The God of Small Things - full SOW and lesson by lesson resources

The God of Small Things - full SOW and lesson by lesson resources

Arundhati Roy's 'The God of Small Things' is a wonderful A-Level novel - I taught as comparative coursework with Jez Butterworth's 'Jerusalem' (scheme of work to follow shortly) but this would work just as well as stand-alone for any aspect of the A-Level spec/course. It includes: - A full scheme of work - PowerPoints and activities lesson by lesson to take you through whole novel - Teacher notes, including really useful critical references I highly recommend purchasing the following for your reference/ school library: Routledge Guides to Literature: The God of Small Things, edited by Alex Tickell Continuum Contemporaries Series: The God of Small Things, edited by Julie Mullaney. All page references refer to Flamingo edition, 1997.
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Hamlet full SOW for A-level - powerpoints and worksheets

Hamlet full SOW for A-level - powerpoints and worksheets

VALUE FOR MONEY alert... powerpoint, handouts, questions, key extracts and some teacher notes... all labelled and ready to just pick up and teach. A full scheme of work also included - I am teaching for OCR (extract then an interpretation question), but this covers off all A-level AOs... critics, analysis and some context.
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'Jerusalem', Jez Butterworth - Full scheme of work

'Jerusalem', Jez Butterworth - Full scheme of work

I really recommend teaching this wonderful text - currently on OCR AS English Literature spec, I taught it for a comparative coursework task instead (comparing with The God of Small Things). Students loved it... yes lots of swearing but all in context, and you will see I made the swearing into a learning activity about language prestige! Includes scheme of work, lesson PowerPoints and resources. More importantly, all my teacher notes are also included with the slides. Also, really recommend purchasing David Ian Rabey's critical guide to Jez Butterworth, published 2015.
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The Duchess of Malfi full SOW

The Duchess of Malfi full SOW

A full A-level scheme of work for The Duchess of Malfi - taught for OCR A-level English Literature. Comprehensive, detailed and challenging.... hours of planning done for you, so you can just enjoy teaching this wonderful text. Powerpoints and accompanying hand-outs with questions, activities and some teacher notes on Acts 1 and 2. Also includes some exemplar essays on women, rank and social status and Bosola; some revision quizzes. Edition used for study New Mermaids, 5th edition, ed Brian Gibbons All material clearly labelled... good to go in and teach as is, but easy enough to adapt/add in activities depending on what you are teaching the text for. OCR delivery guide also worth a look for additional activities http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/183439-the-duchess-of-malfi-delivery-guide.pdf
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Understanding the writer's craft KS4 skills

Understanding the writer's craft KS4 skills

As with the others the powerpoint is pretty self-explanatory, but the aim of this lesson is to help students understand how meaning is made and be able to write succesfully about it in exams. Overarching objective is to explore techniques used to analyse the way in which writers create particular effects. The extract used is a James Lee Burke one, so quite exciting :) in an englishy way!
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'Jerusalem', Jez Butterworth - Full scheme of work

'Jerusalem', Jez Butterworth - Full scheme of work

I really recommend teaching this wonderful text - currently on OCR AS English Literature spec, I taught it for a comparative coursework task instead (comparing with The God of Small Things). Students loved it... yes lots of swearing but all in context, and you will see I made the swearing into a learning activity about language prestige! Includes scheme of work, lesson PowerPoints and resources. More importantly, all my teacher notes are also included with the slides. Also, really recommend purchasing David Ian Rabey's critical guide to Jez Butterworth, published 2015.
Miss_s_k
Frankenstein A-level Gothic text SOW

Frankenstein A-level Gothic text SOW

Designed for OCR English Literature A-level where it is taught as a comparative Gothic text I am comparing with The Bloody Chamber. Easily editable scheme of work proforma also attached. PowerPoint also include lesson by lesson approach, which includes some exam questions as well as passage based questions on extracts from other Gothic texts. Some additional teacher notes included but I also direct you to my FREE revision guide on this text. Edition used: 1831, Penguin Classics 1992 edition with intro by Maurice Hindle
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Hamlet full SOW for A-level - powerpoints and worksheets

Hamlet full SOW for A-level - powerpoints and worksheets

VALUE FOR MONEY alert... powerpoint, handouts, questions, key extracts and some teacher notes... all labelled and ready to just pick up and teach. A full scheme of work also included - I am teaching for OCR (extract then an interpretation question), but this covers off all A-level AOs... critics, analysis and some context.
Miss_s_k
The Bloody Chamber SOW, resources and links to the Gothic

The Bloody Chamber SOW, resources and links to the Gothic

A plethora of resources for teaching Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber... powerpoints, resources and tasks. Taught for OCR A-level English Literature as part of Gothic comparative and contextual study (to be taught alongside Frankenstein) but would work equally well as stand-alone for other components or as a coursework text. You also have here some extract question activities on presentation of 'the other' in Gothic literature and some teaching material and activities on Bram Stoker's 'Dracula', focusing particularly on narrative form and perspective. NB Puss in boots not there - we just read and discussed as it doesn't fit as part of our unit so we covered it unofficially) and the final three worksheets are designed by students - I got them to prep their own in the style of mine.... they did pretty well but if you are not going to adopt the same approach, I would check them before using as may need some editing. We then used them as teaching resources in a sequence of university seminar style sessions.
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Words Origins Through Poetry: Complete Lesson!

