A lesson exploring how PF is used in opening .
Extracts used are Scrooge sitting counting money in his counting house, and Scrooge going home at the end of the day.
differentiated and an opportunity for extended writing.
I started off by showing the group the Jim Carrey 2009 version of the film, and getting them to write notes about the plot.
This lesson, I put them into groups and they had to analyse the presentation of Scrooge, and then write about it.
A lesson focussing on question 3 of the AQA 2017 Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing unit.
I used Divergent as a stimulus - and put stills of the opening of the film on a sheet - they then thought about what they were focussed on as an audience. We then read the extract and highlighted where our focus was changed.
With a model answer.
A lesson following the explore - model - try - apply method.
Effective openings - exploring different ways to open a story, and then having a go. Followed by 20 mins of focused writing of their own opening.
Lesson 9 of a scheme of learning about Animal Farm for new AQA. Low ability year 9.
In this lesson, students used a scaffolded and differentiated sheet to analyse Squealer's speech, and they then completed a 20 minute writing assessment answering the question:
How does Squealer uses propaganda in chapter 3 and how is this similar to Russian propaganda?
Peer assessment at the end.
This was an observed lesson graded outstanding.
Fourth lesson in a scheme. We explored what the revolution was, and then spent the rest of the lesson reading chapter 2. Students were asked to find connections in the text.
Might take 2 lessons to get through this, as it is worth reading the chapter first so that then you can explore the chapter in more detail.
A lesson exploring the presentation of Macbeth.
I try to drip feed them the context so that they know where to link. I also introduce them to new vocab each lesson too - and recap the next.
With this lesson, I annotated my own copy of the text.
I looked at how he is presented as an "eagle" and "lion" - like an apex predator- unbeatable.
Also, "cannons overcharged" - like a lethal weapon, ruthlessly attacking.
I also explored idea of a tragic flaw - character has to appear noble so that the downfall is even more shocking.
Challenge part of the lesson - how does Shakespeare perhaps subtly suggest that Macbeth has ability to be evil? "bathe in reeking wounds" and "Golgotha" quotes - suggest that he actually enjoys death, and takes pleasure in it. Killing the traitor was not just a task, but something he enjoyed - sadistic?
Those were the notes I used for the lesson.