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A Midsummer Night's Dream Debates

A Midsummer Night's Dream Debates

15 ‘Midsummer and Me’ Debate and Discussion Question Cards which outline an ethical issue in the play and ask a series of critical thinking questions. This set is very flexible and can be used in a number of ways. Most popular uses so far are as ‘speed dating’ group discussions or as the basis for more formal debates. Tasks can be used as essay questions. Class Debates. Full instructions for holding a more formal class debate are provided along with 20 thought provoking, controversial debate topics. A handout explaining and giving examples of persuasive language devices is also included. This resource makes up part of my bundle full unit of work on A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
elaine253
Macbeth Key Quote Posters

Macbeth Key Quote Posters

A collection of 22 Macbeth key quote posters that I designed for my YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6FWr2lNsng. They are all quotes from Macbeth the character or about Macbeth throughout the whole play. These could be useful for student revision or for display purposes in the classroom.
Lead_Practitioner
Using Similes in Poetry; Complete Lesson  – Gangsta Granny

Using Similes in Poetry; Complete Lesson – Gangsta Granny

This download includes a complete, English lesson on the twenty-fifth chapter of the book Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. The lesson focuses on how to use similes and create poetry. The lesson uses the events in the chapter as a base. Children will read and discuss the chapter. There is a detailed PowerPoint to ensure children understand similes and look in detail at a short poem. The class will write a simile poem together and then the children will use writing frames and cloze sheets to create their own. There is also a short chapter summary sheet for children to complete to reflect on the chapter read. You will need a copy of the book Gangsta Granny; everything else needed is included in this download. This download includes: Full and detailed lesson plan Complete lesson PowerPoint Poem prompt sheet Example anchor chart Cloze sheet and answers Chapter review sheets This is the twenty-fifth chapter in my Gangsta Granny series of lessons, the first is here Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here ** Some of my other products: ** ** Big Science Bundle Pack** ** Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook ** Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit
TheGingerTeacher
Propaganda Virtual Classroom

Propaganda Virtual Classroom

How did the British government encourage people to support the war? Pupils explore original propaganda posters, photographs and film to compare their effectiveness in conveying powerful messages to a mass audience. This session supports schools focusing on a thematic study in British history (beyond 1066). Connections to the curriculum: History, English. Book Propaganda now
nationalarchives
Never Let Me Go Lesson Bundle!

Never Let Me Go Lesson Bundle!

These engaging, varied, and informative lessons have been designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of the plot, characters, language, and key messages in Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel ‘Never Let Me Go.’ The lessons enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key features of content, language, and structure, in addition to considering Ishiguro’s key intentions in writing the novel. All of the resources that you need to teach are included in the bundle: Whole lesson step-by-step PowerPoint presentations, informative and engaging , worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. Contained in the bundle are lessons based on: Characterisation of Tommy, Ishiguro’s Use of Language, Ruth, The Dystopian Novel, The Human Cloning Debate, and The Theme of Life and Death. 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.
TandLGuru
Never Let Me Go Huge Bundle!

Never Let Me Go Huge Bundle!

This bundle contains all of the Never Let Me Go lessons, the comprehension activities booklet, the knowledge organiser and the Pointless game! These engaging, varied, and informative lessons have been designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of the plot, characters, language, and key messages in Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel ‘Never Let Me Go.’ The lessons enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key features of content, language, and structure, in addition to considering Ishiguro’s key intentions in writing the novel. All of the resources that you need to teach are included in the bundle: Whole lesson step-by-step PowerPoint presentations, informative and engaging , worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. Contained in the bundle are lessons based on: Characterisation of Tommy; Ishiguro’s Use of Language; Ruth; The Dystopian Novel; The Human Cloning Debate The Theme of Life and Death Plus the 30-page comprehension booklet, the knowledge organiser and the Lord of the Flies Pointless Game! 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.
TandLGuru
Never Let Me Go - The Dystopian Novel!

