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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
Sea animals in English worksheets

Sea animals in English worksheets

30 pages + 36 Bingo cards about 12 sea animals: fish, shark, octopus, jellyfish, whale, dolphin, lobster, crab, swordfish, seahorse, starfish, eel. 6 pages have 2 animals each; each animal has a picture and its name in dotted letters for the students to trace. 4 pages have 4 animals each; animal names are in dotted boxes to be cut out and pasted below the correct picture. 2 pages have 6 animals each; animal names are to be cut out and pasted below the correct picture. 1 page has 7 boxes with pictures of animals; directions tell the student how many to circle. 1 page has the numbers 1 to 9 and sets of pictures that need to be cut out and pasted next to the correct number. 1 page has the numbers 3 to 8 and sets of pictures; students draw a line to connect the picture sets to the correct number. 1 page has pictures of 6 different animals all mixed together; students are to count each type of animal and write down the number. 1 page has 8 boxes with pictures of animals; students count the animals and write the correct number. 1 page has a word search for all 12 animals; the word list is in lower case and the puzzle is in upper case. 12 pages mini-posters. 36 Bingo cards, each with 9 pictures.
jer520
The Christmas Present

The Christmas Present

This is a poem I wrote as an exemplar for my pupils. it can be used in English as a talking point for work on a pet or a Christmas present. It can also be used to link to numeracy (rhyme pattern = tessellations, metre = number patterns)
tiredandworried
The Firebird Planning (2 Weeks)

The Firebird Planning (2 Weeks)

The Firebird The Firebird is a miraculous bird whose plumage shines with fiery colors. It travels secretly by night and few beholders had the chance to witness this bird’s mysterious whereabouts. It is mentioned in fairy tales and legends of all the Slavic people, being the most prominent among the Eastern Slavs. The Firebird is usually the reason for sending heroes to difficult journeys, but is sometimes heroic itself, throwing pearls from its beak to the poor peasants. Of all the stories about this creature, the following two are most widely known. Speakers of Slavic languages will most likely be familiar with a number of other interpretations from their native surroundings. This planning is based on the beautiful book called 'The Firebird' by Saviour Pirotta with links to the Royal Ballet. This pack contains9 lessons worth of planning, resources and SMART board notebooks (with differentiation). It was a very successful module in year 4 but could easily be differentiated down to year 3 or up to year 5. It covers text types such as letter writing, poetry, character description, comparison writing and dance (optional).
williamsmichaela
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 5 of 5)

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 5 of 5)

This 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' planning is designed for years 3/4 depending on the ability range in the class. By the end of this week... Pupils will be able to: Use inference. Pupils will know how to: Create a brochure. Improve a brochure. Design a shape poem. Complete a shape poem. Planning includes resources and SMART book notebook. This planning is well differentiated and was a really successful unit, lovely in the build up to Christmas!
williamsmichaela
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 4 of 5)

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 4 of 5)

This 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' planning is designed for years 3/4 depending on the ability range in the class. By the end of this week... Pupils will know: How an author uses language. How to plan a story. How to write an introduction. How to build a story. How to improve a story. Planning includes resources and SMART book notebook. This planning is well differentiated and was a really successful unit, lovely in the build up to Christmas!
williamsmichaela
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 3 of 5)

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 3 of 5)

This 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' planning is designed for years 3/4 depending on the ability range in the class. By the end of this week... The pupils will be able to: Understand characters feelings and describe them Empathise with a character Write a diary account Perform and show expression Know what an allegory is. Planning includes resources and SMART book notebook. This planning is well differentiated and was a really successful unit, lovely in the build up to Christmas!
williamsmichaela
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 2 of 5)

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 2 of 5)

This 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' planning is designed for years 3/4 depending on the ability range in the class. By the end of this week... The pupils will be able to: Create a map Create a text map Write instructions Act out instructions. Planning includes resources and SMART book notebook. This planning is well differentiated and was a really successful unit, lovely in the build up to Christmas!
williamsmichaela
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 1 of 5)

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 1 of 5)

This 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' planning is designed for years 3/4 depending on the ability range in the class. By the end of this week... Pupils will know: What fantasy fiction is. What a determiner is. Pupils will understand: Different characters in a story. What makes a fantasy character. Pupils will create: A fantasy character. Planning includes resources and SMART book notebook. This planning is well differentiated and was a really successful unit, lovely in the build up to Christmas!
williamsmichaela