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Welcome. My resources include CPD self-study units for teachers as well as whole units of work specifically designed for the English classroom. Whole units come with detailed teacher notes, teaching PPTs and all student resources. I hope you enjoy using them as much as I have. Questions are very welcome and I can be contacted at roseandmay2@virginmedia.com. Best wishes, Sam

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Welcome. My resources include CPD self-study units for teachers as well as whole units of work specifically designed for the English classroom. Whole units come with detailed teacher notes, teaching PPTs and all student resources. I hope you enjoy using them as much as I have. Questions are very welcome and I can be contacted at roseandmay2@virginmedia.com. Best wishes, Sam
AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 HOBBIES Unit with NEW Digital Activities
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 Hobbies Unit This Step Up to English unit of work is designed to prepare students for the Component 1 Literacy topics Hobbies unit. It supports students to engage with relevant text types, develop some of the key skills and practice the style of assessment questions before they tackle the actual AQA assessment papers. It is designed to last around 4-5 weeks depending on the number of English lessons you have. I have not broken it down into individual lessons as all classes are different and some will need longer on some activities than others. It is designed in a way that classes can practice how to answer the Step Up style of questions thus building confidence before completing the AQA assessments. It includes a 56 slide teaching PPT, all 12 student resources in both word and pdf formats plus 5 digital resources and a set of detailed teacher’s notes explaining how the unit can be delivered. More Step Up to English Resources Complete courses and individual teaching units on all component 1 and 2 topics are available. They include teaching PPTs, all student resources and a set of detailed teacher’s notes and can be found at: RoseandMay’s TES English Classroom Resources New individual units: AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 STYLE Unit AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 CRIME Unit New Complete Course AQA Step Up to English: Complete Course (Leisure, Crime and Style Units) You may also like: AQA Step Up to English: Grammar and Punctuation Starters AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 Creative Writing Unit
AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 CRIME Unit *NEW*
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 CRIME Unit Welcome to the murky world of Victorian child crime and pickpockets! This half-termly unit is built around the Step Up topic of Crime and is designed to prepare students for their AQA Step Up to English Component 2 Creative Reading and Writing assessment. It is aimed mainly at Gold award candidates however it is also applicable to those doing the Silver award if, like me, you have candidates doing both awards in the same class. It includes a nicely presented 79 slide teaching PPT (in editable PPT and PDF formats) with lots of engaging activities and both fiction and non-fiction extracts to ensure students develop the skills necessary to complete the assessment tasks for reading and writing. This includes four extracts from Roald Dahl’s ‘The Hitchhiker’, none of which appear in the actual Gold assessment - you may wish to watch the short film version to give a sense of the whole story. The writing section includes sections on good story openings, writing dialogue, creating character, narrative voice and varying sentences. All 21 resources with all texts and student resources are included in pdf and word format as well as a detailed set of teacher’s notes explaining how I have used the resources. More Step Up to English Resources Complete courses and individual teaching units on all component 1 and 2 topics are available. They include teaching PPTs, all student resources and a set of detailed teacher’s notes and can be found at: RoseandMay’s TES English Classroom Resources New individual units: AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 STYLE Unit You may also like: AQA Step Up to English: Grammar and Punctuation Starters AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 Creative Writing Unit
AQA Step Up to English: Complete Course  (Leisure, Detectives and Horror Units)
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AQA Step Up to English: Complete Course (Leisure, Detectives and Horror Units)

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AQA Step Up to English: Complete Course This bundle includes all you need to teach the full AQA Step Up to English course. It contains two practice units (Media Campaigns and Fashion) plus two component 1 units (Leisure and Detectives) plus one component 2 unit (Gothic Horror). Each unit contains a teaching PPT, all resources in word and pdf formats and a set of detailed teacher’s notes. The bundle also includes four self-study CPD units on how to teach entry level English. More Step Up to English Resources More complete courses and individual teaching units on all component 1 and 2 topics are available. They include teaching PPTs, all student resources and a set of detailed teacher’s notes and can be found at: RoseandMay’s TES English Classroom Resources New individual units: AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 STYLE Unit AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 CRIME Unit New Complete Course AQA Step Up to English: Complete Course (Leisure, Crime and Style Units) You may also like: AQA Step Up to English: Grammar and Punctuation Starters AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 Creative Writing Unit
AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 MYTHS & LEGENDS Unit *NEW*
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 MYTHS & LEGENDS Unit *NEW*

