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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

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

Literary Analysis Made Easy (Digital and Printable!)

Literary Analysis Made Easy (Digital and Printable!)

Literary Analysis Made Easy! Teach your students this easy step-by-step process for developing a rich, insightful, and well supported literary analysis. Breaking down this challenging process for students allows for further depth in each key area of a quality response! Included: -Google Slides Presentation & PowerPoint on the steps for writing a literary analysis-Graphic organizer (Google Doc, Word Doc, and PDF) that breaks down each step-Topics and elements to analyze classroom poster and lesson (3 different sizes)-Rubric for assessment-Assess the Examples Activity provides examples and discussion prompts for better response techniques. -Lesson plan, with slide notes for easy, no prep plans!

By taylor1teacher

KS3 Language Paper 1 Creative Writing Practice

KS3 Language Paper 1 Creative Writing Practice

A 3 lesson mini unit (2 lessons focusing on skills and 1 assessment) that gets students used to planning and preparing for question 5 of the GCSE English Language Paper 1. Pitched toward higher ability year 7 or lower ability year 8.

By omedoto7

Essay Writing Ideas

Essay Writing Ideas

Students are given the choice of selecting one of the topics, and developing into a 3-5 paragraph writing piece.

By Simmons245

KS3 Developing Writing Skills

KS3 Developing Writing Skills

A series of resources that aims to develop students' writing in preparation for GCSE English Language. Focuses include writing for tension, narrative writing and presenting a viewpoint.

By omedoto7

EDEXCEL English Language Questions 1,2,4 and 5

EDEXCEL English Language Questions 1,2,4 and 5

This worksheet takes students through the process of reading the extracts effectively and then answering the short 1 mark questions. The aim is to encourage students to investigate how to best use the opening time in the examination - so they are prepared to answer the questions well.

By RachealSmith41

A level English - Hamlet Complete Set of Notes

A level English - Hamlet Complete Set of Notes

This is a complete set of notes for the A level play of Hamlet by Shakespeare. The set includes six notes:-A complete study guide on Hamlet encompassing many themes and character analysis-A collection of critical quotations for each theme and character to reach AO5 -An essay on Hamlet's delay at an A/A* standard -Collection of analsyis notes from critical essays and readings AO1 and AO2-A collection of all the key quotes in Hamlet throughout the whole play AO2-A collection of critical interpretations of plays and mise-en-scenes in many production for additional AO5

By gaspardduchaff

A Level English - A Streetcar Named Desire Complete Set of notes

A Level English - A Streetcar Named Desire Complete Set of notes

This resource is a highly detailed document which includes:-A collection of quotes for each character based on key themes for AO2-A collection of critical quotes from reputed critics on key themes and characters for AO5-A collection of analysis notes on the key themes of the play as well as more developed ones such as naturalism to obtain A* quality detail for AO1, AO2, and AO5

By gaspardduchaff

The Duchess of Malfi- Act 2 Analysis

The Duchess of Malfi- Act 2 Analysis

Quotes and analysis for Act 2 of Websters The Duchess of Malfi. It tracks through the scene in chronological order and is designed to help students hit A01 and A02 for WJEC examinations and language analysis objectives for other exam boards at A-level. The analysis is also laid out in a grid format, making it easy to convert into que cards for revision.

By raw1892

The Duchess of Malfi- Act 1 Analysis

The Duchess of Malfi- Act 1 Analysis

Quotes and analysis for Act 1 of Websters The Duchess of Malfi. It tracks through the scene in chronological order and is designed to help students hit A01 and A02 for WJEC examinations and language analysis objectives for other exam boards at A-level. The analysis is also laid out in a grid format, making it easy to convert into que cards for revision.

By raw1892

How to teach the TOEFL iBT

How to teach the TOEFL iBT

This word document is for teachers who want to go into teaching the a TOEFL iBT preparation course. The document goes through the areas that should be taught and the strategies needed for students to be successful when taking the TOEFL iBT test. It does not teach you how to teach, every teacher is different. It does go through the elements of teaching that I have found to be successful after many years of teaching the TOEFL IBT preparation course.

