'Of Mice and Men' Chapter 4- The presentation of Crook Diary Entry  and Language Analysis assessment

'Of Mice and Men' Chapter 4- The presentation of Crook Diary Entry and Language Analysis assessment

This lesson includes two possible assessments for students focusing on the character of Crooks in chapter 4 in 'Of Mice and Men'- one is a writing task (students write a diary entry) and one is a reading task (students analyse how Crooks is presented). The starter task is a riddle where students have to guess the form of text (a diary entry) there is also a second starter task which is a gap fill based on the description at the beginning of chapter 4 and answers are included. Students then mind map the conventions of a diary entry and write their own diary entry from the perspective of Crooks. For the second assessment students are required to analyse the language Steinbeck uses to present Crooks and there is a planning sheet and example annotated quotation for this. There are sentence starters, extension tasks and a success criteria for each assessment task. I have also included my marking feedback sheet for the diary entry which is a simple tick sheet for teachers to use with positives and targets which are linked to acknowledgement tasks.
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Victorian Context 'A Christmas Carol' 19th century

Victorian Context 'A Christmas Carol' 19th century

This lesson was used for the first lesson on 'A Christmas Carol' scheme of work. It focuses on students learning about the different contextual aspects for 'A Christmas Carol' eg. Charles Dickens, the poor etc Slides 6-13 are the information slides which students need to complete the questions on the A3 sheet. Students rotate the room, read the information on each slide/topic and complete their A3 sheet.
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Jekyll and Hyde Introduction Lesson

Jekyll and Hyde Introduction Lesson

This lesson introduces students to the new GCSE literature exam (AQA) and begins to explore Jekyll and Hyde. It includes analysis of the title of the book as well as front covers.
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Blood Brothers Context and themes

Blood Brothers Context and themes

This lesson I taught to a bottom set year 10 class at the start of a Blood Brothers SOW. It includes a quick starter passage (based on context) which students need to correctly punctuate. For the main activity they need to complete a grid (on the powerpoint) based on different areas of context: education, poverty, Liverpool and politics. There is also a worksheet on key themes which they should complete as they read the play.
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Key quotations for AQA Power and Conflict poems and gap fill activity

Key quotations for AQA Power and Conflict poems and gap fill activity

This is a list of three key quotations from each poem in the Power and Conflict Cluster of the AQA anthology. My students have learnt these and are regularly tested on them. Alongside this, I have started to create a revision gap fill activity to help students revise the key quotations and remember the key words. I have blanked out the key words for some of the poems which students fill in. Please note I haven't done this for every single poem.
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Revision booklet for Lord of the Flies: context, exam layout/question, key quotes, chapter summaries

Revision booklet for Lord of the Flies: context, exam layout/question, key quotes, chapter summaries

This is a booklet based on students who are studying Lord of the Flies for their English literature exam. It was given to year 11s and at the start of the lesson they completed a chapter summary for each chapter. I have attached two versions (one with the chapter summaries completed and one with them blank for students to complete). The booklet also includes key quotations, a mind map space for themes and characters, example exam questions, a breakdown of the exam paper (sections and marks) and relevant contextual information.
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Planning and Writing a myth

Planning and Writing a myth

This lesson includes both the planning and writing element for students writing their own Greek myth. I have used it at the end of a Greek myth unit where students have studied several myths. There is step-by-step planning grid worksheet, example paragraph (which students should improve as the starter task), a character list example, a success criteria with descriptive methods outlined and a challenge task. My class spent one lesson planning and one lesson writing.
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Introduction to Standard English

Introduction to Standard English

This lesson was the first lesson I taught to an AS year 12 English Language class. It is a discussion focused lesson. It includes definitions of key words eg Standard English, a homework task, a short activity which focuses on the different forms of text and a true/false plenary task.
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Subject specific cross-curricular spellings

Subject specific cross-curricular spellings

This powerpoint includes 10 spellings across 17 subjects taught at secondary school. I organised fortnightly spelling tests for each subject which ks3 students completed. This was used to display the words beforehand. I complied each spelling list based on feedback from each subject teacher.
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World Book Day activities and resources

