Romeo and Juliet - AQA 9-1 Full Scheme of Work

Romeo and Juliet - AQA 9-1 Full Scheme of Work

A complete scheme of work based on the AQA 1-9 exam but very easily adaptable for all boards. 21 full lessons including learning objectives and outcomes (and this doesn't include watching the movie!) Fully differentiated and beautifully presented, students are led through the entire text, looking in detail at language and structure while being encouraged to make links to the wider play. Includes an exam preparation lesson and three mock papers to be used within lessons, as homework or as timed response practice. Please see my reviews for the balcony scene lesson - this lesson is included within this scheme.
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Romeo and Juliet - The Balcony Scene

Romeo and Juliet - The Balcony Scene

This is a lesson that I taught to a top set year 9 class and was rated outstanding. It could easily be used for Y11 as it is very challenging! The lesson focuses on Romeo's soliloquy and introduces students to astrological theories in order to analyse language more fully. They are encouraged to make links to the rest of the play throughout. The lesson is differentiated by splitting students into pathways for the main activity and providing a modern translation of the soliloquy. There are also notes for teachers to suggest routes of questioning to encourage students to extend their thinking. If you like the look of this lesson, please see the 22 lesson scheme it is taken from - a bargain at £16.
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Valentine - Unseen Poetry

Valentine - Unseen Poetry

A challenging and fully differentiated lesson on Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy used as an unseen poetry lesson with year 10. Students are given differentiated activities from the very start (including differentiated versions of the poem) to ensure that all can access and all are challenged.
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Romeo and Juliet - The Balcony Scene

Romeo and Juliet - The Balcony Scene

This is a lesson that I taught to a top set year 9 class and was rated outstanding. It could easily be used for Y11 as it is very challenging! The lesson focuses on Romeo's soliloquy and introduces students to astrological theories in order to analyse language more fully. They are encouraged to make links to the rest of the play throughout. The lesson is differentiated by splitting students into pathways for the main activity and providing a modern translation of the soliloquy. There are also notes for teachers to suggest routes of questioning to encourage students to extend their thinking. If you like the look of this lesson, please see the 22 lesson scheme it is taken from - a bargain at £16.
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Power and Conflict Poetry Comparison: Ozymandias and My Last Duchess -

Power and Conflict Poetry Comparison: Ozymandias and My Last Duchess -

A lesson that takes students through the comparative question, what it expects, what difficulties they might face and then guides them through how to answer the question. Planning grid included along with a model paragraph and extended writing opportunity. This lesson could easily be adapted to compare two different poems - please see this lesson as part of my power and conflict bundle if you would like the lessons leading up to this one rather than using it as a stand-alone.
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A Christmas Carol: Stave 2

A Christmas Carol: Stave 2

A four-lesson sequence that covers the second chapter of ACC in full. Designed to be taught to students who have previously studied the novella, this scheme focuses on re-reading, close language analysis and extended exam response opportunities. Following weeks will be added as planned.
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Remains and Comparison: Power and Conflict

Remains and Comparison: Power and Conflict

A lesson on Remains - introducing students to the poem and then sets an exam-style extended writing task to compare it with another poem in the cluster. This lesson can be used alongside any of my other Power and Conflict lessons and it also available in the full bundle.
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London by William Blake: Power and Conflict Double Lesson

London by William Blake: Power and Conflict Double Lesson

A beautifully presented, fully differentiated and ready-to-teach double lesson on William Blake's London. The lesson covers all AO's, encouraging students to tackle the poem independently before running through the more pertinent points from the front (though this can easily be transformed into independent work). Model paragraph and extended writing activities included.
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Storm on the Island: Power and Conflict Cluster - Double Lesson

Storm on the Island: Power and Conflict Cluster - Double Lesson

A beautifully presented, fully differentiated and ready-to-teach double lesson on Heaney's Storm on the Island. The lesson covers all AO's, encouraging students to tackle the poem independently before running through the more pertinent points from the front (though this can easily be transformed into independent work). Includes contextual information to cover A03. Extended writing and peer assessment activity included with built-in timer.
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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

