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English Key Stage 3 and GCSE Resources

English Key Stage 3 and GCSE Resources
61 Formal Discourse Marker List
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61 Formal Discourse Marker List

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Discourse markers list with 61 discourse markers and linkers to help students write and improve structural features in GCSE English. This discourse marker cheat sheet can be used as a classroom poster for connectives, as part of a discourse markers lesson activity or as student revision sheet for discourse markers and connectors. The free handout features recognisable, simple discourse markers that are differentiated for varying abilities of students to easily integrate for structure improvement and essay writing improvement. • discourse markers to show similarity • discourse markers for arguments • discourse markers for academic writing • discourse markers for contrast • discourse markers for conclusion • discourse markers for comparison • discourse markers for cause and effect • discourse markers to express time • discourse markers to clarify • discourse markers for addition Aimed at students studying Key Stage 3 or GCSE English Language and Literature but relevant for all subjects where essay writing is required. Relevant for all exam boards as relates to GCSE National Curriculum English Language A04/A05 and English Literature A04 . This list can also supports students to recognise discourse markers for use in reading analysis during reading assessment papers. Ideas for use in classroom • A focus (use discourse markers in a piece of writing) • An extension task for homework for early finishers (ask students to add 3-5 discourse markers into their work) • Spelling task • Presentation aid to support students writing formal presentations. • Revision support Download includes one, one-page colour PDF printable file.
Downloadable Non Fiction Travel Reading Comprehension Magic Mountain article and worksheet
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Downloadable Non Fiction Travel Reading Comprehension Magic Mountain article and worksheet

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Downloadable Non –Fiction Reading Comprehension Magic Mountain article and worksheet (including questions on inference / language features / structural features ) English KS3 GCSE Workbook. This printable 4 page PDF GCSE English language reading comprehension workbook helps students revise for year 11 final assessments. On the relatable topic of travel, the article is a first person descriptive account of a positive travel experience that most learners can understand and engage with. The article and comprehension questions cover key areas of the AQA, Edexcel exam board specifications (and is also useful for Functional Skills Level 2). It offers helpful practice for: how to find and writing about inference, how to find and write about structural devices, grammar and general comprehension. This 4 page reading comprehension can be used as: • A stand-alone lesson • Homework assignment • “Types of text” revision and example • Extension task to help with mock exams, reading practice or writing to inform, describe and persuade. • Revision aid to prepare for English Language AQA paper 2 The writing and reading persuasively tool can help students 1-to-1, in small groups or as a full class. The free workbook covers National Curriculum English targets for varying abilities of students including assessment objectives such as: • Reading comprehension • Making inferences • Recognising linguistic devices • Recognising structural features • Discussing effectiveness of structural features • Recognising a range of sentence structures (and explaining their uses) • Learning and using extensive vocabulary • Ambitious spelling Aimed at students studying Key Stage 3 or GCSE English Language and Literature Relevant for all exam boards as relates to GCSE National Curriculum English Language assessment objectives. Ideas for use in classroom • Full 1-2 lesson project • Exam practice • Discussion aid as a sample of descriptive and persuasive non-fiction writing. • Revision support • Extension task for early finishers and gifted and talented students. Download includes one, 4-page colour PDF printable file.
Poetry Writing Workbook PDF - 2 Lesson Complete Lesson Plans! - English Workbook and Projec
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Poetry Writing Workbook PDF - 2 Lesson Complete Lesson Plans! - English Workbook and Projec

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Lessons and workbook of poetry writing activities for KS3 / GCSE This 10 page workbook complete with 2 lesson plans and accompanying PowerPoint presentations will support students to write poetry using a range of linguistic devices and poetry writing techniques. Full of poetry writing prompts, the exercise is designed to teach key language features and build confidence of students in their creative writing abilities. This printable poetry-writing tool is packed with poetry writing exercises, including colourful and eye-catching templates and a teacher-designed step-by-step guide to writing a poem. It can be used working 1-to-1, in small groups or as a full class. Students can also analyse poetry and learn poetic techniques with sections on key terms and can analyse an example poem on the topic of friendship. Covers National Curriculum English Language and Literature targets for KS3 and GCSE including: • Read and write an effective poem using poetic devices • Understand simile, metaphor, emotive language, imagery, stanza, rhyme and refrain. • Utilise simile, metaphor, emotive language, imagery, rhymes and refrain in your own creative piece. • Recognise and use a poetic rhyme scheme • Use a range of linguistic devices • Use of a range of structural devices • Planning a piece of creative writing Included in this poetry teaching pack are two complete poetry writing lesson plans ( including PowerPoint presentations) which can be used as a class project, homework assignment, extension task, poetry revision aid or as a complete 1-3 lesson unit. Ideas for use in classroom • 1-3 lesson project • Supplementary homework project for poetry units. • Extension task for early finishers and gifted and talented students. • Introduction class to poetry unit Download includes one, 10-page colour PDF printable file, 2 lesson plans and 2 editable PowerPoint Presentations.
Literary Devices Word Search Starter Activity Plenary Fun simple starter and revision aids
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Literary Devices Word Search Starter Activity Plenary Fun simple starter and revision aids

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A word search for language techniques / literary devices. Colourful, simple and fun starter activity for GCSE/ Key stage three useful for helping with spelling of language terms and as revision of terms. Could be used as : Starter activity Summary activity Extension Task Combined as spelling revision. Used to begin a discussion on language terms. Introduction to language devices. Homework End of term recap, revision After holiday fun activity. Download include one full colour, printable PDF file
Book Review Template Differentiated English KS3 GCSE Workbook
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Book Review Template Differentiated English KS3 GCSE Workbook

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Free printable Book Review Template KS3 / GCSE English Differentiated 7 page workbook to help students keep a log of their reading. This writing a book review template can be used as a stand alone class project, homework assignment (and as an on-going homework idea), extension task, opinion article writing revision aid, planning tool for speaking and listening presentation, discussion aid or as a complete 1-3 lesson unit. The writing reviews tool can help students 1-to-1, in small groups or as a full class. The free workbook covers National Curriculum English targets for varying abilities of students including assessment objectives such as : • Recording and writing factual information • Clearly explaining personal opinions and responses to a text • Recording new and challenging vocabulary • Writing extended answers to questions • Writing and analysing the structure of prose • Giving advice to others • Planning • Writing a book review • Proofing and checking for quality of content Aimed at students studying Key Stage 3 or GCSE English Language and Literature but relevant for all subjects where supplementary reading is required. Relevant for all exam boards as relates to GCSE National Curriculum English Language assessment objectives. This workbook can be repeated with each new book a student reads and supports students to recognise the role of reflecting on their own reading, sharing opinions and analysing others’ writing. Ideas for use in classroom • 1-3 lesson project • Ongoing homework project • Exam practice towards writing opinion articles. • Speaking and Listening presentation aid to support students giving a presentation on a book/movie of their choice. • Discussion aid • Revision support • Extension task for early finishers and gifted and talented students. • Starter activity Download includes one, 7 page colour PDF printable file.