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MOTHER'S DAY: POEM DEDICATION

MOTHER'S DAY: POEM DEDICATION

Flowers fade and chocolates finish, but a poem is sure to remain in every mother’s heart. Get your students to dedicate four poems in a fun flipbook format to their mother as an expression of their love on Mother's Day.WHAT’S INCLUDED* Colour editable posters of four poem types for students’ reference.* Blackline editable posters of four poem types for students’ reference.* Blackline flipbook templates that feature the lined structure of the four poem types: Cinquain, Diamante, Acrostic, Love You, Mum!* Cover template: ‘For a Special Lady’.SUGGESTED USE✓ Print blackline templates. Have students fill in their own colours and assemble smallest to largest templates or vice versa after all poems are written. ✓ Print templates on different coloured cardstock. ✓✓This flipbook will be a memento for every mother to cherish.

By lauranerae

UNDERSTANDING TEXT: LESSON & RESOURCES

UNDERSTANDING TEXT: LESSON & RESOURCES

This resource contains everything you need to get going with teaching reading skills in your classroom. Lesson Objectives:• Contextualize the text. • Distinguish now and then texts.• Compare the language of the modern texts with older ones.This Resource Includes:1. Detailed Lesson Plan2. Word-Phrase-Clause-Sentence3. Text Understanding Chart4. Assessment Rubrics5. Reading Texts (4 Exercises)Teachers can use this to enhance the reading skills of the learners, especially the strategies required to understand texts.

By john421969

TEXT COMPARISON: LESSON & RESOURCES

TEXT COMPARISON: LESSON & RESOURCES

This resource contains everything you need to get going with teaching text comparison in your classroom. Lesson Objectives:• Review the criteria for comparing. • Explore the comparison structure.• Analyze and compare two texts.This Resource Includes:1. Detailed Lesson Plan2. Text Analysis & Comparison Chart3. Assessment Rubrics4. Reading Passages (4 Exercises)Teachers can use this to enhance the reading skills of the learners, especially the strategies required to compare two texts.

By john421969

INFERRING & CRITICAL READING: LESSON & RESOURCES

INFERRING & CRITICAL READING: LESSON & RESOURCES

This resource contains everything you need to get going with teaching reading skills in your classroom. Lesson Objectives:• Infer meaning from the text.• Distinguish infer and imply.• Read critically.• Define criteria.This Resource Includes:1. Detailed Lesson Plan2. Inferring VS Critical Reading3. Assessment Rubrics4. Reading Passages (4 Exercises)Teachers can use this to enhance the reading skills of the learners, especially the strategies required to comprehend reading passages.

By john421969

The Unseen Poetry Question - How to Start

The Unseen Poetry Question - How to Start

A powerpoint explaining an appropriate method for approaching an unseen poetry question in an exam. This shows students a step-by-step simple approach that can be accessed by most students. ***You will need t select a poem for the students to use - possibly one from a previous paper***

By Sazo123

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'Outstanding' Lesson Observation on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

'Outstanding' Lesson Observation on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

This lesson is highly differentiated, with learning goal sheets to ensure progress is evident and checked/reviewed at several checkpoints during the lesson. It also includes a detailed lesson plan and group activities that are then jigsawed to ensure all students are responsible for their own learning. I have alphabetised the poem for use as a starter activity and created a more accessible question sheet for students likely to achieve grade 2/3. This is a really good lesson to show the students working harder than you do!

By joannammarsh

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KS3 Transition Unit: Mystery/Detective Fiction (Complete)

KS3 Transition Unit: Mystery/Detective Fiction (Complete)

A complete 4 week Transition or Introductory Unit of work for KS3. This is engaging with lots of interesting activities to complete and ending with the creation of a 'Detective Game Board'. My students loved this scheme of work and it enabled us to set classroom rules for learning within a relaxed bubble of learning. The resource includes week by week powerpoints plus extracts, homework and an easy to follow scheme of work.

By joannammarsh

Unseen Poetry Revision (Autumn - Alan Bold)

Unseen Poetry Revision (Autumn - Alan Bold)

A revision exercise for students studying GCSE English Literature, allowing them to practice their understanding of a unseen poem, and also writing an answer to the question in their exam.***The poem is the copyright of the author***

By Sazo123

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Macbeth - The Whole Play

Macbeth - The Whole Play

This bundle comprises individual powerpoints on each Act, a wide range of engaging activities, background, context, thematic and character tasks, extract analysis with a supported framework to access this part of the exams: everything you need to teach this text in an active and engaging way. Bundle price is reduced to encourage those who have bought a stand alone Act to still feel they are getting good value when buying the bundle. Enjoy!

