A huge presentation of fully planned lessons, including a final writing assessment, this unit of work uses the learning cycle: Connect, New Information, Activity, Demonstrate and Review.
Approximately 6 weeks of lessons.
A range of tasks including:
what is an autobiography?
what is a biography?
creating a 'voice'
analysing front covers
creating autobiography covers
analysing and writing blurbs
use of humour and anecdote
exploring web pages
writing about myself
Designed for Y7 but useful across KS3 to develop analysis of non-fiction.
Designed for Year 11 students, following the mock examinations. The revision mat offers top tips for the exam and explains clearly what is expected of students, from responding to texts and poetry to using comparative vocabulary.
Designed to work alongside the new A Level specification for AQA, this unit of work focuses on how travel writing is created and encourages students to write their own piece, with supporting commentary.
A lesson designed to encourage students to think independently about making connections in the anthology poetry, whilst trying to incorporate the Assessment Objectives into their planning.
Can be used as a generic tool to approach comparisons.
This is approximately 2-3 hours of lesson time as the presentation includes a peer and self assessment opportunity.
Designed to work alongside the new A Level specification for AQA, this unit of work focuses on how opinion journalism is created and encourages students to write their own piece, with supporting commentary.
Designed to support GCSE students with approaching the evaluation question on Paper 1 English Language. The mat includes top tips, a range of appropriate vocabulary and a clear explanation of the question for students.
Works alongside the Language and Structure learning mat - possibly best copied back to back.
Originally designed for use with Y9 students, this lesson focuses on developing an understanding of the writer's viewpoint and perspective, exploring the effects of language and structure in a text. A good introduction to core GCSE skills for KS3 students or editable to work with new GCSE specifications, this lesson includes an example response and peer assessment opportunity.
Designed for A Level English Language students, this 63-slide presentation covers word classes in detail, explores the concept of borrowing, explains lexical cohesion and offers example responses to texts.
Designed for Year 11 students to revise the key areas of the Shakespeare and 19th century text. The mat includes key specialist vocabulary and top tips to help approach the extracts and extended responses.
A range of lessons, with resources, to teach descriptive and narrative writing to GCSE students. The presentation includes lessons on:
Describing people and places
Show not Tell
Narrative arcs and structures
Exploding minor details
Planning a response
All lessons have been successfully taught with a Year 10 higher-ability class.
A series of five lessons, focusing on structure of texts. The unit covers extracts from '1984', 'Dracula', 'I'm the King of the Castle' and AQA sample materials on 'Brighton Rock'.
There are example responses, mark schemes, a range of key vocabulary and annotated exemplar to use with your students.
All texts should be attached.