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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.
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.
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
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.
AQA AO1 - comparing and summarising texts
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AQA AO1 - comparing and summarising texts

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A customisable introductory lesson to AO1 (AQA Paper 2, Question 2). Students are asked to infer information about children in Victorian London and Modern London from pictures by John Leech and Banksy (links within the lesson). This is a good lesson for introducing students to the skill of summary and also directing them away from AO3 style answers. UPDATED: link within the Powerpoint for the Banksy picture is no longer working. Picture can be accessed here:
AQA 9-1 English Language AO1 Skills (19th Century "Poor Society" themed)
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AQA 9-1 English Language AO1 Skills (19th Century "Poor Society" themed)

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A resource exploring the AO1 questions on both question papers. This can be used as the basis of a lesson or for independent work. This resource includes 2 19th Century extracts with questions in the style of: 1x "find four things..." 2x "tick four things that are true" 1x "summarise the similarities between..." UPDATED: there was an error on the line numbers on one of the questions. This has been amended.
Poetry Bundle
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Poetry Bundle

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All poetry resources from the shop, including context sheets and lessons on unseen poetry.
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.
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