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Complete Schemes of Work for both English Language and Literature. All PowerPoints are enough to cover a half-term at a minimum and range from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 5. KEEP CALM AND KEEP READING!

Complete Schemes of Work for both English Language and Literature. All PowerPoints are enough to cover a half-term at a minimum and range from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 5. KEEP CALM AND KEEP READING!
Book Speed-Dating Activity - KS3/4/5
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Book Speed-Dating Activity - KS3/4/5

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An ideal introduction lesson to English/Secondary School/the Library/Reading. This activity aims to get students actively discussing their reading habits and favourite books whilst giving other students possible recommendations for the future! Suitable for any key stage, this pack includes: instruction sheet worksheet for students
The Tempest (Shakespeare) - KS3
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The Tempest (Shakespeare) - KS3

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137 slides (20 lessons) / Scheme of Work on William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” suitable for Year 8 and Year 9. This unit includes: Introduction to Shakespeare Several homework ideas/tasks Opportunities for whole class debate Mixture of analytical and creative tasks Comprehension questions to aid reading Critical Writing Assessment and planning Opportunities for self and peer assessment
Guilt Exam Q Planning (Macbeth) - GCSE AQA - KS4
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Guilt Exam Q Planning (Macbeth) - GCSE AQA - KS4

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A4 (double-sided) work-sheet for an exam question on “guilt” from Paper 1: Section A: William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” (AQA English Literature GCSE) - Suitable for Year 10 and Year 11. This work-sheet includes: an example question to answer a short example extract to focus on 5 steps to guide annotations/understanding Short quotations from “the rest of the play” a grid that allows for further analysis of quotations focus on techniques/effect on audience/purpose/link to Q
NF Writing Revision Booklet - GCSE Eduqas - KS4
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NF Writing Revision Booklet - GCSE Eduqas - KS4

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Short revision booklet to summarise each of the 7 “types” of non-fiction writing required for Component 2: Section B of Eduqas English Language GCSE. Ideal for Year 10s and Year 11s struggling with the basic requirements of each kind of writing. The booklet contains a short list of key persuasive techniques and, for each text “type”, briefly details the following: Text type Audience The Purpose General Tone Typical Language Features Generic Template for Structure
Science Fiction Writing - KS3
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Science Fiction Writing - KS3

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117 slides (16 lessons) / Scheme of Work on “Science Fiction Writing” suitable for Year 8 and 9. This unit includes: Introduction to “Sci-Fi” genre Several homework ideas/tasks Extracts from a range of fiction Mixture of analytical and creative tasks Comprehension questions to aid reading Opportunities for self and peer assessment Creative Writing Assessment and planning (own Science Fiction opening) Explores many “parts” of Sci-Fi (space/technology/superheros/dystopia) Extracts include: “Dune” - Frank Herbert “1984” - George Orwell “I Robot” - Isaac Asimov 'The Road" - Cormac McCarthy “War of the Worlds” - H.G. Wells
Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare) - KS3
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Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare) - KS3

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90 slides (15 lessons) / Scheme of Work on William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” suitable for Year 7 and Year 8. This unit includes: Introduction to Shakespeare Particular focus on key scenes Several homework ideas/tasks Mixture of analytical and creative tasks Comprehension questions to aid reading Critical Writing Assessment and planning Opportunities for self and peer assessment
c20 Prose Reading - GCSE Eduqas - KS4
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c20 Prose Reading - GCSE Eduqas - KS4

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113 slides (14 lessons) / Scheme of Work on “Component 1: Section A - 20th Century Prose Reading” (Eduqas English Language GCSE) suitable for Year 10 and Year 11. This unit includes: Introduction/course outline Introduction to 20th Century Example extracts and exam questions Mixture of analytical and creative tasks Numerous homework and revision ideas Opportunities for self and peer assessment Focus on planning/exam technique/success criteria thematic approach (dystopia/war/espionage/women/animals etc.) Creative writing tasks (Component 1: Section B) in response to extracts Extracts Include: “1984” - George Orwell “Casino Royale” - Ian Fleming “Birdsong” - Sebastian Faulks “Farenheit 451” - Ray Bradbury “War Horse” - Michael Morpurgo “Brave New World” - Aldous Huxley “The Great Gatsby” - F. Scott Fitzgerald “The Handmaid’s Tale” - Margaret Atwood “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” - J.K.Rowling
c19/21 NF Reading - GCSE Eduqas - KS4
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c19/21 NF Reading - GCSE Eduqas - KS4

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162 slides (23 lessons) / Scheme of Work on “Component 2: Section A - 19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading” (Eduqas English Language GCSE) suitable for Year 10 and Year 11. This unit includes: Introduction/course outline Introduction to 19th/21st Century Example extracts and exam questions Mixture of analytical and creative tasks Numerous homework and revision ideas Opportunities for self and peer assessment Focus on planning/exam technique/success criteria
The Canterbury Tales (Chaucer) - KS3
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The Canterbury Tales (Chaucer) - KS3

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65 slides (11 lessons) / Scheme of Work on Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales” suitable for Year 7 and Year 8. This unit includes: Introduction to Chaucer Middle English translations Focus on several stories/“tales” Several homework ideas/tasks Mixture of analytical and creative tasks Opportunities for self and peer assessment Group Speaking and Listening Assessment and planning Creative Writing Assessment and planning (designing a tale)
Inspector Calls (Priestley) - GCSE AQA - KS4
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Inspector Calls (Priestley) - GCSE AQA - KS4

