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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
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.
Comparison - Hunger Games
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Comparison - Hunger Games

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This worksheet develops student's ability to compare; a skill which is at the forefront of the new AQA Literature Spec The she can be used as a class or homework task and focuses on prompting the use of: - Relevant Quotes and Textual Detail - Appropriate structure - Connectives
Neutral Tones - Thomas Hardy
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Neutral Tones - Thomas Hardy

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An independent writing task which prompts students to create a response to an exam style question - Uses the anthology to develop engagement with 'unseen poems' Uses leading questions to develop students understanding of how to structure a response to unseen poetry
The Hunger Games - Lesson 10-12
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The Hunger Games - Lesson 10-12

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Part of a scheme of learning which looks at various aspects of the novel, The Hunger Games, including: Dystopia and Dystopian Literature How dystopia is seen within the novel Character Studies and comparison Comprehension activities Study of the various districts
Creating Writing - Story openings
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Creating Writing - Story openings

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A range of resources prompting students to create effective story openings, looking at a range of ways to engage the reader -Directly targeting the reader -Describing something strange -Immediate Action -Pathetic Fallacy Group work can be adapted to work individually and writing on tables can be adapted to create a range of story openings in books. Includes Peer Assessment strategies
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.
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
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
Self/Peer Assessment Checklists
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Self/Peer Assessment Checklists

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This bundle includes Self-Assessment activities targeting: AQA Lit - Unseen poetry AQA Lang Paper 1 - Structure AQA Lang Paper 1 - Language
AQA Structure - Question 3
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AQA Structure - Question 3

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Lesson plan focuses on analysing the structure of an extract from 'The Road' - Extract is differentiated and assists in the writing of an effective response to Question 3 of the AQA new spec Language Paper 1 (8 marks) Included in the resource is the Self/Peer Assessment progress counter and Lesson Starter sticker
Unseen Poetry - AQA Literature
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Unseen Poetry - AQA Literature

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Various resources which focus on AQA Lit - Paper 2 - Unseen Poetry Includes; -Lesson plans -Activity worksheets -Self-Assessment criteria
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
Structure - AQA Paper 1 Q3
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Structure - AQA Paper 1 Q3

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Lesson which looks at the Structure Question of AQA Language Paper 1 (Question 3) Focuses on students annotating and explaining their understanding of how the text 'answers the question' Includes Success Criteria for answering the Structure question and opportunity to Peer Assess (highlighting the importance of reading other peoples work), and up leveling their response.
Analysing Structure - AQA Paper 1
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Analysing Structure - AQA Paper 1

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A resource which analyses an extract from Sherlock Holmes a Sign of Four with a focus on structure (AQA Lang Paper 1 - Question 3) Source is differentiated and task is appraised with a Peer Assessment task
AQA Lang Paper 1 Homework Booklets
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AQA Lang Paper 1 Homework Booklets

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Includes 2 separate Homework booklets which focus on AQA Language paper 1 skills Both include a Success Criteria for each question along with a range of tasks which allow students to develop understanding of the question. The variety of texts included is varied to engage learners in a range of literature
Comparing Poetry - Love and Relationships Cluster
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Comparing Poetry - Love and Relationships Cluster

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A lesson plan which looks at an introduction to AO3 and comparison of poems in the love and relationships cluster. Opportunities for students to identify things which compare, and draw upon evidence from the text. Includes a model paragraph targeting mid-low ability students
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.