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The Soldier  |  Poetry Analysis
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This resource will teach students analytical skills and introduce the famous poet Rupert Brooke. Through 7+ hours of games, videos, tasks, and analysis, students will gain confidence in probing language and interpreting layers of meaning. Students will apply their knowledge by writing a PETERS paragraph following the assessment objectives. The resource also includes a bonus modeled paragraph on how war is presented in the poem (can be compared to Rupert Brooke’s ‘The Soldier’). Assessment objectives can be typed in on the slides where appropriate. Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 10 slides Annotated poem with probing questions Printable BINGO cards + answer key Printable question cards Printable Rupert Brooke’s biography sheets Printable copy of the poem Printable modelled paragraph Printable information table Printable images and words for walk-through art gallery ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
A Christmas Carol  |  Ignorance and Want Activities
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This is an engaging resource exploring Dickens’ concepts of Ignorance and Want as allegories of Victorian society. Students will look deeper into what society was like for the poor and incorporate the ideas into their own piece of writing to expand on the contextual background of ‘A Christmas Carol.’ By reading through extracts, highlighting activities, filling in the blanks, students will have a solid understanding of the characters of Ignorance and Want. They will use a modeled paragraph and label the evidence and inferences made. They will write and peer-assess independent writing throughout the lesson and build new vocabulary in their writing. Students will explore poverty in the Victorian age and the divide between the rich and the poor to better understand Ignorance and Want. An audio reading will engage students whilst they annotate their extracts to show how Scrooge portrays his ignorance through the characters of Ignorance and Want. Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 18 slides Printable model paragraph for labeling activity Printable extract for highlighting activity ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  |  Chapter 1 Activities
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An exciting introduction to John Boyne’s novel where students will explore the title and blurb to find clues in order to figure out what the book is about. The study of chapter 1 will look into character analysis by zooming into words to form impressions of the novel’s protagonist. Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 6 slides Printable character image ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  |  Chapter 8 Activities
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas | Chapter 8 Activities

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Students will identify modal and imperative verbs whilst exploring Bruno’s feelings in his letter to Grandmother. In groups, students will read an Agony Aunt style letter to understand how to advise, before writing their own letter to Bruno as Grandmother. Students will self-assess their work using a writing check-list. Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 9 slides Printable writing checklist Printable Agony Aunt letter Printable excerpt from chapter for highlighting activity ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  |  Chapter 11 Activities
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Students will explore relationships between characters and their reactions to the Fury’s arrival. Students will dramatise freeze frames in groups from the scenario assigned to them. The lesson will culminate in a writing activity where students will use a PETER structured paragraph to explore the question, “How do the different members of the family react to the arrival of The Fury?” Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 8 slides Printable freeze frames ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  |  Chapter 19 Activities
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas | Chapter 19 Activities

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Students will explore and emotional ending as the book comes to a close. Students will create a list of signs showing a person’s maturity. They will then re-visit the previous chapters to help them plot a graph depicting Bruno’s emerging awareness. Students will read a modelled paragraph and label it for PETER before independently writing their own paragraphs to answer how the author uses language to show that Bruno becomes more mature as the novel progresses. Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 8 slides Printable modelled paragraph Printable PETER paragraph organiser template ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  |  Chapter 16 Activities
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Students will begin by watching a short video regarding Nazis (BBC Bitesize must be accessible). They will use their inference skills to understand the effect of Lieutenant Kotler’s transfer on Bruno’s family. Students will organise quotes about Gretel into two categories which will help explain her character development and change throughout the course of the novel. Using this information, students will write a couple of paragraphs to explain how Gretel’s character changed. Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 9 slides ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  |  Chapter 9 Activities
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This lesson explores the keywords ‘tension’ and ‘drama.’ Students will be able to identify tension in the chapter by listing examples between characters. A table of quotes will be presented for students to complete in their books by analysing how tension is created by the author. Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 6 slides ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
Lamb to the Slaughter - Medium Term Plan
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Complete medium term plan outlining 8 full lessons in detail. Includes one complete lesson plan with resources. A series of fun and interactive detective activities throughout the lessons to solve the mystery. Kindly leave a review if this resource helped you!
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  |  Chapter 7 Activities
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas | Chapter 7 Activities

