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Form Time Activities - Inference Images - Communication

This file contains a whole pack of Form Time Activities for years 7-10 which link to 'Communication' or Literacy. It is rather large. It holds a folder for each year group 7-10. Then, in eac... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy

Exam/Board: AQA

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Literacy Starters

A selection of literacy starters (with suggested answers) for various year groups.  Each ppt is loosely linked to one of the SOW's we teach, but could be used for any topic.  Each PPT has a... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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Weekly Form Time Literacy Booklet - Word of the Week - Spellings - Punctuation Rules

Weekly slides covering a word of the week, spelling pattern and punctuation rule! We have 30 minute form periods - could be stretched to a 45/50 minute Literacy lesson with reading!Accompanying s... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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5-a-day KS3 Start Activity 2

Another 5-a-day starter activity Power Point with numerous slides. This is for Autumn 1 for year 8. The template was taken from TES, but I can't remember who from apologies.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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5-a-day KS3 Start Activity

This is a 5-a-day starter activity for Year 7. It includes numerous slides with 5 questions on. General recall of skills and inference building etc. The template was from TES but I can't remember who... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Why Read? Classroom Display

Just a display I have put together for my classroom detailing 8 reasons why reading is beneficial and then some reading recommendations. I was in two minds about recommending the Kite Runner for KS4&n... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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Weekly Literacy Lesson

Apologies for not being able to give credit where it is due for the resources I've compiled. If you recognise any of it, could you let me know so that I can credit the authors?I was asked to produce a... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy

Exam/Board: AQA

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Shared Reading - Short Stories

A collection of short stories to use for shared reading in form time or in class, which can be shared on the board by the teacher.  Most of the stories included pitched for KS3. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Whole School Literacy

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BLM Author Display for Library

BLM Author Display for Library. Biographies copied from author websites etc VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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Literacy - Apostrophes PPT and Worksheet

Any feedback appreciated - difficult to give them the tools and terminology to understand why they are doing what they are doing but also to avoid over-complicated things for students with vast Litera... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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Display - Famous first words

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

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Back to school well-being resource

A  back to school well-being resource that helps pupils to begin to identify strengths, make positive changes and cope with stressful feelings.Not English specific but Meera gave the go-ahea... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Speaking and Listening, Whole School Literacy

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Literacy skills support and self-check strips: grammar, spelling, punctuation, clauses and apostrophes

Another thing I'm trying to help pupils retain these skills! The plan would be to use a Literacy starter, conduct the lesson and complete a matching Literacy check strip during any development writing... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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Literacy Focus Margin Strip - Subordinate Clauses and Main Clauses

This goes alongside my Literacy focus workshop on clauses to help pupils to retain the workshop learning (hopefully)! VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Course: GCSE Language

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, IGCSE, WJEC, Eduqas

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Badger Literacy Resources

Badger Literacy Resources for Years 7-9 VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Unit

Fully resourced SoL aimed at mid-high ability Y7.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Plays, Poetry, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Speaking & Listening Project

Aimed as a link unit for Y9 at the end of the summer term to prep for GCSE. Could form basis for Sp&L assessment for some groups or serve as a practice.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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The Tempest SoL

Aimed at Y9, fully resourced. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Plays, Poetry, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Northern Lights SoL

Full scheme aimed at AQA P1 skills with resources.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Novels, Poetry, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Butterfly Lion SoW

Full SoL for lower ability Y7 VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Novels, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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A Christmas Carol Full SoL

A full scheme, complete with resources for a half term unit to teach ACC to Yr9/low ability Y10 VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Homework, Novels, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Gothic SoW

Full Scheme - suitable for low ability KS3. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Homework, Novels, Poetry, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Narrative Writing Unit

Complete unit for narrative writing based around producing a piece for a year wide and class wide competition. Fully resourced. Aimed at Y7. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Literacy Games

A variety of games to play in class with a literacy focus. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Tiered Starter/Settler blank slides

A series of tiered or differentiated blank slides for starter or settler tasks. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Homework, Novels, Plays, Poetry, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Feedback Sheet

A sheet I use to help prompt meaningful feedback and peer-marking. I laminate and place on desks, 1 between 2.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: 19th Century Literature, Homework, Novels, Plays, Poetry, Reading, SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy, Writing

Exam/Board: AQA

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Semi formal evidence template

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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Semi formal evidence template

A recording tool to replace P levels.   VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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Star Reading Test Instructions

Step-by-step instructions in order for students to complete their Star Reading Tests from home (but will be useful when back in school as well). With screenshots of the site to help.Will need editing... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Whole School Literacy

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Key stage 3 skills overview

This is our termly skills plan for Key stage 3. We teach mixed ability, so within classes we have students working from Pre writing in our lower ability class to Key skill 2.Key skill refers to the ol... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

Exam/Board: AQA

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Independent Reading Project for KS3

This is something I have put together for our whole department to cover first half term of Summer. We are going to send it out in one week tasks. hope this is helpful. Be good to hear how your student... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Novels, Whole School Literacy

