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ANALYSED Christina Rossetti's Poems: English Literature AS

ANALYSED Christina Rossetti's Poems: English Literature AS

15 of Christiana Rossetti’s poems analysed meaning structure and language fully broken down with detailed annotations. A total of 17 pages (one of each poem and three for Goblin Market). Key quotes are highlighted and potential interpretations given. Poems: Goblin Market From the Antique Good Friday Maude Clare Shut Out Twice No Thank you John Echo SONG: When I am dead my dearest Remember In the round tower at Jhansi Up-Hill A Birthday Winter: My Secret Soeur Louise de la Misericorde
Osauwese
Royal Wedding Newspaper Reports

Royal Wedding Newspaper Reports

Included are two newspaper reports written about the Royal Wedding of Price Harry and Meghan Markle: one about the ceremony and celebrations and the other about the global audience. They both include all the feathers of GDS writing at KS2. Can be used a WAGOLLs or to find features.
lukeearley
Analyse a 'rant'

Analyse a 'rant'

Comic article ranting about wasps with some activities to encourage KS3 students to analyse language choices and create their own writing inspired by the text.
red_hot_chili_frog
Persuasive writing revision

Persuasive writing revision

Revise GCSE writing criteria by applying it the model paragraphs - should generate some discussion before attempting own persuasive writing. With some adaptation, suitable for all secondary students.
red_hot_chili_frog
Macbeth GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice / Revision

Macbeth GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice / Revision

Get your students ultra-ready with this collection of revision materials that include: key quote packs, model answers, approaches to answering the exam question, modelled analytical paragraphs, activities on approaching AO3 (historical and social context) and more!
Lead_Practitioner
Ultimate Survival Story

Ultimate Survival Story

Extended extract from Aron Ralston’s account of getting trapped by a boulder in Utah and being forced to amputate his own arm with a multitool. On last page have included some tasks. Probably best for Year 9, 10 and 11. Effective for exploring how tension and suspense is created through language.
red_hot_chili_frog
The Sign of Four - Learning Key Quotes

The Sign of Four - Learning Key Quotes

Brilliant as a last-minute revision lesson or even useful on the morning of the exam - this fully differentiated lesson tests students on their knowledge of key quotes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Sign of Four, and includes two key quote revision packs (one more detailed and one much shorter for last-minute revision). Includes a variety of differentiated activities to help students build up their bank of quotes in their heads before the big day.
Lead_Practitioner
Street Child - Berlie Doherty Literacy planning KS2

Street Child - Berlie Doherty Literacy planning KS2

Approximately 5 weeks of literacy plans based on the book ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty. Designed initially for lower Keystage Two though can be easily adapted. All resources included alongside success criteria marking ladders for longer writing pieces. A fabulous book that engages the children in the topic of the Victorians. A mixture of drama, narrative, poetry and non-fiction. History objectives can be taught alongside.
mitch7181
Macbeth Revision - Pre-Exam Breakfast

Macbeth Revision - Pre-Exam Breakfast

This has been designed so students can work together during a pre-exam breakfast session in preparation for the AQA English Literature Paper 1 exam on Tuesday 22nd May 2018, but it’s useful for any exam board or any year group revising Shakespeare’s tragedy. The activities are engaging and differentiated, and they cover key quotes, key themes and key contextual information. Definitely worth a download before the big exam.
Lead_Practitioner
What happened in Chernobyl - Reading Comprehension Text #GoogleExpeditions

What happened in Chernobyl - Reading Comprehension Text #GoogleExpeditions

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives an account of all the tragic events that took place during the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: True or False exercises, a definitions match exercise, a fill-in-the-gaps exercise, a fun crossword and engage in an in class discussion over nuclear energy, radiation and it’s effects on human health. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, this handout could be used along a #GoogleExpeditions NASA virtual reality trip! A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
DYSTOPIA - 1984  - How to Apply Ernest Becker's Philosophy of Death Denial

DYSTOPIA - 1984 - How to Apply Ernest Becker's Philosophy of Death Denial

Rather than the obvious critical approaches (Marxism/Feminism etc.) I used this to get students to apply the far more interesting and arguably more relevant principles of the philosophy of ‘Death Denial’. As an examiner myself - it would really impress me if a student analysed dystopia - especially 1984 - through the lens of this critical approach. Used it last week with year 13 and they really took to it and it made their essays sound very sophisticated. Attached is an overview of the philodophy and the worksheet for them to apply. Also used with year 12 - I blew these up to A3 , for an obs lesson - each group applied one strand, then they did a carousel around the room, adding to each strand worked excellently.
gthorpe1982
Gettysburg Address ESCAPE ROOM: Translation - Abe Lincoln

