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AFL Fiction and Media Lesson Plans
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AFL Fiction and Media Lesson Plans

This resource contains 15 lesson plans designed to develop reading and writing skills through the use of media and fiction. Students are kept interested by the use of contemporary TV programmes and books to which they can more easily relate and understand. Helps teachers to assess students and use AFL to understand how to progress through the levels.

  • Pupils learn to evaluate Media through studying sources such as:
    • TV crime shows including The Bill and Life on Mars.
    • Books ranging from Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone to A Christmas Carol.
  • Techniques studied by students are reinforced through creative writing.
  • Can be used to test AFL and to calculate levels.

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (2434)
'I thought that it was well-organized, interesting and challenges a range of abilities. I really like the author and purpose grid, this simplifies and makes a quite difficult concept easier to teach. I also love the AfL grid at the end — these are so useful to use and a real time-saver. I think that often resources that claim to embed AfL simply give it a cursory nod, whereas I feel that in this resource the principles and the positive aspects of AfL are usefully embedded, without being dry and boring. I think that the choice of resource material will naturally enhance the quality of learning as it is engaging and inspiring.' C Kelly, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'A very well planned out SOW, with AFL at the heart of it. It will help students to realise exactly what they need to do to increase their grades in English. I really like the way the activities are broken into very manageable and achievable 'chunks', and are all linked to APP criteria. It matches the spec. very well, and the AFL element of the SOW is spot on... Very enjoyable to review — obviously someone has worked very hard on this.' L Reynolds, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'Ready to use, and simple to follow. Very user friendly and accessible... Very reasonably priced and matches needs of the specs.' E Headley, HoD and Happy ZigZag Customer
'A good resource with well explained lesson plans and appropriate resouces. The variety of lessons and resources allow for interesting learning... Perfect for EAL students [and] the up-to-date examples will also keep students engaged and interested.' C McFlynn, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'I particularly like the clear aims and objectives - extremely helpful... Clearly suited to KS3 and beyond. Interesting genre will engage pupils.' N Stirk, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer

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