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RCA Price

Currently teaching English at secondary level. Producer of both KS3 and KS4 English Language and Literature resources.

Currently teaching English at secondary level. Producer of both KS3 and KS4 English Language and Literature resources.
A Christmas Carol Stave 4
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A Christmas Carol Stave 4

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Lesson for the first half of stave 4. Differentiated tasks and challenges provided throughout lesson to target all learners. Learning Objectives: To read and understand Stave 4 of the novel. AO1 To consider the characterisation of the ghost of Christmas yet to come. AO2 Lesson helps pupils to re-cap key themes encountered so far. Pupils will analyse how the ghost of Christmas yet to come has been described, will consider how ‘self-interest’ is presented through stave 4 and will begin to consider the purpose of the third spirit’s visit.
A Christmas Carol Stave 3
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A Christmas Carol Stave 3

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Second half of stave 3. Learning Objectives: To read and understand Stave 3 of the novel. AO1 To analyse key language features and techniques within the text. AO2 To understand the relationship between the novel and the context in which it is written. AO3 Lesson includes comprehension questions to check students understanding of the novel, differentiated questions to explore the importance of visiting Fred’s house and a worksheet to support the exploration of the characters Ignorance and Want.
A Christmas Carol Stave 3
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A Christmas Carol Stave 3

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Lesson on first half of stave 3. Used with a middle ability set - opportunities for higher level challenge. Learning Objectives: To read and understand Stave 3 of the novel. AO1 To analyse key language features and techniques within the text. AO2 Lesson introduces key terms and encourages students to consider how Scrooge is changing. Provides relevant context related to the writings of Thomas Malthus and Dickens’ attitude towards the poor. Differentiated questions included to help students explore the characterisation of the Ghost of Christmas Present. Further analysis of the Cratchit’s and how they embody Christmas Spirit - worksheet to support exploration of characters.
1st Date She 1st Date He by Wendy Cope
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1st Date She 1st Date He by Wendy Cope

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English Literature resource produced to support teaching of the Edexcel Relationships Poetry Anthology (KS4). Learning Objectives: To consider how structure allows the reader to gain different perspectives on a relationship (AO2) To consider the language used to convey thoughts and emotions (AO2) Lesson involves: Pupils exploring the idea of ‘first dates’ and considering the gender differences between males and females. Considering the terms dramatic irony, situational irony, interior monologue and pathos in relation to the poem and its’ central ideas. Analysing the layout and structure of the poem. Considering the language used by the poet. Discussion of context: How has online dating and social media changed the dating game? Resource lends itself to being largely discussion based - pupils can be given time to discuss and analyse aspects of the poem and PowerPoint resource can be used to stimulate and structure feedback.
Gothic Fiction The Hound of Baskervilles
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Gothic Fiction The Hound of Baskervilles

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Lesson developed as part of an ‘Introduction to Gothic Fiction’ module delivered to year 8. Aim of module: to familiarise pupils with the conventions of Gothic Fiction and develop analysis skills (Language AO1). Lesson based on an extract from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’, in which the hound is described in detail. Content focuses on how the writer sets the scene and uses language to describe the hound. Lesson Objectives: To demonstrate an understanding of the gothic genre To demonstrate descriptive writing skills To identify language features and comment on their effect
A Poison Tree by William Blake
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A Poison Tree by William Blake

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Lesson tailored towards the Edexcel Conflict Poetry Anthology collection. Includes: Relevant context to the poem Notes on the form and structure of the poem In depth analysis of poem, with fully animated annotations for each stanza Learning Objectives: AO2: Analyse how language, form and structure are used to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate (15 marks) AO3: Show understanding of relationships between texts and the contexts in which they are written (5 marks) Useful for initial teaching of the poem, plus revision sessions.
The Man He Killed by Thomas Hardy
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The Man He Killed by Thomas Hardy

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Lesson tailored towards the Edexcel Conflict Poetry Anthology collection. Includes: Relevant context to the poem Notes on the form and structure of the poem In depth analysis of poem, with fully animated annotations for each stanza Learning Objectives: AO2: Analyse how language, form and structure are used to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate (15 marks) AO3: Show understanding of relationships between texts and the contexts in which they are written (5 marks) Useful for initial teaching of the poem, plus revision sessions.
Extract from The Prelude by William Wordsworth
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Extract from The Prelude by William Wordsworth

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Lesson tailored towards the Edexcel Conflict Poetry Anthology collection. Includes: Relevant context to the poem Notes on the form and structure of the poem In depth analysis of poem, with fully animated annotations for each stanza Learning Objectives: AO2: Analyse how language, form and structure are used to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate (15 marks) AO3: Show understanding of relationships between texts and the contexts in which they are written (5 marks) Useful for initial teaching of the poem, plus revision sessions.
Half-Caste by John Agard
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Half-Caste by John Agard

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Lesson tailored towards the Edexcel Conflict Poetry Anthology collection. Includes: Relevant context to the poem Notes on the form and structure of the poem In depth analysis of poem, with fully animated annotations for each stanza Learning Objectives: AO2: Analyse how language, form and structure are used to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate (15 marks) AO3: Show understanding of relationships between texts and the contexts in which they are written (5 marks) Useful for initial teaching of the poem, plus revision sessions.
Gothic Fiction Wuthering Heights (Character)
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Gothic Fiction Wuthering Heights (Character)

