This is the second PP of a series to help teachers guide their students on writing an essay.
The PP contains:
background revision reading
exercises to revise themes and characters, relating both
model introductions, paragraphs and conclusions, with explanations to guide students to analyse these
suggestions on short writing tasks to practice before the long essay
annotations / essay plan on the question proposed.
The PP is self contain and it can be easily adapted to your group.
If you like it, you can also visit the first PP of the series on techniques to contextualise the film. Here is the link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12481904
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If you are new to teaching and /or you want to update your scheme of work to the latest teaching research theories and the new OFSTED framework, this is what you need!
Editable documents included
This is a 2 year scheme of work for the A Level Spanish AQA course following the upcoming new OFSTED Inspection framework and based on the latest Theory of Knowledge (latest scientific research on learning). It sounds scary but it isn’t!
The curriculum overview summarizes the concepts that students have to grasp, the grammar that accompanies it, as well as the generic skills and activities that they acquire/improve/do in class. Each of the topics also has a “refining”(knowledge) section, which is basically a recall of things learnt previously and that you should include in your teaching. Finally, there is a section explaining why the topic is being taught/learnt.
The new OFSTED framework stipulates that students are assessed on knowledge and also skills, hence a box explaining the common skills you can use to do so.
I have also created a friendly version for the students, so that they can follow the programme of studies with you. There is a complete breakdown of all the grades per skill (based on June 2019 exam boundaries), advice on independent learning, boxes to write results and targets for mock assessments, etc. The final page details the qualities of an excellent linguist (they need to know what to aim for, I suppose:!)…
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Any comments or questions welcome (I’m in the Facebook A Level Group).
As always, enjoy! Blanca
These two Power Points (a teacher’s version and a student’s version) prepares students to answer this essay question: “Analiza el tema de la guerra. ¿Cuáles son las técnicas que utiliza el director para evocar la época en la que transcurre la historia?”. Content:
-background reading (summarised)
a graph identifying 6 key techniques in response to the question
an exercise and the answers for students to find examples and analyze each of the 6 techniques identified, with images to inspire students.
a sample introduction, a sample paragraph and a sample conclusion for the essay
cues on what to include in the introduction, a paragraph and a conclusion
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A collection of exam style short activities to accompany the video “España inicios siglo XX”, available in youtube. The exercises are varied: T/F/NM; multiple choice; translation, etc. The worksheet include the transcript. A second worksheet includes the answers to the exercises.
This activity is ideal to introduce the play “La casa de Bernarda Alba” but also as a listening/reading activity for the topic of “Monarquías and Dictaduras”.
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This is a one page compendium of 15 differentiated activities on line to keep students engaged in Spanish post their Spanish GCSE.
They are geared towards independent learning, no input from the teacher.
It is ideal as summer work in preparation for the A Level.
The activities include on line courses, podcasts, articles, videos, etc on topics such as Spanish customs, curiosities about the language, translation traps, current affairs and even a short course on art.
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A similar compendium with activities at higher level for A Level (Y12, or post A Level) can be found here:
As promised, here are the revision notes for this topic. Useful to prepare speaking cards, revise concepts, ideas, cultural information, etc. I have included notes on racism against indigenous people, the homeless and gypsies too, apart from the obvious. Also, examples of racist language, campaigns, etc. It seems to me that AQA could have labelled this topic better, for example "hate crime" as it is wider than just hate against "race".
Happy teaching and learning, Blanca.
A document containing notes on the main themes explored in the film. I gave this to my students before exploring examples.
If you found this resource useful, please thank the community by uploading one of your own.
UPDATED. Based on rockmonkey’s excellent Y12 Spanish Booklet, I have made my own version. This is for the old AQA but it has things that you might be wanted to use in the new.
Please forget my plagiarism (particularly rockmonkey) but you inspired me! I suppose that is part of the game! I hope you find it useful.
Here is a plan that I gave my students to write an essay on Adela. This is a model question for the new A Levels and I am teaching " La Casa de Bernarda Alba" in the first year. You can use it to help weak students, for peer writing, to write your own essay, etc.
I hope it is useful.
Please browse through my resources in TES for speaking cards and revision notes for the new A Level. I am sure you will find something useful for you and for your students.
Updated 30.08.18 to include Catalonia’s referendum and Pedro Sánchez. This is a very dense topic so I have created a set of concise notes to help students digest key information. As part of the notes, there is a brief summary of films about the war and key dictators in Latinoamerica. The notes would be useful to prepare speaking cards, as a starting point for the IRP or for backgroud knowledge of some cultural topics (El Laberinto, for example). They are also useful for end of unit revision or final exams.