World Book Day activities and resources

I am responsible for organising World Book Day at my school. This package includes a Powerpoint which was displayed to all students in the school- this includes 6 different activities which I called challenges as well as an explanation of book tokens and some author visit posters. It can be easily adapted to suit each year's World Book Day. There is also the competition sheets which I distributed to students for the book token, bookmark and Hook A Book competitions.
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FA Writing Challenge, football inspired newspaper article writing

FA Writing Challenge, football inspired newspaper article writing

This lesson was focused on the FA writing competition which was used as two literacy lessons for years 7 and 8 in my school. It explains the competition, but can still be used (without entering the competition) as a newspaper article writing lesson using football as a stimulus. It includes planning activities, a clip and the writing of the newspaper article. The boys at my school really engaged with it, so I created my own competition on top and have included the certificate. On average, this takes 2 lessons, one explaining and planning and another writing.
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Writing a Bibliography

Writing a Bibliography

This was a lesson taught to A-level students. It guides them through writing an effective bibliography and includes examples of how to cite different texts. This can be easily adapted depending on task/subject
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Word classes and frameworks

Word classes and frameworks

This was one of the first lessons taught for an AS year 12 English Language class. It includes a outline of the frameworks, key definitions of the word classes, a recipe word class activity, a homework activity and a quiz to check students' understanding. It also includes open and closed word classes.
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Different types of nouns

Different types of nouns

This lesson focused on exploring the word class of nouns. It includes key definitions of each type, a quick quiz, a Pictionary task, a recipe task and a homework activity.
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Different types of adjectives

Different types of adjectives

This lesson focused on exploring the word class of adjectives. It includes key definitions of each type, a quick quiz, a Pictionary task, a main task and a homework activity. The starter recaps the different types of nouns (previous lesson) and I have attached the homework needed for this.
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Pragmatics and adjacencey pairs

Pragmatics and adjacencey pairs

This lesson was taught as part of an AS English Language Grammar scheme of work. It includes key definitions, examples to help students understand the meaning of pragmatics, a create your own transcript acti and avity, links to theories eg. Grice's maxims and a challenge task.
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Speaking and Listening endorsement Scheme of Work, all resources

Speaking and Listening endorsement Scheme of Work, all resources

This Speaking and Listening scheme of work was created for the new Speaking and Listening GCSE endorsement, however it can be used for the iGCSE speaking and listening or any speaking and listening scheme/assessment. It includes 8 lessons in total as well a plethora of resources. It aims to guide students through writing a success speaking and listening speech. It explores examples, topics, structures and persuasive devices. I have used this several times with both Ks3 and Ks4 as it is easily adaptable.
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Handriting intervention

Handriting intervention

This was used as a handwriting intervention session for students struggling with their handwriting. It includes tips on how to hold a pen, an activity which explores different forms of texts and scaling these in terms of neatness, examples of poor/good handwriting, a timed practice sentence activity, a handwriting assessment paragraph and top tips. Some activities can be skipped, there are several to choose from.
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Comparative gap fill for power and conflict poems (Remains and War Photographer)

Comparative gap fill for power and conflict poems (Remains and War Photographer)

This is a scaffolded gap fill which I used with my bottom set years 9 and 10. After marking their poetry comparison assessments (on Remains and War Photographer), it was evident that many of them struggled with structuring their responses. As a result, I created this gap fill exercise using the sentence starters I had provided previously. We completed it as a class choosing a quotation from Remains and one from War Photographer. I have also attached two completed ones which can be used as examples. T
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Comparing poems from the AQA Power and Conflict cluster- War Photographer and Remains

Comparing poems from the AQA Power and Conflict cluster- War Photographer and Remains

The lesson I created can be easily adapted to any poems at all. It focuses on the skill of comparing and I taught it to bottom set students in years 9 and 10. We spent one lesson planning and going through the process (including an example) and one lesson writing (they then completed an assessment focusing on the question we looked at beforehand). The lesson includes: an example exam-style question which is annotated; a venn diagram with tips for planning; a step-by-step numbered guide to; sentence starters; a self/peer assessment checklist; an example (with the step-by-step guide applied) and key information (including a summary and contextual information) on each poem (Remains and War Photographer). All worksheets are provided on slides on the Powerpoint
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