A lesson starter/main activity to start a unit of work on Shakespeare’s play ‘The Tempest’. Encourages students to consider how new discoveries were being brought back to England at the time the play was set.
Copy of 'The Manhunt' plus detailed questions exploring each stanza.
Could be a good introduction/revision resource to Unseen Poetry for GCSE English Literature.
Edited footage from the documentary that inspired this footage freely available from this short Youtube clip:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGX4vwXvek4 to aid understanding of context if required.
By using Dharker’s poem ‘Blessing’ (printed on sheet provided), students can identify, discuss and write about structural techniques in poetry. Can be adapted and used from 11-16 as a revision tool before any assessment based on poetry.
Effective revision activity for GCSE English Language and Literature or can be adapted for KS3 students. Provides model sentence stems and requires students to match them to the aspects of a PEEZ paragraph.
Used as a H/W task with my second set Year Ten class after discovering that a majority of them had developed the bad habit of 'quotation bombing.'
The model examples and practice points and quotations can be easily adapted to suit any text; I have used the AQA 'Women in Prison' source materials from a specimen Paper Two.
Extended extract from Aron Ralston’s account of getting trapped by a boulder in Utah and being forced to amputate his own arm with a multitool.
On last page have included some tasks. Probably best for Year 9, 10 and 11. Effective for exploring how tension and suspense is created through language.
A-Z fun activity after reading or watching an adaptation of the play plus a cloze activity on a comprehensive summary of the whole play to help revise plot, character names and themes.
Used with middle/low Year 10 group after they watched a theatre production for the first time.
An explanation sheet of what is expected in each part of a PEEZE paragraph and gives students a chance to look at model PEEZE paragraphs before attempting their own.
Resource based on 'Of Mice and Men' but can easily be adapted to other literature texts as appropriate.
Used with top set Year 9 group as a whole class activity, possibly could be adapted as a H/W task for GCSE students.
Smartboard slides (so won't work unless you have the necessary SMART notebook software) that were originally created by me for a now redundant Year Seven SoW. Could be adapted for any Key Stage Three class looking at the history of the English Language or Chaucer.
If you have SMART notebook software, you can access the other files that accompany the scheme (copies of extracts/worksheets etc.) through the paperclip icon either to the left or right of the smartboard slides.
Students are given nine statements about Goole which they have to support with appropriate quotations (I have compiled some quotations as 'answers'.)
If adapted for other characters, it could ensure all GCSE Literature students studying the play could have a bank of relevant quotations to memorise.
Ideal for a lesson starter/H.W for any GCSE students who have finished reading the play
AQA style Paper TWO (READING QUESTIONS 1-4) with appropriate source texts about London. This gives students an opportunity to practise the skills needed in answering the new Paper Two ‘Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives’.
Model paragraphs for Q4 for students to mark against simplified criteria provided.
Planning grid for Q4 also provided to support them with their answer.
Have used with Middle/bottom Yr 10 group.
Could be adapted for H/W or used as a basis for a series of lessons (one/two lessons per question.)