Powerpoint outline for a mock trial set up a courtroom drama: Is Napoleon guilty of crimes against his fellow animals? Includes guide worksheet for lawyers and characters to aid their research and preparation.
Definitions and prompt questions for six key critical literary perspectives, perfect for introducing AO5 critical perspectives for sixth form classes. Includes New historicist, psychoanalytical, feminist, gender and sexual identity, marxist and post-colonial.
Introductory lesson on the French New Wave (Nouvelle Vague) for media and film students with case study and video links for the film movement.
A powerpoint with critical literary perspectives and context for A Streetcar Named Desire. The first section explores context of Southern Gothic Literature with summaries of Fall of House of Usher and a Rose for Emily for students to draw on for context this is roughly a one hour lesson. The second section is a debate format with quotes to engage with. Students take a different literary perspective and must debate from that stance, using the quotes to start their talking points. Critical literary perspectives cards provided as a worksheet and can be copied and given to students to prepare for the debate.
A short quiz on the history of the UN, and then a set up for a scenario debating nuclear disarmament with carefully selected countries for a structured debate. The activity allows for independent research time with direction, plus caucusing and resolution creation. A condensed MUN scenario that can be run in 1.5 hours but ideally two hour session.
Debate topics and structure for holding a mock trial for the character’s of An Inspector Calls. Developing speaking and listening skills and asking students to evaluate each character’s involvement and attitudes towards Eva’s death. Works with the GCSE specification, as revision for the text or as a build up for the speaking and listening assessment.
Powerpoint lesson on Lucky’s speech in Waiting for Godot. Close analysis picking out key points of the speech, consolidating writing activities and consideration of staging. Links to context (AO3), Berklean philosophy background to the play and academic references.
A lesson or what could be two lessons focussing on imagery in poetry using Emily Dickinson’s ‘Hope is the thing with feathers’. Lesson includes analysis of imagery and extended metaphors, as well as an opportunity for students to do their own poetry writing using a copy-change format. This lesson formed part of my postgraduate research into teaching and was a successful interview lesson. Suitable for home learning.
Activities to help students creatively tackle Sonnet 18 and 130. A practise PEA for Sonnet 18. All scaffolding culminating towards an assessment comparing the two sonnets with success criteria.
Two lessons worth of resources which includes a powerpoint to teach from and a double sided A3 learning mat/worksheet for annotating and writing about the poem. The resources use images to introduce The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus, context, form and key techniques as well as an assessment style question which is scaffolded on the powerpoint and worksheet. This resource could be used as unseen poetry or in conjunction with a class novel which explores ideas of immigration or the American Dream.
An introductory lesson for the theory of Strauss’ binary opposition. Includes explanation, worked examples and activities for students. Can be adapted to fit with different media area of studies: film, tv, advertising etc.
A basic outline of Stuart Hall’s reception audience theory for use with Eduqas exam board. Examples taken from set text products but can be changed to suit different examples.
A comprehensive powerpoint for teaching the music video Formation by Beyonce as part of the WJEC/Eduqas A-level for media. The powerpoint includes the infromation from the fact sheet available to download from the Eduqas website. It includes video links to contextual information and disucssion points for students as well as the key theorists and terminology.
A powerpoint guiding students through proven metacognitive approaches to memorising and learning information with examples and interactive activities. Useful for students before exam time and when they are putting together revision schedules.
A powerpoint with suggested activities and writing tasks to take you through key scenes and points for the graphic novel The Arrival by Shaun Tan. Suitable for home learning.
A level English language scripted vs spontaneous speech comparison which can be used in the first term of English Language A level study. Sample transcripts, powerpoint outlining essay task with assessment objectives and a guide sheet for what students should be identifying in the texts and writing about in their essays. We looked at each text in class time, as examples of spontaneous speech and scripted speech.
A set of extension activities which I use to stick into books if students complete the main task early or as homework tasks for students to choose from.