This can be used to get students thinking more carefully about physical descriptions of characters. I used this as a way to introduce what a professionally written character sounded like to them first and then I got them to look for words and phrases that were used to describe the characters faces.
Key vocabulary to help students analyse four key characters in An Inspector Calls (Mr and Mrs Birling, Sheila Birling and Gerald Croft). Good for first learning about the characters and then later for revision.
Use this worksheet to help students understand courtly love and apply it to Romeo and Juliet. Reading through the conversation between Benvolio and Romeo in act 1scene 1 helps students see how courtly love can be applied to Romeo's character.
Two worksheets to use with lower ability KS3 or KS4. Small tasks to keep students focused. Can be adapted to suit any image for description. I tried to focus on vocabulary and sentence structure.
Encourage students to upgrade their sentences with these simple examples.
Use to help students write comparative essays, especially if they are weak or lack confidence. I have used it for GCSE but it could be adapted for KS3.
A resource that I have used with mid-ability classes to improve their essay writing skills. Attached are quotations from Mr and Mrs Birling, Shelia and Eric.
Use to help students revise Macbeth. Revision tasks included plus resources. Differentiated tasks (tough, tougher, toughest) and ‘push your thinking’ task for more able students also included. Learning outcomes – Blooms Lessons to help students improve their essay writing skills. Revision tasks included plus resources. Used for Eduqas exam but could be adapted to any other exam board. Act 1 revision Act 2 revision Act 3 revision Act 4 revision Act 5 revision Over all plot revision Macbeth and Lady Macbeth revision Other characters revision Ambition revision Guilt revision Extract analysis Extract analysis Extract analysis Exam question Exam question
Use to help students with their analysis of extracts (act 1 scene 7). Revision tasks included plus resources. Differentiated tasks (tough, tougher, toughest) and ‘push your thinking’ task for more able students also included. Learning outcomes - Blooms
Use to help students revise the theme of gulit . Revision tasks included plus resources. Differentiated tasks (tough, tougher, toughest) and ‘push your thinking’ task for more able students also included. Learning outcomes - Blooms
Can be used for KS3 or KS4 revision or homework. Tasks can be adapted if needed. Students complete 1-2 homework pieces a week,
AQA New Lit Spec - A Christmas Carol - This resourse can be used to gather evidence from A Christmas Carol which will show how the ghosts in each stave have brought about each change. For example in stave 1 Scrooge is unsympathetic towards the poor, however in stave 5 Scrooge is supportive towards Tiny Tim ensuring he has a bright future. The Ghost of Christmas Present brings about this change. Tiny Tim is an innocent victim of the Cratchit's poverty. Bob kept TT close, he "dreaded that he may be taken away from him" TT is unwell and the Cratchits are unable to make him better. Scrooge learns that it is his responsibility to help those who are worse off than him.
Use to revise The Ghost of Christmas Present. Read through the notes above several times and then test yourself by creating a mind map/bullet point list about the ghost of Christmas Present’s character. You have several quotes that are linked to TGOCP. Can you find anymore from stave three which would be useful to revise for your exam?
A quick way to mark with 'what went well' statements and targets with suggestions for improvement. This can be used to speed up teacher marking of be used as peer or self assessment.
Use to give students quick feedback and targets with actions. Can also be used for peer and self assessment.
Use this resource to help students revise key characteristics and quotations from the play. It also reminds them to focus on the AOs.
To be used when studying the plot of A Christmas Carol for the new AQA Lit Spec. Use alongside the 1984 George C Scott film version. Students can fill in the boxes with plot point and then to push their thinking they can add quotes from the book for each stave.