GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Tone and Mood

GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Tone and Mood

A lesson focused on the differences between tone and mood, and how to apply this knowledge to a range of fiction texts. For the last activity, choose a relevant non-fiction text related to your learners' interests to challenge them to apply the skills to non-fiction. LOs: To identify the difference between tone and mood To understand how tone and mood are used in films To understand how tone and mood are used in fiction texts To apply this knowledge to different types of texts
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GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Creative Writing

GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Creative Writing

A lesson introducing students to story writing. This lesson focuses on how to create a character and what is required when writing prose. Developed for the OCR (2016) 9-1 GCSE curriculum, this lesson talks the students through creating characters through small activities. LOs: To write clearly, using imagination and suitable words to engage the reader To write with a clear structure and sequence using language techniques To use a variety of sentence structures
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A Level Geography (2016) Water Management in the UK

A Level Geography (2016) Water Management in the UK

A case study for the Edexcel (2016) curriculum, investigating water management techniques in the UK. You need to have colouring pencils! LOs: Identify how much water is used for everyday activities. Annotate a map of the UK with relevant information. Judge which future water management technique will be the most effective. Decide on individual techniques of water management.
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GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Language Features Top Trumps Activity

GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Language Features Top Trumps Activity

This activity includes 12 cards created based on the popular Top Trumps Game. The cards are all different language feature (e.g. opinions, personification, direct address) which have four ratings on them, from one to ten. Ten is the highest, one is the lowest. This activity is best played in pairs or threes, and is a great starter activity or plenary. It is also good for revision! This is an active activity, which really got my students thinking about why language features might be used. Here are the instructions on how to play: To start the game, shuffle and deal all the cards face down. Each player holds their cards so that they can see the top card only. The player to the dealer’s left starts by reading out a category from the top card (e.g. Height, value 5) The other players then read out the same category from their cards. The one with the best or highest value wins, and that player collects all the top cards, including their own, and moves them to the bottom of their pile. It is then their turn again to choose a category from the next card. If two or more cards share the top value or data is not available for that particular subject then all the cards are placed in the middle and the same player chooses again from the next card. The winner of the hand takes the cards in the middle as well. The person with all the cards at the end is the winner. Reference: http://www.toptrumps.com/how-to-play-top-trumps/
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A Level Geography (2016) EQ1 Hazards

A Level Geography (2016) EQ1 Hazards

Four lessons investigating the first enquiry question in Edexcel (2016): EQ1: Why are some locations more at risk from tectonic hazards? There are four powerpoints, with a variety of activities including group work, videos, 'chalk and talk' and individual work. The lessons are designed to be one hour long, but could be combined and all include extensions or homework. They cover a variety of LOs: Understand the development and evidence for tectonic theory. Understanding the key processes at different plate boundaries. Understand that physical processes can determine the magnitude and type of volcanic eruption. Be able to describe the importance of the Benioff zone in determining the outcome of an earthquake. Explain the difference between S and P waves and the hazards they create. Understand that many secondary hazards are produced from tectonic events and many of these can have deadly consequences. Describe how an earthquake can generate a tsunami and the speed at which it travels outwards from the epicentre.
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A Level Geography (2016) EQ2 Hazards

A Level Geography (2016) EQ2 Hazards

This contains two lessons, focusing on EQ2 of hazards in the Edexcel (2016) curriculum for Geography: Why do some tectonic hazards develop into disasters? Disaster occurrence can be explained by the relationship between hazards, vulnerability, resilience and disaster. Tectonic hazard profiles are important to an understanding of contrasting hazard impacts, vulnerability and resilience. The lessons cover hazard models and how they are applied to case studies (Haiti, Christchurch, Mt Merapi). Lesson one involves 'chalk and talk' with a couple of activities, and lesson two is student focused, where they apply what they have learnt to a research task. Each lesson is designed to be an hour long, but they could be done back to back in a longer lesson slot. Please note that lesson two requires use of computers with flash installed. LOs L1: Identify how different hazard models apply to a case study Understand why hazard models are needed Rank the models and justify why they have been ranked that way Explain how models can be used to measure hazards LOs L2: Identify why an LEDC might suffer differently to an MEDC Apply Degg’s model to Haiti Research Haiti and Christchurch for comparison Demonstrate understanding of why death tolls are different in different places
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A Level Geography (2016) Globalisation EQ2 case studies

