Set of Speech Punctuation Starter Exercises

Set of Speech Punctuation Starter Exercises

A Powerpoint with 10 short activities, perfect for use as starters or 'Do Now' activities. Each pair of slides has 5 questions for pupils to work through at the beginning of a lesson and a set of the answers, both of which can quickly and easily be tagged on to any other lesson to serve as a quick grammar starter. All activities are linked to punctuating speech correctly. Choose the 'Do Now' or the 'Starter' version, depending on what your school calls the first part of the lesson.
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Set of Word Class Starter or 'Do Now' activities

Set of Word Class Starter or 'Do Now' activities

A Powerpoint with more than 15 short activities, perfect for use as starters or 'Do Now' activities. Each pair of slides has 5 questions for pupils to work through at the beginning of a lesson and a set of the answers, both of which can quickly and easily be tagged on to any other lesson to serve as a quick grammar starter. All activities are linked to identifying word classes. Choose the 'Do Now' or the 'Starter' version, depending on what your school calls the first part of the lesson.
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Set of Homophone Starter Exercises

Set of Homophone Starter Exercises

A Powerpoint with more than 25 short activities, perfect for use as starters or 'Do Now' activities. Each pair of slides has 5 questions for pupils to work through at the beginning of a lesson and a set of the answers, both of which can quickly and easily be tagged on to any other lesson to serve as a quick grammar starter. All activities are linked to commonly misspelled homophones. Choose the 'Do Now' or the 'Starter' version, depending on what your school calls the first part of the lesson.
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Hound of the Baskervilles Scheme

Hound of the Baskervilles Scheme

An entire unit of work based around Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'. Includes detailed lesson plans for an entire term, all of which include a starter, several shorter tasks and a plenary. Regular homework tasks are set and the scheme also links to several pre-1914 texts as well as some poetry. It is aimed at bridging the gap between KS3 and KS4 in terms of pupils' knowledge and understanding of older texts with more complex language. It has regular short and longer assessment-style pieces and contains a range of tasks linked directly to the requirements of the new GCSE Language exam. Contains: A powerpoint with more than 230 slides which can be easily subdivided into single lessons Copies of 4 poems taught within the scheme Copies of the Pre-1900 texts focused on in the scheme A comprehensive breakdown of the scheme, lesson by lesson Clear starter activities for all lessons Clear plenary / exit ticket ideas for every lesson
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Introduction to Dystopian Fiction

Introduction to Dystopian Fiction

A set of five lessons which aim to introduce pupils to the ideas of utopias and dystopias, based around the film Wall-E and the opening chapter of The Hunger Games. Each Powerpoint contains a SPAG-based starter, activities based around the central text for the lesson and a plenary which allows pupils to review their learning. Easy to follow with no additional work required. Contents: 5 Powerpoints containing different activities based around introducing pupils to dystopian fiction.
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Modern Horror Lessons: Darren Shan

Modern Horror Lessons: Darren Shan

A set of three lessons using extracts from Darren Shan's 'The Demon Thief'. Allows younger pupils to engage with a modern horror writer which they find accessible. Uses relevant resources for three subsequent lessons and aims to teach pupils to recognise, analyse and use various creative writing skills: sentence structure, personification, effective vocabulary choices. Final lesson contains a creative writing assessment for pupils to display the skills they have learnt throughout the sessions. Contains: 3 Powerpoints with complete lessons: starter activities, varied discussion, reading and writing tasks and plenaries 3 worksheets with relevant extracts from The Demon Thief
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GCSE Fiction Reading and Writing Exam Preparation Scheme

GCSE Fiction Reading and Writing Exam Preparation Scheme

A complete scheme of 11 lessons focusing on preparing students for the Component 1 of the new GCSE. Easy to follow with no additional resources required. Has a specific focus on the questions from the EDUQAS specification, but would be useful for any students preparing for the fiction paper / component 1 of the new English language GCSE where they need to work on their reading and writing skills. Includes: 1. A comprehensive breakdown of the whole scheme for teachers to follow 2. A complete and adaptable powerpoint with 11 fulls lessons (Do Now, a series of tasks plus a plenary or 'Exit Ticket' for each one) 3. Short excerpts from the various fiction sources which the lessons focus on
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Noughts and Crosses Scheme of Work

