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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

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

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

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

Practice Language Paper 1 AQA

Practice Language Paper 1 AQA

Based on the opening of White Fang by Jack London, this resource is a mock exam paper that can be used as revision or assessment. Complete paper, reading and writing questions included.

By vikki209

Language Paper 1 AQA Q4 ONLY

Language Paper 1 AQA Q4 ONLY

This is the 20 mark question that my classes have struggled with, so this lesson was created to help them understand the skills needed to answer it effectively. Includes source, model answer and opportunity for peer/self assessment.

By vikki209

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

AQA English Language work book paper 1 and paper 2 - 83 pages long!!!

AQA English Language work book paper 1 and paper 2 - 83 pages long!!!

ContentsLesson 1: To revise and practice Paper 1 Q2 and Paper 2 Q3 3The ‘How’ Question… 3Lesson 2: To independently practice Paper 1 Q2 and Paper 2 Q3 9Lesson 3: To use language when writing creatively for paper 1 15Lesson 4: To use interesting vocabulary when writing creatively for paper 1 21Lesson 5: To use language when writing creatively for paper 1 26Lesson 6: To revise and attempt the structure question 31(paper 1 q3) 31Lesson 7: To complete a mini paper 1 mock 38Lesson 8: To use sentence structures when writing creatively 42Lesson 9: To use structure when writing creatively 46Lesson 10: To evaluate 52Lesson 11: To complete mini mock with a focus on Q4. 58Lesson 12: Paper 2 Q2 – Summarise 62Lesson 13: Paper 2 Q4 – Compare 65Lesson 14: Paper 2 mini mock – summarise and compare 69Lesson 15: Paper 2 Q5 – Argue/persuade 75Lesson 16: Paper 2 Q5 – Argue/persuade 80Includes peer assessments and space for pupils to complete progress tasks (responses to marking)

By Rinavictoria

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