Macbeth: Annotated Acts Complete Bundle

Macbeth: Annotated Acts Complete Bundle

A 527-slide PowerPoint bundle that provides the full text of Macbeth’, translated and annotated. The PPTs use layered text boxes with translations appearing first in blue, followed by analysis and critical commentary in different colours. The annotations include: AO3 detailed contextual background information and its relationship with the text (e.g. features of Greek tragedy, biblical allusions, cultural expectations of women, fear of witches etc.) Analysis of writer’s methods Analysis of effects of structural devices There are a series of comprehension and analysis activities to work through and the PPTs will indicate when these should be undertaken. With the appropriate school licence, this bundle could be uploaded onto a network and accessed by students for revision.
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An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

‘An Inspector Calls’ Acts 1, 2 and 3 complete course of study complete with differentiated tasks and sample answers to a range of questions. 267 PPT slides in total. Aimed at middle-upper ability GCSE groups.
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Exposure

Exposure

A PPT that teaches Owen’s ‘Exposure’. Aimed at middle-upper ability GCSE. There is a dictionary activity to begin with, followed by some contextual background and then an annotated copy of the poem. The PPT concludes with tasks for group work.
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Jekyll and Hyde: Mind Map Bundle

Jekyll and Hyde: Mind Map Bundle

Purchase four mind maps relating to ‘Jekyll and Hyde’: The Presentation of Hyde The Presentation of Jekyll The Presentation of Lanyon The Presentation of Utterson The bundle also includes the free mind map on the presentation of women in ‘Jekyll and Hyde’. NB. These files open in Active Inspire. They are not PowerPoints.
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Macbeth HWK Bundle

Macbeth HWK Bundle

Purchase: The four differentiated ‘Macbeth’ HWK booklets The extract-based questions answer booklet Act One Revision Tasks …in a bundle, saving you 22%,
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Macbeth HWK Booklets: Answer Booklet

Macbeth HWK Booklets: Answer Booklet

This booklet provides extended responses to the 11 extract-based questions of the following ‘Macbeth’ homework booklets: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/macbeth-homework-booklets-11811585 Each response is approximately 500-600 words long and is aimed at high-achieving GCSE students (Levels 7-9). NB the extracts are found in the HWK booklets.
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AQA 8700 Paper 2: Schools Comparison

AQA 8700 Paper 2: Schools Comparison

A PowerPoint that demonstrates the structure of GCSE Language Paper 2, Section A (AQA 8700/2) and the skills that examiners are looking for. Source A is an article entitled ‘London’s Pauper Children’ in which Charles Dickens describes his visit to the Norwood Pauper School in the summer of 1850. Source B is a ‘Guardian’ article about Ian Mikardo School in London’s east end, published in 2014. Link provided on slide. This PowerPoint covers Section A only but there are sample answers included for each question, 1-4. If you can obtain a copy of the 8700/2 mark scheme, you may wish to encourage learners to mark the sample responses. Appropriate for middle-upper ability learners.
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Macbeth: Annotated Act One

Macbeth: Annotated Act One

A 124-slide PowerPoint that provides the full text of ‘Macbeth’, Act One, translated and annotated. The PPT uses layered text boxes with translations appearing first in blue, followed by analysis and critical commentary in different colours. The annotations include: AO3 detailed contextual background information and its relationship with the text (e.g. features of Greek tragedy, biblical allusions, cultural expectations of women, fear of witches etc.) Analysis of writer’s methods Analysis of effects of structural devices. There are a series of comprehension and analysis activities to work through and the PPT will indicate when these should be undertaken. With the appropriate school licence, this could be uploaded onto a network and accessed by students for revision. NB: on the cover image, the translations may be hidden under additional text boxes. However, they do exist!
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Macbeth: Annotated Act Five

