KS3 Assembly - although would also be relevant to older year groups.
PPT details the connection between attendance and attainment - illustrating how 'odd days off' add to make a significant difference.
A lesson guiding pupils to consider pace, tone, accent and body language in performing poetry.
Ideal for group work and a fun task. Pupils are encouraged to apply the different aspects to their own poem throughout the lesson.
PPT initially created to guide Year 8 pupils through making a good speech/presentation for their English Speaking Board examination (ESB), however could be used for any speech/presentation task. A series of images and tips to prepare and give pupils confidence in their own performance.
An introduction to Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. The PPT presentation includes context and biographical information for pupils to copy key notes. The presentation also introduces the main themes of the play and a description of the characters and their relation to Freud’s Id, Ego and superego. Included is an essay for discussion and a copy of Williams’ poem ‘Lament for the Moths’ to encourage pupils to explore William’s intentions for the play.
Year 12 Lesson on Scenes 10&11. Pupils read both scenes and annotate selected quotations with guided questions. Class discuss a critical interpretation making notes before completing a ‘quote quest’ for animal imagery. Individuals write a detailed response to William’s use of animal imagery in the play. Finish with questions on Scene 11 and the whole play.
A Year 8 scheme of work for David Grant’s play Free
The play tells the story of a Year class with no teacher and the adventure of their ‘free’ lesson.
The PPT guides pupils through setting, characterisation, dramatic tension and themes. Various tasks encourage class discussion, independent writing and a final group task producing a programme for the schools own production.
Pupils throughly enjoy this short play. It can easily be read and studied over a few weeks.
A PPT with analysis of quotes and symbols from Scene 2 of William’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Produced for Year 12 AS study of the play, pupils discuss and annotate own copies of the text. Includes a detailed presentation of speech theory.
Year 7 lesson activity, guiding pupils through writing their own mythological story. I normally use this after studying Greek Myths or Myths and Legends. Pupils are asked to select a natural phenomenon and consider how this would have been explained in Ancient Greece. Pupils select four components from a list, their challenge is to include these in their story within a limited word count. Pupils create neat booklets, these look great on a display.
A PPT exploring the use of sound in A Streetcar Named desire, specifically Scene 4. The lesson includes questions for discussion and independent written responses. The lesson also explores Fretag’s pyramid and how Williams’ 11scene play can fit this structure.
Assembly aimed at Year 8 or 9. Includes the YouTube short film 'Exposed'. This 10 minute drama has been designed for 14 to 18 year olds. 'Exposed' deals with the subjects of sexting and cyberbullying, issues that teenagers commonly face. PPT includes two real life examples of male victims who take their own lives - consider audience.
Year 7 lesson - Pupils read the myth Persephone and the pomegranate seeds and then answer comprehension questions.
The PPT invites them to consider what a monologue is - Taylor Swift recorded a ‘Monologue song’ I play this to pupils to give them the idea. The main task is to write a monologue for one of the characters in Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds
Pupils need to imagine that they are that character and write an imagined extract from their autobiography explaining how their character felt about the situation. Volunteers read their responses to the class.
Year 7 or 8 media scheme of work. In groups pupils consider the various aspects of advertising; logos, slogans, language. Their task is to design and present a campaign on animal welfare and reflect on their choices at the end. This can be delivered over 1/2 lessons or given time/resources used to aid a more developed campaign. My last group made tote bags, business cards, recorded role plays...
Read Scene 9. PPT an outline of the assessment requirements for Eduqas Component 2 AS English Literature. Critical perspectives of Stanley - used to encourage discussion of class/race in Streetcar. An introduction to introductions :-) pupils have a go at writing their own. Pupils annotate the scene in their copies and then use an outline to create possible exam questions.
A look at Aristotelian tragedy and how this fits with A Streetcar Named Desire. Discussion of Scene 5 and pupil task on how Blanche can be seen as a predator. Introduction to Irony, dramatic irony and other dramatic terms. Finishes with an independent written task for pupils.