A Level Geography (2016) Globalisation EQ2 case studies

Designed for the Edexcel (2016) curriculum, this lesson explores EQ2: what are the impacts of globalisation for countries, different groups of people and cultures and the physical environments? There are discussions, tables to fill in and some guided poster making, along with exam question activities. This lesson is focused on involving the students in creating their own case studies, so lots of opportunities for differentiation through group work. All resources (tables, questions etc) are included in the PowerPoint, and can be printed directly from there. LOs: To understand glocalisation To identify reasons for global isolation and understand why it might happen To explain why the economic centre of gravity has moved To create a case study poster for either China or India
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A Level Geography (2016) Drought Management

A Level Geography (2016) Drought Management

This lesson focuses on looking at how water is managed in the UK and Morocco, and comparing the two case studies, and is fully resourced with a lesson plan. This involves group work and individual work, and was designed for a high achieving group, so it is ideal to stretch and challenge students. There are two additional documents which could be used, illustrating the policies of managing water in Morocco. These can be found for free in my online shop: 'A Level Geography (2016) Morocco Water Management' They are also available online. LOs: Describe at least 2 drought management strategies in the UK Describe at least 2 drought management strategies in an LEDC: Morocco Explain how different strategies can be used to manage drought Examine the benefits and drawbacks of using different approaches to drought management
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A Level Geography (2016) Global Groupings

A Level Geography (2016) Global Groupings

A lesson looking at different global groupings, including videos and activities. The first part of the lesson has a quiz and then there is a 'chalk and talk' section with guided notes. The second half involves a variety of activities and research tasks, and ends with a plenary tick sheet. Aim: To identify the main groupings of nations and to understand the differences between the global groupings. LOs: To understand the differences in levels of power and wealth between the global groupings To examine the disparities in global wealth and poverty through economic and political groupings. To identify the following groups: NICs, OPEC, OECD, trade blocs (eg NAFTA,) EU, BRICs
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A Level Geography (2016) Water Conflict

A Level Geography (2016) Water Conflict

A lesson focused on investigating water conflicts, with lesson plan. Focused on the Middle East and how water conflict affects the communities. LOs: • Outline the issues relating to water which face the Middle East. • Understand why Turkey GAP became a geopolitical issue. • Identify the current water management strategies in Turkey. • List the reasons for Israel’s water insecurity. • Describe Israel’s water management strategies • Examine the water issues facing the Middle East in social, economic and environmental terms • Produce a revision card that highlights the main issues water management in the Middle East. • Formulate an opinion on water issues in the Middle East. • Evaluate any future problems faced by the Middle East in relation to water management.
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GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Creative Writing

GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Creative Writing

A lesson introducing students to story writing. This lesson focuses on how to create a character and what is required when writing prose. Developed for the OCR (2016) 9-1 GCSE curriculum, this lesson talks the students through creating characters through small activities. LOs: To write clearly, using imagination and suitable words to engage the reader To write with a clear structure and sequence using language techniques To use a variety of sentence structures
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GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Imaginative Writing Blogs

GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Imaginative Writing Blogs

This lesson focuses on different features that blogs use and writing your own blog. The theme is travel writing. Any resources can be substituted, as long as they are non-fiction travel resources. Resources are from 'Stephen Fry in America' and 'Dolphin Days', found in the OCR GCSE English text book: (GCSE English Language for OCR Student Book from Wordery by Chris Barcock, Mel Peeling, Christine Smith, Alison Ross, Liz Hanton) LOs: To write clearly, using suitable form and words to engage the reader To write with a structure and sequence using language techniques To use variety of sentence structures To practice personal and imaginative writing
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GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Tone and Mood

GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Tone and Mood

A lesson focused on the differences between tone and mood, and how to apply this knowledge to a range of fiction texts. For the last activity, choose a relevant non-fiction text related to your learners' interests to challenge them to apply the skills to non-fiction. LOs: To identify the difference between tone and mood To understand how tone and mood are used in films To understand how tone and mood are used in fiction texts To apply this knowledge to different types of texts
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GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Interview Techniques

GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Interview Techniques

A lesson focused on looking at rapport and the importance of building a relationship during interviews and speeches. Students look at 2 interviews and compare them, and look at creative writing techniques related to interviews. LOs: To define rapport To discuss how rapport is established To identify techniques interviewers use To compare written and spoken language
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A Level Geography (2016) Water Management in the UK

