An analysis of the language used in Trump's immigration speech - Language features: Argue/Persuade

An analysis of the language used in Trump's immigration speech - Language features: Argue/Persuade

* students absolutely loved these lessons! If you're looking for something to engage students - this is the download for you! * A great, ready to go resource! No planning required. This resource was fantastic with both my year 9 and GCSE classes (differentiated for each). It outlines the conventions of writing/speaking to argue/persuade, then goes onto discuss some higher order rhetorical devices that Trump employs. There is plenty of differentiated work in the 9-slide PowerPoint, including Argue/Persuade features, as well as flaws in logic. The lesson includes: - An explanation and example of many persuasive/argumentative features such as direct address/hyperbole/triadic structure - An example of four annotated paragraphs from the speech - A student model of a comprehensive paragraph response - Several printable resources from the PowerPoint including a reminder of common techniques and features to argue/persuade - A success criteria for the written response. * New - annotation of the whole speech as a PDF file. There is enough work here for at least two hours; I broke the lessons down into one lesson looking at features and annotating and then the second writing an essay and reviewing the success criteria. All in all, the lesson could probably fill a week's worth of lessons if you do the following: Lesson 1 - annotate the speech Lesson 2 - consider the effect and plan the included essay Lesson 3 - write the essay. You could then follow it up by asking students to write a speech using the conventions they've covered. If you did this, there would be several weeks' work here. There are printable sheets that make up the slides, such as a model annotation and a model paragraph for students. This is a fab resource and I hope you find it as useful as I did!
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A Language Analysis of Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish Referendum Speech. Argue/Persuade - British Values

A Language Analysis of Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish Referendum Speech. Argue/Persuade - British Values

This is a language analysis of Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish Independence speech that she gave in March 2017. It is a really engaging lesson and comes with the following: - Overview of features to argue/persuade - A debate on the topic of independence with reasons for and against (meant as a quick speaking and listening activity) - A model annotation for students - Features of language associated with Sturgeon's rhetoric - A model essay paragraph - An essay question - A fully annotated extract from the speech itself Loads of resources and enough work for a week or more. Great for English language or even a lesson on British Values if you want a cross-curricular link. If you like my resource, please review it! Also, take a look at my Trump or Emma Watson speech resources too. Thanks!
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A thorough analysis of Emma Watson's UN speech: feminism/gender equality & video! Argue/Persuade.

A thorough analysis of Emma Watson's UN speech: feminism/gender equality & video! Argue/Persuade.

This resource was designed for my GCSE class but I've used it with a number of groups. It's been absolutely fab! If you've seen my Donald Trump lesson, it takes a similar route through the lesson: - First of all, features of persuade and argue are outlined - A couple of quick leaflets/posters are discussed (from dog charities) in order to allow some Q+A on students' understanding of the techniques - Students watch the Emma Watson video along with the transcript (attached) - The teacher has the annotated copy (attached) and can either keep stopping the video or allow students to annotate it themselves depending on students' proficiency - A model annotation is on the following slide so students can see an example of what a good one looks like - Students are introduced to the essay. A model paragraph is displayed - Students reflect using a peer marking/self assessment grid (attached) This took my class two hours but if you make the dog charity activities written, there is a week's work here.
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An analysis of the language used in Trump's immigration speech - Language features: Argue/Persuade

An analysis of the language used in Trump's immigration speech - Language features: Argue/Persuade

* students absolutely loved these lessons! If you're looking for something to engage students - this is the download for you! * A great, ready to go resource! No planning required. This resource was fantastic with both my year 9 and GCSE classes (differentiated for each). It outlines the conventions of writing/speaking to argue/persuade, then goes onto discuss some higher order rhetorical devices that Trump employs. There is plenty of differentiated work in the 9-slide PowerPoint, including Argue/Persuade features, as well as flaws in logic. The lesson includes: - An explanation and example of many persuasive/argumentative features such as direct address/hyperbole/triadic structure - An example of four annotated paragraphs from the speech - A student model of a comprehensive paragraph response - Several printable resources from the PowerPoint including a reminder of common techniques and features to argue/persuade - A success criteria for the written response. * New - annotation of the whole speech as a PDF file. There is enough work here for at least two hours; I broke the lessons down into one lesson looking at features and annotating and then the second writing an essay and reviewing the success criteria. All in all, the lesson could probably fill a week's worth of lessons if you do the following: Lesson 1 - annotate the speech Lesson 2 - consider the effect and plan the included essay Lesson 3 - write the essay. You could then follow it up by asking students to write a speech using the conventions they've covered. If you did this, there would be several weeks' work here. There are printable sheets that make up the slides, such as a model annotation and a model paragraph for students. This is a fab resource and I hope you find it as useful as I did!
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A thorough analysis of Emma Watson's UN speech: feminism/gender equality & video! Argue/Persuade.

