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GCSE (9-1) War of The Worlds by H G Wells: Context and Chapter 1

GCSE (9-1) War of The Worlds by H G Wells: Context and Chapter 1

This is the first of several lessons on this new option on GCSE syllabuses. These lessons are differentiated and supported whilst also offering challenge and options to create revision resources in preparation for the final examinations. These lesson would work as well for KS3 groups who need a strengthened syllabus in preparation for the more robust (9-1) specifications as for KS4 students preparing for exams. More lessons to follow shortly.

By joannammarsh

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National Reading Tests Pratice Papers - KS3 - Preparation for new WJEC English Language GCSE

National Reading Tests Pratice Papers - KS3 - Preparation for new WJEC English Language GCSE

8 National Reading Test practice papers for KS3 students. Each test helps prepare students for the new WJEC English Language GCSE by testing a rane of CSE comprehension questions such as access, search and retrieve, words in context, sequencing, verbal reasoning and PISA text definitions. Topics include battery farming, a letter from Hogwarts, a first hand account of the Hillsborough Disaster, Battery Farming, War, Term Time Holidays, Travel, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, The Worst Inventor in the World and a review of Despicable Me. Perfect preparation for KS3 pupils.

By benkdavies

National Reading Test Practice Paper - War - Preparation for WJEC English Language GCSE

National Reading Test Practice Paper - War - Preparation for WJEC English Language GCSE

A practice National Reading Test based on the topic of War. It is a challenging test paper for Year 9 pupils that also help students practise the skills required for the new WJEC English Language GCSE. Two texts are included and the questions test a variety of GCSE style comprehension questions including sequencing, words in context, access, search and retrieve and verbal reasoning. An answer sheet is included to help students peer assess and to reduce workload.

By benkdavies

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How to write an exposition essay - KS3 or KS4 - New WJEC GCSE English Language

How to write an exposition essay - KS3 or KS4 - New WJEC GCSE English Language

This resource is a 51 slide PPT to help students write an exposition/expository essay in line with the new WJEC English Language GCSE. The PPT explains clearly what an expository essay is, how to plan one effectively, how to write a good introduction, how to write excellent expository paragraphs and how to structure points with sophistication. It also contains proofreading tasks in line with the new GCSE, vocabulary extension exercises, examples of good and bad introductions and main paragraph examples. Perfect to help KS3 pupils prepare for KS4 or for KS4 students to practise their skills. The PPT focuses on an essay on War but also shows examples of an essay on Money and an essay on Footballers.

By benkdavies

Exposition Essay on War - Writing Frames and Success Criteria

Exposition Essay on War - Writing Frames and Success Criteria

Two essay plans (one differentiated with sentence starters and a tighter frame) for an exposition essay on the theme of war. Students are asked to consider to what extent their agree with a George Orwell quote about war. This is perfect preparation for students in KS3 to prepare for the new WJEC English Language GCSE. It would also be perfect for KS4 students. The success criteria clearly explains what is expected of students.

By benkdavies

GCSE Oracy Discussion Task on War - Stimulus Material - New WJEC English Language GCSE

GCSE Oracy Discussion Task on War - Stimulus Material - New WJEC English Language GCSE

2 stimulus material sheets looking almost identical to GCSE English Language Oracy Task 2 on the theme of war. The sheets contain all of the vital information about the assessment and also a range of stimulus materials to help students complete the discussion. Perfect for KS3 students to practice this oracy task before they do so in KS4. Success Criteria is also included so students know what is expected of them.

By benkdavies

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Exposition Essay Writing - War Unit of Work - KS3 - Preparation for new WJEC English Language GCSE

Exposition Essay Writing - War Unit of Work - KS3 - Preparation for new WJEC English Language GCSE

Unit of work teaching how to write a war exposition essay and how to complete a task 2 WJEC GCSE oracy discussion on the theme of war. A 51 slide PPT teaching how to write exposition essays with examples of good and bad introductions and main points, how to plan, how to structure paragraphs with sophistication and how to extend vocabulary. Two writing frames to help write the exposition essay on the theme of war and a success criteria. A full oracy discussion task stimulus material sheet in line with the new GCSE is also included, along with 5 verbal reasoning questions.

By benkdavies

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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

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Russian Revolution 1917: A Timeline

Russian Revolution 1917: A Timeline

Russian Revolution 1917: A TimelinePowerPoint presentation and task sheets featuring the key figures and events that led to the Bolsheviks seizing power and the end of the Romanov dynasty in 1917.1. PowerPoint presentation and PDF copy2. Three A3 PDF task sheets:• Completed photo timeline• Photo timeline: Add text to complete• Blank document to add photos and text to make a timeline3. A4 PDF/Word task sheets

By tinpot

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Citizenship: Politics Bundle

Citizenship: Politics Bundle

Politics Bundle PowerPoint presentations; quizzes and task sheets covering: • Democracy • Political Parties • Brexit and the EU

By tinpot

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KS1/LKS2 SATS style Reading Comprehension Booklets, Bundle 3

KS1/LKS2 SATS style Reading Comprehension Booklets, Bundle 3

This is the third of our bundles of SATs style Reading Comprehension booklets, designed to provide a greater level of challenge in line with New Curriculum requirements.This super bundle of four KS1 reading comprehension booklets includes additional inference and deduction questions as well as a wider range of vocabulary. They offer both fiction and non-fiction texts and is based around a variety of topics.Although designed for Year 2 children, the booklets have also been successfully used with Year 3 children and so should serve as a highly useful resource for both year groups.Purchased individually, the booklets would cost £8.00 for 4 booklets but I am offering a £2.00 discount with this bundle of 4.

