AQA GCSE new specification English Literature Paper 1 Macbeth - Quiz, model answer and exam tips.

AQA GCSE new specification English Literature Paper 1 Macbeth - Quiz, model answer and exam tips.

PowerPoint with a quiz about paper 1 followed by a detailed breakdown on how to answer this question: At this point in the play Lady Macbeth is sleepwalking, being observed by her doctor. Starting with this extract, explain how far you think Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth in this extract as weak. The whole class will benefit from using models and this allows them to answer either in their own words or using the teacher example. There is also a checklist to help pupils when they proof read their work. This resource can be used with: • The whole class • EAL students (advanced stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Individual students who need to catch up • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Physics P1 Revision Pack OCR Gateway new specification (Matter). Foundation Paper

Physics P1 Revision Pack OCR Gateway new specification (Matter). Foundation Paper

Pupils test themselves on each topic (model of the atom, density, temperature and energy, specific latent heat, specific heat capacity, gas pressure and temperature) by reading the information, folding the page over, then answering questions based on what they have read. Students often say they have revised but do not know how to check their understanding. This pack allows them to see how much they have learnt and then check their answers for themselves. The final column of the page gives exam style questions for pupils to answer so is more challenging. The worksheets can be used as a complete revision guide before the exam or as homework/in-class consolidation after each topic has been taught. The revision pack is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage (with support), advanced stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Individual students who need to catch up • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Teaching reading to EAL students - Helen's Bad Day, The Football Match, Out of this World

Teaching reading to EAL students - Helen's Bad Day, The Football Match, Out of this World

These short reading books have been written to teach reading to older EAL students who are new to English. The books use CVC words, sight words and the first 100/200 words list. This will help to develop basic phonics. There is also a very limited vocabulary. These book may be particularly useful for students who have had a limited education in their home country. Comprehension activities are provided to help with grammar and understanding. They are aimed at secondary age pupils but may be suitable for KS2.
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Terms to talk about language, grammar and texts - with terms translated into German

Terms to talk about language, grammar and texts - with terms translated into German

A 25 page booklet containing grammatical terms and rhetorical devices. The terms are translated into German and there are examples given for each one. Newly arrived students who attended school in another country and used to have another language of education but English may initially struggle to access the curriculum in English in an ability set that matches their overall cognitive ability. Since tasks in English often require knowledge about the language and a terminology which may have been used slightly differently when referring to their previous education, they are often not able to draw on knowledge acquired in their previous education. This resource seeks to bridge this gap by giving examples and EAL-friendly hints. Students who have previously studied through the medium of German will find the translations and hints helpful as they will enable them to look up terms in German and develop their understanding of English grammar and major differences between English and German. The rest of the class may benefit from the English version and have the same examples without the translations. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (new to English, early stage, advanced stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Individual students who need to catch up
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Fractions, decimals and percentages: visual representations using fraction bars down to 1/100.

Fractions, decimals and percentages: visual representations using fraction bars down to 1/100.

This resource is designed to allow EAL learners to visualise the various concepts that arise in this topic. It is meant to complement the exercises found in most text books. The students I work with tend to need more detailed explanations, as textbooks often assume prior knowledge to which some EAL (and other) students have not had access. I found it difficult to locate a fraction-bar resource that depicted hundredths; the versions of MS Word I tried did not allow me to make divisions that small. This made it difficult to teach the whole topic from the one resource; I needed to do this for consistency, so that students could more easily see the relationships and links between the three ways to express parts of a whole number. My solution was to do one by hand and build from that on each slide. The resource contains: • A sequence of PowerPoint slides introducing fractions, decimals and percentages • Worksheets for the activities not usually readily available in text books. • A blank, copiable, fraction-bar sheet (located at the end of the PowerPoint. This is suitable for: • EAL students • Late arrivals • Students with SEN may also find it accessible.
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Quick checklist for writing - Papers 1 and 2 AQA new specification GCSE English

Quick checklist for writing - Papers 1 and 2 AQA new specification GCSE English

Two sheets for each paper - one gives examples of each technique, the other provides a table for pupils to use as a checklist when they are writing. The acronyms used are METAPHORS for Paper 1 and A DEEP FOREST for Paper 2. The checklist also includes prompts for punctuation and different sentence lengths. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Individual students who need to catch up • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Solving GCSE Maths word problems: approach and template for EAL students/other with language needs

