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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

Rosa Parks/Civil rights/Bus boycott  complete unit - 3 levels of differentiation!

Rosa Parks/Civil rights/Bus boycott complete unit - 3 levels of differentiation!

A carefully prepared unit on Rosa Parks and the bus boycott, a great part of a wider civil rights or black history unit. The sequence takes students through the bus boycott story to the writing of a diary from the perspective of Rosa and/or James Blake. Lesson step outline included, story sequencing cards, Images, 3 different levels of text, 2 different scaffolding sheets on perspectives and 2 diary writing pages.

By Tigerlearn

Alien message decoding - do a project on racism.

Alien message decoding - do a project on racism.

A lovely Alien message decoding activity setting a task for students to do on the topic of racism. They must first decode the message, which tells them that racism, prejudice and discrimination are problems. They then have to find the meaning of these words and do a show or a poster introducing the topic and how these problems can be addressed.This Alien code activity works well with the Racism, discrimination and prejudice introductory PPT

By Tigerlearn

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Racism and prejudice, civil rights bundle for primary schools

Racism and prejudice, civil rights bundle for primary schools

A bundle for the topic of racism, prejudice, segregation and discrimination. -A fantastic, heavily differentiated, Rosa Parks unit to introduce the topic and get students thinking about segregation and the injustice of it. -A cute PPT introducing the language so students understand the different forms of racism, but bringing in the relevance to real life. -An alien message decoding activity. Aliens from the future explain that the students are to do a show about racism and how to handle it.

By Tigerlearn

Women's History Month - The Suffrage Movement (50% OFF)

Women's History Month - The Suffrage Movement (50% OFF)

This Reading Comprehension worksheet Bundle is comprised of different non-fictional texts which describe the history behind the Suffrage movement and the importance of Women's History month (March). After carefully reading the texts, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions and True or False exercises. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handouts can be completed in class or assigned for homework.

By MariaPht

Women's History Month Reading Comprehension Worksheets (x4)

Women's History Month Reading Comprehension Worksheets (x4)

This Reading Comprehension worksheet Bundle is comprised of different non-fictional texts which describe the history behind Women's History month (March) and give some notable biographies of women who helped shape history throughout the millennia. After carefully reading the texts, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions and True or False exercises. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handouts can be completed in class or assigned for homework.

By MariaPht

Susan B Anthony and the History of Woman Suffrage  - Reading Comprehension (ESL ELT ELL)

Susan B Anthony and the History of Woman Suffrage - Reading Comprehension (ESL ELT ELL)

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text recounts the life and work of feminist reformer Susan B Anthony. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions and True or False exercises. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.

By MariaPht

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

To introduce Racial Equality in Sharing the Planet unit. Reading comprehension activity.

By gamzekrbyk

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Reading Comprehension Worksheets for ESL learners x 9 (higher intermediate to advanced level)

Reading Comprehension Worksheets for ESL learners x 9 (higher intermediate to advanced level)

This bundle includes four different Reading Comprehension suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. After carefully reading each story / text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.

By MariaPht

Historical Figures (Washington, Lincoln, King) - Biographies - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Historical Figures (Washington, Lincoln, King) - Biographies - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

These Reading Comprehension worksheets are suitable for advanced ESL learners. The bundle comprises of small biographies for three historical figures celebrated during the month's of January and February namely: George Washington (first president of the United States), Abraham Lincoln (16th president of the United States - served during the Civil War) and Martin Luther King Jr. (Baptist Minister - leader of the Civil Rights Movement) The texts describe the life, work, and political contribution of these figures. The texts also provide background historical information on colonialism, Independence movements, the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement.After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, matching exercises, multiple choice e exercises and crosswords. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.

By MariaPht

Reading Comprehension Worksheets for ESL learners (advanced)

Reading Comprehension Worksheets for ESL learners (advanced)

This bundle includes four different Reading Comprehension suitable for advanced ESL learners. After carefully reading each story, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises and engage in an in depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to the text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.

By MariaPht

Martin Luther King Jr.'s  Life and Work - Reading Comprehension

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Work - Reading Comprehension

A reading Comprehension on Martin Luther King's Life and work as a social activist and leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. There are a lot of comprehension exercises after the text including : True or False, multiple choice, gap filling and finding synonyms exercises. The vocabulary used in the text is quite advanced (higher intermediate to proficient level).

