Transactional Writing Teaching and Revision Eduqas English Language

Transactional Writing Teaching and Revision Eduqas English Language

A 42 page booklet aimed at students targeted Grade 5 - 9, this course or revision booklet provides everything you and your students need to revise for EDUQAS Component Two Section B Transactional Writing. It includes the way to time the exam, how to plan, how to write detailed developed paragraphs, modelled examples of each of the writing formats, a guide on how to write each text type successfully and two practice questions for each text type. You and they need look no further. I have also included a revision ppt for the day of the exam that concisely reminds students of the approach to this section of the paper. Includes a no-frills ppt worth £2 for quick revision for those students you fear will do little or no revision or as a booster just before the examination.
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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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Shakespeare Revision Responding to Extracts Framework

Shakespeare Revision Responding to Extracts Framework

An A3 framework grid students can use to explore extracts in class or learn the framework sequence to prepare for extract exploration in the actual examination. Gives lots of key terms as prompts as well as questions to stimulate responses to extract. Puts AO2 as the focus to allow for AO1 commentary. Has context and perspective reminders if they are relevant to your exam board.
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Revise Informal Letter Writing GCSE Transactional Writing

Revise Informal Letter Writing GCSE Transactional Writing

An ‘everything you need to know’ 14 page A4 booklet very suited to all exam boards on writing informal letters that includes: • A good modelled example • An outstanding modelled example • Guidance on how to plan • Guidance on how to structure detailed, developed paragraphs • Guidance for content suitable to form • Sophisticated ‘tricks and flicks’ • Five practice tasks
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Revise Eduqas Component 2 Section B Transactional Writing

Revise Eduqas Component 2 Section B Transactional Writing

A 42 page booklet aimed at students targeted Grade 5 - 9, this course or revision booklet provides everything you and your students need to revise for EDUQAS Component Two Section B Transactional Writing. It includes the way to time the exam, how to plan, how to write detailed developed paragraphs, modelled examples of each of the writing formats, a guide on how to write each text type successfully and two practice questions for each text type. You and they need look no further. I have also included a revision ppt for the day of the exam that concisely reminds students of the approach to this section of the paper. Includes a no-frills ppt worth £2 for quick revision for those students you fear will do little or no revision or as a booster just before the examination.
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Revise WJEC EDUQAS English Language Component One Section A Subject Terminology

Revise WJEC EDUQAS English Language Component One Section A Subject Terminology

Essential Toolkit Word resource that reminds students of some of the subject terminology they can use in Component One Section A of the English Language examination. Divided into three sections as differentiation, the resource reminds students of the things that literary writers do to craft their work. Designed to build confidence in relevant subject terminology they can mention and discuss the effects of.
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AQA Love and Relationships Framework for Exploring Poems

AQA Love and Relationships Framework for Exploring Poems

Ease the pain of comparing poetry. Developed using my skills as a professional poet and Lead Teacher in English with an emphasis on calming the nerves of students in Component 2 Section B AQA Literature exam. An A3 sheet that includes a framework built around a mnemonic comprehensively covering reading poetry skills. Differentiated so that the first parts of the mnemonic support lower grades to comment or allow higher grades to give a rapid overview. Moves through to the skills that help Grade 5 achieve - by exploring language closely - and ends by helping extend the achievement of grade 5+ by exploring poetry as a form that is highly structured, employs aural sensibility and enables exploration of how ideas develop over the course of the poem. Rich in terminology to help focus on AO2 in poetry. Methodical to use in class for practice and easy to remember in the examination as a framework.
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KS2 Literary Heritage of Children's Books Plus Writing Activity

KS2 Literary Heritage of Children's Books Plus Writing Activity

Suited to KS2 Years 5 and 6, this unit of work takes students through the heritage of children’s books and leads up to leaflet/webpage writing. Skills included: evaluation, numeracy, plan, edit, draft, publish skills. Dips into Aesop, The Bible, Shakespeare, Gulliver’s Travels and more modern children’s fiction characters to show the timeline of literature read by children. Great for post SATs pre-transition for light-hearted fun linked to NC.
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Eduqas Literature Unseen Poetry Preparation Framework

Eduqas Literature Unseen Poetry Preparation Framework

Ease the pain of unseen poetry. Developed using my skills as a professional poet and Lead Teacher in English with an emphasis on calming the nerves of students in this ‘unseen = unknown’ part of the EDUQAS Literature exam. An A3 sheet that includes a framework built around a mnemonic comprehensively covering unseen poetry skills. Differentiated so that the first parts of the mnemonic support lower grades to comment or allow higher grades to give a rapid overview. Moves through to the skills that help Grade 5 achieve - by exploring language closely - and ends by helping extend the achievement of grade 5+ by exploring poetry as a form that is highly structured, employs aural sensibility and enables exploration of how ideas develop over the course of the poem. Rich in terminology to help support extension into AO2 from AO1 ideas. Methodical to use in class for practice and easy to remember in the examination as a framework.
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Revision AQA Unseen Poetry Mnemonic and Study Framework for Learning the Skills and Revising

Revision AQA Unseen Poetry Mnemonic and Study Framework for Learning the Skills and Revising

Ease the pain of unseen poetry. Developed using my skills as a professional poet and Lead Teacher in English with an emphasis on calming the nerves of students in this ‘unseen = unknown’ part of the AQA Literature exam. An A3 sheet that includes a framework built around a mnemonic comprehensively covering unseen poetry skills. Differentiated so that the first parts of the mnemonic support lower grades to comment or allow higher grades to give a rapid overview. Moves through to the skills that help Grade 5 achieve - by exploring language closely - and ends by helping extend the achievement of grade 5+ by exploring poetry as a form that is highly structured, employs aural sensibility and enables exploration of how ideas develop over the course of the poem. Rich in terminology to help focus on AO2 for the AQA how and way comparison section. Methodical to use in class for practice and easy to remember in the examination as a framework.
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International Children's Book Day Engaging Walk Through and Creative Activities

