Transactional Writing GCSE SOW (EDUQAS 1-9 New GCSE Spec)

Transactional Writing GCSE SOW (EDUQAS 1-9 New GCSE Spec)

This is an engaging and easily accessible scheme of work, which was created for use with a set 3 and set 4 ability GCSE class. It follows the new EDUQAS specification, however it would also be an incredibly useful resource for any exam board that has a section on Transactional (non-fiction) writing. This scheme contains: - 13 PowerPoints - Lessons on the full range of writing types as specified by the exam (formal and informal letters, articles, reports, reviews, speeches) - 9 worksheets (including 1 homework) - A computer based lesson on revision of layout - Opportunities for self and peer assessment (worksheets provided) Please leave comments and reviews, all are gratefully received. Thank you
MissSidney
Apostrophes for Possession

Apostrophes for Possession

This is a full PowerPoint (for a 1 hour lesson) which I have used with year 7, 8 and 9 groups. This lesson could also be used as a cross-curricular or whole school resource to help students in other subjects understand the importance of correct grammar and amend their work as necessary. This PowerPoint is colourful, engaging and includes a challenge task which stretched the more able in my group. I have also included a slide on common errors where the students have to spot why the apostrophe usage is incorrect. As a plenary, the PowerPoint also includes a peer assessment task. Please leave reviews, thank you.
MissSidney
A Midsummer Night's Dream Year 9 FULL SOW

A Midsummer Night's Dream Year 9 FULL SOW

A Midsummer Night's Dream Year 9 FULL SOW has been designed to teach a middle ability year 9 group. I have used a wide variety of activities, aiming to engage all. I would be really grateful for any feedback and please give a review if it's been helpful to you, thank you. This SOW includes 17 lessons and 1 assessment. The assessment is 'How is the supernatural world described in A Midsummer Night’s Dream?' and the assessment sheet is structured for teacher feedback and then student reflection. All of the presentations use Notebook software.
MissSidney
GCSE Speaking and Listening (EDUQAS)

GCSE Speaking and Listening (EDUQAS)

This PowerPoint presentation provides the necessary information for years 10-11 to plan and complete their speaking and listening assessment. This PowerPoint is aimed at the EDUQAS spec, but could be very easily amended if the criteria were changed for a different specification. I use this presentation as an introduction to S&L and then let the students complete research on the computer to start creating their presentations. With my classes, I find it is very helpful to print this PowerPoint for them so that they have a reference / guide to help them throughout the planning of their S&L presentation. This PowerPoint includes: - an overview of what the students are expected to present - what the students can use to support them during their presentations - criteria from the EDUQAS mark scheme - FAQs
MissSidney
GCSE English Unseen Poetry Revision 'Long Distance II' by Tony Harrison

GCSE English Unseen Poetry Revision 'Long Distance II' by Tony Harrison

This resource contains a Powerpoint lesson created to help my students revise the use of STRIVE (subject, tone, rhyme and rhythm, imagery, vocabulary and effect) which aids them in analysing an unseen poem. It also contains a Word document which is a copy of Harrison's poem, 'Long Distance II'. This lesson is an excellent resource to introduce using STRIVE as well as using it for revision purposes. It is aimed at set 3 and 4 ability, however could easily be adapted to add stretch and challenge. The Powerpoint provides details for students of different levels of analysis that they could comment on in this poem. For example, after asking students about what imagery they could focus on in 'Long Distance II', there is an animated text box which gives some detailed examples of commentary on the poem. Please comment and rate if this resource has been helpful for you and your classes, Thank you
MissSidney
GCSE English Unseen Poetry Revision 'Clown Punk' by Simon Armitage

