This is an effective way show students how to approach and write 6 mark questions. These work very well along side my more structured 6 mark template approach - which is not sold as part of this set. Students love these.
This resource is a designed to be quick to set up (with exam pro or existing 6 mark questions), aid the student on how to structure there answer, write in feedback, from which they can then write an excellent response to the question.
It consists of three slides. the first one is the student copy.
step 1) Students do not write in the answer but write in the ideas and connectives that will them answer.
Step 2) from exampro, the ideas or statements from the 6 mark answer will be in the ideas box. Students write in feedback and corrections in green.
Step 3) students then write the answer. Give a time limit.
Step 4) mark and give back feedback.
I found this to be really powerful, particularly in step 2 with the metacognitive phase.
I have thrown in an example to show you how to do it.
This lesson can be used from mid to HA year 7/8/9 and also low to mid ability KS4.
It contains worksheets and also capacity for assessment and whole group/individual progress tracking during the lesson. It also has the model answers within the ppt as well.
These are support cards that will help students with the:
key terms in investigation skills.
how to write a method.
How top draw a graph and what type of graph
How to describe results from line graphs
These cards will have sentences starters as well as how to calculate the gradient of graphs.
These home works are designed to be quick to organise and easy to mark, without sacrificing the quality of the home work for the students.
All you need to do is add the information required for the home work activity. The instructions are differentiated by outcome and they too can be modified depending on the task. These are quick to edit, upload and print out. My students love these.
Marking them is quick. Highlight in one colour the task which is a WWW and in another colour an EBI. I always try and give a sentence or two that is specific to the student. This makes it easier to hand the home work back quickly and for the students to respond to their feedback.
This lesson is on Density. It its aimed at KS4 students but can be used for high able KS3 students.
It has worksheets and assessment opportunities at the start, middles and during the lesson. The worksheets have model answers.
It is has many metacogntive parts to this lesson.
This is designed for students completing GCSE and specifically aim at students who need extra support. So from the low ability groups to mid ability groups. Grades 1 - 6. These work well along side my less structured 6 mark templates for the higher ability groups which focus on what they know and how they are going to use that information.
This resource is a designed to be quick to set up (with exam pro or existing 6 mark questions), aid the student on how to structure there answer, write in feedback, from which they can then write an excellent response to the question. They also work along side a metacognitive approach.
Students do not answer the questions yet!
Students will need there ppt printed out but both slides on one sheet. This makes it easier to trim down and glue in books as a piece of formative assessment and also as a task on one side. My students love these. Instructions are on the ppt.
1.When showing this on the board, go through the tasks that need to be completed once they have read the question.
2. Students will need to then go through the tasks on their sheet and tick when completed. This will mimic how students should break down a long style (6 mark) answer.
3. Discuss what the students have come up with – if possible write down there ideas on the board on the ppt.
3. Then show ideas once they have completed the table on their sheet.
This a short formative assessment task designed to be a short task and also quick to mark. This is a great resource to make the student reflect and for you to assess their understanding of distance time graphs and velocity time graphs. Its also good to spot the errors and misconceptions which might because DT and VT graphs are similar.
All you need to do is highlight the areas that you think your student needs to improve upon. This can also be used as a good Home work activity.
This is a resource that covers all of P1 and P2 Trilogy. Each slide covers the whole of one topic and has 12 sections with revision tasks. Topics include: Energy, Particle model of matter, Electricity, Atomic structure (radiation), forces, forces and motion, waves and electromagnetism.
Each slide and topic is differentiated and is broken down into bite size but significant tasks.
Green tasks low able; orange mid; more challenging. Each topic includes activities on required practicals, equations and general subject knowledge. One slide is designed for one hourly lesson. The task type is also varied to make the resources more interesting.
The students can choose the task they do and this can also be made to be competitive.
The last slide has a grid (that gets frozen on the IWB), which students with small post it notes (names on) place it in the star score box that they have gained as they have been completing tasks. This also allows for visual assessment (individual and group). The score is gained by the number of stars they have achieved from the sheet.
These are designed to allow the student to develop subject knowledge first and foremost, which can then be used to answer exam style questions. They will need there exercise books and possibly text books to support them.
I have tried this with my students and they all love the format and has proved effective when helping them to revise. The competitive element (which can be used or not) has also been enjoyed and has made revision more enjoyable. Year 11’s really like this.
