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Volver: Essentials
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Volver: Essentials

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A bundle of resources covering some of the important aspects of Volver in relation to the essay students will have to write. I have some free resources uploaded as well pertaining to the director himself, they would work well with this. Printable quote cards with quotes covering all themes. Grammar tasks including specific grammar items taken from the WJEC spec. A flick quote PowerPoint with quotes linked to themes (ideal starter or filler) Retrieval starters which are ideal for homework. A themes based reading with subsequent locate and retrieve task and essay writing practice. A three page resource on the use of music during key sequences and its desired effect as well as camera shot selection. A free character analysis resource to track development over time and character effect in moving the plot forward. Includes a contrasting adjective worksheet for every character to be used in conjunction with the infinitive structures worksheet to begin writing evidence points relating to character traits. Infinitive structures worksheet to be used in conjunction with the character analysis sheet, students can use the verbs to begin building points that evidence their selection of a certain adjective. e.g Sabemos que Raimunda es fuerte porque + infinitive structure Event ordering activity to better understand the plot and sub-plot lines. Basics booklet with all resources apart from the grammar worksheets in one lovely booklet with a very cool custom cover by my lovely year 12 student APD! Quote index booklet for easy addition of quotes into essays with character tiles for recognition of character and all categorised by theme. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
GCSE Spanish Grammar Workbook (All AQA, Edexcel and WJEC grammar points)
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GCSE Spanish Grammar Workbook (All AQA, Edexcel and WJEC grammar points)

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This ambitious 100+ page Spanish Grammar Workbook covers every single grammar point (see extended list below) from the AQA, Edexcel & WJEC specifications and is my attempt at distilling everything into one workbook which will last the entire GCSE course (potentially starting in year 9 and lasting into year 12). The workbook is designed to be used both in the classroom and at home and assumes zero prior knowledge. The cover was designed by the brilliant @languageswithmaddy! View a selection of sample pages here. I have designed the workbook to be printed two-sided with two staples on the left. All answers included, please leave a review! Nouns Gender and number +45 most high-frequency nouns Definite and indefinite articles Abstract nouns with lo plus adjective Adjectives Agreement and position + top 42 adjectives Comparative and superlative (regular and mayor, menor, mejor, peor) Demonstrative (this, that, these, those and those over there) Indefinite (cada, otro, todo, mismo, alguno) Short form possessives Long form possessives Interrogative Quantifiers (muy, bastante, demasiado, poco, mucho). Verbs Top 15 verbs Active and passive voice ® Regular and irregular forms of verbs Present simple tense Present continuous Preterite tense Imperfect Imperfect continuous Imperfect tense weather phrases with estar and hacer Imperfect and preterite together Future simple Immediate future Present perfect Conditional The “me gustaría” structure Complex “if structures” with the imperfect subjunctive Pluperfect Gerunds Imperative (affirmative & negative tú commands) Present subjunctive with wishes, opinions, obligations and possibilities Present subjunctive with cuando Impersonal verbs: most common only Negation Tú and usted Reflexive verbs Imperfect subjunctive ® Quisiera Prepositions A, en, con, de, sobre, sin, desde/hasta, entre, the personal a Conjunctions Most common including: y, pero, o, porque, como, cuando Number, quantity and dates Days of the week Months of the year Numbers 1-100 Basic ordinal numbers (primero, segundo, tercero, cuarto, quinto, sexto) Most common quantities Time Giving the time with “es la/son las” + hour Stating what time something is done with “a la/las” + hour Asking for the time/what time it is Use of desde hace with present tense Use of* llevar* + duration + gerund Hacía + length of time + que + imperfect tense Adverbs Formation of -mente adverbs Bueno and bien Regular comparative and superlative adverbs Adverbs of time and place Common adverbial phrases (of manner, time and place) Pronouns Subject pronouns Direct object pronouns Indirect object pronouns Placement of object pronouns Direct and indirect object pronouns used together Reflexive pronouns Relative pronouns (que, quien, lo que, cuyo, el que) Disjunctive (conmigo, para mí)
La Casa de Bernarda Alba: Essentials
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La Casa de Bernarda Alba: Essentials

