A fun lesson to use during any form of 'careers' week.
Looks at celebrities who have a degree in English and potential career paths, before focusing on journalism. There is a little section that teaches the active and passive voice and then there is an opportunity for the students to create their own headlines.
A scheme of work that takes you through every field of criticism in the anthology with focus questions, discussion points and film clips that allow the students to apply the theories with ease.
It also contains tips about choosing a coursework title and text.
A variety of analytical, creative and critical thinking based task for this excellent dystopian short story by Ray Bradbury.
It features a section on Hiroshima - including video clips - to provide information about radiation poisoning and to give students a sense of the absolute destruction nuclear weaponry can cause.
Should cover 5-6 lessons.
Year 8 War Poetry Scheme
Poems from the perspectives of women, home front, considering a German perspective, pro and anti-war.
Booklet and full scheme on PPT included.
I’ve selected a series of poems that vary from the ‘usual’ selections.
Possibility for individual analysis, unseen, collaborative annotation etc.
This scheme is used to accompany the study of a main text - namely, To Kill a Mockingbird.
It covers a wide spectrum of both old and modern novel excerpts, poems, plays, non-fiction articles and film clips that explore how justice is (not) achieved in society.
God’s Plan, Drake, (dir. By Karena Evans) 2018
This is America, Childish Gambino (dir. by Hiro Murai) 2018
When they see us, Netflix (dir. by Ava DuVernay ) 2019
The Godfather Part I, (dir. By Francis Ford Coppola) 1971
Atonement (dir. By Joe Wright) 2007
We Need to Talk about Kevin (dir. By Lynne Ramsay) 2011
The Godfather, Mario Puzo (1969)
Atonement, Ian McEwan (2001)
We Need to Talk about Kevin, Lionel Shriver (2003)
Hitcher, Simon Armitage
Education for Leisure, Carol Ann Duffy
The Crucible, Arthur Miller (1953)
A highly engaging scheme of work aimed towards year 9. It is largely aimed at middle/high ability but may be tweaked accordingly.
There are over 96 slides worth of material including: analysis of song lyrics, poetry analysis, creative writing, flip learning opportunities, linguistic investigations.
Lots of material directly related to Manchester for those of you in the area.
I hope you have as much fun teaching it as I did making it!
A scheme of work dedicated to practising skills of analysis through looking at a combination of gothic film clips and challenging gothic literature extracts. Can be used with high ability KS3 or with KS4 students.
Practise English language Paper One questions with exemplar responses included.
A unit of work based on the new AQA GCSE, English Language Paper Two, Section B: Writing.
The powerpoint contains contemporary materials/resources (Beyonce's lyrics/videos, Michael Brown shooting media coverage, the War on Drugs propaganda) that encourage debate and lively discussion over the issue of modern day racism in America.
The project styled unit contains cultural, legal and political case studies; it eventually culminates in a writing to argue piece.
This scheme is used to accompany the study of a main text - namely, Romeo and Juliet.
It covers a wide spectrum of both old and modern novel excerpts, poems, non-fiction articles and film clips that explore relationships of all kinds.
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (2012)
Twilight, Stephanie Mayer (2005)
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)
Harry Potter (1-7), JK Rowling
This is Just to Say, William Carlos Williams
Valentine, Carol Ann Duffy
Porphyria’s Lover, Robert Browning
Articles + Non Fiction Chapters
Modern Romance (Excerpt in The Guardian), Aziz Ansari
The Secrets of Enduring Love, Dr. Megan Barber
A scheme of work covering Section A of English Language Paper 2 of the new AQA GCSE spec.
The scheme is based around the theme of youth/class and how they are viewed from various perspectives -- the government, the media, the public. It covers topics such as class prejudice, the Manchester riots, and 'chav' culture.
Contains a break down of the skills needed for each question, practice questions, exemplar material, and lots of engaging video clips/articles.
This small unit of work will prepare you for the kind of material we will be working with in the Section B writing section for English Language. It will also help you to observe how pieces of art and culture (music, literature etc.) can depict/ criticise/ mock society. Through this you can see how meaningful links can be made to context.
A slightly different, more interesting take on poetry! Designed for top-set year 9 - could be used for KS4.
I wanna be yours by John Cooper Clarke/
Daddy by Sylvia Plath/
Education For Leisure by Carol Ann Duffy/
Kid by Simon Armitage/
This is just to say... by William Carlos Williams
Per poem, there is:
A clip of the poet reading
A set 'method' for initial, independent analysis
Contextual information - lots of clips here!
Questions to guide them in annotating
A challenge section dedicated to applying a particular literary theory to the poem
An assessment question with a peer/self-assessment table
Also, there's a bit of theory at the beginning on poetry in general, a final assessment task, homework ideas dotted throughout, and an end-of-unit student voice/ review task.
If you're after a video-clip-heavy lesson or two, the section on Education for Leisure has a small documentary on the Columbine Massacre. It also has a small section on applying theories about Existentialism to the poem which I think has quite a cool clip from Kill Bill to help explain it.