Powerpoint for a lesson to introduce students to a way to answer the unseen poetry question worth 24 marks for the new AQA (9-1) literature course which comes on paper 2.
The lesson uses the AQA specimen question paper and the poem 'To a daughter leaving home'.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Powerpoint takes them through the questions using the Jay Rayner specimen paper from the board to allow you to discuss the requirements of each question. It also has information on the writing question 5 for discursive writing and then breaks down the requirements of how to approach a Q5 question.
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.
Knowledge grids for the key themes and characters of 'An Inspector Calls' to help pupils to prepare for questions for their literature GCSE exam.
Perfect activities for structured revision activities for pupils who need that extra bit of support.
A mock paper which was designed as a pre-mock mock for use with year 11. The source material is based on lidos and the modern text is extremely current, having only been published 13.11.17. Created from scratch so your students will not have used this before!
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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.
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.
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.
Three sheets (which you can enlarge to A3) to help students to revise the characters of Scrooge, The Ghosts and The Cratchits for GCSE English Literature Preparation.
Allows them to track themes, add key quotations and understand why and how characters develop in certain ways.
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 three page revision map covers the key quotations, how to hit the assessment objectives, a reminder about Dickens' narrative techniques, a whole page devoted to the themes and where and how they are met, along with a page devoted to the characters where pupils can add details about them along with key quotations.
A last minute survival sheet pack!
Mini bundle includes a short revision PPT (includes mark scheme and key information), a sample essay response to the AQA specimen question 'how far do you think Macbeth can be viewed as a hero' which students can annotate using the mark scheme, an AO3 map to help students put these areas into their responses and a table of the key quotations which they can cut up and use to make flash cards.
All used with my third and seventh set year 11 students for the new AQA 9-1 English Literature GCSE and all understood it and used to their varying levels of ability.
Five extracts from the novel which I used with my pupils to have them read through, perform some close text analysis and then decide on questions which could be set by the exam board specifically linked to the extract.
A handy revision tool which got them all talking to each other.
This is a 24 page revision workbook which takes pupils through the power and conflict cluster of poems from the AQA GCSE English Literature specification. The workbook deals with all of the poems apart from ‘Tissue’. The other 14 poems are printed in the workbook with questions which deal with the different AOs. There is space for pupils to select the quotations which they feel will help them to best analyse the poems in terms of language, form and structure. Within the workbook there are also 5 knowledge tests - there are spaces for answers within the workbook and the questions are at the end of the pack.I wrote this workbook to be worked through as an in-class series of revision lessons for a lower ability year 11 group, but will also be using it as an independent revision aid for my higher ability class.
Resource is written for use with current classes and I am a current Head of English in a fully comprehensive secondary.