Series of PowerPoints and resources about Rupert Brooke's poem, The Soldier.
The numbers in brackets are the recommended order to go through the lessons, but you can easily change them around if you like.
A short SOW focusing on the ballad form. Aimed at Year 7 pupils but can be adapted for older years.
Ballads covered include:
The Sad Story of Lefty and Ned
The Ballad of Hillsborough
The Lady of Shalott
The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond
Rabbit in Mixer Survives (extra lesson included on this - optional)
The Prologue written in emoji form, used as a puzzle for pupils to tease out the meaning. Intended as a fun starter or plenary, by the time pupils get to the last line it can prompt some interesting responses. Leads in to the 'Shakespeare isn't English' debate as some feel the same about emojis but kids use them happily.
There is an accompaning PowerPoint with a sort the prologue activity too, to get them thinking about thyme schemes and what happens in the play too.
All together could make a complete first lesson on Romeo and Juliet.
A unit of work designed for Year 8 pupils to give them information about the play, focusing on the key scenes needed (others are summarised or skipped for time-related reasons or brevity). It includes extracts to annotate with the pupils - some are pre-annotated on the PP slides, others require you to annotate with the pupils (through questioning to get them thinking, rather than just copying down the answers).
I used the Patrick Stewart version of Macbeth to supplement, such as viewing Banquo’s murder instead of reading through it. As such many of the character images include scenes from that version of the film - can be easily changed fi you are using a different version. You will need a copy of the play for such moments.
NB: this SOW only focuses on key scenes to provide an overview of the play and an understanding of a few of the key themes, mainly the supernatural which is the key assessment. The assessment at the end is also not extract-based, although it would be very easy to add an extract in.
A unit of work designed for Year 8 pupils to give them information about the play, focusing on the key scenes needed (others are summarised). It includes extracts to annotate with the pupils through questioning to get them thinking, rather than just copying down the answers.
There are handouts with the relevant sections of the scenes - do be aware that the version of the play on the handouts has been cut and made shorter so that the basics of the play and language can be analysed within a short unit.
NB: this SOW only focuses on key scenes to provide an overview of the play and an understanding of a few of the key themes, mainly relationships which is the key assessment. The assessment at the end is extract-based and linked to the work in the previous lessons. THIS IS NOT THE WHOLE PLAY BUT RATHER THE BASIC SCENES AND SECTIONS NEEDED FOR UNDERSTANDING.
An ongoing assortment of activities for form groups of all ages.
There are worksheets and presentations, some which can be adapted into display ideas (such as the 'what makes you special' human templates, which could be used to make a display of the pupils in your form group).
Aimed at KS3 as an introduction to the detective genre, this lesson aims to get them up and moving about the classroom to find clues in order to discover who murdered one of the Minecraft characters.
This pack includes:
Minecraft Detective booklet
several clues to print out and leave around the room for pupils to discover
(One clue suggesting wool was found at the crime scene - points to Nana Swol; one clue showing Banjo working on a community farm project with witnesses when the autoposy says the murder was committed - clear alibi; one clue which is the autopsy, suggesting Steve was killed by sharp implements - points to Nana Swol’ one clue which is a letter of apology from Bob - clears his motive)
Once pupils have decided who commited the murder, there is then an extra creative writing task for them to attempt. There is a scaffoled and unscaffolded version of hthis task for them to work on.
Could be adapted into a display, with the clues, booklets and final creative writing pieces used.