Creative Reading AQA Question 4:  The Rocking Horse Winner by DH Lawrence

Creative Reading AQA Question 4: The Rocking Horse Winner by DH Lawrence

This resources focusses on the Paper 1, English Language, AQA exam, in particular the 'evaluation' question (4). It would be suitable for one or two lessons. It uses the opening of DH Lawrence's story, The Rocking Horse Winner. Key ideas: Socratic thinking, growth mindset, essay writing skills, independent learning.
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Creative Reading:  Structure - H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man

Creative Reading: Structure - H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man

This presentation explores Wells' structural choices at the end of his novel, The Invisible Man. It could be used as a one-off lesson or as part of the preparation for GCSE English Language, in particular AQA Paper 1. Key ideas: growth mind-set, Socratic thinking, independent learning, speaking and listening, self assessment.
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Editing and Proof Reading

Editing and Proof Reading

This presentation focusses on how to edit and proof read, emphasizing the importance of both. It includes tasks and advice. It would be useful as part of a writing scheme or as a one off lesson.
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Macbeth as Tragic Hero

Macbeth as Tragic Hero

This Powerpoint looks at Macbeth as the tragic hero, with very simplified references to Aristotle's Poetics. It assumes the students have read to the end of the play and are able to plot the character changes in Macbeth. It would form, the basis of one or two lessons. Key ideas: growth mindset, independent learning, self assessment, Socratic thinking.
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Creative Reading - Structure: The Thirty Nine Steps

Creative Reading - Structure: The Thirty Nine Steps

This presentation explores Buchan's structural choices in the opening of his novel, The Thirty Nine Steps. It could be used as a one-off lesson or as part of the preparation for GCSE English Language, in particular AQA Paper 1. Key ideas: growth mind-set, Socratic thinking, independent learning, speaking and listening, self assessment.
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Macbeth: Act Three, Scene Four - Banquo's Ghost

Macbeth: Act Three, Scene Four - Banquo's Ghost

This differentiated resource looks at how the appearance of Banquo's ghost in Act Four, Scene Three effects the audience. This Powerpoint is suitable for one or two lessons. Key words: self assessment, Socratic thinking, growth mindset, independent learning, speaking and listening.
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Steampunk Writing

Steampunk Writing

This differentiated resource looks at the science fiction sub-genre, steampunk. It can be used as a stand alone, as part of a science fiction scheme of work or as a fun diversion from work on Victorian literature. The presentation would be suitable for one or two lessons, with the outcome of a steampunk short story. Key words: self-assessment, Socratic thinking, growth mindset and independent learning.
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Creative Reading (GCSE) Benjamin Button

Creative Reading (GCSE) Benjamin Button

This lesson explores the language used by F. Scott Fitzgerald in his short story, Benjamin Button. It also shows students how to shape a response to the kind of GCSE question asked in paper 1, English Language (for example, AQA, Paper 1, question 2). Key ideas in the presentation are growth mindset, Socratic thinking, self assessment and independent learning. This is a flexible resource that could be used as a one-off with Year 9 upwards.
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Creative Reading, Looking at Language:  The Haunted Dolls House (GCSE)

Creative Reading, Looking at Language: The Haunted Dolls House (GCSE)

This lesson explores the language used by M.R. James in his short story, The Haunted Dolls' House. It also shows students how to shape a response to the kind of GCSE question asked in paper 1, English Language (for example, AQA, Paper 1, question 2). Key ideas in the presentation are growth mindset, Socratic thinking, self assessment and independent learning. This is a flexible resource that could be used as a one-off with Year 9 upwards, or as part of ongoing exam preparation.
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Act One , Scene 7: Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's Relationship

Act One , Scene 7: Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's Relationship

This presentation focusses on the interplay between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in a section of Act One, Scene 7. There are speaking and listening opportunities and a written task with an example answer paragraph. It could be used alone or as part of a scheme of work on Shakespeare's tragedy. Key ideas: growth mind-set, self assessment, Socratic thinking, independent learning.
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Act Two, Scene One: Macbeth's Soliloquy

Act Two, Scene One: Macbeth's Soliloquy

This presentation focusses on Macbeth's soliloquy in Act One, Scene Two, and how it links to the themes of the play. There are speaking and listening opportunities and a written task with an example answer paragraph. It could be used alone or as part of a scheme of work on Shakespeare's tragedy. Key ideas: growth mind-set, self assessment, Socratic thinking, independent learning.
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A Christmas Carol - An Introduction to Context

A Christmas Carol - An Introduction to Context

Key ideas: growth mindset, Socratic thinking, independent learning, self-assessment. This presentation asks children to explore the context of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, through speaking and listening and independent research. It encorporates a starter and plenary and would be suitable for a full lesson or, perhaps, two. It incorporates some of the principles of Carol Dweck's Growth Mindset, using language which suggests that success comes from hard work. Students are also asked to audit their own effort, as well as self-assess. After the main task, there is the opportunity to take part in 'Socratic' discussion, encouraging risk taking, then the 'Take It Further' slide encourages students move forward independently. Please note that students will need access to books or computers to complete their research.
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Macbeth Act One, Scene 5: An Introduction to Lady Macbeth

