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An Inspector Calls: Mr Birling
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An Inspector Calls: Mr Birling

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Big question: How does Priestley present Mr Birling? Lesson is based on a cold reading of the play. Lesson includes: Retrieval practice questions Analysis of Mr Birling’s speech in Act 1 Topic sentence practice. Students have to write topic sentences for a series of analysis paragraphs Return to the big question
Persuasive Writing: Dragons' Den
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Persuasive Writing: Dragons' Den

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A series of three lessons requiring students to use their skills in collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity. Using the idea of Dragons’ Den, students will work together to create their own theme park. As the teacher, you will only act as a facilitator. They will have to assign roles within their group, work out costings (budget sheets included), write a pitch (questions included to help) and pitch their idea to the ‘dragons’.
Writing a Review
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Writing a Review

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Lesson teaching students how to write a review. Students will look at features of a review and examples in order to help them write their own successfully.
Power and Conflict Poetry: Kamikaze
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Power and Conflict Poetry: Kamikaze

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Lesson for the Power and Conflict poem ‘Kamikaze’. Big Questions: What was Garland’s intention for writing the poem ‘Kamikaze? 2.How does Garland present her ideas about the effects conflict can have on an individual? What historical events inspired Garland’s poem? Lesson includes: -Starter activity exploring analytical verbs -Fact sheet exploring the contextual factors that influenced the poem Analysis worksheet with a series of questions to help students analyse the poem Homework task
A Christmas Carol: Mr Fezziwig
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A Christmas Carol: Mr Fezziwig

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Updated (January 2024) Lesson exploring Mr. Fezziwig. Lesson includes: 1.Do Now retrieval activity 2. Questions to help students analyse Dickens’ characterisation of Mr Fezziwig 3. Non-fiction article ('3 Reasons Fezziwig is the Best Boss at Christmas and Always’) and discussion questions 4. Comparison activity (Scrooge and Fezziwig)
English Language Paper 1: Question 3 (Structure)
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English Language Paper 1: Question 3 (Structure)

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Detailed lesson for Q3 (structure). The lesson: - looks at the differences between language and structural techniques -gives students opportunities to identify structural techniques within a text - includes a detailed flashcard with sentence stems and terminology for revision -includes mark scheme
PSHE: Bullying
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PSHE: Bullying

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A PSHE lesson looking at bullying. Lesson includes: -questions for class discussions -video clip -drama scenarios for forum theatre
A Level- Utopian/Dystopian Introduction Lesson
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A Level- Utopian/Dystopian Introduction Lesson

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An introduction lesson into dystopian literature. Students will look at the similarities, differences and features of utopian and dystopian literature. The lesson includes discussion based activities to develop students’ critical thinking and analysis of the short story, ‘The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas’.
KS3 Writing Bundle: Theme Park
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KS3 Writing Bundle: Theme Park

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A series of detailed lessons focused on students creating their own theme park. Each lesson requires students to write for a different purpose or form (writing a review, pitch, leaflet). SPaG tasks are also included.
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act 2, Scene 1
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act 2, Scene 1

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Lesson focusing on the presentation of fairies (Puck) in the play. Students will explore the fairies at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1. They will analyse the language used to present Puck, with the opportunity to write their own PEED paragraphs (sentence starters included). There is a creative task allowing students to become ‘film directors’ and create their own version of Puck (worksheet also provided for this).
A Christmas Carol: Jacob Marley
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A Christmas Carol: Jacob Marley

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The lesson focuses on the theme of redemption through the character of Jacob Marley. The lesson includes: Do now activity: non-fiction article ‘Ghost stories: why the Victorians were so spookily good at them’ and questions. Explanation of purgatory with links to Jacob Marley. Breakdown of the AQA English Literature Paper 1 Section B Extract analysis task Instructions on how to write a thesis statement and model example Model analysis paragraph and sentence starters to help students analyse theme of redemption in the extract.
Revision Mat for English Language Paper 2: Reading
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Revision Mat for English Language Paper 2: Reading

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An English Language Mat that students can use each time they want to tackle section A of the English Language Paper 2 paper. It breaks down each question into steps to help answer the questions successfully. It also lists techniques and connectives they can use to help with question 2-4.
KS4 Lesson/ Registration Starter Activities: 'Explode the Quote'
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KS4 Lesson/ Registration Starter Activities: 'Explode the Quote'

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Five detailed starter activities that get students to blow up the language used in key quotations from 'Macbeth' and the 'Love and Relationship' poems. Questions are given to aid analysis and interpretation of language. Extension tasks for each starter has also been provided. This requires students to write an essay response using the quotation, however only focusing on their weakest Assessment Objective (questions are also provided for this). These activities can be completed individually, in pairs or in small groups.
An Inspector Calls: Introduction of  Inspector Goole
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An Inspector Calls: Introduction of Inspector Goole

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Lesson looking at how Priestley introduces the Inspector to the play. Students will unpick key quotations and analyse the methods Priestley uses to present Inspector Goole. Questions are given to help students ‘Explode the Quote’ and an exam style question is provided. An AQA Q5 writing task starter has also been included for revision.
A Christmas Carol: Scrooge's House
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A Christmas Carol: Scrooge's House

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A lesson focusing on how does Dickens uses setting to establish mood, character and themes. Lesson includes: Do now: retrieval practice (setting) Slides focusing on the importance of setting and methods to create a vivid setting. Quotation analysis task . Students collaborate in groups to analyse how Dickens uses the setting of Scrooge’s home to establish mood, character, and themes. Key quotations and guiding questions are provided to assist students in their analysis.
Structure Q3: Jekyll and Hyde Lesson
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Structure Q3: Jekyll and Hyde Lesson

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Detailed lesson looking at AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 3. The lesson includes: -class structure game -revision flashcard -2 Jekyll and Hyde extracts (class work and homework) with guided questions