A Level English Language Paper 1 Section A- Variations & Representations- Lexis/Semantics (Lesson 3)
A lesson for the study of the A Level paper Paper 1 Language, The Individual and Society, Section A- Textual Variations and Representations. New Specification 2017

Aimed at Year 12 students but could be adapted for other year groups.

Using Jamie Oliver as a stimulus, students begin to consider how they investigate a text. This lesson is aimed to develop their word class/semantic field analysis skills.

Brief overview of topics covered in this double (12 slides):
Jamie Oliver Fifteen Website blurb for students to analyse
Semantic fields
Word Classes activity with prompt sheet
Idiom activity
'How to analyse a text' guided model
Discussion of how context affects meanings and representations.

Additional guidance for some of the activities has been written in the notes sections of the PPT slides.

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Created: Aug 22, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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