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Currently a private tutor, the resources you see available have been adapted from my current practice and when I was teaching as a secondary school English teacher. I hope the resources are useful and make a difference in your classroom. If you need to contact me to discuss any of the resources you have downloaded, please email me at sarah@the-browns.gb.net.

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Currently a private tutor, the resources you see available have been adapted from my current practice and when I was teaching as a secondary school English teacher. I hope the resources are useful and make a difference in your classroom. If you need to contact me to discuss any of the resources you have downloaded, please email me at sarah@the-browns.gb.net.
AQA English Language Paper 1 and 2 practice

AQA English Language Paper 1 and 2 practice

Six mock exam papers that can be used in class or for homework to help prepare for Language Papers 1 and 2. Each lesson is designed for feedback as answers are written during class time, to help identify revision areas promptly. A generic mark scheme has been included for teachers reference. Alternatively, the PowerPoint could be converted to a Word document and presented as an actual mock exam. Paper 1 resources (Explorations in creative reading and writing): The extracts are from 'War of the Worlds', 'Touching the Void' and 'Animal Farm'. All are used as the basis for Section B, writing. The resource can also be easily adapted to a Homework task for students to prepare for the exam independently. The opening slides detail an overview of the exam and what skills are being assessed in this paper. A detailed mark scheme has been included for Section A, Reading, with suggested answers for 'War of the Worlds'. This is a starting point and can be used as a guide. It includes the level descriptors for each question, taken from the AQA mark scheme. Teacher judgement can be used for marking 'Touching the Void' and 'Animal Farm' (to avoid resource duplication). A generic mark scheme has been included for Section B, Writing, taken from one of AQA's Paper 1 example papers. Paper 2 resources (Writers' viewpoints and perspectives): The sources for one paper explore arranged marriages and the writing section for this mock is about parental control. The sources for the second paper explore two experiences of Iraq during the war and the writing section for this mock is about compulsory military conscription. The sources for the third paper are extracts from Peter Kay and Obama's autobiographies, with the writing section creating a speech to describe a vivid memory.
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'The Secret River' resource bundle

