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AQA New Spec GCSE English through the use of film clips.
GCSE English Language Speaking and Listening - double lesson
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GCSE English Language Speaking and Listening - double lesson

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This double lesson uses 3 video clips as part of the lesson. It is an introductory lesson or to be used as a review for speaking and listening for the new AQA 8700 exam, which can be applied to Ks 3, 4, 16+ and adult learners. The final part of the lesson is for students to continue and do some research on their presentations. Various activities and worksheets included.
Year 8 Creative Writing task
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Year 8 Creative Writing task

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Complete lesson on ppt, please use in animated slide show version for optimum results. The lesson is collaborative with various tasks. Work sheet for matching language devices and definitions.
Descriptive Language: Writing a creative descriptive narrative
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Descriptive Language: Writing a creative descriptive narrative

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This lesson is a complete 1 1/2 hrs. It contains ppt presentation to be viewed in slide show, resources for refresher activities and a complete detailed lp. The idea is for students not only to become more creative in their writing but also look outside of the box ie by looking at different angles in an image to visualize how what we first assumed is quite different from a closer - up angle . It was a fun lesson and students enjoyed very much. Can be adapted to any secondary group or 16+.
2 Complete Toolkits for NEW GCSE English Language AQA paper 8700  Paper 1 reading and writing
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2 Complete Toolkits for NEW GCSE English Language AQA paper 8700 Paper 1 reading and writing

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I have compiled and adapted 2 separate and complete toolkits for GCSE students to be used both in and out of the classroom. One toolkit is for the reading paper; AO2; Ques 2,3 and AO4, consists of 36 pages. The second toolkit is specifically for Writing AO5 and AO6, consists of 39 pages. Both contain all the background information needed for all the questions in Paper 1 except for AO1, in extreme detail; structure, language - what that entails , the AQA criteria, examples, tasks, definitions, how to answer the questions appropriately as well as 7 exerpts from texts or short stories, command words, literary definitions, word banks; descriptive and action words, as well as 7 picture prompts. This paper is extremely useful for students to constantly use to look back onto during lessons as well as revision, as a reference and for practice. Great for increasing student recal. The paper is also useful for teachers who will have all the necessary information and examples all in one place. Excellent for student resits. Can be uploaded to your favourite platforms. Please look out for further toolkits for AQA 8700 Paper 2. Toolkits are in word format and contents page needs slight readjustment as more information has been added.
Human Rights; Syrian Refugees, Developing Reading and Writing Skills,  this is Part  2 of 3
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Human Rights; Syrian Refugees, Developing Reading and Writing Skills, this is Part 2 of 3

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This is a complete 2 x 1hr 1/2 lessons with all the resources you will need to use in and out of class with an inclusive ppt, use in the animated slides version for effects . It contains a toolkit with resources of how to write and analyse an argumentative letter task, if students do not bring in an article on refugees then one is included for skimming and scanning exercise. It is a complete two lesson guide with activities and resources.
AQA GCSE English Language Exam 8700 Paper 2 Reading: Student Toolkit.
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AQA GCSE English Language Exam 8700 Paper 2 Reading: Student Toolkit.

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This is the 3rd toolkit I have compiled and adapted for students to use both in and out of the classroom. Total pages are 30 similar content as I have used in Paper 1 Reading and Writing. Including relevant definitions, tips, examples relevant words and phrase banks, all information is included in context to the second reading paper. In order for students to develop their use of vocabulary for appropriate situations and always have one place to look back to either use as a reference, guide and for revision. The more students look back to the same place they will increase their recall skills through what you might call subliminal repetition... Further relevant content has been added. Now in word format.
GCSE Paper 1 AO1  Ques 1 and  AO4 Ques 4 Comprehension and Reading Skills
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GCSE Paper 1 AO1 Ques 1 and AO4 Ques 4 Comprehension and Reading Skills

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Justifying your opinion by identifying specific information, using an extract from Border Crossing by Pat Barker, 1984 by George Orwell. Jamaica Inn has been applied for the reason that I wanted stu to practise writing their responses whilst checking with the level descriptors. Peer to peer feedback. Must be used in slide show for eliciting purposes.
Hurricane Mathew   From Handicap International
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Hurricane Mathew From Handicap International