By rikrik

Twelfth Night: Outstanding Lesson

Twelfth Night: Outstanding Lesson

This is a lesson that I did with a Year 12 AS Literature class during our area review and received an outstanding. It was the third lesson in a 6 week scheme of work and has the students consider characterisation and the theme of love. It also helps prepare them for the exam in that it gives them an exemplar paragraph and has them writing their own. I think this lesson would work even better if students were given two days to do it.

By jgaudet5

Ben and Me - (Reed Novel Studies)

Ben and Me - (Reed Novel Studies)

'Ben and Me' is a complete 65 page novel study guide. The guide is presented chapter-by-chapter and includes the following distinct sections: Before You Read, Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions (including many higher-level thinking questions); Activities. The novel study includes everything needed to teach the novel including the following concepts / activities: setting, literary devices, research assignments, cloze activities, creative writing assignments, character studies, parts of speech, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, crossword and word search puzzles, studies in conflict, constructing a storyboard and sequence chart. It also contains a complete Answer Key.Many Links with the Common Core Standards (U.S.)You may wish to check out Island of the Blue Dolphins – a free offering on Teachers Pay Teachers done by the author in the same format as this novel study.The writer of this novel study has had more than 60 curriculum units published. These are available in such outlets as Chapters and Staples and most stores for teachers.

By reednovelstudies

The Duchess of Malfi- Act 3 Analysis

The Duchess of Malfi- Act 3 Analysis

Quotes and analysis for Act 3 of Websters The Duchess of Malfi. It tracks through the scene in chronological order and is designed to help students hit A01 and A02 for WJEC examinations and language analysis objectives for other exam boards at A-level. The analysis is also laid out in a grid format, making it easy to convert into que cards for revision.

By raw1892

The Duchess of Malfi- Act 4 Analysis

The Duchess of Malfi- Act 4 Analysis

Quotes and analysis for Act 4 of Websters The Duchess of Malfi. It tracks through the scene in chronological order and is designed to help students hit A01 and A02 for WJEC examinations and language analysis objectives for other exam boards at A-level. The analysis is also laid out in a grid format, making it easy to convert into que cards for revision.

By raw1892

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History/World Wars Bundle

History/World Wars Bundle

History/World Wars BundlePowerPoint presentations; quizzes, and task sheets covering:• Battle of the Somme - 100 years on• D Day• VE and VJ Day• Remembrance Day• The Holocaust• The Russian Revolution• The Berlin Olympics

By tinpot

Harry Potter Comprehension

Harry Potter Comprehension

An activity to revise and test students understanding of a story. Using Harry Potter allows the students to connect to a well known text. ***The extract used is copyright of the author J.K Rowling.

By Sazo123

Suspense Writing: Full Writing Scheme of Work

Suspense Writing: Full Writing Scheme of Work

This scheme takes the group step by step through the stages of how to write a story. It is adapted from the government initiative 'Improving Childrens Writing' getting children from level 3 to level 4. I have changed it a little, so that it is also suitable for level 2 and 3 as well. Some resources you will have to get from the government published folder 'improving childrens writing'.

By asadler79

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Comparative Essay on 'Imperceptibly...' and 'The Prelude'

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Comparative Essay on 'Imperceptibly...' and 'The Prelude'

Looking for a model response? Need a straight forward example to show your students how to write about the poems in the anthology? Want a way to discuss context in the poems studied? Want a resource that can help your students revise in detail? Look no further. It is a great way to upskill your NQTs if they have ever encountered the EDUQAS Anthology before or an easy way to source model examples for your students to use as a guide when drafting their own responses. Either way, it will make life easier for you, your department and your students.

By PCPlum

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Comparative Essay 'Cozy Apologia' and 'Valentine'

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Comparative Essay 'Cozy Apologia' and 'Valentine'

Looking for a model response? Need a straight forward example to show your students how to write about the poems in the anthology? Want a way to discuss context in the poems studied? Want a resource that can help your students revise in detail? Look no further. It is a great way to upskill your NQTs if they have ever encountered the EDUQAS Anthology before or an easy way to source model examples for your students to use as a guide when drafting their own responses. Either way, it will make life easier for you, your department and your students.

