Highly engaging, interactive resource where pupils have to use clues to create a dystopian style story with Year 8 - clicking on the clues in the prison cell (presenter mode) reveals key ideas and promotes effective story choices. Can even be staged as a competition.
Used for an observation! This was a way of stretching my top set Year 8 who had just finished Animal Farm with a wider view of how literature and political comment go side by side. Class divides into two, examining either Yertle the Turtle or The Emperor's New Clothes. Good for introducing AO3 context.
For first teaching, emphasising Scene 1 and Scene 5 with a highlight on the prologue. Four lessons that build a framework for analysing extracts and thematic essays. Divide your class into Montagues and Capulets, then bring their knowledge together to mirror the end of the play! See my AO2 slides for support in getting pupils to use techical language. NB: 2 lessons include fact search activities - the information sheets should be split up and placed around parts of the room for pupils to search out.
A stand-alone lesson with a variety of techniques modeled - first few slides are hyperlinked, so if you click on the technique named on the first slide, it takes you to an example, then you can return by clicking on the house icon.
Engagingly covering a range of writing skills, including using a variety of sentences, using commas correctly, proofreading, expanding use of past tense, creating evocative and vivid description, paragraphing via aspects as varied as Jon Snow and minions! Used by my school as a start with Year 7 but also useful to dip into for all writing units.