The format is deliberately simple to aid adaptation.
Your comments are always welcome.
Happy teaching and learning!
A set of 10 cards touching upon a variety of sub-topics including Toledo as a a city of three cultures, Lavapiés (a suburb in Madrid) as an example of a successful diverse quarter , the santería, threats to social coexistence, etc. Many cards have links to newspaper articles that students can read to prepare the card or for extension reading. This is followed by general questions that allow students to reflect on knowledge of the world around them as well as that of the Hispanic world. The game consists of a serious of statements that students have to place the context for and analyse.
I have also published revision notes for this topic.
Happy teaching and learning,
Revision notes on multilingualism and multiculturalism in Spain (linked to peaceful coexistence); ways to promote "la convivencia escolar", including the context of Hispanic students in the USA,etc. There is also a section on threats to peaceful coexistence, such as ciberislamophobia, separatism, ETA and corruption.
I have included some notes on the gypsies in Spain, slightly altered from what I included in the notes for "El racismo". This is so that students can make the conexion between both themes.
Happy teaching and learning!
Following the success with the first instalment, this is the second instalment of a series of revision notes for the preparation of the new A Levels (AQA). The notes are a compilation of ideas from subtopics, with plenty of ideas sourced from the students themselves. They can be used for the preparation of the listening and reading, or for the stimulus cards. The idea is that students revise the vocabulary and key ideas grouped together by context. I hope it is useful for you and your students.
The third unit revision notes have also been published in TES. Kindly respect copyright and do not distribute freely. Your feedback is welcome. Happy teaching and learning!
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This is a booklet with stimulus cards, question starters and general questions on the topic "Los valores tradicionales y modernos" aimed at and tailored for students. It is based on the AQA board and the Oxford University Press AS textbook.
The booklet contains a summary of the exam structure (separately for AS and AL), eight sample stimulus cards, questions starters and general questions on the subtopics. I have also included the source of the material in many of the stimulus cards, so that students can do extensive reading on the topic. The resource can be used in class or to set homework.
I have created this booklet as there are only a few stimulus cards in the AQA site and as a teacher I need more resources than these to practice in class. Also, the type of questions in the new oral exam is very different to the old: they require a more precise response to the card, they test their knowledge of the culture and society and they are generally more challenging! I hope this resource helps teachers with their workload and it gives students an opportunity to practice and prepare for the exams.
I welcome any feedback on this resource, either on this site or privately at: email@example.com.
You will find more cards in TES for units 2, 3 and 4.
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Revision notes on this "bodrio" of a theme! I have tried to simplify as much as possible a subject that I believe is not too appealing for the majority of students. You can use the revision notes in a variety of ways: students make flash cards with them, to introduce a subtopic, to revise vocab in context, for ideas for the IRP, etc.
A set of stimulus cards and general questions complements these notes, but both usable as individual resources.
Feedback on this resource always welcome. And thanks for those who are showing continuous support for my work.
Here is a set of revision notes on the topic of young people, including cutting-edge areas such as the NINIS in Latinoamerica, differences between young people in Spain and Latinoamerica, examples of activism, values and ways of entertainment... These should help for students to make their own revision cards, as a means to revise key concepts an ideas, to prepare speaking cards, as a springboard for the preparation of the IRP. The format is deliberately simple, so that it can be easily adapted.
Any comments welcome. Happy teaching and learning, Blanca.
These notes are a comprehensive summary of the topic, and they can be used to support the speaking cards (my collection or others), to revise the unit, for self and independent study. They include cutting edge aspects of the topic, such as "La Bestia" and Trump's proposals for tougher laws to curb illegal inmigration.
If you find these notes useful, please visit my shop for other batches on different units.
Your feedback is really appreciated either here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy teaching and learning, Blanca.
A varied collection of cards on evictions and La Ley Mordaza, indigenous protests in Guatemala, Catalonia, rubbish collection protests, etc. You are spoilt for variety here! These cards are followed by general questions.
The cards and questions can be used in class, set for homework, used in mocks or anything that stretches your imagination!
I have also published revision notes on this topic. These can help with the preparation of some cards or to consolidate/extend knowledge of the topic.
Feedback is always welcome.
This is the first in a series of revision notes. They are a summary of key information/ideas and not a collection of data. They revise ideas for the speaking cards and also key vocabulary in context. They can be used in preparation for end of unit tests, mock exams and for the real exams.
The updated version contains a section on women and work and on gender violence.
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