Personification in poetry - introduction to poetry

Personification in poetry - introduction to poetry

Fully resourced and ready-to-teach 1 hour lesson which leads students towards writing a poem about an everyday object using personification. This lesson is aimed at KS3 and would be suitable for an introduction to poetry unit - but it could easily be adapted to younger or older students. It is best suited to students who already know what personification is but need to practise using it effectively. This lesson includes: Explanation of personification Differentiated learning outcomes An extract from ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman with questions for students to consider the effect of the personification. Structured peer assessment. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
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Never Let Me Go Lesson Bundle!

Never Let Me Go Lesson Bundle!

These engaging, varied, and informative lessons have been designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of the plot, characters, language, and key messages in Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel ‘Never Let Me Go.’ The lessons enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key features of content, language, and structure, in addition to considering Ishiguro’s key intentions in writing the novel. All of the resources that you need to teach are included in the bundle: Whole lesson step-by-step PowerPoint presentations, informative and engaging , worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. Contained in the bundle are lessons based on: Characterisation of Tommy, Ishiguro’s Use of Language, Ruth, The Dystopian Novel, The Human Cloning Debate, and The Theme of Life and Death. 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.
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Never Let Me Go Huge Bundle!

Never Let Me Go Huge Bundle!

This bundle contains all of the Never Let Me Go lessons, the comprehension activities booklet, the knowledge organiser and the Pointless game! These engaging, varied, and informative lessons have been designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of the plot, characters, language, and key messages in Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel ‘Never Let Me Go.’ The lessons enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key features of content, language, and structure, in addition to considering Ishiguro’s key intentions in writing the novel. All of the resources that you need to teach are included in the bundle: Whole lesson step-by-step PowerPoint presentations, informative and engaging , worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. Contained in the bundle are lessons based on: Characterisation of Tommy; Ishiguro’s Use of Language; Ruth; The Dystopian Novel; The Human Cloning Debate The Theme of Life and Death Plus the 30-page comprehension booklet, the knowledge organiser and the Lord of the Flies Pointless Game! 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.
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Never Let Me Go - The Dystopian Novel!

Never Let Me Go - The Dystopian Novel!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to understand how ‘Never Let Me Go’ fits the form of a dystopian novel. In particular, students develop their understanding of the key features of dystopian texts, before identifying and explaining where these are prevalent in the novel. Subsequent to this, they consider the messages that Ishiguro aims to get across through his dystopian features, before designing their own dystopian story plans. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Defining utopias and dystopias, and gaining an understanding of their key features; Finding the features of dystopias within the text, using relevant and precise textual evidence; Reflecting on Ishiguro’s key meanings and ideas behind his dystopia, through watching and reading his interviews, and answering comprehension questions; Using their deep understanding of dystopian texts to create their own dystopian story plan; Peer assessing each others’ learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; ‘Features of Dystopia in Never Let Me Go’ worksheet; Interviews with Kazuo Ishiguro (video link and printed extract); Dystopian story plan template Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 9 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
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Of Mice and Men Complete SoW Bundle

Of Mice and Men Complete SoW Bundle

22 PowerPoints covering analysis of the entire text. All handouts included. A range of activities, including close textual analysis, creative writing, speaking and listening tasks and assessment preparation for two different GCSE style questions. Designed for a mixed ability Year 9 class.
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Of Mice and Men, Chapters 5 and 6

Of Mice and Men, Chapters 5 and 6

5 PowerPoints plus handouts focused on Chapters 5 and 6 of the text. A variety of tasks, including close textual analysis, creative writing and assessment preparation with sample responses. Designed for a mixed ability Year 9 group.
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Recommended reads display for KS3/4

Recommended reads display for KS3/4

Please see picture of my display! Includes everything you need. Download and you can just print as everything was correctly sized for the display I created. All pictures of covers are simply off of google and some of the summaries are blurbs (depending on which book)
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How Do I Improve My Grades In GCSE English writing? PART 1 (14-16 years)

How Do I Improve My Grades In GCSE English writing? PART 1 (14-16 years)

