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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

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

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

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

ir er ur Ice cream Phonics  Year 1 game to read ir ur er lighthouse keeper

ir er ur Ice cream Phonics Year 1 game to read ir ur er lighthouse keeper

Seagull attack!How to playEach player can have 1 or more cones to collect their ice cream scoops.Shuffle the cards and place face down in the centre of the table.Take it in turns to turn over. Find the sounds and read the word. If they read the word keep it. If not return to base of the pile.Build your ice cream but watch out for seagulls attack. If you turn this card over all your ice creams have to go back into the shop!The winner is the player with the most ice cream scoops!

By LiziP

Ice Cream Phonics game  covering ou and ow sounds Year 1 Phonics link with lighthouse keeper

Ice Cream Phonics game covering ou and ow sounds Year 1 Phonics link with lighthouse keeper

Seagull attack! lighthouse keep link How to playEach player can have 1 or more cones to collect their ice cream scoops.Shuffle the cards and place face down in the centre of the table.Take it in turns to turn over. Find the sounds and read the word. If they read the word keep it. If not return to base of the pile.Build your ice cream but watch out for seagulls attack. If you turn this card over all your ice creams have to go back into the shop!The winner is the player with the most ice cream scoops!

By LiziP

Ice cReam Phonics oa ow o-e sounds Year 1 Lighthouse Keeper link

Ice cReam Phonics oa ow o-e sounds Year 1 Lighthouse Keeper link

Seagull attack!How to playEach player can have 1 or more cones to collect their ice cream scoops.Shuffle the cards and place face down in the centre of the table.Take it in turns to turn over. Find the sounds and read the word. If they read the word keep it. If not return to base of the pile.Build your ice cream but watch out for seagulls attack. If you turn this card over all your ice creams have to go back into the shop!The winner is the player with the most ice cream scoops!

By LiziP

Root Word Fun:  Agamographs for Latin Root Words

Root Word Fun: Agamographs for Latin Root Words

Learning Latin roots is important for many reasons. Not only can it help students understand unfamiliar words in the English language, it can help in learning s second Latin-based language like Spanish or French.This resource gives students a chance to link root word with meaning through art. Students can pair up to make agamographs -- three-dimensional pieces of art that change depending on the angle from which they’re viewed. Looking from the left shows the root, while looking from the right shows the English meaning and a related picture. Have students color the pictures individually then partner up by finding the matching picture. (“aqua” with “water”, for example). Working together to assemble the agamograph makes a great cooperative activity. After the agamographs are completed, they can be displayed and students can use the graphic organizer to do a gallery walk and copy the information

By brainycatslearning

GCSE A Christmas Carol Stave 1 Activities

GCSE A Christmas Carol Stave 1 Activities

5 lessons of activities based on extract analysis (Scrooge, Fred and Marley's Ghost) from Stave 1 of A Christmas Carol. Activities on context and an exam process tablemat are included as well as modelled answers. Suitable for students consolidating as they work through the text and for GCSE revision.

By omedoto7

End of Year Literacy Centers

End of Year Literacy Centers

Summer is around the corner. Wrap up the year with these fun and colorful literacy centers. Perfect to review first grade concepts, but can be used for kindergarten or for second grade as well. What's included:-Rhyme Time (match rhyming words- 2 levels) & extension sheet-Past, Present, Future activity & extension sheet-ABC Order (2 levels)-Contraction Match (Go Fish Game)-Homophone (Memory Game)-Noun, Adjective, Verb (Lemon Slices Board Game)

By michellemcdonald9515

AQA English Language. Example responses for the Paper 1 on Glass, Bricks and Dust.

AQA English Language. Example responses for the Paper 1 on Glass, Bricks and Dust.

This pack includes higher level example responses for each and every question on the specimen paper which AQA created on Glass, Bricks and Dust by Claire Dean. Students could sit the paper, which is available from AQA, and then these responses could be given as "WAGOLL" examples. The answers are packed with subject terminology and are deeply analytical. The Q5 response is a complete short story responding to the photographic stimulus.

By clajac

Tension writing toolkit and prompt cards- Narrative writing

Tension writing toolkit and prompt cards- Narrative writing

This was created for a year four class but can and I will use with all KS2 classes.It breaks down how to create tension in childrens writing and gives them a visual mat to check and tick of what they are using. (Language and seven areas created by myself)I have broken down all the ways to build exciting writing and tension into different skill/language bracketscreated an image stem they can remember them by and also larger individual images when you want them to focus in on a isolated skill such as; repition of comparitives.Alongside this I have also created prompt cards with examples of each type of writing.invaluable resource to narrative and tension writing.

