STAND BY ME Study Guide

STAND BY ME Study Guide

Nine page handout for use in the study of the classic film about friendship and change, with examination of plot characters and themes. Students undertake writing activities under the following - interpreting, justifying, comparing and contrasting.
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KATH AND KIM - Australian Comedy In Close-Up

KATH AND KIM - Australian Comedy In Close-Up

Three part resource in support of the study of humour, in this case Australian humour as it is portrayed in the hit television series, "Kath and Kim." The powerpoint introduces the premise of the show as a slice-of-suburban life satirising ignorance, consumerism, cultural insensitivity and small mindedness. It also presents an analysis of each of the major characters - Kath, Kim, Kel, Brett and Sharon. The handout presents a summary of the powerpoint findings, and uses the episode OLD as a case study to examine the elements of the humour. The third item is an anotated analysis of the characters and the parody, focusing on use of language and conventions of structural analysis.
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POETRY COMPREHENSION Social Conscience Poetry - Reading for Meaning

POETRY COMPREHENSION Social Conscience Poetry - Reading for Meaning

STREETS OF LONDON Multiple Choice Levels of Meaning Listening and Reading Stimulus and Test Suitable for early middle school Years 7/8/9 Theme of Social Commentary and Social Protest. Along with a dramatic cover sheet with the song lyrics of Ralf McTell's famous ballad urging us to look and see the hardships of the underclass around us, there are 20 questions, structured as follows 1. Five "Right There" specific / literal questions 2. Five "Gather the Information" questions requiring longer reading across the entire text. 3. 10 Inferential questions based on the implied meaning and the writer's intentions.
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MAKE WORDS VOCABULARY QUIZ - 15 Power Points  Lesson Starter and Vocabulary Builder with answers

MAKE WORDS VOCABULARY QUIZ - 15 Power Points Lesson Starter and Vocabulary Builder with answers

Fifteen Power Points, each containing nine letters in cells, the objective being to make words from the nine letters. The quiz is effective as a lesson starter, and can be incorporated into language skills lessons to vary the class routine of doing whole lessons from the textbook. Each power point contains up to fifty answers, alphabetically listed, covering the words that can be constructed from each of the letter sets. Rules of the Quiz Students can’t form words by doubling up and using a single letter twice Each time a word is made all nine letters can be used again for constructing the next word All words must be English language - no nic-names or abbreviations Useful to set a time limit of 3 to 5 minutes. Differentiated learning possibilities include Encouraging strong students to be competitive in demonstrating vocabulary and word construction skills, achieving over the average score (provided on each power point) for each quiz Goal setting for less able students - set an objective within their reach for the number of words they can find (usually a dozen) and also encourage them to beat their previous score from the last quiz if used on a regular basis Vocabulary enhancement for all students - new words can be entered into vocabulary list (each of the 15 activities have some challenging words that will represent new vocab for most students)
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An Inspector Calls - Study Guide

An Inspector Calls - Study Guide

For Years 10 to 11 A practical, strongly visual ten page unit of work that covers *elements of the narrative *character outlines *close exercises on the plot *comprehension questions for each act *an analytical exemplar essay on the author's purpose and the devices used to convey his themes This study guide is made to lead students step by step through the plot outline, the narrative structure, the symbolism and inter-relationships of the characters and opportunities to examine how successful and relevant the play is today. And the pages are numbered!
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The Picture of Dorian Gray - Key Quotes Student Handout

The Picture of Dorian Gray - Key Quotes Student Handout

Handout sheet for discussion and analysis on Oscar Wilde's chief character quotes in "The Picture of Dorian Gray." Useful for analysing Wilde's witty inversion of the superficial and the profound, and the tragic perspective of the character's doomed efforts to retain that which is impossible - the lustre of youth and the invincible appeal of physical beauty.
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ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - A Study Guide

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - A Study Guide

This study guide for ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST is a 20 page analytical guide book covering all the elements of close textual study of plot, characters and theme, with visual literacy activities, extended reading, cross-genre poetry / cartoon and comprehension activities. A visually rich item that will engage students and instruct on the way literature can be relevant in its commentary on contemporary society, and at the same time entertaining, humorous and thought - provoking.
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THE CRUCIBLE ~ Writing Analytical Essay Responses

THE CRUCIBLE ~ Writing Analytical Essay Responses

Here is a resource parcel for your senior students aimed at giving them extensive practical help in responding in essay form to the characters and themes of Arthur miller's THE CRUCIBLE. It consists of six items which can be used together as culmination of a unit on the play prior to students writing their own analytical response. This is practical material aimed at enabling your students to practice their writing skills using stimulating exemplars and scaffolded handouts with construction guidelines and content prompts. 1. A closely annotated exemplar of a top standard formal essay on the themes of THE CRUCIBLE, with explanatory pointers on structure, content and wording 2. A powerpoint containing do's and don'ts when students write their essay - it contains specific parts of THE CRUCIBLE to make the points 3.Four scaffolded practice essay handouts - two on characters and two on themes. These are colour coded to guide construction, and have prompt points to assist in the content
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Sexism In Advertising - Exemplars, Discussion Stimulus and Activites

Sexism In Advertising - Exemplars, Discussion Stimulus and Activites

Suited to Years 10 to 12, this four page activities handout examines specific advertising that is sexist and features representations based on stereotyping and narrow gender roles. It contains 1. exemplar analyses of print advertisements displaying gender bias 2. student responses to common gender stereotypes 3. guidance on paragraph writing 4. exercises in paragraph responses to sexist advertisements
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Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts

Four items to use with the film JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS 1. Assessment task with exemplar film review 2.Comprehension handout 3. Crossword handout 4. Word search handout
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OPTICAL ILLUSIONS - Things Are Not Always What They Seem        (useful for "To Kill A Mockingbird")

