Wonder: differentiated, visual worksheets

Wonder: differentiated, visual worksheets

A differentiated, visual pair of worksheets which track August's school experience. Key words enable pupils to construct their own commentaries on the images: the more able worksheet has space for pupils to write their own sentences; the lower ability worksheet is a cloze exercise whereby the key words can be used to complete the commentary. Visual and engaging!
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First lesson back! Alton Towers creative writing power point, you tube clip and worksheet.

First lesson back! Alton Towers creative writing power point, you tube clip and worksheet.

First lesson back! Alton Towers creative writing power point, you tube clip and worksheet. Includes: embedded you tube clip, individual slides on rides to add vocabulary to as a whole class, exemplar worksheet to highlight and label techniques on which is duplicated, colour coded and labelled on the power point. Good, creative first lesson back after the holidays which gives an opportunity for baseline assessment in writing skills.
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Romeo and Juliet conflict analysis powerpoint

Romeo and Juliet conflict analysis powerpoint

Detailed analysis of conflict in Romeo and Juliet. Sharp focus on Act 1 Sc 5, Act 3 Sc 1 and Act 3 Sc 5 with an exploration of themes and relationships. This resource is ideal for getting pupils to annotate copies of the texts during the whole class interrogation of the extracts slide per slide. With leading questions and colour coded word level analysis
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An Inspector Calls: revision of themes and social and historical context

An Inspector Calls: revision of themes and social and historical context

An Inspector Calls: revision of themes and social and historical context. This is a highly visual and interactive presentation with a PEE formula card sort activity. Pupils review SHC and make notes, make links between images and themes in AIC then complete the PEE formula card sort (in pairs or individually). Now they have PEE formulas modelled, they continue by creating 3 of their own (quotations are provided) This work is then peer assessed, then the plenary uses images to review themes. Engaging, visual and effective.
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Persuasive writing:  Magazine article 'Graffiti: Art or Vandalism?'

Persuasive writing: Magazine article 'Graffiti: Art or Vandalism?'

GCSE persuasive writing activity based on graffiti. Starter sort activity (needs photocopying on to card and cutting/mixing up) linked to persuasive techniques and youtube clip of a short documentary on Banksy (content only for GCSE pupils; please view before you show this to a class) Pupils make notes and then discuss the documentary as preparation for a draft magazine article on graffiti. This is then peer assessed and pupils set their own targets for improvement from the chart shown on the powerpoint. The draft version can then be improved in a subsequent lesson and then typed up on to a magazine template to create authentic texts which are good for display and which also provide good exemplars for other groups.
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Poetry bundle KS 2/3

Poetry bundle KS 2/3

3 presentations with word level work, analysis, writing tasks, peer/self assessment and review. Engaging and attractive. Ideal for National Poetry Day!
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An Inspector Calls starter activities

An Inspector Calls starter activities

An Inspector Calls starter activities. A range of visual, creative and practical activities to engage lower ability pupils. Includes a quiz, discussion around images, key words, acrostic poems. Varied, visual and effective.
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Romeo and Juliet: detailed analysis of love in Act 1 Sc 5

Romeo and Juliet: detailed analysis of love in Act 1 Sc 5

Romeo and Juliet: detailed analysis of love in Act 1 Sc 5. Includes a copy of the scene. KS4. Encourages pupils to highlight and annotate the script, consider themes and to interrogate the text thoroughly in preparation for essay writing. Highly visual and colour-coded analysis for maximum impact with word level and dictionary work.
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The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy: The setting analysis and writing activity with worksheet.

The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy: The setting analysis and writing activity with worksheet.