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Welcome to a world of black dogs, goblins and boggarts! This half-termly unit is built around the Step Up topic of Myths and Legends and is designed to prepare students for their AQA Step Up to English Component 2 Creative Reading and Writing assessment. It is aimed mainly at Gold award candidates however it is also applicable to those doing the Silver award if, like me, you have candidates doing both awards in the same class. It includes a detailed 78 slide teaching PPT with lots of engaging activities and both fiction and non-fiction extracts to ensure students develop the skills necessary to complete the assessment tasks for reading and writing. The writing section, for example, includes sections on good story openings, writing dialogue, creating character, narrative voice and varying sentences using a ‘visual grammar’ approach. All 18 resources with all texts and student resources are included in word and pdf formats as well as a very detailed set of teacher’s notes explaining how I have used the resources. More Step Up to English Resources Other individual teaching units and complete courses which include teaching PPTs, all student resources and teacher’s notes can be found at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/RoseandMay101 All component 1 and 2 units are available including new units on ‘Crime’ and ‘Style’ .
AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 THE NEXT STEP Unit
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 The Next Step Unit This unit is designed to prepare students for the Step Up Gold and Silver assessments - Component 1 Literacy topics The Next Step. It guides students through the skills required for the speaking and listening assessment (group work task and individual interview) as well as preparing them for the reading and writing assessments with lots of opportunities for discussion and engaging activities. I designed it as a half-termly unit for my own year 10 Step Up class and linked it with preparation for their work placements. All eleven resources used in the scheme are included in both word and pdf formats in addition to a well-presented teaching PPT and detailed teacher’s notes based on my experience of delivering the unit. More Step Up to English Resources Complete courses and individual teaching units on all component 1 and 2 topics are available. They include teaching PPTs, all student resources and a set of detailed teacher’s notes and can be found at: RoseandMay’s TES English Classroom Resources New individual units: AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 STYLE Unit AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 CRIME Unit New Complete Course AQA Step Up to English: Complete Course (Leisure, Crime and Style Units) You may also like: AQA Step Up to English: Grammar and Punctuation Starters AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 Creative Writing Unit
AQA Step Up  to English: Component 1 DETECTIVES Unit
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 Detectives Unit This is a unit of work for the AQA Step Up to English Gold Award - Detectives. It is designed to last up to a half-term and involves students in preparing for the speaking assessments, exploring text types, engaging with the Step Up style of questions and writing in the report genre, all direct preparation for the AQA Step Up assessment. This unit includes a 40 slide teaching PPT with engaging and practical lesson ideas for discussion and activities related to texts as well as all resources in word and pdf formats and a set of detailed teacher’s notes. More Step Up to English Resources Complete courses and individual teaching units on all component 1 and 2 topics are available. They include teaching PPTs, all student resources and a set of detailed teacher’s notes and can be found at: RoseandMay’s TES English Classroom Resources New individual units: AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 STYLE Unit AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 CRIME Unit New Complete Course AQA Step Up to English: Complete Course (Leisure, Crime and Style Units) You may also like: AQA Step Up to English: Grammar and Punctuation Starters AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 Creative Writing Unit
AQA Functional Skills in English: Speaking and Listening Unit
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This unit of work is designed to help build the skills necessary for success in the speaking and listening assessment for AQA Functional Skills English as well as those valued by employers. It is a discussion based unit and explores skills such as asking questions, leading a discussion, researching and planning a presentation. It leads to two assessment activities, a ‘meeting’ in which students discuss setting up a series of lunchtime clubs for younger pupils followed by an individual presentation in which students showcase their own plans for a school club. I have included a detailed set of teacher’s notes, a 42 slide teaching PPT and all resources in both word and pdf format. More AQA Functional Skills in English Units AQA Functional Skills in English: Level 1 - Complete Course https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12458768 AQA Functional Skills in English: Level 1 Unit - Climate Change Crisis https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12458750 AQA Functional Skills in English: Level 1 Unit - Leisure https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12446306 AQA Functional Skills in English: Level 1 Unit - Taking the Next Step https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12443289
Edexcel Functional Skills in English: Level 2  - Complete Course NEW
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Edexcel Functional Skills in English: Level 2 - Complete Course NEW