By amieridd

Diary of a Wimpy Kid + The Cornish Mystery

Diary of a Wimpy Kid + The Cornish Mystery

Diary of a Wimpy Kid + The Cornish MysteryFantastic value pack. A fantastic engaging premium horror creative writing lesson, a diary of a Wimpy Kid lesson + a quiz pack.Excellent value bundle! Click on the links for further details.For more great resources and full lessons visit my shop page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

GCSE English Unseen Poetry Revision 'Long Distance II' by Tony Harrison

GCSE English Unseen Poetry Revision 'Long Distance II' by Tony Harrison

This resource contains a Powerpoint lesson created to help my students revise the use of STRIVE (subject, tone, rhyme and rhythm, imagery, vocabulary and effect) which aids them in analysing an unseen poem. It also contains a Word document which is a copy of Harrison's poem, 'Long Distance II'. This lesson is an excellent resource to introduce using STRIVE as well as using it for revision purposes. It is aimed at set 3 and 4 ability, however could easily be adapted to add stretch and challenge. The Powerpoint provides details for students of different levels of analysis that they could comment on in this poem. For example, after asking students about what imagery they could focus on in 'Long Distance II', there is an animated text box which gives some detailed examples of commentary on the poem.Please comment and rate if this resource has been helpful for you and your classes,Thank you

By MissSidney

GCSE English Unseen Poetry Revision 'Clown Punk' by Simon Armitage

GCSE English Unseen Poetry Revision 'Clown Punk' by Simon Armitage

This resource contains a Powerpoint lesson created to help my students revise the use of STRIVE (subject, tone, rhyme and rhythm, imagery, vocabulary and effect) which aids them in analysing an unseen poem. It also contains a Word document which is a copy of Armitage's poem, 'Clown Punk'.This lesson is an excellent resource to introduce using STRIVE as well as using it for revision purposes. It is aimed at set 3 and 4 ability, however could easily be adapted to add stretch and challenge. The Powerpoint provides details for students of different levels of analysis that they could comment on in this poem. For example, after asking students about what imagery they could focus on in 'Clown Punk', there is an animated text box which gives some detailed examples of commentary on the poem.Please comment and rate if this resource has been helpful for you and your classes,Thank you

By MissSidney

Emoji Story Starter Cards for Creative Writing

Emoji Story Starter Cards for Creative Writing

A fun way to engage students in creative writing and story telling. This tool can be used for both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3. It is also very accessible for SEN students in lower KS4. Using these cards, students are given a story task. They need to use all six of their emoji's within their story, and can even cut out their stickers to use within their writing. A really fun exercise for students and something that stops the 'writers block' that young people often suffer.

By owl_eyed_resources

The Eduqas English Language Component 1 Bumper Pack! A wide selection of exam papers and revision resources

The Eduqas English Language Component 1 Bumper Pack! A wide selection of exam papers and revision resources

A range of exam papers, mark schemes and inserts to help prepare students for their English Language Component 1 GCSE exam paper. Included in the bundle are the following papers:Animal FarmGreat GatsbyOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestLord of the FliesBelovedA Handmaid's TaleInvisible ManTo Kill a Mockingbird.Also included are mark scheme's tailored to assist marking of all 8 papers as well as a step by step walk through lesson with handy revision print outs for students to practice the skills and improve their analysis.

By owl_eyed_resources

Blood Brothers GCSE English Revision key cards. Eduqas/WJEC/AQA

Blood Brothers GCSE English Revision key cards. Eduqas/WJEC/AQA

A set of revision cards that cover the entire play scene by scene with key quotes, key terminology and the major themes. Each slide is cut into 4 pocket sized cards that can be hole punched and put on a key ring to make a set of flip cards helping students with every aspect of the play. The last 3 cards cover the context, about the author and the key characters in the play. An incredibly useful revision resource for students needing to 'get to grips' with Blood Brothers ready for their English Litearture exams.

By owl_eyed_resources

Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms and Antonyms

There are four activities here. 1) Circle the word that is the antonym of the main word given. 2) Circle the word that is the synonym of the main word given.3) Colour the words that are the antonyms and synonyms of the main words given.4) Improve sentences by choosing a stronger synonym to replace weaker vocabulary.

By jjr14