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Cirque Du Soleil, Crystal Palace , Millennium Dome - Paper 2 question 3 and 4 AQA English Lan 8700

Cirque Du Soleil, Crystal Palace , Millennium Dome - Paper 2 question 3 and 4 AQA English Lan 8700

This is a full, interactive, quick paced lesson which covers a lot of ground as this lesson has enough material to cover a 3 hour class, however it can easily be broken into 3 separate lessons if needs be as there is a lot of information in this session. The lesson warms up the students by using vocabulary building activities and by looking at Cirque Du Soleil to practice the skills needed for paper 2 question 3. The lesson then moves on to an older piece of writing covering the Great Exhibition in 1851, developing the skills needed for P2:Q3 but also preparing the students for a piece of 19th century writing. The last phase of the lesson then compares the Great Exhibition to a piece of writing covering the Millennium Dome Exhibition in 2000. The lesson is broken up with 3 videos, worksheets and has lots of room for interactive paired and group activities and also includes practice exam answer tasks which involve deeper thinking skills. Students support and learn from one another with peer assessment and a short self assessment plenary which encourages independent learning whilst slides and worksheets include starter sentences to support the weaker students. Hope it helps
namerased
Lilly Allen - writers bias and gender stereotypes discussion

Lilly Allen - writers bias and gender stereotypes discussion

This resource looks at writers use of language to reflect opinion and bias in journalism. It can be used in relation to the AQA GCSE English Language exam (8700) for questions 3 and 4 from paper 2 but can also be used in the delivery of L1 and L2 Functional Skills. This resource includes an article with some read and obtain questions which range from simple retrieval of information to questions which require deeper thought and inference, which helps those teachers with mixed ability classes. It also includes a discussion element which looks at gender stereotypes and roles of women and motherhood, which the article touches upon. I have personally found that by including these deeper social and stereotypical elements into my classes helps students to navigate their own thoughts and feelings on certain topics, but also allows them to have their ideas challenged and to work towards accepting diversity. Female stereotypes and sexism is very topical at the moment in the light of the Weinstein scandal and so this is a resource which could be expanded upon. Hope it helps
namerased
Summarising non fiction text and articles - Powerpoint and Worksheets

Summarising non fiction text and articles - Powerpoint and Worksheets

This 15 slide powerpoint training presentation shows learners show to summarise text. This is an essential skill that takes practice to master. The resource also contains worksheets that complement the presentation. Files are available in pdf and ppt editable format. Presentation Content: What does summarising mean? Strategies to use when summarising – Nutshell method What Not to Summarise Task 1 – Write a summary about yourself Task 2 – Summarise a passage – example answer provided Task 3 – Group Activity – summarise an article
biowriterab
Black History Month Reading Comprehensions

Black History Month Reading Comprehensions

A bundle of reading comprehensions related to famous people that links to any work around Black History Month, focussing on significant figures and their lives whilst also developing comprehension abilities.
krisgreg30
Gothic Literature- Language analysis- Dracula, Frankenstein and Jekyll & Hyde

Gothic Literature- Language analysis- Dracula, Frankenstein and Jekyll & Hyde

4 lessons for approximately 10 hours of teaching this topic. The lessons explore the use of setting, context, language and structure in three of the most famous Gothic Literature works of English History. Can be paid individually or save by buying as a bundle. -Frankenstein: The use of sympathy for the monster with creative writing. - Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde: 2 lessons on the use of diary entries and first person. -Dracula: The use of description and setting -The Castle of Otranto: The use of structure and tension. Enjoy and please take the time to review!
kirstygemmell2809
Frankenstein- Shelley's use of sympathy for the monster.

Frankenstein- Shelley's use of sympathy for the monster.

A lesson that explores how Shelley uses sympathy for the monster in Frankenstein by exploring in close detail the use of language in a particular extract (attached). The lesson aims to help students to create their own monsters in a narrative but create the same sense of sympathy. Complete with YouTube links, links to modern life, peer assessment and supported sentence starters for lower ability students.
kirstygemmell2809
Persuasive Writing Lesson- Mo Farah as an inspiration.

Persuasive Writing Lesson- Mo Farah as an inspiration.

A lesson that helps students in the steps towards writing a speech that votes Mo Farah as an inspirational person. Includes: Articles about Mo Farah YouTube clip to Mo's greatest achievements Re-calling persuasive techniques activity Outline of techniques to include in a speech Peer assessment
kirstygemmell2809
The History of Thanksgiving - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

The History of Thanksgiving - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text is recounts the history of Thanksgiving and how it was established in the U.S. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, gap filling and True or False exercises. The text can be used for vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally the worksheet can be completed on or near Thanksgiving Day!
MariaPht