Originally designed for a Year 11 class at an SEN school but can be adapted to fit other contexts - in particular a lower ability Year 7/8 class or KS2 class.
Guided practice at understanding how connotations work and figuring out how to read between the lines of what a writer has said.
An introduction to the idea that character names are sometimes chosen deliberately for their connotations. Includes a match up activity and popular/familiar characters.
Originally designed for a Y11 class at a special school but can be easily adapted and would be well suited to low ability classes in mainstream.
Designed for a year 8 middle ability class to build up their analysis skills towards writing a PEAL paragraph. This version was for the HA pupils in the class - can be differentiated by giving more support with the final PEAL in the form of sentence starters.
Learning objective - to consider Mrs. Kay’s point of view about the future of the Progress Class children.
These lessons break down writing a narrative into more manageable chunks (openings, plot, character, endings) to support pupils through writing their own narrative in preparation for Language Paper 2.
Includes an introduction to types of questions, examples of interesting opening lines, and supporting references to texts they will likely know from the Literature papers (Macbeth and An Inspector Calls)
Resources also included.
A series of lessons working towards planning a piece of descriptive writing. This was originally written for a set 2 class but easily adapted. Focuses on 3 skills - sensory description, creating an atmosphere and planning, beginning with an introduction to Language Paper 2 Writing.
Where necessary, the slides have guidance notes for teachers - I have included references to a range of wider reading texts.
Introduction to Language Paper 1 including past questions and a useful planning method (De Bono’s hats)
DAFOREST techniques worksheet is not mine but widely available online (I got this version from TES).
Begin with Discursive Writing presentation followed by Hats in Practice.