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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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A Midsummer Night's Dream - Love Potion

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Love Potion

Two lessons. First lesson centres on the pupils understanding the love potions importance and then creating their own. Second lesson focuses on them persuading people to buy their love potion. Written example and worksheets included. Great for KS3 and can be altered to suit both lower and higher ability.
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A Christmas Carol Revision Booklet

A Christmas Carol Revision Booklet

A handy booklet which allows pupils studying this GCSE text to: Write their own summary for each stave Add key quotations for each character per stave Add key quotations for each theme per stave Examine and practice exam style questions with high level examples included Colourful, adaptable and reduces marking!
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Romeo and Juliet - Balcony Scene - Act 2

Romeo and Juliet - Balcony Scene - Act 2

An analysis lesson focusing on the infamous balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet. Group work stations analysing: 1) Light references 2) Juliet's confidence/naivety 3) Religious imagery 4) Foreshadowing Worked very well with a high ability year 9 class and the feedback from each station is on the PowerPoint as well to make it incredibly easy to follow, adapt and edit.
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World Book Day - Alice in Wonderland

World Book Day - Alice in Wonderland

A lesson which is incredibly simple and easy to follow and can be easily adapted to suit most KS3 & 4 ages. Examining our prior knowledge of Alice in Wonderland, then a key extract to read taken from the beginning of the story. Pupils will be producing a poem using the technique 'blackout poetry'. Creative, interesting and fun and an example included that I created for my class.
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A Christmas Carol - Context

A Christmas Carol - Context

A lesson focusing on context for A Christmas Carol (Victorian Era). My class were given very specific facts and asked to link to as many key scenes as possible, along with finding key quotations. Worked really well and helped them to remember to link to context for the exam without being overwhelmed by too much information.
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