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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

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 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

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

AQA English Language and Literature Revision

AQA English Language and Literature Revision

Five fully differentiated and resourced revision packs for both the English Literature and English Language new spec GCSE examinations. These packs offer ideal preparation for KS4 students as they enter into the busy exam season. I will be continuously updating this bundle with new resources, so regularly check your downloads for updates.

By Lead_Practitioner

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

Spring Writing Prompts

Spring Writing Prompts

This Spring Writing Prompts pack contains a total of 30 prompts for use throughout the spring season.The writing prompts are open-ended and can be used for a daily response notebook or more structured and guided writing, after class/small group discussion or research.I have also included blank templates, with and without a themed border. Included are handwriting guidelines, as well as lines only, for more advanced, able writers.**********************************************************CONTENTP1: CoverP2: Teacher NotesP3: ContentsP4: SeparatorP5-56: Writing JournalPROMPTS• PROMPT 1: Signs of Spring• PROMPT 2: Life Cycle 1• PROMPT 3: Life Cycle 2• PROMPT 4: Wonder Wings• PROMPT 5: Up, Up and Away• PROMPT 6: Coin Magic• PROMPT 7: Spring Cleaning• PROMPT 8: New Beginnings• PROMPT 9: Springtime Fun!• PROMPT 10: Where in the World…• PROMPT 11: Hiding Place• PROMPT 12: Spring Share• PROMPT 13: Spring Weather• PROMPT 14: Lost!• PROMPT 15: Which One?• PROMPT 16: Spring Days• PROMPT 17: Acrostic Poem 1• PROMPT 18: Acrostic Poem 2• PROMPT 19: Word List• PROMPT 20: Picture Prompt 1• PROMPT 21: Picture Prompt 2• PROMPT 22: Picture Prompt 3• PROMPT 23: Rainy Day Words• PROMPT 24: Name That Bug!• PROMPT 25: List 1• PROMPT 26: List 2• PROMPT 27: List 3• PROMPT 28: In Spring• PROMPT 29: Butterflies• PROMPT 30: ChicksP57: SeparatorP58-108: Writing Journal Alternative LinesP109: SeparatorP110-123: Blank Writing TemplatesP124-125: TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 125**********************************************************RELATED RESOURCESSt. Patrick's Day WritingApril Writing**********************************************************Teacher's Toolkit Writing

By TeachersToolkit

The Highwayman. Bess' monologue support sheets.

The Highwayman. Bess' monologue support sheets.

This resource includes an example of a monologue from the character Bess in Alfred Noyes' poem The Highwayman. It can be studied as an example of what a monologue looks like, or alternatively it could be used as a basic one that requires improving. It also includes success criteria for writing a monologue; some possible sentence starters; and a word bank for of Bess' emotions. All of these can be edited or added to depending on the ability of the children.

By 4HC

AQA English Language Q5 Creative Writing about Inspriational Teachers

AQA English Language Q5 Creative Writing about Inspriational Teachers

Please see attached a creative writing single lesson. This encourages students to think about teachers who always see the best in them. I am hoping to share their work with the staff they have mentioned if they permit me to :) Included in the lesson is a vocabulary activity, reworking cliched language features and a punctuation tasks. Students will have to craft their creative writing to a maximum of 100 words to encourage them to consider the importance of every word, feature and punctuation mark in every sentence.

By Charlotte201290

Narrative Structure/ Story Writing

Narrative Structure/ Story Writing

Two lessons covering narrative structure and teaching pupils how to write a Rising Action. Includes activities and 500 words stories as complete examples of the narrative structure. Video links included to engage pupils. Definitely suited to KS3, although would be suitable to low ability KS4. Designed for AQA Language Paper 1 Q5.

By becckkkyyyy89

KS3 and 4 English Language Activities

KS3 and 4 English Language Activities

A series of resources aimed at developing writing skills across key stages 3 and 4. The language paper lessons focus on skills required for question 5 of both AQA language papers 1 and 2 while 'The Road' creative writing lesson focuses on using a film title as stimulus.

By omedoto7

AQA LANGUAGE PAPER 1 - THE GREAT GASTBY - SENTENCE OPENERS SKILLS

AQA LANGUAGE PAPER 1 - THE GREAT GASTBY - SENTENCE OPENERS SKILLS

Included in the resource:- 1 x PPT Whole Lesson Resource - 1 x ISPACED Storyboard WorksheetThis lesson uses the common acronym 'ISPACED' to encourage students to vary their sentence openers. Continuing on from our other resource 'AQA Language Paper 1 - The Great Gatsby - Section A Walking Talking Mock', this resource works on the skills required for Section B of the exam.

