High School Grammar and punctuation lesson plans and activities

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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

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

Tag Questions

Tag Questions

A power point presentation about tag questions. Students read a sentence with 3 answers. A circle will be drawn on the correct answer.

By samah1968

Burger Paragraphing Sheet

Burger Paragraphing Sheet

A perfect sheet for sectioning parts of a paragraph.Topic sentence.Juicy details.Conclusion.Word format so you can edit it to how you want it.

By MRICH502

Dracular Extract - Complete Lesson

Dracular Extract - Complete Lesson

Dracular Extract - Complete LessonDracula extract analysis/close reading lesson ideal as a one-off lesson or a link to gothic literature.Lesson includes:* Title page* Starter* Lesson objectives* Link to video clip* Extract prompt (extract included)* Find the key word prompt (sheet included)* Spelling activity (worksheet included)* Mini writing task* Plenary post-it-note activityAll resources included at the back of the Power Point.This lesson is available in a double pack with The Hound of the Baskervilles for £4.50 here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/extract-double-pack-dracula-and-the-hound-of-the-baskervilles-11302068For more great resources and full lessons visit my shop page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits, images copyright free and scenes from Youtube.)

By EngageinEnglish

Summer holiday travel writing

Summer holiday travel writing

Summer holiday travel writingFantastic complete lesson on traveling writing, all resources included.Attractive Power Point includes:* Lesson starter* Lesson prompts* Lesson objectives and outcomes* Written account from Mark Moxon (travel writer) on why his friend’s bathroom made him want to travel the world.* Extra talking points* Three WAGOLLs (what a good one looks like) from three different pieces of travel writing* Lesson prompts to main task* Name the flag fun activity plenaryLesson could be used in or outside of a computer room. (A computer room could be booked to allow research over a series of lessons or alternatively the lesson works well as a standalone lesson in the classroom.)See my home page for more great lessons, bundles and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: copyright free from Linked.com, Thestudenttravelguide.com, Triptease.com, http://www.travelwriterstales.com/, http://www.moxon.net/)

By EngageinEnglish

AQA Paper 2 Question 5 Planning and Revision Resource

AQA Paper 2 Question 5 Planning and Revision Resource

A resource to be used in lessons and as a homework revision piece. Students choose a question and use the carefully structured plan to write a high level answer. The resource also has peer/self assessment for support in evaluating student success. Suitable for low to medium ability Key Stage 4 or high ability Key Stage 3.

By ttxer13

Suspense Writing: Full Writing Scheme of Work

Suspense Writing: Full Writing Scheme of Work

This scheme takes the group step by step through the stages of how to write a story. It is adapted from the government initiative 'Improving Childrens Writing' getting children from level 3 to level 4. I have changed it a little, so that it is also suitable for level 2 and 3 as well. Some resources you will have to get from the government published folder 'improving childrens writing'.

By asadler79

Perceptions - A Writing Intervention Session for KS3

Perceptions - A Writing Intervention Session for KS3

This session looks at writing skills and uses a game of Cluedo to help inform some mystery/crime writing and the production of a newspaper front page. It is designed to be suitable for very low ability and to allow for some marginal gains to be made.

By mav_gramm

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Writing to describe Dracula's Castle - KS3 Playscript

Writing to describe Dracula's Castle - KS3 Playscript

A lesson guiding students through descriptive writing using the new AQA GCSE spec as influence for activities and mark scheme. Easily accessible by lower ability KS3 groups but can be differentiated to access higher ability students.

By MissNevell

Macbeth: Macbeth Revision Pack

Macbeth: Macbeth Revision Pack

A revision guide for KS4 students to prepare for Section A of the new specification AQA Literature Paper 1 Section A, which includes differentiated activities and resources to support students as they revise for William Shakespeare's Macbeth.Includes:Plot summaryKey quotesContextual informationTheme analysisRevision activities

By Lead_Practitioner

Ellipses, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks!

Ellipses, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks!

This interesting and engaging lesson enables students to understand what ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks indicate, and determine where they should be used. They also learn to understand the effect of these punctuation forms in writing, and develop the skills to use these punctuation forms accurately in my own writing.Over the course of their learning journey, students:- Define and exemplify what ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks are;- Identify where these punctuation marks should be placed in writing;- Correctly place ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks into unpunctuated sentences;- Analyse the effect of these punctuation marks upon sentences and wider texts; - Use ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks accurately and with subtlety in their own writing;- Peer and self assess each other's writing attempts.The resources include:-Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint;-Placing Punctuation worksheet (and teacher answer sheet);-A model example of an ellipsis, question mark, and exclamation mark-filled piece of writing for analysis;-Helpful and comprehensive step-by-step lesson plan.All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final page of the slide.

