Poetry on the Theme of Justice&Revolution

Poetry on the Theme of Justice&Revolution

A small unit studying poetry on the theme of Justice & Revolution (used to complement 'Animal Farm' in a larger scheme); four pieces are explored through a series of activities, resources, and active learning, to investigate the theme. Includes William Blake's 'The Chimney Sweeper', Maya Angelou's 'Still I rise', William Ernest Henley's 'Invictus', and the lyrics of Bob Marley's 'Redemption Song'.
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KS3 Poetry: 'The Tyger'

KS3 Poetry: 'The Tyger'

A lesson exploring William Blake's 'The Tyger' poem, as part of a larger scheme studying Yann Martel's novel, 'Life of Pi'. I have included two formats of the original presentation, if it's of interest to retain some of the information from the novel, but if you wish to study the poem exclusively, I have also included a stripped-back version of the lesson.
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KS3 Poetry: 'After the Titanic'

KS3 Poetry: 'After the Titanic'

A lesson on the poem 'After the Titanic' by the Northern Irish poet Derek Mahon, in which pupils engage in active, collaborative close reading and language analysis through 'Home Group/Expert Group' activities. Presentation is split into 2 PowerPoints, since the first includes a video and is larger. I have also removed the video and made the presentation into a pdf, if that is an easier format to work with. The handout is for printing, cutting, and distributing to the groups.
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KS3 Poetry: 'The Jaguar'

KS3 Poetry: 'The Jaguar'

A lesson in two formats, guiding KS3 pupils through language analysis with study of the language techniques in Ted Hughes' poem 'The Jaguar', including expanding vocabulary, enjambment, imagery, similes and metaphors. Lesson culminates in a 25-mark poetry Reading assessment (extension task included: 'Second Glance at a Jaguar' by Ted Hughes).
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KS3 Poetry Analysis: variety of tasks

KS3 Poetry Analysis: variety of tasks

A presentation in two formats including 'On the Beach at Fontana' by James Joyce, 'Nettles' by Vernon Scannell, 'Rough' by Stephen Spender, and 'The Evacuee' by R. S. Thomas. Poems are accompanied by written activities (or, alternatively, can be completed in discussion or group work), leading up to a final Reading assessment.
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KS3 Poetry: Jabberwocky

KS3 Poetry: Jabberwocky

An activity where pupils identify types of words in a nonsense poem ('Jabberwocky'), then create their own dictionary of nonsense words in order to write their own poem about school.
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KS3 Poetry

KS3 Poetry

11 poems for study at 11-14 to practise analysing writers' techniques and poetic language.
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Personal Writing Practice Task: Holiday from Hell

Personal Writing Practice Task: Holiday from Hell

Due to the size of the videos, the presentation has been split into two parts. This is a task to practise Personal Writing, giving pupils the opportunity to practise generating ideas, planning, and structuring their planning prior to writing an assessment piece for Personal Writing. Task is based upon 'your worst holiday experience'.
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Macbeth

Macbeth

Everything in my unit of work for teaching Macbeth: each Act studied, plenty of active learning, and language analysis and essay practice.
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Homer's Odyssey Lesson Activities

Homer's Odyssey Lesson Activities

A selection of active lessons, book quizzes, essay practice resources, and study maps on characters and themes, for the study of Homer's Odyssey. All tried-and-tested - mainly for AQA Classical Civilisation, but also used and adapted for OCR GCSE.
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KS3 Communication Skill: Talking and Listening Peer-Assessment

KS3 Communication Skill: Talking and Listening Peer-Assessment

A presentation that guides KS3 pupils through making a speech for assessment in Talking&Listening; guidance, advice, study, explanation, and examples, as well as markschemes are all included in the presentation. This covered two preparatory hour-long lessons, and then two lessons to see and peer-assess the class's speeches. Due to its size, the presentation is split into two parts.
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The Merchant of Venice: Pre-reading Introduction to the Play

The Merchant of Venice: Pre-reading Introduction to the Play

To introduce the play, this presentation prompts pupils to think about the difference between the feelings characters display on the outside and what they feel on the inside, highlighting the key theme of what's real and what's fake. The presentation contains videos, so is split into three separate files.
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Writing Short Stories

