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Creative writing: peer evaluation

Creative writing: peer evaluation

Two past-pupil GCSE creative writing exemplars and a detailed peer-evaluation grid. Can be used for GCSE, but I've also adapted for KS3 writing (just change the theme in the grid from 'change' to whatever applies to your unit!).
erinsarahh
Creative writing: structure (The Hero's Journey)

Creative writing: structure (The Hero's Journey)

A pdf to be used as a class presentation (or could be adapted to handout format!), based upon Christopher Vogler's work on mythic structures and the 12 stages of the archetypal hero's journey, to enable pupils to understand and create structure. I have illustrated each stage with examples. Particularly suited to GCSE creative writing, but I have also taught at KS3, and even used this in after-school creative writing club to compose fairytales.
erinsarahh
Creative writing: narrative

Creative writing: narrative

A series of resources in one presentation to teach the narrative theories of Todorov, Propp, and Barthes so that pupils can understand structure in texts. Theories are illustrated with specific examples of writing that embody Todorov's theory of equilibrium, Propp's eight character roles, and Barthes' concept of enigma. Particularly suited to English and English Language GCSE, but I have also used for GCSE Media Studies, and taught this to KS3 classes for Key Skill Communication final assessment in writing.
erinsarahh
'Wuthering Heights' lesson 16 - chapters 17, 18, 19 and entrapment and imprisonment

'Wuthering Heights' lesson 16 - chapters 17, 18, 19 and entrapment and imprisonment

Planned for Cambridge A-level students but could easily be adapted. This lesson focuses on chapters 17-19 of the novel as well as taking in an in-depth look at imprisonment and entrapment. The lesson resources include quotes, critical opinions, an example essay question and framing for an essay. The end of the lesson also considers how to look for less obvious semantic links for the 'A grade'.
jbamforth
CCEA AS1 Poetry 1900-present Robert Frost/Seamus Heaney Poetry Comparison Grids

CCEA AS1 Poetry 1900-present Robert Frost/Seamus Heaney Poetry Comparison Grids

A 31-page resource containing 14 poem comparison (AO4) grids for the Frost & Heaney anthology, including notes on situation of speaker (AO1), tone and poetic methods (AO2), and context (AO3) for the new CCEA English Literature specification. The grid format can be employed as a basis for first lessons on each of the poems, and should be used to gather quotations and write analysis. Alternatively, pupils may use the resource independently in order to plan an essay framework for practice exam questions. These are also extremely useful at the end of the course for revision purposes, where pupils use the class notes that they have made whilst studying AS1 to complete the grids from memory, as effective exam preparation.
erinsarahh
Letters from Yorkshire by Maura Dooley

Letters from Yorkshire by Maura Dooley

A comprehensive resource to prepare your students for this AQA poem. Beginning with a discussion on Yorkshire life and rural versus urban careers, this resource explores how meaning is created and includes a full annotation of the poem. Everything you need to teach this poem is here!
SIKLessons
Grammar Dice for Key Stage 1

Grammar Dice for Key Stage 1

This resource is meant as a support or challenge for children in Key Stage 1 during writing exercises. Nets are printed, laminated, and made into cubes so children can use them when they are stuck with their writing. Colourless copies also included. All suffixes, contractions, and grammar are taken from the 2014 National Curriculum of England document. Link provided to editable document, should you want to change any of the sides of the dice.
erinbrasington
Full week Non-Fiction Lesson Plan and Resources on Greenland

Full week Non-Fiction Lesson Plan and Resources on Greenland

Whole week lesson plan, starting with SPAG for Monday and working on Non-fiction booklets information for Greenland. Pictures to match names is for any EAL/SEN children Starter and EAL/SEN children to write simple sentences for the Greenland Pictures. Greenland information text to be used as a skimming text and children to extract information and plan their booklets using the Information Greenland Template. Used in Year 2 at the end of the year and allowed to gather lots of evidence for writing meeting the interim framework. Hope this helps someone!
amny