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).
The lesson covers the relationship between Mickey and Edward and the increasing hostility created by their social conditions. Includes questions and sample response.
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.
A whole lesson contextualising the school system (secondary modern/grammar) with questions based on extracts from the play.
A comprehensive lesson that looks at the narrator’s role with questions, essay question and a sample response with key extracts from the play.
This lesson introduces pupils to reviewing and crafting their writing in response to films. Main activity involves a film review in response to Pixar’s Paperman with modelled examples.
A look at the perception of motherhood in Blood brothers with an essay question and sample response.
A fun interactive resource on semantic fields with a peer assessed activity at the end. Includes an additional activity if time permits.
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.
Explores the staging and set as well as key terminology. Main activity asks pupils to act out a key scene.
A lesson introducing students to sentence structures (simple, compound, complex) as as well as sentence types (imperative, declarative, exclamative and interrogative.
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.
A short scheme of work examining Wordsworth, Keats and Shelley’s poems also containing creative lessons on poetry as well.