Weekly Resource Round-Up 28.10.18

Hi Team English! I hope you are all enjoying (or have enjoyed) your half term. After the craziness of September, we’re back with the Weekly Resource Round-Up of the most handy resources shared on Team English in the last two weeks.

We are thrilled that so many of you have now signed up to Litdrive. Every week I will now add some of the highlights from the weekly uploads on Litdrive; they will be listed at the end of the blog.  If you or any colleagues are yet to do so then please get yourselves over there ASAP; it’s an absolute goldmine of the best of Team English resources. Excitingly, there is also now a section for Media and Film Studies teachers so there are even more reasons to sign up!

Have a great week,

Nikki and Becky

1) KS3 Homework Reading Olympiad – @MissMFrost

2) Power and Conflict knowledge organiser – @spryke2

3) Marking Feedback Sheet (AQA P1 Q5) – @jade_hickin

4) Power and Conflict Explode a Quotation – @mathew_lynch44

Now for highlights from Litdrive this week. I cannot add links as they won’t work unless you have a login… so make sure you set up an account (if you haven’t already done so!) and search for the resources below.  These resources have all been given four or five star ratings from our users so thank you to the contributors for sharing!

  1. WW1 Poetry SOW – by Mrstinac
  2. Paper 1 Lessons: The Secret Garden – by Horners
  3. Macbeth Meme Revision – by Aro
  4. Picture Frame Quote Analysis – by t.e.j
  5. War Poetry SOW for Year 9 – by Miss Hassell

 

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Weekly Resource Round-Up #3

Evening, Team English! Here is our third resource round-up (I’ll stop counting them soon) and this week’s has been especially hard to narrow down as there are so many excellent resources being shared. As always, thank you to everyone who continues to share their work with us.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

  • Donald Trump Creative Writing Prompt by @its_natalie

     

  • 5 A Week Quizzes by @mrrdenham

     

 

 

  • AQA Writing Tasks – 200 Words by @reeba_wood

     

  • Pauses in Macbeth by @gcse_macbeth (have a look at the AIC resource too!)

     

 

 

Weekly Resource Round-Up #2

Morning all! I hope everyone is having a restful weekend now that the Y11 exams are finally over. To help you through your planning this lovely sunny Sunday, here is our round-up of the most popular/best resources shared on our Twitter page during the last week.

Enjoy!

Nikki and Becky

 

 

 

Weekly Resource Round-Up

The Team English blog has arisen from its long slumber with what will hopefully be a regular round-up of the best resources that have been shared with us this week. As always,  a huge thank you to everyone who shares resources with us. What you may think of as just a simple resource is to someone else a huge timesaver so please keep them coming.

Enjoy!

    1. AQA Paper 1 Language Booklet from Miss W (@AceYourExams)

       

 

  • A Christmas Carol Character Thinking Mats from S.Pryke (@spryke2)

     

  • Paper 1 Reading Lessons for Y9 from Marmitage (@MazLovesGandC)

     

 

 

 

 

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English teachers are a sociable old bunch, and we love a good chat…as well as over-analysing anything ever written. @Team_English1 has become a huge community, and new friendships have been forged across the country. With that in mind, we thought that it would be really nice to arrange a few get-togethers across the country, where people can meet and chat with some of the faces behind the Twitter names. These will be very informal get-togethers so please don’t be shy – come along, have a few drinks and meet some new friends.

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What (exactly) are you trying to say?

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Help, tips and assistance for students. This blog is part of a range specifically for students and can be found, along with others, under Student GCSE Blogs.

When writing how do you make the best choices? Hopefully, this blog may help you! I’m going to use this image:

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AQA Section B: Writing You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.

I will do other posts on how to plan/a whole narrative piece. This blog will show you how to pick the best words/sentences etc. I apologise again for the differences in colour but hopefully they will help you:

  • Blue – a possible choice
  • Red – synonyms and alternatives
  • Grey/black – my thoughts/explanation for choices

If I begin with a verb (-ing) I start my piece in the middle of some type of action

  • Looking (gazing, staring, leering, glancing) at me (this is a ‘clause’ it doesn’t make…

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Evaluating (you know the tough one)!

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Help, tips and assistance for students. This blog is part of a range specifically for students and can be found, along with others, under Student GCSE Blogs.

Paper 1 Q4 is an evaluation question, you have to meet this objective: AO4 Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references.

This is a SAMPLE question…

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The first thing you need to remember is this is an evaluative question and requires a personal response from you the ‘reader’.

Evaluation is defined as “the making of a judgement about the value of something”.

  • You are being tested on your ability to evaluate how effective a text is.
  • This means you must write about the methods (techniques) a writer uses to create an effective text and are those effects successful?
  • Try to analyse patterns of words e.g. the writer uses [strong verbs] to show….

Let’s look at an extract:

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Here’s a ‘sample’…

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