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KS3, KS4, structure, close reading, "The Damned United", analysis.

KS3, KS4, structure, close reading, "The Damned United", analysis.

I created this for a year nine literacy group as part of a scheme of work to introduce and embed the skills that they will need for AQA GCSE English Language. It focuses on the opening extract of David Peace's "The Damned United" and the main focus for the analysis is on the structural features of repetition and contrast. The lesson concludes with a grid for the pupils to complete - just to help them to structure their answer. This grid won't be necessary for students who have already done some work on structure but it is a useful way in if this is an early lesson on the skill. The ppt is very plan and unadorned so that it will be easy for you to edit and tweak to suit the needs of your own class. The ppt mentions showing the class the opening of the film - the link is not on the ppt but the link to the clip is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeNG-cj52rg (It's a montage of Leeds in their 70's glory days).
knapster
Star Wars Themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment record sheet bundle

Star Wars Themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment record sheet bundle

This resource has been updated to reflect the new 2017-18 Key Stage 2 writing teacher assessment frameworks published in September 2017. This resource has been downloaded over 11,000 times as a free resource. It incentivises pupils to achieve the targets needed winning Star Wars themed cards and incorporates the 30 elements needed to ensure your pupils are working from 'towards the expected standard' at the end of Key Stage 2 through 'working at the expected standard' to 'working at greater depth'. This resource comes with 3 pupil sheets and 30 Star Wars themed cards. It could be used for pupils in years 5 & 6, or indeed year 7 pupils who did not meet the expected standard in writing at the end of Key Stage 2.
rich4ruth
Holiday writing project with frames

Holiday writing project with frames

This is a diary template to encourage EAL / ESL students to continue their writing development over holiday periods, when a long recess can result in a plateauing of progress. Although 60 pages long, the resource can be printed in booklet form, which requires only 15 sheets of A4 paper. It suggests topics for extended writing based on personal experiences likely to be had over a break from school. It also includes a section where students can write brief notes about what they do each day, to be used as reminders for when they write their longer pieces later on. It could be suggested to students that they make sketches or add photos from their phones/cameras to illustrate their experiences. Another use for the booklet could be to invent some entertaining entries on those topics not personally experienced, possibly using imagined characters and/or a downloaded photo as a stimulus. At the back of the diary, each topic for extended pieces of writing has suggestions for content and most have scaffolds/writing frames with sentence starters and simple structures that students are most likely to need. Not all topics have to be attempted; a wide range has been included to make it more likely that students will be able to do a reasonable number of more extended pieces in addition to their daily notes. They are divided into 3 sections: - 5 topics to write about before the holiday starts - 25 topics to write about during the holidays - 5 topics that encourage reflection (at the end of the holidays) There is also space for writers to create their own topics. The diary may also be useful for other writers who need help with structure and ideas before they can begin to craft texts- reluctant writers and students with SEN, for example.
clas3
Star Wars themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment Record Sheet - Working at Greater Depth.

Star Wars themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment Record Sheet - Working at Greater Depth.

This resource has been updated to reflect the new 2017-18 Key Stage 2 writing teacher assessment frameworks published in September 2017. This resource has been downloaded over 11,000 times as a free resource and has now been updated and made easier to use. It incentivises pupils to achieve the targets needed winning Star Wars themed cards and incorporates the 6 elements needed to be sure your pupils are working at Greater Depth at the end of Key Stage 2. This resource comes with a pupil sheet and 6 Star Wars themed cards. It could be used for pupils in years 5 and 6, or indeed year 7 pupils who met but did not exceed the expected standard in writing at then end of Key Stage 2. This resource accompanies my other resources - with Star Wars themed assessment frameworks for both; meeting the expected standard and working towards the expected standard.
rich4ruth
Star Wars themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment Record Sheet - Working at the Expected Standard.

Star Wars themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment Record Sheet - Working at the Expected Standard.

This resource has been updated to reflect the new 2017-18 Key Stage 2 writing teacher assessment frameworks published in September 2017. This resource has been downloaded over 11,000 times as a free resource and has now been updated and made easier to use. It incentivises pupils to achieve the targets needed winning Star Wars themed cards and incorporates the 12 elements needed to be sure your pupils are working at the expected standard at the end of Key Stage 2. This resource comes with a pupil sheet and 12 Star Wars themed cards. It could be used for pupils in years 5 and 6, or indeed year 7 or 8 pupils who did not meet the expected standard in writing at then end of Key Stage 2. This resource accompanies my other resources - with Star Wars themed assessment frameworks for both; working towards the expected standard and working at greater depth. Check them out. If you have downloaded this resource please take the time to review it...all reviews welcomed. Thanks
rich4ruth
Star Wars themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment Record Sheet - Working Towards the Standard.

Star Wars themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment Record Sheet - Working Towards the Standard.

