Transactional Writing Teaching and Revision Eduqas English Language

Transactional Writing Teaching and Revision Eduqas English Language

Aimed at students targetted Grade 5 - 9, this course or revision booklet provides: * modelled examples of each of the writing formats (except informal letter at present); * quick guides for creating sucessful transactional writing in 30 mins * generic skills of persuasion and rhetoric for the teaching of Eduqas English Language Component 2, Section B.
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GCSE Transactional Writing The Whats and Whys Intro to the Unit / Revision / Series of Starters

GCSE Transactional Writing The Whats and Whys Intro to the Unit / Revision / Series of Starters

25 slide PPT for the introduction of Transactional Writing or a series of starters to puncuate the teaching of Transactional Writing. Delivered using questions and activities that last a few moments each, the unit gives students the understanding of why TA writing should be important to them for their GCSE grade and in their future lives. It also covers the basics that underpin all the TA writing types i.e rhetoric and the skills the exam boards are looking for. This one includes weightings and timings for the WJEC/Eduqas English Language examination but could easily be swapped for another board with same task applied. Presented with humour and grown-up looking images (none of your clip art images here!) it's certainly been a winner with my Year 10s and 11s. Fuller range in this series coming soon to include 2 minute grade ups for each writing type and quick learn rhetoric devices that go beyond the use of (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) APERFORMER - I leave the selling of that skill to others. Here you will find a fresh approach. I will also be selling this and its comrades as a bundle before too long. Keep coming back. Want to leave a review? Have an equally priced resource on me! Want to say 'Even Better If ...' - collar me on Twitter @alisonshuttlew1
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World Book Day Harry Potter Food Creative Writing

World Book Day Harry Potter Food Creative Writing

For KS 2 and 3. Suitable for use alongside the teaching or reading of 'Harry Potter' or on World Book Day as a one off activity. Sold for the price of a single activity but is actually a whole lesson with all the resources (my charge is for the activities I have put together not the images or the sections of text that I do not have copyright of). In this lesson students: Learn about the sweets and foods on offer in J K Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ series Explore how Rowling uses descriptive devices to bring her foods to life in the imaginations of her reader Plan their own invented food Name the food and invent a slogan Write some owl post to describe the food they have invented/tried in Honeyduke's or at a Hogwart's feast
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Analysing Character Development in Fiction  KS2 KS3 Lower Ability KS4

Analysing Character Development in Fiction KS2 KS3 Lower Ability KS4

Suitable for KS2, KS3 and lower ability KS4 VERSATILE—SUITS ANY FICTION Encourages evaluative thinking Encourages knowledge of character development Encourages evidence finding skills Encourages comparison of character across or within texts Encourages knowledge of character beliefs, qualities, world views and values Includes: Worksheet template Partial worked example of a KS3 novel to exemplify how the activity can be used Certificate for students to award once they’ve evaluated the character developments Follow up activity to encourage AO1 informed personal response and evidence and AO4 quality of expression. The ‘BEFAFTAS’ Awards Activities for Charting Character Development A light-hearted but fully effective set of activities that take some of the ‘grind’ out of tracing character development. This activity is like an award for an aspect of a character that changed the most dramatically from the before (the start of the story) to the after (the end of the story) the ‘BEFAFTA’ Award. Or, you could compare which character out of all the characters in a novel or fiction changed the most over the course of a story to ascertain who wins the ‘BEFAFTA’ Story-Lifetime Achievement Award!
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Reflective Learning Tool Versatile and Unique

Reflective Learning Tool Versatile and Unique

The resource preview is presented as a series of samples of permutations of how this self-reflective tool can be used. Full resource on purchase has the mastersheet within it. The ‘Head, Heart …’ tool has been uniquely developed by me as part of my educational practice over the last ten years as a creative consultant and outstanding classroom educator and training deliverer. A generic tool to use during or after any learning sequence for junior students right through the secondary years and any CPD that you deliver or mentoring that you do. It aims to help you and your students understand what they are learning, how they are feeling about their learning, what they would like to change about the learning and what they think will help them in their next or future learning experiences. Based on the whole learner experience, not just who they are in their heads today, the tool helps the teacher get a deeper understanding of who their learners are, how they are responding to learning and the teaching and how they are shaping their learning futures. Enables teachers or trainers to open discussions on emotional well-being, cognition and learning to learn as well as build resilience and manage expectations. Simple for students to engage with and quick to administer either as mini-plenaries or as end of lesson or end of learning sequence plenaries. Potential for building vocabulary to name and separate thinking from feelings and emotions and learn to assert and voice their experience to build increasingly positive experiences in the future. Ways to use the ‘Head, Heart …’ Self-Reflective Tool: • As a basis for ‘voxpops’ • Self-reflective tool • Quick tests of the ‘temperature’ of your teaching for your self-refection • Student voice • Building future learning/career aspirations • Advocacy for the skills used in English and English Literature • Plenaries and mini plenaries • Imagining the experiences of others (empathy work and understanding characters Who and what the tool is suited to: • Suits teachers and learners at KS2, KS3, KS4 and KS5 • Suits evaluation of CPD delivery • Suits anyone in a mentoring role
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KS3 Creating a Chapter of Gothic Mystery/Ghost Setting and Character Action for Assessment