'The Secret River' resource bundle

Ten resources on 'The Secret River' to help students prepare for their IGCSE English Literature exam (some resources are double lessons). I appreciate all constructive criticism, so I hope you are able to take time to review this scheme. **Like what you see? Please check out my other resources at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sae5 and join my followers.** Character analysis: Using the medium of Twitter, this lesson allows students to chart Thornhill's development over 'The Secret River'. This can be done over the course of reading the novel or at the end, and can be used as a helpful revision activity. Differentiation for this task includes the extent to which quotes are used for tweets, assigning characters other than Thornhill, and scaffolding key events to signpost students towards. In addition, homework tasks can be set for students to create a Twitter page for less major characters. Files in this resource: Character analysis - PowerPoint of lesson Twitter Template - Word document of Twitter template - this activity can then be completed by hand or electronically. Social hierarchy: A two-part lesson that explores the theme social hierarchy in 'The Green River' by Kate Grenville, specifically focusing students on an extended extract to analyse. To help prepare students for IGCSE English Literature Paper 1, the lesson begins reviewing the exam outline, assessment objectives and qualities of an A-grade student. The main body of the lesson is analysing a section of the novel, leading up to the 'green slippers' incident, with students working individually, in pairs, and finally in a group to prepare a mini-presentation. The final part of the lesson moves towards creating a plan for the exam question. Whilst the extract for this question is considerably longer than what students will face in the exam, it will provide useful practice on how to closely analyse an extract for this type of question, whilst also providing detail revision notes and familiarising students with the context of this scene. In addition, the question asks students to make links with other parts of the novel, again helping to develop their overall knowledge of the text and therefore helping them prepare for the essay-based question. Files in this resource: Social hierarchy - PowerPoint Social hierarchy extract - Word document Thornhill and Sal: This lesson allows students to explore the importance of Thornhill and Sal's relationship in Kate Grenville's, 'The Secret River'. With opportunity to work individually or in groups, the lesson encourages students to find pivotal moments in the novel that reflect the importance of their relationship. The lesson allows students to build on their knowledge across the entire novel, leading to a practise exam question to answer at the end. It is anticipated that this lesson will cover more than one hour to allow for the essay writing, subsequently providing a useful assessment piece for the unit. References to AOs and the mark scheme are taken from the current IGCSE specification. Collarbone's death: Focusing on Collarbone's execution, this lesson allows students to work in groups to annotate an extract, similar in length to what would be expected in the IGCSE English Literature paper. With key questions, students prepare a mini-presentation that the rest of the class use to take notes for, in preparation for a mock exam question. Further pair work is involved with planning a response and peer assessment for the plenary. This lesson could then be continued in a second session with students completing their essay response, or this could be written for homework. The lesson also reminds students of AOs and skills to demonstrate for a top level answer. Files in this resource: Collarbone's death - PowerPoint of lesson Collarbone's death extract - Word document of extract Hope: This two-part lesson allows students to explore the theme of hope in the novel, 'The Secret River'. Building up to answering a practice exam question (lesson 2), the lesson begins evaluating the importance of hope. Students then analyse a selected quote in detail which will not only act as a useful revision aid, but also become an essay plan. In the second lesson, students feedback their mind-map ideas which could be used for a classroom display. There are reminders on AOs and how to achieve high marks, to help direct students with their response. Mr Middleton: Exploring the character of Mr Middleton and his relationship with Thornhill, this lesson looks at three short passages, encouraging students to consider how Grenville presents this relationship and the influence it has on Thornhill. The lesson moves to an analysis of how Grenville presents Mr Middleton's death and what changes this signifies for Thornhill. The essay-style question for this lesson focuses on foreshadowing and Mr Middleton's death. Setting: Exploring setting in 'The Secret River', this resource allows students to consider language techniques and how setting is important to the development of the story. Likely to cover two lessons, students work in groups to annotate six different extracts from the novel. It is recommended that the teacher creates a booklet of these settings to allow students to have a comprehensive set of notes and annotations which will be useful for revision purposes. Each extract has line numbers to help with discussions and there is a range to allow access for different abilities. Files in this resource: Setting - PowerPoint of the lesson Starter task - Word document 6x extracts for the main focus of the lesson - Word documents The Prologue: This lesson encourages students to explore the significance of the Prologue. Beginning with an analysis of the extract, students consider how the Prologue foreshadows later events in the novel. The lesson works towards pair planning an essay question which is then developed with further pair work. The question could then be completed as an assessment or Homework task. Files in this resources: Strangers - PowerPoint of lesson Strangers - Word document of Prologue Essay Round Robin: A lesson that allows group work and collaboration, with hopefully little teacher input! Ideal for classes revising 'The Secret River', this lesson allows students to tackle four different exam questions independently before having whole-class feedback. The lesson could be rolled over into a second session to allow for a detailed review of each question and could also be developed to use as an assessment piece. Files in this resource: Essay round robin - PowerPoint of the lesson Essay questions - Word document of the four essay questions to print for each essay "station" Racial differences: Completing hierarchy pyramids to start, students consider how racial differences influence society in 'The Secret River'. Two hierarchy pyramids are completed: the first has no parameters and therefore encourages students to consider what they base their pyramids on; the second is wholly based on race, therefore leading towards the planning of an essay question. Characters are provided for both tasks. The lesson develops towards paired planning of an essay question, using the AOs as a rough checklist to ensure students are demonstrating the key skills required. This is also used to shape the plenary. This lesson could be continued to a second session with the option of paired writing or a formal assessment. Files in this resource: Racial differences: PowerPoint of the lesson Hierarchy pyramid 1: Word document for Starter task Hierarchy pyramid 2: Word document for development task
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'Blessing' - Imtiaz Dharker

