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 Love’s Philosophy (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.
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.
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.
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.
Lesson on Sonnet 29 (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.
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.
This task shows students the impact of language and presentational features on the intended audience. The advert used has a lot to it, which makes it a good resource for a range of abilities.
One full paper based on an extract from The Kite Runner. The questions are on a word document, which means that you can easily copy and paste them on to a document your school may already have. Line numbers are included, so this can easily be used as home learning or for a cover lesson too. Section B includes a descriptive and narrative task.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Two worksheets designed to help students develop their interpretations of Winter Swans in preparation for their upcoming exam.
A series of lessons based on the text The Girl With All The Gifts. Supported activities to help students complete Q1-3 of Section A, with an additional task for Q5. The main focus of these lessons is to build up the students skills for Section A.
Thirteen tasks based on Paper 2 Section B. These tasks can be dropped in to any scheme of work, be used for assessments or homework. Could also be used in any opinion writing scheme (KS3 and KS4).
Suggested question structures and sentence stems for the new specification English Language papers. This resource can either be included in a revision booklet, glued into class books for students to refer to in class or be used to help scaffold and support student responses. It would also be useful for intervention, especially if the person running it is not a subject specialist. An outline, for students to refer to, is also included in this resource. It state how many marks each question is work and what the question will ask them to do. It is a straightforward resource, but it can be used in a range of situations and for a range of purposes.