Two resources guiding pupils through how to answer Q4. I glued the extract onto large sugar paper and had them write their reasons for/against on either side of it. Use the Gatsby one first, then the Dracula extract as a form of assessment.
This is aimed towards teaching pupils how to write band 5/6 responses. The lesson revolves around a book about the sentimentalisation of the poor/children and families in Victorian fiction and gives pupils a valuable insight into how their presentation pertains to the typical presentation of families and children at the time and the meanings behind their characterisation. I taught this to top set year 11 and no one achieved below a 7 in their assessment on the extract. Based on the extract where the Cratchit family are introduced.
Plan for roughly 20-25 minutes worth of teacher-led discussion to ensure this ideas are fully understood.
This is not the extract from the Summer '17 exam which means they will be able to make perceptive links but not be overly scaffolded prior to mock examinations.
Each poem has been condensed to A5 with four key quotations, context, theme and comparative links. I recommend you print the first 8 (romantic love) on one colour card and the subsequent 7 (family love) on a different colour. Used with our whole year 11 cohort and they found them extremely useful!
Low to middle ability although high ability also find them useful.
A lesson exploring the presentation of Jacob Marley. Can be spread over two lessons with ease if you wish to have whole class discussions included. Includes a starter, group analysis, chain creation exercise, WHY paragraph sheet with high ability vocabulary, and a WAGOLL with gaps to improve fine-grained analysis AO2 band 6.
You will need strips of card cut out, glue, scissors and dictionaries.
Make sure you check whether there are any notes at the bottom of the slides.
Two lessons covering narrative structure and teaching pupils how to write a Rising Action. Includes activities and 500 words stories as complete examples of the narrative structure. Video links included to engage pupils. Definitely suited to KS3, although would be suitable to low ability KS4. Designed for AQA Language Paper 1 Q5.
A comprehensive lesson plan focusing on AO4, with an engaging starter and a plenary aimed at memorising key quotations and linking them to a tragic aspects star adapted from an AQA training course.
AQA A-Level Literature B Aspects of Tragedy
A 3 hour+ activity breaking down concepts from critical sources about control and rebellion in Romeo and Juliet. Pupils then apply the concepts to an extract focusing on Prince Escalus. They then complete a planning page which is designed to produce top band conceptualised responses. This produced a number of grade 8 and 9 essay responses from a group of high ability year 11s in a revision session. Would work well as a lesson or as guided intervention.
Also involves two 21+ responses which could be broken down and improved.
Two lessons covering the analysis of Act 2, Scene 1; the latter encouraging pupils to use integrated terminology. Model answer included along with a breakdown of Aristotle's tragic hero conventions.
AQA A-Level Lit B
All the work needed is the photocopying of the text for annotation.
Two to three part lesson exploring two sources covering the theme of Social Media. Links to the popular Charlie Brooker series ‘Black Mirror’. Ideal for Mid-High Ability. Range of scaffolded and interesting resources included to build them up to creating a thorough question 3 and 4 response.
KS3 assessment system. A new form of assessment based on the new AQA GCSE Assessment Objectives and the legacy AF grids. Progressively becomes more difficult to achieve the grades as the years progress. The Literature and Language skills have been merged underneath AOs. Suits schools which give pupils an end of year 11 target grade which they work towards. A lot of research went into the creation of these and they have been tried and tested.
A great quiz which requires no editing or additional work. I spent a lot of time on this and my year 11s loved it as a recap activity. There are three activities included. May need buzzers for the ‘buzzer round’- or just improvise!
An engaging powerpoint analysing the opening stage directions and Birling’s predictions in Act One. Annotate extracts aimed at mid-high ability pupils- has yielded very impressive results from a top set year 9 class predicted 7s and above. Includes all AOs and can span over 4 lessons if you include discussions of annotations.
Engaging started challenging pupils to closely analyse a quotation linking it to AO1, AO2, AO4 and AO5. The rest of the lesson involves a carousel activity where you will need to write the motifs mentioned in the table onto big paper and place on tables around the room. Pupils then find quotations from the play and analyse them in their groups.
AQA A-Level Lit B Aspects of Tragedy
Exploring bias across two Sun articles about Calais Asylum seekers and the Rohingya Muslim crisis. Pupils break down the two articles exploring how the writers present asylum seekers/refugees then complete a Q4 style response. Could span over two lessons with discussion about the articles.
A scaffolded, differentiated resource working on working 'backwards' when analysing language; beginning with the effects/reader response, pupils then have to analyse how these effects are achieved through close analysis.