Solving GCSE Maths word problems: approach and template for EAL students/other with language needs

Recent changes to the GSCE maths exams have made them increasingly challenging for EAL students. More and longer word problems reduce the students’ ability to succeed purely on the basis of their maths ability; an increased level of English mastery is now required. This resource is intended to support EAL and other students (e.g. SEN) who find that the complex language of mathematics word problems can make them inaccessible. The approach has been tested with 30 GCSE word problems. It aims to allow such problems to be tackled more methodically and with greater confidence. The resource contains: • A copy of the approach sheet • A rationale • Two copies of the 30 questions (the second one provides a model for underlining). • Worked solutions for each problem, using the approach sheet. A second copy of these sheets is provided for the purposes of differentiation; this provides a scaffold for less confident students, modelling how to organise and diagrammatically represent the information from the question and allowing the students to do the calculations. • A list of common-usage words that regularly appear in word problems. This is suitable for: • EAL students (advanced stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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A Kestrel for a Knave – workpack with Urdu and Chinese vocabulary wordlists

A Kestrel for a Knave – workpack with Urdu and Chinese vocabulary wordlists

Eleven worksheets based on the novel including character analysis, explaining consequences of parts of the plot and a discussion on the different themes. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Individual students who need to catch up • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Roman Britain- Why did the Romans Invade Britain? Speaking/Listening and Writing

Roman Britain- Why did the Romans Invade Britain? Speaking/Listening and Writing

Three lessons to produce an assessment on Roman Britain using text mapping to embed the content and model language needed to produce a good answer. The teacher shows the PowerPoint to teach or revisit the content and then uses the pictures in the text map to reproduce the answer to the questions. Students have the model, or look at it on the screen, listen and correct the teacher if a phrase or fact is missed. Students work in pairs to test each other- one has the model, the one being tested has the text map. Then they write a couple of paragraphs on their own to see if they can reproduce the text. The text map and model can be taken home to prepare for the assessment. The assessment can be done with or without the text map for support- differentiation. Also includes key words translated into Hungarian. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (new to English, early stage, advanced stage) • Individual students who need to catch up • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Never Let Me Go writing activities for EAL learners - OCR/WJEC Literature GCSE

Never Let Me Go writing activities for EAL learners - OCR/WJEC Literature GCSE

A brief summary of the novel and glossary. Worksheets to scaffold writing about the characters in the novel for advanced learners of EAL, to support GCSE English Literature. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Individual students who need to catch up • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Distance-Time graph - game and questions

Distance-Time graph - game and questions

A simple game that encourages pupils to understand the concepts of distance and time. Groups of two or three plot a school journey on a graph. Pupils pick up random cards from the table and plot the information on a graph (Examples: You stop and talk to a friend for 90s/ You walk 50m in 20s). By the end of the activity there will be two or three full journeys on the graph paper. An accompanying PowerPoint takes pupils through the activity and gives guided answers including how to work out their average speed. There are also extension questions to finish the activity. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (new to English, early stage, advanced stage) • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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War Photographer revision/inference - What’s the point?

War Photographer revision/inference - What’s the point?

Pupils look for emotive language in two short texts – both describe photographers but Text A is cheerful whereas Text B uses words and phrases from the poem War Photographer. Half the class works on Text A and the other on Text B. The answers are presented on a PowerPoint and the differences in emotive language are compared. This resource was developed after noticing how pupils often fail to find the most basic points in a text – whether it is clearly stated or implied. The texts are short and simple but contain enough information to develop ideas and to encourage inference. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (advanced stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Lady of Shalott – illustrated vocabulary/cloze/labelling

Lady of Shalott – illustrated vocabulary/cloze/labelling

A range of activities based on the poem including illustrations of the difficult words in the poem, matching and labelling and a cloze activity to produce three paragraphs about Sir Lancelot. The answers are included in the PowerPoint. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Lady of Shalott -

Lady of Shalott -

A wide range of resources on the poem beginning with a very basic illustrated synopsis and some basic vocabulary matching exercises. There are also descriptions of the themes and this matches with the colour coded annoted poem. Finally, a scaffolded essay framework provides substitution tables to enable pupils to write an essay on the poem. The support is gradually reduced to encourage independent writing.
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Lady of Shalott – illustrated synopsis, themes and annotated poem

