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I am an English teacher at a college, I teach mostly GCSE English language and functional skills English. Many of my students speak English as a secondary language or have some specfic learning need so I tend to tailor my resources to their needs whilst also allowing progression for the higher level students through extension activities. The majority of my resources can be used to suit the GCSE English curriculum in schools, its just about picking and choosing what suits your needs.

I am an English teacher at a college, I teach mostly GCSE English language and functional skills English. Many of my students speak English as a secondary language or have some specfic learning need so I tend to tailor my resources to their needs whilst also allowing progression for the higher level students through extension activities. The majority of my resources can be used to suit the GCSE English curriculum in schools, its just about picking and choosing what suits your needs.
Purpose and audience
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Purpose and audience

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Revision for level one and below writing exam, goes into some different purposes and auidences, looks at prefixes and suffixes, looks at using information to build an argument. please review and let me know what you think
question 4 quick revision
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question 4 quick revision

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A series of slides with really small sample paragraphs that have particular techniques in them for the students to spot. The resource has been designed to show students how to answer question 4 of paper 1 of AQA GCSE English language paper 1. Students read only a few lines on the powerpoint and are given five mins to spot the techniques, they are then asked if they agree, partially agree or disagree, they are then asked to explain themselves in relation to the question making reference to the text and basing their answers on the technique they have found. I h=did this because it is very very simple and it shows just how easy question four can be. This has been designed for students new to this question who need to practice finding the techniques and knowing how to actually answer this question. I used it for a thirty minuet revision session before my students sat a mock and for individual tutorial sessions.
AQA GCSE English language paper one quick revision
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AQA GCSE English language paper one quick revision

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A quick revision of paper 1 for AQA GCSE English language aimed at lower ability students, can be adapted to be part of a entire lesson, original mini texts have been written so students can attempt to write one PEE paragragh on each. For question 5 there is no picture due to copywrite concerns, so you can add a pictuure that is relevent to your group. One sample answer is included for question 2, detailing how to write a PEEZL paragrapgh and for question three some of the strtuctual techniques have been annotated. This has been used as a quick revision activity and has lasted a group about an hour and a half, if they only write one PEE paragraph per question. The texts are of my own creation and have been deliberatly written to include the techniques the students need to know for this exam. For the question 5 there is a planning sheet with some words that are aimed towards using more sophisticated vocabulary but the students do not need to use these words it is only a suggestion and will not apply to each example that they need to provide of the GOMASSIVE techniques. This is means as a quick recap and revision.
Zombie lesson
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Zombie lesson

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A functional skills lesson based on using information to write a letter, its based on a zombie apocolypse to keep students interested, it was designed so that students go into an appropriate amount of detail when explaining their reasons. This is a lesson to prepeare students to take the level one functional skills writing exam. I had to remove video links and pictures but the resouces are adaptable for these to be included.