International Children's Book Day Engaging Walk Through and Creative Activities

Celebrate International Children’s Book Day 2nd April or teach students the history of children’s books in an engaging way then create a playful leaflet inspired by a villain. Best suited to Years 4-8. Draw on prior knowledge, have a giggle, re-frame existing knowledge, add knowledge to the understanding of this literary canon and create a very modern publicity leaflet in which a children’s book villain attempts to change the public’s perception of them. 28 PPT slides with lovely graphics, challenge, differentiation, support, numeracy and wit to amuse them! Would last at least two hour lessons to complete with the leaflet task.
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My Polish Teacher's Tie Comprehensive Revision Grid and Activities

My Polish Teacher's Tie Comprehensive Revision Grid and Activities

A revision tool over four A3 sides on Helen Dunmore’s ‘My Polish Teacher’s Tie’ with several activities to encourage engagement with the revision content. Covers all the assessment objectives, main and minor characters, themes, modern perspectives, writer’s stylistics, writer’s purpose and relevant subject terminology. You need look no further! Has many low threshold - high ceiling ideas which are suited to those aiming for Grade 4 through to 9 but could be edited back to simpler ideas for grades below this.
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AQA 'Love's Philosophy' High Grade Exemplar Essay Compared with 'The Farmer's Bride'

AQA 'Love's Philosophy' High Grade Exemplar Essay Compared with 'The Farmer's Bride'

Invaluable resource for teaching those more nebulous skills for Grades 8 and 9. A high level modelled or exemplar response to a task on ‘Love’s Philosophy’ and the theme of desire. Compared with ‘The Farmer’s Bride’ for AQA English Literature Paper 2 Love and Relationships poetry cluster. Plenty of high level ideas ready to be learned within the response 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.
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AQA 'When We Two Parted' High Grade Exemplar Essay Compared with Winter Swans + Activities

AQA 'When We Two Parted' High Grade Exemplar Essay Compared with Winter Swans + 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 ‘When We Two Parted’ and the theme of heartbreak. Compared with ‘Winter Swans’ for the AQA English Literature Paper 2. Plenty of high level ideas ready to be learned within the response 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.
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World Poetry Day Five Poems in Five Days or Five Choices of Task

World Poetry Day Five Poems in Five Days or Five Choices of Task

Five ideas to help poetry writing to celebrate World Poetry Day on the 1st March. Why not make a five poem anthology. Ideas include soundscapes, blackout poetry, haiku, question and answer poems, scaffolded poems. Students encounter three poems from Robert Louis Stevenson, Shakespeare and Walter De La Mare and use them as springboards into their own creativity. Suitable for Years 5 and 6 and Key Stage 3. I also include here two free resources for World Poetry Day advocacy - a quiz on a dozen famous characters in children’s poetry and the chance to write a nonsense poem.
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My Polish Teacher's Tie

My Polish Teacher's Tie

Little bundle of activities helping range of grades to engage with the text during or post reading. Especially useful for class tasks or homework since all are worksheet based. Please see individual resources for fuller write up.
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Creative Writing Short Stories Years 7 or 8 Full 4 Week Unit

Creative Writing Short Stories Years 7 or 8 Full 4 Week Unit

Get them to write the stories you will need them to create for GCSE right now! This PPT sequence of learning has everything you need for a 4 week unit (it would dovetail beutifully to reading short stories alongside or a class novel), helping them aim for a Grade 3+ story but with high ceiling achievement built in. L lay the foundations of creative prose for the remainder of the secondary years. Designed following extensive visits to KS2 classrooms to absorb the rigour and with the aim of avoiding the wasteland years of Years 7 and 8. Unit has had a full run through by my department and has differentiation for lower ability and challenge built in to the tasks for higher ability. Covers: Plotting, Character and Setting, Dialogue, Action, Description, Emotion writing, Narrative order and Story Order. Builds to a 300-500 creative prose assessment. Includes the Improving Creative Writing Grid for writing and a Learning Mat for self-editing which can be used throughout all years and are really classroom tools that are essential beyond this unit.
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Creative Writing Transition Year 7  Unit Get Them Grade 3+ From the Get-Go.  Put Your Feet Up!

Creative Writing Transition Year 7 Unit Get Them Grade 3+ From the Get-Go. Put Your Feet Up!

Neatly avoiding the ubiquitous ‘autobiography unit’ - believe me, they have already been there and done that at KS2, this PPT sequence of learning has everything you need for the first 3-4 weeks of Year 7, helping them aim for a Grade 3+ story and lay the foundations of creative prose for the remainder of the secondary years. Designed following extensive visits to KS2 classrooms to absorb the rigour and with the aim of avoiding the ‘national dip’ in Year 7. Unit has had a full run through by my department and is pitched at Grade 3 but with support for lower ability and challenge built in to the tasks for higher ability. Covers: Plotting, Character and Setting, Dialogue, Action, Description, Emotion writing, Narrative order and Story Order. Builds to a 300-500 creative prose assessment. Includes the Improving Creative Writing Grid for writing and a Learning Mat for self-editing.
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My Polish Teacher's Tie Essay Improvement Activity

My Polish Teacher's Tie Essay Improvement Activity

A part response for improvement by students following three clear suggestions of ways to improve essay style. Suits middle grades 3-6 in particular. Questions asks about the way characters communicate and there is a response that goes some way to tackling Steve’s communication style and self-expression. Students work into the essay to improve it following instructions. Chance to complete the essay and revise given content.
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