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Lesson developed as part of a year 8 introductory module to Gothic Fiction. Lesson starts with a ‘gothic scrabble’ activity to encourage pupils to develop their vocabulary and expand their writing choices (thesauruses are useful to support this task). Pupils will learn some background about the author Emily Bronte and consider the social/historical context of the novel by exploring why she wrote under a pseudonym. When reading an extract from the novel, pupils will focus on how the writer presents the character of Heathcliff, using evidence to back up their ideas. WAGOLL’s used to show pupils how to explore language in depth. Differentiated task to assess pupils understanding of the text. Learning objectives: To use interesting vocabulary choices. To explore language choices used by a writer. To demonstrate an understanding of a character.
Pandora's Box Myth
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Pandora's Box Myth

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Lesson exploring Pandora’s Box, ideal for KS3. Range of activities to engage students in story and to introduce Greek mythology. Learning Objectives: To develop awareness of a series of myths and legends. To identify the main characteristics of Greek myths. To analyse the key elements within a Greek myth. Differentiated comprehension questions can be used to assess students understanding of the text.
English Language Paper 2 Transactional Writing Revision
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English Language Paper 2 Transactional Writing Revision

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GCSE English Language Paper 2 – Section B Transactional Writing revision lesson. Learning Objectives: To have an awareness of exam requirements To practice transactional writing skills Tasks designed to consider what makes a good piece of transactional writing, revision of key subject terminology and revision of key conventions of different forms of transactional writing.
No Problem by Benjamin Zepheniah
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No Problem by Benjamin Zepheniah

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Lesson tailored towards the Edexcel Conflict Poetry Anthology collection. Includes: Relevant context to the poem Notes on the form and structure of the poem In depth analysis of poem, with fully animated annotations for each stanza Learning Objectives: AO2: Analyse how language, form and structure are used to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate (15 marks) AO3: Show understanding of relationships between texts and the contexts in which they are written (5 marks) Useful for initial teaching of the poem, plus revision sessions.
The Class Game by Mary Casey
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The Class Game by Mary Casey

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Lesson tailored towards the Edexcel Conflict Poetry Anthology collection. Includes: Relevant context to the poem Notes on the form and structure of the poem In depth analysis of poem, with fully animated annotations for each stanza Learning Objectives: AO2: Analyse how language, form and structure are used to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate (15 marks) AO3: Show understanding of relationships between texts and the contexts in which they are written (5 marks) Useful for initial teaching of the poem, plus revision sessions.
Whose Life is it Anyway? Whole Unit
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Whose Life is it Anyway? Whole Unit

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Whole unit of work to support teaching of American play ‘Whose Life is it Anyway?’ by Brian Clark. Used for high ability year 9 class but can be used for KS4. Learning objectives focusing on analysis and evaluative skills, plus teaching of key themes and characters. Peer assessment, self-assessment and learning objective review worksheets included to use as formative assessment. Tasks support whole class reading and small-group work. Challenging terminology included to challenge MA students.
English Language Paper 1 Section B Revision
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English Language Paper 1 Section B Revision

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GCSE English Language Paper 1 – Section B Imaginative Writing revision lesson. Learning Objectives: To have an awareness of exam requirements To practice imaginative writing skills Revision of key imaginative writing techniques and mini-writing activities.
Gothic Fiction Castle of Otranto
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Gothic Fiction Castle of Otranto

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Introduction lesson to Gothic Fiction, featuring an extract from Horace Walpole’s ‘The Castle of Otranto’. Lesson Objectives: To be able to identify the main features of the gothic genre. To learn about the origin and purpose of gothic fiction. To interpret information from a text and use quotations to explain your ideas. (English Language style questions within lesson to assess pupils comprehension of the text).
Coraline Unit of Work
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Coraline Unit of Work

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Resource includes 10 lessons on the novel Coraline by Neil Gaiman, as well as accompanying worksheets and starter tasks. Unit of work ideal for a KS3 class. Aim: to encourage pupils love of reading and to develop pupils confidence when discussing ideas within a text. (Created as part of a ‘wider reading’ module for year 7).
Belfast Confetti by Ciaran Carson
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Belfast Confetti by Ciaran Carson

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Lesson tailored towards the Edexcel Conflict Poetry Anthology collection. Includes: Relevant context to the poem Notes on the form and structure of the poem In depth analysis of poem, with fully animated annotations for each stanza Learning Objectives: AO2: Analyse how language, form and structure are used to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate (15 marks) AO3: Show understanding of relationships between texts and the contexts in which they are written (5 marks) Useful for initial teaching of the poem, plus revision sessions.
Exposure by Wilfred Owen
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Exposure by Wilfred Owen

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Lesson tailored towards the Edexcel Conflict Poetry Anthology collection. Includes: Relevant context to the poem Notes on the form and structure of the poem In depth analysis of poem, with fully animated annotations for each stanza Learning Objectives: AO2: Analyse how language, form and structure are used to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate (15 marks) AO3: Show understanding of relationships between texts and the contexts in which they are written (5 marks) Useful for initial teaching of the poem, plus revision sessions.