: Traceable words with different letter forms to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes (and their variations). Includes space to write themselves in freeformPre-cursive, cursive, serif, sans-serif and ornamental typefaces are used in these resources to help students develop familiarity with letters across different media.- Cursive (and pre-cursive) writing supports the development of handwriting.- Serif typefaces are designed to be easily read on media with reflected light (like books and newspapers) and are often used for lengthy texts.- Sans-serif typefaces are designed to be comfortable to read on backlit screens (like computers).

By MagicSounds

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 18 oy (as in toy)

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 18 oy (as in toy)

Words with the long vowel sound 'oy' as in 'toy'Includes:Guide to English Spelling: Including a short history of English spelling to explain the quirks of the English language and a pronunciation guide for the relevant sounds along with interesting spelling related factsFlashcards: for each spelling (A5 size)Sentence Maker: cut out the words to experiment with arranging them into different sentencesSentence Maker Powerpoint: as above but suitable for use on whiteboards/computers/tablets. Simply drag the words to create sentencesSound Speller sheets: Attempt to draw and write things with the soundWord Wizard sheets: Traceable words with different letter forms to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes (and their variations). Includes space to write themselves in freeformPre-cursive, cursive, serif, sans-serif and ornamental typefaces are used in these resources to help students develop familiarity with letters across different media.- Cursive (and pre-cursive) writing supports the development of handwriting.- Serif typefaces are designed to be easily read on media with reflected light (like books and newspapers) and are often used for lengthy texts.- Sans-serif typefaces are designed to be comfortable to read on backlit screens (like computers).

By MagicSounds

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 19 Year 1 Exception Words

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 19 Year 1 Exception Words

Exception words for Year 1Note: Words with a silent-e and the silent-h in 'oh' are indicated with a 'x'Includes:Guide to English Spelling: Including a short history of English spelling to explain the quirks of the English language and a pronunciation guide for the relevant sounds along with interesting spelling related factsFlashcards: for each sound and each spelling (A5 size) with pronunciation guidance using the International Phonetic Alphabet (index is in the Spelling Guide)Sentence Maker: cut out the sounds and words to experiment with arranging them into different sentences and wordsSentence Maker Powerpoint: as above but suitable for use on whiteboards/computers/tablets. Simply drag the words and letters to create words and sentencesWord Wizard sheets: Traceable words with different letter forms to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes (and their variations). Includes space to write themselves in freeformException words for the EYFS are here.Word ListohtheirlookedcalledaskedtodaysayshasyourbywhereloveonceaskfriendschoolMrMrsputpushpullfullourhouse

By MagicSounds

Phonics Phase 3 Vowel Digraph Interactive Lessons

Phonics Phase 3 Vowel Digraph Interactive Lessons

This bundle contains a selection of interactive lessons aimed at whole class or group phonics. Each lesson takes 15-20 minutes.The powerpoint lessons are split into different sections:- Revision of phase 2 and 3 phonemes in a random order- Introduction to the new sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound- Segmenting and blending words- Phoneme counting- Phoneme spotting in sentences- Writing words with vowel digraph sound- Writing a sentence- Revision of common exception words

By blossomingminds

Magic Sounds Phonics: Set 20: ff (as in cliff)

Magic Sounds Phonics: Set 20: ff (as in cliff)

Words with the ff sound as in cliffIncludes:Guide to English Spelling: Including a short history of English spelling to explain the quirks of the English language and a pronunciation guide for the relevant sounds along with interesting spelling related factsFlashcards: for each spelling (A5 size)Sentence Maker: cut out the words to experiment with arranging them into different sentencesSentence Maker Powerpoint: as above but suitable for use on whiteboards/computers/tablets. Simply drag the words to create sentencesSound Speller sheets: Attempt to draw and write things with the soundWord Wizard sheets: Traceable words with different letter forms to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes (and their variations). Includes space to write themselves in freeformPre-cursive, cursive, serif, sans-serif and ornamental typefaces are used in these resources to help students develop familiarity with letters across different media.- Cursive (and pre-cursive) writing supports the development of handwriting.- Serif typefaces are designed to be easily read on media with reflected light (like books and newspapers) and are often used for lengthy texts.- Sans-serif typefaces are designed to be comfortable to read on backlit screens (like computers).

By MagicSounds

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 23 zz (as in jazz)

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 23 zz (as in jazz)

Words with the zz sound as in jazzIncludes:Guide to English Spelling: Including a short history of English spelling to explain the quirks of the English language and a pronunciation guide for the relevant sounds along with interesting spelling related factsFlashcards: for each spelling (A5 size)Sentence Maker: cut out the words to experiment with arranging them into different sentencesSentence Maker Powerpoint: as above but suitable for use on whiteboards/computers/tablets. Simply drag the words to create sentencesSound Speller sheets: Attempt to draw and write things with the soundWord Wizard sheets: Traceable words with different letter forms to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes (and their variations). Includes space to write themselves in freeformNote: There aren't many zz words to choose from, therefore a couple of words use spellings children may not yet be familiar with. 'Sizzle' ends like 'little' (which is a Year 1 exception word). Pizza ends with a schwa (an unstressed vowel) but it also sounds good when pronounced with an 'a'!Pre-cursive, cursive, serif, sans-serif and ornamental typefaces are used in these resources to help students develop familiarity with letters across different media.- Cursive (and pre-cursive) writing supports the development of handwriting.- Serif typefaces are designed to be easily read on media with reflected light (like books and newspapers) and are often used for lengthy texts.- Sans-serif typefaces are designed to be comfortable to read on backlit screens (like computers).

By MagicSounds

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 22 ss (as in glass)

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 22 ss (as in glass)

Words with the ss sound as in glassIncludes:Guide to English Spelling: Including a short history of English spelling to explain the quirks of the English language and a pronunciation guide for the relevant sounds along with interesting spelling related factsFlashcards: for each spelling (A5 size)Sentence Maker: cut out the words to experiment with arranging them into different sentencesSentence Maker Powerpoint: as above but suitable for use on whiteboards/computers/tablets. Simply drag the words to create sentencesSound Speller sheets: Attempt to draw and write things with the soundWord Wizard sheets: Traceable words with different letter forms to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes (and their variations). Includes space to write themselves in freeformPre-cursive, cursive, serif, sans-serif and ornamental typefaces are used in these resources to help students develop familiarity with letters across different media.- Cursive (and pre-cursive) writing supports the development of handwriting.- Serif typefaces are designed to be easily read on media with reflected light (like books and newspapers) and are often used for lengthy texts.- Sans-serif typefaces are designed to be comfortable to read on backlit screens (like computers).

By MagicSounds