This resource has been updated to reflect the new 2017-18 Key Stage 2 writing teacher assessment frameworks published in September 2017. This resource has been downloaded over 11,000 times as a free resource and has now been updated and made easier to use. It incentivises pupils to achieve the targets needed winning Star Wars themed cards and incorporates the 12 elements needed to be sure your pupils are working towards the expected standard at the end of Key Stage 2. This resource comes with a pupil sheet and 12 Star Wars cards. It could be used for pupils in years 2-6, or indeed year 7 pupils who did not meet the expected standard in writing at then end of Key Stage 2. This resource accompanies my other resources - with Star Wars themed assessment frameworks for both; meeting the expected standard and working at greater depth.
rich4ruth
Christmas Carol Key Quotations for The Ghost of Christmas Past

Christmas Carol Key Quotations for The Ghost of Christmas Past

Here is a handy resource including all of the quotations pupils will need to revise The Ghost of Christmas Past. This can be used in lesson or as a revision exercise. Excellent for independent learning and group discussion. The quotes are quite long to give pupils some idea of the context in which they are written and I used highlighters with my class to shorten each quotation down into four or five key words to help them prepare for the exam. This resource is easy to edit.
Durutti
CRIME AND HORROR ENGLISH LANGUAGE READING ASSESSMENT WITH MARK SCHEME AND INDICATIVE CONTENT KS3 & 4

CRIME AND HORROR ENGLISH LANGUAGE READING ASSESSMENT WITH MARK SCHEME AND INDICATIVE CONTENT KS3 & 4

This is a Crime and Horror themed assessment intended for the end of a scheme of work looking at this genre. There are two questions: one on the writer's language and one on the use of the writer's structure. There are two differentiated options: one for higher ability and one for lower ability students. This resource also comes with detailed indicative content for marking and the relevant sections of AQA's English Language Paper 1 mark scheme.
mrsoskins
John Henry Lesson Plans & Activities Package, Fourth Grade (CCSS)

John Henry Lesson Plans & Activities Package, Fourth Grade (CCSS)

This set of lesson plans, resources, and activities is for use with “John Henry” by Julius Lester. It can be used for whole group, small group, and independent instruction – which makes these resources a smart choice for literacy centers or Reader’s Workshop. Here's What You'll Get and Why: My goal was to make it easy to teach readers how to think about “John Henry” using a variety of comprehension strategies. That's why I've included page by page lesson plans, guided practice worksheets, and text specific reader's notebook prompts for the following strategies: - Making Connections - Making Inferences - Identifying the Author's Purpose - Asking Questions - Synthesizing I also created an Extension Activity for early finishers. Next, I find that vocabulary instruction works best when it's done within the context of books that students are already reading. That's why I've included the following vocabulary resources: - Vocabulary Word List - Flash Cards (match words to definitions) - Interactive Vocabulary Notebook Cards - Vocabulary Word Games Printable - Personal Vocabulary Word Bookmark I've also included a word study lesson plan and set of activities, because, much like vocabulary, I find that word study works best within context. As a result, I have identified word patterns within trade books and have developed lesson plans and resources based on the word study that can be done with specific books. The lesson plan and set of resources for “John Henry” focuses on Rules of adding -ed and -ing and includes the following: - Lesson Plan - Interactive Activity - Practice Page - Independent Word Work This set of resources also includes the following: - Running Record Assessment - Answer Keys - Common Core State Standard Alignment - BONUS: Surprise Sample Resource I hope that you will enjoy using my resources along with your copy or copies of “John Henry” by Julius Lester. If you have any questions about the resources included in this set please email me at AmyMackenzie@BookPagez.com. It will be my pleasure to reply and help you in any way I can.
BookPagez
A CHRSITMAS CAROL (Context + Stave One) GCSE AQA LITERATURE

A CHRSITMAS CAROL (Context + Stave One) GCSE AQA LITERATURE

GCSE AQA LITERATURE PAPER ONE Aimed at high ability but may be adapted. Context: A springboard from which the students to take notes... Contains information, discussion opportunities, key terms, video clips, 'flash-write' questions to relate to modern day, Stave One: Class activities, Exam Questions, Analysis Practice
annaefitz93
PETAL Paragraph Learning Mat for Literacy, English and Whole School

PETAL Paragraph Learning Mat for Literacy, English and Whole School

This is a clear and concise learning mat that guides students through how to structure a PETAL paragraph. On two slides, which can be printed in colour and reused as learning mats or given to students to keep, the PETAL structure is explained. One side gives an explanation as to what each letter stands for and what should be included. The second side gives students a range of sentence openers to help them write their response. Also included on the very clear, concise and colourful learning mat are a list of connectives, and a reminder that the PETAL structure does not need to be followed exactly (such as the technique may come just before the evidence).
rematch
Top Trumps Templates

Top Trumps Templates

This PowerPoint has two Top Trump templates per slide. Each slide has Top Trump templates with different colours on. I've used them for character analysis in English Literature before, but they can be used in many different subject areas - e.g. historical figures.
eviejford