KS3 Creating a Chapter of Gothic Mystery/Ghost Setting and Character Action for Assessment

Powerpoint learning sequence to enable students at KS3 to succeed at creating a chapter of a gothic/mystery/ghost story through blending character action and setting. New techniques to describe that your students may not have thought of before that really lift their creative prose work and secure progression. They plan, draft and edit before assessment and so follow the National Curriculum for the writing process. Easy to follow throughout and uses low threshold, high ceiling differentiation. Lots of scaffolding in the planning stage for those students who need it. Included is Powerpoint and the editing learning mat for them to self-edit their work to a higher standard. Also available as an economical bundle that includes the Improving Creative Writing Grid. See my bundles to locate the additional resource and save money.
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'Macbeth' Revision +  Homework + Tragic Form + Womanhood

'Macbeth' Revision + Homework + Tragic Form + Womanhood

Bargain Bundle: Activities on all the acts differentiated from low to high grades presented as a 100+ activity grid for homework/classwork/revision. Perspectives on womanhood via Lady Macbeth and Lady Macduff. Tragic form explained in an accessible manner for AO2 analysis of form and AO3 literary contexts with activities. A grid that helps students revise Macbeth's character development over the course of the play.
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Writing Gothic + Mystery + Ghost Setting for Progress and Assess

Writing Gothic + Mystery + Ghost Setting for Progress and Assess

The learning mat for editing and the Improving Creative Prose grid will serve you for all your creative prose writing from Year 7 to Year 11 and the editing mat will also serve you for any transactional writing styles so, added to this assessment for KS3 creative prose, this bundle is a lovely addition to your generic toolkit as a teacher of writing. Full bundle to teach for progress and assess the writing of a chapter of a gothic/mystery/ghost story at KS3. Each resource is described fully individually as you visit the individual items in the bundle.
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AQA Love & Relationships Modelled High Grade Essay Pack

AQA Love & Relationships Modelled High Grade Essay Pack

Great for initial learning, revision, inspiring higher grade answers from your top target grade students or building your confidence if you are new to teaching AQA Love and Relationships and need a quick glance crash course. Set of activities included with the essays for students to interact with. Versatile bundle.
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KS2 KS3 Macbeth Fortune Cookie Project

KS2 KS3 Macbeth Fortune Cookie Project

Based on Macbeth’s coronation banquet and knowledge of plot and character, this is a fantastic mini project that can be done quickly as a lesson and a couple of homeworks or can be expanded to be more cross-curricular. Students invent fortunes based on knowledge of events in the play after the banquet scene and engage in research so that they can make (faux or real) fortune cookies for the characters in ‘Macbeth’. Amazing for creative learning. Works well as end of term work or a project homework or cross-curricular writing.
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Letters from Yorkshire AQA Love and Relationships Workbook

Letters from Yorkshire AQA Love and Relationships Workbook

A five page workbook for students that helps students targeted Grade 5+ take an initial exploration of the poem. Differentiated with vocabulary work, research and additional hints and questions to aid the less confident learner, students can complete this independently in class or as an extended homework. Helps to initiate discussion on the poem and to raise awareness of its literary and biographical contexts as well as the theme of long-distance ambiguous relationships. Makes links with the other romantic love poems.
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AQA The Darkness Out There Post Reading Study of Contexts and Writer's Purposes

AQA The Darkness Out There Post Reading Study of Contexts and Writer's Purposes

Help students discover how literary, biographical and cultural contexts affect our reading of this short story and help us appreciate writer's choices and purposes. Suits the teaching of the AQA Telling Tales anthology. All resources are powerpoints with embedded worksheets for more detailed personal or group study. Each resource has a fuller write up of content on individual pieces. The learning sequences last approximately 5-7 hours. Students who studied this with me last year achieved grades 5-9.
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The Darkness Out There Tea Drinking Sequence Cultural, Literary, Biographical Contexts Study

The Darkness Out There Tea Drinking Sequence Cultural, Literary, Biographical Contexts Study

This PPT resource with embedded worksheets enables students to complete an AO1, AO2 and AO3 study of ‘The Darkness Out There’ for the AQA Telling Tales anthology as part of Paper 2 Modern Texts. The sequence of learning looks at how knowledge of Lively’s writing style, her themes and beliefs, literary and cultural contexts help us to understand the rising action, crisis, climax and resolution of the short story that are contained in the tea drinking sequence. Activities for students to complete throughout and a final task of an extended task response. 2-3 hours of learning here at a grade 5+ level. Great accompaniment to which looks at further literary contexts of the short story as a modern fairy tale.
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The Darkness Out There Form, Writer's Purpose and Contexts

