A Project which encourages independent learning while allowing students to consolidate previous poetry knowledge. Concentrates on Key Words and poetry forms. Some elements of poetry analysis also form part of this section. Can be tackled as individual sessions or part of a greater collaborative project with other students.
A research project which encourages independent learning while giving students the opportunity to understand Key Words and use Creative Writing skills to embed their knowledge.
An explanation of how Shakespeare uses Dramatic Devices in Romeo & Juliet with examples. Activities to further understanding and build on essay writing skills - includes differentiated examples to aid special needs or foreign language students
An introduction to understanding soliloquys in Macbeth. A focus on Act 2 with differentiated work which allows KS3 to access the material and also provides an opportunity for Special Needs students to participate equally.
A powerpoint presentation which sets out the differences between Shakespearean and Petrarchan sonnets. It also allows for research and can be used as a special needs resource.
A review of the layout of a Petrarchan sonnet. A translation into prose of Brooke’s poem (in some foreign field). Tasks involving matching the translation to the poem, analysis of some methods used by the poet leading to better understanding of the poem and the form.
A resource which combines History, poetry and Art with a bit of research thrown in for good measure. Uses poetry and art to help students use 1st or 3rd person accounts to develop empathy.
A dip into Roman numerals which links to Maths, Shakespeare, Modern Drama and film studies. An introduction which allows Primary and Secondary students to feel more confident about dealing with numbers.
This resource focuses on the need writers have to write about topics which affect their lives. Charles Dickens was one such writer because he did not come from a wealthy family. We see this concern in several of his novels: Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit and David Copperfield for example. Looking closely at an extract from A Christmas Carol, students can consider social issues they are concerned about and think about how they would like to represent this to a reading audience. The resource also reviews the use of dialogue and the difference between dialogue and a script.
This resource uses an extract from A Tale of Two Cities to focus on the way in which a writer uses emotive language along with figurative language to manipulate the reader’s feelings. It also reviews the use of 1st and 3rd person narrative and provides the opportunity for students to do further research or read works from Dickens’ contemporaries.
A Powerpoint presentation which describes the differences between these 3 types of Drama. It also gives brief insight into the famous playwrights of each period and includes online research activities for students.
A poetry resource to help students who have English as a second language or students who struggle with poetry in general. It can be used to practice the ‘unseen’ IGCSE section of the exam paper or to introduce KS3 to poetry analysis.
A project designed to encourage independent learning and creative writing. Students learn the different forms of poetry and the Key Words associated with them while writing their own poems. This particular resource focuses on limericks.
A research project which encourages independent learning while instilling key words needed for KS2, 3 & 4. It also allows students to tackle poetic forms through the act of creative writing.
Examples of dramatic devices used in Romeo & Juliet with reasons why these devices are used by Shakespeare. An opportunity for students to research further and gain their own insights.
This resource is crosscurricular but the main focus is to help students get to grips with how Roman numerals are used in Literature. It has links with Shakespeare, Modern Drama and Film studies.
A 15 - 20 minute dip into the differences between Shakespearean and Petrarchan sonnets. It has the added bonus of a bit of research and then some creative writing at the end.
Using an extract from Oliver Twist this resource looks at the way in which film makers use an author’s work to help them scout locations and props for authenticity. It then allows students to take on the role of props person. Finally students have the opportunity to create a piece of creative writing.