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Five types of resource I frequently use when teaching LCDBA including a new resource on symbolism. The grammar challenge is ideal for a starter and is linked to the A-Level specification, it includes simple/compound tenses, infinitive structures which take prepositions, present and past subjunctive. The quote cards come with a theme index to help with evidencing points made in essays. The flick PowerPoint seems to be a favourite and is a go-to for revision, starters, minutes that need to be filled. The symbolism reading and writing worksheet has proven popular. A free character analysis resource to track development over time and character effect in moving the plot forward. Includes a contrasting adjective worksheet for every character to be used in conjunction with the infinitive structures worksheet to begin writing evidence points relating to character traits. Infinitive structures and verbs worksheet which includes 40 verbs to sort by character which can be used to evidence points made in writing. A 15 page student book with reading activities to complete week by week to check comprehension of the plot as well as add to discussions about cultural differences and opinions. Also includes a peer testing section where students write ten questions at the end of each act for somebody else to answer. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
Irregular preterites Spanish (Tener, ser, estar, ir and hacer). Workbook, PPT and answers
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Irregular preterites Spanish (Tener, ser, estar, ir and hacer). Workbook, PPT and answers

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Learners complete the conjugation tables on the front of their booklet with support from the Powerpoint and teacher input. Learners then complete the booklet, section by section, changing the verbs in context from the present into the preterite. As a challenge learners may translate these sentences. A homework task is set at the end which requires students to translate from English to Spanish.
Pan's Labyrinth: Zero Prep Student booklet
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Pan's Labyrinth: Zero Prep Student booklet

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It’s not cheap I know but have a look at the preview copy and you’ll understand. Please leave a review if you purchase! Resource includes: Character analysis Themes Social and historical context Director and cinematic techniques Quote index Essay aides Character analysis A 23 page section which focuses on Ofelia, Vidal, Mercedes, Carmen, Ferreiro and the Faun. Each character has an analysis sheet, an adjective continuum with character specific adjectives and their antonyms and a follow up writing task. There is an infinitive verb classification ask to build knowledge of the film and character specific vocabulary and evidence and a whole page dedicated to answering character relationship style questions. Plenty of room for writing practice and feedback. Social and historical context This section is centered around a reading task featuring texts on 1944, las mujeres, la resistencia, la dictadura, el olvido y el fascismo. There is a pre-reading vocabulary builder and a post-reading comprehension question task as well as links to further independent study. Following this a page on how to evaluate cultural and societal contexts includes evaluative language to be used in essays and a follow up task in which students try to place the message/opinion of the director and evaluate it with evidence from the film. They will do this in relation to el franquismo, la posguerra, la desigualdad, la rebelión, las mujeres y la obediencia.* Director and cinematic techniques This 13-page section starts with a working glossary of both cinematic and director techniques, students translate the words as they appear in the following pages. We then take a tour of the sound used in the film, when it was used and for what purpose (all whilst building writing practice) and then an extended reading on director techniques with a follow up reading true/false/correct in Spanish style exam question. Following that is a match-up of symbols and a nice activity on the fairytale elements in the film called Making a Fairytale. Each element described with a small reading and gap-fill exercise. Lastly, a section called Breaking a Fairytale will get students thinking about how the film diverges from the path set out by traditional fairytales. If that wasn’t enough we then go on to explain the What/How/Why acronym and students will get the opportunity to practise their analysis skills using evidence from the film. A final section focuses on the use of allegory in the three Faun’s tests, an open ended task based on the allegory in the story Ofelia tells her younger brother in the womb and a final introductory task to essay writing.* and more but I’ve hit the character limit on here.
Volver: Director's Technique (Soundtrack/Camera)
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Volver: Director's Technique (Soundtrack/Camera)

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An eight page resource focused on themes in Volver, the carefully constructed soundtrak by Alberto Iglesias and shot selection for key parts of the film. Page 1: Identifying the main themes in the film Page 2: Authentic reading resource Page 3: Questions Page 4: Analysing the soundtrack and music of the film Page 5: Analysing camera shots for key sequences. Page 6: Essay writing skills and what/how/why Page 7: Student directed task hunting for additional shots/sound effects. Page 8: Example essay question and answers + practice question Thanks Josh S for proofreading! 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
GCSE Spanish grammar booklet
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GCSE Spanish grammar booklet

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A new overhauled version of this resource is now available here. It covers every single grammar point from the AQA, Edexecel and WJEC specifications and is designed for classroom and independent study.
GCSE French grammar booklet
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GCSE French grammar booklet

