So my school got a-hold of some exams for purposes of our year 11s sitting mock exams. This is the lesson I am using to teach the little so-and-sos what went wrong and how to fix it. For this lesson to have relevance, you will needed to have had your students sit the actual exam. Saying that, you could probably get away with photocopying the annotated extract I have uploaded, but that kind of defeats the purpose of mock exams I suppose.
Either way, this lesson is simple: it goes through each question in order and identifies some general common errors made in the students' answers, some paraphrased student responses are included as discussion points (just a quick one, when I say that the response comes from an answer that got X amount of marks, I am awarding that mark to a complete answers, not the section I have chosen to show) and finally some specific areas of focus.
FOUR lessons that go through each of the AQA English Language Paper 2 Section A questions. Lesson 1 is a 19th century text comprehension lesson, but each lesson after that develops skills surrounding EACH of the question types that come up on the exam.
The way I've structured lessons 2 and 3 will allow you to give classes a few cracks at Q2 and Q3.
Answers are included (or rather the evidence in the texts that will LEAD to good answers).
The source documents are also included, but the pdf version of the 19th century article is a little ropey so here is the link to the actual source:
I should also make it clear that I do not work for AQA and have no magical insight - this is just how I am approaching revision for this unit before all hell breaks loose next summer.
PS - I found a couple of errors and have since been back to fix them - sorry!
A series of lessons that can easily be expanded out to around 12-13 lessons that do the following:
Establish an understanding of the plot over 4 lessons
Gets the students to act out the plot via story whooshes (you will need a summary of the play to do this - I use a copy of the play with summaries of each page and get the kids to read certain key parts of the dialogue out loud)
Explore language and structure as methods
Build on the ability to analyse extracts
Develop a contextual understanding
Rather pleased with these to be honest. Hopefully you guys will feel the same too.
PS - I've chucked in a load more stuff too. Extract Analysis 3 was a lesson where I received "GOOD" for my observation. There is also a Creative Writing Lesson that may prove useful too.
A collection of power points that I have had printed out A5 size on card. This bundle will get bigger as I create and re-teach the poems. As a point of honesty, I have embedded some of these top trumps in another resource - please check to see if you are purchasing a repeat product.
So, this unseen poetry section is quite scary isn't it? This was my way of attacking it with my KS4 students. I used song lyrics to start with, but also looked at some trickier poetic forms . The songs and poems you'll need to independently download are embedded in the lessons .
A collection of schemes that will aid in the revision and teaching of the AQA English Literature examination.
PS - I intend to upload a Romeo and Juliet scheme of work too (as soon as I have finished making it).
A collection of lessons and extracts designed to teach this play to KS3 students. It'll need updating a little (I talk about Controlled Assessments), but it's a good starting point for someone looking for a way in to teach this play.
A unit of work I did not design, but these are the lessons I created to teach it. The lessons focus on The Tempest and Othello. These lessons were designed to be taught to a bottom set Year 9 class with more interest in staring out of the window than exploring the linguistic delights of the Bard. However, once I started to Story Woosh the plays, the analytical lessons became much more productive.
5 Lessons and supporting resources that assist with the revision of this particular unit of the AQA English Literature Examination.
I cover the following poems (my students identified these ones as the toughies):
Each poem has a revision style lesson (it assumes prior knowledge of the poem on the part of the student, but they also make good starting points if you are cracking through the poems at a fair old pace). Each poem also has a "TOP TRUMP" style card attached - we use these as revision tools in their own right, and I will be creating one for each of the poems soon enough.
The unit finishes on a GCSE style question where they have to compare Ozymandias to one of the poems they have studied. Hopefully you'll find this useful.
Four lessons that revise Jekyll and Hyde with your GCSE students. The lessons ALL assume that you will have read the text with the students before hand.
In the interest of full disclosure, one of the resources is a Microsoft Word document containing a copy of material from this weblink http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/stevenson/allusion1.html.
I found this particularly useful as a way to get my students to think about contextual allusions.
These also make a useful starting point.
Hope people find these useful.
I had a lot of fun with this unit of work. The premise is simple: to explore the Shakespearean Sonnet form and to create your own Shakespearean Sonnet.
There is a also a focus on spelling too.
Included in this pack is a lesson I have also sold elsewhere - just saying!
Designed for EBD children. Dyslexic friendly. These resources work well with showing extracts from “The Pianist”. A selection of worksheets that establishes and develops knowledge of the Jews, Hitler and the Holocaust.