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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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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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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 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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Writing for Purpose and Audience - Survival Guide 1

Writing for Purpose and Audience - Survival Guide 1

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 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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Macbeth Murder Mystery

Macbeth Murder Mystery

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.
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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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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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Animal Farm Revision Guide

Animal Farm Revision Guide

A revision guide for use with lower ability sets that covers all the basics of Animal Farm's main characters and their context.
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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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Literature Plus - Frankenstein

Literature Plus - Frankenstein

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.
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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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Pre-1914 Spellings and Definitions wk 9-16

Pre-1914 Spellings and Definitions wk 9-16

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!
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Survival Guide - writing to inforn, persuade and instruct

Survival Guide - writing to inforn, persuade and instruct

***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.
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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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Directing the witches sheet

Directing the witches sheet

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
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