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We All Fall Down by Eric Walters (Reed Novel Studies)

We All Fall Down by Eric Walters (Reed Novel Studies)

We All Fall Down is a complete 74 page novel study guide based on the popular novel by Eric Walters. The guide is presented chapter-by-chapter and includes the following distinct sections: Before You Read, Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions (including many higher-level thinking questions); Activities. The novel study includes everything needed to teach the novel including the following concepts / activities: setting, literary devices, research assignments, cloze activities, creative writing assignments, character studies, parts of speech, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, crossword and word search puzzles, studies in conflict, constructing a storyboard and sequence chart. It also contains a complete Answer Key. Many Links with the Common Core Standards (U.S.) You may wish to check out Island of the Blue Dolphins – a free offering on TES done by the author in the same format as this novel study. The writer of this novel study has had more than 60 curriculum units published. These are available in such outlets as Chapters and Staples and most stores for teachers.

By reednovelstudies

Pride and Prejudice - The Bennet Sisters!

Pride and Prejudice - The Bennet Sisters!

In this engaging and informative lesson, students develop a deeper understanding of the Bennet sisters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. In particular, students compare and contrast the sisters’ physical and emotional characteristics, and comprehend how each sister is implicated within the plot. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Playing a fun quiz to determine 'Which Sister?' is involved in different plot events; - Reading and understanding how the sisters are introduced in the novel, using relevant textual evidence; - Retrieving information from the text to create character profiles for each sister, including their age, physical and emotional descriptions; - Comparing and contrasting each of the Bennet sisters analytically; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Extracts from Chapters 1, 2, and 3; - 'Character Profile task resources - in Word and PDF form; - Supportive and clear essay template; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. These resources were originally taught to GCSE students, but with subtle adaptations they have also been used with both younger and older (up to A Level) students. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

The Harvest Bow by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

The Harvest Bow by Seamus Heaney- Poetry Analysis (CCEA A Level)

This detailed 20 slide PowerPoint has been developed to assist teachers in delivering a detailed analysis of Heaney's "The Harvest Bow" to Literature students. There are detailed questions that prompt critical stanza-by-stanza analysis from pupils. Each set of questions enables pupils to focus on identifying and analysing poetic methods (AO2) and strengthening their understanding of each poem. There are detailed and focused analyses of each stanza, focusing on poetic methods (AO2) to supplement the initial notes taken by students. Also included in this document: -Context on Seamus Heaney (AO3) -Context on The Harvest Bow (AO3) -Initial reading questions -Questions on the Theme of Family and Tradition

By mcrossan92

Anthology of Gothic Writing - KS3/4/5 English Literature

Anthology of Gothic Writing - KS3/4/5 English Literature

I have put together a user-friendly anthology of Gothic extracts with supporting information. I will be using with a high-ability KS3 class, but it could be easily adapted for all secondary ages. Mary Shelley, E. A. Poe, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, H. G. Wells and Susan Hill feature.

By peateach92

Functional Skills Bias, tone and inference full lesson.

Functional Skills Bias, tone and inference full lesson.

Full differentiated lesson. Interactive crime scene activity with resources, tone music activity and finding bias in the media. Separate worksheets for entry level, level 1 and level 2 learners. Texts provided from two different sources for Level 2 learners to compare: Daily Mail and The Guardian.

By rkristina

Dracula A 7 week student homework booklet

Dracula A 7 week student homework booklet

A 7 week homework booklet of differentiated cross curricular tasks for KS3/4 students to complete based on the Oxford classical play scripts. Dracula adapted by David Calcutt. This can be used either as a complete booklet or given out as separate class sheets each week as appropriate. Included within the booklet is a homework ‘tracker’ and evaluation page. Also included is a separate teacher answer booklet.

By allen.t

Pride and Prejudice - Understanding the Plot!

Pride and Prejudice - Understanding the Plot!

