Year 7 Poetry AnthologyQuick View

Year 7 Poetry Anthology

This resource is aimed at year 7 with the intention of building familiarity and a foundation for poetry and other skills that will be required to flourish at GCSE. Here you will find a complete unit (ten lessons). The main premise is that students get used to having an anthology whereby they study a selection of poems and begin to compare the ideas and techniques of the different poets provided. This will help to build skills for comparing poetry but is also geared initially to secure confidence in dealing with unseen poetry. For variety, there are other tasks included which are beneficial for other GCSE skills such as creative writing and the non-fiction language paper. The resource is written with AQA GCSE in mind (exams starting 2017) however the scheme is fully viable for all exam boards. The resources you will find is a full programme of study, PowerPoints for every lesson, worksheets and the anthology itself which includes background information on the poets, as well as the poems themselves (or, due to copyright reasons, the location of poems online). The scheme covers five poems (William Blake/The Tyger, Alfred Lord Tennyson/The Eagle, Lewis Carroll/The Crocodile, Roald Dahl/The Pig, and Edwin Morgan /Hyena) allowing students to experience poetry from the C19th and C20th. Each lesson is accompanied by a PowerPoint mapping the lesson for both teachers and students, step by step. The PowerPoints include all of the information documented in the programme of study; this means that the lesson is instantly ready to go. The scheme is also fully resourced with accompanying worksheets and some useful website links where appropriate. Each lesson also has homework ideas, many of them have various options. Although the homework fits with the learning agenda of the lesson, they are not essential to the continuation of lessons and therefore homework can be selected as regularly as is appropriate for your timescales, homework policy and ability of students. I know that many schools operate with a homework timetable and therefore, as there are optional homeworks for every lesson, the scheme should be able to complement these timetables and school needs. The unit culminates into a final assessment whereby the students write a comparative essay. There are various written tasks throughout though that could be manipulated into assessments, should your department/school demand a greater number of assessment points. I have endeavoured to make the resource as varied as possible in order to engage, differentiate and target a number of skills. The resource includes class discussion, group work, paired work, individual work, creative writing, analytical writing and, of course, poetry investigation. I have also included as much self/peer marking as possible in the hope that this eases the teacher workload. Of course, no one size fits all and I hope at least you can adapt this resource to inspire your students.
Fahrenheit 451 Scheme of WorkQuick View

Fahrenheit 451 Scheme of Work

Unusual, yes, but I taught this in year 13 as a part of 'satire' texts in time module. Goes well with 1984 - book is interesint and scarily now, so students find loads to think about.
One Hundred Essential Questions for Language Arts Quick View

One Hundred Essential Questions for Language Arts

One Hundred Essential Questions for Language Arts. Vitally Important questions for students in critical areas of reading, writing, and grammar. Not open-ended questions as named in some specific curriculum programs, just essential questions for learning the content. This list of one hundred essential questions can be used to drive lesson plans in an English Language Arts classroom. Good for back to school. You can give it as a handout at the beginning of the year and focus students on what is essential to know and what they will learn. This is also a useful tool at the end of the year for review for state standardized testing. It will help you focus on learning what is really important in the areas of grammar and writing.
KS3 Poetry over time activityQuick View

KS3 Poetry over time activity

Best to read the uploaded instructions doc but essentially, an easily adaptable resource providing an introduction to poetry. It will also set them up for the poetry anthology to be completed at the end of the scheme of work.
One Hundred Essential Questions for Language Arts TESTQuick View

One Hundred Essential Questions for Language Arts TEST

ne Hundred Essential Questions for Language Arts TEST. Back to school...It can be used at the beginning of the year as a pre-test for Language Arts knowledge. It can also be used at the end of the year as a final exam. My students knew those essential questions were really "essential." 10 pages plus key included. This multiple choice scantron ready test goes with my One Hundered Essential Questions for Language Arts which can be used as a study guide, - HappyEdugator
Private Peaceful - Full Scheme of Work | World War One LiteratureQuick View

Private Peaceful - Full Scheme of Work | World War One Literature

A detailed chapter-by-chapter scheme of work for the Michael Morpugo novel 'Private Peaceful'. The scheme of work (120 slide PPT) includes a starter, plenary and a choice of three activities per chapter. This allows teachers to choose/adapt the lesson ideas depending on their group. The scheme of work comes with corresponding worksheets and includes links to videos and other interactive resources. Feedback appreciated :)
PoetryQuest: Writing, Performing and SlamsQuick View

PoetryQuest: Writing, Performing and Slams

This resource contains everything you need to turn your class into a set of performance poets. It includes activities to sharpen poetry skills, get the imaginative juices, and polish up perfomance skills, as well as information on holding a class poetry slam.
Language for Literature and Poetry 4 SoW BundleQuick View

