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Want to make Grammar fun? Want to engage not test your students? Want to see kids coming up with their own ideas not just repeating yours into a formulaic PEEL paragraph of doom? Me too :)
An Introduction to The Woman in Black

An Introduction to The Woman in Black

KS3/4 A Comprehensive lesson pack aimed at introducing the text and its genre to students studying The Woman in Black, for use ahead of reading the novel. The Powerpoint consists of approx. 4 lessons worth of activities covering the following Learning Objectives: Understand the theme of childhood presented in the novel Explore the context in which it was written Infer and make predictions based on introductory information The scheme works on introducing and familiarizing the students with key terminology including "Gothic" , "Uncanny" , "Atmosphere" and "Personification" with extension work to upgrade answers using these new terms. Also includes a selection of exam questions for use after reading the text drawn from the original ideas presented in this pack.
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An Introduction to Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)  by George Orwell : History and Title

An Introduction to Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell : History and Title

An Introduction to 1984 by George Orwell, single introductory lesson focusing on key facts about the text, its title and place in literary history. Aimed at KS4/KS5 students, who may or may not yet have read the book or are about to embark on the novel as a class. Key activities: Discussion task: the concept of surveillance, and understanding of key phrases from the book such as "Big Brother is watching you" Short question and answer based on key facts about the book. More detailed comparison task using with modern media examples of fly-on-the-wall television (embedded video) and short extracts from the novel (provided). Working with context - looking at historical influences on the author as well as considering the text's lasting heritage and influence on modern fiction in a plenary activity. N.B. Preview images does not reflect actual resource as for some reason its completely screwed my formatting and changed fonts and alignments etc. Doesn't look like that! Tes informed of issue.
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Nettles by Vernon Scannell

Nettles by Vernon Scannell

Interactive KS4 or upper KS3 Lesson on Nettles by Vernon Scannell prepared for the Edexcel exam paper, but can be taught on its own. Focus on the following objectives: LO: Understand the context of the poem and the motivations and viewpoint of the poet. LO: Analyze the writer’s use of linguistic features; military language, extended metaphor and sibilance. Includes: Engaging Starter Activity Whole text annotation Terminology Definitions Key Quotations Contextual Information Sample Exam Question
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Standing Female Nude by Carol Ann Duffy

Standing Female Nude by Carol Ann Duffy

KS4/KS5 Lesson with full text annotation. Learning Objectives: LO: Understand the historical context of the poem. LO: Explore how the poet presents the “male gaze” and the role of women in art. The lesson includes - contextual understanding of Cubism and 19th Century female models. Literary analysis using the Feminist framework of “the male gaze”. Annotation of linguistic devices - caesura, double entendre and interior monologue. Exam question with support. Taught with Year 12 students in a double lesson.
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Porphyria's Lover GCSE Poetry Lesson

Porphyria's Lover GCSE Poetry Lesson

Powerpoint for teaching of AQA or Edexcel GCSE English Liteature Poetry Paper. An introduction to the poem Porphyia’s Lover by Robert Browning focusing on the following Learning Objectives: LO: Explore the key themes of the poem Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning. LO: Understand the literary and historical context of the poem. LO: Analyse the writer’s use of structural features; enjambment, repetition and the First Person. Contains 1-2 lessons worth of activities depening on the level of the class/length of session, I found made an ideal double lesson introduction to the poem. Aimed at mid to high ability students. Differentiated colour-coded activities including full text annotation, exploration of theme, identifying techniques and practise writing a long exam answer.
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Context in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell : Historical Background, Stalinism

Context in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell : Historical Background, Stalinism

Lesson 3 in my Introduction to Nineteen-Eighty Four series, works in series or as a stand-alone lesson. Aimed at KS5 Students who have read 1984 or are reading the book as a class. LO: Understand the historical context in which Nineteen Eighty-Four was written and received. Focus - Considering how the theme of erasing the past, propaganda and control of visual evidence may have been influenced by Communism, in particular Stalin's USSR. Key Ideas: Key Activities: Starter - key terminology research e.g. totalitarian Historical Sources Visual learning, comparing doctored images from the past. Finding Short, Effective Quotes in pairs. Challenging pair discussion work. Close-text analysis with provided extract. Sample exam question to plan in class (can be set as a homework) with instructions on how to make an effective planning sheet.
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Theme in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell : Human Nature

