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Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing Lesson (and bingo)

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing Lesson (and bingo)

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing LessonTaking advantage of the new movie release, this light lesson focuses on the show, not tell, technique in descriptive writing.The complete lesson includes:• Sentence improvement starter• Plot slide of Beauty and the Beast• Trailer clips• Lesson objectives• Show not tell technique explained + video clip• Additional writing tips• Two images for students to describe and relate back to the class• Beauty and the Beast bingo plenary, with 30 individual bingo cards and caller’s cardAn easy, but engaging lesson students should enjoy – especially fans of Beauty and the Beast!Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: Youtube trailer of Beauty and the Beast, Cooltext.com, myfreebingo.com, IMDB and Wikipedia)

By EngageinEnglish

Anthony Browne A Life in Illustration

Anthony Browne A Life in Illustration

Developed for a Library lesson on picture Books / Visual Literacy - Junior SecondaryA 20 Page PPT that looks at the life of Illustrator and Writer Anthony Browne.Early life, after school, 1st job, Greeting cards, Why Gorilla's, Writing career, Gorilla and other books (Piggybook,Changes,The Tunnel,The Night Shimmy, Willy Books and Zoo).Students are introduced to this wonderful author through information and visuals. All o his books were available and the PPT was a great start to an study of his stories.Would be great also for Primary classes

By teen91113

Power in Macbeth

Power in Macbeth

Targeted at mixed ability GCSE pupils, this insightful PowerPoint enables pupils to explore how Shakespeare presents how power ironically can lead to greed, alienation and downfall.With relevant quotes from the text, differentiated questions and writing scaffolds, by the end of the lesson pupils can analyse how Shakespeare presents power through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

By deepavali_sehgal1

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PSHE: Citizenship: Personal Safety: Crime and Staying Safe

PSHE: Citizenship: Personal Safety: Crime and Staying Safe

PSHE: Citizenship: Personal Safety; Crime and Staying SafePowerPoint presentation and task sheets on personal safety; crime and how to stay safe.Could be useful for tutorials or with entry level students working on qualifications about independence and personal skills.

By tinpot

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Hunger Games 2 (Catching Fire) Student Work Booklet

Hunger Games 2 (Catching Fire) Student Work Booklet

This booklet has been designed as part of a unit of work on Catching Fire (the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy). It includes activities about characters, the setting and language features which students are to complete as they read the novel. There are also questions about the events/themes/character's perspectives et cetera for each chapter. This is all in preparation for a creative writing assessment where students take what they have learned to create two or three diary entries which provide insight into a minor character from the novel. In doing so they must reveal the personality of their character through what they see, think, feel, hope for and fear. Students were assessed on how purposefully they shaped their representations of people, places, events and concepts in the novel.

By lrigb4

Debate Topics for Speaking & Listening

Debate Topics for Speaking & Listening

An activity sheet to help students prepare for their debate/discussion Speaking and Listening Task. The topics are phrased as questions and can be given one-by-one or all together, depending on the ability of the group.

By Sazo123

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World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day

A great resource for World Poetry Day on 21st March. Save 35% when you buy this bundle.6 workbooks Analysing poems, poetry anthologies, Summer poetry, Autumn poetryand comprehension.

By teachercellar

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History Graphic Readers (Comic Book Style) Bundle

History Graphic Readers (Comic Book Style) Bundle

A bundle of my 5 history comic book resources for young learners and students of ESL. All of these are in PDF and can be used on iPads, notebook computers, or printed out in colour or black and white. There are additional materials including quizzes and essay writing exercises to make these materials a fun and engaging way of teaching history. Topics include; WW1 - Life in the Trenches The Hindenburg Disaster Women's Suffrage Shackleton and the Endurance Charles Lindbergh 1927 This bundle is offered at about a 30% discount which together with the upcoming TES Bundle Bonanza discount of 30% makes this a bargain!

By kibishipaul

Narrative writing unit of work (5 lessons)

Narrative writing unit of work (5 lessons)

This resource is designed for the KS4 narrative question on paper one of their final exam. It has 5 lessons in total (but could easily stretch further) that cover each section of a narrative story - with timings. Also included are brief starter activities (SPaG), developing activities, and an example of a complete story that progresses lesson by lesson (can be displayed, printed, or annotated.)

By robertjames84

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AQA Poetry - Power and Conflict  - Complete Collection - SAVE OVER 50%

AQA Poetry - Power and Conflict - Complete Collection - SAVE OVER 50%

An outstanding compilation of lessons on: Remains War Photographer The Prelude Exposure Kamikaze Ozymandias Poppies Storm on the Island The Charge of the Light Brigade The Emigree The Prelude Tissue Checking Out Me History My Last Duchess London + FREE Porphyria's Lover Half-Caste AQA English Lit/Language Posters Assessment Objectives linked to the New AQA English Literature Specification. Each presentation will last 2/3 lessons and includes: Visually engaging slides Starters Extension tasks Think, Pair and Share Opportunities Contextual Information A reading of the poem Stanza by Stanza analysis Unfamiliar Vocabulary - Imagery Grid Exploration of form, structure, language, effect and contrasting ideas within the poem Questions for understanding Longer Essay Question Relevant and engaging plenary to consolidate the students' learning A must have for anyone looking to teach the AQA Power and Conflict Cluster.

