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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

The Woman in Black: Arthur Kipps!

The Woman in Black: Arthur Kipps!

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: - Reading and understanding how Arthur's character is introduced to the reader; - Understanding and comprehending the different events that Arthur experiences; - Considering how these different events shape and alter Arthur's emotions and personality; - Analysing how Hill presents and develops Arthur's character throughout the text; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Selected extracts from 'The Woman in Black' - Arthur Kipps stress graph; - 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

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

Speeches L4 Addressing Audiences Appropriately

Speeches L4 Addressing Audiences Appropriately

Please allow at least 2 hours for this lesson. Here students will focus on choosing a suitable tone for a piece of writing. A past exam paper has been used to create this task. This lesson builds on lessons 1-3, so if you haven't already downloaded these, then do so today to save time and money! Students will peer assess their essays. This is excellent practice for the reading comprehension task which requires candidates to explore tone in a number of ways. If you know how this lesson can be improved, please leave your feedback below. Every little helps!

By LouiseLenihan

NEW AQA  exams from 2017 GCSE Macbeth Act 1, Scenes 1-7 Lesson Bundle Year 10 & 11

NEW AQA exams from 2017 GCSE Macbeth Act 1, Scenes 1-7 Lesson Bundle Year 10 & 11

For teaching towards the new GCSE AQA style Act 1 Scenes 1-7 Macbeth lessons. This is to start Year 10's or 11's off with Macbeth. Each lesson has a powerpoint (apart from lesson 2) and supporting worksheets. It familiarises them with the plot and the characters of the Witches, Macbeth, Banquo, King Duncan and Lady Macbeth before reading on. After Act 1, Scene 7 there is a recap context powerpoint which should be securing their learning and then an Act 1 - 3 how does Macbeth change sheet which i have attached. It can be used as an assessment or again, more to secure the knowledge of the play and Macbeth's changing character. Mine are a mid ability set but everything can be adapted. Hope it helps!

By beingkateish

Persuasive Speech - Death penalty

Persuasive Speech - Death penalty

A model of a persuasive speech against the death penalty which uses a range of persuasive features. A good example before students write their own.

By EB03

The Woman in Black: Jennet Humfrye and Nathaniel Drablow!

The Woman in Black: Jennet Humfrye and Nathaniel Drablow!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make precise and sustained interpretations regarding the sub-plot of Jennet Humfrye and Nathaniel Drablow in The Woman in Black. Through close analysis of extracts of the sub-plot, they consider how the woman in black herself came to being, and learn her ghastly purpose. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: - Reading and understanding the sub-plot of Jennet Humfrye and Nathaniel Drablow; - Understanding and comprehending the key themes and ideas raised in the sub-plot; - Empathising and evaluating the sub-plot, arguing a viewpoint on behalf of a character; - Analysing how Hill utilises the sub-plot to aid and develop the wider story; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Extracts from 'The Woman in Black' which details the sub-plot; - 'Jennet Humfrye and Nathaniel Drablow' worksheet (and answer sheet for teachers); - Empathy Footprints for 'In Your Shoes' task; - 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

Speech Writing

Speech Writing

This task is perfect way to introduce students to speech writing. Using different videos from large supermarkets, celebrities and students, you're sure to find the perfect inspiration for your class group. This set would also work well for a media studies module. Keep in mind that this bundle will also work well as part of a functional writing task for junior or senior students. I tend to use it with 6th years as an introduction to the language of persuasion. After this, we look at samples from reading comprehension past exam papers. Students then complete a series of Part B activities. Most importantly, more detailed lessons on the 100 mark essay have been included. As always, if you have a link to a speech, or know of a resource that works well with this lesson, then do not hesitate to share it with us by leaving a comment in the review section below.

By LouiseLenihan

Speeches - L3 - Planning and Writing Introductions

Speeches - L3 - Planning and Writing Introductions

This lesson has students look at a sample graduation speech. Then students work on a past exam question, plan it and write the introduction. Additional lessons are possible by having students write the complete piece. This is a good exercise for Leaving Certificate students preparing for Paper One writing tasks. Remember to download all the lessons available as part of this bundle to save time and money!

By LouiseLenihan

Gothic and 19th Century scheme of work with extracts and work sheets- 30 lessons

Gothic and 19th Century scheme of work with extracts and work sheets- 30 lessons

Includes PowerPoint with all lessons, full scheme of work grid and extracts with worksheets. This can be used for KS3 or 4 as it has a range of texts for different abilities. Good practise for reading 19th century texts with a focus on the context of this time. Reading and writing task with a focus on language analysis. Engaging with a range of texts from 'Dracula', 'Twilight', 'Frankenstein' and 'Jekyll and Hyde'.

By EB03