New AQA -GCSE English 8700 Paper 1 Part B Writing

New AQA -GCSE English 8700 Paper 1 Part B Writing

The focus is on the descriptive aspect, but there are also some hints for the narrative. The resources are: 1. A checklist used to focus students on the assessment criteria. The checklist can be used to aid teaching and/or for self/peer assessment. It was originally designed for advanced stage EAL learners, but the English department has used it in lessons for all students and for intervention. 2. Eight sample questions with both descriptive and narrative options. (All photos copyright Ian Southorn- only for use with this resource.) 3. Sample plan and answers
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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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Holiday writing project with frames

Holiday writing project with frames

This is a diary template to encourage EAL / ESL students to continue their writing development over holiday periods, when a long recess can result in a plateauing of progress. Although 60 pages long, the resource can be printed in booklet form, which requires only 15 sheets of A4 paper. It suggests topics for extended writing based on personal experiences likely to be had over a break from school. It also includes a section where students can write brief notes about what they do each day, to be used as reminders for when they write their longer pieces later on. It could be suggested to students that they make sketches or add photos from their phones/cameras to illustrate their experiences. Another use for the booklet could be to invent some entertaining entries on those topics not personally experienced, possibly using imagined characters and/or a downloaded photo as a stimulus. At the back of the diary, each topic for extended pieces of writing has suggestions for content and most have scaffolds/writing frames with sentence starters and simple structures that students are most likely to need. Not all topics have to be attempted; a wide range has been included to make it more likely that students will be able to do a reasonable number of more extended pieces in addition to their daily notes. They are divided into 3 sections: - 5 topics to write about before the holiday starts - 25 topics to write about during the holidays - 5 topics that encourage reflection (at the end of the holidays) There is also space for writers to create their own topics. The diary may also be useful for other writers who need help with structure and ideas before they can begin to craft texts- reluctant writers and students with SEN, for example.
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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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An easy reader - The Bike - Teaching reading to EAL students

An easy reader - The Bike - Teaching reading to EAL students

The Bike is a short book written to teach reading to older EAL students who are new to English. The book uses CVC words, sight words and the first 100/200 words list. This will help to develop phonics and vocabulary. This may be particularly useful for students who have had little or no formal education in their home country, and for those who are new to English. Comprehension activities are provided to help with grammar and understanding. It is aimed at secondary age pupils but may be suitable for KS2. This is suitable for: • EAL students (new to English, early stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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AQA GCSE English Literature Power and Conflict - Match pictures with quotes

AQA GCSE English Literature Power and Conflict - Match pictures with quotes

- cards and worksheets providing visual images and quotations from GCSE Power and Conflict Anthology. - students match pictures with appropriate quotations and place them under the correct poem on the table 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 • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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War Photographer (Power and Conflict) background and context.

War Photographer (Power and Conflict) background and context.

This activity focuses on the context of the poem using a short YouTube clip to demonstrate how photos used to be developed and linking this to visuals and quotes. There is a worksheet and PowerPoint which includes the answers. It also includes information about the conflicts mentioned in the poem and an activity comparing the darkroom to a church. Pupils then consider the role of a war photographer and the inner conflict they may suffer as a result of their job. 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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OCR GCSE Gateway Chemistry C1 Revision Pack

OCR GCSE Gateway Chemistry C1 Revision Pack

Pupils test themselves on each topic 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 higher tier content is on a separate page at the end of the pack. 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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Revision tips and sentence starters for Paper 1A AQA English Language GCSE.

Revision tips and sentence starters for Paper 1A AQA English Language GCSE.

This PowerPoint and accompanying worksheet give brief explanations and timings for each question in Paper 1A in the AQA GCSE English exam. The success criteria are also included and explained so that pupils understand what they need to do to achieve the higher levels. The worksheet links to the PowerPoint and consists of a brief explanation of what is needed for each question and a number of sentence starters. It has been aimed at pupils who are currently working at a Level 3/4 and struggling to write in depth and at length. The sentence starters are quite simple and repetitive but give pupils the scaffolding they need before becoming completely independent. It was originally developed for advanced stage learners of EAL but may also suit some pupils with SEN. The timings given on the sheet allow learners to make sure they leave enough time to complete Part B in the exam.
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Jekyll and Hyde reading activity booklet for EAL (accompanies abridged, illustrated version)

Jekyll and Hyde reading activity booklet for EAL (accompanies abridged, illustrated version)

This booklet has activities linked to each chapter and looks at important passages in depth. Each chapter begins with a word list for pupils to translate which will allow them to access the text more easily. There is also a separate Word document for the translations so the words can be looked up using an online translator and printed out. The booklet is also available in a bundle with the whole class and SEN version. It is suitable for: • 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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Teaching reading to EAL students- an intermediate reader- The Accidental Goalkeeper

Teaching reading to EAL students- an intermediate reader- The Accidental Goalkeeper

