This is a whole lesson on explicit and implicit skills aimed at lower ability children. The lesson is based on text Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone CHAPTER ONE ‘THE BOY WHO LIVED’ and also contains a physical activity that allows pupils to infer and ‘act’ out the image.
This is a whole lesson on skimming and scanning for a mid ability ks3 group. There is a video clip that tests pupils’ skimming and scanning skills as well as multiple questions (you can pick and choose which ones you wish to do depending on ability).
An interactive way to learn and apply inference skills based on Ray Bradbury’s A Sound of Thunder. This lessons also contains The Simpson’s appropriation of the plot to help lower abilty pupils understand the Bradybury’s plot.
This is a lecture that I delivered for third year undergraduates at the University of Leicester on various approaches to Oscar Wilde. This lecture takes a historicist perspective so there’s lots of raw primary material on Wilde and the various editions of The Picture of Dorian Gray. You can use this for A-LEVEL pupils, or University graduates.
This is a whole unit focusing on the grammatical structures, techniques and devices used in creative writing. Contains a variety of differentiated and stretch activities. Slides may be used for both KS3 and KS4.
This unit covers the requirements for pupil studying the Blood Brothers with EDUQAS although resources can wholly be adapted for other exam boards. There's also lots of modeled answers, a drama activity and lots and lots of differentiated questions.
This unit could be used for KS3/KS4 comparative skills. It could be used for KS4 English Language pupils studying the comparative question on 19th and 20th Century Literature as well as a unit in its own right for KS3.
This is a lesson introducing pupils to structure through the notion of story mountains (they have the opportunity to create their own) as well as a look at Todorov’s Narrative Theory before moving on to analysing an extract from Bradbury’s A Sound of Thunder.