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English Literature. Teacher of 6 years. I believe in the power of interleaved learning, frequent low stake quizzing, and model essays.

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English Literature. Teacher of 6 years. I believe in the power of interleaved learning, frequent low stake quizzing, and model essays.
The Hobbit SOW (Year 7) Part 1 of 2
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The Hobbit SOW (Year 7) Part 1 of 2

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A SOW on PowerPoint that goes through 15 lessons on the first half of The Hobbit. Particular focus includes clauses and sentence types, and analysing the language and structure of an extract. I have taken lots of ideas from different SOW already on the internet, including CPtucker and MissIredale on TES. I will also upload the second terms lessons (16-30) when I have completed them.
The Hobbit SOW Term 2 Chapters 9 - 19
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The Hobbit SOW Term 2 Chapters 9 - 19

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This follows on from my previous SOW for The Hobbit, looking at chapters 9-19. It focuses on reading and writing skills such as comma splices, speech punctuation, foreshadowing, pathetic fallacy, and language analysis.
Vampire fiction through the ages
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Vampire fiction through the ages

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Dracula, Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, Varney the Vampyre, Interview with a Vampire, I am Legend. Contains a starter where pupils must try to order the paragraphs chronologically. Each table then gets a longer extract to analyse, and then they share notes (can do this through home/expert groups to complete the whole table in their books). How have vampires changed throughout fiction? What, if anything, has remained constant? Essential skills for ordering and analysing
Paradise Lost and Duchess of Malfi A Level Bundle
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Paradise Lost and Duchess of Malfi A Level Bundle

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Bundle of quizzes and essays on The Duchess of Malfi and Paradise Lost ‘Books 9 and 10’ for OCR H472.01 Part B. Contains: 2 1/2 model essays, with at least 4 full accompanying lessons of activities 8 quizzes with over 200 questions to use as revision, recap, or homework Savings of 23% if you buy together.
The Duchess of Malfi A-Z Quiz Recap / Revision
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The Duchess of Malfi A-Z Quiz Recap / Revision

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Revision or Recap quiz for The Duchess of Malfi, including character, events, quotation and context. Answers go from letters A-Z. Question and Answer Sheets included. Designed for OCR English Literature A Level, but will work for anyone studying *The Duchess of Malfi. *
The Duchess of Malfi 6 Revision Quizzes
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The Duchess of Malfi 6 Revision Quizzes

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Revision quizzes of between 25-35 questions on: Act 1 of *The Duchess of Malfi Act 2 of *The Duchess of Malfi Act 3 of *The Duchess of Malfi Act 4 of *The Duchess of Malfi Act 5 of *The Duchess of Malfi Context of The Duchess of Malfi Questions for the acts focus on comprehension, character, and quotation, particularly relevant for OCR A Level Literature. I use them at several points over the two year course: When we’ve finished studying each Act (in Year 1 of the course) A revision tool in Year 2 of the course after students are asked to reread an Act a week for homework Interleaving learning Set contains student copies (a double side of A4 for each quiz) and teacher copies (correct answer in red AND crossed)
Paradise Lost +The Duchess Of Malfi Model Essay Activity / DIRT
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Paradise Lost +The Duchess Of Malfi Model Essay Activity / DIRT

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An essay deconstruction sheet with two student-style essays on the following questions for The Duchess of Malfi and Paradise Lost ‘Books 9 and 10’. ‘Sin must bring punishment. Sinners expect it; readers and audiences demand it.’ In the light of this view, discuss ways in which writers portray sin and punishment. ‘Self-determination and independence always lead to tragedy’ In the light of this view, discuss ways in which writers portray self-determination and independence. How to use: As a lesson or homework activity, get students to write an essay with the choice of the two questions above. In the next lesson, students use the deconstruction sheet to self-assess, analyse, and dissect their own work in relation to two student-style timed essays through 4 tasks. This essay was incredibly valuable for my students, and proved a real break through with some of them. Provoked real engagement with the mark scheme and questions, and some good discussion over what made a Level 5 / 6 response. Several students also commented that this was more useful than me marking and assessing their essays- winner! Would also be an excellent activity for new A Level teachers or teachers just starting to teach these texts.
The Hobbit Question Booklet Homework or Classwork
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The Hobbit Question Booklet Homework or Classwork

