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How to introduce and develop character

How to introduce and develop character

A self contained lesson on how to introduce characters to a story and how to develop them. Looking at two different introductions - description and slow reveal. Slow reveal looks at drip feeding backstory. Opportunities for class discussion. Teacher model. Analysis. Extension task. Peer analysis.
sianbrowett
Act 3 Scene 4 Macbeth GCSE English Literature. Full lesson PowerPoint and resources.

Act 3 Scene 4 Macbeth GCSE English Literature. Full lesson PowerPoint and resources.

Everything you need to teach Act 3 Scene 4 of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This is also available as part of a bundle whereby a considerable saving can be made. The lessons have been created specifically for teaching at GCSE level, and cover the key assessment objectives for 9-1 New-Specification AQA: understanding of the text, language and structure, context/themes/author intent (although equally applicable to other exam boards). Differentiated outcomes and tasks allow you to reach all learners, although I would recommend the lessons specifically for middle to higher ability students. Throughout the scheme, students are encouraged to make notes and annotate the text, as this will be a valuable revision tool when preparing for exams. No fear version is also included as a further scaffolding tool for lower ability learners. Teacher notes are provided on the PowerPoint to help explain and guide you through all phases of the lesson, with a range of interesting and engaging tasks for you to choose from. Importantly, full analysis is provided for all the tasks set, to enable you to lead interesting and engaging discussions which will deepen the students’ appreciation of the text. Strictly speaking, there is a lot more here than you would fit into a 1 hour lesson, so you may wish to spread this over a couple of lessons, or perhaps be a little selective with the tasks you wish to do. PDF version is for preview purposes. Buy in confidence from a TES recommended gold author! If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email with your TES username alongside a link to the resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!
ajs12345
Macbeth: Macbeth Revision - Lady Macbeth

Macbeth: Macbeth Revision - Lady Macbeth

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that focusses on Lady Macbeth in Act 5 Scene 1 and how she has changed from the beginning of the play. Students analyse the language of Act 5 Scene 1 and how Lady Macbeth gets across her fear and sense of guilt in front of the doctor and gentlewoman. Ideal preparation for KS4 students moving towards AQA English Literature Paper 1 or easily adaptable for KS3 students studying Macbeth.
Lead_Practitioner
The Creakers Novel Study

The Creakers Novel Study

A complete novel study for The Creakers by Tom Fletcher. Includes differentiated worksheets covering a range of comprehension skills. SUMMARISING PREDICTING INFERRING STORY ELEMENTS AUTHOR’S PURPOSE CHARACTER DESCRIPTION AND COMPARISON I created this resource to use with the novel as a shared class text. Used with a year 3/4 composite class but would be useful further nto KS2.
ldoak69
Macbeth - Macbeth Revision - Malcolm

Macbeth - Macbeth Revision - Malcolm

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that focusses on the role of Malcolm in the latter half of the play and how he tests Macduff to see how loyal and goodly he is. The lesson also looks at the concept of kingship and how Jacobean society viewed the role of the king. Is Macbeth or Malcolm better suited to the role and why might this be? A fascinating lesson for KS4 students preparing for AQA English Literature Paper 1 and easily adaptable for KS3 students, too.
Lead_Practitioner
Year 9 SOW on the theme of Prejudice

Year 9 SOW on the theme of Prejudice

A variety of language and literature tasks based on the theme of prejudice and discrimination. Lots of ideas which can be used to introduce KS3 students to reading and writing skills needed for GCSE
lorrainecroft13
Writing Gothic + Mystery + Ghost Setting for Progress and Assess

Writing Gothic + Mystery + Ghost Setting for Progress and Assess

The learning mat for editing and the Improving Creative Prose grid will serve you for all your creative prose writing from Year 7 to Year 11 and the editing mat will also serve you for any transactional writing styles so, added to this assessment for KS3 creative prose, this bundle is a lovely addition to your generic toolkit as a teacher of writing. Full bundle to teach for progress and assess the writing of a chapter of a gothic/mystery/ghost story at KS3. Each resource is described fully individually as you visit the individual items in the bundle.
alisonwhitecreative
Macbeth  - Macbeth Revision: Macduff

Macbeth - Macbeth Revision: Macduff

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that focuses on Macbeth’s decision to revisit the witches in Act 4 Scene 1, his changing attitude and his treatment of Macduff and his family in the latter stages of the scene. Ideal preparation for students getting ready for AQA English Literature Paper 1 and easily adaptable for KS3 students, too.
Lead_Practitioner
KS3 Creating a Chapter of Gothic Mystery/Ghost Setting and Character Action for Assessment

KS3 Creating a Chapter of Gothic Mystery/Ghost Setting and Character Action for Assessment

Powerpoint learning sequence to enable students at KS3 to succeed at creating a chapter of a gothic/mystery/ghost story through blending character action and setting. New techniques to describe that your students may not have thought of before that really lift their creative prose work and secure progression. They plan, draft and edit before assessment and so follow the National Curriculum for the writing process. Easy to follow throughout and uses low threshold, high ceiling differentiation. Lots of scaffolding in the planning stage for those students who need it. Included is Powerpoint and the editing learning mat for them to self-edit their work to a higher standard. Also available as an economical bundle that includes the Improving Creative Writing Grid. See my bundles to locate the additional resource and save money.
alisonwhitecreative
George's Marvellous Medicine based SPAG activity

George's Marvellous Medicine based SPAG activity

This is an activity to use in a SPAG lesson when reading George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. It is great for nouns as the first part requires the children to match the objects used by George to a picture of the character they most likely belong to. Once the warm up is complete the children will write sentences using possessive apostrophes to explain what ingredients George put into his medicine and who they belonged to. There is a ‘Must, Should, Could’ for differentiation and a LA activity is on the final sheet whereby the children simply fill in the character’s name with the apostrophe on a line within a sentence. You can then get them to copy the sentences into their books if you desire. Example sentence the children could write; George put Mrs Kranky’s lipstick into the pan. The ‘Could’ also encourages children to use and to make their sentences longer. George put Mrs Kranky’s lipstick and powder into the pan.
Peaches1980