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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Language resources to support the writing of an explanation of the digestive system

Language resources to support the writing of an explanation of the digestive system

Writing and speaking & listening prompts and scaffolds to support EAL learners in planning the writing of an explanation text about how the digestive system works • Model text on the part the teeth play in the process, highlighting the language features of an explanation text • Planning frame modelling how the teeth text was planned • Planning frame to support writing an explanation of the complete digestive system • Sequencing cards and frame to support understanding of the knowledge of how the digestive system works and support talking about the explanation in preparation for the writing • Bookmarks to support using the key features of an explanation text as identified in the model text This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Late arrivals in KS3
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Basic grammar worksheets for early stage learners of EAL with pictures

Basic grammar worksheets for early stage learners of EAL with pictures

A series of worksheets for early stage learners of EAL including: correct form of the verb to be - is/are matching pictures to sentences regular and irregular plurals putting words in the correct order including adjectives (all supported with illustrations) illustrated CVC words completing sentences with prepositions This is suitable for: • EAL students (new to English, early stage) • Individual students who need to catch up • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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River meanders - formation and characteristics with visuals

River meanders - formation and characteristics with visuals

Reading/writing/speaking/listening prompts, visuals and scaffolds to support learners in learning about river meanders by;  Writing simple sentences  Understanding EROSION and DEPOSITION  Cloze exercises for writing  Visuals to aid understanding of subject specific vocabulary  Labelling a diagram  Completing a cut and paste activity to demonstrate understanding of the topic. This was originally created for early stage learners of EAL but would also be suitable for the whole class.
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Escape from the Castle - a KS3 English scheme of work for EAL learners

Escape from the Castle - a KS3 English scheme of work for EAL learners

This was devised to go alongside the Escape from Kraznir scheme of work, for early stage learners of English. It includes a board game, describing and sequencing activities. It provides frameworks for explaining, describing and giving instructions. The wide range of activities and games would also be suitable for the whole class. This is suitable for: • EAL students (new to English, early stage, advanced stage) • Late arrivals in KS4 • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
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AQA English Language; writing for papers 1 and 2 - self assessment checklist

AQA English Language; writing for papers 1 and 2 - self assessment checklist

AQA English Language; writing for papers 1 and 2 a self-assessment checklist for paper 1, with hints on how to address the assessment objectives AO5 and AO 6 a planning sheet for paper 2 with a list of suggested ‘mark magnets’ that students should try to include in order gain maximum reward. These resources have been written as guides for advanced-stage EAL writers to help them incorporate as many writing techniques as possible into their part B responses in both English language papers. This is suitable for: • 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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An Inspector Calls - GCSE summary with tasks

An Inspector Calls - GCSE summary with tasks

Simplified version of the play using visuals to promote reading skills and improve vocabulary. Short, simple writing tasks to enable learners to demonstrate understanding and for revision purposes. This is suitable for: • EAL students (new to English, early stage learners) • Individual students who need to catch up • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible
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Understanding passive voice

Understanding passive voice

The resource aims to help pupils to understand passive voice. As a first activity pupils are asked to decide which of two synonymous sentences are passive and which are active. They have to identify the verb and list it for each sentence which gives them the active and the passive form of verbs in a range of tenses. A grammar information sheet summarises the main points. The “Active into passive machine” worksheet with an example and a blank version can be used by pupils to transform active sentences into passive sentences. The worksheets are within the wider context of diaries. This 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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KS2 Rainforest Poster Resources - The Great Kapok Tree

KS2 Rainforest Poster Resources - The Great Kapok Tree

Writing and speaking & listening prompts and scaffolds to support EAL learners in: • Planning the writing of a persuasive text about saving the rainforest • S&L prompts- language focus on cause and effect sentence constructions • S&L prompts- language focus on how to structure sentences for a debate • Reading and writing activity- language focus on how to make sentences have more impact • Reading and writing activity- models of what to write in an introduction • Writing prompts for what should be on the poster The activities do not refer directly to ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ so it is not necessary to read the book to use them. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage)
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A simplified version of Odour of Chrysanthemums, D. H. Lawrence - Telling Tales, the GCSE anthology

A simplified version of Odour of Chrysanthemums, D. H. Lawrence - Telling Tales, the GCSE anthology

A simplified, illustrated version of the story with comprehension, writing and language activities to support analysis. It is aimed at EAL students needing to access the story. It could also be used for revision and with SEN students and late arrivals to schools. Some of the key quotes from the story are incorporated in bold font so that students can start to learn them in preparation for the exam. The whole resource is presented in pdf form; there is also a separate version of the activities in Word to allow them to be modified as desired. This is suitable for: • 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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Teaching reading to EAL students - A Helping Hand - an easy reader

Teaching reading to EAL students - A Helping Hand - 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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Pigeon English summary and activities for EAL Learners

Pigeon English summary and activities for EAL Learners

Brief summary with images of Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman. DARTS activities on the text for EAL learners. This is suitable for: • 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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Secondary Handwriting Pack

Secondary Handwriting Pack

A series of handwriting sheets beginning with single letters and moving on to joined writing. The letters are appropriately sized for secondary school pupils, and follows a logical order in letter formation rather than simply alphabetical. The pack was initially designed to be used with International New Arrivals who use a different script from English, but is equally useful for pupils who did not learn correct letter formation and/or joining whilst at primary school.
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Jekyll and Hyde Activities booklet GCSE - to go with Abridged and Illustrated Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde Activities booklet GCSE - to go with Abridged and Illustrated Jekyll and Hyde

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 on-line translator and printed out. The booklet accompanies the Abridged and Illustrated version of Jekyll and Hyde (also available on this site) but can be used on its own. This shortened version has illustrations of more difficult words, but also includes key quotes in full.
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Abridged and illustrated version of Jekyll and Hyde with quotes for EAL learners

Abridged and illustrated version of Jekyll and Hyde with quotes for EAL learners

Do your students with EAL struggle to access the full text of Jekyll and Hyde? This is a shortened version of the novel but includes important quotes in full (followed by a brief explanation in modern English). It also includes many illustrations of words that are archaic or may be unfamiliar to learners of EAL to give some context. Challenging words are printed in bold for pupils to translate at home. The book is designed to be photocopied as an A5 booklet. A full pack of comprehension activities is also available to accompany the novel with space for translations of the vocabulary. (Jekyll and Hyde Abridged and Illustrated Activities Booklet) There are separate versions of the novel for SEN learners which include more illustrations and a simplified text and an abridged text with fewer pictures for pupils who do not have EAL.
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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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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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Abridged and illustrated Jekyll and Hyde with workpack

Abridged and illustrated Jekyll and Hyde with workpack

This is a shortened version of the novel but includes important quotes in full (followed by a brief explanation in modern English). It also includes many illustrations of words that are archaic or may be unfamiliar to English Language Learners to give some context. Words are printed in bold for pupils to translate at home. The book is designed to be photocopied as an A5 booklet. This accompanying 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 on-line translator and printed out.
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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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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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