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An Inspector Calls Scheme of Work

An Inspector Calls Scheme of Work

This is a full SOW for An Inspector Calls based on the recent AQA specifications. It includes 13 fully differentiated lessons where students get the opportunity to explore the variety of characters in the text and frequently practise their PEEL paragraph skills . I am currently using this resource with a middle to low ability year 9 class whilst completing a first reading of the play. It could be easily adapted for a range of year groups and abilities.

By sophiealice91

A View from the Bridge Huge Bundle!

A View from the Bridge Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE 'A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION BOOKLET AND POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Arthur Miller's play 'A View from the Bridge.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, identifying the traits of key characters, settings, and themes, understanding dramatic and language devices, and relating the text to its social and historical context. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

By TandLGuru

A View from the Bridge Comprehension Activities Booklet!

A View from the Bridge Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Arthur Miller's 'A View from the Bridge.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in exam revision, comprehension tasks, or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of students towards meeting the KS4 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework - this makes the tasks suitable for all examining bodies. Students have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that students gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'Context: 1950s America' - to aid students with 'Drawing on knowledge of the purpose, audience and context of the writing, including its social, historical and cultural context and the literary tradition to which it belongs, to inform evaluation;' - 'Miller's Description' - to aid students with 'Analysing a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features, and evaluating their effectiveness and impact;' - 'Eddie' - to aid students with 'Seeking evidence in the text to support a point of view, including justifying inferences with evidence;' - 'Editing the Play' - to aid students with 'Making an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is around 30 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).

By TandLGuru

Blood Brothers New AQA Complete Scheme

Blood Brothers New AQA Complete Scheme

This is a full scheme of work on Blood Brothers, teaching towards the new AQA specification. It includes an 151 slide PowerPoint presentation, with fifteen detailed lessons teaching the entire play. All resources are also included. This scheme was aimed at a top set year 10 group, however could be easily adapted to suit lower and middle abilities.

By amymwoodhouse

Introduction to Macbeth (Exploration of Context, Analysis of Themes and Paragraph Guidance)

Introduction to Macbeth (Exploration of Context, Analysis of Themes and Paragraph Guidance)

These resources have been developed to assist teachers in introducing a study of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" to both KS3 and GCSE pupils. They allow pupils to engage with the world of Shakespeare and his play in an accessible manner, and stress the relevance of both Macbeth and his wider works in contemporary times. Included in this bundle: 1. Introduction to Shakespeare (PPT)- explores the life and works of Shakespeare, evaluates the impact of Shakespeare on the modern world and tackles and pre-conceptions pupils have of Shakespeare. 2. Macbeth Plot Summary (PPT)- an accessible and concise summary of the play with visual aids. 3.Macbeth Context (PPT)- explains the social and historical factors that influenced the writing of Macbeth, including King James I and The Gunpowder Plot. 4. Gender Context (Doc)- explains the gender roles of men and women in Early Modern England and the conventional views on masculinity and femininity. 5. Macbeth and the Witches (PPT)- explores the Early Modern view of witches and compares it with pupils' contemporary view of witches. 6. Macbeth Themes (PPT)- a detailed exploration of the key themes in Macbeth: Ambition, Fate, Deception and Guilt. 7. Macbeth Motifs (PPT)- a detailed exploration of the motifs in Macbeth: Blood, Darkness/Light, Hallucination/Madness, Prophecy, Children/Family. 8. Macbeth PEED Paragraphs (PPT)- a guide to help pupils structure an analytical response to Macbeth, with an accompanying sample paragraph. 9. Macbeth: The Witches (Doc)- a literary and linguistic analysis of the witches in Act 1 Scene 1. 10. Macbeth Question Worksheet (Doc)- guided questions to assist pupils in their analysis of Act 1 Scene 1. 11. Macbeth: Key Quotes and Themes (PDF)- a series of key quotes and themes that will allow pupils to ascertain elements of the plot and meaning in Macbeth.

By mcrossan92

NEW AQA English Literature 'Macbeth': Lessons for Act 1

NEW AQA English Literature 'Macbeth': Lessons for Act 1

This SOW has been designed for Year 9 students, but could also be used for revision and teaching for Y10 and 11. The idea behind this SOW is that it is an 'in-depth introduction' to the first act of Macbeth. The full SOW is here, along with colourful and interesting PPTs for each lesson, some with videos embeddedThe activities are ranging in challenge, with suitable starters and plenaries for all lessons. Lessons are also structured around SOLO Taxonomy: building knowledge throughout the lessons.

By stfsawri

An Inspector Calls Comprehension Activities Booklet!

An Inspector Calls Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of J.B. Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in exam revision, comprehension tasks, or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of students towards meeting the KS4 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework - this makes the tasks suitable for all examining bodies. Students have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that students gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'Context: Pre-War Britain' - to aid students with 'Drawing on knowledge of the purpose, audience and context of the writing, including its social, historical and cultural context and the literary tradition to which it belongs, to inform evaluation;' - 'Priestley's Description' - to aid students with 'Analysing a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features, and evaluating their effectiveness and impact;' - 'The Inspector' - to aid students with 'Seeking evidence in the text to support a point of view, including justifying inferences with evidence;' - 'Editing the Play' - to aid students with 'Making an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is around 30 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).

By TandLGuru

Planning for writing

Planning for writing

Describes a unique method for planning called "Snowflake" planning. Starts with a broad summary which gets more and more specific.

By Danny7107