A lesson based on the Cratchit family in A Christmas Carol but with a language based focus. The lesson explores the AQA Language paper 1, question 4 evaluation question. The full lesson and resources are included. This was aimed for a set 2 Year 10 and including writing an answer it covered 2 lessons. *This is based on the students having read A Christmas Carol or at least Stave 3; it was an added extra lesson to a Literature programme of study, in which students could be reminded of some language based questions/skills. It could be adapted by giving students an extract from Stave 3 (where the Cratchits are around the fire at Christmas) instead of the suggested quotes which run through all of the section involving the Cratchit family.
A differentiated resource based on the opening of the novel Close To Home designed to explore structure within an extract. It follows the AQA exam board style question. The lesson was designed to introduce structure and the exam style question to KS3, but could be used at KS4 as well. The pack includes a lower ability and mid ability lesson. Depending on the class, this lesson could take 2 lessons.
A fully differentiated lesson based on an extract from Private Peaceful where Tommo’s father is kiled by a tree. The lesson includes 3 differentiated extracts with questions and explores the effects of structure on a reader. This was designed to introduce structure into KS3.
A lesson for mid-high ability Year 8 analysing Romeo’s use of oxymorons in Act 1 Scene 2. 1 Full lesson.
Designed for the AQA Conflict Cluster poetry- this lesson guides students on how to approach an exam style question. The powerpoint is aimed at mid-low ability students and includes differentiated grids. The powerpoint covers at least 2-3 lessons.
A set of worksheets with differentiated questions for group work on analysing Leah’s first monologue in Act 2: a field (1). Set for a set 2 class.
A fully differentiated lesson on the song Let It Go from Frozen used as part of a fairytale theme at KS3. This was aimed at a top set Year 7. Resources include differeniated question/analysis sheets, help cards, an example paragraph and sentence starters. This could potentially span out across 2 -3 lessons, if you requite students to write a full response. It could also be easily adapted to suit lower sets.
Designed for a top set Year 8- this lesson explores the idea of structure and how to approach an extract. This is a good way to introduce the structure question type for AQA or use as a practice with a mid to low ability GCSE group. The powerpoint includes suggested answers for exploration and challenge tasks.