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Last minute Lesson Plans and various other resources.
Improve Your Writing: Paragraphs and Topic Sentences
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Improve Your Writing: Paragraphs and Topic Sentences

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A ready to go lesson that teaches students the purpose of paragraphs and topic sentences in a concise 1 hour lesson. Students learn about paragraphing and topic sentences. They then apply their understanding to produce their own letter based on a fictional character (though the activity is adaptable). Resource provided for students to edit and use to identify the topic sentences. Opportunities for peer assessment also included as well as plenaries and clear measurable lesson objectives.
Writing Suspense - Creative Writing
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Writing Suspense - Creative Writing

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This lesson encourages students to use sensory description to create suspenseful writing. The resource uses an image as stimulus and gets students to build up a suspenseful description. There is then an added component where students use suspenseful writing techniques to improve the introduction to an original short story. The second of this lesson implements group work. Additionally there is a HW task at the end, an extended writing task to complete the intro to the story.
A Level Media Production Design Resources - Coursework
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A Level Media Production Design Resources - Coursework

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With the A Level Media Eduqas specification (WJEC), students have a choice of 4 options with their coursework (non-exam assessment). This coursework lesson gives students some planning and design resources that require minimal instruction so that students can work simultaneously to produce meaningful planning documents. With the print design tasks I would finish the lesson by getting students to use found images to work on a mock up of their Magazine covers or Film Posters. I have found students have enjoyed the independence that these resources have offered. The spidergram is something I would display at the start of the lesson so that all students know exactly what they have to work on during the lesson without getting distracted by some of the other coursework components.
Understanding Meter and Rhythm in Poetry
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Understanding Meter and Rhythm in Poetry

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Don't know your Trochaic Tetrameter from your Dactylic Pentameter? This resource provides a very user friendly guide to some of the more advanced terms and concepts of poetry analysis. The resource is very straight forward, and works well with another Powerpoint Presentation that I have uploaded on my store for free. BONUS! Answer sheet provided along with a Challenge (expert) version of the sheet and a differentiated (novice) version. Both are adaptable. Print both the Expert and Novice sheet with the last page on the back.
Auteur Theory Presentation
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Auteur Theory Presentation

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To be used with any senior Media Studies class. This is a thorough presentation that explores everything you wanted to know about Auteur Theory and more. It provides examples of auteurs and the defining characteristics that made them auteurs and includes questions for students to consider throughout. I have found that this presentation really helps students to start to think more about the process of directing films, and gets them to make connections between recurring features in a director's body of work. Please note - some images and clips have been removed for copyright purposes - but resource can be easily edited.
Persuasive Writing
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Persuasive Writing

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Need a persuasive writing lesson fast? This resource is printable and ready to go. And it provides about an hours worth of work, including peer assessment criteria (adaptable), stimulus material guaranteed to engage students and a clear and concise extended writing task. This resource also aims at directing students to understand the difference between writing to argue for or against an issue, and writing to persuade.
Romeo & Juliet - Act 3 Scene 1 - The fight scene
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Romeo & Juliet - Act 3 Scene 1 - The fight scene

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This lesson looks at how foreshadowing is evident in the scene above. Students are then asked to identify and analyse key quotes used. It culminates with them producing a guided extended paragraph communicating their understanding.
AS A2 Media Studies Annotation Resource
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AS A2 Media Studies Annotation Resource

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This is a resource that enables effective and efficient annotations of the Magazine analysis (Component 2 of the AS/A2 Media Studies Eduqas syllabus - from 2017). I wish I had made this earlier, it makes students notes so much more organised and easy to follow. This is designed based on the 'Woman's Realm' mag analysis, but can be easily modified if selecting a different set text - just copy and paste different mag pages. This worksheet is enough work for 3-4 hours of work and has stretch/challenge work included. I have not found a huge amount of resources for tasks like that, so hopefully this helps those of you in a similar position. (Note - this is only the first 3/4s of the mag analysis, last 1/4 will be posted shortly.
Introduction to Script Writing for Film and Television
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Introduction to Script Writing for Film and Television

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Ever wondered why a film script is written in Courier New font? Or how writing helped Tarantino make his first feature film? This resource provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic rules of script writing in a light-hearted way. The resource is print ready and provides enough content and integrated activities for at least a one hour lesson.
Life On Mars - Annotation Resource
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Life On Mars - Annotation Resource

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For A Level Media, Eduqas Specification - Life On Mars Set text. This is an annotation resource that helps students make notes while viewing the set text episode. This resource pack includes the answers (in brief), to allow teachers to guide students towards accurate ideas. The activity also breaks down the programme into key concepts and theorists’ work.
Poetry Analysis - A Poison Tree
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Poetry Analysis - A Poison Tree

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This resource is an A3 designed compartmentalised worksheet to help students analyse and revise the Conflict anthology Poem - A Poison Tree. This resource includes a detailed answer sheet. All adaptable so you can extend answers as you see fit. Useful for visual learners and already differentiated by nature. All easy printable.
Colons, semi-colons and conjunctions
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Colons, semi-colons and conjunctions

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A straight forward worksheet that describes how to use colons and semi colons effectively. Also a bonus conjunction worksheet. This is a helpful, print ready worksheet that aims to improve students writing through understanding some more challenging concepts.
Rhythm and Meter in poetry
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Rhythm and Meter in poetry

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This resource is designed to work with my previously uploaded 'Rhythm and Meter in poetry' Activity. See my shop for more information. This Powerpoint looks at more advance poetic meter and rhythm. Note this presentation refers to the other documents. That's why it is up here free. Though you could adapt it to make use on your own.
CRIME DRAMA CONVENTIONS
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CRIME DRAMA CONVENTIONS

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A quick and easy research quiz - geared around the WJEC/Eduqas A Level Media Studies Course. Questions and answer sheet provided. Key texts are Life on Mars and The Bridge
Creative Writing: Metaphors, similes and personification
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Creative Writing: Metaphors, similes and personification

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A thorough look at figurative language. What it is? Why its used? And what effects it can create. An interactive lesson where students identify, analyse and then create their own language features. Also contains a differentiated version. A straight forward 1 hour lesson, with extra homework task included.
Video Game Pitch Task - Example response and Teacher's copy (Annotated Exemplar)
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Video Game Pitch Task - Example response and Teacher's copy (Annotated Exemplar)

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This is a video game pitch assignment for a junior Media studies or English Class. The task is for students to produce and present their very own pitch for a brand new video game. I also have an exemplar with a space for students to make annotations. This resource is a major task and with research, investigation and planning could be implemented over a number of lessons.
Language Features Table
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Language Features Table

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A very straight-forward resource. Students match the words into the correct columns and write examples of their own that demonstrate the specific technique. A great time-saving revision aide. Answers included. Easily Printable.