Romeo and Juliet SOW- AQA New Specification Literature 2017- Paper 1 Shakespeare
A SOW aimed at middle to higher ability students to introduce and analyse Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in preparation for the 2017 examinations.

The lessons focus on specific scenes from the play and aim to build students' analytical skills. The lessons aim to address all of the assessment objectives and explore: Shakespeare's use of language to convey meaning/messages; information about context relevant to specific scenes; staging/dramatic effects and audience reactions.

Where worksheets are required I have designed these to be part of the powerpoint so please check the separate section at the end of each PPT for printable resources. There are also clear differentiation strategies used throughout with a RAG learning journey for each lesson, RAG tiered questions and 'Shakespeare Challenge' questions in each lesson to encourage deeper learning.

There are two assessment points built in and I have tried to mock up a 'sample paper' for each assessment so students are aware of what the exam paper will look like. This also avoids using the AQA sample papers as at present there are only two available.

Please note that not all scenes are covered, the scenes included are listed below:
Act 1 Scene 1
Act 1 Scene 2
Act 1 Scene 3
Act 1 Scene 5
Act 2 Scene 2
Act 2 Scene 6
Act 3 Scene 1
Act 3 Scene 2
Act 3 Scene 3
Formative Assessment on Act 3 Scene 3
Act 4 Scene 3
Act 4 Scene 5
Act 5 Scene 1
Act 5 Scene 2
Act 5 Scene 3
Summative Assessment on Act 5 Scene 3

I have also had to remove images from the film/stage versions of the play due to copyright so these may be worthwhile to add back in to illuminate the staging effects to students.

Additional Note: My students are using the Sparknotes No Fear Shakespeare editions of the text which are very helpful for their understanding and revision and enable a more independent approach for student lead activities.
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  • Cover-Image.pptx
  • Lesson-1--Act-1-Scene-1.pptx
  • Lesson-2--Act-1-Scene-2---3.pptx
  • Lesson-3--Act-1-Scene-5.pptx
  • Lesson-4--Act-2-Scene-2.pptx
  • Lesson-5--Act-2-Scene-6.pptx
  • Lesson-6--Act-3-Scene-1.pptx
  • Lesson-7--Act-3-Scene-2.pptx
  • Lesson-8--Act-3-Scene-3.pptx
  • Lesson-9--Formative-Assessment.pdf
  • Lesson-10--Act-4-Scene-3.pptx
  • Lesson-11--Act-4-Scene-5.pptx
  • Lesson-12--Act-5-Scene-1---2.pptx
  • Lesson-13--Act-5-Scene-3.pptx
  • Lesson-14--Summative-Assessment.pdf

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Created: Apr 8, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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