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KS4 English GCSE Revision Toolbox

KS4 English GCSE Revision Toolbox

A 12-page printable pamphlet/PowerPoint presentation that can be used for GCSE revision. The booklet covers tips on: PEA/PETER basics How to analyse a quote Features of Language (Such as verb, adverb, noun, adjective with pictures and examples) Basic and Advanced Language Techniques (Metaphor, Simile, Personification etc) Rhetorical Language (Definitions and examples) Analysing Poetry (Context, Technique, Effect, Meaning) Comparing Poetry Common Misspellings A handy breakdown of the AQA Paper 1 and Paper 2 mark-scheme and AO’s The booklet is visually engaging, packed with information and perfect for last-minute revision. It prints to A5 Pamphlet size, or can be printed slide-by-slide as a booklet. Slides can be displayed on the board, or printed and handed out as needed. The content is brief and to the point in order to aid revision.
DifferentiatedLearning
KS4 English GCSE - Comparing Poetry Flow-Sheet

KS4 English GCSE - Comparing Poetry Flow-Sheet

An A4 poster/resource/cheat-sheet to help students with their poetry comparison skills. Each technique is defined on the left margin, and on the right are questions to think about when analysing a poem critically. The questions are of varied complexity and are accessible to a broad range of students.
DifferentiatedLearning
Wider Reading (AO3) For AQA English Literature Exams

Wider Reading (AO3) For AQA English Literature Exams

Includes a huge variety of articles to share for homework, in class or for revision. Topics include: 20th Century English history 19th Century English history The Victorians First and Second World War Dystopia and Utopia Morals and Ethics Social Darwinism Theatre Feminism Political novels Dickens Class systems Genres Gothic Children’s Literature Sherlock Holmes Elizabethan England Shakespeare’s life Shakespeare’s plays
aliceboyd1995
Skills for GCSE Unseen Poetry

Skills for GCSE Unseen Poetry

This worksheet gives students five key methods of analysis to apply to unseen poems. The examples are all from ‘Ozymandias’ (Shelley) and ‘Remains’ (Armitage) from the AQA Power and Conflict cluster: the idea being that you could make a start on reading the poems by doing this exercise with Year 10 - or revise the poems by practising unseen poetry skills on them with Year 11. Alternatively, if you are teaching a different cluster or a different syllabus use them just as unseen poems (and ignore the table on the Power and Conflict poems on the last page). The resource is designed to give students a generic sense of how to approach a poem and to discourage them from paraphrasing. It is suitable for grade 5-9. I have included full written explanations of all the skills so that students can revise effectively from the worksheet (like a revision guide). For copyright reasons I have not included the poems themselves in the resource (they are easily available online).
Englishtuition
Poetry - Power and Cnflict

Poetry - Power and Cnflict

This is a series of lessons and activities about various Poems in the Power and Conflict AQA scheme of work. It includes annotations, sample answers, activities and annotations of various poems in the scheme. This will be at least a week, perhaps two weeks, of Lessons - depending on level and speed of progress.
StevenRoberts33
AQA English Literature Paper 2 Revision

AQA English Literature Paper 2 Revision

A resource designed for a two-hour immersion session on paper 2 for AQA GCSE English Literature exam. 20th century text is ‘An Inspector Calls’, poetry cluster is Power and Conflict.
fkh2904
CIE Poetry Birds, Beasts and Weather

CIE Poetry Birds, Beasts and Weather

Worksheets on the following poems: Stormcock in Elder The Kraken London Snow The Poplar Field Port on a Dark Evening The worksheets are of differing details and scaffold the learning of the students to different degrees.
jackkelway
Ozymandias Poem

Ozymandias Poem

A range of questions to support the teaching of Ozymandias to KS4 classes. Context and starter activity also included.
jessomalley
Persuasive Writing Analysis using Henry V

Persuasive Writing Analysis using Henry V

Here is a lesson plan and resource you will truly enjoy using. Based on Henry V as the main task (“once more…”) this lesson will help students analyse how writer’s are able to persuade their listeners. Feel free to adapt to suit the needs of your students. Enjoy
michael_davidguard
Writing Skills - Gothic SOW - Wolsey Academy 20 Lessons

