A series of lessons looking at a variety of texts from other cultures for ks3. All resources or links included. There are a lot of stories here that also allow for eal pupils to read in their home language or English. Literacy focus is highlighted in green for each lesson. Examples of differentiation are highlighted in blue. Within these lessons teachers should teach the skills that are lacking for their particular group.
12 lessons based on real-life survival stories. Pupils will read a range of news stories - there are more options than are mentioned allowing teachers to use different stories/differentiate according to the article. I am moving away from death by powerpoint so there are no ppt needed for these lessons.
A detailed SoL covering 30 lessons. The focus is massively on analysing language in detail with a lot of peer and self-assessment of this skill and of basic literacy. This is completely ppt free and requires minimum resources. There are suggestions for differentiation should teachers want ideas but the actual differentiation would be personal to your class. There are only 2 or 3 times when page numbers are referenced and these are based on the Pearson/Longman version with the two girls on the front.
This is a sow for a whole term designed for low ability year 7 pupils including assessments. Focus on news for newspaper and tv. My pupils enjoyed completing this by filming their own news program including the weather. There are a lot of resources some may not have made it to the final sow but I've included them all.
This is a short unit written for Y7 to develop descriptive writing skills and link with humanities local area study.
There is also a large teaching pack and disc called The Spirit of Sherwood that you can buy from Sherwood Forest for additional resources.
A lesson plan using talk for writing for revising An Inspector Calls for literature exam.
A lesson plan exploring relationships in An Inspector Calls in preparation for literature exam.
A lesson plan for revising the themes in An Inspector Calls for literature exam.
I created this for cie coursework but may suit a number of units. There is a full so with suggested homework activities for 6 weeks. PPP/worksheets accompany most lessons. A couple of lessons that I’ve mentioned are available elsewhere on TES e.g. silent debate and rumble paragraphs and are excellent resources.
This is a series of 11 lessons for a low ability ks3 group with resources and key scenes that have been simplified where possible without losing the true language. My very weak group coped very well with this and the key understanding was drawn out. Also makes use of the BBC Animated Shakespeare version of Macbeth.