Woman in Black - Full Scheme of Work

Woman in Black - Full Scheme of Work

Full SOW - Bridging unit for Year 9 students - GCSE. Complete SOW with Power Points, YouTube clips and worksheets. OFSTED rated 'Outstanding' lessons. Covers creative writing, speaking and listening and analysis. Previously up on TES and had 33 reviews at 4.9 stars and was recommended for teachers by the TES Resource Team, featuring in their English newsletter.
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15min assembly - Human Curiosity / Life Long Learners

15min assembly - Human Curiosity / Life Long Learners

A 15min assembly on Human Curiosity / Life Long Learners. Could be done as a form group or one person. Looking at things that make us curious - aliens, ghosts, Jack the Ripper, Mary Celeste, the Kraken, Bermuda Triangle. Exploring why these things fascinate us. This then links to why curiosity is a good thing - the positive impact it can have. Isaac Newton and his curiosity about why the apple fell. The creator of Wikipedia and his thirst for knowledge. Being a life long learner and how we should feed our curiosity. Link to short clip in the PPT. Slides with writing on are not visible when PPT is in full screen mode.
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HUGE Creative Writing Bundle

HUGE Creative Writing Bundle

Huge collection of creative writing lessons. 70% saving! These are not a SOW but intended for use as individual one off lessons to consolidate skills or springboard ideas. Some links to famous texts such as Christmas Carol, Woman in Black, Macbeth. Areas covered: Description Persuasive writing Word bank of adjectives/adverbs Writing to Argue Structure Hooking your reader Poetry Symbolism Extended Metaphor
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Essay Writing - The Northern Lights - Challenging

Essay Writing - The Northern Lights - Challenging

KS3 - Developing essay writing. Challenging task for extra work/summer/extended project. Using Philip Pullman’s ‘The Northern Lights’. Planning their own essay topic - choosing their own essay title. Success criteria. Structure of an essay. PQEL explanation - with a more detailed scaffold. Self assessment. Questions for book review.
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Engaging creative writing lesson - mythical creature - super fun!

Engaging creative writing lesson - mythical creature - super fun!

KS2/3 - This works really well with my classes as it gets them switched on and ready to write! Especially my boys classes. Short task to assign different attributes to create a mythical creature - students put up their hands to A,B,C,D and get different movements, powers, looks etc. Sound effects on four slides (students love this). Teacher model of strong poem and descriptive writing which can be analysed as a class. List of success criteria. Peer assessment.
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Persuasive Writing - Analysis and Writing.

Persuasive Writing - Analysis and Writing.

Two lessons for KS3 Persuasive speech analysis - Persuasive speech writing. Using Chief Joseph’s famous speech for something a little different. Lesson 1: Discussion questions to engage class. A little background for context. Chief Joseph’s speech differentiated. Blank and with devices highlighted. List of persuasive features. Questions to aid analysis. Lesson 2: Create a real life hero that would deliver a speech on something powerful. List of success criteria. Reminder of last lesson and Chief Joseph’s speech. Peer assessment.
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Essay Writing Skills

Essay Writing Skills

KS3 - Developing essay writing. Using Lord Tennyson’s ‘The Kraken’ Discussion images to engage students. Poem and glossary of terms. Success criteria. List of techniques to look for. Structure of an essay. PQEL explanation - with a more detailed scaffold. Poem to annotate with some techniques in bold. Self assessment.
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Analysis - Structure - Opening of a Novel

Analysis - Structure - Opening of a Novel

14 slide lesson looking at how writers open their novels and what this can reveal. Focus on The Road by Cormac McCarthy. How to tackle a text - aspects of narrative. Different opening lines to novels - discussion on what they reveal to reader. Why were they crafted this way. Extract of opening of The Road - link to two aspects of narrative. Analysis of opening and symbolism used. Examples for class of strong quotes. Homework task/class task depending on speed of class.
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Analysis development - how to analyse at word level.

Analysis development - how to analyse at word level.

