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5 lessons to support AQA P2Q5 Writing
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5 lessons to support AQA P2Q5 Writing

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Students read the source material about Big Game Hunting in Africa, and complete a range of activities including their own P2Q5. The intention is to build skills in this question and gain more marks.
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.
Christmas Carol in 5 lessons
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Christmas Carol in 5 lessons

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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).
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.
Smarter Marking Language AQA Paper 1 and 2 printable stickers to save time!
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Smarter Marking Language AQA Paper 1 and 2 printable stickers to save time!

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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.
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.
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.
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.
10 minute tests!
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10 minute tests!

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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
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.
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.
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.
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.