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Customisable Nando's Menu
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Customisable Nando's Menu

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A fully customisable menu-style task sheet. Uses ideas from @teachertoolkit to produce a template that students can use at home or in the classroom. This allows teachers to differentiate tasks or to allow students to choose options for themselves, taking ownership of their own learning.
9-1 GCSE Writing Prompts 11-15: Non-Fiction
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9-1 GCSE Writing Prompts 11-15: Non-Fiction

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A set of statements for response tasks that could be used to allow students to practise argumentative/persuasive writing skills. Questions are targeted at the AQA syllabus but could be used with any other exam board.
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.
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
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unseen Poetry - Glasgow, Edwin Morgan
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Unseen Poetry - Glasgow, Edwin Morgan

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A full lesson exploring approaches to the poem Glasgow by Edwin Morgan. This lesson is based on the legacy GCSE but would work well for the 9-1 GCSE with the Unseen Poetry Element. Students are encouraged to work in pairs, groups and individually to develop responses to a poem seen for the first time.
Essay Planning Lesson
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Essay Planning Lesson

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A short lesson that allows students to visualise a structure for an essay. This essay focuses on Romeo and Juliet but could be applicable to any essay format.