Focusing on developing detailed and thoughtful analysis of language. Using an extract from The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Re-cap of PQEL structure. Individual analysis of extract - feed back as class. Connotation and denotation re-cap Teacher model Essay style question using skills developed in the lesson.
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Hook the Reader - Openings

Hook the Reader - Openings

Looking at how to hook a reader in the opening sentence and paragraph of a book. Pair work analysing opening sentences. Success criteria. Discussion what makes a strong opening. Analysis and feedback on extract of strong opening - The Graveyard Book. Writing their own opening. Peer assessment.
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Hook Your Reader - Starting a Story.

Hook Your Reader - Starting a Story.

Two lessons to help students plan an opening to a story and hook their reader. Lesson 1 - With help from a peer they plan an opening to a story using the 5Ws. Lesson 2 - Discussion on how to hook the reader. Teacher model first lines to analyse and discuss. List of all the ingredients for strong writing. Peer assess.
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Developing Language Analysis

Developing Language Analysis

Lesson looking at connotation and denotation to help students look for meaning behind language. Extract to discuss and analyse. Model of how to analyse language. Model analysis to go though as a class. Differentiated tasks. Peer assessment.
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Creative Writing - Symbolism

Creative Writing - Symbolism

Using Marley’s ghost in A Christmas Carol as inspiration. Analysing what his chain symbolises and why it has been included. Differentiated success criteria. Teacher model. Planning questions. Task and self assessment.
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Value of Literature - Great for World Book Day

Value of Literature - Great for World Book Day

This would be great for form time or for World Book Day. Discussion based lesson developing their understanding of what ‘value’ literature has. Discussion of the value of literature. What are the students favorite books? Favourite books of teacher. Exploration of themes within books - why are they included. Discussion of purpose of individual texts.
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Four lessons exploring Sci-Fi - Reading, Writing and Group Tasks.

Four lessons exploring Sci-Fi - Reading, Writing and Group Tasks.

Four lessons on Sci-Fi Basic overview of what makes Sci-Fi - film clips, discussion etc. Creative tasks - imagining what the future might be like. Creative writing tasks with differentiated success criteria. Inference and deduction - group work analysing a text and working out if someone really spotted an alien! A Martain Sends a Postcard Home - reading and discussing and then creating a description of their own alien.
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Writing Poems - Engaging and unusual lesson

Writing Poems - Engaging and unusual lesson

A really fun lesson to engage students with writing poetry! Using a noun (chosen by a peer in order to push for further creativity) as inspiration for writing a poem and choosing a positive/negative semantic field for the poem. Teacher model for analysis. Examples of famous poems that contain extended metaphors and unusual structure. List of techniques to be used in writing poems.
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Birdsong Revision Booklet

Birdsong Revision Booklet

A comprehensive 32 page revision booklet on ‘Birdsong’ for A-Level. Written around on ‘Aspects of Narrative’ - easily adaptable. Multiple interpretations and possible ideas with promt questions to help engage and develop ideas. Strongest quotes taken from throughout the book to aid analysis. ALAAL (A Lot About A Little) analysis ideas and examples.
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Amazing Poetry Stimuli

Amazing Poetry Stimuli

A really fun way to get students into writing poems! A collection of 23 images to help stimulate ideas for poems. Work in pairs, groups or combine images to create an interesting thread for a narrative! Each slide comes with a list of poetic techniques to include.
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Descriptive Writing- Setting

Descriptive Writing- Setting

Working in pairs to write what our senses would pick up in different settings. Brief analysis of Eel Marsh House as a setting - what language helps develop atmosphere. List of techniques needed for strong creative writing. Differentiated success criteria. Self/Peer assessment.
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HUGE Creative Writing Bundle

HUGE Creative Writing Bundle

Huge collection of creative writing lessons. 70% saving! These are not a SOW but intended for use as individual one off lessons to consolidate skills or springboard ideas. Some links to famous texts such as Christmas Carol, Woman in Black, Macbeth. Areas covered: Description Persuasive writing Word bank of adjectives/adverbs Writing to Argue Structure Hooking your reader Poetry Symbolism Extended Metaphor
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Assembly Bundle

Assembly Bundle

Four 15min assemblies to engage, encourage thoughtfulness and motivate students.
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