TWO fully differentiated lessons
(GCSE 1hr PP differentiated tasks, New Spec)
Focuses on Seamus Heaney’s Storm On The Island - part of the Power and Conflict anthology
For Paper 2 Literature New Spec
Complete 2 hours, well differentiated lessons (x2) with worksheets
Suitable for KS4 or adaptable for KS3
Different level tasks for MA,LA or Core
Designed to fit Ofsted criteria for’ Good’ or above
Engaging lesson on creative writing in which the students describe a storm. Includes snippets of other writing to analyse for linguistic/structural techniques used for effect and to engage a reader.
Includes interesting adjectives list and model written piece with questions for students to analyse.
Suitable for KS2-KS3!
AQA Grade 9 Exemplar full response to “how is Power of nature explored” . The model essay compares nature in poems ‘London’ and ‘Storm on the Island’ . This resource models an answer to Paper 2 Section B on the ‘Power and Conflict’ section of the anthology. Ideal for use with top set students who are struggling to breach the gap between grade 7-8 and grade 9. Preview is one of the paragraphs.
File type: Word Document
AQA Grade 9 Exemplar full response to “how is Power of nature explored” . The model essay compares nature in poems ‘Ozymandias’ and ‘Storm on the Island’ . This resource models an answer to Paper 2 Section B on the ‘Power and Conflict’ section of the anthology. Ideal for use with top set students who are struggling to breach the gap between grade 7-8 and grade 9. Preview is one of the paragraphs.
File type: Word Document
A lesson ‘Storm on the Island’ for lower ability learners. It includes:
Do Now task: learners examine an image of storm in a coastal area, identifying how it represents power and conflict.
Context sheet with corresponding tasks
Comparison with Exposure in terms of 1) power and 2) conflict
Year 1/ 2 lesson resources include:
Lesson 1: Making predictions from the front cover.
Lesson 2: Make inferences.
Lesson 3: Acting out the scene of Noi’s dad finding the whale, writing a question, command or exclamation on the speech bubble.
Lesson 4: Learning new vocabulary.
Lesson 5: Creating an expanded noun phrase to describe the ocean.
Lesson 6: Pictures to sequence the story, short sentences to help children break down the story and create a short narrative.
This is a 2-week writing unit based on The Storm Whale by Benji Davies. I have used this with Year 2 pupils but it could be adapted for Year 1 or Year 3. It covers decriptive writing, expanded noun phrases and conjunctions.
This contains 2 weeks worth of resources, planning and SMART boards. (10 lessons. The resources are in words and PDF format.
The lesson focuses on the concept of ‘the power of nature’ with the goal of leading students to plan and write a response to an anthology poetry question about how nature’s power is showcased in each of the poems. Although the cover images show tasks on ‘Remains’ and ‘War Photographer’ (uploaded from previous resource) the lesson is based on the poems named above.
AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1A: In this lesson we look at monitoring, prediction, planning and protection in regards to tropical storms.
The lesson has a tropical stormed themed retrieval practice starter. We firstly introduce the importance of monitoring to aid prediction with measurements of SST’s. There is a cloze writing exercise on monitoring of hurricanes. A video clip from American tv provides a useful example of how tropical storms are monitored and their paths predicted even on mainstream television. There are some questions for the clip. We then look at protection, specifically storm shelters in Bangladesh, the pupils will have to label the storm shelter and annotate why these features of the storm shelter were needed. We then look at how building in vulnerable areas has made the risks of tropical storms and storm surges more severe. We then look at Bangladesh as a success story of monitoring, predicting, planning and protection, the students have a grid with the actions that have been undertaken by Bangladesh, they have to categorise them accordingly. We finish with a GCSE-style practice question with some guidance and structure provided for the students.
Hope this saves you some valuable planning time.
The French Revolution
The aim of this lesson is to analyse the events of the Storming of the Bastille and the subsequent significance of the Flight to Varennes
Students learn through key questioning and some text analysis how and why the Bastille was attacked. There are some brilliant video links to accompany this.
They will then be required, using a storyboard, to decipher what happened next and explain how these events led to a new France.
They will also learn how Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette attempted to escape to the border and using a cauldron of significance, evaluate which key ingredients ultimately led to their recapture and eventual execution.
The Octagon plenary allows the students to summarise what they have learnt in the lesson, from sights and sounds to numbers and actions for example.
The lesson comes with retrieval practice activities, differentiated materials, suggested teaching and learning strategies and is linked to the latest historical interpretations, video clips and debate.
The lesson is enquiry based with a key question posed at the start of the lesson and revisited at the end to show the progress of learning.
The lesson is fully adaptable in PowerPoint format and can be changed to suit.
The Storm Whale Distance Learning Resource Pack
Several adapted resources to suit students with additional needs. I used these for distance learning for an ASD class but they would also suit early readers/writers. They are based on the online reading of the story on Youtube.
1 adapted easy-to-read version of the story with symbols.
3 Sentence prompts with prompt words.
2 Sentences to read and copy.
2 PSHE resources based on ‘keeping secrets’ adapted form The Irish ‘Stay Safe’ Programme.
1 example template/layout for nonfiction report on whales.
1 discussion prompt image with questions.
This double lesson Powerpoint addresses two of the key skills involved in the AQA GCSE Lang and Lit Exams.
The first lesson focuses on analysing the poem ‘Storm on the Island’ by Seamus Heaney (GCSE Literature), whilst the second uses the poem as inspiration for a piece of creative writing.
The first lesson encourages students to think around the meanings in the poem, identifies key language techniques and shows students effective strategies to analyse the language.
The second lesson then uses inspiration from the poem to walk students through the planning process before they write their own piece of description. The lesson also includes handy checklists and peer assessment lists to help students to check their own use of language and structure in their work.