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I am a huge fan of engaging students through fun and interactive learning resources, and I aim to create lessons that are meaningful and fast-paced. All of my resources have been tried and tested in the classroom over many years - I hope they save you some time!

I am a huge fan of engaging students through fun and interactive learning resources, and I aim to create lessons that are meaningful and fast-paced. All of my resources have been tried and tested in the classroom over many years - I hope they save you some time!
Planning and Writing a Descriptive Response  - English Language Paper 1 Question 5
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Planning and Writing a Descriptive Response - English Language Paper 1 Question 5

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This is a resource that will last approximately two lessons (could be used over three lessons with a lower ability group). It is designed for a low/mid-ability class and is ready to teach with minimal adaptation required. The first lesson is designed to plan responses to the narrative writing option for Language Paper 1 Section B (Q5). There are a variety of tasks to encourage students to think about using sensory details, figurative language, and the zooming technique when responding to an image. There are also grade 4 examples of students’ responses to the activities set The second lesson is designed to put the skills learnt in the first lesson into practice. There is an exemplar response for students to look at before using their planning to write their own response. Once completed, students can peer or self assess their writing against the marking criteria and give themselves a working at grade. The lessons are based on the requirements for AQA, but can be easily adapted to suit other exam boards. I hope you find it useful, please leave a review if you can.
Do Now or Form Time Activities
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Do Now or Form Time Activities

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A PowerPoint containing 10 + activities that can be used for either Do Now/Learning Start activities when students are entering the classroom or for use during form time. There are a range of activities included from ‘What’s the link?’ to riddles and dingbats. I’ve used all of these with my classes and they go down a treat!