'Blessing' - Imtiaz Dharker

A re-working of the old AQA GCSE favourite, this lesson is suitable for high-level Year 6 and upwards. Beginning with considering empathy in relation to a series of images, the analysis of the poem is broken down into small, manageable tasks. Students are encouraged to explore language, structure and theme in these mini-tasks, which allow for class feedback and teacher modelling in between each one. The lesson culminates in a PEE analysis activity that could be adapted depending on the nature of the class - verbal discussion, a simplified response or an extended homework task. I appreciate all constructive criticism, so I hope you are able to take time to review this resource. Files in this resource: Blessing - PowerPoint of lesson Blessing - Word document of poem Like what you see? Please check out my other resources at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sae5 and join my followers.
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'Alternative Anthem' - John Agard

'Alternative Anthem' - John Agard

A one-off lesson exploring John Agard’s ‘Alternative Anthem’. Ideal for KS3 classes, this allows students to recognise the stages of focussed analysis, particularly in preparation for GCSE poetry. Beginning with a post-it note driven class discussion on questions the students have about the poem, the lesson moves to independent group work. Students are given an area to focus on before feeding back ideas to the class. The plenary PEE task can easily be extended for more able/older students. I appreciate all constructive criticism, so I hope you are able to take time to review this resource. Files in this resource: Alternative Anthem - PowerPoint of the lesson Alternative Anthem - Word document of the poem CLAST sheets - Word document of group analysis sheets as an optional print out Like what you see? Please check out my other resources at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sae5 and join my followers.
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'One Art' - Elizabeth Bishop

'One Art' - Elizabeth Bishop

Designed for the IGCSE English Literature specification, this two part lesson allows students to analyse the poem, finishing with an extended response that could be completed in class or as a homework task. Beginning with pair work to summarise the poem, the first lesson allows for whole class analysis before finishing with looking at deeper meanings with language. The second lesson explores more deeper analysis, focussing again on language, structure and techniques. The final extended response is in the style of an exam question, providing students the opportunity to develop their exam techniques. I appreciate all constructive criticism, so I hope you are able to take time to review this resource. Files in this resource: One Art - PowerPoint of the two part lesson One Art - Word document of poem, taken from IGCSE’s website directly Like what you see? Please check out my other resources at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sae5 and join my followers.
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'Kid' - Simon Armitage

'Kid' - Simon Armitage

A two-part lesson that makes an ideal “one-off” when teachers have completed schemes of work. Possibly ideal for the festive season where students and teachers can have a bit of fun, study something different and not be overloaded by Christmas-themed work! Aimed at KS3, this resource looks at ‘Kid’ by Simon Armitage. Through the use of Youtube clips (links included), the lesson opens by asking students to explore what they already know about Batman and Robin. The lesson develops to explore the poem through pair work, with the title not being revealed towards the end of the first lesson. The final task allows students to show what they know with a reading analysis question. The second lesson allows for creative writing and independent work. With a selection of tasks available, students choose three they wish to complete, finishing in the lesson and for homework. Files in this resource: ‘Kid’ - Simon Armitage - PowerPoint of lesson ’Kid’ - Simon Armitage - Word document of poem
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AQA English Language Paper 1 practice - War of the Worlds

AQA English Language Paper 1 practice - War of the Worlds

A mock exam following AQA's GCSE English Language Paper 1 question style, this resource allows teachers to work through each question with their class, evaluating the skills required and how to score highly. The extract is from 'War of the Worlds' and this is also used for Section B, writing. This resource can also be easily adapted to a Homework task for students to prepare for the exam independently. The opening slides detail an overview of the exam and what skills are being assessed in this paper. A detailed mark scheme has been included for Section A, Reading, with suggested answers. This is a starting point and can be used as a guide. It includes the level descriptors for each question, taken from the AQA mark scheme. A generic mark scheme has been included for Section B, Writing, taken from one of AQA's Paper 1 example papers. Files in this resource: English Language Paper 1 practice - PowerPoint of exam questions War of the Worlds extract - Word document of extract Section A Reading suggested mark scheme - Word document of suggested answers for Section A English Language Paper 1 generic mark scheme - PDF of generic mark scheme for Section B
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'Reservist' - Boey Kim Cheng

