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Fortnite (gaming) newspaper article. Reading and writing non-fiction.
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Fortnite (gaming) newspaper article. Reading and writing non-fiction.

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An engaging approach to reading and writing non-fiction. It uses an article on the video game Fortnite to enable students to recognise the features of a newspaper article, what makes them effective and write their own interesting and appropriate newspaper articles. In particular, students learn to identify the features of a newspaper article, discuss their purpose and create their own. There are easily enough resources here for 3 lessons on this topic. Uses an article on Frotnite as an engaging and interesting topic for students’ discussion. Over the course of their learning journey, students: Understand and categorise the different techniques used by newspapers; Identify the features of newspapers in a model example; Analyse the effect of techniques in newspapers upon the reader; Use techniques effectively in writing their own newspaper articles; Peer self assess each other’s newspaper article attempts. The resources include: -Clear and engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint; -A model article on Fortnite, which is an effective topic to engage students in discussion.
Home learning English KS3
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Home learning English KS3

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This Home Learning Pack for English at KS3 has been designed to provide learning activities during any school closure. It covers: Descriptive writing Writing a playscript Characterisation Showing not Telling Can be used to support students write a wide range of stories, descriptions and scripts.
Romeo and Juliet. Act 1 scene 4
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Romeo and Juliet. Act 1 scene 4

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Fully differentiated and resourced lesson that focus on key scenes from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Part of a ten lesson scheme of work. Act 1 scene 4 (Petrachan lover) Aimed at the new AQA specification for English Literature.
Romeo and Juliet. Act 2 scene 3 and 6
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Romeo and Juliet. Act 2 scene 3 and 6

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Fully differentiated and resourced lesson that focus on key scenes from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Part of a ten lesson scheme of work. Act 2 scene 3 and 6 (Character analysis. Context fate) Aimed at the new AQA specification for English Literature.
Language Paper 2 SOW Non fiction
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Language Paper 2 SOW Non fiction

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A full SOW for the AQA English Language Paper 2 exam, pro forma outlines key learning questions, differentiated learning objectives, a range of tasks, homework tasks, model answers and the links to SMSC. It uses 2 sets of non-fiction articles: the AQA specimen paper with Source A: 21st Century non-fiction A newspaper article called Are We Having Fun Yet? by Elizabeth Day. Source B: 19th Century non-fiction An extract from Greenwich Fair by Charles Dickens. Also, an extract from the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas and an extract from Barack Obama’s speech about Nelson Mandela. Includes suggested assessment from AQA specimen. All exams questions are covered for all the extracts have a range of tasks to teach students the skills needed for the AQA Langauge Paper 2 GCSE Q1 -Q5. An excellent teaching or revision scheme.
Romeo and Juliet. Act 1 scene 5
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Romeo and Juliet. Act 1 scene 5

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Fully differentiated and resourced lesson that focus on key scenes from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Part of a ten lesson scheme of work. Act 1 scene 5 (Light and dark imagery) Aimed at the new AQA specification for English Literature
Romeo and Juliet Act 5 scene 3
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Romeo and Juliet Act 5 scene 3

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Fully differentiated and resourced lesson that focus on key scenes from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Part of a ten lesson scheme of work. Act 5 scene 3 (Concepts of love. Exam question) Aimed at the new AQA specification for English Literature.
Romeo and Juliet Act 3 scene 5
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Romeo and Juliet Act 3 scene 5

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Fully differentiated and resourced lesson that focus on key scenes from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Part of a ten lesson scheme of work. Act 3 scene 5 (Language analysis. Context Patriarchal gender roles) Aimed at the new AQA specification for English Literature.
English Language Paper 1 (New). Questions 1-5 using Birdsong extract.
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English Language Paper 1 (New). Questions 1-5 using Birdsong extract.

