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Macbeth Revision Cards!
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Macbeth Revision Cards!

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These colourful, comprehensive, and well-structured revision cards have been creatively designed for students securing their understanding of William Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Macbeth.’ Each card is visually-appealing and highly-detailed, covering aspects of each feature including a full summary, cited quotations from the play, definitions/ examples, and a consideration of audience reactions. They are tried and tested, with teachers incorporating them in revision games, using them as essay writing aids, or utilising them as home revision aids. They are provided as both PDFs (to prevent formatting issues between computers) and as Word documents (for easy editing). The revision cards included in this pack are: Characters - Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, The Witches, Banquo, King Duncan, Macduff; Context - William Shakespeare, James I and Divine Right, Witches and the Supernatural; Devices - Dramatic Irony, Soliloquies and Asides, Dramatic Tension; Scenes - Act 1 Scene 3 (Witches’ prophecies), Act 3 Scene 4 (Banquet/ Banquo’s ghost), Act 5 Scene 1 (Lady Macbeth sleepwalking); Themes - Unchecked Ambition, Madness, Fate and the Supernatural. For any questions or comments, please contact TandLGuru@yahoo.co.uk - Many thanks!
GCSE English Literature Knowledge Organisers/Revision Mat Huge Bundle!
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GCSE English Literature Knowledge Organisers/Revision Mat Huge Bundle!

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These detailed and visually-appealing resources offer a complete reference point for students learning or revising any of the following GCSE texts: - A Christmas Carol - A View from the Bridge - An Inspector Calls - Animal Farm - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Frankenstein - Great Expectations - Lord of the Flies - Macbeth - Of Mice and Men - Romeo and Juliet - The Sign of Four Each knowledge organiser contains comprehensive sections on: - Context; - Chapter by Chapter Summary (with quotes); - Main Characters; - Themes; - Language Devices; - Features of Form Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided in both PDF and Word versions (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
Blood Brothers Huge Bundle!
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Blood Brothers Huge Bundle!

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THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE ‘BLOOD BROTHERS’ LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER, THE 30-PAGE COMPREHENSION BOOKLET, AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Willy Russell’s play ‘Blood Brothers.’ Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the play, understanding the writer’s ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Russell’s language devices. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: Engaging Defining/ Understanding Identifying/Remembering Analysing/ Creating Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
The Woman in Black Huge Bundle!
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The Woman in Black Huge Bundle!

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THIS HUGE RESOURCE PACK CONTAINS ALL OF THE POPULAR WOMAN IN BLACK LESSONS, AND ALSO THE WOMAN IN BLACK KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER, THE WOMAN IN BLACK COMPREHENSION BOOKLET AND THE WOMAN IN BLACK POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Susan Hill’s ghost story ‘The Woman in Black.’ Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer’s ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Hill’s language devices. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
Macbeth Huge Bundle!
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Macbeth Huge Bundle!

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THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE MACBETH LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION ACTIVITY BOOKLET, THE MACBETH KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER, AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth.’ Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer’s ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Shakespeare’s language devices. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
A View from the Bridge Huge Bundle!
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A View from the Bridge Huge Bundle!

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THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE 'A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION BOOKLET, THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Arthur Miller's play 'A View from the Bridge.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, identifying the traits of key characters, settings, and themes, understanding dramatic and language devices, and relating the text to its social and historical context. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
Blood Brothers Lesson Bundle!
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Blood Brothers Lesson Bundle!

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This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Willy Russell’s play ‘Blood Brothers.’ Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer’s ideas within the text, identifying the traits of key characters, settings, and themes, understanding dramatic and language devices, and relating the text to its social and historical context. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: Engaging Defining/ Understanding Identifying/Remembering Analysing/ Creating Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
The Woman in Black Lesson Bundle!
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The Woman in Black Lesson Bundle!

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This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Susan Hill's ghost story 'The Woman in Black.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Hill's language devices. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
Blood Brothers - A Modern Tragedy
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Blood Brothers - A Modern Tragedy

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This engaging and interesting lesson enables students to make clear and developed interpretations regarding the form and structure of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. In particular, students learn about the key features of tragedies, identify these in the play, and analyse their effectiveness, considering Russell’s intentions. The lesson utilises a range of tasks, that require students to be both independent and collaborative learners. It follows this learning journey: Defining and exemplifying each of the features of tragedies; Inspecting the play, identifying and analysing Russell’s use of the features of tragedies throughout; Understanding the writer’s intentions and the anticipated audience reactions through some of the features of tragedies; Creating a mind map demonstrating the effectiveness of the features of tragedy upon the audience; Applying their understanding of the features of tragedy in the play to a storyboarding activity; Self-evaluating their learning in the lesson. Included in this resource pack are: A well-presented, thorough, and informative, whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; Features of tragedy cards for the card-sorting activity; ‘Text Inspector’ worksheet for the identification task; Template for the storyboarding activity; A comprehensive teacher guidance form/lesson plan to assist delivery. Resources are provided in both Word (for easy editing - find in the zip file)and PDF (to prevent formatting issues between computers). All images in this resource are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the lesson presentation.
Much Ado About Nothing Big Bundle! (All Lessons, Resources, Plans, Everything!)
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Much Ado About Nothing Big Bundle! (All Lessons, Resources, Plans, Everything!)

