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Analytical vocabulary

Analytical vocabulary

A list of analytical vocabulary that helps students to become more speculative and tentative in their approach to essay writing and analytical responses. A shorter, differentiated version has also been included.

By sjl123

The Woman in Black Huge Bundle!

The Woman in Black Huge Bundle!

THIS HUGE RESOURCE PACK CONTAINS ALL OF THE POPULAR WOMAN IN BLACK LESSONS, AND ALSO THE WOMAN IN BLACK COMPREHENSION BOOKLET AND THE WOMAN IN BLACK POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Susan Hill's ghost story 'The Woman in Black.' 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, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Hill's language devices. 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.

By TandLGuru

The Woman in Black Big Lesson Bundle!

The Woman in Black Big Lesson Bundle!

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Susan Hill's ghost story 'The Woman in Black.' 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, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Hill's language devices. 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.

By TandLGuru

The Woman in Black: The Ending!

The Woman in Black: The Ending!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make precise and sustained interpretations regarding the portrayal of Arthur Kipps throughout Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black. In particular, students consider how Kipps is initially presented, and how his character is developed throughout the text. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: - Recapping the events leading up to the ending; - Discussing what a suitable ending to this story may entail; - Understanding and comprehending the key events of the ending of the story; - Considering how these events help to reveal key information about Arthur and the ghost; - Analysing how effective Hill's ending is at providing the closure that the reader needs; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Selected extract from 'The Woman in Black' (the ending); - Cards for sorting activity; - Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to mixed ability year 10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

Jane Eyre Knowledge Quiz

Jane Eyre Knowledge Quiz

This booklet contains quizzes on many areas of the text such as the plot, themes and many more. It is useful to consolidate your knowledge and also find out gaps of your knowledge and targets you to revise on those specific areas.

By saishakthi2007

Lord of the Flies Knowledge Quiz

Lord of the Flies Knowledge Quiz

This booklet contains quizzes on many areas of the text such as the plot, themes and many more. It is useful to consolidate your knowledge and also find out gaps of your knowledge and targets you to revise on those specific areas.

By saishakthi2007

Three Little Pigs - Media/English/Fairy Tales/Adaptations/Newspapers

Three Little Pigs - Media/English/Fairy Tales/Adaptations/Newspapers

Using The Three Little Pigs as inspiration for this Media bundle, you'll find all you need to cover key terms such as adaptations and stereotypes. Please allow 3-5 hours to cover all material attached. Included: x3 PPTS Embedded videos (links in notes); sample sentence starts, differentiated activities - must,could, should approach. Students will consider the changing nature of how we view and interact with news stories today. Lessons will encourage speaking and listening. Students will also work on their writing skills, with a particular focus on their functional writing skills. I usually follow these lessons up with a segment on Fake News and I'm currently working on developing a bundle for that topic.

By LouiseLenihan

Three Little Pigs - L3 - Stereotypes and Letter to the Editor

Three Little Pigs - L3 - Stereotypes and Letter to the Editor

Building on the previous two lessons, lesson three aims to have students define and identify stereotypes. With this keyword in mind, students compose a scaffolded letter to an editor of a newspaper. I usually buy some newspapers the week of these lessons. Photocopying an article and a letter responding to these is a worthwhile activity in the lead up to this lesson. Students usually read the article/letter to the editor in groups. If these lessons have worked for you in the classroom, then please leave a review in the comments section below. It's always great to hear how a group progresses with these activities!

By LouiseLenihan

Interview writing - L1 - Introductions, questions, techniques

Interview writing - L1 - Introductions, questions, techniques

This lesson was used during a DES inspection. I received positive feedback. Students were working at Ordinary Level but were given sufficient challenges to push beyond that level. This is an original approach to a popular exam question. Students test their speaking, listening and writing skills in a number of ways.

By LouiseLenihan

Speeches - L5 - Personal Elements - Anecdotes

Speeches - L5 - Personal Elements - Anecdotes

Allow 1-2 hours for this lesson. Students will watch 2 different videos. One from a famous writer, another from a past President. Students must consider the impact of personal elements within these speeches. Then, students will read a speech, aim to identify literary techniques, with a focus on personal elements. One of the slides also features a language focus to improve written analysis skills. Students should, by the end of the lesson, be able to evaluate the effectiveness of personal elements/anecdotes within speech writing. This lesson is completed differentiated. It's also ideal for use during inspections. If you enjoy this lesson, then why not download the others in this bundle?

By LouiseLenihan