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Beowulf fiction unit, Beowulf journalistic style unit and Beowulf sentence construction

Beowulf fiction unit, Beowulf journalistic style unit and Beowulf sentence construction

I’ll admit it! I’m a bit obsessed with ‘Beowulf’. I do have a good reason: it inspires great writing. You are buying: a mega three week fiction writing unit; a four/five session journalistic style unit; a sentence grammar activity that I use frequently - it can be adapted for any text and is worth revisiting often. Of course, they are all strictly ‘Beowulf’ themed. Get involved - you’ll soon get the Beowulf bug.
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Hero Journalism, Beowulf, Greater Depth Writing, Year 5/6, Newspaper Reports, Journalistic Style

Hero Journalism, Beowulf, Greater Depth Writing, Year 5/6, Newspaper Reports, Journalistic Style

Reading comprehension! Drawing! Drama! High quality writing! Newspaper reports! These sessions give children an opportunity to produce ‘greater depth non-fiction writing’ using a fiction context - no research required! Available in Word and PDF. Through these sessions, children will explore 3 news reports about heroes; generate their own toolkits; strip a fiction text (Beowulf) back to its bare bones; create captions and draw scenes from the story; take part in drama activities and finally write news reports using a consistent style and appropriate register. This resource contains four fully resourced sessions (you need nothing else!) pitched at middle and high attaining Year 5 and Year 6 writers. Just work through the 12 page pack with your pupils, and then set them loose on their own news reports - they’ll be ready! It is helpful (though not essential) if the children have previously explored the story of Beowulf - I have written a fully resourced unit that you can purchase from my store. If they have not heard the story before, allow a little extra time to get familiar with the text (included). I ran these four sessions over a day, as a one day writing workshop. It would work equally well as four/five sessions across a week, depending on the speed of the class/group. The outcomes were fantastic and the children enjoyed the sessions. I have also included a bank of good examples from children working at age related expectation (ARE) and some children moving into greater depth - of course these are my judgements - feel free to disagree! These may be useful to look at with your class. Enjoy!
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A Midsummer Night's Dream Starters and Plenaries

A Midsummer Night's Dream Starters and Plenaries

Range of starters and plenaries to support pupils understanding of character, theme and plot within Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Perfect for KS3 but easily adaptable for KS2/4 study. Can be linked to a variety of reading and writing learning/assessment objectives.
rachelprice11
Shakespeare - Plays and Biography Worksheets

Shakespeare - Plays and Biography Worksheets

This bundle includes three worksheets related to the life and work of one of the greatest writers of all time, William Shakespeare. The bundle includes Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheets for Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. It is completed with a worksheet studying the life and work of the great playwright and sonnet writer. The worksheets are suitable for upper intermediate and advanced learners and can also be integrated into ESL/EFL classrooms especially for exam preparation such as KET, PET, IGCSE, IELTS, TOEFL.
kntonia
William Shakespeare - His life and work - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

William Shakespeare - His life and work - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

Teachers can use this 3-page informative worksheet to present to the classroom the life and work of William Shakespeare, one of the most important writers of all times. Students will gain some general knowledge about the theater culture during the sixteenth century and how William Shakespeare developed into one of the most significant writers of all time. The worksheet is suitable for intermediate and upper intermediate level. It can also be taught in ESL/EFL classrooms. The worksheet includes a reading comprehension exercise to consolidate and evaluate reading comprehension. It is completed with three vocabulary exercises which deal with vocabulary derived from the text.
kntonia
Taboo Bundle

Taboo Bundle

Three Taboo games for the price of less than two! All three of these games are unique, with no clues duplicated or repeated. If your students like one game, they are bound to enjoy the others.
laumorrow
Christmas Taboo - 2018

Christmas Taboo - 2018

This is a festive variation on the classic taboo style game. 100 Christmas themed words that can act as a fun starter/plenary/activity/ice breaker or even a reward. Taboo is an excellent game to improve students literacy and oracy, and is highly recommended to jazz up the lessons at the end of the long autumn term. If you like this then why not check out my other taboo games?
laumorrow
MACBETH ACT I, SCENE 1 (THE THREE WITCHES AND THE THREE FATES) (with a twist)

MACBETH ACT I, SCENE 1 (THE THREE WITCHES AND THE THREE FATES) (with a twist)

This activity has two parts: The first one is to be done with an excerpt of the cartoon "Hercules’ by Disney: it introduces the Three Fates and the role they played in Greek mythology. It also introduces the character of Hades. The second one is to be done with the beginning of the animated version of “Macbeth”: it is the opening scene with the three witches, which enables students to draw a parallel between the Three Fates and the Three Witches. The worksheet aims at a thorough analyzis of the key verses of the scene and understanding some Elizabethan beliefs.
Nadouchka
PAPER    1, question 2- 5 (AQA GCSE English Language 8700 )

PAPER 1, question 2- 5 (AQA GCSE English Language 8700 )

What is in this bundle? This bundle contains 20 full lessons on powerpoint with supporting worksheets, activities and videos for questions 2 - 5 of the AQA paper 1 exam. It also contains bite sized assessments for some of the tougher questions and independent study material. It contains a wide selection of texts and references from extracts from Divergent, Atonement, Dracula, Orwells 1984, Graham Greenes The Destructors and Stephens Kings The Body (Stand By Me). The total amount of the individual resources combined as a bundle is £53.00 but I’m willing to sell at £20, saving you 62% What type of lessons are they? My style is very much about class participation, student ownership of learning and quick pace. Lessons come with starters, plenaries, paired, group and independent activities which last from 5 /10 / 15 / 20 and 30 mins at a time. I teach 3 hour sessions therefore all lesson have enough material to fill 3 hours. I also like to base parts of my sessions around pop culture and current issues in order to engage students and demonstrate that English is not a subject or skill confined to the classroom but rather it is a life long skill with real relevance in the world. I also like English to have an element of fun and try to encourage students to have fun with language and encourage creativity. Many lessons cover a range of levels as I teach mixed level classes, I use supportive techniques such as sentence starters, word banks and peer assessment and self assessment.
namerased
Unseen Poetry: Stephen Lawrence

Unseen Poetry: Stephen Lawrence

A poem written by a former Y9 student of mine after a lesson looking at Stephen Lawrence. Powerful piece of poetry I just had to share with you. "Hopefully it will inspire other people to think about the way society is functioning in the present day and challenge the corrupt aspects of not only our nation but others as well ❤️ " - Caitlin (student) Thank you again.
xxnats1989xx
Persuasion, argument, discussion, debate MEGA BUNDLE

Persuasion, argument, discussion, debate MEGA BUNDLE

Everything you need to get your KS2/KS3 class using the language of argument, persuasion, discussion or debate. This set of resources includes games to develop vocabulary and resources that lead to extended writing. You'll love these - I use them often in year 5 and year 6!
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