DIRT (Direct Improvement and Reflection Time) Template

DIRT (Direct Improvement and Reflection Time) Template

An incredibly effective AfL tool which empowers pupils to take ownership of their work and see visible progress through redrafting just a section of their writing. I highly recommend showing your pupils the 'Critique and Feedback - the Story of Ausitin's Butterfly' on YouTube to encourage them to be honest and specific when giving peer feedback.
MissDFacey
90 Sophisticated Adjectives Describing the Characters in 'An Inspector Calls' PLUS Activities

90 Sophisticated Adjectives Describing the Characters in 'An Inspector Calls' PLUS Activities

This worksheet provides pupils with a word bank of 90 sophisticated adjectives describing the characters of the play. The activities guide them through evaluating each character and the way that they evolve from on act to the next. Ideal as a whole lesson or as homework. Editable and easy-to-follow (ideal for a cover lesson - just add dictionaries!). Extension activity: ask pupils to pair up and argue for the best three adjectives to describe their allocated character at a specific point in the play. Then, each pair joins another pair to argue about the most suitable adjectives. A fantastic way of getting pupils to use new vocabulary as soon as possible.
MissDFacey
The Sign of Four Revision Booklet

The Sign of Four Revision Booklet

A colourful booklet which introduces pupils to: Conan-Doyle's literary career; Victorian crime fiction; Crime in Victorian London; Victorian women; the Governess; Darwin; The Andaman Islands and Queen Victoria. Suggested activity: share this booklet with pupils, divide them into groups and ask them to research their allocated topic in depth, ready to teach to the rest of the class in a 10-15 minute mini-lesson.
MissDFacey
Prepositions Worksheet

Prepositions Worksheet

A simple explanation of what prepositions are, coupled with two short activities to allow pupils to identify and use them for themselves. Editable, ready-to-use and ideal for EAL learners.
MissDFacey
'The Sign of Four': A Thematic Map

'The Sign of Four': A Thematic Map

A two page, editable, pictorial map designed to aid pupils to explore the major themes if the novel: fear; crime & punishment; wealth & class; the British Empire; love; the exotic; women and intellect vs. emotion. A fantastic revision exercise and/or quote finding activity. For whole lesson: 1) Divide pupils into differentiated groups and allocate roles accordingly (Director, time-keeper, inclusion manager, etc.). 2) Allocate themes to individual pupils/pairs to find evidence supporting their ideas. Differentiation: guidance could be provided as to page numbers/chapters, etc. Challenge: to choose the best three quotes as evidence for the allocated theme(s). 3) Make the task a challenge, by allowing pupils to vote for the hardest worker/most valuable contribution per group. 4)Feedback to whole class or, divide groups and rotate to share their findings with classmates!
MissDFacey
Back to School - Independent Learning Project - Literature Matters

Back to School - Independent Learning Project - Literature Matters

An independent learning project which asks 'big' questions to stimulate higher order thinking and encourages pupils to reconnect with literature and develop their discussion, debate and reasoning skills. Very thought-provoking and fun, even for your quietest classes! Includes editable PPT, editable pupil booklet and a differentiated reading list.
MissDFacey
DIRT (Direct Improvement and Reflection Time) Template

DIRT (Direct Improvement and Reflection Time) Template

An incredibly effective AfL tool which empowers pupils to take ownership of their work and see visible progress through redrafting just a section of their writing. I highly recommend showing your pupils the 'Critique and Feedback - the Story of Ausitin's Butterfly' on YouTube to encourage them to be honest and specific when giving peer feedback.
MissDFacey
Modal Verbs

Modal Verbs

An editable worksheet which facilitates the learning of the relationship between modal verbs and probability.
MissDFacey
Perfect Punctuation

Perfect Punctuation

An editable A3 worksheet which explains how all types of punctuation are used in clear and comprehensive terms, with space for pupils to practise the application of each one.
MissDFacey