A full 40 lesson scheme of work for A-Level English Literature Spec B Crime. Complete with ppts and word documents for each lesson. There is an accompanying document outlining lesson by lesson instructions. Furthermore, there are some P&P (planning and preparation tasks) and consolidation tables for students to complete each week to support them with their study.
Five lessons comparing poems which share a different theme from the AQA ‘Love and Relationship’ cluster of poems. Four are focused on a different romantic or family theme and the last lesson is based around revising poems from the whole collection, thematically.
A brief Revision Booklet designed to summarise the elements of crime, themes, authorial methods, contexts and interpretations relevant to Atkinson’s novel.
One stand alone lesson - although could roll over to two - comparing ‘To a Daughter Leaving Home’ and ‘A Poem for my Sister’. A table of comparison and examplar responses with commentaries are included.
Four documents designed to help students revise all sections of the Elements of Crime Fiction Unit for A-Level Literature Spec B. It focuses on the last few year’s exam questions and examines potential future topics. There is a mini extract for the unseen Section A in an interactive revision booklet. Additionally, some suggested sentence starters for a response, categorised by AOs. These resources are based on ‘Good News…’ by Atkinson, Dickens Oliver Twist and Coleridge’s Mariner, but are easily adaptable with a few clicks.
Three quizzes based on testing the knowledge, elements of crime and authorial methods, relevant to Atkinson’s ‘When Will There be God News?’ The first quiz and is testing their knowledge of the elements of crime which can be applied to ‘WWTBGN?’ The second quiz is knowledge based in regards to the novel and designed to support the students in ‘knowing their text’ to a meticulous degree. Answers provided. The third quiz focusses more on authorial method and can be played either as an individual or as a team of students, having a ppt attached, with answers.
A booklet containing twelve extracts to support teaching English Literature Spec B Unseen Crime.
An independent revision booklet, designed for Atkinson’s novel, tailored to meet the various Assessment Objectives specifically. The idea is they work their way up the ‘ladder of skills’ (with A01’s technical tasks being, in theory, the easiest), however students enjoy choosing their own tasks, targeting their own personalised weaknesses, as identified by teacher feedback. There is a task tracker table at the end, which is useful from a teacher’s perspective to monitor the quality and quantity of independent revision being completed by the student.
A range of themes and character quotations designed to support students to know the text, rather than the time consuming task of flicking through the novel. The ppts are designed for students to print out and cut up for use as flashcards. There are gaps for students to complete to encourage active revision and answer ppts also. Themes covered include: feminism, pathos, violence and the motif of dogs for protection. Characters covered include: criminals (in general in the novel), Decker, Louise and Reggie.
A stand alone lesson to raise awareness of black history. Would be perfect to open up a dialogue about the Black Lives Matter movement in English lessons.
A session, which could run over a couple of lessons, designed to support students responding to a possible AQA exam question: ‘To what extent is Jackson Brodie introduced as an unlikely detective hero?’ The session focuses on identifying and meeting the ‘trigger phrases’ in the question, which are key for demonstrating a sharp focus on the question, planning the content of their essay (via statements to cut up, sort and plot on a continuum line) finding specific examples and evaluating them, examining a top model introduction and writing one of their own.
A wealth of resources to support teaching English Literature Spec B Comedy.
Four lessons analysing Carter’s The Bloody Chamber narrative via the Feminist lens. These lessons we’re designed to support teaching of English Literature Spec B for the Feminist Coursework part of the course.
All seven AQA Comedy poetry are covered. There are a few lessons for some; others are a stand alone lesson. Designed for a range of abilities, with appropriate support and challenge included.