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. differentiation included.
A lesson analysing Churchill’s Beaches speech - to show students to use other techniques rather than just DAFOREST. Extended writing task included as well as group work. Some resources taken from TES - reflected in price.
Here are 2 support sheets for writing a comparison essay between London and Checking Out Me History. Used with bottom set year 10. The Hap sheet is designed to walk students through how to write a sophisticated essay - using advice given in my AQA examiner training. The LAP sheet is similar, but has a writing frame for more support. It covers the theme of anger - so a comparison of how both poets explore restriction; response to anger in both; one paragraph on structure. Checking Out Me History and London comparison scaffold Power and Conflict AQA 2017
Top set year 10 -exploring the presentation of The Ghost of Christmas Past. Model essay, with worksheets to foster independent analysis. Some resources taken from other TES users.
The third lesson in a year 8 scheme (adaptable for other years) which explores the initial interaction between Egeus and Theseus. Continues with looking at ideas to do with the patriarchy and gender.
A model essay looking at how Scrooge is presented in staves 1 and 2. Aimed at high ability
A model essay I have written to demonstrate how to write about the Inspector - refers lots to ideas about capitalism and socialism; develops ideas about the final speech and Priestley’s message; also looks at Inspector Goole as a regent of God.
Here are a series of lessons and resources for the year 7 unit.
First lesson in a scheme exploring Animal Farm for the new AQA GCSE 9-1. Lesson looks at fables, and allows students to explore purpose of a fable. If students are higher than predicted level 3, could introduce concept of allegory, but mine are too weak.
A lesson looking at how to use DAFORREST in a speech. Using method: explore, model, try, apply.
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.
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 beginning to look at indepedent inference with low ability year 7 - using A Christmas Carol as a stimulus.
An assessment sheet to support a very weak low ability year 9 class to answer a question on Lady Macbeth in Act 1, Scene 5. One sheet has slightly less support on than the other - but I found this to be really useful for weak students still not comfortable with writing confidently about literature.
Students completed a mid term assessment based around animal cruelty; they then practiced how to use their bodies and voices to make their speeches effective.