59 pages A clear, concise revision guide to boost your grade, written by a tutor who is familiar with the requirements of the new GCSE examination. It is so simple you can use it for last minute revision. The skills and requirements for the GCSE English language exam are very specific: retrieving information from texts, inference, analysis of language, presentational techniques and comparing texts are some of the skills needed. For writing, students are required to engage the reader and produce a response, which relates to the purpose and audience. This book teaches students how to write using different purposes to inform, explain, argue, advise, describe, persuade, review and how to make the tone and register of their writing suitable for the audience. It emphasises the P.E.E or P.E.T.E.R technique, so students have a blue print (format) to work from; make POINT, give EVIDENCE, comment on TECHNIQUE, EFFECT and RESPONSE. This helps students to develop analytical skills for non-fiction tasks and responses in English literature papers. The students are also taught to use rhetorical techniques groups of three, speaking directly to the reader, rhetorical questions, inclusive pronouns as well as stylistic devices like similes, metaphors and high level vocabulary. The aim of this book is: To help every child gain a grade C in GCSE English. To outline the requirements of the present GCSE course and to teach students to structure and organise a piece of writing. To teach students to look for key words in a task and to plan a suitable response. To teach students to use linguistic and stylistic devices. To show them how to use rhetorical techniques. To teach P.E.E techniques and to teach the analytical skills required for English language and literature tasks. To teach good spelling, punctuation and grammar.
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Ghost town: creative writing

Ghost town: creative writing

Useful for: AQA English Language, Paper 1. Set out like question 5 would be in an exam. Guidance on how to write a story. There is the potential to use the image as homework. Includes: Paragraph planning First sentence guidance Hints at how to improve vocabulary Encourages the use of speech as a structural device Editing guidance Picture from: Free-Images.com
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Similes and Metaphors

Similes and Metaphors

Aimed at KS3, starter is students defining the terms simile and metaphor, They then identify the use of each and write their own similes and metaphors, first of all in single sentences and then in an extended piece of writing. Plenary is peer assessment.
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Sentence Structures Games and Activities for Creative Writing

Sentence Structures Games and Activities for Creative Writing

An editable, no prep required worksheet hand out containing examples of 20 different sentence types which are ideal for extending student achievement in descriptive or narrative writing, a short list of verbs to use when creating personification and ideas for imagery. 10 fun activities / games are provided which consolidate and extend skills in using these sentence types effectively. This works well as a mini unit of work estimated to take between 2 or 4 lessons, or as a useful addition to a longer scheme of learning in preparation for AQA GCSE Language Paper 1 Section B or for skills practice at Key Stage 3.
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Never Let Me Go - The Human Cloning Debate!

Never Let Me Go - The Human Cloning Debate!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to explore and consider the ideas and perspectives regarding human cloning in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. In particular, students research and understand the key factors in the human cloning debate, interpret and analyse how Ishiguro applies these concepts throughout Never Let Me Go, and then use these influences to argue their own viewpoint on the human cloning debate. . The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Understanding and further researching the key factors in the human cloning debate; Linking their understanding of the human cloning debate to what they read in the novel;’ Answering comprehension questions about human cloning in Never Let Me Go; Analysing Ishiguro’s key intentions in his depiction of life for clones in the novel; Applying their understanding of human cloning to their own writing to argue piece; Debating as a class whether human cloning should be allowed using their research notes and argument points; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts; Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Guided research template Selected extracts (from chapters 7, 12, 14 and 22); Writing to Argue Structure Strip; Writing to Argue Helpsheet; Comprehensive Lesson Plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 9 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Introduction to Poetry - key stage 3 unit

Introduction to Poetry - key stage 3 unit

I will continue to add lessons to this unit regularly throughout September 2018. Each time I add a resource, I will increase the price of this bundle; however, if you purchase it now, you are also able to download all resources that will be added in the future at no additional cost. This unit is designed as an introduction to poetry for key stage 3 to build upon the knowledge they will have from key stage 2. It aims to challenge students by asking them to apply poetic techniques in a creative and sophisticated way. This bundle contains: A detailed knowledge organiser for homework and class quizzing. An easy start-of-year activity to write an acrostic poem about yourself. This could be set as homework. Lesson 1: Poetry vs prose Lesson 2: Figurative language - write powerful similes and metaphors. Lesson 3: Personification Lessons 4+ - coming soon Bonus lesson: how to write a slam poem. Once I have completed the unit and added all the resources here, I will also include a scheme of learning overview document.
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Of Mice and Men Bundle

