This presentation contains a range of language and structural devices suitable for all students but to support analysis at GCSE level. Each device has the definition, an example and the myriad effects this technique might have in a text. Supports students to understand authorial intention.
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.
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).
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.
Use these stickers to mark student work quickly, can be printed onto A5 stickers and used to stick into student books as the have a go at GCSE papers or GCSE style questions. Save time by highlighting or underlining in one colour where students have met the WWW and circling relevant targets which are set up.
Fully editable for you to adapt or change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Great as a stand alone lesson or as a cover lesson, this resource and accompanying PPT offers students a choice of tasks with an exam style layout. They choose from three argue style writing questions and complete one.
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.