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Never Let Me Go - The Theme of Life and Death!

Never Let Me Go - The Theme of Life and Death!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make clear, detailed and well-informed interpretations of the theme of life and death in ‘Never Let Me Go.’ In particular, students develop their understanding of how this theme is introduced and developed, drawing on a varied range of textual evidence from across the novel, before demonstrating their understanding of how the theme is used to get across Ishiguro’s key ideas. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Reading an extract detailing the introduction to the theme of life and death in the novel, and answering comprehension questions to demonstrate understanding; Tracking and analysing the development of the theme of life and death throughout the novel, through a interesting timeline task; Understanding how the theme of life and death is used to portray Ishiguro’s key meanings and ideas; Using their deep understanding of the theme of life and death to answer an exam-style question; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Novel TImeline Template; Selected extract (from chapter 7); Essay Template Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 9 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
AQA Power and Conflict Anthology Cluster SOW- All 15 Poems- New Spec

AQA Power and Conflict Anthology Cluster SOW- All 15 Poems- New Spec

A full set of lessons covering all 15 poems from the AQA anthology- power and conflict. The learning journey is linked to the AQA assessment objectives and develops students’ analytical skills. The lessons comprise of activities such as: Starter activity linked to the idea of viewpoints/types of war/representation Links to video clips to enhance understanding A first impression grid for students to use Modeled annotations with questions to scaffold annotation Contextual information Linking grids Sample essay questions with success criteria linked to AO’s Modelled paragraphs Comparison paragraphs Updated lessons based on examiner reports on the examination. This lessons are planned for a year 10 middle/high ability group and can be easily differentiated to suit the personalised needs of your students. Yellow lightbulbs on slides mark out stretch and challenge questions that have been included. Each lesson is between 15-22 slides.
F-J-O
Homework Mat- Lord of the Flies

Homework Mat- Lord of the Flies

A half term’s worth of tasks to accompany a Lord of the Flies module. There are 7 tasks in total. All the tasks are included on a mat that can be stuck in the students books at the beginning of the module- there is space left for students to add a due date for each. Each activity then includes a slide that gives more information about the task set. I tend to use these as a plenary task before setting the homework so all students are clear on the task. Each task also includes an extra ‘challenge’ task to help stretch and challenge the more able. The ppt is fully editable so you can amend the tasks to suit your own groups. I have used versions of this with high, middle and low ability students from years 9-11. As a school we have found these help increase homework completion as both parents and students are clear about what will be set across the half term. Also enables students to catch up easily with homework tasks even if they have missed the lesson where it was set. Lord of the Flies SOW also available in my shop.
F-J-O
Hamlet characters - an activity

Hamlet characters - an activity

An activity based on character interpretations. Useful for seeing characters in more than one light. Students would need to know the play’s plot . Suitable for GCSE and A level.
alisonbcresswell
Spoken language (case study: David Attenborough/TV documentary voiceovers) PPT

Spoken language (case study: David Attenborough/TV documentary voiceovers) PPT

This PPT presentation/lesson encourages students to consider the differences between the way people speak in normal life vs how they speak on television documentaries. The starting question could be explored in a whole-class discussion or via various Kagan Strategies (e.g. Think-Pair-Share), and the resultant ideas revisited later on. An excerpt from a David Attenborough documentary (about the lyre bird) is transcribed onto the PPT for a student to read aloud in their normal voice. Students then watch the corresponding video clip (linked to in the PPT, or can be found on Youtube/supplied on request if there are problems with this). They should then compare how the student read it with how the text is spoken by Attenborough. They may wish to consider elements such as accent, pace and enunciation. Reference to the initial ideas generated by students is encouraged. The speech features terminology table (or a version of it adapted for your students) can be used optionally to help. I recommend using relevant exercises from the CGP GCSE English workbook as a plenary activity. This lesson was conceived of for students entering KS5 but is also suitable for KS4.
Angelil
ANIMALEASE An Introduction to Music Making, Notation and Rhythm (With MP3 Audio)

ANIMALEASE An Introduction to Music Making, Notation and Rhythm (With MP3 Audio)

