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GCSE and A-Level Spanish teacher trying to share as much as I can. Trying to combine form and function.

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GCSE and A-Level Spanish teacher trying to share as much as I can. Trying to combine form and function.
Volver: Essentials
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Volver: Essentials

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A bundle of resources covering some of the important aspects of Volver in relation to the essay students will have to write. I have some free resources uploaded as well pertaining to the director himself, they would work well with this. Printable quote cards with quotes covering all themes. Grammar tasks including specific grammar items taken from the WJEC spec. A flick quote PowerPoint with quotes linked to themes (ideal starter or filler) Retrieval starters which are ideal for homework. A themes based reading with subsequent locate and retrieve task and essay writing practice. A three page resource on the use of music during key sequences and its desired effect as well as camera shot selection. A free character analysis resource to track development over time and character effect in moving the plot forward. Includes a contrasting adjective worksheet for every character to be used in conjunction with the infinitive structures worksheet to begin writing evidence points relating to character traits. Infinitive structures worksheet to be used in conjunction with the character analysis sheet, students can use the verbs to begin building points that evidence their selection of a certain adjective. e.g Sabemos que Raimunda es fuerte porque + infinitive structure Event ordering activity to better understand the plot and sub-plot lines. Basics booklet with all resources apart from the grammar worksheets in one lovely booklet with a very cool custom cover by my lovely year 12 student APD! Quote index booklet for easy addition of quotes into essays with character tiles for recognition of character and all categorised by theme. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
Pan's Labyrinth: Zero Prep Student booklet
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Pan's Labyrinth: Zero Prep Student booklet

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It’s not cheap I know but have a look at the preview copy and you’ll understand. Please leave a review if you purchase! Resource includes: Character analysis Themes Social and historical context Director and cinematic techniques Quote index Essay aides Character analysis A 23 page section which focuses on Ofelia, Vidal, Mercedes, Carmen, Ferreiro and the Faun. Each character has an analysis sheet, an adjective continuum with character specific adjectives and their antonyms and a follow up writing task. There is an infinitive verb classification ask to build knowledge of the film and character specific vocabulary and evidence and a whole page dedicated to answering character relationship style questions. Plenty of room for writing practice and feedback. Social and historical context This section is centered around a reading task featuring texts on 1944, las mujeres, la resistencia, la dictadura, el olvido y el fascismo. There is a pre-reading vocabulary builder and a post-reading comprehension question task as well as links to further independent study. Following this a page on how to evaluate cultural and societal contexts includes evaluative language to be used in essays and a follow up task in which students try to place the message/opinion of the director and evaluate it with evidence from the film. They will do this in relation to el franquismo, la posguerra, la desigualdad, la rebelión, las mujeres y la obediencia.* Director and cinematic techniques This 13-page section starts with a working glossary of both cinematic and director techniques, students translate the words as they appear in the following pages. We then take a tour of the sound used in the film, when it was used and for what purpose (all whilst building writing practice) and then an extended reading on director techniques with a follow up reading true/false/correct in Spanish style exam question. Following that is a match-up of symbols and a nice activity on the fairytale elements in the film called Making a Fairytale. Each element described with a small reading and gap-fill exercise. Lastly, a section called Breaking a Fairytale will get students thinking about how the film diverges from the path set out by traditional fairytales. If that wasn’t enough we then go on to explain the What/How/Why acronym and students will get the opportunity to practise their analysis skills using evidence from the film. A final section focuses on the use of allegory in the three Faun’s tests, an open ended task based on the allegory in the story Ofelia tells her younger brother in the womb and a final introductory task to essay writing.* and more but I’ve hit the character limit on here.
La Casa de Bernarda Alba: Essentials
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La Casa de Bernarda Alba: Essentials

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Five types of resource I frequently use when teaching LCDBA including a new resource on symbolism. The grammar challenge is ideal for a starter and is linked to the A-Level specification, it includes simple/compound tenses, infinitive structures which take prepositions, present and past subjunctive. The quote cards come with a theme index to help with evidencing points made in essays. The flick PowerPoint seems to be a favourite and is a go-to for revision, starters, minutes that need to be filled. The symbolism reading and writing worksheet has proven popular. A free character analysis resource to track development over time and character effect in moving the plot forward. Includes a contrasting adjective worksheet for every character to be used in conjunction with the infinitive structures worksheet to begin writing evidence points relating to character traits. Infinitive structures and verbs worksheet which includes 40 verbs to sort by character which can be used to evidence points made in writing. A 15 page student book with reading activities to complete week by week to check comprehension of the plot as well as add to discussions about cultural differences and opinions. Also includes a peer testing section where students write ten questions at the end of each act for somebody else to answer. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
Volver: Director's Technique (Soundtrack/Camera)
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Volver: Director's Technique (Soundtrack/Camera)