Gettysburg Address ESCAPE ROOM: Translation - Abe Lincoln

Gettysburg Address Escape Room Activity: The Gettysburg Address Escape Room will take students on a secret mission around the classroom! This escape room has students decode interesting facts about the Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. This is the perfect resource to introduce a famous historical speech in a fun way! The activity includes modern, easy to understand translations of Lincoln’s speech. The Gettysburg Address Escape Room has students walking around the classroom breaking codes. Students will complete a short formative that corresponds to the readings. This will ensure they are reading the content, not just solving the puzzles. The codes include ciphers, Morse code, cryptograms and a final 4 digit code based on the decoders/clues. Each clue and code is different. The codes require students to think differently to decipher or decode them. Some codes are easier than others. Some codes require critical thinking to determine what a letter/symbol stands for. Each code will reveal interesting facts or an analysis about the Gettysburg Address. The use of secret code will keep your students engaged while competing to find the final code. Students can report the final code to you. If you wanted to, you could purchase a 4 digit lock that you program, but it is not necessary at all! No props needed!! This is a NO PREP, PRINT & GO Activity! The best age range for this resource is 8+. Please look at the preview to determine if this resource works for your age group. Younger students may need some help with some of the more difficult codes. You can use the pre-labeled clues or you can challenge older kids to choose/find the decoder that works for each of the clues. A set of labeled and non-labeled decoders are included for differentiation. A “How to Decode” puzzles is also included. Once your students try one of my escape rooms, they will beg for more! In addition to learning or reinforcing the subject matter, my escape rooms encourage teamwork and critical thinking. As a “timed” challenge, students will be engaged from beginning to end. This escape room includes 12 fun, colorful signs to take class pictures with at the end of the mission. Signs include “Puzzle Master”, “She did all the work”, “Genius”, “We did it”, “I Escaped” and more! Hang the pictures in your room, send them in a parent newsletter or share them on social media  An answer key and easy to follow teacher directions are provided. Time needed: 30-60 minutes New Feature: I have included a 6 question formative to complete as proof of understanding. Many times students rush to solve the puzzles without reading or comprehending what they read. The questions need to be answered correctly before they can win!
lisaf5005
Pardon my French! A Vocabulary Challenge

Pardon my French! A Vocabulary Challenge

Presentation used as a starter or plenary in KS3 English lesson. Pupils are presented with 4 descriptions of terms that are used in everyday English but are taken directly from the French language. Students are challenged, individually or in groups, to discuss and deduce the French term that is described. There are 10 challenges of 4 questions each, the challenges are designed to be progressively more difficult to allow an element of differentiation. The whole presentation contains 23 slides and hyperlinks are embedded throughout for ease of navigation. Click on the teacher below to access the menu slide.
20JET12
GCSE English Language Paper 2: Question 5 (Persuasive Writing)

GCSE English Language Paper 2: Question 5 (Persuasive Writing)

Designed to help develop the persuasive language and extended writing skills needed for success in Question 5 of Paper 2. This resource has been used to engaging and productive results with 16-19 year-old vocational students resitting their GCSE English but would also work well within a Secondary School context. Its contemporary and contentious thematic focus on drill rap music and its link with violent crime has been met with enthusiastic engagement within each class used to date. In order of sequence, this resource includes… Slide 3 of Power Point: A target-setting checklist differentiated for three possible levels of achievement. This also doubles up as a progress review plenary, allowing students to assess individual progress. Attached Word document: A Top 10 ranking exercise which requires students to rate potentially negative influences (e.g. horror films) on young people in order of relevance. Students’ choices then provide a helpful basis for stimulating discussion around the issue of youth violence. Slide 5: A video featuring Croydon residents presenting their views on the issue. This is then used to help compile arguments ‘For’ and ‘Against’ the argument that drill is responsible for London’s dramatic spike in violent crime. Slide 6 and attached Word doc: An article from The Guardian that explores these arguments to a thorough level of detail and includes a selection of comprehension questions. Slide 8: A Question 5-style written task using the statement “Drill rap is just music. It can’t make you commit murder.” This also includes a model answer that requires students to annotate examples of persuasive language features.
faye_coulman1
Young and Dyslexic IGCSE Edexcel Anthology