By MariaPht

ENGLISH KS3 and GCSE Of Mice and Men- Allegory, Symbols and Motifs.

ENGLISH KS3 and GCSE Of Mice and Men- Allegory, Symbols and Motifs.

A summary for Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men on its allegory, symbolism and motifs. There is enough information in this to obtain A04/A/A* in the technical part of an essay on this book.Excellent as a lesson starter for tutors, homeschoolers and teachers, and for pupils who are trying to streamline their essays or come up from a C grade, or lesson aid/revision for everyone.

By siobhanthetutor

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A Level English: Analysis of Themes in  ‘The Great Gatsby ’

A Level English: Analysis of Themes in ‘The Great Gatsby ’

Written for the AQA exam board but suitable for any course that includes this book, this is a guide on analysing the seven main themes in The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald.Fourteen pages long, fully annotated with a further reading section and a revision quiz, this can be used for revision, lessons and to get to know the work by pupils teachers and tutors. One of a set of six (all available on this site) of guides that comprehensively cover all aspects of this novel from context and themes to symbolism and motifs.

By siobhanthetutor

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A level English: Summary and Plot Analysis in  ‘The Great Gatsby ’.

A level English: Summary and Plot Analysis in ‘The Great Gatsby ’.

Written for the AQA exam board but suitable for any course that includes this book, this is a guide on analysing the plot in The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald.Ten pages long, fully annotated with a further reading section and a revision quiz, this can be used for revision, lessons and to get to know the work by pupils teachers and tutors. One of a set of six (all available on this site) of guides that comprehensively cover all aspects of this novel from context and themes to symbolism and motifs.

By siobhanthetutor

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A Level English: Symbols, Motifs and Language Techniques in  ‘The Great Gatsby ’.

A Level English: Symbols, Motifs and Language Techniques in ‘The Great Gatsby ’.

Written for the AQA exam board but suitable for any course that includes this book, this is a guide on analysing symbols, motifs and language techniques in The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald.Thirteen pages long, fully annotated with a further reading section and a revision quiz, this can be used for revision, lessons and to get to know the work by pupils teachers and tutors. One of a set of six (all available on this site) of guides that comprehensively cover all aspects of this novel from context and themes to symbolism and motifs.

By siobhanthetutor

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Marking time-buster. 50 ideas

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A Level English 'The Great Gatsby' minor characters analysis

A Level English 'The Great Gatsby' minor characters analysis

Written for the AQA exam board but suitable for any course that includes this book, this is a guide on analysing the minor characters in The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald.Thirteen pages long, fully annotated with a further reading section and a revision quiz, this can be used for revision, lessons and to get to know the work by pupils teachers and tutors. One of a set of six (all available on this site) of guides that comprehensively cover all aspects of this novel from context and themes to symbolism and motifs.

By siobhanthetutor

Noughts and Crosses Scheme of Work

Noughts and Crosses Scheme of Work

A scheme of work based on Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses.Contains:25 powerpoints aimed at accompanying a reading of the novel, suggesting different activities to complete at certain points. Activities cover a wide range of reading, writing and speaking and listening skill areas.

By clarehlittlemore

Justice Study - Literary representation

Justice Study - Literary representation

These resources over FIVE texts that address the ideas of justice, progressing from conceptualisation to representation. Texts covered:- 'Justice' by Langston Hughes - poetry- Lady Justice - Statue/Persona - visual literacy- Martin Luther King, Jr. "I have a dream" - Speech (persuasive text)- We Shall Overcome - Old Spiritual Chorus- You're the Voice - John Farnham - song and film clipThe slides include a variety of activities and questions. Furthermore, there is another worksheet that I use to supplement these text studies. It includes a number of independent/collaborative tasks for students to complete that cover your core text and the concept of Justice. It requires them to earn 20 points as they choose tasks to complete. I have found that this allows students to freely opt for the tasks they'd find most interesting. Key words:freedom civil rights human speech persuasion advocacy segregation race culture tolerance multiculturalism peace ethics movement speak out debate area of study concept idea representation text language analysis skills investigation worldview promote egalitarian respect ethnicity diversity United States African American texts poem song filmCHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/ResourcesyouwantCHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN:I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant

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The Sign of Four Homework Booklet

The Sign of Four Homework Booklet

'The Sign of Four' homework booklet including 7 exam style questions. The booklet also includes space for students to plan, write and self/peer assess work as generic feedback sentences have been provided. There is also opportunity for students to rewrite their response using the feedback.

