KS3 Complete scheme of work - Under the Sea

KS3 Complete scheme of work - Under the Sea

This is a scheme of work based around the theme of the sea. Texts examined include poetry, non-fiction text, 20th century texts and Shakespeare. There are also creative writing tasks, as well as analysis, and the opportunity for a speaking and listening assessment. Each lesson, of which there are 16 hour long ones, is fully resourced with a PowerPoint and various extracts. There are also 4 half hour long lessons which are also resourced in this way. There are 6 dedicated improvement time lessons. There are 2 easy to follow, fully resourced cover lessons. The final assessment, which is included, is linked to the Edexcel 9-1 style and includes an appropriately adapted mark scheme. This was delivered to a middle ability year 8 group but would also be suitable for year 9. The overall scheme of work is included with the pieces of work suitable for assessment clearly indicated. An example from the SoW 1 - To understand the importance of assessment objectives. - Students are to try to draw a sea monster. It’ll then be peer assessed against a criteria that they haven’t seen prior to drawing. Students will need to translate AO2 and AO5 which are the focuses of this SOW. Resources - Table of assessment objectives. PowerPoint. 2 - To identify the use of literary devices. Students will watch a video which shows a range of devices in popular Disney songs. They will then complete a card sort which also allows them to fill in the blanks, the number of blanks being dependent on their ability. Students will then have to annotate an extract from The Little Mermaid, identifying various devices. Students will then discuss with the person next door to them why the writer might have chosen to do certain things. This allows for differentiation as you can clear the contents of the appropriate boxes to provide more challenge for more able students, who will have to fill in the boxes themselves. Resources - The Little Mermaid extract. PowerPoint. Card sort. 3 - To understand a 19th Century text. Students will watch a visual film of the beginning of The Fisherman and his Soul. They will have to try and interpret the narrative. Then read the first part of the story together. Students will then have to look up the words that they don’t understand, which they should have made a note of whilst reading. Students then have three questions to answers about a short extract from the text. Resources - Copies of The Fisherman and his Soul (not the whole story, just the first bit). Dictionaries (or their phones). PowerPoint.
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KS3 Fairy Tale Scheme of Work

KS3 Fairy Tale Scheme of Work

This is a complete scheme of work based around fairy tales. Created with a Year 7 group in mind but there is a lot of scope for stretch and challenge. The scheme includes an end of unit assessment, a speaking and listening assessment, as well as a number of self, peer and teacher assessed pieces throughout the scheme. There are 20 lessons and 4 cover lessons. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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KS3 Intervention Half Term Booklet

KS3 Intervention Half Term Booklet

I've made this booklet to be completed during after school intervention sessions. These sessions will run for a half term and run for 45 minutes each week. I will be using it across KS3. It is aimed at high students who are currently below target to help to develop their comprehension, creative writing and analysis of both language and structure. There is an assessment at the beginning and at the end to, theoretically, show their progress. The project focuses around James Thurber's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
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KS3 Rani and Sukh Scheme of Work

KS3 Rani and Sukh Scheme of Work

A complete 19 lesson scheme of work with a GCSE style assessment at the end of the unit. Designed with a Year 9 group in mind. Each lesson is an hour long, with guided reading, tasks and assessed written work throughout with clear success criterias.
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KS3 Fairy Tale Scheme of Work

KS3 Fairy Tale Scheme of Work

This is a complete scheme of work based around fairy tales. Created with a Year 7 group in mind but there is a lot of scope for stretch and challenge. The scheme includes an end of unit assessment, a speaking and listening assessment, as well as a number of self, peer and teacher assessed pieces throughout the scheme. There are 20 lessons and 4 cover lessons. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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2 Ofsted lessons examining For the Fallen

2 Ofsted lessons examining For the Fallen

Two year 8 lessons designed for an Ofsted visit. The first lesson concerns understanding the importance of Remembrance and understanding the poem. The second lesson is focused around analysing the language. Group work. Peer assessment. Success criteria. Independent research. SMSC and British Values included.
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IGCSE Question 2

IGCSE Question 2

A lesson planned for an observation, focusing on Question 2 of the English IGCSE. LO – to apply our understanding of question two and create a response to an exam question. There are a range of resources provided as well as a lesson plan which will just need details and differentiation filled in.
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Book of the week

Book of the week

Can be used for the whole school, within a form group or in the library. 8 PowerPoints with a book of the week. The PowerPoints include extracts from the books, trailers and discussion points.
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KS3 Complete scheme of work for Dracula (The Play by David Calcutt)

KS3 Complete scheme of work for Dracula (The Play by David Calcutt)

