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The Soldier - Rupert Brooke - Comprehension Activities Booklet!

The Soldier - Rupert Brooke - Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This 16-page resource booklet contains a wide range of challenging and engaging comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Rupert Brooke’s war poem 'The Soldier.’ They are perfect for aiding the progress of students learning poetry either in KS3 and KS4 in preparation for poetry/unseen poetry at GCSE, as the tasks draw on English Literature assessment objectives - suitable for all examining bodies - it is clearly highlighted within each task regarding which assessment strands the task is designed to demonstrate. The booklet is provided in both Word (to allow for easy editing) and PDF (to ensure for consistency of formatting between computers). Activities within the booklet include (amongst many others): ‘Analysing Context’ - helping students to ‘Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.’ ‘Analysing Subject Matter, Language and Structure’ - to help students to ‘Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.’ ‘Diary Entry’ - to help students to ‘Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation. Make an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.’ ‘The Speaker’ - to help students to ‘Read, understand and respond to texts. Students should be able to: maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations.’
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next to of course god america i Comprehension Activities Booklet!

next to of course god america i Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This 16-page resource booklet contains a wide range of challenging and engaging comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of E.E. Cummings’ poem 'next to of course god america i.’ They are perfect for aiding the progress of students learning poetry either in KS3 and KS4 in preparation for poetry/unseen poetry at GCSE, as the tasks draw on English Literature assessment objectives - suitable for all examining bodies - it is clearly highlighted within each task regarding which assessment strands the task is designed to demonstrate. The booklet is provided in both Word (to allow for easy editing) and PDF (to ensure for consistency of formatting between computers). Activities within the booklet include (amongst many others): ‘Analysing Context’ - helping students to ‘Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.’ ‘Analysing Subject Matter, Language and Structure’ - to help students to ‘Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.’ ‘Diary Entry’ - to help students to ‘Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation. Make an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.’ ‘The Speaker’ - to help students to ‘Read, understand and respond to texts. Students should be able to: maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations.’
TandLGuru
Interactive Calendar - School Term Dates Calculator

Interactive Calendar - School Term Dates Calculator

This is an interactive Excel model which is useful for SLT when planning their term dates for the coming 2018/2019 academic year. By shading each of the dates a certain colour (e.g. green represents a day when both students and staff are present at school) - the model will calculate how many of each day are present in the academic year. This is most useful when considering where and when to place staff training days, school holidays and start/ed of term dates to minimise impact on student attendance/attainment in the run up and return from holidays! It is closely based on a standard LA term dates layout so that it can be easily shared with staff when complete.
Schmoot
Vultures - Chinua Achebe - Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Vultures - Chinua Achebe - Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This 16-page resource booklet contains a wide range of challenging and engaging comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Chinua Achebe’s poem 'Vultures.’ They are perfect for aiding the progress of students learning poetry either in KS3 and KS4 in preparation for poetry/unseen poetry at GCSE, as the tasks draw on English Literature assessment objectives - suitable for all examining bodies - it is clearly highlighted within each task regarding which assessment strands the task is designed to demonstrate. The booklet is provided in both Word (to allow for easy editing) and PDF (to ensure for consistency of formatting between computers). Activities within the booklet include (amongst many others): ‘Analysing Context’ - helping students to ‘Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.’ ‘Analysing Subject Matter, Language and Structure’ - to help students to ‘Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.’ ‘Diary Entry’ - to help students to ‘Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation. Make an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.’ ‘The Speaker’ - to help students to ‘Read, understand and respond to texts. Students should be able to: maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations.’
TandLGuru
On My First Sonne - Ben Jonson - Comprehension Activities Booklet!

On My First Sonne - Ben Jonson - Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This 16-page resource booklet contains a wide range of challenging and engaging comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Ben Jonson’s tender elegy 'On My First Sonne.’ They are perfect for aiding the progress of students learning poetry either in KS3 and KS4 in preparation for poetry/unseen poetry at GCSE, as the tasks draw on English Literature assessment objectives - suitable for all examining bodies - it is clearly highlighted within each task regarding which assessment strands the task is designed to demonstrate. The booklet is provided in both Word (to allow for easy editing) and PDF (to ensure for consistency of formatting between computers). Activities within the booklet include (amongst many others): ‘Analysing Context’ - helping students to ‘Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.’ ‘Analysing Subject Matter, Language and Structure’ - to help students to ‘Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.’ ‘Diary Entry’ - to help students to ‘Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation. Make an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.’ ‘The Speaker’ - to help students to ‘Read, understand and respond to texts. Students should be able to: maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations.’
TandLGuru
Phonics Screening Data Analysis 2015-2017

