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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

A selection of my most popular Romeo and Juliet lessons. Students are encouraged to make links between the play and the Bible in some lessons - great for higher ability students.

By shoegal44

Power and Conflict Poetry Comparison

Power and Conflict Poetry Comparison

A seven lesson bundle that takes students through three poems from the cluster before introducing them to how to compare them successfully in the exam. The comparison lesson focuses on Ozymandias and My Last Duchess but either could easily be substituted for Charge of the Light Brigade as they are all themed with the question that is looked at.

By shoegal44

Power and Conflict Poetry Comparison: Ozymandias and My Last Duchess -

Power and Conflict Poetry Comparison: Ozymandias and My Last Duchess -

A lesson that takes students through the comparative question, what it expects, what difficulties they might face and then guides them through how to answer the question. Planning grid included along with a model paragraph and extended writing opportunity. This lesson could easily be adapted to compare two different poems - please see this lesson as part of my power and conflict bundle if you would like the lessons leading up to this one rather than using it as a stand-alone.

By shoegal44

Storm on the Island: Power and Conflict Cluster - Double Lesson

Storm on the Island: Power and Conflict Cluster - Double Lesson

A beautifully presented, fully differentiated and ready-to-teach double lesson on Heaney's Storm on the Island. The lesson covers all AO's, encouraging students to tackle the poem independently before running through the more pertinent points from the front (though this can easily be transformed into independent work). Includes contextual information to cover A03. Extended writing and peer assessment activity included with built-in timer.

By shoegal44

Prelude by Wordsworth: Power and Conflict Cluster

Prelude by Wordsworth: Power and Conflict Cluster

A beautifully presented, fully differentiated and ready-to-teach double lesson on Wordsworth's Prelude. The lesson covers all AO's, encouraging students to tackle the poem independently before running through the more pertinent points from the front (though this can easily be transformed into independent work). Extended writing opportunity included which will force students to look closly at language and structure in a more original way than PEAL. Preview Files included (2)

By shoegal44

London by William Blake: Power and Conflict Double Lesson

London by William Blake: Power and Conflict Double Lesson

A beautifully presented, fully differentiated and ready-to-teach double lesson on William Blake's London. The lesson covers all AO's, encouraging students to tackle the poem independently before running through the more pertinent points from the front (though this can easily be transformed into independent work). Model paragraph and extended writing activities included.

By shoegal44

A comprehensive, academic guide to every poem in Duffy's 'Feminine Gospels'

A comprehensive, academic guide to every poem in Duffy's 'Feminine Gospels'

This is a guide for teachers and students (especially A level/IB students, or undergraduates). The notes consider issues of feminism and Duffy's own context, as well as providing very detailed and incisive interpretations of each poem. This resource is all you need for teaching or studying 'Feminine Gospels'. 'Feminine Gospels' is a set text for AQA GCE English Literature, Specification A.

By ceveritt1

Dylan Thomas Wordsearch Author English Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Dylan Thomas Wordsearch Author English Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Dylan Thomas'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

War Photographer - Power and Conflict Cluster

War Photographer - Power and Conflict Cluster

A lesson that introduces students to the poem and guides them through reading and annotations in terms of language and structure. This lesson has been put together with stretch and extra stretch activities so that it remains robust and challenging for all. Extended writing task included.

By shoegal44