This is a range of activities that would take 2 or 3 lessons, looking at the greek gods and working through the various stories within this myth. Includes skills such as information retrieval, summarising, comparison, finding evidence and ticking true statements, so a mixture of English Language Paper 1 and 2.
Based on Anthony Horowitz's re-telling of the myth, this resource contains several activities to work through the story. Contains a range of teaching and learning activities to stimulate children's interest, with a focus on Q1 & 2 English Language Paper 1 skills. The final task is a dramatic performance of the humorous scene where Thrym tries to kiss Thor!
Using Anthony Horowitz's retelling of this myth, there are several activities looking at the different sections of this myth. This is the tale of Perseus and how he slays Medusa. Activities involve using inference, information retrieval and language analysis. You could pick and choose which to get your students to do. Please see my 'shop' for further resources.
ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE NARRATIVE (AND DESCRIPTIVE) WRITING REQUIREMENT OF SECTION B OF AQA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 1. THE METAPHOR LESSON HELPS REMIND STUDENTS WHAT AN EFFECTIVE METAPHOR IS - RATHER THAN WRITE A POEM, THEY COULD SIMPLY WRITE A SELECTION OF METAPHORICAL DESCRIPTIONS.
A resource to consider some pros and cons of zoos and an opportunity to create a speech that includes a range of persuasive writing skills. Could be a useful revision lesson. Self Assessment opportunity.
A poster containing key images and quotes from the play. In small groups, pupils take it in turns to memorise the poster and the aim is to reproduce it as a group, as precisely as possible. Facilitates discussion of characters, themes and predictions of what the story may be about.
A full scheme of work, including resources, to cover the sensitive topic of a school girl who goes missing from her family home. I use The Beatles' 'She's Leaving Home' within the scheme but do not have it available to offer as part of the scheme. I am sure it could easily be found online. There are eight lessons in total. The first, for eg, involves bringing in a bag of items that could belong to the missing girl and students working out what kind of girl the missing girl is, from these items. This is followed by a village meeting, where her disappearance is announced. Y7 & 8 particularly enjoy this scheme.
Two complete lessons. The first provides on overview of the different classes in society. This could be useful when introducing a play such as Blood Brothers, for instance. Using their knowledge, pupils will write a diary entry from the perspective of a particular social class. The second lesson asks pupils to look at clips from TV to look further into ideas of social class. A viewing frame is provided. The clips aren't included however, any bit of the suggested TV drama would do and you could easily find something on Youtube .
This begins with a drawing activity, to emphasise the importance of conveying detail. Students are given two different versions of the same description to decide which is best, followed by a number of statements to improve upon themselves. IAMSOAP is introduced, as a method for remembering the techniques of descriptive writing. Finally, students are asked to describe three images to create atmosphere, using the techniques from IASOAP. Peer Assessment to finish.
Aimed at middle to higher ability KS4, this lesson uses a collective memory task to introduce the key ideas of the poem. Basically, pupils in small groups, take it in turns to memorise the images and short quotes on the teacher's poster. The aim is to reproduce the poster as accurately as possible. Following this, students are asked to find quotations linked to the images they have drawn. After, in small groups again, they are given a selected quotation to analyse and feedback on to the class. There is a ppt sheet that can be printed off so that students can jot down feedback from the other groups. Finally, using PEED, students are guided on how to write a response to a 'how does the poet' question.
Aimed at KS3 but could be used at KS4, these four lessons introduce the idea of researching and presenting a job / career that students would like to do in the future, after looking at some celebrity jobs. Includes an interactive whiteboard game to emphasise key speaking and listening skills. Peer and self assessment are part of the lessons.
This lesson recaps what a metaphor is and uses the Northern Lights to create some direct comparisons. Students are given a range of light related images to create a ten line metaphor poem on the theme of light. Focus on selecting the best verbs and adjectives too.
Extract question looking at how Shakespeare presents bravery and courage in given extract and in the play as a whole. Students are asked to consider these themes for the whole play and then look at the extract specifically. Using questions relating to different parts of the extract, students gradually build up an understanding of the extract. They can then begin to plan or write an answer.