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This is a school presentation from Handicap International who are a charity and have helped the people of Haiti. Details below if any school has an interest in raising some money for this cause please contact them below for a school fundraising pack. This is their message below. 'Our teams are on the ground, caring for injured people, distributing mobility aids including wheelchairs and making sure aid reaches the most vulnerable people living in isolated areas. Can your school help by holding a Bring A Coin For Haiti collection, holding a non-uniform day or bake sale during morning break? Our free Presentation (PDF slideshow with notes) for assemblies, lessons or tutor groups gives an insight into the situation on the ground and what Handicap International is doing right now to support the most vulnerable. For a Fundraising Pack please email schools@hi-uk.org or call me on 0870 774 37 37.'
Skimming and Scanning/2 lessons/4 excerpts/4 short unseen stories from different time periods
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Skimming and Scanning/2 lessons/4 excerpts/4 short unseen stories from different time periods

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Two consecutive lessons on ppt, please use in the animated slide show for eliciting; The first is a variety of tasks and activities using skimming and scanning techniques. Skimming for the gist, retrieving specific information from 4 different texts ie pronoun phrases, adjectives, adverbs, listing in a prepared chart and words that students do not understand. The second lesson analyses how the writer achieves an effect on the reader through these words and phrases and considers how they affect the author's tone in the story. Students in their groups prepare a short presentation. Homework is included and all student resources are also included ie 4 excerpts of texts; The Monkey's Paw, The Red Room, The Third Wish and The Necklace, chart for listing vocabulary and a list of tone words and their meanings.
Complete student toolkit for writing to argue/persuade/advise
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Complete student toolkit for writing to argue/persuade/advise

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Toolkit is 13 pages and contains everything a student needs to look back on whilst writing to argue. Includes; tips, examples, definitions, word banks, tasks in letter form and answer key as well as mind maps. Also contains a peer review which worked great with students where they read two or three other excerpts and provide positive feedback for improvement. Great for a variety of age groups.
Complete Student Toolkit for Descriptive Writing
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Complete Student Toolkit for Descriptive Writing

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Toolkit is 14 pages and contains everything a student needs to look back on whilst writing descriptively. Includes; tips, examples, definitions, many word banks and sensory vocabulary. Also contains a peer review which worked great with students where they read two or three other excerpts and provide positive feedback for improvement. Great for a variety of age groups.
Complete student toolkit for persuasive writing in advertising/presentation of analysis
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Complete student toolkit for persuasive writing in advertising/presentation of analysis

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Toolkit is 10 pages and contains everything a student needs to look back on whilst writing persuasively particularly good for advertising and writing up a presentation of analysis. Includes; tips, examples, definitions, word banks, explanations and definitions. Also contains a peer review which worked great with students where they read two or three other excerpts and provide positive feedback for improvement. Great for a variety of age groups.
Complete student toolkit for creative writing
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Complete student toolkit for creative writing

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Toolkit is 13 pages and contains everything a student needs to look back on whilst writing creatively. Includes; tips, examples, definitions, mindmaps for initial brainstorming and also another for plotting their stories. Also contains a peer review which worked great with students where they read two or three other excerpts and provide positive feedback for improvement. Great for a variety of age groups.
Creative Writing through sound
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Creative Writing through sound

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This is I found a really interesting method of teaching creative writing through sound. I am selling it free because there are a lot of wonderful resources I have compiled through BFI. It includes a fun starter also. Please leave a comment.
Human Rights; Syrian Refugees, Writing to Argue/Persuade, this is Part 1 of 3
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Human Rights; Syrian Refugees, Writing to Argue/Persuade, this is Part 1 of 3

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This is a complete 2 x 1hr 1/2 lessons with all the resources you will need to use in and out of class with an inclusive ppt, use in the animated slides, (2 ppt slides including millionaire quiz ). It also includes a utube video I have compiled from Oxfam on Syrian refugees + a Human Rights toolkit I have compiled as well as human rights flash cards and various resources.