'Reservist' - Boey Kim Cheng

Two lesson PowerPoint exploring the poem ‘Reservist’ by Boey Kim Cheng. Lesson activities allow for class and individual analysis, and group work/mini-presentations. The lesson finishes with the opportunity for students to write an extended response on the poem, testing their understanding. The assessment areas stated towards the end of the PowerPoint are taken from IGCSE English Literature. I appreciate all constructive criticism, so I hope you are able to take time to review this resource. Files in this resource: Reservist PowerPoint - two lessons fully planned Reservist Word document - copy of the poem Reservist Word document - annotated copy of the poem Like what you see? Please check out my other resources at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sae5 and join my followers.
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Creative writing

Creative writing

A stand-alone lesson or one that could be used as an introduction to creative writing, this lesson encourages students to create a sense of place in their own writing, using an image as stimulus. Starting by listening to an audio clip (Youtube link included in the PowerPoint), the students progress to identifying descriptive techniques in an example, before creating their own word bank. After writing their own descriptive piece, the students peer-assess and revisit the starter task to see if they can develop their initial writing. I appreciate all constructive criticism, so I hope you are able to take time to review this resource. **Like what you see? Please check out my other resources at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sae5 and join my followers.**
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Edexcel English Language Paper 2 practice

Edexcel English Language Paper 2 practice

This lesson is a mock paper to help prepare students for Edexcel GCSE English Language Paper 2 (Non-fiction and Transactional writing). The sources for this paper are contrasting autobiographies (Peter Kay and Barack Obama) and the writing section has a choice of two questions. Lesson is designed for feedback as answers are written during class time, to help identify revision areas promptly. A suggested mark scheme has been included for Section A; a generic mark scheme has been included for teachers reference for Section B. Alternatively, this PowerPoint could be converted to a Word document and presented as an actual mock exam. Files in this resource: English Language Paper 2 - PowerPoint of exam questions Text 1 Peter Kay extract - Word document of Text 1 Text 2 Obama extract - Word document of Text 2 English Language Paper 2 generic mark scheme - PDF of mark scheme for writing section Section A Reading suggested mark scheme - Word document
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Edexcel English Language Paper 1 practice

Edexcel English Language Paper 1 practice

Three mock exam papers that can be used in class or for homework to help prepare for Language Paper 1. Each lesson is designed for feedback as answers are written during class time, to help identify revision areas promptly. A generic mark scheme has been included for teachers reference. Alternatively, the PowerPoint could be converted to a Word document and presented as an actual mock exam. Paper 1 resources (Fiction and Imaginative Writing): The extracts are from 'War of the Worlds', 'Touching the Void' and 'Animal Farm'. Each resource can be easily adapted to a Homework task for students to prepare for the exam independently. The opening slides detail an overview of the exam and what skills are being assessed in this paper. This could be turned into a quiz to test your class's memory! Teacher judgement can be used for marking Section A. A generic mark scheme has been included for Section B, Writing, taken from one of Edexcel's Paper 1 example papers.
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'Little Women' scheme of work