A thorough analysis of Emma Watson's UN speech: feminism/gender equality & video! Argue/Persuade.

This resource was designed for my GCSE class but I've used it with a number of groups. It's been absolutely fab! If you've seen my Donald Trump lesson, it takes a similar route through the lesson: - First of all, features of persuade and argue are outlined - A couple of quick leaflets/posters are discussed (from dog charities) in order to allow some Q+A on students' understanding of the techniques - Students watch the Emma Watson video along with the transcript (attached) - The teacher has the annotated copy (attached) and can either keep stopping the video or allow students to annotate it themselves depending on students' proficiency - A model annotation is on the following slide so students can see an example of what a good one looks like - Students are introduced to the essay. A model paragraph is displayed - Students reflect using a peer marking/self assessment grid (attached) This took my class two hours but if you make the dog charity activities written, there is a week's work here.
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Two Sessions on Growth Mindset and a Growth Mindset Poster that will blow up to at least A1 size

Two Sessions on Growth Mindset and a Growth Mindset Poster that will blow up to at least A1 size

Here are two sessions that I created for the whole-school as part of an SMSC/PSHE fortnight. Both sessions have a Growth Mindset focus, video resources and a fab Poster/Display that I created to display around school. The poster has a focus on the following skills: - Listening - Communicating - Organising - Investigating - Mastering - Being resilient - Being co-operative - Being respectful - Being creative Both sessions worked really well with students in Key Stage 3 and 4 and are ready to go without needing to print anything/resource anything extra. These sessions can be taught by non-specialists and each contain one activity for students. I hope you find them useful!
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An Interactive Session on UCAS Personal Statement Writing - Including Worksheets and PowerPoint.

An Interactive Session on UCAS Personal Statement Writing - Including Worksheets and PowerPoint.

I ran this session with a year 12/13 group who were writing their personal statements. It goes through the steps to writing a great personal statement and helps students to avoid any cliches. This was a great resource and took a couple of hours. There is a lengthy PowerPoint which goes through a step-by-step guide to the personal statement and a couple of worksheets for students so they can do research on their chosen subjects/universities.
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UCAS worksheet

UCAS worksheet

A UCAS personal statement worksheet to prompt students to consider the course they want to study and how to prove their eligibility on their personal statement. See my other resource which contains a fab PowerPoint to accompany!
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A fresh look at how to answer the English Language structure question (3): paper 1 (new spec: 8700)

A fresh look at how to answer the English Language structure question (3): paper 1 (new spec: 8700)

This resource begins by drawing a comparison to analysing a film trailer - first of all, you will look at a spooky trailer and then comment on the transitions, the fades etc. and discuss how it creates a spooky effect. The lesson works well if you really engage the students and get them talking about the effect of the transitions, fades, spooky sounds. Following that, a similar link can be drawn to the attached text. Students think about the way they are guided through the text in the same way they thought about the film trailer. I found it really effective. A number of my students who didn't get question 3 said this really made it click for them! Following on from this, you will look at the attached resource and comment on how the changes of focus give a particular effect. This went down incredibly well with my year 11s and helped them to finally understand the requirements of the question!
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Descriptive writing - for students who need to vary their sentence constructions.

Descriptive writing - for students who need to vary their sentence constructions.

This ideal one page resource gives eight different ways to start a sentence and is really useful with weaker Key Stage 3/4 students, as well as those who continually start a sentence with the subject of the verb. Ideas for use: simply as an aide memoir, a revision tool, descriptive writing homework or to help with descriptive writing. Has been invaluable with my year seven and eight students!
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Restorative Justice Conversation Card

Restorative Justice Conversation Card

A quick three-step guide to restorative justice conversations with students that asks them to reflect on their behaviour and plan for subsequent positive behaviour in the classroom. A second sheet allows either them or the teacher/mentor to make notes.
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Election: Hung Parliament! May & Corbyn - Political Rhetoric Analysis

Election: Hung Parliament! May & Corbyn - Political Rhetoric Analysis

Perfect for GCSE English Language (any of the specs!) and incredibly engaging. My students thought it was great! A thorough analysis of two speeches by each party leader. Depending on whether you want to walk the students through the annotations (teacher model included) or whether you want to let them work independently, there is probably about three hours' work here. The lesson starts by reviewing features of persuasive writing, followed by reading two speeches and annotating them. I have created a teacher model for each. Finally, the lesson finishes with students writing a comparative essay (success criteria/model paragraph included). Extremely topical and relevant around the time of an election and beyond! Resources included: -Comprehensive PowerPoint with lots of resources (just print the individual slides) - May Speech annotated - May speech blank - Corbyn speech annotated - Corbyn speech blank
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Trump Analysis: Climate Change & Leaving the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Writing to Persuade

