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I provide tried and tested resources for KS3 and KS4, developing skills across the curriculum.
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: 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.
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.
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 Revision Bundle
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Jekyll and Hyde Revision Bundle

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This bundle contains everything that your pupils need to prepare for Component 2B of the EDUQAS specification. Within the bundle, you will find: revision activities with answer guide; a set of revision tasks and a selection of sample questions and extract.
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 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.
Peer assessment worksheet for spoken language presentations.
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Peer assessment worksheet for spoken language presentations.

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This worksheet is ideal for spoken language activities with KS3 classes. It outlines the characteristics of a successful speaker and gets pupils to identify positive features in the work of others, in addition to their own. Using this sheet ensures full engagement during presentations as all pupils have something to do and facilitates good peer feedback. This could also be used with a KS4 class in preparation for the GCSE spoken language assessment.
Revision Tasks for Transactional Writing: Speeches (based on EDUQAS)
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Revision Tasks for Transactional Writing: Speeches (based on EDUQAS)

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This resources provides a convention guide for speech 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.
Lord of The Flies Revision Question - Component 2A - EDUQAS
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Lord of The Flies Revision Question - Component 2A - EDUQAS

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This resources provides a sample exam question and extract for Lord of The Flies from 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.
A Stand Alone Lesson On Language Change - KS3
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A Stand Alone Lesson On Language Change - KS3

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This is a stand alone lesson, ideal for a high ability KS3 group. There are no additional resources required and the lesson requires very little preparation. Pupils are guided through a range of different form of the English language are encouraged to think about why our language has changed. Pupils work to translate a short extract from The Canterbury Tales. This lesson could be used as an introduction to Chaucer, or Shakespeare.
Grammar Quiz
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Grammar Quiz

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A Short grammar quiz ( 5 minute starter) that gets pupils to rewrite sentences that have common mistakes. This could be done in books or on whiteboards. This Is ideal for boosting AO6 scores for middle ability KS4, but could also be used at KS3. Slides are plainly presented, so can be adapted to suit your usual style.
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.
The Chimney Sweeper - An Introduction
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The Chimney Sweeper - An Introduction

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This lesson introduces Blake's poem, The Chimney Sweeper, and encourages pupils to engage with the presentation of the characters. This is suitable for a KS4 group, or a high ability KS3. There is very little advanced preparation required for this lesson, just copies of the poem for pupils to highlight and annotate.
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.
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.
Revision Tasks for Transactional Writing: Leaflets (based on EDUQAS)
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Revision Tasks for Transactional Writing: Leaflets (based on EDUQAS)

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This resources provides a convention guide for leaflet 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.
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.
Romeo and Juliet - Component 1A - EDUQAS
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Romeo and Juliet - Component 1A - EDUQAS

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This resources provides a sample exam questions for both the extract and essay sections from the EDUQAS GCSE specification. 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.