It is exam season - Year 7 English test or classwork. A comprehension with a serving of Paul Jenning’s “Smart Ice Cream” adapted for a 1 hour test. The ending is missing!
Questions cover a range of comprehension skills and grammar focus. Encourages quoting from the text.
Three different tasks with style choices.
The mark scheme is attached.
A lovely engaging resource and ideal for end of year assessment.
If you are setting a reading comprehension and a piece of writing as an end of term test to Yr7/Y8 then this hand crib sheet will steer them in the right direction.
A nice little writing assessment attached too.
Who says we can't have festive fun in Computing.
If you are teaching Small Basic (free coding software from Microsoft) then how about a Christmas assessment for KS3 with If Then Else. Teaching Selection has never been more festive!
Try the worksheet and then set the assessment - Mark Scheme and code provided.
HO - HO - HO!
Non Fiction writing - a good area for exploration of language and layout. Here is a piece of writing to instruct stimulus with questions and mark scheme. Lovely test for Yr7 or 8 to do in 30 minutes.
Worth a look even…just for the lemon drizzle recipe!
Teaching game narrative in Computing combines English skills with their coding ability. This sheet offers the nudge that Kodu gaming demands a seed of creativity just like a story. Make them think about characters and setting then create the worlds and the creatures that inhabit their visualisations.
Plenty of discussion and then loads of fun. A writing frame is provided.
Do you think you can make CIRCLE in Scratch? Have a go - Get busy making your favourite apps in Scratch. A step-by-step guide which you can adapt for the ability of your coders.
Computing can be so much fun - when you are making games. Tried and tested in KS3.
We know that our students have to upgrade their writing - here is a handy worksheet to get them going. Could be used with KS3 and it should motivate for better style. A few tricks to offer them a way forward.