A Level English Language Original Writing Coursework Lessons: Introduction to Original Writing Coursework Lesson 3 x Political Speeches Lessons 3 x Dramatic Monologues Lessons 3 x Travel Writing Lessons Including many examples of style models and tips on how to write their own. KS5 AQA English Language A Level
Fully resourced scheme of work for A Level AQA English Language Social Variation Age Theories Social Groups Theores **8 lessons of powerpoints with tasks on the powerpoints. **: Lesson 1 - Intro to Social Variation: idolect/sociolect Lesson 2 - How does age affect language use? Theories of age. Lesson 3 - Slang / Michael Rosen Podcast / Jonathan Green’s ideas of slang Lesson 4 - Slang / Stenström’s Teenage Talk / Research into slang usage / Ives / Teenspeak and textspeak Lesson 5 - Defining age - Eckert and Chesire’s ideas / AO2 critiquing studies Lesson 6 - Multi-Modal Language / Textspeak & teenspeak / Is text speak killing language? Ted Talk from John McWhorter / Thurlow’s Sociolinguistic Maxims (2003) Lesson 7 - Jenny Chesire’s Reading study / AO2: Evaluate and Critique skills Lesson 8 - Jocks and Burnouts - Eckert’s study / AO2: Evaluate and Critique skills / Copeland’s code-switching. Also includes many example A Level questions. Very helpful for A Level English Language teachers or students.
KS3 English Scheme: Speeches of Power and Protest Can be used with Year 7 / 8 / 9 depending on ability. Can be adapted for your group also. Resources include some for LA/HA. 21 lessons fully resources with worksheets, powerpoints and fully anthology of speeches. Developing both reading and writing skills. First 12 lessons focus on Reading Last 9 lessons focus on Writing Topics by Week: Week 1: Introduction to Rhetoric (Rhetorical methods / appeals to pathos/logos/ethos) Week 2: Influential leaders (MLK / Churchill / Obama / Nelson Mandela) Week 3: Contemporary Protests ( John Boyega / Emma Gonzalez / Malala) Assessment 1: How does Malala use language to persuade her audience? Week 4: Empowering Women (Elizabeth I / Emma Watson / Sojourner Truth / Suffragettes ) Week 5: Climate Change (Sir David Attenborough / Leonardo DiCaprio / Greta Thunberg / Obama / Writing Assessment) Assessment 2: Writing to persuade: views on climate change
2 x Full lessons on She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron. Part of the GCSE Eduqas Poetry Anthology. Lesson includes: Title predictions Poet context Romanticism context Poem reading Understanding of the overall meaning Quick quiz about content / context Analysis of key quotations from the poem Understanding the form and structure Writing task - ‘How does Bryon display his admiration of women?’
KS3 Of Mice and Men Scheme - Year 8 / 9 25 lessons with all resources: ppts, worksheets and pdf of text. Lessons follow the text covering main points of discussion / study. One reading assessment One writing assessment
2 x lessons on A Wife in London by Thomas Hardy. Analysis of the poem including: Predictions based on the title Context / Content of the poem / poet Language Quote explosions of key quotes Structure Meaning Form Tone Practice exam paragraph ‘How does Hardy present War?’ including WAGOLLs and WABOLLs
1 x Full lesson on London by William Blake Includes: Contextual information and tasks about London and William Blake Analysis worksheet to fill in alongside the PowerPoint tasks A reading and video of the poem Quote explosions of key quotes showing power from the poem Analysis of the Meaning Language and Imagery Themes
KS3 Gothic Literature Reading - The Tell Tale Heart 6 lessons examining how Poe uses language in the Tell Tale Heart: Reading Examining Gothic conventions Language analysis - use of punctuation, repetition, imagery, first person unreliable narrator How does Poe present Madness? Writer’s message
Introduction to Gothic Literature KS3 Introduction to conventions and techniques Context of the era Analysis of gothic texts PETER paragraph help
Full scheme of work for Child Language Acquisition: Spoken Acquisition Introduction Stages of Development Phonological Development (2 lessons) Lexical Development (2 lessons) Semantic Development Grammatical Development (3 lessons) Inflections Child Directed Speech (3 lessons) Conversation Development Pragmatic Development (Halliday and Dore) Child Language Acquisition Theories: Skinner Chomsky Piaget Bruner Viagotsky Modern CLA Theories Critiquing CLA Theories Full scheme of work including 20 lessons on PowerPoint, many worksheets and transcripts.
Context infused GCSE English Literature A Christmas Carol scheme Split across a whole term (Autumn term works well). 45 lessons of in depth analysis of the whole novel, including 5 lessons on Language Paper 2 covering themes evident in the novel: Homelessness, Charity, Shelter, Poverty, Ragged Schools etc. 2 weeks of context lessons on The Victorian Era, Victorian Authorities, Social Classes, Industrial Revolution, The Poor Law, Crime in 1800s, Thomas Malthus, Ragged Schools, Sabbatarianism, Workhouses, Charles Dickens’ upbringing, 19th Century Religious Views. Stave 1: How Scrooge is presented, Bob Cratchit, Interaction with charity workers, Interaction with Fred, Marley’s Ghost. Stave 2: The Ghost of Christmas Present, Scrooge’s childhood and seeing Fan, Fezziwig, Belle. Stave 3: The Ghost of Christmas Present, Abundance of Food, Greed in 19th Century London, The Cratchits’ Christmas, Parallel Scenes: The Lighthouse, The Miners, Fred’s Christmas, Ignorance and Want, Analysis of Poverty across the whole text. Stave 4: The Ghost of Christmases Yet to Come, Context: Grave Snatching, Old Joe and Mrs Dilber, The family in debt, Scrooge’s Grave, Redemption. Stave 5: Analysis of Stave 5, How Scrooge has changed, Comparison to Scrooge at the start vs end.
A Level English Language Original Writing Coursework Commentary Lessons What to include Step by step how to write a commentary How to meet the AOs Some examples
Unseen Poetry KS4 Booklet and PowerPoints Eduqas Poetry Booklet and lessons: Poems: What Were They Like? The Mower Those Winter Sundays Long Distance II Out of the Blue Step by step process: Step 1: Analyse the connotations of the title Step 2: Understand the meaning/message of the poem Step 3: Analyse the language / tone Step 4: Analyse the form / structure Step 5: What is the effect on the reader? Step 6: Answer the question ‘Write about poem x and its effect on you.’ 
Full 1-3 lessons studying the unseen poem: What were they like? Denise Levertov. Lesson plan The Poem Powerpoint of the lesson The poem split into 6 parts - each to be analysed in separate groups.