The Accidental Goalkeeper is an illustrated story book for developing the reading skills of EAL learners who have developed a basic vocabulary and a mastery of phonics. It may also be useful for the beginning reader and students with SEN. The football theme and elements of humour should appeal to some reluctant readers. It contains a range of comprehension, language and writing activities for each chapter. This is suitable for: • Individuals or groups with similar stages of language development • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Students with SEN may also find it accessible.
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Physics P1 Revision Pack OCR Gateway (Matter). Foundation Paper

Physics P1 Revision Pack OCR Gateway (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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Teaching reading to EAL students- Out of this World- an easy reader

Teaching reading to EAL students- Out of this World- an easy reader

Out of this World is a short book written to teach reading to older EAL students who are new to English. The book uses 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. This may be particularly useful for students who have had a limited education in their home country and for those who are new to English. Comprehension activities are provided to help with grammar and understanding. It is aimed at secondary age pupils but may be suitable for KS2. This story is also available in a bundle with The Football Match and Helen’s bad day.
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Teaching reading to EAL students- The Football Match- an easy reader

Teaching reading to EAL students- The Football Match- an easy reader

This short reading book has been written to teach reading to older EAL students who are new to English. The book uses 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. This may be particularly useful for students who have had a limited education in their home country and for those who are new to English. Comprehension activities are provided to help with grammar and understanding. It is aimed at secondary age pupils but may be suitable for KS2. This story is also available in a bundle with Out of this World and Helen’s bad day.
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The Charge of the Light Brigade (Power and Conflict) revision, context and sequencing

The Charge of the Light Brigade (Power and Conflict) revision, context and sequencing

The sequencing activity follows what happened in the battle on a map – each step links to a stanza in the poem. An information gap activity puts the battle into context before reading the poem. Lots of illustrations and visual support to allow pupils to work collaboratively to answer questions on what happened. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Invisible Mass of the Back Row:Claudette Williams revision (AQA short story Anthology:Telling Tales)

Invisible Mass of the Back Row:Claudette Williams revision (AQA short story Anthology:Telling Tales)

For EAL learners: An abridged plot and accompanying language activities, PPT Presentation - a presentation providing visual images, summary, and a context of the short story - a simplified version of the story and context aimed at EAL learners studying GSCE English Literature - Language based activities for each section. This resource may also be useful for students who need a revision aid and for late arrivals that need to catch up. Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Classification of Vertebrates and Invertebrates

Classification of Vertebrates and Invertebrates

A group work sorting activity which demonstrates how asking questions allows scientists to classify organisms. Pupils first sort picture cards into vertebrates and invertebrates. There are then two worksheets to complete (vertebrates and invertebrates) where they follow a flow chart answering questions that gradually eliminates cards. The accompanying PowerPoint includes all the answers and additional questions. Pupils are asked to write a series of questions to finish with human as the classification. 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 • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Korea by John McGahern  (from AQA short story Anthology: Telling Tales)

Korea by John McGahern (from AQA short story Anthology: Telling Tales)

- a PowerPoint presentation providing visual images, summary, maps and explanations that give the context of the short story - a simplified version of the story aimed at EAL learners studying GSCE English Literature; includes comprehension questions and short writing tasks. Photos have not been included for copyright reasons but space has been left for them to be added at teachers’ discretion (captions have been added as suggestions for images needed). This resource may also be useful for students who need a revision aid and for late arrivals that need to catch up. Students with SEN may also find it more accessible. It may also be used in isolation as a reading text for EAL learners.
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The Signalman by Charles Dickens for EAL learners

The Signalman by Charles Dickens for EAL learners

A series of activities to enable EAL learners to access the text and develop reading skills; including a summary, sequencing, storyboard, simple textual analysis and questions. This could also be suitable for students with SEN. This is suitable for: • EAL students (new to English, early stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible. • The whole class
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EAL- writing simple sentences

EAL- writing simple sentences

Writing simple sentences using a substitution table. This provides scaffolding for EAL learners and allows for independent writing. This may be particularly useful for students who have had a limited education in their home country and so can be used in secondary settings. This is suitable for: • EYFS/KS1 • EAL students (new to English, early stage) • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Revision tips and sentence starters for Papers 1 and 2 AQA new English Language GCSE.

Revision tips and sentence starters for Papers 1 and 2 AQA new English Language GCSE.

Explanations and timings for each question in Papers 1A and 2A in the new AQA GCSE English exam. The success criteria are also included and explained so that pupils understand what they need to do to achieve the higher levels. The worksheet links to the PowerPoint and consists of a brief explanation of what is needed for each question and a number of sentence starters. It has been aimed at pupils who are currently working at a 3/4 and struggling to write in depth and at length. The sentence starters are quite simple and repetitive but give pupils the scaffolding they need before becoming completely independent. The timings given on the sheet allow learners to make sure they leave enough time to complete Part B in the exam. There are also two worksheets for Part B. For Paper 2 it briefly explains the different text types and purposes which pupils may be required to produce. There is a checklist for each example of what they are expected to include. A writing checklist for Paper 1 is also included. This resource 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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