The Darkness Out There Form, Writer's Purpose and Contexts

After a reading of the story, this will help students explore short story form and the literary contexts of the story as a fairy tale/Bildungsroman/cautionary tale. All three assessment objectives are covered and there is an exemplary high-level response provided for students to learn from and revise. Suits Grade 5+ and aims to raise achievement by making closer links between contexts and writer’s choices and purpose. With this method, the AO1 follows naturally and all three assessed areas are covered. Goes well with two other resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-darkness-out-there-tea-drinking-sequence-cultural-literary-biographical-contexts-study-11836763?theme=0 andand Also available as a bundle for a considerable reduction on all three resources. …
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Macbeth Tragic Form Versatile Resource: Masterclass, Revision or Booster

Macbeth Tragic Form Versatile Resource: Masterclass, Revision or Booster

Over 30 PPT slides, students gain an introduction to, review or renew knowledge of Macbeth as a tragic hero following tragic form. General resource for all GCSE study and a great quick look at tragedy for the start of A Level. For the AQA English Literature GCSE, discussion of tragic form can gain marks for AO1, 2 and 3 (tragic form is regarded as a context or perspective with which to consider the text). Memorable 'anchoring' images that support concepts in the PPT as well as 30 second think tasks to keep students engaged. Also considers the role other characters and imagery play in the tragic form. Concludes by asking the question 'Why is the play not called The Tragedy of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth'?
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The Darkness Out There Literary Contexts

The Darkness Out There Literary Contexts

A whole lesson PPT that looks at the literary links between ‘The Darkness Out There’ and ‘Hansel and Gretel’ to explore literary contexts and writer’s purpose. Students consider who fairy tales are written for, their purpose and their archetypal characters and gender roles. They use this knowledge to explore Nether Cottage and Packer’s End and the characters of Sandra, Kerry and Mrs. Rutter. They consider the perspectives that the story affords the 21st Century teen.
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Creative Writing Creative Prose Done in a Properly Creative Way

Creative Writing Creative Prose Done in a Properly Creative Way

Most creative prose resources rely on inserting more similes and adjectives into a poorly thought out story. This resource is different because it allows students to create imaginative characterisation from a character's inner and outer worlds by offering the characters aspects of the writer's own life. Sounds tricky but it's a breeze, I promise! so grea Different to other Creative Prose resources because it doesn't start with yet another picture to respond to but utilises what is always available to students and thereby builds confidence in self-reliance when creating stories or descriptive pieces. Ideal for those aiming at a Grade 5 and above but the bundle of resources involving the PPTs is fully differentiated through choice and rising challenge tasks so not beyond progressing your Grades 3 and 4. The learning sequences in the PPTs takes about 4-5 hours initially. They help you run a creative prose workshop sessions using simple lists and everyday experiences students have (but disregard most of the time). They end the sequences with a section of creative prose that is focused on inner and outer worlds in a story that has more convincing, original and imaginative detail and avoids cliche without the sweat, seemingly. Further drafting is facilitated with the use of the Improving Creative Prose Grid that divides the exam evaluable skills into six major areas and suggests 13 quick ways to improve for each - 78 speedy quick ways students can improve without further input from you. They are differentiated left to right so it's low threshold, high ceiling stuff! A mat for lamination that can be used to move writing from a first draft to a second or 'published' draft. Divided into the skills of adding, cutting, replacing and so on, the mat encourages students to ask questions about their work and make changes. And who isn't sending their students into the exam without a practised creative prose piece that has been refined and edited to be the best it can be, just in case? Helps students to understand the editing process (which they often confuse with a proof-reading process). Based on my work as a professional creative writing tutor and short story writer, some of these methods are probably things you haven't come across before. I developed this as a lesson observation that was graded outstanding. Goes nicely with 'Really Creative Creative Prose' A lovely accompanying resource is the Improving Creative Writing Grid which is a godsend learning mat that I've used across the secondary years for developing the evaluable skills in examined creative prose. Available a a creative writing bundle alongside 'Really Creative Creative Prose'.
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100+ 'Macbeth' Homework Tasks Differentiated Grades 1-9 18xA4 Pages Ready to Tailor to Your Needs

100+ 'Macbeth' Homework Tasks Differentiated Grades 1-9 18xA4 Pages Ready to Tailor to Your Needs

Homeworks but nothing to stop the tasks being adapted for cover lessons or into classroom activities. It's a smorgasbord of activity! Full set of homeworks differentiated for Grades 1-9 to accompany teaching of Macbeth. Designed to consolidate and extend learning and encourage students to use a range of learning modalities. The original word document is 18 pages long and you can make it into bespoke take away sheets for your students. Divided into Acts so that you can team up with your teaching. At least 100 tasks to choose from and very quick to edit - e.g. choose the grades 6-7 column for the term. Plenty to please parents who want their child to be busy and engage in homework and revision. Tasks encourage independence. Use alongside my free download to track the completion of homework alongside parents and students.
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Creative Prose NOT Your Tired Old, Humdrum, Ho-Hum Sequence of Learning!

