KS3 Poetry Scheme: Identity, Tone and Imagery.  / Checking Out Me History - John Agard.

KS3 Poetry Scheme: Identity, Tone and Imagery. / Checking Out Me History - John Agard.

Here is a short 3-4 weeks scheme focused on poetry, suitable for KS3, looking at the key themes of marginalisation, identity, tone and imagery. Each lesson contains differentiated learning objectives, a range of starter and review tasks, as well as periodical homework tasks and breakdowns of key words and definitions useful for understanding poetry at KS3, focused around Checking Out Me History by John Agard. There are approximately 6-8 full 1 hour lessons which can be easily modified or changed if needed, depending on your lesson length and ability of learners. All resources are included, just download and teach! No further prep required!
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Scheme (8-10 Lessons) for KS3/KS4 Learners.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Scheme (8-10 Lessons) for KS3/KS4 Learners.

This is a scheme centred on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. This has been used with Mid-High ability KS3 and lower to mid KS4 students and covers a wide range of themes in each of the chapters of the story. Each lesson contains developed learning objectives and key word foci, as well as a starter activity. Periodical homework tasks, assessment tasks and exam style questions are included. You can either teach this with or without the text, but I have taught this alongside the text, which means this scheme can last between 6-10 1 hour lessons. Lessons can also be easily differentiated if needed and assessment / exam style tasks can be easily changed if needed. This scheme works best with KS3 (Year 8-9) learners and lower level KS4 (Year 10) students. There are no other resources needed than each of the detailed lessons. Enjoy!
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An Inspector Calls / J.B Priestley, full 20+ Lesson scheme for KS4 learners, AQA exam spec 2017.

An Inspector Calls / J.B Priestley, full 20+ Lesson scheme for KS4 learners, AQA exam spec 2017.

Here is a full 20+ Lesson scheme for An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestley. Each lesson has differentiated learning outcomes, key word foci and starter tasks, as well as periodical homework and a wide range of writing tasks to suit all levels. This is a great compliment to the play and there are various activities to compliment the scheme of work. Throughout the scheme is a focus on exam skills, and a range of example questions to be attempted, reflected upon and improved throughout the scheme. There is also a range of character analysis, quote analysis and discussion / speaking and listening tasks. This can be used both with Year 10 as a first teach scheme and Year 11 as a shortened review of the play. Activities can be easily modelled and modified as needed to suit the abilities and needs of learners. This scheme is ready to teach, no prep required! The only other resource needed is a copy of the text. Enjoy!
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Unseen Poetry Scheme for KS4 / Poppies / Remains / Checking Out my History / War Photographer

Unseen Poetry Scheme for KS4 / Poppies / Remains / Checking Out my History / War Photographer

Here is a fantastic 8-10 lesson scheme on Unseen Poetry covering a wide range of poems for KS4 (Year 10/11) from the Unseen Poetry spec. The scheme covers the main themes in each of the poems: Poppies, Remains, Checking Out my History and War Photographer, and has a range of tasks in them to link to each other, looking at key language and phrases in the poem. Students are encouraged to look in detail at certain phrases in each of the poems and the significance of the themes of power and conflict throughout the scheme. Each lesson contains developed learning objectives, key word foci, starter tasks and periodical assessment, exam practice and homework. Each lesson lasts around 1 hour in length and can be easily adapted to suit a range of abilities if needed. This is an ideal scheme for one half term to look at with Y10 as a first teach and Y11 as a review of Unseen poetry. No resources required, just download and go!
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Massive 20+ Lesson Oliver Twist Scheme for Low Level Learners

Massive 20+ Lesson Oliver Twist Scheme for Low Level Learners

Here is a full half-terms (20+) lessons for Oliver Twist. The scheme includes a wide range of starter tasks, assessments, reviews and different reading and writing tasks. This scheme is suitable for low level learners. I have used this with my Y7 and Y8 learners who enjoyed the range of activities and tasks. This would also be suitable for Primary School learners and ESL / International learners. All lessons contain levelled learning objectives, key word foci and a review/starter task per lesson. Each lesson should take around 45-60 minutes depending on your learners. You can also use the 2005 version of the film to help accompany the teaching of the scheme as well as the extracts references. This scheme is suitable for low level learners. I have used this with my Y7 and Y8 learners who enjoyed the range of activities and tasks.
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Full Gothic Scheme for KS3 / EAL / ESL Learners.

