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Sharing Resources to develop understanding of the new AQA Language and Literature Spec. Some differentiated resources to assist Lower Ability Pupils. Homework booklets to consolidate understanding of exam papers. Self and Peer Assessment strategies to engage students in their own learning.

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Sharing Resources to develop understanding of the new AQA Language and Literature Spec. Some differentiated resources to assist Lower Ability Pupils. Homework booklets to consolidate understanding of exam papers. Self and Peer Assessment strategies to engage students in their own learning.
Descriptive writing - varying sentence structure for effect
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Descriptive writing - varying sentence structure for effect

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The lesson focuses on describing an image to create mood - involves varying sentence structures and including a range of appropriate adjectives Peer Assessment task works brilliantly with students once they are coached - always make students write their name along with strength and target so they can be held accountable for good and bad feedback
AQA English Language Paper 1 - Structure - The Road
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AQA English Language Paper 1 - Structure - The Road

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A full lesson plan for AQA English Language Paper 1: Question 3 (Structure) including: - Differentiated resource - Extract from 'The Road' - Built in tasks - Success Criteria Differentiated starter to increase engagement
Descriptive Writing task/scaffold
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Descriptive Writing task/scaffold

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A simple activity which prompts students to look at the whole picture, focusing on different aspects for their descriptive writing piece. The lesson prompts students to include learned skills within each paragraphs. Useful for HW or cover work.
AQA Lit - Unseen Poetry Self/Peer Assessment
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AQA Lit - Unseen Poetry Self/Peer Assessment

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The clear Success Criteria and visual learning stimulus of the activity mean students can identify strengths and create targets before up leveling responses to the difficult task of Unseen Poetry. These visual successes allow students to build confidence whilst taking part in student led activities and relieving the pressures of marking
Analysing Structure - AQA Lang Paper 1 Question 3
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Analysing Structure - AQA Lang Paper 1 Question 3

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Involves a series of lessons which analyse the structure of an extract in relation to Question 3 of the Paper 1 exam. These includes extracts which are differentiated in some, and to be independently annotated in others. Students have the opportunity to Self and Peer Asses to allow for rapid and tangible to be identified
Descriptive & Creative writing - AQA Language Section B
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Descriptive & Creative writing - AQA Language Section B

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Lesson focuses AQA Language Paper 1: Section B and the ability to create a piece of descriptive writing. The lesson and accompanying worksheet includes opportunity for student led learning, building a success criteria and being able to up level to meet particular needs of students (AO5 or AO6) - Both can be adapted to suit; teaching style, content and targets
AQA Lit - Poetry Anthology - Storm on the Island
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AQA Lit - Poetry Anthology - Storm on the Island

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A lesson plan and activity focusing on Seamus Heaney's 'Storm on the Island' Includes differentiated tasks, model paragraph (which can be up leveled as a class), opportunity to annotate the poem and differentiated copy of the poem
Long Jump Task Sheet
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Long Jump Task Sheet

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This task sheet allows students to take part in guided learning, and offers peer assessment opportunities, aiming to identify all the elements of a successful long jump technique.
Creative Writing - Story Openings - Lesson 2
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Creative Writing - Story Openings - Lesson 2

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Follows on from 'Creative Writing - Story Opening' Another lesson which consolidates students' understanding of how to create an effective, engaging story opening with focus on style and register. Lesson includes differentiated starter, opportunity to create and up level, analysis of the mark scheme to target specific skills and areas for student led learning
Poetry - Simon Armitage - Those Bastards in Their Mansions - AQA Literature
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Poetry - Simon Armitage - Those Bastards in Their Mansions - AQA Literature

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This is a resource consisting of Lesson Plan, Differentiated/Annotated poem and sentence stems to scaffold, along with a planning worksheet focusing on the Language Features within the poem Although AQA specification warns away from feature spotting, the focus allows students to develop an understanding, and explain the effectiveness, of language devices . Sentence stems prompt students to develop a sense of how to structure a response to poetry
Structure - AQA Paper 1
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Structure - AQA Paper 1

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A bundle of lesson plans and resources to analyse structure - will need differentiating to suit ability Differentiated extracts Writing frames Sentence started Self/Peer Assessment AO Analysis
AQA Lit - Unseen Poetry - Climbing my Grandfather
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AQA Lit - Unseen Poetry - Climbing my Grandfather

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This is a lesson which scaffolds a student response to the poem 'Climbing my Grandfather' by Andrew Waterhouse for a mid-low ability group. The lesson includes; - Differentiated tasks throughout the lesson to stretch and challenge. - Model Paragraphs for each section of the response. - A success Criteria for students to relate to. - Self-Assessment task to monitor own progress. - Opportunity to up level first response. - Annotated copy of the poem from the Anthology. I have found that this builds students confidence in their ability to access and respond to an unseen poem.
Holes - Full Scheme of Learning & Revision Tasks
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Holes - Full Scheme of Learning & Revision Tasks

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A full scheme of learning on Holes by Louis Sachar - tasks include: Information retrieval Guided reading Open response Descriptive/creating writing Non-fiction writing Self/Peer Assessment Re-drafting
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Full Scheme of Learning
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Full Scheme of Learning

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The Bundle includes a series of 29 lessons for BITSP which includes opportunities for; - Guided reading - Extended Writing - Scaffolding - Creative Writing - Non-fiction writing - Self & Peer Assessment - Speaking & Listening/Drama
Unseen poetry - Success Criteria
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Unseen poetry - Success Criteria

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A simple, student speak Success Criteria which can be used to self/peer assess a response to AQA Lit - New Spec - Section C - Unseen Poetry Gives students tangible things to include which can be measured to monitor progress
AQA Lit - The Charge of the Light Brigade
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AQA Lit - The Charge of the Light Brigade

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Lesson plan which follows a similar format to others in the cluster; activities are based around the annotation of a differentiated copy of the poem. There are opportunities throughout the lesson to link to context (AO3) with regards the war and the emotion/pride of the brigade.
AQA Lit - Exposure - Wilfred Owen
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AQA Lit - Exposure - Wilfred Owen

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A lesson which focuses on the Power and Conflict cluster poem 'Exposure' by Wilfred Owen as part of AQA Lit - Paper 2 - Section B Includes; - activities to engage with the theme and tone of the poem - differentiated copy of the poem to annotate - writing frame - opportunity to self/peer assess - reference to AO's as part of a skill based curriculum - model paragraph linked to a second poem to introduce comparison