Language for Literature and Poetry 4 SoW Bundle

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Pupils need to talk and write about many aspects of the texts they use. To do this well they need to be familiar with the major technical terms. B & D Publishing’s two Language for Literature schemes of work spanning key stages 3 and 4 aim to give pupils a sound understanding of many literary terms. These are explained and illustrated by examples. Work is provided for pupils to do on each topic. The literary terms covered include Acrostics, Alliteration, Anecdote, Clerihew, Epic, Imagery, Simile, Metaphor, Myth, The Ballad, Fable, Assonance, Autobiography, Cinquain, Cliché, Elegy, Haiku, Ambiguity, Rhyme, Rhythm, Kenning, Legend, Ode, Parable, Parody, Personification, Sonnet, Limerick, Soliloquy, Pun, Spoonerisms, Dialect, Dialogue, Epitaph, Onomatopoeia, Proof Reading, Proverbs, Riddles, Anachronism, Allegory, Diaries and Journals, Dramatic Irony, Hyperbole and much more. Two packs are included - Language for Literature Series One and Language for Literature Series Two, with each scheme of work suitable for KS3 and KS4 students. This bundle also includes Forty Favourite Poems Series One and Two. Forty Favourite Poems Series One and Two each contain forty poems that are essential reading for all lovers of English literature. Series One is suitable for use with students at KS3 and Series Two for students working at KS4 and beyond. The copyright free text plus work on each poem is provided. Forty Favourite Poems Series One includes: The Charge of the Light Brigade, Sea Fever, The Eagle, Silver, Inversnaid, Home Thoughts from Abroad, Snake, Cargoes, Sarah Byng and many more. Forty Favourite Poems Series Two includes: To a Mouse, A Case of Murder, Toads, Dover Beach, Stop All The Clocks, Ode to Autumn, The Thought Fox, If, Ozymandias, Leisure, Binsey Poplars and many more. Also available is our Language for Literature and The Sonnet bundle: We also have Language for Literature and Narrative Poems bundles: A Language for Literature and First World War Poetry bundle is also available: Visit our Shop for more high quality English resources and to download free samples of all of our schemes of work, including our extensive collection of Shakespeare resources: If you like our resources or would like to provide feedback please leave a review. The regular licence enables you to use this resource with your own students. Copy, edit and provide the material to those students you teach in any medium or format for the purpose of educating them and/or their private study/exam revision. The school licence allows you also to share this resource with colleagues at your school.
Dennis Kelly's DNA KS3 Literature Scheme 18-31Quick View

Dennis Kelly's DNA KS3 Literature Scheme 18-31

These are the second half of the lessons of a scheme of work that I created last year for DNA by Dennis Kelly. It is aimed at a year 9 class, as the idea is that I am starting to prepare them for GCSE Literature. Therefore, the scheme is a mix of analysis and playing with the text too. I've used a variety of ideas to teach it. All lessons are complete lessons in themselves with the resource at the end of the powerpoint, so they are all embedded. You may wish to adapt / cut apart and mix them up.
Rigorous Common Core Aligned Poetry BundleQuick View

Rigorous Common Core Aligned Poetry Bundle

This resource is a combination of all of my poetry resources which include: • Locomotion Novel Unit • Poetry Resource Unit • Poetry Analysis Resource • Poetry Resource Pack: Mini-books, Templates, Graphic Organizers
Blog part ten from 7th June onQuick View

Blog part ten from 7th June on

Not been near internet for a few days, so here is a bit of the backlog In haste and best wishes for the second half of term. If you'd like me to come into school as a visiting speaker or to give any kind of support that might be helpful please send me a pm. I'm still giving my time free and just ask for travel expenses All the best DMC
Edexcel IGCSE & AQA Lang - Dual Scheme lsns -18Quick View

Edexcel IGCSE & AQA Lang - Dual Scheme lsns -18

Luckily, we will never be in the position again where I have to teach 2 specifications at the same time to the same class. However, this is the scheme that I created last year when this was the approach adopted by the Head. Although these lessons are aimed at both specs, the full scheme is more IGCSE skills and texts than the AQA. My AQA scheme will be uploaded as a separate entity. 2 of these texts, I've uploaded before but the whole scheme makes sense when uploaded together. Remaining lessons are uploaded separately.
Victorian IndustriesQuick View

Victorian Industries

This document links to the 'The Victorians&' KS2 scheme of work, with a particular emphasis on Industialisation and the ribbon weaving industry in Coventry. It contains lesson ideas, images, historical research, archive material, cross curricular links and a glossary of key terms. This was produced by The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry. For more information about the Herbert&';s Learning programme please go to the website: To keep up-to-date with the Herbert Learning team, follow us on Twitter @HerbertLearning
Literacy toolkitQuick View
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Literacy toolkit

ll the literacy progression documents, 12 strands from the New Primary Framework, VCOP, RUCSAC, reading, writing, speaking and listening assessment. Topcis also included are: assessment.
Doctor Faustus: Study PromptsQuick View

Doctor Faustus: Study Prompts

This 16-page resource is a set of short writing tasks, and formal essay questions in the style of A Level, AP and IB examinations. The initial tasks focus student attention on significant aspects of each scene, and build up a full understanding of what Marlowe is trying to achieve, how he is trying to achieve it, and how successful he has been. The scene-based questions can, additionally, be used as a basis for class discussion, and the essay topics as an invaluable tool for pre-examination revision and rehearsal. At a time-saving level, teachers will be relieved of the need to develop their own units of study for the work, and to seek out relevant questions from past examinations. ‘These prompts are a terrific tool for generating class discussions, creating short answer exams, or longer essay assignments. I have purchased a number of them and am impressed with each one’ (from the Commendations page).
Time Travel English SoWQuick View

Time Travel English SoW

This SoW takes students from the Romans' departure from Britain to the BBC newsreader, via Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Renaissance drama, & Victorian novelists. One powerpoint covers Old & Middle English, the other covers Early Modern and Late Modern English. Please rate & comment! Lessons: Beowulf - monsters, mates & kennings Manuscripts - celebrating awesomeness Vicious Viking, posh Noble & poor Peasant Conversations Canterbury Tales - acting & updating Printing Press posters King Arthur & Bestiaries Renaissance Drama (Jonson, Lyly & Shakespeare) - independent work & reading assessment Dickens research project & literary caricatures Scandalous Victorian Newspaper Stories Penny Dreadful creative writing Time Travel Novels - The Lost World & The Time Machine: reading, writing & comparing Ingenious Inventions & etymology Words of the World Stream of Consciousness BBC RP