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Lesson on women in 'Macbeth' (for lower ability students)

Lesson on women in 'Macbeth' (for lower ability students)

The aim of this lesson is to make clear points about the women in ‘Macbeth’, using good vocabulary to make students’ points clearer and stronger, and back these points up with a reference to the text. This lesson does not explore context, which can be introduced in the next lesson. It also does not require students to remember quotations, which can also be introduced in subsequent lessons. What does it do? *It asks students to work in groups to remember key plot points related to Lady Macbeth, Lady Macduff and the Witches. *It uses repetition to help students phrase their use of plot points as evidence. *It directs students to use the 'K. Macbeth' app, available on the app stores, to find good points to make about the way women are presented in the play. *It asks students to work in new groups to share points about the women in the play leaving a space under each one for them to add plot points as evidence. *Students then add plot points from the start of the lesson to the points they have written. *The lesson ends with either 'Hangman' or 'Snowball Fight' (depending on your class) to reinforce the words they've looked at and consolidated in the lesson.
SueKatakatalist
Blood Brothers AQA-a lesson and worksheet focusing on the character of Linda

Blood Brothers AQA-a lesson and worksheet focusing on the character of Linda

A lesson focusing on Linda's character and how she changes over the course of the play. - Students are provided with information relating to context (religion and the role of women). -Comparisons of Mickey and Eddies attempts to "woo" Linda -Scaffolded plan and writing frame with clear links to language analysis -Worksheet showing the ways Linda changes over the course of the play This could easily fill a double lesson-lots of content is included
benjrose89
Lesson on Medieval and Renaissance Values in 'Macbeth'

Lesson on Medieval and Renaissance Values in 'Macbeth'

This is a lesson for higher ability GCSE students (although some differentiation is still possible within the lesson). What does it do? *It introduces the students to a range of words and phrases related to medieval and Renaissance values in the play and asks them to RAG their confidence using them in essays. *It takes students through a simplified timeline so that they can see how the Renaissance was an extremely fast-moving movement, which meant that medieval values were not easily forgotten after such a long period of dominance. *It asks the students to share and categorise information in pairs, using the 'K. Macbeth' app to help them understand the words and phrases in the information they read. *It asks students to consider why Macbeth would have wanted to create a play about a medieval king. *It asks students to identify which characters in the play exhibit medieval values, and which characters exhibit Renaissance values. *It gives students a series of statements about the plot, and asks the students to add contextual information using their learning from this lesson to talk about medieval and Renaissance values in the play. *It asks students to update their RAG sheet. The 'K. Macbeth' app is available for just 99p on app stores. It is aimed at helping students of all ability to write better essays about 'Macbeth', by arming them with the vocabulary they need to explain themselves well and be precise in their expression.
SueKatakatalist
Lesson on terror and horror in 'Macbeth' (mixed ability)

Lesson on terror and horror in 'Macbeth' (mixed ability)

This is a double lesson aimed at mixed ability classes of students studying 'Macbeth' at GCSE. What does it do? *It introduces students to Ann Radcliffe's definitions of terror and horror. *It asks students to work in groups to find examples of terror and horror and then share their findings with the class. *It then introduces the words in the 'K. Macbeth' app, which is available for 99p on app stores. These are differentiated on the vocabulary ticklist. *It takes students through making points, writing an introduction, writing the body of the essay, and then playing a game of 'Just a Minute' in order to help them come up with ideas for their conclusion. The 'teacher's notes' give further ideas for differentiation. The exam questions are phrased for AQA, Pearson/Edexcel and Eduqas.
SueKatakatalist
Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice practice assessment materials

Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice practice assessment materials

Enable students to perfect their essay writing skills while consolidating their content knowledge with realistic 'new style' (9-1) practice exams. Ideal for baseline, midterm and final assessments or extended writing homework tasks. Files are titled with the examined theme or characters and the act.scene of the extract.
DoraGreenfield
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
An Inspector Calls - 100 randomly generated questions

An Inspector Calls - 100 randomly generated questions

This is an interactive random question generator for GCSE English Literature students who have studied An Inspector Calls. Ideal for a starter or plenary activity, it develops students' recall skills in preparation for their Literature exams. Simply click to generate 5 questions about the play. Click again to reveal the answers. Questions cover key quotations, plot details and general knowledge relevant to each topic. Questions can be edited if you wish to add your own. If you like this format I do have two other versions available for purchase. One version is fully loaded with additional questions on Macbeth, Jekyll and Hyde and Conflict Poetry. The second version can be edited for any topic of your choice!
Bizziebee
An Inspector Calls Week 8 lessons

An Inspector Calls Week 8 lessons

Part 8 of an eight week scheme of work to accompany students' first reading of the play in preparation for their AQA English Literature examination. There is a PowerPoint presentation for each week with details of all activities as well as accompanying resources. Resources include worksheets, handouts and quizzes. An overview of the whole scheme is included in the Week 1 resource which can be downloaded for free - additional weeks and accompanying resources can be purchased separately or as a bundle.
Bizziebee