An hour long lesson for GCSE (KS4) students on A Christmas Carol.
English Literature focus - based on the current 2015-2017 AQA specification.
The lesson explores the concept of Materialism and Commercialism and uses students own ideas as the basis of understanding the message of Charles Dickens.
It includes links to yo-utube clips, dialogic and active learning based activities, and is also designed to appeal to visual learners,
Keywords are signalled and defined throughout. Worked successfully with Mid to High Ability students.
Michael Rosen visits the home of Charles Dickens. Now a museum, Michael looks at how the house could have inspired characters from Dickens’ Christmas classic A Christmas Carol and views memorabilia from the time it was written. The programme will give students and teachers an insight into how Dickens helped shape the Christmas we know today, as well as being a way to inject a bit of Christmas spirit in the classroom.
This is a scanned copy of my annotated version of The Yellow Wall-Paper, it is highlighted with key quotations and annotated for analysis, themes, interpretations and technical terms. It allows a student/teacher to work through and use the analysis in their teaching or own work. I use it for the NEA section of AQA English Literature A spec.
These are my resources for working through Act 3 of Romeo and Juliet. Each scene has a specific character or theme focus, with quotations picked out to analyse, with differentiated questions and discussion points. There is also a starter activity.
A Full scheme of work covering writing objectives using various of Roald Dahl's works (including Matilda and The BFG). It is easy to differentiate for KS 2 (7-11 year olds) and KS3 (11-14 year olds)and contains many worksheets for activities including vocabulary and punctuation use as well as descriptive and creative writing techniques.
These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library.
There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.
Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to AS students, but also suitable for GCSE or KS3 students. Designed to lead to a comparative essay on 'The Road' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' but easily adaptable for your choice of novels or to stand alone as a study of the four short stories included.
A variety of Literacy Tasks
Word mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.
Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics
Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing prompts
Simple Drawing Tasks
Label a Pirate
A great additional resource for a pirates topic.