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I provide functional skills and English language GCSE lessons but I am looking to expand on this and produce more resources for students with specific learning needs. I also do Youtube videos for home learning https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-JQchhF9CJakm2Al271olw/ anyone who subscribes can have one resource of their choice for free

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I provide functional skills and English language GCSE lessons but I am looking to expand on this and produce more resources for students with specific learning needs. I also do Youtube videos for home learning https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-JQchhF9CJakm2Al271olw/ anyone who subscribes can have one resource of their choice for free
Functional Skills Level 1 Reading & writing
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Functional Skills Level 1 Reading & writing

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Revision for level 1 functional skills with some progression towards GCSE. It has extension activities, a planning sheet and a self assessment table - the lesson has been designed to last about an hour and a half and encourages the students to write a target at the end. I’m using it for some final prep for a level 1 group where some are about to sit their writing and others their reading.
Functional Skills -Reading Exam Practice
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Functional Skills -Reading Exam Practice

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I made a reading test for students to practice their skills. I wrote my own texts and based the questions of the new post 2019 Edexcel reform of the level 2 functional skills. The texts are in an editable word document, I put the questions and answers on a power point but I also included a copy of the questions on a word document. 15 questions in total same as the exam students are expected to spend 75 minutes on this, same as the exam. All resources are fully editable so if there’s anything you don’t like it can be fixed easily but I tried to represent every question that the students may face in the exam.
Question 3 paper 1 AQA
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Question 3 paper 1 AQA

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A full lesson on question 3 paper 1 (two hours approx) A resource staring with matching structural techniques with their definitions , moving onto using structural techniques within creative writing to showing students how to analyse a text in terms of question 3 paper 1, I provide the text and then show where the techniques would be identified on the answer sheet then I provide a sample answer selecting one of the quotes I have found in the text and give students a chance to complete their own PEACE paragraph with a peer marking table at the end.
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.
AQA GCSE English language 1-9
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AQA GCSE English language 1-9

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A collection of AQA resources that can be used as entire lessons or just fun induction or revision activities. The activities are scaffolded and most of them have been designed to last a minimum of an hour. All resources have been designed to relate to the mark scheme of AQA English language paper 1 and 2.
Functional skills - Exam paper practice
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Functional skills - Exam paper practice

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Level 1 functional skills lesson that suits the new specification, can also be taught to lower levels if paced out. Starter - Write a different sentence to match a specific purpose. 10 Minutes Recap - skimming and scanning activity - 10 Minutes Parts of the exam explained Purpose and auidence mini text and questions - 15 Minutes Proofreading activity - 10 Minutes Developing your answers and how to start Plenary - quiz to test learning so far. Hour and a half in total. Second lesson (included) Starter - expressing your opinion on three statements - 10 to 15 minutes (dependent on discussions) Recap - match up of purposes - 5 Minutes Plurals and then SPaG activity - 10 Minutes Comprehension activity based on fortnight - 15 minutes How to write an article Choice between two articles to write - 15-20 Minutes Plenary - Age ratings discussion on computer games.
Report writing
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Report writing

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A lesson on report writing that can be used for both E3 and Level 1 level learners. Spelling rules E3 - 'ce’ vs ‘se’ LV1 - ‘cious’ or ‘tious’ I then go over how to structure and write a report. I have written a sample answer from a question I wrote and then gave the students a sample question to have a go of as well. I’ve included a video explanation of the how to write a report and a quick run through of my answer, so it can be used for homework or remote learning. I haven’t turned it into a PDF because I wanted to give you the option of editing and adapting this as you see fit but I hope it helps. At the end of the resource I’ve included a table with the idea in mind that students will start to recored the different features of different texts.
Persuasive writing
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Persuasive writing

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A lesson based on the theme of being more thoughtful with Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscar speech. The lesson shows students what the exam will be like as well as gets them to write a sample answer for question 5 paper 2 and looks at language analysis. I could not include the text because of copyright but here is a link that will provide it: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/feb/10/joaquin-phoenixs-oscars-speech-in-full
Comparing texts
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Comparing texts

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A full lesson on comparing texts based on theme of Police power. Task 1 - using quotes Task 2 - A Padlet debate on in class debate depending on home learning or in school. Task 3 - Comparing texts comprehension questions Task 4 - spelling patterns explanation and tasks looking at ‘tion and sion’ patterns, suffixes that end in Y and plural suffixes. Task 5 - Plenary students choose one of three options in order to express their opinion on police powers. Answers included and all worksheets have been put on one editable document so that it can be used for home learning or in the class. I made this for level 1 functional skills but it can be applied to different year groups.
Functional skills new specification
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Functional skills new specification