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THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE ‘MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING’ LESSONS, PLUS THE COMPREHENSION BOOKLETS (for both KS3 and KS4) AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of William Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’ Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer’s ideas within the text, identifying the traits of key characters, settings, and themes, understanding dramatic and language devices, and relating the text to its social and historical context. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided. There is a 20 page comprehension booklet, and also a fun ‘Pointless’ Game included, to enhance your students’ knowledge of the text!
Macbeth: Act 3 Scene 4 - The Ghost (Banquet) Scene!
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Macbeth: Act 3 Scene 4 - The Ghost (Banquet) Scene!

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This lesson aims to improve students’ understanding of one of the key scenes in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth – Act III Scene IV. In particular, they learn to make insightful interpretations about the changing nature of Macbeth’s tone throughout the scene, and are enabled to understand how this would have affected Shakespearean audiences. The lesson utilises a range of tasks, that require students to be visual and interactive learners. It follows this learning journey: - Defining the key term 'tone' and establishing its importance as a literary technique; - Understanding how tone is used to depict mood and attitude across a range of fiction; - Reading and interpreting Act 3 Scene 4, and establishing how Macbeth's tone alters throughout; - Reflecting upon why this may/ what effect this may have had on audiences at the time; - Summarising the events of the scene; - Analysing Shakespeare's intentions in sharply altering Macbeth's tone throughout; - Peer/self evaluating the learning in the lesson. Included in this resource pack are: - A well-presented, thorough, and informative, whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; - Resources for the reading and interpreting activity - full scene transcript with space for notes; - A template to help scaffold the main task, complete with P.E.E instructions; - Cards for the card sorting group activity - A comprehensive teacher guidance form/lesson plan to assist delivery. All images in this resource are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the lesson presentation.
Much Ado About Nothing - Don John
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Much Ado About Nothing - Don John

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This engaging, in-depth lesson enables students to understand how plot and language are utilised to introduce and develop the character of Don John in Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado about Nothing.’ The lesson places a particular focus upon how quotations by and about Don John, in addition to his position as an 'illegitimate' or outsider, help to clarify and develop his role as a villain. Students also critically analyse how his behaviour develops over the course of the text. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Taking part in a fun team quiz to secure understanding of Don Pedro; - Understanding his role in catalysing the events of the play; - Identifying and analysing quotations by Don Pedro to understand how his character is introduced; - Finding quotations to show how Don Pedro is involved in the confusion and chaos of the plot events; - Completing an essay style response in which they consider how the character of Don Pedro is introduced and developed; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and detailed - just download and teach from it! - Introduction to Don John worksheet; - Development of Don John worksheet; - Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to higher ability year 9 and 10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities.
English Revision Cards Blank Templates - for Plays
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English Revision Cards Blank Templates - for Plays

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These colouful and well-structured card templates are designed to aid student revision of key topic areas. They can be filled in by either students or teachers, and then used by incorporating them into revision games, as essay writing aids, or as home revision aids. They are provided as both PDFs (to prevent formatting issues between computers) and as Word documents (for easy editing). They simply need to be cut out (if printed on card) and laminated (if printed on paper). This particular pack is intended for the revision of plays, and includes cards to aid the revision of: Characters Context Devices Scenes Themes I’ve also included an model example of how to fill the cards out, using characters from Macbeth. For any questions or comments, please contact TandLGuru@yahoo.co.uk - Many thanks!
The Woman in Black: Arthur Kipps!
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The Woman in Black: Arthur Kipps!

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This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make precise and sustained interpretations regarding the portrayal of Arthur Kipps throughout Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black. In particular, students consider how Kipps is initially presented, and how his character is developed throughout the text. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: - Reading and understanding how Arthur's character is introduced to the reader; - Understanding and comprehending the different events that Arthur experiences; - Considering how these different events shape and alter Arthur's emotions and personality; - Analysing how Hill presents and develops Arthur's character throughout the text; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Selected extracts from 'The Woman in Black' - Arthur Kipps stress graph; - Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to mixed ability year 10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
GCSE Revision Cards Big Bundle!
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GCSE Revision Cards Big Bundle!

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These colourful, comprehensive, and well-structured revision cards have been creatively designed for students securing their understanding of: -Animal Farm; -Macbeth; -Romeo and Juliet; -A View from the Bridge. Each card is visually-appealing and highly-detailed, covering aspects of each feature including a full summary, cited quotations from the play, definitions/ examples, and a consideration of audience reactions. They are tried and tested, with teachers incorporating them in revision games, using them as essay writing aids, or utilising them as home revision aids. They are provided as both PDFs (to prevent formatting issues between computers) and as Word documents (for easy editing). The packs contain revision cards on each of the main: Characters, Features of Context, Events, Themes, and Devices. I have also included the revision cards templates so that you can create your own! For any questions or comments, please contact TandLGuru@yahoo.co.uk - Many thanks!
Macbeth: Act 2 Scene 2 - The Murder of King Duncan!
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Macbeth: Act 2 Scene 2 - The Murder of King Duncan!