Of Mice and Men Bundle

A collection of Of Mice and Men lessons that are fully differentiated and resourced. Keep checking back as I add more and more resources to this collection. This bundle includes lessons on: Introduction and Historical Context Chapter One
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Of Mice and Men - Chapter One

Of Mice and Men - Chapter One

We look at Of Mice and Men and Chapter One, with a focus on the relationship between Lennie and George and how John Steinbeck uses his language to get across their relationship and their personalities to the reader at the beginning of the novella. Additionally, we look at how Steinbeck uses foreshadowing to hint at the rest of the plot. A really useful lesson for students preparing for Literature exams but easily adaptable for younger students as well. Fully differentiated and resourced.
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The Sign of Four Chapter 1 extract analysis support sheets

The Sign of Four Chapter 1 extract analysis support sheets

A series of work sheets designed to support students with their understanding and confidence with the text and develop their critical understanding of the context, language and content. Ideal for GCSE preparation or independent revision. I made this with the AQA literature specification in mind. Sheets are formatted to be printed on A3 I hope this supports your students as much as it has helped mine.
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KS3 English Language: Dracula

KS3 English Language: Dracula

KS3 Dracula Unit of work 20 lessons. KS3 English Literature Reading and Writing exercises for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’. Entire unit of work including 20 lessons based on the classical graphic novel published by Classical Comics. The resources can be used as an accompaniment to the original text too. The resources included allow for students to debate motives and themes in the novel and to respond to key sections of the novel commenting upon Stoker’s use of language, use of technique and the intended effect upon the audience. Plot and narrative devices are considered closely too. Writing aspects of the unit encourage students to use the conventions of gothic literature and the introduction to the unit helps students to recognise and replicate the elements of what defines and is typical of the gothic genre. The unit ends with the chilling inevitability of an assessed section from the text with support with modelling responses atypical with KS4 English responses to texts.
Yomama1234
Year 4 Planning Complete Year's Planning Numeracy Literacy KS2 & Aesop Cloze Worksheets Bundle

Year 4 Planning Complete Year's Planning Numeracy Literacy KS2 & Aesop Cloze Worksheets Bundle

Great mega bundle. A complete year’s planning. Plus great Aesop cloze worksheets. Incredible value. Please look at my shop for individual details. Below is one as an example: Planning for the Autumn term for year 4. You get 160 mb of material so good value imo. I taught mainly in Catholic schools so has a Catholic bent. But as we live in a multicultural society, this should be no problem. You get planning for: creative curriculum Literacy Numeracy P.E. (some) Science (some) R.E. (Advent etc) Loads of great lessons to ease your Sunday afternoons. Just cut and paste into your school template.
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KS 3 English: Frankenstein

KS 3 English: Frankenstein

KS3 English Literature Reading and Writing exercises for Mary Shelly’s ‘Frankenstein’. Entire unit of work including 20 lessons based on the classical graphic novel published by Classical Comics. The resources can be used as an accompaniment to the original text too. The resources included allow for students to debate motives and themes in the novel and to respond to key sections of the novel commenting upon Shelly’s use of language, use of technique and the intended effect upon the audience. Plot and narrative devices are considered closely too. Writing aspects of the unit encourage students to use the conventions of gothic literature and the introduction to the unit helps students to recognise and replicate the elements of what defines and is typical of the gothic genre. The unit ends with the chilling inevitability of an assessed section from the text with support with modelling responses atypical with KS4 English responses to texts.
Yomama1234
Figurative language - writing powerful similes and metaphors

Figurative language - writing powerful similes and metaphors

Fully resourced and ready-to-teach 1 hour lesson which pushes students to be more creative with writing similes and metaphors. This lesson is aimed at KS3 and would be suitable for an introduction to poetry unit - but it could easily be adapted to younger or older students. It is best suited to students who already know what similes and metaphors are but need to learn to experiment creatively with them for effect. This lesson includes: Full explanantion of similes and metaphors Differentiated learning outcomes Practice activities to write exciting similes and metaphors (with modelled examples) A chance for students to apply their knowledge by analysing the figurative language in ‘Dreams’ by Langston Hughes Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
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Never Let Me Go - The Theme of Life and Death!

