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ROMEO AND JULIET THEME REVISION CARDS (violence, love, family honour, fate, death, isolation)

ROMEO AND JULIET THEME REVISION CARDS (violence, love, family honour, fate, death, isolation)

Printer-friendly Revision cards for 6 themes in Romeo and Juliet. Each card has 3 sections: parts of the play where the theme is important key quotations for each theme context notes for each theme Includes a full revision lesson with resources, starter and plenary where students make notes about all the quotations to check understanding using the accompanying worksheet. Answers are provided for all 40+ quotations on the PowerPoint.
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An Inspector Calls: Model responses for AQA 2017 English Literature Paper 2

An Inspector Calls: Model responses for AQA 2017 English Literature Paper 2

Six exemplar responses on character and theme questions for An Inspector Calls. The model essays range in quality from grade 5 standard to grade 8/9. I have added the mark awarded to each essay after requests in the feedback. Includes: Explore how Priestly uses Mr Birling to explore ideas about class. Explore how Priestly uses Sheila to explore ideas about responsibility. How is Eva Smith significant in the play? Explore how Priestley uses Gerald to explore ideas about responsibility. Explore the importance of Inspector Goole.
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Power and Conflict Poetry Revision Grid: Extended Version

Power and Conflict Poetry Revision Grid: Extended Version

This A3 revision sheet contains concise notes for all 15 poems under the following headings: Power Conflict 5 Key quotations Structure Context There are 3 differentiated accompanying worksheets that direct students towards effective use of the revision grid by writing the opening to a range of questions with different levels of prompting. Includes 15 sample AQA style questions (one per poem). There are some differentiated suggestions on how students can use the grid to revise. You could purchase this as part of my power and conflict bundle which also includes lots of other revision resources on the poems along with several writing frames.
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Power and Conflict Poetry Revision Grid: Extended Version

Power and Conflict Poetry Revision Grid: Extended Version

This A3 revision sheet contains concise notes for all 15 poems under the following headings: Power Conflict 5 Key quotations Structure Context There are 3 differentiated accompanying worksheets that direct students towards effective use of the revision grid by writing the opening to a range of questions with different levels of prompting. Includes 15 sample AQA style questions (one per poem). There are some differentiated suggestions on how students can use the grid to revise. You could purchase this as part of my power and conflict bundle which also includes lots of other revision resources on the poems along with several writing frames.
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An Inspector Calls: Model responses for AQA 2017 English Literature Paper 2

An Inspector Calls: Model responses for AQA 2017 English Literature Paper 2

Six exemplar responses on character and theme questions for An Inspector Calls. The model essays range in quality from grade 5 standard to grade 8/9. I have added the mark awarded to each essay after requests in the feedback. Includes: Explore how Priestly uses Mr Birling to explore ideas about class. Explore how Priestly uses Sheila to explore ideas about responsibility. How is Eva Smith significant in the play? Explore how Priestley uses Gerald to explore ideas about responsibility. Explore the importance of Inspector Goole.
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Male aggression in Romeo and Juliet - exam walk through

Male aggression in Romeo and Juliet - exam walk through

PowerPoint for an exam walk-through looking at the AQA Question from May 2017. Differentiated starter: define the key words linked to male aggression and make links. Main: Analyse 5 key extracts that demonstrate male aggression with a focus on A01 and A02. Suggested answers are on the PowerPoint to guide students through each extract. Plenary: Draw a line graph to chart the intensity of male aggression across the play.
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Romeo and Juliet: 20 key extracts to revise for GCSE 9-1 (with answers)

Romeo and Juliet: 20 key extracts to revise for GCSE 9-1 (with answers)

I have carefully selected 20 brief key extracts from the play. To complete the revision activity, students must work out what is happening in each extract, analyse two key quotations and make links to context, themes and ideas. This booklet is helping my students revise for the closed book examination. There are 4 A3 sheets covering Acts 1-5. Of the hundreds Romeo and Juliet resources I have created, this is probably the most effective. Also includes a PowerPoint with suggested answers for each extract. Includes an AQA version (with context) and an Eduqas version (without context).
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10 writing frames for comparing Power and Conflict poems. (Tissue, Remains, Prelude, Poppies etc)

10 writing frames for comparing Power and Conflict poems. (Tissue, Remains, Prelude, Poppies etc)

Writing frames to help structure comparisons for... Storm on the Island and Exposure (conflict with nature) Prelude and Ozymandias (power) Tissue and Ozymandias (conflict) Bayonet Charge and Charge of the light brigade (conflict) Storm on the Island and The Prelude (conflict) London and The Emigree (power of a place) Remains and Poppies (conflict) War Photographer and Remains (conflict) My Last Duchess and Ozymandias (power of pride) My Last Duchess and Checking out me History (frustration)
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Power and Conflict Revision Activity: 5 key quotations for each poem with answer sheet and video

