High School Non-fiction 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

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

Writing to Argue

Writing to Argue

Writing to Argue - mini SOW- the death penalty;- animals in captivity using Blackfish

By 20770723

Political Correctness AS/A2 English Language

Political Correctness AS/A2 English Language

This is a political correctness lesson (it should take 2-3 hours) that looks at both side of the argument. It is from my Language Change scheme of work, however, it also includes both 'Language Under the Microscope' exam practice and 'Writing About a Topical Issue' exam practice. Though it could be used with a variety of exam boards, it was created with the OCR AS/A2 exam specifications in mind.

By jgaudet5

KS2/KS3 Using Commas in LIsts

KS2/KS3 Using Commas in LIsts

The title of this lesson doesn't do it justice. This lesson incorporates maths, SMSC and peer assessment in a fun and engaging way to ensure that ALL students show they can use commas in lists accurately. This would be an excellent literacy observation lesson!

By joannammarsh

The Hitchhiker by Roald Dahl

The Hitchhiker by Roald Dahl

The Hitchhiker by Roald DahlComplete lessons or lessons, on the excellent short story by Roald Dahl!Complete and attractive lesson pack includes:• Engaging starters• Lesson objectives• Full story and discussion prompts throughout (pdf of the complete story included)• Card sort and text search activity• Agree or disagree discussion prompt activity• Key quote analysis discussion• Main question and WAGOLL• The Hitchhiker quizResources included at the back of the power point and as a separate resource for ease of use.An engaging lesson to use time and time again.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: outstanding images by Osian Grifford, https://osiangrifford.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/illustrations-for-the-hitchhiker/, font by cooltext.com, Roald Dahl PDF: http://ekladata.com/-DO9CNHfQY7PfrK84RVJXCJg6DM.pdf.)

By EngageinEnglish

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Newspaper Articles

Newspaper Articles

Graded outstanding. Additional crime scene was used as a visual stimulus. Pupils had to observe the crime scene to use as inspiration to write their own article. Support materials were used such as 5W's cups. Roll-it recap, starter and CSI sheet included. The pupils' LOVED this lesson!

By Cogsi121

GCSE Magazine article writing

GCSE Magazine article writing

2 lessons revising magazine articles for English Language GCSE focusing on the topic of boxing. Resources include a starter proof-reading activity, advice on structure, how to write an introduction and developing main argument using persuasive techniques. Examples are provided for the introductions and main paragraphs.

By Rhill22

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SMSC English lessons KS3

SMSC English lessons KS3

A series of full lesson booklets for use in key months/weeks to reflect various commemorated issues. includes:Autism AwarenessRemembranceLGBT+ awarenessHolocaust MemorialBlack HistoryInternational Women's Day

By osmium67

SATs style comprehensions - the Vikings

SATs style comprehensions - the Vikings

Key Stage 2 comprehensions. Text includes a range of non fiction, fictionalised, historical texts and short poetry. Questions include whole range of SAT style questions such as: inference and deduction, prediction and factual recall. Ideal for Guided groups, homework or whole class activities.

By MikeRichards

An Introduction to Roman Britain

An Introduction to Roman Britain

A collection of resources to prove a background to life in Roman Britain including two investigative activities and a collection of comprehensions which could be used for homework.

By MikeRichards

End of Year Quiz 2017 Pop Music – end of term, activity, lesson, school, 2016, news, presentation

End of Year Quiz 2017 Pop Music – end of term, activity, lesson, school, 2016, news, presentation

30+ page PowerPoint presentation with 30 multiple choice questions based on the world of pop music in 2016-2017. This is a visual presentation with a range of pictures, which are all copyright free. Please leave a review if you find this resource useful. Thank you!You may also be interested in this end of year memory booklet:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/end-of-year-booklet-2017-term-book-memory-wordsearch-crossword-quiz-worksheet-2016-11628230

By magicinkstand

End of Year Booklet 2017 – term, book, memory, wordsearch, crossword, quiz, worksheet, 2016

End of Year Booklet 2017 – term, book, memory, wordsearch, crossword, quiz, worksheet, 2016

22-page editable and colour-able booklet in which pupils can record their memories of the academic year 2016-2017. Includes opportunities for pupils to write about themselves, their teachers, friends and achievements. Also includes reflections on learning, word searches, quizzes based on school topics, letter writing and more!You may also be interested in this end of year pop music quiz:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/end-of-year-quiz-2017-pop-music-end-of-term-activity-lesson-school-2016-news-presentation-11628227All images are copyright free. Please leave a review if you find this resource useful. Thank you!

By magicinkstand

Getting Year 9 Ready for GCSE - Foundation Term on Language Skills for GCSE Paper 2

Getting Year 9 Ready for GCSE - Foundation Term on Language Skills for GCSE Paper 2

This is a resource designed to get Year 9 students ready for the skills required at GCSE. We use Year 9 as a foundation year at our school and try to embed key skills so that Year 10 is not too much of a shock ! Introducing GCSE to Year 9 Language Paper 2 READING Skills:This bundle introduces Year 9 to READING Skills on Paper 2. We look at 5 pairs of texts: Aberfan and Earthquake in England, Could you do Your Child’s Homework ? and Victorian Letters, Two Extracts on LONDON LIFE, The Death Zone and London Snow, and a modern technology extract compared with a piece on Stephenson’s Rocket. Each text has peer assessment opportunities, model answers, mark schemes and other activities. Some texts are obviously part of the AQA “system��� to which I have added my own resources, others are newer and more original in nature. Each SOW is summarised on a Powerpoint called “Getting Ready for Year 9 READING Paper 2” and that is the place to start. Each SOW has an end of unit test – the AQA Mcdonald’s and Chimney Sweeps is suggested in this case.I’ve designed the SOW to cover a 6 week term and I intend to use it with year 9 in September 2017, interspersed with discrete Persuasive writing, and Poetry activities so that the whole 6 weeks is not completely Language related.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 downloadsCheck out my REVISION bundles and resources – extra resources added virtually every day!

