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English Secondary Teaching and Assessment Resources

English Secondary Teaching and Assessment Resources
Library Lesson Scheme / Unit of work with all resources and lesson plans
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Library Lesson Scheme / Unit of work with all resources and lesson plans

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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).
Whole School Literacy Starter Bundle (parent, staff and student resources)
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Whole School Literacy Starter Bundle (parent, staff and student resources)

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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) Display materials Marking stickers for folders / books A marking guide to encourage all staff to mark for Literacy across the Curriculum Staff CPD materials
Narnia - assessment and additional activities to support CONTEXT understanding at KS3
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Narnia - assessment and additional activities to support CONTEXT understanding at KS3

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Preparing KS3 students to understand context can be challenging. This assessment is designed to test their understanding of language with a scaffolded sheet to support those who may need support to identify language techniques used. The additional resources support individual lessons to understand contextual factors such as: the reason for the inclusion of turkish delight in the story; how the Greek myths can link to the story (Icarus) and how C.S Lewis references Eden in the story.
KS3 structure skills - comparing opening and ending Black Beauty
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KS3 structure skills - comparing opening and ending Black Beauty

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This resource is designed to accompany the reading of Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. It would work well to read the opening chapter in class with Y7/8, then have them read the remainder as homework over a holiday. Then reading the opening and closing chapter together, enables teachers to discuss some of the structural terms that will be needed for AQA 8700/1 Q3 at GCSE. The activity is designed so students can create a paragraph of analysis as well as complete DIRT activities and retry the activity after looking at model answers.
PEE bundle
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PEE bundle

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Resources to support students understanding PEE and how to write about a text. Using Charge of the Light Brigade, Of Mice and Men and Mametz Wood.
Connectives resources - differentiated and great for an interview lesson!
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Connectives resources - differentiated and great for an interview lesson!

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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.
Matilda PEE style assessment
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Matilda PEE style assessment

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Perfect for Y7 students, this mini assessment with brilliant guidance in the form of a cloze style will support previously low attainers.
Of Mice and Men deeper meaning /Grade 9
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Of Mice and Men deeper meaning /Grade 9

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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.
Perfect for Y9 students - Of Mice and Men revision guide
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Perfect for Y9 students - Of Mice and Men revision guide

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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.
How to use PEE (differentiated) Macbeth used as an example
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How to use PEE (differentiated) Macbeth used as an example

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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.
KS3 Library lesson resource pack - make Library time count!
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KS3 Library lesson resource pack - make Library time count!

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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.
Lord of the Flies - Victims and Bullies comparison with OMAM
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Lord of the Flies - Victims and Bullies comparison with OMAM

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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.