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The Glass Castle Movie Book Comparison and Discussoin

The Glass Castle Movie Book Comparison and Discussoin

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is now a movie that is true to the story but has some significant creative differences from the book. This is the perfect opportunity for students to do a compare/contrast and analyze the choices between print and film mediums. The Glass Castle is a favorite of my students, and the movie will be a great addition! Common-core aligned to ELA RL.7 for grades 8-12. This unit is INCLUDED with my Glass Castle resources product for the book found here: The Glass Castle Resources Included in this product: Character compare/contrasts with writing prompts Setting compare/contrast with writing prompt Favorite scenes from the book and movie with writing prompt Scene compare/contrast with writing prompt Discussion questions for group discussion or writing assignments You might also like: The Black Cat by Poe Speed Round Short Story Discussion Questions Enders Game Novel Teaching Packet The Other Wes Moore Teaching Unit Zeitoun Teaching Unit

By LauraTorresELA

Figurative Language Lesson and Flipbook, Classroom Posters, Activities

Figurative Language Lesson and Flipbook, Classroom Posters, Activities

This complete lesson includes the 8 main types of figurative language, alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification, simile, metaphor, hyperbole, imagery, and symbolism. Download includes a teacher presentation, lesson plan with essential question, activating and culminating activities, engaging lesson with flip book for students to complete their own examples with illustrations, classroom posters, and clear directions. The flip book is a great resource that students can keep handy in their writing folders to reference the types of figurative language. Pages of download: Teacher presentation in PDF and powerpoint form: 1- Lesson essential question 2-3 - Activating Activity 4-5 - Literal vs. Figurative language 6- Why should I use figurative language? 7 - Types of figurative language 8-10 - Alliteration definition and examples 11-13 - Onomatopoeia definition and examples 14-16 - Personification definition and examples 17-19 - Simile definition and examples 20-22 - Metaphor definition and examples 23-25 - Hyperbole definition and examples 26-28 - Imagery definition and examples 29-31 - Symbolism definition and examples 32 - Exit ticket 2nd PDF - lesson plan and student printables 1- Cover 2- For the teacher 3-4 - Copyright and about the author 5-6 - lesson plan 6 - Think, pair, write - activating strategy - student printable 7 - flip book assembly 8 - completed flip book example 9-16 - flip book student pages 17 - student exit ticket 18-27 - classroom posters 28 - credits

By ashleybrennan

Poetry Unit Workbook

Poetry Unit Workbook

This workbook acts as an engaging and accessible entry for KS3 pupils into a study of poetry. It includes the following sections: 1. Introduction to Poetry- exploring what poetry is, what others have said about poetry and a study of "An Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins. 2. Researching the definition and examples of poetic devices. 3. Understanding and using personification. 4. Introduction to War Poetry- understanding the context of WWI, understanding and analysing imagery in 'Dulce et Decorum est" and "Who's for the Game?". 5. Poetic Form: the Haiku: examples of Haiku, Haiku guessing game and crafting Haiku. 6. Poems and Songs- understanding the similarities and differences between poems and songs, analysing songs as poems.

By mcrossan92

Introduction to Macbeth (Exploration of Context, Analysis of Themes and Paragraph Guidance)

Introduction to Macbeth (Exploration of Context, Analysis of Themes and Paragraph Guidance)