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Journal keeping guidance with reading list of fiction and non-fiction journals and personal accounts

An introduction to keeping a journal with an accompanying reading list.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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Curriculum Map Year 7-Year 11 Learning Journey

Map your subject’s learning journey from Year 7 to Year 11.Ideal for demonstrating thread of subject content and knowledge for new framework.Fully editable! Please review. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Language

Unit: Whole School Literacy, Schemes of Work

Exam/Board: AQA

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Curriculum overview Key Stage 3

In a recent Ofsted deep dive, Feb 20, our curriculum was described as fit for purpose and well organised. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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Wall posters - history of English language

Posters designed at A2 sized.  Covering evolution of English language from pre-Romans to emojis. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

Exam/Board: AQA

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Year 7 Transition Lessons

Three lessons we have used this year for our Year 7 students Transition before we group them. The only thing not included is the Vernon spelling test - not sure about the copyright as I do not ow... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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Nouns in Writing - specificity and granularity - Artemis Fowl

A worksheet introducing and exploring the Cognitive Grammar concept of specificity and granularity and their role in creating tension in a text. Short extract taken from Artemis Fowl (Eoin Colfer) wit... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Homework, Reading, Whole School Literacy, Writing

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Verbs in Writing - Artemis Fowl

A worksheet that can be used in a lesson or as homework looking specifically at the role of verbs in expressing action. Extract taken from Artemis Fowl (Eoin Colfer), tasked based on Cognitive Grammar... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Whole School Literacy, Writing

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Summer Reading Challenge

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Whole School Literacy

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Spring Reading Challenge

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Whole School Literacy

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Autumn Reading Challenge

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Whole School Literacy

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Question literacy mat

Literacy Support for how to respond to a range of questions. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy

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Year 7 Literacy Work books

5 Literacy booklets with a range of task, devised for each half term. Can't locate book 1 at the moment! Suitaable across range of abilities and good for starter tasks or homeworks.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy

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Extension 25 activities

25 extension activities for display in classrooms - applicable across all subject areas VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

Exam/Board: AQA

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Aligning key stages within English

The KS3 and KS5 coordinators and I wanted to make sure our curriculum was helping pupils build relevant skills over a long period of time as they transitioned from one key stage to the next. This docu... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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Everybody Writes Day planning

This is a list of events that I organised for a whole school literacy day called 'Everybody Writes'. As we were a small school, I was able to create three separate workshops across the day for each pu... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy, Writing

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International Women's Day reading list posters (Classic texts)

Posters for display with 10 recommended classic reads in honour of International Women's Day. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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International Women's Day reading list posters (Modern texts)

Posters for display with 10 recommended modern reads in honour of International Women's Day. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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Comma splices

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Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy

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Writers and poets wall display

I spent around three hours creating this- I've tried to create a range of poets and writers from different cultures. This will make a lovely classroom display.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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Ruby in the Smoke SoL

Lessons on most chapters of Ruby in the Smoke by Phillip Pullman. Some GCSE links. Designed for Y9 reading lessons.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels, Reading, Whole School Literacy

Exam/Board: AQA

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Northern Lights Full Scheme of Work

Scheme of Work to accompany the reading of Phillip Pullman's Northern Lights. Designed for Y9 Middle ability with plenty of GCSE skills and links. Fully resourced using booklet.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Novels, Reading, Whole School Literacy

Exam/Board: AQA

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Famous Book Openings Posters

Posters featuring famous book openings to encourage students to consider how they will open their own stories. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Reading, Whole School Literacy, Writing

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Giant Scrabble Tiles

I made these for Parents' Evening, was a big hit. We used masking tape to mark out a board. A traditional Scrabble board is 15x15 squares - ours wasn't that big, just make sure you have an uneven numb... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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Accompanies the Mini SPaG Tasks Booklet: Task instructions and answers for self-marking

The slides go with the intervention tasks booklet.  VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy

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Literacy and SPaG mini tasks booklet

I made this to be used in form time for Year 7. It was a cross-curricular Humanities' based intervention so has texts drawn from History, RE and Geography as well as English. There is a ppt with... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Vocabulary, Whole School Literacy

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Technical Accuracy Marking Slips

Designed to support pupils in understanding rules for common SPAG/technical marking errors. Typically I will print a set, cut them into slips, and stick them into books as I am marking if a pupil demo... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy

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50 Common Error Words

Here are 50 common error words that we have identified students tend to spell incorrectly. As a school, every teacher has this list on their wall and looks out for these words. VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Course: GCSE Language

Unit: Whole School Literacy

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SPaG mat to support accurate DIRT responses

This is a basic reference tool to enable students to read and respond to questions about inaccuracies in SPaG for DIRT lessons, or in grammar teaching.  I use it with a writing target bank based... VIEW

Level: Key Stage 3

Course: GCSE Language

Unit: SPAG Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Whole School Literacy, SPAG, Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar, Writing

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