Secondary English language learning resources: war and peace

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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

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

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

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Reading Comprehension Worksheets (ESL) x 10 (70% OFF)

Reading Comprehension Worksheets (ESL) x 10 (70% OFF)

This bundle includes 20 different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for upper-intermediate to advanced ESL learners. After carefully reading each story/texts, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, definition matching exercises, crosswords, word searches and engage in in-depth class discussions on topics around the texts

By MariaPht

The Manhunt by Simon Armitage (Relationship Poetry)

The Manhunt by Simon Armitage (Relationship Poetry)

These resources offer a thorough exploration of this poem and its context through a range of engaging and creative activities. The lesson is fully differentiated with supportive images and tips for lower ability students and regular challenges for the higher ability students in your groups. These resources include a highly visual activity which could easily be used as part of a Poetry Display. This lesson covers context, form, language and structure through independent activities and structured guidance. If you like this resource please leave a review and have a look at my other poetry resources in my shop @https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/joannammarsh or follow me on Twitter (JoMarsh1).

By joannammarsh

Unseen Poetry: Human Family

Unseen Poetry: Human Family

Time to spread some unity and love! The lesson explores Maya Angelou's poem, 'Human Family'. Students will break down the poem using TSLAP and answer an exam question.

By xxnats1989xx

Autobiography 'Slave' - History of Sudan

Autobiography 'Slave' - History of Sudan

6 resources utilised in a 12 English Authority unit in Queensland Australia. 1) A PowerPoint taking students through the history of Sudan. It begins by introducing students to key terms including: coup, constitution, fundamentalist, Islam, junta and secession. These terms are integral to understanding the events in Slave as the author's life was influenced by the political events occurring in society at the time. After a brief overview of the early history, it delves into the civil war (1980s-1990s). Lastly it looks at contemporary politics (since 2002). 2) A handout of the notes about the history of Sudan (which were taken from the Oxford dictionary of contemporary world history). This can be given to students who struggle to summarise or used for purposes of revision. 3) Further research about Slave and the Nuba culture. 4) A handout to be given to students at the beginning of the term explaining the purpose of the unit and outlining what the two items of assessment are. 5) A diagram which shows the various influences on the author as she wrote her autobiography.

By lrigb4

Autobiography 'Slave' - Context. The customs of the Nuba people.

Autobiography 'Slave' - Context. The customs of the Nuba people.

Anyone who thinks that slavery went the way of the nineteenth century will be disabused of that belief when reading “Slave: My True Story”  written by Mende Nazer, a Sudanese Nuba, along with Damien Lewis, a British journalist. This book gives a chilling overview of the modern slave trade from the perspective of one who was victimized by it. Human trafficking, unfortunately, is alive and well as a weapon of war in the late twentieth and twenty-first century. This resource is a PowerPoint presentation designed for use in a 12 English Authority class in Queensland Australia. It introduces students to the concepts of cultural context and social situations and how both can influence the author. This lesson prepares students to answer the following question: What is the social impact of the text? i.e. is it recycling or reinforcing cultural assumptions? Within this lesson students will learn about the Nuba people – cultural practices e.g. scarification, beads, wrestling, religious beliefs, dwellings, diet, languages & female genital mutilation. In addition to information, images and videos of some of these are provided. It also includes some information about save trading in Sudan. At the end of the PowerPoint are some sample answers to the chapter questions for chapters 1-8.

By lrigb4

Autobiography 'Slave' - Chapter questions and vocabulary list

Autobiography 'Slave' - Chapter questions and vocabulary list

These are the homework resources for a year 12 Authority English unit delivered in Queensland, Australia. The focus for this unit is the comprehensive study of a text that explores a different culture (the autobiography Slave by Mende Nazer). Through examining the autobiographies underlying ideologies and themes, students will be exposed to social and cultural experiences that are far removed from their own. In particular, students will explore the controversial and confrontational issues privileged in the selected text. Engaging with a culturally rich text will allow students to develop empathy and connect other cultural experiences with their own lived experience. Resource 1: List of vocabulary (spelling words) for the term - students are to learn 24 words per week. Resource 2: List of terms that students should know by the end of year 12 which can be used as extension for gifted students. Resource 3: A list of comprehension questions written to assess students knowledge of each chapter of the autobiography. This is a good tool for consolidating knowledge and will be useful revision when they need to develop an idea for their assessment tasks.

By lrigb4

Relationships Poetry Bundle

Relationships Poetry Bundle

This bundle comprises 8 of the 15 Relationship Poems and includes a comparison quiz at the end of 'She Walks in Beauty'. I have bundled these as a part collection to allow a reduction to the overall cost and to offer purchase as a half term of work if all poems are not being taught consecutively. This price is better than half price, an absolute bargain!

By joannammarsh