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The Sign of Four - Links to Historical Context!

The Sign of Four - Links to Historical Context!

In this engaging and informative lesson enables students to make clear and insightful links between Arthur Conan Doyle’s 'The Sign of Four' and its historical context of 19th Century London. In particular, students learn about the Jack the Ripper murders and subsequent attitudes towards the police, before considering how these ideas are reflected through Athelney Jones in the novel. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Researching the context of 19th Century London, such as the Jack the Ripper murders and attitudes towards the police; - Reading and understanding chapters 5 and 6, in which Athelney Jones makes his appearance; - Identifying and analysing the language techniques used by Doyle in describing Athelney Jones; - Analysing Doyle's intentions in presenting Athelney Jones in such a manner; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole Lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Paper Copies of Chapters 5 and 6; - Athelney Jones links to context worksheet; - Researching Context worksheet - Essay Template; - Detailed 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. Please note that you'll need access to internet/laptops for the researching activity. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Tes online safety special

Tes online safety special

This downloadable PDF contains a wealth of safeguarding information from Tes magazine's online safety special, including: - An exclusive look into the work carried out by the Metropolitan Police's "paedophile unit", tasked with combating online sex crimes against children - An interview with Lorin LaFave, whose 14-year-old son was groomed online and murdered - A teacher's guide to the dark web - What to do when pornography is brought into schools - How pupils can help you fight online threats - The student who transformed tech into a way to beat cyberbullying - An approach to a classroom discussion on the ethics of pornography
TES_Editorial
Tes online safety special

Tes online safety special

This downloadable PDF contains a wealth of safeguarding information from Tes magazine's online safety special, including: - An exclusive look into the work carried out by the Metropolitan Police's "paedophile unit", tasked with combating online sex crimes against children - An interview with Lorin LaFave, whose 14-year-old son was groomed online and murdered - A teacher's guide to the dark web - What to do when pornography is brought into schools - How pupils can help you fight online threats - The student who transformed tech into a way to beat cyberbullying - An approach to a classroom discussion on the ethics of pornography
TesNewsTeam
Report writer- free evaluation version

Report writer- free evaluation version

This is the Free restricted evaluation version of the report writing assistant that is available at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/report-writer-11740848 The writing assistant allows you to automatically create report comments selected by a click from a series of user modifiable comments. Comments are organised into sections (opening, behavioural, progress, strengths, weaknesses, closing and 3 user defined categories with 18 comments in each section). Comments automatically update to insert the name and to match gender specific pronouns (he/she, his/her etc). Once written the comments can be copied and pasted into your own report packages and a file containing all the reports for your class set can be created. Suitable for all teachers at all key stages through suitable modification of the comments in the comment banks. This is an Excel file which uses macros to run, read the help sheet in the file to enable macros.
john_leather
The Sign of Four Pointless Game!

The Sign of Four Pointless Game!

Based on the popular game show 'Pointless', this resource is perfect for use as a whole lesson resource, enrichment option, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. (I've also added a blank template so that you can make your own games from scratch). Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips, interesting tasks, and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of characters, plot, and themes in Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Sign of Four.' Round 1. The characters in The Sign of Four Round 2. Quotations from the text Round 3. Settings and Objects Round 4. Themes in The Sign of Four The nature of this game ensures that the resource can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
TandLGuru
Framework for Character Education

Framework for Character Education

This resource is a revised and updated version of ‘A Framework for Character Education in Schools’, first published in 2013. This revised Framework contains a Neo-Aristotelian Model of Moral Development, which attempts to demonstrate the pathways to Virtue Action and Practice. The new version of the Framework consolidates the Jubilee Centre’s work over the past 5 years and draws together the theory and practice of how character is caught, taught, and sought in schools. It has been shared with schools across the UK, many of whom have already adopted the Centre’s principles of character education, worked with the Centre, and actively develop their students’ character.
JubileeCentre1
Heroes PowerPoint Presentation for Student Inspiration & Motivation

Heroes PowerPoint Presentation for Student Inspiration & Motivation

A PowerPoint presentation created to inspire students to stay in school and achieve great things. Heroes include Dr. Jonas Salk, Michael Jordan, Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and others. I included male and female role models and journal prompts for student writing. This lesson is student-centered meaning: --it allows you to become a facilitator --happier teachers --happier students --happier administrators
learningisawesomewithmrsalinas
Black History Month Assembly

Black History Month Assembly

A 24 slide (15-20 minute) assembly on Black History Month, focusing on faces such as Akala, Bessie Coleman, Bayard Rustin and Phillis Wheatley as well as more generally how Black History Month is celebrated. With open discussion points and engaging facts, this is an easily adaptable assembly for KS3-KS5. Also suitable for form-time!
MissCResources
English Student Voice: questionnaire and spreadsheet to analyse

