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How to introduce and develop character

How to introduce and develop character

A self contained lesson on how to introduce characters to a story and how to develop them. Looking at two different introductions - description and slow reveal. Slow reveal looks at drip feeding backstory. Opportunities for class discussion. Teacher model. Analysis. Extension task. Peer analysis.
sianbrowett
Poetry - speed planning

Poetry - speed planning

This lesson leads nicely on on from the poetry revision clock lesson. Designed to outline how pupils should approach a poetry exam response. Also gives pupils an explicit way they can prepare and revise for the final exam.
nitakeeler
Power & conflict revision clock

Power & conflict revision clock

A challenging revision clock created for Y11. Pupils identify each of the pairs of poems, then link each poem to the theme listed in 5 minutes. To give pupils confidence, I allowed them to work in groups and use their poetry anthologies.
nitakeeler
Act 3 Scene 4 Macbeth GCSE English Literature. Full lesson PowerPoint and resources.

Act 3 Scene 4 Macbeth GCSE English Literature. Full lesson PowerPoint and resources.

Everything you need to teach Act 3 Scene 4 of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This is also available as part of a bundle whereby a considerable saving can be made. The lessons have been created specifically for teaching at GCSE level, and cover the key assessment objectives for 9-1 New-Specification AQA: understanding of the text, language and structure, context/themes/author intent (although equally applicable to other exam boards). Differentiated outcomes and tasks allow you to reach all learners, although I would recommend the lessons specifically for middle to higher ability students. Throughout the scheme, students are encouraged to make notes and annotate the text, as this will be a valuable revision tool when preparing for exams. No fear version is also included as a further scaffolding tool for lower ability learners. Teacher notes are provided on the PowerPoint to help explain and guide you through all phases of the lesson, with a range of interesting and engaging tasks for you to choose from. Importantly, full analysis is provided for all the tasks set, to enable you to lead interesting and engaging discussions which will deepen the students’ appreciation of the text. Strictly speaking, there is a lot more here than you would fit into a 1 hour lesson, so you may wish to spread this over a couple of lessons, or perhaps be a little selective with the tasks you wish to do. PDF version is for preview purposes. Buy in confidence from a TES recommended gold author! If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email with your TES username alongside a link to the resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!
ajs12345
SpAG: Literacy and Grammar Reminders Booklet

SpAG: Literacy and Grammar Reminders Booklet

This booklet is designed to give pupils an easily stored reminder of a range of grammatical terms, literary tools and punctuation information. This can be used alongside independent writing tasks, grammar tasks or simply as a revision booklet to go through from time to time. My pupils have found this incredibly helpful as they often have struggled to remember all the different concepts they have been learning about and now can just refer to this. Repeated exposure is increasing their recall of the information learned. This is more suitable for upper stages of Primary/Early Secondary level.
pammyc
Macbeth: Macbeth Revision - Lady Macbeth

Macbeth: Macbeth Revision - Lady Macbeth

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that focusses on Lady Macbeth in Act 5 Scene 1 and how she has changed from the beginning of the play. Students analyse the language of Act 5 Scene 1 and how Lady Macbeth gets across her fear and sense of guilt in front of the doctor and gentlewoman. Ideal preparation for KS4 students moving towards AQA English Literature Paper 1 or easily adaptable for KS3 students studying Macbeth.
Lead_Practitioner
Susan B. Anthony Escape Room - Women's Suffrage Movement

Susan B. Anthony Escape Room - Women's Suffrage Movement

The Susan B. Anthony Escape Room will take students on a secret mission around the classroom! This escape room has students decode interesting facts about Susan B. Anthony and Women’s suffrage. Students are given a secret code name and sent on a secret mission gathering support for women’s suffrage. 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 about Susan B. Anthony. 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! Students are sent on a “secret mission” and given a back story to ignite their active learning skills. They are given a code name which makes them feel as if they are part of the secret mission. Students practice hands-on, practical problem solving skills all while learning about Susan B. Anthony. Your students will be inspired to think outside the box! The best age range for this resource is 9+. Please look at the preview to determine if this resource works for your age group. 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. 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. New Feature: This escape room now includes1 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! An answer key and easy to follow teacher directions are provided. Time needed: 30-60 minutes »»»<strong> Women in History ESCAPE ROOMS:</strong> <a href=" https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/women-in-history-escape-room-set-1-no-prep-11806097 “>Women in History ESCAPE ROOM! Set #1</a> <a href=” https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/women-in-history-escape-room-set-2-no-prep-11806096 ">Women in History ESCAPE ROOM! Set #2</a>
lisaf5005