Ever find it difficult to make the most of Library lessons? This complete scheme with individual lesson plans and all resources will assist teachers (including non-specialists) when teaching lessons in the Library. They can be supplemented with silent reading so each lesson is designed to last 30-40 minutes. It also incorporates IT skills and both target setting, reflection, and review (including a final assessment).
Covers a range of genres and allows students time in the library to explore the texts they may enjoy. Encourages engagement in the Library but also gives younger students a grounding in the genres they may enjoy and want to explore further. Great for non-specialist teachers, about 6 lessons worth of activities here.
New role as Literacy Co-ordinator? This pack contains:
Three parent evening sessions / information sessions about key aspects of LATC
Staff and Parent CPD brochures (can be amended)
Marking stickers for folders / books
A marking guide to encourage all staff to mark for Literacy across the Curriculum
Staff CPD materials
This bundle of resources provides a differentiated guide to writing about a text using PEE, it is focussed on Macbeth but great as an example for any text. Could be blown up to make a display too. Each sheet has both the model (how to) but also exemplar / model material to make this clear.
Perfect for starters or plenaries, this bundle of 4 10 minute tests is a brilliant way to test the basics. Useful for those students who would be previously called Level 3, these tests offer various benefits:
1. they are following a similar structure
2. they promote basic skills in punctuation and grammar
3. they don't take very long
4. the structure provided here could easily be replicated
Students in Year 8 or Year 9 would love these activities to stretch and challenge them to the top grades. There is also a useful paragraph model included which is great for a comparative essay between Daisy (Gatsby) and Curley's Wife. This model is Grade 6/7 in order to allow students to improve it as an activity.
All the commonly misspelt words, enlarged and ready to print. Perfect to print one copy onto A4 then enlarge to A3, it is then really easy for students to see and check from anywhere in the classroom. Empower students and teachers not to make these common errors!
Helpful for students to aid understanding of the novel. Could be used in Y9 as a preparation for GCSE style assessment. Contains multiple activities, extracts from the book, with sample essay questions at the back. Perfect also for a non-specialist, or a holiday / self directed homework.
Perfect for the new GCSE specification, this revision guide gives students a structured set of tasks, with preceding information which guides them. Enough for at least 5 hours homework if not more. Perfect for an ongoing half termly homework or a holiday project.
Connectives (linking words) are useful as part of VCOP to support students in improving writing. These resources are perfect for a skills lesson or for a short interview lesson (20 minutes). There is a teacher copy in case of non-specialists using this as a cover lesson. There are multiple copies of the sheet to help show differentiation by task.
Use these worksheets to cover Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol in 5 lessons. This is designed to work alongside the BBC radio series which is freely available with video and audio files for download. You can watch / listen, students use the sheets to take notes about Character / Context / Theme and then follow up with detailed study of extracts later. Gives students clarity and an overview of the full text to lay the foundations for the further study of the novel (great for Y10).
This single lesson supports students' understanding of adverbs, with a PPT to guide them through and a worksheet. Perfect for a non-specialist teacher or a new teacher who wants to work explicitly on grammar.
Great for Y9 students who will study Lord of the Flies as part of the new GCSE specification. They can study both texts and then do this assessment to compare them. This cross-references with the comparative language questions too, thus, preparing them for both Lang and Lit.