This is an end of term quiz for lessons in the run-down to the summer holidays. Includes 2016-related picture rounds, film round, music round and English round (which can be removed if not relevant!). Some rounds have been adapted from other shared resources.
Music round links to a Spotify playlist, or you can simply Youtube the tracks/tracks of your choice.
Please use, adapt and review!
A short 5 lesson unit on Imaginative/Creative writing, created for the new GCSE English Language 9-1 spec. Contains lessons on describing setting and character, effective story openings, narrative structure (using The Simpsons) and the importance of planning.
Clear assessment and success criteria checklists, which could be used for self/peer assessment.
Some differentiation/challenge activities, but may need more to adapt to your group.
This is a series of lessons based on the novel ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas. This scheme was created with mixed ability Year 9s in mind, and would be suited to Year 9 students and above.
Each presentation focuses on one chapter of the novel, with questions, key skills for literature analysis and starters that develop student’s spelling, punctuation and grammar. As this unit is literature focused, the main tasks include: quotation hunts as well as analysis of characters, themes and quotations. There is an mini-assessment opportunity in presentation #3 (exploring how setting is created by Thomas).
There are opportunities for independent, paired and group work embedded in the lesson presentations, as well as research.
Challenge and extension tasks, as well as sentence starters to support weaker students, are included with all activities.
I will be continuing to develop and build this scheme over the coming weeks. Please look out for future lessons, and these will eventually be ‘bundled’ together to cover the entire novel.
This is a series of lessons for IB Language and Literature Part 2: Language and Mass Communication. It can be used for both SL and HL classes, and may also be relevant to A-Level courses. It covers key concepts and learning outcomes of the IB course, whilst tapping into modern day issues and encouraging open discussions in class. Each ‘lesson’ presentation could last from one - three lessons depending upon the depth, detail and discussions that take place within your classroom. I taught this as a three - four month unit, including assessment opportunities.
It covers the following topics:
Advertising - deconstructing ads, exploring subtext and analysing gender in advertising.
Political Campaigns - analysing political speeches and other famous speeches, analysing political ad campaigns (opportunity for FOA based on students creating their own ads for a political candidate)
Media, Bias and Newsworthiness - applying news values, detemining the newsworthiness of various news stories, post-truth case study and alternative facts case study.
Some resources have been adapted from InThinking ideas for lessons. I am unable to attach all resources due to copyright reasons (e.g. all ads used for analysis etc.) Please get in touch if there is anything specific you would likethat is mentioned in the presentations but not included after purchase.
A series of lessons for the IB Language and Literature course. These lessons are suitable for Part 1: Language in Cultural Context. They cover the topics of:
Language and Identity
Language and Community
Language and Social Relations
Language and Stereotypes
There are suggestions of tasks in preparation for students completing WT1 or FOAs throughout. Some resources have been adapted from InThinking ideas for lessons.
This is a series of lessons for Part 1: Language in Cultural Contexts of the IB Language and Literature course. They may also be relevant to A-Level English Language.
These lessons are focused on the topic of Language and Power. Although listed as three lessons, these are likely to last 6-8 lessons depending on the pace you move and depth you cover in class. The topics covered are:
Standard English vs Non Standard English (using a Dizzee Rascal/Jeremy Paxman interview)
Language and Immigration
Language and Immigration with a case study focus on Australia.
There are assessment opportunities throughout which could be set as homework tasks. Challenge tasks are also embedded. Some resources have been adapted from InThinking ideas for lessons.
There is also a final assessment included: preparation for a Paper 1 exam using two texts on immigration as sources.
A worksheet to structure student research on Charles Dickens and 'A Christmas Carol'. I have slightly adapted the worksheet for different year groups: Year 7, Year 8 and Year 10 (just titled Charles Dickens research). A range of multiple choice and written answer sections. Great for lower ability but also a success with high ability pupils!
Part 1 of 2. Series of lessons to follow with class reading of Face by Benjamin Zephaniah.
Lessons may last more than one lesson, but follow in order of the chapters in the book. Includes opportunity for writing assessment (newspaper article or persuasive speech writing). Extension/challenge tasks included.
Taught to high and middle ability Year 8 students.
A revision booklet pack for Edexcel English - The Writer's Craft Foundation Paper.
This is based on extracts taken from Act 3 of the play (the chosen focus act for June 2016 exams). Includes brief summary of how to answer parts a, b and c with sentence starters to support low-ability students, then a selection of extracts from Act 3, with example exam questions. Could be used in revision or intervention sessions, or set for homework.
A short three/four lesson unit on The Red Room by H.G.Wells, exploring the ghost story/mystery genre, how an author builds suspense and tension, building towards an essay question response or creative writing task.\n\nUsed with top set Year 9, and a middle ability set.\n\nSplit the story into 3 sections. Three PowerPoints. Quote analysis activities on worksheets for group work.
A takeaway homework menu for KS3 students studying Romeo and Juliet. I have used with high and middle ability Year 8 students. You could set one task to be completed weekly, or ask that 2/3/4 be handed in by a certain due date. I have had some amazing 3D Globe Theatre models created by students! Hope you find it helpful!
An effective lesson on AQA Moon on the Tides, Relationship cluster poem 'Quickdraw&'. Year 10, A*-C. I taught this lesson for a job interview, in which I was successful. It allows students to demonstrate very quick progress whilst looking closely at Duffy&';s meaning and language choices. Ends with students writing a paragraph response.
A two week SOW for KS3 (used with middle ability Year 8 classes). Tasks mainly focussed on developing descriptive writing skills. Includes challenge tasks throughout.Includes story creator where students lucky dip a story title, setting etc to stimulate writing. Ended unit with the challenges lesson, allowing students to play with creative writing techniques and styles, choosing which activities to complete during the lesson.
Part 2 of 2. Series of lessons to follow class reading of Face by Benjamin Zephaniah. Lesson powerpoints probably run over two or more lessons, but follow the chapters of the book with various activities, questions etc.
Taught to high and middle ability Year 8s.
Opportunities for writing assessment in Part 1 of SoW (newspaper article or persuasive speech writing). Extension/challenge options included.
Body Image lesson relies on students bringing in magazines to analyse - we created posters in pairs/3s labelling how body image was represented in the media, then spent a lesson linking this learning to the novel.
This is a short SoW planned in preparation for iGCSE English Literature coursework. Includes many activities and character analysis, and essay preparation exercises. Lacks some detail due to teaching time restraints, but provides a good basis for developing.