A knowledge organiser for AQA's Power and Conflict cluster.
Contains key quotations for each poem, contextual information for each poem, key themes and comparative words and phrases. There are also definitions for various language/structure/form subject terminology.
Can be printed and laminated for tables, glued into books at start of topic, or given to Y11 for revision.
A knowledge organiser for Shakespeare's tragedy, 'Romeo and Juliet'
Contains key quotations listed by character, key themes and symbols, Contextual information (Elizabeth I, patriarchy, astrology and religion), Shakespeare's ideas/intentions and some key subject terminology for language/structure/form.
Could be laminated and left on tables or printed and glued into books.
A knowledge organiser for Shakespeare's Macbeth.
Includes key quotations listed by character, key themes and settings, Shakespeare's ideas/intentions and various contextual factors (James I, supernatural, Great Chain of Being, Mary Scott and the Gunpowder Plot). Also has a handy section for identifying language, structure and form within the play.
A knowledge organiser for Golding's Lord of the Flies.
Contains key quotations for each character and the island itself, key themes, contextual information (WW2, Cold War, Original sin, Freud) and Golding's ideas/intentions. Boxes with key language and structure devices also included.
A handy knowledge organiser that I created for Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
Contains key quotations for each character; key settings and themes; multiple aspects of context (workhouses, poverty, capitalism and Industrial Revolution); Dickens' ideas and intentions; language, structure and form.
Can be printed and laminated for tables or stuck into books.
A knowledge organiser for Willy Russell's modern play 'Blood Brothers'
Designed specifically for students studying it at GCSE level.
Contains a variety of information: key quotations for each character; key themes and settings; context (poverty, class, Margaret Thatcher and pop culture); Russell's ideas and intentions; language; structure and form.
Can be printed and laminated for tables, or glued into books.
Double sided A4 knowledge organiser for Dickens' Oliver Twist.
Contains key quotations for key characters, key themes and settings, writer's ideas and intentions, and detailed information about context (poverty, workhouse, crime and Industrial Revolution).
Language and structural features also included alongside definitions.
27 fully resourced lessons for teaching Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. All lessons ready to teach immediately.
Covers a range of Learning Objectives for both Reading and Writing.
Lots of context embedded within the lessons and uses plenty of non-fiction to engage students with the novel.
Lessons follow text in chronological order and allows them to experience the whole text, but due to time frame some chapter summaries are used throughout.
Two model paragraphs for the L+R poetry cluster
One paragraph deals with obsession in 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'Sonnet 29'.
The other deals with family relationships in 'Walking Away' and 'Mother, Any Distance'
First paragraph of comparison for 'Climbing my Grandfather ' started- pupils could complete this is same style as two previous paragraphs.
Booklet of key quotations for R+J and ACC.
Students can work their way through key quotations for each text, building up their analysis through annotations.
Each section is followed by an exam style Q and room to write a short response.
Exemplar response for a question about the presentation of violence in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Meets all of the level 6 criteria for AQA Lit Paper 1- roughly a Grade 8 response.
Extract and exam Q provided to help contextualise the response.
PPT teaching the range of forms and purposes now expected from AQA in the new GCSE exams.
Provides detailed introduction to topic using AOs and mark schemes and explores a variety of topics whilst writing essays, letters, articles, leaflets and speeches.
Explores a range of language features including DAFOREST devices, satire, allusion, idiom, dissonance, pathos and plosives.
Resources and models included.
Knowledge test for end of unit included.
A revision booklet made for Y11 that focuses on annotating several key quotations from Blood Brothers, Walking Away and Mother, Any Distance. Space provided for pupils to write a short response to exam Q.
I use these booklets as a form of revision with all abilities. They can either be given out to complete at home, or used with a visualiser for direct instruction.
A model response for AQA Language Paper 2 Q4 (comparison)
Used with my top set- roughly level 7 response.
Compares two non fiction texts themed around disease (see my other resources for copy of the mock paper) using an account of the Black Death and an article about Ebola.