This 29 page booklet contains a series of stand-alone activities which are designed to address the key assessment objectives for the new specification AQA GCSE exams. The booklet contains 12 reading activities and 14 writing activities, which can be used individually as engaging lesson starters, or together to create interesting and varied skills-based lessons. The activities are all designed to be fun and creative, helping KS3 students to build on their reading and writing skills, whilst also giving them a good insight into GCSE style texts and the skills needed to be successful when they reach KS4.
This double lesson Powerpoint addresses two of the key skills involved in the AQA GCSE Lang and Lit Exams. The first lesson focuses on analysing the poem ‘Storm on the Island’ by Seamus Heaney (GCSE Literature), whilst the second uses the poem as inspiration for a piece of creative writing. The first lesson encourages students to think around the meanings in the poem, identifies key language techniques and shows students effective strategies to analyse the language. The second lesson then uses inspiration from the poem to walk students through the planning process before they write their own piece of description. The lesson also includes handy checklists and peer assessment lists to help students to check their own use of language and structure in their work.
This worksheet, complete with 3 detailed activities, helps students to identify varied sentence structures in writing before using these structures to create their own engaging description. It can be used as an engaging skills-based lesson or would be ideal for cover-lessons. This worksheet is a sample from a 30 page ‘KS3 Reading and Writing SKills Booklet’ also available on TES.
This worksheet aims to address reading AO2, analysing a writer’s use of language and focuses on an extract from JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Complete with 3 detailed activities, the worksheet helps students to identify language and consider its effect in writing before using similar techniques to create their own engaging piece of writing. It can be used as an engaging stand-alone, skills-based lesson or would be ideal for cover-lessons. This worksheet is a sample from a 30 page ‘KS3 Reading and Writing SKills Booklet’ also available on TES.
A bundle of varied and engaging activities designed to help KS3 students to develop the skills needed for their future GCSE English Exams. The bundle contains 40 pages of activities for students to work on, many of these tasks extended and split into sub-sections to encourage deeper thinking and learning. They are structured in easy-to-follow steps, with activities building on one another to deepen learning as the project progresses. They can be used as schemes of work, individually to provide stand-alone activities or provided to students for in-depth home-study projects.
A 10 week project booklet aimed at KS3 students, focussing on the theme of Travel. The project aims to encourage independent research and learning skills whilst developing the skills required to answer GCSE Reading and Writing questions (Fiction (Paper 1) and Non-Fiction (Paper 2)) The project could be used as a 10 week homework project or as a scheme of work, guiding students to analyse language and practise different forms of non-fiction and creative writing. There is also a self-assessment sheet at the back of the booklet to help students to track their progress.
This worksheet aims to address Reading AO1, and helps them to develop the skills required to retrieve basic information from a text. It can be used as an engaging skills-based lesson or would be ideal for cover-lessons. This worksheet is a sample from a 30 page ‘KS3 Reading and Writing Skills Booklet,’ also available on TES.
A 12 page activity booklet, ideal for extended homework projects or independent study projects. Particularly ideal for students during the current closure of schools! The booklet is aimed at KS3 students but can be used for KS4 to develop Descriptive Writing and Story-Telling skills. It contains a series of engaging activities, which follow on from one another, but can also be used individually if necessary. The activities provide clear stepping stones and varied tasks to break down the skills. It also provides a choice of extended creative activities, to give a sense of ownership to the student regarding their work. The booklet contains an answer sheet at the back and top-tips throughout to help support students and encourage them to independently work through the activities.
A 10-lesson Scheme of Work, including all resources, focusing on building and structuring an engaging story. The lessons include extracts from popular children’s novels to help students to identify key techniques before they have a go at creating their own stories. Ideal for home-schooling and can be set as an ongoing half-termly project. Opportunities for students to self-evaluate and present their ideas with a range of flexible methods suggested to enable all students to achieve the tasks regardless of home-resources. Ideas for extended learning/creativity have also been included to help students to extend the project and have fun creating films/stage plays etc. using a range of objects and resources from home. Can also be easily adapted and used in the classroom as a KS3 English SOW.
A series of activities designed to help students tackle the GCSE Paper 1 Creative Writing Question. The resource includes a series of engaging images and activities designed to promote creative thinking, planning and the execution of the question. There are also three different self-assessment tracking sheets (using the main AFs for the question) at the back of the booklet to help teachers to keep track of pupils’ progress throughtout the year.