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'In Cardigan Market' by Brian Morris and 'A Peasant' by R. S. Thomas for WJEC GCSE English Literature Non-Examination Task
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'In Cardigan Market' by Brian Morris and 'A Peasant' by R. S. Thomas for WJEC GCSE English Literature Non-Examination Task

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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) Look at individual resources for more information on starter activities and specific tasks etc.
'Eclipse' by Owen Sheers and 'A Marriage' by R.S. Thomas- 4 lessons for WJEC GCSE English Literature
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'Eclipse' by Owen Sheers and 'A Marriage' by R.S. Thomas- 4 lessons for WJEC GCSE English Literature

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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.
GCSE magazine article writing- boxing
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GCSE magazine article writing- boxing

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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.
KS3 World Book Day Quiz 2018
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KS3 World Book Day Quiz 2018

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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 Peasant' by R. S. Thomas 3 lessons for WJEC GCSE English Literature Non-Examination Task
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'A Peasant' by R. S. Thomas 3 lessons for WJEC GCSE English Literature Non-Examination Task

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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.
'In Cardigan Market' by Brian Morris 3 lessons for WJEC GCSE English Literature Non-Examination Task
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'In Cardigan Market' by Brian Morris 3 lessons for WJEC GCSE English Literature Non-Examination Task

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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.
Capital punishment exposition writing
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Capital punishment exposition writing

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7 lessons on exposition writing I designed for a year 9 SoL exploring the topic of capital punishment. It focuses on pushing pupils to achieve level 6 but could be easily adapted for GCSE.
Hard Frost Poetry Analysis for high ability
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Hard Frost Poetry Analysis for high ability

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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.
The Globe Theatre Description Writing
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The Globe Theatre Description Writing

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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.
The Tom-Cat Poem PEE
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The Tom-Cat Poem PEE

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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.
English Language 'How' question linked to extreme sports
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English Language 'How' question linked to extreme sports

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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.
'Romeo and Juliet' act 1, scene 5 sonnet
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'Romeo and Juliet' act 1, scene 5 sonnet

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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.
William Shakespeare and Elizabethan era activities
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William Shakespeare and Elizabethan era activities

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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.
Personification in poetry
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Personification in poetry

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Perfect for KS3 classes when learning about personification in poetry. Fun starter where pupils have to guess what objects have been personified. Pupils then explore the poem 'The Fog' and then create their own personification based on ice or snow. Could work for 1 or 2 lessons depending on ability of class.
Narrative writing structure/opening paragraph
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Narrative writing structure/opening paragraph

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3 lessons suitable for KS3 or KS4. Lesson 1 focuses on the structure of narrative writing including a worksheet looking at examples of plans. Lessons 2 and 3 look at what makes an effective opening paragraph looking at 3 different examples- you could give pupils all 3 or give different ones to different groups. Pupils can then write their own opening paragraph based on success criteria.
Theme park texts and questions
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Theme park texts and questions

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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.