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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Writing frames for A Christmas Carol - One for each stave plus scaffolded response

Writing frames for A Christmas Carol - One for each stave plus scaffolded response

Writing scaffolds- one for each stave of the story. These are designed to support EAL students. They may also benefit SEN students. An additional writing task for Stave Four is also included. Pupils are given a highly structured writing frame to complete an answer to the question: How is the character of Scrooge in Stave 4 different from at the beginning of the novel? These frames were used in conjunction with a modified version of the story. A good one to use is: https://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/literature/christmas-carol 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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AQA Model Answer – How does Dickens present Scrooge’s changing character

AQA Model Answer – How does Dickens present Scrooge’s changing character

How does Dickens present Scrooge’s changing character and the reason for his transformation? This resource contains a sample question from English Literature Paper 1. Pupils choose quotes they would write about and decide on other points they could make. There is a model answer provided for the class to discuss. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (advanced stage) • Individual students who need to catch up
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AQA Model Answer - A Christmas Carol – How does Dickens present society’s attitude towards poverty?

AQA Model Answer - A Christmas Carol – How does Dickens present society’s attitude towards poverty?

AQA Model Answer - A Christmas Carol – How does Dickens present society’s attitude towards poverty? This resource contains a sample question from English Literature Paper 1. Pupils choose quotes they would write about and decide on other points they could make. There is a model answer provided for the class to discuss. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (advanced stage) • Individual students who need to catch up
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Teaching reading to EAL students- My Day Off- an easy reader

Teaching reading to EAL students- My Day Off- 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 100/200/300 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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Macbeth Act 5 Sc 1: An essay writing frame/scaffold for early stage EAL learners.

Macbeth Act 5 Sc 1: An essay writing frame/scaffold for early stage EAL learners.

This activity is aimed at supporting early stage EAL students who are starting to write about Shakespeare in a simple but analytical way. It provides writing frames to support students who have some knowledge of the plot, allowing them to produce writing that begins to incorporate the stylistic features required at GCSE level. Part B of the activity is differentiated so that writers with some degree of independence can attempt their own phrasing. A second version is available for students who cannot write independently; their task is to match the quote with the explanation as a way of exposing them to the content and writing style of analytical answers. A performance of this scene can be found at This is suitable for: • EAL students (early stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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Compare how the poets present ideas about power in ‘Ozymandias’ and ‘Exposure’ - writing frame

Compare how the poets present ideas about power in ‘Ozymandias’ and ‘Exposure’ - writing frame

AQA GCSE English Literature. Paper 2. Power and Conflict Poetry essay writing frame. Compare how the poets present ideas about power in ‘Ozymandias’ and ‘Exposure’. A highly scaffolded worsksheet aimed at learners of EAL. 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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GCSE Business key terms and definitions – information gap and matching - EAL and whole class

GCSE Business key terms and definitions – information gap and matching - EAL and whole class

Glossaries of key terms and definitions for sources of finance and general business terms. Information gap activity and matching and self-testing are included to embed the knowledge. Students work in pairs to complete the coaching activity and the speaking and listening enables them to become more familiar with the terms. 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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Battle of Hastings – storyboard, sequencing, diary writing

Battle of Hastings – storyboard, sequencing, diary writing

A series of activities beginning with sequencing the background and events of the Battle of Hastings onto a storyboard using the Bayeux tapestry as illustrations. Pupils then write a diary imagining they are a soldier in Harold’s army. Sentence starters are provided for those who may need extra support. 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 Monkey’s Paw – illustrated summary, story board, sequencing, independent writing

The Monkey’s Paw – illustrated summary, story board, sequencing, independent writing

An illustrated, shortened version aimed particularly at learners of EAL but also suitable for the whole class. There is also a sequencing activity where learners place the correct caption under the illustrations on a story board. A scaffolded extension activity enables pupils to write their own ending to the story. 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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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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Narrative writing skills for early stage learners of EAL

Narrative writing skills for early stage learners of EAL

This pack is aimed at EAL learners in the early stages learning English. It aims to develop basic skills of narrative writing through very structured tasks. To achieve this, many tasks focus on the use of the verb in a narrative. The pack begins with very simple, basic worksheets but then progresses on to cloze activities and independent writing. This is suitable for: • EAL students (new to English, early stage) • Late arrivals in KS4
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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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Electricity – what is it? / uses / simple circuits

Electricity – what is it? / uses / simple circuits

This workpack contains 10 worksheets exploring electricity. It begins with a poem, then goes on to look at the uses of electricity before beginning to look at simple circuits and what makes good insulators and conductors. There are also dual language word lists in Chinese and Urdu. 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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Science experiment frameworks for KS2 (01)

Science experiment frameworks for KS2 (01)

This resource pack contains a set of frameworks for use with KS2 Science. The frameworks act as a guide for pupils to record their predictions, note down what is going on during the course of the experiment and make a record of what they have learned from the experiment. The information noted down could then be used as a framework for an extended piece of writing about the experiment. Frames included for: separating materials, filtering, forces, ramps, magnets, floating and sinking, dissolving and toasting bread. Also a general, non-specific frame for further experiments. The pack includes dual language word lists in Urdu, Chinese and Albanian 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 - experiment frameworks

Investigating materials - experiment frameworks

This resource pack contains a set of frameworks for use with KS2 Science. The format of each framework is identical and designed so it can be turned into a small booklet. The frameworks act as a guide for pupils to record their predictions, note down what is going on during the course of the experiment and make a record of what they have learned from the experiment. Frames included for: rocks, conduction, soil, insulation, stretchy materials, water resistant materials. The pack includes dual language word lists in Urdu. 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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Short- and long-sightedness – causes and corrections

Short- and long-sightedness – causes and corrections

A resource pack containing reading activities and worksheets investigating the eye. There are also dual language wordlists in Urdu, Chinese and Albanian. 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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A Village by the Sea by Anita Desai – workpack.

A Village by the Sea by Anita Desai – workpack.

This pack contains a number of tasks which can be used with the book A Village by the Sea. These can be used as consolidation exercises following the reading of a chapter. In addition, they can be used with individual pupils who may have missed a lesson. The later worksheets are more general. They look in more detail at the characters in the book and the themes that the author feels are important. The final worksheet gives pupils an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned about life in India. 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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Animal Farm - a workpack

Animal Farm - a workpack

This pack contains a number of tasks which can be used with Animal Farm. There are activities on each character and chapter summaries. The workpack also contains dual language wordlists of key vocabulary in Urdu, Chinese and Albanian. 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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Our Day Out - resource pack

Our Day Out - resource pack

This pack contains a number of tasks which can be used with Our Day Out. There are activities on each character and summaries of each scene. The work pack also contains dual language wordlists of key vocabulary 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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