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS - Things Are Not Always What They Seem (useful for "To Kill A Mockingbird")

For English and historyteachers and values educators, this power point resource is a pre-timed examination of how we perceive the world, containing stills, animation and challenges for the class to respond to. It is approximately four minutes in length, featuring some of history's best examples of visual illusions, and examines how we see the world in ways that can be inaccurate and distorted. The final slides cover stereotyping and false judgements. The presentation will be useful as a stimulus / starter, getting students to consider how perception and reality are not always the same. Useful for literature studies on racial attitudes, discrimination based on perceived difference and flawed thinking leading to injustice. For example - "To Kill A Mockingbird," "1984," "Brave New World," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" Useful for values classes in social studies, philosophy and ethics classes.
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KATH AND KIM - Australian Comedy In Close-Up

KATH AND KIM - Australian Comedy In Close-Up

Three part resource in support of the study of humour, in this case Australian humour as it is portrayed in the hit television series, "Kath and Kim." The powerpoint introduces the premise of the show as a slice-of-suburban life satirising ignorance, consumerism, cultural insensitivity and small mindedness. It also presents an analysis of each of the major characters - Kath, Kim, Kel, Brett and Sharon. The handout presents a summary of the powerpoint findings, and uses the episode OLD as a case study to examine the elements of the humour. The third item is an anotated analysis of the characters and the parody, focusing on use of language and conventions of structural analysis.
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AUSTRALIAN HUMOUR  - A Powerpoint on Comedy in Australia

AUSTRALIAN HUMOUR - A Powerpoint on Comedy in Australia

Powerpoint covering 1. What distinctive elements make up the distinctive Australian sense of humour - irreverence / class difference / city and country perspectives 2. Case Study - Classic Australian cartoon ("Stop Laughing this is serious!") 3. Case Study - The Bush Comic (George Wallace) 4. Political correctness and Australian humour The material can be used in whole or part as the basis of a single lesson. There are lots of opportunities for direct note taking practice, class discussion and debate over whether there really is an Australian style of humour, and whether political correctness has eroded its distinctiveness
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War Poetry AND THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA Comprehension and Extension

War Poetry AND THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA Comprehension and Extension

Here are two handout items on the anti-war poem / song lyric AND THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA by Eric Bogle. The first contain the text of the poem / lyric which use has shown works best by playing the video version from Youtube to being to life this immensely powerful and moving lyric. There are a series of comprehension questions which can be used for formal assessment or group discussion. The letter writing task contains an example of a letter to the editor about the thematic relevance and literary qualities of the poem. The student is then provided with a question task of their own to complete on a war poem of their choice.
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POETRY COMPREHENSION Social Conscience Poetry - Reading for Meaning

POETRY COMPREHENSION Social Conscience Poetry - Reading for Meaning

STREETS OF LONDON Multiple Choice Levels of Meaning Listening and Reading Stimulus and Test Suitable for early middle school Years 7/8/9 Theme of Social Commentary and Social Protest. Along with a dramatic cover sheet with the song lyrics of Ralf McTell's famous ballad urging us to look and see the hardships of the underclass around us, there are 20 questions, structured as follows 1. Five "Right There" specific / literal questions 2. Five "Gather the Information" questions requiring longer reading across the entire text. 3. 10 Inferential questions based on the implied meaning and the writer's intentions.
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WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD Ballad and Comprehension

WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD Ballad and Comprehension

Gordon Lightfoot's stirring ballad THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD is a powerful tool to use when teaching the ballad form. The enthralling and terrible tale of the mighty transport ship that never made it across Lake Superior in one of Canada's greatest naval disasters is presented here as 1. a film clip, MP4 with the full lyrics 2. student handout with the lyrics and comprehension questions
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THE HIGHWAYMEN  The Ballad - Lesson of Work

THE HIGHWAYMEN The Ballad - Lesson of Work

This is a lesson in itself, or an assessment item as preferred. Alfred Noyes' celebrated ballad THE HIGHWAYMAN in full. Visually realised with the text is fully annotated, with difficult words explained in side bars. Reading comprehension about literary elements. Then a letter writing exercise on point of view. Do play the best recording of the poem by PHIL OCHS obtainable on You Tube as part of your presentation.
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JAMES  by Billy Joel Poetry and Creative Writing

JAMES by Billy Joel Poetry and Creative Writing

This is intended as a N A P L A N or general classroom activity to get students to respond to the multiple levels of a poem and to respond in a structured way to indicate their understanding. On the theme of growing up, friendship and the influence of peers on our development, here is a beautiful ballad about a childhood friendship by Billy Joel brought to life to show the way we change and grow apart. The lyric in full is given along with a video of the performance of the lyric.
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VINCENT - Poetry Test or Class Task

VINCENT - Poetry Test or Class Task

Don McLean's VINCENT is presented with a visual representation and annotation for all the difficult words on the side of the poem. Questions are structured to go from literal to metaphorical, and are 1. multiple choice 2. short answer 3. short essay response
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STAND BY ME Study Guide

STAND BY ME Study Guide

Nine page handout for use in the study of the classic film about friendship and change, with examination of plot characters and themes. Students undertake writing activities under the following - interpreting, justifying, comparing and contrasting.
jaynorth
THE OUTSIDERS Unit of Work including study guide, activities and assessment

THE OUTSIDERS Unit of Work including study guide, activities and assessment

This is a unit that would cover approximately four to five weeks, involving reading the S E Hinton novel, viewing the film, and completing the study guide questions on plot, characters, theme. There are a number of practice tests that would take a lesson each, in which students practice the core skills of justifying, comparing, contrasting and drawing their own conclusions. An oral assessment task is also included, with an exemplar (annotated) of a student script.
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