A 4 - 5 week scheme of work using famous speeches to explore Aristotle’s three lines of argument: ethos, logos and pathos. Speeches are taken from a range of famous figures, from Martin Luther King and Barack Obama to Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai. A variety of rhetorical devices are taught each week, moving this scheme away from ‘AFOREST’ to more advanced rhetorical techniques and how they can be used effectively in writing to argue and persuade. The scheme leads towards a writing assessment where students write their own speeches. A powerpoint and student workbook are included.
An introductory lesson to use at the start of the year. Includes classroom expectations, an icebreaker, self-assessment and a letter writing task. Aimed at KS3. This is easily adaptable to suit your class.
A 5 week scheme studying key scenes from this iconic play. Ideally, it should be accompanied with a performance of the play. The unit of work is aimed at Year 7 and includes a range of analytical and creative activities. There is a detailed lesson on iambic pentameter and one lesson on the conventions of comedy. The unite begins with a brief look at Shakespeare’s life and works and the overall outcome is to write a monologue from the perspective of Titania.
KS3 Scheme of work exploring the influence of Medieval Romance on Victorian Poetry. The scheme looks at the stories of King Arthur and goes on to study The Lady of Shalott and La Belle Dames Sans Merci in detail. 4 - 6 weeks of lessons.
Roots of Drama Scheme of Work looking at the influence of Greek Drama on modern theatre and modern stories. Greek Theatre is explored along with the story of Oedipus and key themes such as hubris, fate and tragedy. 3 - 4 weeks of lessons. Aimed at KS3.