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Creative Writing for KS3
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Creative Writing for KS3

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Short unit of work for creative writing - four lessons but could easily be extended into six or seven. Good to set for cover if necessary. Includes extracts from classic literature. Genre sorting table has proven to be a great starter for every key stage and gets students thinking about what they already know about genre.
AQA English GCSE Paper 1 - In a Nutshell!
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AQA English GCSE Paper 1 - In a Nutshell!

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This is a revision power point which guides students through the AQA English GCSE paper one exam question by question. There are top tips to suggest to students how to get the marks. Also, it includes some sentence starters to avoid the ‘panic’! It also supplies clear topics for further revision. This works best when used in conjunction with an actual paper.
Writing an Argument - AQA English Paper 2 Question 5
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Writing an Argument - AQA English Paper 2 Question 5

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Complete lesson looking at extended metaphors and semantic fields. Designed to improve question 5 for AQA paper 1. Several famous examples from literature for students to analyse before attempting their own. Then HW to improve previous creative writing.
AQA GCSE English - Paper 1 - Question 4
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AQA GCSE English - Paper 1 - Question 4

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Close focus on question 4 for AQA English paper 1. This revision lesson should be taught with a copy of the sample paper with the extract from ‘Brighton Rock’. Students should follow guidance to attempt a response and then use the examples of assessed work to peer or self assess. Includes slides from AQA guidance.
Self/Peer/Teacher assessment - AQA English Literature
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Self/Peer/Teacher assessment - AQA English Literature

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For exam levels 4-6, uses AQA descriptors to create student friendly language. I have used this successfully through the year for self/peer/teacher assessments and to enable students to create their own targets. Levels 1 -4 also available in separate resource.
Self/Peer/Teacher assessment AQA Eng Lit - Levels 1-4
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Self/Peer/Teacher assessment AQA Eng Lit - Levels 1-4

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Using exam level descriptors from AQA (1-4) which can be converted to grades using grade percentage boundaries, this resource will be applicable every year. I have used this successfully with my GCSE AQA students for self/peer/teacher assessment and it allows them to set their own targets. Levels 4-6 also available as separate resource.
AQA A Level self and peer assessment sheets - Spec A LITERATURE
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AQA A Level self and peer assessment sheets - Spec A LITERATURE

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Designed for students in Year 12 making leap to A Level. The assessment sheets are phrased as questions students should ask themselves before submitting work. There is also the option for them to provide examples from their essays where they have provided evidence of the criteria to enable the teacher to check their understanding of the assessment objective. Comparative and non comparative assessment sheets included.
English GCSE - Revision lesson for punctuation and vocabulary - creative writing tasks
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English GCSE - Revision lesson for punctuation and vocabulary - creative writing tasks

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This presentation goes through the key elements of punctuation and grammar for the GCSE with ROUGH estimates of what they could cost the student in terms of grade. I have been deliberately harsh in order to emphasise the importance to students - you may want to to adapt according to your class. Following some short activities, there are some wider creative writing tasks with photo stimuli.
AQA GCSE English Language Bundle
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AQA GCSE English Language Bundle

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Summaries of Paper 1 and 2 for GCSE . Individual presentations focusing on the more challenging questions of the exams, included guided writing revision lesson for Paper 2, question 5.
Much Ado About Nothing KS3
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Much Ado About Nothing KS3

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A series of over 20 lessons which include an exploration of the play and its themes, an introduction of context and its relevant issues, how to construct analytical essays and the importance of writing skills in preparation for KS4.
Jekyll and Hyde Whoosh
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Jekyll and Hyde Whoosh

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Whoosh activity containing several quotations using drama to ’ the entire novella. Will cover two lessons. If you are unsure what a whoosh is please read: https://vractivelearning.wixsite.com/activeenglish/single-post/2018/07/03/Do-you-whoosh
GCSE English Macbeth Revision - For Year 11s who have studied the play
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GCSE English Macbeth Revision - For Year 11s who have studied the play

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A series of lessons (5) designed to help students revisit ‘Macbeth’ having studied it previously. The opening slides look at how to get the most out of quotations, choosing which ones to learn carefully. Following ‘lessons’ include ‘Lady Macbeth’, ‘Power and Ambition’, selecting lesser known quotations or scenes to impress the examiner, mindmapping, and ‘Kingship’ I’ve also included an additional lesson I did using two reviews of Macbeth as a way of revising the story but also to tackle English Language Paper 2, question 4. It is lighthearted and supposed to be a bit of a mental break from the grind of revision.