Never Let Me Go - The Dystopian Novel!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to understand how ‘Never Let Me Go’ fits the form of a dystopian novel. In particular, students develop their understanding of the key features of dystopian texts, before identifying and explaining where these are prevalent in the novel. Subsequent to this, they consider the messages that Ishiguro aims to get across through his dystopian features, before designing their own dystopian story plans. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Defining utopias and dystopias, and gaining an understanding of their key features; Finding the features of dystopias within the text, using relevant and precise textual evidence; Reflecting on Ishiguro’s key meanings and ideas behind his dystopia, through watching and reading his interviews, and answering comprehension questions; Using their deep understanding of dystopian texts to create their own dystopian story plan; Peer assessing each others’ learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; ‘Features of Dystopia in Never Let Me Go’ worksheet; Interviews with Kazuo Ishiguro (video link and printed extract); Dystopian story plan template Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 9 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
70 Fun Spelling Activities

70 Fun Spelling Activities

70 Spelling activities to reinforce weekly spelling words. Can be used with EYFS, KS1, KS2, and KS3. Here is a large collection of spelling activities that can be used with a range of ages without much editing. I have tried to make them as interesting as possible by using fancy fonts, colours, images and GiFs. I have attached a few screen shots of some of the activities. The activities work best when shown on an ActivInspire Flipchart because there are GiF images and files attached, however, I have also converted the slides to PDF so all can use them. Some pages require you to add the spelling words, some do not. Please feel free to edit as you wish and suggest ways that this resource can be improved. I hope you enjoy them and get use out of them.
shhmakey
The Listeners - A complete Literacy Unit for Y6

The Listeners - A complete Literacy Unit for Y6

This is a complete literacy unit of 15 lessons aimed at Year 6 based on the poem The Listeners by Walter de la Mare. This is an amazingly rich piece of poetry and lends itself to some fantastic thinking, discussion, drama activities and creative writing. The resource contains a three week set of outline lessons plans learning objectives success criteria key teaching points to establish. lesson resources additional suggestions for cross curricular working. This will be of interest to you if you are teaching in Year 6 or in a mixed year 5 / 6 class, are new to Year 6 or are homeschooling your children.
TeachingRainbows
Writing Story Settings Lesson – Gangsta Granny

Writing Story Settings Lesson – Gangsta Granny

** Complete Lesson on Writing Settings Related to Gangsta Granny by David Walliams** This download includes a complete, lesson on writing story settings based on the twenty-fourth chapter of the book Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. Children will read and discuss the chapter. There is a PowerPoint to explain good settings with examples and the elements broken down. Children can then plan and write their own settings independently. There is also a short chapter summary sheet for children to complete to reflect on the chapter read. You will need a copy of the book Gangsta Granny; everything else needed is included in this download. Please note the page numbers referenced refer to the paperback version, although the page needed is indicated as clearly as possible to avoid any confusion. This download includes: Full and detailed lesson plan PowerPoint slides for the lesson Mind Map sheets LA Cloze sheets MA / HA writing frames Description word mats Chapter review sheets This is the twenty-fourth chapter in my Gangsta Granny series of lessons, the first is here Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here ** Some of my other products: ** ** Big Science Bundle Pack** ** Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook ** Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit
TheGingerTeacher
NEW Bundle - 2018 Key Stage 1 SATs Question Level Analysis (QLA) - Maths, Reading and SPaG

NEW Bundle - 2018 Key Stage 1 SATs Question Level Analysis (QLA) - Maths, Reading and SPaG

Includes: KS1 2018 Maths SATs QLA KS1 2018 Reading SATs QLA KS1 2018 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar SATs QLA Easy to use Excel Spreadsheets to analyse the above SATs test scores using Question Level Analysis (QLA). All papers are analysed and will highlight students’ areas of strength and weaknesses in key maths (number, calculation, problem solving, handling data, shape and measurement), reading (drawing on knowledge of vocabulary to understand texts; identifying and explaining key aspects of fiction and non-fiction texts, such as characters, events, titles and information; identifying and explaining the sequence of events in texts; and making inferences from texts) and SPaG (grammatical terms/word classes; functions of sentences; combining words, phrases and clauses; verb tenses and consistency; punctuation; vocabulary; and spelling) areas. Simply add the students’ name and their score and the spreadsheet will update and produce graphs based on their answers.
hgj11myu
NEW Key Stage 1 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) 2018 SATs Question Level Analysis (QLA)

