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Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespearean Context!

Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespearean Context!

This engaging, in-depth lesson enables students to make detailed links between Much Ado About Nothing and its social and historical context. In particular, students analyse how social features such as courtly love, patriarchal society, social class, and illegitimacy are evidence throughout the play. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Defining and exemplifying the key features of Shakespearean context; - Reading and comprehending key extracts from Much Ado About Nothing, relating them to the features of Shakespearean context; - Completing an essay style response in which they consider how the key features of social and historical context influence the events of the play. - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and detailed - just download and teach from it! - Pictures of Shakespearean society for the introduction activity; - Shakespearean society worksheet (and teacher answer sheet); - Extracts from the text; - Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses; - Comprehensive lesson plan.

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End of Year Quizzes

End of Year Quizzes

A variety of different quizzes. Can be used in any lesson as all answers are provided. Very interactive and fun whilst also being educational. Rounds include questions and pictures. Rounds include: logos, celebs, music, true or false, countries, capital cities and languages,

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End of term / year quiz. Contains a logo eight round quiz and an end of year quiz. Can be used over two lessons. Relevant throughout the year can be used as end of half term quiz also. Also contains two drama quizzes one written and one practical. Both are easy to follow and the written quiz has answers attached. A series of fun but educational quizzes.

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Writing Playscripts Lesson Bundle!

Writing Playscripts Lesson Bundle!

These engaging and detailed resources have been designed to make the writing of playscripts exciting, interesting, and easily accessible for all children. Throughout each lesson, students consider a different element of their writing (content, language, and structure) in order to produce imaginative and appropriate playscripts. Each lesson contains a comprehensive whole lesson PowerPoint, all the resources that you will need, and a detailed lesson plan. Included are the following lessons: 1. Writing Playscripts: Interesting Subject Matter 2. Writing Playscripts: Language and Devices 3. Writing Playscripts: Structure and Organisation All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint/ the bottom of worksheets.

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Writing Playscripts: Interesting Subject Matter!

Writing Playscripts: Interesting Subject Matter!

This stimulating and thought-provoking lesson enables students to create playscript texts containing appropriate and imaginative content choices, using knowledge of genre and narrative structure to form engaging subject matter. In particular, students learn how key features such as the setup, confrontation, and resolution, in addition to characters (such as heroes and villains) can aid the creation of original and engaging playscripts. The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to: - Define and exemplify the different genres of playscripts; - Research and identify the key features of different genres; - Gaining an in-depth understanding of the narrative structure of playscripts; - Applying this understanding to popular playscripts, and then using this information to create their own playscripts; - Write their own playscripts, with interesting, varied, and appropriate subject matter; - Self/peer assess their playscript attempts. This resource pack includes: - A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; - A helpful and well-structured research template; - A comprehensive planning sheet for designing their own playscripts; - A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.

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Writing Playscripts: Language and Devices!

Writing Playscripts: Language and Devices!

This stimulating and thought-provoking lesson enables students to create playscript texts containing varied and imaginative dramatic language and devices, using techniques appropriately to engage audiences. In particular, students learn how key features such as dramatic irony, dramatic tension, pauses, hesitations, and stage directions can aid the creation of original and engaging playscripts. The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to: - Define and exemplify the key language devices of playscripts; - Identify the key features within an extract of an existing playscript, commenting upon effect; - Gaining an in-depth understanding of the application of some of the more complicated language features; - Completing short, fun, application tasks to check their understanding; - Write their own playscripts, with accurate language and devices; - Self/Peer assess their playscript attempts. This resource pack includes: - A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; - An engaging and appropriate playscript extract to learn from; - Cards for the card-sorting task; - An analysis worksheet; - A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.

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Writing Playscripts: Structure and Organisation!

Writing Playscripts: Structure and Organisation!

This stimulating and thought-provoking lesson enables students to create playscript texts containing appropriate and accurate structures, using rules and knowledge to accurately organise their ideas. In particular, students learn how key features such as character lists, stage directions, act/scene labelling, and character speech referencing enable playwrights to create clear and authentic playscripts. The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to: - Define and exemplify the key structural devices of playscripts; - Identify the key features within an extract of an existing playscript, commenting upon organisation; - Gaining an in-depth understanding of the application of some of the more complicated structural features; - Completing short, fun, application tasks to check their understanding; - Write their own playscripts, with accurate structures; - Self/Peer assess their playscript attempts. This resource pack includes: - A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; - An engaging and appropriate Frankenstein extract; - An logical, informative checklist, that enables students to understand how to apply structural features; - A clear and helpful template; - A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.

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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!

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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.

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