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I provide tried and tested resources for KS3 and KS4, developing skills across the curriculum.

I provide tried and tested resources for KS3 and KS4, developing skills across the curriculum.
A Stand Alone Christmas Poetry Lesson based on Talking Turkeys
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A Stand Alone Christmas Poetry Lesson based on Talking Turkeys

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This stand alone lesson is ideal for a KS3 class of any ability. It guides pupils to analyse the poem Talking Turkeys by Benjamin Zephaniah. It includes a range of activities that could be worked on independently, or collaboratively. Very little preparation is required for delivery, just a printed copy for the poem for pupils to work from. This is a really nice 'end of year' lesson, that still has educational value.
A Stand Alone Christmas Poetry Lesson
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A Stand Alone Christmas Poetry Lesson

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This is a whole lesson which guides pupils to write their own poem about Christmas, using the outline and focus technique. This is ideal for KS3 pupils of all abilities, as it can be differentiated by adding a word bank or sentence starters. The success criteria encourage pupils to craft and improve their writing, to build resilience. This lessons requires no preparation and is ideal as an end of term lesson.
Transactional Writing Revision: Review
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Transactional Writing Revision: Review

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This resources provides a convention guide for review writing and an exam style question with writing guide based on the EDUQAS GCSE specification. These tasks could be used within a lesson, set as cover work, or homework. The sheet includes the mark scheme for band 5 to enable pupils to self assess their answers.
A Lesson onTransactional Writing: Reports (based on EDUQAS Component 2B)
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A Lesson onTransactional Writing: Reports (based on EDUQAS Component 2B)

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This lesson, covers the conventions of report writing and including a report writing task. This is ideal for middle to high ability KS4, but could be easily differentiated to suit your group. The lesson is ready to use and requires no additional resources. The peer and self assessment tasks are based on the requirements of Component 2B of the EDUQAS Language exam, but could be tweaked to suit your exam board.
Transactional Writing: Lively Article
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Transactional Writing: Lively Article

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This is a set of two lessons getting pupils to plan, write and improve their own lively article. I use this set of lessons as a revision of the form to keep the conventions fresh in pupil's minds. I planned these lessons in line with the EDUQAS Language paper 2 tasks, but there would be no significant adjustments required for any other exam board. No additional resources are required for these lessons, but you will need to mark the work that they produce between lesson one and lesson two. For the DIRT lesson to work with the presentation, pupils need a comment, a question, a target and accuracy marking.
Transactional Writing
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Transactional Writing

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This collection of lessons, covers the conventions of leaflets, reports, speeches, letters, reviews and lively articles. Each lesson includes a writing task and peer or self assessment. These lessons are ideal for middle to high ability KS4, but could be easily differentiated to suit your group. The lessons are ready to use and require no additional resources. The peer and self assessment tasks are based on the requirements of Component 2B of the EDUQAS Language exam, but could be tweaked to suit your exam board.
Transactional Writing: Lively Article Bundle
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Transactional Writing: Lively Article Bundle

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This bundle includes a fully resourced lesson, revision worksheet; and peer assessment/DIRT lesson based on writing a lively article. I have based the success criteria and mark schemes on Component 2B of the EDUQAS English Language specification.
Transactional Writing Revision:  Lively Article
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Transactional Writing Revision: Lively Article

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This resources provides a convention guide for writing a lively article and an exam style question, with writing guide, based on the EDUQAS GCSE specification. These tasks could be used within a lesson, set as cover work, or homework. The sheet includes the mark scheme for band 5 to enable pupils to self assess their answers.
Anthology Poetry Revision Questions- Component 2A - EDUQAS
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Anthology Poetry Revision Questions- Component 2A - EDUQAS

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This resources provides a sample exam questions for the theme of war and relationships EDUQAS GCSE anthology. They have not been taken from the specimen materials, so are ideal if you are looking for last minute practice questions that you have not already covered. I have also included the appropriate mark schemes for each task and a selection of revision activities. These tasks could be used within a lesson, set as cover work, or revision homework.
Unseen Poetry Revision Questions
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Unseen Poetry Revision Questions

