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Edexcel Paper 2 GCSE English Reading Revision

Edexcel Paper 2 GCSE English Reading Revision

Two sets of two texts with questions attached, designed to be used as practice for students studying Edexcel GCSE English Language. These have also been used as initial discussion-prompting texts, and by students of all abilities. UPDATED (20.04.18): THis resource now includes a PowerPoint for the Holocaust resource with all of the questions and possible answers for each question. There are links on each question page to a timer set to the amount of time student should aim to complete questions in also. *Each text has the source link straight after.
Sazo123
AQA GCSE Writing Bundle

AQA GCSE Writing Bundle

Detailed and relatable assessment preparation lesson and range of activities focusing on English Language Paper 1 Question 5. The bundle includes: quiz to test knowledge of writing skills student friendly mark scheme student example independent writing task opportunity for guided self assessment TEN Paper 1 Q5 writing starters which include a success criteria to help guide students’ writing and create more imaginative openings. Sentence structure worksheet to help students vary their use of sentence form for effect
xxnats1989xx
CREATIVE WRITING( SENTENCES)  - WJEC GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

CREATIVE WRITING( SENTENCES) - WJEC GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

This is a mini workshop session which focuses on how to use sentence structures for effect for the creative writing section of paper 1 of the WJEC GCSE English exam. This lesson is designed for revision sessions as the exam draws close but can be developed further or used with another exam board. This session uses Donald Trump for inspiration in how to use interesting sentences to describe. It also recaps high and low level language features. It is a fast paced session with paired activities and a main writing task taken from a practice paper. It ends with a self assessment plenary. Be advised that the TES preview does distort the look of the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps
namerased
Top 25 Jobs in Canada: A One Page Webquest

Top 25 Jobs in Canada: A One Page Webquest

Are you covering a work or employment theme in your classes? Have your students learn about the top 25 jobs in Canada, according to a popular media website! This one page (okay, one page double-sided) webquest directs your students to a popular website to answer questions about the top jobs in Canada. The website has been running this feature yearly for some time now, so you can be sure it will run for some time in the future. What does this webquest offer your students? It tackles the issue of “you can not be what you can not see’.” If you’re working with newcomers to Canada as I am, you’re probably aware that many of them simply don’t know what jobs are out there. Well, this webquest addresses that. It also works on the skills of following instructions, comprehending information, and reproducing information. It helps develop skimming skills and the ability to identify key information. Who is this webquest for? It’s primarily aimed at English language learners from CLB 2-4, but it could also be used in elementary school classes. It could also be used at higher levels: while the language is simple, the content is not. Anything I should know? Webquests require a lot of explicit guidance at first. When I start doing them, I usually take students the process of answering the first one or two questions, step by step. You can never be too obvious when showing students how to complete them. Anything else? For your convenience, an answer key has been provided. The web site has been confirmed active and in use as of 2018-04-15. Feedback is appreciated! :)
rthulbert
AQA Paper 2 Writing Task

AQA Paper 2 Writing Task

Writing activity for AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5. I have used the thought provoking work of artist Kirzart to act as a visual aid and help students write more creatively. I have also included questions for classroom discussions.
xxnats1989xx
The World News Crossword - April 15th, 2018

The World News Crossword - April 15th, 2018

The World News Crossword - April 15th, 2018 is a simple crossword based on the events in last week’s news from around the world. We create a new puzzle every week so it can be built into a weekly PSHE, Geography, Economics, English, or Social Studies lesson. These crosswords have been used with significant success in with both GATE and SEN students. The puzzles can be used at all levels of high school and middle school, as homework activities or as in-class, small-group activities. Each week there are three bonus puzzles. This week’s download includes two puzzles on climate change and a puzzle on the Amazon Basin. And of course, all the solutions are included. What happened last week? The CEO of the world’s largest advertising agency resigned suddenly. An Australian company advertised for ‘Anglo-Saxon’ staff. A forest fire resulted in evacuations around Sydney. Two Indian athletes were sent home from the Commonwealth Games because needles were found in their accommodation. Indian police rescued 70 children who were working in a jewelry factory. A Russian-built military plane crashed in Algeria killing all passengers and crew. And the US, UK, and France attacked military installations in Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government. It’s less about what happened around the world and more about why. Why did the prime minister of Hungary get re-elected for a third term? Why did the US, UK and France attack Syria because of chemical weapons, but not because of ‘ordinary’ bombs? Why were 11 lions killed in a national park? Why did the New Zealand government announce that it will not issue any new permits to oil exploration companies? Why did the UK government deny entry to an Austrian and a Hungarian?
BFP
Alternative Facts - Reading Comprehension

