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KS3 Language Laboratory (Print)

160 pages


1-9 copies: £20 each; 10-99 copies: £10 each; 100-199 copies: £7.50 each; 200+ copies: £6.90. Part of EMC Curriculum Plus.
ISBN: 978-1-906101602 Download sample PDF

A pupil book with nine units of work for Years 7-9 organised around three key areas of the language curriculum: Literature and Language; Standard English; Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation. Each unit develops knowledge about language and how it works, encouraging exploration, reflection and metacognition. This is a much-needed intervention in the KS3 curriculum, ensuring a prominent place for rigorous language study that challenges pupils to be active, critical and creative in their own reading and writing.

Key Aspects

  • Develops pupils’ understanding of how language works.
  • Adds critical and creative depth to the language knowledge students bring from KS2.
  • Adds substance to the light-touch language requirements of the KS3 National Curriculum.
  • Draws on real-life examples of language in use in literature and the wider world.
  • Encourages understanding of the choices available in all language use.
  • Close language study develops broader skills of reading and writing.
  • Includes video interviews with well-known writers from fiction and journalism.

Section 1: Literature and Language

  • Writers’ Choices
  • The Power of Voice
  • Text Transformations

Section 2: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

  • Evolving Language
  • Newsdesk!
  • The Language Laboratory

Section 3: Standard English

  • Standard!
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Skool Rools!

KS3 Language Laboratory is part of EMC KS3 Curriculum Plus.

Additional material:

Overview of EMC KS3 CurriculumPlus.

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Additional materials and audio files for KS3 Language Laboratory are available to download here. They will download to your computer (usually your desktop or downloads folder) as a zipped folder. (If the file does not automatically download when you click the link, right-click and choose 'Open in new window'. The zipped folder will then start to download.)

Video interview material is available via the Video Clips menu on the EMC website (above). See pages 4-5 in KS3 Language Laboratory for details of these additional materials. 

Resource type: Pupil book, with online video and downloadable audio material

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Language Study11-14Print