Writing Skills - Gothic SOW - Wolsey Academy 20 Lessons

English Writing Skills – KS3/EAL - Gothic SOW 20 lessons with a revision guide and an online end of unit test. SOW made initially for secondary school students in the UK. However, this SOW especially has had huge success in boosting grades in international schools because of its accommodation of various learning styles, engaging content, deep levels of differentiation and development of core skills. Lessons are as follows: Gothic Stories – to be apply to apply a range of adjectives. Sentence Structures - To investigate a variety of sentence structures and their effect on the reader Imaginative Sentences – To edit sentences and make them imaginative. Using the senses - To create an effect using senses in my writing. Using sound effects - To be able to identify and explain tension. Character descriptions - To explain the effect of the language chosen by the author Pathetic Fallacy - To apply pathetic fallacy Addams Family Punctuation - To create a character through punctuation Varied Sentences – To apply a variety of sentence styles. Introduction to poetry techniques - To analyse poetic techniques used Persuasive Techniques – Speaking and listening skills Persuasive techniques – speaking and listening presentation Genre conventions – To create your own gothic character Similes and Metaphors - To manipulate adventurous vocabulary, similes and metaphors to describe a haunted house. Understanding criteria - To understand the assessment criteria Planning extended writing - To plan a gothic story Extended Writing Assessment - To create a gothic story Poetry techniques – To analyse the language of a poem. Gothic poetry – To apply poetic techniques to your own poem. Gothic Filmn Review Gothic homework task grids (this homework works for the entire SOW and pupils complete at their own pace). See www.wolseyacademy.com for more SOW, Learning Worlds, Online Quizzes and Free Resources.
WolseyAcademy
Gothic Poetry - Gothic Writing Skills SOW - Wolsey Academy 19/20

Gothic Poetry - Gothic Writing Skills SOW - Wolsey Academy 19/20

English Writing Skills – KS3/EAL - Gothic SOW 20 lessons with a revision guide and an online end of unit test. SOW made initially for secondary school students in the UK. However, this SOW especially has had huge success in boosting grades in international schools because of its accommodation of various learning styles, engaging content, deep levels of differentiation and development of core skills. Lessons are as follows: Gothic Stories – to be apply to apply a range of adjectives. Sentence Structures - To investigate a variety of sentence structures and their effect on the reader Imaginative Sentences – To edit sentences and make them imaginative. Using the senses - To create an effect using senses in my writing. Using sound effects - To be able to identify and explain tension. Character descriptions - To explain the effect of the language chosen by the author Pathetic Fallacy - To apply pathetic fallacy Addams Family Punctuation - To create a character through punctuation Varied Sentences – To apply a variety of sentence styles. Introduction to poetry techniques - To analyse poetic techniques used Persuasive Techniques – Speaking and listening skills Persuasive techniques – speaking and listening presentation Genre conventions – To create your own gothic character Similes and Metaphors - To manipulate adventurous vocabulary, similes and metaphors to describe a haunted house. Understanding criteria - To understand the assessment criteria Planning extended writing - To plan a gothic story Extended Writing Assessment - To create a gothic story Poetry techniques – To analyse the language of a poem. Gothic poetry – To apply poetic techniques to your own poem. Gothic Filmn Review Gothic homework task grids (this homework works for the entire SOW and pupils complete at their own pace). See www.wolseyacademy.com for more SOW, Learning Worlds, Online Quizzes and Free Resources.
WolseyAcademy
Poetry Techniques - Gothic Writing Skills SOW - Wolsey Academy 18/20