By TandLGuru

Punctuation Lesson Bundle!

Punctuation Lesson Bundle!

These engaging and detailed resources have been designed to make the learning of tricky punctuation concepts (which are particularly prominent in the most recent curriculum) easily accessible, engaging and interesting for all children. Throughout each lesson, students learn to improve their skill at using appropriate, concise, and precise spelling, punctuation, and grammar, and practice employing them within their own writing compositions. Each lesson contains a comprehensive whole lesson PowerPoint, all the resources that you will need, and a lesson plan. Included are lessons on:- Awesome Apostrophes and Incredible Inverted Commas;- Ellipses, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks;- Using Colons and Semi-Colons.The pack also includes a literacy writing mat to help students build their extended writing skills.Individually these resources are worth 7 pounds, meaning that you can make a saving of 57% by purchasing the bundle!All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint/ the bottom of worksheets.

By TandLGuru

Instruction Writing - Big Write Activity

Instruction Writing - Big Write Activity

Instruction writing activity can be used for the more able in Year 6 as well as in Years 7 and 8.Activity consists of a video with comprehension questions, sorting activity, modeled class work as well as a DIRT activity to finish.The aim of the piece is to create a piece of instruction writing on how to protect bees with a punctuation focus.

By JDurnall

AQA Paper Two Section A Learning Mat

AQA Paper Two Section A Learning Mat

This is a learning mat which covers every question on the reading section of Paper 2. This would be suitable for low to medium Key Stage 4 students or high ability Key Stage three. This learning mat should take around 50 minutes if done under timed conditions appropriate to the paper however, it can also be done in class and cover a good few lessons (1 1/2 to 2 hours).

By ttxer13

Language Paper 2 Question 4 Learning Mat

Language Paper 2 Question 4 Learning Mat

AQA Paper 2 Question 4 Learning Mat based on the skills needed to analyse writer's perspective and compare to another perspective in another source. This source would be appropriate for any students who are struggling to understand how to structure Question 4 and develop their responses to achieve a full marks response. This would be appropriate for a Key Stage 4 medium to high ability group.

By ttxer13

Paper 2 Question Five Planning Mat for Low Ability Learners

Paper 2 Question Five Planning Mat for Low Ability Learners

Based on AQA Language Paper 2, this planner supports low to medium ability students in guiding their learning by supporting them in structuring their response to a transactional writing piece. It uses the acronym FAT HORSE (facts, audience address, triples, hyperbole, opinion, rhetorical questions, superlatives, emotive language). This would be suitable for a low to medium ability Key Stage 4 lesson or a high ability Key Stage 3.

By ttxer13

Story Planning Worksheet Based On AQA PAPER 1

Story Planning Worksheet Based On AQA PAPER 1

This story planner is based on the AQA Paper 1 Question 5 exam criteria and is focused on enabling students to play with structure and avoid common errors in writing. The planner takes around an hour to complete (maybe slightly over an hour) and is suitable for Key Stage 3 and 4 students of all abilities.

By ttxer13

Writing  Marking Stickers - Bundle with Widgit Symbols

Writing Marking Stickers - Bundle with Widgit Symbols

Over 70 sets of marking stickers.Provide consistent, easy to understand marking in a fraction of the time. The use of key symbols allows all pupils to understand and engage with comments made, related to objectives. Ideal for class and whole school use. Perfect for supply teachers coming to unknown pupils.Sticker Sheets Levels---------------------There are 3 levels to indicate progress. The stickers also include stars to represent achievement : * Keep trying (working towards) no stars * Good (working at) 1 star * Excellent (achieved) 3 stars How to use----------The stickers are sized for Avery Labels L7161The stickers sheets are organised by topic area for quick and easy access.Find a sticker to match the learning objective or a pupil's personal target, then place at the end of their work to quickly and easily share your assessment. Edit the blank template stickers in InPrint 3 to achieve even more