Trump Analysis: Climate Change & Leaving the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Writing to Persuade

Two hours' work here at the very least. An analysis of Trump's language (with teacher annotation for ease). Guide your students through this analysis with clear examples (included) of language analysis, lots of techniques for writing to argue/persuade, a model paragraph and a framework for a final essay. A clear and easy-to-follow lesson with everything required to download and go! My GCSE/Higher ability KS3 students love doing this kind of analysis and it's a fab way to get into political rhetoric analysis.
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Features of Persuasive Writing

Features of Persuasive Writing

A quick reference list of features to persuade: - Anecdote - Alliteration - Facts - Opinions - Repetition - Rhetorical Questions - Emotive Language - Statistics - Triplication - Hyperbole - Direct Address - Conditional Tense See my Trump analysis which has this resource thrown in for free!
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Quick Revision Cards for the new Spec AQA Literature (8702) poems (Relationships cluster).

Quick Revision Cards for the new Spec AQA Literature (8702) poems (Relationships cluster).

These are student-friendly resources that are intended as a revision helper. There are instructions on the first slides that let students know they need to be proactively analysing these poems in their own time. The resources are intended as an aide memoir for students to simply sort the poems into categories and verbalise how they will compare in the exam. There are several points for AO1 and AO2 to help students compare the poems (aimed at a middle-ability group). Having said that, you are free to adapt as I am including the template. My aim when creating this resource was to give some good prompts for AO1 topic sentences. Enjoy! Printing tip: Look great on A5 but if you can't print to A5, simply select 'Print' in PowerPoint and choose the '2 slides per page' option. Or just print them on A4.
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Revision Poster - Revision strategies, techniques and tips.

Revision Poster - Revision strategies, techniques and tips.

This is a resource that I put on a whole-school display for students to reflect on their revision. I also asked form tutors to discuss revision strategies with their students in order to ensure students were not wasting their time making lots of notes that didn't really help them. This resource is perfect for students to stick in their books, discuss with their form tutors, include on a whole-school display or simply give to students to get them thinking about how they revise.
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An Inspector Calls Revision Prompt for Higher Ability students.

An Inspector Calls Revision Prompt for Higher Ability students.

These have worked really well with my year 11 class. I actually made them last year but modified them for the new specification. The first resource is a great wheel (you also get the PowerPoint so you'll have the template) that I made in order to put all of the AOs in one place. I wanted my class to understand the importance of sophisticated vocabulary in their exam response so I created this first resource in order to help them with their topic sentences. These look great printed in colour - or if you really want to go to town - laminated. The second resource is a paragraph building tool which I used as a prompt sheet for students. Both resources are fab - the first one took me ages to create (getting the lines right was a nightmare!) so just think, you won't have to spend ages fiddling around to get it right! Check out my other resources as I have something similar for A Christmas Carol.
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Persuade and Argue - Classroom Posters & Presentation - Features of writing Revision/Display.

Persuade and Argue - Classroom Posters & Presentation - Features of writing Revision/Display.

Now with an automatic PowerPoint that loops continuously - ideal to prompt students during assessments and writing! 9 Posters that I made for my students to encourage them to consider the effect of language; they helped students to consider language rather than simply writing things like 'it makes me want to read on...' Happy to adjust and adapt on demand but these are a really great way to encourage students to analyse language and work independently. Techniques/Features: Anecdote Alliteration Facts Opinions Repetition Rhetorical Questions Emotive Language Statistics Triplication Other features mentioned on one slide: first person, second person, hyperbole, expert opinion, conditional tense.
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A Language Analysis of Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish Referendum Speech. Argue/Persuade - British Values

A Language Analysis of Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish Referendum Speech. Argue/Persuade - British Values

This is a language analysis of Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish Independence speech that she gave in March 2017. It is a really engaging lesson and comes with the following: - Overview of features to argue/persuade - A debate on the topic of independence with reasons for and against (meant as a quick speaking and listening activity) - A model annotation for students - Features of language associated with Sturgeon's rhetoric - A model essay paragraph - An essay question - A fully annotated extract from the speech itself Loads of resources and enough work for a week or more. Great for English language or even a lesson on British Values if you want a cross-curricular link. If you like my resource, please review it! Also, take a look at my Trump or Emma Watson speech resources too. Thanks!
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AQA English Language 8700 Bundle

AQA English Language 8700 Bundle

A Prompt Sheet (revision poster) and a Mock Exam Paper 1 (adaptable Word file so you can edit it yourself afterwards if you want to create more mocks).
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