By nigster7

Getting Year 9 Ready for GCSE - Foundation Term on Language Skills for GCSE Paper 1

Getting Year 9 Ready for GCSE - Foundation Term on Language Skills for GCSE Paper 1

Getting Year 9 Ready for GCSE - Foundation Term on Language Skills for GCSEThis is a resource designed to get Year 9 students ready for the skills required at GCSE. We use Year 9 as a foundation year at our school and try to embed key skills so that Year 10 is not too much of a shock ! Introducing GCSE to Year 9 Language Paper 1 READING:This bundle introduces Year 9 to READING Skills on Paper 1. We look at 6 texts: 1984, Animal Farm, Brighton Rock, a short story by John Wyndham, Lord of the Flies and The Fire Eaters by David Almond. Each text has peer assessment opportunities, model answers, mark schemes and other activities. Each SOW is summarised on a Powerpoint called “Getting Ready for Year 9” and that is the place to start. Each SOW has an end of unit test – the AQA Carrie’s War paper is suggested in this case.I’ve designed the SOW to cover a 6 week term and I intend to use it with year 9 in September 2017, interspersed with discrete SPAG and Poetry activities so that the whole 6 weeks is not completely Language related. EXTRA RESOURCE ADDED ON KES TODAY - 25/05 !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 downloadsCheck out my REVISION bundles and resources – extra resources added virtually every day!

By nigster7

Fact Files - Reading Task

Fact Files - Reading Task

Used with lower ability KS3 SEND pupils as a reading task. The fact files were adapted from another resource (additions were made). Cut out the question cards (highlighted word was for student who can only sound letters rather than sounds). They then match them to the posters and fact files.

By abuzzybee0

International Day of Disability Awareness Assembly - Language

International Day of Disability Awareness Assembly - Language

An assembly for yrs 7-11. The focus is on language we use when speaking to and about disabled people.There are suggested opportunities for student sketches as well as definitions and etymology of words.A great activity is to start the whole assembly by silently signing to everyone, and possibly teaching it to them at the end.Enjoy:)

By adelebates

An Inspector Calls Revision Map

An Inspector Calls Revision Map

A revision map with over 70 quotations. This revision tool also details: Plot Character quotations Themes A great visual aid for helping students revise their modern prose/ drama text for their GCSE exam!

By jessicagough

Recalling Structural Techniques for GCSE English Language and Literature

Recalling Structural Techniques for GCSE English Language and Literature

Targeted at mixed ability GCSE pupils, this insightful and accessible resource helps pupils memorise a range of structural devices in an acrostic expression 'FIND SCRIPTS'.With its memorable nature, pupils can quickly write down each technique (e.g. flashbacks) in their exam before they write. As they analyse the text, they can refer to the acrostic expression in order to ensure that they explore the effects of structural techniques in their analytical responses. On a wider scale, memorising the structural devices would also enhance their conscious awareness of how to use structure for effect in their own descriptive and persuasive writing for English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2.

By DeepaSabharwal

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Sāmoa Literacy Bundle - Reading, Writing, Thinking and Classroom Display

Sāmoa Literacy Bundle - Reading, Writing, Thinking and Classroom Display

This bundle of reading, writing, thinking activities and language posters would be perfect to use during Sāmoan Language Week - May 28 to June 3, 2017. The focus of Sāmoan Language Week this year (2017) is Ma’au i lou ofaga; maua’a lou fa’asinomaga, Keep your identity alive, to thrive.This BUNDLE includes the following resources:Sāmoan Greetings, Introductions, Farewells & Counting Classroom Display PostersMyths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order ThinkingSāmoa Activity Sheets - Reading and Writing ActivitiesIn this pack you will receive: 1. Myths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order ThinkingIn this pack you will receive:1. Seven texts - all with an extended and scaffold version:- The Turtle and the Shark - Samoa- Ina and the Shark - Cook Islands- The Octopus Lure - Tonga- The Eel and the Flounder - Tuvalu- The Turtles of Namuana - Fiji- Mataginifale and the Whale - Niue- Hemoana and Fenu - Tokelau2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy and aligned with the NZ Curriculum- Remember- Understand- Apply- Analyse- Evaluate- Create3. Four Graphic Organiser Examples- Character Map- Story Map- Story Plot Mountain- Flow Diagram4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.2. Sāmoa Activity Sheets - Reading and Writing ActivitiesActivities included are:1. Mix and Match Vocabulary2. Find the facts - Research skills3. Fill in the gaps - Cloze Activity4. Fact or Fiction - True or False Activity5. Writing Prompt6. Snapshot - Drawing Activity7. Get in touch - Writing Activity8. Word find with Samoan themed words9. Flag colouring10. Map skillsAnswer Sheets are provided!3. Sāmoan Greetings, Introductions, Farewells & Counting Classroom Display PostersThe following greetings, introductions, farewells and numbers are included:- Hello- Welcome- Goodbye- Please- Thank you- Be well and prosper- What’s your name?- My name is _____- How are you?- Fine, thank you.- Numbers: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten***A pronunciation guide is also included.**********************************************************************Terms of UseCopyright ©Top Teaching Tasks. By purchasing this resource you are agreeing that the contents are the property of Top Teaching Tasks and licensed to you only for classroom/personal use as a single user. We (Top Teaching Tasks) retain the copyright, and reserve all rights to this product.

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