English Reading and Writing next steps marking stickers/labels

English Reading and Writing next steps marking stickers/labels

Deep marking a piece of work for 30 pupils can be a time-consuming process. Especially if you have a heavy KS3 English timetable and have 90 year 7 books to deep mark by Monday morning. ( 3 hours per set!): Often a 'marking conversation' in pupils' books mean you write the same 'next steps' comments because you were assessing a particular writing or reading technique. These stickers mean you have a bank of relevant 'next steps' comments that can be printed on standard address labels by reprographics to give you some of your precious time back. (Or they can be cut out and glued into books). 18 different detailed comments for writing and 13 for reading. They fit directly with the APP reading and writing assessment grids for English. in PDF and Word format.
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All The World’s A Stage   - Shakespeare -7 ages of man drama

All The World’s A Stage - Shakespeare -7 ages of man drama

All The World’s A Stage - KS3 Two lessons with tasks amounting to a final chosen, devised Drama based on Shakespeare's 7 ages of man from As you Like it. Full lesson plan x 2 (as pdf and word) and instructional whiteboard animation video (wmv) for students. More resources coming very soon. This has been tried and tested in year 7 lessons with 'outstanding' judgement.
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Identifying and creating suspense in stories.

Identifying and creating suspense in stories.

An engaging whiteboard animation video asking 'What is suspense'; explaining 4 techniques used in suspenseful writing and a final task to create a suspenseful paragraph from a picture using the four techniques. Ideal for upper KS2/lower KS3 English/writing. Preview images of the video provided so you can see what a 'whiteboard animation' looks like as a preview. The video can be paused at certain points whilst students discuss or complete a task.
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School under Siege 2.0

School under Siege 2.0

In 1979 an English scheme of work was created called 'School under Siege'. It was loved by kids who became English teachers. Sadly, the scheme disappeared from the world. From memory I have made up new tasks on the same theme. Ideal for cover lessons/ppa or as an 'end of term' scheme. The premise: An infectious disease has hit your school and your teacher has announced that you’ll be stuck at school in quarantine for 3 weeks until the danger has passed. You will not be able to leave the school for any reason. No one can enter the school. You will have tasks to complete to record the experience during the 3 weeks. Tasks include: Diary entries, writing to instruct, writing to persuade, letter writing, poetry, play scripts, newspaper reports, television news scripts, invent a game with explanations - and it's fun. Especially for boys. Weeks worth of writing lessons here for KS2 and KS3
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Drama scheme on status

Drama scheme on status

A four lesson unit of work using 'status' as a stimulus. Skills taught: Art of Improvisation- Thinking quickly Responding/reacting Imagination Role Storyline Timing Defining space Voice/ Language Confidence
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Othello Script  1 hour edit Shakespeare

Othello Script 1 hour edit Shakespeare

It's often time consuming to edit Shakespeare's plays to a manageable script for KS2/KS3 pupils. Othello is particularly tricky to edit down. I've done the work for you in this 5 act edit that will run to about an hour - 1 hour 15 minutes with physical theatre/ensemble work thrown in. It's a fast-paced professionally set out script with room for you to annotate with Sound/Lighting/Video etc. Delivered in a totally editable word document. Stage directions have also been included.
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Macbeth Script 1 hour edit Shakespeare

Macbeth Script 1 hour edit Shakespeare

It's often time consuming to edit Shakespeare's plays to a manageable script for KS2/KS3 pupils. Macbeth is particularly tricky to edit down. I've done the work for you in this 5 act edit that will run to about an hour - 1 hour 15 minutes with physical theatre/ensemble work thrown in. It's a fast-paced professionally set out script with room for you to annotate with Sound/Lighting/Video etc. Delivered in a totally editable word document. Stage directions have also been included.
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Drama lesson: Whole Class: Using people in a crowd

Drama lesson: Whole Class: Using people in a crowd

It's often difficult crafting a crowd scene with a whole class/cohort. This gives the children the tools to build up to a whole class crowd scene in different locations. After doing this lesson they are more capable of creating their own crowd scenes without intervention.
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Using Mime to explore telling stories

Using Mime to explore telling stories

Mime Aim • To introduce idea of conveying story entirely through non verbal communication. • To become more aware of how much we can convey non verbally. • To work with another in communicating a story to an audience. • To use pace and timing. • To prepare mime work using face, gesture, body. Enough for a one off drama lesson or a lesson leading to suspenseful writing.
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