NEW Key Stage 1 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) 2018 SATs Question Level Analysis (QLA)

An easy to use Excel Spreadsheet to analyse the English Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test scores from the 2018 KS1 SATs though Question Level Analysis (QLA). Papers 1 (spellings), and 2 (questions) are analysed. Will highlight students’ areas of strength and weaknesses in key SPaG areas including: grammatical terms/word classes; functions of sentences; combining words, phrases and clauses; verb tenses and consistency; punctuation; vocabulary; and spelling. Simply add the students’ name and their score and the spreadsheet will update and produce graphs.
hgj11myu
Never Let Me Go - Ruth!

Never Let Me Go - Ruth!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make clear, detailed and well-informed interpretations of the character of Ruth in ‘Never Let Me Go.’ In particular, students develop their understanding of how the character is introduced and developed, drawing on a varied range of textual evidence from across the novel, before demonstrating their understanding of how the character through writing a letter from her viewpoint. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Reading an extract detailing Ruth’s introduction in the novel and answering comprehension questions about the initial portrayal of her character; Finding quotations in order to back up ideas about how her character is developed over the course of the novel; Understanding how Ruth reflects Ishiguro’s key meanings and ideas; Using their deep understanding of Ruth’s character to write a letter from her perspective; Peer assessing each others’ learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Quote Detectives Worksheet; Selected extract (from chapter 5); Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 9 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
VCOP - A basic introduction

VCOP - A basic introduction

A 14-slide presentation illustrating how to use VCOP (Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers, Punctuation) in your classroom to enhance learning. Also included is a useful writing mat and 4 VCOP display triangles.
Lresources4teachers
A Midsummer Night's Dream Unit of Work

A Midsummer Night's Dream Unit of Work

A large (136 pages of WORD documents and 11 detailed ppts), fully editable, no prep required complete unit of work which really brings A Midsummer Night’s Dream to life. This unit of work makes the play relevant to student’s lives and the world in which they live, asking them to experience the play as a piece of theatre as well as a literary text. Quizzes, tests, essay questions, worksheets, debate cards, character analysis, group projects, creative activities, contextual information and more. All activities are graduated to fit the learning stages of Blooms Taxonomy moving from recall and understanding through to analysis, evaluation and creation with collaborative projects. Primarily designed for A Level courses or GCSEs, most activities can be easily used with younger age groups at Key Stage 3 (11 to 14 years old). I have placed particular focus on contextual appreciation, textual knowledge, critical thinking, and skills in building and supporting an argument through debate, essay and letter writing tasks. Creative tasks include Director’s Log and Deck of Cards projects. The essay questions in particular are intended to stretch and challenge students’ ability and achievement. The resource includes: Context, Genre Conventions and Narrative (12 pages) Close Reading and Textual Knowledge (57 pages and 9 ppt presentations) Debate and Discussion Tasks (18 pages) Formal Letters (13 pages and 2 Marking Rubrics) Essays (17 essay questions, 25 pages and 2 Marking Rubrics) Collaborative Projects (21 pages and 2 ppts of 35 slides)
elaine253
Never Let Me Go - The Human Cloning Debate!

Never Let Me Go - The Human Cloning Debate!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to explore and consider the ideas and perspectives regarding human cloning in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. In particular, students research and understand the key factors in the human cloning debate, interpret and analyse how Ishiguro applies these concepts throughout Never Let Me Go, and then use these influences to argue their own viewpoint on the human cloning debate. . The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Understanding and further researching the key factors in the human cloning debate; Linking their understanding of the human cloning debate to what they read in the novel;’ Answering comprehension questions about human cloning in Never Let Me Go; Analysing Ishiguro’s key intentions in his depiction of life for clones in the novel; Applying their understanding of human cloning to their own writing to argue piece; Debating as a class whether human cloning should be allowed using their research notes and argument points; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts; Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Guided research template Selected extracts (from chapters 7, 12, 14 and 22); Writing to Argue Structure Strip; Writing to Argue Helpsheet; Comprehensive Lesson Plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 9 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Introduction to Poetry - key stage 3 unit

