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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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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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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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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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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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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Grammar Worksheet 4: Full Stops

Grammar Worksheet 4: Full Stops

First sheet in my "Branches of Grammar" worksheets I produced for my KS3 students. Has worked well with middle ability. Can be used alongside other sheets or stand alone. This worksheet has 3 straightforward tasks to help students define and use full stops at a sentence and paragraph level. Last task aimed at pair work. Sample sentences based on student interest/humour. Example: Add the missing full-stops and capital letters to the sentences below 3. You-tubers like to endorse products usually they sell make-up or clothing but I sell carpet cleaner
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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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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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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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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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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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Enduring Love  Narrative Technique

Enduring Love Narrative Technique

A Level / KS5 Lesson An Introduction to Enduing Love by Ian McEwan. LO: Lesson 2 Understand the use of different Narrative Techniques across the novel Designed to help students understand and explore the different narrative viewpoints used by the author: Epistolary, Third Person and First Person Narration, and explain why McEwan has made these choices. Includes: Solo Writing and Quote Finding activities, a handy Quote Bank to demonstrate the different narrative styles and an Exam Question Plenary for use as practise planning or as a homework assignment. (This lesson, along with 3 others, also available as part of An Introduction to Enduring Love - Lesson Pack)
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Enduring Love Language Analysis

Enduring Love Language Analysis

A Level / KS5 Lesson (Undergrad elements) An Introduction to Enduing Love by Ian McEwan. LO: Lesson 3 Structuralism: How does McEwan uses signifiers in the creation of Jed Parry? Following AQA and OCR recommendations that students should be able to analyse and read a text informed by different interpretations and critical approaches, this lesson uses Structuralism as a method of understanding the subjectivity of Joe and his understanding of the character Jed Parry. This includes informative (but simplified) slides on Structuralism and Semiotics. Close textual analysis of short quotations, example analysis paragraph and an extended writing question with pointers of how to approach the task. This lesson is also available as part of the Introduction to Enduring Love Lesson Pack.
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English Gothic Writing Bundle

English Gothic Writing Bundle

KS3 Bundle of the most popular Gothic themed resources from the English Rose store. Includes the brand new Introductory Course to The Woman in Black as well as printable resources for creative writing to use alongside your study of the text. At least 5 lessons worth of material available for a short time only at a discount of 30%!
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Enduring Love The Hot Air Balloon

Enduring Love The Hot Air Balloon

A Level / KS5 Lesson An Introduction to Enduing Love by Ian McEwan. LO: Lesson 1 Explore the motif of the balloon and its significance to the story Designed to help students understand and explore the balloon metaphor/motif employed by McEwan, making broader links to how the image relates to love as a theme of the novel, the different types of love presented in the book and the "Enduring Love" suggested by the title. Includes: Solo Writing and Group Discussion activities, Extension work for higher ability students, visual stimuli from different cover designs and differentiated plenary. (This lesson, along with 3 others, also available as part of An Introduction to Enduring Love - Lesson Pack)
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Two Sentence Tales

Two Sentence Tales

Individual Lesson to Accompany An Introduction to The Woman In Black, can be used as a stand alone lesson during or before a Gothic novel course.... Key Stage 3 Literacy Activity, aimed at high ability Year 8 or Mid to High Ability Year 9 students. Used in conjunction with a Gothic Novel Scheme of Work but could work as a single lesson. Students encouraged to stretch their vocabulary and learn about the importance of structure through reading, analyzing and writing their own Two Sentence Horror Stories. Students are introduce to the concepts of the uncanny and incongruity.
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Literacy: George's Marvellous Medecine

Literacy: George's Marvellous Medecine

Just in time for Halloween... A lesson to help students create their own marvellous medicines. A literacy pack designed for KS3 students with a low reading age or to engage less able students. This lesson includes activities designed to stretch students reading comprehension through discussion of literal concepts and group reading of enjoyable extracts from Dahl's great short story. It also includes 2 analysis activities covering key literary and grammatical techniques (onomatopoeia, noun phrases, rhyme) to get students thinking about what makes Dahl's writing effective. Final task to "fill" their own cauldron with noun phrases of ingredients in the style of Roald Dahl.
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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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Main, Subordinate and Embedded Clauses

Main, Subordinate and Embedded Clauses

An introduction to Clauses for low to middle ability KS3. I have used with a lower ability Year 9 group successfully. The aim is for students to use understand, define and use main, subordinate and embedded clauses in their own writing. Using fun activities that require creativity and critical thinking. The outcome by the end of the lesson is the writing of a paragraph containing a variety of sentence types. The discussion activity at the beginning has been particularly engaging for my groups. Lets make Grammar Fun! (its possible...) *Images have been sourced from pixabay.com copyright free imaging source.
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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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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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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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