Theme in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell : Human Nature

Whole Lesson Powerpoint, Lesson 2 from my Introduction to 1984, by George Orwell series. Aimed at High Ability KS4 or KS5 English Literature Students studying for A Level. Content works well with OCR syllabus on Dystopian Fiction, however does not include any exam board specific Assessment Objectives. Content: LO: Explore the theme of humanity in the novel. LO: Consider the extent to which Winston loses his “human nature” in the novel. Explores the theme of humanity/human nature through looking at modern examples of how people are affected by conflict (Syria) as seen in the news over the last few years and considering different responses to the plight of others. Ask students to consider whether Winston has lost his humanity and ability to empathise with others. Tasks include questions on a given extract from the text, group discussion, dictionary definition work and a sample exam question to plan a response to/set as a class or homework writing task.
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An Introduction to Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)  by George Orwell : History and Title

An Introduction to Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell : History and Title

An Introduction to 1984 by George Orwell, single introductory lesson focusing on key facts about the text, its title and place in literary history. Aimed at KS4/KS5 students, who may or may not yet have read the book or are about to embark on the novel as a class. Key activities: Discussion task: the concept of surveillance, and understanding of key phrases from the book such as "Big Brother is watching you" Short question and answer based on key facts about the book. More detailed comparison task using with modern media examples of fly-on-the-wall television (embedded video) and short extracts from the novel (provided). Working with context - looking at historical influences on the author as well as considering the text's lasting heritage and influence on modern fiction in a plenary activity. N.B. Preview images does not reflect actual resource as for some reason its completely screwed my formatting and changed fonts and alignments etc. Doesn't look like that! Tes informed of issue.
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Design your own Gothic Monster

Design your own Gothic Monster

Two page worksheet with three unusual extracts from 19th Century Gothic texts, reading questions to inspire students to create their own Gothic Villain or Monster. and a character design sheet for annotation. Good starting point for a Gothic Writing exercise.
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Christmas Carol : Context

Christmas Carol : Context

An hour long lesson for GCSE (KS4) students on A Christmas Carol. English Literature focus - based on the current 2015-2017 AQA specification. The lesson explores the concept of Materialism and Commercialism and uses students own ideas as the basis of understanding the message of Charles Dickens. It includes links to yo-utube clips, dialogic and active learning based activities, and is also designed to appeal to visual learners, Keywords are signalled and defined throughout. Worked successfully with Mid to High Ability students.
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Festive Flashcards - Xmas Creative Writing KS3

Festive Flashcards - Xmas Creative Writing KS3

72 Cards of Christmas and Winter Vocabulary for Creative Writing Inspiration. Flash Cards/Word Banks are quite simply lists of words to support children with their writing. In this pack, you will find a range of vocabulary selected to help students at KS3 be more descriptive and imaginative in their Creative Writing. Differentiated: The words range from common words with unusual spellings e.g. baubles to more complex words (underlined) to challenge those working at a higher level e.g. verdant. All festively gorgeous in their decoration. Includes examples of 5 different activities you can do with the pack e.g. Solo work – challenge students to write a festive poem including as many of the flash cards as they can, bonus points for using underlined higher level vocabulary. Add individual challenges such as a certain number of adjectives per student. Feedback to class and offer peer feedback on their work.
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Dulce et Decorum est.

Dulce et Decorum est.

Whole lesson: KS3 Middle Ability taught successfully with Year 7. Encouraging students to connect with the ideas of the WW1 poem Dulce et Decorum est through first examining and sharing their own viewpoints on dying for your country. Includes Starter and Plenary activity, and 3 main writing tasks. Link to Youtube clip to support visual learners. Sentence starters and top tips to improve their work.
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Themes in A Handmaid's Tale (Crime in Gilead)

Themes in A Handmaid's Tale (Crime in Gilead)

Exploring Chapters 6 and 7 of the text to understand the theme of crime and sin in the text as a whole. Using a historical approach it provides students with context and research topics to explore to more clearly understand Atwood's influences and motivations in writing the text. Includes writing and discussion activities, as well as a debate on whether a new society can be created without looking to the past. Used successfully with Year 12 A Level English Literature students. Suitable for Yr12/13 or high ability Yr 11, college or starting point for undergrads.
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Punctuation Worksheet Pack: Full-stops, Commas and Semi-colons

Punctuation Worksheet Pack: Full-stops, Commas and Semi-colons

Punctuation worksheets in my Branches of Grammar series, aimed at mid-ability KS3 English students or revision for KS4. Can be used alone or in series. This pack contains: Worksheet Four Full-stops Worksheet Five Commas Worksheet Six Semi-colons Each worksheet includes detailed definitions and examples. Straightforward activities to practice using each punctuation mark at sentence and paragraph level. Sheets build upon one another with Worksheet Five considering the difference between comma and full stop pauses and challenging students to select which should be used in a sample paragraph. Sample sentences based on student interest/humour containing some more complex extension tasks for more able students. Example: Now copy out the passages below and put in the missing full stops and capital letters: 2. The singer took the microphone in her hand the audience waited in anticipation the music began to play
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Grammar Worksheet Pack: Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives and Adverbs

