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Merchant of Venice Themes of Justice, Fairness and Equality

Merchant of Venice Themes of Justice, Fairness and Equality

Theme questions are popular on all exams. What better way to prepare your students than using a week's worth of material. Students will have the opportunity to improve their speaking and listening skills through discussion of the central issues of the play. Working on P.Q.E paragraphs will see student essays improve over time. Save time and money by downloading the bundle offer today!

By LouiseBDaly

Merchant of Venice The World of the Text L2 Lessons from the theme

Merchant of Venice The World of the Text L2 Lessons from the theme

If you've already started with Lesson One, then this lesson is a perfect one to build on in-class discussions. The activities here encourage students to consider personal lessons from the themes explored in the play. The lesson is differentiated to support all abilities. Sentence starts have been included to encourage brainstorming. This lesson may be adapted to suit any text. Have your students enjoyed these lessons so far? Why not continue to the next set of lessons? Or download the bundle to save time and money. Remember, reviewing helps with improvements - leave your comment below.

By LouiseBDaly

Dubs Amendment - reading comprehension

Dubs Amendment - reading comprehension

The government has announced that it is going to cancel the scheme, known as the Dubs Amendment, which allowed unaccompanied child refugees to come to the UK. This reading comprehension resource supports a BBC Newsround text which explores the issue. The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2 and supports learning in SMSC. It could also be used to support readers in KS3. Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.

By Headway_Learning

Titanic  Comprehension &  Letter Writing follow up with WAGOLL

Titanic Comprehension & Letter Writing follow up with WAGOLL

KS2/3 Literacy, Cross Curricular Part one is comprehension based on lyrics to the song 'Lady's Maid' taken from Titanic the Musical. Comprehension focuses on hopes and dreams of 3rd class passengers. Part two is creating a role in preparation for writing a 'Letter Home' A WAGOLL letter is also included. Lady's Maid, taken from the Titanic Musical Soundtrack is available on iTunes and Spotify.

By mrrichardson-bs-11

Aleppo - reading comprehension resource

Aleppo - reading comprehension resource

This reading comprehension supports a BBC Newsround text that covers the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo. By including information about the city before the conflict, the text helps the reader understand that Aleppo was once place where people were able to live normally. The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2. It could also be used to support readers in KS3 and supports aspects of learning in SMSC. Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.

By Headway_Learning

English language resource for new arrivals

English language resource for new arrivals

These materials are intended to support those learning English as an Additional Language. They are profiles of new arrivals to the UK, talking about their experiences of coming to this country. They can simply be read as comprehension exercises or used as the basis for other activities. Those profiles on this first page have simpler easier to understand English, with more difficult profiles on the second page. All the profiles and many more can be found on the Arrivals website noted on the worksheet.

By decsy

ENGLISH LITERATURE- ANIMAL FARM (part 2): THEMES, SYMBOLS, MOTIFS

ENGLISH LITERATURE- ANIMAL FARM (part 2): THEMES, SYMBOLS, MOTIFS

AN EIGHT page guide on this novel, it includes: Examination of the three main themes in the novel and how to use them in essays Biographical detail on the author Historical, literary and social context of the novel With good weblinks to topics that students just starting out at GSCE may not be familiar and ten multiple choice questions to check knowledge and understanding of the text and the guide (with answers) this guide can be read before or after reading the novel. Useful for teachers, tutors and pupils, this can be used as revision, an essay helper or a whole lesson document. Allied to this is part 1 of the analysis of this novel, concerning the characters, in full, also available on this site. This can be used for KS3 or GCSE (11-16 year olds.)

By siobhanthetutor

Protest Poetry - Analysing poems using the STEP UP acronym

Protest Poetry - Analysing poems using the STEP UP acronym

4 resources designed for a year 8 poetry unit. The first is a PowerPoint which takes students through the STEP UP acronym which they will use to analyse poems in their upcoming assessment: subject matter, theme, emotions, poetic devices, your interpretation, purpose... It includes prompting questions that students should ask themselves to help guide their response for each category. It then includes a poem about a refugee and slides which work through the STEP UP process. The second is a worksheet for modified students which has most of the notes written so that they only have to write a few. The third is a handout which explains STEP UP which could be used as a poster. The fourth is a typed version of the analysis of the refugee poem (in a Word Doc)

By lrigb4

Black Britain on TV - Media Studies KS5

Black Britain on TV - Media Studies KS5

A five-lesson scheme of work for Media Studies students at Key Stage 5 that looks at how the representation of black British life on TV has evolved since the 1960s to the present day. This scheme of work focuses on black representation on British TV from popular series like Desmond’s to lesser-known TV plays such as the provocative, Fable (1965). These lessons are designed for use with Media Studies students at Key Stage 5 and have the new 2016 specifications in mind. Many of the works discussed are available to watch for free in BFI Mediatheques. Clips are also available as via BFI Screenonline, although due to our agreements with rightsholders, access to Screenonline’s moving image material is only permitted within UK schools, colleges, universities and public libraries that have already registered with us. We regret that we are no longer able to offer registration to new users. Learning objectives include: Understanding how black communities have been represented on television historically; Applying this understanding in order to engage in productive debate; Analysing key media texts critically; Evaluating the social and political impact of representation of key groups within the media.

By BFIeducation

Ten Bob in Winter - English KS4

Ten Bob in Winter - English KS4

This five-lesson scheme of work for Key Stage 4 English examines the issue of racial inequality as depicted in the short film Ten Bob in Winter (1963) and the poetry of Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou. Ten Bob in Winter is an energetic short film directed by the Jamaican writer and performer Lloyd Reckord. Shot on 16mm in black and white, the film is fresh and experimental yet still light and accessible. Some of the learning objectives include: Learning facts about racial inequality within British society; Exploring the theme of racial inequality; Using poetry as a way of understanding and empathising with this inequality.

By BFIeducation

Black Star for Primary - Grove Carnival

Black Star for Primary - Grove Carnival

A lesson that uses the film Grove Carnival (1983), about the Notting Hill carnival in London to consider whether attitudes toward race and black culture have shifted over time in Britain. A clip from Grove Carnival is available to watch on the BFI Youtube channel. The full film is available for free on BFI Player (http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-grove-carnival-1981/). This lesson is meant as a follow up to the Jemima + Johnny lesson (available as a separate download).

By BFIeducation

Black Star for Primary - Jemima + Johnny

Black Star for Primary - Jemima + Johnny

A lesson for primary students that explores attitudes toward race and equality and encourages discussion of students' own ideas around the topic, based around the film Jemima + Johnny (1966). The film is available to watch for free on BFI Player (http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-jemima-johnny-1966/).

By BFIeducation