40 starters that are designed to improve the vocabulary of students. These can easily be dropped in to any scheme of work, or set as homework challenges. They could even be used as intervention tasks for students that are struggling with their vocabulary. No further resources are required and there are some tasks that will easily fit into the teaching of any text.
Lesson on Porphyria’s Lover (AQA Love and Relationships cluster)- suited to low/mid range students as there is supported tasks throughout which point them to various techniques/use of language and structure. All instructions are on the slides.
Six sheets that are based on the new English Language GCSE that can be used for KS3 and KS4. They focus on audience, purpose and SPaG, which will help reinforce to students what they should be proofreading for in their exam. These are designed to help embed the required skills for this course.
Thirty starter activities to help students practice the skill required for Paper 2 Section A. All the tasks are based on images, which makes these activities appropriate for starters, but challenging due to the lack of text provided. It will encourage students to focus on smaller pieces of text rather than selecting large quotes. These can be used in English and dropped into any scheme, but they could also be used as form activities for KS4 classes.
This worksheet is aimed at LA/MA students. It gives them a structure to use when analysing poetry from the anthology and also when comparing two poems. They can also use the MITSL structure when approaching an unseen poem. The main aims of these worksheets is to give LA/MA students a consistent structure to use to help them feel more comfortable when approaching this aspect of English Literature.
Cross curricular lesson that introduces students how to respond to texts, in this case the poem Dulce et Decorum est. Can be used as a stand alone skills lesson or embedded within a current scheme.
One worksheet that works for fiction/non-fiction. It shows students the 'steps' in analysing language in a clear way. It moves from literal meaning to connotations and ends with the impact on the reader/audience. A clear framework which can be used to scaffold/support students at various stages of their learning. Can be used for KS3 or 4 and can easily be adapted to the life after levels programme your school uses.
A task where students are grouped and given the opportunity to research a key contextual area and then they present this information back to the class. There are support slides included that can be printed off and placed with groups. These slides model the depth of information required for this GCSE text. The task would be much more suited to MA and HA groups.
Five homework tasks which can easily be embedded into any scheme. Extended writing tasks based on current GCSE questions, diamond nine and definition tasks are some of the tasks included.
Lesson for Blake's London. This lesson uses groupings, with differentiated tasks, so students are encouraged to work independently from the teacher. This task is best suited to a more able group, however it can be broken down into two or more lessons for a less able group. A copy of the poem and a glossary is included with this resource. For the introductory task, students should fold a piece of paper until they have 16 squares. As each line of the poem is read to them, they should select one word that interests them. These words then need to be grouped to create semantic fields, which is the way I have used to get into this poem.
A SoW for the text Coraline. The scheme does include extracts from other texts and poems with tasks designed to assess Writing, Reading, Spoken Language and Poetry. There are four cover lessons provided with prompts to help those that are not English specialists when delivering the lesson. The cover lessons are based on key themes of the texts so can be used at various points in the novel, which allow for maximum flexibility. The template used does give teachers the opportunity to comment on how their class found the lesson, which makes it easier to adapt to your context at the end of the year/in any gain time you have. This resource is just the SoW outline and the cover lessons. The powerpoints and worksheets for this SoW are available in a separate download.
More able analysis grids with a modelled paragraph on the first slide (generic theme of love, so that they can concentrate on the writing skills). There are more specific themes on the other slides to show how the topic can be narrowed for the most able students in your classes.
A short series of tasks that show students the importance of punctuation. This has been useful with GCSE students, particularly LA/MA, that need to be encouraged to proofread to maximise their marks on Language Section B. The tasks are designed to show them how punctuation impacts meaning and there are also some humorous examples to maximise engagement.
A helpful mnemonic to help students understand what structure is and what they can write about in their exam response. There is no extract included, which allows teachers to use something they are familiar with. It can also be easily embedded into a walking talking mock or practice exam feedback. There is a generic peer assessment at the end, which could be altered to specific levels easily.
Differentiated tasks and powerpoints to help with planning lessons for various students on comparing poetry. These do focus on the MITSL structure, but can be easily adapted to match other structures. They are designed to encourage independence and confidence in this area of GCSE study.
One activity where students examine quotes bout the theme of fate. This would be suitable for all abilities and could easily be set as homework or cover work.
Six assessments, or possible homework tasks, which can be dropped into any KS5 new spec scheme of work for Spies. The assessments use the format of the exam paper (compare the significance of...), which means that you can use them along side of any other texts that you are teaching.