In 2013 I started as an NQT in a new-build academy in a largely young and adventurous English department. Much of my practice was shaped by my time there and one of the best creations which I have taken to other schools has been our ‘Progress Pack’. A somewhat gimmicky title coined by my HOD... Continue Reading →
These follow a similar style and purpose as the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Quotation Retention Challenge cards posted here and here. They can be used in class for analysis, as part of self-quizzing and for display material.
To support our weakest students, Our Writing Checklist focuses on basic levels of accuracy whilst encouraging students to look back and redraft their work.
Story Mountain for the development of creative writing and to support the formative stages of prose analysis.
See Week 1 for rationale and to refresh the first round of quotations. These will be revisited in the Week 2 quotation recap. Week 2 of the Quotation Retention Challenge:
We have been introducing to our students since the beginning of the year. It builds into our formative knowledge curriculum and the importance of explicitly teaching vocabulary exploration; as @Doug_Lemov describes it in 'Reading Reconsidered': “making a case study out of certain words and their application.” Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week... Continue Reading →