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Literary Devices Display

Literary Devices Display

Intended to be printed and laminated for a wall display on literary devices. Uses examples from a lot of modern films (lots of Harry Potter!) to make explanations clear and relevant to pupils. I hope it comes in handy.

By ameliapeelia

Library Challenge Cards

Library Challenge Cards

These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library. There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.

By sh2810

An Introduction to Dystopian Literature

An Introduction to Dystopian Literature

Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to AS students, but also suitable for GCSE or KS3 students. Designed to lead to a comparative essay on 'The Road' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' but easily adaptable for your choice of novels or to stand alone as a study of the four short stories included.

By archev

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1

A complete 12 week scheme of work that is fully resourced and differentiated. Contains powerpoint lessons, medium term plan, text extracts and sample practice papers. Everything you need to teach the new GCSE English Language Paper 1. Also contains revision activities for GCSE Literature Paper 1 (easily adapted to suit your texts.)

By stebbingk05

KS1 Writing Instructions - Pizza

KS1 Writing Instructions - Pizza

Children loved making pizzas at our Italian pizza class. Resources have been exported from an Activ-primary flip-chart. (Which also includes Italian Pizzeria style music.) Fun to play when the children are making their pizzas or working. If you would like original please message me.Check out my other resources at - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/jreadshaw

By jreadshaw

AQA New 2017 Specification: English Language, Paper 2 Section A: Nonfiction Reading

AQA New 2017 Specification: English Language, Paper 2 Section A: Nonfiction Reading

10 fully resourced lessons to prepare students for the AQA English Language Paper 2, Section A exam: 'Writer's Viewpoints and Perspectives'.This resource bundle includes:Two powerpoint presentations totalling 142 slides.A full lesson by lesson scheme of work including clear learning objectives and outlining assessment opportunities.Eight different extracts to use with students from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Each lesson is clearly structured with learning objectives, learning start activities, learning review activities and opportunities for students to demonstrate and assess their learning in a number of ways. The lessons aim to develop a common approach for tackling each question to build students' confidence. There are a number of opportunities for students to tackle the different question types and the presentations provide clear steps and guidance to support students during the assessment process. Model answers and assessment sheets also included.Extracts included:'American Sniper', Chris Kyle'The Charge of the Light Brigade', William Howard Russell'Letter to My Mother', Wilfred Owen'A Beautiful Job', Gunner William Towers (WW1)'The Death of Lord Nelson', William Beatty'We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches', Winston Churchill'Surrender Speech', Chief Joseph (taken from the AQA Reading Support Booklet)'The Gettysburg Address', Abraham LincolnIn addition to this, the presentations also include some optional Paper 2, Section B questions that link to the extracts and aim to develop students' nonfiction writing skills.The lessons and extracts are focused around the theme of war so they can be linked with the 'Power and Conflict' AQA poetry anthology to develop students' contextual understanding for the English Literature exam.Any feedback on the resource would be greatly appreciated!

By RojoResources

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

A variety of Literacy TasksWord mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing promptsSimple Drawing TasksLabel a PirateSentence StripsMapping TaskA great additional resource for a pirates topic. I would be delighted to receive feedback.

By Alice K

Harry Potter Comprehension

Harry Potter Comprehension

An activity to revise and test students understanding of a story. Using Harry Potter allows the students to connect to a well known text. ***The extract used is copyright of the author J.K Rowling.

By Sazo123

Spring  and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter PoemsPowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse.Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform. Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition . In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication.I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively.Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems.Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com

By Alice K

Year 5 Spelling Homework Term 1 (12 weeks)

Year 5 Spelling Homework Term 1 (12 weeks)

12 weeks of spelling homework to cover words from 2014 Curriculum Spelling List for Years 5 And 6.Each homework sheet contains a Look, Say, Cover and Write grid and a different spelling activity.

By jreadshaw

An Introduction to Gothic Literature

An Introduction to Gothic Literature

An introduction to gothic literature, originally aimed at A2 students preparing for OCR's 'Texts in Time' coursework but suitable for GCSE and KS3, if AOs changed.Includes conventions and extracts of key texts as well as suggestions for assessment titles.

By archev

Spies - Revision Prompts - Chapter 2

Spies - Revision Prompts - Chapter 2

One of the ways in which I try to get my classes to focus on developing the quality of their analyses is to make them zoom in on key quotations and explain their importance.These Revision Prompts, therefore, are a series of key quotations from each Chapter that can be used to encourage pupils to explain the authorial method. They can either be projected on the Whiteboard, given as handouts to groups or, perhaps, emailed to students for independent revision.The way I use these is to ask students to explain the context of the quotation and then develop a paragraph which explains what Frayn is trying to achieve with these words. I have uploaded each of the chapters individually - but you can also grab them as part of my Spies Revision Prompts bundle.

