A set of 15 posters for the AQA Anthology of Power and Conflict poems.
You could laminate and display in class or other areas your KS4 pupils frequent.
You could also send these home to parents for them to use at home to help with revision.
These cards are designed to help you and your teaching assistants to improve your teacher talk. By simply changing the way we respond and question our students we can improve their learning and model how to develop a more inquisitive and probing vocabulary.
The use of Socratic questioning creates an active classroom where learning is student-centered and inquiry- based. This form of questioning also facilitates long-term retention of information and advances the problem-solving skills of the students.
* I cut these up, laminate, hole-punch and put onto a split ring. I have given them to teaching assistants and students to use.
* You could print them off as posters to put up in class.
*Print them small and stick into books or your planner.
A set of colourful posters. Perfect for your classroom.
I have printed and laminated these and put them up in the Year Ten Cloakroom. I have also sent a set home to parents, via email, and suggested they have a spot at home, such as the fridge, so that they could rotate the poems over a period of time.
With 15 poems to study and a closed book exam, our students have a significant task to develop a good working knowledge as required by the exam board.
I have used all of these resources successfully with my own classes to help them build knowledge and confidence.
These activities are perfect for:
*Starters & plenaries
* A word cloud for each poem and lists of suggested activities you can do with them
* 3 Quiz Question Rounds with student handouts and answer sheets
* Matching poets to poems. There are 5 variations to discourage cheating on these!
* A cloze activity for each poem with more suggested extension activities
* All poems wordle
* A comparison sheet - 15 boxes on one sheet so students can see all fifteen poems together at one glance - further suggested activities included.
Resources to help build context for the Sign of Four.
1. Fact sheet about Conan Doyle.
I have picked out some interesting bits and pieces about the writer and I have left a blank box on the Conan Doyle Fact sheet for you to add any of your own information.
2. General facts about Victorian Britain.
You could squeeze more snippets into the gaps if you wish.
3. Time Line of Events in Queen Victoria’s Reign.
This includes an indicator of Conan Doyle’s birth and the span of the Sherlock novels. I have included some publishing dates of other works of literature to give further context.
4. AO3 Overview.
Intended to explain what ‘context’ is in relation to the syllabus . I have included some sentence starters for students to use when writing about context.
I have included thumbnail pictures of all four sheets on the cover sheet.
With the new G.C.S.E.’s being closed book, our students need to get to know the poems as they will not have reference to them in the exam. I wanted to have some varied works-sheets that I could use for home works, independent study or starters in lessons. I envision giving these out every so often during the year to keep the poems fresh in students’ memory.
This resource includes:
A clean copy of the poem
True or false quiz
Crossword of challenging vocab (two levels of difficulty and answer sheet)
Figurative language worksheet
Building own opinion sheet
Word Fill sheet with creative writing task suggestion
Word – search
We all watch the Baz Luhrmann version of Romeo & Juliet, so it makes sense to use a visual that the students will identify with.
* A one-page overview and a head shot per page of the characters.
* PDF of synonyms for 'love' and 'hate'. Set up to print 2sided. I then laminate them.
With the new G.C.S.E.’s being closed book, our students need to get to know the anthology well as they will not have reference to them in the exam.
To this end, I wanted to have some varied works-sheets that I could use for home works, independent study or starters in lessons. I also thought I could use them to give out every so often during the year to keep the poems fresh in students’ memory. You could, of course, use them, to supplement the initial teaching of the poems.
Ideas / suggestions / points:
Consider printing some pages on A3 to maximise writing area
Each sheet has a place for students name to be written
There is a blank biography sheet for you to add your own knowledge or direct students to research and fill in
Creative Writing pages cross over to the Language paper offering a ‘two birds with one stone’ approach for practice!
Some sheets include ‘Extension Tasks’ – these could be given as extras or to push on higher ability
*********Aug 2016:THIS RESOURCE HAS BEEN UPDATED AND ALL SHEETS ARE IN PLACE********
A set of 12 multiple choice questions sheets for the Sign of Four. One worksheet for each chapter. Each sheet has 12 multiple choice questions, complete with check boxes for students to indicate answers. The pack also contains 12 Teacher Answer sheets with answers highlighted in easy to see red.
What were attitudes to drug taking in Victorian England?
The new AQA GCSE Literature exam now has an Assessment Objective aimed at students understanding the context of the texts they study.
"AO3: Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written"
This is a simple handout to outline Victorian attitudes to drug taking. It also provides areas for students to add in own research.
I have also included a blank capture sheet for you to use.
These are some general resources to help with introducing the novella.
* Timeline of the novella - to help students see the overall events.
*4 Activities on Chapter Names - to help students know chapter titles and therefore navigate the plot line.
*Poster of other literature to read around the novella - to encourage students to read around the genre and improve understanding of context and style of language.
*Plot template to fill in - to help students follow the plot devices.
*Theme posters for classroom walls and a one-page handout - display posters.
* A collection of J&H book covers - the collection of covers can be used for starter activities - how are the themes illustrated in each picture?
Perfect resource for supporting the teaching of narrative writing or beautiful images for display. The texts range from classics through to modern day, so there is a good range to look at. I have created a variety of options for you to use the images.
52 JPG files
52PDF files (use for posters)
Word Doc list of tiltles, authors and first lines - fully editable for you to use as you wish.
Powerpoint Slide Show with 52 slides set up and ready to play on a loop ( 8 secs per slide)
Powerpoint with 4 images per slide for printing to cut up and make cards.
List of Books
The Bad Beginning
A Christmas Carol
A Wizard of Earthsea
The Knife of Never Letting Go
The Graveyard Book
Lord of the Flies
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
One of Us Is Lying
The Lightning Thief
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Looking For Alaska
Lord of Shadows
Thirteen Reasons Why
The Hate U Give
The Red Pyramid
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Book of a Thousand Days
A Tale of Two Cities
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Peter and Wendy
The Hunger Games
The Angel Experiment
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Of Mice and Men
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Brother in the Land
A set of 8 resources sheets supporting 'The Sign of Four' text focusing on exploring characters. Includes:
Character matching activity sheet with answers
Word bank of character traits
Character traits worksheet
Character comparison worksheet
Character examination worksheet
Blank note taking sheet
As we know, the students need to have a 'good working knowledge' of the poetry anthology. This series of resources are intended to help students develop a better familiarity with the poems. They are perfect for starters, plenaries or revision sessions.
This pack includes:
*A 150 powerpoint slide with single words taken from the poems. At a simple level, students try to guess which poem the word comes from. Also included are is a list of other suggested activities you can use with the resource.
*Another 150 slide powerpoint with lines or short phrases taken from the anthology. Again, there is a list of suggested activities to do.
I have this up in my room as a reminder to pupils to bring things back on topic if we are getting side tracked. It just acknowledges that you value what they have said and put it aside for another time of end of lesson.