Lots of different resources to use in a wide range of lessons in regards to improving, practising and revising literacy within subjects. These can be used across different subjects, different age ranges and obviously please feel to adapt these to however you need it!
This resource is easily adaptable for differentiation. This PEEL table is a plan towards the following examination/assessment question PAGES 49-50 ‘He led the dog out into the darkness… faced the wall and fell silent.’ [shooting of Candy’s dog] How does Steinbeck create mood and atmosphere in this extract?
The first page is the actual PEEL table in which you can add or take away as much support as your class will require. The AO's link to Edexcel as we, as an Academy, have brought the AO's down the key stage three.
The second page is the examination question with a model answer to support pupils in considering how to structure their assessment and the level of analysis required.
A literacy lesson for Key Stage 3 in which pupils practise their use of emotive language. This will test pupils prior knowledge of emotive language and how to recognise and use it within creative writing.
This is a simple plan, used at KS3, to aid pupils in writing a review for a restaurant. It has questions which engages them as a stimulus and then a success criteria of the types of things to consider in terms of structure and language. As mentioned this is a simple plan that can be easily adapted.
An introduction to Victorian Literature - considering some of the key aspects in regards to the context of the Victorians and different types of literature from the time period. There are also tasks for pupils to complete on fact-finding, language analysis and creative writing all based on Victorian context/Literature. This lesson focuses on Dickens' extracts but could easily be adapted to any Victorian writer. Please feel free to adapt in any way you require and thanks for looking!
One of my all-time favourite lessons to teach!
This hour long lesson can be used with any GCSE group as it all about them, they pretty much create this revision lesson! This is used at the end of a unit on question 5 for paper 2 (19th/20th-21st century non fiction) and tests pupils on their knowledge of question 5.
It requires pupils to create and devise their own question, in the style of question 5. This tests pupils knowledge of how the structure is constructed (tone, form, audience). Following them creating their own question they then take part in a carousel activity of speed planning, rather than speed dating! They are given a set amount of time (that is up to you as the teacher) and need to recognise the PAF of the question (created by a pupil in the group) and create device examples they can use in their answer and a structural plan - when their time is us then they swap/move on to the next question.
This is about how pupils need to revise planning at speed, as they will in their exam, for a variety of different forms, audiences, and tones.
Pupils really enjoyed and was a useful revision tool once they had used in lesson!
Thanks for looking!
An overview of all 'The Whitsun Weddings' poems by Phillip Larkin. The table overviews what the poems are about, key ideas/techniques/words and what other 'Whitsun Wedding' poems you could compare them to. Used for A Level Edexcel.
Used with a mid-ability year 8 group, these 3 lessons are used to introduce Othello and the opening scene.
In the first lesson, pupils need to complete a Carousel of key characters around the room - because of copyright I cannot put the pictures on but you will need pictures of:
An image of Othello seeing Cassio and Desdemona together (all found on google).
Lesson 2 is all about Iago's opening rant and what this rant reveals about Iago and his feelings towards the unfairness he feels that he is going through.
Lesson 3 completes the first scene, analysing the racial undertones towards Othello and what this language, used by other characters, reveals about these characters as a first impression on the audience.
All resources are attached (apart from Lesson 1 pictures as mentioned above)
Lesson 2/3 are on the same powerpoint.
Many thanks for looking, I love teaching Othello and these lessons were really fun!!
A really great powerpoint that my GCSE English groups loved and found really helpful!
The lesson is in regards to how to approach various Christmas Carol exam questions for the AQA English Literature exam.
During the lesson pupils recognise the key components of the extract question, how to decode the question, practice finding quotes from the extract, consider quotes from the wider text and analyse a key quote. Pupils then create a practice PETAL analysis paragraph that they could use in the exam as exam preparation.
There are 9 various questions.
With a little amendment this PPT can be used for ANY lit exam text.
Many thanks for looking!
This PPT was used with a mid-high set year 10 focusing solely on the answering of question A5 and A6 only (comparison question). Goes through examiner advice, how to achieve the marks through model examples, mark scheme and independent investigation of the comparison between the 'Waste not want not' and 'American Frugal housewife' articles.
A literacy lesson for Key Stage 3 in which pupils practise their use of comparatives and superlatives. This will test pupils prior knowledge of both and how to recognise and use them within creative writing.
Attached is a lesson(s) specific for GCSE but can be easily adapted for key stage 3. In this lesson pupils learn about the structure and language of a broadsheet newspaper and look at the language of two articles. This is also teaches pupils of a 5 step formula that they can use on ANY topic that may feature during their non-fiction writing section of the exam - it promises every pupil will have at LEAST 5 paragraphs for any subject!
My pupils love this lesson and voted in the most influential idea that helped them with their exams.
Written for the AQA English Language GCSE (9-1), this lesson is used to compare the poems Love's Philosophy and Sonnet 29 for paper 2. During the lesson; there are overviews of the two poems, question analysis, how to write a concise introduction, model example, writing frame for the essay, overview of the AO's and how to achieve level 6 (for the question band.
This lesson was created for a mid set year 8 group but can be used universally. It was a one off lesson for fright week (halloween week). But is a good, quick introduction to the techniques of gothic literature if you just wanted a nice, easy start to your new topic, or as a one off lesson!
Attached is a lesson of which was conducted with a low level year 7 group of whom where also completing the Fresh Start programme alongside English Lessons. The powerpoint is guidance of the devices used within newspaper articles and, alongside the example, contains a task in which they need to spot the devices. There is also a further task in the powerpoint of which pupils write their own report using the, also attached, writing frame in order to structure their writing effectively. Many thanks!
This PEEL table plan is an easily adaptable resource. The assessment is based on the change we read in regards to Lady Macbeth's changes in her persona throughout Macbeth. The first page is the actual PEEL table, which you can differentiate to any extent you wish. The second page is a Lady Macbeth quotation page explaining her changes and key quotes that represent these changes - this allows pupils to recognise her changes easily and also select and comment on key quotes. The AO's link to Edexcel English Literature (9-1) and, again, can easily be adapted to your course.
A lesson based on chapter 11 of The Breadwinner in which Parvana is squeezed into a football stadium to sell her items, thinking it is a football game, when really it is the Taliban punishing criminals. Pupils read and discuss the chapter and answer questions based on the chapter. Following this pupils then review what makes an effective article and create their own. Included is a writing frame in order to create their own. Used with lower ability year 8.
This lesson is based on the SAMOSA techniques used with the opening of section 2 in Of Mice and Men. Pupils annotate, analyse and use this knowledge to create their own piece of descriptive writing. Used with a top set year 9 (low achieving school) but easily adaptable.
Here are five lessons to accompany the opening five chapters of Michael Morpurgo's Shadow; A very reflective novel based upon a courageous, yet modern and relevant topic. These lessons feature spelling tests, key literacy skills, comprehensive questions and speaking and listening tasks. My old role at my school was to improve reading and comprehension skills and these simple lessons will hopefully provide an easy and enjoyable start to your class journey into this new text.