Phonics Screening Data Analysis 2015-2017

This is a resource to analyse data from mock screening tests. There are tabs for 2015, 2016 and 2017 Phonics screening. Simply place a 1 when a child has got a word correct and the box automatically changes green to show a pass. The correct answers are added up to give a final score and whether the child has passed or not. It is a great visual way to see where children are not understanding specific sounds. A great resource for Year 1 teachers, SLT or data leads. Enjoy! Mr H
Jords89
Blood Brothers - Linking the Play to Context

Blood Brothers - Linking the Play to Context

This engaging and interesting lesson enables students to demonstrate a clear and developed understanding of the historical context of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. In particular, students learn about the key social and historical events that took place in the UK in the 1970s and 80s (particularly around the play’s setting of Liverpool) and apply this understanding to characters and events in the play. The lesson utilises a range of tasks, that require students to be both independent and collaborative learners. It follows this learning journey: Considering and discussing ideas of class and class systems, both historically and in the present day; Sequencing and understanding the key features of the social and historical context of the UK/Liverpool in the 1970s and 80s; Using independent research to enhance their understanding of deeper contextual meanings; Linking the key events of the play to social and historical context, analysing Russell’s key messages; Taking part in a fun, interactive quiz in order to gauge their learning; Self-evaluating their learning in the lesson. Included in this resource pack are: A well-presented, thorough, and informative, whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; Detailed cards for the sorting/timeline activity, presenting key contextual events; A ‘Researching Context’ template, to help guide students’ research; A template to help scaffold the main task, complete with quotes from the text; A comprehensive teacher guidance form/lesson plan to assist delivery. Resources are provided in both Word (for easy editing)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. Please note - the independent research activity (development task) in this resource pack requires students to have access to the internet.
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KS2 SATs Assessment Data Analysis

KS2 SATs Assessment Data Analysis

This resource is designed for Year 6 teachers, SLT or Assessment Leads. If you assess your children on the 2016 & 2017 SATs tests then you can use this assessment tool to look at the levels the children are achieving. Simply enter the children’s names and their individual paper scores, the document will do the rest. This document will work out the child’s total (Raw Score) and then convert into their standardised score. It will then colour code the score to say whether they are below (Red), AT (Green) or above (Yellow). This is a data tool for the KS2 Maths, Reading and SPAG test for 2016 & 2017. It is incredibly useful. Enjoy. Mr H
Jords89
Car Classroom Behaviour System

Car Classroom Behaviour System

This is a visual behaviour scheme that allows for Teachers to have a in class behaviour system that links with both visual and verbal communication. Every child is on the green car because they are ‘on track’, if they make a wrong choice, a verbal reminder to ‘check their engines’ can be given which is the yellow car. If they continue this behaviour or being disruptive in the class then they need a ‘pit stop’. The pit stop means that they reflect on their actions, but like in real life racing, they still have the ability to get ‘back on track’. Children respond well to this especially boys. The resource comes with two documents, one has the three coloured cars and the other document includes road signs to help explain each car. Enjoy! Mr H
Jords89
KS1 SATs Assessment Data Analysis

KS1 SATs Assessment Data Analysis

This resource is designed for Year 2 teachers, SLT or Assessment Leads. If you assess your children on the 2016 & 2017 SATs tests then you can use this assessment tool to look at the levels the children are achieving. Simply enter the children’s names and their individual paper scores, the document will do the rest. This document will work out the child’s total (Raw Score) and then convert into their standardised score. It will then colour code the score to say whether they are below (Red), AT (Green) or above (Yellow). This is a data tool for the Maths, Reading and SPAG test for 2016 & 2017. It is incredibly useful. Enjoy. Mr H
Jords89
Great Expectations Huge Bundle!

Great Expectations Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE ‘GREAT EXPECTATIONS’ LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER, THE 30-PAGE COMPREHENSION BOOKLET, AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Charles Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations.’ Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer’s ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Dickens’ language devices. 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 lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
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