Actors Penny Downie and David Tennant discuss the 'closet scene' in 'Hamlet'. The actors consider what is revealed about the background to the mother/son relationship and the emotional implications. Downie considers the emotional demands and dangers of the scene. David Tennant suggests that his Hamlet does not suffer from any 'Oedipus complex'. Rather he does not want to think about his mother in any sexual terms and is therefore repulsed by her liaison with Claudius.
Specifically designed for the 2014 'literary heritage&' question about how a disturbed character is presented. I got my class to compare Hamlet with the narrator in &';Maud' by Alfred Lord Tennyson, but stands alone as a general introduction to the play. I hope the resources are useful.
Checking knowledge and focus on key issues and ideas in the play for revision. 25 useful quotations from the play to test students.
Get a piece of paper, and when you see the quotation, jot down who says it, and in what context, and why it might be useful/important. Then click to the next slide, where you will see the answers. You could also do this in pairs, testing each other as you go through the play.
Teaching advice - exemplar - a master form to add or subtract to - plus a variety of forms to complete.
An essential life skill for students seeking employment or college places - and ability appears to have little to do with the successful completion of a form - my SEN groups won this task hands down.
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.
This scheme takes the group step by step through the stages of how to write a story. It is adapted from the government initiative 'Improving Childrens Writing' getting children from level 3 to level 4. I have changed it a little, so that it is also suitable for level 2 and 3 as well. Some resources you will have to get from the government published folder 'improving childrens writing'.
This resource is a highly visual, fully editable and interactive, 50 question power point quiz on Roald Dahl’s book 'Fantastic Mr Fox.'
It is an ideal resource for an assembly, a lesson or with a tutor group, particularly during book week or Roald Dahl’s 100th Year celebration in September or during book week.
The quiz contains 50 questions with multiple choice answers. It can be administered in a variety of ways - to individuals or teams. The answers can be found by clicking on the Roald Dahl image on each slide. Answers can be given either as you go through the quiz or at the end.
A question and answer sheet are provided to allow individuals / teams to record their answers.
1. How many ‘small foxes’ do Mr and Mrs Fox have?
2. Where do Mr Fox and his family live?
3. What are the names of the three farmers in ‘Fantastic Mr Fox?'
4. What kind of farmer was Bunce?
5. What did Boggis eat every day for breakfast, lunch and supper?
6. Why were the farmers angry with Mr Fox?
7. How does Mr Fox know when there is danger?
8. Which farmer came up with the plan to trap the Fox family.
9. What was the third plan Bean came up with to get Mr Fox?
10. When Badger asked Mr Fox if he was worried about all the ‘stealing’. What did Mr Fox say?
This resource is also suitable for older SEN students due to the visual nature of the resource and the multiple choice format of the questions and answers.
Most images are royalty free. All images requiring attribution are credited within the powerpoint quiz itself.
This resource contains
1. A highly visual, interactive and fully editable 24 slide PowerPoint lesson on the National Curriculum Year 2 commonly use / confused Homophone / Near Homophones where / were / we're / wear. There are two versions. One with a female presenter and one with a male presenter. The resource explains the meaning of the homophones and examples. Opportunities are also provided for pupils to choose the correct homophone.
2. An information sheet that explains the meaning of the homophones and when they are used with examples.
3. Four worksheets in which pupils have to select / compose sentences using the correct homophones.
Appropriate for year 2 pupils and older SEN students.
All images courtesy of openclipart.org