Introduction to Poetry - key stage 3 unit

I will continue to add lessons to this unit regularly throughout September 2018. Each time I add a resource, I will increase the price of this bundle; however, if you purchase it now, you are also able to download all resources that will be added in the future at no additional cost. This unit is designed as an introduction to poetry for key stage 3 to build upon the knowledge they will have from key stage 2. It aims to challenge students by asking them to apply poetic techniques in a creative and sophisticated way. This bundle contains: A detailed knowledge organiser for homework and class quizzing. An easy start-of-year activity to write an acrostic poem about yourself. This could be set as homework. Lesson 1: Poetry vs prose Lesson 2: Figurative language - write powerful similes and metaphors. Lesson 3: Personification Lesson 4: Poetry analysis for beginners - The Lesson by Roger McGough Lessons 5+ - coming soon Bonus lesson: how to write a slam poem. Once I have completed the unit and added all the resources here, I will also include a scheme of learning overview document.
LikeAnExpert
Of Mice and Men Bundle

Of Mice and Men Bundle

A collection of Of Mice and Men lessons that are fully differentiated and resourced. Keep checking back as I add more and more resources to this collection. This bundle includes lessons on: Introduction and Historical Context Chapter One
Lead_Practitioner
Of Mice and Men - Chapter One

Of Mice and Men - Chapter One

We look at Of Mice and Men and Chapter One, with a focus on the relationship between Lennie and George and how John Steinbeck uses his language to get across their relationship and their personalities to the reader at the beginning of the novella. Additionally, we look at how Steinbeck uses foreshadowing to hint at the rest of the plot. A really useful lesson for students preparing for Literature exams but easily adaptable for younger students as well. Fully differentiated and resourced.
Lead_Practitioner
Year 4 Planning Complete Year's Planning Numeracy Literacy KS2 & Aesop Cloze Worksheets Bundle

Year 4 Planning Complete Year's Planning Numeracy Literacy KS2 & Aesop Cloze Worksheets Bundle

Great mega bundle. A complete year’s planning. Plus great Aesop cloze worksheets. Incredible value. Please look at my shop for individual details. Below is one as an example: Planning for the Autumn term for year 4. You get 160 mb of material so good value imo. I taught mainly in Catholic schools so has a Catholic bent. But as we live in a multicultural society, this should be no problem. You get planning for: creative curriculum Literacy Numeracy P.E. (some) Science (some) R.E. (Advent etc) Loads of great lessons to ease your Sunday afternoons. Just cut and paste into your school template.
auntieannie
Never Let Me Go - The Theme of Life and Death!

Never Let Me Go - The Theme of Life and Death!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make clear, detailed and well-informed interpretations of the theme of life and death in ‘Never Let Me Go.’ In particular, students develop their understanding of how this theme is introduced and developed, drawing on a varied range of textual evidence from across the novel, before demonstrating their understanding of how the theme is used to get across Ishiguro’s key ideas. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Reading an extract detailing the introduction to the theme of life and death in the novel, and answering comprehension questions to demonstrate understanding; Tracking and analysing the development of the theme of life and death throughout the novel, through a interesting timeline task; Understanding how the theme of life and death is used to portray Ishiguro’s key meanings and ideas; Using their deep understanding of the theme of life and death to answer an exam-style question; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Novel TImeline Template; Selected extract (from chapter 7); Essay Template Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 9 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Spoken language (case study: David Attenborough/TV documentary voiceovers) PPT

Spoken language (case study: David Attenborough/TV documentary voiceovers) PPT

This PPT presentation/lesson encourages students to consider the differences between the way people speak in normal life vs how they speak on television documentaries. The starting question could be explored in a whole-class discussion or via various Kagan Strategies (e.g. Think-Pair-Share), and the resultant ideas revisited later on. An excerpt from a David Attenborough documentary (about the lyre bird) is transcribed onto the PPT for a student to read aloud in their normal voice. Students then watch the corresponding video clip (linked to in the PPT, or can be found on Youtube/supplied on request if there are problems with this). They should then compare how the student read it with how the text is spoken by Attenborough. They may wish to consider elements such as accent, pace and enunciation. Reference to the initial ideas generated by students is encouraged. The speech features terminology table (or a version of it adapted for your students) can be used optionally to help. I recommend using relevant exercises from the CGP GCSE English workbook as a plenary activity. This lesson was conceived of for students entering KS5 but is also suitable for KS4.
Angelil
ANIMALEASE An Introduction to Music Making, Notation and Rhythm (With MP3 Audio)