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An eight page resource focused on themes in Volver, the carefully constructed soundtrak by Alberto Iglesias and shot selection for key parts of the film. Page 1: Identifying the main themes in the film Page 2: Authentic reading resource Page 3: Questions Page 4: Analysing the soundtrack and music of the film Page 5: Analysing camera shots for key sequences. Page 6: Essay writing skills and what/how/why Page 7: Student directed task hunting for additional shots/sound effects. Page 8: Example essay question and answers + practice question Thanks Josh S for proofreading! 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
Volver grammar starters x8
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Volver grammar starters x8

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Choose a verb and change it according to 25 prompts. Edit: The grammar item is named in brackets. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
Volver (Know your quote premium version)
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Volver (Know your quote premium version)

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Quotes from the film Volver on a flick PowerPoint. Students can win points if they can answer who said the quote, to whom, in what context and what theme or essay link it relates to. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
The Spanish Republic and timeline of The Spanish Civil War (Spanish Civil War 2)
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The Spanish Republic and timeline of The Spanish Civil War (Spanish Civil War 2)

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This is a follow up lesson to this where I explain the wants of several factions before the Civil War https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/precursor-to-the-spanish-civil-war-whole-lesson-12011242 In this lesson we start by looking back at each faction and classifying verb phrases according to who is most likely do them. Next we look at the timeline from 1931-1933 with an emphasis on the controversial changes made during The Spanish Republic. Students then see a list of these changes and need to manipulate them so that it seems as if they were reversed or written by the right. For example: ‘Vamos a permitir que las mujeres puedan llevar pantalones como los hombres’ might go to ‘no queremos que las mujeres lleven etc’ We move onto the years between 1934-1936 and CEDA/El Frente Popular which takes us to the outbreak of the war. This is not an exhaustive timeline, I have omitted a lot of factors which were equally decisive in the outbreak of the war but for time issues I have included the main points. There is a translation task involving the subjunctive (present an imperfect) and a homework task reporting on the Casas Viejas massacre which students will need to look up online. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
Precursor to The Spanish Civil War (Spanish Civil War 1)
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Precursor to The Spanish Civil War (Spanish Civil War 1)

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**This will potentially last several lessons depending on your students prior knowledge and ability to infer or research. Follow up lesson here on pre-war timeline and reforms: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-spanish-republic-and-timeline-of-the-spanish-civil-war-1931-1936-12013895 An introduction to all the main parties and factions involved in the Spanish Civil War and a rather big card sort activity which will give students a long time to consider how unsettled the political landscape was in Spain prior to the outbreak and how fragile it was during with some knowledge on the May Crisis needed. Included are facts, quotes, policies from the socialists, communists, anarchists, nationalists and the international brigades. The last task will assess how well students have understood the various factions and parties as they decide what party/faction a person will vote for or side with based on various character descriptions and personality traits. I rarely charge for resources but this has taken 9 hours to make, the result of years of reading and £100s worth of books bought as well as hours spent digesting them (so any factual errors let me know and I’ll apologise, amend, update and resend). Some teaching notes for clarity: George Orwell was not a communist but I have included his fighting with the POUM in the communist section as the POUM (Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista) was formed by dissidents of the PCE and Orwell is a relatable name in what is quite a difficult unit to teach. Churchill is basically trying to say that the Communist Party took advantage of a failing Republican Parliament. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
GCSE French grammar booklet
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GCSE French grammar booklet

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A booklet ideal for GCSE French revision, transition or in class teaching. A page per grammar point with two practice exercises per grammar item. This is an editable PDF meaning when opened with Adobe Reader students will be able to write their answers in the boxes provided and save and send to you. If you have any issues let us know. A massive thank you to @saraherowland for teaching herself InDesign just to get the French down for this edition!
Tutor Toolkit (form time activities for year 7-11)
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Tutor Toolkit (form time activities for year 7-11)

