Nancy in Oliver Twist

Nancy in Oliver Twist

A lesson great for KS3 & KS4 pupils. The lesson focuses on three small extracts about Nancy: Where she dresses up as a respectable lady to try to take Oliver from the jail Where Fagin convinces Nancy and Bill to go kidnap Oliver from Mr.Brownlow Where Nancy tries to stop Fagin from beating Oliver up The pupils are encouraged to focus on what each mini-extract reveals about Nancy, through also using quotations and analysis. The end of the lesson they are encouraged to debate why Nancy makes the decisions that she does, and whether she is a good or bad character and why.
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Ozymandias Poem

Ozymandias Poem

A range of questions to support the teaching of Ozymandias to KS4 classes. Context and starter activity also included.
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Romeo Key Scenes and Quotations

Romeo Key Scenes and Quotations

An ideal revision lesson for Year 10 or 11. Focuses on Romeo’s character over the course of the play, with key scenes and quotations being provided. Pupils simply have to analyse what each quotation suggests about his character overall. This could also provide a good starting point for writing an essay about Romeo as well.
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Friar Lawrence Key Quotations and Moments

Friar Lawrence Key Quotations and Moments

A revision lesson ideal for Year 10 or 11 pupils. A range of key scenes that the Friar is included in, alongside a range of quotations to go with this. It is all in chronological order as well. Pupils are tasked with analysing the Friar Lawrence as a character, based on the scenes and quotations provided.
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Oscar Wilde Famous Sayings and Context

Oscar Wilde Famous Sayings and Context

A lesson focusing on what Oscar Wilde was like as a person. Pupils look at famous saying and epigrams and figure out what they mean, as well as what they reveal about Oscar Wilde himself. Worksheet included. Ideal for both KS3 and KS4 as a way into to studying any of Oscar Wilde’s work.
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Eduqas Wjec Literature Key Quotations - A Christmas Carol, Lord of the Flies, Romeo & Juliet

Eduqas Wjec Literature Key Quotations - A Christmas Carol, Lord of the Flies, Romeo & Juliet

Key quotations for A Christmas Carol, Lord of the Flies and Romeo and Juliet. Handy revision tool for GCSE pupils taking the WJEC/EDUQAS Literature exam. Useful for Year 10 and 11. Each set of quotations for each novel are organised efficiently onto one page per module, making this easy for pupils to revise from. Each page states who says the quote, where the quote is taken from in the novel or play and key themes to organise the key quotations into.
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Varying Your Writing - Board Game

Varying Your Writing - Board Game

A handy resource which can very easily be used with both KS3 and KS4. Useful for a class who are struggling to vary their writing. I encouraged pupils to work together on creating an exceptional piece of writing. They roll the dice, move along the board game and take it in turns to add to their piece of writing.
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Lord of the Flies Quotation Revision Booklet

Lord of the Flies Quotation Revision Booklet

A very handy, colourful booklet which encourages pupils to summarise each chapter as they go and find key quotations for themes and characters, chapter by chapter. Can be used in several ways. 1) Pupils complete independently for revision 2) Reduce marking during lessons and complete with pupils Currently aimed at the Eduqas/WJEC specification.
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She Walks In Beauty - Lord Byron - Eduqas

She Walks In Beauty - Lord Byron - Eduqas

A lesson which focuses on analysing the poem. The questions asked ensure the pupils are able to break down a particularly tricky poem and get to grips with the language of it. Homework task included as well.
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Creating a Villain - Creative Writing

Creating a Villain - Creative Writing

A fun lesson for KS3 pupils. Game of taboo to recall common, well known villains. An example of how to show your character is a villain through a small piece of writing. A range of questions to allow pupils to focus on their character in detail. Easy to follow, fun and adaptable!
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Creating a Story Opening

Creating a Story Opening

A lesson which can easily be adapted for both KS3 and KS4. A range of story openings included which then allows pupils to see that there are several ways in which to begin a story in a more interesting way. Pupils are then tasked with creating their own opening using a ideas sheet included as well. Very simple and easy to follow.
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Writing to Argue - Transactional Writing - Eduqas Specification

Writing to Argue - Transactional Writing - Eduqas Specification

Two lessons which focus on answering an exam style question, on writing to argue,for the Eduqas Specification. Lesson includes: 1) Handy phrases to include in an argument 2) Mark Scheme 3) Two different examples responses - one higher level, one lower. The pupils mark both and discuss what mark they would give and why. Worked really well with my year 11 class but can also be used and adapted for year 10 if they are studying the spec.
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Halloween Descriptive Writing

Halloween Descriptive Writing

A fun lesson which is great for KS3 pupils. Starter is a game of taboo based on monsters. A range of descriptive writing examples included to model to pupils. Then move on to a focused piece of writing based on a spooky house. Fun & easily adaptable!
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Romeo and Juliet - Act 5:3 - The end

Romeo and Juliet - Act 5:3 - The end

A lesson which I used with my KS4 class to further their understanding of the final scene of Romeo and Juliet. Pupils play the board game and answer the questions as they go. Questions are differentiated from easy select and retrieve to more difficult analysis questions. Worked very well and allowed my class to explore independently!
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Creative Writing - Building Tension in our Writing

Creative Writing - Building Tension in our Writing

A fun exciting lesson which can be used by both KS3 and KS4. A range of recent film clips were shown to the pupils to engage them in how directors create tension in their films. Then the pupils pick their own film clip that they want to recreate in their writing. A model response is included to help.
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Dulce Et Decorum Est - Wilfred Owen

Dulce Et Decorum Est - Wilfred Owen

A lesson which looks at developing an understanding of the poem in a deeper way. Lot of higher level questions, an example response and a handy peer-assessment key included. Colourful and engaging. Can easily be used to aid the Eduqas Poetry Anthology specification or for any War Poetry Modules.
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Wedding Planning for Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester

Wedding Planning for Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester

This lesson aims to get pupils to plan Jane and Mr. Rochester's wedding based on what they know about the characters and their personalities. Tasks include using music to set the tone, figuring out suspects & keeping to a budget for their wedding plan. PowerPoint can be printed and used as the 'wedding planning' brochure and worksheet included.
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Mr Rochester - Chapter 14

Mr Rochester - Chapter 14

This lesson aims to examine Mr. Rochester's personality in a fun, colourful way and also includes the interesting concept of 'Phrenology'. Worksheet included.
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Chapter 10 - Oliver Twist - Robbing the Old Gentleman

Chapter 10 - Oliver Twist - Robbing the Old Gentleman

This lesson involves the pupils using their inference and deduction skills based on Chapter 10 of Oliver Twist. Instead of reading it, they will be given a list of statements from particular characters to figure out what exactly happened and who they think robbed the Old Gentleman. Worked very well with a middle ability year 8 class and they loved using their prior knowledge of the characters to help them figure out the investigation.
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