By joannammarsh

Early Readers Bundle

Early Readers Bundle

This is a collection of different early reader books and teaching resources I think you will really enjoy using. I developed my own thinking scarves reading scheme as a replacement for the thinking hats reading scheme and I even converted a whole set of books which could be used with the scheme. I also created PowerPoint versions of a wide range of different "Can you spot it books" where you need to find all the different objects listed in the picture.

By peterfogarty

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Macbeth Act 2

Macbeth Act 2

An in depth study of Act 2 of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. This is designed for GCSE teaching and includes a range of activities including: explanation and exploration of iambic pentameter, links to the theme of distrust, drama activities, quotation finds, matching activities, debate and written tasks. This is 4-6 hours of teaching and includes everything students need to know for their exams in an accessible and fun format.

By joannammarsh

TEA Paragraphs (Literature Analysis) Mats

TEA Paragraphs (Literature Analysis) Mats

Designed for low ability groups as a substitute for PEACE paragraphs.T - technique being used?E - what evidence do you have?A - how can you look into this further?I laminated these and hand them out during an analytical activity. Students find them very helpful as they are forced to ask themselves more difficult questions about their quotation.These can be differentiated by adding further detail to them, however, they are already differentiated for the lower ability within groups.

By racheal999

GCSE Fiction Reading and Writing Exam Preparation Scheme

GCSE Fiction Reading and Writing Exam Preparation Scheme

A complete scheme of 11 lessons focusing on preparing students for the Component 1 of the new GCSE. Easy to follow with no additional resources required. Has a specific focus on the questions from the EDUQAS specification, but would be useful for any students preparing for the fiction paper / component 1 of the new English language GCSE where they need to work on their reading and writing skills. Includes:1. A comprehensive breakdown of the whole scheme for teachers to follow2. A complete and adaptable powerpoint with 11 fulls lessons (Do Now, a series of tasks plus a plenary or 'Exit Ticket' for each one)3. Short excerpts from the various fiction sources which the lessons focus on

By clarehlittlemore

OCR GCSE English literature:Exploring modern&literary heritage texts(PLCs) Revision; DIRT; Exam Prep

OCR GCSE English literature:Exploring modern&literary heritage texts(PLCs) Revision; DIRT; Exam Prep

This download contains two Personal Learning Checklists (PLCs) designed for the OCR GCSE English literature (J352) Specification, for first assessment in 2017,including: Exploring modern and literary heritage texts.The first side is a PLC with two ways for the student to rate confidence and the second side features a key-word check as well as various DIRT tasks.This double-sided A4 worksheet is great for:-Revision lessons-AfL-Fostering teacher-student dialogue-Directed Individual Reflection Time (DIRT)-Exam preparationThis is an ideal tool for your students to help them keep track of their learning, and help you monitor the classes strengths and weaknesses. It serves as a highly efficient form of self-assessment.On the reverse of the sheet are other useful measures that allow teachers to gauge a student's confidence and reflective abilities.The worksheet:-Allows the student to see clearly what they need to know for the exam.-Allows the student to communicate to their teacher how they can be best helped.-Gets the student to analyse their progress in relation to their target grade.-Encourages students to reflect in a structured manner on their necessary revision focusses.-Gets students to establish both a revision and an exam technique focus.

By Maxi88

COMPLETE BUNDLE Edexcel Conflict Poetry Cluster GCSE 9-1 - All 15 Poems!

COMPLETE BUNDLE Edexcel Conflict Poetry Cluster GCSE 9-1 - All 15 Poems!

This bundle includes full lessons and resources for all 15 poems in the new Edexcel Conflict Poetry Cluster for the 9-1 GCSE exam. Buying them in this bundle saves over 50% compared to buying the poems separately! Poems covered include: • Half-Caste - John Agard• Catrin - Gillian Clarke• War Photographer - Carole Satyamurti• The Class Game - Mary Casey• No Problem – Benjamin Zephaniah• What Were They Like? - Denise Levertov• Belfast Confetti - Ciaran Carson• Poppies - Jane Weir• A Poison Tree William Blake• The Charge of the Light Brigade - Alfred Tennyson• Extract from The Prelude - William Wordsworth• The Man He Killed - Thomas Hardy• Cousin Kate - Christina Rossetti• Exposure - Wilfred Owen• The Destruction of Sennacherib - Lord Byron I have also included a learning mat that can be used as a homework menu to supplement their in-class learning and a RAG rated grid for in their exercise books. I would highly recommend teaching ‘Extract from the Prelude’ before ‘The Destruction of Sennacherib’ as the former covers the basics of the Romantic Poets. Likewise, I would suggest teaching ‘The Class Game’ before ‘The Man He Killed’ as the first explores the conventions of Dramatic Monologues. If you find that any of the video links don’t work, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll send you them directly.

