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Macbeth's first meeting with the Witches
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Macbeth's first meeting with the Witches

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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.
(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.
Macbeth: Lady Macbeth's Madness
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Macbeth: Lady Macbeth's Madness

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This is a middle-ability Year 9 lesson exploring the madness of Lady Macbeth. The extract of the crucial scene is included and pupils are required to consider how Lady Macbeth is presented in the scene and how they respond to her madness. T make it more manageable, a table has been provided that requires pupils to find evidence in the extract to support statements made and they will also need to identify language techniques used. There are also sentence starters provided to support pupils in writing an analytical response. This lesson is easily adaptable to a KS3 or KS4 class of any ability.
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: Ambition Essay Question
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Macbeth: Ambition Essay Question

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

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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.
Bertha from 'Jane Eyre' Diary Entry
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Bertha from 'Jane Eyre' Diary Entry

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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.
AQA POWER AND CONFLICT POETRY: MEMORY
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AQA POWER AND CONFLICT POETRY: MEMORY

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This is a GCSE lesson revision focusing on memory and the AQA Power and Conflict poetry that explores this. The lesson features a range of activities that you can pick and chose from to suit your class. They range from a model text for pupils to annotate and identify the AOs in; to a planning sheet to support them in structuring a comparison essay. This is easily adaptable for a KS4 class of any ability. Planning sheet and model text copies are included.
(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) Media Influence on Body Image
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(KS3 7/8/9) Media Influence on Body Image

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This is a lesson planned for a middle-ability Year 9 class focusing on how the media influences body image. Pupils will discuss various images and the impact they have on teenagers and their body image. There is also a TED talk (link included in ppt notes) for pupils to watch on the influence of media. Pupils will then write a letter to Seventeen Magazine persuading them to stop body-shaming and focusing on skinny bodies. There are sentence starters included to support pupils in their writing. 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 the 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.