A selection of my most popular Romeo and Juliet lessons. Students are encouraged to make links between the play and the Bible in some lessons - great for higher ability students.
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Bayonet Charge: Power and Conflict Cluster

Bayonet Charge: Power and Conflict Cluster

A beautifully presented, fully differentiated and ready-to-teach double lesson on Bayonet Charge. The lesson covers all AO's, encouraging students to tackle the poem independently before running through the more pertinent points from the front (though this can easily be transformed into independent work). Extended writing opportunity included.
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Poppies with Comparison: Power and Conflict

Poppies with Comparison: Power and Conflict

A double lesson that introduces students to Poppies and then encourages them to link and compare with War Photographer in a GCSE-style response. Beautifully presented and fully differentiated, this lesson is ready to teach and can be used alongside any of my other P&C poetry lessons - it is also part of the full Power and Conflict Bundle.
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Power and Conflict Poetry Comparison

Power and Conflict Poetry Comparison

A seven lesson bundle that takes students through three poems from the cluster before introducing them to how to compare them successfully in the exam. The comparison lesson focuses on Ozymandias and My Last Duchess but either could easily be substituted for Charge of the Light Brigade as they are all themed with the question that is looked at.
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Charge of the Light Brigade - Power and Conflict Cluster

Charge of the Light Brigade - Power and Conflict Cluster

A full lesson (could cover two lessons depending on ability of the class) that introduces students to the poem, guides them through annotation and encourages them to analyse aspects of language and structure. Model paragraph and extended writing task included. Detailed teacher notes at the bottom of the slide to aid in annotation as PPT was designed to be used by non-specialists within the department.
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Literacy Learning Walk Checklist & Data collection Spreadsheet

Literacy Learning Walk Checklist & Data collection Spreadsheet

A simple to use literacy learning walk card (that can be fully edited to suit) that can be used to look at the effectiveness of whole-school literacy. An accompanying spreadsheet is also provided (formula included) to collect and quantify data to see, very easily, whole-school areas for improvement.
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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

A bundle of 12 lessons (up until the end of Stave 3), a selection of assessments and flashcards to encourage the retention of important quotations.
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Prelude by Wordsworth: Power and Conflict Cluster

Prelude by Wordsworth: Power and Conflict Cluster

A beautifully presented, fully differentiated and ready-to-teach double lesson on Wordsworth's Prelude. The lesson covers all AO's, encouraging students to tackle the poem independently before running through the more pertinent points from the front (though this can easily be transformed into independent work). Extended writing opportunity included which will force students to look closly at language and structure in a more original way than PEAL. Preview Files included (2)
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A Christmas Carol: Stave 3

A Christmas Carol: Stave 3

A four-lesson sequence that covers the second chapter of ACC in full. Designed to be taught to students who have previously studied the novella, this scheme focuses on re-reading, close language analysis and extended exam response opportunities. Following weeks will be added as planned.
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Ozymandias - Double lesson - Power and Conflict Cluster

Ozymandias - Double lesson - Power and Conflict Cluster

A lesson introducing students to the context of Ozymandias, the poem's language and it's structure. Includes two extended writing opportunities (one each for language and structure). This lesson is aimed at top set GCSE classes and looks in depth at the sonnet form and how it has been exploited but could easily be adapted to suit lower abilities. Ready to teach and well-presented.
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War Photographer - Power and Conflict Cluster

War Photographer - Power and Conflict Cluster

A lesson that introduces students to the poem and guides them through reading and annotations in terms of language and structure. This lesson has been put together with stretch and extra stretch activities so that it remains robust and challenging for all. Extended writing task included.
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Writing to Argue Support

Writing to Argue Support

A table that gives students guidance on how to write to argue paragraph by paragraph. A model opening is also included for reference.
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