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This is a collection of four teaching units for Edexcel’s new Functional Skills in English Level 2 exam. Together they form a complete course which can be taught across one academic year or form the basis of a 2 year course. The Speaking and Listening unit prepares students for the discussion and presentation assessments on the topic of setting up lunchtime clubs. The Taking the Next Step unit, which explores preparing for the world of work and college, offers alternative speaking and listening tasks and also includes sections on developing key reading and writing skills for the exam. The Leisure and Climate Crisis units also explore non-fiction reading and writing with a focus on exam-style tasks and approaches. Each unit comes complete with a teaching PPT, detailed teacher notes and all resources in both word and pdf formats. **All Functional Skills units available individually: Edexcel Functional Skills in English: Level 2 Unit - Climate Change Crisis https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12455287 Edexcel Functional Skills in English: Level 2 Unit - Leisure https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12453334 Edexcel Functional Skills in English: Level 2 Unit - Taking the Next Step https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12450057 Edexcel Functional Skills English Level 1 and 2: Speaking and Listening unit https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12408393 **
AQA Step Up to English: Component 1  MUSIC Unit
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 MUSIC Unit

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AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 Music Unit This updated unit of work is designed to prepare students for the AQA Step Up to English Component 1 Literacy topics Music unit. It supports students to engage with relevant text types, develop some of the key skills and practice the style of assessment questions before they tackle the actual AQA assessment papers. It is designed to last around 4-5 weeks depending on the number of English lessons you have… It includes a well-presented 58 slide teaching PPT and all ten resources in word and pdf formats plus a detailed set of teacher’s notes based on my experience of delivering the unit. More Step Up to English Resources Complete courses and individual teaching units on all component 1 and 2 topics are available. They include teaching PPTs, all student resources and a set of detailed teacher’s notes and can be found at: RoseandMay’s TES English Classroom Resources New individual units: AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 STYLE Unit AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 CRIME Unit New Complete Course AQA Step Up to English: Complete Course (Leisure, Crime and Style Units) You may also like: AQA Step Up to English: Grammar and Punctuation Starters AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 Creative Writing Unit
AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 GOTHIC HORROR Unit
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 Gothic Horror Unit This updated half-termly unit is designed to prepare students for their AQA Step Up to English Component 2 Creative Reading and Writing GOTHIC HORROR assessment. It is aimed mainly at Gold award candidates however it is also applicable to those doing the Silver award if, like me, you have candidates doing both awards in the same class. It includes a 48 slide PPT with lots of engaging activities and texts to ensure students develop the skills to complete the assessment tasks for reading and writing. All 12 resources are included in word and pdf formats as well as a detailed set of teacher’s notes. I have prepared this unit for my own Year 10 Step Up group who need careful guidance, lots of reassurance and reminders of basic skills. More Step Up to English Resources Complete courses and individual teaching units on all component 1 and 2 topics are available. They include teaching PPTs, all student resources and a set of detailed teacher’s notes and can be found at: RoseandMay’s TES English Classroom Resources New individual units: AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 STYLE Unit AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 CRIME Unit New Complete Course AQA Step Up to English: Complete Course (Leisure, Crime and Style Units) You may also like: AQA Step Up to English: Grammar and Punctuation Starters AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 Creative Writing Unit
AQA Step Up to English: Component 1  LEISURE Unit  *NEW*
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 Leisure Unit This half-termly unit is designed to prepare students for their AQA Step Up to English LEISURE assessment. It is aimed mainly at Gold award candidates however I have referenced Silver award tasks in case, like me, you have candidates doing both awards in the same class. It includes a well-presented 51 slide teaching PPT with lots of engaging activities to ensure students develop the skills to complete the assessment tasks for speaking and listening (group discussion/meeting and individual presentation), reading and writing. All resources are included in both word and pdf formats as well as a detailed set of teacher’s notes based on my experience of delivering the unit. More Step Up to English Resources Complete courses and individual teaching units on all component 1 and 2 topics are available. They include teaching PPTs, all student resources and a set of detailed teacher’s notes and can be found at: RoseandMay’s TES English Classroom Resources New individual units: AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 STYLE Unit AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 CRIME Unit New Complete Course AQA Step Up to English: Complete Course (Leisure, Crime and Style Units) You may also like: AQA Step Up to English: Grammar and Punctuation Starters AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 Creative Writing Unit
Edexcel Functional Skills English Level 1 and 2: Speaking and Listening unit
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Edexcel Functional Skills English Level 1 and 2: Speaking and Listening unit

