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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

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

Greek Myths: Echo and Narcissus

Greek Myths: Echo and Narcissus

This interesting and highly-stimulating lesson enables students to gain a clear and understanding of the key meanings in the Greek Myth ‘Echo and Narcissus.’ Through engagement with the story, students learn to interpret and infer the key meanings in the text, understand its predominant morals, and back up their ideas with textual evidence.The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to:- Define the key term 'moral' and identify the morals in popular tales;- Read the story 'Echo and Narcissus' and interpret the key meanings;- Identify, explain, and analyse the moral of the story in 'Echo and Narcissus';- Engage deeply with the text by inferring the thoughts and feelings of the key characters; - Test their understanding of the story by answering an exam-style comprehension question.-Peer assess each other's learning attempts.This resource pack includes:- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;;- Paper copies and online links to the extract needed for the lesson (end section of Act Two);- Greek Myths Definitions Cards;- Greek Myths worksheet (including answer sheet for teachers);- A logically scaffolded essay template;- A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson.All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.

By TandLGuru

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

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

AQA Language Paper 1

AQA Language Paper 1

AQA Language Paper 176 page revision/ work bookletCovers section A and BBreaks down each questionPractice tasks and exam style questions

By Elocin123

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

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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

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

Analytical Writing Frame Julius Caesar

Analytical Writing Frame Julius Caesar

Targeted at KS3 and KS4 pupils learning Julius Caesar, 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

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

Structuring Analytical Writing A Midsummer Night's Dream

Structuring Analytical Writing A Midsummer Night's Dream

Targeted at KS3 and KS4 pupils learning A Midsummer Night's Dream, 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

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

AUSTRALIAN HUMOUR  - A Powerpoint on Comedy in Australia

AUSTRALIAN HUMOUR - A Powerpoint on Comedy in Australia

Powerpoint covering1. What distinctive elements make up the distinctive Australian sense of humour - irreverence / class difference / city and country perspectives2. Case Study - Classic Australian cartoon ("Stop Laughing this is serious!")3. Case Study - The Bush Comic (George Wallace)4. Political correctness and Australian humourThe material can be used in whole or part as the basis of a single lesson.There are lots of opportunities for direct note taking practice, class discussion and debate over whether there really is an Australian style of humour, and whether political correctness has eroded its distinctiveness

By jaynorth