'Little Women' scheme of work

26 fully planned lessons, this scheme of work should hopefully have you dusting off an old classic that is often left behind in the department cupboards! With a range of activities that intend to bring the text alive, each lesson in this scheme has a covering slide detailing the lesson outline, skills focused on, and whether any resources are required or homework set. All accompanying resources and internet links are included within this resource. Lesson focuses include hot-seating key characters, a dramatic interpretation of Channel 4’s ‘First Dates’, personal writing on hopes and ambitions, and persuasive writing. There are plenty of opportunities to grade students on their reading and writing skills, with emphasis on the skills required for tasks. This scheme would suit any Key Stage 3 class as every lesson is planned to allow total teacher flexibility. With hidden chapter summary slides, the teacher is able to choose how much reading is completed each lesson and even how many of the 26 lessons are taught for this scheme. As such, if lessons or chapters are missed out, there is always a chapter summary to fill in the gaps. I appreciate all constructive criticism, so I hope you are able to take time to review this scheme. Files included in this resource: ‘Little Women’ scheme of work - PowerPoint of fully planned lessons Lesson 2 Extract analysis - Word document Lesson 6 Extract analysis - Word document Lesson 9 Extract analysis - Word document Lesson 11 character hot-seating cards - Word document Lesson 16 Extract analysis - Word document Lesson 22 Twitter template - Word document Lesson 23 Reading assessment extract - Word document **Like what you see? Please check out my other resources at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sae5 and join my followers.**
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Characterisation

Characterisation

Using an extract from 'Millions', this introduces students to the concept of characterisation. Starting with understanding what techniques can be used to build character, students apply this understanding to their extract, culminating in a PEE paragraph. This task is developed further to show understanding, finishing with a 'thumbs up thumbs down' plenary. A homework task has also been included which is an imaginative piece whereby students create their own character. This lesson can be used as an isolated session or part of a study of 'Millions'. I appreciate all constructive criticism, so I hope you are able to take time to review this resource. Files in this resource: Characterisation - PowerPoint of lesson Characterisation sheet - Word document of extract **Like what you see? Please check out my other resources at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sae5 and join my followers.**
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'For Heidi With Blue Hair' - Fleur Adcock

'For Heidi With Blue Hair' - Fleur Adcock

A fully planned one-hour lesson, this is linked to the 2017 IGCSE English Literature specification, but could be adapted for other exam boards. Allowing students to initially independently analyse the poem before teacher input, this is an ideal lesson to help build confidence when approaching the unseen paper. The lesson closes with preparing for an exam-style question, which could be completed as a homework task or in a following lesson. Files in this resource: For Heidi with Blue Hair - PowerPoint of lesson For Heidi with Blue Hair - Word document of poem
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AQA English Language Paper 2 practice

AQA English Language Paper 2 practice

This lesson is a mock paper to help prepare students for AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 (Writers' viewpoints and perspectives). The sources for this paper explore Peter Kay and Obama's autobiographies; the writing section for this mock is about to write a speech describing a vivid memory. Lesson is designed for feedback as answers are written during class time, to help identify revision areas promptly. A generic mark scheme has been included for teachers reference. Alternatively, this PowerPoint could be converted to a Word document and presented as an actual mock exam. Files in this resource: English Language Paper 2 - PowerPoint of exam questions Source A - Word document of Source A Source B - Word document of Source B English Language Paper 2 generic mark scheme - PDF of mark scheme
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde extract analysis

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde extract analysis

Using the AQA English Literature Paper 1 as a guide, this lesson focuses on practice for how to answer an extract question. After outlining Paper 1 with a reminder of what is being assessed, students work in groups to analyse the extract from ‘Dr Jekyll’ and prepare a plan in response to an exam question. Following class feedback and a whole-group plan, students finish with writing their own response with peer assessment to help identify areas for improvement. An annotated copy of the extract is also included, along with an optional slide that helps to scaffold the second part of the essay question. I appreciate all constructive criticism, so I hope you are able to take time to review this resource. Files in this resource: Extract analysis - PowerPoint of lesson Extract analysis - Word document of extract Extract analysis annotated - Word document of annotated extract Like what you see? Please check out my other resources at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sae5 and join my followers.
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'The Secret River' resource bundle

