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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a jigsaw styled lesson based on the Jane Weir poem Poppies from the conflict anthology. I have found that my students responded really well to this task and worked through quite a lot of notes very efficiently. There are questions in the resources that test the students comprehension of some of the very complex ideas from the poem. Activity itself is rather straight forward. Teacher prints and posts notes sheets around the room. Students are divided into groups of 3-4. They are each allocated a page or 2 of points to summarise. They share their answers so each has a full page of notes for the activity. Then they complete the anaylsis questions on the back. Powerpoint slide has more info if needed. The resources work better if printed on A3. Very effective revision resource if done properly.
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.
GCSE Literature Paper Preparation
This pack contains a practice question from part A of the Romeo and Juliet Literature exam. The text is taken from Act 5 - Scene 3 - Romeo Approaches the Tomb. The pack includes a Master Powerpoint to prepare students for the core ideas of the scene, a student version, with activities to complete along the way and a practice question, complete with mark scheme. This entire resource provides enough work for 2-3 1 hour long lessons (including 35 mins to complete the exam question).
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.
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.
A great activity that aims for students to improve a basic story by altering vocabulary and aiming to add a clear tone to the story.
Students should also aim to finish the story in 2-3 paragraphs, giving them an opportunity to write a concise short story as an extended writing piece.
Also includes a peer assessment guide for students that is student friendly.
An introduction to Creative and Imaginative Writing Lesson. The aims of the lessons are to get students to begin thinking imaginatively when forming ideas for passages of writing. Also investigates the expectations of the Edexcel imaginative writing assessment. This file uses Smartboard software to further engage students.