Introduction to Descriptive Writing

Introduction to Descriptive Writing

A detailed lesson that introduces students to descriptive writing. The lesson includes a spelling test, a success criteria activity, a variety of descriptive model paragraphs and a plenary that focuses on upscaling vocabulary. Would be suitable for both KS3 and KS4 students.
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Descriptive Writing - Punctuation

Descriptive Writing - Punctuation

A lesson that seeks to develop the use of semi-colons in descriptive writing in order to add detail. The lesson includes a punctuation practice starter, an overview of semi-colon use, an upscaling your sentence task and an independent task where students apply what they have learnt.
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Sentence types

Sentence types

A lesson that focuses on developing knowledge of sentence types for use with Midsummer Night’s Dream Writing SOW but could be used as a standalone descriptive writing lesson. Includes an overview of minor, simple, compound and complex sentences, a task that gets students to identify the different sentence types in a model paragraph, a writing task that uses an image of Bottom from MSND but could be replaced with any image, and a peer assessment task. Suitable for KS3 and KS4 students.
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Descriptive Writing DIRT

Descriptive Writing DIRT

A lesson useful following a descriptive writing assessment. Includes a spelling test starter, sentence development task and upscaling vocabulary tasks, a class model activity and individual improvement task. DIRT = Directed Improvement and Reflection Time. Can be adapted to suit any marking and feedback policy.
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Descriptive Writing

Descriptive Writing

A lesson that develops original and creative descriptive writing. Uses the idea of a lost toy as a stimulus. Lesson includes variety of vocabulary tasks, a model paragraph and timed response and reflection task.
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Macbeth Act 2 Scene 1 soliloquy

Macbeth Act 2 Scene 1 soliloquy

A detailed lesson exploring the use of language and structure in Macbeth’s ‘Is this a dagger…?’ soliloquy. Lesson includes information on blank verse, the use of contrasts, sentence stems, peer assessment task and tension graph. Extract included. Suitable for KS4 students.
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AQA Language Paper 1 Question 2

AQA Language Paper 1 Question 2

A lesson developing language analysis skills for AQA Language Paper 1 Question 2 using an extract from Great Expectations. Suitable for KS4 students.
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AQA Paper 1 Question 3 - Structure

AQA Paper 1 Question 3 - Structure

A lesson exploring an extract from Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies for AQA Paper 1 Question 3 (How does the writer use structure…) Includes model paragraph, list of structural features, sentence stems and peer assessment activity. Suitable for KS4 students. Tailored towards the AQA spec but could be adapted to suit other exam boards.
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AQA Lanaugage Paper 1 Question 2

AQA Lanaugage Paper 1 Question 2

A full lesson exploring question 2 (How does the writer use language…) on the AQA Language exam Paper 1. Lesson includes a model paragraph, sentence stems and success criteria. Suitable for KS4 students. Could be adapted for other exam boards.
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Approaching an unseen poem

Approaching an unseen poem

KS4 lesson aimed at showing students how to approach an unseen poem for this element of their Literature GCSE exam. Students begin by analysing a model paragraph for Mametz Wood, discussing how it relates to the exam mark scheme. They then explore the poem Against Road Building by Sophie Hannah using the MITSL structure. Finally they will complete a timed response.
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Macbeth Act 1 Scene 5

Macbeth Act 1 Scene 5

A lesson focusing on the character of Lady Macbeth in Act 1 Scene 5. The PPT includes detailed annotations on LM's "The Raven himself..." soliloquy, sentence stems for independent language analysis and a peer assessment task.
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KS3 Persuasive Speech writing

KS3 Persuasive Speech writing

A lesson designed to get students thinking about what makes a successful and persuasive speech. Students analyse a famous speech by Churchill, analysing the language used and commenting on the effect.
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Introduction to Shakespeare

Introduction to Shakespeare

A lesson introducing students to the context of Shakespeare. I used this as an intro to A Midsummer Night's Dream but would be suitable for an introduction to any of his plays. Suitable for KS3 students.
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Macbeth - Act 1 Scene 3

Macbeth - Act 1 Scene 3

A lesson exploring Act 1 Scene 3. Students will analyse key quotes and consider how they present characters and themes. There is also a persuasive writing activity that uses this scene as a stimulus. Suitable for high ability KS3 and KS4.
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Macbeth - Act 1 Scene 4

Macbeth - Act 1 Scene 4

A lesson exploring the use of contrasts in Act 1 Scene 4 of Macbeth. Suitable for high ability KS3 (might need simplifying slightly) and KS4.
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