A 20-slide PowerPoint presentation on the history and development of Crime Fiction from the Old Testament to the present day.
Includes example extracts to be studied and fun tasks to engage students with the genre.
Suitable for KS5 students studying AQA English Literature B A-Level. Could be one long lesson, or split into a few.
Created by a teacher and writer with an MA in Creative Writing with a focus on crime novels, and a micro-qualification from the University of Cambridge ICE in Writing Engaging Crime Fiction.
5 lessons and homework designed to improve students’ descritive writing skills through a range of varied, creative tasks.
Includes describing from a picture, building better vocab, use of simile and figurative language, and more!
Used for Key Stage 3, but could easily be adapted for other year groups and abilities.
Full revision booklet for the Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Includes plot summaries for each chapter, character summaries, key quotations, contextual revision and past questions.
For use with KS4 students studying The Sign of the Four for the AQA Literature specification.
6 sets of example questions for revision of the AQA GCSE Language Paper 1 scetion B. 12 questions in total.
For use with KS4 students, but could also be used to introduce the exam structure/format to upper KS3 classes.
Revision worksheets for AQA GCSE English Literature Modern Drama
Covers context, key themes, characters, quotes and essay planning.
There are also 8 exam-style questions to aid revision and practice.
For use with year 10 and 11.
12 full lessons on An Inspector Calls to support teaching the play to KS4 students studying it for the AQA English Literature GCSE.
The play can be read alongside the lessons.
Lessons include exam practice, contextual research and challenging perspectives, as well as character studies and quote explorations.
This might be familiar to some- it’s the wikipedia game! Students start with the wiki page for their own name, and through following links, aim to arrive at the wiki page for chocolate! They can’t go back; only forwards. (If some are really struggling they can have 1 backwards pass!)
This is a bit of fun, and I have used it with KS3 students as I’ve found they really don’t know how to find the answers they need when asked to ‘research’ something. This helps teach them to really read the information in front of them, and to think more about how to find what they are looking for.
More of a starter activity than a lesson!
A one-off creative writing lesson to commemorate the coronation of King Charles III.
Designed for KS3/4 students but could potentially be used with older or younger students too.
Could be used in conjunction with a longer lesson after the coronation, or perhaps split into two, with students filling in the table for homework after watching the coronation and then completing the writing task in lesson.
12 lesson unit of work on Dystopian fiction, focusing on chapter one of the ‘Hunger Games’ series by Suzanne Collins. Designed for Key Stage 3 students preparing to study AQA GCSE English Literature and Language specifications. Develops skills in analysing texts and creative writing.
10 lessons plus exam practice, designed to support the AQA GCSE English Language specification.
Students will develop their ability in areas including:
varied sentence starters
Exciting and engaging openings
Using different perspectives
Showing, not telling
Writing in different genres
Being the examiner
All lessons are combined on one PowerPoint presentation.
There are 5 slides at the end with example exam-style questions to be used as revision
A breakdown of significant contextual information and each character’s role in the tragedy, including key quotes.
Could be used as revision, or to introduce the play to GCSE students.
Designed for the AQA KS4 English Literature study.
Complete lesson and resources introducing the topic of persuasive/transactional writing.
Used with an upper KS3 class, but could easily be used with KS4 as well to introduce the Language Paper 2 writing task.
Lesson looks at key elements of persuasive writing and allows students to try and incorporate the techniques into their own writing within the scope of one lesson.
List of 10 topics for persuasive writing/debate with a Christmas theme.
Could be used for class debates, written classwork or homework, research tasks or group projects at the end of the term!
Suitable for KS2 or KS3 primarily, although could be used with older students too.
Also includes worksheets to help students structure their ideas.
Editable planner for all subjects.
8 weeks of planning space, including a weekly focus and space for 3 separate topic/lesson outlines as well as a homework set column.
Perfect for ECTs, trainee teachers and experienced practitioners alike.