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Students will identify implicit and explicit sentences through an engaging game and then apply their knowledge by completing a table on the description of Lieutenant Kotler. Students will probe and analyse language and its effects by looking deeper into the characters of the Lieutenant and Pavel. The lesson will end with independent writing to answer, “How does John Boyne present Lieutenant Kotler in Chapter 7?” Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 21 slides Printable Venn diagram ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  |  Chapter 3 Activities
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas | Chapter 3 Activities

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Students will begin with an engaging game to recap what they know so far about the novel. After reading the chapter, students will answer comprehension questions to test their knowledge (answers included). Students will share ideas about Gretel and then write a paragraph of their impressions of her using sentence starters provided. Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 13 slides ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  |  Chapter 20 Activities
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas | Chapter 20 Activities

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Students will begin by exploring different possible endings and then writing their own final chapter, using varying sentence structures. Students will look at a couple of the significant lines in the last chapter and interpret their meanings by discussing with their peers and then sharing their ideas with the class. Students will be given a checklist of what needs to be included and in groups, they will annotate an already written book review to discuss what can be improved. Using a template as a guide, students will write their own review for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas before peer assessing their work. At the end of this unit, the film can be watched and compared to the novel and a film review can be written and used as an assessment (not included). Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 8 slides Printable book review template Printable book review example ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  |  Chapter 15 Activities
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas | Chapter 15 Activities

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Students will create a storyboard of significant events in the chapter using captions and illustrations. In groups, students will discuss whether Bruno did the right thing by betraying his friend and lying to save himself from getting into trouble. To showcase their ideas, students will debate the topic with the teacher moderating and allowing turns for rebuttals. Students will use the information to confidently write a PETER paragraph independently using quotes from the chapter as evidence to support their points. Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 8 slides Printable storyboard template ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  |  Chapter 13 Activities
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Students will start with a discussion around the prominent themes in the novel so far. Focussing on the theme of fear, the lesson will look at Maria’s fear of her superiors by locating quotes to evidence this. Using a modelled paragraph, students will label for PETER and then write their own couple of paragraphs to answer, “How does John Boyne show that Shmuel is afraid in these lines?” Students will self-assess their own work. Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 6 slides Printable modelled paragraph ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  |  Chapter 10 Activities
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In an outstanding lesson, student will work collaboratively in groups to identify the roles of each character using parts of a bicycle as a metaphor. They will delve deeper into the characterisation of Shmuel and explore his implicit and explicit traits as they jot down words and quotes around a figure outline. Individually, students will complete a quotes analysis table on Shmuel and then watch an accompanying short video of Bruno’s encounter with his new friend. Students will explore Bruno’s thoughts and feelings through diary writing and then peer assess work using a checklist. Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 8 slides Printable writing checklist Printable figure outline Printable bicycle starter activity in colour and b/w ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  |  Chapter 12 Activities
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Students will explore Bruno and Shmuel’s journey by creating a table of differences. Students will write a PETER paragraph to answer how the author shows Bruno’s innocence in the chapter by probing two particular quotes. The plenary will inform teaching and learning by assessing the students’ confidence level in using the PETER structure of paragraph writing. Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 6 slides Printable plenary ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  |  Chapter 14 Activities
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Students will explore symbolism and their significance in the novel. They will be assigned a student in the class and draw for them a symbol based on what they know about them. This will explore the negative feelings associated with certain symbols and allow students to empathise with Shmuel. Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 7 slides ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  |  Chapter 17 Activities
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Students will begin by brainstorming higher-order questions to ask Mother. They will hot-seat her character in turns after reading the chapter. Students will answer some comprehension questions regarding Mother’s attitude to Out-With and then peer-assess their work. After having explored Mother’s thoughts and feelings from the chapter, students will write a letter in her character using the sentence starters provided. Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 6 slides ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  |  Chapter 18 Activities
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Students will analyze clues to make predictions regarding the upcoming adventure. They will probe the language in quotes for literary techniques and zoom in on words to make predictions. There are opportunities for self-assessment and paired discussions throughout the lesson. Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 7 slides ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  |  Chapter 6 Activities
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Students will take a closer look at Maria’s character and hot-seat her in pairs to make inferences. They will use the information to complete an analysis table on characterisation. Includes: Animated PowerPoint presentation of 6 slides ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ ✧ Kindly leave feedback for this product. We’d love to hear from you! Tes ✧ Blog ✧ Twitter ✧ Facebook ✧ Instagram ✧ Pinterest ✧ Email ©2019 The Nifty Ninja