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

Charge of the Light Brigade - Power & Conflict- AQA Literature Poetry New Spec 2017

Charge of the Light Brigade - Power & Conflict- AQA Literature Poetry New Spec 2017

A lesson that explores the poem Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord TennysonThe learning journey is linked to the AQA assessment objectives and develops students' analytical skills.The lesson comprises of: Starter activity linked to the idea of warLinks to video clips to enhance understandingA first impression grid for students to useModelled annotations with questions to scaffold annotationContextual informationA sample essay question with success criteria linked to AO'sA modelled paragraph This lesson is planned for a year 10 middle/high ability group and can be easily differentiated to suit the personalised needs of your students. Yellow lightbulbs on slides mark out stretch and challenge questions that have been included. 22 slides. All additional resources are embedded within the PPT.

By F-J-O

Persuasive Articles

Persuasive Articles

Targeted at mixed ability KS3 pupils, this adaptable PowerPoint provides a detailed and well-modeled insight into the ways in which pupils can create persuasive articles particularly in food reviews. By comparing tabloids and broadsheets, pupils begin to explore how they can themselves create an effective article about their critic of a food experience.

By deepavali_sehgal1

Greeting Cards

Greeting Cards

An 8 page handout for students with activities/ Assessment and Marking Criteria.The resource focuses on Greeting cards - types / messages / predicting type / matching activity and student card production.Students are led through a series of activities that prepares them for designing their own cards and messages.Was used with a year 4/5 class , would be suitable for Upper Primary and could be used for a remedial Junior High school class. This could also be suitable for ESL students. Students had a lot of fun.

By teen91113

The Island – Survival Diary Lesson

The Island – Survival Diary Lesson

The Island – Survival Diary LessonAction-packed desert island survival lesson.Full lesson Power Point is recommended for two lessons and includes:* Attractive title pages throughout* Word list starter activity* Scenario page* Lesson Objectives* Discussion prompts* Writing prompts* Map drawing activityExcellent value, engaging lesson that students of all ages will enjoy!For more great resources and full lessons visit my shop page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: copyright free images used.)

By EngageinEnglish

The Haunting Horror Story Creative Writing

The Haunting Horror Story Creative Writing

The Haunting Horror Story Creative WritingA group of friends find themselves trapped in an old hotel, only to suffer strange lucid dreams and terrifying nightly visitations. Will they escape or go insane? And what is the significance of the black rose?Visually attractive, creative horror story lesson complete with all resources needed for a fun engaging lesson or series of lessons. (At least two lessons will be required to complete the story.)Power point includes:* Attractive title page.* Story scenario – dramatic scenario (as above).* Complete lesson objectives and outcomes* Character cards page (with example, included) where students complete their own characters on special cards (resources included at the back of the Power Point.)* Planning sheet giving students a structured method in which to write an effective story (included at the back of the Power Point.)* A review prompt to discuss writing so far.* A review peer-assessment prompt which should set students up to continue the story next lesson.A simple but fun and engaging lesson!Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: Donney Nunley, Circus Tricks, Flickr.com. Emo Attitude, Haunted Boy, Deviant art.)

By EngageinEnglish

Structuring Analytical Essays - Writing Frames

Structuring Analytical Essays - Writing Frames

Targeted at KS3 and KS4 pupils for the reading assessments, the resources provide pupils with a guided structure (with arrows) about how they can build a convincing analytical argument. The structure is modeled and pupils are given opportunities to follow the structure and analyse alternative extracts independently for the entire lesson. This works great in group work and independent tasks that lead to presentations. Distinguished by arrows and boxes, the pupils explore how each sentence provides a different purpose. Each box includes a separate statement; in following each box, pupils begin to realize how their sentences move from the topic sentence to evidence, to analysis then the reader's response and concluding the writer's intentions. The analytical structure is adaptable to different texts and provides a great scaffold for all analytical writing tasks.