Alternative Facts - Reading Comprehension

An easy to use reading comprehension pack with three sections of differentiated questions. This activity focuses on Trump and all the crazy/interesting recent events of his presidency. It can be used in form time as part of literacy focus, or in an English lesson for KS3 / KS4 GCSE comprehension training.
Lead_Practitioner
Mock paper 2 -WJEC GCSE English exam - Bryson vrs Engles

Mock paper 2 -WJEC GCSE English exam - Bryson vrs Engles

This is a complete mock exam for the WJEC exam board for the GCSE English exam - component 2. It comes with both reading and writing sections and uses extracts from Bill Bryson and Fredrich Engles, who both talk about the city of Manchester. Please keep in mind that TES previews do distort the look at the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps.
namerased
Earth Day - 3 word searches - 3 levels

Earth Day - 3 word searches - 3 levels

Earth Day - 3 word searches - 3 levels 3 fun, no prep printable word search worksheets for Earth Day, April 22nd. Includes 3 versions for different levels of difficulty. No prep, just print and you’re ready to go! Have a look at the preview to see the words used. Level 1 is suitable for grades 1 and 2. Words are hidden across and down only. Level 2 is suitable for grades 3 and 4. Words are hidden across, down and diagonally. Level 3 is suitable to grades 5+. Words are hidden across, down, diagonally and backwards.
jenniferlcrespin
WJEC mock paper 1 - To kill a mocking bird

WJEC mock paper 1 - To kill a mocking bird

This is a complete mock exam for paper 1 of the WJEC GCSE English exam. The extract is taken from To Kill a Mockingbird. The resource uses the formal layout of the exam with extract as separate. There are two videos which you may wish to use as warm up with your students. One is the blu-ray trailer for the movie and second is a break down of the story by Thug Notes. Please note that Thug Notes does contain some mild use of language and adult themes, as I work with 16+ and adults, this is fine for me to use but you may wish to use the trailer or an alternative. Be advised that TES preview does distort the view of the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps.
namerased
The environment - 20 questions game - Earth Day - No prep speaking activity

The environment - 20 questions game - Earth Day - No prep speaking activity

The environment - 20 questions game - Earth Day - No prep speaking activity The game of 20 questions is a fun and effective way to practice forming questions. In this version of the game students will practice asking questions about 30 different words related to the environment and pollution. This is a one page, no prep printable. This speaking and listening activity will work well with your chapter on the environment or for Earth Day. Have students work in small groups of 2-4 or project the game and do a whole class activity. Many of the words will likely be new to your students as this game is meant not only to practice asking questions, but also to build and reinforce vocabulary. I like to allow my students to look at the game chart while they play until they’re somewhat familiar with the words written on the chart. One student in the small group or class chooses a word on the chart. Other students ask up to 20 questions trying to guess the secret word. EST-CE QUE……. … tu es une personne? … tu es un animal? … tu es un minéral? … tu es un endroit? … tu es un aliment? … tu es une plante? … tu es un objet? … etc The student who has chosen the secret word can answer using the following responses: YES - NO - SOMETIMES - RARELY - GENERALLY - MAYBE - IT DEPENDS - PROBABLY Alternative game play: To change up the game and to make it more challenging as well as practicing other skills, have the student who chooses the secret word describe it to others in the group. Instead of asking questions about the secret word, other students listen to the description and guess it. LICENSING TERMS: This purchase includes a license for one teacher only for personal use in their classroom. Licenses are non-transferable, meaning they can not be passed from one teacher to another. No part of this resource is to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. COPYRIGHT TERMS: This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives, unless the site is password protected and can only be accessed by students.
jenniferlcrespin
Mock Paper 1 - GCSE English AQA 8700 - To Kill a Mockingbird

Mock Paper 1 - GCSE English AQA 8700 - To Kill a Mockingbird

This is a full informal mock of paper 1 for the AQA GCSE English Language exam based on an extract from To Kill a Mockingbird. It comes with a full powerpoint with a video starter from Thug Notes. Be advised that Thug Notes does contain some adult themes and low level adult language. As I teach 16 + this is fine as a resource but if this is not the case for your class you can stick to the trailer or use an alternative. This powerpoint can be printed off or converted to a more formal paper version of a mock if you wish to use it in that way. Please keep in mind the TES previews can at time distort the look of the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps
namerased