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A selection of resources for KS3 & KS4 English which I have developed in light of the new specifications for English. The KS4 resources are mainly designed for the new AQA GCSE specification for English Language and English Literature but are suitable and adaptable for other boards. Please review once you have downloaded the resources :) Also, please visit my website for more information on the other services I offer to English faculties in my current role as a consultant.

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A selection of resources for KS3 & KS4 English which I have developed in light of the new specifications for English. The KS4 resources are mainly designed for the new AQA GCSE specification for English Language and English Literature but are suitable and adaptable for other boards. Please review once you have downloaded the resources :) Also, please visit my website for more information on the other services I offer to English faculties in my current role as a consultant.
Lesson 1a Boy in the striped pyjamas intro
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Lesson 1a Boy in the striped pyjamas intro

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An introductory lesson to the novel exploring the book covers, tagline, blurb and key ideas and themes that students will encounter. A start to looking at context followed on by Lesson 1b of this scheme in further detail.
Dystopian Fiction themed activity booklet - 7 lessons/activities.
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Dystopian Fiction themed activity booklet - 7 lessons/activities.

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Originally designed for KS3, this booklet contains 7 tasks designed around building up basic skills and themed on dystopian fiction. This contains the booklet as PDF and editable word document. The booklet includes an introduction to dystopican fiction in which students are given an overview of a range of dystopian novels from across the last century and explore the conventions/define the genre, extracts from The Hunger Games and Divergent in order to explore how characters are presented, how thoughts and feelings are presented (inference skills) and writer's use of language features to convey setting. There are literacy activities on spelling and developing vocab as well as a structured creative writing piece based on setting (writing from an image - which ties into the new GCSE English Language Paper 1 Question 5). The final task is around the marketing of dystopian novels and films and designing their own marketing in order to convey the key themes/ideas of their own writing or an existing novel through the connotations of colour/images etc... The booklet could be used in class as additional activities to support a study of dystopian fiction, as a homework booklet or for cover. Space in the booklet for all work to be completed if desired.
Language devices/techniques revision
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Language devices/techniques revision

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Activity and resources to revise language devices - could be used before reading section and exploring writers' uses of language features or as part of creative writing and the techniques students can use. A language device bingo Powerpoint in which the powerpoint rapidly whizzes through lots of examples of language features. Press the 'S' key to stop the PowerPoint at random. Give students copies of the 'VAMPIRES bingo cards' and they then cross off the features as they see them come up (teacher will also need to jot down a record of what has come up to avoid any confusion....or dare I say...cheating!!) Fully adaptable so you could add in your own examples. I've also thrown in a language devices cut up and match up activity. Please see my seller account for more resources or my website www.rushtoneducation.co.uk for other services on offer to support secondary English departments.
9&10 Boy in the striped pyjamas ending (newspaper article task)
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9&10 Boy in the striped pyjamas ending (newspaper article task)

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Created as a writing assessment task, this is two lessons worth of resources where students read the ending of the novel, gather ideas about what happens and use these to create a newspaper article about Bruno’s disappearance. Included worksheets and slides to support exploring the conventions of a newspaper article, planning their article and SPAG tasks which were specific to the needs of the group I was teaching at the time (homophones, commas in lists, would of/could of) but are easily adaptable.
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
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Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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At least 10 lesson unit on Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Includes all PPT slides and worksheets. Included chapter specific tasks and plenty of opportunities for reading and writing assessments including GCSE worded reading tasks on selecting and retrieiving information, inference, summary and synthesis and exploring structure. There is also two writing assessment opportunities: a diary writing task and a newspaper article. There are lessons on context as well as text specific. They are designed to be in-filled with reading of the novel throughout the unit.
GCSE English AQA Language Paper 1 Q3 Structure - Frankenstein
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GCSE English AQA Language Paper 1 Q3 Structure - Frankenstein

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A lesson to initially approach Q3 of the new AQA Language Paper 1. Encourages students to consider the way texts are structured, starting with an animated clip which enables them to draw out structural features, moving on to exploring the structure of an extract from Frankenstein. The lesson takes them through analysing structure in a very guided way with step by step analysis, questions to guide thinking, model answers and writing structure/frame. Peer assessment at the end of the lesson. Aimed towards Level 3-4 of the exam mark scheme/Grade 4-5 new GCSE.
AQA new specification GCSE English Language Paper 2 Question 4
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AQA new specification GCSE English Language Paper 2 Question 4

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Resource building up to students completing a question 4 response for language paper 2 (comparing perspectives and viewpoints/how they are conveyed). This is based on the theme of legal highs/effects of drugs. The lesson starts with students discussing the difference between viewpoint and perspective and defining these important key terms. The next tasks include exploring a pre 19th century text on opium use in the Victorian era and they practice their true/false skills with a quick Q1 task. They then explore the viewpoint conveyed in the text and how it is conveyed. Next students read an extract from a website on legal highs and practice summary skills by summarising the content of the text and the viewpoint it gives on the topic. There is then a table to support students comparison of how the viewpoints/perspectives are conveyed in the two texts and optional sentence starters and writing frames to support write up.
GCSE English Language Paper 2 new specification : writing to argue on the topic of the environment.
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GCSE English Language Paper 2 new specification : writing to argue on the topic of the environment.

