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Being authentic

Being authentic

Topic- Authenticity Aim- to practise reading and speaking skills, to learn more about your true self Level - B2+ Age group- Older teengers/adults Time - 60 min
InspirationalEnglish
The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

Short story spread over 4 lessons Skills: Reading, speaking, writing plus lexical skills (vocabulary) and pronunciation practice Intermediate Learner outcomes: Students practice the skill of reading aloud, reading for specific information, free speaking and writing practice Worksheets and answer keys included
ybez
VIDEO-BASED CREATIVE WRITING

VIDEO-BASED CREATIVE WRITING

This four-page creative writing activity based on BBC's short video, 'The Supporting Act' is ideal both for ELA and ESL students. It includes two graphic organizers to scaffold writing a summary, before the creative writing activity. Play the video until 00:59 and ask your students to predict the rest of it. At the end of the creative writing project, you can also show this video https://vimeo.com/82282346 to your students for fun.
aysinalp58
Lesson Starters

Lesson Starters

Twenty plus lesson starters that could be used in any secondary school age range and in any subject.
ahamid
Great Expectations- Charles Dickens- Miss Havisham Analysis

Great Expectations- Charles Dickens- Miss Havisham Analysis

A lesson originally created for a mixed ability year 9 class but can easily be adapted for your own class. This lesson explores the use of language in the character Havisham from Great Expectations. Taught as part of a 'History of the English Language topic" but can also be used as a great expectations scheme or other language analysis topic. -Context of Great Expectations/Charles Dickens -Creative writing from Havisham's perspective -YouTube clips to BBC adaptation -Extract - to annotate with class or individually -Model answer to the question "How does Dickens use language to present Miss Havisham?" -Supported sentence starters to enable students to answer the question -Peer assessment
kirstygemmell2809
Wonder- R.J.Palacio- Language and Structure analysis

Wonder- R.J.Palacio- Language and Structure analysis

This lesson looks at the use of language and structure throughout an extract from the book 'Wonder' by R.J Palacio. Students are given a list of things to look for in the extract, a group task which allows students to work together to create a grid of techniques and effects. Complete with a model answer to be discussed as a class and the tools/support to enable students to answer the GCSE styled question "How has Palacio used language and structure to engage the reader?"
kirstygemmell2809
Wonder- R.J.Palacio- Analysis of Structure

Wonder- R.J.Palacio- Analysis of Structure

This lesson explores how structure is used in the story looking at a particular extract. The lesson covers the structure techniques and effects used in the extract (extract and revision sheet of techniques attached). Students are directed through a pre-analysed section of the extract of how to analyse the use of structure and then given the full extract to do this independently. The end result supports students in answering the GCSE styled question "How does Palacio use structure to influence the reader?"
kirstygemmell2809
Wonder- R.J.Palacio- The use of first person perspective

Wonder- R.J.Palacio- The use of first person perspective

A lesson that explores the use of first person which includes the use of first person with a task that looks at the use of first person in the wonder trailer- youtube link attached. It also allows students to use first person themselves by comparing their first day to the main characters and a supported answer to the question "How does the writer use first person perspective to allow the reader to imagine August's first day?"
kirstygemmell2809
Wonder- R.J. Palacio- Language analysis

Wonder- R.J. Palacio- Language analysis

This lessons explores the GCSE styled question "How does Palacio use allusion to create a sense of sympathy?" The lesson allows for the guided reading of certain pages, discussion questions based around the technique of allusion, identification of the difference between empathy and sympathy, analysis questions to support the annotations of the extract and a supported structure to help students answer the question. Differentiated and could be used over two lessons as peer assessment is included- students should come up with the criteria you are looking for.
kirstygemmell2809
Introduction to Wonder- R.J Palacio

Introduction to Wonder- R.J Palacio

2 introductory lessons for R.J Palacio's Wonder. Studied with a year 7 class which could be used for high ability year 6 students or low ability year 8 students. The lessons include information about the author, a task based around emotive impact of the story, analysis of the blurb, comprehension questions, tasks to lead to students learning their first impressions of the main character and a structured support to help students write their own response to the question "What are your first impressions of August's life?" -Images of the book cover to use as a mind-map for students included.
kirstygemmell2809
Feeling words

Feeling words

Use in slideshow. Make your reader identify with the character by showing how they FEEL!
HarryC65