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Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth and Darcy's Relationship Graph Task!

Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth and Darcy's Relationship Graph Task!

This interesting task provides students with an opportunity to track Elizabeth and Darcy's relationship throughout 'Pride and Prejudice.' Students first rate Elizabeth and Darcy's feelings for one another at different points in the text on a 1-10 scale, plotting their rating on the graph. They then justify the rating with an explanation and textual evidence, in the table beneath. It's great for helping them to see how the relationship develops over the course of the text, and also offers a novel cross-curricular link with maths. Shameless plug - if you like this resource, please take a look at my paid 'Pride and Prejudice' resources, available as single lessons or in the lesson bundle. Thanks!

By TandLGuru

The Hobbit - KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

The Hobbit - KS2 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.R.R Tolkien's 'The Hobbit.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the upper KS2 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as 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 children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'An Interview with Gandalf!' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;' - 'Tolkien's Description' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Explain meanings of words that they know and ask the meaning of new words. Link the meaning of new words to words that they already know;' - 'Hobbits!' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;' - 'Figurative Language in 'The Hobbit' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, to create an impact on the reader.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is 21 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

Pride and Prejudice Lesson Bundle!

Pride and Prejudice Lesson Bundle!

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Austen's use of language. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Whole-lesson PowerPoints, activity resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

By TandLGuru

We All Fall Down by Eric Walters (Reed Novel Studies)

We All Fall Down by Eric Walters (Reed Novel Studies)

We All Fall Down is a complete 74 page novel study guide based on the popular novel by Eric Walters. The guide is presented chapter-by-chapter and includes the following distinct sections: Before You Read, Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions (including many higher-level thinking questions); Activities. The novel study includes everything needed to teach the novel including the following concepts / activities: setting, literary devices, research assignments, cloze activities, creative writing assignments, character studies, parts of speech, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, crossword and word search puzzles, studies in conflict, constructing a storyboard and sequence chart. It also contains a complete Answer Key. Many Links with the Common Core Standards (U.S.) You may wish to check out Island of the Blue Dolphins – a free offering on TES done by the author in the same format as this novel study. The writer of this novel study has had more than 60 curriculum units published. These are available in such outlets as Chapters and Staples and most stores for teachers.

By reednovelstudies

Pride and Prejudice - The Bennet Sisters!

Pride and Prejudice - The Bennet Sisters!

In this engaging and informative lesson, students develop a deeper understanding of the Bennet sisters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. In particular, students compare and contrast the sisters’ physical and emotional characteristics, and comprehend how each sister is implicated within the plot. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Playing a fun quiz to determine 'Which Sister?' is involved in different plot events; - Reading and understanding how the sisters are introduced in the novel, using relevant textual evidence; - Retrieving information from the text to create character profiles for each sister, including their age, physical and emotional descriptions; - Comparing and contrasting each of the Bennet sisters analytically; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Extracts from Chapters 1, 2, and 3; - 'Character Profile task resources - in Word and PDF form; - Supportive and clear essay template; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. These resources were originally taught to GCSE students, but with subtle adaptations they have also been used with both younger and older (up to A Level) students. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

The Harvest Bow by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

The Harvest Bow by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

This detailed 20 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Heaney's "The Harvest Bow" 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 each 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 Family and Tradition

By mcrossan92

Anthology of Gothic Writing - KS3/4/5 English Literature

Anthology of Gothic Writing - KS3/4/5 English Literature

I have put together a user-friendly anthology of Gothic extracts with supporting information. I will be using with a high-ability KS3 class, but it could be easily adapted for all secondary ages. Mary Shelley, E. A. Poe, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, H. G. Wells and Susan Hill feature.

By peateach92

Functional Skills Bias, tone and inference full lesson.

Functional Skills Bias, tone and inference full lesson.

Full differentiated lesson. Interactive crime scene activity with resources, tone music activity and finding bias in the media. Separate worksheets for entry level, level 1 and level 2 learners. Texts provided from two different sources for Level 2 learners to compare: Daily Mail and The Guardian.

By rkristina

Escape from Alcatraz Comprehension

Escape from Alcatraz Comprehension

A newspaper article and questions based on the event of the Escape from Alcatraz. Designed for GCSE students, studying 9-1 GCSE, the non-fiction element. Answers are included also.

By Sazo123

Pride and Prejudice - Understanding the Plot!

Pride and Prejudice - Understanding the Plot!

In this engaging and informative lesson, students are enabled to demonstrate a secure understanding of the narrative structure within Jane Austen’s 'Pride and Prejudice.' In particular, students gain a deeper understanding of the web of relationships and quarrels involving the Bennets, Bingleys, and Darcys (amongst others) through sequencing, interpreting, and summarising key plot events. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Playing a fun group quiz to secure their understanding of key plot elements; - Sequencing the events of the text and explaining what happens in each chapter; - Summarising the events of the text through a storyboard; - Recreating the ending of the text, relying upon their in-depth understanding of plot and characters; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Plot event cards for the card sorting activity; - Storyboard template - Writing to describe aid; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. These resources were originally taught to GCSE students, but with subtle adaptations they have also been used with both younger and older (up to A Level) students. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru