Speaking and Listening Endorsement Workbook (AQA)

Hi! It feels like such a long time since I have posted anything on here but an exciting opportunity has arisen which reminded me that I have a blog! Anyone who reads this will know it is mostly a platform for sharing resources but I will be sharing some longer posts about teaching & learning ideas I’ve been using in my classroom so watch this space…for now though, I have a new resource to share!

 

My Year 10s are currently preparing for their first mock exam in English but we are also doing the Speaking and Listening Endorsements very soon. Within our department, there are a range of approaches to this task such as:

  • Room 101
  • Presentation of a poem from the anthology
  • Presentation of a chapter from a text we’ve studied

Or more openly, any topic of their choice. I’ve decided to let my Year 10s loose on the task and choose something that they feel passionate about. So far we have: Black Lives Matter; mental health & young people; the importance of Black Panther being released; #MeToo campaign; school shootings in America; ‘my aspirations and goals for the future’; and gun & knife crime in our city. I cannot wait to hear these young people speak passionately about something they believe in and feel passionately about.

 

As the S&L endorsement doesn’t carry any weight and we are preparing for our mock exam and I’ve lost so many lessons due to other mocks taking place, the booklet I’ve designed is for students to complete independently at home. I have set certain deadlines to make sure they are progressing with the tasks but other than that, it is down to them.

 

The final page of the booklet is for them to deliver their speech to someone at home. I think this is going to be a really powerful moment for a lot of my young people, and I can’t wait to see their work.

 

Download for the workbook for free by clicking here.

 

OPTIONAL PAYMENT: Speaking & Listening Workbook

This resource is free. However, if you would like to give any money to help me cover the running of the website, it would be gratefully received. Thank you!

£3.00

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Jekyll & Hyde CLOZE Chapter Summaries

Hi all,

It’s been a while! Here are chapter summaries for each chapter of Jekyll & Hyde. There is also a CLOZE version, if you’d prefer to use that as a consolidation after reading. I find that by going through what happens in each chapter before we read it, the language becomes slightly less terrifying for the students! These are also a useful way of reviewing/recapping what has happened after you’ve read. You’ll find these as a PowerPoint file so you can use/edit as fit.

Click here to download for free!

Jekyll and Hyde CLOZE Chapter Summaries

This resource is free. However, if you would like to give any money to help me cover the running of the website, it would be gratefully received. Thank you!

£1.00

Power & Conflict Revision Workbook

I feel like I’ve been very absent from escapadesinteaching – I have practically lost myself down the NQT rabbit hole and as a result, this has fallen by the way side. However, I have (half) created a revision booklet for the Power & Conflict anthology. There are a number of resources in here that have been posted previously such as the poetry flowchart response and the poetry structure strips as well as the flashcards alongside some extra bits and pieces that may be of interest.

Click to download for free here!

 

Power & Conflict Revision Booklet

Payment is not required but it is appreciated. All money goes towards the running costs of this website!

£4.00

 

Power and Conflict Paper Chains

I’ve been inspired by Twinkl who created some paper chain poetry activities and thought they would be perfect for revising Power & Conflict. At my school, we use PEACE paragraphs to structure student responses: Point, Evidence, Analysis, Context, Evaluate. These paper chains create example PEACE paragraphs. Once students complete their PEACE paragraph chain they can go and get a comparison/link chain to connect poems together. You could also leave these blank for pupils to write their own & extend the challenge.

I posted these casually on Twitter but lots of people have asked for them so here you go!

Paper Chains Download

 

Paper Chains

Payment is not compulsory but it is appreciated. All money goes towards the running costs of this website!

£2.00

 

An Inspector Calls – Christmas Bingo Card!

I wanted to give my Year 10 students some work to complete over the Christmas holidays but equally nothing too strenuous. I am asking my students to complete at least two of these tasks and then encouraging them to do more by giving them some prizes for a line/full house! Mostly, I wanted this to provide some contextual background to the play before we begin studying it in the new year.

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You can find the Bingo Christmas Card here. It’s editable too! Enjoy & share away.

Creative Writing: Christmas Edition

Here is a creative writing lesson inspired by the BBC Christmas advert! I initially planned this for my bottom set Year 8s so it may well need some adaptation.

Merry December…

Christmas Creative Writing Lesson

 

Christmas Creative Writing

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£2.00