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This lesson aims to improve students’ understanding of one of the key scenes in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth – Act II Scene II. In particular, they learn to make insightful interpretations about Shakespeare’s use of symbolism, and are enabled to understand how this would have affected Shakespearean audiences. The lesson utilises a range of tasks, that require students to be visual and interactive learners. It follows this learning journey: - Defining the key term 'symbolism' and establishing its importance as a literary technique; - Understanding the different objects that were used as symbols in Shakesperean times through a multiple choice team game; - Reading and interpreting Act 2 Scene 2, and establishing how symbolism is utilised throughout; - Summarising the events of the scene; - Analysing Shakespeare's intentions in using literary techniques, and considering the audience reactions to them; - Peer/self evaluating the learning in the lesson. Included in this resource pack are: - A well-presented, thorough, and informative, whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; - Resources for the reading and interpreting activity - full scene transcript with space for notes; - A template to help scaffold the main task, complete with P.E.E instructions; - A comprehensive teacher guidance form/lesson plan to assist delivery. All images in this resource are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the lesson presentation.
Blood Brothers - Mickey and Edward!
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Blood Brothers - Mickey and Edward!

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This engaging and interesting lesson enables students to make clear and developed interpretations of the characters of Mickey and Edward in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. In particular, students infer and interpret key information about the characters from their introductions into the play, before tracking how their characters develop through close analysis of their key actions and quotations. The lesson utilises a range of tasks, that require students to be both independent and collaborative learners. It follows this learning journey: Considering the idea of money ‘buying happiness’ and applying this concept to characters in the play; Engaging with the opening to the play and interpreting how Mickey and Edward are presented; Tracking how the characters are developed throughout the play, through engagement with their key actions and quotations; Creating character profiles which demonstrate their understanding of Mickey and Edward’s introduction and development throughout the play; Self-evaluating their learning in the lesson. Included in this resource pack are: A well-presented, thorough, and informative, whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; Appropriate extracts from the play; A template morale graph to enable students to track the development of characters; Character profile templates to help scaffold the main task, complete with quotes from the text; A comprehensive teacher guidance form/lesson plan to assist delivery. Resources are provided in both Word (for easy editing)and PDF (to prevent formatting issues between computers). All images in this resource are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the lesson presentation.
Much Ado About Nothing - Act IV Scene I - The Wedding Scene!
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Much Ado About Nothing - Act IV Scene I - The Wedding Scene!

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This engaging, in-depth lesson enables students to understand how the plot events in the wedding scene create a sense of climax throughout Act IV Scene I of Much Ado About Nothing. In particular, the lesson focuses upon the language used by Claudio and Leonato to denounce Hero (with links to the expectations within the social/historical context of the renaissance), the dramatic response to the allegations, and Benedick's altering priorities. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Identifying the key events of the plot leading up to the wedding scene. - Reading and comprehending the predominant plot events in Act IV Scene I. - Understanding the idea of the patriarchal family society, and considering the accusations directed at Hero in light of this. - Completing an essay style response in which they consider how the key plot events contribute to a sense of climax within the scene. - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and detailed - just download and teach from it! - Cards for card-sorting activity; - Wedding Scene worksheet (and teacher answer sheet); - Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses; - Comprehensive lesson plan.
A View from the Bridge Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!
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A View from the Bridge Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

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This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising Arthur Miller's 'A View from the Bridge.' It contains comprehensive sections on: - Context; - Scene by Scene Summary (with quotes); - Main Characters; - Themes; - Miller's Dramatic Devices; - The Features of Tragedy. Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
Blood Brothers - Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Lyons!
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Blood Brothers - Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Lyons!

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This engaging and interesting lesson enables students to make clear and developed interpretations of the characters of Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Lyons in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. In particular, students infer and interpret key information about the characters from their introductions into the play, before tracking how their characters develop through close analysis of key quotations. The lesson utilises a range of tasks, that require students to be both independent and collaborative learners. It follows this learning journey: Considering the meaning of the key term ‘stereotype’ and how Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Lyons represent stereotypes of social groups; Engaging with the opening to the text and interpreting how Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Lyons are presented; Tracking how the characters are developed throughout the play, through engagement with key quotations; Answering an essay-style question about the introduction and development of the characters; Self-evaluating their learning in the lesson. Included in this resource pack are: A well-presented, thorough, and informative, whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; Appropriate extracts from the play; A worksheet with key quotations to enable students to track the development of characters; A template to help scaffold the main task, complete with quotes from the text; A comprehensive teacher guidance form/lesson plan to assist delivery. Resources are provided in both Word (for easy editing)and PDF (to prevent formatting issues between computers). All images in this resource are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the lesson presentation.