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.
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.
Book challenges and short tasks to engage readers. These resources can be printed and used in the library or they can be used alongside of the AR reading programme.
Here are five different forms that can be used to inform, plan and monitor interventions with students. There are also questionnaires for the student and class teacher to complete in order for a clear picture of the student to be gained.
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.
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.
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.
35 'Word of the Week' put on to Powerpoint. Can be used during Tutor time or at the beginning of a lesson. States the word, a definition and an example. Could also be used as a short handwriting task.
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.
Resources for Coraline SoW. Includes all powerpoints/worksheets referred to in the scheme, which is available separately. The PEE framework is referred to in this scheme and also the mnemonic AFOREST. There are some extracts which need resourcing separately such as the poems Jabberwocky, Nettles and Praise Song for my Mother. As well as this, you will need the opening to Rebecca, Kit's Wilderness, extracts from I am Legend and Old Major's Speech from Animal Farm.
A lesson that makes links between English and History where students are encouraged to write a letter to an unknown soldier. Can be used as a stand alone lesson or within a scheme of work. It's a clear lesson for a non specialist to also use.
Six exam style tasks based on The Great Gatsby. Three of the tasks have been structured in the same way of Section A of the exam (Examine the view...), which allows these ones to be used early on in a scheme of work or set as homework. The other three assessments have been set up as Section C tasks, however the students are asked to compare Gatsby to one of the poems from the pre-1900 poetry anthology. This allows teachers to assess the knowledge of the class on both text types prior to starting exam practice.
This resource pack contains three Gothic extracts from students' work that can be used in a variety of ways. I've found that asking students to read them and then rank them, in order of the most effective, starts some excellent discussions. Also included are two sheets that they can stick in their books and refer to throughout the year. One encourages them to expand their use of sensory related vocabulary and the other reminds them of different techniques they could use in their writing.
Suitable for low to mid ability students. This resource aims to helps students increase the level of detail in their descriptive/narrative writing - suitable for KS3 (mid to higher ability) and KS4 (low to mid ability). One lesson so would also be suitable for interventions.
Lesson on Neutral Tones (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.
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.
Lesson on Singh Song! (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.
One full paper, sections A and B, using an extract from All Quiet on the Western Front. Can be used in class, as home learning, or even as a cover lesson.
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.
Practice questions that have been structured like the exam on Othello. There are six in total, which can be dropped in to schemes of work, used as homework tasks or as assessments. They look at various acts so are flexible to all schemes.