A Level Geography (2016) Water Management in the UK

A case study for the Edexcel (2016) curriculum, investigating water management techniques in the UK. You need to have colouring pencils! LOs: Identify how much water is used for everyday activities. Annotate a map of the UK with relevant information. Judge which future water management technique will be the most effective. Decide on individual techniques of water management.
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GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Writing an article

GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Writing an article

This lesson focuses on reading and writing articles. There is a recap on language devices, and questions to answer on an article. There is also a creative writing task. The lesson is designed to be run in a 2 hour session, with a short break in the middle. LOs: To identify the different features of an article. To understand why language devices are used in an article. To analyse the features of an article. To create an article based on a picture.
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A Level Geography (2016) Plagioclimax revision

A Level Geography (2016) Plagioclimax revision

A fully resourced revision lesson, containing lesson plan, focusing on revising plagioclimax communities. Although intended for revision, the resources would also suit a lesson on case studies. The LOs are: To match key terms to their definitions To review the process of reaching a plagioclimax To breakdown the important aspects of a case study To explain the case study to another student To summarise a plagioclimax case study Case study information can be found through: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/discover/moorland http://www.nnr-scotland.org.uk/tentsmuir/ The timings in the lesson plan are a bit ambitious and my students took a bit longer to complete the activities than planned. Planned for the Edexcel (2016) curriculum, but should suit other exams boards (OCR, AQA).
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A Level Geography (2016) Globalisation/Water cycle - the role of technology

A Level Geography (2016) Globalisation/Water cycle - the role of technology

This lesson looks at how technology plays a role in management of the weather and how the technology can aid globalisation. This is a slightly different take on technology aiding globalisation - focusing on preparedness and how this helps to create a smaller world. LOs: • Identify the main types of technologies • Describe how a technology can be used to prepare for weather events. • Explain how a technology can reduce the impact of extreme weather events. • Apply the knowledge of a new technology to a case study
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GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Analysing Spoken Language

GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Analysing Spoken Language

This lesson focuses on analysing patterns in speech and spoken language. This looks at Piers Morgan's Life Stories interview with Simon Cowell. It incorporates 4 workshops, which students work in groups to complete and then move onto the next one. This incorporates a variety of different learning styles. LOs: To analyse an interview using a structure To identify good points in a past answer To understand variations in spoken language
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A Level Geography Hazard Trends

A Level Geography Hazard Trends

A fully resourced lesson covering how hazard trends have changed over time, focusing on earthquakes and volcanoes. Designed for the Edexcel (2016) curriculum, however it is relevant for AQA and OCR. The lesson utilizes lots of data analysis and may reading skills, fully meeting the Maths and English incorporation criteria. LOs: Identify different trends in hazard data Interpret and extract information from graphs to answer exam questions. Describe hazard changes over time for volcanoes and earthquake hazards Understand a theory for the change in hazard trends
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A Level Geography (2016) Independent Investigation Planning

A Level Geography (2016) Independent Investigation Planning

Ecosystem Services at Bassenthwaite Lake A poster created to help A Level Geography (2016) students understand the different parts of the Independent Investigation and to give ideas on where to start. Students are encouraged to make their own, to aid their planning for their Independent Investigation.
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A Level Geography Arctic Case Study

A Level Geography Arctic Case Study

A lesson based on looking at the case study of the Arctic National Wildlife Rescue and the problems they face in terms of energy and water. LOs: • Identify key players whom have an interest in oil production in the ANWR • Explain how energy security issues affect these players • Examine the costs and benefits of exploitation in human, economic and environmental terms • Produce a revision card that highlights the main issues of energy security • Evaluate the importance of both opinions
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GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Peer Marking Checklists

GCSE English 9-1 (2016) Peer Marking Checklists

These are two checklists created for the students to peer mark S&L and writing. There are 10 categories in each, and they have to score their peer out of 10. Easily adapted for a range of activities, and a good plenary task.
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A Level Geography (2016) Morocco Water Management

A Level Geography (2016) Morocco Water Management

These resources complement the lesson on drought management in the UK and Morocco. These are two documents outlining policies for water management in Morocco, also freely available online. The one entitled 'Drought Management Policies' is a stretch and challenge document - but worth a read through before choosing what pages to provide for your students, as some pages are quite complicated!
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