2 lessons planned leading up to an AQA GCSE style assessment task for Y8. Assessment focus stems from the contrast between the characters of Michael and Mina in Skellig and focuses on the home school / school debate.
A fully comprehensive and differentiated workbook of Shelagh Delaney’s “A Taste of Honey”. Originally written for pupils unable to attend lessons regularly. Focus is on knowledge of the play, key methods (language and structural) analysis and incorporating skills required for the AQA English Language GCSE. This resource can be used for revision and intervention.
Part completed grid identifying how each poem links to a theme. Pupils should complete by adding evidence or references summing up how the poem links to the theme. This leads nicely onto planning comparative essays.
Used to improve Y11’s descriptive writing skills in preparation for an assessment. Worked well in getting them to use more ambitious language and imagery as well as prepositions to build threat.
Set as cover but useful non-fiction writing cold task.
Introduction to descriptive writing using language from Owen’s Dulce et Decorum Est and Isaac Rosenberg’s “Break of Day in The Trenches” as stimulus. Used for cover, but can be adapted to look at both poems in their correct form to analyse and discuss more closely.
This lesson leads nicely on on from the poetry revision clock lesson. Designed to outline how pupils should approach a poetry exam response. Also gives pupils an explicit way they can prepare and revise for the final exam.
“Tick” grid identifying how each poem links to a theme. Pupils should complete by adding evidence or references summing up how the poem links to the theme. This can be used for revision or as planning comparative essays.
Differentiated lesson on Before You Were Mine by Carol Ann Duffy part of the AQA Love and Relationships poetry cluster. Lesson Objective: Explore how Duffy uses register, adjectives, verbs in “Before You Were Mine”.
Fully differentiated lesson on Seamus Heaney’s “Follower” from the AQA Love and Relationships cluster.
Exploring dialect, repetition, imagery and black history.
A challenging revision clock created for Y11. Pupils identify each of the pairs of poems, then link each poem to the theme listed in 5 minutes. To give pupils confidence, I allowed them to work in groups and use their poetry anthologies.