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A Christmas Carol Lesson 5

A Christmas Carol Lesson 5

A fully differentiated and resource lesson that analyses the importance of the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present. An ideal lesson for both KS3 and KS4 students preparing for GCSE English Literature exams.
Lead_Practitioner
Close Reading of Challenging Texts - full lesson for use in any subject

Close Reading of Challenging Texts - full lesson for use in any subject

This is a resource that I designed in my role as Literacy Coordinator and has been used successfully across all subjects in my current school. It is designed to explicitly teach and embed close reading skills. It is a complete lesson, however it can be taught again and again with any text. As a teacher, you will choose a challenging text containing information which you would like your students to understand. Through this lesson, students will work through a series of steps to help them to close read it and process the information in detail. I have used this many times as an English teacher for fiction and non-fiction texts, and teachers across the school have used it in their own subjects as a means to help students access complex information about their subject independently. The resource contains the Powerpoint for the lesson (including teacher guidance on how to choose the text), the handout (as a word document and as a pdf) and also some sample reading materials that I have used. Please contact me if you have any questions and I would also welcome feedback.
LikeAnExpert
Golden ticket reading label for book blether (21 per page)

Golden ticket reading label for book blether (21 per page)

Small sticker to put inside books in your school library. Teacher, TAs, caretakers etc. complete and then hide them in their favourite books for children to find. The idea is that the children then strike up a conversation with that adult about the book. Male and female version included.
timdunford
Extend your Vocabulary Anagram Challenge #2

Extend your Vocabulary Anagram Challenge #2

This presentation follows same format as Anagram Challenge 1 in that it may be used as a starter or a plenary activity in a English or literacy lesson. There is also scope for it to be used as an enjoyable activity in a tutorial session. The presentation contains 20 challenges. In each challenge the students are presented with two “clues” with the caveat that the correct two answers are anagrams of each other ( for example ~ Celestial body STAR and music, sculpture and painting ARTS). Each challenge is also subject to an embedded 25 second timer to ensure focus and allow element of competition. If more time is needed the freeze button on the whiteboard will enable this. For best effect presentation should be on a large screen smart board. The whole presentation contains 42 slides and hyperlinks are embedded throughout.
20JET12
How do we talk about Literature?

How do we talk about Literature?

Give students the confidence they need to talk about literature by arming them with the right terms and language. There are so many factors that go into making meaning in texts and these 3 handy resources are just the beginning.
WeTeachWell
Bridge to Terabithia add ons.

Bridge to Terabithia add ons.

2 simple quizz activities and a vocab list that compliment the study of Katherine Paterson's popular novel Bridge to Terabithia. These could be used in any class and offer the benefit of being useful in mixed ability classes.
WeTeachWell
Literacy Teaching Resource: Achieving Greater Depth Standard in Year 6 Writing

Literacy Teaching Resource: Achieving Greater Depth Standard in Year 6 Writing

Literacy Teaching Resource: Achieving Greater Depth Standard in Year 6 Writing (Word Document) This teaching resource explains how to achieve greater depth standard by using shifts in formality through punctuation, vocabulary and sentence structure. This extends this area of writing assessment not only shifts through dialogue. Very child friendly and useful as a reference when the children are writing. If you like this resource, please remember to rate and leave a comment. Thank you.
TeachersBreakTime
The Sign of Four - Cracking the Case!

The Sign of Four - Cracking the Case!

In this engaging and informative lesson enables students to make clear and insightful links between Arthur Conan Doyle’s 'The Sign of Four' and its historical context of 19th Century London. In particular, students learn about the Jack the Ripper murders and subsequent attitudes towards the police, before considering how these ideas are reflected through Athelney Jones in the novel. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Researching the context of 19th Century London, such as the Jack the Ripper murders and attitudes towards the police; - Reading and understanding chapters 5 and 6, in which Athelney Jones makes his appearance; - Identifying and analysing the language techniques used by Doyle in describing Athelney Jones; - Analysing Doyle's intentions in presenting Athelney Jones in such a manner; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole Lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Paper Copies of Chapters 5 and 6; - Athelney Jones links to context worksheet; - Researching Context worksheet - Essay Template; - Detailed Lesson Plan There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. These resources were originally taught to GCSE students, but with subtle adaptations they have also been used with both younger and older (up to A Level) students. Please note that you'll need access to internet/laptops for the researching activity. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Question stems to support the teaching of reading comprehension Y1 - Y6

Question stems to support the teaching of reading comprehension Y1 - Y6

These question stems link directly to the National Curriculum and can be used by teachers to plan comprehension questions, shared reading or guided reading sessions. The wording of the questions has been developed from KS2 reading SATs papers 2014 to present. Additionally, they can be adapted and used by older children during Reciprocal Reading sessions.
Geester123
iMovie Skills Progression (Film Making)

iMovie Skills Progression (Film Making)

This document is for any age group and shows the progression of skills to be used for film making using iMovie. It can be adapted to be used with any film making apps and platforms. There are around 6-8 hours worth of resources here.
ferrycaptain
Story Openers using Padlet

Story Openers using Padlet

This is a full lesson allowing children to compare and comment on different story openers and what makes a good on. Mini activities built into the lesson
ferrycaptain