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Experimenting with structure 3 - flashback
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Experimenting with structure 3 - flashback

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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.
Experimenting with Structure 1 - Recurring Motif
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Experimenting with Structure 1 - Recurring Motif

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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 recurring motifs through the use of lines from nursery rhymes.
Speckled Band SOW
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Speckled Band SOW

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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.
Experimenting with structure 2 - dual narrative
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Experimenting with structure 2 - dual narrative

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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.
The Door Creative Writing
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The Door Creative Writing

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A lesson which takes pupils step-by-step through forming ideas for a picture based creative writing task and how to structure their response. Mainly for use with younger year groups or those of lower ability.
Survival Guide - writing to inforn, persuade and instruct
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Survival Guide - writing to inforn, persuade and instruct

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***NEW REDUCED PRICE*** A 6 lesson SOW for Year 7 introducing skills required for persuasive, informative and instructive writing through the creation of a Survival Guide Booklet. Although the SOW is 6 lessons long it can take longer if pupils are drafting work in their books before writing up their neat copy for the booklet pages. Their are templates available for the pages in a separate, free download (see my shop). Please note there is also a free download of Lesson 3 (Persuasive Writing 1) available if you would like to take a closer look before committing to the whole scheme.
The Masked Ball
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The Masked Ball

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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.
A Midsummer Night's Dream - fairies lesson 2
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A Midsummer Night's Dream - fairies lesson 2

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The second in a series of lessons introducing Y7 pupils to analysing Shakespeare. The extract focuses on Oberon and Titania’s initial argument and deciding who is in the wrong. The lesson is differentiated for different levels with the very top most ability beginning to introduce context into their analysis and choosing their own quotes, while lower abilities can follow a framework for support.
Pirates
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Pirates

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A one-off creative writing lesson based around pirates. The lesson takes pupils through three clear sections to describe in detail with some inspiration and starting points.
A Midsummer NIght's Dream - fairies lesson 3
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A Midsummer NIght's Dream - fairies lesson 3

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The third in a series of lessons focussed on the fairies. This lesson looks at Oberon's plan to use the magic flower and asks pupils to judge whether they view him as a good or bad fairy so far in the play. See my other resources for the lead up to this lesson.
Macbeth Notes and Quotes Revision Booklet
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Macbeth Notes and Quotes Revision Booklet

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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.
Macbeth Murder Mystery
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Macbeth Murder Mystery

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A lesson to use before studying Macbeth - it encourages students to consider the motives behind murdering the king and the different feelings of the characters. It is also a great activity to use as a speaking and listening piece both for group work and for drama.
Introduction to the fairies in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
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Introduction to the fairies in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

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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.
Charles Dickens
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Charles Dickens

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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.
Exploring Poetry - Exploring Lion Poetry
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Exploring Poetry - Exploring Lion Poetry

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A grid based lesson that encourages students to be more independent in their learning by choosing for a bank of tasks to analyse poetry. This resource can be used in many different ways depending on student ability levels - this allows for various levels of differentiation within the same lesson. In this ppt I provide slides themed around exploring poetry linked to the theme of 'lions' (along with two poems which can be used in the lesson) as well as providing slides without any link to lions so that you can use the same resource with any poetry of your choice.
Paper 2 Revision Session
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Paper 2 Revision Session

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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.
Cave Creative Writing
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Cave Creative Writing

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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.
Writing for Purpose and Audience - Survival Guide 1
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Writing for Purpose and Audience - Survival Guide 1

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This is the first lesson in a Year 7 SOW developing a Survival Guide booklet. This lesson focuses on how to create a front cover for the booklet which will suit the target audience and purpose. The following lessons in the SOW include writing to persuade, inform, instruct etc. Please see my shop for more lessons from this SOW.
Directing the witches sheet
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Directing the witches sheet

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This is a free resource which accompanies a lesson which is available in my shop, see link - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/macbeth-1-1-watching-and-directing-the-witches-11191835