Young and Dyslexic IGCSE Edexcel Anthology

A PowerPoint presentation containing a series of lessons I did with my Year 10 IGCSE English class. Many activities are based on the SoW provided by Pearson. I’ve also included some supporting documents. Pupils analyse the text, write an essay, and complete a linked transactional writing task. Just some bits and pieces that I hope somebody might find useful.
bronwyn_robinson
Romeo and Juliet - Meeting Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet - Meeting Romeo and Juliet

When Romeo meets Juliet it is such a classic scene from a beautifully written William Shakespeare play, and in this fully differentiated and resourced lesson we explore how Romeo and then Juliet are introduced to us before they meet each other for the first time. Includes a variety of worksheets that are all differentiated, video clips with differentiated questions and key quotes from across the scenes mentioned.
Lead_Practitioner
AQA English Language Paper 2 Revision Booklet Section A + B

AQA English Language Paper 2 Revision Booklet Section A + B

Includes: Assessment Objectives 3 Overview of the paper 4 Question 1 5 Question 2 7 Question 3 10 Question 4 14 Writing P.E.E.L paragraphs in Section A 16 Question 5 17 Vocabulary Strengthening 24 Also includes: Exemplar paragraphs, modelling of annotations, helpful hints for questions and timings and planning guides. Includes examples of punctuation, AFOREST techniques, list of language devices, AQA expectations for text types and vocabulary strengthening hints.
aliceboyd1995
Mystery Short Stories Unit

Mystery Short Stories Unit

This is a full unit for mystery short stories. Included is 14 - 40 minute lesson plans aligned with the Ontario Curriculum. This package includes all the assessments, rubrics and answer keys you would need for the unit. The corresponding Slide is editable on Google Slides. Please Note: This unit is best used in classrooms that have Smart boards and Chromebooks or iPads available to the students.
rombop
Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty 4-5 Day Lesson Plan and Activities

Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty 4-5 Day Lesson Plan and Activities

✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✏ This is a lesson plan for a 4-5 day Comprehensive Literacy Language Workshop lesson for the book Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty. The plans include a teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students. It also includes prompts for student responses through discussion or in writing or thoughtful logs. This plan would also work well in Spanish dual language / dual immersion / bilingual classrooms as the book is also available in Spanish under the title Ada Magnifica, cientifica. The printable prompts and activities designed to be glued into a notebook or as stand-alone activity papers are in English and Spanish. This lesson is focused on a theme of investigation, describing character traits, analysis of words in a text through close reading, and author’s message / central lesson but can easily be modified for other uses. This resource includes: ☞ 4-5 day plan. ✔ ☛ Teacher script ✔ ☞ Strategic stopping points for questioning and close reading ✔ ☛ Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development ✔ ☞ Great for bilingual classrooms ✔ ☛ Printable pages for written responses in English and Spanish ✔ If you enjoy this resource, please review it! This will help me make more resources. If you have any questions, I will reply within 24 hours. ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ Connect with me: Josh Rageth Facebook Josh Rageth Email ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ Copyright © Josh Rageth. All rights reserved by author. This file is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be displayed or distributed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use only. ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭
rageth
Romeo and Juliet Revision Bundle

Romeo and Juliet Revision Bundle

Four fully differentiated and resourced lessons that focus on specific scenes from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and also introduces an adaptable introduction to Shakespeare’s life and the three main genres of his plays. Please keep checking your downloads as I will be continually adding to this collection.
Lead_Practitioner
Romeo and Juliet - Act 1 Scene 1

Romeo and Juliet - Act 1 Scene 1

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that focuses on Act 1 Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet. This 1 hour lesson analyses the way the servants are shown, how Benvolio and Tybalt interact with each other and finally the way Romeo’s father describes his son’s current mood. More great English KS3, KS4 and KS4 lessons can be found here
Lead_Practitioner
12 Different Peer Evaluation Template (Editable Google Docs)

12 Different Peer Evaluation Template (Editable Google Docs)

This is a Peer Evaluation For Group Work, Presentations, Cooperative Tasks, and Team Assignments. This package has 12 different peer evaluation forms for larger groups as well as pairs. You can use these Peer Evaluations in any subject at any level. Included is a printable PDF file as well as an editable Google Doc.
rombop
A Brief History of NASA - Reading Comprehension Text #GoogleExpeditions

A Brief History of NASA - Reading Comprehension Text #GoogleExpeditions

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text describes in the history of NASA from the Cold War to organizing the first colonies in Mars. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, a matching exercise and a fun crossword . The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, this handout could be used along a #GoogleExpeditions NASA virtual reality trip!
MariaPht
Magazine Template for Google Docs