Macbeth: Annotated Act Five

A 99-slide PowerPoint that provides the full text of ‘Macbeth’, Act Five, translated and annotated. The PPT uses layered text boxes with translations appearing first in blue, followed by analysis and critical commentary in different colours. The annotations include: AO3 detailed contextual background information and its relationship with the text (e.g. features of Greek tragedy, biblical allusions, cultural expectations of women, fear of witches etc.) Analysis of writer’s methods Analysis of effects of structural devices There are a series of comprehension and analysis activities to work through and the PPT will indicate when these should be undertaken. With the appropriate school licence, this could be uploaded onto a network and accessed by students for revision. NB: on the cover image, the translations may be hidden under additional text boxes. However, they do exist!
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Macbeth: Annotated Act Three

Macbeth: Annotated Act Three

A 100-slide PowerPoint that provides the full text of ‘Macbeth’, Act Three, translated and annotated. The PPT uses layered text boxes with translations appearing first in blue, followed by analysis and critical commentary in different colours. The annotations include: AO3 detailed contextual background information and its relationship with the text (e.g. features of Greek tragedy, biblical allusions, cultural expectations of women, fear of witches etc.) Analysis of writer’s methods Analysis of effects of structural devices There are a series of comprehension and analysis activities to work through and the PPT will indicate when these should be undertaken. With the appropriate school licence, this could be uploaded onto a network and accessed by students for revision. NB: on the cover image, the translations may be hidden under additional text boxes. However, they do exist!
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Macbeth: Annotated Acts Complete Bundle

Macbeth: Annotated Acts Complete Bundle

A 527-slide PowerPoint bundle that provides the full text of Macbeth’, translated and annotated. The PPTs use layered text boxes with translations appearing first in blue, followed by analysis and critical commentary in different colours. The annotations include: AO3 detailed contextual background information and its relationship with the text (e.g. features of Greek tragedy, biblical allusions, cultural expectations of women, fear of witches etc.) Analysis of writer’s methods Analysis of effects of structural devices There are a series of comprehension and analysis activities to work through and the PPTs will indicate when these should be undertaken. With the appropriate school licence, this bundle could be uploaded onto a network and accessed by students for revision.
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Macbeth: Annotated Act Four

Macbeth: Annotated Act Four

A 115-slide PowerPoint that provides the full text of ‘Macbeth’, Act Four, translated and annotated. The PPT uses layered text boxes with translations appearing first in blue, followed by analysis and critical commentary in different colours. The annotations include: AO3 detailed contextual background information and its relationship with the text (e.g. features of Greek tragedy, biblical allusions, cultural expectations of women, fear of witches etc.) Analysis of writer’s methods Analysis of effects of structural devices There are a series of comprehension and analysis activities to work through and the PPT will indicate when these should be undertaken. With the appropriate school licence, this could be uploaded onto a network and accessed by students for revision. NB: on the cover image, the translations may be hidden under additional text boxes. However, they do exist!
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Macbeth: Annotated Act Two

Macbeth: Annotated Act Two

An 89-slide PowerPoint that provides the full text of ‘Macbeth’, Act Two, translated and annotated. The PPT uses layered text boxes with translations appearing first in blue, followed by analysis and critical commentary in different colours. The annotations include: AO3 detailed contextual background information and its relationship with the text (e.g. features of Greek tragedy, biblical allusions, cultural expectations of women, fear of witches etc.) Analysis of writer’s methods Analysis of effects of structural devices There are a series of comprehension and analysis activities to work through and the PPT will indicate when these should be undertaken. With the appropriate school licence, this could be uploaded onto a network and accessed by students for revision. NB: on the cover image, the translations may be hidden under additional text boxes. However, they do exist!
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Women in Literature Unit of Work

Women in Literature Unit of Work

A 9-10 week unit of work aimed at upper ability Year 8 learners. The activities are based on a range of extracts that focus on popular female literary characters. Links are provided to the relevant extracts which are from: ‘Great Expectations’ (sample answer included) ‘The Hunger Games’ ‘Gone With the Wind’ (sample answer included) ‘Wuthering Heights’ There are also activities that focus on Roald Dahl’s Miss Trunchbull (from ‘Matilda’) and Mrs Pratchett (From ‘Boy’). Lastly, learners read and explore ‘The Lady of Shalott’ (Tennyson). The assessment tasks focus on two different extracts from ‘The Hunger Games’. This unit of work uses AQA 8700/1-style questions but could be adapted with other exam boards in mind.
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'An Inspector Calls': Act Three Unit of Work

