Lesson Plan & worksheet explaining the rules for punctuating direct speech.
Exercises to fill in the punctuation and then create own dialogue.
Some of the sentences in the exercises reference characters in ‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.’
Lesson plan, assessment worksheet and answer sheet.
Test students’ ability to proof read and correctly use speech marks, commas, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, capital letters, as well as their ability to paragraph dialogue.
The addition of an answer sheets means students can self and peer mark.
Detailed 90 min lesson plan - Upper Key St 2. Metaphors & Similes based on Chapter 2 of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’ Handout with exercises for students to recognise imagery, leading into own creative writing task. Working in pairs, then individually, to firstly identify metaphors and similes and then create their own.
Lesson plan plus two handouts. Students read an example of a newspaper report about Augustus and answer some questions about it.
Using this as a template, students are asked to write their own article about Violet and her mishap. Questions encourage students to look at layout, headlines and subheadings, interviews and reporter bias.
Lesson plan & student handout .
Excellent extension work for young people who have read ‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.’
A brief history of Cautionary Tales and Hilaire Belloc and also Aesop’s Fables, referencing their influence upon Roald Dahl.
Reading material = The poem ‘Matilda’ & ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf.’
Tasks include comparing the two texts, completing some independent online research and writing their own cautionary tale from a selection of subjects.
Lesson plan & handout with the beginning of a narrative.
Work includes reading activities, discussion about spies and discussion of the narrative extract, looking at how character is displayed through the writing.
Finally, a narrative writing task is set.
Lesson plan and handout with an original ode included.
Using the example to discuss qualities of an ode and why this one is ironic.
Students gather information and use this to compose an ode - either independently or in pairs.
Lesson plan plus handout.
Students receive a cloze procedure letter as an example of a formal letter from Mike Teavee’s father to a solicitor. They have to read carefully in order to select the correct word for each gap. This letter can also be used as an example for them to produce their own version later.
Lesson plan, teacher’s answer sheet and students’ worksheet. Powerpoint of the Poem.
A lyrical poem exploring the emotions of lost love.
The worksheet starts with a cloze procedure exercise, which helps the students to study the language of the poem and select the most meaningful words.
The questions that follow focus on imagery, including personification and metaphor, inference, the use of repetition and the progress of the poem.
Lesson plan, Teacher’s answer sheet, Power Point of poem & students’ worksheet.
Teaching points on author’s voice, colour symbolism, metaphors and the English sonnet form.
Students’ work includes: a cloze procedure to enable them to choose correct vocabulary and think about the choice of words; comprehension questions to answer and a creative writing task.
Students are given information about a basic sonnet form and encouraged to work in pairs to create their own sonnet.
Lesson Plan, Teacher answer sheet, students’ worksheet & Powerpoint of the poem. Teaching points on metaphor, the poet’s voice and imagery.
Students’ tasks include a cloze procedure to enable them to choose vocabulary and carefully consider the meaning. This is followed by comprehension questions and an opportunity to respond with own creative writing on a similar theme. The work here should take a full double lesson plus a homework session.
Two separate lesson plans plus two worksheets based on Chapters 2 & 3 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Teaching Points - different purpose of text, recognising and using descriptive vocabulary, using persuasive language to create an advertisement, continuing a narrative that has been started for them.
Each lesson begins with reading a chapter from the book, followed by ideas for discussion of text, use of a writing plan and own attempts at creative writing.
Lesson plan & worksheet based on Chapters 13 & 14 of the book.
Work includes: reading; scanning for information; how authors use appearance, behaviour, speech and movement to portray character; comprehension questions; descriptive writing exercise.
Lesson plan and worksheet with ideas for narrative writing in the first person.
Students need to read Chapter 17 of ‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’ and turn the story into a first person account.
Student’s worksheet with cloze procedure exercise and comprehension questions,
Teacher’s answer sheet.
An original and humorous poem based on an idea garnered from a documentary about Elvis Presley buying Cadillacs for random strangers, as well as friends.
Cloze procedure is an excellent method for teaching poetry, as students have to consider the words they are choosing very carefully, and make sure they make complete sense. Students think about the vocabulary used much more thoughtfully after completing this type of activity.
Questions include topics of alliteration, interpretation and use of repetition and words conveying vehemence to add emphasis.
Students are also tasked with practising reading with intonation in order to creat a dramatic effect both individually and in pairs.