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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

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

Power and Conflict Poetry - Hughes' Bayonet Charge

Power and Conflict Poetry - Hughes' Bayonet Charge

Perfect for mixed ability GCSE classes, this printable lesson helps pupils analyse Hughes' 'Bayonet Charge' by exploring its meaning (AO1) through language/structure (AO2) and considering how it presents wider ideas/issues (AO3). With model answers and differentiated questioning, this powerpoint can also be printed so pupils can independently explore the meaning (AO1), analyse the poem (AO2) and establish its links to wider context over 3 lessons. Pupils are given model answers for analytical and comparative writing so can then analyse the poem in prose and compare it to different poems in the anthology. In the final lesson, pupils are given the opportunity to write their own comparative essay following an exam answer.

By DeepaSabharwal

Power and Conflict Poetry - Garland's Kamikaze

Power and Conflict Poetry - Garland's Kamikaze

Perfect for mixed ability GCSE classes, this printable lesson helps pupils analyse Garland's Kamikaze by exploring its meaning (AO1) through language/structure (AO2) and considering how it presents wider ideas/issues (AO3). With model answers and differentiated questioning, this powerpoint can also be printed so pupils can independently explore the meaning (AO1), analyse the poem (AO2) and establish its links to wider context over 3 lessons. Pupils are given model answers for analytical and comparative writing so can then analyse the poem in prose and compare it to different poems in the anthology. In the final lesson, pupils are given the opportunity to write their own comparative essay following an exam answer.

By DeepaSabharwal

Power and Conflict Poetry - Duffy's War Photgrapher

Power and Conflict Poetry - Duffy's War Photgrapher

Perfect for mixed ability GCSE classes, this printable lesson helps pupils analyse Duffy's 'War Photographer' by exploring its meaning (AO1) through language/structure (AO2) and considering how it presents wider ideas/issues (AO3). With model answers and differentiated questioning, this powerpoint can also be printed so pupils can independently explore the meaning (AO1), analyse the poem (AO2) and establish its links to wider context over 3 lessons. Pupils are given model answers for analytical and comparative writing so can then analyse the poem in prose and compare it to different poems in the anthology. In the final lesson, pupils are given the opportunity to write their own comparative essay following an exam answer.

By DeepaSabharwal

Power and Conflict Poetry - Analysing Dharker's 'Tissue'

Power and Conflict Poetry - Analysing Dharker's 'Tissue'

Perfect for mixed ability GCSE classes, this printable lesson helps pupils analyse Dharker's 'Tissue' by exploring its meaning (AO1) through language/structure (AO2) and considering how it presents wider ideas/issues (AO3). With model answers and differentiated questioning, this powerpoint can also be printed so pupils can independently explore the meaning (AO1), analyse the poem (AO2) and establish its links to wider context over 3 lessons. Pupils are given model answers for analytical and comparative writing so can then analyse the poem in prose and compare it to different poems in the anthology. In the final lesson, pupils are given the opportunity to write their own comparative essay following an exam answer.

By DeepaSabharwal

Power and Conflict Poetry Revision - Agard's Checking Out Me History

Power and Conflict Poetry Revision - Agard's Checking Out Me History

Perfect for mixed ability GCSE classes, this printable lesson helps pupils analyse Agard's 'Checking Out Me History 'by exploring its meaning through language/structure and considering how presents wider ideas/issues. With model answers and differentiated questioning, this powerpoint can also be printed so pupils can independently explore the meaning (AO1), analyse the poem (AO2) and establish its links to wider context over 3 lessons. Pupils are given model answers for analytical and comparative writing so can then analyse the poem in prose and compare it to different poems in the anthology. In the final lesson, pupils are given the opportunity to write their own comparative essay following an exam answer.

By DeepaSabharwal

End of School Fun Pack

End of School Fun Pack

End of School Fun Pack A collection of one-off resources ideal for the last days of school. Click on the links for further details. Bundle saves a massive 75%! For a range of other interesting lessons and great resources visit my page here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

Merchant of Venice Themes of Justice, Fairness and Equality

Merchant of Venice Themes of Justice, Fairness and Equality

Theme questions are popular on all exams. What better way to prepare your students than using a week's worth of material. Students will have the opportunity to improve their speaking and listening skills through discussion of the central issues of the play. Working on P.Q.E paragraphs will see student essays improve over time. Save time and money by downloading the bundle offer today!

By LouiseLenihan

The Merchant of Venice - L3 -The World of the Text - New Setting

The Merchant of Venice - L3 -The World of the Text - New Setting

What better way to have your students consider key themes in the play than have them consider an alternative location to set the play. This Power Point includes sentence starts to aid less able students. Don't forget, there's a bundle of resources available on 'The World of the Text.' These can be easily adapted to suit any text should you wish your students to consider the world of the text in greater depth.

By LouiseLenihan

Merchant of Venice The World of the Text L2 Lessons from the theme

Merchant of Venice The World of the Text L2 Lessons from the theme

If you've already started with Lesson One, then this lesson is a perfect one to build on in-class discussions. The activities here encourage students to consider personal lessons from the themes explored in the play. The lesson is differentiated to support all abilities. Sentence starts have been included to encourage brainstorming. This lesson may be adapted to suit any text. Have your students enjoyed these lessons so far? Why not continue to the next set of lessons? Or download the bundle to save time and money. Remember, reviewing helps with improvements - leave your comment below.

By LouiseLenihan

Merchant of Venice - L1 - Themes: Justice, Fairness, Equality

Merchant of Venice - L1 - Themes: Justice, Fairness, Equality

This differentiated lesson allows students to define the three terms before applying the terms to the central characters in their studied text. The best part about this lesson - it can be adapted to suit any text. Simply substitute the characters' names. Sample sentence starts have also been included to encourage students to extend their written responses. As always, leave a review so that future lessons may be improved!

By LouiseLenihan