In this engaging and informative lesson, students are enabled to demonstrate a secure understanding of the narrative structure within Jane Austen’s 'Pride and Prejudice.' In particular, students gain a deeper understanding of the web of relationships and quarrels involving the Bennets, Bingleys, and Darcys (amongst others) through sequencing, interpreting, and summarising key plot events. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Playing a fun group quiz to secure their understanding of key plot elements; - Sequencing the events of the text and explaining what happens in each chapter; - Summarising the events of the text through a storyboard; - Recreating the ending of the text, relying upon their in-depth understanding of plot and characters; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Plot event cards for the card sorting activity; - Storyboard template - Writing to describe aid; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. These resources were originally taught to GCSE students, but with subtle adaptations they have also been used with both younger and older (up to A Level) students. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

A Grade GCSE English Literature Essay Jekyll and Hyde

A Grade GCSE English Literature Essay Jekyll and Hyde

A Grade GCSE English literature essay on the novel Jekyll and Hyde. Essay question: To what extent is it possible to sympathise with either or both of Robert Louis Stevenson’s eponymous characters in “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”? The essay is around 1300 words.

By biggles1230

Food Advertising Lesson for KS2/KS3

Food Advertising Lesson for KS2/KS3

Here is an amazing 2/3 Lesson activity that can be done with Y5, Y6 or Y7 age learners. Learners need to be able to use language to market and sell their own luxury food item. They will work in teams, with assigned roles to pitch their product, look at costs and then advertise the product. They will need to use a variety of DAFOREST features which is recapped in the lesson. This has been extremely successful when done with KS2 and KS3 learners and can be a brilliant way to get your class using and enhancing their reading and writing skills, as well as speaking and listening skills when doing the pitch. All of the materials and worksheets are also included for easy use.

By teachsureenglish

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Taming of the Shrew and Introduction to Shakespeare for KS2/KS3

Taming of the Shrew and Introduction to Shakespeare for KS2/KS3

This is a full 4/5 Lesson Scheme focused on the Taming of the Shrew and an introduction to Shakespeare. There are a range of reading and writing tasks linked to the taming of the shrew, as well as extracts that are also attached. The first lesson is a station based lesson where learners can teach each other about life in Shakespeare's England, before going on to look at the globe theatre, before spending 2/3 lessons looking in detail at the taming of the shrew. This scheme has been taught to Y5, Y6 and Y7 learners and can be adapted to meet the needs of all learners if required.

By teachsureenglish

Pride and Prejudice - Mrs Bennet!

Pride and Prejudice - Mrs Bennet!

In this engaging and informative lesson, students are enabled to make sustained and developed interpretations regarding the introduction and development of the character of Mrs Bennet in 'Pride and Prejudice.' In particular, students learn about how her tiresome, ungraceful, single-minded behaviour ironically alienates the very suitors that she hopes to attract for her daughters. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Establishing the extent to which Mrs Bennet fits the requirements of the 'Regency mother'; - Reading and understanding how Mrs Bennet is introduced in the novel, using relevant textual evidence; - Tracking how her character develops through the notable events of the novel; - Analysing how Austen introduces and develops Mrs Bennet's character throughout the novel; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Extract from Chapter 1; - 'Development of Mrs Bennet' task resources - with teacher answer sheet; - Supportive and clear essay template; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. These resources were originally taught to GCSE students, but with subtle adaptations they have also been used with both younger and older (up to A Level) students. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

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Macbeth Scheme of Work with Worksheets and Revision Activities for KS3/KS4.

Macbeth Scheme of Work with Worksheets and Revision Activities for KS3/KS4.

This Scheme includes 8-10 Lessons on Macbeth, centering on the key themes of the text, in particular ambition. There are also lessons helping to revise key quotes and key scenes, as well as character timelines, plot activities and differentiated worksheets/cheat sheets to help learners, which can be adapted depending on the ability of your classes. These lessons are ideal for KS3 and KS4 for comprehension, first teach and revision purposes and can be adapted as needed.

By teachsureenglish