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Last minute Lesson Plans and various other resources.

Last minute Lesson Plans and various other resources.
Planning Your Story
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Planning Your Story

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This resource provides students with a simple yet effective formula for planning a short story. This is a helpful resource for mid level GCSE students as it reinforces the importance of planning, with some clear guidance how to plan and examples along the way. The examples help outline how its possible to fully develop a complex story inspired by just a still image.
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.
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.
Simple, Complex, Compound Sentences and Effects
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Simple, Complex, Compound Sentences and Effects

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This is a 4 page resource that explains the 3 major sentence types to younger readers. It also explains and provides examples of possible effects created by the use of different sentence types. The worksheet is based on the young adult novel Skellig, but is adaptable to add in extracts to any text. A number of tasks included requiring students to apply their knowledge of sentence types and make inferences about their effects.
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.
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.
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
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.
Romeo and Juliet Analysis - Exam Writing Technique
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Romeo and Juliet Analysis - Exam Writing Technique

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This resource explains how to produce an essay response to a Romeo and Juliet analysis question. The resource is tailored to the Edexcel Literature Paper 1, but it can be easily adapted. A complete paragraph is included, broken down into stages to help students understand the formula. Based on Act 3 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet.
Conflict Poetry - Poppies: Introductory Lesson Symbolism and Connotations
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Conflict Poetry - Poppies: Introductory Lesson Symbolism and Connotations

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This is an introductory lesson the the Jane Weir poem ‘Poppies’ from the Conflict anthology. This contains an annotation worksheet and tasks centred around identifying symbolism in the poem and making inferences. Challenge tasks included along with an extended writing piece for a HW task - sentence starters included. At least 120 mins worth of content for a junior KS4 class. Read the Powerpoint for how the lesson should be structured.
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.
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.
Dystopian Fiction - Imaginative Writing
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Dystopian Fiction - Imaginative Writing

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Teaching prepositions through a fun pair based activity and by exploring Dystopian Fiction. A quick and easy to follow presentation and accompanying worksheet that aims to demonstrate quick progress. The lesson teaches prepositions and asks students to include them in a small section of writing. There is also an active pair based activity and opportunity for peer assessment. Challenge tasks also included. At least one hour of work provided, with the option of extending the writing task into a longer homework assignment.
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.
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.
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.