'An Inspector Calls': Act Three Unit of Work

A 110-slide PowerPoint that explores Act Three of ‘An Inspector Calls’. The PPT covers: Revision of Act Two Put quotations in order + identify quotes in relation to three different themes: a) Parents and children b) Responsibility c) Capitalism versus socialism. A range of differentiated sample paragraphs in response to the above tasks. Students identify the missing words. Worksheets for the characters of Arthur, Sheila, Gerald and Sybil in terms of their attitude towards responsibility. Quotations: ‘Who Said What?’ task + sample answers Exploration task on how Act Two ends (differentiated). Act Three: Focus on Eric: Quotation Hunt followed by comparison task in relation to Eric and Eva’s relationship and Gerald and Daisy’s relationship. Illegal Versus Immoral Behaviour task. A 15-point quiz (essentially how capitalist/socialist are you?) Group-work task on the contextual background of the Inspector’s speech: capitalism v socalism, communism, the rise of the USSR, communism in the USSR, the reasons for Priestley’s socialist views, British capitalists’ antipathy towards socalism, rising public interest in socialism, Conservative anti-socialist propaganda task (diff’d) + the Labour win of 1945 + its effects. Analysis of the Inspector’s final speech task. Drama activity. Sample extended analysis of the Inspector’s final speech. Exploring the aftermath of the Inspector’s departure + extended response task on theme of responsibility. The significance of the end of the play in terms of the generational divide + time theories in ‘An Inspector Calls’, extended response Act 3: 20 questions A whole-play revision section. Suited to middle-upper-ability learners.
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An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

‘An Inspector Calls’ Acts 1, 2 and 3 complete course of study complete with differentiated tasks and sample answers to a range of questions. 267 PPT slides in total. Aimed at middle-upper ability GCSE groups.
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Macbeth: Honour in Act One with Worked Examples

Macbeth: Honour in Act One with Worked Examples

A 36-slide powerpoint based on the Sergeant’s speech in Act 1 in which honour is a key theme and Macbeth is introduced. The PowerPoint covers: The meaning of the word honour Using the word honour as a noun and a verb and honourably as an adverb AO3 Contextual information in relation to honour An animated modern translation of the extract The question at hand The requirements of a Level 3 response + a sample answer with feedback The requirements of a Level 5 response + a sample answer with feedback The requirements of a Level 7+ response + sample answer with feedback I believe the responses are of the standard required for the specified levels - they may be slightly higher in places - but if you have any comments on the above please email me. The address is at the ‘top’ of my shop. The cover image illustrates an extract from the 7+ response.
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Speech Writing for Lower Ability

Speech Writing for Lower Ability

A 98-slide PowerPoint that provides a short course in speech writing for lower ability KS4 or lower ability Year 9. The speech focus is based on Malala’s UN speech on the importance of education. For copywright reasons I cannot provide the texts but there are links to each of them. The PPT covers: What is a speech and who makes speeches The importance of context Malala’s background inc. link to video Malala quotation-inference match up task Directed reading: Malala’s speech Malala’s speech comprehension task (cut out a summary of some of the main ideas in her speech and stick them in the right order on a blank copy of the flowchart) Exploration: why is education important? FOREST persuasive techniques acronym (as opposed to AFOREST) FOREST techniques match-up Applying FOREST to extracts from Malala’s speech Applying FOREST to an extract from a speech about bullying The process of speech writing: introduction, making points, forming evidence, discussing evidence (v. briefly, given the target-ability) Concluding the speech Exploring public-speaking skills by watching three youtube videos (links provided) Review In the final stages the emphasis moves towards practising public-speaking so you may wish to book additional space for learners to ‘spread out’ and practise the delivery of their speeches. This unit of work is likely to cover about 5-6 weeks.
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'An Inspector Calls' Act Two Unit of Work