Biology to come soon!
These are sheets (A4) which are designed to be glued in students exercise books and help students to focus on key points for the required practical when completing a full write up. Students can tick what they have done and score themselves. The sheet give teachers a platform on which they can provide feedback. All required practicals for Biology Trilogy are included here.
These have been designed to make students focus on: Development of Scientific Thinking, Experimental skills and Strategies, Analysis and Evaluation (all WS within the spec), apparatus and techniques (AT). Each required assessment sheet has been designed to only focus on the areas above for that individual required practical (as suggested by the spec), so that marking and student time is smartened.
They work really well with exam style questions where students can apply what they have learnt during the practical write up.
I tend to live mark and the students peer mark - and periodically mark a whole set.
They are designed as formative sheets, not scaffolded and differentiated help sheets. However, there is a basic help sheet right at the end of all the assessments.
One Page trilogy checklist containing P1 and P2 material.
Simple list of lessons within topics. Student friendly. Designed for students based on feedback from them. My students love these.
It has Higher content indicated and it also has required practicals on it as well.
Great to go in a students book or to go onto something like show my homework.
Good for parents as well.
This is a plenary randomiser that is based on a wheel. You can spin it when you want, stop it when you want, re-spin it if necessary. The wheel has eight different plenary types. My students love it. Ability of the wheel activities ranges from low to high abilit
There is a second version which will allow you peer assess students ideas.
Lesson on inertia. DEsigned for KS4 students, can be used for top set KS3. Designed to be quite simple to be easily adaptable.
Do it now starter
intro with video links
practicals showing inertia and to get the students starting to apply it to new situations.
Worksheets - easy to challenging.
This is a lesson with differentiated resources. This is designed for those departments who may not have enough equipment or need to have lessons purely focused on calculations. This is aimed at all abilities. The lesson does have a metacognitive edge.
starter students will read the cartoon strip. 3 mins.
Teacher will spend a good amount of time using targeted questioning stemming from the differentiated questions.
Write key words on board
Write down the writing in purple in books.
Model calculation. Students then check understanding with whiteboard examples. You assess and give feedback. Students make mental not of score.
Score then give the students an idea of what point to start on differentiated sheets.
Students have 5 mins to work out in pairs how what is being asked and then have an approach.
Students complete the questions.
students go through answers.
This task is designed to be quick to do for the student and quick for the teacher to mark. The task has 3 points that the student will need to cover.
Teachers will only need to highlight the points that the student has down well and what is needed to be done. A good way to assess and address any misconceptions.
Attached are some quick to place in lessons, fun literacy style challenges intended for start or plenary use.
The ppt contains a template for: word wheel, word wheel to encourage students to use words in sentences, find the keywords in two different formats and finally a taboo template.
This lesson is designed for year 9 - year 11 students. Can be used for year 8 and 7, if you are selective with which group.
It includes the lesson ppt and contraceptive fact sheets.
research and information collection task.
Peer assessment and chance to improve there work.
Differentiated question sheet (by outcome) which can be orchestrated by getting students to start at different points in the main question sheet - Based on Blooms.
It has many opportunities for class discussion throughout the lesson.
This is a simple checklist that covers two pages and can easily be glued in students books, accessed by students, parents and placed on areas such as show my homework.
Each topic is broken down into lessons.
One page covers B1 and another B2.
This has been developed in response to the needs and wants of my students. They love this.
It has required practicals which is useful for the students to know as well as the content.
This is a one page checklist that can be glued in student books and also placed on websites like show my homework.
It is designed to be simple for students and parents wanting to help students.
Higher tier and required practical content is indicated on the page.
Quick Generic Science HWK activities for all abilities. All you need to do is add the information needed for the task. This could be an image, bunch of words, links to videos, a couple of questions. This PPT has 6 different home work activities that can be quickly edited, uploaded or printed off.
These have been designed with the busy teacher in mind but not sacrificing the quality of the home work for the students. Each task is differentiated by outcome and all the students need to do is follow the task, number by number.
They are easy and quick to mark as well. Highlight the the task (WWW) that they did well in one colour and highlight the task (EBI) that they did not do well. I will always add something specific for the student to focus on.
I have trialled these in my class room and the students have enjoyed them. Always encourage them to spend time thinking and research before answering. Plus, because the task are quite short when the students get going, its easy to only accept quality work.