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Two lessons worth of resources in which students discuss the topic of the environment and how it is affected by litter etc.. including microbeads and other everyday waste items. Students explore the effects these have, link to a YouTube video is included in the slides for students to gain further ideas from. The lessons then focus on developing detail within ideas, writing using a range of convincing and compelling language features and technical accuracy. The Powerpoint has step by step lessons including lesson outcomes and objectives based on AO5 and AO6. All resources are included: planning sheets, starter tasks, checklists and model paragraphs to annotate.
GCSE English Language Paper 1 Q2 Language lesson based on an extract from Frankenstein.
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GCSE English Language Paper 1 Q2 Language lesson based on an extract from Frankenstein.

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This lesson give an introduction to language features to describe using the VAMPIRES acronym. Then students are encouraged to select language features from the extract and explore their effects. This includes write up support, model answer to review and improve and self assessment opportunity. The lesson is geared towards level 4 of the mark scheme - Grade 4-5. Includes levelled outcomes as the focus for all the learning throughout the lesson, progress driven and highly focussed on exam skills for Language Paper 1. Step by step, easy to follow lesson.
Lord of the Flies new GCSE English Literature AQA. Lesson7/Chpt 4 Jack's savagery
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Lord of the Flies new GCSE English Literature AQA. Lesson7/Chpt 4 Jack's savagery

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This lesson focusses on AO2 and how Golding presents the ways in which the boys begin to descend into savagery in Chapter 4. It starts with exploring an extract on Roger and the extent to which he begins to disobey the rules of 'parents and school and policemen and the law' and the extent to which Maurice is drawn into this also (extract included). The lesson then moves onto exploring the description of Jack's painted face and the effects this has through a sketch and annotations. Examples/models all included. Aimed at around level 3-4 of AQA lit paper 2 mark scheme.
1b Boy in the striped pyjamas context
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1b Boy in the striped pyjamas context

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Lesson surrounding the context of Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Link to Language Paper 2 non-fiction skills. Students read a real life account and complete true/false style questions. Discussion and exploration of ideas surrounding the holocaust.
GCSE English Language Paper 1 Vocab work and Q1 Frankenstein.
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GCSE English Language Paper 1 Vocab work and Q1 Frankenstein.

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An introductory lesson to AQA GCSE English Language paper 1 in which students share prior knowledge of the story of Frankenstein, read an extract, explore unfamiliar/archaic vocabulary and then complete a Q1 locate and retrieve response with quick self assessment. AO1 of AQA GCSE English Language. Can be used as an introduction to Literature Frankenstein study. PowerPoint slides fully explaining stages of the lesson including outcomes (levels 3 and 4 of mark scheme) plus worksheet copy of an extract from Chapter 5 of Frankenstein and an optional research sheet for background information to Prometheus myth when exploring the full title of the novel.
Unit of work on gothic short story The Phantom Coach focussing on Language Paper 1A (AQA new spec)
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Unit of work on gothic short story The Phantom Coach focussing on Language Paper 1A (AQA new spec)

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This resource contains around 10 lessons geared towards practising the skills for the new AQA Language Paper 1 skills: list 4 (retrieval), exploring language and its effects, exploring structure and its effects, critical evaluation. Initially themed around gothic fiction and then moving to focus on the short story 'The Phantom Coach' by Amelia Edwards. Each lesson focusses on specific skills and question types for the exam along with modelled examples and support/guidance/scaffolding. A range of activities included. Aimed at Level 3 of the mark scheme (roughly grade 4/5) - can be tweaked up or down. The unit ends with an exemplar paper that I've created on an extract from the ending of the story which tests students on all of the Paper 1 Section A skills. Used with top set Y9 with great success - ideal for high ability KS3 or at KS4.
5 Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Pavel and empathy
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5 Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Pavel and empathy

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A lesson exploring the theme of empathy in relation to Pavel’s character and his interaction with Bruno. Included speaking and listening work using KAGAN structures as well as reading and a guided written response to the text using inference skills.