Homes under the creepy hammer  - Gothic conventions - KS3 - ghost stories

Homes under the creepy hammer - Gothic conventions - KS3 - ghost stories

Fun task based on the conventions of Gothic literature, geared towards KS3. Based on Homes under the Hammer, create an advertising display for a creepy, haunted house that will be on display in an estate agent’s window in your local area. Students then write a fuller description of a ghost that haunts the property Examples given for students to design their own advert and to invent a ghost that haunts the property
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The Signalman - Charles Dickens

The Signalman - Charles Dickens

2 x A4 question sheets on Charles Dickens' classic short story 'The Signalman'. Questions are based on the first section of the story, encouraging students to think about initial impressions of the setting and the character of the Signalman Plus wordsearch
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Short story comprehension Late One Night KS2 KS3

Short story comprehension Late One Night KS2 KS3

A short story in which an alien visits a boy called Kevin. Related activities encouraging students to use inference and deduction to read around to discover the meaning of the alien words. Part of my aliens SOW. Could be used with Year 6, and lower sets in Year 7 and 8.
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An Inspector Calls thorough exam revision for Year 11

An Inspector Calls thorough exam revision for Year 11

Geared towards AQA, but can be used with any exam board. You can change the opening slide for your own exam board. 40 slides covering all characters, themes, key quotes for each character, context and how to address the AQA assessment objectives Revision coverage includes - the main theme of responsibility and how each character could be to blame for Eva/Daisy's death - which of the characters behave well or badly - who the Inspector might be and the ambiguities surrouding him - keywords and quotations for each character - a task introducing subject terminology specific to the play and Priestley's aims - social and historical context - advice on how to specifically target some of the AOs I created this presentation for a whole revision day with Year 11 during Easter holidays and could save someone in an English dept a lot of work on the last week before the exam. The students found it very helpful. I hope it is of help to someone else.
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Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol - introduction - Stave One

Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol - introduction - Stave One

Thorough introduction to A Christmas Carol by Dickens. Geared towards KS4 19th century Literature text. My exam board is AQA but can be used with any exam board. 20 slides KS4 assessment objectives Language to describe Scrooge and Marley in Stave One Background to Victorian beliefs and superstitions Dickens and the Victorian Gothic 7 deadly sins Several questions and tasks, drama role play/script as an extension task I hope you find this a useful introduction to the novel. Can be used for KS3 also, (perhaps removing the 7 Deadly sins if too scary). Enough here for 2-3 lessons. I will upload the rest of the Staves.
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Disabled Wilfred Owen - war poetry unit KS3

Disabled Wilfred Owen - war poetry unit KS3

Suitable range of questions for KS3 or as an unseen poem at KS4. Also some pictures of WW1 injuries that can be used to create a poster with quotations from the poem. A copy of the poem is included as well, or can be found online
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