Full Gothic Scheme for KS3 / EAL / ESL Learners.

This is a full half-term scheme of work focused on Gothic Writing. The scheme covers a wide range of texts and extracts. There is a wide range of activities to help learners develop their reading and writing skills. All lessons include developed learning objectives, with key word Foci and a main task in each lesson. This scheme will cover 10-12 full lessons, for 45-60 minutes depending on the ability of learners. This scheme has been used with mid ability KS3 learners and can be easily adapted for different levels of learners if required. Some of the texts covered in the scheme include: The Red Room Dracula Frankenstein The Woman in Black Wuthering Heights A great scheme and a real time-saver for high school teachers!
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The Raven, Gothic Poetry and Creative Writing (2 Lessons) for KS2/KS3/ESL/EAL Learners

The Raven, Gothic Poetry and Creative Writing (2 Lessons) for KS2/KS3/ESL/EAL Learners

This is a fantastic 2-3 Lesson long short scheme on the Poem, The Raven. Each Lesson has detailed learning objectives, differentiated activities and a key word foci. Students will look in detail at the key themes of the poem, give initial impressions, work on key words/phrases and then complete creative reading and writing tasks. There are also optional homework tasks for students to complete, and each lessons will take at least 60 minutes, so can be adapted, shortened and lengthened as needed.
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Stop the bus! Fantastic vocabulary game for KS1/KS2/EAL and ESL Learners

Stop the bus! Fantastic vocabulary game for KS1/KS2/EAL and ESL Learners

Stop the bus is a fantastic team based game to play with learners, where they need to practice and use vocabulary both old and new in order to win points for their team. The Powerpoint will show a category or picture and the teams need to work together to find words to match them. The quickest teams get points, there are also double point rounds. This game is best played on whiteboards.
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Taming of the Shrew and Introduction to Shakespeare for KS2/KS3

Taming of the Shrew and Introduction to Shakespeare for KS2/KS3

This is a full 4/5 Lesson Scheme focused on the Taming of the Shrew and an introduction to Shakespeare. There are a range of reading and writing tasks linked to the taming of the shrew, as well as extracts that are also attached. The first lesson is a station based lesson where learners can teach each other about life in Shakespeare's England, before going on to look at the globe theatre, before spending 2/3 lessons looking in detail at the taming of the shrew. This scheme has been taught to Y5, Y6 and Y7 learners and can be adapted to meet the needs of all learners if required.
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7 Lesson Scheme for Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) for KS2/KS3

7 Lesson Scheme for Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) for KS2/KS3

Here is a 7 Lesson scheme for Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, looking at the novel in some detail, focusing on many key scenes, characters and context. It also looks at some of the techniques used by the writer, as well as a drama activity and writing activities with some assessment questions for KS2 and KS3 learners which can be adapted or modified when needed.
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Macbeth Scheme of Work with Worksheets and Revision Activities for KS3/KS4.

Macbeth Scheme of Work with Worksheets and Revision Activities for KS3/KS4.

This Scheme includes 8-10 Lessons on Macbeth, centering on the key themes of the text, in particular ambition. There are also lessons helping to revise key quotes and key scenes, as well as character timelines, plot activities and differentiated worksheets/cheat sheets to help learners, which can be adapted depending on the ability of your classes. These lessons are ideal for KS3 and KS4 for comprehension, first teach and revision purposes and can be adapted as needed.
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Treasure Island 4 Week Scheme of Work for KS2/KS3. Includes Homework/Worksheets and Extract booklet.

Treasure Island 4 Week Scheme of Work for KS2/KS3. Includes Homework/Worksheets and Extract booklet.