Poetry Techniques - Gothic Writing Skills SOW - Wolsey Academy 18/20

English Writing Skills – KS3/EAL - Gothic SOW 20 lessons with a revision guide and an online end of unit test. SOW made initially for secondary school students in the UK. However, this SOW especially has had huge success in boosting grades in international schools because of its accommodation of various learning styles, engaging content, deep levels of differentiation and development of core skills. Lessons are as follows: Gothic Stories – to be apply to apply a range of adjectives. Sentence Structures - To investigate a variety of sentence structures and their effect on the reader Imaginative Sentences – To edit sentences and make them imaginative. Using the senses - To create an effect using senses in my writing. Using sound effects - To be able to identify and explain tension. Character descriptions - To explain the effect of the language chosen by the author Pathetic Fallacy - To apply pathetic fallacy Addams Family Punctuation - To create a character through punctuation Varied Sentences – To apply a variety of sentence styles. Introduction to poetry techniques - To analyse poetic techniques used Persuasive Techniques – Speaking and listening skills Persuasive techniques – speaking and listening presentation Genre conventions – To create your own gothic character Similes and Metaphors - To manipulate adventurous vocabulary, similes and metaphors to describe a haunted house. Understanding criteria - To understand the assessment criteria Planning extended writing - To plan a gothic story Extended Writing Assessment - To create a gothic story Poetry techniques – To analyse the language of a poem. Gothic poetry – To apply poetic techniques to your own poem. Gothic Filmn Review Gothic homework task grids (this homework works for the entire SOW and pupils complete at their own pace). See www.wolseyacademy.com for more SOW, Learning Worlds, Online Quizzes and Free Resources.
WolseyAcademy
Intro to Poetry Techniques - Gothic Writng Skills SOW - English - Wolsey Academy 10/20

Intro to Poetry Techniques - Gothic Writng Skills SOW - English - Wolsey Academy 10/20

English Writing Skills – KS3/EAL - Gothic SOW 20 lessons with a revision guide and an online end of unit test. SOW made initially for secondary school students in the UK. However, this SOW especially has had huge success in boosting grades in international schools because of its accommodation of various learning styles, engaging content, deep levels of differentiation and development of core skills. Lessons are as follows: Gothic Stories – to be apply to apply a range of adjectives. Sentence Structures - To investigate a variety of sentence structures and their effect on the reader Imaginative Sentences – To edit sentences and make them imaginative. Using the senses - To create an effect using senses in my writing. Using sound effects - To be able to identify and explain tension. Character descriptions - To explain the effect of the language chosen by the author Pathetic Fallacy - To apply pathetic fallacy Addams Family Punctuation - To create a character through punctuation Varied Sentences – To apply a variety of sentence styles. Introduction to poetry techniques - To analyse poetic techniques used Persuasive Techniques – Speaking and listening skills Persuasive techniques – speaking and listening presentation Genre conventions – To create your own gothic character Similes and Metaphors - To manipulate adventurous vocabulary, similes and metaphors to describe a haunted house. Understanding criteria - To understand the assessment criteria Planning extended writing - To plan a gothic story Extended Writing Assessment - To create a gothic story Poetry techniques – To analyse the language of a poem. Gothic poetry – To apply poetic techniques to your own poem. Gothic Filmn Review Gothic homework task grids (this homework works for the entire SOW and pupils complete at their own pace). See www.wolseyacademy.com for more SOW, Learning Worlds, Online Quizzes and Free Resources.
WolseyAcademy
Unseen Poetry - Establishing Content!

Unseen Poetry - Establishing Content!

This engaging and interesting lesson enables students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to establish the content (e.g. the subject matter, poet’s key messages, and surface/ deeper meanings) of previously unseen poems. In particular, they define and understand each of the key features of content, practice identifying them in poems and analyse their effectiveness upon the reader. The lesson utilises a range of tasks, that require students to be both independent and collaborative learners. It follows this learning journey: -Defining and exemplifying each of the features of content through a group card-sorting activity; -Discussing , understanding, and practicing some of the skills and techniques needed to initially explore a poem for content; -Considering the ideas of interpretation, inference, surface/deeper meaning, and textual evidence as important mechanisms for exploration; -Applying their understanding of the features of content and the skills needed to find them through a jigsaw activity; -Self-evaluating their own learning in the lesson. Included in this resource pack are: -A well-presented, thorough, and informative, whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; -Content features cards for the card-sorting activity; -‘Establishing Content’ worksheet for the development task; -Copies of the poems ‘Two Scavengers in a Truck…’ by Laurence Ferlinghetti, ‘Nothing’s Changed’ by Tatamkhulu Afrika, ‘Hitcher’ by Simon Armitage and 'Island Man’ by Grace Nichols for annotation (both freely available online); -A comprehensive teacher guidance form/lesson plan to assist delivery. Resources are provided in both Word (for easy editing - find in the zip file)and PDF (to prevent formatting issues between computers). All images in this resource are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the lesson presentation.
TandLGuru
Tangled Movie Song I See the Light comprehension worksheet,Key and Mp3 file

