Everything you need for teaching travel writing. 90 slides that should take a class a month to complete - maybe longer, depending on your group. A comprehensive unit which builds all the necessary non-fiction skills for students approaching the new GCSE courses. Both modern and early 20th century travel writing texts are included. This unit covers traditional travel writing, complaints, comedy, journalism, television and online forums.This was written for year 9 but could slot in at any point in Key Stage 3. Writers included: Shackleton, Callahan, Palin, Bryson, Ffyona Campbell, Tony Hawks, and more. Includes 90 slides Students will analyse in detail how humour is created, critique the use of persuasive language to engage consumers, write creatively, imaginatively and produce complaint reviews.
This comprehensive essay plan has been written to cover a wide net: fantasy, illusion, delusion, appearance and reality. Interconnected themes, that have been planned in such a way that students should be able to learn this one essay plan and adapt to any of the wordings in a question. The slides are arranged with some just containing the quotations for students to ponder and build an argument around and other ‘teacher’ slides padded out with more notes and ideas.
A detailed collection of essay plans with either a powerpoint or pdf version, covering the comparison of The Great Gatsby and pre 1900 poems from the AQA English Literature specification. This includes context and ideas/close textual analysis for essay preparation on the theme of the following titles:
BARRIERS TO LOVE
HOW SOCIAL CONVENTIONS IMPEDE LOVE.
PLUS A BONUS POWERPOINT ON ESSAY SKILLS
A presentation which covers the theme of the past and how Williams presents it in A Streetcar Named Desire, covering the main ideas of:
The past is significant to personal identity.
The past is traumatic and detrimental
The past is symbolised through music
Some slides have just the relevant quotations for the students to reflect and plan around with other ‘teacher’ slides padded out with ideas related to these quotations.
Everything you need for covering the teaching of the Eduqas poetry: this first presentation has lessons on Heaney, Wordsworth (comparing them on childhood) then Valentine and Cozy Apologia (comparing them on relationships - finally adding on Manhunt as a bridge between relationships and the next collection I do will look at the war/conflict poems. The slides cover questions on the poems, detailed analysis of the poems, plus modelled essay structures, plus essay charts and assessment titles. Slides include highlighted annotations and links to relevant videos. 65 slides
A powerpoint presentation covering Fitzgerald’s presentation of women in The Great Gatsby, looking at Flappers; Androgyny; the liberated woman; war, work and freedom; with a look also at Zelda’s perspective.
This presentation is a very useful revision of all the contexts of the GCE AQA spec A pre 1900 poetry anthology. Slides ask students to identify aspects of the following periods: Renaissance, Restoration, Romantics, Victorian, Decadent movement and then to consider how love is typically reflected in poetry from each of those eras. Suggested answers are given in subsequent slides. I encourage students to see the poems as part of a period or movement and prompts discuss what is typical of the poems from each age.
A series of A Level lessons on Wilde’s ‘Dorian Gray’ including the quotations and analysis from the text, covering such themes as Influence/gothic/Art and Aesthetics/doubles, dopplegangers and splitting/hereditry/flowers, colour and decadence/ context/women and gender. Some of these themes may be in the first two chapters or may be in subsequent chapters. Some lessons also include essay frameworks. This was written for the Edexcel new spec but is generic enough for any A level course.
This is a complete unit on the engaging text of ‘Mortal Engines’ for late primary or early secondary students. There are 260 slides here which is ideal for online learning with tasks and sample student answers to refer to. Students are encouraged to do both creative writing tasks, grammar and spelling tasks throughout and alongside the close reading of the book. Characterisation, setting, report writing, diary writing, letter writing, close analysis, writing a guide for the hunting ground, writing a scapheap challenge for making the Jenny Haniver…just some of the tasks. There is a lot of work here and should keep a class busy for at least six weeks, covering a great variety of English skills and targets.
This is a powerpoint designed to guide the students through the AOs and how to hit them. It is linked to the sample question paper, ‘Compare how the authors of two texts you have studied present ideas about barriers to love.’ It includes exemplar paragraphs, illustrating how the AOs are being tackled.
All you need to teach a unit on unseen poetry. I have put this presentation together which includes AQA spec A type questions for the new syllabus Love Through the Ages Unseen Poetry. However, the tasks would work for any A Level unseen poetry work. I have tried to cover a range of literary periods and include brief bios on poets and key words to prompt students with each poem.
Everything you need for a complete unit on speech writing suitable for any GCSE transactional writing requirement. This includes all clips to speeches, such as Ghandi, James Cordon, Obama etc and analyses the techniques in those speeches and provides suggested titles for students to write their own speeches and a step by step framework to follow, supporting them as they write.
This is a collection of comparative essay plans which I put together for the teaching of Edexcel A level spec. They cover deviant sexuality, heroes and villains, violence, doubles, fear and threat and power. I have another bundle with further plans. Some are perhaps too detailed to just give out to a class but others are for students to develop.
This is a fun way to revise the play at the end of the term. The first letter of every answer is part of a title of a well-known Christmas Carol. So for additional points, at the end of each round, the first team to work out the Christmas Carol could have an extra 5 points.
A detailed powerpoint or pdf covering the comparison of The Great Gatsby and pre 1900 poems from the AQA English Literature specification. This includes context and ideas/close textual analysis for essay preparation on the theme of barriers to love.
The slides are arranged with some just containing the quotations for students to ponder and build an argument around and other ‘teacher’ slides padded out with more notes and ideas. Suitable for any A level spec, the essay plan follows the structure of the following key ideas:
Aggression and physical dominance - manifested in violence, in order to subjugate the women and preserve his authority.
Sexual desire - manifested in animalistic behaviour, suggesting masculine sexuality is base and primal
Support your students preparing for the Edexcel spec comparing Dracula and Dorian Gray — exploring how both writers present gothic elements in their texts. This has paragraph planning sheets on the following and includes quotations, analysis and context prompts.
portrait/mirror/poisonous book/ crucifix/ animals/
Influence: mesmeric/psychic in its suggested power.