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The Giver (Lois Lowry) - Complete Scheme of Work
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The Giver (Lois Lowry) - Complete Scheme of Work

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NOTE: The lessons for chapters 1-4 can be found for free HERE:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-12564508 This is a complete scheme of work for Lois Lowry´s novel The Giver. Aside from the novel, you will need no further resources; the scheme is extremely detailed and comprehensive. It comes with: 19 fully animated powerpoints, each covering 1-2 chapters in the book. A comprehensive excel sheet with lesson-by-lesson guidance for the teacher as well as ideas for extension in the event that the unit runs short (unlikely) A printable unit overview for students showing when assessments will occur, when reading homework is set and other useful info Model texts for diary entries, newspaper articles and opinion pieces to scaffold and inspire students´ writing. These have been annotated for content and language to highlight and explain what good writing looks like. A vocabulary list of 30 items from the book as well as vocabulary tests and Quizlet sets to assist revision for each test. Several easy-to-mark homework quizzes to check whether students have kept up with reading A comprehensive mid-unit assessment complete with rubrics and student feedback sheets An end-of-unit student satisfaction survey Links to relevant Kahoot quizzes This is a novel study unit that focuses on the concepts of science fiction, utopia, and dystopia. It is designed to challenge students´ thinking and dive deep into the ethical grey areas presented in the novel. The unit focuses on the writing skills of diary entries, newspaper articles, and opinion pieces. Most writing tasks are differentiated, allowing students to choose their tasks from a pool of four. This means that all students are able to participate and be challenged. The scheme uses a simplified version of literature circles to allow students to work in groups and discuss the themes at key points in the novel.
Edward Thomas - Rain (Poetry, Analysis, FREE SAMPLE)
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Edward Thomas - Rain (Poetry, Analysis, FREE SAMPLE)

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This is a FREE SAMPLE of my paid lesson which can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-12693341 This PowerPoint is centered around a line-by-line analysis of the poem, thus enabling students to plan and answer one of the four IGCSE exam-style questions on the final slide. The slideshow introduces the students to the author’s purpose and the overall themes first, and concludes with a task in which students are asked to link quotes from the poem to the themes. The slideshow spans 28 animated slides. I would recommend starting students off with the context PowerPoint, which can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12685674
Edward Thomas - Rain (Analysis, Poetry)
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Edward Thomas - Rain (Analysis, Poetry)

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Note: A FREE SAMPLE of this lesson is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-12693348 This PowerPoint is centered around a line-by-line analysis of the poem, thus enabling students to plan and answer one of the four IGCSE exam-style questions on the final slide. The slideshow introduces the students to the author’s purpose and the overall themes first, and concludes with a task in which students are asked to link quotes from the poem to the themes. The slideshow spans 28 animated slides. I would recommend starting students off with the context PowerPoint, which can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12685674
The Giver (Lois Lowry) - Chapters 1-4
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The Giver (Lois Lowry) - Chapters 1-4

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This is a free sample for my complete scheme of work, which can be found HERE:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-12564505. The complete scheme of work includes: 19 fully animated powerpoints, each covering 1-2 chapters in the book A comprehensive excel sheet with lesson-by-lesson guidance for the teacher as well as ideas for extension in the event that the unit runs short (unlikely) A printable unit overview for students showing when assessments will occur, when reading homework is set and other useful info Model texts for diary entries, newspaper articles and opinion pieces to scaffold and inspire students´ writing. These have been annotated for content and language to highlight and explain what good writing looks like A vocabulary list of 30 items from the book as well as vocabulary tests and Quizlet sets to assist revision for each test Several easy-to-mark homework quizzes to check whether students have kept up with reading A comprehensive mid-unit assessment complete with rubrics and student feedback sheets An end-of-unit student satisfaction survey Links to relevant Kahoot quizzes
Dracula: Writing an Interesting Character
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Dracula: Writing an Interesting Character

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In this lesson, students study an excerpt of Bram Stoker´s Dracula in order to determine how successful writers create tension. Contents: Review adjectives & similes Discuss what is meant by “writing for effect” Study examples of effect analysis at levels 3, 4 and 8 Practice analysing effect in a small extract Complete a worksheet about how Dracula is introduced in Stoker´s novel Complete a differentiated task (levels 3-5+) about the extract This is a free sample lesson from my Gothic Fiction scheme of work. The complete scheme of work, and other free lessons, can be found in my shop at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/swpkteachermike
Lesson 6 - The Black Cat
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Lesson 6 - The Black Cat

