Shakespeare's Macbeth Coursework SoW Powerpoints

Shakespeare's Macbeth Coursework SoW Powerpoints

Powerpoint Presentations to aid in teaching Macbeth to GCSE students. Complete lessons introducing themes and analysis of the play. Please feel free to use and adapt. Unfortunately I created them using Windows 7, so the powerpoints may not be accessable to all. If you'd like to see them, do send me a message and I can convert and e-mail.
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Year 7 Language Unit: Canterbury Tales

Year 7 Language Unit: Canterbury Tales

A collection of resources that I've used to help teach an introduction to the history of the English language - focus is on The Canterbury Tales. Assessment task is a comparision of the Miller and the Knight. Links in PPTs worked as of Feb 2012. I make use of Canterbury Tales play as well (not included here). Apologies for any errors.
krista_carson
Year 7 Writing to Imagine, Explore, Entertain

Year 7 Writing to Imagine, Explore, Entertain

The first part of a creative writing for Year 7 students. Students assess their own writing skills, and then build these skills up. Sentence types, punctuation, grammar, vocabulary and literary devices. Can be adapted to suit ability (I am aiming it here at writing levels 4 - 6). I hope to add the rest of this unit soon; the focus will be on poetry for the latter half of the unit.
krista_carson
KS3 Non-Fiction Media Olympics SOW (Part 1)

KS3 Non-Fiction Media Olympics SOW (Part 1)

First set of 17 lessons and resources for a non-fiction SOW looking at the Olympic games. Please see Parts 2 and 3 of same name for rest of SOW. I cannot claim ownership of all the resources, but I did create the PPTs myself, based on other stimulus. Apologies for any spelling/grammar errors - I don't catch them sometimes!
krista_carson
Year 8 Introduction to Print Media Unit

Year 8 Introduction to Print Media Unit

The following resources I've adapted or created to create a scheme of work intended to introduce year 8 students to the codes and conventions used in print media, focusing on magazines and newspapers. For lesson 8, I did not save a digitical copy of the two articles used. They are &'How to stop vuvuzelas from taking over the world&'; by Conor McNamara and 'A stern defence of the vuvuzela&' bu Paul Geiss. I found these online, and hope that you&';re able to obtain through a search :) Please visit my website to download the entire SOW.
krista_carson
Writing to Describe / Creative Writing: Part 1

Writing to Describe / Creative Writing: Part 1

The focus of the unit is around issues of homelessness, so accompanying the unit is a class reading of Robert Swindell's novel ‘Stone Cold’. The assessment, however, isn’t on ‘Stone Cold’, but is on a creative writing piece, that uses description (so not narration) to describe a homeless person in Cambridge (but this can be changed to any city or town, really). The novel is merely being read to them so that they can use it to help them feel empathy etc. I have shown my groups clips from the film ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ as well, to help get their minds working about issues of homelessness.
krista_carson
Year 7 Dystopian Fiction Unit

Year 7 Dystopian Fiction Unit

A whole scheme of work of KS3 teaching of a variety of dystopian fiction texts. Some of the larger texts are missing from the resources, for copyright purposes, but are readily available elsewhere. All lessons are aimed at levels 5, 6 and 7 reading skills.
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A View from the Bridge: Intro and Act 1

A View from the Bridge: Intro and Act 1

The following resource, a powerpoint lesson presentation, goes through an introduction to Arthur Miller's play A View from the Bridge, as well as breaks the first Act down, scene by scene. Each scene is followed by comprehension questions to aid in developing a sense of plot and character. The Word document is a simple character grid, where students record character information and then go on quote quests to find corresponding quotes. I am making my group complete this as we finish each section, with the intention that it will be invaluable to them when revising.
krista_carson
Writing to Describe/Creative Writing Part 2

Writing to Describe/Creative Writing Part 2

The second part of lessons, for my unit on descriptive writing. The assessment involves students creating a piece of descriptive writing about a homeless person in a big city (Cambridge specifically here, but you can change this). I am currently using with my year 9s, but will likely adapt to use with year 10s as well, in terms of producing descriptive writing coursework. Could also easily be changed to aid in narrative writing, if you tweaked it.
krista_carson
'Day of the Triffids' by John Wyndham: Resources

'Day of the Triffids' by John Wyndham: Resources

Resources used with whole class reading of the class novel, included a reading and writing (media) assessment. Requires DVD copies of the 1981 BBC Version of the book, as well as the more recent 2009 BBC Version. Class has used the abridge novel, so resources are based on that version.
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KS3 Stories from Other Cultures unit

KS3 Stories from Other Cultures unit

A full scheme of work which explores a variety of short stories from other cultures. Many of the stories are not included in this package, but are available in older KS4 anthologies or from other sources. The resources are aimed at levels 4, 5 and 6 reading skills. Final assessment was an analysis of a short story.
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Year 9 Much Ado About Nothing Unit

Year 9 Much Ado About Nothing Unit

A full KS3 unit aimed at teaching Much Ado About Nothing. These resources are aimed at level 4, 5 and 6 reading skills. Final assessment is an analysis of a scene between Beatrice and Benedick, exploring how Shakespeare presents their relationship.
krista_carson
Year 9 Machine Gunners Unit

Year 9 Machine Gunners Unit

This unit supports a mid-to-lower level group of Year 9 students as they read Machine Gunners. Some of the lessons work on building reading skills at levels 5 and 6, while others work on writing skills. The final assessment for this unit was a written assessment.
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