GCSE English Unseen Poetry Revision 'Clown Punk' by Simon Armitage

This resource contains a Powerpoint lesson created to help my students revise the use of STRIVE (subject, tone, rhyme and rhythm, imagery, vocabulary and effect) which aids them in analysing an unseen poem. It also contains a Word document which is a copy of Armitage's poem, 'Clown Punk'. This lesson is an excellent resource to introduce using STRIVE as well as using it for revision purposes. It is aimed at set 3 and 4 ability, however could easily be adapted to add stretch and challenge. The Powerpoint provides details for students of different levels of analysis that they could comment on in this poem. For example, after asking students about what imagery they could focus on in 'Clown Punk', there is an animated text box which gives some detailed examples of commentary on the poem. Please comment and rate if this resource has been helpful for you and your classes, Thank you
MissSidney
GCSE English Literature (EDUQAS) 'Afternoons' Philip Larkin Exam Practice

GCSE English Literature (EDUQAS) 'Afternoons' Philip Larkin Exam Practice

I used this resource with my GCSE groups to practise part (a) of the EDUQAS Poetry exam (in component 1 of the Literature paper). This exam-style lesson focuses on improving students' knowledge of, and skills they need to answer, part (a) of the poetry paper. It uses Philip Larkin's 'Afternoons' (from the EDUQAS anthology) as the focus poem. This resource includes: - A engaging and well presented PowerPoint - A 'home-made' exam paper for Philip Larkin's 'Afternoons' (which is based on the SAMS materials in order for my paper to look as 'realistic' to the students as possible) - A reflection sheet for the students to complete after they have finished their exam style answer to part (a) of the exam. Thank you for viewing and I hope your students find it as helpful as mine did!
MissSidney
Transactional Writing GCSE SOW (EDUQAS 1-9 New GCSE Spec)

Transactional Writing GCSE SOW (EDUQAS 1-9 New GCSE Spec)

This is an engaging and easily accessible scheme of work, which was created for use with a set 3 and set 4 ability GCSE class. It follows the new EDUQAS specification, however it would also be an incredibly useful resource for any exam board that has a section on Transactional (non-fiction) writing. This scheme contains: - 13 PowerPoints - Lessons on the full range of writing types as specified by the exam (formal and informal letters, articles, reports, reviews, speeches) - 9 worksheets (including 1 homework) - A computer based lesson on revision of layout - Opportunities for self and peer assessment (worksheets provided) Please leave comments and reviews, all are gratefully received. Thank you
MissSidney
Big Quiz of 2016

Big Quiz of 2016

This is a fun resource which could be used with your classes or form groups as a great end to the year. It is themed around 2016 and has 4 different rounds, each with a minimum of 10 questions: music, film, news and television. The PowerPoint is fantastically presented and makes use of many pictures and animations to make the 'playing' of the quiz more enjoyable. For the music round, I have attached the mp3 files which I linked into the PowerPoint - I am unsure as to whether you will need to reattach them or not! If so follow the instructions below: Insert-Audio-Audio on my PC
MissSidney
Year 9. Introduction to War Poetry! 4 Lessons - Siegfried Sassoon.

Year 9. Introduction to War Poetry! 4 Lessons - Siegfried Sassoon.

These 4 lessons (with attached poems and other necessary resources) have been created for a lower ability year 9 group, as an introduction to war poetry. All lessons have clear instructions and have been created using Microsoft Powerpoint, with possibilities for stretch and challenge highlighted, as well as differentiation for the lower end of the group. The lessons focus on the poems 'Base Details' and 'Suicide in the Trenches' by Siegfried Sassoon. The lessons explore the use of satire and literary techniques as well as having a close focus on language by analysing connotations. The lesson on satire worked really well alongside showing Blackadder Goes Forth's 'Goodbye' (the final episode). Please leave a review and rating if you use this resource. Thank you!
MissSidney
Apostrophes for Possession

Apostrophes for Possession

This is a full PowerPoint (for a 1 hour lesson) which I have used with year 7, 8 and 9 groups. This lesson could also be used as a cross-curricular or whole school resource to help students in other subjects understand the importance of correct grammar and amend their work as necessary. This PowerPoint is colourful, engaging and includes a challenge task which stretched the more able in my group. I have also included a slide on common errors where the students have to spot why the apostrophe usage is incorrect. As a plenary, the PowerPoint also includes a peer assessment task. Please leave reviews, thank you.
MissSidney
EDUQAS GCSE Poetry Anthology Revision Lesson - The Students Teach Each Other...