ANIMALEASE An Introduction to Music Making, Notation and Rhythm (With MP3 Audio)

Music making should be fun, irrespective of age and ability. The purpose of this guide is to provide the foundations of rhythm that can be used in a variety of learning environments. It will introduce a person to musical notation using animal names that will already be familiar to them. It works by chanting the animal names in time to a given pulse. Linking this then to a group of written musical notes to sing, tap, bang, shout, or whistle. This is not a step by step guide and we encourage anyone who uses this book to develop their own ideas using the framework. No two Animalease sessions will be the same and nor should they be. Children often see this method as a game (this is completely fine), and as it uses information that they already possess, the pupil has less to think about. This results in a more relaxed performance and learning environment. The focus should always be on active music making (but ensure that it is always in time). We have found over the years of using this method that the vast majority of pupils would be able to perform the following information in a short space of time. Before using this method, many pupils thought that making sense of written music would be very difficult. Pupils already familiar with the conventional counting method also found it useful and, in many cases, preferred it. We feel that the use of the animal names not only helps the pupil but also makes it accessible for someone who may not be confident to deliver music lessons, making Animalease a great tool for many primary school teachers. This resource comes with MP3 Files for demonstration purposes. Enjoy! Steve & Ben
animalease
The Bomber Dog WW2 English Medium Term Planning 24 lessons

The Bomber Dog WW2 English Medium Term Planning 24 lessons

The Bomber Dog WW2 Medium Term Planning for English lessons. Includes 24 lessons (4 days per week consisting of 6 weeks). Consisting of diary entries, newspaper articles, hot seating, character descriptions, Evacuee day party and poems. (Resources not included) Specifically designed for KS2 (Year 4 but can be adapted for any KS2 year group). Fantastic book by Megan Rix focusing on WW2 through the eyes of a dog.
Tinyp164
Meerkat Mail Medium Term Planning KS1/2 (24 lesson included + resources)

Meerkat Mail Medium Term Planning KS1/2 (24 lesson included + resources)

Meerkat Mail Medium Term Planning for KS2 (Specifically aimed at Year 4 however will be good to use from Year 2- Year 4). Includes Medium Term Planning covering 6 weeks of 4 lessons, therefore 24 lessons included with some resources. Links to the National Curriculum; English and SPaG links. Tried and tested with some great outcomes! Great resource, very easy to follow, all ready to go, print and teach!
Tinyp164
Room 13 English Medium Term Planning KS2 (inc. 7 weeks worth of planning/ 28 lessons)

Room 13 English Medium Term Planning KS2 (inc. 7 weeks worth of planning/ 28 lessons)

Room 13 English Planning with SPaG links. Aimed at KS2 National Curriculum- I designed it for Year 4, although is extremely adaptable for all KS2/3 Year groups. Also includes differentiation for LA and HA pupils. Curriculum links include; English: Diary entry writing, Letter writing, Non-fiction leaflet, Newspaper article and writing a Missing chapter. Using a range of skills including, looking at comprehension, prediction and inference and meanings. As well as, creating drama and hot seating scenes. Geography: Local Geography knowledge (as Room 13 is based in Whitby) and looking at the land use. This links well to the Twinkl topic of ‘What’s it link in Whitby’. It really is a great book to be able to plan from and linking it with the Geography topic really made the scenes come to life. The Medium Term Planning includes 7 weeks worth and with 4 days coverage each week so 28 lessons. As well as, some resources that match the planning. It really is all ready to go, print and teach!!
Tinyp164
26 short rhymes to practise spelling, handwriting and other language skills