Magazine Template for Google Docs

This is a high quality template for Google Docs that students can use to create magazine articles for class projects. It can be used for nearly every subject, is easily editable, and looks much cleaner and more professional than every other Google Docs magazine template available. I hope you enjoy it! Once you download the .pdf, you will find a link on the second page that you can use to access the editable template. Once you open the template, be sure to click “file” - “make a copy.” This will give you your own editable copy to use freely. Feel free to make as many copies of the template as you’d like for your students.
ltgunkel
Newspaper Template for Google Docs

Newspaper Template for Google Docs

This is a high quality template for Google Docs that students can use to create newspaper articles for class projects. It can be used for nearly every subject, is easily editable, and looks much cleaner and more professional than every other Google Docs newspaper template available. I hope you enjoy it! Once you download the .pdf, you will find a link on the second page that you can use to access the editable template. Once you open the template, be sure to click “file” - “make a copy.” This will give you your own editable copy to use freely. Feel free to make as many copies of the template as you’d like for your students.
ltgunkel
English Department - Individual Learning Plans for KS3 and KS4 (new GCSE course)

English Department - Individual Learning Plans for KS3 and KS4 (new GCSE course)

These colour sheets can be glued into the front of students’ exercise books at the start of the year and revisited each new term when new, updated versions, can be glued into the exercise books. This is a method for tracking a student’s progress. They’re linked to the new 2 year linear GCSE English Language and Literature courses. It has suggested topics (i.e. programmes of study) on each IEP too if you’re a new HOD and need some guidance.
chirpyandcheerful
Should teachers be armed? A persuasive writing scheme

Should teachers be armed? A persuasive writing scheme

This is a scheme designed for KS4 and Yr 9. It is a chance for them to expand their knowledge of a relevant topic as well as develop their AQA English Language skills. The final task will be for the class to draft, edit and improve upon a letter to the head teacher regarding guns in the classroom. This is suitable for any exam board but tailored to the AQA spec. It is an issue that engages all students of every ability and can easily be differentiated up or down depending on class. The scheme is designed to last for one week (5 lessons) but can be stretched further if needs be. There are opportunities for green pen activities as well as further research and debate on this topical issue.
wigglespie
Reading Response (Editable in Google Docs)

Reading Response (Editable in Google Docs)

This reading response resource works great for all types of reading; fiction, non-fiction, listen to reading, etc. This resource works great as a printed handout or in Chromebook/iPad classes! Included is a printable PDF file as well as an editable Google Doc. You can print out a copy for your students, or share them the digital file and have them create digital notes.
rombop
6 weeks whole class guided reading

6 weeks whole class guided reading

6 weeks worth of whole class guided reading used with a year 4 class but could be adapted shared reading texts which can be displayed and printed and shared with class clarifying activities including dictionary work for vocabulary building summarising activities to deepen comprehension time to address next steps pointers for whole class discussions g
dohertyon
Character Map Organizer (Editable in Google Docs)

Character Map Organizer (Editable in Google Docs)

This resource is great for character analysis on any text. It will help lead to an essay or provide your students an opportunity to analyze a character based on their own thoughts, the narrative’s description and the student’s own reaction. This resource has three different styles, all editable in Google Docs. Use the style you like. Included is a printable PDF file as well as an editable Google Doc. This way you can share the organizer with your class and they can use it digitally. You can also make changes if you please. Or just print out the style that suits your class the best.
rombop
Romeo and Juliet - The Prologue

Romeo and Juliet - The Prologue

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that explores how Shakespeare’s plays were performed at The Globe but also looks at The Prologue to Romeo and Juliet and at how the playwright used contrast and adjectives to get across the tension established at the very beginning of the play. A brilliant lesson for both KS3 and KS4 students analysing William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Lead_Practitioner
Speech Writing

Speech Writing

Hand-written with deliberate choices of language features to show students that paper 2 section B can be creative.
sarahm691
Shakespeare - Introduction

Shakespeare - Introduction

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that introduces students to William Shakespeare’s, the world he lived in and explores the genres he wrote in as well. A great way to introduce any unit of work on Shakespeare that covers context but also specific elements of different genres of Shakespeare’s plays.
Lead_Practitioner
AQA Language Paper 1: Jurassic Park

AQA Language Paper 1: Jurassic Park

A simple paper with an extract and questions for AQA’s language paper 1 based around an edited version of the Prologue for Jurrassic Park. Ideal for KS4 but with language rich enough for KS3 to enjoy the drama of the piece.
lizziedc92