4 week SOW teaching the skills required for the new AQA specification - English Language Paper 1.
These lessons have been used by a high ability group, achieving 12 grade 9s and 5 grade 8s in the GCSE June 2018.
These lessons use 2 extracts: firstly an engaging Life of Pi extract to teach the key skills required for Questions 1 -5, then an equally interesting extract from Birdsong to reinforce these skills and practice questions 1-5.
Bundle includes approximately 20 lessons aimed at MA-HA students.
Also, drawing on David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II voice-over to teach descriptive register and ambitious vocabulary.
Lessons include: example paragraphs, paragraph structures, explicit links to the mark scheme, opportunities for self and peer assessment, scaffolds to help students plan their answers and a range of individual, individual, paired and group tasks.
They are designed using the AQA recommended paragraph structures SQI for Questions 2 and 3. A sequence of questions: What, How and Why are established to meet the criteria set in the AQA preparing to teach resources that suggests the ability to comment, explain and analyse is internal hierarchy of progression.
AO1: Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas.
Select and synthesise evidence from different texts.
AO2: Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure
to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject
terminology to support their views.
AO3: Compare writers’ ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are
conveyed, across two or more texts.
AO4: Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references.