Never Let Me Go - The Theme of Life and Death!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make clear, detailed and well-informed interpretations of the theme of life and death in ‘Never Let Me Go.’ In particular, students develop their understanding of how this theme is introduced and developed, drawing on a varied range of textual evidence from across the novel, before demonstrating their understanding of how the theme is used to get across Ishiguro’s key ideas. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Reading an extract detailing the introduction to the theme of life and death in the novel, and answering comprehension questions to demonstrate understanding; Tracking and analysing the development of the theme of life and death throughout the novel, through a interesting timeline task; Understanding how the theme of life and death is used to portray Ishiguro’s key meanings and ideas; Using their deep understanding of the theme of life and death to answer an exam-style question; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Novel TImeline Template; Selected extract (from chapter 7); Essay Template Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 9 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
AQA Power and Conflict Anthology Cluster SOW- All 15 Poems- New Spec

AQA Power and Conflict Anthology Cluster SOW- All 15 Poems- New Spec

A full set of lessons covering all 15 poems from the AQA anthology- power and conflict. The learning journey is linked to the AQA assessment objectives and develops students’ analytical skills. The lessons comprise of activities such as: Starter activity linked to the idea of viewpoints/types of war/representation Links to video clips to enhance understanding A first impression grid for students to use Modeled annotations with questions to scaffold annotation Contextual information Linking grids Sample essay questions with success criteria linked to AO’s Modelled paragraphs Comparison paragraphs Updated lessons based on examiner reports on the examination. This lessons are planned for a year 10 middle/high ability group and can be easily differentiated to suit the personalised needs of your students. Yellow lightbulbs on slides mark out stretch and challenge questions that have been included. Each lesson is between 15-22 slides.
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Room 13 English Medium Term Planning KS2 (inc. 7 weeks worth of planning/ 28 lessons)

Room 13 English Medium Term Planning KS2 (inc. 7 weeks worth of planning/ 28 lessons)

Room 13 English Planning with SPaG links. Aimed at KS2 National Curriculum- I designed it for Year 4, although is extremely adaptable for all KS2/3 Year groups. Also includes differentiation for LA and HA pupils. Curriculum links include; English: Diary entry writing, Letter writing, Non-fiction leaflet, Newspaper article and writing a Missing chapter. Using a range of skills including, looking at comprehension, prediction and inference and meanings. As well as, creating drama and hot seating scenes. Geography: Local Geography knowledge (as Room 13 is based in Whitby) and looking at the land use. This links well to the Twinkl topic of ‘What’s it link in Whitby’. It really is a great book to be able to plan from and linking it with the Geography topic really made the scenes come to life. The Medium Term Planning includes 7 weeks worth and with 4 days coverage each week so 28 lessons. As well as, some resources that match the planning. It really is all ready to go, print and teach!!
Tinyp164
EDUCAS Year 7 A Christmas Carol. Reading and Writing.

EDUCAS Year 7 A Christmas Carol. Reading and Writing.

Year 7 Reading and Writing Activities for ‘A Christmas Carol’ This collection of resources is an entire unit of work which use the EDUCAS assessment criteria for written responses on literature. The lessons focus on ability to read and respond to the text stave-by-stave and is intended to improve vocabulary and guide reading. There is a summative assessment with this six week unit which is designed to help students shape their responses to a GCSE Standard text.
Yomama1234
Homophones: Full Introduction Lesson & Worksheets

Homophones: Full Introduction Lesson & Worksheets

An introductory lesson to homophones used with my year 5 class, including differentiated worksheets. Worksheets included picture prompts for initial PowerPoint discussion, picture cutting and matching sheets for extreme lowers, picture aids for low/middle, no pictures for middle/high (ish) and completely independent sentence work for highers. Worked well for my class, hopefully will for yours too!
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