Tangled Movie Song I See the Light comprehension worksheet,Key and Mp3 file

Hand over the copy with blanks to the students and the teacher will keep the lyrics with her- then ask the student to listen to the song for 3 times only and fill in the blanks- this is a good and engaging way to assess listening to the language- students thoroughly enjoy this class.Interesting activity my class loves song comprehension activity.
tacss
World Ware One Poetry Scheme Of Work

World Ware One Poetry Scheme Of Work

World Ware One Poetry Scheme Of Work A powerpoint and rescources including: brief history video links imagery diary entries diary entry written assessment point of veiw eye tasks & resources two poems - Dulce et Decorum Est & the Call Jessie Pope storyboard for poems drama activity And lots more
smpotter92
Tissue

Tissue

A PPT that enables the exploration of ‘Tissue’ in the Power and Conflict anthology. Each student will need a copy of the poem e.g. in their anthologies. You will need an interactive whiteboard or a screen that can be written on with the PPT as a background. Students match up the poem’s more difficult vocab with their definitions. An extension task looks at three of these words in more depth. There is some basic contextual information. Students could make notes on this. The aim then is that students work in pairs or small groups to annotate the poem using a series of prompts and questions. These are contained in the file entitled ‘Tissue Stanza Questions’. Slides 9-19 provide space for students to write their answers on the board. You could have students coming up in their groups to present their ideas to the rest of the class.
shd132
Unseen Poetry SOW

Unseen Poetry SOW

A short SOW focused on developing exam skills of comprehension and structural development in unseen poems. This scheme covers the following poems: A Poison Tree by William Blake I am very bothered by Simon Armitage First They Came by Martin Niemoller Night of the Scorpion by Nissim Eziekiel
ttxer13
Iron Man Sound Poem

Iron Man Sound Poem

Example and resources to create an onomatopoeia poem based on the events in the first chapter of the Iron Man.
twewilletts
Teach me to write

Teach me to write

This is a 30 page presentation full of starter / small activities designed to broaden imagination and develop creative writing skills. I personally like to start the academic year with these as a way to promote a fun and lively image to GCSE English and engage learners with the course early on. I find that these types of fun, group activities help break down any negative barriers students may have to English and helps to build confidence in disengaged learners. These activities are mostly group / paired activities which can be boiled down to individual tasks. These tasks can be achieved by learners of all levels and are very useful in helping students tackle the creative writing sections of the GCSE exam. Hope it helps
namerased
An introduction to WJEC A level Heaney poetry study

An introduction to WJEC A level Heaney poetry study

This is a resource that I created to introduce my A level Lit students to Heaney. The series of lessons introduces Heaney, the exam and features such poems as ‘Digging’ and ‘Oysters’. This could also be used as unseen practice with higher Yr 11 students. The students are encouraged to apply their analytical skills to decode the poems as well as to practise their research skills to find out more about Heaney’s life and writing.
wigglespie
Macbeth Act 2 Scene 1 lesson

Macbeth Act 2 Scene 1 lesson

Macbeth Act 2 Scene 1 lesson - includes thoughtbubble activity, analysis of Macbeth’s soliloquy and Bingo starter. Ideal for KS3 or adaptable for KS4.
yammyteacher
Lady Macbeth Assessment Lesson

Lady Macbeth Assessment Lesson

Lady Macbeth Assessment Lesson which focuses on act 1 scene 5 and helps students to structure GCSE style responses. Includes model answer and planning sheet as well as key quotations and sentence starters for lower ability students.
yammyteacher
Ready to use  FAR Assessment Sheets Bundle -KS3 and KS4