The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy: The setting analysis and writing activity with worksheet. Power point with extract on the setting. The question "How does the writer portray the setting?" is explored via colour coded analytic slides. Print and give out the blank extract slide to high ability pupils, the colour coded slide to medium ability pupils and the colour coded and annotated slide to lower ability pupils in order to answer the question. Subsequently, the pupils can use some of the descriptive writing techniques which they have just identified in order to fill in the worksheet describing their own setting. The final slide has skills criteria on in order for the pupils to peer assess their work. Level descriptors on the powerpoint and the worksheet are for the new GCSE 1-9 criteria but can be easily adapted for KS2/3.
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An Inspector Calls Bundle

An Inspector Calls Bundle

An Inspector Calls revision of themes and social and historical context (visual and highly engaging) An Inspector Calls Starters: power point with a range of activities including a quiz, images for discussion, key words, acrostic poems. An Inspector Calls SQUID (statement, quotation, unpick, infer, develop) sort activity.
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Romeo and Juliet Bundle

Romeo and Juliet Bundle

Includes: Romeo and Juliet conflict analysis powerpoint Romeo and Juliet/poetry: detailed analysis of parent/child relationships Romeo and Juliet: detailed analysis of love in Act 1 Sc 5 Colour coded, detailed analysis. Visual and engaging.
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Lost Happy Endings: The Witch analysis and writing activity with worksheet

Lost Happy Endings: The Witch analysis and writing activity with worksheet

The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy: The Witch analysis and writing activity with worksheet. Power point with extract on the witch. The question "How does the writer portray the character of the witch?" is explored via colour coded analytic slides. Print and give out the blank extract slide to high ability pupils, the colour coded slide to medium ability pupils and the colour coded and annotated slide to lower ability pupils in order to answer the question. Subsequently, the pupils can use some of the descriptive writing techniques which they have just identified in order to fill in the worksheet describing their own witch. The final slide has skills criteria on in order for the pupils to peer assess their work. Level descriptors on the powerpoint and the worksheet are for the new GCSE 1-9 criteria but can be easily adapted for KS2/3.
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An Inspector Calls SQUID sort activity

An Inspector Calls SQUID sort activity

An Inspector Calls SQUID sort activity. Explores guilt and culpability for the death of Eva Smith. Worksheet with 3 SQUID (statement, quotation, unpick, infer, develop) paragraphs jumbled up. Photocopy on to card, cut up and get pupils to rearrange. Ideal as a starter or a penary for modelling effective textual analysis.
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Macbeth: sequencing the plot power point and image sort activity

Macbeth: sequencing the plot power point and image sort activity

Macbeth: sequencing the plot power point and image sort activity. The worksheet has 20 images which the pupils cut up and sequence in the correct order. The powerpoint shows the correct sequencing of the images. There is space on the powerpoint to annotate and add notes on plot, characters, themes as you go through. The pupils can then stick the images into their books and write sentences underneath to consolidate learning. Ideal for low ability/ EAL. Highly visual and engaging.
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Macbeth SQUID sort activity

Macbeth SQUID sort activity

Macbeth SQUID sort activity based on Lady Macbeth's character. Worksheet with 3 SQUID (statement, quotation, unpick, infer, develop) paragraphs jumbled up. Photocopy on to card, cut up and get pupils to rearrange. Ideal as a starter or a penary for modelling effective textual analysis.
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'Text' and 'Quickdraw' by Carol Ann Duffy. Powerpoint, text and image sort activity.

'Text' and 'Quickdraw' by Carol Ann Duffy. Powerpoint, text and image sort activity.

Poetry analysis: 'Text' and 'Quickdraw' by Carol Ann Duffy. Detailed powerpoint with leading questions and colour coding for pupils to effectively interrogate and compare both poems. Two differentiated image sort worksheets (one with some quotations) to track the poem. Copy onto card and cut up. Once they have filled in the quotations, get them to organise into two categories, love and conflict; this will help them to understand the extended metaphor and identify semantic fields. Ideal for lower ability. Plenary sheet cloze activity which links directly into the learning objectives and assessment criteria.
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Macbeth and Banquo meet the witches diary enty

Macbeth and Banquo meet the witches diary enty

Macbeth and Banquo meet the witches diary enty. Image, instructions and key words to enable pupils to imagine that they are either Macbeth, Banquo or one of the witches. They write a descriptive diary entry of the meeting upon the heath. Good for low ability as the worksheet is visual with key words for guidance.
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Macbeth bundle

Macbeth bundle

Macbeth: sequencing the plot power point and image sort activity worksheet. The Witches' song from Macbeth Act 4 Sc1 analysis and writing tasks (power point and worksheet) Macbeth and Banquo meet the witches diary entry worksheet with image and key words. Visual, colourful and analytic resources ideal for low ability pupils.
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