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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a GCSE revision bundle focusing on key themes explore in the Power and Conflict poems. It includes a range of activities from: comparison tables, model texts to annotate and planning support to write GCSE-style responses. This is easily adaptable for any KS4 class of any ability.
This is a lesson planned for a high-ability Year 7 class looking at injustice and how women are treated by the media. Pupils will look at an array of famous women and look at newspaper articles comparing their treatment. There will be activities supporting them in picking out key quotes and language devices, before discussing these. Students will then focus on the different representations of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle in the media. The final activity will require students to write an analytical paragraph exploring how the language represents the women. This lesson is easily adaptable for any KS3 class of any ability.
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.
This is one whole lesson for a middle- ability Year 9 class focusing on the characterisation of Lady Macbeth. The lesson focuses on a short extract and requires students to consider gender stereotypes during the Shakespearian era and how Lady Macbeth subverts 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This is a lesson planned for a middle ability Year 8 class. It introduces pupils to fantasy worlds but initial discussing the worlds they know and based on this, what they think they key features of a fantasy world should be. There is then a brief example of an opening description of a fantasy world for them to discuss before they then have a extended writing task of writing their own opening. There are sentence starters to support pupils with their writing and level descriptions to aid them in their writing and the self-assessment task. This lesson can be easily adapted for a KS3 class of any ability.
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.
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.
This bundle consists of 13 lessons worth of analytical and creative writing activities exploring the poem ‘The Lady of Shalott’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The lessons include activities supporting with selecting quote, identifiying language techniques and analysing quotes in more detail. In this bundle, there are also creative writing activities and opportunities for students to create diary entries and newspaper articles based on their studies. There are two assessments included in this bundle too where pupils will write analytical paragraphs about how Lady Shalott is presented, to track progress throughout this SOW.
A worksheet provided top tips to pupils on how to approach English Language Paper 1.
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.