Diary Writing 'Blood Brothers' - Features and Language Techniques

Diary Writing 'Blood Brothers' - Features and Language Techniques

Another easy-to-follow, fantastic Powerpoint Presentation based on TYPICAL FEATURES and LANGUAGE/STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES used in Diary Writing. This was created for my lower ability Year 10 class in preparation for the GCSE Eduqas English Language Syllabus (Component 2, Section B: Writing Non-Fiction Texts) combined with their study of the play ‘Blood Brothers’ by Willy Russell (Component 2, Section B: Post-1940 Drama). Includes an EXAMPLE of a DIARY ENTRY written by Mickey (after he discovers Linda and Edward’s affair) for students to ANALYSE, IDENTIFY and SELECT the MAIN FEATURES and LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES used in Diary Writing. Includes thoughtful TASKS and RESOURCES and possible HOMEWORK activities offering a choice of DIARY-WRITING TASKS based on other characters’ thoughts and feelings in the play. Students finally create their own IMAGINATIVE diary writing using the FEATURES and TECHNIQUES they have learnt so far.
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NEW EDUQAS GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPONENT 2 PRACTICE EXAMINATION PAPERS (NON-FICTION and TRANSACTIO

NEW EDUQAS GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPONENT 2 PRACTICE EXAMINATION PAPERS (NON-FICTION and TRANSACTIO

TWO Eduqas GCSE English Language, Component 2 Practice Examination Papers (Non-fiction and Transactional Texts). Typical examination questions based on both Sections A and B with close focus on both the READING and WRITING requirements of this component. Questions assess A01, A02, A04, A05 and A06 in accordance with the expected Eduqas examination criteria. These can be used as MOCK papers as part of students’ revision in preparation for the examination.
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Eduqas GCSE English Language (Component 2, Section A) How to structure successful responses.

Eduqas GCSE English Language (Component 2, Section A) How to structure successful responses.

Easy-to-follow STRUCTURED, STEP-BY STEP ways of approaching AO2 and A03 questions in the NEW Eduqas GCSE English Language Examination - Component 2, Section A. FANTASTIC resources, particularly for LOWER ABILITY sets. Includes a list of PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES, specific LANGUAGE to DESCRIBE the writer’s TONE OF VOICE, the EFFECT of particular LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES on the reader together with COMPARATIVE LANGUAGE and EXAMPLE RESPONSES for questions 2, 4, 5 and 6. This covers all the Marking Assessment Objectives and Criteria needed to produce successful A01, A02 and A03 responses.
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‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding – Themes, Characters and Quotes

‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding – Themes, Characters and Quotes

A detailed PowerPoint focusing on the MAIN THEMES, CHARACTERS and KEY QUOTES in the novel ‘Lord of the Flies’. Includes CONTEXTUAL and HISTORICAL BACKGROUND detail based on Golding’s BELIEFS and PHILOSOPHY, various interactive TASKS which focus on RULES and LEADERSHIP, the main SYMBOLS in the novel together with KEY QUOTES and an in depth ANALYSIS of each of the main CHARACTERS in the novel.
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Responding to the NEW GCSE Eduqas ENGLISH LITERATURE Poetry (Anthology Poetry and Unseen Poetry).

Responding to the NEW GCSE Eduqas ENGLISH LITERATURE Poetry (Anthology Poetry and Unseen Poetry).

A number of USEFUL, EASY-TO-FOLLOW resources based on the NEW EDUQAS GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE SYLLABUS (PAPER 1, Section B and PAPER 2, Section C) ANTHOLOGY POETRY and UNSEEN POETRY). Particular focus on the ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES, STEP-BY-STEP PLANNING, suggested ways to COMPARE poems, EXAMPLE RESPONSES which include identifying and analysing the EFFECT of STRUCTURAL and POETIC TECHNIQUES together with various TASKS which cater for both PEER ASSESSMENT and creating INDIVIDUAL successful and sophisticated PRACTICE responses for both SEEN and UNSEEN POETRY.
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PERSUASIVE AND  POETIC LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES

PERSUASIVE AND POETIC LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES

Various teaching resources focusing on recognising and using both POETIC and LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES in preparation for all Reading and Writing Tasks at both KS3 and KS4 LEVELS. USER-FRIENDLY POWERPOINTS focusing on DESCRIBING the MEANINGS and DEFINITIONS of both POETIC and PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES. Includes detailed EXAMPLES for each technique. A great aid in understanding and analysing all READING TEXTS and developing students’ responses in a more SOPHISTICATED, THOUGHT-PROVOKING and CREATIVE way.
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Parts of Speech - Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs and Adverbs