This is entire scheme of work with 14 fully resourced hour lessons, 5 half hour lessons, which include dedicated improvement time, an assessment as well as homework to set weekly. There is also an overview of the scheme with specified tasks to mark, as well as peer assess and self assess. Each lesson includes self starters, a main task or three and a plenary. SMSC is also referred to. This is pretty much a download and deliver scheme. It was written for a high ability year 7 but could easily be used for year 8 too. I have included a brief overview on the first 6 lessons below. 1 - To understand the unit of work and the context. Students will create targets for the next scheme of work based on AO2 and AO4 of the GCSE language assessment objectives. They will also work in groups to answer questions about the context of the play. Resources - PowerPoint. Target sheets. Research pack. 2 - To analyse language. Students will examine an extract from the original Dracula text and write a PEEE paragraph about the way that Stoker has presented the character. PEEE paragraph to be marked. Resources - PowerPoint. Dracula extract. 3 - To analyse language and make predictions based on the text. Students will examine the prologue of the text and draw conclusions about Dracula. There is also a discussion about the importance of perspectives as they will compare this presentation of Dracula to that of Stoker. Resources - PowerPoint. Dracula texts. 4 - To understand and analyse Scene 1. Students will read the first scene of the play as a group. There is quite a lot of discussion in this lesson about drawing conclusions from the text. Resources - PowerPoint. 5 - To understand the scene and the feelings of the characters Students will read the second scene in the play. They will then need to write a letter from Mina to Jonathon for which there is a success criteria. Letter to be marked. Resources - PowerPoint. 6 - To understand and summarise Act 1. Students will read scenes 3 and 4 of Act 1. They will be introduced to foreshadowing. They will summarise the act and discuss the effect of having two stories running parallel. Resources - PowerPoint.
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KS3 Complete scheme of work - How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse

KS3 Complete scheme of work - How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse

A scheme of work designed for Year 7. The scheme includes assessments, 16 complete lessons, a baseline reading test, homeworks and all resources (aside from the actual novel). Below is an extract from the SoW, with the LOs, outline of the lesson and resources, as well as assessment. 1-To develop precise and effective vocabulary for describing dragons . Students will be focusing on the use of adjectives and using them to describe their own annotated dragon. PowerPoint. 2-To understand the introduction to the novel. Students will examine what makes an effective opening to a story and rewrite the one from the novel. Peer assess their opening pieces. PowerPoint. 3-To complete a reading baseline test. Students will complete the paper in silence. Baseline test 1. 4-To understand character conventions. We will read to the end of chapter 2 and the students will create a Facebook profile for Hiccup. PowerPoint. 5-To understand how the author creates tension. Students will examine what narrative tension is and how it is created in chapter 3. PowerPoint. 6-To understand character development. Students will read chapter 4 and write a letter to Stoick convincing him to change his mind on Fishlegs. Teacher assessed letter – marking criteria on the PowerPoint. PowerPoint. 7-To develop our use of sophisticated vocabulary. Students will read chapter five and come up with their own creative cures of illness. PowerPoint. Remedies cards – just A4 card, cut in to four with a hole punched in the corner so you can make a nice book. 8-To reinterpret the information in to a different form. Students will read chapter six and reinterpret the information in to a diary entry for Fishlegs. Self-assessed diary entry. PowerPoint. Self-assessment sheet. 9- To develop our understanding of the plot. Students will read chapters 7,8,9 and 10. This is mostly a reading lesson. PowerPoint. 10-To create our own character. Students will read chapter 11 and use the information from it to create their own member of the Hysteric tribe. PowerPoint. 11-To develop our understanding of the plot. Students will read chapters 12 and 13. They will then rank their favourite characters and try to persuade one another to agree with them. PowerPoint. 12-To analyse how language and structure are used to create effect. Students will re-read pages 174 – 176. They will identify effective use of language and structure. They will then write PEEE paragraphs to analyse the language. Teacher assessed PEEE paragraphs. Marking criteria is on the PowerPoint. PowerPoint.
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KS3 Complete scheme of work - Under the Sea

KS3 Complete scheme of work - Under the Sea

This is a scheme of work based around the theme of the sea. Texts examined include poetry, non-fiction text, 20th century texts and Shakespeare. There are also creative writing tasks, as well as analysis, and the opportunity for a speaking and listening assessment. Each lesson, of which there are 16 hour long ones, is fully resourced with a PowerPoint and various extracts. There are also 4 half hour long lessons which are also resourced in this way. There are 6 dedicated improvement time lessons. There are 2 easy to follow, fully resourced cover lessons. The final assessment, which is included, is linked to the Edexcel 9-1 style and includes an appropriately adapted mark scheme. This was delivered to a middle ability year 8 group but would also be suitable for year 9. The overall scheme of work is included with the pieces of work suitable for assessment clearly indicated. An example from the SoW 1 - To understand the importance of assessment objectives. - Students are to try to draw a sea monster. It’ll then be peer assessed against a criteria that they haven’t seen prior to drawing. Students will need to translate AO2 and AO5 which are the focuses of this SOW. Resources - Table of assessment objectives. PowerPoint. 2 - To identify the use of literary devices. Students will watch a video which shows a range of devices in popular Disney songs. They will then complete a card sort which also allows them to fill in the blanks, the number of blanks being dependent on their ability. Students will then have to annotate an extract from The Little Mermaid, identifying various devices. Students will then discuss with the person next door to them why the writer might have chosen to do certain things. This allows for differentiation as you can clear the contents of the appropriate boxes to provide more challenge for more able students, who will have to fill in the boxes themselves. Resources - The Little Mermaid extract. PowerPoint. Card sort. 3 - To understand a 19th Century text. Students will watch a visual film of the beginning of The Fisherman and his Soul. They will have to try and interpret the narrative. Then read the first part of the story together. Students will then have to look up the words that they don’t understand, which they should have made a note of whilst reading. Students then have three questions to answers about a short extract from the text. Resources - Copies of The Fisherman and his Soul (not the whole story, just the first bit). Dictionaries (or their phones). PowerPoint.
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Writing a film review

Writing a film review

For the iGCSE coursework, we've decided to do a film review as one of the coursework pieces. I&'ve made a set of four lessons to introduce film reviews and start to get students thinking about writing their own.
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