Two lessons covering the Language and Discourses section of paper 2 in the AQA English Lanugage A-level paper.
I have included two articles on the topic of gendered language and pronoun use which the students should analyse. (I printed them in A3 side by side and lead the annotations) we then wrote about them.
Both lessons start with a terminology test which my class need but you may wish to discard.
I have also included a model answer. It is not a full answer but a solid introduction to a 40 mark answer.
At the bottom of the sheet at the three Assessment Objectives covered in this question, I asked my students to assign a colour to each AO and go through the model colouring where these Objectives were met.
They then wrote their own answer.
Depending on the ability of your group (mine are weak) this may take up to four lessons but it is comprehensive in approach…if I do say so myself! :)
I have made a lesson looking at two pieces to form an opinion piece. One is an article on Lindsey Lohan and her bizarre Euro accent she developed recently the other is a series of Tweets following Donna Air’s performance on Dancing on Ice and her new/ face RP accent.
If you wanted you could use these pieces to form lessons on Q3 in which the students analyse the texts or just jump into the opinion piece as I did.
I often find for these lessons finding the two texts the most difficult part so hopefully this helps a lot.
This lesson has an intro looking a idiomatic language which is key for A-Level lang/lit.
We then look at Juxtaposition, oxymoron and metonymy before looking at a sample assessment.
In this assessment we compare the presentation of Parisians in Bryon and Baxter’s pieces from the anthology.
Very popular when I created this for our department so thought it was worth sharing.
Warning: It does not cover all of the poems as I made this for my year 9 group and they have only really covered the conflict and nature poems so far.
In short in contains:
A picture round.
A sound round using readings from the Eduqas software.
A name the poet round (with one non-poet in there as a trick!)
A random lines from the poems round.
A music round which asks them to link popular (or not so popular) song to a poem by theme or title.
Two lessons covering symbolism in The Handmaid’s Tale.
There is a model starter in the symbolism which allows students to look at all three Assessment Objectives and how they have been hit.
The lesson looks at literary links for two key symbols in the novel: the eye, and the colour red.
The next lesson looks at an academic essay about rape culture in the 1980s.
There is also an exam style question with an extract, the students will write about sex and how it is presented in the novel.
I have made this lesson to use on sports day as it is a whole school focus in my school.
The lesson is based around biography writing and also has a sports quiz at the end with fifteen questions.
The lesson includes differentiated outcomes.