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This resources provides a sample exam questions and poems for the unseen poetry component of the EDUQAS GCSE specification. It has not been taken from the specimen materials, so is ideal if you are looking for last minute practice questions that you have not already covered. I have also included the appropriate mark schemes for the task and a selection of revision activities. These tasks could be used within a lesson, set as cover work, or revision homework.
Jekyll and Hyde Extract Question on Duality EDUQAS
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Jekyll and Hyde Extract Question on Duality EDUQAS

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This resources provides a sample exam question and extract for Jekyll and Hyde in the style of the EDUQAS GCSE specification. It has not been taken from the specimen materials, so is ideal if you are looking for last minute practice questions that you have not already covered. I have also included the appropriate mark scheme for the task to enable pupils to self or peer assess their work. These tasks could be used within a lesson, set as cover work or revision.
Formal letter writing - To complain
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Formal letter writing - To complain

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This is a lesson to develop formal letter writing skills, using a clip from the TV show 'Holidays From Hell' as a starting point. This is ideal for a low ability KS4 class, or could be used with KS3. The powerpoint guides pupils through each stage of writing the letter, but could be easily differentiated for your group. Slides are plainly presented, so can be adapted to suit your usual style.
Jekyll and Hyde Revision Tasks - EDUQAS
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Jekyll and Hyde Revision Tasks - EDUQAS

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This is a selection of tasks for revision of Jekyll and Hyde in preparation for Component 2A of the EDUQAS GCSE specification. These tasks could be used within a lesson, or could be set as cover work, or homework. The sheet includes the mark scheme for bands 3, 4 and 5 to enable pupils to self assess their answers.
Spoken Language Activities
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Spoken Language Activities

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This is a bundle of activities to support a speaking and listening presentation. This is ideal for use in preparation for the EDUQAS spoken language assessment at KS4, or for a speaking and listening unit in KS3. The speech analysis worksheet can be used to pick apart the techniques used within any successful speech. The lesson introduces the topic for pupils own presentations and the peer assessment form can be used for giving meaningful feedback.
Macbeth - Literature Component 1A (Extract question) EDUQAS
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Macbeth - Literature Component 1A (Extract question) EDUQAS

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This lesson guides pupils through writing a response to an extract question based on Macbeth. This is designed for Literature Component 1A from the EDUQAS specification. This is based upon an extract from Macbeth, but could be adjusted to which ever play your class has studied. This walk through is ideal for a high ability group and encourages familiarity with the AOs.
Prose Writing - From an unusual perspective
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Prose Writing - From an unusual perspective

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This lesson (or two lessons) is suitable for KS4 classes in preparation for the prose writing task in the GCSE language exam. This activity guides pupils to write a simple plot, but from an interesting perspective, such as a family pet. If pupils do not have an animal in the house, the account can be written form the perspective of an inanimate object. After writing their account, pupils are guided through proof reading, which is led by the requirements of AO6.
Transactional Writing Revision - EDUQAS
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Transactional Writing Revision - EDUQAS

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This resources provides 7 sample transactional writing questions in the style of the EDUQAS GCSE specification. They have not been taken from the specimen materials, so is ideal if you are looking for last minute practice questions that you have not already covered. I have also included the appropriate mark scheme for the task. These tasks could be used within a lesson, set as cover work, or revision homework.
Transactional Writing: Reports Bundle
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Transactional Writing: Reports Bundle

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This bundle includes a fully resourced lesson, revision worksheet and peer assessment/DIRT lesson based on report writing. I have based the success criteria and mark schemes on Component 2B of the EDUQAS English Language specification.
Shakespeare's Language Quiz
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Shakespeare's Language Quiz

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This quick quiz is ideal as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare and is suitable for KS3 or KS4. Pupils are encouraged to guess whether words were invented by Shakespeare, or if they are modern 'fakespeare'. I have selected words that are still widely used to demonstrate how the study of Shakespeare is still relevant.