Parts of Speech - Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs and Adverbs

A simple table and gap-filling exercise focusing on WORD FAMILIES and the CONVERSION of PARTS OF SPEECH (based on NOUNS, ADJECTIVES, VERBS and ADVERBS). A great resource which includes HANDY TIPS to enable students to successfully identify and convert PARTS OF SPEECH.
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'Blood Brothers' Revision Booklet

'Blood Brothers' Revision Booklet

A detailed REVISION BOOKLET based on the play ‘Blood Brothers’ by Willy Russell with reference to the new EDUQAS GCSE Literature Syllabus, Component 2 – Post 1914 Prose/Drama - Section A. This includes detailed SUMMARY NOTES on both ACT 1 and ACT 2, the MAIN THEMES, the MAIN CHARACTERS, the NARRATOR’S ROLE, EXAM TIPS and a SAMPLE QUESTION together with a number of related ACTIVITIES to test students’ UNDERSTANDING of the play as a whole.
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NEW! 36 POETIC LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES – DEFINITIONS, EXAMPLES, EFFECTS

NEW! 36 POETIC LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES – DEFINITIONS, EXAMPLES, EFFECTS

Another MUST HAVE! An excellent, user-friendly, detailed and printable PowerPoint resource based on 36 POETIC LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES which include DETAILED yet EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND DEFINITIONS and EXAMPLES together with their EFFECTS on the reader. A great aid for RECOGNISING, UNDERSTANDING and ANALYSING POETIC LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES in response to ALL POETRY TASKS, ASSESSMENTS AND EXAMINATIONS.
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LANGUAGE TO DESCRIBE TONE OF VOICE

LANGUAGE TO DESCRIBE TONE OF VOICE

A handy powerpoint containing useful vocabulary (both ABSTRACT NOUNS and ADJECTIVES) which describes a writer’s TONE OF VOICE. This could also be used to describe the EFFECTS of LANGUAGE on the READER. A great resource to develop students’ vocabulary in a more SOPHISTICATED way.
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34 PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES

34 PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES

Another useful powerpoint based on PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES. Includes DEFINITIONS and EXAMPLES for each one. A great aid for recognising, understanding and using PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUES in all NON-FICTION TEXTS. Very USER-FRIENDLY and has proved to be most useful for all students preparing, analysing and revising for any ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT or EXAMINATION.
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A Selection of FICTION and NON-FICTION TEXTS based on the THEME of ‘ADVENTURE’.

A Selection of FICTION and NON-FICTION TEXTS based on the THEME of ‘ADVENTURE’.

A Selection of FICTION and NON-FICTION TEXTS based on the THEME of ‘ADVENTURE’. Suitable for KS3 LEVEL and are geared towards preparing students for KS4 and the EDUQAS GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE SYLLABUS (COMPONENTS 1 and 2). Specific focus on A01 simple comprehension questions including a SPAG focused question. Fantastic resources to set as HOMEWORK TASKS or as part of SCHEMES OF WORK based on the THEME of ‘ADVENTURE’. Texts include current ARTICLES on The South Pole and Rafting, FICTIONAL EXTRACTS on ‘A Walk in the Woods’ and Louis Sachar’s novel ‘Holes’ together with a DIARY ENTRY based on an ‘Adventure through the Rainforest’.
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FICTION and NON-FICTION TEXTS based on the THEME of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

FICTION and NON-FICTION TEXTS based on the THEME of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

A Selection of FICTION and NON-FICTION TEXTS based on the THEME of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. Suitable for KS3 LEVEL and are geared towards preparing students for KS4 and the EDUQAS GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE SYLLABUS (COMPONENTS 1 and 2). Specific focus on A01 simple comprehension questions including a SPAG focused question. Fantastic resources to set as HOMEWORK TASKS or part of SCHEMES OF WORK based on the THEME of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. Texts include CURRENT ARTICLES based on Dartmoor’s ‘The Hairy Hand’, ‘The Loch Ness Monster’ and ‘Do Ghosts Exist?’ together with the legendary Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle’s personal experiences of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY written in 1930.
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A Selection of FICTION and NON-FICTION TEXTS based on the THEME of ‘LOVE THROUGH THE AGES’.

