Listening Strategies

Listening Strategies

A series of strategies to encourage students to answer the question 'how' do we listen, in the hope that they improve their overall comprehension to otherwise challenging, or even incomprehensible listening texts or radio/video clips. There are two 'pairs' of the same information, four pages in all. Designed to help those with only black/white photocopiers or a restriction on colour production.
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Reading Strategies

Reading Strategies

A series of strategies to encourage students to answer the question 'how' do we read, in the hope that they improve their overall comprehension to otherwise challenging, or even incomprehensible reading texts. There are two 'pairs' of the same information, four pages in all. Designed to help those with only black/white photocopiers or a restriction on colour production.
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Placemat - Independent Learning

Placemat - Independent Learning

Secondary KS3, KS4, KS5, learner guidance A4 sheet, for display or use as a desktop resource. This can be personalised, free of charge, with your own logo if you wish. Please contact me for further details.
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Literacy Homework - spelling + handwriting

Literacy Homework - spelling + handwriting

Year 7 literacy resource to encourage development of a range of vocabulary based on common letter combinations. Sentences to be written on a choice of four words, selected by students themselves. Additional, optional extras on second page for more confident and able students. In a follow-up class deliver a short whole class spelling quiz as a warmer activity, issuing a series of red/green cards. Whole class feedback provided by a show of cards - red for 'spelling error', green for 'correct spelling'. Provides teacher with quick idea on success of homework and accuracy of spelling.
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Poem PEE Grid 'Dulce Et Decorum Est

Poem PEE Grid 'Dulce Et Decorum Est

PDF worksheet with mixed up elements of 'Point', 'Evidence', and 'Explore the effect' about the poem 'Dulce Et Decorum Est'. Designed to provide additional support to students struggling with poetry and the concept of writing about it in a systematic way. First two pages = activity Last two pages = answer grid.
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Literacy - Punctuation - Five semi-colon rules

Literacy - Punctuation - Five semi-colon rules

Helping students make more use of the semi-colon by providing five clear rules of use. Aimed at encouraging students to deliver more creative writing, leading to higher assessment and exam grades. Used as a presentation tool with students copying out the 10 sentences, correctly annotated. Also, can lend itself to printing out both exercise A. and exercise B.. Favourable feedback from students. Suitable for students from 11 to 14, and revision for students from 15 to 16.
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Famous Quotes for Parts of Speech - A4

Famous Quotes for Parts of Speech - A4

Used to provide a class wall frieze to inspire students about parts of speech. Also used to decorate staircase to an English language summer school to great effect! A group of 18 individual A4 posters to print out and display, or project and discuss/deliver! Full colour.
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Literature: Shakespeare - Macbeth PEE paragraph Lower Ability

Literature: Shakespeare - Macbeth PEE paragraph Lower Ability

Help for those of lower ability to construct a Point, Evidence, and Explanation paragraph. Please note: requirements for the 2017 GCSE exam demand PEE+ paragraphs, so additional information, such as historical context will also be needed to achieve a satisfactory grade. Please see my PEACE paragraph presentation.
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Plenary Activity - 331

Plenary Activity - 331

Useful to include in the last 10 minutes or so of a lesson. It helps consolidate what has been learned in the lesson for the student, serves as feedback for the teacher by providing a 'snapshot' of what students think they have learned. Other variations can include 5 sentences, 5 words, and one final word. Applicable and tested in lessons at KS3, KS4. May be suitable for other levels as well.
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Analysing Reading Text Language

Analysing Reading Text Language

A colourful way to help GCSE students in the AQA GCSE English language exam with analysing the reading questions 1 - 4 . Used extensively in class to great success.
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Success Criteria - Coherent writing, effective paragraphing

Success Criteria - Coherent writing, effective paragraphing

Used to show students the criteria for successful writing - Year 9 Part of a section of language focussing on coherence. PowerPoint presentation used to help students understand the criteria necessary to produce quality writing. Students invited to think about features of successful writing first before being given a suggested list (blue text), which is by no means exclusive. So accept students' alternative suggestions as well. Best delivered over two lessons - Lesson One - coherent writing, Lesson Two - effective paragraphing. Laurence Todd
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