EDUQAS GCSE Poetry Anthology Revision Lesson - The Students Teach Each Other...

After studying 6 poems in the EDUQAS Poetry Anthology, I wanted to check the understanding of my group. I decided to make them teach each other about the poems! This resource is a very clear and well structured PowerPoint presentation to explain to the students what they will be expected to complete over a 2-3 lesson period. The students worked in groups, each focused on a different poem, to create a 10 minute presentation and accompanying activity to teach to their peers. I found this to be an excellent revision resource which doesn't really need any differentiating between sets, however I would suggest grouping students according to ability. The students had a really clear understanding of the task, following this presentation, and I was very impressed with the 'lessons' they produced!
MissSidney
Apostrophes for Omission / Contractions

Apostrophes for Omission / Contractions

This is a full PowerPoint (for a 1 hour lesson) which I have used with year 7, 8 and 9 groups. It can be helpful to give the students a reminder of apostrophes for omission before attempting to teach them about apostrophes for possession. This lesson could also be used as a cross-curricular or whole school resource to help students in other subjects understand the importance of correct grammar and amend their work as necessary. This PowerPoint is colourful, engaging and includes a challenge task which stretched the more able in my group. As a plenary, the PowerPoint also includes a peer assessment task. Please leave reviews, thank you.
MissSidney
Aderbials of Time (time connectives)

Aderbials of Time (time connectives)

This resources was created as part of a new 'bundle' of resources which are aimed at meeting the needs of year 7s following the change to the KS2 SATs specification. It is an engaging and easily accessible worksheet for all abilities. It has opportunity for stretch and challenge (tasks included on the sheet).
MissSidney
Book Jacket and Book Character (English Literature) Quiz

Book Jacket and Book Character (English Literature) Quiz

A really fun whole-school resource. This quiz can be used at any time of the year and takes an hour to complete. Relevant for all secondary years, this quiz is very engaging, colourful and full of images! Please leave comments/feedback. Thank you
MissSidney
Relative Clauses - year 7 - SPAG - English

Relative Clauses - year 7 - SPAG - English

A worksheet which gives examples of relative clauses and then gets students to write their own. There is a 'spooky stories' theme to match our current year 7 unit and 'challenge' boxes will help to stretch and challenge your more able students. This resource is easy to use for whole classes or for individual intervention and is presented in an engaging way. Please leave comments and reviews, thank you.
MissSidney
A Midsummer Night's Dream Year 9 FULL SOW

A Midsummer Night's Dream Year 9 FULL SOW

A Midsummer Night's Dream Year 9 FULL SOW has been designed to teach a middle ability year 9 group. I have used a wide variety of activities, aiming to engage all. I would be really grateful for any feedback and please give a review if it's been helpful to you, thank you. This SOW includes 17 lessons and 1 assessment. The assessment is 'How is the supernatural world described in A Midsummer Night’s Dream?' and the assessment sheet is structured for teacher feedback and then student reflection. All of the presentations use Notebook software.
MissSidney
'A Christmas Carol' Character Quotes English GCSE Revision

'A Christmas Carol' Character Quotes English GCSE Revision

I created this free resource when re-reading the Dickens novel 'A Christmas Carol' in preparation for teaching it to my year 10s next year. I wanted to take some really key (quite short) quotes from the novel that would be easy for my students to remember and use for revision. This resource could easily be used in lesson by making it into a test / quiz - the students would need to be confident in answering 'who said' the quote and in what context it was said. Equally, this resource is great to provide students with as part of a larger 'A Christmas Carol' pack. If this resource is helpful to you, please leave a review.
MissSidney
A Midsummer Night's Dream Year 9 SOW (lessons 1-6)

A Midsummer Night's Dream Year 9 SOW (lessons 1-6)

I have used this SOW with my current year 9, middle ability set. The first 10 lessons and any accompanying resources are included. I have used a wide variety of activities, aiming to engage all. I would be really grateful for any feedback and please give a review if it's been helpful to you, thank you. The lessons use Notebook software! The full SOW is available for purchase.
MissSidney