By jessplex

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End of Term: Easter 2017: Quiz

End of Term: Easter 2017: Quiz

End of Term: Easter 2017: QuizSix rounds. Six topics:• Capital Cities• Chocolate• Countries• Male Celebrities• Flags• Easter79 questions88 slides in total

By tinpot

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The Holocaust: People and Institutions

The Holocaust: People and Institutions

The Holocaust: People and InstitutionsPowerPoint presentation and task sheets looking at the some of the people and institutions of the Holocaust chronologically from 1933.Could be useful for those studying the rise of Nazi Germany and/or the Holocaust.

By tinpot

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Citizenship: The European Union: Brexit Begins: March 2017

Citizenship: The European Union: Brexit Begins: March 2017

Citizenship: The European Union: Brexit Begins; March 2017PowerPoint presentation on the Brexit process.The United Kingdom will start the process of leaving the European Union on March 29 2017.The Government will now start to process for what has become known as Brexit.

By tinpot

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Brexit Begins Bundle

Brexit Begins Bundle

Brexit bundle with PowerPoint presentations and quizzes, along with task sheets and activities.

By tinpot

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Citizenship/PSHE: British Values: Bundle

Citizenship/PSHE: British Values: Bundle

Citizenship/PSHE: British Values: Bundle A bundle of PowerPoint presentations; quizzes and task sheets that cover the key ideas of British values, along with the UK court system and the Brexit process up to the Supreme Court decision.

By tinpot

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Easter 2017

Easter 2017

Easter 2017 Bundle of PowerPoint presentations and quizzes on: • Shrove Tuesday • Lent • Easter

By tinpot

Three different levels of an illustrated, multiple choice quiz about life in the UK

Three different levels of an illustrated, multiple choice quiz about life in the UK

This is a multiple-choice quiz set at three levels. Each page has a colourful picture of an iconic sight in Great Britain. There are more questions included as the difficulty level increases, starting at 12 for the easy level, 18 for the harder quiz and the hardest version containing 24 questions. Each set has a full set of answers. Questions range from, How many countries are in Great Britain? to, Where are British monarchs crowned?This resource would be useful to use in lessons for ESOL as well a large range of school ages and incorporates British Values into the lesson.It can be added to my other resource about living in the UK which has lots of different facts, images and activities.

By AlysonGrayHMPS

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Reading Comprehension Bundle 2

Reading Comprehension Bundle 2

A mixed reading comprehension bundle that has a range of reading comprehensions that work on building understanding/ improving knowledge about particular facts.

By krisgreg30

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History Graphic Readers (Comic Book Style) Bundle

History Graphic Readers (Comic Book Style) Bundle

A bundle of my 5 history comic book resources for young learners and students of ESL. All of these are in PDF and can be used on iPads, notebook computers, or printed out in colour or black and white. There are additional materials including quizzes and essay writing exercises to make these materials a fun and engaging way of teaching history. Topics include; WW1 - Life in the Trenches The Hindenburg Disaster Women's Suffrage Shackleton and the Endurance Charles Lindbergh 1927 This bundle is offered at about a 30% discount which together with the upcoming TES Bundle Bonanza discount of 30% makes this a bargain!

By kibishipaul

Titanic Cross Curricular Literacy KS2

Titanic Cross Curricular Literacy KS2

3 Activities/worksheets/whole lessons related to the cross curricular topic of the TitanicSkills focus includes; fronted adverbials, paragraph cohesion, capitalisation of proper nouns, pronouns, retrieval questioning, writing a book blurb, creating a title relevant to a chosen subtopic.

By mrrichardson-bs-11

300 generic activities.  Create lessons in seconds!

300 generic activities. Create lessons in seconds!

Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks(This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers - it's the most useful planning tool ever!) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there!Many thanksCopyright T.TaylorNOTE: Following its success in the summer sale, I have decided to keep the sale price - so grab a bargain! Used to be £5. Many thanks.

By whizzbangbang

KS1/LKS2 SATS style Reading Comprehension Booklet 9 - based on the popular topic of Dinosaurs.

KS1/LKS2 SATS style Reading Comprehension Booklet 9 - based on the popular topic of Dinosaurs.

The ninthth in our series of SATs style Reading Comprehension booklet designed to provide a greater level of challenge in line with New Curriculum requirements. This super booklet includes additional inference and deduction questions as well as a wider range of vocabulary. It offers both fiction, poetry and non-fiction texts and is based around the topic of Dinosaurs. Although designed for Year 2 children, the booklet has also been successfully used with Year 3 children and so should serve as a highly useful resource for both year groups.

By jessplex