Creative Prose NOT Your Tired Old, Humdrum, Ho-Hum Sequence of Learning!

Most creative prose resources rely on inserting more similes and adjectives into a poorly thought out story. This resource is different because it allows students to create imaginative characterisation from a character's inner and outer world even before they have even felt the effort! (This is a little more challenging in approach than my resource 'Really Creative Creative Prose' so great for Grade 5 and above but the resource is fully differentiated through choice and rising challenge tasks). The learning sequence will take about two hours and is made up of a PPT of 27 slides that helps you run a creative prose workshop session using simple lists and everyday experiences students ahave (but disregard most of the time). They end the lesson with a section of creative prose that is focused on inner and outer worlds in a story that has more convincing, original and imaginative detail and avoids cliche without the sweat, seemingly. Based on my work as a professional creative writing tutor and short story writer, this method is probably something you haven't come across before. I developed this as a lesson observation that was graded outstanding. Goes nicely with 'Really Creative Creative Prose' A lovely accompanying resource is the Improving Creative Writing Grid which is a godsend learning mat that I've used across the secondary years for developing the evaluable skills in examined creative prose. Available a a creative writing bundle alongside 'Really Creative Creative Prose'.
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Improving Writing Editing Prompt Mat English or Whole School Literacy

Improving Writing Editing Prompt Mat English or Whole School Literacy

A mat for lamination that can be used to move writing from a first draft to a second or 'published' draft. Divided into the skills of adding, cutting, replacing and so on, the mat encourages students to ask questions about their work and make changes. Helps students to understand the editing process (which they often confuse with a proof-reading process).
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AQA High Level Modelled Essay 'Mother, any distance' and 'Follower' with range of activities

AQA High Level Modelled Essay 'Mother, any distance' and 'Follower' with range of activities

Invaluable resource for teaching those more nebulous skills for Grades 8 and 9. A high level modelled or exemplar response to a task on 'Follower' and attitudes to parents. Compared with 'Mother, any distance' for the AQA English Literature Paper 2. Plenty of high level ideas ready to be learned and also a good range of activities provided to encourage students to interact with the essay response, pick it apart, learn it, borrow the style and to encourage wider research. Rich in applied contexts and perspectives and full use of those aspects of poems students often neglect - structure and form - the response looks at sounds (because poetry is an aural form) and both big (journey structures) and smaller structures.
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AQA Descriptive Writing Grid It Really Does Improve Their Descriptive Skills

AQA Descriptive Writing Grid It Really Does Improve Their Descriptive Skills

Dice or no dice, this six by six grid helps students quickly zhoosh-up their descriptive pieces beyond the mythical power of yet another simile! Lots of quick to apply professional writer's tips and tricks gleaned from my work tutoring undergraduate writing workshops! Don't be fooled - it's much easier to get them to go up two grades in an edit with this than you think. I use it as an original mat during practice pieces and as an editing tool if they writing has become rather prosaic. Easy to remember a few for the examination itself. Little bit of numeracy thrown in with the old 'along the corridor, up the stairs' style of grid reading thrown in as an outstanding bonus to your lesson.
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GCSE Transactional Writing The Whats and Whys Intro to the Unit / Revision / Series of Starters

GCSE Transactional Writing The Whats and Whys Intro to the Unit / Revision / Series of Starters

25 slide PPT for the introduction of Transactional Writing or a series of starters to puncuate the teaching of Transactional Writing. Delivered using questions and activities that last a few moments each, the unit gives students the understanding of why TA writing should be important to them for their GCSE grade and in their future lives. It also covers the basics that underpin all the TA writing types i.e rhetoric and the skills the exam boards are looking for. This one includes weightings and timings for the WJEC/Eduqas English Language examination but could easily be swapped for another board with same task applied. Presented with humour and grown-up looking images (none of your clip art images here!) it's certainly been a winner with my Year 10s and 11s. Fuller range in this series coming soon to include 2 minute grade ups for each writing type and quick learn rhetoric devices that go beyond the use of (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) APERFORMER - I leave the selling of that skill to others. Here you will find a fresh approach. I will also be selling this and its comrades as a bundle before too long. Keep coming back. Want to leave a review? Have an equally priced resource on me! Want to say 'Even Better If ...' - collar me on Twitter @alisonshuttlew1
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