Noughts and Crosses Scheme of Work

A scheme of work based on Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses. Contains: 25 powerpoints aimed at accompanying a reading of the novel, suggesting different activities to complete at certain points. Activities cover a wide range of reading, writing and speaking and listening skill areas.
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DNA Activity Worksheets: Exam Preparation

DNA Activity Worksheets: Exam Preparation

Worksheets with activities designed to support the teaching of Dennis Kelly's DNA for the Literature GCSE. Contains: 4 worksheets with activities for students to work through concerning key quotations from the play, the dramatic actions taken by the characters, questions used by the characters and their significance and the importance / symbolic effect of Leah's speeches. A simple summary of the play 1 powerpoint with the key quotations which supports the worksheet.
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Of Mice and Men Scheme of Work

Of Mice and Men Scheme of Work

A set of simple power point lessons which takes a class through John Steinbeck's novella 'Of Mice and Men' chronologically. Meant to accompany a first reading of the novel, each presentation focuses on a new technique or different aspect of the book, to ensure pupils have a well-rounded view of the plot, characters, context and structural / linguistic techniques used by Steinbeck. Contains: 18 Powerpoints 1 resource worksheet on racism
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DNA Sample Exam Response Practice

DNA Sample Exam Response Practice

Worksheets with sample exam answers designed to support the teaching of Dennis Kelly's DNA for the Literature GCSE. Contains: 5 worksheets with sample answers on a range of examination-style questions. Some of the answers are full, and some have been started and pupils can discuss their content and work on completing them.
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GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice based on an extract from Cider With Rosie

GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice based on an extract from Cider With Rosie

An exam paper in the style of the new WJEC English Language Component 1 based on an extract from Laurie Lee's 'Cider With Rosie'. Questions which are written in the style of sample / pre-released materials to allow students valuable practice of the exam type. Contains: Extract from 'Cider With Rosie' Question Paper
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Horror / Gothic Fiction-Themed Extracts

Horror / Gothic Fiction-Themed Extracts

A set of texts gathered around the theme of Horror / Gothic Fiction aimed at guiding pupils in Years 7-9 through the range of text-types they will need to be familiar with to be successful when studying the new GCSE curriculum. Including extracts from Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley and Henry James and classic poems like Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven, but also more modern, accessible texts such as Stephenie Meyer's Twilight, Darren Shan's Demon Thief and Roald Dahl's The Witches, this collection aims to provide a wide range of texts through which to study the range of skills vital in the new curriculum, such as pre-19th Century Literature, poetry, comparison of theme and time period, language and structural features. Could also easily be used with a GCSE group in preparation for their literature examination. Contains: A booklet with a range of extracts taken from 13 different texts centred around the theme of horror, including modern fiction, pre-19th Century fiction and poetry.
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Comparing War Poetry

Comparing War Poetry

A set of three simple lessons which look at the poems 'Who's for the Game' and 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' and lead students into a comparison essay. Aimed at lower ability students, the powerpoints present a step by step guide to looking at each poem in turn and then practising how to write about the poems and compare them. COntains: 3 Powerpoints, 1 per poem and 1 about comparing the 2 poems 2 worksheets with the poems printed on them
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GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice based on Oliver Twist Extract

GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice based on Oliver Twist Extract

An exam paper in the style of the new WJEC English Language Component 1 based on an extract from Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. Questions which are written in the style of sample / pre-released materials to allow students valuable practice of the exam type. Contains: Extract from Oliver Twist Question Paper
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GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice based on an extract from Jane Eyre

GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice based on an extract from Jane Eyre

An exam paper in the style of the new WJEC English Language Component 1 based on an extract from Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre'. Questions which are written in the style of sample / pre-released materials to allow students valuable practice of the exam type. Contains: Extract from 'Jane Eyre' Question Paper
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GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice based on Alice in Wonderland extract

GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice based on Alice in Wonderland extract

An exam paper in the style of the new WJEC English Language Component 1 based on an extract from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Questions which are written in the style of sample / pre-released materials to allow students valuable practice of the exam type. Contains: Extract from Alice in Wonderland Question Paper
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Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time Powerpoint

Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time Powerpoint

A powerpoint which can be used and adapted over and over to get pupils used to looking at teacher's marking of an assessment, celebrate their successes and work out how they can improve further next time. Can be used generically with any assessment or easily adapted to be more specific depending on the skills being addressed in the piece of work.
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