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This unit of work is designed to help build the skills necessary for success in the speaking and listening assessments for Edexcel Functional Skills English Levels 1 and 2 as well as those valued by employers. It is a discussion based unit and explores skills such as asking questions, leading a discussion, researching and planning a presentation. It leads to two assessment activities, a ‘meeting’ in which students discuss setting up a series of lunchtime clubs for younger pupils followed by an individual presentation in which students showcase their own plans for a school club. I have included a detailed set of teacher’s notes, a 44 slide teaching PPT and all resources in both word and pdf format. I hope your students enjoy taking part in this unit. **More Edexcel Functional Skills Resources Edexcel Functional Skills in English: Level 1 - Complete Course https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12459414 This is a collection of four teaching units for Edexcel’s Functional Skills in English Level 1 exam. Together they form a complete course which can be taught across one academic year or form the basis of a 2 year course. Each unit comes complete with a teaching PPT, detailed teacher notes and all resources in both word and pdf formats. ** **Edexcel Functional Skills in English: Level 2 - Complete Course https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12455303 This is a collection of four teaching units for Edexcel’s new Functional Skills in English Level 2 exam. Together they form a complete course which can be taught across one academic year or form the basis of a 2 year course. **
AQA English Language GCSE Paper 1:  Narrative and Descriptive Writing Tasks
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AQA English Language GCSE Paper 1: Narrative and Descriptive Writing Tasks

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AQA English Language GCSE Paper 1: Narrative and Descriptive Writing Tasks This resource includes fifty creative writing tasks (narrative and descriptive) based on original images and which are presented in the AQA Paper 1 format. It includes 25 original images which can act as inspiration for creative writing or as practice assessments. The photographs belong to the author and I am happy for teachers to use them in the classroom. I have also included planning frames for both narrative and descriptive writing tasks. Hope you enjoy using them. You may also like: AQA English Language GCSE Paper 1: Creative Writing Unit for Mid to High Attainers AQA English Language GCSE: Paper 1 Creative Writing Unit for Lower Attainers
AQA Functional Skills in English: Level 1 Unit - Climate Change Crisis *NEW*
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AQA Functional Skills in English: Level 1 Unit - Climate Change Crisis *NEW*

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AQA Functional Skills in English: Level 1 Unit - Climate Change Crisis This engaging and fully resourced unit of work is designed to teach some of the key skills required for tacking the AQA Functional Skills Level 1 English exam paper. It is built around the topic of the climate change crisis. There are two sections: Reading section – exploration of three different non-fiction texts including a letter, web pages and a blog. Writing section – focus on writing a persuasive letter and a blog This includes a 55 slide teaching PPT (editable PPT format) as well as a set of detailed teacher’s notes and all 10 resources in both word and pdf formats. Tasks and texts are relevant and engaging and ideal preparation for the Level 1 exam. You may also like: AQA Functional Skills in English: Level 1 - Complete Course AQA Functional Skills in English: Level 1 Unit - Leisure AQA Functional Skills in English: Level 1 Unit - Taking the Next Step AQA Functional Skills in English: Speaking and Listening Unit
Making Effective Use of Teaching Assistants - Training Session for Teachers
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Making Effective Use of Teaching Assistants - Training Session for Teachers

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This PPT is designed as for colleagues who are delivering training to teaching staff on how to make effective use of their teaching assistants. It would be useful for trainees as well as staff in schools who wish to consider how to deploy TAs more effectively within the classroom. The unit is underpinned by recent research and allows for interaction and discussion as well as the sharing of existing good practice. It could easily form one or two training sessions with teaching colleagues and includes some ‘gap’ tasks to move colleagues forward.
AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 SPORT Unit REVISED and UPDATED
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 SPORT Unit REVISED and UPDATED