By russellhealy

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Accessible to mixed ability Year 7 and 8 pupils, this insightful resource engages pupils to explore symbolism and how Dickens uses clothes in order to symbolise Oliver's deprived state in Oliver Twist.This resource provides an exhilarating insight with room for adaptation.

By deepavali_sehgal1

The Bravest Fish

The Bravest Fish

A powerpoint presentation about the story " The bravest Fish" . Words of the story are written in an easy language associated with nice animations to attract students' attention.

By zainah2000

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ENGLISH GCSE Lord of the Flies- Context and Character Analysis (part 1)

ENGLISH GCSE Lord of the Flies- Context and Character Analysis (part 1)

A full and indepth eight page up to A* guide on this poem for GCSE students and teachers. It can be used as revision, as a lesson tool, or just to make sense of this classic novel. Fully annotated, with quotes, 'check yourself' questions and further reading, this is an essential guide to Lord of the Flies.This is part 1: Context and Character. the more focused part 2- Context, Themes, Motifs, Symbolism and Language , is also available on here.

By siobhanthetutor

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ENGLISH GCSE Lord of the Flies- Context and Themes (part 2)

ENGLISH GCSE Lord of the Flies- Context and Themes (part 2)

A full and indepth eight page up to A* guide on this poem for GCSE students and teachers. It can be used as revision, as a lesson tool, or just to make sense of this classic novel.Fully annotated, with quotes, 'check yourself' questions and further reading, this is an essential guide to Lord of the Flies.This is part 1: the more focused part 2- Context, Themes, Motifs, Symbolism and Language , is also available on here.

By siobhanthetutor

Higher English A-grade A View From The Bridge Critical Essay Arthur Miller

Higher English A-grade A View From The Bridge Critical Essay Arthur Miller

Higher English A-grade critical essay on Arthur Miller's play "A View From The Bridge". The essay is around 1600 words and answers the question: choose a play in which a central character experiences rejection, isolation or loneliness. Show how the dramatist makes you aware of the character’s situation and discuss how it adds to your understanding of character and/or theme in the play as a whole.

By biggles1230

300 generic activities.  Create lessons in seconds!

300 generic activities. Create lessons in seconds!

Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks(This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers - it's the most useful planning tool ever!) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there!Many thanksCopyright T.TaylorNOTE: Following its success in the summer sale, I have decided to keep the sale price - so grab a bargain! Used to be £5. Many thanks.

By whizzbangbang

The Help sheet to follow the film.

The Help sheet to follow the film.

A resource that can be used throughout the film for students to use. The sheet focuses on individual characters, unjust treatment, just treatment and particular scenes of the film. The scene are not in any particular order.

By sam_512

The happiest day

The happiest day

Lesson plan- The happiest dayTopic: HappinessAims: To practise Speaking andwriting skills/To talk about happiness/ to practise narrative tensesAge group: /young learners/teenagers/ adultsLevel: A2/B1Materials: worksheet with theWords ( page 21) and the photoTime: 1 hour

By InspirationalEnglish

Remains / The Emigree / The Prelude - Power and Conflict - AQA Poetry

Remains / The Emigree / The Prelude - Power and Conflict - AQA Poetry

Assessment Objectives linked to the New AQA English Literature Specification.Each presentation will last 2/3 lessons and includes:Visually engaging slidesStartersExtension tasksThink, Pair and Share OpportunitiesContextual InformationA reading of the poemStanza by Stanza analysisUnfamiliar Vocabulary - Imagery GridExploration of form, structure, language, effect and contrasting ideas within the poemQuestions for understandingLonger Essay QuestionRelevant and engaging plenary to consolidate the students' learningA must have for anyone looking to teach the AQA Power and Conflict Cluster.

By russellhealy

Assertive Communication Skills

Assertive Communication Skills

This 7 page resource looks at different forms of communication and their application in the workforce. It is an interactive lesson that looks at passive, aggressive, assertive and indirect behaviours. There is opportunity for pair work and group work activities and discussion that explores the best way to handle situations. I have used this with small groups of learners and it has been very well received. I usually conclude the session with a role play.

By biowriterab

Julius Caesar: Discussions

Julius Caesar: Discussions

Targeted at Year 8 groups, this resource embeds a range of relevant extracts that reveal alternative portrayals of Julius Caesar. In reading each extract (either in groups, independently or as a class), pupils can independently select words and phrases that support their inferences about Julius Caesar throughout the plot. The resource stresses their AO1 skills of understanding and explaining the meanings in the text while also encouraging their AO2 skills of selectively analysing the effect of language choices on characterisation.

By deepavali_sehgal1