By Widgit_Software

Tenses - Marking Stickers with Widgit Symbols

Tenses - Marking Stickers with Widgit Symbols

Provide consistent, easy to understand marking in a fraction of the time. The use of key symbols allows all pupils to understand and engage with comments made, related to objectives. Ideal for class and whole school use. Perfect for supply teachers coming to unknown pupils.Sticker Sheets Levels---------------------There are 3 levels to indicate progress. The stickers also include stars to represent achievement : * Keep trying (working towards) no stars * Good (working at) 1 star * Excellent (achieved) 3 stars How to use----------The stickers are sized for Avery Labels L7161The stickers sheets are organised by topic area for quick and easy access.Find a sticker to match the learning objective or a pupil's personal target, then place at the end of their work to quickly and easily share your assessment. Edit the blank template stickers in InPrint 3 to achieve even more personalised results and share with colleagues. Contents---------This pack contains Stickers for: - Different tenses - Past and present tense - Past tense - Present tense

By Widgit_Software

Punctuation - Marking Stickers with Widgit Symbols

Punctuation - Marking Stickers with Widgit Symbols

Provide consistent, easy to understand marking in a fraction of the time. The use of key symbols allows all pupils to understand and engage with comments made, related to objectives. Ideal for class and whole school use. Perfect for supply teachers coming to unknown pupils.Sticker Sheets Levels---------------------There are 3 levels to indicate progress. The stickers also include stars to represent achievement : * Keep trying (working towards) no stars * Good (working at) 1 star * Excellent (achieved) 3 stars How to use----------The stickers are sized for Avery Labels L7161The stickers sheets are organised by topic area for quick and easy access.Find a sticker to match the learning objective or a pupil's personal target, then place at the end of their work to quickly and easily share your assessment. Edit the blank template stickers in InPrint 3 to achieve even more personalised results and share with colleagues. Contents---------This pack contains Stickers for: - Capitals and full stops - Capitals - Commas in lists - Commas in sentences - Exclamation questions commas - Full Stops - Question marks - Range of Punctuation - Speech marks - Upper and lower case letters

By Widgit_Software

Exploring Conflict in Poetry - Person vs Society

Exploring Conflict in Poetry - Person vs Society

This lesson explores the poem 'According to my Mood' by Benjamin Zephaniah. This is a good Key Stage 3 poetry lesson as a way to introduce the theme of conflict and of free verse and 'poetic licence'. Links to the ideas of emojis and using symbols to communicate with others. Focuses on the new GCSE skills AO2 - analysing language, structure and form. The handout which accompanies this lesson works well on A3 and creates some excellent display work as well!

By 1981kmorris

Poems of the Decade

Poems of the Decade

A revision PPT for each poem including: - discussion points - a flow chart summary of each stanza - MITSL analysis grid (meaning, imagery, tone, structure, language) - stanza by stanza analysis - revision activities - 2 x plenary activities - revision grid (blank) for all Poems of the Decade poems - groups of poems by theme Includes a final PPT with the key summary slides / exam questions for each poem etc. in one easy PowerPoint.

By LangLitLove

AQA ENGLISH LANG, PAPER 2: WRITING TO PERSUADE KS4 (Letter writing)

AQA ENGLISH LANG, PAPER 2: WRITING TO PERSUADE KS4 (Letter writing)

AQA ENGLISH LANG, PAPER 2: WRITING TO PERSUADE KS4 (Letter writing), SECTION BThe lesson inckudes a starter, activities, and ways to get students active in writing persuasively. Includes:PresentationActivitiesPlenaryHomeworkMark Scheme AO5/AO6Writing to argue/persuade poster AQA guidance for this section of the examAn annotated version of a letter for the teacherA differentiated activity (homework letter).

By kinzajalil

36 English grammar dice games, fun to play, all fully resourced - just add dice!

36 English grammar dice games, fun to play, all fully resourced - just add dice!

This is a whopping 119 page word document containing all 36 of my grammar games. Unlike a lot of sellers, my work is NOT a PDF, so you can edit and adapt to make it work in your classroom. This resource represents a many, many evenings and weekends (I know - get a life!). All of these games have been tested in class, and adjusted if needed - they have a real impact on learning.For each grammar skill there is:a child friendly explanation of the grammar concept; printable rules and resources for a lively dice game; suggestions to challenge or support learners; suggestions for application of the skill in written work.For some grammar games there is also a lesson plan and a presentation. Here are some of the skills covered: determiners/plurals/commands, questions and statements/ simple and compound sentences/ adverbs/ proper nouns/ classifying nouns/ contractions/ pronouns/ prepositions/prepositional phrases/ apostrophes/ adjectives/ sentence variety/ parentheses/semi-colons/ discussion/ persuasion/ complex sentences / causal connectives/ fronted adverbials/ speech/ relative clauses/ modal verbs/spelling/language of persuasion/argument/discussion

By extra golden-time