Words Origins Through Poetry: Complete Lesson!

Lesson plan and resource uses John Agard's poem, &'Reporting from the Frontline of the Great Dictionary Disaster&';, to teach students about etymology in a fun and engaging way. It also ties in with poems from other cultures. Could be used as a stand-alone 'fun&' lesson, or to tie in with teaching about the origins of the English language. If you have a lively class, you can get a great performance at the end... it also produces some great display work if you get students to type their work up. Enjoy :)
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The God of Small Things - full SOW and lesson by lesson resources

The God of Small Things - full SOW and lesson by lesson resources

Arundhati Roy's 'The God of Small Things' is a wonderful A-Level novel - I taught as comparative coursework with Jez Butterworth's 'Jerusalem' (scheme of work to follow shortly) but this would work just as well as stand-alone for any aspect of the A-Level spec/course. It includes: - A full scheme of work - PowerPoints and activities lesson by lesson to take you through whole novel - Teacher notes, including really useful critical references I highly recommend purchasing the following for your reference/ school library: Routledge Guides to Literature: The God of Small Things, edited by Alex Tickell Continuum Contemporaries Series: The God of Small Things, edited by Julie Mullaney. All page references refer to Flamingo edition, 1997.
Miss_s_k
Hamlet revision activities for OCR A-level

Hamlet revision activities for OCR A-level

Some revision activities, quizzes, exemplar essay to help revise Hamlet... Designed for OCR A-level English Literature but transferable, especially the big revision quiz and the mini quizzes (some designed using Socrative)
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'An Inspector Calls': act by act objectives

'An Inspector Calls': act by act objectives

I created a learning objectives sheet/ key vocab and stretch/challenge targets for each act of 'An Inspector Calls'. Good sheets to give students at the beginning of each act- you can return to these as much as you like throughout study...simple...but work well!
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A Streetcar Named Desire - full SOW and resources

A Streetcar Named Desire - full SOW and resources

A full scheme of work for Tennessee Williams' 'A Streetcar Named Desire'... Packed full of activities, critical material, challenging activities and a few essay titles. I taught this for OCR comparative coursework alongside 'A Bell Jar' but, this will fit to any A-level spec. Scheme of work also attached so you can get an idea of whole picture and edit as required... Page references refer to Penguin Modern Classics edition.
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Improving Writing at A-Level - for English Literature students

Improving Writing at A-Level - for English Literature students

A whole range of useful resources to support student writing - mostly A-level but some could work for more able at GCSE: - WHALE analysis; my own approach for getting students to analyse texts in detail by thinking like a whale. Includes modelled example using 'A Streetcar..' and blank template. - Analysis framework for any play; in table format so can be laminated/ cut up and allocated to students/groups, depending on AO but could also be used as is. - Discourse markers - simple list of connecting words - I challenge students to use them whilst writing shorter pieces in class. -Comparative writing frame to help students compare two texts; blank templates and modelled example using The Bell Jar and A Streetcar Named Desire - Information sheets on the approach required for different kinds of A-level writing e.g. critical analysis, interpretive, using secondary critical material - Two writing mats which are totally based on an example of a writer's palette in David Didau's wonderful book, 'The Secret of Literacy- making the implicit, explicit' - a must for all teachers, in my opinion. One focuses on deep language analysis, the other on interpretive writing. I laminate at A3 size and keep copies in classroom at all times - can be used for slow writing activity or to support students during timed writing. - Powerpoint with general activities on classic mistakes students make whilst writing. Use as a starter OR for some directed practice/ mastery after they have written an essay.
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Appearance v reality in Jekyll and Hyde

Appearance v reality in Jekyll and Hyde

Lesson aim: Develop a methodology for tackling questions on the novel as a whole. Focusing on appearance v reality in Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde, these potential sequence of lessons aims to help students tackling a bigger thematic idea as well as helping them approach bigger essay questions. Designed for AQA GCSE English Literature but would work well for any ... Also includes a layered writing mat, starter activity and worksheet to help plan an essay on the conflict between appearance and reality.
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The Bell Jar Full SOW and activities

The Bell Jar Full SOW and activities

A scheme of work for Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, including powerpoints, handouts and some activities. Mostly structured around questions, key quotations and mastery of analysis skills. The document labelled SOW provides overview... Edition used was the standard Faber and Faber and all page references refer to that one.
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KS3 Poetry over time activity

KS3 Poetry over time activity

Best to read the uploaded instructions doc but essentially, an easily adaptable resource providing an introduction to poetry. It will also set them up for the poetry anthology to be completed at the end of the scheme of work.
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Frankenstein A-level - using critics to develop interpretations

Frankenstein A-level - using critics to develop interpretations

An activity designed to help students prepare to answer the essay question, 'How far and in what ways do you agree with the view that Shelley presents knowledge as dangerous and destructive?' More importantly, the focus here is on getting them to use critical interpretations to help them develop their answers. Worksheets could be used for individuals, groups or pairs... leading to some writing of paragraphs, then the whole essay itself. Powerpoint a full lesson and includes exemplars and modelled approach to using critics - my springboard approach! Excuse my woeful gym metaphor but students seem to find it useful.
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