ABSTRACT

This chapter contains all of the 11+ specific lesson techniques for the Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning elements of the assessment, split into the sections of the lesson as outlined in Chapter 6. The lesson techniques and guidance for the English and Maths sections can be found in the KS2 chapter, as they are essentially the same but tutored to a higher level. These sections - Starters, Explanations/Demonstrations, Main Activities, and Plenaries - each contain a list of ‘basic lesson techniques’ that are applicable to the 11+ Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning elements, as well as tailored activities that have been proven to work best with these students.

At the end of each of the sections, there is a single sample lesson plan for that subject, demonstrating how techniques from each of the sections could be pulled together to create lesson plans quickly and easily. There is also a list of the most common issues that tutors can face when tutoring that subject, such as problem-solving in Maths or poor vocabulary in Verbal Reasoning.