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Mrs. R's English Lessons

An International Head of English planning lessons for Year 6, KS3 and KS4. Lessons are tailored to the British National Curriculum at KS3 and Edexcel iGCSEs at KS4. All lessons are planned for students with their own devices. Lessons are fully differentiated to suit mixed-ability classes, even at GCSE level.

An International Head of English planning lessons for Year 6, KS3 and KS4. Lessons are tailored to the British National Curriculum at KS3 and Edexcel iGCSEs at KS4. All lessons are planned for students with their own devices. Lessons are fully differentiated to suit mixed-ability classes, even at GCSE level.
PART 1 - 'Boy' Autobiographies Scheme of Work - First 17 of 34 fully differentiated lessons
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PART 1 - 'Boy' Autobiographies Scheme of Work - First 17 of 34 fully differentiated lessons

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‘Boy’ Autobiographies Scheme of Work - 34 fully differentiated lessons This scheme has been designed for Year 7 mixed-ability classes who are all learning from home (Remote Learning). All students have their own devices. All lessons are fully differentiated. The scheme of work is designed to teach students how to write their own autoiography. Over the course of they scheme, they will practise a range of skills in order to write an autobiography. They will end up with their own digital booklet of their autobiography. Skills include: Research skills Comprehension skills How to create a book cover Descriptive writing skills - figurative language Creating Humour Simple, compound and complex sentences Creating a villain - focus on adjectives, verbs and exaggeration Improving vocabulary Creating tension - parts of a story (exposition, complication, climax and resolution) Sentence starters Punctuation Putting together our autobiography (proof-reading and drafting skills) Final extract - assessment
2 Lessons - English Literature Edexcel iGCSE Poetry - 'Remember' by Rossetti - Context & Analysis
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2 Lessons - English Literature Edexcel iGCSE Poetry - 'Remember' by Rossetti - Context & Analysis

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English Literature Edexcel iGCSE - Anthology Poetry - ‘Remember’ by Christina Rossetti - Context & Analysis 2 lessons - The first is based on the context and first reading of the poem and the second on the analysis. Lessons are differentiated with ‘stretch’ tasks. These lessons were created during remote learning and so were designed for students to complete independently on their own iPads. They were designed for a mixed-ability international Year 10 group, who are predominantly EAL. Hence, tasks have been broken down and scaffolded heavily, which offering suitable challenge for more-able students.
2 lessons - English Lit Edexcel iGCSE Poetry - 'Prayer Before Birth' - Context, Analysis and Exam Q
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2 lessons - English Lit Edexcel iGCSE Poetry - 'Prayer Before Birth' - Context, Analysis and Exam Q

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English Literature Edexcel iGCSE - Poetry - ‘Prayer Before Birth’ by Louis MacNeice - Context, analysis and exam Q 2 lessons - The first is based on the context of the poem and the second on the analysis and exam-style question. Lessons are differentiated with ‘stretch’ tasks. These lessons were created during remote learning and so were designed for students to complete independently on their own iPads. They were designed for a mixed-ability international Year 10 group, who are predominantly EAL. Hence, tasks have been broken down and scaffolded heavily, which offering suitable challenge for more-able students.
Lessons 7&8  - 'Boy'-Roald Dahl - Autobiographies-Year 6/lower KS3 Scheme of Work - Remote Learning
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Lessons 7&8 - 'Boy'-Roald Dahl - Autobiographies-Year 6/lower KS3 Scheme of Work - Remote Learning

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‘Boy’ by Roald Dahl - Autobiographies - Year 6 or lower KS3 Scheme of Work - Remote Learning Lessons This scheme has been designed for Year 7 mixed-ability classes who are all learning from home (Remote Learning). All students have their own devices. All lessons are fully differentiated. The scheme of work is designed to teach students how to write their own autoiography. Over the course of they scheme, they will practise a range of skills in order to write an autobiography. They will end up with their own digital booklet of their autobiography. Skills include: Research skills Comprehension skills How to create a book cover Descriptive writing skills - figurative language Creating Humour Simple, compound and complex sentences Creating a villain - focus on adjectives, verbs and exaggeration Improving vocabulary Creating tension - parts of a story (exposition, complication, climax and resolution) Sentence starters Punctuation Putting together our autobiography (proof-reading and drafting skills) Final extract - assessment
40 Lessons - 'Wonder' - R J Palacio - Full Scheme of Work for Years 6 or 7
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40 Lessons - 'Wonder' - R J Palacio - Full Scheme of Work for Years 6 or 7

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‘Wonder’ - R J Palacio - Full Scheme of Work for Years 6 or 7 - A whole Term’s Worth of Lessons! This scheme was originally created during remote learning, so was designed for students to complete tasks independently on iPads. I have then added in AfL so that these resources can be used in the classroom. Lessons are fully differentiated. There is no official assessment as this scheme was designed during Remote Learning. However, there are lots of extended writing opportunities and lots that could be adapted into an assessment. There are 40 lessons in total, which cover a range of skills including: *comprehension skills *characterisation *structure and plot development *evidence finding *comparison *writing to describe *writing to advise *etc
iGCSE English Literature 'Of Mice and Men - Context Lesson - Steinbeck's Life - Key Themes
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iGCSE English Literature 'Of Mice and Men - Context Lesson - Steinbeck's Life - Key Themes

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This lesson is designed to be taught after reading Chapter 1. Students research John Steinbeck’s life through a variety of sources and create a presentation using a detailed success criteria. The research points to key themes that we see within the novel e.g. the importance of dreams, poverty etc. Students then reflect on which themes they can already identify from chapter 1 and what in Steinbeck’s life may have influences these themes. Lesson is fully differentiated and has been planned for a predominantly EAL class with students ranging from a grade 2-9. The lesson has been taught remotely. Lesson is designed for students with 1-to-1 devices as all of our students have individual iPads. Alternatively, research on Steinbeck could be printed.
'Skellig' Lessons 21-40 - Years 6 and 7
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'Skellig' Lessons 21-40 - Years 6 and 7

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The second half of a 40 lesson scheme on ‘Skellig’ by David Almond, created for a mixed-ability Year 6 class with their own devices. The 40 lessons cover the full novel and include: *comprehension skills language analysis characterisation how tension is created writing to describe - vocabulary, sensory descriptions, figurative language etc Writing to advise Comparison Green mythology William Blake Poetry