Grammar Worksheet Pack: Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives and Adverbs

First three worksheets in my Branches of Grammar series, aimed at mid-ability KS3 English students. This pack contains Worksheet One Nouns & Verbs Worksheet Two Nouns, Verbs & Adjectives Worksheet Three Adjectives & Adverbs Each worksheet includes detailed definitions and examples. Straightforward activities to help them identify parts of speech and then produce their own sentences. Particular emphasis on how parts of speech work together and modify one another. Sample sentences based on student interest/humour containing some more complex examples for more able students e.g. verbs used as adverbs (The terrifying clown) and longer noun phrases. Example: Underline the adjective and adverb in the sentence: "The terrifying clown made us scream loudly."
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KS3 French Worksheets Colours/Clothes/Body

KS3 French Worksheets Colours/Clothes/Body

Upper KS3/Revision for KS4 on Colours, Numbers, Clothing and the Body. Pack contains 3 worksheets that build on one another, referring back to ideas on previous sheets to deepen learning. Each includes a key-word box for dictionary activities, a colouring task and two levels of questioning. Worksheet One: Les Coulers et Les Vêtements - practise using and answering question stem "De quelle couleur"... -revision of colours and introduction to more varied clothing vocab -practise using pronouns Worksheet Two: Les Nombres et les Vêtements -revision of simple numbers 1-10 - revision of clothing vocab and introduction to more unusual vocab -practise using and answering question stem "Est-ce que...?" Worksheet Three: Les Nombres, Les Couleurs et Le Corps -revision of parts of the body - revision of clothing vocab and numbers introduced in previous sheets. Some more unusual vocab introduced. -practise using and answering question stem "Combien de...?" Also includes a differentiated extension task. Original illustrations by yours truly :)
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Gothic Writing /Fantasy Writing Flashcards

Gothic Writing /Fantasy Writing Flashcards

Flashcards for use in creative writing projects either in the Gothic, Horror or Fantasy genre. Can be used in groups or individually. Used successfully as part of a Creative writing "Lucky dip" in class where students picked out of a hat. Could also be used as a worksheet to improve students vocabulary. Ideal for KS3 and 4 English Language and Literature.
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My Last Duchess

My Last Duchess

GCSE English Revision Tool or Overview of the poem from the AQA Poetry Anthology Contains: Contextual background for students, quick quotation work using the title as a starting point, annotation activities focusing on both the content and key events as well as the tone of the narration. Key terminology - dramatic monologue explained. Plenary writing task to encourage students to discuss the message of the poem, with differentiated ideas for students to use in building their own opinion of the poem.
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An Introduction to To Kill A Mockingbird

An Introduction to To Kill A Mockingbird

An Introductory lesson for the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, aimed at higher level KS3 or mid level KS4 classes. Has been used successfully with top set Year 9s and mid ability Year 10 classes in the past. Part of an introductory series of lessons, this stand-alone lesson covers: Symbolism and key symbols used in the book and its title. Making predictions based on book covers, titles and blurbs. What a proverb is and why it is used in the title. Reflection about the reading process ahead as student embark on this class novel. Activities include strong visual elements, as well as solo writing and discussion.
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Word Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes

Word Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes

KS3 English Language Grammar lesson; excellent for improving grammatical knowledge, widening vocabulary and improving reading skills through comprehensive step-by-step activities. Designed for a 50-60 minute lesson, includes engaging starter and plenary activities with features to appeal to visual learners.
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The Emigree by Rumens (AQA Conflict Anthology)

The Emigree by Rumens (AQA Conflict Anthology)

An introduction to the poem The Emigree with preparatory material for writing a comparative exam answer, comparing this poem and one other from the AQA conflict cluster for GCSE English Literature. Two lessons worth of resources and slides with innovative "hook"to get the students putting themselves into the position of a displaced emigrant, model answers to an exam style question on language and a handy template for structuring an exam answer using comparative connectives. For Year 10 or 11 mid to high ability.
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 A Handmaid's Tale (Opening Chapters)

A Handmaid's Tale (Opening Chapters)

A Level lesson on the opening chapters of A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Using a Formalist approach to explore the atmosphere created in the first two chapters of the novel. Includes extracts for annotation, key quotes, discussion activities and contextual information to aid student understanding. Aimed at a mid-to-high ability Year 12 or 13 class.
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