Lady of Shalott – illustrated synopsis, themes and annotated poem

A range of resources based on the poem including an illustrated synopsis and a colour coded annotated version of the poem which links to the description of the themes. Helps to explain the poem to pupils who may find the vocabulary difficult. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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The Lady of Shalott and Sir Lancelot - scaffolded essay

The Lady of Shalott and Sir Lancelot - scaffolded essay

Pupils complete sentence starters which enables them to write a five paragraph essay. Structure is gradually withdrawn so that they are writing independently by the final paragraph. Substitution tables allow pupils to construct their own phrases which are grammatically correct, This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Investigating materials - workpack

Investigating materials - workpack

A 29-page booklet full of ideas for experiments with different materials and their uses aimed at Early Years and Key Stage 1. Topics include: • materials for warmth • floating/sinking • waterproof/materials for dry weather • changes to materials – cooking eggs/melting chocolate There are teachers’ notes and some activities include poems. There is also an Urdu/English wordlist for the key terms. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (new to English, early stage, advanced stage) • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Electricity quiz and revision booklet

Electricity quiz and revision booklet

A set of 30 quiz cards designed to be printed double sided so answers are on the back. Contains questions on basic circuit diagrams, magnetism and insulators and conductors. The questions are also printed in the form of a revision booklet which can be used to check understanding after the quiz. There are dual language wordlists for key words in Urdu and Chinese. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Individual students who need to catch up • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Solids, liquids and gases quiz and revision booklet

Solids, liquids and gases quiz and revision booklet

A set of 41 quiz cards designed to be printed double sided so answers are on the back. Contains questions on states of matter and basic information about atoms and molecules. The questions are also printed in the form of a revision booklet which can be used to check understanding after the quiz. There are dual language wordlists for key words in Urdu and Chinese. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Individual students who need to catch up • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Early migration to Britain - Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Normans

Early migration to Britain - Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Normans

A 44-page booklet with a wide variety of activities about early migration to Britain. Includes: • map activities with place names • different calendars • comparing houses • Roman and Viking soldiers • language activities for the various groups Teachers' notes are also included. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Macbeth Quiz- Context and Act 1 Scene 1

Macbeth Quiz- Context and Act 1 Scene 1

• A multiple choice quiz where students work on their own, but ideally in pairs or in groups of 3 to choose the correct answer. • Students are given A,B,C,D cards. Teacher reads the question on the PowerPoint and options. • Working collaboratively students discuss the options, A,B,C or D- a minute or so. The teacher uses a buzzer or whistle to signal that the answer should be held up in unison by the students- a person elected by the group. • Teacher clicks to show the correct answer, reads any notes on the screen and discusses any misconceptions. • Teacher sees the range of answers and which ideas need to be revisited or retaught in future lessons. • Students work collaboratively to discuss answers. Those who are new to English feel supported by others and help by a choice of options. • Develops knowledge, language, negotiation and reasoning skills. This is suitable for: • The whole class KS3 or KS4 and above • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Individual students who need to catch up
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Island Man analysis and comparison with Hurricane hits England

Island Man analysis and comparison with Hurricane hits England

Three worksheets: an exploration into the meaning of Island Man, a highly scaffolded analysis of the poem leading into more independent work and a writing frame for comparing Island Man with Hurricane hits England. An accompanying PowerPoint gives some answers to the analysis of the poem and demonstrates to the pupils how to use the substitution tables. This is suitable for: • The whole class KS3 or KS4 and above • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Individual students who need to catch up
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AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1 - A Christmas Carol.  Model answer - Scrooge's transformation .

AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1 - A Christmas Carol. Model answer - Scrooge's transformation .

A model answer to the question: Starting with this extract, write about how Dickens presents Scrooge’s changing character and the reason for his transformation. Write about • how Dickens presents Scrooge’s changing character and the reason for his transformation in this extract. • how Dickens presents Scrooge’s changing character and the reason for his transformation in the novel as a whole. The extract is from the final moments of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come when Scrooge agrees to honour Christmas in his heart. Students will benefit from using models and this is a sample essay presented on PowerPoint and as a Word document. It is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students ( advanced stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Individual students who need to catch up
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