A concise revision guide for section A of AQA English Language Paper 2 (questions 1-4). Including:
guidance on timing
critical verbs to enhance extended writing
PPTs for tutor timeLiteracy/PSHE sessions to develop students’ cultural capital and enhance reading comprehension and fluency by following the three-stage approach to reading: pre-reading, active reading and post-reading.
Each week, in the 10min activity, students are exposed to a new topical issue and vocabulary (including a ‘Word of the Week’) - each activity includes a vocabulary or context pre-reading task, followed by an extract from an (often) non-fiction text (designed to be projected directly onto the board), complete with comprehension questions to assess understanding, and finally, a discussion task to develop oracy and debate skills.
The right to protest
These resources have since been redesigned to create one-off cover lessons so are perfect for adapting to suit your own requirements.
This Year 7 SoW comprises of 16 1hr lessons focused on Neil Gaiman’s Coraline.
Students are introduced to the three-stage approach to reading in this unit: pre-reading, active reading and post-reading, in addition to the AQA skills for literature and language. The GPS focus for this unit of study is using capital letters accurately.
This SoW includes a knowledge builder to encourage retrieval practice and a vocabulary builder designed to introduce students to new tier 2 and 3 words that will enhance their analytical and creative writing as well as their ability to comprehend texts.
The unit includes an AQA Literature end-of-unit assessment focused on Gaiman’s presentation of the Other Mother.
A collection of 28 1hr 15min lessons aimed at top set year 10 students who are preparing for the Dr jekyll and Mr Hyde AQA English Literature examination.
Critical theories explored:
Sigmund Freud’s Uncanny
Sigmund Freud’s concept of the ID, Superego and Ego.
Simone De Beauvoir’s Second Sex Theory
Helene Cixous’ feminist theory
mock assessments and extracts are also included.
A concise guide to AQA English language paper 1 section B, including guidance on the narrative and descriptive writing option. complete with a criteria check-list, extended writing structures and vocabulary suggestions.
I created this chapter by chapter, reading and comprehension quiz to monitor and assess my sixth form students’ reading and understanding of this OCR ‘Comparative and Contextual Study’ set text. Each week they were assigned 3-4 chapters to read for homework and answer the questions in preparation for SA/PA in class the following week.
Each of the 27 chapters has approximately 10 chronological questions with answers (some with key quotes as evidence - page references are for the Penguin Classics 1993 edition of the text).
A complete unit of work (12 x 2hr lessons) focusing on the Child Language Acquisition unit of the OCR England Language ALevel paper 2.
Includes model responses, data, OCR exemplar material from an OCR training course, complete lessons, revision material and a personal learning check list for students to use to guide their revision.
A collection of 2hour lessons introducing and studying the OCR ALevel Language in the Media exam component. complete with resources and an essay structure (used by my students who attained a grade A in the June 2017 examinations).
Lessons introducing/studying language and power, gender and technology theories/theorists.
A SoW aimed at KS4 students studying Macbeth as part of the AQA English Literature GCSE course. The SoW consists of 27 lessons dedicated to reading Shakespeare’s play for the first time and analysing key themes and characters whilst providing students with opportunities to develop key analytical skills linked to the literature criteria.
Challenge factor (CF) differentiated activities are included to stretch and challenge more able students to meet the level 6 literature criteria. These activities include viewing different adaptations of the play to consider alternative interpretations and exploring critical theory such as Aristotle’s genre theory, feminist theory, Freudian psychoanalytical theories and Machievellian political theory.
Some HWK activities are included as well as recall activities linked to other AQA English Literature GCSE texts (An Inspector Calls, The Sign of Four and Power & Conflict Poetry).
Included is a student booklet with space to answer each of the 52 activities that focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar in order to develop proficiency and confidence in literacy. The booklets have been created for KS3 students to be used as 10min starter activities throughout the year and have been devised with consideration of the KS2 (year 5 and 6) National Curriculum spelling list and GPS SATs papers. The activities alternate between spelling tests, vocabulary/root word activities and grammar tests. A teacher answer booklet is also included.
A 6 week SOW based around the new AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 section B: non-fiction writing.
Lots of 'language through literature' resources linked to our AQA literature texts too: Macbeth, An Inspector Calls, Jekyll and Hyde and War and Conflict Poetry anthology.
Designed to use with mixed ability year 10 students.
Two separate recommended reading lists (year 7 and year 8) encouraging a love of reading through promoting topical reads and fiction linked to SoWs throughout the year. These reading lists will be set as homework throughout the academic year where we are asking students to read at least one text each half term.
A collection of weekly 10-15min tutor time numeracy activities that focus on developing KS4 students’ financial literacy and understanding of the real-life application of numeracy skills.
Activities are designed on PPT to be projected and completed independently and/or in pairs/groups.
Credit and debit cards
Understanding pay slips
The cost of running a house
A collection of 14 x 1hr15min (one half-term’s) lessons focused on the detective mystery genre, specifically, Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Speckled Band.
Lessons are aimed at mixed-ability year 7 students and include ‘challenge factor’ (CF) tasks to stretch and challenge.
Most lessons have a literature foci and are linked to the AQA English Literature GCSE assessment objectives, exploring the gothic and detective mystery literary genres and the Victorian historical context, however, the first few lessons in the SoW develop students’ non-fiction writing skills with a language foci. These lessons also include a disciplinary approach to teaching English.
The SoW also includes a sheet of key vocabulary (vocabulary builder) to be used alongside the teaching of the text.