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AQA POWER AND CONFLICT POETRY: POWER OF NATURE
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AQA POWER AND CONFLICT POETRY: POWER OF NATURE

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This is a GCSE lesson revision focusing on the power of nature that the AQA Power and Conflict poetry explores. The lesson features a range of activities that you can pick and chose from to suit your class. They range from pupils completing a comparison table to identify what poems link in terms of the power of nature; to a model text to analyse to support pupils in writing a response to a GCSE question. This is easily adaptable for a KS4 class of any ability.
Macbeth: Duncan's Murder
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Macbeth: Duncan's Murder

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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.
KS3 (7/8/9) Writing a speech against injustice
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KS3 (7/8/9) Writing a speech against injustice

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This is a lesson planned for a high-ability Year 7 class looking at injustice. Pupils will write a speech persuading an audience to fight against injustice. There will be activities supporting them in creating arguments and embedding language techniques. The final activity will require students to write their speech and there are sentence starters included to support those who may struggle to start. This lesson is easily adaptable for any KS3 class of any ability.
GCSE POWER AND CONFLICT REVISION: INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE
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GCSE POWER AND CONFLICT REVISION: INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE

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This is a GCSE lesson revision on different types of individual experience 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 completing a table to identify what poems link to different types of individual experience; to a run through of each poem linking to the theme to then support pupils in writing a response to a GCSE question. This is easily adaptable for a KS4 class of any ability.
(KS3 7/8/9) Harry Potter: Diagon Alley
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(KS3 7/8/9) Harry Potter: Diagon Alley

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This is a lesson for a middle-ability Year 8 class focusing on fantasy worlds. This lesson looks at extracts describing key building in Diagon Alley. Pupils have a broken-down task of identifying key language devices in each extract. There is then a GCSE-style (English Language) question for pupils to write a paragraph responding to. There is a model paragraph to support pupils in writing their own. This lesson is easily adaptable for any KS3 class of any ability.
KS3 (7/8/9) Introduction of the Lady of Shalott
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KS3 (7/8/9) Introduction of the Lady of Shalott

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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.
(KS3 7/8/9) Social Media Influences on Teenagers
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(KS3 7/8/9) Social Media Influences on Teenagers

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This is a lesson planned for a middle-ability Year 9 class on the influence of social media. It asks pupils to consider the purpose of social media and consider pros and cons during group work. There is a newspaper article on the impact of social media on teenagers for them to analyse (this can be independent or pair or group work) before pupils then need to respond to a question showing both sides of the argument, A model text is included to support pupils in their writing. This is easily adaptable for any KS3 class of any ability.
(KS3 7/8/9) Malala's UN Speech
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(KS3 7/8/9) Malala's UN Speech

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This is a lesson planned for a middle-ability Year 8 class looking at Malala’s story and her speech to the UN. Pupils will explore Malala’s story about the right to education and there is support to help them annotate key language features. There is support provided to help pupils write a response about it by using a model text. This lesson is easily adaptable for any KS3 class of any ability.
(KS4 10/11) Language Paper 1 Q1-4 'Rebecca'
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(KS4 10/11) Language Paper 1 Q1-4 'Rebecca'

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These are a series of lessons planned for a middle-ability KS4 class. These lessons explore questions 1-4 of the Language Paper 1 exam individually. Pupils are able to practice writing responses to each question on an extract from ‘Rebecca’ (extract included). There are also tips and advice included on how to answer the questions and model texts to support pupils in writing their own answers. These lessons are easily adaptable for any KS4 class of any ability.
(KS3 7/8/9) Women in the Media
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(KS3 7/8/9) Women in the Media

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This is a lesson planned for a middle-high ability Year 9 class. It explores the representation of women in the media, looking at an advert from the 1950s up to magazine covers from the modern day. Pupils can annotate these to explore key features and the effects they create. There is also an activity where pupils can compare male and female magazine covers and consider how the genders are presented in the modern day. To finish, pupils can look at how the media describe male and female celebrities and write an analytical paragraph on this. A model text has been written to support them in their writing. All short extracts, magazine covers and adverts are included with the powerpoint. This lesson can easily be split into two/three lessons and adapted for any KS3 class of any ability.
KS3 (7/8/9) Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech
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KS3 (7/8/9) Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech

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This is a lesson planned for a high-ability Year 7 class looking at injustice and analysing sections of the ‘I have a dream’ speech.There will be activities supporting them in picking out key quotes and language devices, before discussing these. Students will then focus on how to pick quotes apart and analyse these in detail, with examples to help. The final activity will require students to write an analytical paragraph exploring how the language used makes the speech persuasive. This lesson is easily adaptable for any KS3 class of any ability.
KS3 7/8/9 Harry Potter: Diagon Alley Description
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KS3 7/8/9 Harry Potter: Diagon Alley Description

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

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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.
Ready Player One: Creating your own Oasis
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Ready Player One: Creating your own Oasis

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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.
English Language Paper 2 Question 1
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English Language Paper 2 Question 1

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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.
Exploration of Bertha in Jane Eyre
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Exploration of Bertha in Jane Eyre

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

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This is a lesson planned for a high-ability Year 7 class. The lesson focuses on part three of the poem of ‘The Lady of Shalott’ and aims to ensure that pupils understand the language used by Tennyson to introduce Sir Lancelot. 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 and a model paragraph. This lesson is easily adaptable for any KS3 class of any ability.
Tracking Fate in Romeo and Juliet
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Tracking Fate in Romeo and Juliet

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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.