'The Secret River' resource bundle

Ten resources on 'The Secret River' to help students prepare for their IGCSE English Literature exam (some resources are double lessons). I appreciate all constructive criticism, so I hope you are able to take time to review this scheme. **Like what you see? Please check out my other resources at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sae5 and join my followers.** Character analysis: Using the medium of Twitter, this lesson allows students to chart Thornhill's development over 'The Secret River'. This can be done over the course of reading the novel or at the end, and can be used as a helpful revision activity. Differentiation for this task includes the extent to which quotes are used for tweets, assigning characters other than Thornhill, and scaffolding key events to signpost students towards. In addition, homework tasks can be set for students to create a Twitter page for less major characters. Files in this resource: Character analysis - PowerPoint of lesson Twitter Template - Word document of Twitter template - this activity can then be completed by hand or electronically. Social hierarchy: A two-part lesson that explores the theme social hierarchy in 'The Green River' by Kate Grenville, specifically focusing students on an extended extract to analyse. To help prepare students for IGCSE English Literature Paper 1, the lesson begins reviewing the exam outline, assessment objectives and qualities of an A-grade student. The main body of the lesson is analysing a section of the novel, leading up to the 'green slippers' incident, with students working individually, in pairs, and finally in a group to prepare a mini-presentation. The final part of the lesson moves towards creating a plan for the exam question. Whilst the extract for this question is considerably longer than what students will face in the exam, it will provide useful practice on how to closely analyse an extract for this type of question, whilst also providing detail revision notes and familiarising students with the context of this scene. In addition, the question asks students to make links with other parts of the novel, again helping to develop their overall knowledge of the text and therefore helping them prepare for the essay-based question. Files in this resource: Social hierarchy - PowerPoint Social hierarchy extract - Word document Thornhill and Sal: This lesson allows students to explore the importance of Thornhill and Sal's relationship in Kate Grenville's, 'The Secret River'. With opportunity to work individually or in groups, the lesson encourages students to find pivotal moments in the novel that reflect the importance of their relationship. The lesson allows students to build on their knowledge across the entire novel, leading to a practise exam question to answer at the end. It is anticipated that this lesson will cover more than one hour to allow for the essay writing, subsequently providing a useful assessment piece for the unit. References to AOs and the mark scheme are taken from the current IGCSE specification. Collarbone's death: Focusing on Collarbone's execution, this lesson allows students to work in groups to annotate an extract, similar in length to what would be expected in the IGCSE English Literature paper. With key questions, students prepare a mini-presentation that the rest of the class use to take notes for, in preparation for a mock exam question. Further pair work is involved with planning a response and peer assessment for the plenary. This lesson could then be continued in a second session with students completing their essay response, or this could be written for homework. The lesson also reminds students of AOs and skills to demonstrate for a top level answer. Files in this resource: Collarbone's death - PowerPoint of lesson Collarbone's death extract - Word document of extract Hope: This two-part lesson allows students to explore the theme of hope in the novel, 'The Secret River'. Building up to answering a practice exam question (lesson 2), the lesson begins evaluating the importance of hope. Students then analyse a selected quote in detail which will not only act as a useful revision aid, but also become an essay plan. In the second lesson, students feedback their mind-map ideas which could be used for a classroom display. There are reminders on AOs and how to achieve high marks, to help direct students with their response. Mr Middleton: Exploring the character of Mr Middleton and his relationship with Thornhill, this lesson looks at three short passages, encouraging students to consider how Grenville presents this relationship and the influence it has on Thornhill. The lesson moves to an analysis of how Grenville presents Mr Middleton's death and what changes this signifies for Thornhill. The essay-style question for this lesson focuses on foreshadowing and Mr Middleton's death. Setting: Exploring setting in 'The Secret River', this resource allows students to consider language techniques and how setting is important to the development of the story. Likely to cover two lessons, students work in groups to annotate six different extracts from the novel. It is recommended that the teacher creates a booklet of these settings to allow students to have a comprehensive set of notes and annotations which will be useful for revision purposes. Each extract has line numbers to help with discussions and there is a range to allow access for different abilities. Files in this resource: Setting - PowerPoint of the lesson Starter task - Word document 6x extracts for the main focus of the lesson - Word documents The Prologue: This lesson encourages students to explore the significance of the Prologue. Beginning with an analysis of the extract, students consider how the Prologue foreshadows later events in the novel. The lesson works towards pair planning an essay question which is then developed with further pair work. The question could then be completed as an assessment or Homework task. Files in this resources: Strangers - PowerPoint of lesson Strangers - Word document of Prologue Essay Round Robin: A lesson that allows group work and collaboration, with hopefully little teacher input! Ideal for classes revising 'The Secret River', this lesson allows students to tackle four different exam questions independently before having whole-class feedback. The lesson could be rolled over into a second session to allow for a detailed review of each question and could also be developed to use as an assessment piece. Files in this resource: Essay round robin - PowerPoint of the lesson Essay questions - Word document of the four essay questions to print for each essay "station" Racial differences: Completing hierarchy pyramids to start, students consider how racial differences influence society in 'The Secret River'. Two hierarchy pyramids are completed: the first has no parameters and therefore encourages students to consider what they base their pyramids on; the second is wholly based on race, therefore leading towards the planning of an essay question. Characters are provided for both tasks. The lesson develops towards paired planning of an essay question, using the AOs as a rough checklist to ensure students are demonstrating the key skills required. This is also used to shape the plenary. This lesson could be continued to a second session with the option of paired writing or a formal assessment. Files in this resource: Racial differences: PowerPoint of the lesson Hierarchy pyramid 1: Word document for Starter task Hierarchy pyramid 2: Word document for development task
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Edexcel English Language Paper 1 practice

