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The Shop for Little Horrors

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
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Superheroes Unit of Work - Comics in the Classroom

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With Ant Man, Venom , 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! They were even used as the basis of a competition in Irish schools. 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
Boyz N The Hood Media Unit
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Boyz N The Hood Media Unit

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Unit looking at the film 'Boyz N The Hood' dealing with various media aspects such as: audience, narrative and representation.
Dystopian Film Unit of Work - The Matrix
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Dystopian Film Unit of Work - The Matrix

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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.
Dystopian Literature - 'The Handmaids Tale'
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Dystopian Literature - 'The Handmaids Tale'

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Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to students. Focused specifically on 'The Handmaid's Tale'. 36 Page complete unit of work included detailed lesson plans and homework sheets for an 18 lesson unit of work.
World War 1 (WWI) Poetry - Wilfred Owen
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World War 1 (WWI) Poetry - Wilfred Owen

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A full unit of work looking at a selection of poems written during World War 1, Created for a unit lasting for 11 1hr lessons. Includes all deatiled lesson plans and worksheets as well as various differentiated tasks. I normally show an episode of Blackadder, the film 'All Quiet on the Western Front' or a documentary on WW1 in order to act as a prompt for some of the activites and to give a fuller background on the conflict and the conditions of the soldiers. Assessment in the form of a critical essay and creative writing.
Corpse Bride - Film Study
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Corpse Bride - Film Study

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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
Gregory's Girl - drama text
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Gregory's Girl - drama text

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Unit of work based on the play version of 'Gregory's Girl' aimed towards writing an essay on how the playwright subverts societal expectations of gender and age roles. Contains full detailed lesson plans and powerpoint presentations for each lesson.
Complete poetry unit of work - Edwin Morgan
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Complete poetry unit of work - Edwin Morgan

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Complete unit of work including detailed lesson plans and worksheets looking at the poetry of Edwin Morgan. A selection of 3 poems looked at in depth dealing with such themes as: disability, violence, prejudice, social problems.
Memento - genre
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Memento - genre

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Deatiled look at the genre of neo-noir with regards to the film 'Memento'. Also focuses on narrative and language of the film
Round The Twist - Listening Activities. Writer's technique revision.
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Round The Twist - Listening Activities. Writer's technique revision.

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Full question and answer listening activities for a wide range of 'Round The Twist' television episodes. Each powerpoint contains 20 questions based on a specific episode. Range of questions that test a range of skills from basic recall to recognition of various writer's techniques and poetic devices. The television series is based on the imaginative short stories of Paul Jennings and is extremely popular with a wide range of ages - especially since they will never have seen the programme before. Each episode is available free to watch on YouTube (links to a variety provided including a word document contining the link to the official 'Round The Twist' YouTube channel containing the episodes. Each episode lasts around 20 mins, so with the questions and answers there is more than enough for each listening test to last for a full period. Perfect activities for engaging pupils and revising writers technique in a fun way.