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End of Term Huge English Mega Bundle

End of Term Huge English Mega Bundle

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Much Ado About Nothing: Lesson Bundle! (All Lessons, Resources, Plans, Everything!)

Much Ado About Nothing: Lesson Bundle! (All Lessons, Resources, Plans, Everything!)

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Much Ado About Nothing.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, identifying the traits of key characters, settings, and themes, understanding dramatic and language devices, and relating the text to its social and historical context. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

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Much Ado About Nothing: Big Bundle! (All Lessons, Resources, Plans, Everything!)

Much Ado About Nothing: Big Bundle! (All Lessons, Resources, Plans, Everything!)

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Much Ado About Nothing.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, identifying the traits of key characters, settings, and themes, understanding dramatic and language devices, and relating the text to its social and historical context. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided. There is a 20 page comprehension booklet, and also a fun 'Pointless' Game included, to enhance your students' knowledge of the text!

By TandLGuru

Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare's Dramatic Devices!

Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare's Dramatic Devices!

This engaging, in-depth lesson enables students to understand how Shakespeare uses a range of dramatic devices for effect within ‘Much Ado about Nothing.’ In particular, the lesson focuses upon the dramatic irony and tension used to build the themes of confusion and deception. A close analysis of Act II Scene I: The Masquerade Ball, is included, to exemplify the impact of the dramatic devices upon Shakespearean audiences. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Defining and exemplifying the key dramatic devices; - Relating key dramatic devices to the themes of confusion and deception; - Reading and comprehending the predominant plot events in Act II Scene I. - Completing an essay style response in which they consider how dramatic devices help to create Shakespeare's intended effects upon audiences. - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and detailed - just download and teach from it! - Cards for card-sorting activity; - Confusion and Deception worksheet (and teacher answer sheet); - Act II Scene I analysis sheet - Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses; - Comprehensive lesson plan.

By TandLGuru

Much Ado About Nothing - Pointless Game!

Much Ado About Nothing - Pointless Game!

Based on the popular game show 'Pointless', this resource is perfect for use as a whole lesson resource, enrichment option, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. (I've also added a blank template so that you can make your own games from scratch). Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of characters, plot, and themes in 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.' Round 1. The characters in Much Ado About Nothing Round 2. Quotations from the text Round 3. Settings, Themes, and Objects Round 4. Shakespearean Comedies The nature of this game ensures that the resource can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!

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Much Ado About Nothing - Don John

Much Ado About Nothing - Don John

This engaging, in-depth lesson enables students to understand how plot and language are utilised to introduce and develop the character of Don John in Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado about Nothing.’ The lesson places a particular focus upon how quotations by and about Don John, in addition to his position as an 'illegitimate' or outsider, help to clarify and develop his role as a villain. Students also critically analyse how his behaviour develops over the course of the text. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Taking part in a fun team quiz to secure understanding of Don Pedro; - Understanding his role in catalysing the events of the play; - Identifying and analysing quotations by Don Pedro to understand how his character is introduced; - Finding quotations to show how Don Pedro is involved in the confusion and chaos of the plot events; - Completing an essay style response in which they consider how the character of Don Pedro is introduced and developed; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and detailed - just download and teach from it! - Introduction to Don John worksheet; - Development of Don John worksheet; - Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to higher ability year 9 and 10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities.

By TandLGuru

Year 2 Spelling Patterns - Rules, Activities and Application Tasks!

Year 2 Spelling Patterns - Rules, Activities and Application Tasks!

These resources offer an original and efficient way to approaching the spelling expectations of the 2014 National Curriculum. They contain over 30 slides of spelling rules, 5-minute stand-alone activities, and application tasks to apply spelling patterns to more extended writing opportunities. This year 2 pack provides comprehensive and varied tasks for approaching spelling rules, such as: - The /s/ sound spelt with a c before e, i ,and y; - The /dʒ/ sound at the end of words; - The /n/ sound at the beginning of words, sometimes spelt kn and gn; - The /r/ sound at the beginning of words, sometimes spelt wr; - The /l/ or /əl/ sound at the end of words, spelt le, el, or al; - The plural of nouns ending /y/, replaced with ies; - Common homophones; - Suffixes; - Apostrophes for possession and omission; - The year 2 common exception words. All images used are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the presentation.

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Resources Bundle!

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Resources Bundle!

These varied and engaging resources have been designed to enhance the learning of John Boyne's 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.' They are perfect for aiding and developing comprehension, and also gaining a secure understanding of the social and historical context of the novel. Included in this resources bundle are: - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Comprehension Activities Booklet - 21 pages of comprehension activities aligned with the text; - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Holocaust Lesson - Enabling students to link the text to its social and historical context; - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Pointless Game - A fun and interactive way of securing understanding of the text. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited at the end of presentations and in separate documents.

By TandLGuru

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Pointless Game!

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Pointless Game!

Based on the popular game show 'Pointless', this resource is perfect for use as a whole lesson resource, enrichment option, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. (I've also added a blank template so that you can make your own games from scratch). Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of characters, plot, and themes in 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.' Round 1. The characters in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Round 2. Quotations from the text Round 3. Settings, themes, and objects Round 4. Similarities between Bruno and Shmuel The nature of this game ensures that the resource can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!

By TandLGuru

Popular Fiction KS3 Comprehension Activity Booklets Big Bundle!

Popular Fiction KS3 Comprehension Activity Booklets Big Bundle!

This bundle contains 7 fantastic comprehension activity booklets - each is over 20 pages in length, and focuses upon a different popular classic text. This includes a text by Shakespeare, a play, fiction and non-fiction texts, as prescribed by the National Curriculum. The resource booklets contain a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful activities - perfect for use throughout class reading of texts or equally in guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the KS3 comprehension expectations within the National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. There are booklets included for the following texts: - The Woman in Black - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Private Peaceful - Anne Frank - Diary of a Young Girl - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Stone Cold - Much Ado About Nothing There are a huge range of activities! A PDF of each booklet is also provided, to prevent formatting issues.

By TandLGuru