This 40-paged, detailed and high quality workbook covers the entire play in a simplified and condensed way. This format is really suitable for low ability groups at KS4 or students studying the play in Years 7-9.
The questions are mostly true/false statements, short answers or circling the correct statements, so that students of SEN/lower ability are not cognitively overloaded!
The workbook covers contextual background, the summary of the plot, the characters and quizzes the students as mini-plenaries throughout the whole play.
There are opportunities for writing exercises, like a letter from Benedick explaining his change.
At the end of the unit, students analyse Shakespeare quotes and explain their meanings, now that they are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and retention of the plot and characters.
Scheme of learning for KS3/4 study of Blood Brothers by Russell.
Assessment based on Paper 2 of English Literature AQA. AO’s learning objectives focus.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Mrs Johnstone AO1+AO3
Lesson 2: Learning More about Mrs Johnstone AO1+AO3
Lesson 3: The Agreement Between Mrs Lyons and Mrs Johnstone AO1+AO2
Lesson 4: The Twins are Separated AO1+AO2
Lesson 5: Mrs Lyons Sacks Mrs Johnstone AO1+AO2
Lesson 6: The Twins are Reunited AO1+AO2
Lesson 7: Mickey Visits Edward’s House AO1+AO2
Lesson 8: Caught by the Police AO1+AO2
Lesson 9: Moving Away AO1+AO2+AO3
Lesson 10: A New Start AO1+AO2
Lesson 11: Suspensions and Secrets AO1+AO2
Lesson 12: Mickey and Edward Reunited AO1+AO2
Lesson 13:Teenage Years AO1+AO2
Lesson 14: Adult Life AO1+AO2
Lesson 15: Crime and Punishment AO1+AO2+AO3
Lesson 16: The End AO1+AO2
Lesson 17: Exam preparation lesson 1 AO1+AO2+AO3+AO4
Lesson 18: Exam preparation lesson 2 AO1+AO2+AO3+AO4
Final Assessment Question, 45 minute timed essay
AQA Paper 2 mark scheme
Assessment objective tasks
Character family tree
Contextual knowledge sheet
Final assessment task
Glossary of literary terms
Parallels and contrasts
Student-friendly adapted mark scheme
Teacher questions for learning
Timeline of tension and events
Identifying features of an autobiography in extracts.
Defining difference between biography and autobiography.
Comparing an extract from Carrie Fisher’s Princesss Diarist and Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom.
A Key Stage 3 friendly scheme of work for studying Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
20 complete lessons with lesson plans
Lesson on the Prologue
Lessons on Portraits in The Canterbury Tales
Lessons on tales such as The Wife of Bath, Pardoner’s Tale, Nun’s Priest’s Tale and others
Lessons on creating their own Chaucer inspired poetry
Lessons on the historical context behind The Canterbury Tales
Homework suggestions in SOW details
Extensions and links to suggested reading/translations in notes of slides
Students recap knowledge of the characters Caliban, Trinculo and Stefano, looking at how they would direct them. They then watch a short summary of the events in Act 2 Scene 2 and watch a real stage version of the scene. They then perform it themselves.
Recommended for low ability.