Power and Conflict Revision Activity: 5 key quotations for each poem with answer sheet and video

Essential to help with the closed book poetry exam, this revision sheet contains 5 key quotations from each poem in the Power and Conflict section of the anthology. It asks students to make notes on the significance of each quotation. Also includes an answer sheet for teachers with some notes about why I selected each quotation. Also includes an audio/video recording of the answers. Also includes a blank grid for students who want to select their own 5 quotations to memorise for the closed book examination. Students must write a brief note to explain why each note is important. It is a useful exercise for making students revise their annotations.
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How to structure a comparative paragraph for AQA Poetry - Power and Conflict

How to structure a comparative paragraph for AQA Poetry - Power and Conflict

Resources to teach students methods for comparing poems from the AQA anthology. The model examples come from the Power and Conflict AQA anthology. The Emigree and Kamikaze Exposure and War Photographer. Exposure and Storm on the Island Tissue and Ozymandias There is also a blank template for students to practise using the 12 point comparative method on a question comparing Ozymandias and My Last Duchess. There is also a choice over a simple 4 paragraph methods based approach or a more advanced 2 paragraph conceptual approach. There is also a diamond ranking starter activity to get students to engage with the criteria for grade 8 and 9.
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Power and Conflict Revision Quiz (AQA Poetry).

Power and Conflict Revision Quiz (AQA Poetry).

Ideal lesson to check the students' understanding of the 15 poems and work out which poems to go over again. In each round there are 15 questions (one on each poem). Round 1: Opening Lines Round 2: Conflict Round 3: Power Round 4: Key phrase Round 5: Structure Round 6: Context
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A Christmas Carol GCSE differentiated revision sheets on themes and context

A Christmas Carol GCSE differentiated revision sheets on themes and context

These outstanding 5 star revision sheets are aimed at preparing students for the AQA 2017 examination on 'A Christmas Carol'. With the closed book format in mind, the sheet contains the important quotations from Staves 1 to 5, a range of points to make about context (A03) and a range of AQA style exam questions to work on. Starter: Students read the 42 quotations and work out which Stave they come from. Main Activity: A3 revision sheet Bronze: Identify what we learn about the character in each quotation (A01) Silver: Identify the key words and language features in each quotation (A02) Gold: Identify which theme each quotation links to (A01) Diamond: Relate each quotation to a relevant point about context (A03) There is a second revision sheet which groups quotations by staves and themes and contains examination questions and context linked to each theme. For lots more A Christmas Carol resources visit: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/davidmartinreed
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Who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet: group discussion.

Who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet: group discussion.

Classic end of term lesson discussing who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet in groups. Includes the success criteria for the new speaking and listening GCSE on each slide. There are 6 planning sheets to help students plan their role for the following 6 characters: Jeremy Kyle/Judge Romeo Friar Mercutio Tybalt Capulet The planning sheet explains how each character could be responsible and invites students to plan their defence.
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WJEC Unseen Poetry 2017 question EXAM WALK-THROUGH

WJEC Unseen Poetry 2017 question EXAM WALK-THROUGH

An exam walk-through lesson for the 2017 unseen poetry questions. The poems that featured were ‘A Child’s Sleep’ and ‘Night Feed’. This lesson can easily be adapted for an AQA revision lesson by simply changing the marks awarded for the two questions: AQA awards 24 marks for the single poem analysis and 8 marks for the comparison. EDUQAS awards 15 marks for the single poem analysis and 25 marks for the comparison
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Romeo and Juliet: Grade 9 and Grade 7 model responses to AQA GCSE questions

Romeo and Juliet: Grade 9 and Grade 7 model responses to AQA GCSE questions

A grade 9 and a grade 7 model response to two AQA style GCSE examination questions on Romeo and Juliet. The exam questions and extracts are included beside the model responses. This resource is ideal to use to show students how to write successful answers that meet the criteria for A01, A02 and A03. I have also included a third examination question so that students can have a go at an exam question themselves using my 9 step method.
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Writing frame for comparing Poppies and Remains for AQA Power and Conflict poetry

Writing frame for comparing Poppies and Remains for AQA Power and Conflict poetry

This was great for teaching students how to compare two poems from the Power and Conflict section of the anthology. Students follow the detailed writing frame to complete the comparison using the prompts and structure provided. The writing frame guides students to ensure they meet the criteria for A01, A02 and A03. Also includes all lessons for teaching Poppies and Remains individually to prepare for the comparison with various resources.
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