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 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 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 bumper bundle consisting of resources for A Christmas Carol, Macbeth, An Inspector Calls and Power and Conflict Poetry. The An Inspector Calls scheme is a 30 lesson unit that covers the entire text with model answers and an exam process guide. The Christmas Carol resources cover activities for extracts from Staves 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 as well as an exam process tablemat. The Power and Conflict set has an exam process tablemat with answer guides and an additional analysis lesson on Ozymandias is included. The Macbeth resource includes model examples of writing with an exam process and lessons covering scenes from Act 1 (1, 2 , 5, 6 and 7) and Act 2.
Suitable as revision activities for KS4, while the An Inspector Calls scheme is appropriate for those just beginning to study the text and for extended essay practice.
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.
5 lessons of activities based on extract analysis (Scrooge, Fred and Marley's Ghost) from Stave 1 of A Christmas Carol. Activities on context and an exam process tablemat are included as well as modelled answers. Suitable for students consolidating as they work through the text and for GCSE revision.
Two lessons of practice activities to get students used to the skills needed for GCSE English Language Paper 1, Question 2. Suitable for KS3 year 7 or a year 8 group that have not had much practice with questions of this type.
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.
A 4-5 lesson unit covering extract analysis of Stave 5 of A Chrismas Carol. Focuses include comparison and contrast, thematic links and language analysis. A Practice exam question and extract with a planning tablemat is included.
3 lessons of extract analysis and revision activities for Stave 3 of A Christmas Carol. Extracts focus on the ghost, the Cratchits and Ignorance and Want. An exam process tablemat resource is included, as are notes on context, theme and language to stretch analytical skills. This could supplement an existing SoW or as additional revision activities for year 11.
Two lessons that offer revision activities for Stave 2 of A Christmas Carol. The first is an overview of some key moments in the Stave, recapping Fezziwig, Belle and Little Fan, while the second lesson is a more specific analysis of the Ghost of Christmas Past with modelled answers and an exam process.
A series of lessons and resources on Act 2 of Macbeth. There are 4 lessons covering a scene within each one. Suitable for a mixed ability year 11 group and could be used to supplement an existing scheme or as a revision aid.
A lesson focusing on Act 4 Scene 2 of Macbeth. Comprehension questions and key quotes are included and explored. Suitable for a mixed ability year 11 or higher ability year 10 class. Also useful for revision.
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.
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 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.
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.