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A wide range of quality resources, schemes of work and activity packs helping secondary students to prepare fully for GCSE English Language and Literature. Complete and Comprehensive activities that can be used as stand-alone pre-planned lessons, homework projects or complete schemes of work

A wide range of quality resources, schemes of work and activity packs helping secondary students to prepare fully for GCSE English Language and Literature. Complete and Comprehensive activities that can be used as stand-alone pre-planned lessons, homework projects or complete schemes of work
Poetry Comparison Lessons: Ozymandias and London
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Poetry Comparison Lessons: Ozymandias and London

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Complete lesson worksheets for the AQA GCSE anthology poems, Ozymandias and London. 6 double lessons included to prepare students for the the AQA GCSE Literature exam on Poetry comparison with Ozymandias and London. Comprehensive analysis activity lessons for each poem, comparison activities between the two poems, exam-style questions and creative lessons to explore context,language and wider meaning in creative ways. All individual lessons are complete with Learning Objectives and can be used in a scheme of work, or as stand-alone lessons.
Story Writing Scheme of Work- KS3 Low Ability
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Story Writing Scheme of Work- KS3 Low Ability

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A Complete SOW, ready to teach, including all learning aims, and detailed resources. Targeted at low-ability year 7 students, each engaging and creative lesson provides carefully structured stepping stones to guide weaker learners through story-writing. The scheme of work follows a structured path, drawing on pupils’ own experiences, extracts from popular children’s novels, targeted activites and active learning to draw out the best in every child’s creativity. All of the activites lead students to creating, presenting and evaluating their own stories by the end of the scheme. There are also ideas for homework and independent learning activities which would complement the SOW.
Analysing Language
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Analysing Language

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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.
Sentence Structures Worksheet
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Sentence Structures Worksheet

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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.
Storm on the Island- Lesson PPT
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Storm on the Island- Lesson PPT

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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.
KS3 English Language and Literature Exam Skills- GCSE Preparation SOW
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KS3 English Language and Literature Exam Skills- GCSE Preparation SOW

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26 Lesson Activities to fully prepare KS3 students for GCSE Exam skills. Each lesson is linked to the GCSE Assessment Objectives for Reading and Writing, Language Paper 1. Activities explore a range of popular texts, including extracts from GCSE Literature texts like Jekyll and Hyde or A Christmas Carol. Can be used as a complete Scheme of Work, or broken up into stand-alone skills-based activities to supplement wider learning.
Poetic Devices
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Poetic Devices

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An handy grid containing key poetic devices, definitions and examples. Ideal for GCSE revision or classroom displays.
KS3 Reading and Writing Skills Activity Booklet: Build the Skills for GCSE Language paper 1
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KS3 Reading and Writing Skills Activity Booklet: Build the Skills for GCSE Language paper 1

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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.
Information Retrieval Quiz
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Information Retrieval Quiz

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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.
Analysing Unseen Poems
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Analysing Unseen Poems

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Activities to assist pupils with the analysis of Unseen Poems. Designed to help them pick out key techniques and explain the meanings and messages in unseen poems.
AQA Anthology: Analysing Poetry- Poppies, Kamikaze, War Photographer
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AQA Anthology: Analysing Poetry- Poppies, Kamikaze, War Photographer

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Three complete powerpoint lessons exploring poems from the GCSE AQA Poetry Anthology, Power and Conflict- Three poems included: Kamikaze, Poppies and War Photographer. The PPT contains: Detailed analysis of each annotated poem Language, structure and meaning questions for each poem Varied lesson activities Exam style questions for each poem for students to attempt
Power and Conflict- Complete SOW for all 15 poems
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Power and Conflict- Complete SOW for all 15 poems

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Comprehensive Lesson worksheets to cover all 15 poems of the AQA GCSE, Power and Conflict anthology. For each poem there are: Learning Objectives Outlined Detailed and varied analysis lessons Creative lessons that explore the poem through a range of different angles (e.g. creative writing, drama, research etc.) Example exam questions for students to attempt. Ideal for use as fully-planned ready-to-go lessons or independent homework/revision tasks.
Creating Writing Activity Booklet
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Creating Writing Activity Booklet

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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.
Travel Writing- Non Fiction Writing SOW
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Travel Writing- Non Fiction Writing SOW

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KS3 Scheme of Work building on core non-fiction reading and writing skills. Easily adapted and differentiated for varying abilities. Can be used as a Scheme of Work, or seperated to create individual stand-alone lessons. Ideal for classroom teaching or homework project.