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John Montague Ordinary Level

John Montague Ordinary Level

These lessons include: 1. Starter 2. A copy of the poem 3. 10-mark question 4. Brief notes 5. Adding evidence/personal response task 6. 20-mark task 7. Tips on how marks are allocated 8. A video clip of a reading of the poem (where available) These lessons are designed for Ordinary Level Candidates but works well as an introduction to the poem for Higher Level students. Purchase these lessons as part of a bundle and save money today!

By LouiseBDaly

Like Dolmens Round My Childhood The Old People John Montague

Like Dolmens Round My Childhood The Old People John Montague

This lesson includes: 1. Starter 2. A copy of the poem 3. 10-mark question types 4. Brief notes 5. Adding evidence/personal response task 6. 20-mark tasks 7. Tips on how marks are allocated 8. Link to a video clip This lesson is designed for Ordinary Level Candidates but works well as an introduction to the poem for Higher Level students. Purchase this lesson as part of a bundle and save money today!

By LouiseBDaly

The Cage - John Montague

The Cage - John Montague

This lesson includes: 1. Starter 2. A copy of the poem 3. 10-mark question types 4. Brief notes 5. Adding evidence/personal response task 6. 20-mark tasks 7. Tips on how marks are allocated 8. Link to a video clip This lesson is designed for Ordinary Level Candidates but works well as an introduction to the poem for Higher Level students. Purchase this lesson as part of a bundle and save money today!

By LouiseBDaly

The Locket John Montague

The Locket John Montague

This lesson includes: 1. Starter 2. A copy of the poem 3. 10-mark question types 4. Brief notes 5. Adding evidence/personal response task 6. 20-mark tasks 7. Tips on how marks are allocated 8. Link to a video clip This lesson is designed for Ordinary Level Candidates but works well as an introduction to the poem for Higher Level students. Purchase this lesson as part of a bundle and save money today!

By LouiseBDaly

The London Eye Mystery - Lesson 14 - Expanded moments

The London Eye Mystery - Lesson 14 - Expanded moments

A complete lesson, PowerPoint and resources for the book ' The London Eye Mystery' by Siobhan Dowd. (lesson 14 in a series of 14). Differentiated 3 ways. The lesson focuses on how to slow down our writing and expand moments (to add in more detail, description or action) This is lesson 14 in a series of 14. The whole scheme of work is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-london-eye-mystery-full-scheme-of-work-14-days-of-planning-presentation-and-resources-11696150 This scheme was incredibly engaging and produced brilliant pieces of writing. All images sourced from Pixabay.

By Raphella

The London Eye Mystery - Lesson 13 - To understand and use figurative effects.

The London Eye Mystery - Lesson 13 - To understand and use figurative effects.

A complete lesson, PowerPoint and resources for the book ' The London Eye Mystery' by Siobhan Dowd. (lesson 13 in a series of 14). Differentiated 3 ways. The lesson focuses on how to understand and use figurative effects and techniques to enhance our writing. This is lesson 13 in a series of 14. The whole scheme of work is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-london-eye-mystery-full-scheme-of-work-14-days-of-planning-presentation-and-resources-11696150 This scheme was incredibly engaging and produced brilliant pieces of writing. All images sourced from Pixabay.

By Raphella

A Christmas Carol: Stave One (AQA)

A Christmas Carol: Stave One (AQA)

A four lesson sequence on A Christmas Carol's Stave One. These lessons are designed to be taught to students who have already studied the novel in preparation for their exam and include class reading, focus questions, language analysis, mock exam and mark scheme. Fully differentiated with lots of stretch and support, these lessons are also a good starting point for the first teaching of the novel. Later weeks to be added as planned.

By shoegal44

The London Eye Mystery - Lesson 12 - Creating mood in writing

The London Eye Mystery - Lesson 12 - Creating mood in writing

A complete lesson, PowerPoint and resources for the book ' The London Eye Mystery' by Siobhan Dowd. (lesson 12 in a series of 14). Differentiated 3 ways. The lesson focuses on how to create and maintain a variety of moods and atmospheres in our writing. This is lesson 12 in a series of 14. The whole scheme of work is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-london-eye-mystery-full-scheme-of-work-14-days-of-planning-presentation-and-resources-11696150 This scheme was incredibly engaging and produced brilliant pieces of writing. All images sourced from Pixabay.

By Raphella

The London Eye Mystery - Lesson 11 - Writing an effective resolution and ending to my story

The London Eye Mystery - Lesson 11 - Writing an effective resolution and ending to my story

A complete lesson, PowerPoint and resources for the book ' The London Eye Mystery' by Siobhan Dowd. (lesson 11 in a series of 14). Differentiated 3 ways. The lesson focuses on how to structure and write an effective resolution and ending. This is lesson 11 in a series of 14. The whole scheme of work is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-london-eye-mystery-full-scheme-of-work-14-days-of-planning-presentation-and-resources-11696150 This scheme was incredibly engaging and produced brilliant pieces of writing. All images sourced from Pixabay.

By Raphella

The London Eye Mystery - Lesson 10 - Developing effective characters

The London Eye Mystery - Lesson 10 - Developing effective characters

A complete lesson, PowerPoint and resources for the book ' The London Eye Mystery' by Siobhan Dowd. (lesson 10 in a series of 14). Differentiated 3 ways. The lesson focuses on how to develop effective characters through action, description and dialogue. This is lesson 10 in a series of 14. The whole scheme of work is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-london-eye-mystery-full-scheme-of-work-14-days-of-planning-presentation-and-resources-11696150 This scheme was incredibly engaging and produced brilliant pieces of writing. All images sourced from Pixabay.

By Raphella

The London Eye Mystery- Lesson 9 - To use dialogue to advance characterisation  and action.

The London Eye Mystery- Lesson 9 - To use dialogue to advance characterisation and action.

A complete lesson, PowerPoint and resources for the book ' The London Eye Mystery' by Siobhan Dowd. (lesson 9 in a series of 14). Differentiated 3 ways. The lesson focuses on how to use dialogue to enhance characterisation and the action/plot in a story. This is lesson 9 in a series of 14. The whole scheme of work is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-london-eye-mystery-full-scheme-of-work-14-days-of-planning-presentation-and-resources-11696150 This scheme was incredibly engaging and produced brilliant pieces of writing. All images sourced from Pixabay.

By Raphella