By Robert_Frost

Spies - Revision Prompts - Chapter 10

Spies - Revision Prompts - Chapter 10

One of the ways in which I try to get my classes to focus on developing the quality of their analyses is to make them zoom in on key quotations and explain their importance.These Revision Prompts, therefore, are a series of key quotations from each Chapter that can be used to encourage pupils to explain the authorial method. They can either be projected on the Whiteboard, given as handouts to groups or, perhaps, emailed to students for independent revision.The way I use these is to ask students to explain the context of the quotation and then develop a paragraph which explains what Frayn is trying to achieve with these words. I have uploaded each of the chapters individually - but you can also grab them as part of my Spies Revision Prompts bundle.

By Robert_Frost

Spies - Revision Prompts - Chapter 3

Spies - Revision Prompts - Chapter 3

One of the ways in which I try to get my classes to focus on developing the quality of their analyses is to make them zoom in on key quotations and explain their importance.These Revision Prompts, therefore, are a series of key quotations from each Chapter that can be used to encourage pupils to explain the authorial method. They can either be projected on the Whiteboard, given as handouts to groups or, perhaps, emailed to students for independent revision.The way I use these is to ask students to explain the context of the quotation and then develop a paragraph which explains what Frayn is trying to achieve with these words. I have uploaded each of the chapters individually - but you can also grab them as part of my Spies Revision Prompts bundle.

By Robert_Frost

Spies - Revision Prompts - Chapter 4

Spies - Revision Prompts - Chapter 4

One of the ways in which I try to get my classes to focus on developing the quality of their analyses is to make them zoom in on key quotations and explain their importance.These Revision Prompts, therefore, are a series of key quotations from each Chapter that can be used to encourage pupils to explain the authorial method. They can either be projected on the Whiteboard, given as handouts to groups or, perhaps, emailed to students for independent revision.The way I use these is to ask students to explain the context of the quotation and then develop a paragraph which explains what Frayn is trying to achieve with these words. I have uploaded each of the chapters individually - but you can also grab them as part of my Spies Revision Prompts bundle.

By Robert_Frost

Spies - Revision Prompts - Chapter 5

Spies - Revision Prompts - Chapter 5

One of the ways in which I try to get my classes to focus on developing the quality of their analyses is to make them zoom in on key quotations and explain their importance.These Revision Prompts, therefore, are a series of key quotations from each Chapter that can be used to encourage pupils to explain the authorial method. They can either be projected on the Whiteboard, given as handouts to groups or, perhaps, emailed to students for independent revision.The way I use these is to ask students to explain the context of the quotation and then develop a paragraph which explains what Frayn is trying to achieve with these words. I have uploaded each of the chapters individually - but you can also grab them as part of my Spies Revision Prompts bundle.

By Robert_Frost

Spies - Frayn - Revision Prompts Bundle

Spies - Frayn - Revision Prompts Bundle

One of the ways in which I try to get my classes to focus on developing the quality of their analyses is to make them zoom in on key quotations and explain their importance. These Revision Prompts, therefore, are a series of key quotations from each Chapter that can be used to encourage pupils to explain the authorial method. They can either be projected on the Whiteboard, given as handouts to groups or, perhaps, emailed to students for independent revision. The way I use these is to ask students to explain the context of the quotation and then develop a paragraph which explains what Frayn is trying to achieve with these words. This bundle contains each of the individual prompts - Chapters 1-11

By Robert_Frost

Teacher Excel Markbook

Teacher Excel Markbook

This excel spreadsheet can be used to record student's grades. Using a 1-10 system you can record their marks and it will automatically average the grade. If you enter J, K or L in capitals (which is converted into a smiley face) in the effort column it will also average their effort grade. This provides formative feedback and allows progress to be monitored. This is a concept and could easily be adapted for specific use, i.e. Assessment without levels, BTEC etc.

By InformingEducation

'Out of the Bag' - Seamus Heaney - Poems of the Decade

'Out of the Bag' - Seamus Heaney - Poems of the Decade

A revision PPT including:- discussion points- MITSL analysis grid (meaning, imagery, tone, structure, language)- stanza by stanza analysis- 8 summary points- revision activities- 3 x plenary activities- revision grid (blank) for all Poems of the Decade poems- exam style question

By LangLitLove

AQA English Language and Literature Revision

AQA English Language and Literature Revision

Five fully differentiated and resourced revision packs for both the English Literature and English Language new spec GCSE examinations. These packs offer ideal preparation for KS4 students as they enter into the busy exam season. I will be continuously updating this bundle with new resources, so regularly check your downloads for updates.

By Lead_Practitioner

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Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

A bumper set of resources initially used in the year 4 topic of: Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors. Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted involving describing a beach setting with similes and metaphors. I recently adapted this in this for a year 6 class I took. There is also quite a few poems I have written using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop.I have continually updated this resource due to its popularity and quality.Please check my other resources out here...https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dave_orritt

By dave_orritt

My Last Duchess

My Last Duchess

GCSE English Revision Tool or Overview of the poem from the AQA Poetry AnthologyContains: Contextual background for students, quick quotation work using the title as a starting point, annotation activities focusing on both the content and key events as well as the tone of the narration.Key terminology - dramatic monologue explained.Plenary writing task to encourage students to discuss the message of the poem, with differentiated ideas for students to use in building their own opinion of the poem.

By jigglemama