Exploring rhythm and metre printable with Dr Seuss, an introduction to Macbeth.

Exploring rhythm and metre printable with Dr Seuss, an introduction to Macbeth.

This lesson introduces rhythm and metre using poems from Dr Seuss, once students become confident in determining metre they have the opportunity to consider how metre can be used to different effect. I use this as an introduction to Shakespeare but it could be used for any poetry study. Includes the lesson powerpoint and accompanying poems.
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Tradiciones de navidad - Spanish Christmas Traditions Lesson - Spanish Lottery Printable

Tradiciones de navidad - Spanish Christmas Traditions Lesson - Spanish Lottery Printable

An introduction to Spanish Christmas traditions starting with the Christmas Lottery. Students watch a 3 minute advert for the Spanish lottery and learn about this tradition. The advert focuses on Justino, a Spanish factory worker who works nights and whose colleagues show great kindness when they win the lottery at Christmas. Students respond really well to this clip as it is similar to the famous Christmas adverts they are used to (John Lewis, M&S, Coca Cola). This leads them on to do some research into other traditions in a mini inquiry project and home learning activity. Includes printable pdf worksheet to support research and inquiry, as well as Spanish lottery tickets to use as a bingo game and AFL tool. Suitable for KS3. My students love this lesson, I hope yours do too!
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Empathic Response Unit of Work with exam practice (iGCSE CIE English Language Format)

Empathic Response Unit of Work with exam practice (iGCSE CIE English Language Format)

iGCSE Cambridge English Language Empathic Response Coursework pack based on the short story "The People Before" by Maurice Shadbolt taken from the Cambridge Short Story Anthology 'Stories of Ourselves'. Includes: 1. Context, Character, Theme and Language Notes for the text. 2. Lesson by lesson activities to engage with the text further. 3. Success criteria breakdown for the empathy task. 4. Some Paper 2 and Paper 3 exam style questions with the Maori theme as a stimulus. Maori culture is a great topic to study as part of this unit especially with the recent release of 'Moana', student interest is high!
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Tradiciones de navidad - Spanish Christmas Traditions Lesson - Spanish Lottery Printable

Tradiciones de navidad - Spanish Christmas Traditions Lesson - Spanish Lottery Printable

An introduction to Spanish Christmas traditions starting with the Christmas Lottery. Students watch a 3 minute advert for the Spanish lottery and learn about this tradition. The advert focuses on Justino, a Spanish factory worker who works nights and whose colleagues show great kindness when they win the lottery at Christmas. Students respond really well to this clip as it is similar to the famous Christmas adverts they are used to (John Lewis, M&S, Coca Cola). This leads them on to do some research into other traditions in a mini inquiry project and home learning activity. Includes printable pdf worksheet to support research and inquiry, as well as Spanish lottery tickets to use as a bingo game and AFL tool. Suitable for KS3. My students love this lesson, I hope yours do too!
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IB Language and Literature Support Pack: Paper 2 - Printable Structure Strips

IB Language and Literature Support Pack: Paper 2 - Printable Structure Strips

IB Language and Literature support pack for SL, could be adapted easily for HL too (number of texts for HL is 3 not 2). Includes a support PowerPoint which introduces how to answer the question in terms of structure. Ideally the teacher will model a live answer as they go through, though could also be used to support students through an answer. Structure strips also included, these should be stapled or stuck down the margin of the paper the student is working on and works as a quick reference for structure. As with all supports and scaffolding, introduce to build confidence then gradually remove.
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A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen: Act One Reading Companion (4 Lessons)

A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen: Act One Reading Companion (4 Lessons)

Act One Companion: Lesson by lesson resource which provides activities to introduce and engage with the text further. Asks students to consider the conventions of Naturalistic theater as well as think about motive and true intentions of each of the characters. Introduces ideas about verbal and dramatic irony.
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Structure Strips - A Doll's House - Essay/Extract Scaffold - Printable & Adaptable

Structure Strips - A Doll's House - Essay/Extract Scaffold - Printable & Adaptable

Structure strips to support extract response essays for CIE iGCSE World Literature Paper 3 Q1 (Extract Question), but adaptable for any literature response/essay. How to use: Students should staple/glue the strip to the top left of their blank page and complete their essay following the structure outlined in the guidance. Students respond very well to this support, as with all scaffolding, use to gain confidence then gradually remove!
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What is poetry? - Shakespeare vs. Hip Hop

What is poetry? - Shakespeare vs. Hip Hop

This lesson requires students to evaluate their definition of poetry and move towards a more holistic idea of different forms of poetry. This lesson has been really successful in getting students to engage with Shakespeare. Includes 'Hip Hop lyric or Shakespeare line' quiz which always raises some surprises! Based on the TED Talk by Akala.
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See, think, wonder - Visible thinking Spanish culture starters

See, think, wonder - Visible thinking Spanish culture starters

Included in a pack of lesson starters which ask students to follow the visible thinking routine "See, think, wonder" to discover more about Hispanic culture. A great way of sparking curiosity and inquiry in the first moments of the lesson and developing critical thinking skills. Perfect for PYP/MYP inquiry based learning classrooms. Ask students only the following questions: 1. What do you see? 2. What do you think? 3. What do you wonder?
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IB Language and Literature SL Paper 2 Guide

IB Language and Literature SL Paper 2 Guide

"A crash course" in Paper 2 comparative literature study for SL students. Includes breakdown of each of the criterion and some activities to encourage students to engage with the mark scheme. IBDP English A: Language and Literature (Standard Level)
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Gender bias, inequality and pay gap lesson

Gender bias, inequality and pay gap lesson

Are students aware of their implicit gender bias? This lesson asks students to consider the bias they hold and directs them to complete the implicit bias test to see if their perceptions match reality. Great discussion stimulus on the topics of pay gap, sexism, stereotypes and gender inequality.
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Exploring rhythm and metre printable with Dr Seuss, an introduction to Macbeth.

Exploring rhythm and metre printable with Dr Seuss, an introduction to Macbeth.

This lesson introduces rhythm and metre using poems from Dr Seuss, once students become confident in determining metre they have the opportunity to consider how metre can be used to different effect. I use this as an introduction to Shakespeare but it could be used for any poetry study. Includes the lesson powerpoint and accompanying poems.
douglm11
Create a Kahoot group project Printable

Create a Kahoot group project Printable

An easy to follow group project which asks students to create a Kahoot Quiz to test their peers. This is a versatile resource which can be used in nearly any subject, I have used this in English and Spanish. Includes: Group roles and Instructions Printable Kahoot question planner
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Guide to Paper 2: IBDP Lang Lit HL

Guide to Paper 2: IBDP Lang Lit HL

"A crash course" in Paper 2 comparative literature study for HL students. Includes breakdown of each of the criterion and some activities to encourage students to engage with the mark scheme. IBDP English A: Language and Literature (Higher Level)
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Empathic Response Unit of Work with exam practice (iGCSE CIE English Language Format)

Empathic Response Unit of Work with exam practice (iGCSE CIE English Language Format)

iGCSE Cambridge English Language Empathic Response Coursework pack based on the short story "The People Before" by Maurice Shadbolt taken from the Cambridge Short Story Anthology 'Stories of Ourselves'. Includes: 1. Context, Character, Theme and Language Notes for the text. 2. Lesson by lesson activities to engage with the text further. 3. Success criteria breakdown for the empathy task. 4. Some Paper 2 and Paper 3 exam style questions with the Maori theme as a stimulus. Maori culture is a great topic to study as part of this unit especially with the recent release of 'Moana', student interest is high!
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