A handy, editable, ready-to-use worksheet which guides pupils through understanding the prologue of 'Romeo and Juliet'. Includes a glossary, extension task and super extension task!
A differentiated two page worksheet and copy of the poem 'The Sea' by James Reeves suitable for teaching pupils how to identify, comment and explain the structure and language of poetry. Plus a little AfL for good measure.
An interactive quiz to revise features of persuasive writing using DAFOREST techniques (direct address, alliteration, facts,opinions, rhetorical question, emotive language, statistics and the rule of three). A fun starter, plenary or mini-plenary!
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.
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.
A worksheet inspired by Visual or Artful Thinking Technique created as part of the Harvard University Project Zero. Fantastic for encouraging pupils to think deeper, more independently and more broadly, step-by-step!
A colourful, editable step-by-step guide to writing analytical paragraphs suitable for higher attainers in Year 7 up to GCSE level. Model response is based upon 'An Inspector Calls' by J.B Priestley.
A starter and main activity based upon identifying and using comparative conjunctions accurately. Also a useful model of discursive writing for Common Entrance or GCSE pupils.
A series of questions exploring the 'tea and cake' scene with Gwendolene and Cecily, with a focus on class and gender. Includes key words.
A colourful, editable Word document which guides pupils through exploring excerpts from five key scenes from Act One of the play. Could be used as a project or series of lessons for individual or group work or separated into 5 different worksheets! - Using the See, Think, Wonder technique, pupils can independently examine each scene in depth - For differentiation: 'See' is the least challenging step; 'Think' is slightly more challenging and finally 'Wonder' is the most sophisticated process - Includes an overview of the PEELER paragraph model (brilliant for scaffolding pupils in developing in-depth analysis skills) - Includes GCSE examination style questions - A great tool for encouraging independent learning
A fun, editable, ready-to-use lesson which guides pupils through exploring similes and metaphors in song lyrics. Differentiated lesson and challenge objectives.Proven success in numerous Transition Days across Years 5 to 8 in my current school.
A series of lessons (2-3 depending upon ability), exploring the use of adjectives in chapter two of ‘Skellig’ by David Almond. Includes differentiated lesson objectives and a ready to use worksheet.
An editable worksheet which facilitates the learning of the relationship between modal verbs and probability.
A colourful, editable step-by-step guide to writing analytical paragraphs suitable for higher attainers in Year 7 up to GCSE level. The model response is based upon analysing the use of typography on a book cover of the novel 'The Woman in Black' by Susan Hill.
A colourful and easy-to-follow worksheet that explains what cohesive devices are and how to use them.
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.
A full lesson including: A copy of the poem with key terms; a card sort starter which introduces the poetic devices used in the poem; a differentiated activity analysing the poem and a PPT presentation which guides pupils through each activity.
A fun lesson in which pupils follow online tutorials to learn how to draw characters from The Simpsons. This worksheet guides them through using prepositions and sequencing conjunctions in their instructional writing. Includes a peer assessment activity!
A series of five ready-to-use, editable worksheets and two lessons covering the following SPaG topics: Punctuation Modal verbs Prepositions (x 2) Conjunctions (x 3)