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GCSE English Language, Paper 1 Question 5, AQA - writing Haiku's

GCSE English Language, Paper 1 Question 5, AQA - writing Haiku's

This is a fun, lively student centered lesson which revolves around team work activities and allowing the students to push their creativity and imagination. Many students struggle with imagination when it comes to question 5 and many panic, especially as it holds so many marks. This lesson uses images to inspire a range of vocabulary, language features and ideas for a storyline all within the planning of a haiku, therefore underpinning some of the essential skills needed to answer this question. This is quick paced session with a range of 10 minute activities which encourage independent learning and team work. I found that many students created a range of fantastic haiku’s which I made into a booklet for the students to take away with them. This sort of thing also scores brownie points with the managers and Ofsted but also helps to develop a sense of achievement and self confidence in English, which many students lack. It is also great for the students to know their work in English has a use other than for passing an exam and many feel pride in that. This lesson covers: planning for written work, synonyms, metaphors, similes, personification, hyperbole, long short sentences, imagination but can be adapted to cover much more if so desired. It ends with a peer marking assessment based on the Facebook liking system using emoticons and a chance to act like an examiner and identify language features. There is a homework task, which if desired, could be turned into a in class task other than homework. Hope it helps
namerased
The British Isles

The British Isles

A task-based teaching unit designed for ESL-students practicing intermediate English while building a cultural knowledge about the UK. The unit is mainly about England, but the map-task helps the students get a geographical idea of what the British Isles consist of. I would recommend spending about two months using the teaching course, depending on how many lessons you have with your class. The only thing you need to find yourself is the movie "This is England". I found the film on Netflix, where it's still available.
jtl1203
Blooms's Taxonomy Differentiated Higher Order Thinking Reading Responses

Blooms's Taxonomy Differentiated Higher Order Thinking Reading Responses

Bloom;s Taxonomy cards for your class for higher order thinking in their reading comprehension. These cards can be used during whole class lessons, small group, differentiated small groups, literature circles, literacy centers, independent work and much more! They are a great teaching tool and a great way to get students thinking and applying reading skills with selections! Included in this download are 64 differentiated comprehension question cards: - 10 Remembering questions - 11 Understanding questions - 10 Applying questions - 10 Analyzing questions - 15 Evaluating questions - 7 Creating questions All you need to do is print, cut and laminate and they are ready to go. Please remember to follow me Enjoy
Kiwilander
Big Limericks Bundle!

Big Limericks Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS THE ENTIRE ANIMAL LIMERICKS ANTHOLOGY, THE COMPREHENSION TASKS, THE LUDICROUS LIMERICKS LESSON AND THE COMPARING POEMS LESSON! These engaging, original and detailed resources are designed to help students gain an understanding of how to analyse and create imaginative limerick poems. Made up of interesting and exciting lessons, exceptional original examples, and fun tasks, students will complete this series of learning having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of haikus and limericks, understanding the writer's ideas within poems, understanding and using creative language and structural devices, and conjuring and developing imaginative content. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the resources are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Activity resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
TandLGuru
Informational Texts - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Bundle

Informational Texts - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Bundle

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore different concepts, influential people and historical events. After carefully reading each informational text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
'Neutral Tones'/'My Last Duchess' Teaching and Comparison Bundle

'Neutral Tones'/'My Last Duchess' Teaching and Comparison Bundle

This bundle includes fully differentiated and engaging lessons on both of these poems separately together with a third lesson that takes students through the 'STILT' process for writing a comparison. The price of this bundle is discounted to ensure that anyone who has bought one of these resources already is not out of pocket. More comparison bundles will be put up soon, however, if you are looking for a specific combination please message me here or on Twitter @jomarsh1 to request a similar bespoke bundle.
joannammarsh
Poetry Comparison: 'Neutral Tones' V 'My Last Duchess'

Poetry Comparison: 'Neutral Tones' V 'My Last Duchess'

This lesson teaches students the STILT(s) acronym for poetry comparison, this could be used to teach comparison skills as well as teaching specific comparison points on these two poems from the Edexcel Relationship Collection. The lesson is challenging and aims to take students grades to the top levels. It includes engaging 'thunks', activities, guidance, exemplar paragraphs and guided questions and processes that could be applied to other pairs of poems. More comparison lessons to follow shortly, so if you like this follow me here or on Twitter @jomarsh1.
joannammarsh
Unseen Poetry Scheme for KS4 / Poppies / Remains / Checking Out my History / War Photographer

Unseen Poetry Scheme for KS4 / Poppies / Remains / Checking Out my History / War Photographer

Here is a fantastic 8-10 lesson scheme on Unseen Poetry covering a wide range of poems for KS4 (Year 10/11) from the Unseen Poetry spec. The scheme covers the main themes in each of the poems: Poppies, Remains, Checking Out my History and War Photographer, and has a range of tasks in them to link to each other, looking at key language and phrases in the poem. Students are encouraged to look in detail at certain phrases in each of the poems and the significance of the themes of power and conflict throughout the scheme. Each lesson contains developed learning objectives, key word foci, starter tasks and periodical assessment, exam practice and homework. Each lesson lasts around 1 hour in length and can be easily adapted to suit a range of abilities if needed. This is an ideal scheme for one half term to look at with Y10 as a first teach and Y11 as a review of Unseen poetry. No resources required, just download and go!
teachsureenglish
The Raven, Gothic Poetry and Creative Writing (2 Lessons) for KS2/KS3/ESL/EAL Learners

The Raven, Gothic Poetry and Creative Writing (2 Lessons) for KS2/KS3/ESL/EAL Learners

This is a fantastic 2-3 Lesson long short scheme on the Poem, The Raven. Each Lesson has detailed learning objectives, differentiated activities and a key word foci. Students will look in detail at the key themes of the poem, give initial impressions, work on key words/phrases and then complete creative reading and writing tasks. There are also optional homework tasks for students to complete, and each lessons will take at least 60 minutes, so can be adapted, shortened and lengthened as needed.
teachsureenglish