Ready to use FAR Assessment Sheets Bundle -KS3 and KS4

A quick and easy way to give VERY SPECIFIC feedback without copious amounts of writing. Simply glue the sheet in under the student’s work. Tick the relevant criteria, set targets quickly and ensure the student has read your marking by getting them respond to in the student response section. Useful for KS3 and KS4 The bundle includes 6 ‘ready to go’ assessment sheets for: Blood Brothers HW - PEE chains Film Reviews Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde Creative Writing Peer Assessment - Generic Reading and Writing Assessment Sheets
chirpyandcheerful
HW - PEE Assessment Feedback Sheet

HW - PEE Assessment Feedback Sheet

A quick and easy way to give VERY SPECIFIC feedback without copious amounts of writing. Simply glue the sheet in under the student’s work. Tick the relevant criteria, set targets quickly and ensure the student has read your marking by getting them respond to in the student response section. This assessment sheet is ideal for marking drafts and final copies of exam preparation essays. It can be used with KS3 and KS4. It corresponds with the FAR marking policy = Feedback - Action -Response. i.e. Stage 1: The teacher gives FEEDBACK using very specific criteria which should be shared with students before the assessment takes place. Stage 2: The teacher uses the criteria to specify which ACTIONS the student needs to take to get to the next grade. Stage 3: The student writes a written RESPONSE to the teacher’s comments about the ACTIONS required to reach the next stage. It’s very useful for showing progress, communicating attainment on HW forms part of exam preparation revision.
chirpyandcheerful
KS3 Poetry

KS3 Poetry

This is a bundle of lessons and resources (some suitable for cover and homework) all suitable for pupils at KS3. Many are also suitable for KS4, particularly for introducing those skills that are needed for the analysis of unseen poetry.
knapster
Line by Line: Macbeth, Macbeth's "Is this a dagger" (2.1)

Line by Line: Macbeth, Macbeth's "Is this a dagger" (2.1)

This video will take you through an excerpt from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” Macbeth’s monologue beginning “Is this a dagger” with text and visual annotations. Line by line, you’ll explore Shakespeare’s gift for language and invention. For the complete scene, check out my videos here: http://bit.ly/2J5VtH5 A big thank-you to the following resources. Without such resources, these videos would not have been the same: The New Cambridge Shakespeare, No Fear Shakespeare, the Oxford Shakespeare, and the artists whose work appears in my slides. Please get in touch if you’d like to know the source of any illustration, clip-art, photograph, or animation.
mostbeautifulpoem
Line by Line: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Puck's "Thou speakest aright" (2.1)

Line by Line: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Puck's "Thou speakest aright" (2.1)

This video will take you through an excerpt from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Puck’s monologue beginning “Thou speakest aright” with text and visual annotations. Line by line, you’ll explore Shakespeare’s gift for language and invention. For the complete scene, check out my videos here: http://bit.ly/2J5VtH5 A big thank-you to the following resources. Without such resources, these videos would not have been the same: The New Cambridge Shakespeare, No Fear Shakespeare, the Oxford Shakespeare, and the artists whose work appears in my slides. Please get in touch if you’d like to know the source of any illustration, clip-art, photograph, or animation.
mostbeautifulpoem
Line by Line: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth's "Unsex me here" (1.5)

Line by Line: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth's "Unsex me here" (1.5)

This video will take you through an excerpt from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” Lady Macbeth’s monologue beginning “The raven himself is hoarse” with text and visual annotations. Line by line, you’ll explore Shakespeare’s gift for language and invention. For the complete scene, check out my videos here: http://bit.ly/2J5VtH5 A big thank-you to the following resources. Without such resources, these videos would not have been the same: The New Cambridge Shakespeare, No Fear Shakespeare, the Oxford Shakespeare, and the artists whose work appears in my slides. Please get in touch if you’d like to know the source of any illustration, clip-art, photograph, or animation.
mostbeautifulpoem