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Talking about Literature

Talking about Literature

When our students need to talk about literature in a sophisticated way they need to employ the meta-language. Meta language is not jargon ( Well, not always.) It is language that lets us discuss language and literature objectively. This handout provides a selection of the most common terms needed to talk about literature.
WeTeachWell
Moanas Missing Christmas Tree Pantomime Script for 6-12 year olds

Moanas Missing Christmas Tree Pantomime Script for 6-12 year olds

Moana has returned to visit her parents for Christmas only to wake up one morning to find their magic Christmas tree has been stolen by the Grinch! They must climb Mount Crumpit to retrieve it in time for their party or Christmas will be ruined! This is an original script I created for my 7-11 year olds Acting course through their suggestions. There are 2 very flexible song suggestions and 2 dance suggestions: these can be performed / changed / adapted however the director sees fit.
kirstyday86
Reading Lit Playlists - Craft and Structure Bundle for Grade 6

Reading Lit Playlists - Craft and Structure Bundle for Grade 6

Our playlists are “no prep” Common Core aligned lessons designed for small group work, homework, remediation, or extension around a single standard. Save 20% with this mini-bundle! 5 content-rich multimedia lessons integrate original instruction with web-based resources to guide students through the rigors of the aligned standards.​ The Student Editions include: • Links to instructional videos, audio, or texts • Links to practice quizzes or activities • 4 assessments that include 2 sorting, 1 matching, and 17 multiple choice questions • Definitions of key terms related to each of the standards • Examples of how students can apply the standards to their reading and deepen their understanding of what they are reading • Excerpts from several high-quality texts, such as: - “The Way Through the Woods” by Rudyard Kipling - “Water” by Ann Taylor - “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott - “Women” by Alice Duer Miller - “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame • Accompanying Teaching Notes files The Teaching Notes files include: • Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard • Links to additional resources • Ideas to differentiate the activities for students who need extra support or to be challenged further • Answer guides with correct answers, answer choice rationales, word counts, and DOK levels
Wisewire
Macbeth Context (cover lesson)

Macbeth Context (cover lesson)

A cover lesson looking at the context of Macbeth and his relationship with James I. Includes vocabulary, comprehension and thinking tasks. (could be used as an introduction lesson or revision)
ms_tango
Macbeth, Act 1 (Adapted)

Macbeth, Act 1 (Adapted)

Macbeth - A specially adapted version of Macbeth - Act 1 and activities. I wanted to adapt Macbeth so that Special Ed students could study - and enjoy the play. (I'm on a quest to get the classics into special ed classrooms). I have kept the plot, character motivation, scenes etc - and even a bit of rhyme, but it is in simplified language. Because of this, the resource is also ideal for ANY student studying the play as it simplifies the plot so they can understand what's happening and compare it with the difficult to read Elizabethan original. It will be easier for them to grasp what happens in each scene then as the language is always tricky for anyone reading the play. It's also suitable for adult literacy classes and ESOL classes. This is a complete unit of study of Act 1. (The rest of the acts will follow soon). This resource includes - * 27 power point slides (illustrated) with the adapted text of Macbeth. * 35 short answer question quiz, covering all 7 scenes of act 1 (multiple choice, true/false, missing word). * Answer sheet. * Class discussion sheet - Consequence and conscience, further discussion questions, highlighting activity. * Activity sheet - Write a letter. * Activity sheet - Draw a poster. * Handout - PDF of presentation slides to print off (I print it off in grey scale). * Role play activity. * Peer performance record sheet. * Self evaluation sheet. * Handout - re-cap of Act 1 - Some questions to think about.
flissthecat
KS2 'Iron Man' Bundle

KS2 'Iron Man' Bundle

A huge selection of 'Iron Man' resources and plans to choose from: Half a Term's worth of literacy plans and resources (for Y3 or Y4) Alien invasion newspaper report plan and resources Poetry plan and resources Stories Set in Imaginary Worlds Descriptive writing plan and resources PowerPoint with spellings, activities and resources DT project - making an Iron Man with shoe boxes
mark harland
Sleeping Beauty Pantomime

Sleeping Beauty Pantomime

Sleeping Beauty Pantomime Cast of around 30 - easily adaptable up or down. Duration - around 20 minutes not including music suggestions (which take it up to about 30 minutes). This is an adaptation of the original Sleeping Beauty script, available off the Literature and PSHE section of www.plays-r-ussell.com - the final twist taking a very festive turn in the company of Dame Rudolph (who really should cut back on those carrots) and a very disgruntled prince. Happily, there are more than enough bad jokes in Santa's sack to turn his frown upside down! Sample Text: Father Christmas: And so, you will have fun! Those fairies may have run out of magic but I have plenty to spare! (Turns to cast) Oh, yes I have! Cast: Oh no you haven’t! Narrator: (Holding head) And there I was thinking we’d got away without having to make those awful gags! Father Christmas: But this is meant to be a panto, right? (Whole cast cheers) Father Christmas: I see you have the good (Good Fairies perform a twirl and whole cast cheers) And the bad (Wicked Fairy performs a quick twirl and whole cast boos) But what about a dame? And what about some seriously bad jokes? Oh dear! Who’s in charge here? Narrator: (Apologetically) That would be me. And I admit, I was trying to keep this play free of all the normal panto stereotypes. Father Christmas: Oh really? (Pauses) Oh no, we can’t have that. (Father Christmas whistles and ‘large’ Rudolph waddles over) Father Christmas: Hey, Rudolph! Rudolph: (In squeaky, high-pitched ‘Damish’ voice) Yes, master? Father Christmas: Fancy livening things up around here? Other Pantomimes available off www.plays-r-ussell.com and TES website: • Sleeping Beauty and the 22 Dwarfs • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Plus a large selection of other Christmas plays
suesplays
Reciprocal Reading

Reciprocal Reading

Resources and PowerPoint's to get you started with Reciprocal Reading. Empower your students by allocating roles in your guided reading sessions and watch the results! Great for upper Key Stage 2 children.
mark harland
Structure Strips - A Doll's House - Essay/Extract Scaffold - Printable & Adaptable

Structure Strips - A Doll's House - Essay/Extract Scaffold - Printable & Adaptable

Structure strips to support extract response essays for CIE iGCSE World Literature Paper 3 Q1 (Extract Question), but adaptable for any literature response/essay. How to use: Students should staple/glue the strip to the top left of their blank page and complete their essay following the structure outlined in the guidance. Students respond very well to this support, as with all scaffolding, use to gain confidence then gradually remove!
douglm11
A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen: Act One Reading Companion (4 Lessons)

A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen: Act One Reading Companion (4 Lessons)

Act One Companion: Lesson by lesson resource which provides activities to introduce and engage with the text further. Asks students to consider the conventions of Naturalistic theater as well as think about motive and true intentions of each of the characters. Introduces ideas about verbal and dramatic irony.
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