A lesson which teaches pupil how to analyse a poem for themselves - the teacher should be doing very little in this lesson. Pupils work in groups: each member of the group is assigned a role. A carousel activity follows, ending with a whole class feedback.
A fun and challenging lesson in which pupils use sensory detail and imaginative vocabulary to create their own chocolate poem. Pupils will need a small chocolate bar for this lesson. Drag out the torture - they have to smell the chocolate, then describe it, a small bite, then describe it, and so forth. I have done this many times before, and it has always gone down well. This is very good as a memorable Year 6 induction lesson, or a lesson on creative writing.
A pupil friendly guide to the course, with example question types, model answers, pupil friendly mark schemes, and tips on how to answer each question.
A classic speaking and listening lesson in which pupils have to persuade the rest of the group that they deserve a place on a falling hot-air balloon. The activity includes 30 role play cards, such as 'nurse', 'teacher' etc, and a set of famous people which could be used as an alternative.
A book I've written to be given to all staff and students. Topics include: What is literacy? How to improve your work: responding to feedback Making your writing more interesting: Sentence Variety Three tips for improving your writing style Making your writing accurate: Punctuation Commas Speech Marks Colons and Semi-colons Apostrophes Making your writing flow: Paragraphs Making your work flow: connectives How to develop your answers Making your writing accurate: Spellings Spelling strategies Nine spelling rules to learn Homophones Homonyms 25 commonly misspelt words How to improve your work: Redrafting How to improve your word power Worn out words 70 words to sharpen your expression Common literacy errors
Make marking easier by using these tick sheets. You do not need to write down what they have done well, just tick. Pupils can even write their own E.B.Is once their work has been returned.
A week’s worth of lessons on ‘The Red Room’ with AQA English Language Paper 1 style reading questions.
A series of lessons in which pupils use persuasive writing. Pupils are to persuade a group of Hollywood producers to turn the class novel into a blockbuster film. A useful end of topic activity.
This is for EDUQAS, but mark schemes etc can easily be adapted for other exam boards. There are lots of practise questions, a few model answers, a resource showing the steps to answering a response, assessment materials, and a few handy hints.
Includes opportunities for speaking and listening, drama, creative writing, with all of the skills broken down and modelled.
143 word games with answers. Useful to put a couple up at the start of a lesson to get pupils settling down and engaged, or as fun little 'fillers'.
I have written this scheme of work with AQA English Language Paper 1 in mind. Each lesson will focus on an aspect of Language, such as the use of structural devices in Chapter Four, evaluation questions based on the end of the novel, and language questions based on characters and settings throughout. There are practice and final assessments included, which are AQA English Language Paper 1 style.
10 common literacy errors with an explanation of why they are made, and the correct response for each.
A whole lesson in which pupils think independently about the connotations of vocabulary in William Blakes's London. Included: model response, self assessment, contextual information.
A creative writing lesson based on the poem The Deserted House. Resource includes presentation including starter, activities etc, copy of the poem and a lesson plan (this was a an observed lesson which was judged outstanding). Focus for the lesson is on sensory detail and ambitious vocabulary.