Macbeth Act One, Scene 5: An Introduction to Lady Macbeth

This presentation looks at how the audience is introduced to Lady Macbeth in Act One, Scene 5 of Shakespeare's Macbeth. It asks students to discuss the character in terms of gender and in light of the themes of power and ambition. The main task directs students to annotate the text. Key ideas: growth mindset, Socratic thinking, self-assessment, independent learning. This could be a one off lesson, exploring language and imagery, or could be used as part of a scheme of work on Macbeth.
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The Prelude

The Prelude

This presentation looks at the context and themes of an extract of Wordsworth's The Prelude, (as featured in the AQA GCSE poetry anthology). Following discussion questions, students are asked to annotate the text. Key learning ideas are: growth mindset, independent learning, Socratic thinking, self assessment.
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A Christmas Carol Opening: Looking at Language

A Christmas Carol Opening: Looking at Language

Key Ideas: Growth Mind Set, Socratic Thinking, Independent Learning, Self-Assessment, Language Analysis, Paragraph Construction. This presentation asks student to explore the language of the opening of Stave 1 of Dickens' novella, A Christmas Carol. It forms a complete lesson and offers opportunity for further independent study.
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War of the Worlds: Science Fiction Reading and Writing

War of the Worlds: Science Fiction Reading and Writing

This presentation comes in two parts: reading and writing. While the focus on the opening of Wells' novel The War of the Worlds presents aliens as aggressive, the following writing task (play script) offers some light relief. It would be useful for a Key Stage 3 class studying Science Fiction or a LOWER ABILITY Key Stage 4 class studying the Creative Reading and Writing Paper 1, GCSE (for example, AQA). Key ideas: growth mind-set, Socratic thinking, self-assessment and independent learning. This Powerpoint would cover at least two lessons and could be used as part of a Science Fiction SOW or as a one-off.
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Macbeth Opening and Jacobean Attitudes to Witchcraft

Macbeth Opening and Jacobean Attitudes to Witchcraft

This presentation looks at the opening of the play and further explores Jacobean attitudes to witchcraft and the supernatural. It asks students to consider how an audience's reaction to a play can be different across time. Key ideas: growth mindset, Socratic thinking, self-assessment, independent learning. The presentation could be used with other Powerpoints in the series or alone, forming a full and detailed lesson.
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Macbeth, Act One, Scene Three and Jacobean Attitudes to the Monarchy

Macbeth, Act One, Scene Three and Jacobean Attitudes to the Monarchy

This presentation looks at Act One, Scene Three of the play and further explores Jacobean attitudes to kingship, in particular the doctrine of the Divine Right of Kings. It asks students to consider how an audience's reaction to a play can be different across time. Key ideas: growth mindset, Socratic thinking, self-assessment, independent learning. The presentation could be used with other Powerpoints in the series or alone, forming a full and detailed lesson.
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A Christmas Carol - the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

A Christmas Carol - the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

Key words: growth mindset, independent learning, self-assessment, differentiation, Socratic thinking. This resource forms a detailed lesson exploring how Dickens uses The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come to reflect the ghost story genre. This would be suitable to use with the other Powerpoints on Dickens' A Christmas Carol, or as a stand alone lesson.
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A Christmas Carol:  The Ghost of Christmas Present

A Christmas Carol: The Ghost of Christmas Present

Key words: growth mindset, independent learning, self-assessment, differentiation, Socratic thinking. This resource forms a detailed lesson exploring how Dickens uses The Ghost of Christmas Present to critique Victorian society's treatment of, and attitude to, the poor. This would be suitable to use with the other Powerpoints on Dickens' A Christmas Carol, or as a stand alone lesson.
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A Christmas Carol - The Ghost of Christmas Past

A Christmas Carol - The Ghost of Christmas Past

Created: ‎Aug‎ ‎24‎, ‎2017 Key words: growth mindset, independent learning, self assessment, differentiation, Socratic thinking. this resource forms a detailed lesson exploring how Dickens uses The Ghost of Christmas Past as a structural device to influence the reader's response to the protagonist, Scrooge. This would be suitable to use with the previous Powerpoints or as a stand alone lesson. Key ideas: Growth Mind Set, Socratic Thinking, Independent Learning, Self-Assessment, Paragraph Construction, Structural Analysis. This presentation asks students to consider how Dickens uses The Ghost of Christmas Past as a structural device to change the reader's feelings towards Scrooge. It forms a complete lesson, and allows students to practice skills they need for their GCSE English Literature examinations.
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