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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.
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.
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.
Romeo and Juliet: Annotated (KS4)
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Romeo and Juliet: Annotated (KS4)

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I have created a booklet of 12 key scenes from Romeo and Juliet. These are: The Prologue Act 1, Scene 1: Sampson and Gregory Act 1, Scene 1: Romeo and Benvolio Act 1, Scene 2 Act 1, Scene 3 Act 1, Scene 5/ Act 2, Scene 2: Balcony Scene Act 1, Scene 2: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Act 3, Scene 1 Act 3, Scene 5 Act 4, Scene 3 Act 5, Scene 1 Act 5, Scene 3 The booklet contains extracts from each of these scenes and they are annotated by hand. Annotations include: terminology, analysis and contextual links. This booklet could be used by the teacher, or as a resource for either revision, intervention or for students who may join later in a school year and have not studied the play.
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) 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) 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.
(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.
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.
(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) The Lady of Shalott Newspaper Article
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KS3 (7/8/9) The Lady of Shalott Newspaper Article

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This is a lesson planned for a high-ability Year 7 class. The lesson focuses on reporting and consolidating the events in the poem of ‘The Lady of Shalott’ and aims to ensure that pupils understand the key events, as well as how to embed AFORREST techniques and how to structure a newspaper article. There is an activity supporting pupils in planning their language devices. This lesson is easily adaptable for any KS3 class of any ability.
(KS3 7/8/9) The Red Room in 'Jane Eyre'
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(KS3 7/8/9) The Red Room in 'Jane Eyre'

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This is a lesson planned for a middle-ability Year 8 class looking at the role of female children and the Red Room in ‘Jane Eyre’. Pupils will debate the role of children before looking at the extract where Jane is forced into the red room. There is support provided to help pupils annotate the extract through group work and sentence starters to write a response about it. This lesson is easily adaptable for any KS3 class of any ability.
AQA GCSE POWER AND CONFLICT POETRY
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AQA GCSE POWER AND CONFLICT POETRY

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

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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. ALL WORKSHEETS NEEDED ARE AT THE END OF EACH RELEVANT POWERPOINT.
Macbeth Year 9 Bundle
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Macbeth Year 9 Bundle

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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.
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.
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.