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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

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

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

The House on Mango Street Quiz - Sections 18-21

The House on Mango Street Quiz - Sections 18-21

This 11-question multiple choice quiz measures comprehension and holds students accountable for reading The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. An answer key is included. The assessment covers sections titled "A Rice Sandwich" through "The First Job." Questions pertain to the following key details:♦ Mom's note ♦ Esperanza's desire not to eat lunch at home♦ The nun's denial of Esperanza's request♦ Esperanza's deep-rooted feelings of shame♦ Her cousin's baptism party♦ Esperanza's reluctance to dance♦ Overcoming reluctance♦ Esperanza's observation while she dances♦ A discussion on hips♦ Esperanza's similarity to Alicia in terms of a constant search for knowledge♦ Summer work♦ Flirting ♦ A distressing kiss

By inquiringmind44

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

Peter Pan - 4 week Study Book (Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 5)

Peter Pan - 4 week Study Book (Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 5)

A study book filled with activities covering chapters 1, 2, 3 and 5 of Peter Pan. The tasks are designed around building the learner's inference skills and ability to construct well developed answers. It is also a good way to introduce learners to a classic text without the writing being too overwhelming. There are a couple of tasks designed to familiarise the students with the language used.Each task is given an extension for the more able. Though the book is designed towards year 7s, it has been used with high ability year 6s.

By AdamDuffield

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

Harry Potter Comprehension

Harry Potter Comprehension

An activity to revise and test students understanding of a story. Using Harry Potter allows the students to connect to a well known text. ***The extract used is copyright of the author J.K Rowling.

By Sazo123

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

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

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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

TOP TRUMPS - Biographies of world leaders past and present.

TOP TRUMPS - Biographies of world leaders past and present.

How does Donald Trump compare with Mother Teresa or Abraham Lincoln? Your students can find out with these versatile biography cards.Firstly, they will test your students’ reading skills.Secondly, they will enable them to structure and write biographies of their own.Thirdly, they provide a platform for you as a teacher to critically evaluate your students’ writing with feedback which they will find engaging; encouraging them to write to their very best ability.Fourthly, they provide an insight into Donald Trump’s top team; US presidents of the past; prominent world leaders of today; and influential leaders through history.Fifthly, as a game, this will be a tremendous amount of fun!++++THE BIOGRAPHY CARDS ARE SPLIT INTO FOUR SECTIONS:Trump's Team Trump, Preibus, Spicer, Devos, Conway, Tillerson, Pence, Mattis.US Presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton, Reagan, Kennedy, Nixon, Lincoln, Roosevelt.World Leaders 2017 May, Nieto, Netanyahu, Putin, Trudeau, Merkel, Jong-un, RouhaniWorld Leaders 2017 Mandela, Malala, Mother Teresa, Luther King Jr., Ghandi, Queen Victoria, Princess Diana, Peron.++++HERE ARE SOME IDEAS FOR HOW THE BIOGRAPHY CARDS CAN BE USED:Reading skillsEach biography comes with three questions.RETRIEVE: Students will find this answer in the text.REVIEW: They will need to use summarising skills to answer the questions. Answers can be quoted from the text. The question will make this clear.RESEARCH: Students can use the internet to answer a question. The information cannot be found within the text.Compare and contrastStudents can take any two cards. Their task is to find three differences and three similarities about the characters they have chosen.Highlight the textReferring to the scores under each image, students can colour code the text that applies to each category with a highlighter or coloured crayon.Change the scoresYour students may disagree with the score their character has been given. Allow them to discuss and debate this in class, or with a group. They can then create their own scores in the ‘Write your own scores’ section.They can also colour code, as on the previous activity.Write your own biographiesAsk your students to look at the biographies. What features do they notice? They will hopefully point out that they are written in past tense and third person; chronological order; and summarise major events in a person’s life, often with years.Provide them with a blank template and ask them to complete the biography using the ones they have studied. Ask them to find out relevant information from secondary sources, such as the internet or in books.

By Richardtownend1978

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

Catcher in the Rye Quiz Bundle (Set of 11)

Catcher in the Rye Quiz Bundle (Set of 11)

This bundle includes 11 individual assessments to measure reading comprehension and hold students accountable for reading Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. All assessments are in multiple choice format and include their respective answer keys.

By inquiringmind44

The House on Mango Street Quiz - Sections 1-4

The House on Mango Street Quiz - Sections 1-4

This 11-question multiple choice quiz measures reading comprehension and holds students accountable for reading The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. An answer key is included. Questions pertain to the following key details:♦ The reason behind the family's move♦ The qualities/description of the new house♦ The smell of her mother's hair♦ The lack of interaction among boys and girls in the community♦ Esperanza's frustrations with spending time with Nenny♦ Esperanza's desire to have a best friend♦ The origin of Esperanza's name♦ Esperanza's personal feelings about her name♦ The Chinese year of the horse and its superstitious meaning to women♦ Cultural views on women (Chinese and Mexican)♦ Esperanza's great grandmother and her arranged marriage

By inquiringmind44

The House on Mango Street Quiz - Sections 14-17

The House on Mango Street Quiz - Sections 14-17

This 10-question multiple choice quiz measures comprehension and holds students accountable for reading The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. An answer key is included. The assessment covers sections titled "Alicia Who Sees Mice" through "The Family of Little Feet." Questions pertain to the following key details:♦ Alicia's commitment to her education♦ The mice who roam at night♦ Alicia's at-home responsibilities, according to her father and Hispanic culture♦ The characterization of Darius♦ Darius's intriguing assessment of a cloud♦ What incites an argument among Esperanza and her friends♦ A gift of high-heeled shoes♦ How the girls are treated by several men♦ The characterization of Esperanza and who she is similar to in terms of her goals and personal interests

By inquiringmind44

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

Macbeth Key Quotes

Macbeth Key Quotes

Targeted at Year 9, 10 and 11 pupils, this comprehensive collection of quotes from Macbeth would usefully guide pupils through the key events of the plot. In addition, the specific quotes would facilitate their detection of character development and the portrayal of relationships throughout the plot.With its flexibility, the quotes may directly be analysed or pupils may work in groups as they explore alternative ways in which the quotes may be enacted and how their chosen expression influences the portrayal of characters.

By deepavali_sehgal1