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Idiolect

Idiolect

Idiolect. In essay style and very relaxed. Activity set at Wakefield College
lcork99
Top Secret: School-led CoJos Character and Lifeskills Curriculum

Top Secret: School-led CoJos Character and Lifeskills Curriculum

Endorsed by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the “world’s greatest living explorer”, our unique character education curriculum is designed to ensure every child reaches their full potential. Based on the lives of real-life adventurers and explorers, such as Sir Ranulph and Tim Peake, we have designed a complete package of lessons and online support that is ready to go in your school today and form part of your curriculum. Pupils learn about a different hero or heroine over each term, with practical and mental tasks to complete based on their adventures. Designed with educationalists, each lesson is structured to give pupils the character tools and values they need to be successful in life such as resilience, determination, empathy, and courage. Lessons are supported with “field report” films featuring Commando Joe, developed by a Bafta-winning animation company. Plus, a whole website of dedicated resources, support, celebration and reflection materials tools. Choose between enlisting one of our Commando Joe’s instructors to deliver the course in school, or our new school-led package with full training and support for your staff to deliver our character education curriculum themselves. Either way, we are confident that when it comes to Character Education, this is the best of the best.
Commando_Joe
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
Nature Observation Writing Activity

Nature Observation Writing Activity

In this activity and lesson, students will do a cloze reading with vocabulary that is related to nature observation. They will do an outdoor nature observation. A grammar presentation of there is/there are is included. Finally, students will do an interview activity. A sample interview transcript is at the end of the lesson.
jaredcmckee