'An Inspector Calls' Act Two Unit of Work

A 63-slide PowerPoint that explores Act Two of ‘An Inspector Calls’. It covers: Revision of some of the key ideas from Act One Two separate keywords activities for Act Two (worksheets included) A sequencing of Gerald’s affair task Three differentiated questions to encourage analysis of Gerald’s affair: a) in terms of his relationship with Sheila; b) In terms of the patriarchal society of the Edwardian Era; c) In term of Marxist theory (worksheet + sample answers for B and C included) Daisy’s Diary creative writing task Notes on the contextual background of the Brumley Women’s Charity Organisation e.g. noblesse oblige and the deserving and undeserving poor A quotation hunt based on some of the key ideas in early Act Two The Literature Assessment Objectives and an example analysis paragraph based on a Sybil quotation Inference-making activity based on a range of things Sybil says in Act Two True or False statements relating to Eva Smith’s application for charity A ‘why do you think’ series of statements relating to Eva Smith’s application for charity (suggested answers included) A final extended-response question: How does Priestley present Sybil Birling in Act Two? (high level sample answer included) A 20-question quiz on Act Two. Review This unit of work follows on from: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-an-inspector-calls-act-one-unit-of-work-11839609 It can exist independently but it assumes some pre-teaching of contextual ideas including Marxist Theory and capitalism v socialism.
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'An Inspector Calls' Act One Unit of Work

'An Inspector Calls' Act One Unit of Work

A 94-slide PowerPoint for the teachng and/or revision of Act One in ‘An Inspector Calls’. It covers: The contextual background: social class, gender inequality, the British economy in the Edwardian era, labour strikes and the Great Unrest Our first impressions of the Birlings and their situation (worksheets included) Sheila’s response to the engagement ring (sample answer included) Priestley’s use of dramatic irony and its effects An explanation of key terms capitalism and socialism A brief explanation of Marxist theory of economic class A summary of Britain between the wars Priestley’s background and British life in 1944 Focus on Arthur Birling and his capitalist speech A brief look at the Inspector Focus on Eva Smith and her contextual relevance Focus on Birling and Co. (worksheet provided) Essay question in relation to Birling and Eva (full extended response included) Focus on Sheila and the emotional and political reasons for her behaviour Focus on the relationship between Gerald and Sheila A brief section of revision: students will draw a flow chart summarising the events of A1 and a tension graph.
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AQA 8700 Paper 2:  Drinking Problem Comparison

AQA 8700 Paper 2: Drinking Problem Comparison

A PowerPoint that demonstrates the structure of GCSE Language Paper 2, Section A (AQA 8700/2) and the skills that examiners are looking for. Source A is an extract from ‘The Seven Curses of London’ by James Greenwood. (19th Century Non-Fiction) Source B is a Guardian article entitled ‘On the Streets of Binge Britain’. (Link provided on slide) This PowerPoint covers Section A only but there are sample answers included for each question, 1-4. If you can obtain a copy of the 8700/2 mark scheme, you may wish to encourage learners to mark the sample responses. Appropriate for middle-upper ability learners.
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AQA 8700 Paper 2: Slum Dwellings Comparison

AQA 8700 Paper 2: Slum Dwellings Comparison

A PowerPoint that demonstrates the structure of GCSE Language Paper 2, Section A (AQA 8700/2) and the skills that examiners are looking for. Source A is a Guardian article entitled ‘Filthy water poisons the people of Dhaka’s festering slums’ (Link provided on slide) Source B is an extract from Henry Mayhew’s ‘A Visit to the Cholera Districts in Bermondsey’, published in 1849. This PowerPoint covers Section A only but there are sample answers included for each question, 1-4. If you can obtain a copy of the 8700/2 mark scheme, you may wish to encourage learners to mark the sample responses. Appropriate for middle-upper ability learners.
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'An Inspector Calls': Guide to Context

'An Inspector Calls': Guide to Context

A 30-slide PowerPoint that provides a guide to the historical context of 'An Inspector Calls'. Accompanying the presentation are 3 worksheets comprising of 26 short-answer comprehension questions that relate closely to the information presented. It is potentially useful for revision sessions or as pre-reading of the play. Suitable for middle-upper ability learners.
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