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132 slides (25 lessons) / Scheme of Work on Paper 2: Section A: Modern Texts - J.B. Priestley’s “An Inspector Calls” (AQA English Literature GCSE) suitable for Year 10 and Year 11. This unit includes: Introduction/course outline Introduction to the play’s context Example answers and exam questions Mixture of analytical and creative tasks Numerous homework and revision ideas Opportunities for self and peer assessment Chronological reading / annotation prompts Focus on planning/exam technique/success criteria
Skellig (David Almond) - KS3
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Skellig (David Almond) - KS3

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58 slides (11 lessons) / Scheme of Work on David Almond’s “Skellig” suitable for Year 7 and Year 8. This unit includes: Introduction to the novel Numerous homework ideas/tasks Mixture of analytical and creative tasks Comprehension questions to aid reading Opportunities for self and peer assessment
Poems from Different Cultures - KS3
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Poems from Different Cultures - KS3

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105 slides (20 lessons) / Scheme of Work examining several “Poems from Different Cultures” suitable for Year 8 and Year 9. This unit includes: Introduction to the idea of “culture” Numerous homework ideas/tasks Several poems from around the world Mixture of analytical and creative tasks Comprehension questions to aid reading Critical Writing Assessment and planning Creative Writing Assessment and planning Opportunities for self and peer assessment Introduction to verbal poetry/preparation for class SLAM! Poems include: ‘Blessing’ - Imtiaz Dharker ‘Island Man’ - Grace Nichols ‘Vultures’ - Chinua Achebe ‘Two Scavengers in a Truck…’ - Lawrence Ferlinghetti ‘Listen, Mr Oxford Don’ - John Agard ‘Presents from my Aunts…’ - Moniza Alvi
War Poetry - KS3
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War Poetry - KS3

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95 slides (16 lessons) / Scheme of Work titled “Words of War” - focusing on a range of war poetry across history - suitable for Year 8 and Year 9. This unit includes: Introduction to poetry as a form Introductions to various contexts Numerous homework ideas/tasks Mixture of analytical and creative tasks Comprehension questions to aid reading Critical Writing Assessment and planning Opportunities for self and peer assessment Geared towards GCSE poetry comparisons Poets include: Jesse Pope Wilfred Owen Robert Graves Carol Ann Duffy Simon Armitage Beatrice Garland Seigfried Sassoon Alfred Lord Tennyson**
Mystery Writing - KS3
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Mystery Writing - KS3

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111 slides (16 lessons) / Scheme of Work on “Mystery Writing” suitable for Year 8 and Year 9. This unit includes: Conventions of the “Mystery” genre Extracts from various fictional stories Mixture of analytical and creative tasks Opportunities for self and peer assessment A specific “Mystery” genre homework project Comprehension questions to aid the reading of the extracts Creative Writing Assessment and planning (write own opening/story) Opportunities for role-play - including “Classroom Cluedo” and riddles Extracts include: Numerous Sherlock Holmes stories and some modern fiction
Ghost Writing - KS3
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Ghost Writing - KS3

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52 slides (12 lessons) / Scheme of Work titled “Spooks and Spirits and a Touch of Magic” - focusing on various styles of “ghost writing”. The unit includes: Conventions of the genre Mixture of analytical and creative tasks Comprehension questions to aid reading Creative Writing Assessment and planning Opportunities for self and peer assessment Ideal for Year 7 or as an introductory/transition unit
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Boyne) - KS3
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Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Boyne) - KS3

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84 slides (17 lessons) / Scheme of Work on John Boyne’s “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" suitable for Year 7 and Year 8. This unit includes: Introduction to the Holocaust Numerous homework ideas/tasks Mixture of analytical and creative tasks Comprehension questions to aid reading Critical Writing Assessment and planning Opportunities for self and peer assessment
Lord of the Flies (Golding) - KS3
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Lord of the Flies (Golding) - KS3

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86 slides (15 lessons) / Scheme of Work on Willam Golding’s “Lord of the Flies” suitable for Year 8 and Year 9. This unit includes: Numerous homework ideas/tasks Opportunities for whole class debate Mixture of analytical and creative tasks Comprehension questions to aid reading Critical Writing Assessment and planning Opportunities for self and peer assessment
Ambition Exam Q Planning (Macbeth) - GCSE AQA - KS4
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Ambition Exam Q Planning (Macbeth) - GCSE AQA - KS4

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A4 (double-sided) work-sheet for an exam question on “ambition” from Paper 1: Section A: William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” (AQA English Literature GCSE) - Suitable for Year 10 and Year 11. This work-sheet includes: an example question to answer a short example extract to focus on 5 steps to guide annotations/understanding Short quotations from “the rest of the play” a grid that allows for further analysis of quotations focus on techniques/effect on audience/purpose/link to Q
A Christmas Carol (Dickens) - KS3
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A Christmas Carol (Dickens) - KS3

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95 slides (17 lessons) / Scheme of Work on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” suitable for Year 7 and Year 8. This unit includes: Introduction to Charles Dickens Introduction to the Victorian Period Numerous homework ideas/tasks Mixture of analytical and creative tasks Comprehension questions to aid reading Critical Writing Assessment and planning Opportunities for self and peer assessment