GCSE Magazine article writing

GCSE Magazine article writing

2 lessons revising magazine articles for English Language GCSE focusing on the topic of boxing. Resources include a starter proof-reading activity, advice on structure, how to write an introduction and developing main argument using persuasive techniques. Examples are provided for the introductions and main paragraphs.
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Narrative writing structure/opening paragraph

Narrative writing structure/opening paragraph

3 lessons suitable for KS3 or KS4. Lesson 1 focuses on the structure of narrative writing including a worksheet looking at examples of plans. Lessons 2 and 3 look at what makes an effective opening paragraph looking at 3 different examples- you could give pupils all 3 or give different ones to different groups. Pupils can then write their own opening paragraph based on success criteria.
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The Sundial Gillian Clarke Lesson

The Sundial Gillian Clarke Lesson

A lesson exploring the poem 'The Sundial' by Gillian Clarke linking into the welsh poetry element of the WJEC English Literature GCSE. Lesson explores the vocabulary of the poem, what a sundial is and questions to explore the poem- pupils could work in groups to tackle these or used after a class discussion of the poem.
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Capital punishment exposition writing

Capital punishment exposition writing

7 lessons on exposition writing I designed for a year 9 SoL exploring the topic of capital punishment. It focuses on pushing pupils to achieve level 6 but could be easily adapted for GCSE.
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Stereotyping teenagers 'How' question suitable for GCSE or KS3

Stereotyping teenagers 'How' question suitable for GCSE or KS3

4 lessons focusing on a 'how' question exploring the topic of stereotyping teenagers. Lessons explore an article a Daily Mail article looking at the 'Feral Youths' of the gangs of Brixton London. Previously used for GCSE non-fiction controlled assessment I have now adapted up for the new GCSE style questions. These lessons look at a 5 mark question but it could be easily expanded to 10 marks and more time spent on it.
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The Globe Theatre Description Writing

The Globe Theatre Description Writing

Two lessons for a Year 8 mixed ability class linking into the Globe Theatre. The first lesson looks at a video clip of the Globe Theatre and explores what makes a good piece of descriptive writing using two examples. The second lesson is planning and writing a piece of description writing.
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GCSE Magazine article writing

GCSE Magazine article writing

2 lessons revising magazine articles for English Language GCSE focusing on the topic of boxing. Resources include a starter proof-reading activity, advice on structure, how to write an introduction and developing main argument using persuasive techniques. Examples are provided for the introductions and main paragraphs.
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Hard Frost Poetry Analysis for high ability

Hard Frost Poetry Analysis for high ability

Two lessons exploring the poem 'Hard Frost' used with a high ability year 9 class- would also be suitable for GCSE pupils if adapted. The first lesson looks at the vocabulary and annotating the poem and the second looks at exploring quotations in detail- considering different meanings to help pupils reach level 6.
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Description writing of a fair

Description writing of a fair

PowerPoint guiding pupils through a piece of description writing of a fair with simile starter activity and examples paragraphs supporting lower ability pupils.
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The Tom-Cat Poem PEE

The Tom-Cat Poem PEE

Two lessons focusing on the poem 'The Tom-Cat' by Don Marquis focusing on the skill of PEE. Suitable for any KS3 class. First lesson looks at difficult vocabulary and the content of the poem and the second lesson looks at picking out examples and explaining those examples.
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Narrative writing structure/opening paragraph

Narrative writing structure/opening paragraph

3 lessons suitable for KS3 or KS4. Lesson 1 focuses on the structure of narrative writing including a worksheet looking at examples of plans. Lessons 2 and 3 look at what makes an effective opening paragraph looking at 3 different examples- you could give pupils all 3 or give different ones to different groups. Pupils can then write their own opening paragraph based on success criteria.
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Dulce et Decorum Est verse 1- Exploring language and structure

Dulce et Decorum Est verse 1- Exploring language and structure

Lesson to explore verse 1 of 'Dulce et Decorum Est' in detail and help pupils to understand how to annotate in detail. Word and definition mix and match sheet for the vocabulary in verse 1 of 'Dulce et Decorum Est' and a sheet with verse 1 on with space around to annotate.There is also a differentiated sheet some questions to help pupils who may find annotating difficult. I have also included a extension sheet for more able pupils to explore the structure of the poem.
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The Tempest act 1, scene 2 PEE

The Tempest act 1, scene 2 PEE

Lesson used with year 7 mixed ability- with a number of lower ability pupils who need extra support. Lesson has literacy starter and then focuses on the part of act 1, scene 2 when Prospero and Miranda visit Caliban. Lesson works well for first approach at using PEE.
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Speaking and listening task based on chapter 30 of 'Holes' by Louis Sachar- 'Zero's Trial'

Speaking and listening task based on chapter 30 of 'Holes' by Louis Sachar- 'Zero's Trial'

Lesson worked really well with mixed ability year 8 class. Pupils work in groups of 4 taking on the role of a barrister or a character from 'Holes' to decide on whether Zero deserves to be punished for his assault of Mr Pendanski in chapter 30. Each character has a support sheet with an extract from 'Holes' to help them come up with reasons why. I chose the more able pupils to be the barrister so they could lead the group.
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'Romeo and Juliet' act 1, scene 5 sonnet

'Romeo and Juliet' act 1, scene 5 sonnet

Lesson for year 9 mixed ability pupils exploring what a traditional sonnet is before looking at the sonnet between Romeo and Juliet in act 1, scene 5. Plenary explores what pupils have learnt through the lesson.
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Analysing 'Jabberwocky' and nonsense language

Analysing 'Jabberwocky' and nonsense language

Lesson observation standard lesson looking at nonsense language and how we can look at the sound of words and context to help us work out meaning. This links in well with the definition questions in the WJEC GCSE English Language exams. I have used this lesson with both mixed ability year 7 and year 8 and it worked really well. Starter activity has a literacy element to give pupils a extra focus. PowerPoint has examples of how to analyse language. Lesson objectives: To show an understanding of the poem ‘The Jabberwocky’ and refer to the poem when explaining your ideas- Level 4 To identify key ideas in the poem and select quotations to support your ideas - Level 5 To explore different layers of meanings in quotations and aspects of language in the poem (individual words)- Level 6 To be able to understand and express an overview of the poem when exploring quotations- Level 7
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Of Mice and Men revision lesson on loneliness

Of Mice and Men revision lesson on loneliness

Lesson focuses on exploring the theme of loneliness- assessment objectives mentioned linked into WJEC English Literature. Starter activity engages pupils by ranking characters in order of loneliness. There is also support sheets for the different characters to help pupils think about how each character is lonely.
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