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A booklet ideal for GCSE French revision, transition or in class teaching. A page per grammar point with two practice exercises per grammar item. This is an editable PDF meaning when opened with Adobe Reader students will be able to write their answers in the boxes provided and save and send to you. If you have any issues let us know. A massive thank you to @saraherowland for teaching herself InDesign just to get the French down for this edition!
Volver quote cards (premium version)
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Volver quote cards (premium version)

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Updated Volver quote cards x60 Now with more uncommon quotes which exemplify themes by secondary characters and also a picture of who said each quote on each card. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
Symbolism in La Casa de Bernarda Alba
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Symbolism in La Casa de Bernarda Alba

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This is a scaffolded five page resource with a text at its heart which is focused on the main symbols in La Casa de Bernarda Alba. On subsequent pages students are introduced to the what/how/why style of writing which leads to well-structured paragraphs, the language is given in English/Spanish with exam style questions and match-ups and a space for students to note down any symbolism references for future use. This year I am trying to move away from PEEL as a writing aid acronym and I want students to write more about the literary devices that authors use and their intended effect on the audience. By the end of this resource students will be able to say whether the author has used a simile, metaphor, repetition or simply a word, how they have used it and what the author wants us to question, understand, imagine or feel. This is taken from the QUIF acronym taught to me by the English department. I have designed this to be as usable as possible and I hope it strikes the balance between form and function. Thank you Sara for being patient with proofreading everything! **1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee **
La Casa de Bernarda Alba: Timeline
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La Casa de Bernarda Alba: Timeline

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A timeline activity in which students sort events by act and then further by order. There is one fake event and teacher answers are provided. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
Volver grammar starters x8
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Volver grammar starters x8

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Choose a verb and change it according to 25 prompts. Edit: The grammar item is named in brackets. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
La Casa de Bernarda Alba: Grammar challenge x6
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La Casa de Bernarda Alba: Grammar challenge x6

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6X Grammar challenge worksheets in which students pick a verb phrase and change it according to 25 different structures taken from the AS/A2 specifications including the subjunctive. All verb phrases are carefully selected according to action in the book. I haven’t provided answers as I use this as a diagnostic tool and adapt teaching as I go. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
La Casa de Bernarda Alba: Student directed reading activities
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La Casa de Bernarda Alba: Student directed reading activities

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This is a 15 page document for students to use over the period of 3 weeks. Students read one act a week and complete the reading activities as they go or after their reading session. These completed activities then guide conversation in class the following week where the teacher checks that the student has understood the plot up as well as the students thoughts on certain characters and plot developments. There is room for conversation as well about cultural references which are important to understand about Spain in the 1930’s. There is a writing task for each act, an opinion section, a tick list of events which includes a made up events which students have to spot and a table for students to note down any cultural references. The end goal here is that students are fully aware of exactly what is happening in each act and how the plot is being developed by Lorca. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
GCSE Spanish Speaking Toolkit
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GCSE Spanish Speaking Toolkit

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After a big success last year I am sharing my GCSE Speaking Toolkit. This Powerpoint contains an introduction to the WJEC Unit 1 speaking exam, working memory and six functional chunks along with usability conditions, worked examples, translations, valid alternatives and what the chunk seeks to achieve (references to the past, present, future, subjunctive, easy idioms etc). I made this due to post-mock analysis revealing a lack of complex structures and now introduce it early in the GCSE. This year I have added some AI suggestions which students may add to the original six.
Volver: Character analysis and development
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Volver: Character analysis and development

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Two pages per character. One page on development, relationships, goals and motivations and a second one containing 17 contrasting adjectives to develop descriptions of characters. I’ve included this free in the Volver bundle I have for sale. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
Volver: Timeline
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Volver: Timeline

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A starter activity to check how well students have understood the plot. It does make make you realise as well how many small plot lines are running at the same time. Answers given as well in teacher copy. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL for updates! 3. Buy me a coffee
La Casa de Bernarda Alba (Federico Google Lorca)
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La Casa de Bernarda Alba (Federico Google Lorca)

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Word for word back translations and then a section to translate into English more idiomatically. 1. Leave a review 2. Follow on Twitter @ollieMFL - http://twitter.com/OllieMFL 3. Buy me a coffee - http://www.buymeacoffee.com/olliemfl