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(KS3 7/8/9) Meghan Markle's UN Speech

(KS3 7/8/9) Meghan Markle's UN Speech

This is a lesson planned for a middle-ability Year 8 class looking at Meghan Markle’s UN speech. Pupils will consider who Meghan Markle is before watching her speech and analysing an extract of it. The lesson focuses on a Language Paper 1 Q3 style question, so pupils will be introduced to structural features. There is support provided to help pupils write a response through a model text. This lesson is easily adaptable for any KS3 class of any ability.
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Macbeth: Ambition Essay Question

Macbeth: Ambition Essay Question

This is an assessment lesson for a middle-ability Year 9 class. The lesson looks at the theme of ambition in the play. Pupils will initially revise key scenes where ambition is clearly displayed in the play; before then looking at a short extract (Macbeth’s response to the Witches’ prophecies) and using this to answer a GCSE-style question. There is a planning sheet included that will support pupils in planning THREE paragraphs to use as their response. This lesson is easily adaptable for a KS3 or KS4 class of any ability.
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Ready Player One: Creating your own Oasis

Ready Player One: Creating your own Oasis

This is a lesson created for a middle-ability Year 8 class. It focuses on comparing two small extracts describing Wade’s situation and the Oasis. Pupils will select language devices used and the impressions they create for the reader. Pupils will then use these descriptions to write an opening description of their own Oasis. Sentence starters are provided to support pupils in their writing. This is easily adaptable for a KS3 class of any ability.
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Exploration of Bertha in Jane Eyre

Exploration of Bertha in Jane Eyre

This is a lesson for a middle-ability Year 8 class who were looking at Gothic literature. This lesson focuses on an extract from ‘Jane Eyre’ where Betha is finally revealed to the reader. The lesson requires pupils to look at initial quotes and explore their interpretations before then reading the extract, annotating it and writing an analytical paragraph on the extract. The extract is included in this resource and sentence starters using the PEACE structure are also included to support students. This is easily adaptable for any KS3 or KS4 class.
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Bertha from 'Jane Eyre' Diary Entry

Bertha from 'Jane Eyre' Diary Entry

This is a lesson for a middle-ability Year 8 class who were looking at Gothic literature. This lesson carries on from looking at an extract in ‘Jane Eyre’ where Bertha is finally revealed to the reader (see other Bertha lesson uploaded). The lesson requires pupils to imagine they are Bertha and write a diary entry detailing one of the days where she is locked inside the house/attic. There is an active activity where pupils can initially create a mime of Bertha, before they then plan and write their diary entry. Sentence starters are included to support pupils in their writing. This is easily adaptable for any KS3 or KS4 class.
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Macbeth: Duncan's Murder

Macbeth: Duncan's Murder

This is a middle-ability Year 9 lesson focusing on the murder of King Duncan and Shakespeare’s presentation of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth during this. A short extract from the scene is explored in the lesson (the extract is included). Pupils are required to continue to focus on skills such as identifying and analysing a range of language techniques that Shakespeare has used and consider why he has used them. There is also an activity for pupils to be challenged further to closely analyse a quote to gain a range of interpretations. Lastly, there is the opportunity for creative writing to help them understand the characters further. Sentence starters are also provided to support them with their writing. This lesson is easily adaptable for a KS3 or KS4 class of any ability.
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KS3 7/8/9 Harry Potter: Diagon Alley Description

KS3 7/8/9 Harry Potter: Diagon Alley Description

This is a lesson planned for a middle-ability Year 8 class. It is a continuation lesson from a previous Harry Potter lesson where pupils looked at descriptions of Diagon Alley shops (see TES profile for this lesson). Pupils are now going to write a description imagining they have gone to Diagon Alley themselves and have visited a particular shop. There are images to help pupils gain initial ideas and a clip is included to help them begin to form descriptions. Group work is involved in the planning stages and roles of team leaders are available to pupils of a higher ability in the class. Worksheets are also included showing images of various shops. Each group can receive a set of images of one shop to focus their description on. This lesson is easily adaptable to any KS3 class of any ability. Shops included: Gringotts Flourish and Blotts Ollivander’s Wand Shop Eeylop’s Owl Emporium Madam Malkin’s Robes for all Occasions
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(KS3 7/8/9) Women in Society SCHEME OF WORK

(KS3 7/8/9) Women in Society SCHEME OF WORK

This is a bundle of an entire scheme of work focusing on women in society and how they are presented. This was planned for a middle-ability Year 8 class but can easily be adapted for any KS3 class of any ability. The scheme of work starts with an opening assessment getting pupils to write an argument about the role of women, before exploring how women have been presented in classical literature and modern society.
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Tracking Fate in Romeo and Juliet

Tracking Fate in Romeo and Juliet

This is an A3 worksheet for KS4 classes studying Romeo and Juliet. It allows them to write key examples from the play where fate is explored to make it easier to track its importance.
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Macbeth: The Plot to kill a King