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A collection of functional skills resources designed for level 1 Edexcel all resources are adaptable so can be scaffolded to use with entry level students. The resources are completely adaptable and differentiated. For supporting videos check out my page on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-JQchhF9CJakm2Al271olw Cover image by: Brooke Cagle on Unsplash
Functional Skills - Reading Bundle
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Functional Skills - Reading Bundle

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A bundle with a resource and power point slides dealing with the assessment objectives of level 2 functional skills English, topics covered are: Purpose of text Reading between the lines. Understanding the writer. Spotting different types of text. Spotting layout techniques. Spotting language techniques. Identifying tone and style. Each activity has an extension task and an answer sheet. All resources are editable to change if you wish. Ideal for home learning. Could be of a great help to native English speakers currently in year 6, great for home learning.
AQA GCSE Paper 2 revision booklet
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AQA GCSE Paper 2 revision booklet

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A 19 page booklet looking at developing student’s skills in order to achieve higher marks in the AQA GCSE English paper 2 exam. This booklet looks at the major skills reuired to pass the exam and the questions they relate to. Contents: Identifying language techniques Inference Language analysis Expressing your own opinion All sections come with model answers. The booklet should keep students occupied for many hours and help their understanidng of the exam because of its design students can complete this by themsleves and check their answers themselves for independent learning. This was designed from a few problem areas and my students actually asked me to make this for them to get rid of the common difficulties they face in paper 2.
Mini text comprehension for functional skills
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Mini text comprehension for functional skills

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These are some mini texts I wrote along with a few comprehension questions I’ve used it for E3-L1 functional skills lessons. The texts are about credit score (to give an idea of the things a student needs to know about the future) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (there’s a lot of videos online about conflict avoidance this) and one jokey text about bad ways to break up with someone.
Reading for information
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Reading for information

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Reading for information is about teaching students how to extract particular pieces of information from a text. Its a functional skill that enables them to use English for everyday life, things like looking at holiday deals and train timetables. I’ve put all the resources on one sheet and included a separate answer sheet so that it can easy to follow for home learning. Some of the texts are based on crime and punishment. It covers: Fact and opinion Skimming and scanning Some speaking and listening opportunity in the form of a class debate using information on crimes and punishments. Exclamation marks and possessive apostrophes. Further learning is included with a separate document and a skimming and scanning video.
Remembrance Day
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Remembrance Day

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An English lesson based on Remembrance Day for AQA GCSE English paper 2 or any persuasive writing task. Students are shown and practice the following skills: Sentence variation Structure of paragraphs and discourse markers DAFORREST techniques How to write a letter in the correct layout. Includes a speaking and listening task on the orals and principles of war, which builds up to a writing task where students have to respond to a letter where they have been conscripted. The lesson has been designed to last about two hours if given the time to complete a full letter. All resources are editable.
AQA GCSE English AO6
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AQA GCSE English AO6

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Activities designed to help students get full marks for technical accuracy showing them what they have to do in the minimal amount of writing.
Narrative Structure of a horror story
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Narrative Structure of a horror story

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The first page goes through the terms of narrative structure. Task 1: Looking at the narrative structure students explain which should be the most exciting part. Task 2: look at a basic plot and see if they can show where it occurs in terms of narrative structure. Investigating and using Suspense techniques. Task 3: students do a basic plan using the narrative structure model (sample answer shown first) this is aimed at encouraging the use of flashback. Task 4: students write a couple of paragraphs of their story, experimenting with structure and there is a peer/self marking table for the students to complete. Photo by Sara Aho on Unsplash
GCSE English language question 5 paper 2
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GCSE English language question 5 paper 2

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Exam question Practice A resource designed for higher level GCSE English Language students, looks at using techniques in their writing and works on developing students work so that it achieves marks for compelling and convincing communication. should last about 40 minutes
Writing revision
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Writing revision

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Functional skills lesson to prepare the students for sitting the writing exam. Looks at fact and opinion/ understanding the wording of the questions, the spelling rules and practice of Cial and Tial suffixes and the Sion and Tion rule. Also looks at using adjectives (for writing question 1) and using information from a text in the form of buying a car (writing question 2). Should last over two hours. With every task it took me over three hours. https://youtu.be/41ouOkG3sNM