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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
Language Paper 2 - Language Analysis
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Language Paper 2 - Language Analysis

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Lesson plan which focuses on creating a response to AQA Lang Paper 1 - Question 2 (Language Analysis. Aimed at lower ability group with an extract from Fahrenheit 911 focusing on the identification of power withing character. Allow students to independently write response in line with a given Success Criteria and Self-Assess against this
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
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
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.
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
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
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
AQA Lit - Poetry Anthology - Porphyria's Lover
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AQA Lit - Poetry Anthology - Porphyria's Lover

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Lessons concentrate on the poem Porphyria's Lover, for a low ability group, with a focus on the question How does Browning present the relationship between Porphyria and her Lover? Includes: - Opportunity to annotate the anthology as a class (visualiser)/independently depending on ability - Building of Success Critiera - Model Paragraph - Tasks on Lexical Field & Structural features
Comparing poems - Introduction
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Comparing poems - Introduction

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A lesson aimed at low ability students to introduce Comparing poetry - uses the poems Kamikaze and Charge of the Light Brigade Has sentence stems and model paragraph
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
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 Lang paper 1 - Question 3- Structure
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AQA Lang paper 1 - Question 3- Structure

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A range of activities and lesson plans with annotated and differentiated extracts to develop students understanding of Lang Paper 1- Question 3- Structure Students can see visual changes in focus throughout the extracts and build concise answers to the 8 mark question.
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
AQA Lit - Poetry Anthology-  Follower - Seamus Heaney
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AQA Lit - Poetry Anthology- Follower - Seamus Heaney

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2 lesson plans which allow students to annotate and understand the imagery in the poem prior to creating an extended response in relation to the poem Copy of the poem is differentiated with prompting questions and has a model paragraph which can be adapted to suit ability Following lesson includes a self/peer assessment task to engage students in understanding of how to implement Success Criteria
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
Writing to Argue
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Writing to Argue

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An introduction to writing to argue and the skills needed to meet AQA New Spec - Language - Paper 2 - Question 5 Targets skills at KS3 level and allows students to create an extended piece of writing, and up level with the aid of teacher intervention
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.