By wilsonite

KS3 Language Writing Bundle

KS3 Language Writing Bundle

A series of resources that aims to develop writing skills for English Language papers 1 and 2 as well as creative writing practice for tension. Suitable for high ability year 7 or mixed ability year 8. The additional Question 5 activities offer additional challenge.

By omedoto7

AQA LANGUAGE PAPER 1 LESSON BUNDLE - 'PLANET EARTH'

AQA LANGUAGE PAPER 1 LESSON BUNDLE - 'PLANET EARTH'

Included in this resource:- 1 x AQA style Language Paper 1 (Questions 1-4) - 1 x PPT Research Page (introducing students to SoW)- 3 x PPT (Questions 1-4)- 1 x Transcript to accompany Questions 1-3- 1 x Purple Pen Reflection Worksheet - 1 x Model Response/WAGOLL (David Attenborough Language Analysis - can be used as part of Purple Pen reflection lesson).These lessons were created to engage students using the well-loved BBC documentary 'Planet Earth'. The lessons work through all of the AQA Language Paper 1 questions (1-5 - 5 being the writing task). As well as completing the AQA style exam booklet, students should also write a descriptive piece - a commentary in the style of 'Planet Earth'. To inspire students with this task, it is advised that they find a relevant video clip/stimulus. The Purple Pen Reflection worksheet is to be used once students' commentaries have been graded. It has been used with both KS3 and KS4. As with all resources, this can be easily adapted.

By wilsonite

English Literature Key Stage 3 into Key Stage 4

English Literature Key Stage 3 into Key Stage 4

A bundle consisting of several KS3 English Literature schemes of work: Oliver Twist, A Midsummer Night's Dream, a challenging poetry scheme and Frankenstein (the play adaptation) with additional WW1 poetry lessons. Moving into KS4, there is a 30 lesson scheme that covers An Inspector Calls. The KS3 schemes are aimed at challenging years 7 and 8 while An Inspector Calls can be used for a high ability year 9 group or mixed ability year 10 with revision activities for year 11 at the end of the scheme.

By omedoto7

Spring Writing Prompts

Spring Writing Prompts

TEN spring writing prompts on a flower CHOICE BOARD for grades 4, 5, or 6! Choices include descriptive writing, expository writing, writing to contrast, understanding and writing with idioms, designing a poster, creating an invitation, writing an acrostic poem, and more. Includes spring writing papers, narrow lined and wide lined! Also includes other papers to accommodate specific writing choices. PERFECT for April and May! PERFECT for writing stations or for assignments after writing instruction! Your students will love the choices!

By teachalways

AQA  LANGUAGE PAPER 1 - REVISION LESSON - STRETCH AND CHALLENGE

AQA LANGUAGE PAPER 1 - REVISION LESSON - STRETCH AND CHALLENGE

Included in the resource:- 1 x PPT Whole Lesson that covers Q2 and Q3 of Section A and Q5 of Section B.- 2 x Extracts - 1 x Model Response (Narrative)- 1 x Writers' Methods Bingo Cards (made using myfreebingocards.com)The lesson was planned and created for an Easter revision conference for high attaining Year 11 students - it therefore pushes students to consider alternative interpretations and deeper, perceptive notions and meanings. Furthermore, it encourages students to research and consider high-level, ambitious vocabulary. As with all resources, it could easily be adapted for all students.

By wilsonite

Reading KS1 and KS2 SAT Preparation - The Apple Pie Tree Unit of Work (Guided reading)

Reading KS1 and KS2 SAT Preparation - The Apple Pie Tree Unit of Work (Guided reading)

Make SATs and National Test preparation fun for you and your pupils with this unit of work packed full of exciting resources.The unit is designed to test pupils' understanding of what they have read and stretch their comprehension skills in preparation for SATs/National Tests. It is also a great pack for use at any time during the year for guided reading.Contents (44 pages)1. Pre-reading activities to extend prediction skills2. Post reading activities to extend cause and effect, inference and deeper examination of the text3. Discussion cards with thought-provoking questions for group work4. Reading comprehension - three separate sequencing activities5. Grammar exercises - editing sentences and alphabetical order6. Phonics and reading strategies - find the phonemes and syllable search7. Writing fiction - create a comic strip and an apple sensory poem8. Art - create a collageThe unit comes complete with all of the resources you will need to deliver it, as well as teacher answer keys where applicable.

By suepowell