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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Body Image

Body Image

A lesson based around body image, suitable for PSHE. Students explore healthy/unhealthy body image and take part in a speaking and listening exercise, voicing their opinions and listening to the opinions of others.
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GCSE writing skills

GCSE writing skills

Three lessons in one! Students need to read a text (provided) and pick out key information from it before writing as a character from that text. This will enhance both reading and writing skills. They will also explore different forms used when writing and finally infer meaning from a text.
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Writing skills revision map

Writing skills revision map

This handy revision map provides students with key structure techniques, information on writing to argue, persuade and describe, punctuation and other key things to remember when preparing for a writing exam. Great for homework or general revision.
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Romeo and Juliet meet: Act One Scene Five

Romeo and Juliet meet: Act One Scene Five

A lesson exploring the moment that Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time. This lesson has a specific writing focus - mainly looking at using different clause types - however the extract provided and analysis of key words could easily be expanded.
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