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Language Paper 1 - Revision Session

Language Paper 1 - Revision Session

A revision session for lower ability groups. This example refers to an extract from the first few pages of 'Of Mice an Men' (so those old copies can be dug out of the store cupboard) and reminds pupils of the important points to look for in each question while having a quick practice.
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Macbeth Textbook

Macbeth Textbook

A powerpoint presentation which can be printed out as a textbook. It is designed in a textbook format with lessons for each of the important sections of the play. Each of the lessons includes activities that have been differentiated three ways and can be used either independently by pupils as a cover lesson or can be taught with the accompanying lessons. There are also three Macbeth related SPAG lessons and an optional 'flipped classroom' lesson. The textbook finishes with a reading assessment.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream Fairies

A Midsummer Night's Dream Fairies

A scheme of work that focuses on introducing pupils to the play by and Shakespearean language through analysing the sub-plot of the fairy argument. Combines lessons which involve group and individual work as well as a creative writing section based on the fairy theme.
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Macbeth Notes and Quotes Revision Booklet

Macbeth Notes and Quotes Revision Booklet

A revision booklet designed for use with lower ability GCSE classes in preparation for the new specification exams. The booklet aims to narrow down the number of quotes the students will need to memorise while also allowing room for them to make notes on the way characters and themes link to context.
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Romeo and Juliet - law and order

Romeo and Juliet - law and order

A lesson focussing on the Prince's warning in act 1. two possible versions of the lesson - the main content is the same in both but one focusses on analytic skills while the other focusses on improving creative writing skills.
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The Masked Ball

The Masked Ball

A creative writing piece based around the masked ball in 'Romeo and Juliet'. Can be split over two lessons. Can be used with my R and J sow or as a stand alone.
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Speckled Band SOW

Speckled Band SOW

A 9 lesson sow. Each lesson has differentiation for lower and higher ability pupils. There is also a strong focus on the use of gothic elements within the short story.
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Speckled Band - Lesson 1

Speckled Band - Lesson 1

An introductory lesson to studying 'The Speckled Band'. This lesson focuses on Doyle's choice of narrator. There are differentiated slides to convert the lesson for pupils of lower and higher ability.
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FLARRDs Persuasive Writing Techniques

FLARRDs Persuasive Writing Techniques

A lesson to teach six persuasive techniques to Year 7 students (although could be used with other KS3 years or even KS2 depending on ability level). Students love the Norwegian looking FLARRD and enjoy trying to pronounce it in an exaggerated way. The drawing was a very basic doodle of what a FLARRD might look like -you could swap this for your own interpretation. The grid can be used as a beetle drive style game - students roll a dice and then have to find an example of the persuasive technique before drawing that section of their creature, this would require you to provide one or several persuasive writing extracts that feature the six techniques or alternatively you could ask students to write their own examples. This lesson is designed to be used as part of the Survival Guide SOW, which is available in my shop, although it can be used independently.
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Experimenting with structure 2 - dual narrative

Experimenting with structure 2 - dual narrative

A lesson aimed to encourage pupils to begin experimenting with structural techniques in order to reach the higher levels in creative writing tasks. This lesson focusses on the use of dual narrative through the use of well known fairy-tale characters.
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'A Christmas Carol' Context

'A Christmas Carol' Context

This is a taster lesson for my full scheme of work which is also available in my shop. The lesson focusses on introducing pupils to the context of the novella in an interesting and more memorable way by studying the first Christmas card.
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'A Christmas Carol' Quote Bank

'A Christmas Carol' Quote Bank

A booklet for pupils to fill in as they study the book and then use afterwards for revision. Includes 3 key quotes plus sections to fill in for key characters and themes. Also available in my shop as part of a SOW.
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'A Christmas Carol' Scheme of Work

'A Christmas Carol' Scheme of Work

This scheme is aimed at lower ability GCSE sets. It tackles the novella from an exam practice based approach - pupils are encouraged to find their own quotes at every step of the SOW. There are 14 lessons in total (some of which can be set as homework depending on time restraints) and any necessary hand-outs. Graphics and planning are purposefully not very Christmas based so that the scheme can be taught at any time of year.
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Experimenting with structure 3 - flashback

Experimenting with structure 3 - flashback

A lesson aimed to encourage pupils to begin experimenting with structural techniques in order to reach the higher levels in creative writing tasks. This lesson focusses on the use of flashbacks through the use of a space theme.
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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

A one-off lesson looking at some of the background to Dickens and Dickensian England before creating a Dickens style ghost story. Could be used as an introduction to the work of Dickens, as part of a creative writing scheme or as a stand alone lesson.
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Paper 2 Revision Session

Paper 2 Revision Session

A session to be used as step-by-step revision of language paper 2 complete with two sets of extracts and questions which can be used for practice.
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Cave Creative Writing

Cave Creative Writing

A lesson on creative writing with inspiring images of a cave and a basic structure of changing the description from positive to negative. Includes a reminder of some important creative writing techniques.
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Introduction to the fairies in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Introduction to the fairies in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

This lesson focuses on the first time fairies appear in the play and can be used as a one off lesson or at the start of a scheme of work about the play. It is designed for use with Y7 but may be of use to Y6 classes too as it takes a very simple step-by-step approach to analysing Shakespearean language. Can also be used as a lead into my 'forests and faeries' creative writing lessons.
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Fairground Creative Writing

Fairground Creative Writing

This creative writing piece uses an empty fairground setting as inspiration. Depending on pupil ability it could be used over the course of two or three lessons. A clear structure is provided with some writing frame sentence starters and modelled paragraphs.
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