Edexcel English Language Paper 1 practice

Paper 1 practice for GCSE Edexcel English Language (Fiction and Imaginative Writing), using an extract from ‘Touching the Void’ as stimulus. Lesson begins with exam overview and what is being assessed, before Reading and Writing questions. This could be turned into a quiz to test the students’s memory. Lesson finishes with peer assessment to identify revision areas. Lesson can be used for in-class assessment or easily adapted for a homework revision task. A generic mark scheme has been included for Section A, Q3 and 4, and Section B. Files in this resource: English Language Paper 1 practice - PowerPoint of lesson Touching the Void extract - Word document of extract English Language Paper 1 generic mark scheme - PDF of mark scheme (extracted from example papers from Edexcel).
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Edexcel English Language Paper 1 practice

Edexcel English Language Paper 1 practice

Paper 1 practice for GCSE Edexcel English Language (Fiction and Imaginative Writing), using an extract from ‘Animal Farm’ as stimulus. Lesson begins with exam overview and what is being assessed, before Reading and Writing questions. This could be turned into a quiz to test the students’s memory. Lesson finishes with peer assessment to identify revision areas. Whilst the ‘Animal Farm’ extract is slightly longer than what students can expect in the exam, this could be used as an early revision piece as it means that there is more material for students to comment on, therefore enabling them to gain more marks at this early stage and boost confidence for tackling this paper. Alternatively, this longer extract would make it an ideal revision activity for lower ability groups. Lesson can be used for in-class assessment or easily adapted for a homework revision task. A generic mark scheme has been included for Section A, Q3 and 4, and Section B. Files in this resource: English Language Paper 1 practice - PowerPoint of lesson Animal Farm extract - Word document of extract English Language Paper 1 generic mark scheme - PDF of mark scheme (extracted from example papers from Edexcel).
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'The Secret River' - Character analysis

'The Secret River' - Character analysis

Using the medium of Twitter, this lesson allows students to chart Thornhill’s development over ‘The Secret River’. This can be done over the course of reading the novel or at the end, and can be used as a helpful revision activity. Differentiation for this task includes the extent to which quotes are used for tweets, assigning characters other than Thornhill, and scaffolding key events to signpost students towards. In addition, homework tasks can be set for students to create a Twitter page for less major characters. Files in this resource: Character analysis - PowerPoint of lesson Twitter Template - Word document of Twitter template - this activity can then be completed by hand or electronically.
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