By deepavali_sehgal1

Blame in An Inspector Calls

Blame in An Inspector Calls

Targeted at low ability GCSE pupils, this adaptable PowerPoint and resource explore the extent to which blame is distributed by each character in An Inspector Calls - an insightful exploration that facilitates pupils explorations of the roles and significance of each character.

By deepavali_sehgal1

Macbeth GCSE WJEC Preparation

Macbeth GCSE WJEC Preparation

This bundle includes:A Macbeth introduction booklet (made with AQA in mind, and includes their mark schemes, but generic for any board)Some Macbeth extracts, activities and exam questions.

By AimeeWoonton

QUOTATION MARK RULES: HANDOUT

QUOTATION MARK RULES: HANDOUT

A handout that explains 9 RULES OF QUOTATION MARKS with examples. Teachers can use this cheat sheet as a ready reference material to remind the learners on the RULES and the USAGE of QUOTATION MARKS in writing.

By john421969

QUESTION MARK & EXCLAMATION POINT RULES: HANDOUT

QUESTION MARK & EXCLAMATION POINT RULES: HANDOUT

A handout that explains 9 RULES - 5 OF QUESTION MARKS and 4 OF EXCLAMATION MARKS - with examples. Teachers can use this cheat sheet as a ready reference material to remind the learners on the RULES and the USAGE of question marks and exclamation points in writing.

By john421969

PUNCTUATION: BUNDLE

PUNCTUATION: BUNDLE

This Resource Includes:Handouts -1. Comma Uses2. Apostrophe Rules3. Capitalization4. Colon Use & Semicolon Rules5. Hyphens & Dash Rules6. Parentheses & Brackets Rules7. Punctuation Table8. Question & Exclamation Mark Rules9. Quotation Mark RulesLessons & Resources -1. Apostrophe & Parentheses2. Capitalization & Periods3. Colons & Semicolons4. Commas5. Hyphens & Dash6. Question & Exclamation Marks7. Quotation Marks

By john421969

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

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PROVE IT! GRAMMAR REASONING CARDS

PROVE IT! GRAMMAR REASONING CARDS

PROVE IT! GRAMMAR REASONING CARDSPROVE IT pack!Incudes:20 punctuation prove it cards and 50 grammar prove it cards (KS1 and 2)Use for interventions, morning tasks, starters, extensions, debates, talk pair share, homework and more!

By erylands

10 English Vocabulary Building Starter Games

10 English Vocabulary Building Starter Games

A range of games and activities to make students work on their vocabulary. These work fantastically with any group from EAL KS3 to KS5. They can all be done independently, in pairs or in teams and most have a competitive element. I use these as starters in English lessons, but my school used to have a Literacy Form Time every Monday when we would play one of these. Most don't require any printing but can be adapted into a more physical resource if this suits your group.These always make fun and engaging links into creative writing lessons or literacy lessons. My students love them! I even caught some of my year 7s playing the Alphabet Game at lunch! I hope your students enjoy them just as much.

By Best_Newcomer_2009

GCSE AQA Language Paper 1 - complete set of BRAND NEW Mock Revision papers and support materials

GCSE AQA Language Paper 1 - complete set of BRAND NEW Mock Revision papers and support materials

I have created a professional exam paper, with inserts, and a range of support materials to offer students an EXTRA REVISION MOCK paper for GCSE Language Paper 1. This resource includes: an exam paper, inserts, and 10 student exemplars which are either annotated by me or blank for students to assess themselves/each other. These are all colour PDF's. I also enclose a student peer assessment mark sheet, and a teacher annotated approach to the question 3 on Structure. All of these resources are dealt with in a 44 slide powerpoint presentation which guides through the whole process, offering guidance, tips, mark scheme translating and other help. You could set this as an extra MOCK EXAM and then use all the resources as part of your feedback, which is what I have just done. Kids loved it. Honest!I hope that you find these resources useful – please leave feedback if that is the case.Check out my other resources, my TES shop, and my web site:happycatrevision.weebly.com which offers a wide range of free downloads