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Questions for each Chapter of The Hobbit (37 page booklet). Divided into three sections (Bronze, Silver, Gold) for easy differentiation. Can be used in class to assess comprehension and understanding after chapter, or as a homework book. Examples of activities include: Chapter Comprehension Questions Vocabulary Work Storyboards Quotation finding True / False Analysis
Hamlet A Level Workbook / Homework Book
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Hamlet A Level Workbook / Homework Book

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Hamlet activity workbook designed for OCR A Level. Perfect for supplementing teaching in the form of: Homework Workbook (I ask students to complete at least one activity on each scene) Cover Lesson Booklet Ideas and activities for each scene to support teaching. There are 3 activities for each scene (with the exception of Act 4 Scene 2+3 which are joined together), as well as overview activities exploring each act in 3 progressively harder tasks. Generally, task 1 is comprehension / understanding, and Tasks 2 and 3 develop A-Level skills of exploring theme and character, different interpretations, critical perspectives, and different readings. Activities include: Crosswords A-Z quizzes Comparison of film QR codes with links to videos and readings Questions Hexagon Links Cloze Activities Multiple Choice Activities Quotation Activities Wordles Venn Diagram Comparisons And many, many more! Workbook provided in both Word and PDF copies for ease of both editing and printing.
Paradise Lost and Duchess of Malfi Essay Deconstruction Sheet
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Paradise Lost and Duchess of Malfi Essay Deconstruction Sheet

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A deconstruction sheet encouraging students to engage with the mark scheme and AOs for H472.01 Section B, texts The Duchess of Malfi and Paradise Lost ��Books 9 and 10’. Essay includes introduction, Body Paragraph 1 and topic sentence for Body paragraph 2. Activities include students to engage with argument, context, quotations, AOs, success criteria, and continuing the rest of the essay. Takes at least a lesson to complete, or a lesson and a homework if you request students complete the essay. File included in Word and PDF formats for ease of both printing and editing.
Paradise Lost Context A-Z Quiz
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Paradise Lost Context A-Z Quiz

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A-Z quiz on the contextual elements of Paradise Lost. Ideal for revision, interleaved learning, and recap. Question and Answer Sheet included. Created for Books 9 and 10 OCR A Level, but relevant for all books.
Blood Brothers Nature Nurture / Social Class
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Blood Brothers Nature Nurture / Social Class

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STARTER: Contains statements with supporting pictures which pupils must discuss in their groups whether they are more influenced by nature or nurture. I used this with an A/B card per table, and they have a minute discussion to come to a majority decision on whether it is nAture (A) / nurture (B). \n\nThen contains a choice of revision activities (designed for WJEC, but can be used for any) that pupils can pick from. \n\nFor the plenary of this lesson, I asked pupils to write a post-it summing up Willy Russel's attitude to social class.
Textopoly: Non-fiction text game
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Textopoly: Non-fiction text game

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A game, based on Monopoly, where pupils move around the board answering questions on non fiction texts. Nice for end of topic / long plenary / emergency lesson. You will need to find some non-fiction texts so that each group can answer it about a different text, and if you want to differentiate, use different levels of texts. I have printed out one per table, just provide the texts, dice, and counters!
Connective Wheel
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Connective Wheel

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Print off pages one and three on card. Page 3 needs to be cut where marked. These can be joined in the middle with a split pin to create a connective wheel that pupils can use in English, or for whole school literacy. \n\nPage 2 is optional- you can print this on paper and stick it on the back of the wheel to remind pupils of the connective categories.
Introduction to Monologs - 2 lessons
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Introduction to Monologs - 2 lessons

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LESSON 1 - Pupils watch monologues on youtube and decide what makes a good monologue. \nLESSON 2 - Using this knowledge they then create a monologue based on a nursery rhyme. Using the Guardian three pigs advertisement, they then consider alternative viewpoints to create an original voice. They should then peer assess based on the success criteria. Some can be performed whilst the rest of the class guess who it is.
Reported speech and direct quotation - Newspapers
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Reported speech and direct quotation - Newspapers

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A lesson on reported speech and direct quotations in newspapers. The starter asks pupils to consider the difference between a sentence with reported speech, and a sentence with direct quotation. After a few simple translations from direct speech to reported (and vice versa), pupils can watch a youtube video of a news story. Their speech has been transcribed, and pupils can then use this to create their own newspaper article on the incident, using a direct quotation and a piece of reported speech for each of the three witnesses.