A Selection of FICTION and NON-FICTION TEXTS based on the THEME of ‘LOVE THROUGH THE AGES’.

A Selection of FICTION and NON-FICTION TEXTS based on the THEME of ‘LOVE THROUGH THE AGES’. Suitable for KS3 LEVEL and are geared towards preparing students for KS4 and the EDUQAS GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE SYLLABUS (COMPONENTS 1 and 2). Specific focus on A01 simple comprehension questions including a SPAG focused question. Fantastic resources to set as HOMEWORK TASKS or as part of SCHEMES OF WORK based on the THEME of ‘LOVE THROUGH THE AGES’. Texts include a SPEECH based on Friendship, a LETTER from a soldier to his wife during WW1 together with an EXTRACT based on Michael Caine’s personal experiences of being an evacuee during WW2.
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‘The Hitchhiker’ by Roald Dahl - Comprehension Questions

‘The Hitchhiker’ by Roald Dahl - Comprehension Questions

COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS based on the well-known PARANORMAL/MYSTERY SHORT STORY: ‘The Hitchhiker’ written by Roald Dahl in 1977. Includes a copy of the story itself. This can also be used as a COMPARISON to either Roald Dahl’s other well-known short story ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ or Harold Rolseth’s short story ‘Hey You Down There!’ which share similar themes and unexpected twists in their narrative structures.
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POETIC STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES

POETIC STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES

A great resource to introduce STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES in POETRY. Includes a table of 15 STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES together with easy-to-understand DEFINITIONS for each one. A MUST for all students who are studying/revising POETRY, particularly at GCSE Level.
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Is Social Networking a Negative Influence?  - iGCSE Cambridge English Language Assignment 3

Is Social Networking a Negative Influence? - iGCSE Cambridge English Language Assignment 3

A detailed tutorial focusing on iGCSE Cambridge English Language Coursework, Assignment 3. Based on a response to the attached article ‘Is Social Networking a Negative Influence?’ Includes the ADVANTAGES and DISADVANTAGES of SOCIAL NETWORKING, the READING and WRITING Assessment Criteria, PERSUASIVE DEVICES, useful CONNECTIVES and PARAGRAPH/SENTENCE starters, EXAMPLES of selected QUOTES and STRUCTURED RESPONSES to the task plus a possible ESSAY STRUCTURE in response to the given article. Could be adapted as a Speaking and Listening Task too.
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NEW! 36 POETIC LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES – DEFINITIONS, EXAMPLES, EFFECTS

NEW! 36 POETIC LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES – DEFINITIONS, EXAMPLES, EFFECTS

Another MUST HAVE! An excellent, user-friendly, detailed and printable Power Point resource suitable for students at KS3, KS4 and KS5 Levels. Based on 36 POETIC LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES which include DETAILED yet EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND DEFINITIONS and EXAMPLES together with their EFFECTS on the reader. A great aid for RECOGNISING, UNDERSTANDING and ANALYSING POETIC LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES in response to ALL POETRY TASKS, ASSESSMENTS AND EXAMINATIONS.
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‘Hey You Down There!’ by Harold Rolseth - Comprehension Questions

‘Hey You Down There!’ by Harold Rolseth - Comprehension Questions

COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS based on the well-known SCIENCE- FICTION/PARANORMAL/MYSTERY SHORT STORY: ‘Hey You Down There!’ written by Harold Rolseth in 1972. A WORKSHEET based on the short story with particular focus on the theme of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. Includes a copy of the story itself. This can also be used as a COMPARISON to Roald Dahl’s famous short stories ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ or ‘The Hitchhiker’ which share similar themes and unexpected twists in their narrative structures.
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NEW EDUQAS GCSE COMPONENT 1, SECTION B, DESCRIBING THE EFFECT OF STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES IN POETRY

NEW EDUQAS GCSE COMPONENT 1, SECTION B, DESCRIBING THE EFFECT OF STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES IN POETRY

Another useful worksheet which provides suggested EXAMPLE PARAGRAPHS in response to the EFFECT of STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES in poetry. Based on the war poems from the Eduqas Poetry Anthology: ‘The Manhunt’, ‘Mametz Wood’, ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ and ‘The Soldier’. A step-by-step guide using EXAMPLES to DESCRIBE and COMPARE Structural Techniques in poetry, TWO TASKS (which could be tweaked) and some USEFUL WAR POETRY VOCABULARY to aid students in their explanations of EFFECT.
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