Macbeth: The Plot to kill a King

This is one whole lesson for a middle- ability Year 9 class focusing of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth plotting to kill King Duncan. The lesson focuses on a short extract from the scene and requires students to consider gender stereotypes during the Shakespearian era and how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth subvert them. The tasks are split into sections to make them more manageable and sentence starters are provided to support pupils in their writing. The extract for the lesson is also included and the lesson can be easily adapted to a KS3 or KS4 class of any ability.
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KS3 (7/8/9) The Lady of Shalott Part One

KS3 (7/8/9) The Lady of Shalott Part One

This is a lesson planned for a high-ability Year 7 class. The lesson focuses on part one of the poem of ‘The Lady of Shalott’ and aims to ensure that pupils understand the language used by Tennyson to introduce the setting and Lady Shalott. There is an activity supporting pupils in picking out key language devices. There is then an activity supporting pupils in writing analytical paragraphs on the first section using the PEACE structure. This lesson is easily adaptable for any KS3 class of any ability.
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GCSE POWER AND CONFLICT POETRY REVISION- TYPES OF CONFLICT

GCSE POWER AND CONFLICT POETRY REVISION- TYPES OF CONFLICT

This is a GCSE lesson revision different types of conflict that the AQA Power and Conflict poetry cluster explores. The lesson features a range of activities that you can pick and chose from to suit your class. They range from pupils create tables to identify what poems link to different types of conflict; there is also a model text of the beginning of a comparison essay that pupils can highlight to identify the AOs and use to support their own writing.
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Macbeth: Macbeth's uncertainty GCSE-style assessment

Macbeth: Macbeth's uncertainty GCSE-style assessment

This resource consists of two lessons focusing on a GCSE-style assessment. This has been planned for a middle-ability Year 9 class. The lesson focuses on the idea of whether Macbeth is truly a victim or not and requires pupils to consider a GCSE-style question on this where they must analyse an extract but also comment on other parts of the play. The first lesson focuses on them exploring the extract and planning a response (planning sheet included focusing on a PEACE structure) and the second lesson is more brief, allowing them plenty of time to write their assessment. This resource is easily adaptable for any KS3 or KS4 class of any ability.
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Macbeth's first meeting with the Witches

Macbeth's first meeting with the Witches

This is one lesson for a middle-ability Year 9 class looking at the scene where Macbeth and Banquo first meet the Witches. The lesson predominantly focuses on the prophecies the Witches provide and the significance of these. The initial reactions of Macbeth and Banquo are also explored with supporting questions to answer. A model text of a paragraph responding to a GCSE-style question is also included, as well as the extracts of Macbeth and Banquo’s reactions. This can easily be adapted for any KS3 or KS4 class.
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English Language Paper 2 Question 1

English Language Paper 2 Question 1

This is a short lesson focusing on question 1 of the English Language Paper 2 exam. It introduced the exam briefly to the students, before requiring them to look at an extract from the Daily Mail on Alison Hammond’s weight loss. The worksheet includes an extract from the article and a grid containing 8 statements. The lesson also allows pupils the opportunity to word their own 8 statements and to practice with their peers.
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Macbeth Year 9 Bundle

Macbeth Year 9 Bundle

This bundle consists of 8 lessons focusing on key scenes from Macbeth and supporting pupils with key skills such as identifying language techniques, considering their effect and why Shakespeare has used them and writing GCSE-style responses. All lessons have key extracts included and sentence starters are also included to support pupils with the structure of their writing. These lessons are aimed at a middle-ability Year 9 class but they can be easily adapted to any KS3 or KS4 class.
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Macbeth: Exploration of Macbeth

Macbeth: Exploration of Macbeth

This is a middle-ability Year 9 lesson focusing on the characterisation of Macbeth and Shakespeare’s use of symbolism through a dagger. The short ‘Is this a dagger I see before me?’ soliloquy is explored in the lesson (the extract is included). It has been divided into sections to make it more manageable for pupils to identify language techniques used and the consider the effect they create. Also included, is a short video of the Patrick Stewart performance to help pupils understand how the scene would be played out and to help them with their understanding of Macbeth. Sentence starters are also provided to support them with their writing. This lesson is easily adaptable for a KS3 or KS4 class of any ability.
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Injustice themed bundle of lessons

Injustice themed bundle of lessons

This bundle consists of three lessons focusing on the theme of ‘Injustice’, These English lessons were planned for a high-ability KS3 class, focusing on building key skills in relation to the English Language Paper 2 exam. The lessons focus on the #MeToo movement (involving an assessment to test pupils’ initial skills) and two lessons focusing on the impact of Malala and writers’ differing attitudes to this.
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KS3 (7/8/9) Introduction of the Lady of Shalott

KS3 (7/8/9) Introduction of the Lady of Shalott

This is a lesson planned for a high-ability Year 7 class. The lesson introduces them to the poem of ‘The Lady of Shalott’ and aims to ensure that pupils understand the plot of the poem and the legend it is based on. A copy of the poem is also attached and the lesson allows pupils to look at Camelot and the Legend of King Arthur. There is also a youtube link attached to a slide so pupils can read along with a spoken performance of the poem. Pupils then have an activity of making their own storyboard, selecting 8 key scenes. This lesson is easily adaptable for any KS3 class of any ability.
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