This is a full 4/5 week scheme of work for Treasure Island for the 19th Century English Literature course. This scheme was previously taught to my Year 7 and Year 8 high school students who found it extremely interesting and stimulating. The scheme includes differentiated worksheets, homework tasks and a copy of the abstract booklet to compliment the scheme. Powerpoint's all include learning objectives, images from the film, starter tasks and reflection tasks as well as assessment lessons testing reading, writing and comprehension skills. References made to the film are to the Sky TV version produced starring Eddie Izzard which is widely available online, other clips are linked from youtube. Feel free to make changes where you see fit.
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Food Advertising Lesson for KS2/KS3

Food Advertising Lesson for KS2/KS3

Here is an amazing 2/3 Lesson activity that can be done with Y5, Y6 or Y7 age learners. Learners need to be able to use language to market and sell their own luxury food item. They will work in teams, with assigned roles to pitch their product, look at costs and then advertise the product. They will need to use a variety of DAFOREST features which is recapped in the lesson. This has been extremely successful when done with KS2 and KS3 learners and can be a brilliant way to get your class using and enhancing their reading and writing skills, as well as speaking and listening skills when doing the pitch. All of the materials and worksheets are also included for easy use.
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London Underground Lesson for KS1/KS2/KS3/EAL/ESL Learners! A big hit!

London Underground Lesson for KS1/KS2/KS3/EAL/ESL Learners! A big hit!

Here is a detailed lesson all about the history and story of the London Underground, followed by some information of how the tube works. Students then get Maps given to them to try and work out how long and how far stations are from each other. They also need to practice key dialogues and vocabulary related to travel, distance and time. This can also be modified to suit learners as there are key phrases and key information the teacher needs to give learners. We have found this lesson to be very popular and cross-curricular as it covers, English, Maths, Geography and History.
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Myths and Legends full 8 Lesson Scheme of Work for KS2/KS3. (including worksheets and extracts)

Myths and Legends full 8 Lesson Scheme of Work for KS2/KS3. (including worksheets and extracts)

Here is a full 8 Lesson scheme of work on Myths and Legends, including a range of worksheets and extracts which are also differentiated for all learners. This has previously been taught to Year 6 and Year 7 learners and features a wide range of activities for learners to complete, as well as group tasks looking at different myths and legends from around the world. There are also a range of extracts attached as well as a large amount of writing tasks to help test for comprehension of each myth as well as assessment criteria.
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Weakest Link Scattegories Game for KS1/KS2/EAL and ESL learners!

Weakest Link Scattegories Game for KS1/KS2/EAL and ESL learners!

This is a fun weakest link style Scattegories game which can be used to help use and develop vocabulary skills and as a way of building teamwork skills in your classroom. This lesson was originally used for EAL learners but can be adapted easily for KS1/KS2 classes as categories/rounds can be changed where needed. Worksheets are also provided and can be modified where needed to make sure learners have help. You can also quickly add further rounds where needed or modify the existing ones to make them more challenging. A lesson plan is provided and the lesson should run for at least 45 minutes.
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Fun Personality Test/Quiz for KS2/KS3/ESL/EAL Learners!

Fun Personality Test/Quiz for KS2/KS3/ESL/EAL Learners!

This is a fun personality test that learners can use as a fun way for the teacher to get to know learners better, and learners to learn about themselves. The learners write answers to each question on their worksheet and the teacher can go through the slides 1 by 1 to reveal the true meaning of each of the answers. This has been a huge hit with younger and older learners and take approximately 30/40 minutes to complete if done properly.
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Simple Lesson Plan format / Help you plan out your lessons quickly and easily! / NQT/Trainees!

Simple Lesson Plan format / Help you plan out your lessons quickly and easily! / NQT/Trainees!

A simple, easy and stress-free way to plan your lesson. A great tool for any Trainee or N.Q.T. Perfect for observations, mentor or peer assessment of your teaching! Covers the teaching and learning essentials, the learning cycle and gives space to add as much detail to your lesson plan as quickly as possible. Straight forward format to enable to plan your lessons more effectively. I hope this is useful. Most of all, it's free!
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How to make a sandwich. For EAL/ESL/KS1 Learners.

How to make a sandwich. For EAL/ESL/KS1 Learners.

Students can learn how to make a Sandwich, looking at key words such as ingredients, recipe and instructions. They can also familiarise themselves with food vocabulary and actually make a sandwich! There is also a video and worksheet activity for them to complete when making their sandwich. Ideal for KS1 , low level learners or ESL/EAL learners.
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