A set of 26 colourful posters presenting a range of language devices. Each language device is coupled with lyrics from a popular song that use this device.
Each lyric is referenced to the artist - these are not my lyrics!
These were made using Adobe Spark.
I’ve used the Mini Mock format another teacher has uploaded and created 8 more, using mock papers I have collected. These include:
A Sunrise on the Veldt
Shadows on the Nile
The Blind Assassin
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
I wrote this comprehensive SoW for non-drama specialists to teach. It introduces students to a range of dramatic devices such as physical theatre, tableaux, soundscapesn and stock characters.
The unit consists of 6x 100 minute lessons however this can easily be adapted to suit 50/60 minute lessons.
Additionally, I have included a copy of the drama log that students were encouraged to fill in as a plenary. This includes a copy of the drama rules (based on RESPECT) and a glossary that they would complete throughout the year.
This is a 5-6 part SoW aimed at year 7 stepping up into year 8. This short unit looks at the conventions of ghost stories, how Dickens creates setting, direct and indirect speech and then planning & writing their own ghost story. There is also a summer holiday homework task, where there are 5 tasks of which students complete 2.
Whilst this is only 5-6 lessons long, it could easily be extended.
This 6x100 minute lesson SoW explores villains through a range of dramatic techniques such as role on the wall, use of voice and stage combat. The unit ends with a performance and then a written evaluation,for which there is a scaffolding resource. All resources required are at the end of the SoW.
This unit of work was written with non-specialists in mind therefore it offers explanation and guidance.
I have also included the drama log that we used alongside the SoW for students to record and reflect on their learning in.
This is a lesson I taught to help students recap their learning of R&J. We watched the Carlo Carlei version of the film, discussed and reviewed it. Whilst they enjoyed watching it, many were disappointed with the watered down script and alterations to the storyline. Many were also critical of the casting. It stemmed a lot of debate and recollections of the script.
This also tied in nicely with the Transactional Writing element of the GCSE.
The unit begins with a detailed exploration of the rhetoric involved in a number of non-fiction persuasive texts: written, spoken and visual. Students analyse and imitate various non-fiction text types . Students develop a knowledge of the conventions of a range of non-fiction text types in order to emulate them in their extended project.
The second section of the unit is an extended group project (although could be repurposed as a HW on individual task) relying on team spirit, group cooperation, coordination, and independent study. This unit culminates in students pitching their idea to their peers and then the most successful teams battle it out in front of a panel of judges to be crowned overall winner of ‘Toy Den’.
All PowerPoints and resources included, as well as a detailed SoW with lesson by lesson walk through.
An 11x 100 minute SoW exploring Frankenstein through a range of dramatic techniques and styles. This unit was designed to introduce and support the teaching of Frankenstein in KS4 English, giving students a creative and engaging way into this dense text.
When planned, we had non specialists teaching drama and this SoW was supposed to be pretty self explanatory.
I wrote this booklet, compiled of a range of resources and activities, when I taught AQA Macbeth two years ago.
This is a comprehensive, 55 page, workbook to be used alongside teaching the text and designed to be used instead of an exercise book.
This booklet was designed to teach to a mixed ability class and therefore has challenge tasks embedded but can also be taught to LAPs.
Whilst tailored to AQA, this could easily be adapted to suit other exam boards.
This is a unit I wrote a couple of years ago, aimed at building year 8s knowledge of poetry and narrative writing. This unit starts of by introducing WW1 propaganda and then leads into Wilfred Owen. The booklet then supports to teaching an analysis of The Machine Gunners, along with teaching skills of non-fiction writing such as diaries, newspapers and argumentative writing.
This is a term’s worth of work and broken up into 100 minute lessons. This could easily be adapted to fit 50 or 60 minute lessons.
Additionally, I have attached the Take Away Homework that ran alongside the unit.
I really enjoyed teaching this unit, the students also enjoyed it too.
This scheme of work introduces students to Commedia dell’arte through a range of activities.
The 6x100 minute lessons cover:
Intro to Commedia
Developing Commedia Characters
Setting up an assessed performance
assessing a performance
This SoW was designed for non-specialist teachers to teach and offers lots of explanation and support.
Additionally, I have included the drama log that we used alongside.