English Student Voice: questionnaire and spreadsheet to analyse

Are you thinking about re-designing your scheme of work/curriculum to be better suited to the students, but want your new designs to be evidence-based? Have you had significant differences between the attainment of boys and girls? If so, these resources are for you...! The questionnaire has been designed to cover different areas that might influence student's learning, such as motivation, engagement, challenge and support. Students will take around 5 minutes to answer 16 questions (a number to show how closely they agree with the statement (e.g., I work hard in lessons)), with additional space for things that should be kept/changed. Where this resource is different to others you may have seen is the analytical spreadsheet. When entering the numbers into the spreadsheet you will be able instantly see differences in attitudes between boys and girls within your subject area as they automatically populate a series of pie charts and calculate the differences between the genders. This could potentially save hours of sifting through all of the data and working out what it means! Furthermore, this prints out neatly into a report, so no cutting and pasting/typing up information. You could use this at the beginning and end of a year/end of a scheme of work, for a whole year group (up to 200 boys and 200 girls: though this can be edited) or just a class - the choice is yours. We are using the spreadsheet ourselves to assess the different attitudes that boys and girls may have towards e.g., revision, completing homework, engagement in lessons to allow us to target resources and strategies towards areas of weakness. As always, if you have any issues, or would like to amend the resource to better suit your school setting, do let me know: jonathanboyce@yahoo.com
jonathanboyce
Whole school student voice: questionnaire and spreadsheet to analyse

Whole school student voice: questionnaire and spreadsheet to analyse

Are you thinking about re-designing your scheme of work/curriculum to be better suited to the students, but want your new designs to be evidence-based? Have you had significant differences between the attainment of boys and girls? If so, these resources are for you...! The questionnaire has been designed to cover different areas that might influence student's learning, such as motivation, engagement, challenge and support. Students will take around 5 minutes to answer 16 questions (a number to show how closely they agree with the statement (e.g., I work hard in lessons)), with additional space for things that should be kept/changed. Where this resource is different to others you may have seen is the analytical spreadsheet. When entering the numbers into the spreadsheet you will be able instantly see differences in attitudes between boys and girls within your subject area as they automatically populate a series of pie charts and calculate the differences between the genders. This could potentially save hours of sifting through all of the data and working out what it means! Furthermore, this prints out neatly into a report, so no cutting and pasting/typing up information. You could use this at the beginning and end of a year/end of a scheme of work, for a whole year group (up to 200 boys and 200 girls: though this can be edited) or just a class - the choice is yours. We are using the spreadsheet ourselves to assess the different attitudes that boys and girls may have towards e.g., revision, completing homework, engagement in lessons to allow us to target resources and strategies towards areas of weakness. As always, if you have any issues, or would like to amend the resource to better suit your school setting, do let me know: jonathanboyce@yahoo.com
jonathanboyce
Humanities student voice: questionnaire and spreadsheet to analyse

Humanities student voice: questionnaire and spreadsheet to analyse

Are you thinking about re-designing your scheme of work/curriculum to be better suited to the students, but want your new designs to be evidence-based? Have you had significant differences between the attainment of boys and girls? If so, these resources are for you...! The questionnaire has been designed to cover different areas that might influence student's learning, such as motivation, engagement, challenge and support. Students will take around 5 minutes to answer 16 questions (a number to show how closely they agree with the statement (e.g., I work hard in lessons)), with additional space for things that should be kept/changed. Where this resource is different to others you may have seen is the analytical spreadsheet. When entering the numbers into the spreadsheet you will be able instantly see differences in attitudes between boys and girls within your subject area as they automatically populate a series of pie charts and calculate the differences between the genders. This could potentially save hours of sifting through all of the data and working out what it means! Furthermore, this prints out neatly into a report, so no cutting and pasting/typing up information. You could use this at the beginning and end of a year/end of a scheme of work, for a whole year group (up to 200 boys and 200 girls: though this can be edited) or just a class - the choice is yours. We are using the spreadsheet ourselves to assess the different attitudes that boys and girls may have towards e.g., revision, completing homework, engagement in lessons to allow us to target resources and strategies towards areas of weakness. As always, if you have any issues, or would like to amend the resource to better suit your school setting, do let me know: jonathanboyce@yahoo.com
jonathanboyce
The Sign of Four - Holmes and Watson

The Sign of Four - Holmes and Watson

In this engaging and informative lesson, students make clear and insightful interpretations of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson – the chief protagonists in Arthur Conan Doyle’s 'The Sign of Four.' In particular, students learn about their key characteristics, mannerisms, appearance, and interactions of others – and relate these to ideas of societal expectations of the time. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Inferring and deducing what the novel may be about, from clues in the title; - Reading and understanding chapters 1 and 2, and demonstrating understanding through answers to comprehension questions; - Establishing the key character traits of Holmes and Watson, including their appearance, mannerisms and personality, using precise and relevant textual evidence; - Analysing how each character is presented in the opening two chapters; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole Lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Paper Copies of Chapters 1 and 2; - Holmes Character Profile (and PDF); - Watson Character Profile (and PDF); - Essay Template; - Detailed 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.
TandLGuru