By xxnats1989xx

300 generic lesson activities and 50 marking time-busters. Make life easy!!

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By whizzbangbang

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A Taste of Honey Unit for 2017 GCSE (33 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Mock Exams!

A Taste of Honey Unit for 2017 GCSE (33 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Mock Exams!

A challenging, rigorous and detailed unit focused upon Shelagh Delaney's charming 1950s play 'A Taste of Honey'! This unit has been created specifically for the new AQA Paper 2a (Modern Texts) exam to be sat from June 2017. This unit focuses upon analysis of the whole text, punctuated by two practice exam questions (one focused upon character, the other on theme) plus a closed-book mock exam. Students are supported throughout these with sentence starters to help them structure their responses, and are given a choice of questions.This detailed and high quality unit includes:* 33 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies)* 147 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons)* All resources and worksheets (9 sheets)* Homework project (9 tasks) that includes both reading and writing skillsUnit's lessons include:* Cloze activity on the play's contexts* Detailed, thorough comprehension questions on each scene* Spelling tests on key vocabulary* SPaG starter activities* Character crosswords* Huge 60-question revision quiz* In-depth key scene analyses (including group work)* Exploring characters - Helen, Jo, Peter, Boy, Geof* Exploring themes - marriage, motherhood, relationships* AfL activities - improving sample exam responses* Essay planning* Writing a formal essay on a chosen character* Writing a formal essay on a chosen theme* 'Closed book' mock exam to reflect new GCSE exam expectations* Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities

By ryan_wood16

Creating a charity

Creating a charity

This is like a mini project as you will probably need three lessons to complete the task and students presentation.This lesson starts by asking the students questions that they have to think about when watching the news clips about refugees (internet access needed) The next slide tells the students what their task is and shows them other charities that are available to refugees at the moment. The final slide gives students a success criteria which they need to follow. This lesson aims to show students what being a refugee is a like and how we as a country could help.

By jesspon

Refugee Boy: Context and Culture

Refugee Boy: Context and Culture

This is a great lesson on the contextual and cultural links to the book Refugee Boy. It has a great little booklet that goes with the presentation that the students can work on throughout. It also includes selected pieces of information that can be stuck around the class for the students to pick the contexts that links and put it on the outlined hand.It worked really well with my Y8 class as it got them up and about finding out the relevant information and then moving onto using language techniques from Alem's point of view from the book.

By jesspon

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Holes KS3 Unit (26 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!

Holes KS3 Unit (26 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!

A thoroughly tried, tested and engaging unit focused upon Louis Sachar's fantastic novel 'Holes'! This unit has been created specifically to intigrate KS4 skills into the KS3 curriculum to prepare students for the rigors of the new 100% exam GCSE specification. The unit covers reading of the entire novel and draws focus to the exploration of character (the Warden) by analysing key chapters. The unit culminates in an end-of-unit reading and writing exam styled upon the 2017 GCSE Specifications for English Language and English Literature.This detailed and high quality unit includes:* 26 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies)* 68 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons)* All resources and worksheets (5 sheets)* Homework project (7 tasks) that includes both reading and writing skills* End-of-unit reading/writing exam* End-of-unit exam mark scheme (suitable for KS3 Levels 4-7, with GCSE 1-9 coversion)Unit's lessons include:* Learning Mats on plot, themes, characters and settings of the novel* Reading and discussion of the whole novel* Analysing the novel's opening (setting) - mini essay* Creating a map of Camp Green Lake through quote deduction* Exploring how a character is presented - the Warden* Creative writing skills - sensory language and writing based on an image* Group role play S&L - scripting an performing a novel extract* Spelling tests on key vocabulary (differentiated by writing level)* SPaG starter activities* End-of-unit reading exam (GCSE English Language/Literature style)* End-of-unit writing exam (GCSE English Language style)* Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities

By ryan_wood16