By nigster7

WJEC GCSE English Language Reading exam SOW, Lessons and Lecturer podcasts (Unit 1)

WJEC GCSE English Language Reading exam SOW, Lessons and Lecturer podcasts (Unit 1)

A huge number of PowerPoints (over 30) on the WJEC GCSE Reading exam (Unit 1). All PowerPoints have a lecturer podcast with it. There are lessons and videos on the following questions:Information retrievalThe 'HOW' questionThe 'THOUGHTS and FEELINGS' questionThe 'IMPRESSIONS' questionThe 'COMPARE AND CONTRAST' question Advice on an unexpected question.This is not for the 9-1 exam.

By SteveNoyce1

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

By LangLitLove

Structuring Analytical Writing Great Expectations

Structuring Analytical Writing Great Expectations

Targeted at KS3 and KS4 pupils learning Great Expectations the resources provide pupils with a guided structure (with arrows) about how they can build a convincing analytical argument. The structure is modeled and pupils are given opportunities to follow the structure and analyse alternative extracts independently for the entire lesson. This works great in group work and independent tasks that lead to presentations. Distinguished by arrows and boxes, the pupils explore how each sentence provides a different purpose. Each box includes a separate statement; in following each box, pupils begin to realize how their sentences move from the topic sentence to evidence, to analysis then the reader's response and concluding the writer's intentions. The analytical structure is adaptable to different texts and provides a great scaffold for all analytical writing tasks.

By deepavali_sehgal1

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PROVE IT! 20 year 3 and 4 spelling pattern reasoning cards

PROVE IT! 20 year 3 and 4 spelling pattern reasoning cards

PROVE IT! 20 year 3-4 spelling pattern reasoning cards Use for interventions, morning tasks, starters, debates, extensions, paired work, homework and more! master the new curriculum through reasoning activities. Get the children thinking and explaining deeply! subscribe to all resources here: www.uniqueclassrooms.com

By erylands

CAPITALIZATION RULES: HANDOUT

CAPITALIZATION RULES: HANDOUT

A handout that explains 10 rules of CAPITALIZATION with examples. Teachers can use this cheat sheet as a ready reckoner to remind the learners on the RULES and the USAGE of CAPITALS in writing.

By john421969

HYPHEN & DASH RULES: HANDOUT

HYPHEN & DASH RULES: HANDOUT

A handout that explains - 10 RULES OF HYPHENS - HYPHENS WITH PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES - 3 RULES OF DASHES - with examples. Teachers can use this cheat sheet as a ready reckoner to remind the learners on the rules and usage of hyphens and dashes.

By john421969

AQA Paper 2 Practice

AQA Paper 2 Practice

A fully resourced lesson for KS3/KS4 students to practise a Section B question and mark their own work using a student-friendly version of AO5 and AO6 mark scheme for AQA English Language Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives.

By Lead_Practitioner

KATH AND KIM - Australian Comedy In Close-Up

KATH AND KIM - Australian Comedy In Close-Up

Three part resource in support of the study of humour, in this case Australian humour as it is portrayed in the hit television series, "Kath and Kim."The powerpoint introduces the premise of the show as a slice-of-suburban life satirising ignorance, consumerism, cultural insensitivity and small mindedness. It also presents an analysis of each of the major characters - Kath, Kim, Kel, Brett and Sharon.The handout presents a summary of the powerpoint findings, and uses the episode OLD as a case study to examine the elements of the humour. The third item is an anotated analysis of the characters and the parody, focusing on use of language and conventions of structural analysis.

By jaynorth

Structuring introductions - Julius Caesar

Structuring introductions - Julius Caesar

Targeted at mixed ability KS3 pupils, this colour differentiated model answer demonstrates the elements that constitute a well-developed introduction for reading assessments. The sentences are differentiated by colour and pupils are encouraged to identify the purpose of each sentence from the checklist. In matching the sentence to its purpose (e.g. link to context), pupils begin to identify the elements of effective introductions and become more critical as they write their own introduction.

By deepavali_sehgal1