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Sequence of lessons teaching the skills required for the New AQA specification - English Language Paper 1. These lessons use an extract from Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong to teach the key skills required for Questions 1 -5. The BBC version of Birdsong is a useful tool to support the teaching of structure and language. (Modified Presentation) The sequence of lessons link well to the teaching of the Conflict and Power cluster of poems by exploring the theme of conflict and nature of trench warfare. 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, pair 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. The question 4 lessons focus on teaching students how to develop a critical and evaluative response to a statement using a routine that can be applied to any question 4. The question 5 lessons are designed to enable students to create interesting and convincing story openings using The Sins of the Mother by Jamil Ahmad as a model text. 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. AO4: Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references.
Assembly. Power of Education.
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Assembly. Power of Education.

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A thought-provoking set of slides, stories and points for an assembly on the power of education. Increase student awareness of the power and privilege of education. It uses the story of Malala, quotations from Aristotle and Nelson Mandela to explore the importance of valuing education. Includes: -Opening reflection slide on the most powerful forces. Story of Malala and youtube video to resource telling the story if you haven’t read the text. Summary of key points. Quotation from Mandela and explanation of the relevance of his message. A closing prayer.
Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 1
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Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 1

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Fully differentiated and resourced lesson that focus on key scenes from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Part of a ten lesson scheme of work. Act 1 Scene 1 (Language analysis. Context Elizabethan dueling) Aimed at the new AQA specification for English Literature.
Romeo and Juliet. Act 2 scene 2
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Romeo and Juliet. Act 2 scene 2

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Fully differentiated and resourced lesson that focus on key scenes from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Part of a ten lesson scheme of work. Act 2 scene 2 (Language analysis. Context: The Copernican Theory) Aimed at the new AQA specification for English Literature
Romeo and Juliet Key Scenes
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Romeo and Juliet Key Scenes

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Ten fully differentiated and resourced lessons that focus on key scenes from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The Prologue (Key themes. Language and structure analysis) Act 1 Scene 1 (Language analysis. Context Elizabethan dueling) Act 1 Scene 2 (Language analysis. Exam question and model paragraphs. Elizabethan gender roles) Act 1 scene 4 (Petrachan lover) Act 1 scene 5 (Light and dark imagery) Act 2 scene 2 (Language analysis. Context: The Copernican Theory) Act 2 scene 3 and 6 (Character analysis. Context fate) Act 3 scene 1 (Character analysis) Act 3 scene 5 (Language analysis. Context Patriarchal gender roles) Act 5 scene 3 (Concepts of love. Exam question) Aimed at the new AQA specification for English Literature.
Life of Pi. English Language Paper 1 (New). Questions 1-5
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Life of Pi. English Language Paper 1 (New). Questions 1-5

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Sequence of lessons teaching the skills required for the New AQA specification - English Language Paper 1. These lessons use an engaging Life of Pi extract to teach the key skills required for Questions 1 -5. 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.
English Language Paper 1 (New specification) SOW
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English Language Paper 1 (New specification) SOW

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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.
Romeo and Juliet. Act 1 Scene 2.
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Romeo and Juliet. Act 1 Scene 2.

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Fully differentiated and resourced lesson that focus on key scenes from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Part of a ten lesson scheme of work. Act 1 Scene 2 (Language analysis. Exam question and model paragraphs. Elizabethan gender roles) Aimed at the new AQA specification for English Literature. Outstanding observation lesson.
Poetry. Imagery in The Ruined Maid. Outstanding observation lesson.
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Poetry. Imagery in The Ruined Maid. Outstanding observation lesson.

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Complete lesson on analysing Thomas Hardy’s The Ruined Maid. It uses artwork and interactive pair work to explore the purpose of imagery, teaches the different types of imagery, teaches students to identify and analyse these types of imagery in the poem, consolidates / assesses knowledge through a writing task and peer assessment of the clear success criteria. Includes extensions. Engaging lessons, outstanding in lesson observation.
Romeo and Juliet. Act 3 scene 1
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Romeo and Juliet. Act 3 scene 1

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Fully differentiated and resourced lesson that focus on key scenes from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Part of a ten lesson scheme of work. Act 3 scene 1 (Character analysis) Aimed at the new AQA specification for English Literature.