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.