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AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 Sport Unit This highly engaging and enjoyable unit of work is designed to help build the key skills required for AQA’s Step Up to English Gold Award Component 2 Creative Reading and Writing: SPORT. It also gives students practice in tackling the types of question in the Step Up assessment and can be taught across a half-term or adapted for a shorter course. It is ideal for Year 10 or Year 11 students who are entered for this award. There is a well-presented 54 slide teaching PPT plus all 9 resources in both word and pdf formats. There is also a set of teacher’s notes to accompany the resources based on my experience of delivering it in the classroom. More Step Up to English Resources Complete courses and individual teaching units on all component 1 and 2 topics are available. They include teaching PPTs, all student resources and a set of detailed teacher’s notes and can be found at: RoseandMay’s TES English Classroom Resources New individual units: AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 STYLE Unit AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 CRIME Unit New Complete Course AQA Step Up to English: Complete Course (Leisure, Crime and Style Units) You may also like: AQA Step Up to English: Grammar and Punctuation Starters AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 Creative Writing Unit
AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 EXPLORING Unit
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 Exploring Unit This half-termly unit is designed to prepare students for their AQA Step Up to English Component 2 Creative Reading and Writing EXPLORING assessment. It is aimed mainly at Gold award candidates however it is also applicable to those doing the Silver award if, like me, you have candidates doing both awards in the same class. It includes a well-presented 48 slide teaching PPT with lots of engaging activities and texts to ensure students develop the skills necessary to complete the assessment tasks for reading and writing. All 14 student resources are included in word and pdf formats as well as a detailed set of teacher’s notes based on my experience of teaching the unit. More Step Up to English Resources Complete courses and individual teaching units on all component 1 and 2 topics are available. They include teaching PPTs, all student resources and a set of detailed teacher’s notes and can be found at: RoseandMay’s TES English Classroom Resources New individual units: AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 STYLE Unit AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 CRIME Unit New Complete Course AQA Step Up to English: Complete Course (Leisure, Crime and Style Units) You may also like: AQA Step Up to English: Grammar and Punctuation Starters AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 Creative Writing Unit
AQA Step Up to English: Creative Writing tasks
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AQA Step Up to English: Creative Writing Tasks This resource consists of a series of titles linked to pictures in the style of AQA’s Step Up to English Paper 2 Section B Creative Writing questions. The images are my own and you are very welcome to use them as practice questions. More Step Up to English Resources Complete courses and individual teaching units on all component 1 and 2 topics are available. They include teaching PPTs, all student resources and a set of detailed teacher’s notes and can be found at: RoseandMay’s TES English Classroom Resources New individual units: AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 STYLE Unit AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 CRIME Unit New Complete Course AQA Step Up to English: Complete Course (Leisure, Crime and Style Units) You may also like: AQA Step Up to English: Grammar and Punctuation Starters AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 Creative Writing Unit
Cambridge IGCSE First Language English: Paper 2 Composition tasks
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This resource is a series of questions in the style of Cambridge’s English Language IGCSE Paper 2 Composition exam paper. I have added some extra creative tasks with my own images. You may also like: Cambridge IGCSE English Language: Imaginative Writing Unit This unit of work is designed with a particular focus on Component 2 or 3 Imaginative writing. It explores descriptive and narrative writing within the context of gothic fiction, and includes a superbly presented 104 slide teaching PPT plus all 19 student resources and a set of detailed teacher’s notes. Cambridge IGCSE English Language: Speaking and Listening Unit This unit prepares students for their Cambridge IGCSE Speaking and Listening test (individual talk and conversation) on a specific topic agreed with their teacher. It guides students through the whole process by looking at aspects of effective talks such as openings, rhetorical devices, endings, use of cue cards to structure a talk and responding to questions. A 40 slide PPT is included as well as all eight resources in both word and pdf formats and a detailed set of teacher’s notes.
Edexcel English Language GCSE Paper 1: Imaginative Writing Tasks
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Edexcel English Language GCSE Paper 1: Imaginative Writing Tasks This resource is a series of titles linked to pictures in the style of Edexcel’s English Language GCSE Paper 1 Imaginative Writing questions. The images are my own and you are very welcome to use them as practice questions. More Edexcel English Language GCSE Resources Edexcel English Language GCSE Paper 1: Imaginative Writing Unit This half-termly unit of work is designed to help prepare students for the Edexcel English Language Paper 1 exam with particular focus on narrative and descriptive writing. It supports students in actively exploring and enjoying both descriptive and narrative writing, looking at excellent and varied models of texts and identifying successful features before moving to students composing their own creative responses. Edexcel English Language GCSE: Spoken Language Unit This unit prepares students for their Edexcel GCSE English Language spoken presentation. The unit guides students through the process by looking at aspects of effective presentations such as openings, rhetorical devices, endings, use of cue cards to structure a talk, delivery and responding to questions.