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KS2 Shakespeare 5 day Literacy Unit - Romeo and Juliet

KS2 Shakespeare 5 day Literacy Unit - Romeo and Juliet

A 5 lesson literacy unit based around Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The unit is aimed at year 3 and 4 and gives details of the curriculum objectives covered. The children develop reading comprehension, speaking, planning, writing, editing and SPaG skills during the unit. This is a achieved through varied, fun and interactive activities. All five lessons include a SPaG or composition starter, which is always linked to *Romeo and Juliet. * The main activity in lesson 1 is a reading comprehension of a simplified version of the play. It is differentiated 3 ways. The main activity in lesson 2 allows children to practise their performance skills. Lesson 3 allows children to begin learning playwriting skills, whilst in lessons 4 and 5, they plan and write their own play or scene, based on Shakespeare’s play. All lessons include details of how to differentiate. All resources needed in the lessons are included. There is also a PowerPoint presentation of the story. PERFECT FOR USING DURING SHAKESPEARE WEEK. (Please note, the presentation and comprehensions are available separately.)
blossomingminds
Analysing Character Development in Fiction  KS2 KS3 Lower Ability KS4

Analysing Character Development in Fiction KS2 KS3 Lower Ability KS4

Suitable for KS2, KS3 and lower ability KS4 VERSATILE—SUITS ANY FICTION Encourages evaluative thinking Encourages knowledge of character development Encourages evidence finding skills Encourages comparison of character across or within texts Encourages knowledge of character beliefs, qualities, world views and values Includes: Worksheet template Partial worked example of a KS3 novel to exemplify how the activity can be used Certificate for students to award once they’ve evaluated the character developments Follow up activity to encourage AO1 informed personal response and evidence and AO4 quality of expression. The ‘BEFAFTAS’ Awards Activities for Charting Character Development A light-hearted but fully effective set of activities that take some of the ‘grind’ out of tracing character development. This activity is like an award for an aspect of a character that changed the most dramatically from the before (the start of the story) to the after (the end of the story) the ‘BEFAFTA’ Award. Or, you could compare which character out of all the characters in a novel or fiction changed the most over the course of a story to ascertain who wins the ‘BEFAFTA’ Story-Lifetime Achievement Award!
alisonwhitecreative
World Book Day: Guess the book from the image - book hunt

World Book Day: Guess the book from the image - book hunt

This is a selection of 20 images from literature. This could be used in class, tutor time or around the school. I am posting the pictures round school and students then complete a quiz sheet with the answers and the student with the highest score gets a prize. Answers included on each slide. Aimed at a whole range of abilities but could easily pick out easier or more challenging ones for your class.
Rhic87
Play Script Lesson Starter

Play Script Lesson Starter

I created this resource as a starter for a lesson on writing play scripts. I wanted children to recap what they already knew about the layout and punctuation of play scripts. Each page of this document was used for a different table group. I cut out the individual words and punctuation marks then provided them to the children in envelopes. They had to work in groups to order the words and punctuation so that they made sense as part of a play script. The children enjoyed this fun starter and it was also a good opportunity for me to assess their prior knowledge and understanding.
juliannebritton
Twelfth Night Presentation (Shakespeare) - KS1 & KS2

Twelfth Night Presentation (Shakespeare) - KS1 & KS2

A 24 page animated PowerPoint telling the story of the Twelfth Night. The story is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, suitable with ages 5 to 11. It could be used as part of a lesson or for an assembly for children aged 5 -11. Also perfect for using during Shakespeare Week.
blossomingminds
HUGE Creative Writing Bundle

HUGE Creative Writing Bundle

Huge collection of creative writing lessons. 70% saving! These are not a SOW but intended for use as individual one off lessons to consolidate skills or springboard ideas. Some links to famous texts such as Christmas Carol, Woman in Black, Macbeth. Areas covered: Description Persuasive writing Word bank of adjectives/adverbs Writing to Argue Structure Hooking your reader Poetry Symbolism Extended Metaphor
sianbrowett
First World War drama or literacy  lesson Year 5/6/7 outstanding teacher World War I World War 1

First World War drama or literacy lesson Year 5/6/7 outstanding teacher World War I World War 1

This drama or literacy lesson enables children to explore themes and feelings relating to the First World War and trench warfare, and is ideal for Year 5, 6 or 7. It includes a learning objective, success criteria, video clip, lesson plan, scene cards for children to choose from and a suggestion for mini plenaries. I have not been observed teaching this particular lesson but all my recent literacy observations have been rated as outstanding.
Sammy55
A One Page Romeo and Juliet Plot Outline

A One Page Romeo and Juliet Plot Outline

This is a beautifully designed, easy to read and clear plot outline sheet that covers all the important detail on just one page. The handout gives an outline of the plot with references to which day the events take place on and where in each act and scene the actions takes place in. Ideal for students of all ages, especially students studying for their GCSE’s or equivalent qualifications. The low ability plot sheet can easily be used for young students at Key Stage 2 or 3.
keith_burt
Romeo and Juliet Plot Sheets

Romeo and Juliet Plot Sheets

Three beautifully designed, easy to read and clear plot outline sheets to be used with students of all ages, especially students aged 14 to 16. Each handout has an outline of the plot with references to which day the events take place on and where in each act and scene the actions takes place in. The high achievers sheet covers 3 pages in thorough detail, the low ability sheet covers all the important detail on 1 page and the other sheet is concise but detailed and spread over 2 sheets. Ideal for students of all ages, especially students studying for their GCSE’s or equivalent qualifications. The low ability plot sheet can easily be used for young students at Key Stage 2 or 3.
keith_burt