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New Key Stage 3 resources

Looking for something new and enticing for Key Stage 3? You've come to the right place! All our latest Key Stage 3 resources are below.

 

Supersize your sentences!   
In this game for 2-4 players, students earn points by selecting words from a range of different word classes to create the longest possible sentences.
KS3 KS4 KS5 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Grammar - word classes
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Speed-dating with the squire   
Students read Chaucer's description of the squire, then set about creating a Facebook profile for him based on their understanding of his appearance and temperament. Then it's time for a bit of Chaucerian speed-dating.
KS3 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Canterbury Tales
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Non-fiction writing self-assessment   
A handy self-assessment grid for students to complete. The assessment criteria is based on them having created a leaflet but could be adapted to cover other formats.
KS3 | Non-fiction & media |  From the resource collection(s): Leaflets
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Story zoom   
Students explore key points of the play through tableaux, using a plot summary to guide their understanding.
KS3 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): A Midsummer Night's Dream
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'The course of true love never did run smooth'   
A detailed essay planning and PEE resource, with scaffolded activities and differentiated support included.
KS3 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): A Midsummer Night's Dream
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News flash   
Students create a news report role play, exploring some of the early events in the play.
KS3 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Presenting the fairies   
Students choose from a range of drama activities, including character sculptures, tableaux, soundscapes and thought-tracking to explore the role of the fairies in the play.
KS3 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Lonely hearts advert   
Students create a lonely hearts advert or online dating profile for a character in the play.
KS3 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Film trailer   
Students create a trailer for a film version of the play.
KS3 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Hermia's monologue   
Students imagine they are Hermia in Act 3 scene 2, and write a monologue to explore her feelings.
KS3 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Role play character cards   
A useful role play activity to consolidate students' understanding of the characters of the lovers in the play.
KS3 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder   
Students create the script for an edited version of Act 3, Scene 1, and consider how to improve their performance. (Text and line references refer to the New Penguin Edition of the play.)
KS3 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Egeus' monologue   
Students explore Egeus' point of view in Act 1, Scene 1 by writing a script and performing their monologue.
KS3 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Character map   
A useful map to help students define the relationships between characters in the play.
KS3 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Beyond the grave - character obituary   
A useful guide and writing framework to help students explore any character in detail, by writing an obituary. Can be used for any text.
KS3 KS4 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Prose essentials
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Choosing chapters   
Students create chapter headings, select quotations and draw accompanying pictures to illustrate each chapter. Includes a set of suggested chapter titles for differentiation.
KS3 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Two Weeks with the Queen by Morris Gleitzman
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Why do the Hunger Games happen?
Students explore an extract from Chapter one of the novel, and answer questions.
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Relationship tableaux
Working in pairs, students pick a card and create a tableau for the character relationship on their card.
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KS3 | Plays |  From the resource collection(s): A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Mixing tenses
Students identify where tense changes occur in some excerpts of writing and explain the effect this has. They then re-work a piece of their own writing and experiment with tense changes for dramatic effect. (Teacher's notes are included.)
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KS3 KS4 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Creative writing (KS4) and featured in our Creative writing teaching pack.
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Self-mark punctuation starters: colons
A useful summary of colon use with example sentences for students to punctuate. This resource also comes with an interactive Magnet activity.
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Punctuation
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