Music making should be fun, irrespective of age and ability. The purpose of this guide is to provide the foundations of rhythm that can be used in a variety of learning environments. It will introduce a person to musical notation using animal names that will already be familiar to them. It works by chanting the animal names in time to a given pulse. Linking this then to a group of written musical notes to sing, tap, bang, shout, or whistle. This is not a step by step guide and we encourage anyone who uses this book to develop their own ideas using the framework. No two Animalease sessions will be the same and nor should they be. Children often see this method as a game (this is completely fine), and as it uses information that they already possess, the pupil has less to think about. This results in a more relaxed performance and learning environment. The focus should always be on active music making (but ensure that it is always in time). We have found over the years of using this method that the vast majority of pupils would be able to perform the following information in a short space of time. Before using this method, many pupils thought that making sense of written music would be very difficult. Pupils already familiar with the conventional counting method also found it useful and, in many cases, preferred it. We feel that the use of the animal names not only helps the pupil but also makes it accessible for someone who may not be confident to deliver music lessons, making Animalease a great tool for many primary school teachers. This resource comes with MP3 Files for demonstration purposes. Enjoy! Steve & Ben
animalease
Homophones: Full Introduction Lesson & Worksheets

Homophones: Full Introduction Lesson & Worksheets

An introductory lesson to homophones used with my year 5 class, including differentiated worksheets. Worksheets included picture prompts for initial PowerPoint discussion, picture cutting and matching sheets for extreme lowers, picture aids for low/middle, no pictures for middle/high (ish) and completely independent sentence work for highers. Worked well for my class, hopefully will for yours too!
elasticbandy
'Words to Replace SAID' Word Mat

'Words to Replace SAID' Word Mat

A word mat with a list of words to use instead of said depending on how a character is saying their speech. Broken up into different emotions too. I use this for my Year 5’s. They keep it in their own document wallet on their desk and pull it out when they need to add a bit of variety to their vocabulary in any lesson.
elasticbandy
An Inspector Calls - Gerald Croft

An Inspector Calls - Gerald Croft

We look at three important quotes from Gerald Croft, one of the key characters in JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls, and reflect on how and why he feels more comfortable with the older generation than the younger characters.
Lead_Practitioner
An Inspector Calls - Eric Birling

An Inspector Calls - Eric Birling

We look at three key quotes from Eric Birling, one of the most important characters from An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley, and look at how and why he changes throughout the three acts of the play.
Lead_Practitioner
The Farmer's Bride (Love and Relationships)

The Farmer's Bride (Love and Relationships)

Lesson on The Farmer’s Bride (AQA Love and Relationships cluster)- suited to low/mid range students as there is supported tasks throughout which point them to various techniques/use of language and structure. All instructions are on the slides.
smiley87
Porphyria's Lover (Love and Relationships)

Porphyria's Lover (Love and Relationships)

Lesson on Porphyria’s Lover (AQA Love and Relationships cluster)- suited to low/mid range students as there is supported tasks throughout which point them to various techniques/use of language and structure. All instructions are on the slides.
smiley87
Before You Were Mine (Love and Relationships)

Before You Were Mine (Love and Relationships)

Lesson on Before You Were Mine (AQA Love and Relationships cluster)- suited to low/mid range students as there is supported tasks throughout which point them to various techniques/use of language and structure. All instructions are on the slides.
smiley87
Gothic Fiction - Edgar Allan Poe & Bram Stoker: 5 Week Plan

Gothic Fiction - Edgar Allan Poe & Bram Stoker: 5 Week Plan

A five week plan (possibly 7 depending on differentiation and year group) for The Tell Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum and Dracula’s Guest - PDFs of the texts can be found on Google. Different aspects of Gothic Fiction and elements of creative writing is included in the activities, as well as British National Curriculum 2014 codes, but alternative curriculum objectives can be substituted instead.
jamescampbellmanchester
Twelfth Night - 6 Week Plan

Twelfth Night - 6 Week Plan

A detailed extended plan of Twelfth Night, ideally covering 6 weeks of work but depending on differentiation, 8 weeks is also suitable. Great theories of comedy at the start of the unit, linking to The Office (American) t.v show. 2014 British National Curriculum codes included, but CIE or other curriculum objectives can be substituted instead. Resources for the first week also included, as well as particular lines of analysis within each plan.
jamescampbellmanchester
Asian War Poetry - 4 Week Plan and Resources

Asian War Poetry - 4 Week Plan and Resources

A four week detailed plan for Asian War Poetry. Great resource for international students, rather than studying British War Poetry, this resource will be more accessible as well as being more in depth. Creative writing is also included in the plans which allows for varied differentiation. British National Curriculum 2014 codes are included, however, CIE or other curriculum objectives can be substituted instead.
jamescampbellmanchester
Sylvia Plath - 4 Week Plan

