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Customisable menu templates
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Customisable menu templates

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Includes Nandos lesson menu and takeaway homework templates (coffee shop and burger bar). I have used these very successfully with KS3 and 4 leading to high quality work and levels of engagement.
Poetry Context Sheet - Remains, Simon Armitage
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Poetry Context Sheet - Remains, Simon Armitage

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A context sheet for the poem Remains - to be used as display or resource within lessons. Suitable for AQA 9-1 Conflict Cluster. To download the full set, go to https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/poetry-context-sheets-11349297
Poetry Revision
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Poetry Revision

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Differentiated revision for AQA power and conflict cluster. Focusing on making links between poems.
Speech Topics
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Speech Topics

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A list of topics students can use when deciding what they might talk about for their GCSE spoken language exams.
Poetry Context Sheet - Poppies, Jane Weir
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Poetry Context Sheet - Poppies, Jane Weir

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A context sheet for the poem Poppies - to be used as display or resource within lessons. Suitable for AQA 9-1 Conflict Cluster. To download the full set, go to https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/poetry-context-sheets-11349297
Lessons - Remains: Simon Armitage
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Lessons - Remains: Simon Armitage

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Two lessons that explore the poem Remains using descriptive writing as a hook. This is an engaging lesson with support for developing learners. This lesson also encourages students to consider sentence structure and flashback before allowing them chance to engage with the poem.
Poetry Context Sheets
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Poetry Context Sheets

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Context posters/sheets to use as display or as part of a lesson. These could be used as part of a Marketplace style research lesson or individually as an introduction to the poems. They link to AQA Literature A03, with a small amount of information for students to remember. Key ideas are highlighted, related to higher or lower levels. AQA 9-1 Conflict Cluster: Percy Bysshe Shelley -Ozymandias William Blake - London William Wordsworth - The Prelude: stealing the boat Robert Browning - My Last Duchess Alfred Lord Tennyson - The Charge of the Light Brigade Wilfred Owen - Exposure Seamus Heaney - Storm on the Island Ted Hughes - Bayonet Charge Simon Armitage - Remains Jane Weir - Poppies Carol Ann Duffy - War Photographer Imtiaz Dharker - Tissue Carol Rumens - The émigree John Agard - Checking Out Me History Beatrice Garland - Kamikaze
AQA 9-1 English Language AO4
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AQA 9-1 English Language AO4

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A lesson using an extract from A Christmas Carol for students to analyse and evaluate language in the style of Paper 1 Question 4. This allows students of all abilities to access a very challenging text. This has been used with all abilities in year 11. The resource is aimed at AQA but could be used across exam boards. Resource includes: -Powerpoint that leads the lesson -The extract from A Christmas Carol (just the portion from the question) -A breakdown of quotations from the text with analysis and question prompts -Example answers (from levels 3-6/7) to show that the style of writing matters as much as the analysis.
Takeaway Homework - War Poets
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Takeaway Homework - War Poets

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A homework project to allow students to research war poetry. This resource allows students to choose tasks to suit their own choice of challenge as well as allowing them to share their ideas back in the classroom. Students can use these tasks in preparation for unseen poetry or to look across a war poetry scheme of work in KS3.
9-1 GCSE Writing Prompts
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9-1 GCSE Writing Prompts

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15 writing prompts that cover descriptive, narrative and non-fiction writing. Aimed at the AQA GCSE but could be used for any exam board.
Knife Crime - Mini SOW
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Knife Crime - Mini SOW

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A 6 lesson scheme of work that explores knife crime, covering a range of research and writing activities. This is aimed at year 10 students either alongside or as an introduction to Stephen Kelman’s Pigeon English. There are links to online resources throughout. It would be very easy to extend this into a longer scheme of work for a younger class.
Upgrade your descriptive writing
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Upgrade your descriptive writing

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An example of “grade 3/4” descriptive writing with an activity that allows students to reflect on what makes higher level descriptive writing.
Poster: Analysing Non-Literary Texts
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Poster: Analysing Non-Literary Texts

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Posters to support teaching of non-literary texts, looking at “The Big Five”: audience and purpose; context and theme; tone and mood; stylistic devices; structure.