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Key Stage 3 and 4 English Language and Literature resources
Writing about Language using the PEEZE structure (using OMAM as an example text)
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Writing about Language using the PEEZE structure (using OMAM as an example text)

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An explanation sheet of what is expected in each part of a PEEZE paragraph and gives students a chance to look at model PEEZE paragraphs before attempting their own. Resource based on 'Of Mice and Men' but can easily be adapted to other literature texts as appropriate. Used with top set Year 9 group as a whole class activity, possibly could be adapted as a H/W task for GCSE students.
Planning grid for an essay about Crooks (for PEE paragraphs)
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Planning grid for an essay about Crooks (for PEE paragraphs)

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Grid to support writing about the character of Crooks. Can easily be adapted for most abilities, used this with my (lower) mixed ability Year Nines. I provided points, gave specific page numbers for Section Four so they could find relevant quotations and sentence starters for their explanations. Page numbers refer to the Penguin edition 'Of Mice and Men' (pictured in cover image.) Could be used when teaching Section Four. I'm expecting they'll be able to use this grid to support them in writing an analysis assessment - consisting of around 4/5 paragraphs, analysing the character of Crooks; could be adapted to other characters.
Comprehensive collection of spelling H.Ws
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Comprehensive collection of spelling H.Ws

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Pretty much ready to print (just change due day/date) and you have a comprehensive collection of spellings suitable for all secondary age students. Students need to write the words into sentences too to prove they have learnt the words. Simple but effective H.W!
GCSE English Paper TWO  Revision Resource 'WRITERS' VIEWPOINTS AND PERSPECTIVES' Q4 Focus
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GCSE English Paper TWO Revision Resource 'WRITERS' VIEWPOINTS AND PERSPECTIVES' Q4 Focus

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AQA style Paper TWO (READING QUESTIONS 1-4) with appropriate source texts about London. This gives students an opportunity to practise the skills needed in answering the new Paper Two ‘Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives’. Model paragraphs for Q4 for students to mark against simplified criteria provided. Planning grid for Q4 also provided to support them with their answer. Have used with Middle/bottom Yr 10 group. Could be adapted for H/W or used as a basis for a series of lessons (one/two lessons per question.)
Language Analysis Act One, Scene 5
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Language Analysis Act One, Scene 5

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Supported activity with ‘No Fear’ Shakespeare extract of Lady Macbeth reacting to Macbeth’s letter. Ideal for mixed Year 9 students or weaker KS4 students. PEEZ sentence starters and a writing task.
Analyse a 'rant'
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Analyse a 'rant'

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Comic article ranting about wasps with some activities to encourage KS3 students to analyse language choices and create their own writing inspired by the text.
Act One, Scene Five - the ambition of Lady Macbeth
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Act One, Scene Five - the ambition of Lady Macbeth

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A straightforward lesson analysing some of Lady Macbeth’s language in this scene (when she reads Macbeth’s letter) - offering sentence starters for a PEEZ activity as well as an interesting creative writing task. Could be useful as a cover lesson or even for H/W. Used with a mixed ability Year 9 group. If you want to watch the scene on link provided, you’ll find it at 20 minutes and 30 seconds.
Ultimate Survival Story
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Ultimate Survival Story

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Extended extract from Aron Ralston’s account of getting trapped by a boulder in Utah and being forced to amputate his own arm with a multitool. On last page have included some tasks. Probably best for Year 9, 10 and 11. Effective for exploring how tension and suspense is created through language.
Revising the character of Goole in AIC
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Revising the character of Goole in AIC

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Students are given nine statements about Goole which they have to support with appropriate quotations (I have compiled some quotations as 'answers'.) If adapted for other characters, it could ensure all GCSE Literature students studying the play could have a bank of relevant quotations to memorise. Ideal for a lesson starter/H.W for any GCSE students who have finished reading the play
Embedding quotations support sheet
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Embedding quotations support sheet

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Used as a H/W task with my second set Year Ten class after discovering that a majority of them had developed the bad habit of 'quotation bombing.' The model examples and practice points and quotations can be easily adapted to suit any text; I have used the AQA 'Women in Prison' source materials from a specimen Paper Two.
Partially complete Canterbury Tales SoW resources (Smartboard Notebook slides, NOT POWERPOINT)
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Partially complete Canterbury Tales SoW resources (Smartboard Notebook slides, NOT POWERPOINT)

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Smartboard slides (so won't work unless you have the necessary SMART notebook software) that were originally created by me for a now redundant Year Seven SoW. Could be adapted for any Key Stage Three class looking at the history of the English Language or Chaucer. If you have SMART notebook software, you can access the other files that accompany the scheme (copies of extracts/worksheets etc.) through the paperclip icon either to the left or right of the smartboard slides.