Drama - Circus Mime SoW L1

Drama - Circus Mime SoW L1

This is a lesson adapted to powerpoint from an existing SoW with a few ideas of my own thrown in for good measure. I'm not a drama specialist but I really enjoyed teaching this topic and the powerpoints work really well alongside level descriptors and the areas of: ?Making and exploring ?Performing and presenting ?Responding and evaluating
KateFal
Juliet Capulet - Key quotations character map REVISION

Juliet Capulet - Key quotations character map REVISION

Quotations that track the changing character of Juliet through the play 'Romeo and Juliet'. Originally created for Edexcel Literature question: 'How does the character of Juliet develop throughout the play?' This is a visually engaging resource that plays on the revision technique of mind maps. It is in black and white for students to add colour and their own highlighting/annotations to aid their revision of these key quotations.
KateFal
Looking at language and structure (Writer's choices)

Looking at language and structure (Writer's choices)

This is a headline and subheading from a Charlie Brooker piece. It gets students to assess the writer's choice of language and really peel back the layers of meaning within the text. It is best utilised alongside Kagan style co-operative learning strategies. I used it to develop my students' responses to language questions on reading assessments. If you find something you like, please leave a comment! Thanks :)
KateFal
Role Models and Superheroes

Role Models and Superheroes

Originally a ‘learn to learn/Citizenship’ lesson for a SEN low ability special needs class. Has been adapted slightly. It asks pupils to think about role models, characteristics, and what we should aspire to. I normally hand draw a ‘superhero’ body outline and ask pupils to use colours and design to reflect a villain side and a hero side - this way they have to consider colour connotations too!
KateFal
Drama - Circus Mime S0W 2

Drama - Circus Mime S0W 2

The second lesson of the Circus Mime SoW. Adapted from an existing SoW with a few added activities for engagement. Follows on from: Drama - Circus Mime SoW1
KateFal
Drama - Circus Mime SoW L1

Drama - Circus Mime SoW L1

This is a lesson adapted to powerpoint from an existing SoW with a few ideas of my own thrown in for good measure. I'm not a drama specialist but I really enjoyed teaching this topic and the powerpoints work really well alongside level descriptors and the areas of: ?Making and exploring ?Performing and presenting ?Responding and evaluating
KateFal
Drama - Circus Mime SoW 4

Drama - Circus Mime SoW 4

Lesson 4 of the SoW. For Lesson 3, we performed, developed and critiqued our 'Waiter Minute&' scenes and started miming different circus characters - Acrobat, Lion Tamer, Strong Man and Clown.
KateFal
Reading Analysis Year 7 Transition Unit Edexcel/AQA

Reading Analysis Year 7 Transition Unit Edexcel/AQA

This is a complete, fully resourced 7 lesson unit of work to ease the transition from Primary Pupil to Secondary English Student. It is built around the novel Stone Cold and focuses on the theme of homelessness. Co-operative learning strategies are embedded in the scheme of work as well as WAGOLLs and other models/examples of strong analysis. This unit comes with a lesson-by-lesson PowerPoint and differentiated work pack for either lower ability or middle to high ability students. As I taught Edexcel at the time of making the scheme, it uses the PETER acronym for strong, focused analysis. Assessment is also included!
KateFal
Sonnet 130 - AQA English Only Poetry CA Prep.

Sonnet 130 - AQA English Only Poetry CA Prep.

This was created for a LAT group of Y10 students who responded really well to the solo taxonomy used to structure their success criteria. They grasped the significance of quantity and quality fairly quickly. The solo sheet was stuck into books and they recorded each step independently. We now use the symbols as the idea behind them is firmly embedded. Please comment on this resource if you find it useful! (It was graded as outstanding on the 9 point framework)
KateFal
Reading Analysis Structure PETERS English Edexcel

Reading Analysis Structure PETERS English Edexcel

A how-to guide for lower ability GCSE English/ KS3 students who are new to reading analysis. This is heavily based on the requirements of the Edexcel 9-1 English Language specification. It is worth knowing that the for technique, spotting a correct language feature/technique/ word class will gain you some credit but not maximum marks. I use this as an aide memoir for LA students.
KateFal
Looking at language and structure (Writer's choices)

Looking at language and structure (Writer's choices)

This is a headline and subheading from a Charlie Brooker piece. It gets students to assess the writer's choice of language and really peel back the layers of meaning within the text. It is best utilised alongside Kagan style co-operative learning strategies. I used it to develop my students' responses to language questions on reading assessments. If you find something you like, please leave a comment! Thanks :)
KateFal
Analysing Language Stone Cold - Impact of writer's language choices

Analysing Language Stone Cold - Impact of writer's language choices

This resource asks students to consider the impact of the writer's language choices. It guides them through a step by step analysis structure, asking them to identify, explore, apply and evaluate the success of the writer's choices. I used this as part of a transition scheme of work for new starters in Year 7. It could easily be adapted for higher or lower ability.
KateFal
Drama Blood Brothers Character and Motivation Page to Stage

