'About His Person' by Simon Armitage - fully resourced poetry lesson. Observation friendly.

'About His Person' by Simon Armitage - fully resourced poetry lesson. Observation friendly.

This is a fully resourced lesson on the poem 'About His Person' by Simon Armitage. The resources include a powerpoint, a working sheet for pupils to use within the lesson alongside three different differentiated resources to support your pupils from levels 4 to 7. This lesson is very observation friendly and will show your ability to differentiate effectively, provide pupils with an interesting take on a poem and allow them to be creative and engaged. You will need to provide pupils with a copy of the poem.
rlharris
Introduction to Crime Writing for AQA GCE Literature B

Introduction to Crime Writing for AQA GCE Literature B

An introductory powerpoint to the elements of crime that pupils will need to successfully embark on the crime strand of AQA GCE Literature B specification. The first slide will need to be adapted to state the texts that you have chosen for your setting. Pupils can make notes and discuss, in depth, what characterises crime writing.
rlharris
'The Great Gatsby' revision map (for AQA GCE Lit B Tragedy)

'The Great Gatsby' revision map (for AQA GCE Lit B Tragedy)

Revision map which indicates the aspects of tragedy which pupils could explore and apply to the novel 'The Great Gatsby' for their A/AS Level AQA Literature B exam. I blew this up to A3 and let pupils fill in the details so that they had all the aspects of tragedy together on one page in preparation for their exam.
rlharris
Extracts for student practice questions for 'Great Expectations'

Extracts for student practice questions for 'Great Expectations'

Five extracts from the novel which I used with my pupils to have them read through, perform some close text analysis and then decide on questions which could be set by the exam board specifically linked to the extract. A handy revision tool which got them all talking to each other.
rlharris
Extracts for question practice for 'A Christmas Carol' for GCSE

Extracts for question practice for 'A Christmas Carol' for GCSE

A series of seven extracts which pupils can use to perform close text analysis before coming up with their own questions which they think mirror what the exam board could give them linked to key themes and characters. A handy revision activity which got pupils all talking to each other.
rlharris
Revision Map for 'A Christmas Carol' English Literature 9-1 GCSE (AQA)

Revision Map for 'A Christmas Carol' English Literature 9-1 GCSE (AQA)

A revision map for 'A Christmas Carol' where pupils can note down pretty much everything they know! The resource is three pages long and includes space for them to note their key quotations, refers to the mark scheme, Dickens' narrative technique with a whole page on themes and where they're shown along with a final page for character details. Useful for putting pupils' minds at ease!
rlharris
Great Expectations Revision Bundle for AQA GCSE 9-1

Great Expectations Revision Bundle for AQA GCSE 9-1

This small group of resources includes a 14 slide PPT which takes pupils through the key ideas and assessment materials for the Great Expectations question on the new AQA English Literature 9-1 exam. There are also sample essay questions on themes included along with a sample character profile for the character of Pip which is linked to an activity within the PPT.
rlharris
'Macbeth' revision resources for AQA GCSE 9-1

'Macbeth' revision resources for AQA GCSE 9-1

Mini bundle includes a short revision PPT (includes mark scheme and key information), a sample essay response to the AQA specimen question 'how far do you think Macbeth can be viewed as a hero' which students can annotate using the mark scheme, an AO3 map to help students put these areas into their responses and a table of the key quotations which they can cut up and use to make flash cards. All used with my third and seventh set year 11 students for the new AQA 9-1 English Literature GCSE and all understood it and used to their varying levels of ability.
rlharris
Unseen Poetry for AQA (9-1) Literature Paper 2, Section C

Unseen Poetry for AQA (9-1) Literature Paper 2, Section C

Powerpoint for a lesson to introduce students to a way to answer the unseen poetry question worth 24 marks for the new AQA (9-1) literature course which comes on paper 2. The lesson uses the AQA specimen question paper and the poem 'To a daughter leaving home'.
rlharris
Character Revision Profiles for 'A Christmas Carol'

Character Revision Profiles for 'A Christmas Carol'

Three sheets (which you can enlarge to A3) to help students to revise the characters of Scrooge, The Ghosts and The Cratchits for GCSE English Literature Preparation. Allows them to track themes, add key quotations and understand why and how characters develop in certain ways.
rlharris
'The Herd' by Rory Kinnear revision workbook for AQA LangLit A Level

'The Herd' by Rory Kinnear revision workbook for AQA LangLit A Level

This revision workbook has been prepared to support my year 13 students with their preparation for the AQA Language and Literature A Level specification (new) for their work on 'Dramatic Encounters' using 'The Herd' by Rory Kinnear. The work pack includes lots of information that they need along with a variety of tasks that they can attempt to support their revision.
rlharris
Fundamentals of Grammar student workbook (focussing on SPAG)

Fundamentals of Grammar student workbook (focussing on SPAG)

This is a 14 page pupil workbook for year 11 pupils primarily to help them to prepare for the writing sections of their GCSE exams with gaining marks for accurate elements of SPAG. I have given this to all of my year 11 pupils to aid revision. Written by a current Head of English.
rlharris
New AQA GCSE 9-1 19th Century Novel SOW - 'Great Expectations'

New AQA GCSE 9-1 19th Century Novel SOW - 'Great Expectations'

This is a six week teaching sequence for lessons for AQA GCSE English Literature paper 1 on the 19th century novel, 'Great Expectations' written by a current Head of English. The powerpoints are designed to go over a full teaching week each and include relevant objectives all linked to AOs and skills required for the exam. There are assessment points, with relevant resources, included within the resources. The resources are easy to use and designed to be used with minimal photocopying, assuming that pupils have access to copies of the text. This resource has been written for me to teach to my own class and is relevant and up-to-date.
rlharris
AQA GCSE (9-1 spec) English Language Revision Powerpoint for Paper 2

AQA GCSE (9-1 spec) English Language Revision Powerpoint for Paper 2

Powerpoint takes them through the questions using the Jay Rayner specimen paper from the board to allow you to discuss the requirements of each question. It also has information on the writing question 5 for discursive writing and then breaks down the requirements of how to approach a Q5 question.
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