Sylvia Plath - 4 Week Plan

A detailed four week plan of Sylvia Plath’s poetry for extended Year 9 or IGCSE/GCSE classes. Relevant questions and activities available for each selected poem. 2014 British National Curriculum codes are added in the first column but alternative curriculum objectives can be alternatively added. Differentiation column included which can link to weekly differentiated objectives, or for individual activities.
jamescampbellmanchester
Anne Frank - 9 Week Plan

Anne Frank - 9 Week Plan

A comprehensive whole unit of work for Anne Frank’s diary with start resources. Specific diary entries and extended analysis questions included for the variety of lesson activities included. Each weekly plan can be split into two weeks depending on the level of the students. Ideal for Year 9 classes and included 2014 British National Curriculum codes, however, alternative curriculum objectives can be added to the first column. Differentiation column is available to include the needs of individual students for the entire week, or just a particular activity.
jamescampbellmanchester
An Inspector Calls revision notes

An Inspector Calls revision notes

This is a revision resource of An Inspector Calls packed with notes on characters, themes and main motifs, with each quotes heavily analysed, as well as being linked to the context. I collected notes from videos, revision guides and other places and put them all together, as well as including my own ideas. This is very useful for GCSE students as I had made this for my own exams (the new 9-1 GCSE’s). With these notes I was able to receive grade 9’s on my exams.
rrosexx
Introduction to Literary Lenses Using Cinderella

Introduction to Literary Lenses Using Cinderella

Lesson and materials designed for introducing students to different critical ways of reading a text. Introduces students to a range of critical lenses, and separates them into small groups. The overall aim being to allow students to apply these lenses whilst studying any work of literature. Q5 bridges to a specific Theory of Knowledge moment. Instructions Watch the video of Cinderella attached. Having watched the video, read the version of Cinderella attached, by the Brothers Grimm. Having done so, choose one of the literary lens documents to work on with a partner. Apply what you can in terms of knowledge and understanding to the short story. Share your findings with the class. What did using your literary lens reveal about Cinderella as a text? Is there a lens that is most appropriate for analysing the story? If so, what? Why? To what extent can we truly understand a text through solely one perspective? How can we reapply what we have learned about literary lenses with Cinderella to text…
jcw29
Teaching Paper 1 Reading at GCSE - 22 complete lessons on 22 different texts !

Teaching Paper 1 Reading at GCSE - 22 complete lessons on 22 different texts !

This resource offers lots of INSTANT/Ready to teach lessons to teach AQA GCSE Language Paper 1 Section A Reading Section The bundle offers resources for 22 separate lessons to support READING Skills. Each resource contains enough material for, on average, two 1 hour lessons, depending upon ability Each resource contains: The exam paper/the source/the mark scheme An attractive, detailed support Powerpoint (usually at least 50 slides long) which goes through each question with model answers/tips to improve/ guidance/peer assessment opportunities/reminders of assessment objectives/ and some examiner comments where appropriate Some resources also include printable model answer sheets Some resources include support posters to offer further ideas on answering the questions Some resources offer peer assessment sheets to encourage student self-assessment/peer assessment I have also thrown in some discrete resources to support Paper 1 - Structure question and Question 4 Basically, these are ready made lessons to support teaching the READING Section on Paper Overall, this comprises 118 documents Texts include: 1984, Animal Farm, Carrie’s War, Lord of the Flies, Don’t Ask Jack, Perfume, Enduring Love, Jamaica Inn, Labyrinth, Brighton Rock, Pick your Poison, Propping Up the Line etc All resources have been successfully used in class over last two years Getting ready for September? Save yourself a lot of time and effort!
tallybarnett
EDEXCEL GCSE English language - paper 1 question 4

EDEXCEL GCSE English language - paper 1 question 4

This session explores structural features for paper 1 , question 4 of the EDEXCEL GCSE English exam by looking at an extract of Margret Atwoods The Handmaids Tale. This lesson is quick paced, engaging and exciting which explores human rights and human rights violations. This lesson helps to expose students to events that have and are taking place around the globe and to encourage awareness and tolerance, therefore embedding equality and diversity but also British Values. This is a great lesson to invite youth workers to attend and help support activities and group discussions as they can bring another dimension to this topic, therefore encouraging cross school or college participation in English and encouraging a holistic approach to education. Students work in groups and pairs to break down and examine the extract, they explore ideas of culture and individuality whilst also looking at the ways the Margret Atwood uses structural features to communicate atmosphere and repression to her audience. The lesson ends with a practice question, peer marking and a small self assessment plenary. The lesson comes with the full extract, powerpoint of the entire lesson, worksheets and two videos, one exploring human rights and the other is the trailer for The Handmaids Tale. I used to teach in a college where lessons came in 3 hour blocks therefore there is enough material for 3 hours in this resource, but it can be altered into smaller sessions depending on your timetable. Please note that TES previews an at times distort the look of the resource but this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps.
namerased
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