These resources have been developed to assist teachers in introducing a study of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" to both KS3 and GCSE pupils. They allow pupils to engage with the world of Shakespeare and his play in an accessible manner, and stress the relevance of both Macbeth and his wider works in contemporary times. Included in this bundle: 1. Introduction to Shakespeare (PPT)- explores the life and works of Shakespeare, evaluates the impact of Shakespeare on the modern world and tackles and pre-conceptions pupils have of Shakespeare. 2. Macbeth Plot Summary (PPT)- an accessible and concise summary of the play with visual aids. 3.Macbeth Context (PPT)- explains the social and historical factors that influenced the writing of Macbeth, including King James I and The Gunpowder Plot. 4. Gender Context (Doc)- explains the gender roles of men and women in Early Modern England and the conventional views on masculinity and femininity. 5. Macbeth and the Witches (PPT)- explores the Early Modern view of witches and compares it with pupils' contemporary view of witches. 6. Macbeth Themes (PPT)- a detailed exploration of the key themes in Macbeth: Ambition, Fate, Deception and Guilt. 7. Macbeth Motifs (PPT)- a detailed exploration of the motifs in Macbeth: Blood, Darkness/Light, Hallucination/Madness, Prophecy, Children/Family. 8. Macbeth PEED Paragraphs (PPT)- a guide to help pupils structure an analytical response to Macbeth, with an accompanying sample paragraph. 9. Macbeth: The Witches (Doc)- a literary and linguistic analysis of the witches in Act 1 Scene 1. 10. Macbeth Question Worksheet (Doc)- guided questions to assist pupils in their analysis of Act 1 Scene 1. 11. Macbeth: Key Quotes and Themes (PDF)- a series of key quotes and themes that will allow pupils to ascertain elements of the plot and meaning in Macbeth.

By mcrossan92

The Summer of Lost Rachel by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

The Summer of Lost Rachel by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

This detailed 30 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Heaney's "The Summer of Lost Rachel" to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of the poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Seamus Heaney (AO3) -Context on The Harvest Bow (AO3) -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Theme of Grief and Loss

By mcrossan92

Display resource: Metacognitive Questioning Board

Display resource: Metacognitive Questioning Board

These files contain a plethora of metacognitive questions. They are excellent tools which are used to punctuate your lessons with ease. You can either choose questions from the board and include them in your PPT or use these as a part of peer/self assessment at any point of your lesson. I have created two groups of questions which have been categorised in the following ways: 1) The first set of questions have been differentiated into 'Challenge, Stretch and Super Stretch' files. 2) The second set of questions have been organised into questions that help students at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of both reading and writing tasks. Of course, you are advised to use your own colour-coding system for your ease of use.

By TheTeachingBee

Display Resource: Independent Learning Wall

Display Resource: Independent Learning Wall

A class set of each of these files are to be printed and laminated before being placed in document wallets (stapled to your display). These will act as resources which students can access as and when they or you require it. I personally have differentiated these by printing them on light orange, light grey and light yellow card (you could, of course, use a different colour-coding system).

By TheTeachingBee

A Christmas Carol Study Guide/Work Booklet

A Christmas Carol Study Guide/Work Booklet

100 page study aid range of activities context chapter (stave) analysis key quotes Character analysis exam preparation essay planning GCSE style questions tasks Can be used as a revision booklet, set as homework or used alongside class reading.

By Elocin123

An Inspector Calls Comprehension Activities Booklet!

An Inspector Calls Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of J.B. Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in exam revision, comprehension tasks, or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of students towards meeting the KS4 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework - this makes the tasks suitable for all examining bodies. Students have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that students gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'Context: Pre-War Britain' - to aid students with 'Drawing on knowledge of the purpose, audience and context of the writing, including its social, historical and cultural context and the literary tradition to which it belongs, to inform evaluation;' - 'Priestley's Description' - to aid students with 'Analysing a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features, and evaluating their effectiveness and impact;' - 'The Inspector' - to aid students with 'Seeking evidence in the text to support a point of view, including justifying inferences with evidence;' - 'Editing the Play' - to aid students with 'Making an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is around 30 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).

By TandLGuru

LANGUAGE PAPER 1 - Q1-4 (3 lessons and worksheets)

LANGUAGE PAPER 1 - Q1-4 (3 lessons and worksheets)

This is a bundle of lessons (worksheets included) created to teach and develop the skills required for the new GCSE curriculum - specifically Language paper 1. There are worksheets to be printed for the students within the slides. It has been designed to meet the needs of KS3 pupils but can be used for KS4 too. The lessons are scaffolded to teach the students how to approach questions one to four. There are stretch and challenge questions throughout. Some resources have been inspired by other TES users but primarily I have created these lessons to suit the needs of my more able Y8 students.

By zara_nahla