26 short rhymes to practise spelling, handwriting and other language skills

An A - Z of twenty-six short rhymes to help with spelling (especially of words from Years 3 and 4 NC Word List), handwriting and other English Language skills, including listening, speaking and poetry writing. This resource can be used in different ways across the ability range in all year groups in primary school, but would be especially useful when Lower and Upper Key Stage 2 pupils are practising spelling and handwriting. The resource can also be used to develop listening and speaking skills, as well as encouraging creative poetry writing. Each short rhyme includes either a common exception word or another difficult spelling. The rhymes can also be used to help young EAL/ESOL learners to develop their listening, speaking and reading skills.
Sue-Hgt
Twelfth Night - 6 Week Plan

Twelfth Night - 6 Week Plan

A detailed extended plan of Twelfth Night, ideally covering 6 weeks of work but depending on differentiation, 8 weeks is also suitable. Great theories of comedy at the start of the unit, linking to The Office (American) t.v show. 2014 British National Curriculum codes included, but CIE or other curriculum objectives can be substituted instead. Resources for the first week also included, as well as particular lines of analysis within each plan.
jamescampbellmanchester
Mamma Mia: Comprehension

Mamma Mia: Comprehension

Can’t get this song out of your head? Well neither can we! Dig deeply into the lyrics for comprehension and close reading practice with these high-interest, current songs to allow children to use their deduction and inference skills. This comprehension is based on the song ‘Mamma Mia’ from the Mamma Mia movie and Abba of course because: We all love the song Mamma Mia. It’s something a little bit different to analyse a song. The children discussed the lyrics in detail, trying to decide what they meant. It allowed them to appreciate the lyrics in songs and not just to sing them. There is a mix of questions involved in these comprehensions, asking children to: *locate information from the text *rate the effectiveness of certain words and EXPLAIN the reason for the answer *form an opinion on the lyrics. Do they like/dislike the lyrics? Why? Overall, children will gain an understanding of the meaning behind the lyrics and they will be encouraged to form opinions on a song, which is something a little bit different. I hope you enjoy this resource as much as we did! Products like this: The Greatest Showman Comprehension
TheIrishTeacher
AQA English Lang & Lit - long term yearly plans for Year 9 to Year 11

AQA English Lang & Lit - long term yearly plans for Year 9 to Year 11

This resource provides you with the long term plan for teaching the new 2015 AQA English Language and English Literature Specs. This is a good starting point for new HOD or experienced ones looking for a new learning plan for the transition from Year 9 into KS4. Each plan provides teachers with a schedule of what to study each term and includes language and literature ideas. All that is need is are the SOW. I hope they help!
Tactful_Teaching
EDEXCEL GCSE English language - paper 1 question 4

EDEXCEL GCSE English language - paper 1 question 4

This session explores structural features for paper 1 , question 4 of the EDEXCEL GCSE English exam by looking at an extract of Margret Atwoods The Handmaids Tale. This lesson is quick paced, engaging and exciting which explores human rights and human rights violations. This lesson helps to expose students to events that have and are taking place around the globe and to encourage awareness and tolerance, therefore embedding equality and diversity but also British Values. This is a great lesson to invite youth workers to attend and help support activities and group discussions as they can bring another dimension to this topic, therefore encouraging cross school or college participation in English and encouraging a holistic approach to education. Students work in groups and pairs to break down and examine the extract, they explore ideas of culture and individuality whilst also looking at the ways the Margret Atwood uses structural features to communicate atmosphere and repression to her audience. The lesson ends with a practice question, peer marking and a small self assessment plenary. The lesson comes with the full extract, powerpoint of the entire lesson, worksheets and two videos, one exploring human rights and the other is the trailer for The Handmaids Tale. I used to teach in a college where lessons came in 3 hour blocks therefore there is enough material for 3 hours in this resource, but it can be altered into smaller sessions depending on your timetable. Please note that TES previews an at times distort the look of the resource but this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps.
namerased
Skellig - Almond - Entire Powerpoint of lessons and Scheme of Work

Skellig - Almond - Entire Powerpoint of lessons and Scheme of Work

This pack contains everything you could need for teaching Skellig at KS3. It includes all powerpoints of lessons and the entire scheme of work with handouts and resources included in handy packs. This was taught over two terms, but can easily be condensed into one by selecting your favourite lessons. Very comprehensive!
krissyk5