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1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee 365 days of knowledge for year 7 - 11, completely editable and free. This resource is for use starting September 2019. It includes: 52 word of the weeks in four languages Daily readings thanks to @Gingerella Weekly IQ and logic puzzles On This Day history for every day of the year which is updated periodically by myself. Daily attendance percentage Daily Behaviour for Learning points External links to Form Time Ideas literacy and numeracy and BBC News. GeoGuessr geography based guessing game. Designed with help from Freepik All credits on last slide. If you have any corrections, particularly with the historical facts then please get in touch. I used multiple sources and sometimes the dates given were contradictory. If you feel like there is a historical fact that is essential and missing then comment below and I will amend and re-upload at some point in the near future. The idea is to expose students to as much history as possible from around the world. Update 1: Year 11 Register and Read added with thanks to @realgingerella Update 2: Geo Guesser on a Tuesday instead of Scrabble which was quite boring. Update 3: Ebbinghaus curve of forgetting redesigned to make more student friendly. Update 4: Redesign of Thursday maths section. Update 5: Fonts now embedded in the file so no need to download/install them! Update 6: Eliud Kipchoge sub 2-hour marathon added!
La Casa de Bernarda Alba: Timeline
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La Casa de Bernarda Alba: Timeline

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A timeline activity in which students sort events by act and then further by order. There is one fake event and teacher answers are provided. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
La Casa de Bernarda Alba: El simbolismo
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La Casa de Bernarda Alba: El simbolismo

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This is a scaffolded five page resource with a text at its heart which is laser-focused on the main symbols in La Casa de Bernarda Alba. On subsequent pages students are introduced to the what/how/why style of writing which leads to well-structured paragraphs, the language is given in English/Spanish with exam style questions and match-ups and a space for students to note down any symbolism references for future use. This year I am trying to move away from PEEL as a writing aid acronym and I want students to write more about the literary devices that authors use and their intended effect on the audience. By the end of this resource students will be able to say whether the author has used a simile, metaphor, repetition or simply a word, how they have used it and what the author wants us to question, understand, imagine or feel. This is taken from the QUIF acronym taught to me by the English department. I have designed this to be as usable as possible and I hope it strikes the balance between form and function. Thank you Sara for being patient with proofreading everything! **1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee **
La Casa de Bernarda Alba: Character analysis and development
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La Casa de Bernarda Alba: Character analysis and development

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Two pages per character. One page on development, relationships, goals and motivations and a second one containing 17 contrasting adjectives to develop descriptions of characters. I’ve included this free in the LCDBA bundle I have for sale 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
La Casa de Bernarda Alba: Student directed reading activities
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La Casa de Bernarda Alba: Student directed reading activities

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This is a 15 page document for students to use over the period of 3 weeks. Students read one act a week and complete the reading activities as they go or after their reading session. These completed activities then guide conversation in class the following week where the teacher checks that the student has understood the plot up as well as the students thoughts on certain characters and plot developments. There is room for conversation as well about cultural references which are important to understand about Spain in the 1930’s. There is a writing task for each act, an opinion section, a tick list of events which includes a made up events which students have to spot and a table for students to note down any cultural references. The end goal here is that students are fully aware of exactly what is happening in each act and how the plot is being developed by Lorca. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
Volver: Character analysis and development
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Volver: Character analysis and development

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Two pages per character. One page on development, relationships, goals and motivations and a second one containing 17 contrasting adjectives to develop descriptions of characters. I’ve included this free in the Volver bundle I have for sale. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
Volver: Quote/Theme index
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Volver: Quote/Theme index

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A student booklet with quotes taken from the flick Powerpoint categorised by theme for easy addition into essays. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
Spanish Civil War bundle
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Spanish Civil War bundle

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Three lessons starting with a look at most of the factions involved before the war broke out, passing via the outbreak and causes for it happening and finishing at the battle for Madrid. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
Volver: 12 retrieval starters
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Volver: 12 retrieval starters

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Varied tasks for lesson starters or homework to retrieve information about key scenes, quotes and essay writing point practice. Ideal for any candidates doing the WJEC exam who are in A2 and retaking the AS Unit 2. Timer at the top is 4 minutes but you can allow as much time as you need. Answers to the quotes section is in the notes of each slide. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
Irregular preterites Spanish (Tener, ser, estar, ir and hacer). Workbook, PPT and answers
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Irregular preterites Spanish (Tener, ser, estar, ir and hacer). Workbook, PPT and answers

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Learners complete the conjugation tables on the front of their booklet with support from the Powerpoint and teacher input. Learners then complete the booklet, section by section, changing the verbs in context from the present into the preterite. As a challenge learners may translate these sentences. A homework task is set at the end which requires students to translate from English to Spanish.