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All about engaging pupils through innovative and inventive resources. Inspiration from all forms of popular culture in order to create top quality, engaging resources for both English and Media Studies. From superheroes to zombies - anything that pupils find interesting!

All about engaging pupils through innovative and inventive resources. Inspiration from all forms of popular culture in order to create top quality, engaging resources for both English and Media Studies. From superheroes to zombies - anything that pupils find interesting!
Superheroes Unit of Work - Comics in the Classroom

Superheroes Unit of Work - Comics in the Classroom

With Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Aquaman, the animated Spiderman and Disney's Incredibles 2 all hitting cinema screens this year, comic book fever is gripping the world. Use mrwatt1's lesson pack to heat up your classroom. Although it might seem strange to ditch Dickens for Marvel or Shakespeare for DC, there's more to these popular publications than meets the eye. Comic books and superhero films explore the culture of our time, just as great novelists delved into the social issues of theirs. This is a unit based on comic books. Detailed resource containing a range of writing activities: short story, informative, biography and comic strip. Contains a huge number of resources and detailed lesson plans. I have included a selection of powerpoint lesson presentations - but I also use a lot of film clips to highlight points, especially explaining character motivation etc. These resources have been recommended by TES several times over the years! https://www.tes.com/news/tes-archive/tes-publication/english-resource-week-zap-pow-comic-book-classes "The country that gave us Spider-Man, Batman and the Incredible Hulk is still obsessed with superheroes - particularly in the classroom. One of the nation's favourite resources is this series of PowerPoints and worksheets designed to help pupils understand the genre while developing their own storytelling skills. Pupils analyse film clips and comic books, develop character profiles by creating top trumps cards and design a map of a fantasy city for a superhero to live in. They then create their own superhero, write their biography and develop a short story on the theme "The day I discovered I had superpowers"." Victoria Grace Walden - TES article
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Dystopian Film Unit of Work - The Matrix

Dystopian Film Unit of Work - The Matrix

A complete unit of work including all resources needed to teach the concept of dystopia with regards to the film 'The Matrix'. Resources can be easily altered to fit any dystopian text, film or otherwise - for example: Hunger Games, Maze Runner, Divergent, V for Vendetta, Equilibrium etc.
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Superheroes Unit of Work - Comics in the Classroom

Superheroes Unit of Work - Comics in the Classroom

With Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Aquaman, the animated Spiderman and Disney's Incredibles 2 all hitting cinema screens this year, comic book fever is gripping the world. Use mrwatt1's lesson pack to heat up your classroom. Although it might seem strange to ditch Dickens for Marvel or Shakespeare for DC, there's more to these popular publications than meets the eye. Comic books and superhero films explore the culture of our time, just as great novelists delved into the social issues of theirs. This is a unit based on comic books. Detailed resource containing a range of writing activities: short story, informative, biography and comic strip. Contains a huge number of resources and detailed lesson plans. I have included a selection of powerpoint lesson presentations - but I also use a lot of film clips to highlight points, especially explaining character motivation etc. These resources have been recommended by TES several times over the years! https://www.tes.com/news/tes-archive/tes-publication/english-resource-week-zap-pow-comic-book-classes "The country that gave us Spider-Man, Batman and the Incredible Hulk is still obsessed with superheroes - particularly in the classroom. One of the nation's favourite resources is this series of PowerPoints and worksheets designed to help pupils understand the genre while developing their own storytelling skills. Pupils analyse film clips and comic books, develop character profiles by creating top trumps cards and design a map of a fantasy city for a superhero to live in. They then create their own superhero, write their biography and develop a short story on the theme "The day I discovered I had superpowers"." Victoria Grace Walden - TES article
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Four Lions - Media Unit

Four Lions - Media Unit

Unit of work looking at the British film 'Four Lions'. Powerpoint focuses on key aspects of Media - in particular the societal context of the film. Revision guide included.
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Dystopian Film Unit of Work - The Matrix

Dystopian Film Unit of Work - The Matrix

A complete unit of work including all resources needed to teach the concept of dystopia with regards to the film 'The Matrix'. Resources can be easily altered to fit any dystopian text, film or otherwise - for example: Hunger Games, Maze Runner, Divergent, V for Vendetta, Equilibrium etc.
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Escape from Sunnydale - creative writing

Escape from Sunnydale - creative writing

A unit of work created to run alongside the old 'Escape from Kraznir' fantasy writing unit. This is a workbook tailored specifically for girls in the class using a Mean Girls/Pretty Little Liars type scenario. Very uiseful at engaging girls who do not connect well with the fantasy element of Kraznir. Similar writing activites to Kraznir but more modern and girl focused.
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Corpse Bride - Film Study

Corpse Bride - Film Study

Complete unit of work including all worksheets and lesson plans for the Tim Burton film 'Corpse Bride'. At end of unit pupils will be able: • To recognise and analyse cinematic devices: camera angles, colour, sound, costumes, props, facial expressions, appearance • To recognise and discuss film genres and stereotypes • To describe a film scene using adjectives, adverbs, similes, metaphors and conjunctions • To analyse the storyline, characters, setting and film techniques • To develop ability to work successfully in groups • To recognise and construct an effective dialogue • To recognise an effective ending • To storyboard a scene • To write a successful character study of a cinematic character
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Memento - genre

Memento - genre

Deatiled look at the genre of neo-noir with regards to the film 'Memento'. Also focuses on narrative and language of the film
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Scottish discourses and example essay

Scottish discourses and example essay

Lesson looking at the main Scottish discourses of Tartanry, Kailyard and Clydesidism. Examines how the media represents Scotland on screen and the effect that this has on audiences. Example essay included looking at an episode of 'Family Ness' from a Tartanry perspective.
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Media Bundle

Media Bundle

Bundle of all media text resources
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