The booklet features practice in the following areas:
Parts of speech (Word Classes)
Synonyms and Antonyms
Skimming and Scanning
Exploring the context of Macbeth
Using resources from the British Library relating to the context of Macbeth, I have created a lesson that focuses on the role of King James and his kingship in Macbeth.
The lesson features four activities that link to the context of Macbeth, allows students autonomy to learn using the resources and features timers to keep it paced.
Exploring the context of Macbeth- LM
Four activities combined with contextual knowledge to get students to re-evaluate how Lady Macbeth could be seen. Allows them to form their own interpretations and build on ideas autonomously.
A resource sheet that can be used as revision for students that are visual learners (or low ability). The revision guide can also be used to help students recall and recap language devices as well as the effect of the devices.
I am doing the GCSE AQA spec for english with my learners and find that this has helped me in guiding low abilities to comment on the English Language Paper 1 Q2. Can be used with KS3 too.
Hope it helps :)
Short Booklet features:
2 Pages of Comprehension practice
2 Pages of Inference practice+ combined with short activities to identify language devices
Language based questions
1 Summary based question
A teachers copy of the booklet with answers
3 pages of creative writing practice: students can use prompts and guide boxes on the page to help them make notes/ plan their creative writing for images given (Descriptive Writing)
A lesson using extract from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone
AQA Language P1 style questions
Inference and deduction- practice
Extension activity: descriptive writing
Great set of prompts for Narrative Writing
Adjectives to describe voices/ sounds
Alternative words and phrases for colours (colour imagery)
Alternative vocabulary bank for textures in alphabetical order
Most used words and their replacement synonyms for better vocabulary
Alternatives for ‘said’
Colour imagery sheets, with visual examples
Sensory words for all five senses
Vocabulary of emotions
WOW words for settings, characters and feelings
BEST suited for high- medium ability, can be altered for lower ability.
The pack features:
• All 15 poems colour coded with images, quotes, context, and language/ structure information chunks
• Poetry terminology with specific references to AQA poems, i.e. quotes from the poems
• An activity to help them make links and comparisons with different poems
• Four exam style questions at the end, from which they have to answer one
ALSO, with each poem there are three comprehension questions that teachers can mark.
The comparison questions sheet features a whole bunch of exam style questions that teachers can set.
Lessons feature questions 1, 2, 3,4 and 5 practice (English AQA paper, 2017 spec) using extracts from the following novels:
The life of Pi
The Great Gatsby
The Handmaid’s tale
The kite runner
The Reluctant fundamentalist
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone
The monkey’s paw
A resource to help students exchange over-used words for better vocabulary in the writing side of the paper.
Includes: words that students tend to commonly use, with alternative vocabulary to exchange
Alternative words for colours
Words for describing the senses for imagery building in writing.
Mini Creative Writing pack features:
16 Planning sheets for descriptive writing
Great practice leading up to language paper 1, section B (AQA SPEC) OR can work as lead up/ introduction in KS3 to descriptive writing
Varying abilities for High/Middle/ Low ability students
Planning sheets have one or two images, prompts and guidance relating to punctuation, language devices, a success critera (AQA SPEC), word bank, vocabulary box, sentence and structuring as well as TOP TIP reminders
Some of the categories/ themes of the images students will write descriptions from include: Seasons, Films, Landscapes
A student friendly success criteria for marking their final draft of writing
ALSO including a BONUS file with examples of successful descriptive writing excerpts that can be used in conjunction with the planning sheets or just used in class for other activities
Narrative writing bundle, perfect for the creative writing section of AQA exam.
Features lessons with prompts on how to create a successful narrative piece with:
Writing frame for story writing
AO6 traffic light target sheet for students studying English Language Paper 1, section B (AQA). Broken down into four levels, the aim is for students to identify where they are working on and where they could get to.
AQA ENGLISH LANG, PAPER 2: WRITING TO PERSUADE KS4 (Letter writing), SECTION B
The lesson features a starter, activities, and ways to get students active in writing persuasively.
Mark Scheme AO5/AO6
Writing to argue/persuade poster
AQA guidance for this section of the exam
An annotated version of a letter for the teacher
A differentiated activity (homework letter)
Introduces students to Power and conflict theme with a strong focus on AO3 (relationship between texts and historical context).
Main activity (student-led)
The lesson aims to get learners working more independently to deduct information from a poem by themselves in groups.
Hope this helps!