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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).
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.
AQA English Lang Marking Grids PLUS student scorecards - all DIRT tasks built in
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AQA English Lang Marking Grids PLUS student scorecards - all DIRT tasks built in

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Marking grids for Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 which will support feedback from mock exams. These can be used for students to record their own scores and set their own targets. Grids are designed around the markscheme, and show the bands within the markscheme in student friendly language. Teachers can save hours by highlighting where students meet elements of the markscheme in one colour and put a T for target next to the relevant follow up activity. The scorecards which are included can be given to students for them to record their own scores and track their progress.
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.
Specimen Paper 4 AQA Language P1 and 2 Marking Materials with answers built in...
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Specimen Paper 4 AQA Language P1 and 2 Marking Materials with answers built in...

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AQA Specimen Paper 4 Paper 1 and Paper 2 Feedback PPT with levels of answers built in and student engaging activities for students to examine their own paper while examining top level and graduated answers. Marking stickers with Q1 answers embedded and DIRT tasks pre-prepared for all questions. Additional P1 and 2 Q5 powerpoint with guidance to attain top marks during DIRT tasks (checklists). All fully editable.
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.
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.
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.
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.