This is a booklet with a variety of activities to support students revising the play, Macbeth. Includes a Plot Summary activity and accompanying questions for each Act; Questions on every scene; Character word search; Crossword; Character revision sheets and a Key Quotations exercise. All answers are provided in a separate booklet. Suitable as revision activities in a lesson or as homework tasks.
The Act 1 Plot Summary worksheet and Macbeth Character Revision sheet are available as free resources.
The booklet is a PDF document to make printing easier but all word files are also included for editing purposes.
This is a 5 week unit of work preparing students for their AQA Paper 1 English Language exam. A weekly PowerPoint, guiding teachers (and students) through all the activities, is included as are all the handouts of extracts and assessments referred to. Covers all the requirements of this exam. An overview of the whole Unit of Work is included in the Week 1 resources which is available as a free resource.
This PowerPoint presentation guides students through a practice paper for questions 1 to 4 of the Paper 2 Language examination. It explores writers' views and perspectives regarding holidays, using an article from The Guardian and a letter written by George Gissing. Presentation includes all answers. Student question/answer booklet also included.
A PowerPoint presentation which covers the key elements for Section B of the Paper 2 examination. Students have a number of timed activities to encourage a speedy response. Covers a variety of different techniques and possible topics/questions.
This PowerPoint presentation guides students through a line by line analysis of the William Wordsworth poem. There are further notes on linking the poem to Storm on the Island (exploring the Power of nature) and a revision summary slide.
This is a PowerPoint presentation which guides students through the exam requirements for answering questions 1 to 4 of the Paper 1 Language exam. There are prompt questions, annotated extracts and sample answers provided. Uses an extract from The Life of Pi. Student question and answer booklet also included.
This PowerPoint presentation guides students through a practice paper for questions 1 to 4 of the Paper 2 Language examination. It explores writers' views and perspectives regarding being on a sinking ship. Source A is How to Survive a sinking ship, Source B is an eye witness account of a shipwreck. Presentation includes all answers. Student question booklet also included.
This is a worksheet to be used for students studying An Inspector Calls. The worksheet has a number of key quotations all to do with the theme of gender. Students need to identify which character spoke each line. There is then an accompanying worksheet for students to make notes about the theme of gender and how each character represents the theme. Answer sheet included.
PowerPoint presentation to support teaching students how to link the poems together in response to themed questions. Teaches students how to structure an exam answer. Each slide then serves as a revision guide for two poems - notes on form and structure; language and feelings and attitudes. Student handouts also included. Poems and themes are: Reality of conflict (Bayonet Charge and Exposure); Negative feelings (London and Checking Out Me History; Effects of conflict (Poppies and War Photographer); Power of nature (The Prelude and Storm on the Island); Memories (Remains and Kamikaze); Power of humans (My Last Duchess and Tissue).
This is part 1 of a 5 week unit of work preparing students for their AQA Paper 1 English Language exam. A PowerPoint guiding teachers (and students) through all the activities is included as are all the handouts of extracts referred to. In this week students are introduced to the requirements for questions 1 and 2. The lessons include: a brief introduction to the exam; Development of Question 1 skills using extracts from ‘King of the Castle’, and 'Old Mali and the Boy; Development of Question 2 skills including a Language Features ‘card sort’ activity and analysis of language using extracts from ‘King of the Castle’ and ‘The Insult’; An overview of the whole Unit of Work is included. Week 1 is a free resource and subsequent weeks can be purchased separately or are available as a bundle.
This PowerPoint presentation guides students through a number of activities designed to help them create an answer for the question 4 part of the examination. Uses Tokyo by Graham Marks. Extract included for students to annotate.
In this Power Point there are a variety of questions, logic puzzles and riddles to encourage student to think. Ideal as a starter/bell activity or as a registration activity. Each question should get students thinking and even stimulate further discussion. This version is free. If you like the format, you can purchase the full version with 101 different questions and activities.
This is an interactive random question generator for GCSE English students. Ideal for a starter or plenary activity, it develops students' recall skills in preparation for their Literature exams. Simply click to generate 5 questions of any of the 4 topics and then click to reveal the answers. In this sample version there are 20 revision questions for each of the following: Macbeth, An Inspector Calls, Jekyll & Hyde and Conflict Poetry. A full editable version with 100 questions for each topic is available to purchase. Questions cover key quotations, plot details and general knowledge relevant to each topic.
This is a booklet of 11 key extracts and accompanying exam style questions from Act 1 of Macbeth. For students studying AQA English Literature. Questions are: The Witches as a powerful force (A1 S1); Macbeth as a hero (A1 S2); The Witches as evil (A1 S3); Theme of supernatural (A1 S3); Macbeth's conflicted state of mind (A1 S3); Ideas of loyalty (A1 S4); Theme of ambition (A1 S5); Lady Macbeth as a powerful woman (A1 S5); Lady Macbeth (A1 S5); Theme of guilt (A1 S7) and Lady Macbeth as dominant (A1 S7). There is an additional page for students to record key quotations.
This is a PowerPoint presentation which guides students through the exam requirements for answering questions 1 to 4 of the Paper 1 Language exam. There are prompt questions, annotated extracts and sample answers provided. Uses an extract from The Hound of the Baskervilles. Student question and answer booklet also included.
This work booklet guides students through a practice paper for their AQA Language Paper 2 Examination. This booklet uses two texts: Extract from I Am Malala, a memoir by Malala Yousafzai and extract from Margaret Oliphant’s autobiography. The booklet gives students key pointers and guidance on how to achieve the highest marks. Mark scheme also included.
A PowerPoint presentation and accompanying extracts to support students in preparing for the comparison question for the Paper 2 examination. Students look at how to compare different extracts and then annotate their copies. Focuses on comparing how writers' perspectives of war are presented using A Soldier's Declaration and Guns in the Distance. Also explores the different experiences of prison using Henry Mayhew visits a prison and Alex Cavendish goes back to prison. There is a final assessment comparing different views of childhood using Why we shouldn't wrap our children in cotton wool and London Labour and the Labour Poor.
I wrote this 5 week scheme of work for my GCSE English group. They were struggling with narrative writing and so I wanted to inspire with them with some effective short story writing. So who better than the master of the macabre - Roald Dahl? In this series of lessons students read a range of his stories and many of the tasks are linked to revising key skills that will be used in their Language exams. Included here are all the weeks’ lessons. There is a PowerPoint presentation to guide students (and teachers) through all of the activities. All stories are included - in Week 5 there is a collection of 9 stories for ease of printing. Week 1 lessons and an overview of the whole unit of work is available as a free resource.
This is a PowerPoint presentation and accompanying student worksheet to guide students towards planning and writing an answer in preparation for their GCSE exam. Includes an explanation of how the exam question is assessed and a step by step approach to planning an exam answer using the EASY acronym. In this unit students explore the demise of Macbeth (dagger scene) and Lady Macbeth as evil (Act 1 Scene 7). Other essay plans can be purchased separately or as a bundle.
A PowerPoint presentation and accompanying extracts to support students in preparing for the language question for the Paper 2 examination. Students revise language features and then annotate the extracts. Extracts are The Girl of the Period, A visit to Newgate Prison and Florence Nightingale's Diary. They should learn the skills to develop a top level answer. A final assessment is based on an extract from George Graham Vest's speech to the jury.