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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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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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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'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' 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' 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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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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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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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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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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Pirates

Pirates

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.
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Experimenting with Structure 1 - Recurring Motif

Experimenting with Structure 1 - Recurring Motif

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.
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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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A Midsummer NIght's Dream - fairies lesson 3

A Midsummer NIght's Dream - fairies lesson 3

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.
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A Midsummer NIght's Dream - fairies lesson 4

A Midsummer NIght's Dream - fairies lesson 4

The fourth in a series of lessons focussed on the fairies. This lesson looks at the animals that the fairies are scared of and how that links to Oberon's plan. See my other resources for the lead up to this lesson.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream - fairies lesson 5

A Midsummer Night's Dream - fairies lesson 5

The last in a series of lessons focussed on the fairies. This lesson looks at why Titania gives in to Oberon and what our final opinion of both characters is. See my other resources for the lead up to this lesson.
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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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A Midsummer Night's Dream - fairies lesson 2

A Midsummer Night's Dream - fairies lesson 2

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.
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Frankenstein's Monster

Frankenstein's Monster

A one-off lesson which can be used with KS3 classes to introduce them to the basic plot of 'Frankenstein' as part of a study of gothic literature or as part of a creative writing scheme. The lesson involves finding the techniques which Shelley has used and then putting them into practice by writing a modern day version of the monster's creation.
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Forests and Faeries Part 1

Forests and Faeries Part 1

A creative writing lesson that encourages pupils to consider the importance of vocab choice in creating atmosphere. Can be used with follow up lesson about describing a faerie or could be used as a one-off writing piece.
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Forests and Faeries Part 2

Forests and Faeries Part 2

A creative writing lesson that encourages pupils to consider the importance of vocab choice in creating detailed description as well as focussing on the difference between simile and metaphor by describing mythical creatures. Can be used with previous lesson about describing a forest or could be used as a one-off writing piece.
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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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