This contains 7 different lessons (nothing complicated but with a good basis to form a lesson around them). There are also some links to background reading of dystopian literature and why we read dystopian literature.
The resource also has a mini SOW that I did over 7 lessons. There are also some extracts that can be used for the unseen part of the exam.
There is also some background info on Orwell as a writer, why he wrote liked he did and what his purpose was as an author. This is good for AO3.
There is also an essay planner that opens up in Publisher that can be manipulated and redesigned and this is good for helping students plan their essays. There are also some sentences starters to help with students with introducing different points or arguments.
The lessons are NOT extensive but still provide some good info on Orwell, dystopia and attempts to cover different themes that may come up in the exam. Again, I only did this for 7 weeks (as I was only covering).
Lesson 1: Discuss how Orwell presents the theme of control in chapter 1 of 1984. Make reference to Orwell’s use of setting and the diary. This includes key terminology and specific text references with detailed analysis of these scenes. There is also a presentation on Orwell (context and background). There is also an unseen extract that teachers can use in relation to the essay question.
Lesson 2: A different presentation on Orwell (more context and about him as a writer). There is also a 9 page document about the life and times of Orwell which is very good for context.
Lesson 3: An essay on Orwell and dystopia and an article about why we read dystopia.
Lesson 4: Another extract that will help with the unseen part of the exam. This lesson looks at ‘how is reality manipulated for the benefit of those in power in 1984?’
Lesson 5: A simple extract to use to look at the theme of symbolism - NOTHING from 1984 is given here.
Lesson 6: A3 essay planner. There are also two essays on Orwell and dystopia that are extremely beneficial.
Lesson 7: Extremely detailed resources on Orwell and his use of language.
2 pdf articles on the dystopia as a genre.
Summary of 1984 in a colour-coded/ thematic design that links to AOs.
Links for background reading on dystopia.
A publisher document to be used in students’ books or even put on the walls!
Edit all you like!
There is a language sheet with terminology devices and explanations as to why they are used.
There is a structure sheet with terminology devices and explanations as to why they are used.
This applies to the Edexcel spec, but might also be used for generic analysis of texts both non-fiction and fiction.
Not every piece of terminology is on here so I’ve listed what is on below:
How the text starts and ends
How the paragraphs starts and ends
Listing technique or Rule of 3
Perspectives of others
This workbook contains 13 activities that are tailored to Edexcel and AQA, but mainly Edexcel. The transactional writing activities can be used for most specs.
Spider Diagram/Story planner
Comparison 7a and 7b
Please review/share :)
This is an easy, accessible small workbook that helps students answer question for the Edexcel spec on language and structure. However, it can be adapted, and questions can be changed to fit other specs such as, AQA.
It includes an extract from Frankenstein and students work through questions which are scaffolded to help aid their understanding, testing terminology along the way.
Tip: Pair with a lesson on creative writinG!
This is a 2 sided A3 resource I designed to help students write a monologue. The piece of descriptive writing on the back is a short story I made up. The monologue the switches the focal point of the writing from descriptive to an internal narrative.
This is for the Edexcel GCSE English language spec and relates to the creative writing element of the exam. There are also 3 different types of monologues on the back to help students understand the different styles in which monologues can written.
Intended to be printed on A3.
Use these as a display or for sticking in the front of books!
Specifically for Edexcel GCSE English Lanuage, but the process may apply to other specs.
A 5 step process on how to evaluate simply.
3 separate answers to a sample evaluation questions.
Helps students break down the evaluate process and see what kind of answers are required to access top marks.
I took an excerpt from Hard Times and made this A3 activity to help with summarising and analysing skills.
Each activity is times and hopefully it can help with behaviour management or timings for the exam.
This is a worksheet that can be cut out and used as a matching activity, or printed and uses as a line matching activity.
This worksheet is a great starter or plenary that tests students’ terminology knowlegde with 8 different language devices.
8 quotes (from famous books)
8 language terminology/devices
8 definitions - students can match or teacher can delete the definitions, and get students to fill them out.
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This is a resource I made on Publisher that can be edited by yourself. It follows a structure/step by step process of analysing a quote.
I will be using this with my GCSE resit group and will use it as an activity to complete together as a class so I can explain each stage.
Just a nice looking resource that spices up your lesson as it is aesthetically pleasing!
An easy extract to analyse. This resource is designed in a way that students can only annotate one or two things per paragraph to help them understand they do not need lots and lots of information, but instead maybe 6/7 points to answer the question.
This resource is for Edexcel GCSE English language, but can be adapted for other specs. If you feel the background image is to bright or can’t be seen properly, then click the imagine, format, recolour, picture options and then adjust the transparency accordingly.
A nice, small extract to help students with paper 1 practise for Edexcel GCSE English language.
Q1-Q3 mirror those found on the spec.
Can be edited for other specs.
This resource is visually appealing and contains a small terminology test!
A nice, easily accessible resource to help students with exam practise for the Edexcel GCSE English language exam. This resource can be adapted for other specs.
The extract is short and easy to understand. The questions mirror the question style that will be on the paper.
Including is a small terminology test!
A nice and easy accessible resource for students. This will be good to use in lessons for people who are into Marvel movies, as the opinion is quite negative and Marvel is so popular amongst students.
Included are questions and answers for teachers!