A lesson focusing on group analysis of 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' by Wilfred Owen exploring contrast, attitude and effect of onomatopoeia. Originally used with a year 8 mixed ability group, this would also suit a higher ability year 7 class. Prior knowledge of basic poetic devices is required.
A 14 lesson scheme of work based on extract analysis from A Midsummer Night's Dream. This builds towards a reading assessment focusing on Titania and themes of conflict and the power of nature. There are also opportunities for group writing tasks and performance throughout.
A 12 lesson scheme on Oliver Twist with both reading and descriptive writing assessment tasks, character extract analysis, model answers and a focus on conditions in the Victorian workhouse. There is also an emphasis on making comparisons and links between character and theme. Extracts are also on the separate Word document. Scheme is suitable for a year 8 group or as a challenge for a year 7 class.
A lesson on creative writing using an image of Victorian London as a stimulus. A success criteria is included, as are opportunities for planning and reflection. Originally intended as a two lesson activity (one for planning, one for a final write up) to supplement an English Language scheme, this would suit a high ability year 7 class or a mixed ability year 8 group. Prior knowledge of basic language devices and sensory language would be useful.
A lesson consisting of an introduction to key techniques and activities for analysing and exploring the poem ‘Out, Out-’ by Robert Frost. Prior knowledge of simple poetic devices is expected. Practice questions and brief contextual information is included. Suitable for mid to higher ability year 10 classes studying IGCSE English Language and Literature or as standalone poetry analysis practice.
A lesson focused on the use of portmanteau used in Lewis Carroll's 'Jabberwocky'. Prior knowledge of basic poetic form and structure is useful but not essential. An extract from Alice Through the Looking Glass is included to ground the learning. Lesson would suit high ability year 7 or mixed ability year 8 group.
An exploratory lesson on life as a soldier during World War 1 with summarising and pair work activities. Would support contextual background for war poetry or for the novel 'War Horse'. Suitable for a year 8 KS3 class.
5 lessons of activities to supplement study of An Inspector Calls. Students will need copies of the text. This would suit those just encountering the text or as additional revision activities for a GCSE class.
A lesson focusing on the supernatural within Act 3 Scene 4 of Macbeth. Annotated extract examples for scaffolding are included in the slides. Suitable for a mixed ability year 11 class or a higher ability year 10 group. Can also be used as a revision aid.
A pair of lessons that focus on language devices and performance using the poem 'Dulce et Decorum Est' by Wilfred Owen. The first lesson explore the poem through freeze frame activities and group work while the second lesson develops analysis of language devices within the poem with a modelled example. Originally used with a mixed ability year 8 group, this would also work with a high ability KS3 year 7 group and could supplement a war poetry scheme or as a standalone pair of lessons. Prior knowledge of simile, metaphor and emotive language is expected.
A lesson based around analysing the poem 'Blessing' by Imtiaz Dharker. Comprehension questions and annotations are included of the poem. Prior knowledge of poetic devices is assumed and this is suitable for the iGCSE in English Literature. Originally pitched at a higher level year 10 class, this would supplement an existing scheme or as a standalone lesson.
A lesson that explore symbolism in the poem 'The Tyger' by William Blake. Prior knowledge of poetic devices is assumed. Modeled writing and a key included, this lesson is suitable for a higher ability year 10 group and can operate as a standalone or to supplement an existing scheme.
An exploratory lesson that focuses on considering authorial purpose for a recruitment speech. Students will need access to cameras/recorders to be able to perform sections of the speech. Resources are included as well as explanatory notes within the powerpoint. Suitable for high ability year 7 or mixed ability year 8 group and would mesh with a scheme on war poetry or supplement the study of War Horse or other WW1 texts.
A pair of lessons that cover revision activities for Arthur and Eric from An Inspector Calls. Suitable for students that have read the text and need to cover both characters quickly. Copies of the play are required. Would supplement an existing scheme or be useful for GCSE literature consolidation.
Three lessons that focus on extract analysis - the first one involves planning, the second is a write up lesson and the third is a feedback/forward task. Modelled writing examples included and scaffold frame for PEED paragraph writing. Suitable for a high ability year 7 or mixed ability year 8. Can supplement an existing SoW or as an extract analysis practice for English Language.
A 15 lesson (17 including practice questions) bundle containing the poems ‘War Photgrapher’, ‘Blessing’, ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’, ‘Out-Out’, ‘Piano’, ‘The Tyger’, ‘Half-Caste’, ‘Half-Past Two’ , ‘My Last Duchess’, ‘Search For My Tongue’, ‘Prayer Before Birth’, 'and ‘If’. An exam process resource is also included with a tablemat resource and model answers within that. Suitable for a class just beginning the course and the majority of poems can be used to support an existing scheme or as standalone lessons
An exam process for the AQA GCSE English Literature exam question on 'An Inspector Calls' by J.B. Priestley. Consists of revision of key skills for exam prep, exam practice questions with mark schemes and a couple of annotated model answers. This would be useful for a KS4 class that has completed the text and needs to prepare/improve essay answers.
5 lessons of activities based around Act 3 of An Inspector Calls. Suitable for a GCSE class first encountering the text and to work alongside or to work through selectively as revision. Themes and setting are addressed throughout, as are generational aspects of the play.