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This stand-alone lesson is part of a complete scheme of work for sale in my shop (details below). In this free lesson, students: Are introduced to the concept of tension Learn how to plot tension on a graph Practice the above by recounting a tense moment in their life Read Edgar Allen Poe´s The Black Cat Analyse how tension is created through a variety of tasks Complete a final, differentiated writing task Evaluate their own learning and anchor it in the APP levels framework Information about the FULL scheme of work available at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/gothic-fiction-ks3-complete-scheme-of-work-12229904 This scheme of work is expected to take around a full term to complete if not rushed and contains: Ten skills-based PowerPoints, each expected to take several lessons Worksheets, key texts and other hand-outs to go along with the PowerPoint Five assessments: Two writing, two reading and one speaking Assessment feedback sheets for easy and focused feedback Overview of each PowerPoint including its pertinent AFs and requisite resources Extension ideas if you finish the scheme of work early The scheme of work is centered around the theme of Gothic, with particular focus on the writings of Edgar Allen Poe. The primary emphasis is reading and analytical writing (PEE) and the secondary emphasis is narrative writing for effect. The scheme of work is highly differentiated and thus caters to the spectrum from mid/high ability year 7 to low ability year 9 (Level 3-5+). Each powerpoint begins with outlining the assessment foci (Derived from the National Strategies APP), stratified over a level spectrum (typically between levels 3-5+), which are then distilled down to a simple Key Question which students needs to focus on during the powerpoint. From this, three learning objectives are derived, again based on the APP. From this, there will typically be a short warm-up task, an introduction to the skills and then some free practice with the skills. Each powerpoint ends up with revisiting the Key Question and then a self-assessment anchored in the learning objectives, which allows students to place themselves on the levels spectrum. Throughout the scheme of work, students are required to read a Gothic novel of their choice. The scheme of work concludes with an assessment battery based on this novel.
Gothic Fiction: Edgar Allen Poe (3 months SoW)
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Gothic Fiction: Edgar Allen Poe (3 months SoW)

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This scheme of work is expected to take around a full term to complete if not rushed and contains: Ten skills-based PowerPoints, each expected to take several lessons Worksheets, key texts and other hand-outs to go along with the PowerPoint Five assessments: Two writing, two reading and one speaking Assessment feedback sheets for easy and focused feedback Overview of each PowerPoint including its pertinent AFFs and requisite resources Extension ideas if you finish the scheme of work early The scheme of work is centered around the theme of Gothic, with particular focus on the writings of Edgar Allen Poe. The primary emphasis is reading and analytical writing (PEE) and the secondary emphasis is narrative writing for effect. The scheme of work is highly differentiated and thus caters to the spectrum from mid/high ability year 7 to low ability year 9 (Level 3-5+). Each powerpoint begins with outlining the assessment foci (Derived from the National Strategies APP), stratified over a level spectrum (typically between levels 3-5+), which are then distilled down to a simple Key Question which students needs to focus on during the powerpoint. From this, three learning objectives are derived, again based on the APP. From this, there will typically be a short warm-up task, an introduction to the skills and then some free practice with the skills. Each powerpoint ends up with revisiting the Key Question and then a self-assessment anchored in the learning objectives, which allows students to place themselves on the levels spectrum. Throughout the scheme of work, students are required to read a Gothic novel of their choice. The scheme of work concludes with an assessment battery based on this novel.
Diary Writing - Annotated Model Answer
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Diary Writing - Annotated Model Answer

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This resource is part of my complete scheme of work for Lois Lowry´s novel The Giver. If you enjoy it, please consider reviewing the free sample for this scheme which can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12564508 The complete scheme can be purchased here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12564505
Edward Thomas - Rain (Context Lesson, Poetry)
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Edward Thomas - Rain (Context Lesson, Poetry)

