2 lessons revising magazine articles for English Language GCSE focusing on the topic of boxing. Resources include a starter proof-reading activity, advice on structure, how to write an introduction and developing main argument using persuasive techniques. Examples are provided for the introductions and main paragraphs.
3 lessons exploring ‘In Cardigan Market’ by Brian Morris and 3 lessons exploring ‘A Peasant’ by R. S. Thomas in preparation for the WJEC Welsh Poetry Non-Examination Task. The third resource looks at how to ensure pupils are achieving assessment objective 2 (exploring language, form and structure)
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3 lessons exploring ‘In Cardigan Market’ by Brian Morris in preparation for the WJEC Welsh Poetry Non-Examination Task. The first lesson starts with an activity thinking about market stalls/ stall holders and then allows pupils to clarify any difficult vocabulary before analysing the first 5 lines in detail. The second lesson has a crossword as a starter activity and then explores lines 6-14 of the poem. The third lesson explores the form of the sonnet starting off with a mix and match poetic terms starter before focusing on a double sided worksheet looking at two different sonnets, one Italian and one Shakespearean, analysing sonnet structure/rhyme/ rhythm. The plenary explores how ‘In Cardigan Market’ uses the sonnet form and the effect it has.
Lesson focuses on exploring the theme of loneliness- assessment objectives mentioned linked into WJEC English Literature. Starter activity engages pupils by ranking characters in order of loneliness. There is also support sheets for the different characters to help pupils think about how each character is lonely.
Two lessons focusing on the poem 'The Tom-Cat' by Don Marquis focusing on the skill of PEE. Suitable for any KS3 class. First lesson looks at difficult vocabulary and the content of the poem and the second lesson looks at picking out examples and explaining those examples.
3 lessons revising speeches for English Language GCSE focusing on the topic of social media. Resources include a starter proof-reading activity, infograph activity and mix and match persuasive techniques starter. There is also advice on structure, how to write an introduction and developing main arguments using persuasive techniques. Examples are provided for the introductions and main paragraphs.
3 lessons exploring ‘Eclipse’ by Owen Sheers and 1 lesson exploring ‘A Marriage’ by R. S. Thomas in preparation for the WJEC Welsh Poetry Non-Examination Task. The first lesson on ‘Eclipse’ starts with an activity thinking about what eclipses are using a youtube clip and then analyses the first 6 lines in detail with questions focusing on diferent aspects of language to ensure detailed annotation. There is also answers to the questions. The second lesson has a crossword as a starter activity and then explores lines 7-15 of the poem in the same detailed manner as lesson 1. The third lesson starts with a picture starter where pupils have to identify which quotation links to the picture and then focusing on the skill of AO2 looking at two examples exploring a quotation from the poem. The lesson focusing on ‘A Marriage’ by R. S. Thomas has a starter looking at pictures thinking about the significance of marriage and then has a detailed questions and answers for pupils to annotate the poem.
3 lessons exploring ‘A Peasant’ by R. S. Thomas in preparation for the WJEC Welsh Poetry Non-Examination Task. The first lesson starts with a proof-reading task and then looks at a piece of information exploring the history of agricultural in Wales. Pupils will complete some GCSE Language style questions on the information. The second lesson has vocabulary mix and match starter activity and then explores lines 1-10 of the poem using questions to help pupils annotate the poem in detail. The plenary has answers to the questions. The third lesson has a crossoword starter activity before exploring the rest of the poem. Again there are questions to help pupils annotate the poem in detail and answers to the questions for a plenary discussion.
Two lessons exploring the poem 'Hard Frost' used with a high ability year 9 class- would also be suitable for GCSE pupils if adapted. The first lesson looks at the vocabulary and annotating the poem and the second looks at exploring quotations in detail- considering different meanings to help pupils reach level 6.
Two lessons for a Year 8 mixed ability class linking into the Globe Theatre. The first lesson looks at a video clip of the Globe Theatre and explores what makes a good piece of descriptive writing using two examples. The second lesson is planning and writing a piece of description writing.
Lesson for year 9 mixed ability pupils exploring what a traditional sonnet is before looking at the sonnet between Romeo and Juliet in act 1, scene 5. Plenary explores what pupils have learnt through the lesson.
World Book Day Quiz 2018 with 5 different rounds celebrating children's literature through time.
Round 1- Picture round
Round 2-Fill in the gap of the title/author
Round 3-Nonsense language and find the literacy mistake
Round 4- Make the link between 3 words
Round 5- General knowledge
All rounds out of 9. Perfect to use with KS3 classes to celebrate World Book Day in English lessons or even form time! There is also a answer sheet for pupils to write down their answers.
Note: There are deliberate spelling mistakes in the PowerPoint as part of the bonus literacy points!
A few tasks and activities linking to the Elizabethan era and William Shakespeare's life. Resources include a PowerPoint on Elizabethan life pupils can make notes on, a biography of William Shakespeare's life with comprehension questions (link to PowerPoint too), A 'what is the question activity' and a question loop game.
Lesson used in lesson observation for WJEC GCSE English Language high ability class but could be used for other abilities. Lesson focuses on the topic of extreme sports looking at a 'How' type question and looks at 3 different responses of differing marks.
An useful lesson exploring a WJEC ‘Of Mice and Men’ mood and atmosphere extract question. PowerPoint offers step by step advice on how to approach and structure the answer. There is also examples of how to write overview and use PEEL to add detail to your response.
Lesson used with year 7 mixed ability- with a number of lower ability pupils who need extra support. Lesson has literacy starter and then focuses on the part of act 1, scene 2 when Prospero and Miranda visit Caliban. Lesson works well for first approach at using PEE.
Great for a one off revision lesson at KS3 if you give them a language style exam paper or just general improving reading skills lesson linking into theme parks. Resources include a proof-reading starter and then 3 texts with questions.