Macbeth: Act 5 Scene 5 analysis

Macbeth: Act 5 Scene 5 analysis

This full lesson pulls apart key quotations from Act 5 Scene 5 and explores the deterioration of Macbeth's character. It explores Shakespeare's use of structure and language in a simple way that is easy for students to understand. There is also a sheet with key questions directed at key sections of the scene which is very useful for KS3 or lower ability students. It allows them to explore the scene totally unaided - my students felt confident in their understanding of the scene after completing this activity and were a lot more confident in developing their analysis afterwards. A great place to start for students who are reluctant to study Shakespeare or don't have the confidence to do so!
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Macbeth: Act 5 Scene 5 analysis

Macbeth: Act 5 Scene 5 analysis

This full lesson pulls apart key quotations from Act 5 Scene 5 and explores the deterioration of Macbeth's character. It explores Shakespeare's use of structure and language in a simple way that is easy for students to understand. There is also a sheet with key questions directed at key sections of the scene which is very useful for KS3 or lower ability students. It allows them to explore the scene totally unaided - my students felt confident in their understanding of the scene after completing this activity and were a lot more confident in developing their analysis afterwards. A great place to start for students who are reluctant to study Shakespeare or don't have the confidence to do so!
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PSHE - freedom of speech

PSHE - freedom of speech

Students will explore freedom of speech, looking at the pros and cons. They will understand what freedom of speech is and look at the legalities surrounding this issue. In groups, they will then look at key issues from different perspectives and explore how different people will react.
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Macbeth: Act 5 Scene 5 analysis

Macbeth: Act 5 Scene 5 analysis

This full lesson pulls apart key quotations from Act 5 Scene 5 and explores the deterioration of Macbeth's character. It explores Shakespeare's use of structure and language in a simple way that is easy for students to understand. There is also a sheet with key questions directed at key sections of the scene which is very useful for KS3 or lower ability students. It allows them to explore the scene totally unaided - my students felt confident in their understanding of the scene after completing this activity and were a lot more confident in developing their analysis afterwards. A great place to start for students who are reluctant to study Shakespeare or don't have the confidence to do so!
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Pygmalion / My Fair Lady scheme of work

Pygmalion / My Fair Lady scheme of work

This scheme of work explores George Bernard Shaw, the Greek myth of Pygmalion, life in Victorian Britain, a summary of GB Shaw's Pygmalion, context based upon My Fair Lady, a comparison of Pygmalion and My Fair Lady and first impressions of the text (including extracts). Perfect for study on the texts or simply exploring Victorian life.
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Reading non-fiction scheme of work

Reading non-fiction scheme of work

Lessons explore how to select key evidence, inference and deduction, explicit and implicit meanings, analysing structure and analysing language. Lessons are based around the new OCR English Language specification but can be used for any of the new GCSE English Language specifications.
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Harry Potter - improve reading and writing skills

Harry Potter - improve reading and writing skills

Activities based around Harry Potter that are guaranteed to improve students' reading and writing skills! Each activity is based around a different lesson at Hogwarts and explores reading and writing skills in a fun and exciting way. Each activity could be expanded into a mini scheme of work or it can work as a standalone activity that spans 2 - 3 hours.
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Lord Capulet's outburst - Romeo and Juliet

Lord Capulet's outburst - Romeo and Juliet

This lesson is focused around Lord Caplet's outburst at Juliet when she refuses to marry Paris. A copy of the extract is attached and two example responses - one of which is annotated. Key sections are also highlighted to offer students some guidance and a place to start.
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Insulting Tybalt - Romeo and Juliet

Insulting Tybalt - Romeo and Juliet

This lesson explores Tybalt's outrage at the end of Act One. Students are given an extract and asked to explore key sections from it. A scaffold is provided to assist students in piecing their analysis together.
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Romeo and Juliet: Tybalt's death

Romeo and Juliet: Tybalt's death

A few activities that could be expanded into a number of lessons relating to Tybalt's death. These activities focus on how Shakespeare may have wanted this scene to be performed and encourages students to use drama to explore it in more depth. Five performed versions are attached to allow students to visualise Tybalt's death in more depth.
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Review writing

Review writing

Two lessons and a homework appropriate for teaching review writing. Students will explore what makes a review and look at examples. They will then write their own. There is also a handy template attached if you need to differentiate for lower ability students.
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How to analyse an extract from Romeo and Juliet

How to analyse an extract from Romeo and Juliet

A really useful lesson (that can quite easily be expanded into a few lessons) to help lower ability students explore an extract from Romeo and Juliet independently. This will be specifically useful when meeting the demands of the new curriculum! There is a handy scaffold to use as well as four examples of it being used to analyse an extract. There are also five extracts from the play attached.
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An introduction to poetry

An introduction to poetry

Students will explore many facts about poetry, including where it comes from, types of poems and why we write/read poetry. They will be given the opportunity to create their own poem in a lesson that is focused on creativity and having no limits.
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PSHE - Global Issues

PSHE - Global Issues

This lesson allows students to independently explore global issues such as water, animal rights, food, education and natural disasters. Students are encouraged to work autonomously, discovering information and exploring world maps to discuss which places they think are the 'best' and 'worst' to live in. Lots of group discussion is encouraged!
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Writing to describe and narrate - mini scheme

Writing to describe and narrate - mini scheme

Seven lessons on writing to describe and narrate! This scheme is aimed at lower ability students who might struggle to remember key techniques to begin with. There are lessons on what imagery is, how to locate it in a text and how to use it in their own writing. Students will also learn how to plan a narrate piece, explore pieces of narration and write their own.
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Romeo and Juliet: tension in the play

Romeo and Juliet: tension in the play

After a quick recap, students are given a number of key moments in the play (there are 24 in total) and asked to arrange them in order as a class with minimal supervision. Students are then encouraged to draw a tension graph and justify their placings.
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Act One Scene One - Romeo and Juliet

Act One Scene One - Romeo and Juliet

I used this extract as a mock examination however it could be used as a normal lesson too. Students are provided with a section from Act One Scene One (I have broken it up to make it easier for lower ability students to digest) and an appropriate examination question. There is also a scaffold included and a really useful and detailed self/peer assessment section.
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