Drama Blood Brothers Character and Motivation Page to Stage

This resource asks students to explore Stanislavski's concepts of units and motivation. This was initially a 30 minute interview lesson but it could easily be adapted. It includes teaching and learning concepts like coaching triangles to develop a performers response immediately and encourage students to give clearer and more specific feedback. The initial task is based on one of Kagan's Co-operative Learning strategies - Jigsaw. The Jigsaw stations are slides 13-17. All slides with tasks have count down timers embedded. I'm just moving more into the world of Drama this year after 8 years English teaching; all feedback is welcomed!
KateFal
Edexcel English 9-1 Writing Skills (Scrooge - A Christmas Carol)

Edexcel English 9-1 Writing Skills (Scrooge - A Christmas Carol)

This lesson is ideal for practising the writing skills from the English Language paper whilst revising and embedding the knowledge needed for the English Literature paper! Lesson is developed from the Pearson Target Grade 5 - Get Back on Track intervention book (I'd recommend it!) Moves through questions, planning, story structure, self assessment and more. Includes embedded timers and Lemov style 'but, because, so' questioning to develop responses around the text from your students. I'm using it with a mid-low ability class with 5 grade targets but it can be easily adapted for higher level students.
KateFal
PSHE Feelings (SEN)

PSHE Feelings (SEN)

This resource is specifically aimed at the Special Needs setting. It is designed to help students to develop their recognition and understanding of their own feelings and those of others. The 'box' mentioned in the powerpoint was an actual box (covered with dotty fur) filled with things that made me feel happy (developing into proud etc) and a box covered in sand paper with items that I don't like. The differentiated task grid details actions to be taken to support, stretch and challenge learners from P7 to Level 2. Any feedback on this resource would be greatly appreciated.
KateFal
Heroes and Villains Character Development

Heroes and Villains Character Development

This resource is aimed at KS3 students who need to develop their inference and writing skills. Students explore the concepts of heroes and villains, empathy and back story. The clips I used (in case the links have been removed) were of the death of Uncle Ben in Spiderman and the transformation of Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader. This links to a reading analysis lesson also in my shop - Star Wars Reading Analysis.
KateFal
Lady of Shallot PEE Reading Analysis STRUCTURE

Lady of Shallot PEE Reading Analysis STRUCTURE

This is a resource designed to improve student responses to structure questions. It is based on Tennyson's 'The Lady Of Shallot' and uses a collaborative approach to build confidence in the learners before the assessment. There is a self assessment grid and excerpt from the ballad to aid teaching. Ideally, this resource would span 2 hours/ 2 lessons.
KateFal
Star Wars Reading Analysis PEE

Star Wars Reading Analysis PEE

This is a reading analysis lesson building upon the Heroes and Villains powerpoint lesson (also available in my shop). It uses the PEE structure and a script/ transcript of the famous 'I am your father' scene from Empire Strikes Back. This lesson gets students to engage with play scripts, develop speaking and listening skills, work co-operatively and leads up to an assessment. NB The script is not my work (if only - I'd be rich!) but it is available to download online.
KateFal
Juliet Capulet - Key quotations character map REVISION

Juliet Capulet - Key quotations character map REVISION

Quotations that track the changing character of Juliet through the play 'Romeo and Juliet'. Originally created for Edexcel Literature question: 'How does the character of Juliet develop throughout the play?' This is a visually engaging resource that plays on the revision technique of mind maps. It is in black and white for students to add colour and their own highlighting/annotations to aid their revision of these key quotations.
KateFal
Creating Effective Characters - Creative Writing/ Descriptive Writing

Creating Effective Characters - Creative Writing/ Descriptive Writing

A lesson designed to assess students' ability in recognising and using figurative language. This uses the map from memory technique to recognise the features in groups and a writing frame for the less able when it comes to the independent writing task. I used a clip from Harry Potter (transformation of Remus Lupin) to demonstrate the show don't tell technique of describing.
KateFal
Oliver Twist - Key character quotations

Oliver Twist - Key character quotations

Visually engaging quotation map that presents students with key quotations to analyse. It is in black and white so students can add colour/annotations/highlighting to make this a personal revision tool. Originally created for the Edexcel Literature spec. Warning! This is a hand drawn resource, not a computer designed one
KateFal
Creative English Cover - The Wizard of Oz

Creative English Cover - The Wizard of Oz

You will need a copy of Frank L Baum's opening chapters for a couple of the activities. This is a quick, printable cover to keep the class occupied and exploring their learning whilst you are away. There are a range of creative activities linked to the KS3 English curriculum.
KateFal
Barnardo's Believe Campaign Analysis

Barnardo's Believe Campaign Analysis

Initially used with higher ability KS4 classes, this resource can be adapted for lower sets. One other idea I tried was to use characters from 'Shameless' as the central image and ask the pupils to think up the written copy to accompany the image with the purpose of encouraging others to donate money to these people. Believe Campaign was 2002. It was created for old spec. but can be easily adjusted for 2010 spec.
KateFal