Writing Short Stories

When asked to teach a quick unit on just short stories, this is what I pulled together: contains lots of videos and excerpts to analyse and apply theories of structure, character description, setting, atmosphere, drafting, and conclusions, to pupils' own work.
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Macbeth: Lady Macbeth

Macbeth: Lady Macbeth

A comprehensive guide to writing an essay on the question: 'Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Lady Macbeth’s character in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. How would Shakespeare’s audience have reacted to them?' Resource includes contextual detail, in-depth analysis, notes on essay structure and useful phrases, as well as an exemplar past-pupil essay.
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Homer's Odyssey  Annotated Books 1 & 5

Homer's Odyssey Annotated Books 1 & 5

A presentation of Homer's Odyssey colour-coded and annotated for use to lead the whole class through the text together and pupils annotate their copies for study. Text is Penguin (2003) translation by E. V. Rieu. Annotations/notes are displayed on successive pages. Colour codes for themes are as follows: purple = xenia yellow = fate green = gods&men pink = women&men blue = fathers&sons red line = [variously] Homeric similes / heroic code / Odysseus's character
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Homer's Odyssey Annotated Book 8

Homer's Odyssey Annotated Book 8

A presentation of Homer's Odyssey colour-coded and annotated for use to lead the whole class through the text together and pupils annotate their copies for study. Text is Penguin (2003) translation by E. V. Rieu. Annotations/notes are displayed on successive pages. Colour codes for themes are as follows: purple = xenia yellow = fate green = gods&men pink = women&men blue = fathers&sons red line = [variously] Homeric similes / heroic code / Odysseus's character
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Homer's Odyssey Annotated Books 6 & 7

Homer's Odyssey Annotated Books 6 & 7

A presentation of Homer's Odyssey colour-coded and annotated for use to lead the whole class through the text together and pupils annotate their copies for study. Text is Penguin (2003) translation by E. V. Rieu. Annotations/notes are displayed on successive pages. Colour codes for themes are as follows: purple = xenia yellow = fate green = gods&men pink = women&men blue = fathers&sons red line = [variously] Homeric similes / heroic code / Odysseus's character
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Homer's Odyssey Annotated Book 10

Homer's Odyssey Annotated Book 10

A presentation of Homer's Odyssey colour-coded and annotated for use to lead the whole class through the text together and pupils annotate their copies for study. Text is Penguin (2003) translation by E. V. Rieu. Annotations/notes are displayed on successive pages. Colour codes for themes are as follows: purple = xenia yellow = fate green = gods&men pink = women&men blue = fathers&sons red line = [variously] Homeric similes / heroic code / Odysseus's character
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Homer's Odyssey Annotated Books 12 & 13

Homer's Odyssey Annotated Books 12 & 13

A presentation of Homer's Odyssey colour-coded and annotated for use to lead the whole class through the text together and pupils annotate their copies for study. Text is Penguin (2003) translation by E. V. Rieu. Annotations/notes are displayed on successive pages. Colour codes for themes are as follows: purple = xenia yellow = fate green = gods&men pink = women&men blue = fathers&sons red line = [variously] Homeric similes / heroic code / Odysseus's character
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Homer's Odyssey Annotated Book 9

Homer's Odyssey Annotated Book 9

A presentation of Homer's Odyssey colour-coded and annotated for use to lead the whole class through the text together and pupils annotate their copies for study. Text is Penguin (2003) translation by E. V. Rieu. Annotations/notes are displayed on successive pages. Colour codes for themes are as follows: purple = xenia yellow = fate green = gods&men pink = women&men blue = fathers&sons red line = [variously] Homeric similes / heroic code / Odysseus's character
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Homer's Odyssey Annotated Book 11

Homer's Odyssey Annotated Book 11

A presentation of Homer's Odyssey colour-coded and annotated for use to lead the whole class through the text together and pupils annotate their copies for study. Text is Penguin (2003) translation by E. V. Rieu. Annotations/notes are displayed on successive pages. Colour codes for themes are as follows: purple = xenia yellow = fate green = gods&men pink = women&men blue = fathers&sons red line = [variously] Homeric similes / heroic code / Odysseus's character
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