We used these 10 lessons with our lowest ability Y7 pupils in order to help them to develop basic literacy skills such as scanning texts, summarising information and decoding texts. They are based on engaging, low ability texts and cover fiction and non-fiction texts.
Great for remote learning and the catch up curriculum.
A six week scheme of work that teaches students all they need to know about the transactional writing element of the new GCSE for English Language. Although this is designed with Edexcel in mind, it does adapt easily to other exam boards (the only specific references to Edexcel are on slides containing shots of the success criteria).
This SOW is very detailed, containing multiple grade 9 exemplars to use for inspiration, as well as exam tasks. The lessons cover different genres, for example writing a speech, a newspaper article, a magazine article, an obituary, a letter and a blog, as well as different purposes including writing to persuade, inform, argue and entertain.
This is a complete scheme of work for the poetry section of the Edexcel GCSE English Literature specification; the CONFLICT cluster.
This scheme of work contains three lessons focusing on each individual poem, which each walk students through the context, language, form and structural analysis they need to understand and teaches them how to analyse the poem with regards to a specific theme. There is also a differentiated glossary for each poem.
There are also four lessons which teach students how to answer the comparison question, focusing on the themes of war, anger, relationships and nature. Including within these lessons are model answers, references to the mark scheme and planning sheets.
Additionally I have created a poetic terminology workbook to run alongside the unit which students complete as they annotate each poem. There are also memory quizzes designed to help students to be able to quickly recall important quotations from across the cluster.
This is a 6 week long scheme of work to deliver the content for GCSE English Language Paper 2 (20th and 21st century nonfiction). Included are lessons which break down how to answer each question, model answers (including examples from real candidates during the GCSE exam series) and mock exams. This unit has been designed for the Edexcel specification, though can be easily adapted to suit other exam boards.
This 4 week fully-resourced scheme of work gives your students the opportunity to analyse, evaluate and compare famous speeches in preparation for writing and delivering their own (the spoken language endorsement). Through this scheme of work, students learn the terminology associated with the techniques they can use to make their writing more engaging (also excellent for the imaginative/transactional writing task) before analysing, evaluating and recreating them. This scheme of work serves as excellent practice for both Edexcel language papers, building in the spoken language endorsement in a useful way. Easily adapted to other specs.
A two-hour lesson that is perfect for revising the transactional writing element of the GCSE English Language exam. This lesson includes a walk-through of the skills required, a full marks exemplar answer which can be analysed and used as a model, followed by a task.
This 2 hour session explores how the English language has changed as a result of technological advancements with regards to texting, considering key terminology, a prescriptivist stance on language change and the affordances of texting with references to theories from Dr Wood and David Crystal.
The assessment task at the end is designed for the OCR syllabus but can be easily adapted to suit other exam boards.
This is a 16 lesson unit of work that walks students through everything they need to know to answer the identify, analyse and evaluate questions in relation to a 19th century extract on the new GCSE English Language Paper 1 exam.
This unit is designed to suit Edexcel, though can be easily adapted for other exam boards.
The unit includes example responses (including full mark model answers) and exemplar paragraphs for modelling with each lesson.
This 40/40 piece of imaginative writing demonstrates the skills and techniques that students need to be able to use in order to achieve a grade 8 or 9 in the Edexcel Language exam. This piece of writing is based on a moment from the movie John Wick - I encourage students to use poignant moments from films/shows as inspiration.
This is a fully-resources scheme of work that I created for Year 7 students. After visiting a local primary school and learning more about the KS2 SATs requirements, I designed this scheme of work to ensure that our KS3 students continue to build on the skills learned in primary school.
Every lesson has a powerpoint, worksheets, homework activities, differentiation (including differentiated learning objectives) and there are assessment opportunities built into the scheme of work.
This is a 6 week unit that teaches students how to write imaginatively for the new English Language GCSE specification. My lessons are created for Edexcel, though of course the skills being assessed are the same as with AQA and other exam boards.
This unit will walk students through how to achieve highly in both AO5 and AO6, teaching them skills such as how to create imagery, use onomatopoeia whilst avoiding clichés, use literary devices for effect, use sentence constructions for effect, use other structural devices for effect, controlling both basic and more varied punctuation, and how to organise a narrative for impact. Included are also three grade 9 exemplars.
Also includes six weeks of homework relating to higher level vocabulary and spelling.
Powerpoints include detailed instructions so ideal for #homelearning
A fully-resourced A Level lesson on Lakoff’s Deficit Model, using a Loose Women transcript as a stimulus. Observed by Oftsed inspector and graded outstanding. All resources, differentiation and a lesson plan are included.
A preview of the first 7 pages of the Jekyll and Hyde revision booklet - available to purchase in full for £10 if you follow the link to my ‘shop’. Full booklet is 57 pages in total and covers every chapter.
Each chapter includes space to summarise, comprehension questions, vocabulary/glossary work, character/thematic exploration opportunities and key quotations for analysis.