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.
A powerpoint and handout that covers a range of creative ways in which the text can be interpreted. Designed to be used as an extra revision session specifically aimed at high ability pupils but could also be incorporated into a 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 dual narrative through the use of well known fairy-tale characters.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.