By BreathingSpace

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A Child to His Sick Grandfather by Joanna Baillie (Relationship Poetry)

A Child to His Sick Grandfather by Joanna Baillie (Relationship Poetry)

A detailed powerpoint working through each stanza analysing form, language and structure through a combination of given information and activities. Differentiated activities are included in the powerpoint and a supported framework has been included for a typical exam style essay question. This should be everything you need to teach this poem with no need for additional work/slides.

By joannammarsh

THE WIND - POEM ANALYSIS: LESSONS & RESOURCES

THE WIND - POEM ANALYSIS: LESSONS & RESOURCES

This Resource Includes:1. Poem Text: The Wind R L Stevenson2. Detailed Lesson Plans (6 Days)3. Rubrics (5 Numbers)4. Support Material (8 Numbers)5. Worksheets (3 Numbers)6. More Support Material (5 Numbers)This Resource Deals with:1. Vocabulary Check2. Poem Analysis3. Poetic Devices4. Annotation5. Comprehension6. Assessment

By john421969

DESCRIPTIVE ANIMAL POEM: LESSONS & RESOURCES

DESCRIPTIVE ANIMAL POEM: LESSONS & RESOURCES

This resource contains everything you need to get going with poem comprehension and poem analysis in your classroom. This Resource Includes:1. Poem Text: The Tyger by William Blake2. Detailed Lesson Plans (4 Days)3. Rubrics (4 Numbers)4. Support Material (8 Numbers)5. Worksheets (4 Numbers)This Resource Deals with:1. Vocabulary Check2. Poem Analysis3. Annotation4. ComprehensionTeachers can use this to enhance the comprehension skills of the learners, especially the technique needed to understand and comprehend a poem.

By john421969

THE BROOK POEM COMPREHENSION: LESSONS & RESOURCES

THE BROOK POEM COMPREHENSION: LESSONS & RESOURCES

This Resource Includes:1. Poem Text: The Brook2. Detailed Lesson Plans (4 Days)3. Rubrics (4 Numbers)4. Support Material (8 Numbers)5. Worksheets (3 Numbers)This Resource Deals with:1. Vocabulary Check2. Poem Analysis3. Annotation4. Comprehension

By john421969

GCSE English: Poetry- Follower by Seamus Heaney

GCSE English: Poetry- Follower by Seamus Heaney

A full and in-depth EIGHT page up to A* guide on this poem for GCSE students and teachers. It can be used as revision, as a lesson tool, or just to make sense of this classic poem by Seamus Heaney.Fully annotated, with quotes, 'check yourself' questions and further reading, this is an essential guide to one of the most challenging poems of the GCSE anthology- suitable for all exam boards.This goes over biographical and poem context, universal themes (issues the poet tend to address a lot) themes, motifs, symbolism and language.Picture credit: Geoff Rollinson.

By siobhanthetutor

THE HIGHWAYMAN POEM ANALYSIS: LESSON PLANS & RESOURCES

THE HIGHWAYMAN POEM ANALYSIS: LESSON PLANS & RESOURCES

This Resource Includes:1. Poem Text: The Highwayman2. Detailed Lesson Plans (6 Days)3. Rubrics (5 Numbers)4. Support Material (8 Numbers)5. Worksheets (6 Numbers)6. More Support Material (5 Numbers)This Resource Deals with:1. Vocabulary Check2. Poem Analysis3. Poetic Devices4. Annotation5. Comprehension6. Assessment

By john421969

SYMPATHY POEM ANALYSIS: LESSON PLANS & RESOURCES

SYMPATHY POEM ANALYSIS: LESSON PLANS & RESOURCES

This Resource Includes:1. Poem Text: Sympathy2. Detailed Lesson Plans (6 Days)3. Rubrics (5 Numbers)4. Support Material (8 Numbers)5. Worksheets (3 Numbers)6. More Support Material (5 Numbers)This Resource Deals with:1. Vocabulary Check2. Poem Analysis3. Poetic Devices4. Annotation5. Comprehension6. Assessment

By john421969

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

Unseen Poetry Revision (Island Man - Nichols)

Unseen Poetry Revision (Island Man - Nichols)

A practice exam question for any students undertaking an unseen poem. This particular activity focusses on the poem Island Man by Grace Nichols, and asks the students to complete a planning grid, helping them to focus and note down their ideas. ***The poem is the property of Grace Nichols***

By Sazo123

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day

A great resource for World Poetry Day on 21st March. Save 35% when you buy this bundle.6 workbooks Analysing poems, poetry anthologies, Summer poetry, Autumn poetryand comprehension.

By teachercellar