By PCPlum

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Single Poem Essay on 'Valentine' by Carol Ann Duffy

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Single Poem Essay on 'Valentine' by Carol Ann Duffy

Looking for a model response? Need a straight forward example to show your students how to write about the poems in the anthology? Want a way to discuss context in the poems studied? Want a resource that can help your students revise in detail? Look no further. It is a great way to upskill your NQTs if they have ever encountered the EDUQAS Anthology before or an easy way to source model examples for your students to use as a guide when drafting their own responses. Either way, it will make life easier for you, your department and your students.

By PCPlum

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Comparative Essay on 'Valentine' and 'Cozy Apologia'

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Comparative Essay on 'Valentine' and 'Cozy Apologia'

Looking for a model response? Need a straight forward example to show your students how to write about the poems in the anthology? Want a way to discuss context in the poems studied? Want a resource that can help your students revise in detail? Look no further. It is a great way to upskill your NQTs if they have ever encountered the EDUQAS Anthology before or an easy way to source model examples for your students to use as a guide when drafting their own responses. Either way, it will make life easier for you, your department and your students.

By PCPlum

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Single Poem Essay on 'A Wife in London' by Thomas Hardy

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Single Poem Essay on 'A Wife in London' by Thomas Hardy

Looking for a model response? Need a straight forward example to show your students how to write about the poems in the anthology? Want a way to discuss context in the poems studied? Want a resource that can help your students revise in detail? Look no further. It is a great way to upskill your NQTs if they have ever encountered the EDUQAS Anthology before or an easy way to source model examples for your students to use as a guide when drafting their own responses. Either way, it will make life easier for you, your department and your students.

By PCPlum

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Comparative Essay 'Hawk Roosting' and 'To Autumn'

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Comparative Essay 'Hawk Roosting' and 'To Autumn'

Looking for a model response? Need a straight forward example to show your students how to write about the poems in the anthology? Want a way to discuss context in the poems studied? Want a resource that can help your students revise in detail? Look no further. It is a great way to upskill your NQTs if they have ever encountered the EDUQAS Anthology before or an easy way to source model examples for your students to use as a guide when drafting their own responses. Either way, it will make life easier for you, your department and your students.

By PCPlum

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Single Poem Essay on 'Death of a Naturalist' and 'The Prelude'

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Single Poem Essay on 'Death of a Naturalist' and 'The Prelude'

Looking for a model response? Need a straight forward example to show your students how to write about the poems in the anthology? Want a way to discuss context in the poems studied? Want a resource that can help your students revise in detail? Look no further. It is a great way to upskill your NQTs if they have ever encountered the EDUQAS Anthology before or an easy way to source model examples for your students to use as a guide when drafting their own responses. Either way, it will make life easier for you, your department and your students.

By PCPlum

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Single Poem Essay on 'Hawk Roosting' by Ted Hughes

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Single Poem Essay on 'Hawk Roosting' by Ted Hughes

Looking for a model response? Need a straight forward example to show your students how to write about the poems in the anthology? Want a way to discuss context in the poems studied? Want a resource that can help your students revise in detail? Look no further. It is a great way to upskill your NQTs if they have ever encountered the EDUQAS Anthology before or an easy way to source model examples for your students to use as a guide when drafting their own responses. Either way, it will make life easier for you, your department and your students.

By PCPlum

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Single Poem Essay on 'Death of  Naturalist' by Seamus Heaney

Revision: EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Single Poem Essay on 'Death of Naturalist' by Seamus Heaney

Looking for a model response? Need a straight forward example to show your students how to write about the poems in the anthology? Want a way to discuss context in the poems studied? Want a resource that can help your students revise in detail? Look no further. It is a great way to upskill your NQTs if they have ever encountered the EDUQAS Anthology before or an easy way to source model examples for your students to use as a guide when drafting their own responses. Either way, it will make life easier for you, your department and your students.

By PCPlum