All key vocabulary taken from War Horse and split into chapters. Each word has a definition, synonyms and antonyms unless not applicable. Each word is defined in context of War Horse. Can be used for other SPaG activities as well.
racsprawl
KS3 Exam Revision Packs

KS3 Exam Revision Packs

These packs are perfect for setting students up for exams. They can easily be set as homework activities and worked through in class. They are also ideal for pupils who miss extended periods unexpectedly, as they can work through them at home!
krissyk5
Skellig - Almond - Entire Powerpoint of lessons and Scheme of Work

Skellig - Almond - Entire Powerpoint of lessons and Scheme of Work

This pack contains everything you could need for teaching Skellig at KS3. It includes all powerpoints of lessons and the entire scheme of work with handouts and resources included in handy packs. This was taught over two terms, but can easily be condensed into one by selecting your favourite lessons. Very comprehensive!
krissyk5
Narrative writing to encourage lower sets

Narrative writing to encourage lower sets

I created these very positive reinforcement based lessons, to encourage a struggling lower set to engage with extended writing for GCSE in year 9. It worked! Definitely worth a try and could easily be used with EAL pupils.
krissyk5
Stone Cold - Swindells Complete Scheme of Work and Entire Presentation with Activities

Stone Cold - Swindells Complete Scheme of Work and Entire Presentation with Activities

This is an entire scheme of work, with slides for all lessons, to accompany the novel Stone Cold and is aimed at KS3 higher ability groups. Everything you could need for teaching this novel is right here at your finger tips, and I have loved teaching this topic and creating these resources for my team to use. It can easily be differentiated down for other sets to suit. This was taught over two terms, however you can easily teach it in one term, picking and choosing your favourite lessons.
krissyk5
Autumn Leaves Picture Poem Sheets -Yrs 1-3

Autumn Leaves Picture Poem Sheets -Yrs 1-3

Your young writers and emergent writers will feel as free as the sailing autumn leaves as they write on these leaf pictures. Three worksheets: Leaf colour similes, Autumn leaves can be (with guidance sheet) and a simpler version for younger children. The activities will support literacy and your autumn focus simultaneously, also offering scope for colouring.
katewilliams_poetry
AQA Grade 9-1 Paper 1, Question 5 Forty Creative Writing Assignments Mock Assessments New Spec

AQA Grade 9-1 Paper 1, Question 5 Forty Creative Writing Assignments Mock Assessments New Spec

I have created forty creative writing assignments to give to discuss with students. Each question has 2 options to them creating forty, I have tried to select a range of pictures and story writing examples. I am going to use these with my top set Year 10 classes to get them thinking outside of the box and if anything came up, they could talk about anything. As well as this, it encourages them to discuss and widen their ideas about what they could write about in their actual exam.
beingkateish
Flying Away - bird migration poetry sheet + guide

Flying Away - bird migration poetry sheet + guide

This simple illustrated poetry frame celebrates the beauty of birds in flight and the wonders of bird migration. The theme will inspire your children’s imagination and ignite their poetic powers, spurred on by the sketches and line-starters. They’ll love thinking up similes to describe how the birds look and other aspects of them, and also thinking up their own developments and rounding-off line. The accompanying Guide Sheet offers suggestions for each line, in case handy for reading out as examples or prompting for, while encouraging independent thinking and word choices. Recommended for KS2.
katewilliams_poetry
Elf on the Shelf Kindergarten ELA Unit:

Elf on the Shelf Kindergarten ELA Unit:

Elf on the Shelf Kindergarten ELA Unit. Following worksheets are included. Count the number of syllables(1 worksheet). Beginning Sound worksheets(2 worksheets). Tracing words(2 worksheets). Naughty Or Nice worksheets(2 worksheet). ABC order(1 worksheet) I found my elf…(2 worksheets) Read the passage. Questions answers worksheets.(3 worksheets) Blank Elf Calendar Blank Elf Report Card Elf Passport 3 Photo frames (paste your picture). 16 coloring worksheets.
zatmazmat_100
An Inspector Calls - Sheila Birling

An Inspector Calls - Sheila Birling

We look at three key quotes from Sheila Birling, one of the most important characters from An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley, and look at how and why she changes throughout the three acts of the play.
Lead_Practitioner