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Getting students excited about poetry is hard; regardless, that is what this resource sets out to do. The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the historical context of the poem and enable them to empathise with the author. The lesson concludes with two longer and guided reciprocal teaching activities in which the students explore the poem for themselves. Detailed role-cards are provided for this activity. The PowerPoint spans 18 beautifully designed and fully animated slides which contain shorter and longer activities with pair tasks and individual tasks. The PowerPoint is accompanied by an extensive and highly detailed lesson plan which will walk you through the slideshow, literally click by click, thereby making the delivery easy as can be. The slideshow covers: A Do-Now task to hook learners from the start A historical overview with several turn-and-talk activities A letter-writing activity in which students imagine they are in WW1, complete with success criteria and inspiration A brief introduction to the poet A beautifully animated line-by-line showing of the poem Easy-to-fill-in tables showing task and group assignments The complete lesson is expected to span between two and four 50-minute periods of teaching. NOTE: A free sample of this lesson is available in my shop. If you are on the fence about purchasing, I recommend you check it out!
Gothic Fiction - Lesson 0-1 - Gothic Conventions
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Gothic Fiction - Lesson 0-1 - Gothic Conventions

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This free sample is the first PowerPoint in a complete scheme of work. In this PowerPoint: Lesson 0: A reading task for students to complete independently throughout the term. Lesson 1: Students are introduced to the conventions of the Gothic genre. Students draw parallels between the traditional conventions of Gothic and some interpretations of this in cinema. Information about the FULL scheme of work available at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/gothic-fiction-ks3-complete-scheme-of-work-12229904 This scheme of work is expected to take around a full term to complete if not rushed and contains: Ten skills-based PowerPoints, each expected to take several lessons Worksheets, key texts and other hand-outs to go along with the PowerPoint Five assessments: Two writing, two reading and one speaking Assessment feedback sheets for easy and focused feedback Overview of each PowerPoint including its pertinent AFs and requisite resources Extension ideas if you finish the scheme of work early The scheme of work is centered around the theme of Gothic, with particular focus on the writings of Edgar Allen Poe. The primary emphasis is reading and analytical writing (PEE) and the secondary emphasis is narrative writing for effect. The scheme of work is highly differentiated and thus caters to the spectrum from mid/high ability year 7 to low ability year 9 (Level 3-5+). Each powerpoint begins with outlining the assessment foci (Derived from the National Strategies APP), stratified over a level spectrum (typically between levels 3-5+), which are then distilled down to a simple Key Question which students needs to focus on during the powerpoint. From this, three learning objectives are derived, again based on the APP. From this, there will typically be a short warm-up task, an introduction to the skills and then some free practice with the skills. Each powerpoint ends up with revisiting the Key Question and then a self-assessment anchored in the learning objectives, which allows students to place themselves on the levels spectrum. Throughout the scheme of work, students are required to read a Gothic novel of their choice. The scheme of work concludes with an assessment battery based on this novel.
News Report - Annotated Model Answer
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News Report - Annotated Model Answer

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This resource is part of my complete scheme of work for Lois Lowry´s novel The Giver. If you enjoy it, please consider reviewing the free sample for this scheme which can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12564508 The complete scheme can be purchased here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12564505
Giving Opinions - Annotated Model Answer
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Giving Opinions - Annotated Model Answer

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This resource is part of my complete scheme of work for Lois Lowry´s novel The Giver. If you enjoy it, please consider reviewing the free sample for this scheme which can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12564508 The complete scheme can be purchased here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12564505
Edward Thomas - Rain (Context, FREE SAMPLE)
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Edward Thomas - Rain (Context, FREE SAMPLE)

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Getting students excited about poetry is hard; regardless, that is what this resource sets out to do. It spans 18 beautifully designed and fully animated slides which contain shorter and longer activities to be completed independently and in pairs. The lesson plan is accompanied by an extensive and highly detailed lesson plan which will walk you through the lesson, literally click by click, making the delivery easy as can be. It concludes with two longer and guided reciprocal teaching activities for which detailed role-cards are provided. The lesson is expected to span between two and four 50-minute periods of teaching. NOTE: This is a free sample intended for you to review the quality of the complete lesson plan available in my shop. NOTE: If you are looking for a line-by-line PowerPoint analysis of the poem rather than a context lesson, check out my other resource here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12693341