An exemplar response to the 'Homework has no value' question 5 on the specimen paper 2. A useful resource to take pupils through how the article format should appear and the types of language features that would be expected. Useful to walk and talk through using the mark scheme where pupils can annotate and pull out features.
This is a fully resourced lesson on the poem 'About His Person' by Simon Armitage. The resources include a powerpoint, a working sheet for pupils to use within the lesson alongside three different differentiated resources to support your pupils from levels 4 to 7. This lesson is very observation friendly and will show your ability to differentiate effectively, provide pupils with an interesting take on a poem and allow them to be creative and engaged. You will need to provide pupils with a copy of the poem.
An introductory powerpoint to the elements of crime that pupils will need to successfully embark on the crime strand of AQA GCE Literature B specification. The first slide will need to be adapted to state the texts that you have chosen for your setting. Pupils can make notes and discuss, in depth, what characterises crime writing.
This package of resources includes four practice questions for the singular unseen poem task in section C of English Literature for AQA GCSE. The poems included are ‘In The Orchard After Midnight’, ‘Your Dad Did What?’, ‘In Oak Terrace’ and ‘Names’. The sheets include the poem, question, boxes for planning to write about language, form and structural ideas, have a space for a SOP (Statement of Purpose - which is a response to the poem where pupils outline their initial thoughts in response to the question. There is also an image of the level 6 mark scheme criteria from AQA. I have included both word documents and PDF copies so that should you want to use the template to produce more, you can. The comparative poem practice is on ‘The Pros and Cons’ by Sophie Hannah and ‘The Trick’ by Imtiaz Dharker.
Planned this lesson for use with my GCSE group to look at linguistic and structural features in preparation for AQA GCSE English Language paper 1 questions 2 and 3. The extracts to use are from the openings of 'Room' by Emma Donoghue, 'The Lovely Bones' by Alice Sebold and 'Notes on a Scandal' by Zoe Heller.
Differentiated and allows pupils to work for a more extended period of time on their responses.
Used for an observation.
This is a 42 slide long powerpoint resource that includes signposts for teaching the novella ‘A Christmas Carol’ with questions and prompts at different points. There are knowledge recall questions, with answers, attached which act as starters for lessons. These cover elements of the text in chronological order and also begin to interleave as the presentation goes on. The questions cover key ideas, vocabulary, terminology, themes and quotations.
A powerpoint which takes pupils through the fundamentals of getting the best SPAG marks possible for question 5 on both paper 1 and paper 2 for the AQA GCSE English Language papers for the new 9-1 specification.
This is a 14 page pupil workbook for year 11 pupils primarily to help them to prepare for the writing sections of their GCSE exams with gaining marks for accurate elements of SPAG.
I have given this to all of my year 11 pupils to aid revision.
Written by a current Head of English.
A powerpoint to support teaching of AQA's A Level Literature B specification for chapter 2 of 'The Great Gatsby'. Many opportunities to link ideas to quotations and offers students the chance to make their own notes, or work together, depending on your preferred teaching style. Links to main themes and ideas as well as providing links to the context.
Can lead to an essay question linked to Myrtle Wilson and/or unhappy marriages.
A PPT which takes pupils through how to be successful in paper 2, section B for the new AQA GCSE English Language. The PPT comes with practice questions and a transactional toolkit activity where the pupils slot the conventions into the correct writing style to help them to revise.
A revision map for 'A Christmas Carol' where pupils can note down pretty much everything they know! The resource is three pages long and includes space for them to note their key quotations, refers to the mark scheme, Dickens' narrative technique with a whole page on themes and where they're shown along with a final page for character details.
Useful for putting pupils' minds at ease!
A resource that allows you to assess the reading and writing capacities of your year 7 or 8 pupils.
*Pupils do not have to have read or studied 'Skellig' to be able to undertake this assessment*
Reading comprehension questions followed by writing tasks in a GCSE style to start preparing students for the exam format early.
A powerpoint to support teaching of AQA's A Level Literature B specification for chapter 1 of 'The Great Gatsby'. Many opportunities to link ideas to quotations and offers students the chance to make their own notes, or work together, depending on your preferred teaching style.
This small group of resources includes a 14 slide PPT which takes pupils through the key ideas and assessment materials for the Great Expectations question on the new AQA English Literature 9-1 exam.
There are also sample essay questions on themes included along with a sample character profile for the character of Pip which is linked to an activity within the PPT.
Revision map which indicates the aspects of tragedy which pupils could explore and apply to the novel 'The Great Gatsby' for their A/AS Level AQA Literature B exam.
I blew this up to A3 and let pupils fill in the details so that they had all the aspects of tragedy together on one page in preparation for their exam.
Week 2 resource following on from week 1 which takes pupils through the preface, Marley's ghost, new poor law, why Dickens would write a ghost story at Christmas and provides an assessment point to look at the language that Dickens uses to describe Scrooge as per the specimen papers provided by the exam board.
Useful to use in accompaniment to the plot summary sheet available.
A PDF document which I created to support my students in writing responses to the language and structure questions (2 and 3) for paper 1.
Has a shot of the mark scheme, things to look for and scaffolded sentence starters.
Written by a current Head of English.
This is a six week teaching sequence for lessons for AQA GCSE English Literature paper 1 on the 19th century novel, 'Great Expectations' written by a current Head of English. The powerpoints are designed to go over a full teaching week each and include relevant objectives all linked to AOs and skills required for the exam. There are assessment points, with relevant resources, included within the resources. The resources are easy to use and designed to be used with minimal photocopying, assuming that pupils have access to copies of the text. This resource has been written for me to teach to my own class and is relevant and up-to-date.
A sheet with a practice question for the comparison unseen poetry question for the AQA GCSE English Literature exams. Uses ‘Poem’ by Simon Armitage with ‘My Grandfather’s Garden’ by Owen Sheers. Has space to plan brief ideas about the methods to be compared at the bottom.