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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
The second instalment designed to introduce pupils to the more archaic vocabulary that they will find in pre-1914 novels. Can be used as definition or spelling tests or both. Each week is linked by a theme which isn't revealed till the test - this allows pupils to guess the theme, introducing an element of competition. This set of 8 weeks also includes a Christmassy week!